Scholars Week 2017 - Schedule of Events

Note: Each college event has separate abstract/title submission processes and deadlines. Please read instructions carefully.

Monday, March 27

College of Business Scholars Day
Business Plan Competition
Monday, March 27th
Location: Lobby, New Student Union 
Time:  11 AM  - 2 PM 
3 Finalists will present at the University-Wide poster session on Friday, March 31st.
More details available online: 

College of Education Scholars Day 
College of Education Poster Presentation for Research and Creative Works for COE Students and Staff.
COE 164, 4:00-5:15 pm.
Submit your poster title/abstract online
. Proposals due: March 14 at 4:00 pm.
For more information contact

College of Education Scholars Day Speaker
Tim Odegard, Murfree Chair of Excellence in Dyslexic Studies in the College of Education. COE 160, 5:30 pm.

Scholars Week Keynote Speaker
Nick Carr - "
The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains"
7:00-8:00 pm, Student Union Ballroom
Book signing to follow.
The keynote lecture is presented by the Strickland Visiting Scholar Program and the MTSU Distinguished Lecturers Fund 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.

College of Media and Entertainment & The Center for Popular Music
Ken Perlman and Bobby Taylor, banjo and fiddle performance and talk
8:00 pm, BAS 102 State Farm Room

Tuesday, March 28

College of Basic and Applied Sciences Scholars Day 
Poster Session
, Science Building Atrium, 11:00-1:00.
Registration deadline: Tuesday March 21.
For more information contact

Wednesday, March 29

College of Liberal Arts Scholars Day
Research Talks and Panels by students and faculty. 
CLA Program (pdf) | CLA Abstracts (pdf)
For more information contact

Department of Communication Studies and Organizational Communication 
Student Speech Contest - Registration deadline: Sunday, February 26.
Todd Hall 204, 4:30 pm.


Friday, March 31

University-Wide Scholars Day: Poster, Multimedia, Performances
New Student Union Ballroom, 12:40 pm – 3:15 pm
Submit your poster title/abstract online. Abstracts due February 28.
Event Contact: Mrs. Leigh Ann Gardner (x7600)

Performance Schedule

Location: Pre-function Area outside Student Union Ballroom
11:30-12:00 Short Plays (faculty mentor: Claudia Barnett)
Destiny Donald, God’s Weapon
Alex Irwin, World’s Best Mom
Laura Pickard, Her Daughter, Angelo
12:00-12:30 Dance Performances (faculty mentor: Meg Brooker)
Ceremonial Figure: a re-imagining of a Mary Wigman choreography, an Honor's Thesis project by Ginny Whaley
Suite from Orpheus ed Eurydice: a preview of MTSU Dance Theatre's Spring Concert, with choreography by Isadora Duncan and staged by Meg Brooker
2:15-2:45 Theatre Performances (faculty mentor: Kristi Schamburger):
 "Hear My Voice" will feature Musical Theatre performers Beth Ann Stripling, Brianna Smart, and Paul Gary. This performance is a selection of empowering pieces including the work of Dolly Parton, Jason Robert Brown, Maltby and Shire and more!

Awards at 3:00 pm
Judging Contacts: Dr. Will Langston (x5489), Jason Vance (x7871),
or Dr. Nat Smith (x8852)

FRCAC Symposium
Research talks by faculty recipients of Faculty Research and Creative Activity (FRCAC) awards
Student Union Parliamentary Room, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Event Contact: Mrs. Leigh Ann Gardner (x7600)

Saturday, April 1

College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, Human Sciences Department, Textiles, Merchandising, and Design Program
The Garden Party 2017 Annual TXMD Runway Show
Miller Educational Center, 5pm, tickets required. 
Garment submissions in the LRC Lobby on March 24th. Any registered MTSU student is invited to submit. For more information contact

April 3-14

First-place posters will be on exhibit in the Walker Library following Scholars Week.
Contact: Jason Vance (x7871)