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A gift to poetry and America

The Inauguration of the 46th President took place on January 20, 2021.  Amanda Gorman, age 22, made headlines as she delivered her poem “The Hill We Climb” in front of millions from the steps of the U.S. Capitol.  “Like much of America, I was mesmerized. My feelings caught up in […]

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Virtual concert brings music to the world

On Saturday, January 23, 2021 Dr. Scott Hagarty from the school of music held a Virtual Faculty Recital. Hagarty performed music for unaccompanied trumpet as well as trumpet and electronic accompaniment.  He was joined, and accompanied by Dr. Michael Adduci for the world premiere of Neil Flory’s newly composed piece, […]

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“The Voice” watch party at 7 p.m.

The Jake Hoot “Voice” watch party is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. at the Eblen Center. Doors to the center open at 6:30 p.m.   The public is invited to view the show and vote to advance Jake to the next round.   Hoot is a 2013 graduate of Tennessee Tech, […]

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Tech Players perform “Ruthless! The Musical”

  Tech students and community members work in harmony as the Tech Players perform their fall production, “Ruthless,” a musical production that runs through Saturday.   This club holds their production at the newly renovated Backdoor Playhouse located in the basement of the Jere Whitson Building. They try to do […]

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Tech alumnus Jake Hoot chosen on “The Voice”

In 2011, Jake Hoot hugged his teammates after winning the Ohio Valley Conference football championship.   Eight years later, Hoot hugged Kelly Clarkson, three-time Grammy and MTV Music Video Award Winner, after she chose him to be on her team for NBC’s “The Voice.”   “I blacked out when she […]

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Profile: Heather Call

Heather Call, owner, stands outside Outdoor Experience at 124 E. Broad St. in Cookeville. Photo by Shelby Campbell. Heather Call is the owner of Outdoor Experience, a small business which specializes in high-quality products for backpacking, climbing, hiking and paddlesports. Outdoor Experience also sells clothing and footwear and provides rental […]

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Profile: Dr. Colleen Mestayer

Dr. Colleen Mestayer stands in the basement of Henderson Hall before teaching a speech classs. Dr. Colleen Mestayer, a communication professor at Tennessee Tech, is passionate about teaching and she has a positive outlook on life. What’s your education background?             “I got a bachelor’s in advertising at LSU, and then […]

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SOLO concert attendance has declined

Attendance for the spring SOLO concert featuring Bleachers declined 83 percent from fall 2018, Jerry Keeton, the student activities coordinator, said.   On April 4, 850 students attended the Bleachers concert. Five thousand students attended the Waka Flocka Flame concert last semester, Keeton said.   “The concert was just as […]

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Music recitals require extreme preparation

Recitals take up a large portion of Tech’s calendar, but many students don’t understand everything they entail. For music majors, a recital is more than just a performance and takes a different kind of preparation compared to an exam. “This is a performing art-music is a form of communication. So […]