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Project AWAKEN to produce Peer Empowerment Program

Project AWAKEN’s coordinator Jac Ewasyshyn is bringing both virtual reality and possibly a new student organization to Tech’s campus this semester. Peer Empowerment Program, also known as PEP, focuses on potential sexual violence on campus. Students intend to go before the Student Affairs Committee on Sept. 26 seeking official status. […]

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TN drivers lisence still required to access public records

Students requesting access to public records must still provide proof of Tennessee residency, the Board of Trustees decided during a June meeting.   Trustees rejected a request from the Society for Collegiate Journalists who asked the university to accept the use of student ID as proof to access records.   […]

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Drinking death ruled accidental

A Sigma Alpha Epsilon alumni died of alcohol poisoning, according to toxicology report results released by the Cookeville Police Department on Friday. The official cause of Paul Hamilton Ten Eyck's death was ruled accidental by “acute ethanol toxicity” and criminal charges will not be pursued, Capt. Bobby Anderson said. The […]

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Profile: Machelle Staggs and Jillian Grahm of P-Dilly’s Cupcakes

From left, Machelle Staggs, Tierra Downs and Jillian Graham work inside P-Dilly’s Cupcakes at 41 W Broad St. (Photo by Seth Jones)   Meet Machelle Staggs (Owner) and Jillian Graham (Daughter) P-Dilly’s Cupcakes is an establishment created to help and involve the community. Everything made in the shop is from […]

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Profile: Dr. Colleen Mestayer

Dr. Colleen Mestayer stands outside Henderson Hall. (Photo by Morgan Lee) Editor's Note: This profile is the full version of the story that appeared in the April 23rd edition of The Oracle. Communication professor Dr. Colleen Mestayer has had three careers over her lifetime. She offers advice to college students […]

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Profile: Kelsey Rose

Kelsey Rose poses for a photo in her Oakley Hall office at Tennessee Tech University. (Photo by Taylor Curtis)     On any average day at Tennessee Tech, onlookers may spot a few activities occurring: students studying in the library, friends laughing over lunch in the cafeteria, professors furiously grading […]

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Profile: Linda Frisbee, manager of Crepe and Creme

Linda Frisbee, manager of Crepe and Crème Cookeville, poses behind the front counter of the store. (Photo by: Amyia Davis) Linda Frisbee Manager of Crepe and Crème Cookeville discusses the sweet side of life.   What was the idea/ vision behind the shop? What was the goal? “We thought, ‘Well, […]

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Profile: Erika “Rey Rey” Goforth

Erika Goforth, also known as Rey Rey, is pictured after her radio show. (Photo by Kailee Means) Erika Goforth, also known as Rey Rey, is a broadcast journalist for 98.5 Kiss FM. Rey Rey hosts an afternoon show for the station, but before and records commercials for the station.   […]

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Profile: Hank Duvier

Hank Duvier gives his best “mean teacher face” upon request.  (Photo by Jamaal Thompson) Meet Hank Duvier Duvier has been a math professor at Tennessee Tech for 29 years.   How long have you been a teacher?             Almost 30 years.   And is that what you always wanted to do? […]

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New dean of College of Agriculture and Human Ecology chosen

Dr. Darron Smith Dr. Darron Smith from Eastern New Mexico University has been named the dean of the College of Agriculture and Human Ecology at Tech starting July 1, Provost Lori Bruce announced in an email sent out to faculty and staff Tuesday.    Smith has been the chair for […]