WGNS features JazzFest, Summer Language Institute,...

WGNS features JazzFest, Summer Language Institute, Blue print Solutions

MTSU faculty and staff again shared their expertise with listeners of WGNS Radio during the April 21 “Action Line” program with veteran host Bart Walker.

The live program was broadcast on FM 100.5, 101.9 and AM 1450 from the WGNS studio in downtown Murfreesboro. Don’t worry if you missed it; you can listen to a podcast of the show here.

Guests included:

• Dr. Gloria Bonner, special assistant to President Sidney McPhee in the Office of University Community Relations, and Bob Scales, founder of JazzFest, who discussed the upcoming Main Street JazzFest 2014.

Bonner is co-chairing this year’s event, set for May 2-3 in downtown Murfreesboro. The event features free admission, free parking, free entertainment and a free children’s area on Saturday, May 3, from noon to 6 p.m., and a free jazz clinic led by singer/songwriter Kevin Whalum at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Center for the Arts downtown. The event will also feature the MTSU Faculty/Combo and MTSU Jazz Ensemble #1.

Those interested in volunteering can learn more here.

• Dr. Shelley Thomas, founder of the MTSU Summer Language Institute, who discussed the 2014 summer classes. Classes this year includes: Spanish 1 and 2, Arabic 1 and 2, German 1 and 2, Latin 1 and teacher training.

The Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition is the official language training operation of the University Honors College. Research shows that the best way to learn a language is the same way you learned your native language — with lots of hands-on methods that are fun and enjoyable.

Learn more about CALA, view video clips of classes, see the summer schedule and register here.

• Ed Arning, director of Printing Services at MTSU, who discussed the opening this semester of the BLUE print Solutions retail services center on the first floor of the Student Union.

The university’s first retail printing center had a grand opening celebration March 24-26 to officially introduce the state-of-the-art printing capabilities now available to the campus community. Learn more here.

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