Friday, April 29, 2011
MCCAA’s Linda Fuqua said that the food was a blessing since the food bank would have closed with bare shelves. The organization provides non-perishable food items to eligible people and families through a collaboration and partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee Emergency Food Assistance Program; teaches proper nutrition and helps participants make wise decisions with their food stamps; and helps people reduce grocery expenses by teaching them how to grow gardens.
Penny Tucker started the first food drive three years ago, and it has continued to grow. Last year the Staff Council donated over 1600 pounds of food to help local families in need.
The Livingston campus held a separate food drive, collecting food for families on the Upper Cumberland.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
They'll be serving a free breakfast and everyone attending will recieve door prize ticket. One ticket will be called out at the end of the presentation and if you are the lucky ticket holder you will win a new IPod shuffle. Everyone is welcome to attend. Feel free to invite students, staff, faculty and anyone from the community that is interested in learning how to harness one of the most powerful tools available today.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
It's time to explore the possibilities. The Spring Job Career Fair is coming up this Wednesday, April 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Pickel Field House.
To better understand the value of international education students are encourage to attend one of two international breakout sessions on Wednesday. The first is from 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. and the second is from 11:30 a.m-12:15 p.m., both in the Pickel Building room P-102. These sessions will include presentations by students Tina Newman and Dana Vick, who have both seen the value of international training with college education. They formed Taabar 2 a non-profit group dedicated to helping street kids in India.
Dr. Parrent advises students to come dressed to impress, with plenty of resumes, and a positive attitude. This could be your first step to one of the most important decisions you may ever make. For more information please visit the the Office of Career Placement, email Mel Timberlake, or call (615) 230-3307.
Posted by Paul Farmer at 8:20 AM
Monday, April 18, 2011
If you go to a public place for lunch, do you stop and wonder if you are allowed to enter the restaurant? If you have to take public transportation, are you afraid the driver will not let you get on the bus? When you are in a public building and need a drink of water, do you search for the fountain that is labeled with your skin color? If you answered no to any of these questions, you are considered privileged.
If you cannot imagine the insanity of the above scenarios, then come check out what Professor Chanin’s English class has created. It is a visual display of just a few people who fought for, and sacrificed much, to create a world of equality for all. The Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee marked the turn of the times. Young college students, not unlike the ones here at Vol State, staged non-violent demonstrations to draw attention to the unfair treatment that existed throughout the nation. These demonstrations led our country to create and enforce laws of desegregation.
Why should you care about what we learned? This type of uncivilized societal behavior should never be tolerated. We should be acutely aware of what was sacrificed for our freedoms and ensure that our generation, and the next, has a tangible understanding and appreciation of being able to exercise our rights.
When: April 19, 2011
• Open House Between 4:00-5:00
Where: The Great Hall/Ramer Building
DRAWING FOR $5.00 STARBUCKS GIFT CARD
-Vol State student, Gena Marie Robinson
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Friday, April 15, 2011
In 2003 Kimberley Locke took the nation by storm during season two of American Idol. Within one year she released her debut album and the rest is history. I have heard the old saying, Success is when opportunity meets preparation. Locke is a perfect role model for this. She was ready when the door opened up. She has been a very savvy business woman. Part of this is due to focus on her business education.
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Thursday, April 14, 2011
Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Bruce Scism shared how this came about, “This was really the outgrowth of some conversations we were having with folks in the visual and performing arts department. We wanted to find the best way to showcase the programs that we have and engage our community.”
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Highland Crest is a new higher education facility set to open in August at 150 Laureate Avenue in Springfield. The building is located just south of NorthCrest Medical Center, off of Highway 431 and William A. Batson Parkway. It’s a 25,000 square foot, two-story, brick building that includes: four classrooms; a multi-purpose room; a science lab; an interactive television classroom; a bookstore; a library; a learning support center; and ten faculty offices.
The Vol State course schedule has many general education courses, such as English Composition and Survey of American History. Those offerings take place during the day and in the evening. Human Anatomy and Physiology is one of the core courses required for most allied health career paths. Other course areas include: emergency medical services, criminal justice, education, logistics, business, health information technology and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL). Vol State Continuing Education will have non-credit bluegrass music courses. The complete Highland Crest fall schedule can be viewed at www.volstate.edu/Schedule. Austin Peay State University will also be offering classes at Highland Crest.
Current Vol State students can register for fall classes at Highland Crest right now. New and readmit students will be able to register starting on June 8. There is plenty that new students can do now to get ready. All new students will need to apply to the college first. That can be done in person at the Office of Admissions on the Gallatin campus at 1480 Nashville Pike, or online at www.volstate.edu/Admissions. For the latest news and information about Highland Crest visit www.volstate.edu/HighlandCrest or call 615-230-4839.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
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They also inducted two students into the Communication Honor Society. Today is an open house event for the recording studio from 11:00am-2:30pm. Tomorrow the Pioneer is released. Be sure to pick up a copy.
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Monday, April 11, 2011
Director of Disability Services Kathy Sowell and her staff have been instrumental in empowering Vol State students to succeed. “People often think the only persons in society with disabilities are those in a wheelchair, a blind individual with a cane, or someone with a hearing aid, but it really covers a lot more. In fact, I would say that probably 85 percent of the students registered here in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) program have what we call hidden disabilities.”
“You have to be cautious about diagnosing yourself.” Said Sowell, “Talking to a family doctor is always a good way to start the process. Do some research, the National Institute of Health, and CHADD are good places to start.”
The class Huckeby is referring to is now called College Success. You can locate the times for this course at this link. Start by selecting your term, for subject select College Success and the campus of your choice, this will give you all available listings for this class.
"We are excited that this class now counts as a college level class," said Terry Bubb, director of the Advising Center. "Check with your advisor to see if you can apply it to your major. Even if it does not pertain to your major, the skills learned will help in every area of your education.”
Vol State psychology instructor Mary Beth Scott has vast experience in helping people with ADHD. She is familiar with the latest information about the challenges parents, students, and teachers face when dealing with an education plan for those with learning disabilities. “More often than not, ADHD kids are gifted, but you need to help them to be resourceful,” Scott said. She also operates the Hermitage Learning Center, which offers professional tutoring and psycho-educational testing for children throughout middle Tennessee.
Now, (Thanks to the testing center) when taking exams, the soothing sound of white noise surrounds me, allowing me to focus, free from external distractions. Using all the helps available to me, I think I'll sign up for the college success class and fine tune my study skills. ADHD is actually considered a gift by many, sometimes we just learn differently than others. Are you gifted?
Posted by Paul Farmer at 12:12 PM
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Celebration of the Arts
April 14-17, 2011
Thursday, April 14
• Bluegrass jam, including Q&A with the artists at the auditorium in Caudill Hall 7:00-9:00 p.m. Free.
Friday, April 15
• Pecha Kucha presentation contest – Carpeted Dining Room, Wood Campus Center Noon. Free.
• National student films screening 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the auditorium in Caudill Hall. Free.
• “Movies by Starlight”- movies outside on the Thigpen Library Lawn featuring “Tron Legacy” and “The Green Hornet” starting at 7:30 p.m. Free.
Saturday, April 16
• Easter Egg Hunt- college front lawn at 10 a.m. Free.
• Arts demonstrations, exhibitions, music and kids activities starting at 10 a.m. and running throughout the day. All are free.
• Vol State Recording Studio tour in Ramer 167
• Kids art projects on the Library Lawn
• Student art show opens at 2:00 p.m. in the Thigpen Library Gallery
• Local dance organizations, including Center Stage, Jump for Joy, Main Stage and the Hispano America Dance Group perform at the auditorium in Caudill Hall
• Vol State children’s theater production in Pickel Field House Room 130
• Storytelling in Pickel Field House Room 130
• Bands, including bluegrass, jazz and rock groups, play on two stages on the Library Lawn from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free.
• The Vol State Music Department Spring Showcase concert and CD release 7:00 p.m. at the auditorium in Caudill Hall. $5 suggested donation at the door to benefit student scholarships.
Sunday, April 17:
• 15th annual Shalom Zone student scholarship benefit concert- 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the auditorium in Caudill Hall. Donations accepted.
• Bluegrass gospel concert - 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the auditorium in Caudill Hall. Free.
• Kimberley Locke in concert- 8:00 p.m. at the auditorium in Caudill Hall
• Ticket prices for The Kimberly Locke concert
o $15 in advance
o $20 at the door
o $40 VIP ticket for post concert reception and question and answer with Ms. Locke
Kimberley Locke tickets go on sale March 28 in the Vol State Business Office in the Ramer Building Room 181 and by phone at 615-230-3585.
Made possible in part by a grant from The Community Foundation and the Tennessee Arts Commission, with support from the Gallatin Arts Council.
For more info visit the web page: www.volstate.edu/celebration
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Thursday, April 7, 2011
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011
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