Archive for November, 2009

2009 Tennis Tournament under way

By Austin Moyers

   The 2009 Intermural tennis touurnament bracket is set. The matches are set to start Friday afternoon.

 Recreation Center employee Sean Green, who is also playing in the tournament, posted the bracket earlier this week. The nine players that signed up will not fill up the four round bracket. This will force one play-in-match to advance to the second round.

The lone first round match will be Mike Kaufman vs. Betsy Shoemaker. The winner of that match will face John Jackson in the second round next week.

Other second round matches set for next week include: John Lamb vs. Charlie Kalna, Brenna Elrod vs. Wahade, and Dexter Blair vs. Sean Green.

The third round will be played on on Nov. 31 and Dec. 1. The fourth round will be played on Dec. 2 and Dec. 3.

 All of the matches will be played at the indoor courts in the Student Recreation Center.

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Attention Future Entrepreneurs

By Katie E. Hall

April Cox, president of Efficince, will be speaking about opportunities for small businesses in global relationships on Friday November 20.

Cox will be at the Hardin Valley Campus from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Goins Auditorium. Cox will also include motivation and rewards for the development of a division of her company in India.

Efficience is a custom software development company based in Knoxville and work with clients to formulate development and support strategies specific software needs. With their “No Bull, No-Bureaucracy” policy Efficience is saving their customers over 40 percent in development cost.

For more information about Efficience go to their website

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

World AIDS Day At PSCC


By Claire Reed

World AIDS Day will be hosted by the Council of Student Advocates on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

COSA will host the event in the Goins Rotunda from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. at the Hardin Valley campus. Students will be provided with testing for HIV/AIDS and more information about the virus.

Gwendolyn Miller, Student Life and Recreation assistant, said that two quilts will be displayed at World AIDS Day. The quilts will show different squares of people who have either been affected by AIDS or have had a family member or friend who has been affected by the virus, said Miller.

AIDS awareness is to help students become more informed about what causes the virus and the symptoms to look for.

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Diggin Up Bones

Joan Markel, Outreach Educator for the Frank H. McClung Museum will be speaking at the Magnolia Avenue Campus on Tuesday November 17 at 12:30 P.M.

Markel will speak about the museum’s newest permanent exhibition, “Archaeology and the Native Peoples of Tennessee.” The exhibit is a result of the on going research of 65 years done by the University of Tennessee archaeologists. At the Magnolia Avenue Community Room.

When the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) was created in 1933, there was a concern for the numerous prehistoric and historic Native American sites that would be destroyed along the Tennessee River. In 1934, the University of Tennessee and the University of Alabama made an agreement with TVA to do archaeological surveys, investigations, and excavations in the areas.

For more information contact Rosalyn Tillman at (865) 329-3100 or by email

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Get fit for cash!

By Austin Moyers

 The Pellissippi State SRC staff is currently running the Fit For Life program that is giving rewards up to $100 for being healthy.

Danielle Dimond, an SRC intern, said the staff is running a 12 week program that incorporates dietary and lifestyle changes with a goal of making you a healthier individual.

The rewards come from a system were participants earn points from various activities such as workouts intramural sports physical education classes and nutritional assessments.

When 500 points are earned participants will receive a t-shirt and a backpack. If 1,000 points are earned the participant will receive a t-shirt and a duffel bag. Finally, the person with the most points at the end of the 12 weeks wins a $100 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Event for International Students!

By Mabia Carrico

Pellissippi has changed the date for the International Student Mixer event from Nov. 4 to Jan. 14- 15.

Pellissippi is organizing an event to celebrate the international students on campus at the Goins Building Center from 12 p.m. -3 p.m. The event will offer free food and college-supply kits.
Gayle Wood, director of access and diversity at Pellissippi, said that the purpose of this event is to insert the international students to the freshman international students so they can exchange information about their experience at an American College.

The purpose of the event is to make international freshman feel more comfortable and confident about their new experiences on campus.

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Spring Forward To PSCC’s New Campus In The Fall

By: Bridget McCreary

The site for the new campus building in Blount County is scheduled to be finished by the start of the fall 2010 semester.

The project is expect to cost $17 million and will take 13 months to complete. The majority of the funding came from the State of Tennessee and about$1 million from donors, said Dave Walton. The old campus is still in use and will be sold for between $1.5 million- $2 million. This money will go for additional work on the new site.

Construction began in April 2009 and should finish in May 2010. The first semester is planned for the fall of 2010. The old campus is still opened, but will be shutdown the summer of 2010.

The new campus is located at 2731 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway. There are Plans of purchasing the strip plaza east of the campus for additional classrooms and a parking lot.

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Now We’re Cooking

By Katie E. Hall

This coming Saturday Nov. 7, 2009 from 9 a.m. to noon, Robert W. Pelton will be on campus instructing a class about cooking during Colonial period.

Pelton will teach about early American baking and cooking as it was done before and during the War for American Independence. Pelton will cover such things as how the women of the house baked in the oven of a fireplace; how temperature was determined since no gages existed at that time; how they made yeast since no store were available as they are today; the different kinds of food that were available to the Colonists; and much more.

Pelton will share some of the various old-time recipes from some of his seven historical cook books and share facts about the families that used the recipes, customs and superstitions relating to the food in the Colonies.

Contact Cathy at (865) 539-7167 or by email for more information on the Colonial Cookery.

For more information on Pelton visit his website

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Artist Paula Clendenin to Visit Pellissippi

by Jonathon Hash

International artist, Paula Clendenin, will bring her works to be displayed in the Bagwell art gallery.

On Friday, Nov. 6th, Clendenin will be at the Bagwell art gallery for the opening of the exhibit from 5:30pm until            8 p.m. The event will be hosted by Sydney Gingrow, English Professor and Ann Kinggard, Professor of Liberal Arts. The works will continue to be on display until Nov. 19th. Students may visit the gallery during the week from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Clendenin’s works are intended to be experienced in conjunction with this semester’s assigned reading, “Storming Heaven.” Anne Kinggard, Liberal Arts Professor, said, “Clendenin’s prints and paintings are evocative of environmental themes implicit in the novel.”

Thursday, November 5th, 2009