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Photo by Caleb Revill / Reporter MTSU Vice Provost for International Affairs David Schmidt shared his experiences with students in a lecture about traveling the world and becoming culturally aware on Monday. Students attended the lecture in the amphitheater room of the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building on campus. Philip Phillips, the associate dean of the …

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 …

Photo by Alexis Marshall / Assistant News Editor  On July 11, I, along with 20 other MTSU affiliates, arrived at the Nashville International Airport to embark on a two week trip to Israel. We were giddy and excited, marvelling at what sights we would see and the rich history we would learn. What we weren’t …

Israel is a place constantly in news headlines and controversial conversations. It is also a place of complicated politics and misconceptions. War, sectarianism and terrorism have put Israel in household conversations across the world, however, that’s not the whole story. On July 11, a group of MTSU students boarded a plane in Philadelphia en route to Tel Aviv …

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 …