Grammy-winning producer and MTSU alum Luke Laird performs at The Rutledge in Nashville, Tenn. on March 27, 2014. His performance was a part of the 2014 Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. (Cat Murphy / MTSU Sidelines)

By Natalie Shipley // Staff Writer Considered “MTSU’s most famous alumnus,” it has been more than 10 years since award-winning songwriter and producer Luke Laird attended the university. “I don’t know how accurate that is, but, hey, if that’s what it is for now, I feel honored,” Laird said during a break in a performance …

By Amanda Gambill Managing Editor Nestled in the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership on the second floor of the Student Union Building are two offices, denoted only by blue script on the wall reading “June Anderson Center.” A quick glance and students might miss it. These are the offices of June Anderson Center for …

By Molly Mobley Contributing writer Professor Charles Clary has been consumed by a passion for art his entire life. As an art professor and a successful 3-D paper sculptor, he’s now able to share his wonderful art affliction with the world. Some of Clary’s earliest memories are of observing his mother, an art teacher, at …

By Blake Jennings Staff writer At 56 and with stark silver hair, physics professor and former NASA engineer, Eric Klumpe (kloom-pa) conveys a youthful and laid-back presence. “Hey dude,” he can be heard saying, sporting a Northface vest, black glasses and a likable, wry smirk. His small, rectangular office space resembles a meeting ground shared …

By Blake Jennings Staff writer At 56 and with stark silver hair, physics professor and former NASA engineer, Eric Klumpe (kloom-pa) conveys a youthful and laid-back presence. “Hey dude,” he can be heard saying, sporting a Northface vest, black glasses and a likable, wry smirk. His small, rectangular office space resembles a meeting ground shared …

By Bailey Robbins Features Editor Campus employees Paul and Marie Junkin spend the workday separately, but have spent life together for almost 48 years. “It’s just something that was meant to be,” 68-year-old Marie said about her husband. “I don’t know what else to say. We’re just supposed to be together.” The first thing she …