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Community voices opinion on future president

Tech hosted an open forum Feb. 17 for the Cookeville community to speak about what they want in a new president and to ask the Greenwood/Asher & Associates Inc. search firm about the process. “We do not worry about numbers, we worry about quality of candidates,” Betty Asher, Greenwood/Asher & […]

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SOLO Super Fund lacks student group participation

SGA’s Student Organization Life Opportunity Bill General Operating Fund has excess funds available to students and student groups. The SOLO Bill is designed provide Tech students with more than a concert each semester. The bill is divided into two sections, the Super and the General Funds. The Super Fund, which […]

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Residential Life Office to host second annual Cardboard Boat Race

Tech’s Residential Life Office plans to set sail for the second annual Cardboard Boat Race at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Fitness Center pool. Residence halls will compete against one another by making and racing cardboard boats. A panel of judges will score the boats on different categories […]

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Tech to revamp building letter code system

The University’s campus building abbreviations are changing, with the first being Derryberry Hall’s sign by Feb. 21. Tech has used a two-letter abbreviation system for building names for several years. The new building abbreviations will use three and four letter codes to prevent potential confusion caused by the two-letter system.  […]

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Annual Engineering Week to offer fun, food, leadership training

Tech athletes aren’t the only students getting ready for a major competition. Engineers Week starts Monday, Feb. 20 and engineers across campus are preparing for the annual events. Students from every engineering department compete against each other. “It’s a fun competition between all the different majors,” Robert Griffin, Engineering Joint […]

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Bell to lobby for expansion of Hyder-Burks

President Bob Bell is preparing to go to Washington, D.C. in early March to lobby for programs on campus and an expansion of the Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion. “We view it as an economic incentive plan,” Pat Bagley, Agriculture and Human Sciences dean, said. “It’s an investment in the future and […]

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Tuition Runs Out Day to highlight University operating costs

The Office of Annual and Special Programs is hosting the second annual Tuition Runs Out Day, with help from SGA, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 20 on South Patio. “Tennessee Tech is a Tennessee Board of Regents school, by that we are partially state funded,” SGA President Lee […]

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International student enrollment sees yearly increases

Tech’s International Student Affairs Office is busy as the number of international students grows. Within the last five years, Tech’s student body has grown. According to an e-mail from Alexis Pope, Tech’s assistant director of admissions, one of the biggest increases comes from the international freshman. In Spring 2011, 53 […]

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Air quality prompts tests, warnings

An ongoing problem with the indoor air quality at South Hall has prompted doctor’s visits, numerous air quality tests and no resolution for faculty and students. Faculty and students on the second floor of South Hall first encountered symptoms of dizziness, headaches, nausea, elevated blood pressure and heart rate, breathing […]

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Barnes & Noble to compete for University bookstore bid

Bids for the University bookstore opened Feb. 3, with three vendors responding to the request for proposals. The contract with current owner, Barnes & Noble, whose successful proposals have retained its management of the bookstore since 1994, will expire at the end of June. Tech is looking to have a […]