Monday, February 22, 2021

Vol State Virtual Events this Week


Feb. 22 The History of Race and Hollywood, Presenter: Dr. Frank E. Dobson, Jr, Vanderbilt University, 12:30-1:30pm, everyone welcome to attend via Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAocO2hqDIuH9TkkV3-RrEGo-lFEHj-3KHe

Feb. 23 Join the Fit Club for support with exercise, nutrition, water intake, and overall self-care. 1pm via Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/j/98043379500#success

Feb. 23 Anne O’Halloran on Grit, Determination, & Perseverance, 12:30pm- 1:30pm, Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/j/92124512137
Feb. 23 Cybersecurity Club Meeting, The Vol State Cyber-Security Club will bring an awareness in Cyber-Security and expand the knowledge of students in the field, everyone is welcome to attend. 1:30pm-2:30pm Via Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/j/92457876315#success

Feb. 25 Join the Black Student Association (BSA) student club, meeting at 11:30am via Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/j/95934476733#success

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

We're Still Teaching and Learning this Week!


We’re Still Teaching and Learning this Week! 

Vol State campuses may be closed (as updated daily on the webpage), but online and virtual classes continue as planned. If you have assignments due, they are still due, unless you hear otherwise from your instructor. If you have a Zoom class, it will be happening, unless you hear otherwise from your instructor. Be sure to check both your eLearn email and Vol State student email for updates from your instructors. You can also get extra academic help online this week, just as you can all semester. Here are just a few of the resources open today online: 

-Library research and help from staff online. https://www.volstate.edu/library 

 

-Learning Commons- tutoring services and essay drop-off available. https://www.volstate.edu/learningcommons   Essay drop-off is done on your eLearn class page. 

 

-Tutor-dot-com – help in many subjects. See your class eLearn page to access. 

Students experiencing a power outage should contact their instructors, as soon as possible, to find out what work they will need to make up. Everyone stay safe and warm and remember that Spring Break is just over two weeks away! 

Monday, February 15, 2021

Vol State Virtual Events this Week


Feb. 16                  SGA Meeting, 11:15am-12:15pm, Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/j/326397332#success

          

Feb. 18                 Black History Month Virtual Spoken Word and Poetry Slam, 12:30pm-2pm, Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEocemhqzIuE9GyOCqWl74ZuQ_gPQxS


Feb. 18                    Join the Vol State Veterans of American (VSVA) student club. The next meeting is Thursday, February 18 at 3:30pm via Zoom:  https://volstate.zoom.us/j/95283218150#success 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Nursing Program Applications Being Accepted Now


The nursing division is currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program.  This program prepares students to apply to sit for licensure as a registered nurse.  The program is taught on the Gallatin and Livingston campuses and will accept 24 students for each location.  All applications are due April 1st.  For more information and to apply please visit our website: 
https://www.volstate.edu/academics/nursingaas

Notes About Weather


We are keeping an eye on weather conditions tonight and tomorrow. Here are some important notes just in case we have any campus closings. All of your online classes will continue as normal, despite weather conditions. All deadlines will remain the same and classes will still be held via Zoom, unless otherwise notified. If a student does have an on campus class and the campus is closed or delayed, please check your Vol State email for information from your instructor on what you will be doing in that class.

If for some reason you have a power outage or wireless issue because of weather, contact your instructors as soon as you can.

We are transitioning between two texting systems this week. So, if we do have any campus closings or delays to share we will probably send them on both systems. That will only be for this week. The new system should be fully operational by next week.

Four Things to do Now if You are Struggling in Your Classes


It’s that time of the semester- you may feel like you are underwater with your classwork and falling behind. Take a deep breath. We are here to help you do well in your classes. Here are four things to do now if you are struggling:

-Email the instructor for each class that you are having problems with. Ask them what you can do to catch up and if they have ideas for how you can do better in their class.

-Get extra help online with free Vol State academic help services. Visit www.volstate.edu/collegesuccess for a list.

-Make a life priority list- are there extra things you can cut or scale back on?

-If you are simply overextended, it may be time to drop a class. But that is only a last resort. You will need to check to see how that impacts your financial aid first. You are better off doing well in two classes than doing poorly in three. But do your best to keep taking at least one class. Students who drop out of all classes often have a tough time getting back.

Things are especially tough this year, so hang in there. Everyone wants to see you succeed, so reach out now if you need help!

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

BSA Virtual Spoken Word and Poetry Slam


The new Black Student Association would like to invite you, your classes/students, and others within the Vol State Community to join us for the first annual BSA Virtual Spoken Word and Poetry Slam. There are two dates 
and themes to consider:

Black History Month Virtual Spoken Word and Poetry Slam
Date: Thursday, February 18th @ 12:30 - 2:00 PM
2021 Theme: The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.

Women's History Month Virtual Spoken Word and Poetry Slam
Date: Thursday, March 18th @ 12:30 - 2:00 PM
2021 Theme: Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced. 

Please see the attached flyer and application to participate.


Monday, February 8, 2021

Vol State Virtual Events this Week


Feb. 10             Nugs for Drugs, drop off unwanted prescription drugs and get chicken nuggets, 12pm-2pm, Gallatin campus C Lot

Feb. 10             America: Who Are We?, a conversation about the divisions in American culture, 12:30-1:30pm, Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpduqppz4vHdJS66G6hz6CgNNTPwEA0Jdk

Feb. 11             Brain Break, virtual scavenger hunt, 2:30pm. Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/j/93525430266#success