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MTSU on WGNS: Homecoming 2020 changes, Music City ...

MTSU on WGNS: Homecoming 2020 changes, Music City Grand Prix partnership, 2020 census deadline

MTSU faculty and community partners appeared on WGNS Radio’s “Action Line” program recently to talk about this year’s modified Homecoming celebration, a partnership between our concrete industry program and the racing industry, and the approaching deadline for everyone to be counted in the 2020 Census.

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 Sept. 21 program here, although a technical glitch prevented the station from including the first segment.

MTSU faculty and community partners appeared on WGNS Radio’s “Action Line” program with host Scott Walker. Pictured, from left, are Dr. Heather Brown, former director of the MTSU School of Concrete and Construction Management program and a professor of concrete industry management; June Iljana, media specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau‘s regional center, which includes Rutherford County and Middle Tennessee; and Rhonda King, MTSU Alumni Relations assistant director. (MTSU photo illustration by Jimmy Hart)

MTSU faculty and community partners appeared on WGNS Radio’s “Action Line” program with host Scott Walker. Pictured, from left, are Dr. Heather Brown, former director of the MTSU School of Concrete and Construction Management program and a professor of concrete industry management; June Iljana, media specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau‘s regional center, which includes Rutherford County and Middle Tennessee; and Rhonda King, MTSU Alumni Relations assistant director. (MTSU photo illustration by Jimmy Hart)

Guests included:

Rhonda King, MTSU Alumni Relations assistant director, discussed the changes to the 2020 MTSU Homecoming, which will feature a first-ever “shoebox parade” and a mix of in-person and virtual events to keep up the True Blue spirit amid COVID-19.

All of the activities will lead up to the 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, Homecoming Game against Conference USA rival Western Kentucky University in Floyd Stadium. Although a technical glitch prevented WGNS from recording King’s segment, find out full details about Homecoming events here.

• Dr. Heather Brown, former director of the MTSU School of Concrete and Construction Management program and a professor of concrete industry management, discussed how the school will add its unique expertise as a partner in the Music City Grand Prix to be held in Nashville in August 2021.

The three-day international festival of speed and sound will be staged on a temporary grand prix circuit in downtown Nashville and around the Nissan Stadium campus. Brown and her colleagues and students will be working “to create environmentally conscious concrete mixes while not sacrificing durability and strength for the race barriers and pit lane.”

June Iljana, media specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau‘s regional center, which includes Rutherford County and Middle Tennessee, joined by phone to discuss the tentative Sept. 30 deadline for residents to fill out the 2020 Census.

Census workers are out making door-to-door visits to reach hard to reach respondents such as MTSU students, who are again reminded that this year’s Census — for the first time ever — can be quickly completed online in minutes at www.my2020census.gov.

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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