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MTSU on WGNS: New education center, new public wri...

MTSU on WGNS: New education center, new public writing program, Supreme Court fallout

MTSU faculty appeared on WGNS Radio’s “Action Line” program recently to talk about a new College of Education center, a new Public Writing and Rhetoric degree program and the impact of recent Supreme Court decisions.

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 July 18 program here.

MTSU faculty and staff appeared on WGNS Radio’s June 20 “Action Line” program with host Scott Walker. Guests included, from left in order of appearance, Dr. Michelle Stevens, director of the new Center for Fairness, Justice and Equity; Dr. Eric Detweiler, assistant professor in the Department of English; and Dr. John Vile, dean of the University Honors College, constitutional law scholar and author. (MTSU photo illustration by Jimmy Hart)
MTSU faculty and staff appeared on WGNS Radio’s June 20 “Action Line” program with host Scott Walker. Guests included, from left in order of appearance, Dr. Michelle Stevens, director of the new Center for Fairness, Justice and Equity; Dr. Eric Detweiler, assistant professor in the Department of English; and Dr. John Vile, dean of the University Honors College, constitutional law scholar and author. (MTSU photo illustration by Jimmy Hart)

Guests included:

• Dr. Michelle Stevens, director of the new Center for Fairness, Justice and Equity in the MTSU College of Education, who discuss the center’s mission to diversify the ranks of classroom educators.

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The center, which opened this spring, has a vision “to cultivate an inclusive and diverse College of Education by intentionally recruiting diverse faculty, teacher candidates and educational personnel from a multitude of backgrounds. Increasing diversity benefits the entire COE by yielding creativity, new insights, innovative skills and multiple perspectives.” Lear more here

• Dr. Eric Detweiler, assistant professor in the Department of English and director/faculty advisor for the Public Writing and Rhetoric program, who discussed the new undergraduate program approved earlier this year by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

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This interdisciplinary program includes a four-course core focused on the study and production of rhetorically effective written work for a range of public and professional audiences and purposes. Additional PWR electives allow students to gain further experience in arenas like digital writing, writing with community partners, cultural rhetorics, and technical writing. Learn more here

• Dr. John Vile, dean of the University Honors College, constitutional law scholar and author, who discussed the impact of recent Supreme Court decisions such as Roe v. Wade and the Jan. 6 congressional hearings.

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Vile’s expertise has been much sought after in recent weeks following the landmark decision regarding abortion rights with the overturning of Roe and the ongoing fallout from this historic decision to reverse a 50-plus year precedent.

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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