Pellissippi State holds free jazz concert for community

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Pellissippi State Community College will host the Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra and special guest Joe Murphy for a free community concert Thursday, Feb. 18.

The concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Performing Arts Center, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Seats will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.  

The Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra is an honors band of East Tennessee high school students under the direction of Knoxville Jazz Orchestra’s lead trombonist, Tom Lundberg.

Joe Murphy is one of the top recording tuba players in the United States. He has played live and recorded with dozens of artists, including Michael Bolton, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Brad Paisley, Michael W. Smith and The Fifth Dimension, among others. His music has been heard in the soundtracks of video games like “Call of Duty: Black Ops” and “Star Wars,” in the History Channel series “Texas Rising” and in the film “The Last Witch Hunter.”

The Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra concert is one of the events that makes up Pellissippi State’s arts series, The Arts at Pellissippi State. The series brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations, lectures and the fine arts.

To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu. For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400.

 

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Pellissippi State Announcements, Sept. 21

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Pellissippi State Community College’s Faculty Recital is 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. This musical performance, themed “Traveling the World Through Music,” showcases the talents of Pellissippi State’s Music faculty members and includes pieces from North Africa, Australia, Brazil, and Europe. The event is free and the community is invited. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts.

 The Knoxville Watercolor Society Exhibition is Oct. 5-23 in the Bagwell Center Gallery at Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The society presents selected artwork from members’ current watercolor pieces. The event is free and the public is welcome. A reception is set for 3-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts.

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Pellissippi State Announcements, Sept. 14

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“Voting Rights Act of 1965: What’s Our Responsibility?” is the title of a panel discussion at Pellissippi State Community College’s Magnolia Avenue Campus, 1610 E. Magnolia Ave, at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22. Panelists Virgil Davis, Pellissippi State faculty member; Daniel Brown, Knoxville city councilman; Rev. Gordon Gibson, Civil Rights activist; and Phyllis Nichols, president of Knoxville Area Urban League, will discuss the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the responsibility of citizens to vote and the consequences of not voting. Panel moderator is Georgiana Vines, Knoxville News Sentinel columnist. Event is free and open to the community.

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Pellissippi State invites incoming Tennessee Promise students to ‘Scholarship Saturday’

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Pellissippi State Community College will hold a special Scholarship Saturday event Saturday, Sept. 26, to encourage eligible high school students to sign up for Tennessee Promise.

Tennessee Promise is a last-dollar scholarship that covers the cost of tuition and fees for community college students across the state. Students who will be college freshmen in August 2016 must apply for Tennessee Promise by Nov. 2, 2015 in order to receive funding.

Scholarship Saturday will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in room 147 of the Educational Resources Center on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The event will give students and their parents an opportunity to learn more about Pellissippi State and about the process of qualifying for Tennessee Promise dollars. Light refreshments will be servedchong qi you yong chi.

Scholarship Saturday is completely free.

“We’re inviting students to come out for Scholarship Saturday so we can help them through the process of signing up for Tennessee Promise,” said Rebecca Ashford, vice president of Student Affairs at Pellissippi State. “It’s extremely important that students understand that they must meet the Nov. 2 deadline to qualify to receive Tennessee Promise funding. If a student misses this deadline, they won’t have another opportunity to take advantage of the Promise scholarship.”

For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/promise or call (865) 694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Human Resources at (865) 694-6607 or humanresources@pstcc.edu.

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