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In the News: Faculty, staff share expertise on cell phone use, retention

MTSU faculty and staff experts contributed their knowledge to various national media outlets recently, sounding off on cell phones, online media, flesh-eating bacteria and keeping students enrolled in college.

Dr. Mary Farone

Dr. Mary Farone

Dr Stoney Brooks web

Dr. Stoney Brooks

Dr. Mary Farone, a professor of biology, defined and explained flesh-eating bacteria for www.livescience.com. Her comments can be read here.

MTSU WordmarkDr. Stoney Brooks, an assistant professor of computer information systems, commented on the distraction that cell phones present to college students for Campus News. His views are available by clicking here and then clicking on the headline “Students: Put Away That Smart Phone!”

 

 

Campus News story-Stoney Brooks

 

Dr. Richard Sluder

Dr. Richard Sluder

Dr. Larry Burriss

Dr. Larry Burriss

Ken Paulson

Ken Paulson

Dr. Rick Sluder, vice provost for student success, explained MTSU’s strategy for improving retention rates for www.insidehighered.com. The story may be accessed here.

Dr. Larry Burriss, a professor of journalism, and Ken Paulson, dean of the College of Media and Entertainment, expressed their opinions on media law and ethics in online publishing for mediablog.prnewswire.com. His perspectives can be obtained here.

Reporters seeking expertise from MTSU personnel, as well as members of the campus community with expertise for media, may contact Gina Logue in the Office of News and Media Relations at 615-898-5081 or via email at gina.logue@mtsu.edu.

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