MTSU CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
The College of Mass Communication joins MTSU
in celebrating 100 years of excellence
As Dean of MTSU's College of Mass Communication, I welcome you to the Centennial section
of our web site. As the University celebrates its 100th birthday, our College has
some of its own birthdays to commemorate. Although our College and the John Bragg
Building, which is home to most of our facilities, are now 20 years old, the Mass
Communication program has origins going all the way back to 1970, when a Department
of Mass Communication was born.
We have a number of events during the Centennial year that we hope you can attend.
You will find a handy list under "Events" on this web site or by clicking here
. Whether you join us for one of these happenings or just want to drop by when you
are in town, please let us know in advance so we can arrange one of our building tours
for you. You will be impressed by our cutting-edge technology, from a Recording Industry
audio production console to an Electronic Media Communication television news studio
to a Journalism advanced editing and design lab.
You will also want to see our new $1.4 million high definition Mobile Production
Laboratory (a.k.a. "Big Blue), our Center for Innovation in Media (open for use in
spring 2012), our renovated administrative offices and the Center for Popular Music
(now part of the College), which house one of the largest collections of popular music
materials in the country, including wax cylinder recording from the late 1800s, original
sheet music, manuscripts, posters, and, of course, recording in every medium, whether
digital, tape, vinyl, electronic, CD, film or DVD.
There have been other significant changes in the College, including new strategic
and diversity plans, revised curricula, new faculty and staff and new multimedia publications
such as our Alumni Newsletter
, Mass Comments
, and our Annual Report
If you have items, including photos and comments that you would like to add to our
Centennial section, please send them to Lisa McCann at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Whether you are a prospective student, an alumnus, or just a friend, you can always
find us on Facebook
and on our College website