Employee-owned firm I.C. Thomasson has been tentatively picked to be engineer of record for a $69 million steam plant the University of Alabama-Birmingham plans to have online by early 2013. University of Alabama System trustees still need to give their approval.
Apr 9, 2010 10:10 AM
The business school at Tennessee Tech University will next week formally unveil the Heidtke Trading Room, a learning lab that puts finance students in charge of three real investment funds. The $150,000 project was funded by a donation from "Buzz" Heidtke, who runs a Nashville investment house as well as the MidSouth Investment Fund.
“You have to really be up on how all the markets work and it just means so much more if you have the experience of managing a fund and have professors who have managed funds. When I went to school, I had never even heard of a commodity,” Heidtke said. “I want new recruits who come the TTU College of Business to see that we’re on top of things.”
Apr 7, 2010 11:32 AM
Vanderbilt University will no longer have an exclusive deal to provide clinical training to Lipscomb University's nursing students. Seven years after creating its nursing program, Lipscomb is bringing clinical training under the university's umbrella, giving students an extra semester of clinical training at from any number of several regional health care sites.
"While the Vanderbilt collaboration has been enormously successful and valued by both institutions, this expansion allows our students to remain part of their undergraduate community while having access to a wider range of clinical choices in Middle Tennessee and have an additional semester of clinical work to build a core comprehensive set of skills," said Lipscomb College of Pharmacy Dean Roger Davis.With the change, the school will be housed within Lipscomb's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. A search for the school's first dean is underway.
Apr 6, 2010 2:32 PM
The for-profit college the University of Phoenix will hold a grand opening for its fifth Tennessee campus in Murfreesboro March 23. The ribbon cutting will be held at 4 p.m. at the school's campus on the Bucket City's rapidly-growing Medical Center Parkway corridor. From the release:
“There has been a tremendous demand for educational opportunities for people who work and live in the Murfreesboro area,” said Mark Mendoza, University of Phoenix – Nashville and Murfreesboro Campus Director. “University of Phoenix is committed to student success and we want to provide services that are accessible and convenient for our students.”
Mar 19, 2010 9:30 AM
Like so many other American offices, PostBiz HQ is consumed with March Madness and we have been looking for business-inspired way to pick the Final Four. The Awl's worked up a bracket based on tuition, with the small but mighty Spiders of Richmond knocking out Lehigh's Mountain Hawks for the title. Note that hometown favorites Vanderbilt make the Final Four. With a little help from The College Sustainability Report Card's database (and, when needed, Google), here's a PostBiz bracket based on endowments. Vandy makes the finals, but can't take out the juggernaut that is the University of Texas' $16.1 billion endowment. Feel free to crib our notes for your (completely for fun only) office pool — just send us a portion of your winnings pride in a job well done once it's all said and done.
Mar 18, 2010 7:31 AM
Fortune highlights Jeff Cornwall's Center for Entrepreneurship as one of five programs where creative ideas are making a difference.
Mar 16, 2010 9:25 AM
Middle Tennessee State University is installing a set of five energy-generating elliptical machines at its student health center.
With regular use, an elliptical machine using ReRev technology will generate one kilowatt hour of electricity every two days, according to documents provided by the company. That’s the same energy it takes to power a laptop for 24 hours or a vacuum cleaner for 45 minutes.MTSU used a $30,000 grant and more than $6,000 generated by an $8 per student clean energy fee to buy the machines.
Mar 11, 2010 7:22 AM
Northcrest Medical Center, Volunteer State Community College and Austin Peay State University have broken ground on the first college in Robertson County. A 25,000-square-foot building — which has been in the works for a number of years — will open in 18 months.
Mar 1, 2010 7:48 AM
Jeff Cornwall says Belmont's student entrepreneurs aren't deterred by today's economy.
Now it is time to turn them loose. It is time for policy makers to give them the capital they need by cutting income taxes and the freedom they need by cutting regulations so they can help build a better future for all of us.
Feb 23, 2010 1:30 PM
Radio coverage of Vanderbilt football and men's hoops is shifting to Cumulus Media's 97.1 RQQ from 104.5 The Zone, which is owned by Citadel Communications. Looks like Cumulus wants to jump up the charts.
During the fall 2009 Arbitron radio ratings period, 104.5 The Zone was the seventh-most listened-to radio station in the Nashville area among listeners 12-plus. 97.1 RQQ came in 16th place, making it the lowest-rated full-power commercial radio station in Middle Tennessee.
Feb 22, 2010 7:11 AM
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