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VOL. 38 | NO. 34 | Friday, August 22, 2014

Tennessee's universities battle to attract top talent

Vanderbilt students find happiness in Music City

As the Class of 2018 begins to poke around the Vanderbilt University campus, the newest Commodores will be met with the highest of expectations.

UT students return to transforming campus

Colleges and universities, no matter how venerable and historic, were designed to move forward, to be progressive.

MTSU’s goal: Students graduating on time

Tennessee’s higher education funding formula is based largely on retaining students, and Middle Tennessee State University plans to stay focused on student support in 2014.

E-books cut costs for TSU students

Tennessee State University students face higher costs, tacked on by state government, but that downer could be offset by “e-books” that can save students $735 each semester.

Lipscomb expands offerings to fill workplace needs

Lipscomb University is gearing toward the future this fall with three new programs designed to give students an advantage in a rapidly changing job market.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

Music City Festival and BBQ Championship. Professional and amateur barbecue teams compete Friday and Saturday for more than $25,000 in prizes and cash in a competition sanctioned by the Memphis BBQ Network and the Kansas City BBQ Society. There also will be music and car and motorcycle shows. Tennessee State Fairgrounds. Information: www.musiccitybbqfestival.com.

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Belmont welcomes largest-ever freshman class

If you graduated from Belmont 20 years ago, you might not recognize the campus today.

SPORTS

Mason: VU success more than defeating UT

Coach Derek Mason is determined to put his own mark of toughness on the Vanderbilt University football program as it continues its climb into the ranks of conference heavyweights.

Looks like 6-6 season, return to bowl game for Vols

KNOXVILLE – Pull out your 2014 schedules, UT fans.

Titans offense finally looking like an NFL product

Exciting. Now, there’s a word that hasn’t been associated much with the Tennessee Titans in recent years.

REALTY CHECK

That Realtor key box might welcome unwanted visitors

This one may get me in trouble with some of my peers, but it is important, so here goes.

NEWSMAKERS

Steaban, Edgeworth take on new roles at VUMC

Robin Steaban, MSN, R.N., VUMC associate chief nursing officer and chief administrative officer at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, has been promoted to the newly created position of chief nursing officer for Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Interviewing sales staff? Ask these 6 questions

The new-hire failure rate is astonishing and expensive, and even worse for sales candidates, who can be among the toughest to properly vet.

CAREER CORNER

Interviewing for a new job? Better keep it to yourself

Can you keep a secret? Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” Keeping private information private, especially about your job search, can be a tall order.

I SWEAR

Finally on right track with origin of rail house

Structures, both residential and commercial – especially restaurants and bars – near train tracks are often dubbed rail houses by artists, architects, developers, entrepreneurs and owners.

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

Banoffee Pie is a cool, creamy summer dessert

This past Sunday evening, our church had a special choir program and dinner. This is always an enjoyable time because we get to sit back and listen to the beautiful music the choir has performed during the past year, then eat a wonderful meal afterward.

NASHVILLE AREA

Tennessee now seeks to renovate Cordell Hull building

NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam's administration is backing off earlier plans to demolish the 60-year-old Cordell Hull office building located next to the state Capitol in Nashville and instead hopes to renovate it.

STATEWIDE

Supermarket wine petitions at 60 near deadline

NASHVILLE (AP) - More than 60 communities have collected enough signatures to place a referendum for supermarket wine sales on the November ballot, according to a coalition that's tracking the petitions.

Former Tennessee finance chief Emkes joins CCA board

NASHVILLE (AP) - Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America has named former Tennessee finance chief Mark Emkes to its board of directors.

Family Dollar rejects Dollar General offer

Family Dollar has rejected a takeover bid from dollar-store competitor Dollar General, saying it would be too hard for the deal to pass antitrust regulators. Family Dollar's board said it supports its existing deal to be acquired by Dollar Tree.

AUTO INDUSTRY

UAW says Volkswagen signups in Tennessee hit 670

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — A United Auto Workers leader says a new local in Chattanooga has signed up the equivalent of what would have been a winning margin for the union vote at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee.

REAL ESTATE

US housing recovery appears to be back on track

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

S&P 500 closes at a record; Hewlett-Packard gains

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market advanced for a fourth straight day Thursday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a record high.

Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds — $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief — offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners.

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.10 pct

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, with the 30-year loan rate hitting its 52-week low.

NATIONAL POLITICS

US diplomats barred from ice bucket challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun.

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