Honors College Open House 2019

Welcome to the Honors College Open House information page. We are glad that you are thinking of spending Presidents’ Day with us on Monday, February 18, 2019.

Please click here to register www.mtsu.edu/rsvp  

The tentative schedule and contact information are at the bottom of this webpage.

PARKING INFORMATION FOR STUDENT UNION BUILDING and RIDING THE SHUTTLE

Parking and Directions: Please note that parking will be in the North Rutherford Blvd Parking Lot. This address may be entered into a GPS but it is not exact as it is a parking lot: 580 North Rutherford Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37130. Please watch for signs.

Riding the Shuttle: Please plan to arrive 15-20 minutes early to ride the shuttle to the Student Union building. Parking will be in the Rutherford Blvd lot, blocks G4 and G5 on the printable campus map http://www.mtsu.edu/maps/docs/CampusMap.pdf. The Shuttle will run continuously until 4:00 pm. 

Check the main university webpage in case of inclement weather.
If MTSU is closed, the Honors College will be closed.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE HONORS COLLEGE

More about the Honors College: www.mtsu.edu/honors
Frequently asked questions about Honors: http://www.mtsu.edu/honors/faq.php
Information for prospective students: http://www.mtsu.edu/honors/prospective.php
Questions can be emailed to Laura.Clippard@mtsu.edu.

The Honors College fosters the academic excellence and nurturing environment of a small, select, private, liberal arts college within the setting of a major university. The free exchange of ideas and the opportunity to learn from one another in small classes taught by expert faculty make the Honors College experience rich and meaningful. MTSU also offers approximately 150 majors so there is a wealth of choices.

The schedule outlined below provides a mixture of information about MTSU, educational events, and fun activities for the day. Once registered, you should receive an email with detailed driving and parking instructions.

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY

9:00 AM - 10:40 AM — Recommended: Academic booths and Honors College Information

10:40 AM- 2:30 PM — Optional: Events/Tours for students and families

Honors College Open House Tentative Schedule*
*Schedule is subject to change

MAIN EVENTS (9:00 AM-10:40 AM)

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM — VISIT ACADEMIC BOOTHS

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM — HONORS COLLEGE WELCOME AND INFO SESSION

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM — Drop-in tours of the Honors College Building

Students should plan to visit the Honors College building to tour the facilities, meet our current MTSU honors students and staff, enter drawings for prizes (including scholarships), receive a free Honors College gift, and enter the Presidents’ Day quiz for the chance to win a prize.

OPTIONAL EVENTS (10:40 AM – 2:30 PM)
Scheduling is in process and events are subject to change.

11:00 AM— CAMPUS/HOUSING TOUR

The campus tour will make a stop at Lyon Hall, the living and learning community for Honors students.

**11:15 AM — WALKER LIBRARY TOUR
The MTSU Library provides information, resources, and instructional services to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff and researchers. The building has a capacity for 800,000 volumes and offers 1,500 general reader seats, and 1,000 individual study carrel seats.

**Event is offered twice.

12:30 PM — MOCK TRIAL DEMONSTRATION

Students and their families are invited to watch a Mock Trial Demonstration. The MTSU Mock Trial team has frequently placed among the top ten teams in national competition. Mock Trial participation is open to all MTSU students and is not limited to pre-law majors but has included students in other fields like aerospace, English, and the sciences.

12:30 PM — MAD SCIENCE

Dr. Eric Klumpe, Honors Physics Professor, will provide a “mad science” physics demonstration.  What is fun about physics? Find out when you attend this hands-on event. Both science majors and non-science majors are encouraged to join in the fun.

12:30 pm — SCHOOL OF MUSIC PRESENTATION

The School of Music will conduct a presentation with current students and faculty. This will include an introduction to the various music specializations (majors and minors), ensembles, and other opportunities, and brief performances by select current music students. Visiting students are welcomed to stay and attend classes and ensemble rehearsals or meet with faculty.

**12:30 PM RECORDING INDUSTRY: BEHIND THE SCENES

Take a behind the scenes tour that includes a look at Studio A. Studio A hosts the state-of-the-art API Vision console. The studio is designed to accommodate the needs of audio recording for traditional music production, as well as video and film, and includes a studio, control room, isolation booth, mastering/observation lab, and machine room.

**Event is offered twice.

**1:30 PM — WALKER LIBRARY TOUR
The MTSU Library provides information, resources, and instructional services to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff and researchers. The building has a capacity for 800,000 volumes and offers 1,500 general reader seats, and 1,000 individual study carrel seats.

**Event is offered twice.

1:30 PM — AEROSPACE ATC LAB TOUR

The 3.4 million-dollar air traffic control simulator lab was installed in the summer of 2010. The simulator exceeds the technical capabilities of the ATC simulator at NASA Ames Research Center in California, and provides support in air traffic management systems, human-factor research, technology assessment and large-scale demonstrations for the aerospace industry. The tower lab is a seamless 360-degree fiberglass screen that rises to nine feet with a diameter of 29 feet. The tower simulator gives the feeling of what it’s like to actually be in a real-world tower and to be able to see in every direction.

**1:30 PM RECORDING INDUSTRY: BEHIND THE SCENES

Take a behind the scenes tour that includes a look at Studio A. Studio A hosts the state-of-the-art API Vision console. The studio is designed to accommodate the needs of audio recording for traditional music production, as well as video and film, and includes a studio, control room, isolation booth, mastering/observation lab, and machine room.

**Event is offered twice.

If you have additional questions about the MTSU Honors College Open House, please call (615) 898-5464 or email Laura.Clippard@mtsu.edu.

Registration for the Honors College Open House is located at: www.mtsu.edu/rsvp

 

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