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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 lmccann@mtsu.edu. Whether you are a prospective student, an alumnus, or just a friend, you can always find us on Facebook and on our College website as well.