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2014-11-31D Mass Comm Dean Ken Paulson

Beyond Critical Mass

MTSU’s multifaceted and innovative media offerings come of age by Allison Gorman When USA Today launched in 1982, the journalism establishment was startled by its bold colors and condensed stories. The new national newspaper was quickly derided as … [Read More...]

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MTSU’s Spiderman

How “Spill Doctor” Ryan Otter found truth in the ashes of Tennessee’s worst environmental disaster by Allison Gorman     In early 2009, Dr. Ryan Otter (Biology) stood awestruck on the banks of the Emory River in Roane County. What … [Read More...]

2014-05-41D Trisha Gaitely CLA Magazine

Faith Handlers

A folklorist studies a widely misunderstood Appalachian tradition by Allison Gorman   Years before the National Geographic Channel sent film crews to Middlesboro, Ky., to document the life of preacher Jamie Coots for the show Snake … [Read More...]

Discoveries

MTSU’s Spiderman

How “Spill Doctor” Ryan Otter found truth in the ashes of Tennessee’s worst environmental disaster by Allison Gorman     In early 2009, Dr. Ryan Otter (Biology) stood awestruck on the banks of the Emory River in Roane County. What

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Experts

The Pop Candy Pioneer

by Allison Gorman   How journalist Whitney Matheson found herself at the forefront of New Media As a journalist for USAToday.com, Whitney Matheson had the kind of fervent following that could seem kind of creepy. Her readers didn’t just

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Commentary

A Universal Language

A conversation with President Sidney A. McPhee    MTSU and China’s Hangzhou Normal University partnered in 2009 to establish MTSU’s Confucius Institute, which works to enhance understanding of Chinese language and culture. Talk about the

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Teamwork

Competitive Edge

    Honors student-athletes excel on the field and in the classroom   by Carol Stuart   For many student-athletes, the competitive drive, discipline, and intensity that make them successful in their sports can

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Midpoints

MidPoints

A look at recent awards, events, and accomplishments at MTSU compiled by Gina E. Fann, Jimmy Hart, Gina K. Logue, Paula Morton, Drew Ruble, and Randy Weiler     Taking Command Lt. Gen. Keith M. Huber, who recently retired from

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Class Notes/Alumni

Class Notes

Raiders of Industry by Drew Ruble When Ron Fryar (’73) was a boy, his father picked up a newspaper route to supplement the family’s income and help save for his sons’ college tuition. Ron often tagged along with his father, delivering morning and

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