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Photo courtesy of Andrew Oppmann Story by Megan Cole / Assistant News Editor MTSU President Sidney McPhee renewed an academic partnership with Ningbo University in China on Friday, according to a press release by MTSU. This partnership allows for Chinese actuarial science students to stay on MTSU’s campus and finish their degrees. It also extends …

Photo courtesy of MTSU Middle Tennessee State University and its primary research partner in China agreed to create a joint ginseng institute. The institute will study, develop and promote Tennessee-gown herbal products that will be sold in Asia. MTSU President Sidney McPhee and Director of Guangxi Botanical Garden of Medicinal Plants Miao Jianhua signed the …

Photo courtesy of Andrew Oppmann Story by Megan Cole / Assistant News Editor MTSU President Sidney McPhee began a lecture series in China Wednesday to emphasize cultural outreach. He will travel to four Chinese universities to share American culture and opportunities through MTSU’s study-abroad program. The first university that McPhee visited was North China University …

Photo by Ethan Clark / MTSU Sidelines  William York first learned what it felt like to be alone in a foreign country, struggling to communicate, when he studied abroad in Japan for a summer. “You don’t really realize how dependent we are on being able to communicate until you go somewhere where you can’t communicate,” …

Photo and story by Sabrina Tyson / Contributing Writer Nervous students prepare to touch brush to paper for the first time, while Fusae Ekida, a Japanese professor at MTSU, leans over each of them, trying to teach them proper form. “I am very strict,” she says as she adjusts a student’s grip. Ekida, who is …

Photo and Story by Steve Barnum / Staff Writer MTSU Professor of Political Science and International Relations Zhen Wang gave a speech Wednesday in the Student Union Building on the battle against corruption in China by Chinese President Xi Jinping as a part of the MTSU IE&C Brown Bag Lunch Series lectures. The Brown Bag …