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MTSU Alumni Summer College wraps up 10th year

MTSU Alumni Summer College wraps up 10th year

They heard about the upcoming Great Tennessee Solar Eclipse, MTSU’s veterans’ initiatives, coaches’ spiel from Kermit Davis and Rick Insell, history from noted forensics expert Hugh Berryman and visited the renovated Wiser-Patten and Davis Science buildings.

They took in part of Nashville’s music scene, visiting the Ryman Auditorium, hearing a songwriters panel, visiting Studio A in the Grand Ole Opry House and taking in a backstage tour and show.

A busy three days concluded Friday (June 23) for nearly 100 people attending the 2017 Alumni Summer College, billed as “Greatest Hits” since the 10th annual event included a “best of” the previous nine years, plus added attractions.

To learn more about the 2018 Alumni Summer College, call 615-898-2922. For more on other Office of Alumni Relations happenings, visit www.mtalumni.com.

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

MTSU Department of Physics and Astronomy chair Ron Henderson shares news about the upcoming Great Tennessee Solar Eclipse with those attending the 2017 Alumni Summer College June 22 in the Keathley University Theater. The solar eclipse will take place Monday, Aug. 21, with Murfreesboro in its direct path. The department plans a major event that day. (MTSU photos by Randy Weiler)

As Aletha Wright, center, takes a photograph of a projected image related to the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, Tina Greer, left, Gary Winton and Dr. Ron Wright watch and listen to Ron Henderson, chair in the MTSU Department of Physics and Astronomy, explain the science behind the solar phenomenon June 22 during the annual Alumni Summer College in the KUC Theater. MTSU will host the Great Tennessee Solar Eclipse that day.


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