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The MTSU Honors College kicked off this semester’s series of lectures with a speech on Mississippi novelist Eudora Welty by Vanderbilt English professor Michael Kreyling. Honors College Associate Dean Philip Phillips described the series’ theme by saying “consider the role of space and place in the creative imagination.” A scholar of Southern literature from the …

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 …

The Business and Aerospace University Computer lab underwent its first renovation since it was originally founded this summer, according to director Carlos Coronel. Major changes to the lab include two spacious huddle rooms, upgraded seating, and new wood flooring to replace the outdated carpet. The construction in the lab area had to be precise because …

An MTSU Student Government Association senator, Kelsey Dempsey, was charged with public intoxication and underage consumption of alcohol on Aug. 29. Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Frost found Dempsey stumbling down Mercury Boulevard at 8 a.m., according to his incident report. The report states that Dempsey’s “level of intoxication” led Frost to believe she was …

A student walking through the Fairview parking lot on Monday afternoon reported a robbery, MTSU Police said in a campus-wide alert. The student said a man walked up to her in the parking lot and attempted to grab her purse while she walked through the 820 Fairview Ave. parking lot. When the suspect could not successfully …

A freshman student was assaulted in the Bell Street parking lot behind Lyon Hall on Tuesday night. After parking, the victim was approached from behind. The assailant was said to have grabbed her around the waist and covered her mouth, according to a police report. “I’ve been watching you for a while,” the assailant allegedly said, …