Category Archives: Community

‘A Celebration of Baskets’ exhibit at Pellissippi State starts Sept. 23

Weave your way to the Bagwell Center for Media and Art at Pellissippi State Community College and gain a new appreciation of an Appalachian heritage craft, basket weaving. “A Celebration of Baskets” by the Foothills Craft Guild Basket Weavers is … Continue reading

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High school seniors invited to enter Pellissippi State photography contest

A $500 scholarship is the prize awaiting one aspiring young photojournalist, portraitist or even Instagrammer as winner of the Horizons 2013 Photography Contest. Horizons 2013, presented by Pellissippi State Community College, is open to high school seniors in Knox and … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State recognizes Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Pellissippi State Community College has named September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month at all of its five campuses. President L. Anthony Wise Jr. signed the official proclamation on Thursday. According to the Jed Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting emotional … Continue reading

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National aquarist addresses ocean pollutants at Pellissippi State lecture

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Beyond its size—by some estimates twice that of the continental U.S.—there’s nothing “great” about this swirling flotsam of plastics, chemical sludge and other debris. Katie Williams, an aquarist at the National Aquarium in Washington, D.C., … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State faculty member featured in New York Times March on Washington retrospective

Robert Boyd, an associate professor of English at Pellissippi State Community College, was featured last week in a New York Times article commemorating the March on Washington in 1963. The 50th anniversary of the event, which included the now-famous “I … Continue reading

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Service-Learning partnerships: Pellissippi State to break ground for Pond Gap community garden

Pellissippi State Community College’s Service-Learning program is planting the seeds for the spread of college-sponsored community gardens on the grounds of Knox County Schools. Pellissippi State’s first garden project, part of a larger effort in Knox County to help students … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State puts out cast call for ‘Robber Bridegroom’ bluegrass musical

Bring your musical instruments and singing voices to Pellissippi State Community College. Community-wide auditions get under way the end of this month for “The Robber Bridegroom,” Broadway’s hit bluegrass musical. Auditions are open to everyone. They take place 7-9 p.m. … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State, American Heart Association host August nursing conference

Pellissippi State Community College and the American Heart Association will co-host the inaugural Nurse Symposium at Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus on Aug. 8. The theme of the event is “Care for Those Who Give Care.” “We know that nurses … Continue reading

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Carter High School to host ‘Registration Days’ for Pellissippi State

Pellissippi State Community College is reaching out to community members in East Knox County through its newly opened Strawberry Plains Campus and will host summer registration days for prospective college students at Carter High School. “‘Registration Days’ at Carter High … Continue reading

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Creative learning for children continues with Pellissippi State’s summer classes

Summer months may give children the chance to take a break from school, but they also give them the opportunity to explore topics they might remember long into adulthood. Children as young as 6 can have fun learning about subjects … Continue reading

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