News

December 9, 2014

A Tennessee State University scientist and a group of researchers from Washington University School of Medicine at St. Louis have come up with an experimental vaccine for breast cancer that appears to be safe in a preliminary trial.

According to a study published in Clinical Cancer Research, Dr. Venkataswarup Tiriveedhi, assistant professor of Biological Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences, and his colleagues found that the experimental vaccine, Mammaglobin-A, was “overexpressed” in 40 to 80 percent of primary breast cancers.


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Governor Haslam break ground
December 8, 2014

Officials broke ground on a new $35 million training center, designed as an innovative example of higher education partnering with private industry to provide a skilled and educated workforce for the community.


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Pellissippi Campus
December 5, 2014 Pellissippi State Community College

Pellissippi State Community College pumped an average of $274 million each year into the local economy over the past five years, a recent study shows.


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December 3, 2014

Members of the Tennessee Board of Regents plan to review Tennessee’s higher education funding models and projected funding gaps during a Board retreat on Dec. 10. A meeting of the TBR Committee on Personnel and Compensation will begin at 8:15 a.m. the next day, Dec. 11, and the full Board will then convene in regular quarterly session beginning at 9 a.m. CST in the Genesco Building Training Center.


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Dr. Tristan Denley headshot
December 2, 2014

On Thursday, Dec. 4, Governor Bill Haslam, who serves as chairman of the Tennessee Board of Regents, and Dr. Tristan Denley, TBR vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, will join President Obama, the First Lady and Vice President Biden at the White House College Opportunity Summit. The Summit will bring together colleges and universities, business leaders, nonprofits and others that are committed to supporting more college opportunities for students across the country.


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December 2, 2014 Chattanooga State Community College

 SAILS (Seamless Alignment of Integrated Learning Support) is designed to help students who, without intensive instruction, are on a trajectory for placement in remedial math when they get to college.


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President James Catanzaro
December 1, 2014

Catanzaro has served as president of Chattanooga State since 1990, leading the college through years of growth and the development of unique workforce programs to serve the Chattanooga community. He submitted his letter of intent to retire to TBR Chancellor John Morgan last Wednesday.


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TCAT Directors
November 26, 2014

The Tennessee Board of Regents approved the selection of Jerry Young as the new director for the Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Crossville and Arrita Summers as the new leader for the TCAT - Dickson.

The Board convened a special called meeting at 1 p.m. CST Nov. 25 to act upon a recommendation to approve the two new college directors. 


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November 26, 2014

Throughout the spring, summer and early fall, paleontologists, students and volunteers added significantly to the collection of fossils from previous dig seasons and also used new methods to dig out small, fragile fossil material.


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Myron Sallie
November 21, 2014

Students from Tennessee State University recently had the opportunity to hunker down with other like-minded “techies” and programmers from throughout the city to build products, share coding skills and participate in real-world programing exercises.


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November 19, 2014 Volunteer State Community College

Volunteer State Community College placed number 21 in the nation, in terms of student satisfaction, for community and junior colleges for the 2013-2014 RateMyProfessors.com report.


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November 18, 2014

The Tennessee Board of Regents has scheduled three committee meetings and a special called meeting of the Board for Tuesday, Nov. 25.

The Board will convene in a special called meeting at 1 p.m. CST to briefly receive and act upon a recommendation to name new directors for the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology at Crossville and at Dickson.

Committee meetings scheduled for the same day include the Audit Committee, beginning at 10 a.m., followed by the Ad Hoc Committee on Committees. The Committee Chairs meeting will convene following the Board’s action in the afternoon.


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November 13, 2014 Dyersburg State Community College

Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) recently held its 45th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, November 8 at the E.H. Lannom, Jr. Gymnasium on the Dyersburg campus. 


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November 12, 2014 Chattanooga State Community College

Beginning with the Fall 2014 semester, Chattanooga State Community College began accepting high school freshmen into college-level classes along with their fellow sophomore, junior, and senior classmen.


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TTU honored by White House
November 11, 2014

Tennessee Tech University made the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fourth time in six years, and the number of students committed to volunteer service is higher than ever.


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November 11, 2014

MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry is on an international list of acclaimed schools touted by The Hollywood Reporter that includes Juilliard, Berklee, Yale and even London’s Royal College of Music.


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November 11, 2014

The Tennessee Board of Regents Personnel Committee will meet via telephone at 2:30 p.m. CST Tuesday, Nov. 18.

The committee will receive information related to the TBR pay plan. The meeting will be informational only, with no action requested.


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November 11, 2014

Tennessee State University now has a variety of services specifically designed to help veterans succeed in college while transitioning from military life to civilian life.

The University has been designated a Certified Vets Campus, which designation comes on the heels of the formation of a TSU Student Veterans Association.


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November 10, 2014

The publication announced its Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 rankings this week as the nation celebrates Veterans Day. In their fifth year, the rankings factor in a comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military students’ success rates.


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Pellissippi State students state’s only Grainger Scholarship winners
November 7, 2014 Pellissippi State Community College

The Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship supports technical education and promotes careers in technical areas of work. Grainger is an Illinois-based distributor of facilities maintenance supplies. Upon graduating, recipients also receive $2,500 worth of Grainger hand tools, each with a lifetime replacement guarantee.


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