WGNS showcases MTSU arts, business contest, studen...

WGNS showcases MTSU arts, business contest, student recruiting

MTSU students, faculty and staff took to the airwaves recently to discuss efforts to share student art with the public, jump-start entrepreneurship in the area and help prospective students with financial aid as well as lure them to the MTSU campus.

Listeners of WGNS radio heard details on these efforts during the Dec. 15 “Action Line” program with veteran host Bart Walker.

The live program 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 show here.

Guests included:

• Student Gallery Committee members Mika Mollenkopf, Erin Potter and Melody Tang, who discussed their work on a new “Fall/Winter Exhibition” open weekdays through Friday, Jan. 2, at the Murfree Art Gallery, located in the Rutherford County Office Building just off the Murfreesboro Public Square.

Members of MTSU’s Student Gallery Committee earned more professional experience in gallery curation, installation and display for this public exhibit. Read more about the exhibit here.

Dr. Bill McDowell, professor and holder of the Pam Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship in the Jones College of Business, who discussed the Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition, open to all current MTSU students and alumni.

The competition is designed to help students and alumni in launching new business ventures, including for-profit businesses, not-for-profit businesses, corporate entrepreneurship, and social enterprise. Learn more here.

Coby Sherlock, an assistant enrollment counselor at MT One Stop, and Nathan Haynes, assistant director of recruitment, who discussed upcoming financial aid and student recruiting events. Sherlock focused on College Goal Tennessee at MTSU, a January event to help prospective students fill out their required FAFSA forms to be eligible for financial aid.

Haynes discussed upcoming recruitment-related events such as True Blue Experience Days, Honors College Open House and Preview Day. For more information about special tour events, visit 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

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