Archive | January, 2008

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Posted on 30 January 2008 by tcrabtree@tusculum.edu

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Diverse Tusculum group spends time in study of themes of heroism, adversity

Posted on 27 January 2008 by tcrabtree@tusculum.edu

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A pilot event for a Tusculum College program entitled “Explorations in Thought” was held Jan. 11-12 at the Roan Mountain Bed and Breakfast at Roan Mountain, Tenn.

A group of faculty, staff and alumni, along with a member of the college’s Board of Trustees, joined to explore and discuss the theme “Heroism: the Persistence of the Human Spirit.” This was done through a common reading of Timothy Egan’s “The Worst Hard Time,” a book chronicling the struggles of Depression-era Americans who faced the “Dust Bowl,” the worst environmental disaster in American history.

They also watched films with a similar focus on heroism: “Hotel Rwanda” and a film concerning Dr. Jeri Nielsen’s struggle to treat her own breast cancer while she was stationed at the South Pole.

Participants also engaged in activities to foster further discussion of how to develop and honor heroes in the classroom and community as part of Tusculum College’s focus on the Civic Arts.

“This was a successful event, helping to develop campus community,” said one participating faculty member. “I enjoyed getting to know my colleagues and members of our broader campus community better. I have never considered addressing the issue of heroism before in class, but I am now considering ways to incorporate it into my course this block.”

The concept for “Explorations in Thought” was suggested by Interim President Dr. Russell Nichols.

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Friday’s Homecoming events conclude with Sports Hall of Fame/All Alumni Dinner

Posted on 27 January 2008 by eestes@tusculum.edu

sportshalloffameThe Friday evening alumni dinner at the General Morgan Inn will include honoring the individuals who are being inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame of Tusculum College.

Please note that class photos will be taken at Saturday afternoon’s tailgate party rather than the Friday evening dinner as has been the practice for the last several years.

The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $30 per person. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.

The Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1981 by the Executive Board of the Tusculum College Alumni Association to bestow recognition on those individuals who have excelled in their Tusculum College athletic program(s). The following are the members of the Sports Hall of Fame (charter members are listed in bold):

Stewart W. Aberdeen ’57 – 1984 Basketball, Coaching
Dale Alexander – 1988 Coaching
Steve Alexander ’91 – 2001 Baseball
Robert S. Allerton ’42 – Baseball, Football, Swimming, Track
Arthur Argauer ’30 H’74 – Baseball, Basketball, Football, Track
Thomas M. Armstrong ’35     - 1989 Basketball
William P. Arnett ’47 – Basketball
Shane Banks ’00  – 2008 Basketball, Baseball
Jack W. Barker ’48 – 1984 Football, Baseball, Basketball, Tennis Track
Robert F. Beck ’37 – Basketball, Football
Worley S. Bishop ’63 – 1988 Baseball, Basketball
Herman C. Blankenship ’26 – Baseball, Basketball, Football
Barbara May Boltz ’87 – 1996 Basketball, Volleyball, Softball
Angelo Botta ’75 – 1999 Women’s Basketball Coach
David Bow – 1993 Coach, Athletic Director
Pat Bow  – 1986 Women’s Basketball Coach
Judy Bowers ’85 – 1992 Basketball, Softball, Volleyball
Robert Bowers ’57 – 1990 Basketball, Baseball
Sean Bride  ’94 ’98 – 2002 Soccer
Pam York Buchanan ’83 ’86 – 1987 Basketball
Chad Alan Busch ’97 – 2006 Baseball, Football
Bud Cacy ’38 – 1993 Basketball, Tennis
L. Roe Campbell ’22 – 1988 Football, Basketball, Baseball
Victor Carbone ’31 – Basketball, Football, Swimming, Track
Tony M. Castainca ’81 – 1994 Soccer
William L. Caton ’50 – 1984 Football, Basketball, Baseball
Santo Cicirello ’63 – 1988 Track, Coach, Manager
Guy C. Click ’12  – Baseball, Basketball, Football
George E. Coates ’67 – Basketball
David E. Crickmar ’97 – 2008 Men’s Soccer and Tennis
William A. Crozier ’18 – 1983 Sports Program Sponsor
Paul Czerniak ’03 – 2007 Football
Joseph H. D’Auria ’59 – 1985 Baseball, Basketball
Thomas L. Deaton ’70 – Baseball, Basketball
Doug Debusk ’95 – 2000 Basketball
Walter T. Dette, Jr. ’31 – Baseball, Football, Swimming, Tennis
Sonja Renee Devoti ’90 – 1996 Basketball
Samuel A. Doak ’16 – Baseball, Basketball, Football, Track
Anna Eason ’85 – 1991 Basketball, Softball, Volleyball
Marion C. Edens ’32 – 1983 Football
J.C. “Red” Edmonds – 1991 Softball, Volleyball Coach
John D. Eiskamp ’75 – 1984 Soccer
Kevin Erminio ’91 – 2001 Baseball
Fred Eschweiler ’67 – 1995 Basketball
Susan Starnes Farris ’97 – 2002 Basketball
John W. Faulds ’32 – Basketball, Football, Swimming, Track
Priscilla Watts Foulk ’50 – 1983 Tennis
Llewelyn Fox ’16 – Baseball, Basketball, Football, Track
Ramona Ottinger Fulkerson ’89 -1996 Basketball, Softball
William “Bill” Gardner ’69 – 1985 Baseball, Basketball
Myron Goffigan ’83 – 1993 Basketball
Morris L. Goldberg ’31 – Baseball, Basketball, Football
Don L. Greene ’54 – 1988 Basketball
John H. Hankinson ’39 – 1993 Football
Charles W. Hartsell ’48 – 1984 Football, Basketball, Baseball
Amy Bible Hawk ’97 – 2005 Women’s Basketball
Edward L. Heinz ’42 – Baseball, Basketball, Football, Track
Richard Hickey ’58 – Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Track

Mike Hollowell – 2007 Men’s Basketball Coach, Athletic Director
Ralph Horne ’57  – Basketball
Lenzy Houston ’80 – 1985 Basketball
Warren Hughes ’28 – Basketball, Football, Tennis
Stu Hirstein ’87 – 2002 Baseball
Jeff Justice ’87  – 2002 Baseball
Lora “Freda” Jones Landry ’89 – 1998 Volleyball
Jack Kilday ’57 – 1989 Basketball, Baseball
Andrew Kmetz ’35 – Basketball, Football
Freda Jones Landry ’89 – Basketball, Volleyball
W. Ray Leonard ’46 – 1983 Basketball, Baseball
Ralph Linfoot ’33 – Basketball, Football
William C. Lorch ’71 -1987 Basketball, Baseball
Folly Malone – 2006 Basketball Coach
Nancy Malone ’86 – 1992 Basketball, Softball
Robert F. McAmis ’35 – 1983 Football, Basketball
Lawrence McClements – 1987 Men’s Basketball and Baseball Coach, Athletic Director
Richard L. McHan ’81 – 1987 Basketball
Richard Mercado ’84 – 1995 Soccer
Anthony Louis Mercurio ’95 – 2006 Baseball
Tony Mendes ’80 – 1985 Soccer
Patrick Miller ’43 – 1986 Basketball, Football
Sam Moreno ’30 – Basketball, Baseball, Football
John G. Morgan ’26 – Baseball, Basketball, Football
Roger M. Nichols ’50 – 1990 Tennis
James R Norton ’51 – 1996 Basketball, Football
Steve Palinchak ’36 – 2000 Football
Julie Helle Payne ’82 – 1987 Basketball, Softball
Brye Henderlight Powers ’89 ’93 – 1996 Volleyball
Edward J. Rechtorovic ’66 – Basketball
Jimmy Rich ’67 – 2001 Baseball
Todd Ricker ’96 – 2007 Golf
Carla Buckles Riggs ’91- 1996 Softball
John J. Risner ’77 – 1989 Tennis, Soccer
Roxanne Brown Self ’27 – 1992 Swimming, Basketball
Rex A. Shepherd ’81 – 1989 Basketball, Tennis
Don Spargo ’43 – Baseball, Basketball, Football, Track
Bill Smith – 2004 Baseball Coach
Joseph L. Stallard ’56 – Basketball
Rohert L. Statzer ’55 – Baseball, Basketball, Tennis
Rocco Surace ’81  – 1995 Soccer
Kimberly J. Sutton ’84 – 1989 Volleyball, Basketball
Ernest F. Tilson ’27 – Baseball, Football
Ken Verran ’52 – 1997 Football
Chip Walker ’95 – 2002 Football
Jerry Wallen ’68 – Basketball
Howard C. Webb ’55 – Baseball, Basketball, Tennis
Carla Loyd Weems ’93 ’99 – 1999 Softball, Volleyball, Basketball
Richard “Stan” Wilson – 1995 Basketball
Joan Faulkner Weesner ’51 – Tennis

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Afternoon Tea offers chance to meet new president

Posted on 27 January 2008 by eestes@tusculum.edu

moody1Meet new President Dr. Nancy B. Moody and her husband, Tom, in a relaxed setting during an afternoon tea at the President’s House.

The afternoon tea has been a time of reminiscing between alumni. Come share your stories of life at Tusculum as other alumni share their treasured memories of the College. You never know … you may even hear a few stories about the stealing of the bell!

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Learn the history of ‘the bell’

Posted on 27 January 2008 by eestes@tusculum.edu

bellMyron J. “Jack” Smith, Jr., professor of library science/history and director of the Thomas J. Garland Library, will offer an illustrated talk on the history of the McCormick Hall bell in Library Rm. 206 at 1:30 p.m. All alumni, students, faculty, and staff are invited to this free event.

According to a story by “Daddy” Haynes in the 1942 college yearbook, the bell now housed in the tower came to Tusculum in 1890 as payment in kind for student tuitions.  Over the years, the bell has been rung to call the community to various events, to note the achievement of  significant milestones or just to hear its rich sounds. Smith will profile the exciting history behind the 400-pound brass bell.

At Tusculum since 1990, Professor Smith is the author of 80 books, including five on the Civil War. He authored the bicentennial college history Glimpses of Tusculum with Professor Emeritus Donal Sexton in 1994.  Several of his latest titles are available for purchase at the College bookstore.

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Cook-Off will decide who makes the tastiest chili on campus

Posted on 27 January 2008 by eestes@tusculum.edu

chili2Alumni are invited to come and discover who is the best chili cook on campus. It will be the second year of the competition and if the first year is any indication, there will be lots of great chili to sample and a hard decision to make to pick the best one.

Last year, departments all over campus were involved in the cook-off, which was more than just a line of crock pots with simmering chili. Tables were elaborately decorated and some departments dressed up in matching costumes. The Athletic Department won the title and the trophy, featuring a chili crock. Come and see if Athletics can repeat or another department will take the title of tastiest chili on campus. The event is being sponsored by the Student Alumni Association.

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Visit to Brights Zoo a new event for Homecoming

Posted on 27 January 2008 by eestes@tusculum.edu

giraffeNew to the Homecoming schedule this year is a visit to Brights Zoo in Limestone. Alumni from this region or those traveling in the region may have noticed the zoo while driving on Highway 11E between Greeneville and Johnson City.

In 2008, the private, family-owned zoo opened to schools and other special groups to come and learn about the rare and endangered species. The zoo features such animals as addax, bongo and scimitar-horned oryx. The center also contains more common but exotic creatures like red kangaroos, spider monkeys, bactrian camels, pygmy goats, giraffes and zebras.

To learn more about Brights Zoo, visit its Web site. The cost is $15 per individual.

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Myers Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze offers a taste of East Tennessee autumn

Posted on 27 January 2008 by eestes@tusculum.edu

corlissEnjoy autumn in a unique way at Myer’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze in Bulls Gap, TN. The visit to the Pumpkin Patch, operated by Vera Ann Myers ’87, has become an increasingly popular event for alumni since it was added a few years ago.

“We weren’t sure what the Pumpkin Patch trip would be, but were pleasantly surprised at the wealth of information on farming and farm families in Greene County that we were given,” Tippy Dell’Aquila Corliss ’58 said of her trip to the Pumpkin Patch last year. “Our hostess was knowledgeable and entertaining.  We came away with a better understanding of the hard work and dedication of small family farmers and dairymen.  She told us about the many programs they present for the children of the area giving them a better understanding of where the food on their tables comes from.  The gift shop had delightful; reasonably priced items including jars of delicious jams. (We brought three!!)”

To learn about Myers Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, visit its Web site. The cost for the event is $10 per person.

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Enjoy some friendly competition during the Homecoming 2009 Golf Tournament

Posted on 27 January 2008 by eestes@tusculum.edu

golf1Spend an autumn morning at one of the most scenic golf courses in East Tennessee with its spectacular views of the mountains.

The tournament at Nolichucky View Golf Club will feature a scramble format with the handicap system applied for a net division and a gross division. First place will be awarded for each division. Alumni, spouses, faculty, staff and friends are invited to participate. The shotgun start is 9 a.m.

The fee for participant is $50 and includes a breafast buffet to begin at 8:00 a.m. Lunch will also be provided as well as beverages and goody bags.

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Rediscover Tusculum College with a campus tour

Posted on 27 January 2008 by eestes@tusculum.edu

arch2Visit those places so vivid in your memories of Tusculum College and discover what’s new on campus. The tours will be given upon request.

Your guide will be a member of the President’s Society. The President’s Society is a group of elite students dedicated to promoting and fortifying the mission of the College.  The students serve as ambassadors to the College, serve as hosts for campus visits, participate in leadership and ethics training and assist with campus events.

In addition to their duties as ambassadors and hosts for the College, the 12 members receive college credit for the training courses they are required to attend.  These courses include leadership skills, ethics, communication skills and business etiquette programs. The students also participate in a team-building and goal-setting retreat and take a learning trip to explore business, government or a cultural aspect of an area. Learn more about the President’s Society.

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Museums to present program about protecting memorabilia, to show films of campus life

Posted on 27 January 2008 by eestes@tusculum.edu

aj_presentationsLearn how to protect your “Tusculum Treasures.” The Museums of Tusculum College will offer special presentations at the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library (Old College) to help alumni learn who to care for their Tusculum treasures in their own home.

Myers Brown, curator of extension services at the Tennessee State Museum, will give two 30-minute presentations on the care of clothing, memorabilia and decorative arts during the morning. In the afternoon, Amy Collins, archivist at East Tennessee State University’s Archives of Appalachia, will give two 30-minute presentations on the care of paper, photographs and films. Do-it-yourself boxes of archival supplies will be available to alumni to take home.

The presentations will alternate with 30-minute screenings of historic films of Tusculum College campus life in the 1920s-70s. The films were unreadable a year ago and represent an on-going process to migrate antiquated media onto new media. The first film, college scenes of 1930, will be shown at 9 a.m. and college scenes from 1940-42 will be shown at 10:30 a.m.

In the afternoon, a film featuring college scenes from 1940, 1948-1952 May Day activities and basketball from 1950 will be shown at 1 p.m., and at 2:30 p.m., the film will feature Tusculum College students/fire department in 1970, scenes from the play, “Blazing the Trail from 1969, and scenes from the Heritage Trust Christmas Tour of Homes in 1970.

The final film, to be shown at 4 pm., will feature campus scenes from 1929-30 and May Day activities in 1948 and 1951.
October is National Archives Month, and will be commemorated by the museum with the “Preserving Your Traditions” exhibit. The display will describe what constitutes an archive and will provide information on how individuals can care for personal collections.

The exhibit will feature hands-on items like records, books, photographs and other material maintained in the Tusculum College Archives. Trophies, photographs, scrapbooks and documents will reveal campus life of a by-gone era and testify that alumni, students, faculty and staff are long remembered for their contributions to campus. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to handle objects spanning the past 100 years of Tusculum history. By wearing the prerequisite white gloves of an archivist and handling the objects, visitors will learn about the results of improper storage and enhance their appreciation of historic items.

There is no charge for the event.

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Students participate in remembrance ceremony for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Students participate in remembrance ceremony for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted on 25 January 2008 by tcrabtree@tusculum.edu

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The life and good work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was celebrated during a remembrance ceremony held in the living room area of the Niswonger Commons on January 24th. The ceremony was sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and was part of a week-long series of special events planned around Dr. King’s birthday.

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Weisz opened the ceremony with a prayer and a song. Beth Chamberlain provided an inspired version of the song “Lift Ever’y Voice and Sing” with piano accompaniment by Jim Winfree. Students in the Religious Life Program also read a Litany of the occasion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday.

Dr. Weisz closed the remembrance ceremony with a short prayer, and then invited the attendees to remain for refreshments and fellowship after the ceremony.

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