Pellissippi State celebrates Shakespeare at ‘Bard at Blount’

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Pellissippi State Community College’s Blount County Campus will celebrate Shakespeare — and the 400th anniversary of his death on April 23 — with a two-day festival that is open to the community.

“The Bard at Blount: A Celebration of Shakespeare” will explore how Shakespeare went from being a playwright to being the playwright, and how Shakespeare remains relevant in today’s modern culture. The free event will feature Pellissippi State faculty members Jennifer Horn, Kelly Rivers and Amanda Carr-Wilcoxson delivering lively lectures about Shakespeare’s life and works, as well as performances of iconic Shakespearean scenes by Pellissippi State acting students.

Beginning at 2 p.m., April 19, Carr-Wilcoxson and Rivers will present “Accidental Icon: Shakespeare in History and Culture.” Beginning at 3 p.m., April 20, Horn will present “Renew, Reuse, Recycle: Shakespeare Today.” Horn’s lecture will include a performance by fellow faculty member Grechen Wingerter’s Acting I class.

Each day’s events will be held in the West Chevrolet Auditorium, and Shakespeare birthday cake will be served following both. The Blount County Campus is located at 2731 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway.

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. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu or call the Blount County Campus at 865-981-5300.

 

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Pellissippi State holds annual book sale to benefit student scholarships

All types of books — from fiction to non-fiction and children’s books to cookbooks — will be available at this year’s Student Scholarship Book Sale at Pellissippi State Community College. The sale, which is held annually, will take place at all five of the college’s campuses during March and April. Proceeds from the sale go directly toward student scholarships.

Bargain hunters may also find collectible magazines like National Geographic, as well as a nice selection of DVDs and CDs. Pellissippi State faculty, staff and students, as well as community members, contributed items for the sale.

Locations, dates and times:

  • Blount County Campus — March 28-29, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and March 30, 8 a.m.-noon, second floor main corridor
  • Division Street Campus — March 28-29, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and March 30, 8:30 a.m.-noon, room 118
  • Hardin Valley Campus — April 4-5, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and April 6, 8 a.m.-noon, College Center in the Goins Administration Building
  • Magnolia Avenue Campus — April 11-12, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., front lobby
  • Strawberry Plains Campus — April 18-19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., campus lobby

The Student Scholarship Book Sale is sponsored by Pellissippi State’s faculty senate.

For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu 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.

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Pellissippi State Announcements: Blount County Open House

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Pellissippi State Community College will hold an open house for anyone interested in attending college at its Blount County Campus from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, April 7. Students will be able to speak with representatives from degree programs, admissions, financial aid and more. Tours of campus and light refreshments will be available. All attendees will be entered to win a $250 scholarship to attend Pellissippi State. The scholarship is provided by the Pellissippi State Foundation. The campus is located at 2731 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway in Friendsville. For more information, call the Blount County Campus at 865-981-5300.

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Pellissippi State Announcements: Egg Hunt at Blount County Campus

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Pellissippi State Community College will hold an egg hunt at its Blount County Campus from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 26. The event is free and open to the community; it will be held rain or shine. Face painting will be available from 2-2:30 p.m., the egg hunt will be open to children under age 12 beginning at 2:30, and an ice cream sundae bar opens at 3. Campus tours will be available beginning at 3:15 p.m. The Blount County Campus is located at 2731 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway. For more information, call the Blount County Campus at 865-981-5300. 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.

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