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Website to celebrate ETSU’s 100th

August 24th, 2011 11:03 pm by Madison Mathews

In conjunction with a special keepsake edition of the Johnson City Press, commemorating the 100th anniversary of East Tennessee State University, the Press has launched a new Web page, which celebrates the university’s milestone with a collection of stories, videos, photos and more.
Readers can access the page by visiting or by clicking on the ETSU anniversary button below the headlines on the home page.
In addition to the stories, videos and photo gallery located on the page is a webcam that overlooks the university’s Borchuck Plaza and a special section where readers are invited to share their memories of campus life at ETSU.
The interactive “Memories of ETSU” page is a way for Buccaneers young and old to share in the storied history of the university.
“One of the things we’d like to request of the public and any former ETSU student or someone who has a son or daughter there is to go to the site and share their memories with us,” Press information technology director Alan Broyles said.
After clicking the link on the right side of the ETSU page, readers will be directed to another page where they can register in order to post their memories of the campus.
Broyles said the “Memories” page will remain live until the end of the year.
Once the 14th annual ETSU Pride Week wraps up, the page will be the home for a variety of anniversary-related content that will be included in the Press’ “A Legacy of Impact” edition that is to be published Oct. 9.
The publication will feature stories on the history of the university and its impact on the region. It has been compiled in close association with the university.
“The community has supported it very well. It’s to chronicle the 100-year history of the university, which I think will be a great thing to have,” Press director of sales and marketing Tom Harris said. “We think it will be a collector’s edition or a keepsake edition for most people who have any sort of association with the university.”
In addition to the publication, the Press is putting together a documentary that will be featured on the website, the ETSU page and be available for sale on DVD.
The special edition will be inserted and delivered to everyone who is a Press subscriber, and copies of the edition will be available for purchase.
To order the ETSU anniversary edition of the Press, call 929-3111.

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