Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Vol State in the News

Fall Graduation received quite a bit of coverage, here in Cookeville, in Livingston, and also in the Nashville area in the Tennessean.

Congrats to the Livingston folks for coming in second in the education division of the annual Christmas Parade.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Wilson County Land for New Campus Finalized

The land closing: L to R. Rita Anderson, realtor;  Beth Carpenter; Sandra McFarland; Susan Redmond (Sandra and Susan are mother and daughter and donors of part of the property) and Dr. Faulkner.
Vol State closed last week on a sale and donation of land in Wilson County that will be the home of a new campus. The McFarland family donated 2.5 acres of land and the college has purchased an additional 7.5 acres for the campus. The 10 acres are located on East Division Street in Mt. Juliet, a half mile east of the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce building. The college is raising funds for the development and design of the building and working through a multi-part State of Tennessee process for the new campus. The finished facility will have multiple classrooms and other educational facilities that will allow Vol State to offer a variety of classes. The size of the building and a timeline for the project are still being determined.  

We have submitted a capital project request to the Tennessee Board of Regents system office for the construction of the building.  They in turn have submitted the request to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC).  THEC did not include our project in their budget recommendation to the Governor although the Governor and/or the Legislature could decide to include the project in next year’s appropriations. 

The Tennessean had this story about the sale.

Vol State in the News

Today and tomorrow is your last opportunity to see the craft artists exhibit at the Vol State Art Gallery in SRB. The Hendersonville Standard had this story.

We're gearing up for spring semester, which starts January 21. A reminder to encourage people who don't already have a college degree to apply for TN Reconnect to take classes in the spring. The Gallatin News has this story.

Graduate Profiles

We are once again featuring interesting graduates on social media, leading up to commencement on Saturday. You can find them on the student blog and Facebook. We have a few up now and have a couple more planned for this week.

Fall graduate awards were given out last week. Here's a link to see the winners.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Christmas Concerts this Weekend

Vol State students will be performing Christmas music in Gallatin and Nashville this weekend.

In Gallatin, “Christmas Past and Present” will feature several groups from the Performing Arts Department: the Commercial Music Ensemble, the Jazz Music Ensemble, and the Vol State Showstoppers. The concerts also mark the release of a CD of Vol State student work. This year’s CD will be for sale at the shows. The concerts will be held on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7 in the Wemyss Auditorium in Caudill Hall. The show time is 7:30 p.m. each evening. A suggested donation of $5 benefits the Vol State Steinway Piano Fund. Admission and a copy of the “Christmas Dreams” CD will be $10.

On Sunday, Dec. 8, the Vol State Singers perform with the West End United Methodist Church Choir for a Christmas Concert at the church in Nashville, 2200 West End Blvd. There is a new time for this concert. It is now to be held at 4pm.

For more information contact the Office of Humanities at 615-230-3202.