MTSU faculty appeared on WGNS Radio’s “Action Line” program recently to talk about a new supply chain management major, an upcoming ribbon-cutting for new recording studios and successful efforts to improve voter registration and participation among students.
The live program with hosts Scott Walker and Bryan Barrett 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 Nov. 15 program here.
• Dr. Kimball Bullington, management professor in the Jones College of Business, who discussed MTSU’s new supply chain management degree.
The Jennings A. Jones College of Business pursued and received approval in the spring to transform its supply chain management concentration within its Department of Management into a standalone major that provides graduates a leg up in a burgeoning job market.
MTSU’s program is designed so that students gain the technical skills and real-world experience to prepare them for a career in this high-wage, high-demand field. Making up 37% of all jobs in the region, supply chain management is one of the fastest growing industries, with the average starting annual salary for graduates ranging from $55,000 to $65,000. Read more here.
• Dan Pfeifer, professor of recording industry, and Dr. Denise Shackelford, assistant professor of recording industry, who discussed the Dec. 3 grand opening, ribbon-cutting and Listening Night at the new Department of Recording Industry’s East Main Street studios on campus.
Recording industry students are now using Studios D and E — nearly 5,000 square feet of customized, expandable, “world-class” space, complete with control rooms, equipment rooms and an open gathering/reception area — relocated from an aging dorm, targeted for demolition, to the former Parking and Transportation Services Building on East Main Street. Read more here.
• Dr. Mary Evins, a research professor of history and coordinator of the American Democracy Project, who discussed the significant increase in MTSU student voter participation for 2020 and an online lecture series on progressive women.
Student voting at MTSU increased from 44% in both 2016 and 2014 to 65% in 2020 — an increase of 21 percentage points, according to the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement of the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at Tufts University in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Evins is also involved with “Tennessee 101: Tennessee Women in the Progressive Era,” a series of 10 free online lectures sponsored by the Tennessee Historical Society.
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.