Reception celebrates new ‘Centennial Legacy&...

Reception celebrates new ‘Centennial Legacy’ book

MTSU history professor Janice M. Leone and the colleagues whose work she edited in Middle Tennessee State University: A Centennial Legacy joined the University in celebrating the book’s release at a special reception on Nov. 29.

The free public event was held in Cantrell Hall in the Tom Jackson Building on campus.

In 2008, University Honors College Dean John Vile encouraged the college to participate in MTSU’s upcoming Centennial Celebration.

Leone, who is associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts, worked with Honors Associate Dean Scott Carnicom to develop the fall 2009 Honors Lecture Series , “Blue Raider Milestones: Approaching the Centennial.”

Those nine lectures became original essays and, paired with three new essays, became the 12 chapters of A Centennial Legacy.

Current and retired MTSU history faculty are the essayists included in the book’s 302 pages, along with emeritus professor of economics Dr. Reuben Kyle; John Lodl, Rutherford County Archives director; history graduate student Jordan Kirkman; and former Honors Dean Phil Mathis.

Learn more about the book in the current Honors Edition magazine, which is available online at (page 41).

To order the book, call Phillips Bookstore at 615-898-5679. Copies also are available at local bookstores as well as from online booksellers.