Monday, August 29, 2016

[062] MTSU students, faculty, staff ‘Meet Murfreesboro’ businesses, restaurants, ministries

MURFREESBORO — Hundreds of MTSU students, faculty and staff met Murfreesboro as city businesses, restaurants, religious organizations and others showed what they have to offer during the annual “Meet Murfreesboro” Aug. 23-24 in the Student Union Commons.

The annual New Student and Family Programs Week of Welcome event introduces the off-campus businesses, restaurants and ministries to students and MTSU employees.

“It’s a way for students to familiarize themselves on and off-campus,” said Sierra Gibson, a sophomore psychology major from Memphis. “I feel like it’s a good place for students to find things to do around campus and in the community.”

Kroger, Ideas Tees/Raider Tees, pizza establishments, various banks, cellphone companies and ministry-related organizations were among the many participating organizations. Pizza, hot dogs, lemonade and other food items were available.

Week of Welcome activities continue Thursday, Aug. 25, with the MTSU Department Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union Commons and Comedy Show at 7 p.m. in Murphy Center. To learn more, visit

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