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Alumni Summer College ‘Greatest Hits’ await June 21-23 attendees

The 10th year of Alumni Summer College at MTSU will combine the best of the previous nine years, as music, food, athletics, history and more await an expected 100 attendees.

Alumni Summer College graphic“Greatest Hits: A Remix of ASC Classics” will be the theme for the June 21-23 event, which will be held at on- and off-campus venues.

Alumni Summer College is an annual three-day program presented by MTSU’s Office of Alumni Relations. Alumni and friends are invited to campus to connect with the university, learn about interesting subjects and have loads of fun, said Rhonda King, alumni assistant director.

MTSU faculty, alumni, and local experts present information in an “edutaining” way through classroom lectures and interactive field trips, King said.

Included are the classes, field trips, tour admissions, meals and traveling by coach buses. Lodging reservations are the responsibility of the participants.

Tuition is $250 per person. Space is limited, and there is a May 15 registration deadline. To learn more, visit www.mtalumni.com or call the Office of Alumni Relations at 615-898-2922.

Alumni Summer College participants are scheduled to hear from Hugh Berryman, nationally recognized forensic scientist. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

Alumni Summer College participants will hear from Dr. Hugh Berryman, nationally recognized forensic scientist. (MTSU file photo by J. Intintoli)

Each year focuses on a different theme that showcases MTSU’s work and study in that particular field, King said. Past themes have included “Exploring Our History,” “How Things Work,” “A Song’s Life,” “Wide World of Sports, “A Century in the Making,” “Whodunnit?”, “Stories from the American Civil War,” “The Science Around Us” and “Food for Thought.”

Here’s a sample of “classes” this year:

  • Touring Davis Science Building and Wiser-Patten Science Hall, which reopened in January after two years and $20 million in renovations.
  • An update from Dr. Hugh Berryman, nationally recognized forensic scientist, on the Mexican-American War Dead Identification Project. Remains of soldiers, most likely Tennesseans, were discovered in Mexico and returned to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware in 2016 after five years of negotiations, sparked by Berryman’s urging.
  • Insights on MTSU men’s and women’s basketball success from head coaches Kermit Davis and Rick Insell.
  • Learning about the MTSU Center for Coaching and Student Success from Department of Health and Human Performance professor Colby Jubenville. The College of Behavioral Sciences center has been designed to address the challenging gap between approaching graduation, graduation and securing gainful employment.
  • Scheduled visits to the Ryman Auditorium, backstage at the Grand Ole Opry and Studio A and dinner at Five Senses Restaurant.

— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)

The world famous Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville will be a stop for those attending the 2017 MTSU Alumni Summer College June 21-23. (Photo by Chris Hollo)

The world famous Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville will be a stop for those attending the 2017 MTSU Alumni Summer College June 21-23. (Photo by Chris Hollo)


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