MTSU faculty and staff appeared on WGNS Radio’s “Action Line” program recently to talk about the groundbreaking on a new academic building, efforts to expand the university’s online learning options and ongoing efforts to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to the campus population.
The live program with host Scott Walker 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 April 19 program here.
• Dr. Kelly Strong, professor and first-year director of the MTSU School of Concrete and Construction Management, who discussed the recent groundbreaking of the $40.1 million School of Concrete and Construction Management Building as well as the school’s involvement in the upcoming Music City Grand Prix in Nashville, Tennessee.
MTSU broke ground April 6 on the much-needed 54,000-square-foot new academic building, which is expected to be completed in 15 months in time for Fall 2022 classes. The facility will feature classrooms, faculty and staff offices and laboratory space for Concrete Industry Management and Construction Management, both of which provide interns and ready-to-work graduates awaiting potentially lucrative careers.
• Dr. Trey Martindale, MTSU’s chief online learning officer and head of MTSU Online in the University College, who discussed his new role on campus as well as how a year of serving students during the pandemic is changing and guiding distance and virtual learning for the future.
Martindale leads MTSU Online, a team of professionals that includes a director, instructional designers and support staff. This unit is responsible for facilitating the work of faculty in developing online courses and programs and coordinating supports for students enrolled in online courses.
• Lisa Schrader, director of MTSU Health Promotion, who discussed MTSU’s vaccination efforts and other Health Promotion activities. Middle Tennessee State University students have access to on-campus vaccine clinics offered by Health Services, which is administering the two-shot Moderna vaccine.
Dubbed the “Don’t Miss Your Shot” campaign, this vaccination effort, spearheaded by Health Services personnel, provides an excellent chance for MTSU students — with an appointment — to receive their shot, recently at the Student Union and now at MTSU’s Health, Wellness and Recreation Center location on Blue Raider Drive.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.