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Tech Named Arboretum For Diverse Tree Population

The Tennessee Urban Forestry Council has named Tennessee Tech’s campus a level-two arboretum for its diverse tree population. Tennessee Tech Sustainability Manager DeLayne Miller said the 270-acre campus is home to some 1,200 trees of some 90 different species. Miller said even with new construction on campus, natural green spaces and environmental sustainability remain key values for the university. Miller ... Read More »

Foreign Language Dual Enrollment Coming To Tech

Tennessee Tech is adding foreign language courses to its online dual enrollment program this fall, available to any high school student in the state. Foreign Language Department Chair Martin Sheehan said the department is looking for new ways to engage high school students and create opportunities to pursue foreign language studies. He said there is a foreign language teacher shortage ... Read More »

UCHRA To Provide Workforce Assist For Those Recovering

UCHRA will use some $5.3 million in state opioid abatement funds to provide treatment and workforce return assistance for those dealing with substance abuse. UCHRA Executive Director Mark Farley said the funds will be distributed over three years. He said the organization will work alongside Vanderbilt Medical Center and a non-profit called One Tennessee to help victims of substance abuse ... Read More »

Bike Lane Addition On Cedar Nearing Completion

A project to resurface and add striping for bike lanes on Cookeville’s Cedar Avenue is scheduled to finish up in the next few weeks. City Manager James Mills said the project includes milling and resurfacing from Broad Street to Seventh Street. He said he is excited to connect Cookeville Regional Medical Center and Tennessee Tech with a more pedestrian and ... Read More »

IDB Approves Cookeville/TTU Sublease For City Parking

The city of Cookeville will sublease property next to Regions Bank from Tennessee Tech to use as paved public parking. The Putnam County Industrial Development Board gave written consent to sublease the property at Friday’s meeting, as consent was required in the sublease agreement. Some of the parking could be used for SAIC expansion. Board Attorney Kent Moore said this ... Read More »

Elrod Hired As Cookeville Public Works Director

Mary Beth Elrod has been hired as Cookeville’s New Public Works Director after Blake Mayor stepped down after two years as director. Elrod has been with Cookeville Public Works since May 2022. In her role as an engineer, she was responsible for designing and reviewing expansion and improvement projects. She graduated from Tennessee Tech with a degree in civil and ... Read More »

Tech Will Celebrate 100 Years Of Oracle Saturday

Tennessee Tech will celebrate 100 years of The Oracle student newspaper Saturday by inviting Oracle alumni to share their stories. Crawford Alumni Center Assistant Director Kelly Chambers said The Oracle has been the leading source of campus news since April 24, 1924. She said former Oracle staffers who have gone on to become successful journalists will join the current staff ... Read More »

Tech’s Annual Clothesline Project Creates Visibility For Victims

The Tennessee Tech Women’s Center will hold its annual Clothesline Project Thursday to show victims of intimate partner and family violence that they are not alone. Women’s Center Director Dr. Helen Hunt said victims are invited to come make a shirt that tells the story of their experience with abuse. She said college students are at high risk of intimate ... Read More »

Tech Waiving Transfer Application Fees Through April 15

Tennessee Tech will waive transfer application fees through April 15 to help students complete their four-year degrees. Admissions Director Frank Tittle said if transfers apply by May 1, they will be eligible for the Tech Transfer Pride scholarship. The award gives scholarships between $1,000 and $3,000 to students will at least a 3.0 GPA and 12 or more transferable credit ... Read More »

OCD And ADHD In Education Forum Set For Monday At Tech

An effort to better help education students understand Obsessive Compulsive Disorder the centerpiece of a free panel discussion set for the Tech Campus Monday night. Kinsey Simone is an Instructor of Educational Research Methods at Tech. She said began doing research following her doctoral work on OCD and found some 86 percent of pre-service teachers on the Tech campus did ... Read More »