Friday, November 17, 2017

Vol State Men's Basketball Preview

Coach Melvin gives the team some advice going into this weekend's game
Everyone enjoys a good underdog story, and we’re set to see one unfold on the hardwood this weekend. The Pioneers will take on Motlow State Community College in their first home game this weekend, and they appear to be up against some tough competition. “We’re playing the 9th ranked team in the nation,” said Coach Rusty Melvin about Motlow State, “We’re playing the best team in our league and it should be a good game.” We had the opportunity to speak with Coach Melvin and the team on their mindset going into this weekend’s game, as well as the rest of the season. Here’s what they had to say:
How do you feel about the team going into this season?
Coach Melvin: “We’ve been an underdog in every game so far. The only thing we need to improve on are our free-throws towards the end of the game. If we’ve got everyone healthy then we’ll show up and play hard. “
Jordan Buchanan and Jaden Chumley
How do you feel about the team going into this season?
Jordan Buchanan: “Good. We have a lot of athletic guys. Will, our big guy, is pretty good around the basket. Our guards play the best that’s been at Vol State in a while.”
How do you feel about the team going into this season?
Jaden Chumley: “We should be really solid going into this season. We’ve got a lot of good of good playmakers, a good mixture of shooting and post-work. If we can just string together all three for a game, we’ll be set.”
Your Vol State men’s basketball team is set to face against Motlow State at 4:00 PM this Saturday in the Pickel Field House Gym.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Vol State Women's Basketball Preview


If you attend one of their games or practice sessions, you may notice that there a lot of fresh faces on the Vol State women's basketball team. They may look new, but they’re no strangers to the court. The season has just started for our Lady Pioneers, and their first home game is this Saturday against Motlow State Community College. As we get ready to see how they fare against Motlow State, we talked to Coach Otis Key and a couple of players about how they feel going into this season.
Coach Key
How do you feel about the team going into this season?
Coach Key: “We’re young. We’ve got 11 freshmen who have to get up to speed. I’m confident that by tournament, we’ll be a much better team than we are now.”
What are you looking to improve on from last season?
Coach Key: “Last season we had a lot of size. I wanna improve on our quickness; our ability to disrupt their offense. We also wanna apply more pressure to their defense.” 
“I think this collection of kids is gonna be great,” says Key, “They’re gonna fall into line with the other great Vol State players who went on to play at four-year universities.”
Aliyah Miller and Taylor Moon
How do you feel about the team going into this season?
Taylor Moon, Sophomore: “We have a young team. If we just keep playing hard, regardless of how young we are, we should come out on top.”
How do you feel about the team going into this season?
Aliyah Miller, Freshman: “We have bigger roles to play so it’s gonna be a challenge. We work hard in practice so it should show in the games.”
The first home game for the Lady Pioneers is happening this Saturday at 2:00 PM in the Pickel Field House Gym. The men’s team will be playing at 4:00 PM that same day. Look forward to a preview of their team on Friday.

Need a study night with someone watching your kids?

Need a study night with someone watching your kids?

On November 30 the Returning Students Organization (RSO) is hosting a Family Study Night from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. This event is designed to help students with children have time to study for finals. 

Students can drop their kids off at the Cafeteria where RSO volunteers will watch them while the student remains on campus to study. The Learning Commons will be open until 9 p.m.

Here’s the schedule: 

4pm: Check in
4pm- 5pm: Games and activity tables for the kids
5pm: Dinner (PB&J or ham and cheese sandwiches served with chips, cookies and Koolaid)
5:45pm: More games: Simon Says, Red-Light Green-Light, Musical Chairs)
6:30pm - 8pm: Kid-friendly Movie

Tennessee Promise students can volunteer to help and earn community service hours.

Interested parents and volunteers can simply email tabitha.sherrell@volstate to register. For more information call 615-230-3799.

Current Students - Last Call for Priority Registration

Current students- only a few more days left of Priority Registration for you. Spring course registration will open to new and readmit students on Monday, November 20, You can still register for spring classes at any time into the first week of classes in January. But if you want specific classes at the times you like, you should register now.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Get Ready for Pioneer Basketball

Get ready for Pioneer basketball! The home opener for the men and women’s teams is coming up on Saturday. Join the pep rally on Thursday and enjoy a Homecoming movie on Friday night. Go Pioneers!
Nov. 16 Pep Rally, get ready for basketball season, Cafeteria, 12:45pm
Nov. 17 Movie Night- “Spiderman Homecoming”, free for everyone, kids are welcome, Nichols Dining Room, 8 p.m.
Nov. 18 Basketball home opener, giveaways at half times, Pickel Field House, games at 2pm and 4pm

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Now Hiring Vol State Student Social Media Writer

Our current student social media writer, Shannon Lamont, has done an awesome job. However, he is graduating this fall and headed to university. So, we're hiring a student Social Media Writer. It is a paid, part-time position operating out of the Public Relations Office on the Gallatin campus. The person hired will write for the Vol State blog, Facebook and take pictures for Instagram. Only Vol State students who will be enrolled for the spring semester will be considered. The position will run from January to the end of April. A student continuing to take classes in fall 2018 and spring 2019 will be considered for those semesters as well.

Our preferred candidate will love writing and want to learn more about social media writing styles. It helps to be outgoing and, quite frankly, a bit nosy about what is happening on campus.

You will need to include writing samples. If you have social media or journalism samples that would be great. If not, you could include really great class papers.

Click here for a complete posting, details on pay and hours and a link to the application.





Use the Gallatin Language Center for Help with Papers

Get help with final papers and assignments in the Gallatin Language Center. Having a faculty member help you review a paper now could mean a higher grade. It's free and open to all Vol State students: http://www.volstate.edu/languagecenter/