Month: November 2012


TKE gets charitable for children in need, hunger

The brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon are planning their first community-wide charity event. Cole Spurgeon, a junior finance major at Tech, has spent the past several days planning a concert that will serve as the collection point for donations for Toys for Tots and Move for Hunger, a coalition of […]


Physics and chemistry combine for fun times

The marble shot off the mousetrap, flying across the room and barely missing a chemical engineering student who had moved out of the way seconds earlier. The accidentally launched marble was part of a Rube Goldberg machine designed by a team of freshmen chemical engineering students at Tech. The marble […]


IFC raises money for prostate cancer

Mustaches and facial hair have taken over many faces on Tech’s campus, turning November into Movember. Tech’s Interfraternity Council has been raising money and awareness this month for its annual philanthropy, Movember.   Movember is a worldwide philanthropy, which involves participants growing mustaches to raise awareness for men’s health, specifically […]


Oldham confident of keeping federal aid

President Barack Obama’s plan to connect federal funding to tuition costs not have a negative impact on Tech. “I don’t think it will affect us,” Tech President Philip Oldham said. “I think we’re so far down on the spectrum by cost that’s probably not a realistic concern on our part.” […]


Nearly 1,000 to graduate next month

Tech alumnus Beecher H. Hunter will speak during the Dec. 15 commencement when, according to preliminary numbers, approximately 925 students are expected to graduate. “It didn’t really sink in, I guess, until a little later when I was thinking about the honor that had been extended,” Hunter said. “How many […]


SOLO comedian concert voting starts today

Voting for the spring 2013 SOLO concert opens today, with students choosing from five comedians. The selection of comedians are Aziz Ansari, Gabriel Iglesias, Ralphie May, Joel McHale and Bill Engvall. Students are excited about the genre and have varying opinions on who they want to come perform. “We’ve got […]


LGBT employees may benefit from committee proposal

Tech’s Faculty Senate is set to review a resolution regarding benefit equality proposed by the Faculty Senate at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville during its meeting Nov. 12. The Resolution on Support for Benefit Equality presented by the Benefits and Professional Development Committee proposes all benefits of employment at […]


Tech lands among top national rankings for eighth straight year

Tech’s ranked in the top 100 Best College Buys for the eighth consecutive year through Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc.   According to, the organization specializes in identifying the top 100 American colleges by focusing on high quality education at a low cost. Robert Hodum, tech enrollment management, said […]


Tech football breaks OVC-winless streak with Senior Day win

Tech succeeded in causing an upset with No. 24 ranked University of Tennessee at Martin’s Skyhawks last Saturday in Tech’s final home game, 45-44 in overtime. “It was a great way to send our seniors out,” Justin Matheney, student assistant, said.  “It was a hard fought game.” Tech and Martin […]