(MURFREESBORO) There are numerous activities, events, classes, sporting events and more available to alumni and university friends during the upcoming MTSU Spring Showcase April 5-13.
Working in collaboration with many campus departments and programs, the Office of Alumni Relations will offer the spring showcase allowing university alumni and friends to sample what's taking place inside and outside classrooms this spring.
The full slate of events is listed on www.mtalumni.com. Click on the MTSU Spring Showcase featured item.
Activities and events include:
- The MTSU Arts production of "Spring Awakening," April 5-7.
- College of Media and Entertainment Student Songwriters and Bands Nights, April 5 and April 12.
- 50th anniversary celebrations for Chi Omega sorority (April 6) and Sisters of Alpha Delta Pi (Epsilon Tau chapter) on April 12.
- School of Music concerts, April 9-10 and April 13.
- Jones College of Business Tom and Martha Boyd Ethical Leadership Week keynote discussion with Janet Miller of Colliers International, April 10.
- The 16th annual Kappa Delta Wing Fling, April 13.
- College of Behavioral and Health Sciences' Textiles, Merchandising and Design Runway Show, April 13.
You also can attend a Department of Physics and Astronomy Star Party and aerospace alumni barbecue April 5, catch a Makerspace tour 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 or have lunch and hear tales from outer space with Murfreesboro resident and former NASA astronaut Robert "Hoot" Gibson Monday, April 8.
Rhonda King, Alumni Relations assistant director, said the MTSU Spring Showcase "is a universitywide effort to engage alumni and the community members in today's MTSU. Colleges and departments from all over campus are hosting classes, productions, events, and activities throughout the scheduled nine days."
"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."
And there's quite an array of open classes alumni and the general public can sit in on, especially in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and 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 will be offering personalized tours of campus. "Let us know what you want to see and we will custom design a tour for you," she said.