Today’s date: Oct. 1, 2009
News & Public Affairs contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-2919
Discover How Tennessee Valley Universities
are Investing in a Clean Energy Future Friday at MTSU
The first Summit for Campus Sustainability conference — Tennessee Valley Universities Investing in a Clean Energy Future — will bring students and officials from across the region to MTSU from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, in the Tom H. Jackson Building Cantrell Hall. Officials with the Environmental Protection Agency, Tennessee Valley Authority, Tennessee Department for Environment and Conservation and other organizations are expected to attend. MTSU professor and alternative fuels expert Dr. Cliff Ricketts and facilities services executive director Joe Whitefield, University of Tennessee graduate student Sara Malley, Vanderbilt University’s Kendra Abkowitz, University of Memphis student Caledonia Allen, Lightwave Solar Electric LLC owner Steve Johnson and Tennessee Alumni and Students for Sustainable Campuses members will participate in morning and afternoon panel discussions. The event is co-sponsored by Green Power Switch, the MTSU Sustainable Campus Fund, cleanenergy.org and Tennessee Alumni & Students for Sustainable Campuses.
For more information, contact Randy Weiler in the News and Public Affairs office, by calling 615-898-2919 or e-mail email@example.com.
With three Nobel Prize winners among its alumni and former faculty, Middle Tennessee State University confers master’s degrees in 10 areas, the Specialist in Education degree, the Doctor of Arts degree and the Doctor of Philosophy degree. MTSU is ranked among the top 100 public universities in the nation in the Forbes “America’s Best Colleges” 2009 survey.