March ‘Out of the Blue’ highlights financial liter...

March ‘Out of the Blue’ highlights financial literacy, MTSU’s economic impact, student-produced TikToks

The March 2022 edition of Middle Tennessee State University’s “Out of the Blue” TV magazine program features a preview of Financial Literacy Week, a summary of MTSU’s economic impact in the Middle Tennessee area and statewide, and a student-produced video courtesy of Middle Tennessee News.

Join us this month to hear from:

• Dr. Maria King, instructor in the Department of Economics and Finance and director of the Tennessee Council on Economic and Free Enterprise Education in the Jones College of Business, and Dr. Charles Baum, professor in the Department of Economics and Finance, discuss the importance of financial and economic literacy and talk about what we can expect during MTSU’s Financial Literacy Week in April. Learn more at

• Dr. Murat Arik, director of the Business and Economic Research Center and Jones Chair of Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning, discusses the BERC’s recently released study showing that MTSU is a powerful economic engine for the region and entire state of Tennessee, responsible for more than $1.42 billion in economic impact and almost 11,500 jobs statewide in 2021. See the full report at

• MTSU freshman Isabella “Izzy” Gutierrez discusses her involvement on the student team producing TikToks for MTSU’s Division of Marketing and Communications. She also shares a feature story she produced for Middle Tennessee News about her brother, a nationally broadcast radio DJ.

You can watch “Out of the Blue,” with host Andrew Oppmann, anytime online on MTSU’s YouTube channel and on MTSU’s True Blue TV, airing on Murfreesboro cable Channel 9 daily at 6 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m Central  and on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, as well as on NewsChannel5+ at 3:30 p.m. Sundays.

“Out of the Blue” also is available as iTunes and Google Play podcasts and on other cable outlets in Middle Tennessee, so check local listings.

Enjoy previous editions of “Out of the Blue” here in our archives, too.