‘MTSU On the Record’ celebrates freedoms with head...

‘MTSU On the Record’ celebrates freedoms with head of new Free Speech Center

MTSU’s new Free Speech Center and the constitutional rights it promotes were the topic of a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Ken Paulson, dean of the College of Media and Entertainment, first aired July 23 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio and You can listen to their conversation above.

Ken Paulson, dean, College of Media and Entertainment

Ken Paulson

The Free Speech Center is a new public policy center at MTSU that will “remind Americans why the First Amendment is so important,” Paulson said. When Paulson steps down as dean in August, he plans to serve as director for the center.

Paulson said the Free Speech Center will house the 1 for All program, a national nonpartisan campaign to promote the five freedoms cited in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — speech, press, assembly, religion and petitioning the government.

“It includes advertising, public service announcements, teaching material in classrooms,” Paulson said. “It includes grants to colleges. We are currently funding First Amendment projects on 25 different campuses across the country.”

To find out more about grants available through the 1 for All program to promote free speech, go to

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at

For more information about the radio program, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.