Honors College

Open House

Honors College Open House 2014    
 
 

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 17, 2014.

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.

          10:30 AM - 12:30 PM are the main events.
          12:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Optional events for students and families.
          See below for the complete schedule.

Three lunch tickets are provided for each student, one for the student and two for the student's guests. Lunch is not a specific time so families can decide what time is best for them.

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

MAIN EVENTS (10:30 AM-12:30 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

11:30 AM-12:30 PM—VISIT ACADEMIC BOOTHS

Admissions
Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition (CALA)
College of Basic and Applied Sciences
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
College of Business
College of Education
College of Liberal Arts
College of Mass Communication
Financial Aid
Housing and Residential Life
Graduate Studies
James E. Walker Library
Parent and Family Association
Study Abroad
Transfer Services
University College

11:30 AM-3:00 PM—Drop-in tours of the Honors College building.
Students should plan to visit the Honors College building to pick up lunch tickets, 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.

OPTIONAL EVENTS (12:30 PM-4:00 PM)

LUNCH- Three lunch tickets are provided for each student, one for the student and two for the student's guests. Lunch is not a specific time so families can decide what time is best for them.

12:30 PM or 1:00 PM - WALKER LIBRARY TOUR
Meet first in the Honors College, Room 218
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.

12:30 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, and 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.

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 — Mass Communication Tours
Either RIM Behind the Scenes Tour or EMC Mobile Video Production Lab

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 room.

EMC MOBILE VIDEO PRODUCTION LAB
MTSU's Mobile Production Lab is a complete high definition video mobile production facility. It is part of our Electronic Media Communication department in the College of Mass Communication. 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
"Yoga and Meditation with an Indian Guru" with Dr. Shelley Thomas.
The lecture series is weekly one-hour lectures designed to stimulate thought and broaden the student's knowledge in a variety of fields.

Please note that the MTSU Dance Program will have an Open House on February 17 as well starting at 1:00 pm. For more information about the Dance Open House, please view their website: www.mtsu.edu/dance or email marsha.barsky@mtsu.edu.

If you have additional questions about the MTSU Honors College Open House, please call (615) 898-2152 or email Laura.Clippard@mtsu.edu. Registration for the Honors College Open House is located at: www.mtsu.edu/rsvp.