Day: November 12, 2010

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‘A Funny Thing’ wraps up this weekend

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” opened Nov. 4 at the Backdoor Playhouse to an expectant audience.”Musicals tend to do very well here,” director Mark Creter explained after the final dress rehearsal on Nov. 3. “We expect a large crowd. It’s a fun, fast-paced show.” Set […]

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Volleyball senior day Saturday

As senior weekend kicks off tonight at 7 against Eastern Illinois, the Tech volleyball team looks to clench a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament.”It’s sad that this is our last weekend of home games,” senior Leah Meffert said. “I’ve been playing volleyball since first grade. I’m looking forward […]

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Tech basketball previews

The Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team is looking forward to its upcoming season with great expectations.Coach Sytia Messer, who is in her second year as the head coach at Tech, is excited about the season and the talent that she has on her team. The Golden Eagles were picked to […]

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Health Services promotes safe sex to prevent STDs

College is a time for learning and growth, and for some students, sexual activity. Some students will choose to engage, and others will not. Believe it or not, sex does happen in college. Becoming sexually active in college comes with a lot of risk. One in every four American will […]

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Pride partners offer discounts to students

More than 70 local businesses offer discounts to the Tech community. Businesses participate in the purple pride program to show their Tech pride and appreciation of students’ business. “The influx of students is really good for our local community,” Marketing Director Bobbie Maynard said. “It’s a way for a business […]

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Food a double-edge sword

Food can protect the heart or be fuel for a heart attack.It is important for people with heart disease and for those without to exercise and maintain a good diet to prevent serious health risks. A common misconception is that vigorous exercise is dangerous to people at risk for heart […]

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International students welcome new adviser

In an attempt to cope with international student population growth, Tech’s International Students Affairs Office has recently hired Andrew Bleignier, immigration specialists and students adviser. “I was hired to assist the director because this office is currently expanding and sees the rise among international students,” he said. “It’s getting much […]

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W-TLN airs on ResLife channel

A broadcast news program is now available for Tech students on the ResLife channel.Students operate a majority of the program, which has been named W-TLN. Production, news gathering and writing are all done by Tech students. “W-TLN is a broadcast news program that we film and produce in the Media […]

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Professor wins award for literacy program

An Associate professor at Tech will be recognized by the National Council for the Social Studies for developing a program that integrates geography into social studies classes. Lisa Zagumny, curriculum and instruction associate professor, developed the program and will receive the NCSS award for the enhancement of geographic literacy. “We […]

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Non-traditional student offers advice

For me, the best place to be is right here at Tech. A gorgeous, well kept, modern yet historic campus nestled in the world’s best little city in beautiful Putnam County. I am blessed to be a freshman here and go to class with the coolest, most honest, most well-behaved […]