For more than 100 years, students have come to MTSU for the academics and atmosphere. Click on the links to find out why. An email has been going around this year with ideas for buying locally and keeping the money in our own communities. Some of the ideas in the email included hair care, such as gift certificates for hair cuts; car care such as gift certificates for oil changes, tune-ups, car washes and more; gift certificates for restaurants so the family can enjoy going out to eat (include tip money would be nice too). All of these ideas also help keep the local businesses working.