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A little dose of magic, a lot of creativity: MTSU professor uses Animal Crossing, Second Life to help students destress

A little dose of magic, a lot of creativity: MTSU professor uses Animal Crossing, Second Life to help students destress

March 27 2020

After the abrupt disruption of MTSU’s spring semester due to the Coronavirus, students are working hard to adjust to the new learning systems. Classes that were once held in bustling lecture halls are now being held in front of impersonal computer screens, and days that were once filled with casual structure and...

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Students, parents adjust as remote classes begin

Students, parents adjust as remote classes begin

March 24 2020

As students adjust to classes being held remotely, parents and empty-nesters are adjusting to having their college-aged kids back home. 

“Our family is adapting well,” said father Kevin Celata. “We are preparing to welcome our college kids back into our once empty nest.”

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MTSU senior feels university’s support during transition to remote classes

MTSU senior feels university’s support during transition to remote classes

March 24 2020

As students, faculty and staff come to grips with the “new” normal for the remainder of the semester, many are making the most of the unusual circumstances.

Sheridan Sain is a senior majoring in Business Administration,, and is set to graduate in May. She’s also 36 weeks pregnant.

“I’m glad MTSU has ...

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Professor says communication is key as classes go remote

Professor says communication is key as classes go remote

March 24 2020

While students were on an extended spring break last week, professors, faculty and staff worked tirelessly to make sure classes were ready to go remote on Monday, March 23.

“Moving a face to face course online is not as easy as some may think.  The first consideration is how to best convey the course information,” explai...

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