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LeanKit MTSU alumni include, front row from left: Macie Hummer, Anne Blankenship, Chris Hefley, Amy Henderson and Eddie Detvongsa; second row from left: Nathan Perry, Daniel Lesnansky and Brandon Hedge; third row from left: Samantha Meeks, Nick Biddle, Bob Saulsbury and Ryan Oberleitner; and back row from left, Shawn Hartsell, Chris Gunderson, Robert Reaves, Dennis LaFreniere, Ben Henderson, Tommy Norman and Shawn LaCroix. Not pictured are John Allen, Michael Cavopol, Andy Hoover, Jonathan Moosekian and Heather Capps Seay. (Submitted photo)

Hack-MT title sponsor LeanKit elevates MTSU computer science partnership

This fall, LeanKit emerged as title sponsor for the Jan. 29-31, 2016, Hack-MT, a high-intensity, 36-hour event that will be held in the Science Building.

Hack-MT will gather software developers, visual designers, programmers and computer science students from area universities, including MTSU, to form teams to invent new Web platforms, mobile apps and electronic gadgets.

Patti Miller, left, assistant vice president of MTSUMTSU, Murfreesboro share GNRC award for economic development efforts

Middle Tennessee State University and the City of Murfreesboro recently received a Local Government Award for economic development from the Greater Nashville Regional Council.

The council, made up of the 13 counties and 52 cities in the Nashville area, praised MTSU and the city for a century of partnership that has enhanced economic development locally and throughout the region.

Patti Miller, assistant vice president of MTSU Campus Planning, accepted the award at the council’s annual business meeting held Sept. 22 in Clarksville, Tennessee.

CLOSETS2Organizations partner for perfect fit

The well-dressed individual knows just how to mix and match separate items of clothing to obtain the best possible look.
MTSU’s Raiders Closet is doing just that in order to make more business-style clothing available to students who want to make a good impression on job interviews.
The closet recently entered into a partnership with Amelia’s Closet, a nonprofit organization at 855 W. College St. in Murfreesboro. Amelia’s Closet offers free clothing to low-income women who are trying to rebound from one of life’s setbacks.

MTSU, City of Murfreesboro unveil Adams Indoor Tennis Complex A youngster attending the ribbon cutting for the Adams Indoor Tennis Complex breaks in one of the eight courts inside the new facility at Old Fort Park. The joint project between MTSU and the city of Murfreesboro will be the new home for the Blue Raider tennis program. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

The city of Murfreesboro and MTSU officials unveiled Wednesday, July 15, the long-anticipated Adams Indoor Tennis Complex, an eight-court facility that greatly enhances the Blue Raider tennis program while also expanding playing and tournament opportunities for area residents.

01-Special-Kids-Power-WheelsSpecial Kids given new sets of wheels

MTSU mechatronics engineering students volunteered their time to work on adapting a Hello Kitty car to provide mobility for a Special Kids child.


MTSU, Metro police push for more cops in college

Middle Tennessee State University inked a deal this year to give officers more than a year of college credit in exchange for the five-and-a-half months of work they put in at Metro's training academy.

MTSU partners with TDEC to link students with jobs 

In April MTSU announced a partnership with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation that gave wastewater management workers a pathway to further training at the university. Officials said the university will continue to tailor educational programs to the needs of local employers.

Professor Bob Gordon, shown standing fourth from right in the second row, and his student team from MTSU's Department of Media Arts are already hard at work getting ready for the 2012 Capitol Street Party featuring headliner Luke Bryan. The College of Media and Entertainment's Mobile Production Truck is located at the corner of Second Avenue and Broadway. (MTSU photo)

MTSU honored for Capitol Street Party, other collaborations

MTSU received 19 honors from the Tennessee College Public Relations Association in its 2012-13 competition among marketing and communications operations at the state’s public and private higher-education institutions.

 As a News Channel 2 videographer looks on, Mike Forbes, assistant director of technologies in the MTSU Department of Media Arts, works the control board inside the Multi-Agency Joint Information Center during a news conference Monday (Sept. 8) to kickoff National Preparedness Month. The event was held at the Tennessee Department of Military-TEMA headquarters on Sidco Drive in Nashville. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)MTSU MAJIC TEMA Partnership

As a News Channel 2 videographer looks on, Mike Forbes, assistant director of technologies in the MTSU Department of Media Arts, works the control board inside the Multi-Agency Joint Information Center during a news conference Monday, Sept. 8, to kickoff National Preparedness Month.

Guanping Zheng, right, director of MTSU's Confucius Institute, addresses the crowd assembled for the signing of the partnership between Discovery Center CEO Tara McDougall, left, and MTSU University Provost Brad Bartel. (MTSU photos by Andrew Oppmann)MTSU Confucius Institute Signs Pact with Discovery Center

In a ceremony featuring traditional Chinese music, dancers and a man in a giant panda suit, leaders of the Discovery Center at Murfreesboro Spring and MTSU signed a pact Friday, Sept. 26, that they hope will lead to future cultural collaborations.


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