Local Nashville Restaurants Commit to Wasting Less Food

Viviana BertorelliNewsLeave a Comment

Fifty-five restaurants from all over Nashville have joined Mayor Megan Barry’s initiative to reduce the amount of food wasted in kitchens. Restaurants such as Etch, Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, Dozen Bakery and Opry Entertainment are pledging to donate surplus food, compost food scraps and offer more flexible portions, among other measures during the Challenge that runs until May 31. Participating restaurants include a wide range of local favorites and hot spots, coffee shops, and nightlife establishments. “These restaurants have committed to a variety of food-saving practices, and we are eager to tout their success,” Barry said. “From fine dining to … Read More

WGU Launches Bachelor’s In Cybersecurity And Information Assurance

Viviana BertorelliNewsLeave a Comment

Tennessee Promise

To help meet the increasing demand for cybersecurity professionals in today’s workforce, Western Governors University (WGU), parent university of WGU Tennessee, is now offering a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (BSCSIA) degree program. This new program, which includes important industry certifications, will prepare students to use knowledge and experience in risk management and digital forensics to safeguard infrastructure and secure data through continuity planning and disaster recovery operations. “Cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly important industry, especially in Tennessee, where the need for technology expertise continues to grow,” said Dr. Kimberly K. Estep, chancellor of WGU Tennessee. “The … Read More

Local Musicians Face Off In Final Round Of Competition To Win A One-Year, Rent-Free Stay At The SoBro

Viviana BertorelliNewsLeave a Comment

SoBro Stars

On Saturday, musicians Jay Filson, Katie Ray, and Parker and Kelly Bradway will compete to be named “The SoBro Star” and win a yearlong, rent-free stay at The SoBro, Nashville’s tallest rental apartment high-rise. The “American Idol”-style final round is the culmination of a month long search for the “The SoBro Star” as part of Magellan Development’s artist-in-residence program. Dozens of musicians entered the contest by uploading a 60-second clip to social media. Wells Adams, “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise” contestant and local radio personality, will emcee the event. Judges Ashley Haugen, managing editor of StyleBlueprint; Morey Hill, co-host … Read More

WGU Tennessee Launches Program for Tennessee Promise Graduates

MPF StaffNewsLeave a Comment

Tennessee Promise

WGU Tennessee, a nonprofit, online university formed through a partnership with the state, has announced the launch of its Fulfilling the Promise initiative. The campaign will encourage spring and summer community college graduates to sustain their academic momentum and pursue bachelor’s degrees. To jump-start the initiative, the university is offering a new scholarship – called the Fulfilling the Promise Scholarship – to provide up to 20 students with $2,000 toward a bachelor’s degree program at WGU Tennessee. Additionally, all spring and summer community college graduates who enroll with WGU Tennessee will receive a 5 percent tuition discount and $200 off … Read More

FMCNA’s Acumen Physician Solutions Division Unveils Acumen 2.0, Powered by Epic

MPF StaffNewsLeave a Comment

Acumen 2.0

Acumen Physician Solutions, a subsidiary of Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), today announced that it has selected Epic to power Acumen 2.0. This partnership between the nation’s two largest providers of electronic health records (EHRs) for nephrologists enables information sharing and provider communication on a scale unmatched in the marketplace. “Our collaboration with Epic delivers next generation EHR capabilities for our valued physicians and clinicians, improving usability and enhancing data sharing capabilities,” says Bill Valle, Chief Executive Officer for FMCNA. “The ability to connect the vast majority of our caregivers through Epic’s feature rich tools will empower our providers … Read More

The Little Pantry That Could Hosting Citywide Scavenger Hunt

MPF StaffNewsLeave a Comment

Little Pantry That Could

The Little Pantry That Could, a food pantry combating food insecurity in Nashville, will host its first fundraiser April 8, with proceeds going to the nonprofit’s building fund. The Little Pantry’s Big Adventure is a two-hour scavenger hunt, where teams of five will compete to find clues and perform stunts around Nashville, with the winning team receiving a large prize package. Event proceeds will fund a new, larger space for The Little Pantry that will accommodate more families and allow for a wider variety of food to be distributed. The Little Pantry That Could currently works out of the 600-square-foot … Read More

WGU Tennessee Awards More Than $1 Million in Scholarships

MPF StaffNewsLeave a Comment

Tennessee Promise

WGU Tennessee, a nonprofit, online university formed by the Tennessee General Assembly in 2013 to support the Drive to 55, has awarded more than $1 million in scholarship funding to Tennesseans since its launch. “We’re dedicated to being an affordable education option for working adults, and we’re always thrilled when we’re able to offer scholarships and other incentives to Tennesseans,” said Dr. Kimberly Estep, WGU Tennessee chancellor. “We know from research released by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce that tuition cost is the top barrier for working adults who want to return to college, and as a state-endorsed university … Read More

President Trump to Visit The Hermitage on Wednesday

MPF StaffNewsLeave a Comment

Trump Visit Hermitage

President Donald J. Trump will tour Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage on Wednesday as part of his first official visit to Tennessee. While there, he will participate in a private ceremony honoring the 250th birthday of our seventh president. He will be the 14th president to visit the home of Andrew Jackson, and the first since Ronald Reagan participated in the birthday commemoration ceremony in 1982, 35 years ago. Just as Lyndon B. Johnson did in 1967, Trump will lay a wreath on Jackson’s tomb as part of the annual birthday ceremony. “We’re pleased that the president has an interest in Andrew … Read More

Transit Alliance Welcomes Five New Board Members

MPF StaffNewsLeave a Comment

TAMT Board

The Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee welcomed five new board members March 9. The board is now composed of 15 leaders from the 10 counties that make up Middle Tennessee. The Transit Alliance educates communities in Middle Tennessee to build support for funding regional transit in Tennessee. The board provides leadership and regional insight to the Transit Alliance so that they may better represent the transit needs in our area. “The Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee is excited to welcome our new board members, and this is an exciting time in the transit conversation to bring them on board,” said … Read More

Nashville Public Education Foundation Expands Team, Increases Community Outreach

MPF StaffNewsLeave a Comment

NPEF board

The Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF) has hired four new staff members and elected David Williams as chairman and Wanda Lyle as vice chairwoman of its board of directors. Jennifer Hill has been hired as the NPEF’s policy and programming director, bringing with her nearly two decades of experience in organizational development, talent development and project management. She brings experience working at all levels of education from early childhood through higher education. Prior to joining the NPEF, she oversaw education programming as the senior manager of United Way Metropolitan Nashville. Previously, she was the director of talent and performance at … Read More