Thursday, January 25, 2018

[247] MTSU closes Jan. 15 for MLK holiday; candlelight vigil set for Tucker Theatre

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — While MTSU will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday, the community is invited to the traditional candlelight vigil that evening on campus in honor of the slain civil rights leader.

Monday night starting at 6 in Tucker Theatre, the MTSU Office of Intercultural & Diversity Affairs will hold the candlelight vigil featuring Phil Darius Wallace and hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

Wallace is a Memphis-based actor, writer and speaker known for his one-man shows about the lives of King and Frederick Douglass. The Flint, Michigan, native studied theater at the Interlochen (Michigan) Arts Academy and the Theatre Arts School at the State University of New York Purchase College in Westchester, New York.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is a Connection Point extracurricular activity for freshmen and other students.
For off-campus visitors seeking directions to Tucker Theatre, a searchable campus parking map is available at

MTSU will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, with all business offices and departments open until 4:30 p.m.

Students and faculty, who have been on winter break, return to begin spring semester classes Jan. 16. 

During the holiday weekend:

• The James E. Walker Library will be closed Saturday through Monday, Jan. 13-15.
• The Student Union will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 13; closed Jan. 14 and open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 15.

Campus Recreation Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 13; open from noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 14; and closed Jan. 15.

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