Four members of the Backdoor Improv Troupe stand shoulder to shoulder as they reherse.
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Practice, Even the Improv Troupe Needs It

In the hopes of bringing laughter, the Backdoor Improv Troupe is rehearsing for their spring semester season in the Jere Whitson Building every Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The Backdoor Improv Troupe was established in November 2020 by its current president Briley Barnett, a junior communications major at Tech. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]