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MTSU on WGNS: Unity Luncheon nominations, MALA pro...

MTSU on WGNS: Unity Luncheon nominations, MALA program, upcoming guest lecturer

Guests for the Dec. 18 WGNS “Action Line” program with host Bart Walker are, from left, Daniel Green, director of the Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs; Leah Tolbert Lyons, Master of Arts in Liberal Arts program in the MTSU College of Liberal Arts; and associate dean in the MTSU College of Liberal Arts. (MTSU photo ilustration by Jimmy Hart)

MTSU faculty and staff took to WGNS Radio recently to share information about a recently completed faculty research project, a new advisory council to assist veterans and an upcoming special holiday concert on campus.

The details were shared during the Dec. 18 “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.

Guests and their topics (shown above, left to right) were as follows:

• Daniel Green, director in the Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs, discussed the Unity Luncheon nomination process, the MLK Candlelight Vigil and other upcoming Black History Month events.

MTSU is again seeking nominations for the “unsung heroes” throughout the community who will be honored at the upcoming Unity Luncheon, held each February as part of the university’s Black History Month celebration.

More category details, an online nomination form with eligibility requirements and a list of past honorees can be found at www.mtsu.edu/aahm/unity-awards.php. The nomination deadline is Jan. 6, 2018.

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

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

• Dawn McCormack, associate dean, MTSU College of Liberal Arts, discussed the upcoming guest lecture by Dr. Michael Frachetti, associate professor of anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis.

The College of Liberal Arts is hosting Frachetti for a guest lecture scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the State Farm Lecture Hall inside the MTSU Business and Aerospace Building. The lecture is free an open to the public.

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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