TSM News and Notes
Director's Chair

It has been a wonderful semester at Murray State and in the Center for TSM.  We began the semester, in August, by welcoming Annie Vandiver to the Center as our newest team member, replacing Amber Harris who relocated to Lexington, KY with her family.  We wish Amber best of luck in her new career at the University of Kentucky!  The TSM Program marked a significant milestone this year in the creation of its first scholarship endowment, created by our TSM National Advisory Board. 
 
In September, we held our annual AT&T Women in Telecom Golf Day.  October was also a busy month for TSM, hosting the Multi-State Telecommunications Summit with the Kentucky Telecom Association and the Kentucky Public Service Commission.  We also celebrated MSU Homecoming by meeting with alumni to discuss opportunities for TSM and alumni to work more closely together.  Throughout the semester, we were joined on campus by over 400 students from 16 different high schools in our CyberCave.  We hope to see many of these students join us this summer for CyberCave Academy.
 
We look forward to the upcoming spring semester and all of the exciting activities coming our way.  There are many opportunities for you to get involved in the future and we encourage you to attend this April's Patterns of Distinction Security Matters Conference, update us on employment opportunities within your company, volunteer to be a guest speaker, or even join in the conversation via our social media platforms.  If interested in becoming more involved, please let us know.
 
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
 
James Gantt, PhD 
Director, Center for TSM

Patterns of Distinction $ecurity Matter$ Conference
April 24, 2014

Community Financial Services Bank (CFSB) and Murray State University Telecommunication Systems Management (TSM) will co-host the annual Patterns of Distinction $ecurity Matter$ Conference at Murray State University's campus on April 24, 2014.  The FREE security conference is for small businesses and security leaders to hear from industry experts on a variety of security based topics. The day is broken into sessions featuring business and information network security POD Security Matters experts discussing security topics for small business representatives and IT professionals.
Semester in the News
Randall Winchester, TSM researcher, represented MSU and  CTSM at the Kentucky Innovation and Entrepreneur Conference in Lexington...

MURRAY STATE'S TSM PROGRAM OF DISTINCTION HOSTS ANNUAL GOLF DAY
Murray State University's Program of Distinction TSM will host the 8th annual AT&T Women in Telecom Golf Day on Sept. 19...

YARALI ACTIVE PARTICIPANT AT IARIA CONFERENCE IN FRANCE
Dr. Abdulrahman Yarali recently took part in the Ninth International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications in Nice, France...

MSU TELECOMMUNICATIONS STUDENTS VISIT VERIZON SWITCH CENTER
Dr. Abdul Yarali took a group of TSM students to the Verizon Switch Center in Chandler, Ind., on Oct. 17...

PROJECT LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP HOSTS MORE THAN 250 STUDENTS
More than 250 students and their teachers from eight West Kentucky schools participated in the fifth annual Project Leadership Workshop sponsored by the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business...

ONLINE TSM PROGRAM RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE BEST FOR QUALITY AND AFFORDABILITY
Recently, the online bachelor's in telecommunication systems management was ranked a national Best Buy for computer science/information technology online degrees...

RAMAGE SPEAKS AT CONFERENCE
Michael Ramage recently took part in the Kentucky Telecom Association-Tennessee Telecommunications Association Joint Conference and Suppliers Showcase in Bowling Green, Ky...

MSU LECTURER TO SPEAK AT KY GIRLS STEM FORUM
Marcia Combs, a lecturer in the telecommunications systems management program at Murray State University, will speak on "Sniffing Out the Secret Scent"...


The Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) at Murray State University is the recipient of a $450,000 grant award from the James Graham Brown Foundation for a new "Internship and Professional Practice" program...
Alumni of the Month
"The satisfaction of completing complicated problems in a complex environment is very fulfilling. Each day is different and poses interesting new problems," says Ben Hocker, TSM alumnus.  See what Ben has been up to lately! 

Upcoming Events

April 4-6
ITERA
Louisville, KY

April 24
Patterns of Distinction Security Matters Conference
Curris Center
Murray State University


June 8-13; 22-27
CyberCave Academy
Industry and Technology Murray State University

July 6-11
Security CyberCave Academy
Industry and Technology Murray State University
WIT 2013
Women in Telecom Golf Day 2013 was a success! Thank you to all of the women and sponsors who helped make this day possible.  We were able to raise money for two scholarships for females in the TSM program. 
High school students interested in technology and want to earn college credit? Registration and Scholarship Applications now available online for 2014 Summer Academy. 
Telecom Summit Logo
The second Multi-State Telecommunications Summit was held at MSU on October 9, 2013.  Conference attendees came from seven states, including Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, Georgia, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, as well as the District of Columbia, to participate in the event.


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