MTSU Scholars Week

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MTSU students and faculty kick off the 10th annual Scholars Week (March 16-20) Monday with three high-profile events. The include:


  • UAB marine biology professor James McClintock,an Antarctic Peninsula climate change researcher, discussing "Adventures in Field Work" and Q&A with students from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday in Science Building Room 1190 and providing the keynote address at 7 p.m. Monday in the Student Union Ballroom. McClintock will be available for media interviews at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom;
  • For the College of Education Distinguished Scholars Session, award-winning Tennessean reporter Anita Wadhwaniand Eben Cathey of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition will provide a "Tennessee's Border Children" dialogue on the more than 900 estimated unaccompanied immigrant children living with families in Tennessee. Their 5p.m. Monday event will be held in College of Education Building Room 160; and
  • The Center for Popular Music in the College of Mass Communication offers "The American Guitar Series: A Demonstration and Interview with Bryan Sutton"at 5 p.m. Monday. It is free and open to the public in Room 103 of the Mass Communication Building.

Scholars Week showcases the research and academic pursuits of students and faculty. Organizers have planned a full week of Scholars Days activities. The finale event will be the universitywide Scholars Day expo from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Friday in the Student Union Ballroom. It features performances, video, posters and presentations.

To learn more about Scholars Week, visit


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