MTSU "On the Record" 2008
|December 28, 2008||
Title: "Racial Images"
Synopsis: Chris Harris, electronic media communication, explores the portrayal of people of color in photography and the challenges faced by photographers in covering the first African-American president.
|December 21, 2008||
Title: " A Victorian Christmas"
Synopsis: A Victorian Christmas is a beautiful new book based on vintage greeting cards collected by Lucinda Cockrell, coordinator of research collections at MTSU's Center for Popular Music, and is complemented by a CD of traditional Christmas carols by mandolinist Butch Baldassari.
|December 14, 2008||
Title: " The Split Tongue Sparrow"
Synopsis: The Split Tongue Sparrow is the first children's book written by Dr. Jan Hayes, professor emeritus, educational leadership. She talks about how she was inspired to write it during a trip to Asia.
|December 7, 2008||
Title: "Students for Autism Awareness"
Synopsis: Students for Autism Awareness, a new student organization at MTSU, is the topic discussed by its president and founder, Ed Evans, the father of two autistic children.
|November 30, 2008||
Title: "Literacy Ph.D."
Synopsis: MTSU's new Ph.D. program in Literacy Studies is discussed by Dr. Diane Sawyer, director of the Chair of Excellence in Dyslexic Studies.
|November 23, 2008||
Title: " Encyclopedia of the First Amendment"
Synopsis: Two of the three editors of the Encyclopedia of the First Amendment discuss the groundbreaking reference work to which 19 members of the MTSU community contributed.
|November 16, 2008||
Title: "A Christmas Carol"
Synopsis: Actor Allan Barlow, an MTSU alumnus, talks about his work on the timeless Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol" and his workshops with speech and theatre students.
|November 9, 2008||
Title: "TERRA Firma"
Synopsis: Dr. William Canak, professor of sociology, talks about the Tennessee Employment Relations Research Association (TERRA), which will hold its 11th annual conference November 19-21 in Tullahoma.
|November 2, 2008||
Title: "Election 2008"
Synopsis: Dr. Robb McDaniel, associate professor of political science and a winner of a 2008 Outstanding Faculty Award, analyzes the campaigns one more time on the Sunday before Election Day.
|October 26, 2008||
Title: "The Foxes and the Hounds"
Synopsis: Dr. Jack Justin Turner, professor emeritus of international relations, returns to talk his latest historical novel set in the mountains of Kentucky.
|October 19, 2008||
Title: "Making it CLEAR"
Synopsis: Three professors from the MTSU College of Basic and Applied Sciences talk about the research group they have formed.
|October 12, 2008||
Title: "God's Strange Work"
Synopsis: Dr. David Rowe, history professor, discusses his new book, God's Strange Work: William Miller and the End of the World, a biography of one of the pivotal figures in American religious history.
|October 5, 2008||
Title: "Library of Congress Grant"
Synopsis: Dr. Stacey Graham of the Center for Historic Preservation talks about a stipend that will allow students to access many of the primary documents and artifacts that have been digitized by the Library of Congress.
|September 28, 2008||
Title: "Treated Like Royalty"
Synopsis: Recent developments in the world of digital dowloading may give independent musicians new hope both for greater exposure and greater royalties. Ken Sanney, adjunct recording industry professor and licensed attorney, weighs in on the state of the industry.
|September 21, 2008||
Title: "Political Imagery"
Synopsis: We examine the craft of making sure the visual media get the images that politicians want them to have and what political photographers are looking for with Chris Harris, professor of electronic media communication.
|September 14, 2008||
Title: "After the Democratic Convention"
Synopsis: Dr. Robb McDaniel returns to assess the Democrats' chances for victory in November and how they should prepare for the debates.
|September 7, 2008||
Title: "After the Republican Convention"
Synopsis: We take a look back at the pageantry, politics and punditry of the Republican National Convention with Dr. Robb McDaniel, associate professor of political science.
|August 31, 2008||
Title: "The Beijing Olympics in Review"
Synopsis: Dr. Andrew Owusu, former Olympic athlete and assistant professor of health and human performance, reflects on the results of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
|August 24, 2008||
Title: "Disney's Keys to Excellence"
Synopsis: MTSU's College of Business co-sponsors "Disney's Keys to Excellence" program. Bruce Jones, programming director of the Disney Institute, describes and explains the effort to share the company's successful busienss practices to a wider audience.
|August 17, 2008||
Title: "Beyond the Plantation"
Synopsis: "Beyond the Plantation" is a permanent exhibit about the African-American experience at Oaklands Plantation. Dr. Brenden Martin, history professor, led graduate students, including Dollie Boyd, in putting it together.
|August 10, 2008||
Title: "Read Man Walking"
|August 3, 2008||
Title: "MTSU in the Pacific"
Synopsis: In spring 2009, a group of study abroad students led by Dr. Derek Frisby, history professor and Desert Storm veteran, will travel to Guam, Iwo Jima and Pelileu to learn about World War II battles in the Pacific Theater.
|July 27, 2008||
Title: "History Goes Digital"
Synopsis: In fall 2008, Dr. Lorne McWatters, history professor, will offer undergraduates a chance to record history in movies in one of two ways--as a chronicle of their own families or as an exploration of MTSU's heritage.
|July 20, 2008||
Title: "Bob Goes Back to 'Bama"
Synopsis: After nine years at MTSU, Dr. Bob Glenn, vice president for student affairs and vice provost for enrollment management, resigns to take over the presidency of Athens State University.
|July 13, 2008||
Title: "COHRE/Rutherford County Project"
Synopsis: Dr. Michael Hein of MTSU's Center for Organizational and Human Resource Effectiveness (COHRE) and Alanna Sullivan of Rutherford County government talk about the Leadership Academy for Rutherford County employees.
|July 6, 2008||
Title: "New Honors Dean"
Synopsis: Dr. John Vile takes over the University Honors College, leaving the chairmanship of the Department of Political Science after 19 years.
|June 29, 2008||
Title: "Celebration Under the Stars"
Synopsis: Jim Fanguy of University Police, Marlane Sewell and Tom Sage of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation, and Birdie Donnell, president of the board of the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra, preview the annual Independence Day festivities at MTSU.
|June 22, 2008||
Title: "Pondillo on Film and God"
Synopsis: Actor David Lawrence and Dr. Bob Pondillo, electronic media communication, discuss their latest film "Wait ...," which has been accepted at the Cannes Film Festival, and Pondillo goes on to talk about his summer class "Images of God in the American Media."
|June 15, 2008||
Title: "On-Line Education Programs"
Synopsis: The dean of the College of Continuing Education and Distance Learning talks about opportunities for learning via computers.
|June 8, 2008||
Title: "Juvenile Justice--The Activists"
Synopsis: Dr. Sekou Franklin continues his discussion of his research with an emphasis on the grass roots activists who strive for reform and how they organize.
|June 1, 2008||
Title: "Juvenile Justice--The System"
Synopsis: Dr. Sekou Franklin, assistant professor of political science, talks about his research into the problems in the juvenile justice system that have motivated calls for reform.
|May 25, 2008||
Title: "Lonesome Cowgirls and Honky-Tonk Angels"
Synopsis: Dr. Kris McCusker, associate professor of history, discusses her new book, Lonesome Cowgirls and Honky-Tonk Angels: The Women of Barn Dance Radio.
|May 18, 2008||
Title: "Hurricane Katrina: History and Geography";
Synopsis: The 2008 Strickland Visiting Professor talks about "Extreme New Orleans: Growing Beyond the City's Limits.";
|May 11, 2008||
Title: "Religious Iconography and Theme Parks";
Synopsis: Levine, a professor of English and occasional interviewer on WMOT-FM, talks about a lecture he gave recently at MTSU on his trip to a Bible theme park in Orlando and his comparisons with religious iconography through the ages, a very timely topic in view of plans to build a Bible theme park in Rutherford County.
|May 4, 2008||
Title: "Students for a Democratic Society";
Synopsis: A group of students is reviving the 1960s liberal political organization—minus the violence—and is trying to become an official student organization. Jade Short, Ashley Renner, Ariel Franklin and Eric Fields discuss Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).
|Apr. 27, 2008||
Title: "Summer Language Institute"
|Apr. 20, 2008||
Title: "Download This"
Synopsis: The adjunct professor of recording industry (and a practicing attorney) brings us up to date on the latest developments in copyright, Internet and intellectual property issues.
|Apr. 13, 2008||
Title: "Fulbright Scholar"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Vladimir Ilan
Synopsis: The Fulbright Visiting Scholar, a professor of sociology at St. Petersburg State University in Russia, talks about his studies of consumption patterns in various parts of the world and his impressions of MTSU.
|Apr. 6, 2008||
Title: "Women Growing Old Behind Bars"
|Mar. 30, 2008||
Title: "Issues in K-12 Education"
Synopsis: Dr. Mark Byrnes, associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts, professor of political science, and Chairman of the Rutherford County School Board, discusses the ever-changing face of elementary-school and secondary-school public education.
|Mar. 23, 2008||
Title: "Get a Job"
Synopsis: Bill Fletcher, new director of MTSU's Career and Employment Center, talks about his priorities for helping students and alumni deal with the ever-changing job market.
|Mar. 16, 2008||
Title: "McCollum v. Board of Education"
Synopsis: This year marks the 60th anniversary of thelandmark U.S. Supreme Court case McCollum v. Board of Education. The son of the plaintiffs in that case, Dr. James T. McCollum, an upcoming guest speaker at MTSU, discusses the issue of separation of church and state at the heart of the case.
|Mar. 9, 2008||
Title: "Diane Wilson"
|Mar. 2, 2008||
Title: "National Women's History Month"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Terri Johnson
Synopsis: Terri Johnson, director of the June Anderson Women's Center, talks about the wide array of events and activities on tap forthe observance ofNational Women's History Month at MTSU.
|Feb. 24, 2008||
Title: "Nikki Giovanni"
|Feb. 17, 2008||Title: "Collage"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Marsha Powers
Synopsis: Marsha Powers, coordinator, University Honors College, talks about MTSU's literary magazine.
|Feb. 10, 2008||Title: "Post-Mortem of Tsunami Tuesday"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Robb McDaniel
Synopsis: Dr. Robb McDaniel, associate professor of political science, analyzes the results of the giant presidential primary and looks ahead to the nominating conventions.
|Feb. 3, 2008||Title: "Update on Russia"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. Andrei Korobkov
Synopsis: Dr. Andrei Korobkov, associate professor of political science, talks about the changing political, cultural and demographic scene in Russia.
|Jan. 27, 2008||
Title: "Preview of Tsunami Tuesday"
Synopsis: Dr. Michael Nelson, Fulmer Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College and guest lecturer at MTSU Jan. 29, looks ahead to the giant presidential primary in which so many electoral votes are at stake.
|Jan. 20, 2008||
Title: "Political Imagery"
Synopsis: Chris Harris, professor of electronic media communication, talks about the impact of political imagery on the voters.
|Jan. 13, 2008||
Synopsis: The proliferation of user-generated content by mainstream news agencies is discussed by Chris Harris, professor of electronic media communication.
|Jan. 6, 2008||Title: "Judge Fogg"
Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Randy O'Brien
Synopsis: WMOT-FM News Producer Randy O'Brien talks about his first published novel, the story of a judge who worked his way from poverty to glory and scandal.
( encore from 10/28/07)