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Spots Available In TTU’s Freedom School Summer Program

Spots are dwindling for Tennessee Tech’s annual Elinor Ross Freedom School summer program. Program Director Dr. Janet Isbell said that the six-week program allows kids to experience things they might not otherwise get a chance to. She said it’s also a chance for students to see that learning can be fun. “That learning is something that they don’t have to ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech Foundation Board Welcomes Three New Members

The Tennessee Tech University Foundation Board of Directors has appointed three new members: Alfonzo Alexander, Nathan Burton and Amy New. The Foundation Board is comprised of distinguished Tech alumni and friends who have shown a continued interest in the university and the advancement of higher education. Kevin Braswell is the Vice President for University Advancement. He said that each is ... Read More »

Former Tennessee Tech President Dr. Angelo Volpe Passes At 83

Retired Tennessee Tech University Dr. Angelo Volpe died Sunday evening at the age of 83. Volpe served as president of Tech from 1987 to 2000. Dr. Robert Owens, Tennessee Tech’s Chief Diversity Officer, said he first met Dr. Volpe when Owens was a freshman at Tech in 1993. “I believe he changed the trajectory of the institution,” Owens said. “I ... Read More »

TTU Communications Department Will Not Move For Now

After a student protest and hundreds signed a petition against the movement, Tennessee Tech will not move its Communications Program for now. The university reportedly planned to move the department from the Roaden University Center to Foundation Hall. Students voiced concern about the facility being outdated. “The university has put any move for the department of communication on hold until ... Read More »

Oldham: Oakley Was A Mentor, Friend And Great Supporter Of TTU

Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham said there is no separation between the university and the life of Millard Oakley. Oldham said Oakley made it a special purpose of his to make a mark on higher education. “He strongly believed in the role of education and how it can help improve the lives and the mobility of individuals in the Upper ... Read More »

TTU Brings Back 17th Annual Research and Creative Inquiry Day In-Person

Tennessee Tech students will be setting up their research Wednesday for the 17th annual Research and Creative Inquiry Day. The event features poster and paper presentations of students’ research. Office of Research and Economic Development Editor Amy Hill said 237 abstracts ranging over seven different colleges will be on display. “It helps build their communication skills, and it also helps ... Read More »

Award Winning Author To Speak At Tech About Gender Bias In Healthcare

Tennessee Tech welcomes journalist and author Maya Dusenbery Monday night as the Center Stage and Women’s Center speaker. Status of Women Commission University Chair Stephanie Adams said Dusenbery will speak about her book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leaves Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed and Sick. “One of the things that this books does is open ... Read More »

Gov Lee On Investment Into Tennnessee Tech In Proposed Budget

Governor Bill Lee’s proposed budget has over $100 million allocated for Tennessee Tech capital projects. Lee said those projects include a new construction manufacturing engineer building and renovations to Johnson Hall. “The future of our state lies in our children, and our young people including those making their way through our universities,” Lee said. “Tennessee Tech is a significant educator ... Read More »

TTU’s “Window On The World” Event Promotes Diversity And Global Harmony

Tennessee Tech’s “Window on the World” (WOW) Celebration returns this Saturday on the Main Quad. Co-Coordinator Alejandra Cisneros-Conohan said that the event was created over 22 years ago to promote diversity and global harmony. “We’re a melting pot and it’s nice not only to learn about the cultures that we develop here but about how we came to be what ... Read More »

TTU Faculty Celebrating 50th Anniversary Of Cumberland Quintet

Tennessee Tech’s Cumberland Quintet celebrates its 50th anniversary season with a special performance Wednesday night. The ensemble consists of faculty members that all teach their respected instrument in the school of music. Flutist Dr. Mary Matthews said the performance will be a celebration of the past, present and future. “We just really feel the excitement and the honor and the ... Read More »