Inaugural and Homecoming week activities continue on Tuesday with the Faculty and Staff Inaugural Breakfast, the Presidential Portrait Unveiling Ceremony and an Inaugural Presentation about the roots of Tusculum College’s civic arts curriculum.
Please join us for these events to celebrate the Inauguration of Tusculum’s 27th and first female president, Dr. Nancy B. Moody, and welcome the guests who will be visiting campus for these special events.
Come visit with Dr. Moody and your fellow faculty and staff members during the Faculty and Staff Inaugural Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Thomas J. Garland Library.
At 8 a.m. in the Reading Room of the Library, there will be a Presidential Portrait Unveiling Ceremony. A portrait of Dr. Moody will be unveiled during the ceremony. Dr. Moody’s portrait will be displayed as part of the special Presidential Portrait Exhibit along the Running Track of the Library. Visit the exhibit and learn about the previous 26 presidents of the College. The exhibit is open during regular hours of the Library.
Tuesday evening is an Inaugural presentation and Acts, Arts, Academia/Cicero lecture, which will explore the roots of Tusculum’s civic arts curriculum emphasis. Dr. Bill Garris, assistant professor of psychology, will explore the ties between Tusculum College and the Roman statesman and philosopher Cicero in a presentation at 7 p.m. in the Behan Arena Theatre in the lower level of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building. The cost of the lecture is $6 per person. Staff, faculty and students are admitted free with ID.
Thanks to all those who participated in the Homecoming Chili Cook-off this morning in the Chalmers Conference Center. Six different departments offered some very tasty chili for the judges and students, faculty and staff who sampled and voted for their favorites. Congratulations to the two winners - chili representing the Thomas J. Garland Library won for best tasting. The Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment won best showmanship with their “Wizard of Oz” themed presentation.
The Inaugural Student Art Exhibit opened in the Allison Gallery in the Rankin House on Monday with an opening reception. If you did not get a chance to visit the exhibit on Monday, you can still visit the gallery and see representative samples of the quality work done by Tusculum’s art students. The gallery is open weekdays from noon to 4 p.m.
Below are photos of Fagundes serving chili during the chili cook-off and the “Wizard of Oz” dressed staff members from the Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment as well as a photo from the reception at the Inaugural Student Art Exhibit.