Monday, September 29, 2014

[101] WGNS radio features MTSU food course, alumni events, sexual assault awareness

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:

• Dr. Tony Johnston, professor of food science and agribusiness in MTSU’s School of Agribusiness and Agriscience, who discussed “World Food and Society,” a new University Honors College course he created and begins teaching this fall. Students will explore economic, political, social and cultural issues related to food and hunger in the world, including malnutrition, food production, biotechnology, ecological destruction and food aid.

• Rhonda King, assistant director, MTSU Office of Alumni Relations, who discussed a whole host of upcoming alumni-related events as well as Homecoming Week 2014, which is just month away. Among Homecoming Week activities is the Oct. 17 Golden Raiders Reunion and Induction Ceremony honoring the Class of 1964. For more information, visit

• Barbara Scales, director, June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students; Jonell Hinsey, interim director, Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs; and Kim Reynolds, a victim’s advocate with the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program in Rutherford County. They discussed the university’s ongoing efforts to combat sexual violence on campus, including the Oct. 21 public event featuring educator, activist and international lecturer Tony Porter who will share his “A Call to Men” initiative aimed at stopping violence against women.

Students, faculty and staff interested in being a guest 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

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