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September 5, 2014

The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee Chairs and the Ad Hoc Committee on Committees are scheduled to meet at the TBR office in Nashville on Friday, Sept. 12.

The Committee Chairs meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. CDT with a working lunch. The agenda includes: 


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September 4, 2014 Roane State Community College

Gov. Bill Haslam said the effort to build the new Goff Health Sciences and Technology Building on Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus “shows what happens when a community really cares.


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September 4, 2014
Heidi Williams, English professor at Tennessee State University, displays the required textbook readings on a mobile device to her freshman English I class. Tablets were distributed to incoming freshmen as part of the University’s Book Bundle Initiative aimed at lowering costs of text books. Under the new program, students will pay a flat fee of $365 per semester that is included in their tuition and fees, and have access to the required digital textbooks for classes taken. (photo by Rick DelaHaya, TSU Media Relations)

NASHVILLE, Tenn.


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August 19, 2014

According to figures from Complete College America, if 100 students entered college today in Tennessee, only 17 would graduate on time at a four-year college. Now some of the nation’s top universities and colleges across the country, including Tennessee State University, are prodding lingering students toward the graduation stage to push them to finish their degrees in four years.

It’s a move that aims to change the culture that completing a degree in four years is the exception and not the norm.


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August 17, 2014 Roane State Community College

The National Science Board’s 2014 Science and Engineering Indicators report contains an all-too-familiar statistic.

Women account for only 28 percent of the workforce in science and engineering jobs. Elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities around the country have designed initiatives to boost that number.

Roane State adjunct professor Jessica Fain wants to do her part, and she’s willing to live underwater for 72 days to show that science is cool, for boys and for girls.


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August 13, 2014
TSU becomes first collegiate band to perform at Hall of Fame Halftime ShowTennessee State University’s Aristocrat of Bands performance concluded with a tremendous fireworks display during the Pro Foot Ball Hall of Fame Game at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio, on Sunday, August 3. Hall of Fame inductee Claude Humphrey was on the sidelines for the show. (photos by John S. Cross, TSU Media Relations)

NASHVILLE, Tenn.


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August 10, 2014 Roane State Community College

Roane State Community College will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Sept. 5 for the new Goff Health Sciences and Technology Building at the college’s Oak Ridge campus.

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. The public is invited.


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August 10, 2014 Volunteer State Community College

Joe Spann is a genealogist and on this day he’s explaining emigration to the American Colonies. “Most of you will have ancestors in one of these groups,” he said, pointing to a projection that lists Scots-Irish, Quaker, English Elite and Puritans. If it sounds like a history class, it is, of sorts. But it’s for a different group of students than you might normally expect at Volunteer State Community College. These are Lifelong Learners, many of them retirees, looking for some intellectual fun. The group is attending one in a series of lectures called KEY Lifelong Learning at Vol State.


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August 8, 2014

Thad Perry is a psychologist by training, but he’s also really good at finding patterns in data and is passionate about population health.

Perry combined these talents to make his career. He’s now in Cookeville as the director of Tennessee Tech University’s Center for Healthcare Informatics.

The center analyzes data to find ways to improve the quality of healthcare while reducing healthcare costs.


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July 22, 2014

For three years, Middle Tennessee State University’s exercise science experts have worked wonders with people who suffer from incomplete spinal cord injuries.

Now the National Institutes of Health is giving them an opportunity that could change the way health professionals treat these patients, who retain some preservation of sensation or motor function at the lowest segment of the spinal cord.


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July 21, 2014 Columbia State Community College
Photo Caption: Pictured, left to right: Rogers Anderson, Williamson County mayor; Don Webb, Williamson Medical Center CEO; John Morgan, Tennessee Board of Regents chancellor; Rep. Charles Sargent; Dr. Janet F. Smith, Columbia State president; Dr. Ken Moore, Franklin mayor; Marty Schweinhart, Community Health Systems executive vice president of administration; Corinne Bergeron, Jackson National Life corporate social responsibility manager; and Barry White, Columbia State Foundation chair. Photo credit: Sarah B. Gilliam  

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July 16, 2014
Dr. Daryl A. Carter named associate editor of 'Critical Conversations'

JOHNSON CITY (July 16, 2014) – An East Tennessee State University history professor is the associate editor of a forthcoming new journal that is expected to play a role in shaping state economic policy and drawing students and faculty to universities and colleges in Tennessee.


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July 14, 2014

Tennessee Tech University takes part in a White House celebration today for the first-ever national Day of Making. You can check out all the activities at http://www.whitehouse.gov/maker-faire

Read President Oldham's letter on behalf of TTU here.

America has always been a nation of inventors and entrepreneurs, and as everyday citizens and scientists gain access to new technologies like 3D printers, design software and desktop machine tools, we are seeing the rise of the Maker Movement.


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July 14, 2014

Tennessee Tech University President Phil Oldham recently was honored by the Tennessee College Public Relations Association with the Dr. Otis Floyd Jr. Award, presented annually to a higher education administrator in Tennessee to recognize superior achievement in innovation, leadership, vision and communication.

Known for his vision, understanding and integrity, Floyd was the first African‐American chancellor of the State Board of Regents for Tennessee and former president of Tennessee State University.


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July 10, 2014 Columbia State Community College
Photo Caption: Pictured: Row one, left to right: Barry White, Columbia State Foundation chair; Dr. Margaret Smith, Columbia State executive vice president and provost for academic and student programs and services; Dr. Janet F. Smith, Columbia State president; Bobby Goode, USDA – Rural Development state director; Faye McEwen, USDA – Rural Development area director; Carl S. Cooper, Chapel Hill mayor; Rebecca Moon, director of casework for Rep. Scott DesJarlais; and Waymon L. Hickman, Columbia State Foundation honorary trustee.

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July 9, 2014 Columbia State Community College
TSU Digital Book Program
July 9, 2014
Effort aims to reduce high cost of traditional textbooks

 

Incoming freshman students demonstrate book bundle, a digital cost-saving textbook initiative at Tennessee State University, to TBR Chancellor John Morgan during the Board’s recent quarterly meeting at the University. (photo by Emmanuel Freeman, TSU Media Relations)

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University will be on the digital cutting edge this fall semester when it begins offering electronic books as part of a book-bundle initiative aimed at lowering the cost of traditional “paper” books.


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June 23, 2014

EAGLEVILLE, Tennessee — The MTSU Archaeological Field School has taken the classroom outdoors for the last six weeks, keeping students hoping for breezes and wearing extra sunscreen as they dig and learn at a site in the rolling hills of western Rutherford County.

At a special event June 24 at the Magnolia Valley property near Eagleville, about 20 miles west of the MTSU campus, Dr. Tanya Peres, an associate professor of anthropology at MTSU, and her students welcomed more guests to learn about the field school and even try a bit of digging themselves.


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June 20, 2014

The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved a recommendation to increase tuition and fees at its institutions this year. Because of an unexpected decline in state revenue collections, the outcomes-based funding formula used to allocate state appropriations was not fully funded this year. As a result, fee increase recommendations were higher than planned.


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June 20, 2014

The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Business Operations today recommended an increase in tuition and fees at all but one of its institutions this year.


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