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MTSU has been recognized nationally for its community engagement efforts by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, being selected among 240 colleges and universities across the country to receive the 2015 Community Classification. Colleges and universities that focus on community engagement were invited to apply for the classification, first offered in 2006 as part of …

The gang-rape conviction of two former Vanderbilt University football players sends signals out in every direction. To the two young men, Tuesday’s verdicts show that being drunk out of your mind doesn’t excuse criminal behavior. Once doted on as potential Southeastern Conference football stars, Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg could be sentenced to decades behind …

As the Tennessee General Assembly continues its 109th session, local university women will be learning how to lobby their lawmakers at a special meeting on Thursday, Feb. 12 at MTSU. The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in Room 101 of MTSU’s Sam Ingram Building. “Tips of the Trade: Lobbying the Hill …

Two journalists and a St. Louis alderman will host a free public forum in Tucker Theater on Feb. 10 to discuss the reporting process behind the death of Michael Brown and the riots following. David Carson, a photographer and videographer will join USA Today reporter Yamiche Alcindor and St. Louis alderman Antonio French in addressing …

Youtube star Spoken Reasons will speak at MTSU's Tucker Theatre on Saturday Jan. 31, 2015. The appearance is a part of Alpha Kappa Psi's "College Night." (Photo submitted by Alpha Kappa Psi)

YouTube star Spoken Reasons will headline business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi’s “College Night” on Saturday. TSpoken Reasons, whose real name is John A. Baker, Jr., has accrued close to 1.75 million subscribers on YouTube through his comedic skits, music videos and vlogs on numerous subjects, such as the rise and fall of hip-hop artists. His …

Music journalist Billy Mazor, left, discusses the impact of music publisher Ralph Peer with Director of the Center for Popular Music Gregory Reish,right, on Monday, Jan. 26, 2014 in the College of Education. Mazor is the author of "Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music." (John Connor Coulston / MTSU Sidelines)

By Ethan Clark, Contributing Writer  Music writer and historian Barry Mazor gave a lecture Monday evening  on music publisher Ralph Peer, a man who is credited for creating the modern music industry. Promoting his new book Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music, Mazor spoke to students and faculty in the College of …