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|Alumnus, friends headline annual Tennessee Guitar Festival at MTSU |
An acclaimed alumnus, a past winner, neighbors and friends will help MTSU celebrate the 14th annual Tennessee Guitar Festival and International Competition May 27-30 on campus alongside some of the world's best young guitarists in concerts and master classes. FULL STORY
Each evening’s concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Hinton Hall inside the university’s Wright Music Building.
MTSU alumnus Matt Palmer, who debuted at Carnegie Hall in 2014 in that venue’s D'Addario Performance Series, will return to campus to headline the 2015 Tennessee Guitar Festival and present the Friday, May 29, concert.
Austin, Texas-based Chad Ibison, who won the 2013 Tennessee Guitar Festival Competition, also will return to MTSU to present the opening concert on Wednesday, May 27. He’ll be joined by Dr. Michael Patilla from Mississippi State University.
On Thursday, May 28, Dr. Elliot Frank from East Carolina University and Dr. Nick Ciraldo from University of Southern Mississippi will perform.
Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 7:12 pm
|MTSU signs exchange pact with South Korean sports science academy|
MTSU’s College of Behavioral and Health Sciences has entered an exchange agreement with a South Korean secondary school that specializes in sports science. FULL STORY
MTSU signed the five-year memorandum of understanding Tuesday (May 19) with Ulsan Sports Science Secondary School, a new middle and high school in South Korea “dedicated to the education and training of aspiring professional athletes, as well as students interested in other sports-related careers.”
Ulsan’s students live six days a week on its campus, which contains a dormitory wing, academic wing and an expansive athletic complex.
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:51 am
|Eagleville Planning Commission votes to recommend annexing Fox Camp site|
(Posted Thursday, May 21, 2015) Eagleville Planning Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday night to recommend to City Council members that the old Fox Camp property on Chapel Hill Pike be annexed into the city, which would make the property eligible for consideration of a liquor- by-the-drink permit under recently-passed legislation. Owners of the property requested the annexation. Houston Hill, one of the owners, said the building on the property is currently being used as a restaurant and bar and added that plans are to improve the building and try to make it a "better establishment" for Eagleville. "We thought it would be an advantage for us to be in the city limits," he said. FULL STORY
|Eagleville Planning Commission to hear annexation request of Fox Camp site|
(Posted Monday, May 18, 2015) Eagleville officials will hold various meetings Tuesday (May 19) at City Hall, beginning with a special called planning commission meeting at 6 p.m. to consider an annexation request for the old Fox Camp property on Chapel Hill Pike at Greenwood Road. Property owners Houston E. Hill and Gene H. Smith are requesting the annexation of the 3.66- acre parcel with a restaurant as a proposed use of the site. The parcel lies about 1.3 miles west of U.S. 41A along the Chapel Hill Pike (Highway 99) corridor that was annexed into the city several years ago. The property does not touch other parts of the city. FULL STORY
|107 Eagleville High School students to graduate Friday in new gymnasium|
(Posted Thursday, May 14, 2015) A total of 107 Eagleville High School seniors will graduate in ceremonies at the new gymnasium on Old Highway 99 on Friday (May 15) at 7 p.m. The class of 2014 had 100 students to graduate. This year's valedictorian will be Alex Day from Christiana, son of James and Lourdes Day. He is graduating with a 4.0 grade point average. He plans to attend East Tennessee State University and major in biology with intentions of being a pharmacist, according to high school guidance counselor Annie Williams.The salutatorian will be Logan Rangel, son of Gippie and Kim Rangel. He is graduating with a 3.96 grade point average. He plans to attend University of Tennessee at Martin to study engineering. FULL STORY
|MTSU expands dual enrollment program, offers some courses free|
(Posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015) Qualified high school juniors and seniors statewide will be able to take tuition-free online courses for college credit through Middle Tennessee State University’s recently expanded dual-enrollment program. The move, announced Tuesday (May 12), follows a new emphasis by the university on its dual-enrollment outreach, which includes MTSU courses to be taught this fall on high school campuses in Rutherford, Williamson and Bradley counties. MTSU’s Dual Enrollment Program allows Tennessee high school students, who meet the university’s admissions criteria and gain approvals from their guidance counselors, to take college classes before they graduate. FULL STORY
|Deputies to demonstrate Seat Belt Convincer, offer safety education|
(Posted Thursday, May 21, 2015) Residents can experience the force generated during a crash traveling only 5 to 7 mph with a Seat Belt Convincer on display during the next week at five Wal-Mart stores in Rutherford County, said Sheriff’s Capt. Steve Spence. Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office was selected by the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office to house the Middle Tennessee Seat Belt Convincer. The Seat Belt Convincer educates residents about the value of wearing a seat belt. “We encourage motorists to always wear a seat belt,” said Capt. Spence. “It’s always rewarding when we see people walk away from a crash safely because they wore a seat belt.” FULL STORY