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MTSU, 60 colleges recruit students on Sept. 7

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Area high school students, their parents and families are invited to attend the upcoming Rutherford County College Night - one of the first college recruiting fairs in the Middle Tennessee region this fall.

The event, hosted by Middle Tennessee State University, features nearly 60 colleges and universities from across the Southeast. It will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7 in the Student Union Ballroom, 1768 MTSU Boulevard, on the MTSU campus in Murfreesboro. For general information, visit

Anyone planning to attend should park in the Rutherford lot off Rutherford Boulevard on the east side of campus. Shuttles will transport visitors to the Student Union Building and return them when they leave. To find parking and building location, a printable campus map is available at

Students from Rutherford and surrounding counties are invited to attend.

Along with MTSU personnel, dozens of colleges and universities will send representatives in their effort to recruit students for the 2017-18 academic year and beyond.

"This year, we will be an automated fair," said Joey Clark, an admissions recruiter who now works with Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties after previously recruiting Shelby County students.

Students can register at After registering, the student will be provided a printable barcode or one that can be utilized from their phone. This will allow college recruiters to scan the student's barcode and instantly receive all necessary information.

"Ultimately, this takes the place of contact cards and truly saves a great deal of time for the students and families," Clark noted. "It allows students to optimize their time with recruiters face to face."

To learn more about the event, call (615) 898-2233 or e-mail

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