One on One: College Student Sara Beth Gideon Chronicles Sports History
Sara Beth Gideon took an unusual approach with her senior thesis at Middle Tennessee State University Honors College. Instead of simply putting her research into words, she created a dramatic exhibit, "Communities, Competitions and the University Campus, 1926-2010." Gideon's thesis, which was the first of its kind presented as a history exhibit, combined her passions for sports and museums. The exhibit is on display at the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County and features great moments in MTSU athletic history, including appearances by legends Terry Bradshaw at the Grantland Rice Bowl in 1969 and Magic Johnson at the NCAA Tournament in 1979. The campus has also hosted state high school football and basketball tournaments since the 1920s. AB Creative Director Catherine Liewen asked Gideon about her year spent working on the exhibit, which runs through May.
Q: What was the inspiration for your project?
Q: Were there any surprises with the project?
Q: What's in the exhibit?
Q: Are you happy with the result?
Q: What are your plans for the future?
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