Archive for March, 2006

COSA announces Pellapalooza ’06

by Ryan Vowell

The Council of Student Advocates is now accepting submissions for Pellapalooza ’06.

Pellapalooza is a concert is designed to showcase the musical abilities of Pellissippi State students and provide exposure in the local community. It will be held on April 19 in the courtyard at the Hardin Valley Campus from 11 a.m. until the last scheduled act has performed. All singers, musicians and bands are encouraged to apply.

For more information contact Cody Lannom or Shell Neal at or by calling (865)694-6408.

Please supply the following to COSA in order to perform on campus:

  • Number of members
  • Contact information
  • List of equipment you will bring/need
  • Any other pertinent information

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Sign-up for PSTCC’s 2nd annual golf tournament begins

by Brittany GreeneÂ

Do you love to play golf? If so, you can sign up for the 2nd annual Pellissippi State golf tournament. The event will be held at Egwani Farms Golf Course in Rockwood on Tuesday, May 23. Registration will begin on March 20.

This tournament is for Pellissippi students, Pellissippi alumni, faculty, staff and anyone in the community who wishes to participate. Registration is $75 per person, or $300 for a team of four. Participants may play the morning round beginning at 8 a.m., or the afternoon round starting at 1 p.m.

Patricia Myers, director of alumni relations and fundraising events, said that this golf event is made possible by the hard work of the Pellissippi staff, boardmembers, and the community.

Myers said, “There was a great turnout last year, and we even ran out of goody bags.” Myers hopes that this year there will be an even greater number of people this year out to play a round of golf while helping the community.

All proceeds go to Pellissippi State to provide scholarships, improve facilities and secure new equipment.

If you have any questions, you may contact the Pellissippi State Foundation at (694)-694-6528 or Patricia Myers at

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Spring Fling activities announced

by John Hamilton

The Council of Student Advocates has announced that they will be hosting their Spring Fling on Wednesday, March 22 at the Hardin Valley Campus. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. and will officially end at 1:30 p.m., although activities are expected to continue for some time after.

Many activities are planned for the event, according to Student Life and Recreation Activities Coordinator, Kim Thomas. The Air Force Mobile One DJ is scheduled to perform. There will be an inflatable obstacle course, suited-up sumo wrestling, and a rock-climbing wall that will be free for everyone.Â

Another free event will be the “Money Tree,” which will allow attendees the opportunity to win up to $500 cash. Dottie Darst will be providing drawings for Spring Fling attendees.Â

The outdoors club will be selling hot wings. “Funny T-shirts” will also be available at the event. The t-shirts will display a photographed face superimposed onto various body types ranging from President Bush to swimsuit models.


Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Take part in Greatest Challenges poll

The academic calendar says March 30 is the last day to withdraw from courses. A lot of us face challenges staying in school. What are your greatest challenges?

Just click on the following link to open the poll in another window.

Greatest Challenges poll

Monday, March 20th, 2006

Deadline for scholarships approaches

by Lloyd Loveday

Scholarships are like free money, so don’t let them slip through your fingers because of a missed deadline. The required application for priority scholarships is due on March 15.

Financial aid director Pat Peace said March 15, 2006 is the deadline for top consideration for Foundation scholarships. Foundation scholarships include Academic Service Scholarship, Geier African American Scholarship (New Student) and Edscholar Scholarship.

Peace said that most foundations have a need factor, so it is important to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, as soon as possible. The money is on a first come, first serve basis, so when the money runs out, it is gone until next year.

There are many other scholarships available from Pellissippi. Some scholarships are awarded for financial need, academic achievements, or outstanding talent in art or music. Other scholarships are based on what county you live in, what high school you went to, or your level of leadership.

Students only have to fill out one application to be considered for a pool of scholarships that are available. In some cases a student may be awarded more than one scholarship. To be considered you must apply.

For more information, call Pat Peace in the financial aid office at 694-6566, or e-mail her, Students can also call each campus for financial aid information.

Hardin Valley Campus, Monday thru Friday, (865)694- 6565

Blount County Campus, Mondays, (865)981- 5335

Division Street Campus, Tuesdays and Fridays, (865)971-5252

Magnolia Avenue Campus, Thursdays, (865)329-3118

Monday, March 13th, 2006