Sample the Cooking of the Chefs of Tomorrow

The Culinary Institute of Pellissippi and UT will be hosting the “Ready for the World Cafe” Nov. 13 at 11:30 a.m. in the UT Visitor’s Center.

Tickets are on sale for $30 at the UT Visitor’s Center. The proceeds will be put towards the Culinary Insititute of Pellissippi and UT.

Culinary students Caitlin Knight and Benton Huddleston said the event is to prepare them for the world of becoming professional chefs.

The event will have four courses including edamame, seafood salad with octopus, fried rice and teriyaki salmon.

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Student Leadership Awards

by Brittany Hawk

The Pellissippi State Community College Student Leadership Awards will take place Friday, April 29.

The awards ceremony is an annual event that first began in 1993.

Gwen Miller said, “The Student Leadership Awards is Student Life and Recreation and the college’s celebration of student leaders around campus.”

The awards are for outstanding clubs, advisors, officers and members. They also recognize the council of student advocates, student activities board, student success, mentors, ambassadors, new student orientation leaders, global ambassadors and student liaison.

Miller said there will be a panel of a student, faculty and Student Life representatives.

Clubs and council of student advocates department supervisors nominate themselves or others for the awards. The panel will pick the winner in each category.

The categories consist of outstanding student leader, outstanding advisor, outstanding community service, outstanding service to the college, outstanding project, most improved organization and outstanding student organization.

The winners are given plaques for the awards and certificates are given out to recognize the council of student advocates and global ambassadors.

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Golf Scramble

by Brittany Hawk

Student Life and Recreation will be holding a golf scramble next Friday, April 15 at noon at Centennial.

Sean Green explained, “The golf scramble is a tournament format where four team members take their shots and then they shoot from the next shot from the best out of four.”

Anyone can participate, however students and faculty that have paid their recreation fee are free. Anyonewho is not a student or faculty must pay 35 dollars at the golf course and then present their receipt.

There will be a shotgun start, which is where each team is selected to start off at different holes instead of everyone teeing off at the first hole.

Prizes for winners consist of free golf rounds, t-shirts and other prizes. There will also be other contests such as the longest drive challenge on a selected hole and the closest to the pin on another.

The teams will be divided into fours. You may gather your own team or sign up individually and be matched with a team.

To register go to the student recreation center. Once at the golf course, show your student ID. You must bring your own golf clubs.

The dress code for this event is khakis and a golf shirt. For more information, contact Sean Green, Jamaal Gary or Alex Sexton.

Monday, April 11th, 2011

PSCC to host Reading Reception

by Harold Ridings

PSCC students will present essays inspired by NPR’s This I Believe program, which they will voice their own core values and viewpoints.

Anne Pharr, an instructor in PSCC’s english department said NPR’s This I Believe program is an international project that engages people in writing,sharing, and discussing the core values and beliefs that guide their daily lives.

This event will be hosted at PSCC’s Hardin Valley campus in Goins 225A on April 19th from 10:45 to 1:00 pm.

A group of students enrolled in PSCC’s Accelerated Writing course (DSPW 0801/ENGL 1010), will exhibit the importance of hearing, understanding, and interacting with our peers’ divergent viewpoints. Pharr stated “Pellissippi students, faculty, and staff enjoy many opportunities to encounter a broad spectrum of ideas and viewpoints. Participating in such a group affords each of us the privilege of articulating our own perspectives.”

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Seventh Annual Pellapalooza

by Brittany Hawk

It is time again for Pellissippi State’s annual Pellapalooza. Pellapalooza is a talent showcase for students of Pellissippi State.

This is the seventh year for the Pellapalooza showcase. It will take place in the courtyard of the Hardin Valley campus on Wednesday, April 20th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There is no limit on the amount of participants. Gwen Miller said in the past there have been up to 15 talents that included singing, dancing, poetry, and even drama.

Pellapalooza is a talent showcase so there will not be judges at the event.


Monday, April 4th, 2011

“De-stress” with Relaxation Day

By Martin Wood

Pellissippi yoga instructor, Betty Kalister, will host Relaxation Day tomorrow in the Community Room of the Magnolia Campus from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

“(This event) is designed for students, faculty and staff to take a few minutes out of their stressful day to relax and de-stress,” said Kalister.

Kalister will use diffused aromatherapy oils in the room and instruct participants in relaxation positions such as the recline twist and the supta baddha konsana. There will also be hot tea available to help in the relaxation process.

Kalister notes that this is an excellent opportunity for students, faculty and staff to relieve the stress of the end of the semester.

Kalister received her certified yoga instructor training from Yoga Alliance.  Her training was in Restorative Yoga Type (RYT).

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Lighten Up. It’s Christmas Time at Pellissippi!


 By: Chance Collins

Student Life & Recreation will have its 22nd annual Breakfast with Santa event on December 5th.

The breakfast will be in the Goins Building located in the cafeteria, rotunda, auditorium and lounge area. The event is sponsored by Student Life & Recreation in order to encourage students to bring out their children to see the jolly old man and enjoy a breakfast with Santa.

Gwen Miller, a Student Life & Recreation representative said, “Students should come with their families to enjoy a traditional sausage and pancake breakfast. “Miller also said, “There will be lots of games along with arts and crafts for children to enjoy.”

The Breakfast will be from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and Miller encourages all volunteers to arrive early. Miller says, “Volunteers will need to arrive at 8 a.m. for orientation, t-shirts, filling out forms and to receive their job assignments. “Volunteers are encouraged to dress up as elves, wear tights/shirts or a Santa hat will be acceptable.” For more information, please contact Gwen Miller at (865) 694-6555 or you may email Gwen Miller and Student Life & Recreation at or

Thursday, December 3rd, 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