Scholars Week begins for MTSU researchers

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Research, special events and performances will be showcased March 27-April 1 during the annual MTSU Scholars Week.

Scholars Week recognizes the ongoing scholarly efforts and research at the university. Colleges, centers and departments hold Scholars Day activities during the week.

The universitywide Scholars Day runs from 12:40 to 3:15 p.m. Friday, March 31.


To conclude the week, the Department of Human Science's textiles, merchandising and design program will hold its annual Garden Party 2017 TXMD Runway Show at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in the Miller Education Center on Bell Street. Tickets are required and can be purchased through

For more information and the full schedule, visit All events are open to the public. To find parking, visit To learn about parking regulations for visitors, visit


Helping kick things off March 27 will be:

  • Tim Odegard, Murfree Chair of Excellence in Dyslexic Studies at MTSU, speaking at 5:30 p.m. in College of Education Building Room 160.
  • Noted author Nicholas "Nick" Carr bringing the Scholars Week keynote at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. His talk is expected to center on the influence of the Internet.
  • A free performance by traditional string musicians Bobby Taylor on fiddle and Ken Perlman on banjo at 8 p.m. in MTSU's State Farm Lecture Hall, Room S-102, in the Business and Aerospace Building. The Center for Popular Music is presenting them.

The Strickland Visiting Scholar Program and the MTSU Distinguished Lecturers Fund present Carr's keynote, with additional support from the Department of Computer Information Systems, the Department of History, the Office of the Provost, the Office of Research and the College of Liberal Arts.

Faculty and Scholars Week committee member Andrienne Friedli reports the number of posters for the universitywide Scholars Day March 31 "has grown by 25 percent over Scholars Week 2016." Winning posters will be displayed April 3-14 in the James E. Walker Library.

Performances are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. March 31 in the area just outside the ballroom.

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