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[LISTEN] MTSU on WGNS: Financial Literacy Week, on...

[LISTEN] MTSU on WGNS: Financial Literacy Week, online music master’s, police defensive tactics

MTSU faculty and staff appeared on WGNS Radio’s “Action Line” program recently to talk about campus events for the April 4-8 Financial Literacy Week, the School of Music’s fully online Master of Music program, and an MTSU police officer’s defensive tactics certification.

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 21 program here.

MTSU faculty and staff appeared on WGNS Radio’s March 21 “Action Line” program with host Scott Walker. Guests included, from left in order of appearance, Dr. Anne Anderson, finance professor and the Weatherford Chair of Finance in the Jones College of Business; Dr. Jennifer Vannatta-Hall, interim director of the MTSU School of Music; and MTSU Police Officer Katelynn Erskine. (MTSU photo illustration by Jimmy Hart)

MTSU faculty and staff appeared on WGNS Radio’s March 21 “Action Line” program with host Scott Walker. Guests included, from left in order of appearance, Dr. Anne Anderson, finance professor and the Weatherford Chair of Finance in the Jones College of Business; Dr. Jennifer Vannatta-Hall, interim director of the MTSU School of Music; and MTSU Police Officer Katelynn Erskine. (MTSU photo illustration by Jimmy Hart)

Guests included:

• Dr. Anne Anderson, finance professor and the Weatherford Chair of Finance in the Jones College of Business, who discussed Financial Literacy Week events at MTSU.

MTSU is celebrating Financial Literacy Week, as declared by the Tennessee General Assembly, Monday through Friday, April 4-8, with several enlightening events to better educate students about finances in college and beyond. All events are free and open to the public.

Anderson, holder of the Weatherford Chair of Finance in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business, and Maria Edlin King, a professor of economics, are co-organizers of Financial Literacy Week.

• Dr. Jennifer Vannatta-Hall, interim director of the MTSU School of Music, who discussed the School of Music’s online Master of Music Education program and other offerings.

The fully online Master of Music degree program with a music education specialization is designed for music educators who are currently teaching in K-12 music settings and intended to provide them with tools and perspectives to pursue positions of leadership in the field of music education, specifically in the areas of pedagogy, research, and advocacy.new School of Music logo

Those interested must have a bachelor’s degree in music from an accredited university or college, at least a 3.0 GPA and be concurrently teaching in a K-12 music setting — with at least one year of experience in the classroom — while enrolled in the degree program.

• MTSU Police Officer Katelynn Erskine, who discussed her certification as a defensive tactics instructor, the first female officer to earn that certification within the department.

The designation includes endorsements in both pressure point control tactics and jiujitsu, the latter a system of unarmed combat and physical training that is popular with police departments to help decrease the use of deadly force.MTSU Police Department's new logo

Erskine hopes her new accreditation will give more visibility to female officers in the department, showing them that they too can succeed in even the more physical aspects of the profession.

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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