Make our guests feel welcome

Make our guests feel welcome

June 16 2012


With CUSTOMS, transfer days, youth camps, athletic camps, band camps and Governor’s School for the Arts, we are hosting thousands of future Blue Raiders or potential Blue Raiders this summer.

They are staying in our residence halls, eating in our dining facilities, and using our classrooms and athletic fields. They ...

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Alumnus “Woody” Miller makes historic gift to MTSU

Alumnus “Woody” Miller makes historic gift to MTSU

April 16 2012




I’d like to introduce you to a very special member of our Blue Raider family: Mr. Andrew Woodfin Miller – “Woody” to many of you. He has been a loyal and generous supporter of MTSU. Not one to seek attention, Woody has been a donor to our campus for more than 30 years.

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Womack family's history woven with the University

Womack family's history woven with the University

April 15 2012


On April 14, we strengthened our University’s traditions of excellence in the College of Education by dedicating the Department of Educational Leadership in honor of the Womack family. I was honored to help celebrate their incalculable contributions to MTSU over many decades.

While many know Dr. Bob best of all for ...

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Media Center demonstrates commitment to innovation

Media Center demonstrates commitment to innovation

April 13 2012


I was honored to participate on April 12 in the Grand Opening of the Center for Innovation in Media of the College of Mass Communication. This new center — a premier facility sure to attract the best and brightest students from Tennessee and the region — reasserts the University’s commitment to maintaining that stron...

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Carr, delegation honor MTSU with resolution

Carr, delegation honor MTSU with resolution

April 6 2012


On April 5, Rep. Joe Carr arranged for MTSU to be honored by the Tennessee General Assembly with a special resolution commemorating our Centennial of Service to the state and region. It was a wonderful, inspiring day at the State Capitol.

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MTSU Trailblazers Recognized During Black History Month

MTSU Trailblazers Recognized During Black History Month

February 29 2012


Middle Tennessee State University celebrated Black History Month in February with many wonderful events. I was pleased to attend many of the observances, including the 2012 Unity Luncheon on Feb. 6 that recognized a trio of honorable women and, most recently, the Pioneer Summit on Feb. 27 , a panel discussion that featured some of MTS...

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Good News On Our Science Building

Good News On Our Science Building

February 3 2012
The University received some very good news from Governor Bill Haslam when he announced that our long-awaited and much-needed Science Building project was included in his 2012-2013 Budget Proposal. I was honored to be on the House f...

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Improvements, Pay Raises Also In Governor's Budget Proposal

Improvements, Pay Raises Also In Governor's Budget Proposal

February 3 2012

The governor’s budget proposal also included several other projects of interest to the University community. It recommends a 2.1 percent reduction, or $1.6 million, in our state budget appropriation. This reduction is significantly less than the 5 percent reduction that was under consideration last fall. And it is likely that the impact of th...

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I Am True Blue - Blue Raider Pride and Values

I Am True Blue - Blue Raider Pride and Values

January 12 2012

As we begin the new semester, I thought it appropriate to reflect upon our emerging “I am True Blue” theme and how this simple expression of Blue Raider pride and values has begun to take hold across campus and the communities we serve.

You may recall that the True Blue Pledge is a result of the President’s Task Force...

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Science Building Remains No. 1 Priority

Science Building Remains No. 1 Priority

January 12 2012
In September, Gov. Bill Haslam asked the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) to request that the Tennessee Board of Regents and University of Tennessee systems conduct a review of their priority lists of existing capital outlay and...

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