Wednesday, January 07, 2015

[242] ‘MTSU On the Record’ focuses on money for educational trips

MURFREESBORO — A new means of financing study-abroad classes in tight financial times is the topic of the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Mark Byrnes, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and

Beginning in the 2015 calendar year, the College of Liberal Arts will offer five scholarships of up to $500 each for experiential learning activities to liberal arts majors.

Applicants must have completed 30 credit hours prior to the semester in which the award will be made. At least 15 credit hours must have been earned at MTSU. A grade-point average of 2.5 or higher is required.

The stipends are applicable to either faculty-led study-abroad programs or credit-bearing unpaid internships. The deadline for meeting the criteria and filing the paperwork is Feb. 6, 2015. More information is available from the College of Liberal Arts at 615-898-2534 or

 “Clearly, we believe in the importance of classroom instruction, homework, lectures, discussions and everything we do here on campus,” said Byrnes. “But an extremely important complement to that is real-life experience. I think it’s really vital to a complete college education.”

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to

For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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