Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Students Hear from Music Industry Leaders

Gaining perspective is always helpful when trying to choose a specific career path, and Volunteer State Community College students had the chance to hear some great advice on how to get ahead from some music industry leaders Tuesday.
Company executives from Solid State Logic, a leading manufacturer of high-end recording consoles, were on hand Tuesday as part of Vol State's Music Business Lecture Series. Don Wershba, senior vice president of North American operations, and Piers Plaskitt, SSL vice president, each gave presentations on the history of the company, and career advice for how to get a job within the industry once students are done with school.
Music production students Taylor Matson and Gamy Ventura said having these types of lectures gives them some insight on what to expect from the very industry they might choose to work in. 
"With any job or career, it starts out with opportunities that might have you going outside the lines. It's really a matter of perspective and taking into consideration other people's perspective," Ventura said.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Vol State October Events Calendar

Oct. 1                    “What is Race?” panel discussion, Thigpen Library, Rochelle, 1pm

Oct. 1                    Brock McGuire, Irish musical group, Nichols Dining Room, 3pm and 7pm

Oct. 1                    TN Promise Sign-Up Event, campus-wide, 5pm, RSVP to

Oct. 3                    Commercial Music Ensemble, Main Street Festival, Gallatin, Noon

Oct. 6                    Solid State Logic consoles talk, recording industry, Thigpen Library, Rochelle, 1:30pm

Oct. 7                    Hispanic Heritage Celebration, Nichols Dining Room, 12:45pm, RSVP Student Life

Oct. 8                    TN Promise Sign-Up Event, Livingston, 5pm, RSVP to

Oct. 9                    What Matters? Movie and Discussion, Mattox 104, 9:30am

Oct. 10                  TN Promise Sign-Up Event, campus-wide, 8am, RSVP to

Oct. 10                  Women’s Basketball Scrimmage, Pickel Field House, 10am

Oct. 12, 13            Fall Break – No Classes

Oct. 12-16             STEM Camp for kids, campus-wide

Oct. 13                  TN Promise Sign-Up Event, campus-wide, 5pm, RSVP to

Oct. 15                  TN Promise Sign-Up Event, Cookeville CHEC, 5pm, RSVP to

Oct. 17                  Community Garden Work Day, next to Mattox, 8am

Oct. 17                  Fall Fiesta at Vol State, celebration of Hispanic culture, campus-wide, 10am-3pm

Oct. 19                  Diversity Week: Movie and Discussion, Nichols Dining Room, 11:30am-2pm

Oct. 20                  Diversity Week: Male & Female Roles in Pop Culture, discussion, Ramer Hall, 12:45pm

Oct. 20                  Coffee with the Prez, Cafeteria, 10:30am-11:30am

Oct. 21                  Diversity Week: Religion and Christian Privilege, Nichols Dining Room, 11:30am-1pm

Oct. 22                  Diversity Week: White Fragility, discussion, Nichols Dining Room, 11:30am-1pm

Oct. 22                  Ming Wang, ophthalmic surgeon shares life story, Caudill Hall, 11:15am & 6:30pm

Oct. 22                  Diversity Week: Race Test, Nichols Dining Room and Cafeteria, 11am-3pm

Oct. 24                  TN Promise Sign-Up Event, campus-wide, 8am, RSVP to

Oct. 27                  Food Fair, local food advocates, farmers, pumpkin carving, Library Lawn, 11a-2p  

Oct. 28                  Fall Festival, Nichols Dining Room, 10am-2pm

Events this week at Vol State

Events this week at Vol State:

Sept. 28 University Visit, Marian St. Thomas, 11am to 1pm, Wood Campus Center 
Sept. 29 VISA International Student Club 11:45am Ramer Great Hall 
Sept. 29 University Visit, TSU, 10am-1pm, Wood Campus Center
Sept. 29 Open Mic- Students Perform, Library Second Floor, 12:45-2:10pm
Sept. 29 TN Promise Sign-Up Event, Highland Crest, 5pm, RSVP to
Sept. 30 Employee Benefits Fair, Ramer Great Hall, 10am-3pm
Sept. 30 University Visit, Bethel, 10am-2pm, Mattox
Oct.  1 University Visit, MTSU, 10am-2pm, Wood Campus Center

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Irish Music at Vol State on October 1

Irish folk artists The Brock McGuire Band are coming back to Vol State October 1 and will be performing in the Nichols Dining Room at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The 3 p.m. appearance will be a time for individuals to learn about the musicians and their instruments. The 7 p.m. show will be a concert. Both events are free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be served.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Free Math Tutoring in the Learning Commons

Math can be tough, but Vol State instructors are here to help. Get free tutoring in math at the Learning Commons in the Thigpen Library. It's available to everyone. Many math classes are covered, including math-heavy science classes, such as physics. See the Learning Commons front desk for the wide-range of times tutors are available.

Vol State Events this Week

Vol State events this week:

Sept. 21 University Visit, Lindsey Wilson, 10am to 2pm, Wood Campus Center Hallway
Sept. 21 Health Week: Juicing Demonstration & samples with Betty Williams, Cafeteria, 12:45PM-1:45PM
Sept. 22 University Visit, Belmont, 9am to 1pm, Wood Campus Center Hallway
Sept. 22 Health Week: Motivational Speaker: Odell Bizzell, Nichols Dining Room, 12:45pm
Sept. 23 University Visit, Trevecca Nazarene, 10am to 2pm, Wood Campus Center Hallway
Sept. 23 Fall Job Career Fair, Pickel Field House, 10am-1pm
Sept. 23 Health Week: Vicki Dretchen Presents- Dealing with Stress & Anxiety, Rochelle Center, 12:45PM-1:45PM
Sept. 23 Sumner County College Night, Pickel Field House, 6pm to 8pm
Sept. 24 University Visit, Austin Peay, 10am to 1pm, Wood Campus Center Hallway
Sept. 24 Health Week: Chair Aerobics & Medicine Ball techniques with Joy Shriver, Nichols Dining Room, 12:45PM-1:45PM
Sept. 26 NSLS hosts Community Craft Fair & Small Business Expo, Wood Campus Center, Nichols Dining Rooms, 9am to Noon

Vol State Job Career Fair Wednesday

Internships, job search skills training, and using social media in a job search are three of the topics set for discussion at the 2015 Fall Job Career Fair at Vol State. Dozens of employers will be on site and everyone is invited. The event provides an opportunity for job seekers to talk directly with the people responsible for hiring at many area companies. Participants are encouraged to bring their resumes.
The Vol State Job Career Fair will have information about internships available at local businesses. The skills training will include how job seekers can dress for success, enhance communication skills, and use social media as part of their search. The Career Fair will be held in the gym at the Pickel Field House on Wednesday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 615-230-3307 or visit