MTSU faculty and staff appeared on WGNS Radio recently to share information about a new Sports Media concentration in the school of journalism, ongoing efforts and upcoming events to raise awareness about gender-based violence and events and guest lectures focused on voting rights and citizenship.
The details were shared during the Sept. 16 “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:
• Dr. Chris Bacon, assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Strategic Media, discussed the new Sports Media Concentration launched this fall. The new concentration and minor within MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment will help fill the increasing need for sports media professionals throughout the country. The new programs are a part of a growing trend in higher education of formalized curricula for sports media.
• Kelly Hill, Power of One Prevention Grant coordinator in the June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students, discussed upcoming events to raise awareness about and to combat gender-based violence. Power of One was recently awarded a grant from the MT Engage Office to support interdisciplinary, out-of-classroom learning experiences for students.
• Jimmy Hart, senior director in the MTSU Office of News and Media Relations, discussed the recent MTSU celebration of Constitution Day with a forum featuring former Vice President Al Gore, a women’s suffrage panel and voter registration drive, as well as upcoming lectures focused on the suffrage movement.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.