MTSU aviation camps’ thrill of flying attracts teenagers (VIDEO)

The third annual MTSU Introduction to Aviation Summer Camp attracted nearly 40 high school students from across the region and even one from as far away as Texas.

With assistance from flight instructors and other MTSU personnel, director Wendy Beckman made sure the 36 teenagers gained a full grasp of all aspects of aerospace.

Discover more about the camps by visiting http://mtsunews.com/aviation-camp-attracts-students/.

MTSU students gain multimedia experience at Bonnaroo (VIDEO)

Students from Middle Tennessee State University’s College of Mass Communication are providing multimedia coverage of the 13th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, under a unique partnership between the university, the festival and The Tennessean.


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You can learn more at http://mtsunews.com/mtsu-teams-with-bonnaroo-2014.

MTSU, city schools alliance promotes STEM at Camp PRiSM (VIDEO)

McKyla Carter, just 9, liked all the learning so much at the recent Camp PRiSM that it “made me upgrade what I think about what I want to do in life.”

This is the kind of impact Camp PRiSM  — Practices in Science and Math — can have on the Murfreesboro City Schools students who attend each year. Camp PRiSM is a partnership between the city schools and Middle Tennessee State University.


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For more on the story, visit http://mtsunews.com/mtsu-city-schools-promote-stem.

MTSU, Albany Tech College sign pact for transfer students (VIDEO)

Officials from MTSU and Southwest Georgia’s Albany Technical College signed an agreement May 20 allowing students who graduate with an associate’s degree from Albany Tech to transfer to MTSU to earn a bachelor’s degree in electromechanical engineering technology.


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For more details on the pact, visit http://www.mtsunews.com/mtsu-albany-tech-sign-agreement.

Speakers urge MTSU spring 2014 grads to ‘double your world’ (VIDEO)

MTSU’s new graduates can “double your world” by preparing to “enter a global marketplace of ideas and commerce,” the director-general of the Confucius Institutes said at the university’s spring 2014 commencement ceremonies May 10.

They’ll be successful, too, if those students hold onto the strong foundation of ethics and education that the university helped to give them, a retiring U.S. Army three-star general said.


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Madam Xu Lin, who also serves China as a vice minister of education, was the guest speaker at MTSU’s morning graduation ceremony. Lt. Gen. William N. “Bill” Phillips, an MTSU alumnus and three-star U.S. Army general, spoke at the afternoon event.

Both speakers also were awarded honorary doctorates from the university.

During the ceremonies, 2,303 students earned their degrees — 1,904 undergraduates and 397 graduate students.

You can learn more about MTSU’s spring 2014 commencement at http://mtsunews.com/spring-commencement-2014.

MTSU history students create exhibit about Center for the Arts (VIDEO)

MTSU students recently displayed an important contribution to Murfreesboro’s historic preservation. “Cornerstone of the Community: A History of 110 West College Street” was unveiled at a gala celebration Friday, May 2, at The Center for the Arts.

The project is a chronicle of the site’s many incarnations from the early 1800s to the present day. The varied uses of this landmark will be told through a first-floor wall display that includes oral histories, photographs and material culture. Students who researched, planned and constructed the permanent installation are in the “Essentials of Museum Management” class taught by Dr. Brenden Martin of the MTSU Department of History.


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For more information, contact Martin at 615-898-2643 or brenden.martin@mtsu.edu. You can learn more about the efforts behind the project at http://mtsunews.com/center-for-the-arts-preservation-project.

MTSU President McPhee recognizes Campus School on 85th anniversary (VIDEO)

Noting its special role in educating students and preparing future teachers for the classroom, MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee made a special presentation May 8 to the students, faculty and staff of Homer Pittard Campus School in recognition of its 85th anniversary at its Lytle Street location.

With Blue Raider mascot Lightning on hand to delight the youngsters gathered inside the school’s gymnasium, McPhee reminded the students of the benefits of attending a special school.


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The longtime K-5 teaching laboratory school is owned by Middle Tennessee State University and jointly operated by MTSU and Rutherford County Schools. It got its start in 1911 when Middle Tennessee Normal College opened an elementary school inside Kirksey Old Main, the administration building at the time. Campus School opened the Lytle Street building in 1929.

You can learn more about the anniversary celebration at http://mtsunews.com/campus-school-85th-anniversary.

MTSU signs aerospace education pact with Civil Air Patrol (VIDEO)

MTSU and the Civil Air Patrol’s Tennessee Wing have agreed to partner in aerospace education for state high school students in the U.S. Air Force auxiliary’s cadet program.

MTSU and Civil Air Patrol officials signed a Memorandum of Agreement during a signing ceremony Wednesday, May 7, in the President’s Executive Conference Room inside the university’s Student Union.

The agreement, signed by MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee and Tennessee Wing Commander Col. Bill Lane, puts into play the educational resources of the university’s Department of Aerospace and the College of Basic and Applied Sciences to engage cadets in science and technology pursuits.

You can watch a video from the signing event below.


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Advanced degrees at MTSU help boost teaching careers (VIDEO)

MTSU’s College of Education graduate programs provide a great opportunity for educators to advance their careers with a master’s or doctoral degree. Three professional educators share their great experiences in MTSU’s doctoral program in assessment, learning and school improvement, the master’s program in administrative licensure, and doctoral program in literacy studies.


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You can learn more about their efforts and about the graduate programs for education at MTSU at http://mtsunews.com/advanced-degree-boosts-teaching-careers.

Brutal horror of ‘honor violence’ exposed in documentary (VIDEO)

“Honor Diaries,” a documentary that features nine courageous women’s rights advocates who speak about gender inequality, oppression and the “honor violence” that targets mostly women who have violated cultural beliefs and behaviors, was screened April 23 in the State Farm Lecture Hall of MTSU’s Business and Aerospace Building.

You can watch an excerpt from the MTSU screening event, including the film’s trailer and reaction from the audience, below.


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For more information, go to http://mtsunews.com/honor-diaries-screening-s2014.