MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Earth Day will be celebrated around the world this Sunday and several Middle Tennessee communities have events planned.
Metro Nashville will hold its Earth Day celebration on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. Event organizer Sharon Smith is expecting a big crowd.
“Somewhere around 10,000 people and more from the Middle Tennessee area coming. The Nashville Earth Day Festival is the largest Earth Day celebration in Middle Tennessee, maybe even the state, and we’re very proud that it has grown each year.”
MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) -- WMOT News continues to explore those thin slices of the state economy that prospered during the economic downturn as part a series of stories called “Tennessee Works.”
The state’s export sector took a nose dive right along with the rest of the economy during the recession. But one category of exports bucked that trend and continued to expand each year of the downturn.
Dr. Steven Livingston is an economist with the Business and Economics Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University.
MTSU alumnus Andrew Woodfin "Woody" Miller (B.S. '66), left, greets President Sidney A. McPhee at the University's Philanthropy Luncheon in the James Union Building April 13.
Credit MTSU photo by Andy Heidt
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University says an alumnus has donated $10 million to the school's Centennial fundraising campaign — the largest gift from an alumnus in the school's history.
The announcement of the gift by Nashville entrepreneur Woody Miller is part of MTSU's public launch of its $80 million Centennial Campaign. The campaign has been in a "quiet phase" since before the University observed its 100th anniversary last Sept. 11. Miller's gift has helped boost the campaign's early commitments to nearly $54 million.