Inauguration and Homecoming week events move off campus on Wednesday for a celebration of the presidential inauguration at First Presbyterian Church of Greeneville, Tusculum College’s mother church.
The Tusculum campus community is invited to join First Presbyterian’s congregation for a worship service at 6:15 p.m. at the church in downtown Greeneville (110 N. Main St. - across from the General Morgan Inn). Prior to the service, the campus community is invited to a dinner at the church. The dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $6 per person and can be paid at the door.
Also in the evening is the Student Affairs-sponsored Homecoming week event in the Pioneer Perk. The Black Sunshine Poets will perform, beginning at 7 p.m.
Inauguration and Homecoming events today included the Faculty and Staff Inaugural Breakfast in the Thomas J. Garland Library and the unveiling of the new presidential portrait of Dr. Nancy B. Moody. Special guest Dr. Michael Clyburn, president of Alderson-Broaddus College in West Virginia and a close friend of Dr. Moody, unveiled the portrait of Dr. Moody during a brief ceremony in the Reading Room.
The portrait is now displayed as part of the special Presidential Portraits Exhibit along the running track in the Garland Library. Visit the exhibit and learn about the presidents who have led the College through its 217-year history. The exhibit is open during regular hours of the Library.
This evening is an inaugural presentation that is part of the Acts, Arts, Academia performance and lecture series. 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.
Also this evening is the student Powder Puff football game. It will begin at 8 p.m. Fescue Field.