MTSU’s new education dean, student body president and the Baldwin photo gallery curator and current exhibitor appeared on WGNS Radio recently to talk about their campus activities.
They appeared on the live “Action Line” program with host Scott Walker 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 Oct. 16 program.
• Dr. Neporcha Cone, new dean of the MTSU College of Education, discussed her new role and plans for leading one of the state and region’s top education colleges.
The university’s award-winning teacher preparation program drew Cone in because she believes it is well-positioned to produce great educational leaders. Following a nationwide search, Cone was named to take the helm of the college that represents the university’s founding as a teacher training institution. She comes to MTSU from Kennesaw State University in Georgia, where she was the Chair for the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education. She began her MTSU role in July.
• Michai Mosby, new president of the MTSU Student Government Association, discussed his role and plans in leading the university’s student government body.
One of the youngest SGA presidents ever elected on the Blue Raider campus, Mosby is now a junior who is pursuing a degree in public relations and political science. Mosby said he began his journey in student leadership at Memphis’ Southwind High School where he served as class president. A recent restructuring of the SGA Senate will bring more at-large representation, helping “bring more people who share the same goals, share the same visions as we do and to bring the mission of student government to fruition.”
• Bill Steber, photojournalist and MTSU photography program alumnus, and Shannon Randol, MTSU assistant professor of photography and curator for the Baldwin Photographic Gallery at MTSU, discussed Steber’s exhibit at Baldwin titled “Deep Roots: Evocations of the Mississippi Blues.”
Steber takes a visual and interactive journey into the world of Delta blues with his newly installed exhibit on display through Dec. 9. The exhibit features a collection of images, artifacts and mixed-media artwork from his 30-plus-year exploration and documentation of the Mississippi blues culture.
Students, faculty and staff who are interested in guesting on WGNS to promote their MTSU-related activities should contact Jimmy Hart, director of MTSU News and Media Relations, at 615-898-5131 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.