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MTSU on WGNS: Faculty discuss MTSU Spring Poll, ML...

MTSU on WGNS: Faculty discuss MTSU Spring Poll, MLK, economic development [LISTEN]

MTSU faculty appeared on WGNS Radio recently to share information about the latest MTSU Poll, archived letters pertinent to the civil rights movement and a recently release study from the Jones College of Business.

The details were shared during the April 16 “Action Line” program with host Bart Walker. The live program was broadcast on FM 100.5, 101.9 and AM 1450 from the WGNS studio in downtown Murfreesboro. If you missed it, you can listen to a podcast of the show here.

MTSU guests on the April 16 WGNS “Action Line” program were, top, from left, Drs. Jason Reineke and Ken Blake; bottom right, Kent Syler, Gore Research Center; and Dr. Murat Arik, Business and Economic Research Center. (MTSU photo illustration by Jimmy Hart)

MTSU guests on the April 16 WGNS “Action Line” program were, top, from left, Drs. Jason Reineke and Ken Blake; bottom right, Kent Syler, Gore Research Center; and Dr. Murat Arik, Business and Economic Research Center. (MTSU photo illustration by Jimmy Hart)

Guests and their topics were as follows:

• Dr. Ken Blake, director of the MTSU Poll, and Dr. Jason Reineke, associate poll director, discussed the MTSU Poll’s Spring 2018 results, which asked Tennessee voters about a wide variety of topics, including:

Kent Syler, political science professor and special projects coordinator of the Albert Gore Research Center at MTSU, discussed how the Gore Center archives helped commemorate the 50thanniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and the civil rights era.

Syler and one of his students recently worked with The Tennessean to look at some of the historic letters in the Gore Center’s archivespertinent to the civil rights era.

• Dr. Murat Arik, director of the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center, discussed BERC’s recently released comprehensive Wage and Benefit Survey of Midstate manufacturers.

The 41-county Wage and Benefit Survey focused on the compensation and benefits of primarily manufacturers in the region. It provides in-depth data on wages and occupations that can be used by economic development officials as well as HR managers to attract and keep good-paying jobs in the Midstate. The survey was a partnership between MTSU, the Middle Tenn. Industrial Development Association and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

Students, faculty and staff who are interested in guesting on WGNS to promote their MTSU-related activities should contact Jimmy Hart, director of news and media relations, at 615-898-5131 or via email at jimmy.hart@mtsu.edu.


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