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Division II High School Tournament Tips Off Thursday

Athletes and spectators headed to Cookeville Thursday for the opening tip of the Division II high school basketball championships. Tech Athletic Director Mark Wilson said the university is exceptionally proud to host what he calls the greatest private high school basketball in Tennessee. He said the Upper Cumberland is known for great basketball, so more locals are piling into the ... Read More »

Posthumous Anthology Released For Tech History Professor

Tennessee Tech History Professor Michael Birdwell’s lifelong dedication to history now memorialized in a posthumously released anthology. Associate History Professor Troy Smith worked on the book alongside Birdwell before Birdwell passed in March of 2022 following a 15-year battle with cancer. Smith said Birdwell was the world’s leading authority on Alvin C. York and several other pieces of World War ... Read More »

Tech Shows No Findings In New State Audit

Tennessee Tech’s financial report card from the state: passing. The State Comptrollers Office reported no findings in its annual audit of Tech financials, released Monday. It covers the year ending June, 2023. “During our audit we did not identify any deficiencies in internal control that we consider to be material weaknesses,” the Audit concluded. The audit showed state appropriations increased ... Read More »

Tech Prof: Solar Flare Can Impact Communication Systems

Could a solar flare reported early Thursday have caused an outage that affected some 70,000 AT&T cell phone customers? Tennessee Tech Associate Physics Professor Mary Kidd said if a flare directed at Earth is strong enough, it can affect satellites and cause blackouts to communication systems and GPS. However, Kidd said it is unlikely that a flare would have affected ... Read More »

Tech College of Education Teacher Prep Meets Expectations

The Tennessee Tech College of Education scored in the “meets expectations” category on this year’s State Educator Preparation Report Card. 10 of the 42 Teacher Preparation Programs included in the state study received an “exceeds expectations” classification. Dean of the College of Education Lisa Zagumny said it is harder for a program as large as Tech’s to reach that distinction ... Read More »

Tech Gospel Extravaganza To Evoke Hope Through Music

The Omicron Phi Chapter of Tennessee Tech’s Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity will host its Gospel Extravaganza Sunday with Trinity Baptist Church. Omicron Phi Faculty Advisor Harry Ingle said gospel ensembles from Cookeville and beyond will perform music that will leave attendees hopeful and inspired. He said music has always held a prominent role within the African American community. “The music ... Read More »

Tech Emergency Notification Service Did Its Part Tuesday

Tennessee Tech’s emergency text notification service worked as intended as shots were fired Tuesday night near campus. Tennessee Tech News and Public Relations Director Jonathan Frank said Campus Police sent out an alert moments after shots were fired, and the “all clear” was given within just 15 minutes. He said students are automatically enrolled in the service when they come ... Read More »

I Heart Tennessee Tech Students Initiative Underway

The I Heart Tennessee Tech Students Initiative begins Valentine’s Day, offering the Tech family a chance to fund new opportunities for students. Annual Giving Coordinator Kathleen Lordo said this is her favorite initiative the school holds each year. She said donations fund scholarships and travel grants for students who could not otherwise afford those experiences. “Alumni, friends, we have some ... Read More »

Alleged Road Rage Incident Leads To Cookeville Arrest

An arrest made following an apparent road rage incident in the area of Cookeville’s 7th Street and North Walnut Avenue Tuesday night. 30-year-old Chaz Colton Miller of Cookeville charged with ten counts of Reckless Endangerment, a class C Felony. Miller being held on $150,000 bond. Police responded to the Crepe and Creme Shop around 6:30pm Tuesday night, where a bullet ... Read More »

Tech’s Society of Physics Receives National Recognition

Tennessee Tech’s Society of Physics Students chapter recognized with an “Outstanding Chapter Award” from the chapter’s national office. The chapter has seen major growth in the past year, adding some 15 of its 20 members during that span. Associate Physics Professor Adam Holley said this is the highest award a chapter can achieve. He said less than 15 percent of ... Read More »