MTSU faculty and staff appeared on WGNS Radio’s “Action Line” program recently to talk about an assistant professor’s upcoming visiting scholar stint, CUSTOMS student orientations sessions this summer, and Career Development Center recognitions and new initiative.
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 May 16 program here.
• Dr. Emmanuel Rowe, assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Technology, who discuss his participation as a National Research Council senior research associate in the coming academic year. For the 2022-23 academic year, Rowe will be participating as a National Research Council Senior Research Associate through a program sponsored by the National Academies of Science/Engineering/Medicine.
Rowe will be stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base working on “Crystal Growth and Characterization of Novel, Functional, Low-Dimensional Materials for Optoelectronic, Nanoelectronic, and Magnetic Applications.” This is a prestigious, paid appointment as a visiting scholar at one of the top labs in the world working with these kinds of materials.
• Dr. Laurie Witherow, associate vice provost for Admissions and Enrollment Services, and Gina Poff, director of New Student and Family Programs, who discussed enrollment trends, CUSTOMS student orientation sessions this summer, campus tours and other important admissions information for prospective students.
CUSTOMS shows new students the ropes on being a student at MTSU. Three sessions open to all incoming freshmen will be held once in May, June and July, while multiple CUSTOMS sessions divided up according to academic college will be held multiple times each month throughout the summer. Date and sessions information can be found here.
For transfer students, there are three remaining virtual CUSTOMS sessions and three in-person sessions available throughout the summer. Dates and other information can be found here.
• Beka Crocket, director of the MTSU Career Development Center, who discussed the center’s inaugural Career Influencer Awards luncheon and launch of the Career 365 initiative.
The Career Development Center held its inaugural Career Influencer Awards luncheon to recognize the community’s career influencers and advisers and also announced the launch of Career 365, a new initiative that empowers both career influencers and students to engage in career conversations even outside of a professional office.
Career 365 puts a focus on the fact that many students begin career conversations with MTSU faculty and/or staff members before coming to the Career Development Center. To bridge the gap between students and the center, “it was imperative to create a network of professionals who are willing and ready to encourage students to learn more about their career competencies and take full advantage of their professional skills,” Crocket said. Learn more here.
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.