Pellissippi State hosts author Jennifer Steil for book reading

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Jennifer Steil
Jennifer Steil

Pellissippi State Community College will host author Jennifer Steil for a reading of her book, “The Ambassador’s Wife,” and a Q-and-A session Tuesday, March 1.

The event begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Clayton Performing Arts Center, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The community is invited.

Steil, the wife of a real-life European Union ambassador, is the author of “The Ambassador’s Wife,” and “The Woman Who Fell From the Sky.” “The Ambassador’s Wife” earned the Best Novel award in the 2013 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. The book may be adapted into a television miniseries starring Anne Hathaway.

“The Woman Who Fell From the Sky” recounts Steil’s experiences as a newspaper editor in Yemen, including an account of the drama that unfolded after the “Yemen Observer” published incendiary cartoons of the prophet Muhammad.

Steil’s presentation is sponsored by Tennessee Consortium of International Studies. TnCIS, headquartered at Pellissippi State, organizes study abroad opportunities as part of its mission of boosting international experience and culture in higher education across the state. In the eight years since its founding, TnCIS has supported 2,656 students statewide in pursuing a global education. Pellissippi State worked with TnCIS to send 204 students to study abroad in 2015, setting an institutional record. For more information about TnCIS, visit www.tncis.org or call 865-539-7280.

To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu. For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400.

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Pellissippi State Announcements: Upcoming concert and art exhibits, free to community

  • Pellissippi State Community College will host its annual Winter Choral Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center. This showcase musical performance features two local high school choirs as special guests. The event is free and the community is invited.
  • “The Anxious Landscape Artist: Jeffery Morton” exhibit will be held at Pellissippi State Community College through Feb. 26 in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery. This free exhibit, by self-described East Tennessee transplant Jeffrey Morton, focuses on the importance of place in shaping and molding human life through depictions of East Tennessee’s geography and that other well-known transplant, kudzu. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Pellissippi State Community College second-year photography students will exhibit their work during the annual Photography Student Show, Feb. 29-March 23 in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The exhibit is free to attend and the community is invited.

 

Download a copy of this news release: PSCC Briefs Feb 8

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 www.pstcc.edu/upep.

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 www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400.

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