Friday, January 17, 2014

[324] Blue Raider Leadership Summit showcases techniques of effective leadership

MURFREESBORO — The next generation of leaders will learn the skills that will drive them to success at MTSU’s Blue Raider Leadership Summit.

Subtitled “So You Think You Can Lead,” this one-day opportunity is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, in the Student Union ballroom.

“There will be a variety of presentations and interactive activities to appeal to different students’ learning styles,” said Jackie Victory, director of the Office of Student Organizations & Service.

This year, students can choose from three concurrent tracks: emerging leadership, women’s leadership and Greek new members.

“Students are free to attend more than one track,” said Victory. “We’ve been doing this since 2003, and we’ve averaged about 100 participants each time. But now that we’ve added these components, we’re expecting attendance to go up.”

“I think it’s a good chance to network, get to know other students and learn things they’re doing,” said Hailey Horton, a graduate student and higher education major from Selmer, Tenn., who works in the Office of Student Organizations and Service.

The Blue Raider Leadership Summit is sponsored by the Office of Student Organizations & Service and co-sponsored by the Intercultural and Diversity Affairs Center, the June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students and Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Time is running out to take advantage of the early bird registration fee of $15. The deadline is Jan. 17. The rate for those who register between Jan. 18 and Jan. 24 is $20.
The registration fee includes all meals and conference materials. All applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in Room 330 of the Student Union.

The registration form is available at

For more information, contact Victory at 615-898-5812 or or visit and look under “Leadership Conferences.”

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