March ‘Out of the Blue’ features 2 new...

March ‘Out of the Blue’ features 2 new deans, Grammy-winning faculty member

On this March 2021 episode of Middle Tennessee State University‘s TV magazine show, “Out of the Blue,” we visit with two new deans at MTSU about their plans and goals in their respective areas and a Grammy Award-winning professor from the School of Music about a new scholarship and his work during the pandemic.

Join us this month to hear from:

• Dr. Leah Lyons, interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and an alumna, who discusses her new role and the various leadership positions she’s previously held within the college before taking over last month for the recently departed Dr. Karen Petersen.

Kathleen Schmand, new dean of the James E. Walker Library, who discusses how she’s settling in to her new position after taking the helm in January as well as the importance of having a vibrant, cutting-edge library in today’s higher education landscape.

• Dr. Cedric Dent, professor in the School of Music and former baritone vocalist, music arranger and co-producer of the multi-Grammy Award-winning a cappella group Take 6, who talks about the musical legacy of the group and a new MTSU scholarship in its honor as well as his composing activities during the coronavirus pandemic.

You can watch “Out of the Blue,” with host Andrew Oppmann, anytime online on MTSU’s YouTube channel and on MTSU’s True Blue TV, airing on Murfreesboro cable Channel 9 daily at 7 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 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.