Month: September 2011

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Human Ecology introduces new degree concentration

The School of Human Ecology introduced the child life concentration as a new option under the child development and family relations program this semester. All of the required classes for these two majors go hand-in-hand with the child life concentration due to the importance of understanding families and child development. […]

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Nearly 100 employers to attend Career Day

With a 9.1 percent unemployment rate across the state, students will have the opportunity to get a start on their careers before graduation by attending the Career Fair Oct. 6 in the RUC. 92 companies are scheduled to attend the fair and registration is ongoing. Career Services staff said they […]

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TBR moves forward with president search

The Tennessee Board of Regents recently announced the qualifications for becoming Tech’s next president. TBR had their quarterly board meeting on Sept. 23, where they voted on the criteria for President Bell’s successor. For this position, the TBR prefers are an earned doctorate from an accredited institution, a distinguished record […]

On campus

Hospital, greeks to swap land

Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Cookeville Regional Medical Center have entered into an agreement in principle for a land swap targeted to go into effect May 2013. The land swap will be an even-for-even trade, the 158 W. 7th St. property, where the fraternity is currently located, for three lots at […]

Off campus

Tech SGA president is TBR student regent

For the second time since 2009, a Tech SGA president is serving as the Tennessee Board of Regents student regent. Lee Gatts, a junior political science major from Livingston, was appointed in June by Gov. Bill Haslam to represent the more than 200,000 students who make up the TBR […]


B.o.B tells of his biggest challenge, greatest influences as a musician

For the first time, Chiddy Bang was the opening act for B.o.B at Tuesday night’s second concert in the SOLO Concert Series at the Hooper Eblen Center. B.o.B, a mainstream hip-hop songwriter, performer and producer, headlined the concert. B.o.B has performed on multiple college campuses in Tennessee, including East Tennessee […]


Let’s Talk About Movies: Drive

Simply stated, “Drive” is a beautiful film. Getting paid to watch movies and write about them has always been a great privilege. Movies such as “Drive,” however, make me think I have the best job in the world. Based on the 2005 James Sallis novel by the same name, “Drive” […]


Tech Students Gain Valuable Experience Abroad

Students from Tech had the chance to experience healthcare abroad this summer when eight nursing students and one business student traveled overseas to spend 30 days in Finland. These students spent time in a classroom setting, in hands-on simulation experiences and touring the streets of Russia and Finland. Jenny Maffett, […]


Career Services Offers Resume Tips

Career Services is preparing Tech students for the one thing that could make or break them in their career prospects. When the time comes to apply for jobs, every student will have to submit a resume, and they may not know how to properly prepare one.  “Everybody thinks the way […]


Baja team brings home 12th win

The Society of Automotive Engineers’ Baja team won its 12th championship over the summer. With this win, the team boasts a new record because it holds twice the number of championships compared to any other Baja team in the world. Faculty Adviser Dale Wilson said that the team’s disadvantage when […]