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Letter from the Dean

New Territory


Spring 2018

Vol. 4, No. 1 Dean Terry Whiteside

Development Director Kristin Wells

University Editor Drew Ruble

Art Director Kara Hooper

University Photographers Kimi Conro, Andy Heidt, J. Intintoli, Eric Sutton

Contributing Editor Carol Stuart

Contributing Writers Allison Gorman, Gina K. Logue, Vicky Travis

University President Sidney A. McPhee

University Provost Mark Byrnes

Vice President for Marketing and Communications Andrew Oppmann

Even as our college dives into new territory by starting the construction of a new classroom building that will unite a good portion of our disciplines, we remain true to the common theme that binds our six departments together. Criminal Justice Administration, Human Sciences, Health and Human Performance, Nursing, Psychology, and Social Work all work toward and strive for happier, healthier people and healthier communities. In this issue of the CBHS magazine, Outcomes, you will learn about the new building (scheduled Dean Terry Whiteside to open its doors in 2020) and how it will be a game-changer for the three departments (Criminal Justice, Psychology, Social Work) that will have classroom and lab space within its walls. The lab space that will be available for all of our disciplines will allow an even greater number of our students to participate in groundbreaking research—part of what makes MTSU tops in many fields. One of those top programs is our Industrial/ Organizational Psychology program, which just received a No. 1 ranking from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. You also will learn about some of our talented alumni and faculty who are making a difference in neighborhoods both big and small. You will see how CBHS can take us from the fashion runways of New York City to studying and teaching Nutrition and Food Science in the farthest reaches of the globe. The common theme of our college ties our practitioners and professionals together, working toward the greater goal of developing human potential. Our focus areas, each in a uniquely different way, strive for excellence in teaching, service, and research, while making the world a better place. Now, more than ever, the college needs your help to continue these efforts. Join us in supporting our students, faculty, and departments as we strive for even better outcomes for the students of the future. Please feel free to contact the college with questions or observations at 615-898-2000 or via email at for our new development director.

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