TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, which opened its doors last year, has added 16 beds and two psychiatrists to its operation. The facility, located next to Middle Tennessee Medical Center and run by Brentwood-based Polaris Hospital Co., now has 76 beds. New on staff are doctors Joseph Sharpe and Jon Draud, both of whom are seeing patients at The Wellness Center on the Baptist Hospital campus.
Ohio-based Lifestyle Communities has received approval to add a restaurant and bar to their Henley Station apartment complex near the Avenue shopping center in Murfreesboro. Henley Station will comprise 400 one- and two-bedroom townhome-style units. Lifestyle Communities execs expect to welcome the first Murfreesboro residents this fall and build other area projects.
The Goat serves as the center of social life at Henley Station. It will offer locals and Henley Station residents a destination for live music, happy hour, catching games, and it will serve as the host for year-round resident events. And for those looking for a little friendly competition, The Goat has a full schedule of sand volleyball, euchre, and cornhole leagues.
A hiring committee has selected Middle Tennessee State University English professor Philip Phillips to be the associate dean of the University Honors College. Phillips has held that post on an interim basis for three years and was selected from a pool of 19 candidates. He has been a part of MTSU's English faculty since 1999.
“We had five that we interviewed by phone,” Vile said of the hiring committee, “and when we got done, everyone said we got at least four out of the five who would be great associate deans, but we have someone here who’s now in his third year of doing it as a one-year position, why don’t we offer it to him? That sounded wise to me and to the people above me, and so that’s what we did.”
Middle Tennessee State University athletics officials have scheduled a press conference for 10 a.m. tomorrow at which they are expected to announce that the school will soon begin playing sports in Conference USA. MTSU has been a member of the Sun Belt Conference since 2001. CUSA features, among others, Marshall, Rice, Southern Miss, Tulsa, UAB and UTEP.
Pinnacle Financial Partners said it has hired Kelvin Kennamer to be a senior vice president and financial advisor at its South Church Street office in Murfreesboro. Kennamer comes to the locally based bank with 23 years of financial services experience. Most recently, he was with Regions Bank as a wealth advisor. Before that, he was a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley.
“Kelvin has an outstanding reputation as a trusted advisor,” said Bill Jones, Pinnacle area executive for Rutherford County, where Pinnacle has eight offices and about a quarter of the deposit market. “He has the background and commitment that we need to deliver distinctive service and effective advice to our clients.”
The Middle Tennessee State University campus is one of 10 college locales — all east of the Mississippi River — to get a Dunkin' Donuts during a span from June 25 to Oct. 15. The MTSU Dunkin' Donuts is slated to open on Saturday.
These institutions join other prominent colleges and universities that have brought Dunkin' Donuts to campus in recent years, including Boston University, New York University, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Georgia Tech, Florida International University, Bowling Green and George Washington University.