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MTSU on WGNS: ‘The Dolly Project’, United Nations ...

MTSU on WGNS: ‘The Dolly Project’, United Nations panels, hands-on audio training

MTSU faculty and staff appeared on WGNS Radio recently to share information about a new CD flute compilation involving MTSU music faculty, a professor’s participation in a series of United Nations panels, and how audio production students are getting real-world experience with live events.

The details were shared during the Aug. 19 “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.

MTSU faculty and staff appeared on WGNS Radio recently to share information with host Bart Walker. Pictured, from left, are Frank Baird, associate professor of audio production in the Department of Recording Industry; Dr. Ben Stickle, associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice Administration; and Dr. Deanna Little, professor of flute in the MTSU School of Music. (MTSU photo illustration by Jimmy Hart)

MTSU faculty and staff appeared on WGNS Radio recently to share information with host Bart Walker. Pictured, from left, are Frank Baird, associate professor of audio production in the Department of Recording Industry; Dr. Ben Stickle, associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice Administration; and Dr. Deanna Little, professor of flute in the MTSU School of Music. (MTSU photo illustration by Jimmy Hart)

Guests and their topics were as follows:

• Dr. Deanna Little, professor of flute in the MTSU School of Music, discussed the “The Dolly Project” CD compilation,an arts­-inclusive, grant-funded project uniting musicians, composers, recording engineers, and artists. Tennessee-born songwriter, musician, and author, Dolly Parton was the source of inspiration for seven new compositions, all of which incorporate a “flavor” of her work.

Funding was awarded through an MTSU Faculty Research and Creative Activities Grant, MTSU Faculty Development Grant, and support from MTSU’s College of Liberal arts and School of Music for this project.MTSU wordmark

• Dr. Ben Stickle, associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice Administration, discussed his experiences and insights after speaking on panels at two separate United Nations events earlier this year on law enforcement roles in combatting violence against women.

Stickle appeared twice at the United Nations this year for panel discussions on issues related to violence against women. The first was the 63rd Session on the Commission on the Status of Women in New York and the second at the 41st Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

Frank Baird, associate professor of audio production in the Department of Recording Industry, discussed the numerous hands-on opportunities his students get through applying their skills at community events as well as learning about event safety, of which Baird is a strong advocate.

MTSU audio production students have helped for the past several years at Nolensville’s Star Spangled Celebration. Baird, who has more than three decades of experience working audio at live events and performances, oversees the students and gives tips and advice as they handle production for the event.

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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