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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 [...]

MTSU celebrates new book, “A Centennial Legacy”

MTSU history professor Janice M. Leone and the colleagues whose work she edited in “Middle Tennessee State University: A Centennial Legacy” joined the University in celebrating the book’s release at a special reception. Learn more about the book at

MTSU Honors College – 2011 Buchanan Fellows – Emily Smith

Emily Smith is from Morristown, TN and is a graduate of Morristown-Hamblen High School. One of the MTSU Honors College’s elite Buchanan Fellows, Emily is majoring in biology at MTSU. 2012 Buchanan Fellowship applications and essays must be postmarked no later than December 1, 2011. Learn more about the Buchanan Fellowship at

MTSU Going Tobacco-Free

On January 1, 2012 Middle Tennessee State University will begin the enforcement of the University’s ‘Tobacco-Free Campus Policy’. Learn more about the policy at

100 Years of Change at MTSU

Over the last century Middle Tennessee State University has undergone many stages of change. This video takes a look at a few of the changes that have shaped the University into what is today the State of Tennessee’s largest undergraduate university.

College of Education Building Dedication

Formal Opening of MTSU College of Education Building, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, 2:30 pm

MTSU’s Centennial TV Ad

We’re proud to introduce MTSU’s Centennial Television Advertisement. We hope you enjoy what we feel is an appropriate representation of Middle Tennessee State University.

MTSU Shooting – Valentine’s Day

One person was injured in a shooting that took place on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on Feb. 14, 2011.

Alcohol could affect students’ academics

MTSU official says alcohol could lower a student’s grade point average. Sidelines staff asked students what they think about partying and drinking before finals.

MTSU Alumni Enjoy Homecoming 2010

Alumni gather at the alumni house on Middle Tennessee Boulevard Saturday to enjoy Homecoming festivities.

Striptease Class Growing in Popularity at Rec. Center

Sidelines profiles the most popular aerobic class at the Recreation Center this semester–Striptease Class.

MTSU SGA approves RedBox on campus

MTSU’s Student Government Association unanimously approved Resolution 1-10-F Oct. 14, which regards putting a RedBox DVD rental outside the post office doors of the Keathley University Center.

Alpha Omicron Pi Smokes-Out at MTSU

Alpha Omicron Pi held its 13th annual Arthritis Smoke-Out during MTSU’s BlackOut game against Troy on Oct. 5, 2010.

Vinyl Records Making a Comeback

Employees at Digital Planet discuss the renewed love of vinyl records for younger generations.

Exploring MTSU’s Rec. Center

The MTSU Recreation Center offers a variety of programs, clubs, intramural sports and outdoor trips. Students, faculty/staff and alumni can use the facility for free.

Health Care Town Hall Meeting

Tennessee voters gathered today at MTSU’s Tucker Theater for The Daily News Journal Health Care Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Bart Gordon. While the meeting may have been publicized as a health care forum, it soon took a back seat to other issues, especially the use of federal money to fund abortions.

Video Podcast: Get involved with student media!

Summer 2009 opinions editor Andy Harper talks about his column in the July 29 issue of Sidelines. He encourages incoming and transfer students to get involved with student media on campus.

Steve McNair Memorial

Fans and Nashville natives remember former Tennessee Titan quarterback Steve McNair by decorating the outside of his new restaurant.

Burgess Falls

Another “staycation” close to Murfreesboro, Tenn. is Burgess Falls State Park in Cookeville, Tenn.


Candlebox makes a stop on their tour at 527 W. Main Street in Murfreesboro, Tenn. to perform songs from their new album and old hits that helped earn the band multi-platinum success in the ’90s.