Day: October 25, 2013


Homecoming candidates campaign for crown

Students experienced the opportunity to vote for Homecoming King and Queen Oct. 17. Candidates utilized different strategies in efforts to receive votes. Derek Decker, senior human resource major, is the candidate running for Sigma Chi fraternity. He said he felt that social media, flyers, food, and location were the biggest […]


Professors coordinate with Russian schools for education

Russia is a place that is moving towards a better understanding of individuals with disabilities, and some professors in the special education department at Tech are getting the opportunity to help with that. On Nov. 2, Helen Dainty, Laura Graves and Amy Callender are making a trip to Siberia for […]


Students design Homecoming floats

Among the many events that take place during the week and day of Homecoming, one of the largest and most observed contests is the float competition.   Sarah Reese, senior, is a member of Phi Mu and the sorority’s Homecoming chair. Phi Mu has paired up with Sigma Alpha Epsilon […]


Centennial celebration planning underway

The University’s 100th anniversary is approaching in 2015 and planning and organizing for the commemoration is already taking place. Tech alumna Laura Clemons is the centennial coordinator in charge of planning projects for the occasion. Some projects require the two years of planning that is allotted while others are a […]


Undebatable greatness

In Tech’s Office of Communications there proudly sits a large, old, wooden trophy case, where dozens of glimmering gold trophies stand tall and erect. Some of these trophies date back to the early 1940s. The trophy case appears to be busting at the seams, yet each year more and more […]


Conference looks to nurse synergy among majors

Tennessee Tech University’s Whitson-Hester School of Nursing is considering a potential curriculum change in the near future involving other majors. After attending an interdisciplinary collaboration conference in Chicago, professors in the nursing program considering redesigning the typical clinical setting. The collaboration conference was geared toward simulating a real world scenario […]


Housing overflow continues late into fall semester

Approximately 45 students are still residing in overflow hotels due to a lack of available on-campus housing. Last year, Residential Life emptied the overflow hotels within one week. Students residing in the hotels are disconnected from campus life. As the semester goes on and the number of students in the […]


TAB to host spooky double feature for Tech students

On Halloween night, the Tech Activities Board will be showing two scary movies to Tech students. Katie Williams, coordinator of Student Activities, said the movies that will be shown are still undecided, but will be posted on TAB’s Facebook page later in the week. The Halloween movie double feature will […]


Tau Kappa Epsilon to bring Tennessee Rappers

Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity will be hosting a Big Smo concert at Cowboys Nov. 13. “TKE is very excited to host an event that all Tech students can enjoy,” TKE member Nate Stout said. “It is awesome that we have the opportunity to partner up with Cowboys and these upcoming […]


’50 Shades’ finally cast

The 50 Shades of Grey series took the country by storm when it was released, and now fans everywhere are anticipating the movie set to be released in 2014. Fans had their dream picks for the lead roles Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele before the movie was even announced. There […]