Release date: March 28, 2008
News & Public Affairs contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-2919
Scholars Week contact: Dr. Andrienne Friedli, 615-898-2071
MTSU Scholars Week ’08 Showcases Student, Faculty Research
(MURFREESBORO) — Scholars Week 2008 begins Monday, March 31, with an 11:30 a.m. kickoff in the James E. Walker Library Quad and ends Friday, April 4, with faculty and student poster presentations from 12:40 to 3:30 p.m. in Murphy Center.
Other performances and presentations throughout the week, sponsored by MTSU’s colleges and academic centers, will showcase work being done in these units. Each event will recognize the range and variety of scholarly research and creative activity taking place on the MTSU campus.
“These activities are basic to the work of the university,” says Dr. Bob Petersen, professor of English and member of the Scholars Week planning committee. “But a lot of what our colleagues and students do in these areas is invisible to the rest of us.”
In addition to both faculty and graduate and undergraduate student presenters, other members of the campus community can participate by attending both the April 4 poster session and the various college-sponsored events.
A link to poster abstracts can be found at mtsu.edu/~research/approvedabstracts.pdf.
The schedule of events for Scholars Week 2008 is available on the Web at mtsu.edu/~research/scholarsweek.html and is as follows:
Monday, March 31
Scholars Week Kickoff: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Library Quadrangle.
• 11:30 a.m.: Salsa music.
• Noon: Comments by Drs. Kaylene Gebert, executive vice president and provost, and Michael Allen, vice provost for research. Refreshments will be served. For information, contact Allison McGoffin at 615-898-2953.
Featured College: Business
• Poster Session: 2-3 p.m., south lobby of Business and Aerospace Building. For information, contact Dr. Jeff Hamm at 615-904-8305.
Featured College: Mass Communication
• “Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary Clinton,” Susan Morrison: 12:40-1:40 p.m., Keathley University Center Theater. For information, contact Beverly Keel at
Tuesday, April 1
Featured College: Basic and Applied Sciences
• Hands-On Learning Showcase: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., KUC Knoll (rain location: KUC first- and second-floor lobbies). For information, contact Dr. Saeed Foroudastan at 615-494-8786.
Wednesday, April 2
Featured College: Liberal Arts
• Talks, Panels and Performances. For information, contact Dr. Mark Byrnes at 615-898-2351.
Thursday, April 3
Featured College: Education and Behavioral Science
• Life's Major Questions Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hazlewood Dining Room; $5 advance tickets. For information, contact Dr. Will Langston at 615-898-5489.
Friday, April 4
• Universitywide Poster and Multimedia Exposition: 12:40-2:45 p.m., Murphy Center Track Area; 3-3:30 p.m., presentation awards ceremony with Gebert presiding. Refreshments will be served. For information, contact Dr. Wassimuddin Qureshi at
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