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‘Awesomeness’ slogan not effective

The University encourages students to “Unleash Your Awesomeness,” but the Office of Admissions says the year-old campaign has created more of an atmosphere than a recruitment tool. Dr. Bobby Hodum, executive director of enrollment management, said the campaign is successful, but he did not credit the campaign to the influx […]

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International Friends holds ice cream social

  The Sunday before the start of each fall semester, International Friends invites foreign exchange students and anyone in the community who is interested to the Rodgers family home for an ice cream social.  International Friends is a global non-profit organization that was designed to create programs that mutually benefit […]

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Buddies program helps new students adjust

Tech Buddies, a program implemented this semester by the Service Station, is cultivating student friendships on a global level. “There’s definitely a period of adjustment as you adapt to a foreign culture, and it’s always nice to have someone that is genuinely interested in helping you,” Beth Douglass, Tech senior […]

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Tech looks for new ways to boost retention

Tech’s Retention Committee will use this year to evaluate the effectiveness of past retention programs and to focus on students at an individual level. Retention refers to the percentage of freshmen students who return for their sophomore year. Currently, Tech’s retention sits at 73 percent which, according to U.S. News […]

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Paint Tech purple returns

Purple covers Tech as students come together to raise awareness of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. For one week, colleges across the nation cover their campuses in purple, the signature color of Relay, by holding campus-wide activities and spreading information everywhere. Paint the Campus Purple will be taking […]

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B.o.B tells of his biggest challenge, greatest influences as a musician

For the first time, Chiddy Bang was the opening act for B.o.B at Tuesday night’s second concert in the SOLO Concert Series at the Hooper Eblen Center. B.o.B, a mainstream hip-hop songwriter, performer and producer, headlined the concert. B.o.B has performed on multiple college campuses in Tennessee, including East Tennessee […]

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New learning villages decided

Tech plans to have two new learning villages on campus by next fall.   Ellington and Warf Hall will be the home of the arts and media village while a global village will be located in M.S. Cooper.  The arts and media village is meant to appeal to students involved […]

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Safety concerns lead to vehicle-free main quad

University administration made the decision to block Quadrangle Drive from motor vehicle traffic effective fall 2010. This decision was based on recommendations from the University’s Master Plans from 2001 and 2010.  The two master planners agreed that the area should be closed off from personal vehicles for safety.   “A […]

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Career Services Offers Resume Tips

Career Services is preparing Tech students for the one thing that could make or break them in their career prospects. When the time comes to apply for jobs, every student will have to submit a resume, and they may not know how to properly prepare one.  “Everybody thinks the way […]

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Tech Students Gain Valuable Experience Abroad

Students from Tech had the chance to experience healthcare abroad this summer when eight nursing students and one business student traveled overseas to spend 30 days in Finland. These students spent time in a classroom setting, in hands-on simulation experiences and touring the streets of Russia and Finland. Jenny Maffett, […]