MTSU Event Coordination specialist’s schedul...

MTSU Event Coordination specialist’s scheduling strategy spotlighted at annual conference

Connie Fensky
Connie Fensky

Middle Tennessee State University event coordination specialist Connie Fensky was spotlighted for her work utilizing the 25Live digital scheduling platform at the 2023 CollegeNET User Conference this summer in Portland, Oregon.

Fensky gave a presentation on basic publishing tips using 25Live, the official university scheduling software system.

“Publishing is taking data and feeding it to the master calendar,” explained Fensky, who coordinates all university happenings through the master scheduling system. “I presented a case study on how we use 25Live and how we keep up with everything.”

25Live simplifies every scheduling task, from quick room searches and requests to the most complex scheduling and publishing projects. Academic schedulers and event planners can easily search dates and venues, schedule campus spaces and resources, and run institutionwide reports all in one tool.

Making 25Live work for MTSU is important because the program helps coordinate location availability with events, which average about 5,000 annually, Fensky said.

“Because we are a decentralized-scheduling university, we’re trying to make everyone aware of what we are each doing,” said Quintina Burton, event coordination director.

Ready to help

MTSU’s Event Coordination Department schedules rooms and provides professional consultation to students, faculty and staff regarding any planning of events at MTSU.

“What we’d like to highlight is for new students coming in — really, anybody on campus — that if you’re scheduling events or looking for something to do, we can help,” Burton said.

Event Coordination also maintains the University Master Calendar, which is where the MTSU community can find out what is happening on campus.

If you are considering holding an event on campus, visit For more information, email or call 615-898-5002.

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