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Fri August 22, 2014
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Watch MTSU's Aug. 23 Opening Night Ceremonies Live via Streaming Video

MTSU is giving supporters a chance to watch the President’s Opening Ceremonies online this Saturday afternoon, Aug. 23, if they can’t attend in person.

Special live streaming video of the event, which is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday inside MTSU’s Floyd Stadium, will be available by visiting http://ow.ly/ABXYT shortly before the ceremonies begin. 

This special page links to the video stream, which will begin about 15 minutes before the event starts. It also provides technical support for users watching the event.

MTSU officials made major modifications this year to University Convocation and the President’s Picnic, two primary Week of Welcome activities that usher in the new academic year each fall, because of ongoing renovations to Murphy Center.

Instead of the traditional Convocation ceremony that features faculty and administrators in full academic regalia, MTSU has planned “a decidedly less formal opening ceremony for our newest students” in Floyd Stadium for 2014, said Dr. Deb Sells, vice president for student affairs and vice provost for enrollment and academic services. 

The President’s Opening Night Ceremonies will feature special guest Jay Allison and the annual picnic. Students will sit in the stadium according to their colleges.

Allison, author of MTSU’s 2014 Summer Reading Program book “This I Believe,” will address the students along with MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, Student Government Association President Andrew George and Sells.

You can find more details about MTSU’s 2014 President’s Opening Ceremonies at http://ow.ly/ACr7T.