Monday, February 4, 2008

This week at Vol State

Soldier Donation Drive

Supporting the troops can come in a variety of ways, including giving them the little things that make life more comfortable, such as lip balm, socks and instant coffee. Vol State and Gallatin High School students are teaming up for a donation drive to send items to troops overseas. The Vol State Phi Theta Kappa chapter and the Gallatin High School Student Council are sponsoring the drive. Items can be dropped off at the Thigpen library. The items being collected are: deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, books, AA batteries, pens, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, hand sized towels, powdered drink mix, individual size bags of potato chips, hard candy, sun block, lotion, baby powder, tea bags, bubble gum, microwave popcorn, canned soup, canned tuna, canned chicken, fast-food condiments, packages of socks, lip balm, combs, brushes, stationary, disposable cameras, baseball hats, instant coffee and small stuffed animals. The last day to drop off donations is February 14. For more information contact Lori Lormand with Vol State Phi Theta Kappa at llormand@volstate.edu or call 615-230-3443.

Spoken Word Poetry event Wednesday

Spoken Word Artists Travis Watkins and Colin Gilbert will be here Feb. 6th @ 12:15 in the Gymnasium! Here’s a little bit about them.

According to the Layman Lyric website, "As a 6 foot 4 inch 300 pound former Division 1 football star, Travis Watkins doesn't seem to fit the image of a stereotypical Spoken Word Poet. Yet as the winner of the coveted National College Language Association Award for poetry, and a top 8 National Poetry Slam Ranking, it's clear that Travis isn't concerned with images and stereotypes. Colin Gilbert, a native East Texan, grew up in the country with hard work and family values etched into his very being. But barbed wire fences couldn't make the man country. Soon enough, Colin found his new home in Dallas. In the summer of 2005, he began writing and performing his poetry and immediately received local recognition."

With that said, you need to head on over to the Gymnasium to see for yourself what these two men have to offer in the world of spoken word. I hope to see you there!

You can find out more about Travis and Colin by clicking on the following link http://www.laymanlyric.com/.
Posted by Gina.
Vol State. Volunteer State Community College.

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