Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Virtual Vol State Events This Week


Sept. 22           Returning Students Organization, meeting, 11:15am-12:15pm, Zoom, https://volstate.zoom.us/j/93156677684

Sept. 22           How to Respectfully Discuss Politics and the Elections, discussion, 12:30pm-1:30pm, Zoom, volstate.zoom.us…

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Computers Available for Use at All Vol State Campuses


A reminder that if you have wifi or computer problems at home, you are welcome to use the computer labs at any Vol State campus. You just need to wear a mask and fill out the online screening form before you arrive. You can find that at www.volstate.edu. Computers are located in the Thigpen Library on the Gallatin campus. Check at the front desk at the other locations. Don't let technical problems derail you this semester.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Free Online Support for All Students


The semester is underway. Now we focus on doing well in classes. We have added a bunch of extra support online this fall. It’s free and available to all students. Don’t go it alone. We have a list of support here.


Monday, September 14, 2020

Vol State Online Events This Week


Sept. 17        We Rise Up, Speaker- Okturia Ross, 11:15am-12:45pm, Zoom, https://volstate.zoom.us/s/97647375931

Sept. 17        Study Abroad Student Information Session, 4pm – 5pm, Zoom, volstate.zoom.us… Meeting ID: 970 9910 5343

Sept. 17        Drive-Thru College Fair for Sumner County high school students, attendees must wear a mask and fill out an online screening form, visit www.volstate.edu 4pm-6pm, parking lot D

Constitution Day is this Thursday, September 17

The Vol State Political Science Department celebrates Constitution Day and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with a special online presentation: Constitution Day 2020- The 19th Amendment and Voting Rights in the United Statesby Stella Pierce, Assistant Professor of History and Dr. Carole Bucy, Professor of History.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

First time college student? Check out these success tips from other students


Tisha Wells
 Even though after the first and second week of college it would be stressful with homework everyday but don't get overwhelmed about it you will get through this one day at a time trust me it will get better soon we you get used to the routine of things.

·     Julie Carter-Grubbs Utilize a planner to keep track of tasks and due dates for each class. This helps stay on track and also keeps everything down to manageable bites to keep from getting overwhelmed.

Denise Helmers Brown Julie Carter-Grubbs I was going to suggest this also. With all online classes this semester I started doing this; it has helped tremendously!

Ashley Collier Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed. Stay on top of your assignments. Most importantly, try your hardest!

Dawn Moore For those coming back at an older age, don’t be discouraged or feel intimidated. I have 8 children and returned 2 years ago and was terrified!!! Don’t be! There are so many others just like us! And we are so determined at this age and know we want to succeed. You got this!!

Ryan Cooper Talk to your instructors outside of class! They want you to do well in their class and they will help you if you have questions about assignments or clarification about content for upcoming tests. Even instructors who can be a little intimidating in the classroom tend to be much more relaxed in a one-on-one chat.

Michele Adelman Niec Use the Classlist in eLearn to find study partners, paper reviewers, etc. Everyone in your class is listed there and you can email them directly.

Beth Christy Webb Thoman I am a returning non traditional student, and in the past I would use this motivating study trick. When you aren't into studying and you know you need to, make yourself for five minutes. Normally after that 5 minutes most likely you will be into it and not want to stop.

Mikayla Milton Take a deep breath when you are feeling overwhelmed. Always keep a planner for your assignments. And don’t over stress about school

Vol State has plenty of free academic support available to all students, including online tutoring. Visit this web page for details.


Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Vol State Online Student Events This Week


Join us for these Vol State online student events this week. Everyone is welcome!

Sept. 9             “By One Vote”, women’s right to vote movie and discussion, 12:30pm-2pm, Zoom, https://volstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsfuqprzkvG901W7Io3vmovUnRJvujjrvT 

Sept. 9             Study Abroad Student Information Session, 1pm – 2pm, Zoom, https://volstate.zoom.us/j/97099105343#success

Meeting ID: 970 9910 5343

Sept. 10           “By One Vote”, women’s right to vote movie and discussion, 5pm-6:30pm, Zoom, https://volstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcode6urzguH9ec8rdTVeMj-ri8CVGpJ0E4

Monday, August 31, 2020

Online Events This Week and This Semester


We'll be holding a variety of events online this semester from several offices, including Student Engagement and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Many of these will be Zoom sessions. We'll send out a text message and post those events each week here on the blog. They will often include a direct link to the Zoom meeting. But for a few there could just be a Zoom ID, which you can enter on the Zoom web page to access the meeting. Here are the events for this week:

Sept. 2             Virtual student club recruitment fair, 3pm-4pm, Zoom, Meeting ID: 965 2243 6719 volstate.zoom.us…

Sept. 3             Virtual student club recruitment fair, 11:15am-12:15pm, Zoom, Meeting ID: 965 2243 6719 volstate.zoom.us…