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MTSU on WGNS: Lifelong Learning courses, Equali-Te...

MTSU on WGNS: Lifelong Learning courses, Equali-Tea event, Walker Library services

MTSU faculty and staff appeared on WGNS Radio recently to share information about an upcoming course offering, a Women’s History Month event and new exhibits and features at the James E. Walker Library.

The details were shared during the March 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.

MTSU faculty and staff appeared on WGNS Radio to share information during the March 18 “Action Line” program with host Bart Walker. Pictured in studio, top left, from left, are Dia Cirillo, Murfreesboro Chapter of the American Association of University Women, and Barbara Scales, June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students; bottom left, from left, Ashley Riley Sousa, assistant history professor, and Connie Huddleston, College of Liberal Arts; and, top right, Bonnie Allen, dean of the James E. Walker Library. (MTSU photo illustration by Jimmy Hart)

MTSU faculty and staff appeared on WGNS Radio to share information during the March 18 “Action Line” program with host Bart Walker. Pictured in studio, top left, from left, are Dia Cirillo, Murfreesboro Chapter of the American Association of University Women, and Barbara Scales, June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students; bottom left, from left, Ashley Riley Sousa, assistant history professor, and Connie Huddleston, College of Liberal Arts; and, top right, Bonnie Allen, dean of the James E. Walker Library. (MTSU photo illustration by Jimmy Hart)

Guests and their topics were as follows:

Connie Huddleston, events coordinator in the College of Liberal Arts, and Ashley Riley Sousa, assistant history professor, discussed the upcoming 2019 Lifelong Learning Series at MTSU.

The courses target adults 50 and older who want to expand their knowledge by taking non-credit classes without tests and homework. This year’s courses will be held May 6, 13, 20 at 28 the MT Center in the Sam Ingram Building.

For more information, go to http://www.mtsu.edu/liberalarts/ and click on the “Lifelong Learning” tab. Or contact Huddleston at 615-494-7628 or connie.huddleston@mtsu.edu.

Barbara Scales, director of the June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students, and Dia Cirillo, Murfreesboro Branch President of the American Association of University Women, or AAUW, discussed the 2019 Equali-Tea Event on April 2.MTSU Wordmark

MTSU Senior Associate Athletic Director Diane Turnham will receive the annual Tempest Award at the third annual event, set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the MTSU Miller Education Center, 503 E. Bell St. in Murfreesboro.

Fawn Weaver, co-founder and chief executive officer of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, the new product honoring Nathan “Nearest” Green, the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States, will be keynote speaker.

Bonnie Allen, dean of the James E. Walker Library at MTSU, discussed library resources, exhibits and upcoming events.

MTSU track and field coach Dean Hayes, as well as that of the Blue Raider track program, is being featured in the exhibit “A Lasting Legacy at Home and Abroad” on the first floor of the library. The exhibit, which will run through April 14, is the first in a partnership between the library, Middle Tennessee Athletics, the Blue Raider Hall of Fame and the Albert Gore Research Center.

The library offers lots of services, and does have a collection of well over a million volumes on the shelves and at least that much online. Also inside is the wonderful “Makerspace,” which opened in fall 2016 and facilitates active-learning experiences and creation of all kinds to acquaint students of all majors with technology, fabrication, and scientific disciplines.

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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