Pellissippi State event showcases student speeches

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Kevin Slimp
Kevin Slimp

Pellissippi State Community College will give students the chance to shine during the third annual Student Speech Showcase on March 29. The showcase will also feature international public speaker Kevin Slimp as the keynote.

The Student Speech Showcase will be held from 7-9 p.m. in the Goins Building Auditorium at Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The event is free and open to the community.

Student speakers will deliver speeches either in the informative or persuasive style, and each speech will be between five and eight minutes long. Ashley Miller will speak on “The Giant in the Moon,” Dianne Miller on “Pick Your Own Destination” and Debi Wetherington on “The Significance of the Native American Staff.”

Slimp will speak on the topic “The Power of the Spoken Word.” Slimp, a native of Knoxville, is a popular speaker on the topic of communication on the international stage, and is the author of the well-known syndicated column “The Good Folks of Lennox Valley.” Slimp is perhaps best known for his work in developing the PDF printing method, the default format for most printing and file transmission today.

The Student Speech Showcase is sponsored by the Speech Communication program.

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

Download this press release: Student Speech Showcase 2016

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

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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.

 

Download this press release: PSCC Briefs Musical Concerts

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.

 

Pellissippi State hosts open houses for adult learners, home schoolers

Are you a home schooled student interested in attending college? Or are you looking to reconnect to higher education after time in the workforce?

Whatever your situation, Pellissippi State Community College has upcoming open houses to answer your questions.

Adult learners — or those students over age 24 — are invited to an open house from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 2. Home-schoolers and their parents or guardians may attend an open house from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24. Both open houses will be held at the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.

Although both events are free, those interested in attending the adult learner open house are asked to RSVP at www.pstcc.edu/adult, and those interested in attending the home-schooler open house are asked to RSVP at www.pstcc.edu/hsrsvp.

Each open house will allow prospective students to meet with representatives who can answer questions about Pellissippi State’s degree programs, admissions and financial aid.

At the home-school open house, parents and students can learn special information about Dual Enrollment, which allows high school juniors and seniors the chance to earn high school and college credit simultaneously for select courses. Attendees who are high school seniors will be entered into a drawing for a $250 scholarship to Pellissippi State, provided through the Pellissippi State Foundation. The Foundation supports student success by providing scholarships, new technology and equipment.

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.

Download this press release: PSCC Spring 16 Open Houses

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