Pellissippi State Announcements: The Arts at Pellissippi State hosts student photography exhibit

 

Pellissippi State Community College will feature the talents of its photography students during the Annual Photography Student Exhibition Feb. 27-March 22. The free exhibit takes place in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Enjoy the broad range of photographic styles — and have a chance to meet the artists — at the opening reception from 3-6 p.m., Feb. 28. The exhibit is part of the Arts at Pellissippi State, an annual arts series featuring music, theatre, international celebrations and the fine arts. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts or call 865-694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

Food Lion supports Pellissippi State food pantry

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Pellissippi State Community College Service-Learning Coordinator Annie Gray accepts grant funding from Food Lion representative Roger Scarbro.

 

The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation will support Pellissippi State Community College’s food pantry with a $2,000 grant not only for its continuing operation, but its nutrition education goals.

The Pellissippi Pantry provides hunger relief for at-risk students at the college by delivering enough food for students to prepare one healthy meal a day for themselves and their families, for up to two weeks at a time. Students can pick up food on any of Pellissippi State’s five campuses. The pantry provides canned and packaged goods, healthy recipes and seasonal fresh produce from Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Garden.

To remain operational, the Pellissippi Pantry relies on packaged food donations from the community as well as monetary donations that cover the costs of food ordered through Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.

“We’re immensely grateful to partner with Food Lion in this productive way, which will translate to an increased ability to do community outreach and education through the Pellissippi Pantry,” said Annie Gray, Service-Learning coordinator at Pellissippi State — the program that oversees both the Pellissippi Pantry and the Hardin Valley Garden.

“Although the Pellissippi Pantry only began last May, we already know it’s making a huge, positive difference in students’ lives,” Gray said. “One hundred percent of our participants reported in a survey that the Pellissippi Pantry services helped them stay in school.”

Funding for this grant goes through the Pellissippi State Foundation. The Foundation works to provide student scholarships and emergency loans, to improve facilities and to secure new equipment. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.pstcc.edu/foundation or call 865-694-6528.

For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400.

Pellissippi State Announcements: The Arts at Pellissippi State hosts concerts, lecture

 

Enjoy the musical talents of high school students from across East Tennessee at the Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra performance Feb. 16 at Pellissippi State Community College. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Performing Arts Center, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The concert is part of the Arts at Pellissippi State, an annual cultural series featuring music, theatre, international celebrations and the fine arts. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

Pellissippi State Community College invites the community to hear Claude Hardy present “Good God, Claude! Introduction to Black Gospel” as part of the college’s Faculty Lecture Series. The free lecture is at 1 p.m., Feb. 21 in the Goins Building Auditorium, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The Faculty Lecture Series is part of the Arts at Pellissippi State, an annual cultural series featuring music, theatre, international celebrations and the fine arts. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

Baby, it’s cold outside — but Pellissippi State Community College’s Winter Choral Concert will warm your heart. The free concert, featuring local high school choirs, begins at 7 p.m., Feb. 21 in the Clayton Performing Arts Center, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The concert is part of the Arts at Pellissippi State, an annual cultural series featuring music, theatre, international celebrations and the fine arts. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

Explore genealogical research at Pellissippi State

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Explore genealogical research with free community events at Pellissippi State Community College.

At the Magnolia Avenue Campus, the Beck Cultural Exchange Center’s Genealogy Society will hold workshops introducing participants to the detailed process of researching personal and familial genealogy Feb. 7, 10, 14, 17 and 21. There will be two workshops each day, 10:45 a.m. and 11:50 a.m., in room 122.

On Feb. 24, noted genealogist Tony Burroughs, the founder of the Center for Black Genealogy, will facilitate a longer genealogy workshop: “Help! I Can’t Find My Ancestors! Overcoming Challenges in Genealogy.” Burroughs will talk about the trials of family history research, how to create a family tree and the unique challenges for African-American researchers. His workshop will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the community room.

Burroughs also will lead a culminating presentation on the importance of genealogical research at 5 p.m., Feb. 24 in the community room. The presentation will end with a question-and-answer session.

For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400.

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