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Tech Face Masks On Way Through State Program

Tennessee Tech face masks are on the way thanks to the Governor Bill Lee’s Strong Mask Movement. Tech one of 30 flagship brands statewide who are sharing logos and colors to help promote the wearing of masks. The state will distribute some 300,000 free or low-cost face coverings statewide. “The more we can encourage masks and make them fun, the ... Read More »

Schabert Named To OVC Hall Of Fame

After a more than 30 year career covering Tennessee Tech athletics, Rob Schabert has been named to the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame. The long-time Sports Information Director at Tech, Schabert becomes the the 89th member of the hall, which first elected members in 1977. “I just went, ‘Holy cow,’ because I worked all those years. I knew who ... Read More »

New Hyder Fire Station Will Fill Gaps

Construction on Putnam County’s new Hyder Farm Fire Department begins this June. Brown said the new station would fill the gap of coverage in the northwestern part of the county. Brown said that’s several hundred homes. “We had a large void in coverage in that area,” Brown said. “We try to have a station within five road miles of any ... Read More »

TTU To Sell Land To County For Fire Dept

The Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees agreed Thursday to sell 0.5 acres of the Hyder Farm to Putnam County for a fire department. Putnam County will pay $25,000 for the piece of land on the corner of the farm. The revenue will go to scholarships as outlined in the 1996 gift of W. Claude Hyder and his wife. That gift ... Read More »

Oldham: Tech Working Toward August 20 Opening

Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham said the campus will begin its reopening plan next week in an effort to return students to campus August 20. “The goal is very clear, the goal is by the end of August to be welcoming 10,000 students back on this campus in as much of a traditional format as possible,” Oldham said. Oldham said ... Read More »

Tech Professor Said Presidential Election Unpredictable

The global pandemic and unstable economy makes this year’s presidential election almost impossible to predict. Tennessee Tech’s political science and sociology department chair Lori Maxwell said both parties are focusing on televised campaign ads since people are staying at home. She believes candidates in 2020 must approach campaigning in a more sensitive way than ever before. “If there were to ... Read More »

Tech Grad Takes Over TWRA

A Tennessee Tech graduate will lead the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency beginning June 1 as Bobby Wilson becomes Executive Director. “It’s a wonderful school, I miss my time there,” Wilson said “I had a great, enjoyable experience while I was there. And I learned so much from the wildlife degree, which is really all I ever wanted to get was ... Read More »

Wilson: Losing Game Vs Minnesota “Devastating To Budget”

The potential for Tennessee Tech’s Athletic Department to lose a guaranteed revenue football game? “That would be devastating to Tennessee Tech’s budget,” Tennessee Tech Athletic Director Mark Wilson said. “We rely on guarantee games for football and men’s basketball to enhance our budgets.” The Golden Eagles are scheduled to play Minnesota September 12. The Big Ten school will pay Tennessee ... Read More »

Tech Grads Celebrate Overcoming…Virtually

Tennessee Tech’s virtual graduation celebration included memories from hundreds of graduates of special moments and what made their Tech experience special. The online celebration brought graduates together on the day reserved for the Class Of 2020. COVID-19 will move spring commencement ceremonies to August. “Remember your time at Tech not by what you lost but by what you gained,” Tennessee ... Read More »

Tech Announces August 8 Commencement

The Tennessee Tech class of 2020 will join together for spring commencement Saturday August 8. Three ceremonies will be held to allow for social distancing. The events, for both spring and summer graduates, will be held at the Hooper Eblen Center. Tech officials announced spring 2020 graduates can choose to attend December, 2020 or May, 2021 commencement by request. Masters ... Read More »