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By Rhiannon Gilbert, Staff Writer University President Sidney McPhee gave a lecture on his visits to China and his passion for photography to students and faculty members in the Todd Art Gallery on Wednesday afternoon. The lecture marked the first day of “CHINA: Through the Eyes of an American University President,” an exhibit featuring McPhee’s photos …

MTSU’s Todd Art Gallery has six planned exhibits for the fall semester. The exhibits cover a broad range of aspects of the art world including painting, illustration, sculpture, photography and printmaking. The next gallery will be “CHINA: Through the Eyes of an American University President,” which features over 300 of MTSU President Sidney McPhee’s images from his trips …

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 …

President Sidney McPhee accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at the Blue Raiders vs. Tigers game Saturday night after answering the challenge from Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland. The Ice Bucket Challenge, which has raised over $100 million in the last month, according to Forbes, was started by the ALS Association to raise money for research for the …

By Mychal Wilson Staff writer President McPhee presented ten key points for increasing the retention rate at the university in a town hall meeting this week. The number of graduates is down to 51 to 52 percent, down from 56.1 percent three to four years ago. Although retention has fallen, it is still above the …

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee gives welcoming remarks during the 2013 MTSU Convocation ceremony held Sunday, Aug. 25, at Murphy Center. (MTSU / J. Intintoli)

Faculty and student leaders joined together Sunday to welcome incoming freshmen and transfer students during the university’s 103 convocation in the Murphy Athletic Center. “Today is the day you become one of us,” said Debra Sells when she welcomed the new student body. She is currently the  vice president of Student Affairs. University president Sidney …