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Invasive Bradford Pear Trees Blooming Throughout UC

One of the beauties of spring, Bradford Pear trees blooming throughout the Upper Cumberland. Tennessee Tech Horticulture Professor Douglas Airhart said when the trees were introduced, they were loved for their teardrop shape and vibrant color. He said scientists believed the trees were seedless and noninvasive, but were mistaken. Airhart said though the seeds are scarce, they are stimulated to ... Read More »

Tech Engineering Building Should Be Complete By June

Tennessee Tech’s new engineering building should be complete by June with a grand opening set for October. Tech President Phil Oldham said the 100,000 square foot facility will provide new opportunities for students. “It’s literally going to be a game changer,” Oldham said. “The College of Engineering and Tech has been well-recognized for decades as being a leader in engineering ... Read More »

Tech Professor Waterfowl Research Featured In Exhibit

The Discovery Park of America has unveiled a new exhibit about waterfowl migration habits featuring research from a Tennessee Tech Professor. Wildlife Ecology and Management Associate Professor Bradley Cohen said the exhibit explores the science behind waterfowl management and the importance of the floodplain of the Mississippi River. Cohen said the exhibit, titled “Duck, Duck, Goose,” is a permanent display ... Read More »

Tech Pushing For More Feedback After Student Visits

Tennessee Tech is emphasizing feedback from students and their families following campus visits as they look for ways to attract more students. Enrollment and Communication Vice President Karen Lykins said the university stands out in its ability to provide “VIP Tours” where families are assigned their own tour guide. She said survey responses from these families allow Tennessee Tech to ... Read More »

Nuclear Engineering, Child Life Degrees Coming To Tech

Tennessee Tech introducing science degree programs in nuclear engineering and child life as both fields see increased demand. Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Lori Bruce said some 380 nuclear engineers graduate each year in the United States. She said of some 14,000 nuclear engineers employed in the country, some 40 percent are expected to retire in the next ... Read More »

Tech Students Considering Fee To Improve Parking

Tennessee Tech students are considering a new fee to help create new parking options on campus. Student Trustee Addison Dorris said SGA wanted to explore real options for what has been a long-term campus problem. Students are currently analyzing data from a student survey to the proposed Transportation, Parking and Infrastructure Fee, or TPI. “This fee would end the current ... Read More »

Tech Faculty, Staff Below Median Salaries In New Study

Tennessee Tech faculty salaries are five percent below the market median, while staff salaries are 16 percent below the market median. That according to the results of a new salary study shared with the Board of Trustees Thursday. Trustees voted to use some $1.76 million in money held back in this year’s budget to bring all permanent university employees to ... Read More »

Monterrey High Focused On Growing Dual Enrollment

Monterey High School working to facilitate continued growth in dual enrollment and other post-secondary opportunities. Principal Bree Wheeler said the school now has an advisement period every Friday with fewer students per teacher, allowing teachers to help students understand what dual enrollment programs might be best for them individually. “Those teachers can really push those opportunities and I think that’s ... Read More »

Tech Surpasses Research Goal Of $40 Million

Tennessee Tech surpassed its goal of $40 million in research funding a full year ahead of schedule. President Phil Oldham told the Board of Trustees Thursday the University doubled its research dollars in five years, something Oldham called an ambitious goal. He said reaching that number represented a “tremendous accomplishment.” “The credit goes to all the faculty and support staff ... Read More »

Tech To Consider Reopening Hooper Eblen To Walkers

Tennessee Tech leadership will discuss the possibility of reopening the Hooper Eblen Center to walkers after requests at a recent Putnam County Commissioners meeting. Tennessee Tech Athletic Director Mark Wilson said opening the arena for the public is a very difficult proposition. He said it closed in 2020 due to COVID-19 and did not open back up due to safety ... Read More »