Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New Vol State Original Music CD - Out This Weekend

Check out the latest release from Vol State student songwriters and musicians! The new CD "In Plain Sight" is coming out this weekend. Look for it at the Spring Showcase concerts this Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm in the Caudill Hall Wemyss Auditorium. The CD is $5 and the show is free with your Vol State ID. Just $5 admission for the pubic.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Students Perform Original Music, Jazz, Bluegrass, Country and Rock at Spring Showcase

The spotlight is on Volunteer State Community College songwriters and musicians for the annual Spring Showcase concert and CD release party. This year the show is based on the Vol State CD release titled “In Plain Sight.” The title refers to the exposure the CD will hopefully provide for student performers in the area. It features a number of musical styles performed by the Commercial Music Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Songwriting Class and the Bluegrass Ensemble- “Bluegrass Ablaze.” The CD will be available for sale at the show and at the Vol State Bookstore in Gallatin. It was recorded in the Vol State Recording Studio by students in the Entertainment Media Production program and Recording Industry Management program.

The Spring Showcase performances will be held on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wemyss Auditorium at Caudill Hall on the Vol State campus, 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. There is a suggested donation of $5 for admission, $10 for admission and a copy of the CD. The funds will be used for music scholarships. For further information please call 615-230-3201. For information about the Music Program at Vol State visit

Vol State Now Hiring Social Media Writer

Do you enjoy writing? Vol State is hiring a student Social Media Writer for next school year. This is a paid position. You need to be a good writer and be available to work 10-15 hours a week for both fall and spring semesters next year. Writing samples are required. Apply online now. Click this link and then click "Clerical Positions" and then the Social Media Writer posting. 

Vol State Events April 21-27

Vol State events this week:

Tuesday, April 22 
Vol State Student Art Exhibit, Thigpen Library and Ramer Great Hall, continuing through May

Pre-Nursing Advising Session with Union University, Warf 110, 12:45pm
Baseball, versus Wallace, 2pm

Wednesday, April 23 
“The American Empire and the Consequences for Humanity” by Michael Lenz, Nichols Dining Room, 12:20pm

Vets Next Steps, advice for veterans, Pickel Field House room 130A, 9:30am

Job Career Fair, Pickel Field House Gym, 10am to 1pm

Friday, April 25 
Music Department Spring Showcase Concert, Wemyss Auditorium in Caudill Hall, 7:30pm, free with Vol State ID, $5 suggested donation for public, $10 with copy of the spring music CD

Saturday, April 26 
Commercial Music Ensemble, Gallatin Square Fest, Gallatin Square, Noon

Music Department Spring Showcase Concert, Wemyss Auditorium in Caudill Hall, 7:30pm, free with Vol State ID, $5 suggested donation for public, $10 with copy of the spring music CD

Sunday, April 27
Wag and Walk Fundraiser, Bring Your Dog, 2pm – 5pm, Gallatin main entrance, $10 per person

Friday, April 18, 2014

Congrats to Jenise Davis

Congrats to Jenise Davis, the freshman guard with the Lady Pioneers basketball team. She was voted to the NJCAA All-American 2nd team for the 2013-2014 women’s basketball season. Jenise finished the season averaging 24 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists per game. Leading the conference in both scoring and assist. Here is a link from the NJCAA page. Go Pioneers!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ramer Speech Contest Winners

Wednesday April 16, 2014, The Communication Department hosted the Hal R. Ramer Speech Contest. Dr. Hal Ramer was the founding president of Vol State. The contest was named in his honor to celebrate the achievements of students who share a passion for public speaking. The contest recognizes the outstanding public speaking skills of the Vol State students. The contest is presented each spring at Vol State.

1st Heather Thompson “The Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language”
2nd Maryanna First “The Harmful Effects of Hereditary Mutated Genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2”
3rd Stevie Hewgley “Donate to the Ronald McDonald House Charity”

Pictured from left to right: Heather Thompson, Maryanna First, and Stevie Hewgley.

Stay on Track to University - Use Tennessee Transfer Pathways

Stay on Track. Take the Classes You Need. Save Money. Graduate Earlier. Use Tennessee Transfer Pathways as one way to plan your college and university career. They can show you exactly what classes you need to take for a particular major, transferring from Vol State to a state or private university. Make sure your credits transfer for your degree. Here are the details.