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Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University is a public university in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Founded in 1911 as a normal school, the university is composed of eight undergraduate colleges as well as a college of graduate studies, together offering more than 80 majors/degree programs through more than 35 departments. MTSU is most prominently known for its Recording Industry, Aerospace and Concrete Industry Management programs; the university has partnered in research endeavors with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the United States Army, the United States Marine Corps. In 2009, Middle Tennessee State University was ranked among the nation's top 100 public universities by Forbes magazine. Prior to 2017, MTSU was part of the Tennessee Board of Regents and the State University and Community College System of Tennessee. In 2017 governance was transferred to an institutional board of trustees. MTSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Schools Commission on Colleges. MTSU athletics programs compete intercollegiately in Conference USA.

One of the earliest calls for a normal school occurred in 1855 when a Wilson County, politician wanted to build a normal school in Lebanon, Tennessee. Education efforts collapsed shortly with the breakout of the American Civil War. State superintendents and teachers traveled around the state giving speeches about the dire need of teacher preparation. In 1909, the Tennessee General Assembly moved "to provide for the improvement of the system of Public Education of the State of Tennessee, to say, to establish a General Education Fund." The major thrust of this "improvement" embodied in the legislative act, to become known as the General Education Bill of 1909 was the establishment of three normals or teacher-training institutions. Following the intent of the act that one was to be located in each of the grand divisions of the state, the State Board of Education assigned the Middle Tennessee institution to Murfreesboro. Middle Tennessee State Normal School opened on September 11, 1911, with a two-year program for training teachers.

It evolved into a four-year teachers' college by 1925 with the power of granting the Bachelor of Science degree, the institution's name was changed for the first time to Middle Tennessee State Teachers College. The school was abbreviated as "S. T. C." In 1943, the General Assembly designated the institution a state college, changing its name for the second time to Middle Tennessee State College. This new status marked a sharp departure from the founding purpose and opened the way for expanding curricular offerings and programs. In 1965, the institution was advanced to university status, changing its name to Middle Tennessee State University. In October 2010, the Student Government Association at MTSU proposed that the university be renamed to the University of Middle Tennessee, though approval by the university administration and, at the time, the Tennessee Board of Regents were required. During the progressive movement from a two-year normal to a university, several significant milestones may be identified.

In 1936, the Bachelor of Arts program was added. Responding to the expressed needs of the institution's service area, the Graduate School was established in 1951. To effect better communications and improve administrative supervision, the schools concept was introduced in 1962; as Middle Tennessee State University developed and grew, the Doctor of Arts program was added in 1970 and the Specialist in Education in 1974. These degree programs became attractive centerpieces for other efforts to improve and enhance institutional roles. Library resources were increased and sophisticated computer services were developed to aid instruction and administration. A trained faculty enabled the university to continue growth in program offerings. In 1991, the university's six schools—five undergraduate and the graduate school—became colleges. In 1998, MTSU's Honors program became the first in the state. In 2002, approval was granted to redesignate three D. A. programs to Doctor of Philosophy programs, expanding the progressive institution's offerings.

Ph. D. degree offerings now include computational sciences and science education, molecular biosciences, English, human performance, public history and literacy studies. Since 1911, MTSU has graduated more than 100,000 students. Despite the university's growth from a campus of 100 acres, 125 students and a faculty of 19, to an academic city of more than 500 acres, more than 26,000 students, a faculty of more than 900, the institution is still a "people's university" with a concern for the diverse needs of the area that it serves. In the 1980s and 1990s, the institution dedicated resources to become a leader in technology, both in the classroom and in many services to students. In 1986, James McGill Buchanan became the first MT alumnus to be awarded the Nobel Prize, he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his pioneering role in the development of the field of public choice, a way of studying the behavior of politicians and bureaucrats. MTSU is organized into nine colleges: College of Basic and Applied Sciences College of Behavioral and Health Sciences College of Education College of Graduate Studies College of Liberal Arts College of Media and Entertainment Jennings A. Jones College of Business University College University Honors CollegeThe College of Graduate Studies offers master's degrees in nearly 40 areas, the Specialist in Education degree (Administration and Supervision and Instruction in Educational Leaders

2009 Dally M Awards

The 2009 Dally M Awards were presented on Tuesday 8 September 2009 at the State Theatre in Sydney and broadcast on Fox Sports. Presented by the Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd Dally M Player of the Year Winner: Jarryd Hayne, Parramatta Eels The Dally M Awards were, as usual, conducted at the close of the regular season and hence do not take games played in the finals series into account; the Dally M Medal is for the official player of the year while the Provan-Summons Medal is for the fans' of "people's choice" player of the year. Team of the Year Dally M Awards Dally M Medal National Rugby League season 2009


ELO 2 is the eponymous second studio album by the Electric Light Orchestra, released in 1973. In the US, the album was released as Electric Light Orchestra II, it was the last album to be released by the band under the Harvest label, the last where the band used the definite article The on its name and introduced their abbreviated name ELO. The album was to be titled The Lost Planet, but that concept was dropped. During the initial recording sessions, Roy Wood left the band and formed Wizzard in June 1972. Although uncredited at the time, Wood performed on two tracks, playing cello and bass on "In Old England Town" and "From the Sun to the World". Classically trained cellist Colin Walker replaced Wilfred Gibson played violin. Richard Tandy made his ELO studio debut on this album. Bassist and vocalist Mike de Albuquerque made his ELO studio debut on the album. All five pieces are longer than standard rock songs, feature multi-layered orchestral instruments that create a dense, complex sound. Along with its predecessor, ELO 2 is the least commercial-sounding album the band released, although it reached the British Top 40 album chart, whereas its more concise follow-up, On the Third Day, did not.

An edit of "Roll Over Beethoven" was a top 10 hit in Britain and received radio airplay in America also. In 2006 the album was remastered and expanded in the US, with a different running order to the UK 2003 EMI version, with both versions sharing the same Hipgnosis album art for the first time; the British and American sleeves differed. For reasons unknown, "Roll Over Beethoven" was edited in length compared with its US counterpart. Track 2 "Momma" was Americanised to "Mama" for the US release. An instrumental version of "In Old England Town", the opening track, became the B-side to the single "Showdown"; the album contains the band's longest track, the anti-war song "Kuiama". All tracks are written by Jeff Lynne. ELO 2 is an expanded 30th Anniversary edition of Electric Light Orchestra's second album; the second in the EMI First Light Series released in 2003 to mark the album's 30th anniversary. The first five tracks comprise the original ELO 2 album. After ELO had completed and released ELO 2, the band began recording new material for the third album.

Tracks 6-8 on disc two were recorded in February 1973, feature original Move lead singer Carl Wayne. Tracks 9-12 on disc one were recorded in April 1973 and feature glam rock superstar Marc Bolan, recording at AIR Studios at that time, on double lead guitar on tracks 10–12; the band re-recorded two of these songs for the third album because of ELO's label change in the UK before it was released. Tracks 6-8 on disc one and track 5 on disc two were recorded in June 1973, with track 6 becoming a hit single in the UK; the second disc utilises the original album's working title The Lost Planet, features various live recordings and rarities, in addition to the songs recorded with Carl Wayne. All songs written by Jeff Lynne except. Jeff Lynne – lead vocals, Moog synthesizer Bev Bevandrums, percussion Richard Tandy – piano, Moog synthesizer, backing vocals Mike de Albuquerque – bass, backing vocals Mike Edwards – cello Wilf Gibson – violin Colin Walker – cello Hugh McDowell – possible cello Bill Hunt – French horn, possible keyboards Roy Wood – bass, cello Additional personnelMarc Bolan – guitar on ELO 2 tracks 10–12 Carl Wayne – lead vocals on The Lost Planet tracks 6–8 UK: number 35 UK Albums Chart US: number 53 CashBox.

A. S. King

Amy Sarig King is an American writer of short fiction and young adult fiction. King grew up outside of Reading, Pennsylvania, she recalls that due to a particular seventh grade teacher, she gave up on achieving good grades and instead played basketball and worked. She moved to Ireland landing in Dublin first for two years to Tipperary, Ireland where she and her husband renovated a farm and she worked with adult literacy students. While in Dublin, before she could obtain a work permit, she read a book a day classics she thought she would have read if she studied writing, including "a lot of surrealist fiction." She began writing novels while in Dublin. She returned to Pennsylvania in 2004. King wrote seven novels, as well as poetry and short stories, before she published her first novel, collected more than 400 rejection letters, her first published work was poetry to some university journals in the United States. She was unaware of the young adult market and wrote about adult characters, but the stories started earlier in the characters' lives and she states, "What I was always doing was trying to help teenagers better understand the adults in their lives, vice versa."

King does not plan her novels. She often includes magical realism and unconventional structures. With an agent, King faced difficulty publishing because it was hard to categorize her work; the novel, The Dust of 100 Dogs, was published by the small young adult press Flux in 2009. Since there was a writer named Amy King, she chose to write with the initials "A. S.". She found this pen name appropriate as she writes gender-neutral novels and it spelled "asking", her second novel, Please Ignore Vera Dietz, was bid on by seven different publishing houses. King chose Knopf because of editor Michelle Frey's "vision" for the novel. Please Ignore Vera Dietz was a 2011 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book and an Edgar Allan Poe Award nominee for "Best Young Adult", her third young-adult novel, Everybody Sees the Ants, was named one of the Top Ten Books for Young Adults in 2012 and was an Andre Norton Award finalist. Her fourth young-adult novel, Ask the Passengers, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, it was a Lambda Literary Award finalist, a Library Journal Best YA Books for Adults selection.

This was followed by Reality Boy in 2013, inspired by wondering if some children on reality television that were presented as entertainment were subject to abuse. Her 2014 novel, Glory O'Brien's History of the Future, follows a character, the daughter of the protagonist in an unpublished novel King wrote in 2004, called Why People Take Pictures, her short fiction for adults has been published in Washington Square, Quality Women's Fiction, Eclectica Magazine, Word Riot, Amarillo Bay, Literary Mama, Underground Voices, The Huffington Post, Lit103.3 and FRiGG. A collection of twelve of her short stories, titled Monica Never Shuts Up, was published in 2012 in ebook format and in print from Createspace. Little, Brown has announced that King's seventh novel, I Crawl Through It, is forthcoming in September 2015; this will be King's first surrealist novel, a genre she feels she has been moving toward over her writing career. It has been announced that she will have two novels coming out in 2016 and 2017 this time with Dutton Children's Books.

She will be working with Andrew Karre. Expected to be published in 2017 will be King's first middle grade novel, Finding Marvin Gardens, it will be written under the name of Amy Sarig King. King won the 2011 Michael L. Printz Award Honor for Please Ignore Vera Dietz. Ask the Passengers won the annual Los Angeles Times Book Prize for young-adult literature in 2012. In 2015, she was named the "Outstanding Pennsylvania Author" for that year by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Associations. King's 2019 novel Dig won the 2020 Michael L. Printz Award. Several of her works have been named to annual booklists. 2009 Cybils Awards finalist, The Dust of 100 Dogs 2010 ALA Best Books for Young Adults listing, The Dust of 100 Dogs 2010 Junior Library Guild listing, Please Ignore Vera Dietz 2010 Best New American Voices 2010, Short Fiction nomination, "Monica Never Shuts Up" 2011 ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults listing, Please Ignore Vera Dietz 2011 Cybils Awards finalist, Everybody Sees the Ants 2011 Junior Library Guild listing, Everybody Sees the Ants 2011 Michael L. Printz Award honor book, Please Ignore Vera Dietz 2011 Edgar Award finalist, Please Ignore Vera Dietz 2011 Andre Norton Award finalist, Everybody Sees the Ants 2012 ALA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults listing, Everybody Sees the Ants 2012 Junior Library Guild listing, Ask the Passengers 2012 Lambda Literary Award finalist, Ask the Passengers 2012 ALA Rainbow List Top Ten selection, Ask the Passengers 2012 Library Journal Best YA Books for Adults, Ask the Passengers 2012 ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults listing, Everybody Sees the Ants 2012 Publishers Weekly Best Children's Fiction Books of 2013, Ask the Passengers 2012 Kirkus Reviews "Best of 2012" listing, Ask the Passengers 2013 ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults listing, Ask the Passengers 2013 Kirkus Reviews "Best Teen Books of 2013" listing, Reality Boy 2013 Publishers Weekly Best Childr

1956 Norwegian Football Cup

The 1956 Norwegian Football Cup was the 51st season of the Norwegian annual knockout football tournament. The tournament was open for all members of NFF, except those from Northern Norway; the final was played at Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo on 21 October 1956, was contested the defending champions Skeid, Larvik Turn who contested their first final. Skeid defended their title with a 5–0 victory in the final. August 12: Sarpsborg - Raufoss 0-1 Greåker - Strømmen 3-1 Lisleby - Odd 2-2 Asker - Brage 7-1 Skeid - Mjøndalen 6-2 Kapp - Rosenborg 2-0 Urædd - Fredrikstad 0-11 Snøgg - Sandefjord 3-1 Donn - Vålerengen 0-1 Viking - Vard 2-1 Djerv 1919 - Årstad 0-2 Brann - Ulf 2-0 Hødd - Larvik Turn 0-5 Molde - Sparta 2-2 Ranheim - Moss 2-3 Kvik - Hamarkameratene 4-0Rematch Odd - Lisleby 5-3 Sparta - Molde 1-0 September 2: Fredrikstad - Kvik 6-0 Moss - Skeid 0-8 Vålerengen - Snøgg 2-1 Raufoss - Viking 1-2 Larvik Turn - Kapp 7–2 Årstad - Asker 1-6 Odd - Greåker 4-1 Sparta - Brann 2-3 September 23: Skeid - Odd 5-1 Larvik Turn - Fredrikstad 3-3 Viking - Vålerengen 2-0 Asker - Brann 3-2Rematch September 30: Fredrikstad - Larvik Turn 2-2 October 7: Larvik Turn - Fredrikstad 3-1 October 7: Skeid - Asker 1-0October 14: Viking - Larvik Turn 1-1Rematch October 17: Larvik Turn - Viking 2-1 1955–56 Norwegian Main League 1956 in Norwegian football "Norwegian cup 1956".

RSSSF Norway. Archived from the original on 24 May 2008. Retrieved 8 March 2012. "Cup final in Oslo, October 21". RSSSF Norway. Archived from the original on 24 May 2008. Retrieved 8 March 2012. Jorsett, Per. Cupen 1902-1999. J. M. Stenersens forlag. ISBN 82-7201-275-8

1889 in Belgium

The following lists events that happened during 1889 in the Kingdom of Belgium. Monarch: Leopold II Prime Minister: Auguste Marie François Beernaert 6-25 May – Subversion trial in Mons reveals activity of security service agents provocateurs in the Parti socialiste républicain 3 July – FN Herstal arms manufactory founded 8 November – Higher Institute of Philosophy founded at Catholic University of Leuven Napoléon de Pauw, Obituarium Sancti Johannis: Nécrologe de l'église St. Jean à Gand, du XIIIe au XVIe siècle Alexis Marie Gouchet, La traite des nègres et le croisade africaine PaintingsRémy Cogghe, Cockfights in Flanders James Ensor, Christ's Entry Into Brussels in 1889 Fernand Khnopff, Memories Constantin Meunier, Firedamp 18 March – Floris Jespers, artist 25 April – Paul Deman, cyclist 26 May – Victor Linart, cyclist 6 July – Louis Mottiat, cyclist 30 July – Frans Masereel, artist 8 October – Philippe Thys, cyclist 11 November – Marcel Buysse, cyclist 16 December – Joseph Van Daele, cyclist 15 April – Father Damien, missionary 2 July – Henri-Charles Lambrecht, bishop of Ghent 6 September – Guillaume d'Aspremont Lynden, politician 30 September – François-Antoine Bossuet, painter 16 October – Pierre-Joseph Witdoeck, painter