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TTU Marketing Professors Study Broadband

Two Tennessee Tech Marketing and Finance professors want to know how expanding broadcast access could impact local economies. Dr. Ferdinand DiFurio said he and Yolunda Nabors studied what impact broadband could provide for the state. “We basically studied, tried to measure those impacts in three main areas,” DiFurio said. “We looked at the impact on employment for the state, the ... Read More »

Part-Time Job Fair Wednesday For TTU Students

Tennessee Tech students looking for work can job hunt at Wednesday’s part-time job fair. Sixteen companies will be looking for student employees starting at 11 a.m. on Centennial Plaza. Career Development Director Russ Coughenour said the event is meant for new students with gaps in their schedule. “Hopefully, this event will help make a difference in employing them and helping ... Read More »

Tech Returns To Class, Oldham Feels Good About Plan

As classes resume on the Tennessee Tech campus Monday, Tech President Phil Oldham said the leadership team feels good about its plan to deal with COVID-19. But how individuals behave and the decisions made will likely define the success of the fall semester. “The area that we have almost no control over is off-campus decisions and social settings Read More »

Former TTU Engineering Dean To Be Laid To Rest

The former dean of the Tennessee Tech School of Engineering will be laid the rest Saturday. Dr. Leighton Esten Sissom passed away at the age of 85. The Coffee County native came to Tennessee Tech to study mechanical engineering where he graduated in 1962. He received his masters and doctoral degree from Georgia Tech. Sissom returned to Tennessee Tech to ... Read More »

TTU Great Move-In Week Off To A Great Start

Sunday kicked off Tennessee Tech’s Great Move-In Week, and Residential Life Director Josh Edmonds said it is off to a great start. Over 300 students checked into their dorms. Edmonds said extending Great Move-In has been less stressful for Tech staff and less overwhelming for families. “The traffic levels are down, parking levels are down,” Edmonds said. “It allows students ... Read More »

Electric Car Hookups Coming To Livingston

Electric car owners will have a new charging station in the City of Livingston soon. The project at Livingston’s Central Park is part of a three-year study program conducted by Tennessee Tech and Seven States Power Corporation. UCEMC President Jimmy Gregory said his company is partnering with both organizations. “[The project’s purpose is] to study the feasibility of electric vehicles ... Read More »

Tech Grad Honored For Lifetime In Achievement

Tennessee Tech graduate Dodd Galbreath has been honored for his lifetime of work in conservation. Galbreath received the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. He founded Lipscomb University’s Institute for Sustainable Practice in 2007. Galbreath currently serves as associate professor of sustainability at Lipscomb. The Tennessee Tech grad studied agriculture. He received his masters ... Read More »

TTU Offers Early Application For Putnam Students

Putnam County students have the chance to be first in line for admission at Tennessee Tech this year. Putnam Early Application Day will begin Wednesday. Tech officials will give students two weeks to apply before regular applications begin. Tennessee Tech Director of Admissions Steve Keller said the university made the event to show its gratitude towards the Putnam community. “We ... Read More »

Tech Football Returns For Workouts

Tennessee Tech prepares for athletes to return to campus for practices. Tech’s football team will be the first wave of athletes to return. Athletic Director Mark Wilson said voluntary football workouts will begin Monday. “It is ever evolving with more and more information,” Wilson said. “We are establishing all the protocols that we are going to need to have in ... Read More »

Tech Gets $300K To Help With Rural Economic Rebound

The US Department of Commerce’ Economic Development Administration awarded a $300,000 CARES Act grant to Tennessee Tech to assist in regional economic development. “We are pleased to make this investment in Tennessee Technological University’s Tennessee Center for Rural Innovation to respond to coronavirus in the rural Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee,” Commerce Representative Dana Gartzke said. The money will be ... Read More »