Friday, May 30, 2008

This is a real field trip!

Some classes are just a bit cooler than others. How about a course that takes you to the Southwest for geology and geography lessons under the desert sky? That's what a group of Vol State students did recently as part of the Maymester Southwest Field Trip class. It's a combined effort by Associate Professor of Geography Keith Bell and Instructor of Geology Clark Cropper. They traveled to the four corners area of Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. The course included visits to ancient ruins and national parks. The group is back and has a running blog about what they did. Take a look at:

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Still time to register for summer classes

The first summer session starts on Tuesday, May 27. There is still plenty of time to register. And if you need a bit more time, remember the second summer five-week session starts on July 1. You can register online at If you still need to apply to the college visit the Admissions Office in the Ramer building or call 230-3688. We hope to see you on campus this summer!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Yet another degree!

Some Vol State grads move on to new schools and exciting jobs and we may lose touch with them. Others keep popping back in to let us know how they are doing. Evan Espey was involved in just about everything on campus during his time at Vol State. Now we're excited to see these pictures from his graduation at Murray State. If you graduate from university after Vol State don't hesitate to send us an update on how you are doing. Here's a note from Ken to Evan:
Congratulations Evan!
This past Saturday, Evan Espey, former SGA President, graduated from Murray State University. Evan is truly dedicated to leadership, service, and achievement, and his journey has inspired us all at Vol State. We congratulate you Evan for this current milestone, and we look forward to hearing about many more in the near future. Best wishes to you and your family.
Posted by Ken

Monday, May 12, 2008

Congrats to the Baseball and Softball Teams!

The Pioneers fought hard during the TJCCAA/NJCAA Region 7 tournament. Both the baseball and softball teams finished as Runner ups. The final score in the Softball championship was Chattanooga State 4 Vol State 3. In baseball the final score in the championship game was Walters State 15 and Vol State 9. Both Walters and Chattanooga were ranked number 2 in the nation on the latest polls.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

You could be writing here

The Vol State blog has grown quite a bit in the past year. We've won some awards and had fun trying out new things. Now we'd like to expand the blog by enlisting more student writers. To do this we're hiring a student writer who will help write material for the blog, and also encourage fellow students to write entries for the blog.

The job will include:

-writing for the blog
-taking pictures to use on the blog
-using other blog resources such as polls
-coming up with new ways to use and promote the blog
-recruiting other students to make blog posts
-covering events on campus for the blog

This is a paid part-time position operating out of Public Relations. The student should enjoy writing and be quite familiar with various blogs. Hopefully they may have some experience writing a blog, although that is not required. Basic Internet system knowledge is necessary. Blog posts will be subject to standards and editorial control by the Public Relations Office. Our goal is to have as much editorial leeway as possible for student postings, but college oversight and approval of topics and postings will be necessary.

Interested students can contact Eric Melcher to get more information or to schedule an interview. The position starts Fall semester 2008 and continues through the end of Spring semester 2009. Summer hours this coming semester may be available as well.

Eric Melcher
Communications and Public Relations Coordinator
Volunteer State Community College
Office: 615-230-3570
Cell: 615-483-8994

Friday, May 2, 2008

Getting ready for graduation

It's been a busy week here at Vol State. Final preparations are underway for commencement ceremonies, which take place on Saturday at 10am in the gym. More than 800 students will graduate from Vol State this year. They are a diverse group departing with degrees in a number of different programs and subjects. The students will soon be alumni and that has it's benefits as well. Visit the Foundation Alumni page for more information about how to get signed up for a newsletter and network with your fellow Vol State grads.

Posted by Eric. Vol State. Volunteer State Community College.