Monday, July 28, 2014
Are you new to the Gallatin campus? We have a map that can help you find buildings and parking areas. It's recently updated and available online. You can also find a printable version online. We always have a stack of printed copies available in the Ramer Building Great Hall, as well. Have a great semester and if you get lost, feel free to ask any faculty, staff or students you see for help.
Our Highland Crest and Livingston campuses are smaller, so if you need help getting around, just check in with the front desk and they can help.
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Thursday, July 17, 2014
“We’ve been getting views from Australia, Malaysia, Japan and Ireland,” said Quinn. “It’s just us doing our thing. Hopefully people will keep enjoying the music.”
Take a moment to listen to the performance (or click on play above) and if you enjoy it, consider visiting the band’s Facebook page. Here's a link to the latest EP.
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Monday, June 30, 2014
“I was worried. I thought that everyone would be so much younger than me,” she said. “It was not as bad as I thought. Ken was a huge help. He made things a lot easier. Having been in the military himself, he had a good understanding.”
Ken Hanson is the Veteran Affairs coordinator at Vol State. He works with student veterans to help them through the VA benefits process and their college career.
Laura fractured her hip in Iraq. No matter how she tried, the ailment only got worse. She eventually had a medical retirement. Vol State offers a range of academic options for students, but many veterans know exactly what they want to do.
“I’m going to try to transfer to Cornell or Tufts,” Freeman said. “I’m going to eventually become a veterinarian.”
Those are two of the top veterinary programs in the nation. Laura knows from her Army career that learning is something she can do well.
“I was in the first graduating class of the Eagle Language Training Center. I speak Pashtun. It’s one of the dominant languages used in Eastern Afghanistan.”
Laura is taking biology, chemistry and many of the other pre-medical foundation courses that also apply to pre-veterinary students. She stresses that while college is different, there are some things similar to the military.
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Friday, June 27, 2014
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The finale of the event was the presentation of a picture of Betty and Dr. Ramer together. And then Betty spoke, reciting the theme from the "Golden Girls" TV show: "Thank-you for being a friend."
Pictures tell the story best. But if you are not aware of her career here, we have a brief biography. Some of these words can be found in the state proclamation honoring Betty that was presented to her by State Rep. William Lamberth.
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Monday, June 23, 2014
You have a much, much better chance of getting a college degree if you keep going. Statistics show that taking a semester off, and lengthening the time it takes to complete a college degree, often leads to the end of a college career, without a degree. If you're a current Vol State student, it's time to get registered for fall. If you have been out for the while, it's time to make a commitment to return. It only take a few minutes to fill out a readmit application on the Admissions web page. We want to see you succeed!
Here are some more sobering stats. Most community college students take several classes that they don't need for their degree. That also increases the rate of students dropping out of college, because of time and money wasted. It's important to have a clear path through college. That means setting up a degree plan with your advisor and sticking to that plan. We have tools that can help. Check out DegreeWorks on your My Vol State page under academics. It can show you exactly what classes you need to take for your particular degree. But don't use it alone- be sure to see your academic advisor each semester to make sure you are on track.
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