Day: November 22, 2019


Appalachian Center for Craft Holiday Festival begins Saturday

Art education students are helping with the Appalachian Center for Craft Holiday Festival starting Saturday.   The festival starts at 6 p.m. and continues through 5 p.m. Sunday at the Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of Tech in Smithville.   The festival begins on Friday with a preview […]


Tech bopped its way to victory

Tucker Stadium filled with homecoming cheer watching Brookland Gordon and Brady Hancock receive Miss and Mr. Tennessee Tech. Gordon, representative of Phi Mu and Hancock of Phi Gamma Delta. “I was so excited and grateful when I heard my name called, I am excited to be able to represent our […]


Fire at New Hall South : Follow-up

A dryer fire on the second floor of New Hall South displaced over 300 students on Nov. 13.   The first and second floors received extensive water damage, causing two residents to relocate to New Hall North for the remainder of the semester, school officials said.   The Cookeville Fire […]


Marc Burnett to retire in December

Marc Burnett, a member of the Tech community for over 40 years, is retiring in December.   Over the past 40 years, Marc Burnett’s influences on Tech ranged from athlete, student, and employee.   As a student, Burnett studied English, journalism, wrote articles for The Oracle, and played guard for […]

News On campus

Tech gets festive with Lighting the Quad

Christmas might still be a few weeks away, but some lights are being strung across campus.   Tech’s third annual Lighting the Quad is scheduled from 5-5:30 p.m. on Dec. 3.   This holiday tradition involves Tech’s historic main quad glowing with festival lights and holiday spirit. President Phil Oldham […]


Opinion: IDEA Course Evaluations

Teaching is hard; effective teaching is even more arduous. It is also exhilarating and exciting, especially when students experience those light bulb moments! Even though we are considered experts in our fields, teaching can sometimes be an unwieldy beast! Sure, we have all been to school and we know effective […]

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Oracle staff member gets eagle-eye view of campus

A typical Tuesday for me includes working scholarship hours in the provost’s office, attending a newspaper staff meeting, having lunch with a friend and attending reporting class.   Nov. 12 was different. Very different.   That day, I flew over the campus and Cookeville in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. […]

Baseball News Sports

Baseball coach relieved of duties

TTU head baseball coach Justin Holmes was relieved of his duties Wednesday afternoon according to information released by TTU Sports Information.   Director of Athletics Mark Wilson said the decision was due to conduct that is “inconsistent with the expectations and standards Tennessee Tech has for all head coaches.”   […]