Friday, April 19, 2013

[429] Spring into Middle Alumni Weekend activities begin April 19

News and Media Relations contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-5616 or
2nd MTSU contact: Paul Wydra, 615-898-8199 or

MURFREESBORO — Get ready for a full weekend of MTSU activities and Blue Raider fun.

The second Spring into Middle Alumni Weekend will be held this Friday through Sunday, April 19-21, at venues both on and off campus.

There are activities, many of them free, for alumni, friends and families. For a full list, visit either the Office of Alumni Relations website ( or A printable campus map is available online at

People can attend open houses, sporting events, music performances, take tours, use a special pass to utilize the Campus Recreation Center and much more.

“Alumni Weekend allows us to offer a variety of activities drawing alumni and friends of the university back to campus to re-experience MTSU and reacquaint them with events that take place each year,” said Paul Wydra, Alumni Relations assistant director and event coordinator.

Highlights include:

• attending a 75th anniversary reunion of Student Government Association past presidents. It will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Student Union Building’s third-floor Parliamentarian Room;

• participating in Alumni Night at the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, which will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the facility located at 502 S.E. Broad St. in Murfreesboro. RSVP by email to;

• partaking in the Alumni Spring Weekend Lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Kennon Sports Hall of Fame (reservations required and can be made online);

• viewing the aerospace department’s Flight Operations Center (9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday) at Murfreesboro Airport, 1930 Memorial Blvd., and Air Traffic Control Technology and Focus labs (1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday) in the Business and Aerospace Building. RSVP by email to;

• seeing the College of Behavioral and Health Science underwater treadmill from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in Alumni Memorial Gym. (RSVP to or call 615-898-2417);

• attending the Blue Raider spring football game that starts at 1 p.m. in Floyd Stadium;

• using a 20 percent off coupon to make purchases in Phillips Bookstore 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. (Bookstore coupons and Campus Rec Center passes will be available Friday at the Alumni House on Middle Tennessee Boulevard and at Alumni Spring Weekend registration from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kennon Hall of Fame near Murphy Center and Floyd Stadium; and

• hearing the Nashville Chamber Singers (3 p.m.), Kayla Allsop’s junior vocal recital (5 p.m.) and the bras chamber ensemble (7 p.m.) , which will conclude the weekend’s events Sunday in the Wright Music Building.

For more information, call 615-898-2922.


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