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Nikki Boon Shares Tuition-throw Contest Win & Why She Chose MTSU

MTSU Music Business Program major Nikki Boon shares how she won a tuition-throw contest during half-time of the SEC championship game and why she chose MTSU as her college of choice.

MTSU – True Blue Pledge

The True Blue Pledge I am True Blue. As a member of this diverse community, I am a valuable contributor to its progress and success. I am engaged in the life of this community. I am a recipient and a giver. I am a listener and a speaker. I am honest in word and [...]

MTSU Awards 100000th Undergrad Degree at Spring 2012 Commencement

Balloons dropped, thousands cheered and a record new crop of graduates celebrated a milestone in their lives as Middle Tennessee State University awarded its 100000th undergraduate degree during its Centennial commencement ceremonies May 5. Read more about spring 2012 commencement at

MTSU Blue Raider Battalion Spring 2012 Commissioning Ceremony

MTSU’s military science program commissioned 11 senior ROTC cadets as second lieutenants into three branches of the military during ceremonies May 4 at the University’s Veterans Memorial outside the Tom H. Jackson Building. To learn more, visit

MTSU Breaks Ground on $147 Million Science Building

Middle Tennessee State University broke ground May 3 on its long-awaited $147 million Science Building, a project that will help the institution produce more college graduates ready for emerging high-tech jobs. The turn of the shovels also was the official construction launch for the building, which is aiming for a spring 2015 opening date. Learn [...]

MTSU Announces Largest Captial Campaign

Middle Tennessee State University’s yearlong Centennial celebration took a bold step forward Friday when University officials announced the largest fundraising campaign in MTSU’s history. Nearly $54 million already has been committed toward the campaign’s $80 million goal. Raised over the past three years during the “quiet phase,” the $54 million alone would constitute a successful [...]

MTSU Center for Innovation in Media Celebrates Formal Opening

MTSU’s College of Mass Communication formally unveiled its new almost-$700000 Center for Innovation in Media inside the Bragg Mass Communication Building on April 12 as part of the University’s Alumni Spring Weekend celebration. It combines the newsrooms for Sidelines, the student newspaper; WMTS-FM, the student-run radio station; MT Records, the student-run record label; MT10, the [...]

MTSU Centennial Campaign Kickoff Video

Spotlight video on some of Middle Tennessee State University’s contributors to the University’s largest fundraising campaign in school history. The Centennial Campaign has already raised nearly $54 million of the overall goal of $80000000. Learn more at

Dan O’Shannon Brings TV Comedy Writing to MTSU

Dan O’Shannon shared experiences from his 25 years as a writer of television comdy and drama April 11 at MTSU as part of the College of Mass Communication’s Tom T. Hall Writer’s Series. O’Shannon is one of the minds behind the smash ABC comedy “Modern Family.” Along the way, he won Emmys for “Cheers” and [...]

6th Annual MTSU Scholars Week

MTSU celebrated research and scholarly efforts March 30 on Scholars Day to conclude the sixth annual Scholars Week on campus. A record 331 students presented posters during the Universitywide conclusion to Scholars Week, which was held in Murphy Center. Twenty-six MTSU faculty members and 15 centers from across campus also participated. A list of Scholars [...]

House Resolution Honors MTSU Centennial

President Sidney A. McPhee and other top officials from MTSU received a standing ovation from lawmakers on Capitol Hill April 5 as the General Assembly honored the University on the celebration of its 100th anniversary. Learn more about the event at

Tommy John Addresses MTSU Baseball Conference

Former Major League pitcher Tommy John, who saved his career and revolutionized his sport by undergoing a groundbreaking operation was the luncheon speaker at MTSU’s 2012 Baseball in “Literature and Culture Conference,” Friday, March 30. John had amassed a 13-3 record for the Los Angeles Dodgers by July 1974 when a ligament in his pitching [...]

Evolution Expert Opposes Creationism in Classroom

Physical anthropologist and evolution expert Dr. Eugenie C. Scott held a news conference on the MTSU campus today calling on the Tennessee State legislature to drop bills regarding the allowing of religious and politically motivated statements in public middle- and high-school classrooms. “These bills are a bad idea pedagogically. They’re a bad idea legally,” says [...]

Maj Gen Max Haston on “True Blue Leadership” Day at MTSU

Tennessee National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Terry “Max” Haston offered students leadership advise in “Lead, or the View Never Changes” during True Blue Leadership Day on the MTSU campus, March 23, 2012. Haston (BS ’79), a McMinnville native and active alumnus, supervises the Military Department of Tennessee, which includes the Army National Guard, the [...]

Actors from the London Stage Bring “Twelfth Night” to MTSU

Five Actors from the London Stage share their backstage insights into performing Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night” at MTSU’s Tucker Theatre. The visiting quintet of spring 2012 Actors from the London Stage (AFTLS) troupe included Richard Daniel Stacey, Katherine Heath, Michael Palmer, Dan Winter and Jennifer Higham. “The performances were full-length, with few or no cuts, [...]

MTSU Becomes First Vet Success University in Tennessee

Military veterans soon will be receiving a career and vocational boost with the assistance of the US Department of Veterans Affairs and MTSU. The VA and MTSU are entering into a partnership called VetSuccess on Campus. MTSU will become the first university in Tennessee and one of only 16 nationwide to be a part of [...]

Weighing the Real Moneyball Question

MTSU radio station WMOT, 89.5 FM airs “On the Record” with Gina Logue Monday’s at 5:30 pm and Sunday’s at 8 am The interview with MTSU grad student Mitchell Woltring will air Monday April 2nd and Sunday April 8th or anytime at and at Audio Clips. Mitchell Woltring has written a paper, “Weighing [...]

MTSU Spring 2012 Honors Lecture Series: Thoreau and the Principle of Passive Resistance

In the fifth installment of the Spring 2012 Honors Lecture Series at MTSU, Dr. Tom Strawman presented “Henry David Thoreau and the Principle of Passive Resistance” on Feb. 27. Lectures on this semester’s topic, “Prison Writing: From Boethius to Mehdi Zana,” are held each Monday in Room 106 of the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors [...]

MTSU Alt Fuel Team Goes Coast to Coast on 10 Gallons of Gas

Middle Tennessee State University alternative-fuels researcher Dr. Cliff Ricketts and his seven-member travel team began their mission yesterday to drive coast-to-coast on l0 gallons of gasoline or less. Today, headed to Nashville and Interstate 40, which they will travel four days across country until reaching their long-anticipated final destination of Long Beach, Calif., late Thursday. [...]

MTSU Beats Tennessee 5-4 in Extras

Daniel Palo struck out the side in the bottom of the10th to lift Middle Tennessee to a 5-4 extra-inning victory over the Tennessee Volunteers on Tuesday night at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. The Blue Raiders handed the Vols their first loss of the season, while MT picked up its first victory at UT since 1994. MT [...]