Pellissippi State Announcements: Appalachian photographer, painted basket exhibits

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  • Pellissippi State Community College will hold a “Painted Paper Baskets” exhibit Feb. 16-March 4 in the lobby of the Bagwell Center for Media and Art, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Admission is free; hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m., weekdays. The exhibit will showcase baskets crafted from painted paper that were created by students in a non-credit basket making course. For more information, visit or call 865-694-6400.
  • Appalachian photographer Rob Amberg will be at Pellissippi State Community College Thursday, Feb. 18, for a lecture and exhibit of selected works covering five decades chronicling Appalachia. Amberg’s lecture begins at 2 p.m. in the Goins Building Auditorium, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The lecture is free and the community is invited. The exhibit of Amberg’s art will be in the Educational Resources Center’s new first floor exhibition space, also at 10915 Hardin Valley Road, through Feb. 29. Hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m., weekdays. For more information, visit or call 865-694-6400.


Download this press release: PSCC Briefs Photo and Basket Exhibits

Pellissippi State hosts workshops for high school students with disabilities

Pellissippi State Community College invites local high school students with disabilities and their parents to attend college career readiness workshops.

The one-hour workshop will inform students and parents about how to take and request accommodations for the ACT test, including when to take the ACT, general testing tips, and the types of accommodations you can request. The workshop is totally free, but participants must register. Reserve a spot at

The workshops are provided by the college’s Universal Pathways to Employment Project. Dates, times and locations:

  • Blount County Campus — 6-7 p.m., Feb. 4, 2731 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, room 147
  • Division Street Campus — 6-7 p.m., Feb. 1, 3435 Division Street, room 100
  • Magnolia Avenue Campus — 6-7 p.m., Feb. 2, 1610 E. Magnolia Avenue, room 100
  • Strawberry Plains Campus — 6-7 p.m., Feb. 1, 7201 Strawberry Plains Pike, room 2053

Pellissippi State’s Universal Pathways to Employment Project is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy.

For more information about Pellissippi State, visit or call 865-694-6400.

Download this press release: PSCC UPEP Workshop

Pellissippi State: Orientation sessions set for new spring enrollees

All degree-seeking students who have been accepted to attend Pellissippi State Community College for the spring 2016 semester should make plans now to attend a New Student Orientation session. Classes begin Jan. 19.

The sessions, which take place in December and January, are required of all new degree-seeking students, both freshmen and transfer. Reserve a space as soon as possible at

Orientation gives new students the opportunity to meet with Pellissippi State students, faculty, and staff; learn about what they can expect in college and what the college expects of them; learn strategies for college success; explore degree, major, and transfer options; and discover campus services and resources such as financial aid, tutoring, and computer resources.

Students are encouraged to take part in a session at the campus they’ll be attending for class.

Dates, time and locations of general orientation sessions:

  • Blount County Campus — 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11
  • Division Street Campus — 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 (includes a special session for international students)
  • Hardin Valley Campus — 5-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15 (includes special sessions for international students and for veterans)
  • Magnolia Avenue Campus — 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12
  • Strawberry Plains Campus — 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13

Additionally, an orientation just for transfer students (with a special session for veterans) is set for 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, on the Hardin Valley Campus. Transfer students may attend any New Student Orientation session.

Pellissippi State encourages parents, spouses and others supportive of the student to attend orientation, too. They’ll receive special information in separate sessions.

To sign up for an orientation session, visit or call (865) 694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability, email or call (865) 539-7153.

Download this press release: NSO Spring 2016

Pellissippi State Announcements, Nov. 16

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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 or calling 865-539-7167.

Download this press release: PSCC Announcements Nov 16

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