MTSU faculty appeared on WGNS Radio’s “Action Line” program recently to talk about an upcoming week of events focused on business ethics and finance, a new “virtual farm” project thanks to a federal grant, and remaining events for this year’s National Women’s History Month celebration.
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 March 15 program here.
• Dr. Anne Anderson, finance professor and Weatherford Chair of Finance in the Jones College of Business, and Dr. Leigh Anne Clark, professor of management and Tolbert Faculty Fellow of Business Ethics, who discussed this year’s combined Ethical Leadership Week and Financial Literacy Week during the first week of April.
MTSU will observe the Tom and Martha Boyd Ethical Leadership Week April 5-9. The week will include local business leaders giving virtual and in-person talks to Jones College of Business students about the importance of ethical leaders. The virtual keynote will be given at 11:20 a.m. Thursday, April 8, via Zoom by branding consultant Mila Grigg, founder/CEO of Moda Image and Brand Consulting. Her presentation is titled “Building and Sharing the Authentic You.”
As part of Financial Literacy Week, MTSU is hosting New England Patriot linebacker and financial literacy advocate Brandon Copeland at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 8, for a presentation open to students only. Registration is required. Copeland was scheduled to visit campus last year, but his appearance was canceled due to the pandemic.
As part of this year’s visit, students can also win a consulting “work out session” with Copeland as well as apply for a $1,000 Ascend Financial Literacy Scholarship. For more information, contact Anderson at Anne.Anderson@mtsu.edu or visit https://mtsu.edu/econfin/tnfinlitweek.php for information about both weeks’ events.
• Cynthia Chafin, associate director of community programs for the MTSU Center for Health and Human Services, who discussed the $816,000 federal grant MTSU secured for the “STEMsational Ag: The Virtual Farm” project.
The grant comes from USDA’s coronavirus response and is appropriate for traditional school settings, both in-person and distance instruction, as well as for homeschooling. Students will learn about agriculture and topics related to STEM, an acronym for the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
In partnership with the School of Agriculture’s Fermentation Science Program, the center will administer the project as a way to provide both formal and informal educational content for K-14 students throughout an 11-state region.
• Maigan Wipfli, director of the June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students, who discussed remaining events for MTSU’s National Women’s History Month celebration.
“Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be Silenced,” which would have been the theme of last year’s calendar of events if not for the COVID-19 pandemic, is this year’s theme. The campus community will celebrate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which was adopted officially on Aug. 26, 1920.
Dr. Mary Frances Berry, former chair of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission through four different presidential administrations, will deliver the keynote address at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, at https://mtsu.zoom.us/s/85112820036. For more information about other remaining events for National Women’s History Month at MTSU, go to www.mtsu.edu/jac/nwhm.php to see the full calendar.
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.