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2014-10-20D Homecoming

Grade A Grads

Alumni Association broadens field of Distinguished Alumni by Randy Weiler   Alumni bring the University prestige and distinction through outstanding professional careers and loyal support. Since 1960, the MTSU Alumni Association has … [Read More...]

A large crowd of supporters turned out Wednesday, Oct. 15, for the grand opening ceremony for the new MTSU Science Building. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

A Long-Awaited Celebration

On October 15, 2014, in the newly named Liz and Creighton Rhea Atrium, a large crowd celebrated the dedication of MTSU’s new Science Building— the 257,000-gross-square-foot structure on the south side of campus that’s considered vital to the … [Read More...]

Where’s the Buzz?

Honors students undertake timely research on the disappearance of honeybees     According to a recent National Geographic article, honeybees pollinate a third of the American diet “from nuts to produce—not to mention coffee and … [Read More...]


MTSU’s Spiderman

How “Spill Doctor” Ryan Otter found truth in the ashes of Tennessee’s worst environmental disaster by Allison Gorman     In early 2009, Dr. Ryan Otter (Biology) stood awestruck on the banks of the Emory River in Roane County. What

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Faith Handlers

A folklorist studies a widely misunderstood Appalachian tradition by Allison Gorman   Years before the National Geographic Channel sent film crews to Middlesboro, Ky., to document the life of preacher Jamie Coots for the show Snake

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The Student Success Advantage

Graduate in Four and Get More  Five Minutes with the President, Dr. Sidney A. McPhee   In September 2014, during a six-city tour to convince the best and brightest students across Tennessee to attend MTSU, you unveiled a new

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Competitive Edge

    Honors student-athletes excel on the field and in the classroom   by Carol Stuart   For many student-athletes, the competitive drive, discipline, and intensity that make them successful in their sports can

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A look at recent awards, events, and accomplishments at MTSU compiled by Gina E. Fann, Jimmy Hart, Gina K. Logue, Paula Morton, Drew Ruble, and Randy Weiler   Bend, Don’t Break One of the stars of Breaking Bad offered an evening of

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Class Notes/Alumni

Class Notes

You Do What?   Gayle Duke Gayle Duke (’65), helped Neil Armstrong reach the moon. Now her love for MTSU will help generations of students who will study in MTSU’s new $147-million Science Building reach for the stars. Duke and her

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