Pellissippi State holds annual book sale to benefit student scholarships

All types of books — from fiction to non-fiction and children’s books to cookbooks — will be available at this year’s Student Scholarship Book Sale at Pellissippi State Community College. The sale, which is held annually, will take place at all five of the college’s campuses during March and April. Proceeds from the sale go directly toward student scholarships.

Bargain hunters may also find collectible magazines like National Geographic, as well as a nice selection of DVDs and CDs. Pellissippi State faculty, staff and students, as well as community members, contributed items for the sale.

Locations, dates and times:

  • Blount County Campus — March 28-29, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and March 30, 8 a.m.-noon, second floor main corridor
  • Division Street Campus — March 28-29, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and March 30, 8:30 a.m.-noon, room 118
  • Hardin Valley Campus — April 4-5, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and April 6, 8 a.m.-noon, College Center in the Goins Administration Building
  • Magnolia Avenue Campus — April 11-12, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., front lobby
  • Strawberry Plains Campus — April 18-19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., campus lobby

The Student Scholarship Book Sale is sponsored by Pellissippi State’s faculty senate.

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 students featured in juried art show

Natasha Smith Drawing
This untitled work, done in graphite, was completed by Pellissippi State student Natasha Smith in her Drawing I class.

Pellissippi State Community College students will be featured in the annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, which kicks off March 28 and runs through April 15.

The Exhibition is free and the community is invited. It will be held in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Some the artwork on display will be for sale.

“The exhibit will include student works from a variety of media: drawing, painting, two-dimensional and three-dimensional design and ceramics,” said Jennifer Brickey, associate professor in Liberal Arts. “This is my favorite show. It truly represents the work created here during art classes, and it showcases the talent of our students.”

The opening reception and awards ceremony for the participating students will be held from 3-5 p.m. March 28. Awards will be announced at 4 p.m. The reception also is open to the community as a chance to meet the artists or purchase artwork.

The Juried Student Art Exhibition is juried by Pellissippi State’s art faculty.

The grand prize for the show is the “purchase award,” in which Pellissippi State purchases a student’s piece for the college’s permanent collection. The award is worth up to $500. Other awards include $25 gift cards to Jerry’s Artarama, given to four runners-up.

The Juried Student Art Exhibition is part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, which 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 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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"Untitled" by Savannah Bell, oil on canvas.
“Untitled” by Savannah Bell, oil on canvas.
"Untiltled" by Kelsey Jones, pen on paper.
“Untiltled” by Kelsey Jones, pen on paper.

Pellissippi State Announcements: Upcoming concerts, Women’s History Month lecture

Jazz Band
Pellissippi State Community College’s jazz band will perform during the annual Jazz and Bluegrass Concert Thursday, March 24.

Pellissippi State Community College will hold its annual Jazz and Bluegrass Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24 in the Clayton Performing Arts Center, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. A perennial favorite, this free concert features the Pellissippi State Jazz Band and Hardin Valley Thunder, the College’s bluegrass ensemble. The concert is part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, a year-long series that 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. 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.

 

Pellissippi State Community College Liberal Arts faculty member Allison Stein will discuss “The Great Witch Craze: 1450-1750” during a Faculty Lecture Series presentation from 12:30-2 p.m. Thursday, March 24. The free presentation will be held in the auditorium of the Goins Administration Building, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, and is open to the community. The lecture is part of Women’s History Month and The Arts at Pellissippi State, a year-long series that 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. 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.

 

Pellissippi State Community College will hold its annual Spring Instrumental Concert at 7 p.m. April 7 in the Clayton Performing Arts Center, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The concert is free and will offer a wide variety of instrumental musical performances. The concert is part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, a year-long series that 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. 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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Nikki Giovanni speaks to packed house at Pellissippi State

Nikki Giovanni
Nikki Giovanni speaks in the community room of Pellissippi State Community College’s Magnolia Avenue Campus

 

Famed author, poet and Civil Rights activist Nikki Giovanni spoke to a packed house at Pellissippi State Community College’s Magnolia Avenue Campus March 17. Giovanni spoke about her work, “On My Journey Now: Looking at African-American History Through the Spirituals,” which studies the heritage of music as a means to escape the injustice and harshness of slavery, as well as on the history of African Americans in Appalachia. She also signed books and met community members and Pellissippi State students and employees during a reception. Giovanni is featured in Pellissippi State’s 2016 Common Book, “The United States of Appalachia.”

Nikki Giovanni
NIkki Giovanni
Giovanni with Wise and Tillman
Pellissippi State Community College President L. Anthony Wise Jr., right, with Magnolia Avenue Campus Dean Rosalyn Tillman and author and poet Nikki Giovanni March 17 at Pellissippi State’s Magnolia Avenue Campus.

 

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