Honors College

Open House

Honors College Open House 2015    
 
 

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 16, 2015.

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 140 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.

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM —Academic Booths and Honors College Info

12:30 PM - 4:00 PM — Optional events for students and families

See below for the tentative schedule, which is subject to change.

Students interested in music auditions should email Michael.Parkinson@mtsu.edu.

Three lunch tickets are provided for each student, one for the student and two for the student’s guests. Lunch is not at a specific time so families can decide which 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

For a printable PDF of this webpage click here.

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

Army ROTC

College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition (CALA)

Pre-Professional

Center for Student Involvement & Leadership

College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Education Abroad

College of Business

Financial Aid/Scholarships/MT One Stop

College of Education

Graduate Studies

College of Liberal Arts

Housing and Residential Life

School of Music

Parent and Family Association

College of Mass Communication

Walker Library

University College/Undeclared students

 

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 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.

LUNCH- Three lunch tickets are provided for each student, one for the student and two for the student’s guests. Lunch is not at a specific time so families can decide which time is best for them. You may pick up your tickets in the Lobby of the Student Union Building.

OPTIONAL EVENTS (12:30 PM - 4:00 PM)
*Scheduling is in process and events are subject to change.

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.

1:00 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.

2:45 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.

2:45 PM — Dean Bud Fisher; College of Basic & Applied Sciences
Learn more about science, mathematical, and engineering opportunities at MTSU and nationally. MTSU also has a state-of-the-art, $147-million Science Building. With more than 250,000 square feet for teaching, faculty and student laboratory research, and collaborative learning, the new building is the biggest improvement ever for science education and research at MTSU and for the more than 13,000 students who enroll annually in biology, chemistry, and other science courses.

2:45 PM — Mass Communication Tours-Three options -please select one
Either RIM Behind the Scenes Tour, Center for Innovation in Media 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.

CENTER FOR INNOVATION IN MEDIA
The Center for Innovation in Media is the home of MTSU’s student media including the student newspaper Sidelines, MT10, the student run television station, Match Records, a student run record label and artist development team and WMTS 88.3 the student run 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 LABTentative at this time
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 —Topic TBA
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.

Registration for the Honors College Open House is located at: www.mtsu.edu/rsvp

PARKING INFORMATION FOR STUDENT UNION BUILDING

The day will begin in the Student Union Building. However, for parking, you should park in the Visitor’s Lot which is directly located behind the One Stop Shop. The physical address for the One Stop Shop that can be used with a GPS is 1816 Blue Raider Drive. The SSAC (One Stop Shop) is located in E4 on the campus map. The Visitor’s Lot directly behind it.  Here is a link to a campus map: http://www.mtsu.edu/maps/docs/CampusMap.pdf

The main number for the Honors College is (615) 898-2152.