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Weather Forecast Moves TTU’s Lighting The Quad To Thursday

Tennessee Tech’s Lighting the Quad event has been postponed to Thursday due to rain. It was originally scheduled for Tuesday. Chief Communication Officer Karen Lykins said even though it will be on a different day, the same festivities will take place. “The historic quad has always been a place where people want to gather,” Lykins said. “It is where people ... Read More »

TTU Eyeing Weather For Tuesday’s Lighting The Quad Event

Tennessee Tech officials watching Tuesday’s forecast to make a final call on its Lighting the Quad event. The annual Christmas decoration lighting on campus is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Chief Communication Officer Karen Lykins said the university should know at midday if the event will take place. Updates will be posted on the university’s homepage as information becomes available. The ... Read More »

Today’s Thanksgiving Meal Influenced By Creation Of “Convenience” Foods

On Thanksgiving, a traditional meal will have turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, and cranberry sauce. But how has the traditional meal changed over time? Tennessee Tech History Instructor Laura Smith said that the main difference comes from the creation of convenience foods. She said canning companies began to print recipes on their products as a marketing strategy. “These companies really ... Read More »

TTU’s “Tech After Dark” Returns For UC Families This Thursday

Tennessee Tech’s annual event “Tech After Dark” returns to campus this Thursday. Director of Admissions Frank Tittle said the event is an exclusive preview night for local high school students and their families. He said parents will speak with President Phil Oldham about what to expect while students are taken around on a personalized tour. “It’s catered to students from ... Read More »

TTU Will Present New Music Degree Program To THEC

Tennessee Tech University will bring a new Bachelor of Science in Music degree program next year. Provost Lori Bruce said the university already offers two degrees for music education and music performance. Bruce said a number of students and employers wanted a broader program. “Employers that are looking for students that have that strong music education, but maybe combined with ... Read More »

TTU Graduate Named Chief Of TWRA’s Fisheries Division

A Tennessee Tech graduate will head TWRA’s Fisheries Division. Mark Thurman has been named TWRA Fisheries Division Chief. Thurman has served as the Upper Cumberland Fisheries Program Manager for 12 years. Thurman will now be responsible with creating policies and managing fisheries programs across the state. “We are excited to welcome Mark Thurman into this new role with the agency,” ... Read More »

Up-To-Date Software Just One Way To Better Cybersecurity

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Eric Brown serves as the assistant director at Tennessee Tech’s Cybersecurity Education, Research, and Outreach Center (CEROC). He said the most effective way to protect oneself against ransomware attacks–using a little common sense. “Keep them up to date those little software updates are there for a purpose,” Brown said. “And the other thing, if folks ... Read More »

Research Group Finds TTU Electrical Engineering Degree As Best Return On Invest

An independent research organization has found that Tennessee Tech’s Electrical Engineer program has the best return on investment among all state public universities. Beacon Center of Tennessee is a free-market think tank that focuses on issues from taxes to education. Research Associate Jason Edmonds said the study released Wednesday found that graduates make about $80,000 while only accruing $19,000 of ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech Working To Build Of Off High Enrollment

Tennessee Tech working to build off of its historic freshmen class enrollment numbers. Vice President for Enrollment Management Karen Lykins said in order to do so, they look at successes from last year and work to repeat them. She said she believes this year’s enrollment was high because students better understood campus life and what it means to be part ... Read More »