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MTSU’s Honors College continued its lecture series on the power of place this afternoon with a presentation from university provost and professor of anthropology Brad Bartel on the world’s oldest town. Bartel discussed the development of an ancient civilization in modern-day Turkey called Çatalhöyük (pronounced Chat-ul-who-yuk), which existed almost 10,000 years ago in what is …

MTSU assistant softball coach Kelley Montalvo, 27, was suspended after she was arrested by the Murfreesboro Police Department and charged with driving under the influence Friday night. “Kelley has been suspended indefinitely from all softball coaching related activities and will remain suspended while we review the incident and gather information,” MTSU athletic director Chris Massaro said …

When walking into Virginia Hemby’s office in the Business and Entrepreneurship Department of the Building and Aerospace Building, a welcoming woman in a matching business suit of pink and olive green will greet you. Her professional appearance is indisputable, but this has not always been the case. Hemby, the mastermind behind MTSU’s Raiders’ Closet program, …

Donna Nelson, a professor of organic chemistry at the University of Oklahoma and the science advisor for Breaking Bad, took the stage at MTSU’s Tucker Theater Thursday evening to discuss her contributions to the show. The second keynote speaker in MTSU’s “Breaking Bad week,” Nelson was funny and engaging as she spoke about her time working …

Music duo and YouTube stars Pomplamoose visited MTSU for a Q-and-A session with students in the Wright Music Building Thursday afternoon. The duo have gained a large fan-base by independently recording and releasing covers and original songs to YouTube. Their YouTube channel, PomplamooseMusic, has amassed over 102 million views since 2008, with their most popular video, …

MTSU alumnus and past features editor for Sidelines Juanita Thouin (pronounced THOO’-ihn) has announced that she will be running for a seat on the Murfreesboro City Council. The election to fill the seat formerly occupied by Toby Gilley will be held during the general election on November the fourth. Though she has not been previously involved in local …