MTSU’s ‘Out of the Blue’ spotlights sp...

MTSU’s ‘Out of the Blue’ spotlights spring IT conference, dyslexia center, language research [+VIDEO]

In the November 2023 episode of “Out of the Blue,” the television magazine program of Middle Tennessee State University, viewers will learn about an upcoming IT conference on campus, our unique dyslexia center, and undergraduate research in one of our special programs.

Host Andrew Oppmann explores an IT conference hosted by our Department of Information Systems and Analytics this spring that will allow students to present their technology-focused research to scholars from around the world; our one-of-a-kind Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia; and undergraduate research from the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology program.

Watch the full episode below:

Viewers will hear from:

Sam Zaza, associate professor, and Tim Greer, chair, from the Department of Information Systems and Analytics within the Jones College of Business, who discuss 2024 ACM SIGMIS Computers and People Research Conference set for May 29-June 1, 2024, at MTSU. The theme for the conference is “Trust and Legitimacy in Emerging Technologies: Organizational and Societal Implications for People, Places and Power.”

• Karen Hehoe, director of Dyslexia Services for the Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia within the College of Education, who discusses the services the center provides to families and educators.

Kathryn Blankenship, associate professor in the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology program in the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, and graduating senior Victoria Trevino talk about their study exploring vocabulary learning strategies and undergraduate students.

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.

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