Thursday, March 23, 2017

[352] ‘MTSU On the Record’ examines Scholars Week dedication to learning, knowledge

MURFREESBORO — The next “MTSU On the Record” radio program will preview the university’s annual tribute to academic rigor and critical thinking skills.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Susan Myers-Shirk, interim chair of the Department of History and member of the Scholars Week Committee, will air from 9:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, and from 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, March 26, on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and

Scheduled for March 27-31, Scholars Week enables both undergraduate and graduate students to display their research at various locations around campus with one day set aside for each university college.

Nick Carr, author of “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains,” will deliver the keynote address at 7 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the Student Union Ballroom with a book signing to follow. This event is free and open to the public.

“He looks at the way the technologies of reading and writing have changed over time, and then he links that to ideas about neuroplasticity,” said Myers-Shirk. “He describes the way in which our thinking and reading changed as our tools changed.”

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to

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

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