Media students create university-wide mask campaign

A group of MTSU School of Journalism and Strategic Media students has seen firsthand this fall how public relations and advertising campaigns can help make a lifesaving difference to their community. Knowing that their peers, and they, were ...

Chris Young celebrates opening of Chris Young Cafe

Multiplatinum entertainer and former Middle Tennessee State University student Chris Young returned to his hometown for the grand opening of a MTSU learning lab and live entertainment venue that bears his name.

Brittney Spencer featured in CMT’s “Next Women of Country” list

Despite only having released one EP to date as a solo artist, Compassion (2020), and remaining an independent artist (for now), MTSU alumna Brittney Spencer is making a name for ...

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Prince guitarist Dez Dickerson to teach performance skills class this fall

The MTSU Songwriting program welcomes musician and singer Dez Dickerson, who will be teaching Performance Skills for Artists and Songwriters starting in Fall 2021.

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CPM expands oral history collection on Nashville music industry

The Center for Popular Music recently added several oral history collections related to directly to the Nashville Music Industry to the archive.

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Aspiring student journalists launch Middle Tennessee News

The School of Journalism and Strategic Media has launched Middle Tennessee News (MTN) in order to bring an immersive, teaching hospital-style learning experience for students.

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Country artists build bridges to Music City for students

Bridges to Nashville: Exciting Career Opportunities in Country Music is a five-month pilot program designed to educate college students of color nationwide about the country music industry. Sessions are free and open to all students.

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Jennifer Woodard receives 2021 John Pleas Faculty Award

Jennifer Woodard, assistant dean and associate professor in the School of Journalism and Strategic Media, received the 2021 John Pleas Faculty Award.

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Rodeo with Reba and Cody Johnson

MTSU’s Tennessee Miller Coliseum was the set for country music legend Reba McEntire and rising artist Cody Johnson’s new music video that debuted in early December for their single “Dear Rodeo,” a production supported by university students and alumni. “I knew that once they (McEntire’s team) saw the Tennessee Miller Coliseum that they would fall in love with it, and that it […]

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Students win Best Animation Short at 51st Nashville Film Festival

Animation students Tyler Aldridge, Ngoc Chi Nguyen, and Virginia Lake Petty took home the prize for best Tennessee student short at the 51st annual Nashville Film Festival. The animated short film “Cat Burglar” was created by the trio in their animation capstone classes. “The work our students do is so intense and time-consuming it takes […]

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Students win big at SEJC

Two student journalists from MTSU placed in the top 10 of the College Journalist of the Year competition sponsored by the Southeast Journalism Conference.  The organization’s annual meeting was held Feb. 13-15 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, at the University of Southern Mississippi. Megan Cole placed second, winning $500, and Angele Latham placed eighth. This is the […]

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Possum’s widow shares stories with songwriting students

Typical college courses end in a flurry of projects, guest speakers, presentations and final papers as students and professors gather all they need to wind up a semester.

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Faculty and former students again nab Grammy noms

College of Media and Entertainment graduates and former students are back in the headlines again with recognition for their music-industry work in multiple genres on the highest level: nominations for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards.

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PR students champion First Amendment with campaign

Dr. Hanna Park’s Public Relations 4740 class implemented a campaign fall semester to promote student knowledge, interest and engagement in the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment.

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Baldwin exhibit celebrates Cowart’s work capturing human resiliency

Photographer, artist, entrepreneur and MTSU alumnus Jeremy Cowart returns to campus on Nov. 25 to discuss his photos capturing human resiliency in the wake of catastrophes that are part of a new exhibit at the university’s celebrated Baldwin Photographic Gallery.

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