Pellissippi State Announcements: Marble City 5, Faculty Lecture Series

The Arts at Pellissippi State will host its first musical performance of the academic year, Vance Thompson and the Marble City 5, at 8 p.m., Sept. 7, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center of Pellissippi State Community College’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The event is free to attend. The Arts at Pellissippi State is an annual arts series that includes music and theatre performances, cultural celebrations, lectures and fine arts exhibits. 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.
 
Pellissippi State Community College philosophy faculty member David Howell will deliver the first Faculty Lecture Series event of the year, “Evolution is Smarter than You,” 12:45-1:45 p.m., Sept. 14, in the Goins Building Auditorium of Pellissippi State Community College’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Howell will examine the ways evolution works beyond our immediate understanding, how it benefits the individual … and how it does not. The event is free to attend. The Faculty Lecture Series is part of the Arts at Pellissippi State, an annual arts series that includes music and theatre performances, cultural celebrations, lectures and fine arts exhibits. 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.

Pellissippi State hosts Carl Gombert for exhibit

“Binary,” by Carl Gombert

Local artist Carl Gombert is the featured artist of an upcoming free art exhibit at Pellissippi State Community College.

Gombert will exhibit hand-stamped works that explore the complexity and pattern of dark and light, and positive and negative space, within the context of radial structures, mandalas and other patterns.

Explore the free exhibit in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Gallery hours are 10 a.m-6:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

A reception to meet the artist is from 3-5 p.m., August 28.

The Gombert exhibit is part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, an annual arts series that includes music and theatre performances, cultural celebrations, lectures and fine arts exhibits. For more information about The Arts at Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts.

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

Pellissippi State offers ‘Drone Flight Skills’ course

drone and drone pilot

Learn how to fly a drone at a new lifelong learning class at Pellissippi State Community College.

“Drone Flight Skills” will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23 at Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The non-credit course costs $159.

The course is for unmanned aerial vehicle pilots who wish to improve flight skills and understand licensing requirements. Class attendees will practice drone flight maneuvers as well as tips on all-weather handling and waypoint navigation. Additionally, attendees will learn airspace rules and regulations, privacy restrictions and safety and emergency procedures. Drones will be available to students, but those who own their own may bring it.

The class instructor is Cole Hood, co-owner of Falcon Aerial Engineering and Inspections in Maryville.

For more information about lifelong learning at Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs or call 865-539-7167.  To request accommodations for a disability for this class, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

Watch solar eclipse, livestream from stratosphere at Pellissippi State

stratosphere
The stratosphere as visible from a high altitude balloon. Pellissippi State students, in partnership with NASA, will send a high altitude balloon into the stratosphere during the upcoming total solar eclipse. Watch the eclipse and livestream footage from the balloon at Pellissippi State’s Blount County Campus during Tailgating in Totality.

 

Pellissippi State Community College invites the community to enjoy a unique view of the total solar eclipse — from the ground and from the stratosphere — on August 21 at its Blount County Campus.

The family-friendly Tailgating in Totality event begins at noon and lasts until 3. Food trucks will be on campus, but attendees are welcome to bring their own food and beverages. Bring your own chairs, blankets, sunscreen and other supplies. Alcohol is not permitted on campus. Please do not bring pets.

Pellissippi State will furnish attendees with eclipse glasses until supplies run out. Parking is limited; arrive early.

Attendees will have a prime viewing spot for the total solar eclipse when it begins at approximately 2:30. The college will be streaming live footage from a high-altitude balloon of the eclipse as well. The footage, produced by Pellissippi State students in partnership with NASA, will provide a unique view of an eclipse from the stratosphere. Hardin Valley Thunder, Pellissippi State’s bluegrass band, will play from 1:15-2 p.m.

Enrollment and student services — including admissions, financial aid, advising and the bookstore — will be closed at the Blount County Campus all day, Aug. 21. These services will be open at all other Pellissippi State campuses.

For more information, 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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