MTSU representatives appeared on WGNS Radio recently to talk about a student honored nationally for her voter registration work, an MTSU center’s support of a recent mental health expo, and a new scholars program through a Jones College of Business chair of excellence.
They appeared on the live “Action Line” program with host Scott Walker 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 26 program.
• Kayla Jenkins, graduate student in MTSU’s Public History Master’s Program and active member of MTSU’s American Democracy Project, who discussed being recently named to the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge’s 2023 Student Voting Honor Roll.
ALL IN is a nonprofit that works with higher education institutions and students across the country to empower them to achieve excellence in nonpartisan student democratic engagement. Along with Jenkins, 174 other students nationwide made ALL IN’s honor roll for going “above and beyond to advance nonpartisan student voter registration, education, and turnout efforts in their communities,” according to the group’s press release.
• Dr. Robin Lee, director of the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services and coordinator of the Professional Counseling Program, who discussed the inaugural First-Aid for Mental Health Youth Wellness Expo and training and services offered by MTSU’s Center for Counseling and Psychological Services
MTSU partnered with R.I.S.E. Coalition to host the inaugural First-Aid for Mental Health Youth Wellness Expo June 24 at MTSU’s Miller Education Center. The event was a collaboration between MTSU’s Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, MTSU Center for Fairness, Justice and Equity, United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, and R.I.S.E. Coalition. The event was free and open to the public.
• Dr. Murat Arik, director of the Business and Economic Research Center and Jennings and holder of the Rebecca Jones Chair of Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning, who discussed the new scholars program launched by chair’s Advisory Committee.
The COE-URP Scholars Program is a nine-month research and engagement program for undergraduate students at Middle Tennessee State University designed to bring students, professors and community members together to address pressing urban and regional concerns through academic research. In addition to gaining relevant experience and learning key skills, students will receive a stipend of $3,900, a completion certificate and the opportunity for a scholarly designation on their graduation diploma.
Students, faculty and staff who are interested in guesting on WGNS to promote their MTSU-related activities should contact Jimmy Hart, director of MTSU News and Media Relations, at 615-898-5131 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.