Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Summer Programs Beginning At TTU

It didn’t take long for the summer doldrums to end on the Tennessee Tech University campus. The short respite following spring commencement has given way to a campus described as being literally alive with young people learning, cheering, dancing, playing music and honing leadership skills. At least 2,000 future TTU freshmen will take advantage of the Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration program this summer. This two-day experience exposes incoming freshman to campus life and answers a multitude of questions and concerns through panel discussions as well as meetings with current students, staff and faculty members. Before leaving the session, students are fully registered for Fall 2010 semester classes. Meanwhile, between 900 and 1,200 youngsters will cheer and dance their way across campus during a five-week period beginning June 8. Groups of mostly team-oriented high school cheerleaders from Middle Tennessee will attend one of the state’s only Universal Cheerleaders Association-contracted cheer and dance summer camps. TTU also hosts the top American Legion Boys’ State program in the nation beginning May 30. About 600 high school juniors visit TTU for a week each summer for that program. And also beginning May 30, and ending June 4, about 85 high school musicians visit campus for the Southeast Chamber Music Institute.