Community invited to Festival of Cultures at Pellissippi State

This year's Festival of Cultures will feature performances by dance troupes and other entertainers, like these dancers who performed at another Pellissippi State Access and Diversity event last year.
This year’s Festival of Cultures will feature performances by dance troupes and other entertainers, like these dancers who performed at another Pellissippi State Access and Diversity event last year.

Celebrate nine years of Festival of Cultures with Pellissippi State Community College April 8.

The Festival of Cultures will be held in the College Center of the Goins Administration Building on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The event is free and the community is invited.

Festival of Cultures opens at 4 p.m. with Hardin Valley Thunder, Pellissippi State’s bluegrass band. Additional performers include Debka and the Oasis Dancers from 5:15-6 p.m., Pasion Flamenca featuring Lucia Andronescue from 6:15-7 p.m. and the Caribbean Dancers of Atlanta from 7:15-8:15 p.m.

The family-friendly event also will feature multicultural exhibits; face-painting, crafts and balloon art for children, and a tasting of international foods.

Festival of Cultures is sponsored by Pellissippi State’s Access & Diversity Office. The event also is part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, a yearlong series that brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations, lectures and the fine arts. 

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: Festival of Cultures 2016

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.

Download this press release: PSCC Juried Art Show

 

"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 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

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