MTSU on WGNS: Football tickets, religious plurality, ancient finds

MTSU faculty, alumni and staff discussed the latest campus happenings during the Aug. 17 “Action Line” program with veteran 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 included:

MTSU was featured during the Aug. 17 "Action Line" program on WGNS-FM radio. Guests included, at top from left, Dr. Mary Evins, James Kentfield and Danielle Mayeaux; at bottom, Dr. Shannon Hodge. (MTSU illustration by Jimmy Hart)

MTSU guests on the Aug. 17 “Action Line” program on WGNS-FM radio include, shown from left in the top photo, Dr. Mary Evins, James Kentfield and Danielle Mayeaux; and Dr. Shannon Hodge, shown in the lower photo. (MTSU illustration by Jimmy Hart)

• James Kentfield, director of ticket operations for Blue Raider Athletics, and Danielle Mayeaux, assistant athletic director for marketing and ticket sales for MT Athletics, who shared information on how Blue Raider fans can get their season tickets for the upcoming football season, which is fast approaching. Kentfield and Mayeaux also talked about the upcoming promotions and special events scheduled for the season, including the family-friendly Raider Fun Zone and live music during pregame activities.

For more information, visit www.goblueraiders.com/tickets.

• Dr. Mary Evins, a professor with MTSU’s Center for Historic Preservation and coordinator of the American Democracy Project, who discussed religious plurality in higher education curriculums. Evins is coordinating a $120,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to help higher education faculty improve their students’ understanding of diverse cultures.

MTSU joined forces with Cleveland State and Jackson State community colleges, as well as Nashville State at Cookeville and Dyersburg State at Collierville to implement the program. Professors from those schools and other Tennessee Board of Regents schools gathered at MTSU in mid-July for workshops. Read more here.

• Dr. Shannon Hodge, an archaeologist and associate professor in the MTSU Department of Anthropology and Sociology, who discussed a Native American prehistoric site discovered at Black Cat Cave in Murfreesboro.

The discovery of the Native American cemetery at the archaeological site has led the city of Murfreesboro, MTSU, and other public and private partners to secure the cave area and discuss plans for its future. Read 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 jimmy.hart@mtsu.edu.