Honors College Open House 2017
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 20, 2017.
PARKING INFORMATION FOR STUDENT UNION BUILDING
RIDING THE SHUTTLE
Parking and Directions: Please note that parking will be in the North Rutherford Blvd Parking Lot. This address may be entered into a GPS but it is not exact as it is a parking lot: 580 North Rutherford Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37130. Please watch for signs.
Riding the Shuttle: Please plan to arrive 15-20 minutes early to ride the shuttle to the Student Union building. Parking will be in the Rutherford Blvd lot, blocks G4 and G5 on the printable campus map http://mtsu.edu/maps/docs/CampusMap.pdf The Shuttle will run continuously until 4:15 pm.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE HONORS COLLEGE
More about the Honors College: www.mtsu.edu/honors
Frequently asked questions about Honors: http://www.mtsu.edu/honors/faq.php
Information for prospective students: http://www.mtsu.edu/honors/prospective.php
The main number for the Honors College is (615) 898-2152 and questions can be emailed to Laura.Clippard@mtsu.edu.
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. MTSU also offers approximately 150 majors so there is a wealth of choices.
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.
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY, EVENTS AFTER 12:15 pm are optional
10:30 AM - 12:15 PM — Recommended: Academic booths and Honors College Information
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM — Optional: Events/Tours for students and families
Honors College Open House Schedule*
*schedule is subject to change
MAIN EVENTS (10:30 AM-12:15 PM)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM — CHECK IN AT STUDENT UNION BUILDING LOBBY
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM — HONORS COLLEGE WELCOME AND INFO SESSION
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM — VISIT ACADEMIC BOOTHS
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM — Drop-in tours of the Honors College Building.
Students should plan to visit the Honors College building to tour the facilities, meet our current MTSU honors students and staff, enter drawings for prizes (including scholarships), receive a free Honors College gift, and enter the Presidents’ Day quiz for the chance to win a prize.
OPTIONAL EVENTS (12:30 PM - 4:00 PM)
*Scheduling is in process and events are subject to change.
12:30 PM — MOCK TRIAL DEMONSTRATION (tentative)
Students and their families are invited to watch a Mock Trial Demonstration. The MTSU Mock Trial team has frequently placed among the top ten teams in national competition. 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, and the sciences.
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 — WALKER LIBRARY TOUR
The MTSU Library provides information, resources, and instructional services to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff and researchers. The building has a capacity for 800,000 volumes and offers 1,500 general reader seats, and 1,000 individual study carrel seats.
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 Honors students.
2:40 PM — AEROSPACE ATC LAB TOUR
The 3.4 million-dollar air traffic control simulator lab was installed in the summer of 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. 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.
2:40 PM — Media and Entertainment College Tours: Please select one of the three options.
RECORDING INDUSTRY: 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 room.
CENTER FOR INNOVATION IN MEDIA
The Center for Innovation in Media is the home of MTSU’s student run media outlets: Sidelines (student newspaper), MT10 (television station), Match Records (record label and artist development team) and WMTS 88.3 (radio station). In addition to the student media, the CIM is also the home of WMOT 89.5, a university owned NPR affiliate radio station. The combination of professional and student media leads to a converged media experience for students that is unlike any in the country.
EMC MOBILE VIDEO PRODUCTION LAB (tentative)
MTSU’s Mobile Production Lab is a complete high definition video mobile production facility. It is part of our Media Arts department in the College of Media and Entertainment. Many of MTSU’s sporting events are broadcast live on ESPN3. All the work in these broadcasts is done by MTSU students.
3:00 PM — HONORS LECTURE SERIES – Political Speech: How Candidates Win and Leaders Lead by Keel Hunt (The Strategy Group). The lecture series is weekly one-hour lectures designed to stimulate thought and broaden the student’s knowledge in a variety of fields.
If you have additional questions about the MTSU Honors College Open House, please call 615-898-2152 or email Laura.Clippard@mtsu.edu.