MTSU student, faculty and staff representatives appeared on WGNS Radio recently to share information about doctoral music research, an upcoming blood drive and a public event targeting those looking to finish getting their degrees.
The details were shared during the Oct. 21 “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 were as follows:
• Hunter Moore, a Ph.D. student in public history and formerly a Music Row songwriter and folk performer, discussed his doctoral research exploring the music and musicians in Spanish-speaking churches in Murfreesboro.
Moore began exploring the music and musicians of Spanish-speaking churches in Murfreesboro this past January as a student in a course on public history taught by Dr. Martha Norkunas. A Nashville resident, Moore received a Fulbright grant in 2017 to research composers of calypso music in Trinidad and Tobago.
• Ray Wiley, associate director of MTSU Campus Recreation and longtime Red Cross volunteer, and Diane Turnham, senior associate athletic director, longtime donor and blood drive organizer, discussed the upcoming “Bleed Blue, Beat WKU” Blood Drive.
MTSU and Conference USA rival Western Kentucky University will again engage in a friendly competition to see which university community to donate the most blood to bolster the supplies of the American Red Cross. This year’s annual “Bleed Blue, Beat WKU” blood drive is set for Nov. 18-20. The winning campus will be presented a trophy at the Saturday, Nov. 30, game in Bowling Green. To prepare for a blood donation, visit the Red Cross website.
• University College’s Peggy Carpenter, assistant dean, and John Burchfield, director of finance and administration, discussed the Oct. 23 “Finish Your Degree” Q&A event at Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
The come-and-go event runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Chamber, located at 3050 Medical Center Parkway. Working adults and professionals will learn how they can finish their degree faster at MTSU. Degree coordinators, academic advisers, and admissions counselors from MTSU will talk with attendees one-on-one to answer questions about transferring prior credits, choosing a degree program, getting admitted to MTSU, and enrolling in courses to get started. Learn more here.
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 email@example.com.