Welcome to the Honors College Open House information page. We are glad that you are
thinking of spending the day with us on Monday, February 18, 2013.
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.
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. PARKING WILL BE IN THE RUTHERFORD BLVD LOT (NOT BESIDE THE HONORS COLLEGE OR STUDENT
If you are bringing a group larger than five, please email Laura.Clippard@mtsu.edu. Otherwise, please click here to register www.mtsu.edu/rsvp.
Honors College Open House Schedule
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM—CHECK IN AT STUDENT UNION BUILDING
11:00 AM-11:30 AM—HONORS COLLEGE WELCOME AND INFORMATION
After 11:30 AM—students can mix and match their schedules. Lunch tickets are provided
for students and guests.
11:30 AM-12:30 PM—VISIT BOOTHS in Ballroom.
College of Mass Communication
College of Basic and Applied Sciences
Housing and Residential Life
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Parent and Family Association
College of Business
College of Education
College of Liberal Arts
11:30 AM-3:00 PM—Tours of the Honors College Building starting every half hour.
Students should plan to visit the Honors College building to tour the facilities,
meet our current MTSU honors students and staff, enter a drawing for prizes including
scholarships, receive a free Honors College water bottle, and enter the Presidents'
Day quiz for the chance to win a prize. Tours are given every thirty minutes, but
students can just stop in as well.
12:30 PM-1:10 PM— MOCK TRIAL DEMONSTRATION
Students and their families are invited to watch a Mock Trial Demonstration. The MTSU
Mock Trial team placed third in its division and in the top six nationally at the
American Mock Trial Association's 28th annual National Championship Tournament last
year. 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,
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 on the fun.
12:30 PM — NURSING TOUR
The Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building houses state of the art classrooms, two large computer
labs, and seven nursing skills training labs. The tour will include one obstetrics
lab, one pediatric lab with baby and child manikins, an IV skill specific lab demonstration,
and a high fidelity simulation lab demonstration. You will be able to observe a high
fidelity simulation from the control room to illustrate this exciting new way to help
students learn to critically think in a safe environment.
12:30 PM-3:00 pm—Visit the Game Room in Student Union Building.
Families and guests who need a break can play ping-pong, pool, and other games.
1:30 PM — CAMPUS/HOUSING TOUR led by Admissions personnel)
The campus tour will make a stop at Lyon Hall, the living and learning community for
Students and their families who do not wish to take the Admissions Campus/Housing
Tour are welcome to visit MTSU's Honors Living and Learning Residential Hall in the
Lyon Complex (self-guided). Lyon will be open for visitors from 11:30 AM to 3:00 p.m.
2:45 PM — AEROSPACE ATC LAB TOUR
The 3.4 million-dollar air traffic control simulator lab was installed in Summer 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. In both classes and laboratory training, students gain practical
experience in the three-phase air traffic control simulators, which resemble ATC facilities
in a variety of major airports, including Nashville, Memphis, Oklahoma City, and Atlanta.
The tower lab is a seamless 360-degree fiberglass screen that rises to nine feet with
a diameter of 29 feet. The tower simulator really 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. Visitors
can see the planes landing on the runways. The simulator is the only one of its kind
in the world. It can simulate any kind of weather, rain or snow, for training.
2:45 PM Mass Communication Tours
Either RIM Behind the Scenes Tour or EMC Mobile Unit Production Tour
RIM 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
EMC MOBILE PRODUCTION LAB "THE TRUCK"
MTSU's Mobile Production Lab is a complete high definition video mobile production
facility. It's part of our Electronic Media Communication department in the College
of Mass Communication. MTSU uses this truck to teach students how to cover live events
such as sports and concerts. Many of MTSU's sporting events are broadcast live on
ESPN3. All the work in these broadcasts is done by MTSU students. The events are also
broadcast on MTTV, the University's student-run cable channel which can be seen on
Comcast cable channel 10 throughout Rutherford County. This truck is believed to be
the most advanced mobile production lab independently run by any university in the
3:00 PM — HONORS LECTURE SERIES
"Multiverses and the Grand Design" with Dr. Eric Klumpe
The lecture series is a weekly one-hour lectures designed to stimulate thought and
broaden the student's knowledge in a variety of fields.