Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

May 9- May 15, 2014

Facebook saves girl’s sight

Tennessee mother of two Tara Taylor may have very well saved the vision of her 3-year-old daughter simply by posting her photo on Facebook. That’s where two observant friends saw the picture and noticed a strange glow in little Rylee’s left eye, prompting the eye exam that revealed she had Coats disease, a rare retinal […]

TVA applies for landfill permit

GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority has filed for a permit to build a 54-acre landfill near Gallatin to store coal ash. TVA spokesman Scott Brooks told WSMV-TV in Nashville that the landfill would hold leftover ash and gypsum that needs to be stored in a dry facility. Sierra Club spokesman Chris Lunghino […]

Foreigner, 38 Special and the Marshall Tucker Band to Perform in Kodak

By Michael Williams   The classic rock group Foreigner will perform at Smokies Stadium on Sunday, September 22, 2013 along with 38 Special and the Marshall Tucker Band.  The show will begin at 7p.m. with gates opening at 5:30pm. Foreigner has had nine top ten hits and have sold more than 70 million albums.  Their […]

King University Appoints Jon Harr as Dean of Knoxville Campus

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Dr. Jon Harr, associate dean of academic affairs for administration at King University, has been appointed campus dean of the institution’s Hardin Valley Knoxville campus. The campus is one of several locations serving the greater Knoxville area in partnership with three regional Tennessee Board of Regents schools: Pellissippi State Community College, Roane […]

Pellissippi State hosts art exhibit featuring Jason Stout


Pellissippi State Community College is currently hosting “Quiet Histories and Futures From the Republic,” a 15-day exhibit by artist Jason Stout, at the Hardin Valley Campus. The event runs through Feb. 6. Stout’s vivid and political work deals primarily with variations of past, current and future narratives, almost always concerning our identity or history. He […]

Pellissippi State’s Veterans Support Committee hosts Wounded Warrior staff


Many East Tennesseans know Pellissippi State Community College’s reputation for supporting and enrolling one of the largest student-veteran populations in the state. It’s a reputation that, in fact, has made its way to troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. They also may know the Wounded Warrior Project, respected for its role in helping injured service […]

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