Thursday, October 23, 2014

[145] First MTSU True Blue Experience Day Oct. 17 focuses on science

MURFREESBORO — The first True Blue Experience Day of the fall and 2014-15 academic year will emphasize the sciences.

In particular, the College of Basic and Applied Sciences and its 11 departments and the new Science Building will be front and center.

All prospective students interested in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) areas are welcome to register to attend the event, which begins at 9 a.m. in the Student Union. To register, visit It ends at 3 p.m. To find parking and MTSU buildings, a printable campus map can be found at

The True Blue Experience Day for budding scientists gives prospective MTSU students the opportunity to talk to admissions, student services and housing personnel, take campus and housing tours, meet with College of Basic and Applied Sciences Dean Bud Fischer, Associate Dean Saeed Foroudastan, college advisers and other academic and nonacademic staff.

“We always welcome students to campus,” said Jennifer Danylo, advising manager in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences. “We have a great new building to show off that a majority of MTSU students, regardless of major, will take a class in.”

“There’s no better way for us to introduce ourselves and our departments to students than have them here on campus seeing current students and faculty in action and using the labs and classrooms that we have,” Danylo added.

The college will have a browsing table set up for students and their guests to gather information for all departments within the college. Professional advisers will staff the table, Danylo said.

After the admissions portion of the program, Fischer will speak to the group to give them insight on all departments, research and study abroad opportunities and offer his expectations of a student pursuing a major in the college.

When the Student Union portion of the program ends, the prospective students and their guests will be escorted to the Science Building. They will be met by the 11 department chairs, who will meet with the students and take them to the chairs’ respective buildings on campus. The visitors will see lab spaces, experimental vehicles, view lectures in progress and more.

Departments within the college include aerospace, agribusiness and agriscience, biology, chemistry, computer science, concrete industry management, engineering technology, geosciences, mathematical sciences, military science, physics and astronomy.

Prospective students will have more opportunities for a firsthand look at campus.

  • The final Fall Preview Day will be held Saturday, Nov. 1.
  • Other True Blue Experience Days will be held Jan. 23, 2015, for students in the Colleges of Behavioral and Health Sciences and Liberal Arts; and Jan. 30 for prospective students in the Colleges of Mass Communication, Business and Education.
  • Also, the Office of Admissions has special Saturday tours planned for Nov. 15 and Dec. 6, with all starting at 10 a.m. in the Student Services and Admissions Center.

To register, visit

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