Monday, March 31, 2014
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Vol State events this week:
Ongoing Sumner County Elementary Art Exhibit, Ramer Great Hall, through April 6, reception April 3 at 3:30pm
SGA Elections are Monday, March 31, and Tuesday, April 1. Elect your student representatives. There will be a table set up in the main hallway of the Wood Campus Center from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM both days. On the ballot this year is also a Referendum to increase the Student Activity Fee from $10 to $14. The increase would allow for more quality activities for the student body to participate in. Make sure you vote!
Monday, March 31
Tennessee Technological University representative Dennis Tennant will be in the Wood Campus Center main hallway in front of Student Services 10:00am—2:00pm.
Softball, versus Harper, 11am
Tuesday, April 1
Union University representative Renee Dauer will be in the Wood Campus Center main hallway in front of Student Services 10:00am—2:30pm
Lecture: “Room for Everyone: The Gay and Lesbian Experience” by Kathy Halbrooks and Deb Moore, Mattox room 104, 12:45pm
Wednesday, April 2
Tennessee State University representative Lynette Perry will be in the Wood Campus Center main hallway in front of Student Services 9:30am—11:00am.
Lecture: “Star Trek” by Laura Black, Nichols Dining Room, 12:20pm
Thursday, April 3
WWII Display by Peter Johnson, Nichols Dining Room, 8am to 3:45pm
Middle Tennessee State University representative Tyler Henson will be in the Wood Campus Center main hallway in front of Student Services 10:00am—3:00pm.
Science and Math Expo, for kids and parents, Wallace Building North, 2:30pm to 6pm
Elementary Art Exhibit Reception, Ramer Great Hall, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Friday, March 28, 2014
Vol State April and May
Events Calendar 2014
It comes down to this: if you can't get your FAFSA and Scholarship applications in by April 1, just get them done as soon as possible. The sooner you get them done, the better off you will be, and the more money you will be eligible for. If you have more questions visit the Financial Aid website.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
• Website Link: http://www.volstate.edu/Graduation
• Contact the Bookstore for your Cap & Gown by April 1 – Ask about sizing options if you fall outside the range of small, medium or large in height or weight
• Complete all required Exit Exams by the end of your graduating term
• You will receive five tickets to graduation. We know this makes it tough deciding who can attend, but the gym is always filled to capacity and we have to make sure it's safe for everyone. If you wish to request more tickets we advise you to do that right away. The form you need to fill out is on the Commence Ceremony web page, which is a sub-page to the one listed above.
• Graduates’ Awards Night – May 2, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m., Mary Cole Nichols Dining Rooms. Please RSVP by April 18.
• Rehearsal – May 9, 10:00 a.m., Gymnasium
• Commencement – May 10, 10:00 a.m., Gymnasium
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If you are new to the college or didn't take classes this semester you will be able to register starting on April 21.
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Monday, March 24, 2014
The Vol State events calendar for this week:
Monday, March 24
Western Kentucky University representative Christian Montgomery will be in the Wood Campus Center hallway by the Bookstore 10:00am—3:00pm.
Tuesday, March 25
Trevecca Nazarene University representative AnnaGee Harris will be in the Wood Campus Center main hallway in front of Student Services 10:00am—2:00pm.
Baseball, versus Bethel, 3pm
Softball, versus Calhoun, 1pm
Thursday, March 27
Lindsey Wilson College representative Danette Hurley will be in the Wood Campus Center main hallway in front of Student Services 9:00am—3:00pm.
Honors Lecture: “Women and Pop Culture” by Carole Bucy and Stella Pierce, Nichols Dining Room, 12:20pm
Lecture: “The deaf Community: Diverse and Divided” by Cindy Chanin, Mattox 104, 12:45pm
Friday, March 28
Alumni Breakfast, free for all alumni, Thigpen Library-Rochelle, 7:30am-9:30am
International Education Presentation: “Examining the Current Situation in the Ukraine” by Dr. Max Melnikov of Cumberland University, Dr. Melnikov is a native of Ukraine and witnessed the breakup of the former Soviet Union, Mattox Room 102, 2:30pm
Baseball, versus Columbia State, 1pm
Softball, versus Columbia State, 4pm
Saturday, March 29
Baseball, versus Columbia State, Noon
Softball, versus Columbia State, 1pm
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Friday, March 21, 2014
|Art work in the Thigpen Library|
Currently, the elementary show is located in the Ramer Great Hall and includes art work from students in Sumner County elementary schools.
|Art Work in the Ramer Great hall|
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
When you are driving down the road and you get that notification of a text message, knowing it is wrong for you to look at the message and may even reply.
Distracted driving has bypassed drunk driving as a safety concern for the driving public. Still, we text,check Facebook, and email while driving. As we take our eyes off the road in front of us to glance at our phone, we are playing Russian roulette with other peoples lives as well as our own.
On Wednesday March 26th in Weymss Auditorium from 1:30 P.M to 7:30 P.M, Kramer Entertainment Group is bringing their Distracted Driving Awareness Program to campus.
The program was developed due to distracted driving becoming a rising problem on our nation's roadways over the years. During the presentation, students and faculty can expect to get the full effect of the consequences of texting and driving. The presenters will use cutting-edge technology, video display, and live personal presentation and interaction.
"As I drive down the highways, I have noticed more adults not teenagers are texting,talking on the phone, and just looking at their cell phone more than they are at the road,"said Brenda Buffington, Director of Evening Services.
She hopes that the Vol State community will take the presentation and change their driving habits to be more safe.
"I want everyone to be more aware of what they are doing behind the wheel,"continued Buffington.
Please stop by the Wemyss Auditorium in Caudill Hall on Wednesday March 26 between 1:30 P.M and 6:30 P.M.and check out the presentation.
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Thursday, March 13, 2014
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Despite the winter weather, spring break is next week! There will be no classes held from March 10-15, on any of the campuses. However, most campus offices will be open, as usual. The Learning Commons will follow the same Spring Break schedule as the Thigpen Library.
Saturday, March 8 --- 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday, March 10 – Friday, March 14 --- 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday, March 15 – Closed
Have fun and get some rest! We're half-way through the semester!
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Vol State is hosting a LGBTQI (Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual,Transgender,Questioning,and Intersex) awareness rally tomorrow,Thursday March 6.
Dr. Kenny Yarbrough, Director, Student Life and Diversity Initiatives, is the brain behind this event. He hopes to raise awareness for these communities and help bring our campus together no matter what our differences are.
"My role at the college as Director of Diversity Initiatives prompts me to continue to educate not only our students but the entire college as well. I am hoping that this day enlightens all of the needs of the LGBTQI communities,"said Yarbrough.
"I want to start bringing programming to our campus to raise our social awareness.Universities across the country have similar events and I want to expose our students to that level of programming," continued Dr.Yarbrough.
Regardless of what personal beliefs that people may have, we can arrive at the same conclusion that we are all human, and should be treated with equality. The LGBTQI rally hopes to bring that type of unity and awareness during the rally.
The rally will also feature guest speaker, Dr. Derrick Tennial, author and assistant director of curriculum and instruction at Georgia Perimeter Community College. Tennial will host a presentation on his latest book titled,"Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
|Author Dr. Derrick Tennial,will the guest speaker at rally.|
In addition to "Dont Ask,Don't Tell", Tennial has wrote " Marginalized Men", which are stories about same- gender loving African American ministers. His second book, "Be Reconciled", deals with pertinent issues among the same-sex community.
I asked Dr. Yarbrough what he hopes that students and member of the Vol State Community will receive from this event.
"We all have basic needs and wants,wanting to belong is one of those. Everyone has that right to have the feeling of belonging.""We can choose how to live and even believe what we wish;but everyone should have that right."
"This event is designed to bring awareness not only to the communities themselves but also their individual plights and concerns, and how they equate to being a student.
The rally will begin at 12:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m. in the Mary Cole Nichols Dining Room. Following the presentation, Dr. Tennial will hold an open discussion on issues related to the LGBTQI community.Refreshments will be served following the presentation, which is free and open to all students.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
When obstacles emerge for most college students, the first place to turn to are parents. But for a lot of Vol State students that is not always an option. For student Tanisia Osborne, adversity struck her at the most inconvenient time, when she had to buy her books for classes. The price of those books was high,especially for her math class.Tanisia's heating unit stopped working at the same time that she had to buy books for her classes. So she had two options: Pay for her books for the semester or repair her heating unit to keep her family warm.
"I could not receive financial aid, so my options were limited. I took of advantage of using a temporary code that was available. I had 14 days to complete it, so I did what I had to do" said Osborne. "I chose to take care of my family." `
So, with consistency, determination, and many late nights she completed each module, quiz, and test within the 14-day trial period, passing with no problem.
"Having a great support system and a great instructor is important,"she continued. " I am thankful for Dr. Kimberly Caldwell for taking the time to explain the math, every step and process to how I can understand it"
Tanisia took an obstacle and turned it into an accomplishment. As students we are faced with hardships everyday. As I spoke with Tanisia, I took a look at my personal struggles with school, work and family. I realized that my success is truly up to me and no one else.
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Here is the Vol State events calendar for this week:
Tuesday. March 4
Reflections on Women’s History, Rochelle Center of Thigpen Library, 12:30pm
Wednesday, March 5
Lecture: “Revival of the Counterculture” by Michael Lenz, Nichols Dining Room, 12:20pm
Dash for Dollars Game Show, Cafeteria, 12:30pm
Thursday, March 6
LGBTQI Awareness Rally and discussion on the awareness of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Intersex individuals. We will have a guest speaker: Dr. Derrick Tennial who is the Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Georgia Perimeter Community College, Nichols Dining Room, 12:45pm
Friday, March 7
Lecture: “Murder at Bellamy Cave” by Dr. Joe Douglas 12:20pm, Rochelle Center of Thigpen Library
Women in Higher Education in Tennessee (WHET) Regional conference, Nichols Dining Room, 8am to 4pm
Spring break, no classes
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