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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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June 18, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected Tennessee State University for a program that will actively engage its students in initiatives that protect local residents from toxic air releases.

A release from the agency named TSU and five other institutions nationwide as “academic partners” for the 2014 Toxic Release Inventory University Challenge. The Challenge is designed to find innovative ways to increase public awareness of industrial release of toxic chemicals in communities around the country.


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June 11, 2014

In a mere three weeks, some MTSU students have transformed a national historic site.

Their three-week field school took place May 10-31 on Georgia’s Jekyll Island, where the multimillionaire magnates of America’s Gilded Age created a retreat fit for royalty.

The 13 graduate students of MTSU’s Current Issues of Public Policy Practice class were hardly on site to lounge around, however.


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June 11, 2014

Committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. CDT June 19 in the Performing Arts Center in the Cox Theater. Committees will meet in this order: Committee on Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology; Business, Community and Public Affairs; Personnel and Compensation; Academic Policies and Programs and Student Life; and Finance and Business Operations.


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John Morgan
June 10, 2014

TBR Chancellor John Morgan was among more than 200 college and university leaders from 33 states — including nearly two dozen postsecondary systems with a combined enrollment of more than three million students — today announced the launch of a new coalition that will serve as a vehicle for mobilizing higher ed leaders supporting Common Core State Standards. 


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John Morgan
June 9, 2014

 State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan, and Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan today published an op-ed in the Huffington Post in support of the Common Core Education Standards. 


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June 5, 2014

For almost three decades, the Governor’s School for the Arts has nurtured the “creative spark” of young Tennesseans with a love for music, theatre, visual arts, dance and filmmaking.

As the program kicked off its 30th anniversary this week at MTSU, the man who founded the statewide summer programs for gifted high schoolers said his goal remains the same for each participant: “aim for the top.”


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Alisa White
June 2, 2014

​The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved Alisa White as the next president for Austin Peay State University


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May 27, 2014
TBR Chancellor Recommends Alisa White as APSU's Next President; Board to Meet Monday for Approval  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 27, 2014) – Alisa White is expected to be named the next president to lead Austin Peay State University pending approval by the Tennessee Board of Regents on Monday, June 2.  The Board will meet via telephone at 3:30 p.m. CDT to consider TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation for White to replace Interim President Tristan Denley, who agreed to serve a temporary appointment after former APSU President

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May 27, 2014
TBR Schedules Three Committee Meetings for June 3  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 27, 2014) — Tennessee Board of Regents Audit Committee, Ad Hoc Committee on Committees and Committee Chairs meetings are scheduled at the TBR office in Nashville on Tuesday, June 3. The Audit Committee meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. CDT. The agenda includes:                           I.     Informational reporting                                           a. Review of Comptroller's Office audit reports                                           b. Update of corrective actions on performance audit findings

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May 21, 2014 Cleveland State Community College
Seymour Elected to TNCC Board of Directors CLEVELAND, Tenn. - Cleveland State President, Dr. Bill Seymour was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Campus Compact (TNCC) at their meeting May 20, 2014 in Nashville, TN.

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May 7, 2014
Tristan Denley Named Interim APSU President as National Search Nears End    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2014) —Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan has named Tristan Denley, TBR vice chancellor of Academic Affairs and former provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Austin Peay State University, to serve as interim president of APSU effective May 10. Denley, who will maintain dual responsibilities as TBR’s vice chancellor during the interim period, will provide leadership to the campus until a new president is named

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May 2, 2014
TBR Finance and Business Operations Committee to Meet May 8  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 2, 2014) — The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet via telephone at 2 p.m. CDT on Thursday, May 8. The committee will continue reviewing background information and discussing maintenance fee and tuition proposals. The meeting is open to the public and the press as listeners. Those wishing dial-in information for the call should contact Monica Greppin-Watts at monica.greppin-watts@tbr.edu or 615-366-4417 before 4:30 p.m. CDT May 7. Anyone

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