A recent edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program showcased members of an MTSU Spanish translation class who worked on a project that might help save lives.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Alan Campbell, an assistant professor of Spanish in MTSU’s Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and three of his students first aired Jan. 18 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org.
You can listen to their conversation via the SoundCloud link above.
In it, Campbell and students Lorna Hedges, Jordan Marsh and Owen Tadych explain how they translated the training script for the YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee’s Shear Haven initiative into a Spanish version for Spanish-language speakers.
The program instructs barbers, cosmetologists, aestheticians and manicurists in how to talk to their clients about domestic violence.
“What we’re really trying to do here is to provide training to folks in their language so that they’re able to know the resources that are available, understand their responsibilities and the opportunities that they have to help,” Campbell said.
The one-hour course is available both in person and online and became a legal requirement for licensures and certifications with the start of 2022. The Tennessee General Assembly passed the bill in April 2021.
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.
For more information about the radio program, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.