As part of the 2014 MSU homecoming weekend activities, visitors to campus on Saturday, September 27 are invited to tour Beaumont Tower from 9 a.m. to noon and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Inside the tower, visitors will be led through the tour by a Tower Guard member, giving them a historical overview of each floor of the tower. After climbing all 72 steps in the tower, visitors will be able to watch an experienced carillonneur play the carillon. Additionally, free cider and donuts will be offered to Beaumont Tower visitors.
Tower Guard is the oldest continuously active MSU-based student organization on campus whose members’ main function is to devote at least four hours per week to assisting MSU students who are visually impaired or have another reading-related impairment. Their time is spent reading exams and/or translating textbooks and other print materials into an accessible format through MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD). Most reading for the blind is done by Tower Guard, thus maintaining MSU’s outstanding service to students with disabilities.
For 80 years, Tower Guard has exemplified a legacy of Spartan tradition, leadership, and commitment to serving persons with disabilities. The efforts of Tower Guard have provided quality accessible education for students of the RCPD, producing textbook copies in Braille, e-text, and more.
If you would like to make a contribution to benefit the MSU RCPD and MSU Tower Guard, visit the RCPD website for more information.