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This year marks the second time two faculty members at MTSU got to take a group of students abroad to Israel to study “The Politics of Being Israel,” an upper division Political Science course. Karen Petersen, assistant dean of liberal arts, with her son, Dean Mark Byrnes, 6 undergraduates and one masters student went into …

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities are investigating possible human remains in the county where a Tennessee nursing student disappeared in 2011. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine told The Associated Press on Sunday that investigators were in Decatur County, the same county where 20-year-old Holly Bobo disappeared from her family’s home in Parsons. DeVine …

MTSU held their annual Student Organization Fair in the Student Union Commons from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. About 100 organizations set up tables to field questions from new students interested in expanding their extracurricular involvement on campus. For more campus news, follow us at www.mtsusidelines.com, on Facebook at MTSU Sidelines and on Twitter at …

Departments at MTSU will work hard to closely monitor hours of students working multiple jobs at the university in order to comply with new laws in accordance with the Affordable Care Act, University President Sidney McPhee said. Recently, McPhee announced that students would no longer be able to work more than one campus job in order …

“What’s funny is that I wasn’t too involved,” says Andrew George with a smile, referring to his first year at MTSU. It’s funny because George, 22, a senior marketing major from Smyrna, is saying this from behind a tidy desk that furnishes his own office on the third floor of the Student Union Building. It’s …

Homecoming at MTSU will take place October 18, coinciding with the Blue Riders’ game against the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers. “Homecoming is really just a welcome back for all MTSU’s alumni,” said Gabrielle Woodland, the Student Government Association’s Vice President of Campus Relations. She called the college tradition “one of the first huge …