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WGNS features new MTSU opera, Black History Month, Greek life

MTSU faculty and staff shared information on a variety of campus happenings, including an upcoming opera, a full slate of Black History Month events and the latest happenings within the university’s Greek community.

The details were shared during the Feb. 15 “Action Line” program with host Bryan Barrett. 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 Feb. 15 "Action Line" program were, clockwise from top left, Leslie Merritt, new director of Fraternity & Sorority Life at MTSU; top right, MTSU veteran voice professor Stephen Smith; and bottom, from left, LaÕEndia Buchanan, recruiting coordinator/adviser in the MTSU Career Development Center and a member of the MTSU Black History Month Committee, and Daniel Green, new director of the MTSU Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs. (MTSU photo illustration by Jimmy Hart)

MTSU guests for the Feb. 15 “Action Line” program were, clockwise from top left, Leslie Merritt, Fraternity & Sorority Life at MTSU; top right, MTSU voice professor Stephen Smith; and bottom, from left, La’Endia Buchanan, Black History Month Committee, and Daniel Green, director of the MTSU Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs. (MTSU photo illustration by Jimmy Hart)

  • MTSU veteran voice professor Stephen Smith discussed the upcoming performance of the opera “The Tender Land” on March 18 and 20. The MTSU Opera Department will present the creation by American composer Aaron Copland in two performances in Hinton Music Hall of the Wright Music Building at MTSU. The Friday, March 18, performance begins at 7:30 p.m. while the Sunday, March 20, performance begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the general public, and free admission for MTSU students, staff and faculty. For more information, go to www.mtsuarts.com.
  • Daniel Green, new director of the MTSU Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs, and La’Endia Buchanan, recruiting coordinator/adviser in the MTSU Career Development Center and a member of the MTSU Black History Month Committee, discussed the variety of events still on tap for the remainder of the month. Read more at http://www.mtsunews.com/black-history-month-events-2016/.
  • Leslie Merritt, new director of Fraternity & Sorority Life at MTSU, discussed her new role overseeing MTSU’s Greek community. An MTSU alumna, Merritt will work to provide oversight of leadership development and programming for the 22 fraternities and sororities associated with National Pan-Hellenic Council, Panhellenic Council and North American Interfraternity Conference. Read more at http://www.mtsunews.com/merritt-frat-sorority-life-director/.

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.