January ‘Out of the Blue’ features psychology prog...

January ‘Out of the Blue’ features psychology program, student-veteran profile, TXMD program [WATCH]

A new year begins with the latest informative episode of “Out of the Blue,” the television magazine program for Middle Tennessee State University

On this January 2024 episode, host Andrew Oppmann explores an in-demand program and concentration in the Psychology Department, hears about how the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center helped a student-veteran connect with the campus and fellow veterans, and spotlights the skilled talent coming out of the Textiles, Merchandising and Design, or TXMD, Program.

Watch the full episode below:

Viewers will hear from:

Ann Galizio and Jay Hinnenkamp, both assistant professors in the Department of Psychology within the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, who discuss the new Applied Behavior Analysis Program, a master’s level track that is part of the experimental psychology concentration.

• Keith Prather, a student veteran and Social Work alumnus, active duty Army reservist and chairman of the Tri-Star Veterans Resource Center in Rutherford County, who discusses his service to military-connected families and his experience as an MTSU graduate student with support from the Daniels Center.

Gina Pisut, chair of the Department of Human Sciences within the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, and Nia Allen, a 2023-24 TXMD dissertation fellow, who discuss the Textile, Merchandising and Design, or TXMD, Program, which includes concentrations in apparel design and fashion merchandising, and the technology being used to train students within the program.

Andrew Oppmann, vice president of marketing and communications
Andrew Oppmann

You can watch “Out of the Blue” anytime online on MTSU’s YouTube channel and on MTSU’s True Blue TV, airing on Murfreesboro cable Channel 9 daily at 6 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Central and on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, as well as on NewsChannel5+ at 3:30 p.m. Sundays.

“Out of the Blue” also is available as iTunes and Google Play podcasts and on other cable outlets in Middle Tennessee, so check local listings. Enjoy previous editions of “Out of the Blue” here in our archives, too.

Interview segments of the monthly “Out of the Blue” TV show are also released weekly as individual podcasts on Spotify. You can find them at

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