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Students unearth history at MTSU Archaeological Field School

EAGLEVILLE, Tennessee — The MTSU Archaeological Field School has taken the classroom outdoors for the last six weeks, keeping students hoping for breezes and wearing extra sunscreen as they dig and learn at a site in the rolling hills of western Rutherford County.

At a special event June 24 at the Magnolia Valley property near Eagleville, about 20 miles west of the MTSU campus, Dr. Tanya Peres, an associate professor of anthropology at MTSU, and her students welcomed more guests to learn about the field school and even try a bit of digging themselves.

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EPA Program to Engage Tennessee State University Students in Community-Based Environmental Health

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected Tennessee State University for a program that will actively engage its students in initiatives that protect local residents from toxic air releases.

A release from the agency named TSU and five other institutions nationwide as “academic partners” for the 2014 Toxic Release Inventory University Challenge. The Challenge is designed to find innovative ways to increase public awareness of industrial release of toxic chemicals in communities around the country.

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MTSU students give Jekyll Island’s gilded heritage a dose of reality

In a mere three weeks, some MTSU students have transformed a national historic site.

Their three-week field school took place May 10-31 on Georgia’s Jekyll Island, where the multimillionaire magnates of America’s Gilded Age created a retreat fit for royalty.

The 13 graduate students of MTSU’s Current Issues of Public Policy Practice class were hardly on site to lounge around, however.

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Alexander joins MTSU in welcoming Governor’s School in 30th year

For almost three decades, the Governor’s School for the Arts has nurtured the “creative spark” of young Tennesseans with a love for music, theatre, visual arts, dance and filmmaking.

As the program kicked off its 30th anniversary this week at MTSU, the man who founded the statewide summer programs for gifted high schoolers said his goal remains the same for each participant: “aim for the top.”

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Columbia State Receives National Recognition for Advancing Diversity

Photo Caption: Dr. Jane Karas, AACC chair and president of Flathead Valley Community College, Montana, and Walter G. Bumphus, president and CEO of the AACC, present the finalist award for the 2014 AACC Award of Excellence in Advancing Diversity to Dr. Janet F. Smith, president of Columbia State Community College.

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