Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Priority Spring Class Registration for Current Students Starts Nov. 1


Priority spring course registration for current sophomores (completed 30 credit hours or more prior to this semester) starts at 8am on November 1. It opens for current freshmen (completed less than 30 credit hours prior to this semester) on November 2 at 8am.

Get ready now by logging into your My Vol State portal and clicking on the Degree Works icon. You will see your advisor listed at the top of Degree Works. Click on the envelope icon at the top right to contact them to make an appointment. Your academic advisor can help you with your course schedule and make sure you are taking the classes you need for your major.

If you have problems, you can contact the Office of Advising via email at advising@volstate.edu or call 615-230-3702.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Extended Hours on Mondays and Thursdays - 6pm


Vol State Advising, Admissions, Financial Aid, and Student Services now have extended hours on Mondays and Thursday until 6pm to help students register for Spring classes and answer questions about registration.

Vol State Events This Week


October 26      Halloween Bash, wear your Halloween costume: costume contest, spooky treats, haunted glow golf in Thigpen Library, free food and t-shirts, 5pm-7pm, Thigpen Plaza,

October 26      Sumner County & the American Slave Trade, community discussion, 6:30-7:30pm, https://volstate.zoom.us/j/94920414516

October 27      Study Skills Strategy Session: Persistence, 12:30pm, Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/j/99484431907

October 28          Trick-or-Treat Virtual Game Night, put your Halloween knowledge to the test with our spookiest virtual game, $200 prize, 6pm-8pm, Check your Vol State email for the link

October 29          International Education Info Session, learn about Study Abroad, 10am-11am, Zoom:  https://volstate.zoom.us/j/92643079201

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

What Were You Wearing?

A skirt or jeans. A tank or a tee shirt. “What Were You Wearing” is an art installation featured in the Thigpen Library this week which focuses on spreading awareness about sexual assault. The installation features anonymous stories from sexual assault victims and the type of clothing that they were wearing at the time.

“Rape culture says that what you’re wearing relates to being assaulted,” said Tiffany Zwart, Coordinator of Student Engagement and Support. “When you look at the outfits, it kind of speaks against that and so I think it’s important to us to make sure we’re not victim-blaming.”

Statistics show that sexual assault is especially prevalent on college campuses. According to RAINN, 26.4% of female undergraduate students and 6.8% of male undergraduate students experience rape or sexual assault.

“People don’t want to talk about it because it’s a very sensitive topic but it’s also so prevalent especially in this age range,” said Tiffany Zwart. “We support all survivors.”

“When things are kept in the dark, that’s where they stay,” said student Mary Franc.

The installation will be up until Friday the 22nd. The Office of Student Engagement and Support offers a variety of referrals for sexual assault victims. If you are struggling, contact student.engagement@volstate.edu.

 









Monday, October 18, 2021

Vol State Events This Week


October 18          What Were You Wearing? Art installation about sexual assault, all week through October 22, Rochelle in Thigpen

October 19          International Education Info Session, learn about Study Abroad, 11am-Noon, Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/j/92643079201

October 20          The Well, sexual assault information and support, 10am-Noon, Rochelle in Thigpen

October 20          “Words and Music” by Vol State Singers, poetry set to music, 1pm-1:30pm, Caudill Hall Auditorium

October 21          Red Cross Blood Drive, Wood Campus Center-Nichols Dining B, 9am-3pm, visit Red Cross site to make an appointment

October 21          Fall Festival and World Food Day, lunch and giveaways, 11am-1pm, Thigpen Plaza

October 21          World Food Day, virtual program to explore food and food issues, 4pm-6pm, Sign up: https://www.trumba.com/calendars/master-calendar-2?eventid=155965015

October 21          50th Anniversary and Dr. Montague Welcome, lunch and program, Noon-2:30pm, Thigpen Library Lawn

October 22          Alice in Wonderland, Children’s Theatre production, interactive, 7pm, SRB 150

October 23          Alice in Wonderland, Children’s Theatre production, interactive, 4pm, SRB Plaza (weather permitting)

October 23          Alice in Wonderland, Children’s Theatre production, interactive, 7pm, SRB 150

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Vol State's Children's Theatre Class Presents: Alice In Wonderland

 

Imagine playing croquet in a fairytale world and having a tea party with your favorite storybook characters. Vol State’s Children’s Theatre Class will present Alice in Wonderland- an audience-interactive children’s play.

“This show is written to be very audience immersive,” said Director Brendan Tramel, who also plays a supporting role as the Cheshire cat. “The audience sort of helps us get Alice to Wonderland.” The play will involve crowd participation, including an interactive tea party and croquet game.

Tramel teaches the Children’s Theatre class at Vol State. “I’ve been doing theatre since I was in middle school and then started teaching right out of college,” she said. “It’s something that I love- every aspect of it.”

Landon Klapwyk, who plays the role of the Mad Hatter, said, “There are definitely a lot of surprises to come.

The play will be performed on October 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. in the Steinhauer-Rogan-Black Building, Room 150 on the Gallatin campus at 1480 Nashville Pike. Masks are required for indoor performances. There is also a special outdoor show on October 23 at 4 p.m. in the SRB Plaza, weather permitting. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for outdoor seating. Admission is free. For more information, contact: brendan.tramel@volstate.edu.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Spring Class Schedule Now Available - Get Ready for Priority Registration


Get the Spring Classes You Need at the Times You Want!

Priority Registration for Current Students Starts November 1 and 2.

The Spring schedule of classes is now available. It’s time to get ready for Priority Registration, your opportunity to sign up for spring semester classes before registration opens to the public. Get ready now by logging into your My Vol State portal and clicking on the Degree Works icon. You will see your advisor listed at the top of Degree Works. Click on the envelope icon at the top right to contact them to make an appointment. Your academic advisor can help you with your course schedule and make sure you are taking the classes you need for your major.

Priority spring course registration for current sophomores (completed 30 credit hours or more prior to this semester) starts at 8am on November 1. It opens for current freshmen (completed less than 30 credit hours prior to this semester) on November 2 at 8am.

 

If you have problems, you can contact the Office of Advising via email at advising@volstate.edu or call 615-230-3702.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

HS Seniors - Time for Your TN Promise Application


High School Seniors- it’s time to fill out the TN Promise application to give you access to your tuition-free college education next fall. You may have not decided on where to attend college yet. Filling out the application by the deadline of November 1 gives you the option to attend Vol State tuition-free. Visit our TN Promiseweb page for a list of dates and links to apply. 

Vol State offers more than 100 areas of study in six divisions: Business and Technology, Health Sciences, Math and Science, Humanities, Social Science and Education, and Nursing. Many of our students use their TN Promise at Vol State and then transfer those credits to a university to complete their four-year degree. To explore the possibilities, visit our academic programs web page

Monday, October 4, 2021

Vol State Events Week of October 4


October 4        LGBTQ+ roundtable discussion, 1pm-2:30pm, Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMucuuqpj8oHNcvCctUz6XL_e2u8EWRG3MN

October 6        Returning Students Organization Club Meeting, all adult students invited, 2:30pm-3:30pm, Zoom ID: 963 8376 4561

October 6        International Education Info Session, learn about Study Abroad, 4-5pm, Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/j/92643079201

October 7        International Students Cultural Connections Club, mixer, 1pm-2pm, Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckcO2rqD0sH9ckvpgVDTBcZNVVN08uU7Jf