Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Commit to Completion

We have Commit to Completion flags up for the start of the semester. They're intended to set a tone for the coming semester and remind you why you are here. Committing to Completion means that you will earn your degree or certificate. It's important to remember that goal when times get tough, as they inevitably will. You can do this and we're here to help you succeed.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Martin Luther King, Jr. Event on Wednesday, January 23

MLK Commemoration: A Day of Peace and Reconciliation
Wednesday, January 23rd • 11:30 AM • Caudill Auditorium
Gather for a candlelight vigil and a brief video to remember those lost these past years through mass shootings and other senseless acts of violence throughout the country. After this tribute, we will screen King’s renowned “I Have A Dream” speech at the March on Washington in 1963. A reception will follow.

Vol State Campuses Closed Monday, January 21

A reminder that all Vol State campuses will be closed on Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. No classes on Monday and all offices will be closed.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Three Tips for Doing Well in Your Classes

We hope everyone has a great Spring Semester. Here are three tips for doing well in your classes and getting closer to your graduation goal.

1. Attend your classes. It may seem simple, but it is the most common reason why students fall behind and get poor grades. If you do have to miss a class, email your instructor to get caught up.
2. Get organized. If you let assignments pile up you will become overwhelmed. Every class should have a course schedule that describes due dates for the semester. Start your own personal calendar to remind you of what you should be working on and when it is due. Do this for all of your classes.
3. Ask for help. If you don’t understand something ask the instructor. You can do that during class or after. If you want extra help with papers and assignments use the free Learning Commons services available on each campus. You can get assistance with math homework, math-heavy science homework, papers, and assignments. Visit this website for details: www.volstate.edu/learningcommons

If you run into big problems be sure to contact Advising on your campus. In Gallatin the Advising Center is located in room 174. Or you can call them at 615-230-3702.

You can do this! We’re here to help you succeed.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Las Vegas Artist Exhibit at Vol State Gallery

The work of Las Vegas artist Erik Beehn is on display at the Vol State Art Gallery. The exhibit will be an installation, meaning that Beehn will build some of the art on location. The show is based on the novel “The Yellow Wallpaper” written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
“The exhibition, ‘Some Sort of Conclusion,’ presents a visual interpretation of the story as a platform to pose conversations around agency and empathy. Processes of mechanical reproduction are employed to unique results with specific interest in observational paintings evolution into abstraction,” Beehn said.
The Vol State show runs until February 14. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Vol State Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Steinhauer-Rogan-Black (SRB) Humanities Building on the Gallatin campus at 1480 Nashville Pike. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call 615-230-3202.
Pictured: A Erik Beehn installation in Las Vegas. His Vol State work will be customized for this exhibit.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Events this Week at Vol State

This week at Vol State:
Jan. 14 Erik Beenh art exhibit, Vol State Gallery, First floor of SRB, through Feb. 14
Jan. 15 Spring Campus Kick-Off, info about student clubs and activities, Wood Campus Center 11:30pm-1pm
Jan. 16 Spring Campus Kick-Off, info about student clubs and activities, Wood Campus Center 11:30pm-1pm
Jan. 17 CAB Café: the Arcade, mini-golf and video games, Cafeteria, 11:30am-2:30pm
Jan. 21 All campuses Closed for MLK, Jr. Day, No classes

Thursday, January 3, 2019

There is Still Time to Apply for Spring Classes - They Start January 14

There is still time to apply for Vol State Spring classes- they start January 14. Adult students who don't have a college degree may qualify for TN Reconnect, tuition-free education. Visit www.volstate.edu/reconnect We have more than 100 areas of study to choose from and onlline classes for increased flexibility. You can apply to the college online at www.volstate.edu/apply