Monday, June 25, 2012

Vol State in the News

Vol State travel-study students are covered in the Gallatin News Examiner and the Tennessean: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120629/GALLATIN04/306290029/Vol-State-students-study-Ecuador-China?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7C%7Cs

A Vol State alumnus has been honored for his work in health care for the homeless. Congrats to Osman Gabure. The Tennessean has the story.

The Vol State Fire Science program received statewide coverage recently for a national recognition. Channel 5 has the details. And Channel 4 also ran the story.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Governor Haslam Visits Vol State

Governor Haslam is keeping track of how colleges and universities are implementing the Complete College Tennessee Act (CCTA). That process brought him to Vol State on Wednesday for a brief tour of campus led by Dr. Faulkner and a discussion of what the college has been doing to complete the Act initiatives.

The presentation and conversation focused on economic and workforce development, increased degree production and timely completion by students, institutional collaboration and minimized redundancy. Topics included the new Freshman Experience Tracks program and the Learning Commons expansion project.

The CCTA outlines plans for college and universities to provide better pathways for students, increase student success and ultimately completion. The formation of the Tennessee Community College System was part of the Act. The system is seen as a way to increase collaboration, thus better serving students and saving money.

The Governor was only on campus for a brief time and it didn't allow for any campus-wide events. We hope that the discussion helped to show Vol State successes in implementing measures to support the CCTA goals and also outlined challenges going forward.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Vol State in the News

Vol State Livingston faculty member and Faculty Council Chair Scott McMillan appears in the Chronicle of Higher Education this week for a paper he co-authored on the issue of non-tenured faculty and the problems associated with long-term employment when there is no tenure track. He recently presented the paper at the American Association of University Professors. Congrats to Scott on both the paper presentation at the conference and the article: http://chronicle.com/article/Plan-Offers-Better-Pay-Job/132273/

You may remember the recent Venus transit watching event here at the college that our Astronomy folks held in conjunction with the Cumberland Astronomical Society. Two of those observers sent their cool transit video to the national Astronomy Magazine blog. It's worth checking out and the college gets a nice plug as well: http://cs.astronomy.com/asy/b/astronomy/archive/2012/06/08/venus-transit-time-lapse-june-5-2012.aspx

Here's another profile of President Faulkner, this time from the Cumberland Business Journal: http://ucbjournal.com/news.php?id=893

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Vol State in the News: Shaving Your Head

You may have seen that our very own Charles Alexander, director of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Vol State, has a column in the Gallatin News Examiner. We especially enjoyed this latest installment in which he starts with head shaving to wind up at a marketing lesson.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Allied Health Building New Drawing

The design firm for our new Allied Health building has released a new drawing of what it will look like when finished. You may have seen the preliminary designs we posted here earlier this year. This one gives a much better view of how it will fit in with campus. Check out the story in the Nashville Post:

http://nashvillepost.com/blogs/postbusiness/2012/6/4/street_dixon_rick_releases_vol_state_building_rendering