MTSU Honors College hosts prospective students with Feb. 16 Presidents' Day open house

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High school and transfer students and their families from across Tennessee and beyond are invited to the sixth annual MTSU Honors College Presidents' Day Open House.

The event, which will begin in the Student Union Ballroom and eventually move to the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building and other campus venues, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16. A printable campus map can be found at

To register and for more information online, visit the Honors College website or the Office of Admissions website

The University Honors College fosters the academic excellence and nurturing environment of a small, select, private liberal arts college within the setting of a major university, said Laura Clippard, Honors College academic adviser.

The Honors College also provides expert faculty, unique curricular and extracurricular experiences and "Collage," an award-winning arts and literary magazine.

"It will be a day filled with educational opportunities," Clippard said. "Prospective students will have a chance to meet advisers and experience a slice of university life."

During the day, attendees will have the opportunity to hear College of Basic and Applied Sciences Dean Bud Fischer talk about science and opportunities in the Science Building; witness a mock trial demonstration; see and hear a "mad scientist" demonstration from Department of Physics and Astronomy professor Eric Klumpe and take aerospace and library tours.

"There will be quite a bit of variety for the day," Clippard said. "We receive a tremendous amount of support from the colleges and departments in helping to showcase the best options for future MTSU students."

To help conclude their visit at 3 p.m., participants will have a chance to attend a spring semester Honors Lecture Series with the theme of "Native American Culture."

For more information, call 615-898-5464 or email Clippard at


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