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Tech Traditional Housing Rate 5% Increase To Help With Maintenance

Tennessee Tech set to increase rates for traditional housing by some five percent. Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Cynthia Polk-Johnson said that the increase will help with needed maintenance to some of the halls. “We had some renovations happen some years ago and now we really have been looking at our facilities and determining what else needs to happen,” ... Read More »

TTU Approves New Agricultural Technology Innovation Center

Tennessee Tech will get a new $1 million Agricultural Technology Innovation Center as one of the approved projects for the fiscal year. Dean of the School of Agriculture and Ecology Dr. Darron Smith said that he calls the new facility a “student success center.” He said it will serve as a place where students can hone their skills or test ... Read More »

TTU Bringing “Tech To You” To Help Reach Prospective Students

Tennessee Tech is bringing the university community to potential students all across the state as part of its “Tech To You” series. Director of Undergraduate Admissions Steve Keller said that these programs were started at the height of the pandemic. He said that they wanted to make it easier on students and families who weren’t able to travel to Tech ... Read More »

Tech Anticipating Large Freshmen Class With Applications Above Average

Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham said applications for the 2023 freshman class are 12-13 percent above the record high. Oldham told the Board of Trustees Thursday during his report. “Ultimately, it’s all about how many show up during the fall, and so, we don’t take anything for granted and we run through the tape as we say,” Oldham said. “But, ... Read More »

TTU Trustees Pass Salary Raises Pending On State Budget

The Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees passed a four percent salary increase pool for employees Thursday. President Phil Oldham said supervisors will make the primary recommendation based on performance reviews. Raises could range from 1-7 percent. “They’re the ones doing the annual evaluations of personnel, and so, my belief is they are in the best position to gauge who’s doing ... Read More »

Some 7,000 People Expected In Cookeville For TSSAA Basketball Championships

Sixteen high school basketball teams arrive in Cookeville Wednesday as Tennessee Tech hosts the TSSAA BlueCross Division II State Championships. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Amy New said they expect up to 7,000 people to come through the city. “We love for them to be exposed to Tennessee Tech and its campus, especially with all the new improvements we ... Read More »

TTU 1 Of 10 TN Universities Named A College Of Distinction

Tennessee Tech has been recognized by Colleges of Distinction as one of the top Tennessee universities for hands-on education. The organization creates a yearly guide for college-bound students, providing information on dedicated focuses. Tech received 10 distinctions including the overall list of “Best Colleges for You.” Tech was recognized for engineering, nursing, business, education, military and career development. In Tennessee, ... Read More »

TTU’s New Cupola Finalizes Installation On Derryberry Hall

Tennessee Tech’s brand-new cupola was finally installed on top of Derryberry Hall Thursday morning. Capital Projects and Planning Director Jim Cobb said that the process took longer than expected due to various delays, including the first attempt on Wednesday. He said that high winds made it unsafe for workers to fully install it. “We’ve had delays related to COVID with ... Read More »

TTU Faculty Rep Sees Lee’s Budget As Exciting For Faculty

Tennessee Tech Faculty Senate President Jeannette Luna said Governor Bill Lee’s proposed budget is exciting for university faculty. Included in the proposal a four percent salary pool increase for higher education employees. Luna said if passed, retention and recruitment of employees could be more successful. “The Governor’s budget this year is very healthy for higher education here in the state ... Read More »