April 18, 2011
Contact: Gail Fedak, 615-898-2740
LOCAL CHANNEL 9 TO BROADCAST AWARD-WINNING ENERGY-SAVINGS DOCUMENTARY
MURFREESBORO—The Education Resource Channel @ Middle Tennessee (Comcast Channel 9) in Rutherford County will show "Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America" on Earth Day, Friday, April 22, from 10 to 11 a.m. and again from 7 to 8 p.m.
“Kilowatt Ours” is an award-winning documentary by Jeff Barrie that has spawned a national movement to promote energy conservation, efficiency and renewable energy.
Also a nonprofit organization advocating for conservation power plants in every community in America, Kilowatt Ours provides resources for homes, businesses, schools and communities to begin their journey to energy savings.
The Education Resource Channel@ Middle Tennessee is administered and operated by the Instructional Technology Support Center at MTSU. ERCMT provides educational programs to K-12 schools and cable subscribers that are not available through commercial television. The service is available to Comcast subscribers in Rutherford County and DTC-TV subscribers in Cannon, DeKalb, Smith and parts of Rutherford and Wilson counties. The channel also provides a community bulletin board that shares information about MTSU and community events and activities.
A link to a description of “Kilowatt Ours” can be found at is http://www.kilowattours.org.
April 13, 2011
Contact: Tom Tozer, 615-898-2919
MTSU JUNIOR PLAYS PROMINENT ROLE AT CAMPUS-CAPITOL CONNECTION
Political Science Major Is Looking Forward to Speaker Role on Capitol Hill in November
MURFREESBORO—MTSU Junior Katie Bogle, from Wilson County, got in a little practice recently in preparation for her role as Speaker of the House when the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature convenes in November.
Bogle, a political science major, participated in the Campus-Capitol Connection on Capitol Hill in Nashville, an event where university students observe and learn about the various elements of state government.
“After the opening session, we heard from legislative alumni who talked about their experiences,” she said. “That was followed by a lobbyist panel discussion.” The discussion was titled “Lobbyists Tell their Secrets.” Bogle served as panel facilitator.
“After lunch there was a mock legislative session, and I was able to present some legislation. Governor (Bill) Haslam spoke, and he was followed by Supreme Court Justice (Hon. William C.)Koch (Jr.). And then I introduced Speaker (Beth) Harwell.”
Bogle said she’s not sure she wants to be a politician, but she does want to work in government on public-policy issues.
“In November we’ll have a legislative session where every school in Tennessee will have a delegation,” she noted. “I was fortunate enough to be voted to serve as Speaker of House by the House of Representatives.”
The Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature will be held Nov. 17-21.
Founded in 1911, Middle Tennessee State University is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution located in Murfreesboro and is the state’s largest public undergraduate institution. MTSU now boasts one of the nation’s first master’s degree programs in horse science, and the Council of Graduate Schools in Washington, D.C., acclaims MTSU’s Master of Science in Professional Science degree—the only one in Tennessee—as a model program. Recently, MTSU unveiled three new doctoral degrees in the sciences.