Eight Children Development & Family Studies participated in a unique opportunity, called "Building Bridges", that was offered at the 7th Eden Alternative International Conference, in Nashville. Building Bridges: Bringing Elders & Youth Together Through Story & Understanding is a fun, service learning experience where participants have the opportunity to see aging through new eyes and experience the power of story (legacy) in collaboration with an Elder storyteller. By our definition, an Elder is someone, who by virtue of life experience, is here to teach us how to live. Creating opportunities to learn about and promote a fresh perspective of what Elders and youth have to offer one another is the first step toward creating well-integrated, supportive communities. The Eden Alternative is an international non-profit organization focused on transforming perceptions of aging and quality of life for Elders and their care partners.
"Passport to Success" - An interactive education event between the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences and Mitchell-Nielson School
2017 Kravet Design of Distinction Competition that Interior Design student participated. Megan Watson won 1st place.
MTSU Student Chapter ASID 2014 Masquerade Ball and Etiquette Seminar
The "True Blue" dress received the 2014 "Best in Show" from the TN Chapter ASID State Conference student competition.
Interior Design students visited Steelcase in Athens, AL and Centiva and The Rosenbaum House in Florence, AL in Spring 2014
Guest speaker Rachel Rogers Parrish, an Interior Designer with the State of Tennessee in the Real Property Administration Division, spoke to the HSC 1010 Career Orientation class in Fall 2011 about the various career opportunities in Interior Design. Click to see pictures of her visit.
MTSU Student Chapter ASID Lecture Series
- ASID 2014 Lecture Series with guest speakers: Amanda Farris-Gilliland and Dwight LeClair
- ASID 2012 Lecture Series with guest speaker Deaderia Morris
- Fall 2012 ASID Lecture Series with guest speaker Cathy Whitlock
- ASID 2011 Lecture Series with guest speaker Lisa Tucker
IDES Showcase allows interior design to show their work and designs.
MTSU ASID Student Sudent Showcase
NFS graduates help lead 4-H Culinary Camp
NFS & FCSE students and faculty tour the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.
NFS hosts Dual Enrollment Workshop for Online courses for High School Teachers.
Dr. Lisa Sheehan-Smith and NFS Seniors at the 2016 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) held in Boston.
NFS students that presented at the National Federation of the Blind at Bell Academy 2016
Dr. Lisa Sheehan-Smith and six Nutrition & Food Science seniors recently attended the Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in Atlanta, GA.
MTSU NFS-Dietetic students visit Siegel High School wellness fair.
Twenty Nutrition and Food Sciences students participated in the Rutherford Farm Bureau Cook-Off and served lunch at the Farm Bureau's monthly meeting. The main criteria of the competition was to use foods grown in Tennessee. Food served included Italian Stuffed Green Peppers, Sweet Potatoes topped with Caramelized Onions, Spinach/Sugar Pea Salad, and Italian Tart topped with Berries and Edible Columbine Flowers (the tart was awarded "Best Recipe"). (Students: Justin Hayes, Stephanie Brown, Jordyn Wood, Vanessa Roegers, and Zachery Allison) Crystal Bowl presentation from TN Pork Association/Rutherford Farm Bureau
Nutrition and Dietetic Association Events (NDA)
"Bras for a Cause"
The Textiles, Merchandising & Design students have been helping to promote Breast Cancer Awareness with local business Penny's Closet, owned by Penny Bolton. The Introduction to Fashion classes are given the charge to combine the fashion industry with social learning responsibility. TXMD students have participated in "Bras for a Cause" the past three years designing unique garments to reflect and highlight the importance of cancer awareness.
- Click to see 2013 designs
- IDES students at the event
- Click to see 2012 designs
- Click to see 2010 designs
- Click to see 2008-09 designs
Beauty-with-a-Twist - Legacy Ink Design and the TXMD student organization co-coordinated with event with Mitchell Neilson School.
"40 Days Around the World" quilt project between the TXMD program and VSA of Tennessee.
"Art is Essential"
Click below to see the video that the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce: Arts in Rutherford Committee have produced to promote the arts in Rutherford County. Felting work by TXMD faculty, Ms. Nancy Oxford, is shown in the video at 5:33.
- Art is Essential video by Rutherford Country Chamber of Commerce
Peace Felt 2010
Textile, Merchandising & Design students participated in Peace Felt 2010 with the guidance of Ms. Nancy Oxford. Each student felted individual pieces that were combined together to form a wall hanging symbolizing peace in other countries. Each student chose a country to research symbols that represented peace for that country. Russia, China, the Netherlands, Japan, Ireland and Scotland were only a few of the countries presented
Arts for Education
"Arts for Education" is sponsored by Business Education Partnership to support and promote training programs for Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County students entering the business world. Funding is received from local businesses in the area.
"Little Black Book"
Various TXMD student projects from Spring and Fall 2010 semesters.
Fiber in the Boro
The "Fiber in the Boro" festival brings together knitters, spinners and other textile arts vendors. Click to see images from the 2011 festival
Fleece on the Duck (river) Fiber Guild
Ms. Nancy Oxford and TXMD students joined the April 2012 meeting, sharing items they had made from felting. Click to see the newsletter covering the event.
ECOuture 2012. Click to see recycled designs by TXMD students.
Alycia Gillaspie, an apparel design major, won the "Project OR- Cycle 10" challenge at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market held in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Department of Human Sciences
Middle Tennessee State University
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Ellington Human Sciences 100
Department Chair: Deborah Belcher
Telephone: (615) 898-2884
Fax: (615) 898-5130
Office Hours: 8:00-4:30
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