Tuesday, August 28, 2012

[028] Rwanda-bound MTSU Student Explains Destination Choice to WMOT-FM

FOR RELEASE: Aug. 9, 2012



Rwanda-bound MTSU student explains destination choice to WMOT-FM


MURFREESBORO – An MTSU student who will study in Rwanda this fall will explain her unusual choice of destinations on “MTSU On the Record” with host Gina Logue at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, and 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and wmot.org).

 Brentwood native Kaity Newman, who is majoring in both philosophy and international relations, says she became interested in the African nation after viewing a documentary.

Newman says she made her unique study-abroad decision after Carl Wilkens, director of “World Outside My Shoes,” visited the MTSU campus last March.

Wilkens, the only American to remain in Rwanda after the genocide began in 1994, convinced Newman that the country has made enormous progress in the past 18 years.

You can watch a video of Wilkens’s MTSU lecture at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8jufn25Hxg. You also can listen to a podcast of Wilkens’s appearance on “MTSU On the Record” at http://mtsunews.com/rwanda-revisited.

To listen to previous programs, go to www.mtsunews.com and click on “more” under the “Audio Clips” category.

For more information about “MTSU on the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.



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