Friday, April 13, 2018

[332] National Women’s History Month keynote speech rescheduled for April 9 at MTSU

MURFREESBORO — The keynote address for MTSU’s National Women’s History Month celebration has been rescheduled. 

Award-winning actress Selenis Levya, who portrays jail inmate Gloria Mendoza in Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” will speak to the MTSU community at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, in Tucker Theater. Originally, it had been scheduled for Monday, March 19.

The event is open to MTSU ID holders only. A question-and-answer session will follow Levya’s speech. Doors will open one hour prior to the speaking engagement. Seating is limited. 

Leyva is the recipient of a 2014 “Special Achievement Award” from the Association of Latinos as Motivating Action for breaking down barriers in the arts and the 2015 “Jose Ferrer Tepsis Award” from the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors.
The New York-born actress of Cuban and Dominican descent also portrayed the first Latina U.S. senator on the HBO series “Veep.”
For further information, contact Barbara Scales, chair of the MTSU National Women’s History Month Committee and director of the June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students, at 615-898-2193 or

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