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MTSU on WGNS: Lifelong Learning, migrant exhibit, women’s expo

MTSU faculty and staff took to the radio recently to discuss an upcoming series of classes open to the community, an ongoing exhibit about Midstate migrants and an upcoming showcase targeting women entrepreneurs.

The details were shared during the April 18 “Action Line” program with host Scott 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 guests for the April 18 WGNS "Action Line" program are, top left, from left, students Joy Rogers, Dalton Cantrell, Mia Kozul, Sam Hulsey and Global Stuies professor Dr. Antonia Vasquez; at right, Connie Huddleston, College of Liberal Arts; bottom right, from left, small business owners Latoya Bennett, Shalonda Brown and Meichelle Gibson. (MTSU photo illustration)

MTSU guests for the April 18 WGNS “Action Line” program are, top left, from left, students Joy Rogers, Dalton Cantrell, Mia Kozul, Sam Hulsey and Global Stuies professor Dr. Antonia Vasquez; at right, Connie Huddleston, College of Liberal Arts; bottom right, from left, small business owners Latoya Bennett, Shalonda Brown and Meichelle Gibson. (MTSU photo illustration)

• Connie Huddleston, coordinator for the College of Liberal Arts, discussed the College of Liberal Arts’ Lifelong Learning Program that starts up again in May.

The homework-free, exam-free classroom experience for older learners is slated for four Mondays — May 2, 9, 16 and 23 — in the Ingram Building, located at 2269 Middle Tennessee Blvd. in Murfreesboro.

Classes in “The Civil War” will take place from 9 to 10:30 a.m. “The History of American Sports” is slated for 10:45 a.m. to noon. “The Philosophy of Happiness” is scheduled for 12:15 to 1:45 p.m.

Learn more here.

• Dr. Antonio Vasquez, professor in the Global Studies and Cultural Geography program, and MTSU student Sam Hulsey, exhibit co-coordinator, along with students Mia Kozul, Dalton Cantrell and Joy Rogers.

The student-led “Migration with Dignity in Middle Tennessee” multimedia exhibit will be open through April 27 at the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, 225 W. College St. in downtown Murfreesboro.

Free and open to the public, the exhibit includes 17 individual testimonies of migrants and their families from different countries of origin who now all call Tennessee their home. Several pieces of student artwork from MTSU professor Sisavanh Houghton’s painting class, as well as video excerpts, are included in the exhibit.

Learn more here.

• Shalonda Brown, owner of The Couture Experience by Shalon (TCES); Latoya Bennett, owner of Ellie Colour wardrobe stylist firm; and Meichelle Gibson, co-owner of Gibson Consulting and Entertainment Group (GCEG), discuss the upcoming “Couture Experience Women in Business Showcase,” a free expo for women.

The showcase will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 30, at the MT Center in the Sam H. Ingram Building on Middle Tennessee Boulevard. The event is part of MTSU’s celebration of National Women’s History Month and is being co-sponsored by the June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students at MTSU.

The Couture Experience is designed to highlight women who are new in business that focus on health, wellness, beauty and fashion. This free half-day power-packed, informative, interactive expo features foods, products, services and strategies for the new/aspiring business owner.

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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