MTSU representatives appeared on WGNS Radio recently to talk about the new leadership of the Jones College of Business, an upcoming friendly blood drive competition with a rival university, and this week’s Homecoming 2023 activities.
They appeared on the live “Action Line” program with host Scott Walker 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. 18 program.
• Dr. Joyce Heames, new dean of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business, discussed her new role and plans for leading one of the nation’s top business schools.
Middle Tennessee State University named Heames as new dean of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business earlier this year following a national search for the next leader of the award-winning college. She began her position on July 1.
Formerly dean of the Campbell School of Business at Berry College, a small private liberal arts institution near Rome, Georgia, Heames views the Jones College as well positioned to build on its reputation as a regional leader in business education and a strong pipeline for workforce development in Middle Tennessee.
• Ray Wiley, MTSU True Blue Blood Drive chairman, associate director of MTSU Campus Recreation and a longtime American Red Cross volunteer, discussed by phone the upcoming 100 Miles of Hope Red Cross Blood Drive competition between MTSU and Western Kentucky University.
The annual competition is set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 25-27, at the gymnasium of the Student Health, Wellness and RecreationCenter at 1848 Blue Raider Drive. MTSU Campus Recreation will have 18 reserved parking spots available in front of their facility each day of the drive for on-campus and off-campus donors.
• Beth Dye, assistant director of MTSU Alumni Relations, discussed this week’s Homecoming 2023 activities.
“Once in a Blue Moon” is the theme for Middle Tennessee State University’s 2023 homecoming celebration. MTSU students, alumni and Blue Raider fans are preparing for homecoming festivities — taking place earlier than usual — but all building up to MTSU’s 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, game against the visiting Colorado State University Rams at Floyd Stadium.
The MTSU Alumni Association and Student Government Association are collaborating on numerous special events taking place next week. Several of the SGA and Alumni Association events overlap, as they try to get students and alumni involved.
Students, faculty and staff who are interested in guesting on WGNS to promote their MTSU-related activities should contact Jimmy Hart, senior director of MTSU News and Media Relations, at 615-898-5131 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.