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Oldham: Tech Needs to Reach Championship Level In Athletics

Tennessee Tech needs to reach a championship level in its athletics department to help recruit more students and galvanize the student body. “There’s so many great things about athletics here at Tennessee Tech to be proud of, but we need to create more championship level programs in athletics,” Tech President Phil Oldham said. Oldham made the comments to the Board ... Read More »

Christmas Parades Crank Up Saturday Across Region

Christmas parade season goes into overdrive this weekend across the Upper Cumberland. Pickett County is celebrating the holidays with the “Christmas in Byrdstown” event and Christmas parade Saturday. It will be at the Pickett County Library featuring music, food, and even an appearance from Santa Claus. The event begins at 9am. The Jamestown Rotary Club hosts its annual parade Saturday ... Read More »

Author, Grammy Nominee Silas House Talks Rural Life During Tech Visit

Best selling author Silas House talked about growing up in a rural area and using that experience to craft fiction during a visit to Tennessee Tech Thursday night. House has written six novels, four plays and has written numerous articles some of which for the New York Times. He can also add Grammy Nominee to his titles, as he wrote ... Read More »

Braswell: Private Scholarships Are Most Popular Among Tech Donors

Private scholarships remain the most popular form of giving at Tennessee Tech. Vice President for University Advancement Kevin Braswell said private scholarships can help students who would otherwise not receive financial aid. “It’s really rewarding to see donors around the world think about their Tech experience and decide for various reasons ‘I want to make that possible for another student’, ... Read More »

60 Years Ago Today: JFK Assassination Remembered By Putnam Resident

Sixty years ago Wednesday, the Upper Cumberland and the nation shaken when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Local resident Chuck Johnson was in his fall semester at Tennessee Tech. Johnson said the tragedy led to months of uncertainty for Cookeville locals and the rest of the nation. “Those were very tense times because nobody knew what was ... Read More »

Crowd-Funded Endowment Aims To Fund Tech Pantry In Memory Of Founder

A group of Tech employees are trying to set up an endowment that would fund the campus food pantry indefinitely, in honor of a local resident. Michelle Huddleston passed away October 21. She oversaw the food pantry. Director of Development for the College of Engineering Elizabeth Sofia helped start the crowd-funding drive. She said Huddleston was a one-of-kind individual. “Phenomenal, ... Read More »

Friends Tennessee Central Rail Trail Developing New Branding With Tech

The Friends of the Tennessee Central Rail Trail working on a new branding plan to increase awareness about the trail. Board Member Jamie Newman said the board met with the Tennessee Tech Center for Rural Innovation last week to begin the plan’s development. Newman said the focus is consistency in messaging from the group. Newman said the plan will create ... Read More »

Tech Joins Universities Across State To Promote Value Of Four-Year Degree

Tennessee Tech has joined forces with nine universities across the state to promote the value of a four-year degree. The “Four the Future” campaign will use television ads, billboards, digital media and community meetings to encourage residents to pursue a four-year degree. Vice President for Enrollment and Communication Karen Lykins said the narrative around four-year degrees has changed over the ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech Senior Notices Flaw In Cummins Falls Flood Sensors

A Tech student working on his senior thesis discovered a flaw in the Cummins Falls State Park flash-flood sensors. A flood warning system was installed after a sudden rain event proved deadly in 2017. Geology major Alexander Brant said his Professor, Evan Hart, worked with TDEC to develop the system. “In the process of working on this flood warning system ... Read More »

Pack The House For Golden Eagles Opener, Banner Unveiling Wednesday

Tennessee Tech officials looking for the Upper Cumberland to Pack The House Wednesday night to celebrate Tech womens basketball. Head coach Kim Rosamond has challenged at least 2,800 fans to come out and to pack the house during Tech’s home opener. That honors the 28th regular season or tournament championship won by the Tech Women. Athletic Director Mark Wilson said ... Read More »