Community and University Partnerships
Middle Tennessee State University’s Business and Economic Research Center will conduct a wage and benefit survey for industries located in rural areas of Middle Tennessee in hopes of equipping economic development officials with valuable data that can be used to recruit new industry to the 41-county survey area, which includes Wilson County.
BERC will administer the survey through a partnership with the Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association, which is using a $45,000 rural business development grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Office. The survey and grant were announced earlier this week at a news conference at MTSU’s James Union Building.
A special music-, food-, film- and fun-filled celebration July 14 honored the late Nashville Scene editor and acclaimed MTSU alumnus Jim Ridley and raised roughly $10,000 in funds for a memorial scholarship for young journalism hopefuls, organizers said.
Privately owned apartments near the Middle Tennessee State University campus will be the focus of a strategy announced Wednesday, May 17, by Murfreesboro leaders that will step up patrols and increase landlord accountability, according to a city of Murfreesboro news release.
City Manager Rob Lyons said Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland and other city officials met Tuesday, May 16, with “the apartment complex managers with the highest call for police service to advise them that the situation must improve and they need to play a significant role.”
The Southern Girls Rock Camp celebrated 15 years of fostering young women’s creativity — and some world-class
rock ’n’ roll — at MTSU this month.
Professionals once again gave the campers guidance in songwriting, home recording, band promotion, screen printing, band photography, body confidence, arts and activism, media literacy and music “herstory.”
Army Veteran Matthew Lange is participating in a unique mid-state therapy program
that has the vets riding and caring for horses.
Lange is learning what it takes to control the horse. He’s also learning to control the sense of panic he struggles with following a couple of deployments to Iraq.
While other high school students lounged by the pool, soaked up some sun or rested for the upcoming school year, Kira Boles of Oakland High School in Murfreesboro learned how to make Raspberry Pi.
As dean of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at MTSU, David Urban feels a deep responsibility to ensure his graduates are equipped with the skills necessary to forge business and personal relationships that go much deeper than an email, text or phone call.
Opportunities are endless for 18 teenagers visiting Middle Tennessee State University as part of the fifth annual ACE Mentoring Camp Program.
Not only are the 14 boys and four girls from Atlanta, Georgia, Birmingham, Alabama, and Nashville residing in Corlew Hall, eating in McCallie Dining Hall and enjoying the Campus Recreation Center, they are learning about the university’s concrete and construction management, architecture and interior design and engineering programs.
MTSU’s Center for Innovation in Media welcomed a new group of high school students for the 2017 Innovation J-Camp, which exposes participants to a week of training on producing multimedia stories.
The camp, now in its third year, was led by Val Hoeppner, director of the center, which is a part of MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment.
Middle Tennessee State University said “see you later” Saturday to a delegation of schoolchildren, teachers and administrators from China’s Dongcheng Educational Group wrapping up the sixth in a series of reciprocal visits between the institutions.
Dongcheng is an affiliate of Hangzhou Normal University, MTSU’s partner in the creation and operation of the Confucius Institute on the MTSU campus. Dongcheng oversees a network of magnet-style schools in Hangzhou, China.