Pellissippi State Announcements: Community invited to ‘Good Arguments’ event at Magnolia Avenue Campus

 

Pellissippi State Community College invites the community to attend a presentation by Kenny E. Hawkins, sports director for News Channel 11 WJHL in Johnson City, about being able to understand and present good arguments. The free event will be held from 11 a.m.-noon, Nov. 7, in the community room at Pellissippi State’s Magnolia Avenue Campus. The event is sponsored by the Beyond the Common Book Club, which facilitates discussions about the college’s annual common reading for all freshmen students. This year’s Common Book is “An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments,” by Ali Almossawi. Anyone interested in the career fields of journalism or communications are particularly encouraged to attend. 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 Magnolia Avenue Campus, 1610 E. Magnolia Ave., at 865-329-3100.

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Knoxville artist Derek White to exhibit at Pellissippi State

 

Knoxville artist Derek Aulden White will display metalwork and photography, like this piece entitled "Stars Amongst Us," from his Bird on the Wire Studio during an exhibit at Pellissippi State Community College.
Knoxville artist Derek Aulden White will display metalwork and photography, like this piece entitled “Stars Amongst Us,” from his Bird on the Wire Studio during an exhibit at Pellissippi State Community College.

 

Pellissippi State Community College will host Knoxville artist Derek Aulden White for a visual arts exhibit, Oct. 27-Nov.11. A reception to meet the artist will be held from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 27.

The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be held in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Derek White, who creates at his Bird On the Wire studio in Knoxville, will exhibit his photography and metalwork. White moved to Knoxville from Alabama in 2012, after having worked in fields as varied as graphic arts, commercial retail design and custom aquatic gardens. One of his sculptures, “Still as Steel,” is on permanent display at the entrance to Ijams Nature Center. At his studio, he creates not only photography and metalwork, but soaps, faux bois and other creative products.

The Derek White exhibit is one of the events that make 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.

For more information about The Arts at Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts or call 865-694-6400.

 

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Pellissippi State invites young writers to free mini-conference

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Knoxville’s high-school age writers are invited to the third annual Young Creative Writers Workshop at Pellissippi State Community College, Saturday, Oct. 8.

The workshop is a free, day-long event open to any local high school students who have an interest in creative writing. Individual sessions will include poetry writing, fiction writing, screenplay writing and songwriting. The workshop will be held at Pellissippi State’s Strawberry Plains Campus, 7201 Strawberry Plains Pike. Lunch will be provided.

Students will have the opportunity not only to learn writing skills, but be able to tour the Strawberry Plains Campus and interact with professors, administrators and other students. At the end of the workshop, students will be able to perform or recite their original works; parents and teachers are invited to attend the showcase.

Though the event is free, space is limited. Register at www.pstcc.edu/writersworkshop by Oct. 5.

Instructors at the event will include two of Pellissippi State’s own faculty members plus Kali Meister, playwright and theatre instructor, and Nashville songwriter and composer Chris Robbins.

“This year’s Young Creative Writers Workshop will be our best yet,” said Patricia Ireland, Pellissippi State English instructor and planner of the event. “We’re aiming higher than ever in the quality of the workshops and the value of the whole experience for local high-school age writers.”

The Young Creative Writers Workshop is funded through an Arts Builds Communities grant from the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville, which is matched by funds from the Pellissippi State Foundation. The Foundation works to provide student scholarships and emergency loans as well as to improve facilities and 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. 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: Non-credit baby sign language, piano courses

 

Learn sign language to teach your baby at Pellissippi State Community College. The four-week non-credit course “Baby Sign Language” will be offered from 6-7:30 p.m., Mondays, Oct. 3-24, at the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Cost is $79 plus a $17 fee for the book. Learning sign language can help your child communicate needs, wants and thoughts before and after he or she has learned to vocalize. For more information or to register, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs. 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.

“Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People,” a one-night non-credit course at Pellissippi State Community College, will be offered from 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The course teaches shortcuts for playing piano by focusing on chords rather than individual note reading. Some knowledge of pianos or keyboards is preferred. Cost of the class is $59 plus a $25 materials fee. For more information or to register, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs. 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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