The event is 4-8:30 p.m. in the College Center on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The Festival of Cultures is free to attend. The community is invited.
“Each year, the Festival of Cultures promotes a wide array of cultural experiences,” said Gayle Wood, director of Access and Diversity, the office that plans the event. “We hope each event encourages our students, faculty and staff members, and the community at large to look at the world from a new cultural perspective.”
At the Festival of Cultures, attendees will receive a Festival Passport booklet. As they browse cultural booths and exhibits, they’ll receive stickers representing various countries to place in their passports.
The event features performances by the Carib Sounds Steel Band, Caribbean Dancers of Atlanta, Chinese Dancers of Atlanta and Hardin Valley Thunder, Pellissippi State’s student bluegrass ensemble.
Additionally, the Festival of Cultures offers children’s activities such as balloon art, glitter tattoos and face painting, a magic show, exhibits from Pellissippi State’s own international students, and international food.
Festival of Cultures is one of the events that make up the college’s arts and culture series, 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. This year, the arts series commemorates Pellissippi State’s 40th anniversary.
For more information on the festival and other arts series events, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts or call (865) 694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Human Resources at (865) 694-6607 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pellissippi State Community College’s Blount County Campus hosts the free “Sneak Peek” Open House for prospective students and their families 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, April 9.
The campus is located at 2731 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway.
Students will receive all the information they need for a smooth entrance into college life: info on admissions, financial aid, services for students with disabilities, dual enrollment and degrees. Details about educational and training opportunities offered through the college’s non-credit division, Business and Community Services, also will be provided.
Guests can take a tour of the 70,485-square-foot, two-story facility, and light refreshments will be served.
To learn more about the open house, call (865) 981-5300. For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call (865) 694-6400.
To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Human Resources at (865) 694-6607 or email@example.com.
Pellissippi State Community College’s bluegrass and jazz ensembles put on a musical performance on the Hardin Valley Campus Thursday, March 26.
The Jazz and Bluegrass Concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Performing Arts Center. The Hardin Valley Campus is located at 10915 Hardin Valley Road.
The performance features students in the bluegrass ensemble, known as Hardin Valley Thunder, and the jazz ensemble. The event is free and the community is invited.
Hardin Valley Thunder will sing classic and contemporary bluegrass tunes, including songs by Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss, The Civil Wars, and Bill Monroe. The bluegrass ensemble was formed in 2009 and is led by Larry Vincent, associate professor of Music.
The jazz band will perform a selection of classic tunes from the 1950s and 1960s, including numbers penned by jazz greats Horace Silver, Jimmy Heath, Nat Adderley and Miles Davis. Among these is the jazz waltz “All Blues,” a song from Davis’ best-selling 1959 recording “Kind of Blue.”
The jazz band has been directed by Tom Johnson since 1994. Johnson also teaches saxophone, clarinet and contemporary piano styles at Pellissippi State.
For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call (865) 694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Human Resources at (865) 694-6607 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medic Regional Blood Center has scheduled a blood drive at Pellissippi State Community College’s Blount County Campus on April 6.
The Medic Mobile will be in the main loop driveway of the campus, 2731 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, April 6. The community is invited to participate in the blood drive.
Medic, a nonprofit organization, supplies 27 area hospitals with volunteer donations. Medic representatives say there is a need for all blood types.
Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age and weigh at least 110 pounds. Donors should not fast before arriving. In fact, Medic suggests that donors eat a meal and drink fluids approximately three hours prior to donating.
Participants also are asked to present photo identification and a list of current medications.