MTSU faculty and staff appeared on WGNS Radio’s “Action Line” program recently to talk about services offered through the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, this year’s Governor’s School for the Arts event, and a pilot program to teach digital literacy and responsible social media usage to area youth.
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 June 20 program here.
• Kate Goodwin, new director of the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts and assistant professor of theatre in the MTSU Department of Theatre and Dance, who discussed her role and this year’s event.
The recently finished the three-week residency program trains selected public, private and home-schooled rising high school juniors and seniors in music, theater, visual arts, dance and filmmaking, aided by faculty and performing artists from across the country.
• Amelia Bozeman, director of the Murfreesboro/MTSU Service Center for the Tennessee Small Business Development Center and an MTSU alumna, who discussed her new role that began in January.
Headquartered at MTSU, the TSBDC consists of a network of service centers that are connected to universities and community colleges throughout the state and staffed by consultants who provide no-cost virtual and in-person business consulting, training, and resources to help for-profit businesses of any size start, grow, and sustain. The Murfreesboro center is part of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business.
• Dr. Ken Blake, professor in the School of Journalism and Strategic Media, who discussed the recently completed “Come to Voice” program, a partnership with local Boys and Girls Clubs to teach youth about responsible social media usage and digital literacy.
The two weeklong programs were made possible through a Tennessee Board of Regents Student Engagement, Retention, and Success Grant for just over $7,000 that was awarded to Blake and Dr. Jennifer Woodard, associate journalism professor.
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 email@example.com.