In the News: Faculty share info on history, intern...

In the News: Faculty share info on history, interns, Beatles, more

The modernization of a classic Russian building and tips for taking the first steps into the job market are among the topics tackled recently by MTSU personnel in national publications.

Dr. Benjamin Sawyer

Melissa Wald

Angela Pharris

Dr. Benjamin Sawyer, lecturer in the MTSU Department of History, was quoted in the February 2014 edition of Forbes Magazine on the Hotel Ukrainia. The former location of Soviet intrigue in Moscow under Josef Stalin is now the Radisson Royal after a glitzy capitalist makeover. The article is available here.

Angela Pharris, field coordinator for MTSU’s Department of Social Work, and Melissa Wald, internship coordinator for MTSU’s music business program, shared their expertise on how college students can land the internships that are right for them with in a Nov. 26, 2013, post. The article may be viewed here.

Dr. David Penn

Dr. Paul Fischer

Dr. Don Roy

Dr. Don Roy, an MTSU professor of marketing, commented for Medill Reports on the promotional potential of a Super Bowl cruise with several commercial tie-ins compared to a 30-second television ad. Read the article here.

Dr. David Penn, director of the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center in the Jones College of Business, shared his insights for an online article on the National Conference of State Legislators website about how lawmakers can help promote job growth. Read the article here.

And Dr. Paul Fischer, a professor of recording industry, participated in a live panel discussion Feb. 5 at on “How the Beatles Changed the World.” You can read the archived chat conversation here.

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