A family-friendly 3D printing class takes place at Pellissippi State Community College 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the Megalab, located on the Strawberry Plains Campus, 7201 Strawberry Plains Pike. Cost is $35. Space is limited to 10 participants, and attendees must be at least 12 years old. Class participants will assist in each step of 3D printing, from modeling to prototyping, and will be able to take home a 3D printed souvenir. Make reservations by visiting www.pstcc.edu/bcs or calling 865-539-7167.
Get into the holiday spirit by attending Pellissippi State Community College’s hugely popular Holiday Spectacular musical concert, offered in two performances, 6 and 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3.
The Holiday Spectacular is free, and the community is encouraged to attend.
Because space is limited, the college is asking that guests arrive 30 minutes before each performance for tickets. Tickets will be issued at the door to the first 495 guests, and having a ticket guarantees a seat.
The Holiday Spectacular, themed “An Appalachian Christmas” this year, takes place in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The concert features the talents of more than 150 Pellissippi State students and faculty in eight different musical and dance ensembles performing classical choral numbers, bluegrass, and jazz.
The Holiday Spectacular is part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, which brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations, lectures, and the fine arts.
While the performance is free, donations are accepted at the door for the Pellissippi State Foundation on behalf of the Music Scholarship fund.
For additional information about The Arts at Pellissippi State, call (865) 694-6400 or visit www.pstcc.edu/arts. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at (865) 539-7401 or email@example.com.
The Dance: Solitude and Connection on the Tech Frontier, a lecture by Pellissippi State Community College faculty member Donn King, is 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Goins Building Auditorium, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. This presentation is one of the Faculty Lecture Series events, and the series is part of The Arts at Pellissippi State. The lecture is free and open to the community. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts.
Cindy Atchley has been named Pellissippi State Community College’s director of Placement. In her new role, she will work with local employers to find job opportunities for Pellissippi State students and graduates. Atchley previously served as an admissions coordinator in Enrollment Services at the college.
Revolutionary War Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens, a presentation in which Terry Sisk and Ralph Martin, Pellissippi State Community College alumni and war reenactors, discuss the decisive Colonial victories — takes place at noon Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the college’s Strawberry Plains Campus, 7201 Strawberry Plains Pike. The event is free and the community is invited. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 865-539-7275.
Pellissippi State Community College welcomes author David Madden to campus to speak about Appalachian culture and literature and about his new book, “The Tangled Web of the Civil War and Reconstruction,” on Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Madden speaks 2-2:55 p.m. in the Goins Building Auditorium at the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The event is free and open to the community.
Madden’s presentation is part of this year’s Common Academic Experience at Pellissippi State. The Common Academic Experience unites all Pellissippi State freshmen in a shared reading experience of a Common Book, which becomes the basis of a yearlong discussion of issues related to the book. This year’s Common Book is “The United States of Appalachia” by Jeff Biggers. The book explores the oft-overlooked contributions of Appalachian visionaries, innovators and heroes to American culture — from writers like Cormac McCarthy to Cherokee syllabary inventor Sequoyah, from singer Bessie Smith to the founders of the first independent state declared against British rule, the District of Washington, situated in Upper East Tennessee.
Madden, a native Knoxvillian, is the author of “Bijou,” “Sharpshooter: A Novel of the Civil War” and “The Suicide’s Wife,” for which he received a Pulitzer Prize nomination. “Sharpshooter” is a previous Common Book pick.
For more information on Madden’s presentation, visit www.pstcc.edu or call (865) 694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at (865) 539-7401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.