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New Derryberry Clock Tower Cupola Delivered In Late-June

The new Derryberry Hall cupola will be delivered to Tech’s campus by June 28. Capital Projects Manager Bob Scarbrough said the old cupola will be removed two weeks before delivery. Scarbrough said that when you’re replacing a campus landmark there is little room for error. “I try to take pride in my job no matter how big or small the ... Read More »

Tech Students Engineer Mechanical Horse for Riding Center

Manna’s Hana Riding Center has a new addition to its center: a mechanical horse. Students of Tennessee Tech’s Mechanical Engineering program designed and engineered the horse. Manna Hana Executive Director Bobbie Abell said using a mechanical horse is instrumental in assessing students’ riding abilities.  Abell said it was a passion project for both the students and the center. “Because one ... Read More »

TTU Trustees Appoint Cynthia Polk-Johnson As New VP Of Student Affairs

Tennessee Tech’s Board of Trustees has named Cynthia Polk-Johnson as the university’s new Vice President of Student Affairs. The board met and approved President Phil Oldham’s hiring recommendation Monday. Johnson said Tech’s care for students and opportunity for growth motivated her to seek the job. “I noticed one of the things that caught my attention right off hand was the ... Read More »

Growth in Cyberattacks Lead to Calls for Better Education

A growing awareness of cybersecurity threats should lead to better preparation, according to Tennessee Tech expert. Two major cyberattacks have shut down two major industries in the past three weeks. Assistant Director for Tennessee Tech’s Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Department Eric Brown said the most important thing to understand when it comes to these threats is to know what ... Read More »

Free Two-Week Test Drive Of Electric Vehicle Available To UC Residents

Tennessee Tech Professors are allowing anyone in the Upper Cumberland to take a two-week test drive of an electric vehicle. Chen said anyone can sign up to test either a Nissan Leaf or hybrid Ford F-250. The program being led by Professor Pingen Chen for Tech’s Mechanical Engineering Department. Chen said charging infrastructure is now established in eight counties so ... Read More »

Freedom School Program Asks for Community Assistance

Tennessee Tech and the College of Education are asking for assistance in providing nutritional food to their Freedom School students. The Elinor Ross Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School is a free, six-week literacy and cultural enrichment program for underprivileged students. Executive Director Janet Isbell said it’s an opportunity for students to see that learning can be fun and inspirational. “We ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech Combating Rising Textbook Costs For Students

Tennessee Tech has launched an online resource to help combat the rising costs of textbooks. Volpe Library Public Services Coordinator Sharon Holderman said in some cases this could eliminate costs for required course materials. Holderman said faculty will use the site to lower the financial burden on students. “It takes evaluating to see whether or not those are good resources ... Read More »

Cookeville Native Gets Second Chance To Pursue Teaching Career

A Cookeville High School Bookkeeper will soon begin her journey into teaching. Candidate Dusti Brooks graduated from Tech in 2010. Last year, she got accepted into Tennessee Tech’s Grow Your Own program to give valuable staff the chance to grow into teachers. “At the time I decided to go a different direction to child development,” Brooks said. “So I’ve always ... Read More »

TTU Installing New Dispatch Program To Consolidate Police Record Keeping

Tennessee Tech’s Compliance Officer Greg Holt said university police will be using a new dispatch program as early as July. The new automated system is a result of a state Comptroller’s audit released last year that found inaccuracies in crime logs and calls for service. Holt said the program will improve record keeping by consolidating the process. “The issue was ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech Awards Highest Student Honor

Tennessee Tech has awarded the highest student honor, the Derryberry Award, to recent graduate Rachel Baker of Holladay, Tennessee. Baker was given the Derryberry Award because of her commitment to her involvement with the University. She was involved several student organizations, logged hundreds of service hours, and maintained a good GPA in one of the university’s most rigorous chemistry concentrations. ... Read More »