Friday, April 20, 2012

Vol State at Livingston Faculty Member Honored


Joy Hosey, a mathematics faculty member at Volunteer State Community College at Livingston was recently honored as the winner of a state wide contest for the Tennessee Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges (TMATYC) for her submission of “Mathematics: Music to My Ears.”

Members of the association were asked to submit a theme for the national American Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC) conference to be held in Nashville in 2014. There were 10 - 12 entries that the TMATYC officers narrowed down to four which the TYMATYC membership voted on.

The next step is to design a logo to go with this theme. This is also being done as a contest among the TMATYC membership and Hosey has submitted an entry for that contest as well.

“Since the conference is to be in Nashville, known as Music City, I decided to combine that with my love of mathematics and came up with Mathematics: Music to my Ears,” Hosey explained.

Hosey was honored at the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) statewide conference recently held at Chattanooga State Community College. Members from Tennessee Board of Regents institutions as well as two-year colleges from out-of-state were in attendance.

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Photo: Tim Britt, Jackson State Community College, presents the award for the theme contest to Joy Hosey of Volunteer State at the annual AMATYC State Conference in Chattanooga. Hosey’s submission was entitled, “Mathematics: Music  to My Ears.”

A special thanks to the Gallatin Newspaper for their help with this....thanks Randy!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Vol State in the News

Lady Pioneer Ali Hart is slugging her way to a great season on the Vol State softball team...the talent runs in the family. She's the sister of Brewers slugger and all-star Corey Hart. Craig Harris has a fantastic story in the Gallatin News Examiner:

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120418/HENDERSONVILLE02/304180115/Vol-State-s-Hart-making-name-herself

Vol State baseball had a sweep weekend at Roane State and they're climbing in the conference:

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120418/HENDERSONVILLE02/304180115/Vol-State-s-Hart-making-name-herself

Long-time Vol State staff member, now at Vanderbilt, Monique Robinson-Wright is quoted in a column about helicopter parents. It's an interesting piece that I think many of you will appreciate:

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120419/COLUMNIST0129/304190037/Camilla-P-Benbow-Parents-role-college-needs-more-advisory?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Job Fair coming up at Vol State:

http://www.portlandleader.net/articles/2012/04/20/business/8947150.txt

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Vol State Canned Food and Tornado Clean-Up Drives

CANNED FOOD DRIVE
Last year, with your help, the Vol State Staff Council collected over one thousand canned goods/non-perishable food items
for local families through the Mid-Cumberland Action Agency.

Staff Council is once again sponsoring a Canned Food Drive Canned Food Drive
(both Gallatin and Highland Crest Campuses)
to benefit
Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency
beginning Friday, April 20, 2012, and ending Thursday, April 26 at 4 p.m.

Additionally, the Livingston Campus will be gathering Cleaning Supplies and Personal Supplies
To benefit the Livingston’s area tornado victims.
Boxes will be in departments and divisions on the Gallatin campus by this Thursday!

The winning area will be provided a pizza party.  

Acceptable Food Items Include:
Soups
Peanut Butter
Noodles
Dried Beans
Rice or Other Cereals
Food in Jars
Crackers
Canned Meats
Canned Veggies

The deadline to get your food to the Business & Finance Office (Ramer 180) and
counted is before 4 p.m. Thursday, April 26, so please let me know if you have some food in your area.

On behalf of the Staff Council, thank you for participating in this year’s food drive.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Sneak Peek at the New Vol State TV Ads

We have some new television ads for Vol State and we're giving students, faculty and staff a sneak peek. You'll be able to see them soon on Nashville channels 2,5,17,58 and 30, as well as Comcast cable channels. Let us know what you think!

Joseph:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAImlqMicto&feature=share

Tre:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyUjAOH7P9U&feature=share

Jazmin:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBaUENcH1W0&feature=share

Volunteer State Community College

Vol State in the News

Vol State Experience coverage in the Gallatin News Examiner:

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120413/GALLATIN04/304130036/Vol-State-offers-event-high-school-students

The Science and Math Expo garnered some nice coverage in the Tennessean for their 11th annual event:

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120411/WILSON/304110043/Vol-State-expo-takes-children-rocket-odyssey

The Career Fair coming up on April 25 from 10am to 1pm received an advance story in the Tennessean:

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120411/WILSON/304110033/Vol-State-career-fair-set-April-25

Lady Pioneers playing tough:

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120411/GALLATIN02/304110167/Lady-Pioneers-giving-up-nothing

Pioneer baseball battling back:

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120411/GALLATIN02/304110166/Pioneers-take-second-straight-series

Monday, April 9, 2012

Honoring Our Retirees

Retirement parties don't sound very fun, but the Vol State retirement celebration is always one of the highlights of the year for me. It's a pretty tame affair as parties go. It's great though, to hear stories about the retirees and their commitment to their jobs and most importantly to the students. It's a yearly reminder of why we like to work at Vol State and why we take so much pride in what we do. The retirees this year were certainly standouts in their areas. Our thanks to them for their many years of excellence and what that has meant for this institution.

Paula S. Belford
Patricia J. Bode
Hanson E. Farmer, Jr.
Billie R. Hodges
Donna S. Johnson
John R. Moore
Richard D. Rouch
Robert M. Ruff
Seth H. Sparkman, Jr.
Doris A. Stafford

Here's a photo gallery of the celebration.

Eric Melcher

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Vol State in the News

Every now and then we'll share a few of the news stories and other material about Vol State in the media.

We're proud of our graduates, and the Hope Lottery Scholarship program is as well. They recently did a commercial featuring following up on the success of our very own Mary Beth Cliburn, who was the star of a story they did while she was a student a few years back. This latest version released last week tracks her success in Allied Health. If that name sounds familiar, Mary Beth is the daughter of Sherry Cliburn in Financial Aid, a proud mom indeed. Hope Lottery Scholarship - Cliburn

April is full of events and the official kick-off for a couple of new programs. One of those programs is bluegrass music, here in the Gallatin News Examiner and Tennessean.

Adjunct English faculty member Kevin Marshall Chopson  has been nominated for a prestigious literary award for his poetry. The Tennessean has the story.

The Cleveland Daily Banner has this story on the appointment of Dr. Faulkner as Vol State President.

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