‘Constructing the Outbreak’ author Katherine Foss

Early last year, as it was dawning on Americans that their lives were about to change in some drastic but unknowable way, MTSU’s Katherine Foss got a phone call from The ...

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.

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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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Billboard names Tay Keith to 50 Greatest Producers of 21st Century list

Music producer and alumnus Tay Keith (’18) is sitting pretty at #42 on Billboard’s “50 Greatest Producers of 21st Century”, a list that includes Dr. Dre, Timbaland and Max Martin. The Billboard staff praised Keith’s signature beats, especially his Grammy-nominated song “Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott. Keith, who has also produced songs for Scott, Drake, […]

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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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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 herself in country music.

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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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M.F.A. Program conducts classes over Zoom using multi-iPhone-camera tools

Recording Arts and Technologies M.F.A. students excelled through a very challenging year of creative production despite restrictions imposed by COVID-19.

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M.S. Graduate’s thesis named best in the state

An MTSU media graduate’s timely research into how social media can affect politics and voting has been chosen as the year’s best thesis by the Tennessee Conference of Graduate Schools.

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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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WMOT Roots Radio earns “Best of Nashville” shout-out

MTSU‘s WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 is basking in its recognition from the Nashville Scene’s annual “Best of Nashville” issue, earning the alt-weekly writers’ acclaim as the “Best Roots Radio Station” with the “Best Blues and Americana Radio Host,” WMOT morning host Whit Hubner.

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