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Dean Hails State-of-the-art Science Building on ‘MTSU On the Record’

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The environment in which tomorrow’s scientists will lay the groundwork for their futures is the topic of the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Robert “Bud” Fischer, dean of the MTSU College of Basic and Applied Sciences, will air at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, and at 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org).

MTSU administrators and other dignitaries held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the university’s new $147 million science building Oct. 15. The 257,000-gross-square-foot facility includes six teaching lecture halls, 13 research laboratories and 36 teaching laboratories.

“The research labs … are gigantic,” said Fischer. “They’re meant to be interdisciplinary. They hold more than one faculty member. They hold more than one faculty member’s grad students and undergrads. So it’s really building a team type of atmosphere to do research.”

For more information about the science building, visit www.mtsu.edu/sciencebuilding/.

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to http://www.mtsunews.com/ontherecord/.

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