Day: November 19, 2010

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Library releases holiday, finals week hours

The Angelo and Jennette Volpe Library has released its hours for the holidays and finals week this semester. Even though library renovations and construction are scheduled to continue during finals week, students should still expect the extended hours that the library typically offers. The renovations in the library have resulted […]

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Tech to host future TSSAA bowl games

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association’s BlueCross Bowl will return to Tech for an additional two years. Over the summer, the TSSAA Board of Control voted to hold its annual state high school football championship at Tech’s Tucker Stadium until at least 2012. This year the games are scheduled for […]

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Chess: thinking ahead is a life skill

Chess is more than just a game of strategy; it can be used as a teaching tool.The game of chess is older than anyone can remember, but it is played by few, and even fewer people know its true potential. To most, it’s just a boring game that sort of […]

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Tech students organizing aid for displaced children

Tech students are organizing Comforts of Home to aid children removed from homes by the Putnam County Meth Task Force. Tech students Donathan Knowles, Jessie Stidham, Jodi Lawrence, Josh Girling, Ravi Patel and Whitney Tayes are using the motivation of their Group Dynamics class semester-goal assignment to make a difference […]

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Flatt elected to FFA regional office

A Tech freshman was elected National Future Farmers of America’s southern regional vice president Oct. 22. James Flatt, a freshman in the School of Agriculture, was elected vice president at the National FFA annual meeting in Indianapolis. The convention was attended by 55,000 FFA members from across the United States […]

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Football celebrates Senior Day Saturday versus JSU

The Tennessee Tech football team will look to end the Ohio Valley Conference championship dreams of Jacksonville State on Saturday as it hosts the Gamecocks in its final game of the year.The Golden Eagles (4-6, 3-4 OVC) will finish sixth in the conference this season after taking home second place […]

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Graduating ‘Oracle’ staffers offer thanks, farewells

“You adapt. You overcome. You improvise,” Clint Eastwood said in the 1986 film “Heartbreak Ridge.” Yes, that quote was meant for a recon platoon in the Marines, but it also holds significance to me. I’ve adapted by changing my major until I found what I am passionate about. I’ve overcome […]

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Men’s basketball takes on ETSU

Tech Men’s Basketball has played well in two contests this season, an exhibition blowout win over Carson-Newman, and a hard-fought loss against Atlantic Coast Conference power North Carolina State last week. In the NC State game, the Golden Eagles hung with the Wolfpack for the first half, as they were […]

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Three named to volleyball All-OVC teams

The Ohio Valley Conference named three Kentucky natives from the Tennessee Tech volleyball team to All-Conference this week. This year marks the fourth year in a row for senior standout Leah Meffert and the first for freshmen Natalie Penrod and Allison May.”I’m honored,” May said. “It’s something that I didn’t […]

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Locals attempt to make Cummins Falls a state park

A grassroots effort to protect Cummins Falls from developers plans to make the privately owned waterfall a state park. The nonprofit organization Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation leads the endeavor. The foundation describes the site as one of Tennessee’s finest treasures. “Cummins Falls is grand,” said Kathleen Williams, executive director […]