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Animation program ranks first in state, No. 33 in nation

Animation Career Review, an online resource for aspiring animators, game developers and more, listed MTSU’s animation program as the top in Tennessee. 

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EMC alumnus featured for Twenty One Pilots’ lighting

Tyler “Shap” Shapard, a 2014 alumnus of the Department of Electronic Media Communication, is the co-lighting designer and lighting director for the indie pop group Twenty One Pilots.

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Pete Fisher

Fisher headed to Cali as CEO of Academy of Country Music

MTSU alumnus Pete Fisher left his executive position with the Grand Ole Opry Jan. 30 to become CEO of the California-based Academy of Country Music.

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Mikki Rose

Mikki Rose, a college alumna and animator extraordinaire

The Golden Compass, an Academy Awarding-winning film for Best Visual Effects, gained a lot of critic attention.

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Country star Chris Young funds recording scholarship

Chris Young embraced the holiday spirit of giving for MTSU students this year.

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Nic Dugger

Nic Dugger’s TNDV is 2016 Small Business of the Year

In its July 29th edition, the Nashville Business Journal  named TNDV: Television LLC the 2016 Small Business of the Year in the Communications category as well as the Small Business of the Year Overall. 

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Roberts co-chairs Nashville gender-equality panel

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry introduced a new initiative, a Council on Gender Equity, to be spearheaded by public relations guru and MTSU mass communication alumnus (’87) Ronald Roberts.

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Dr. David Badger remembers The Incredible Mr. Ridley

Jim Ridley, editor of the Nashville Scene, film critic, journalist and MTSU alumnus, passed away on April 8, 2016, after suffering a cardiac event in the Scene offices on March 28. He never regained consciousness. He was 50 years old. Ridley was a native of a Murfreesboro. He completed his studies at Middle Tennessee State University, where he graduated […]

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HBO’s Kary Antholis visits MTSU and Bragg Building

Students received a rare end-of-the-semester opportunity to speak one-on-one with an award-winning filmmaker and executive responsible for HBO’s John Adams, Mildred Pierce, Angels in America, From the Earth to the Moon and Cinemax’s The Knick.

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Paslay presented alumni award at Grand Ole Opry

NASHVILLE — MTSU Recording Industry alumnus and country music hit-maker Eric Paslay took a pause from his Tuesday night, March 15, performance at the Grand Ole Opry to belatedly accept one of the top recognitions given by his alma mater.

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College reception welcomes Anastasi to The Tennessean

The movers and shakers in the Nashville journalism community were out on Super Tuesday to welcome Michael Anastasi, the new executive editor of The Tennessean, during a reception held at the First Amendment Center in Nashville.  

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Building relationships at the GRAMMYs

The College of Media and Entertainment celebrated this year’s GRAMMYs in Los Angeles alongside some of the music industry’s top players with three days of activities that profiled its nationally recognized Recording Industry program.

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