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MTSU on WGNS: MTSU Write conference, fermentation ...

MTSU on WGNS: MTSU Write conference, fermentation science, MALA program

MTSU faculty and staff appeared on WGNS Radio recently to share information about an upcoming writing conference on campus, an update on the fermentation science program and master’s program that offers flexible curriculum.

The details were shared during the July 15 “Action Line” program with 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.

MTSU faculty and staff appeared on WGNS Radio recently to share information with host Bart Walker. Pictured, from left, are Dr. Tony Johnston, agriculture professor and director of the Fermentation Science Program; MTSU Write Director Jennifer Kates, an English instructor in the College of Liberal Arts; and Dr. Leah Tolbert Lyons, associate professor of French and director of the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts program. (MTSU photo illustration by Jimmy Hart)

MTSU faculty and staff appeared on WGNS Radio recently to share information with host Bart Walker. Pictured, from left, are Dr. Tony Johnston, agriculture professor and director of the Fermentation Science Program; MTSU Write Director Jennifer Kates, an English instructor in the College of Liberal Arts; and Dr. Leah Tolbert Lyons, associate professor of French and director of the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts program. (MTSU photo illustration by Jimmy Hart)

Guests and their topics were as follows:

• MTSU Write Director Jennifer Kates, an English instructor in the College of Liberal Arts, discussed MTSU Write, a from-home mentorship program within the English Department. It is a three-semester program, working with new and experienced writers in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screenwriting, and playwriting.

MTSU Write will host a Fall Creative Writing Conference on campus on Oct. 19 featuring keynote speaker Mary Laura Philpott, author of the memoir “I Miss You When You Blink.” For more information or to register for the conference, email mtsuwrite@mtsu.edu or visit https://www.mtsu.edu/write/index.php and clip on the conference tab.

• Dr. Tony Johnston, agriculture professor and director of the Fermentation Science Program, discussed the program and its partnership with Hop Springs for new analytical and fermentation science labs in Hop Springs’ building space on John Bragg Highway.

The MTSU degree program, which recently graduated its first class, has gained interest from prospective students from all across the country. The recent grads had internships with Yoplait yogurt, Hop Springs and other companies. Read more here.

• Dr. Leah Tolbert Lyons, associate professor of French and director of the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts program, discussed MTSU’s Master of Arts in Liberal Arts program.

MTSU’s College of Liberal Arts offers a Master of Arts in Liberal Arts, which allows students to develop skills and expand knowledge in subjects they’re most passionate about pursuing. The program allows anyone with a bachelor’s degree to earn a graduate degree through a course of study built around subjects they find most captivating. The interdisciplinary, 30-hour program offers a thesis and non-thesis option.

For more information, email mala@mtsu.edu, 615-898-5986 or visit www.mtsu.edu/mala.

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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