Monday, March 2, 2015

Vol State Events this Week


Mar. 2                   Discussion: “Created Equal: Loving v. Virginia” by Carole Bucy, Rochelle Center of Thigpen Library, 12:20pm

Mar. 2                   One Book: The Effects of Hip Hop on Society, Pickel Gym, 9am

Mar. 2                   “Cycling: Lycra Not Required, Pickel 101, 12:15pm

Mar. 2                   Lecture: Was Lindberg a Nazi? by Peter Johnson, Thigpen, 12:20pm

Mar. 3                   Lecture: Race, Slavery & American Values, by Grady Eades & Nancy Blomgren, Caudill 102, 11:10am

Mar. 4                   Speaker: Zohra Sawari, Thigpen, 12:30pm

Mar. 5                   Lecture: Intro to Gamification in Education, by Michael Torrence, Thigpen second floor, 2pm, open to faculty, staff and students


Mar. 6                   Chili/Soup for Books, fundraiser- $5 for lunch, Nichols Dining Room, 11:30-1:30pm

Friday, February 27, 2015

Vol State Students- Get Free Academic Help


Vol State offers Assistance with papers, speeches, math homework, assignments, research, study groups and much more. Check out the College Success Zone for a list of what's available. Get the tools you need to succeed in college:www.volstate.edu/collegesuccess


Get Ready for Spring Break

You're almost there! Vol State Spring Break will be March 9 through the 14th. There will be no classes at any of the Vol State locations, however most offices will be open for usual business hours. There are some changes Thigpen Library in Gallatin Spring Break hours will be Monday-Friday from 8:00a-4:30p, and closed March 14-15. Regular hours resume on Monday, March 16. The Leaning Commons hours will be March 9 and 10 from 8am - 8pm, March 11- 13 8am – 4:30pm and March 14 closed. The IT Helpdesk will be open from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm for Spring Break. The Bookstore will operate under reduced hours spring break week Monday - Thursday 8am - 2pm and Friday 8am - 12pm.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

March Events at Vol State


Vol State Events Calendar March 2015 All events are free, unless specified.

Mar. 2                   One Book: The Effects of Hip Hop on Society, Pickel Gym, 9am

Mar. 2                   “Cycling: Lycra Not Required, Pickel 101, 12:15pm

Mar. 2                   Lecture: Was Lindberg a Nazi? by Peter Johnson, Thigpen, 12:20pm

Mar. 3                   Lecture: Race, Slavery & American Values, by Grady Eades and Nancy Blomgren, Caudill 102, 11:10am

Mar. 4                   Speaker: Zohra Sawari, Thigpen, 12:30pm

Mar. 5                   Lecture: Intro to Gamification in Education, by Michael Torrence, Thigpen second floor, 2pm, open to faculty, staff and students

Mar. 6                   Chili/Soup for Books, fundraiser- $5 for lunch, Nichols Dining Room, 11:30-1:30pm

Mar. 13                 Free Community Shredding Event, Pickel Field House Parking Lot, 2pm-6pm

Mar. 17                 Lecture: Transcendentalist Communes, by Shellie Michael, Thigpen, 11:10am

Mar. 18                 Coffee with the Prez, Cafeteria, 11am-Noon

Mar. 18                 Honors: Technological Advancements in Sports, by Philip Williams, Thigpen, 12:20pm

Mar. 19                 One Book: Fear of, or Low Expectations of, Young African-American Males, Nichols Dining Room, 12:30pm

Mar. 21                 Sumner County Elementary Art Exhibit, Ramer Great Hall, through April 12

Mar. 24                 Lecture: Hear the Color & See the Rhythm, by Sue Mulcahy and Nancy Slaughter, Thigpen, 11:10am

Mar. 24                 One Book: Final Discussion- What We Have Learned, Thigpen Library, 6pm

Mar. 25                 Supplemental Instruction History Bowl, McKinney students versus Johnson students, Thigpen, 11:15am

Mar. 25                 Women’s History Tea, Nichols Dining Room, RSVP to Student Life, 12:30pm

Mar. 26                 Math and Science Expo, hands-on activities for kids and parents, Wallace Building-North, 2:30-6pm

Mar. 26-28            Nunsense Mega-Musical, comedy, $5 suggested donation, Caudill, 7:30pm

Mar. 28                 Family Day and Easter Egg Hunt, Library Lawn, 10am-Noon

Mar. 29                 Nunsense Mega-Musical, comedy, $5 suggested donation, Caudill, 2:30pm

Mar. 31                 Lecture: Thinking Fast and Slow, by Cynthia Wyatt, Thigpen, 11:10am


Mar. 31                 Belmont Pre-Nursing Advising Session, Warf 110, 12:45pm-2:10pm

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Get Ready for Your Next Semester at Vol State

For those of you who are not graduating (and a big congrats to those who are) it's time to get ready for your next semester at Vol State, whether it be summer or next fall. In March, you should schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to see what classes you should take next semester. Degree Works, on your My Vol State page, can help map it out for you, but make sure you also visit with your advisor. You don't want to take classes that you don't need for your degree or transfer plans. Priority registration starts the first week of April, the 6th and 7th.

Monday, February 23, 2015

2015-2016 Scholarship Application Open Now

It's time to apply for scholarships for next year. The scholarship application for 2015-2016 academic year is available now.  The application process is open now and the award process will begin in April. Apply here.

Vol State Events this Week



Ongoing                      Andy Dailey, art exhibit, Thigpen Gallery, 8am to 4:30pm, Mon.-Sat.
Feb. 23                        Tennessee Technological University, Wood Campus Center, 10am—1pm.
Feb. 24                        Austin Peay State University, Wood Campus Center, 10:00am—1:00pm.
Feb. 24                        Lecture: “James Baldwin’s Another Country,” by Laura Black, Thigpen Library, 11:10am
Feb. 24                        One Book: Tense relationships between police and the African-American community, Nichols Dining Room, 12:30pm
Feb. 24                        Chinese New Year celebration, traditional Chinese dances and food,  Ramer Great Hall, 1 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. 
Feb. 24                        VISA Club event: International students talk about their countries, Rochelle Center, 2:30pm
Feb. 25                         Middle Tennessee State University, Wood Campus Center, 10am—2:00pm.
Feb. 25                        Black History Recognition Luncheon, Nichols Dining Room, 12:30pm
Feb. 26                        Union Pre-Nursing Advising Session 12:45 – 2:10 pm Warf Bldg., Room 110
Feb. 27                        Tennessee State University representative will be in the Wood Campus Center 9:00am—10:30am.


Feb. 28                        Science Olympiad, area schools compete, campus-wide, all day