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  • MTSU's Mock Trial team regularly places in the nation's top ten
  • MTSU attracts speakers such as former Congressman Jim Leach, now chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • MTSU students expand their worlds with Education Abroad
  • Constitution Day brings James Madison out of the Honors College dean's office

History of Activities

Student Activiites  Student Awards & Scholarships  Notable Speakers


Student Activities Model UN Team, 2011

  • Pre-Law Club (1970s)
  • College Young Democrats & Young Republicans (1970s)
  • Political Science Honor Fraternity (1970s)
  • Mock Trial Teams. Founded in 1990 by Dr. Vile and Dr. Van Dervort and recognized as one of the nation's leading competitors
  • Mediation Team. Founded in the late 1990s by Dr. Clyde Willis, Mediation team has participated in regional and national tournaments.
  • Moot Court Team. Established by Dr. DiPaolo in 2009, MTSU team qualified for nationals in their first two years of competition.
  • Model United Nations (2000s). A realistic simulation of the actual United Nations, and other international crisis management bodies. MTSU competes in regional and national competitions.
  • Rotaract(2000s). Service club for young men and women to foster inter-national and local civic service, and leadership skills consistent with the principles of Rotary International.
  • Legislative Internship Program
  • Washington Center Program

Student Awards Established Dr. Franklin and Pam Davis at 2011 Awards Ceremony

  • C. C. Sims Award for Achievement in Political Science (beg. 1970s)
  • Parks Award for Achievement in Pre-Law (beg. 1970s)
  • John W. Burgess Award for Achievement in Political Science (beg. 1980s)
  • Jack Justin Turner Award in International Relations (beg. 1980s)
  • Meritorious Service Award (beg. 1990s)

Scholarships Created

  • George T. Adcock Memorial Award Scholarship
  • Joann Arnold Memorial Scholarship
  • Jane Duke Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • James C. Free Endowed Scholarship
  • Harry Horne International Relations Scholarship
  • Norman Parks Scholarship
  • Charles R. Ray Pre-Law Scholarship
  • Anne Twining Sloan Scholarship
  • Gene H. Sloan Scholarship
  • George and Cynthia Vernardakis Scholarship
  • C. C. Sims Award for Achievement in Political Science (beg. 1970s)
  • Parks Award for Achievement in Pre-Law (beg. 1970s)
  • John W. Burgess Award for Achievement in Political Science (beg. 1980s)
  • Jack Justin Turner Award in International Relations (beg. 1980s)
  • Meritorious Service Award (beg. 1990s)

Notable Speakers

1960s

  • Professor Edward C. Banfield (prominent expert on city politics) (1960s)
  • Mayor Beverly Briley of Nashville (1960s)

1970s

  • Honorable Guilford Dudley, U. S. Ambassador to Denmark (1970s)?
  • Honorable Donald Porter, Chairman of the British Conservative National Convention and the Party Board (1970s)

1980s

  • Honorable Joe M. Rodgers, U. S. Ambassador to France (1980s)

1990s

  • Sergei S. Khruschev, son of Nikita Khruschev, Soviet leader during the Cold War (1990s).?
  • Larry Harrington, president of the Interamerican Development Bank (1990s)

2000s

  • Dr. Mary Pat W. Silveira, former United Nations functionary and distinguished alumna (2000s).

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