Thursday, June 18, 2015

[498] WGNS features MTSU dual enrollment, Camp STEM, entrepreneurship book

Listeners of WGNS radio heard details on these efforts during the June 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:

Dr. Mike Boyle, dean of the University College, discussed MTSU’s expansion of its dual-enrollment offerings. Qualified high school juniors and seniors statewide will be able to take tuition-free online courses for college credit through Middle Tennessee State University’s recently expanded program.

The move follows a new emphasis by the university on its dual-enrollment outreach, which includes MTSU courses to be taught this fall on high school campuses in Rutherford, Williamson and Bradley counties. Read the full story here.

David Lockett, a fourth-grade teacher at Homer Pittard Campus School, talks about Camp STEM at MTSU, a series of four one-week camps for K-5 students focusing on the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. An average of 25 to 50 children attend each week. Joining Lockett on the program was camp participant Nora Peebles-Ross, an 11-year-old homeschooled student from Smyrna. Read the full story and watch a video about the camp here.

Dr. Wayne Rollins, a professor of Business Communication and Entrepreneurship in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business, discussed a new book he co-authored with entrepreneur Gary Bentley entitled “Million Dollar Turtles.”

The book is a quick read that shares “life principles for financial success” and consists of a compilation of anecdotes from the authors’ experiences. The entrepreneurial spirit is emphasized throughout the book.

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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