Community invited to presentation by author David Madden at Pellissippi State

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David Madden
David Madden

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 accommodations@pstcc.edu.

 

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Pellissippi State Announcements, Oct. 26

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Pellissippi State Community College faculty member David Durbak will exhibit his photography in the "Thirty Years of A Salt Life" exhibit Oct. 26-Nov. 13 in the Bagwell Center Gallery.
Pellissippi State Community College faculty member David Durbak will exhibit his photography in the “Thirty Years of A Salt Life” exhibit Oct. 26-Nov. 13 in the Bagwell Center Gallery.

“Thirty Years of A Salt Life,” a photography exhibit by David Durbak, runs Oct. 26-Nov. 13 in Pellissippi State Community College’s Bagwell Center Gallery, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The exhibit, part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, is free and open to the community. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. An artist reception is 3-5 p.m., Nov. 5. Durbak is a Pellissippi State faculty member and Addy award winner. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts.

Fall Instrumental and Bluegrass Concert is Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in Pellissippi State Community College’s Clayton Performing Arts Center, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The concert, part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, is free and open to the community. It will feature performances by the college’s Studio Orchestra; Guitar, Brass, and Percussion ensembles; and Hardin Valley Thunder bluegrass ensemble. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts.

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First staging of ‘She Kills Monsters’ at Pellissippi State set for Nov. 13

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She Kills Monsters Cast
Pellissippi State Community College student Julianna Meyers, center, plays Agnes Evans in “She Kills Monsters,” a dramatic comedy by Qui Nguyen. Evans enters the world of Dungeons and Dragons, fighting fairies and evil ogres. With Meyers are Alexandra Riggs, left, and Caroline Darwin, who portray Lilith, a demon princess, and Tilly, Agnes’s sister, respectively.

Enter into the fantasy realm of role-playing games in “She Kills Monsters,” a dramatic comedy by playwright Qui Nguyen, by attending one of multiple performances offered at Pellissippi State Community College.

The play opens at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, with additional showings at the same time Nov. 14, 20, and 21, as well as matinee performances at 2 p.m., Nov. 15 and 22. All presentations are in the Clayton Performing Arts Center at Pellissippi State, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.

The production is for mature audiences.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors or students. Purchase tickets at www.pstcc.edu/tickets.

“She Kills Monsters” tells the story of Agnes Evans, who, following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly, discovers Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook. Agnes stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge.

Acclaimed young playwright Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all in this dramatic comedy, which comes complete with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and even some references to ’90s pop culture.

“She Kills Monsters” is one of the events that make up 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, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts or call the Box Office at 865-539-7529.

To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at (865) 539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

 

 

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Pellissippi State hosts workshop for college-bound high school students with disabilities

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Pellissippi State Community College will host a workshop for high school students with disabilities interested in pursuing a college degree. Parents are invited to attend as well.

The event is meant to provide information to help students make a seamless transition from high school to community college. The workshop is sponsored by the Universal Pathways to Employment Project at Pellissippi State.

The workshop is 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the Goins Building Auditorium on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The session is free, but space is limited. Reserve a spot at www.pstcc.edu/upep.

At the UPEP workshop, students and their parents will learn about the requirements to receive accommodations in college for a disability, how to obtain required testing and paperwork, and other information needed to make a smooth transition to college.

UPEP is funded by a grant from the Office of Disability Employment Policy in the U.S. Department of Labor. UPEP’s goal is to expand Pellissippi State’s capacity to deliver integrated education and career training to students with disabilities.

For more information about UPEP at Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu/upep or call (865) 694-6596. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at (865) 539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

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