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Dr. Mark Malone to Speak on Blues in Mississippi for WCU Lecture Series

Hattiesburg, Miss., March 19, 2013 - Dr. Mark Malone, professor of music at William Carey University, will present a lecture titled, “The Mississippi Blues Trail and Beyond:  Combining Arts and Social Sciences for Elementary Presentation” on Wednesday, March 20, at 3 p.m. in the Lucile Parker Gallery.  

This lecture a part of the WCU’s University Lecture Series.
The presentation will address the classroom unit that Dr. Malone co-authored and developed with Scott Barretta, host of the Highway 61 radio show for Mississippi Public Broadcasting and adjunct instructor of sociology at The University of Mississippi, through a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant.  Consisting of six units (Music, the Meaning of the Blues, Cotton, Transportation, Politics/Civil Rights, Media and the Blues), and eighteen lesson plans, “The Mississippi Blues Trail and Beyond” aligns national standards for arts education with Common Core writing, speaking, and language standards for presentation in fourth grade classrooms. 

The public is invited to attend. Call Sherry Laughlin at 601-318-6170 for more details or contact her at slaughlin@wmcarey.edu.
 

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Pictured is Dr. Mark Malone, professor of music at William Carey University, who will present a lecture titled, “The Mississippi Blues Trail and Beyond: Combining Arts and Social Sciences for Elementary Presentation” on Wednesday, March 20, at 3 p.m. in the Lucile Parker Gallery at WCU. This lecture is a part of the WCU’s University Lecture Series.