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MTSU on WGNS: New dance degree, MTSU Creamery, out...

MTSU on WGNS: New dance degree, MTSU Creamery, outdoor pursuits

MTSU students, faculty and staff took to WGNS Radio recently to share information about the university’s new dance degree, the debut of an on-campus creamery and an extracurricular program for those who love the outdoors.

The details were shared during the June 19 “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.

Guests and their topics were as follows:

• Meg Brooker, assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, discussed MTSU’s new Bachelor of Science degree in dance. The first class of majors pursuing a dance degree at a public university in Tennessee will begin studying this fall.

The Tennessee Board of Regents approved the new degree track in the College of Liberal Arts as one of its final actions this year before relinquishing governance of MTSU to its new Board of Trustees.

Read more at http://mtsunews.com/dance-degree-program/.

• Dr. Jessica Carter, director of the School of Agribusiness & Agriscience; Matthew Wade, farm laboratory director at the MTSU farm; and MTSU students Kayana Fonseca and Jessica Schriver, who work at the MTSU dairy farm, discussed the recent debut ceremony of the MTSU Creamery.

MTSU’s School of Agribusiness & Agriscience has taken its fully operational dairy facility to the next level with the official unveiling of the MTSU Creamery at a June 21 ceremony at the MTSU Science Building — featuring samples of its famous chocolate milk.

Read more at http://mtsunews.com/mtsu-creamery-debut/.

• Mike Bowen, outdoor pursuits coordinator for MTSU Campus Recreation, and Dr. Nancy G. Caukin, assistant professor in the Department of Womack Educational Leadership in the College of Education, discussed their recent trip with a group of students to Spain as part of the MTSU Outdoor Pursuits Program, also known as MTOP.

The cultural and outdoor 10-day trip to Spain featured three days of hiking along the Camino trail and visits to many local cultural sites. The MTOP program offers outdoor activities ranging from white water rafting and kayaking to canoeing, rock climbing or caving, hiking or backpacking.

For more information about the program, visit http://www.mtsu.edu/camprec/outdoors/index.php.

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.

MTSU students, faculty and staff are shown at WGNS Radio studios in downtown Murfreesboro for the airing of the June 19 “Action Line” program. Pictured are, at top row from left to right, Matthew Wade, farm laboratory director at the MTSU farm; MTSU students Kayana Fonseca and Jessica Schriver, who work at the MTSU dairy farm; and Dr. Jessica Carter, director of the School of Agribusiness & Agriscience. At center is Meg Brooker, assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance; and at bottom is Mike Bowen, right, outdoor pursuits coordinator for MTSU Campus Recreation, and Dr. Nancy G. Caukin, assistant professor in the Department of Womack Educational Leadership in the College of Education. (MTSU photo illustration by Jimmy Hart)


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