8:10AM Jim Havron, oral history coordinator and archivist at the Albert Gore Research Center at MTSU talks about the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. The Albert Gore Research Center at MTSU is asking the public to help continue honoring the military veterans still with us. The Gore Research Center is an official partner in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project and wants to continue adding veterans’ stories to its extensive archives. For information and to listen to the recordings, visit http://gorecenter.mtsu.edu/research/MTOralHistory.shtml.
8:25AM Dr. Alan Boehm (pronounced bame), director of special collections for the James E. Walker Library tells about the special exhibit on the fourth floor about “The American Body: Medicine, Malady, and Morality in 19th Century Print”. A fascinating combination of tradition, superstition and science characterizes the medical profession in the fledgling years of this country.
8:40AM Rhonda King, assistant director, MTSU Alumni Relations tells about Summer of Fun, Alumni Summer College, MTSU Homecoming 2014 day to save is October 18, 2014. The seventh annual Alumni Summer College will be held June 25-27. This year’s theme is “A Time that Changed Everything: Stories from the American Civil War.”
Other alumni events include:
• 6:05 p.m. Friday, July 11 — MTSU Alumni and Friends Night with the Jackson Generals, The Ballpark at Jackson, 4 Fun Place, just off Interstate 40 in Jackson. Gates open at 6:05; first pitch for the Generals vs. Birmingham Barons Class AA Southern League game will be at 7:05. Note: Admission to this game is free for alumni and friends and MTSU students wearing any MTSU apparel;
• 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 25 — MTSU Alumni and Friends Day at Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage, Tennessee. Admission fees include entrance to the park and lunch. Make online reservations by Tuesday, July 15; and
• July 1-31 — MTSU Alumni and Friends Month at Dollywood, 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd., Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Discounted adult and children’s tickets must be purchased online, with a reservation deadline of Friday, June 20;