Scholars Week 2021 - Schedule of Events

Scholars Week is a weeklong tradition during which MTSU's academic colleges celebrate scholarship, research, and creative activity through a variety of events and activities. Scholars Week 2021 activities will be a motley of hybrid offerings due to COVID-19 restrictions. Due to the potential for a change in university guidelines, please check back periodically for updated information. 

College of Basic and Applied Sciences

The CBAS Poster Session will be held virtually in 2021 and be available for viewing April 12 – 23, 2021.  We invite all CBAS Faculty and Students to visit the CBAS Poster Session via Symposium.  Access to the event will be available beginning April 12 by visiting this website  To view the CBAS poster submissions, please select "Basic and Applied Sciences" under the College tab.  Winners at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels for the CBAS Poster Session will be announced on Friday, April 16.

Any additional questions can be directed to Dr. Alyson Lischka, CBAS Research Committee Chair, at

Please note, this CBAS event has been canceled:
Friday, April 16, 2021
"NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Detector Development Laboratory"
Presented by: Dr. Elissa Williams, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Greenbelt, MD USA

College of Behavioral and Health Sciences 

  • TXMD Annual Runway Show: Textiles, Merchandising, and Design students are joining the ranks in Scholars Week 2021 Creative Activities! The TXMD Annual Runway Show will showcase senior student's final collections. The show's theme this year is "Forces of Nature".  Don't miss this exciting display of MTSU's TXMD talents! Scheduled as a televised event, more details to come.

College of Education 

COE Active Links
Submission:  More info:
Call for Abstracts

College of Liberal Arts

CLA Scholars Day 2021
Wednesday, April 14
11:30 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

Details including abstracts and Zoom registration available at:

11:30 a.m.                   Student and Faculty Panel
12:00 p.m.                   Student and Faculty Individual Research Presentations
12:40 p.m.                   MTSU Arts Projects: Faculty and Student Performances
1:00 p.m.                     Break
1:30 p.m.                     Studying Religion Virtually Panel
2:00 p.m.                     WGST Faculty Research Panel
2:30 p.m.                     WGST Student Research Panel
3:00-5:00 p.m.            Inspired by Goldilocks: Staged Readings of Short Scenes
4:00 p.m.                     Annual MTSU Speech Contest (YouTube release)

College of Liberal Arts Day for Scholars Week 2021
Wednesday, April 14
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (tentative)
All events will be presented virtually

Students and faculty are invited to join us for CLA Scholars Day 2021.  The event will feature scholarly and creative presentations as part of MTSU Scholars Week. Participation from all disciplines within the college is encouraged, as are interdisciplinary proposals.

Presentations will be made virtually (by Zoom or pre-recorded) in the following categories:

  • Individual Research Presentations by students and faculty (approx. 10 minutes each via Zoom)
  • Panel Presentations (30-60 minutes via Zoom)
  • MTSU Arts Projects – creative performances by students and/or faculty

To participate, please complete the online form: CLA Scholars Day Presentations. Submissions must be received by Sunday, March 14.

CLA Scholars Day will also feature the MTSU Scholars Week Annual Speech Contest, hosted by the Department of Communication Studies. The event, co-hosted by the College of Liberal Arts, is open to any current MTSU student who has completed or is enrolled in COMM 2200 through the University. Additional information and applications for this event are online at

College of Media and Entertainment

April 14, 2:00 pm
Wall of Fame & Student Awards Ceremony
Streamed on

April 16, 2:00 pm
Old-Time Music in the 21st Century Unconference

The MTSU Center for Popular Music presents the third and final event in its series of open discussions about old-time music today, with featured panelists and a remote meeting format that encourages audience input. The topic for this event is Sustainability and Community.
Hosts: Greg Reish (Director, MTSU Center for Popular Music) and Dan Margolies (Professor of History, Virginia Wesleyan University)
Zoom registration link will be posted here:



Scholars Week 2020

Scholars Week 2020 -Schedule of Events


Monday, March 30

College of Education

  • College of Education Poster Session, 3:45-5:15 pm, COE 164. Register your poster online. Registration deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020 by 11:59 pm. Event Flier
  • College of Education Lecture: "Creative Leadership," Dr. Douglas Reeves, Founder of Creative Leadership Solutions, 5:30-6:30 pm, COE 160. Open to the public. Event Flier

College of Media and Entertainment

  • Suffragists and the Media, 10:20 am, McWherter Learning Resource Center (LRC), Room #221.
  • Son Jarocho in Tlacotalpan: Sustaining a Global Music in Its Ancestral Home,” CPM Brown Bag Presentation by Dr. Greg Reish, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Center for Popular Music (BRAGG 140).

Tuesday, March 31

College of Basic and Applied Sciences

  • College of Basic and Applied Sciences Poster Session, 10:30 am-12:30 pm (Posters remain up from 10:00-8:00), Science Building Atrium. Registration deadline: March 3, 2020. Registration information and poster guidelines can be found on the CBAS event page.
  • College of Basic and Applied Sciences Lecture: "Archaeology from Space," Sarah Parcak, 6:00, LRC 221. Book signing to follow; copies available to purchase. Open to the public. Event Flier

College of Media and Entertainment

  • Scholars Week Presentation Reception, Tuesday, March 31 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm, Student Union, Room 201.

College of Liberal Arts

Wednesday, April 1

College of Media and Entertainment

  • "Best of Media Arts Department 2019" Screening, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Bragg 103.
  • Studio M Media Marathon, Wednesday through Friday, Bragg 228

Jones College of Business

College of Liberal Arts & Department of Communication Studies

Thursday, April 2 

College of Media and Entertainment

  • Book Launch Reception (ft. Jane Marcellus and Rodrigo Gomez), 2:00-3:00 pm, Bragg 2nd floor.
  • Studio M Media Marathon, Wednesday through Friday, Bragg 228. 

Friday, April 3

University-Wide Poster and Creative Activity Exposition

  • 12:40-3:00, Student Union Ballroom (2nd floor). This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. 

College of Media and Entertainment

  • Songwriting Showcase (ft. Elizabeth Bentley and Julia Cooper), 2:20 PM, Student Union Ballroom.
  • Studio M Media Marathon, Wednesday through Friday, Bragg 228

April 6-22

Walker Library

  • Scholars Week Poster Exhibit of 1st place posters in the library atrium.