Johnson Reng, one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan” and an MTSU graduate, will talk about his inspiring life at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 25, and 8 a.m. Sunday, July 1, on “MTSU on the Record” with host Gina Logue on WMOT-FM (89.5 and wmot.org).
Reng fled his native Sudan during the Second Sudanese Civil War and lived in refugee camps until he was able to obtain passage to the United States through nongovernmental humanitarian groups.
An MTSU professor will discuss his upcoming involvement in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on “MTSU on the Record” with host Gina Logue at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 14, and 8 a.m. Sunday, May 20, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and wmot.org).
Dr. Andrew Owusu, associate professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance, will train track and field athletes from his native Ghana, preparing them for the July 20-Aug. 12 event.
Dietrich Stogner, Nashville-based author of the exciting crime novel “72 Hours,” will be the guest on “MTSU on the Record” with host Gina Logue at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, and 8:00 a.m. Sunday, May 13, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and wmot.org).
Stogner, an MTSU alumnus and former U.S. Navy submariner, borrows from his military experiences to craft a story of two ex-seamen who try to help find a friend’s missing daughter. They soon find themselves in over their heads as the mystery and intrigue unwinds.
MTSU Farm Manager Tim Redd and beekeeper Ed Holcombe will discuss their beginning beekeeping course on the next edition of “MTSU on the Record” with host Gina Logue at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, and 8 a.m. Sunday, May 6, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and wmot.org).
The MTSU Farm Labs and Dairy Science Club sponsor the eight-week course each spring. The course registration fee covers all materials, including the materials for constructing a hive, the bees to start a colony and the equipment to practice beekeeping safely.
WMOT-FM (89.5 and wmot.org) will air an encore presentation of Gina Logue’s Aug. 9, 2004, interview with the late president emeritus of Middle Tennessee State University, Dr. Mel Scarlett, on “MTSU on the Record” at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, and at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 29.
Scarlett, who served as MTSU president from 1968-1978, passed away on April 16, 2012, at the age of 91. The interview is about his 2004 book “The Great Rip-Off in American Education: Undergrads Underserved.”