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MTSU Alumni Spring Showcase features many classes, events

There are numerous activities, events, classes, sporting events and more available to alumni and university friends during the upcoming MTSU Alumni Spring Showcase April 5-13.

Working in collaboration with many campus departments and programs, the Office of Alumni Relations will offer the spring showcase to sample what’s taking place inside and outside classrooms this spring.

The full slate of events is listed here at www.mtalumni.com.

CBAS Dean Bud Fischer leads a spring tour at MTSU.

MTSU College of Basic and Applied Sciences Dean Bud Fischer, far left, leads a tour of the Science Building during a previous MTSU Spring Showcase. This year’s showcase will be held April 5-13. (MTSU file photo by Andy Heidt)

Activities and events include:

• The April 5-7 MTSU Arts production of “Spring Awakening.”

College of Media and Entertainment Student Songwriters and Bands Nights, set for Friday, April 5, and Friday, April 12.

• 50th anniversary celebrations for the MTSU chapters of Chi Omega sorority on Saturday, April 6, and Alpha Delta Pi sorority on April 12.

School of Music concerts April 9-10 and Saturday, April 13.

• A keynote address and discussion with Janet Miller of Colliers International, set Wednesday, April 10, as part of the Tom and Martha Boyd Ethical Leadership Week held by MTSU’s Jones College of Business.

• The 16th annual Kappa Delta Wing Fling on April 13.

• The annual Textiles, Merchandising and Design Runway Show on April 13, held by the Department of Human Sciences in the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences.

Legendary MTSU track and field coach Dean Hayes, left, stands with Bonnie Allen, dean of the James E. Walker Library, in front of a current library exhibit chronicling highlights and milestones in the history of the university’s track and field program. (Photo courtesy of GoBlueRaiders.com)

Legendary MTSU track and field coach Dean Hayes, left, stands with Bonnie Allen, dean of the James E. Walker Library, in front of a current library exhibit chronicling highlights and milestones in the history of the university’s track and field program. (Photo courtesy of GoBlueRaiders.com)

Alumni and friends also can:

• Attend a Department of Physics and Astronomy Star Party and a Department of Aerospace alumni barbecue April 5.

• Catch a Makerspace tour Tuesday, April 9, and take in the “Coach Dean Hayes — A Lasting Legacy at Home and Abroad” exhibit all week in the James E. Walker Library.

• Watch the Blue Raider Baseball team play Western Kentucky April 5-7, Vanderbilt April 9 and UAB April 12-13 in home games at Reese Smith Field.

• Have lunch and hear tales from outer space with Murfreesboro resident and former NASA astronaut Capt. Robert “Hoot” Gibson Monday, April 8.

“The MTSU Spring Showcase is a universitywide effort to engage alumni and the community members in today’s MTSU,” said Rhonda King, assistant director of alumni relations. “Colleges and departments from all over campus are hosting classes, productions, events and activities throughout the scheduled nine days

Rhonda Wright King, assistant director, Office of Alumni Relations

Rhonda King

“We invite you to sit in on a class or lecture, see a play, enjoy a concert, gaze at the stars, cheer on the Blue Raiders and more,” she added.

“From fashion to outer space and Harry Potter to chicken wings and many things in between, there is something for everyone during this year’s Spring Showcase.”

There’s quite an array of classes for alumni and the public to join, too, especially in the College of Liberal Arts and College of Basic and Applied Sciences. Subjects include air traffic control, concrete and construction, aerial videography with a drone, Harry Potter-themed lectures, “philosophy of the mind,” folk and fairy tales, and language and literacy in education.

King said the Office of Alumni Relations also will offer personalized tours of campus.

“Let us know what you want to see and we will custom design a tour for you,” she said.

For more information, call 615-898-2922.

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


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