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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 200,000 people are expected to make the trip to Columbia for the annual Mule Day celebration that goes through April 12. And while much of the focus will be on the role they have played in agriculture, Tennessee mules have been a valued wartime resource for much of the nation's history.

Alumni and friends of MTSU have many event options for the fourth annual Alumni Spring Weekend Friday through Sunday, April 17-19, across campus and several off-campus venues.

Now in its fourth year, Alumni Spring Weekend is held to let alumni, their families and MTSU friends return for a weekend of campus activities and discover the university’s growth.

He was a major cog in “The Big Red Machine” of the 1970s, contributing to two World Series victories for the Cincinnati Reds.

Ken Griffey Sr. will deliver the luncheon address Friday, April 3, at the 20th annual Baseball in Literature and Culture Conference. The luncheon will begin at noon in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building.

MTSU students hope to be told “yoku wakarimshita” at the eighth annual Tennessee Area Japanese Speech Contest.

“Yoku wakarimashita” means “I understand you perfectly” in English, but the contest is conducted totally in Japanese to test the students’ skills at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

The competition is slated to start at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, in the State Farm Lecture Hall of the Business and Aerospace Building. The event is free and open to the public.

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