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TV-43 turning camera on APSU med tech program

2/11/2002
February 11, 2002

Austin Peay's medical technology program will be spotlighted on TV-43 next week after WKAG news reporter Woody Myers visits the campus and talks with current and former med tech students at Gateway Medical Center. Myers' news segment also will look at how recent bioterrorism events have contributed to an increased need for medical technologists.

His interest in the topic was spurred by information sent out by public relations and marketing staff member Cristina Henley as part of an initiative to showcase Austin Peay's offerings and faculty expertise by relating it to current issues and events.

Myers will begin his exploration with a stop by Gateway Medical Center to talk with lab managers and APSU graduates who work there. He'll then visit Austin Peay to meet with Dr. Jim Thompson, associate professor of biological services and director of the medical technology program, to discuss how the profession is responding to the potential for bioterrorism.

The stories are expected to air next Monday, Feb. 18 and Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 9:30 p.m.

"This is a great example of how a quick response from faculty to requests for information from our office can lead to positive publicity for individual departments and for Austin Peay," says Dennie Burke, executive director of public relations and marketing.