Photo by Alexis Marshall / Assistant News Editor Thousands of students, parents, faculty and administration gathered at Murphy Center Saturday evening for MTSU’s 16th annual University Convocation. The event included several speakers, including J.D. Vance, author of the university’s summer reading book “Hillbilly Elegy.” The ceremony marked the official beginning of college for those entering the …

Photo by Alexis Marshall / Assistant News Editor The Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame welcomed MTSU professor Leon Alligood to the Class of 2017  Tuesday at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Murfreesboro for his contributions to the field of journalism. He was among four honored in the induction ceremony. Alligood is a …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Schools teachers are receiving training from MTSU professors in preparation for the Great Tennessee Eclipse. A group of about 30 attended one of the 1.5 hour sessions on campus Thursday. According to a press release, teachers received powerpoint presentations to use in their classrooms as …

Photo by Alexis Marshall/ Assistant News Editor Members of Omega Phi Alpha service sorority gathered at the Student Union Building on Sunday night to honor the memory of MTSU alumna Ruthie Evans, who committed suicide late Friday night. Senior Abby Howard, 20, organized the event to facilitate the grieving process for other members of the …

Photo by Alexis Marshall/ Assistant News Editor Murfreesboro Muslim Youth hosted its sixth Love Your Neighbor potluck at Barfield Crescent Park on Sunday. A few hundred people from various faith communities came to Pavilion 7 to break bread and enjoy the weather. MMY hosted the first Love Your Neighbor event in October of 2015, feeding …

Photo by Ronny Simon / Submitted  MTSU students and faculty returned from a two-week trip to Israel on July 22. The group participated in an upper division political science course that many students call a “life-changing experience.” This year marked University Provost Mark Byrnes’ and Interim Dean for the College of Liberal Arts Karen Petersen’s …