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Provost: Some students ‘essential’ to MTSU workforce, but health remains ‘top priority’

Provost: Some students ‘essential’ to MTSU workforce, but health remains ‘top priority’

April 9 2020

Erin Coleman works the front end of the process, one of several MTSU students milking more than 50 dairy cows twice daily at the School of Agriculture’s Farm Laboratory in Lascassas, Tennessee.

Brendon Puckett and two others handle the...

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Student defends dissertation from kitchen

Student defends dissertation from kitchen

April 6 2020

In mid-February, Cara Skaggs scheduled a meeting to defend her dissertation to her committee on March 25, 2020. Little did she know that she would be defending four years of hard work from her kitchen table during a global pandemic.

Four years ago, Cara, a wife and mother of two daughters, said she felt called to earn her third degree fr...

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MTSU Online, Remote Learning: What's the difference?

MTSU Online, Remote Learning: What's the difference?

March 31 2020

If you feel that your world has been turned upside in the last few weeks, please don’t feel like you’re all alone. You’ve gone through more change in a short amount of time than possibly you ever have and, hopefully, ever will again. Every industry and every organization have been impacted and working to continue their mission ...

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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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