Archive | January, 2014

Mark your calendars for Keeneland Races event

Mark your calendars for Keeneland Races event

Posted on 31 January 2014 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Details will be announced soon for this popular event.  Keep watching this space!

 

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Awards and educational accomplishments among this month’s alumni news

Awards and educational accomplishments among this month’s alumni news

Posted on 31 January 2014 by eestes@tusculum.edu

 

 

 

 

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Val Moncada ’41 of Asheville, NC, has received the highest award given by the Masonic Brotherhood – the 33rd Degree, at the Masonic Temple in Charlotte, N.C. He has served as a Mason for 65 years.

 

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Susan Jacobs ’74 of Dunfries, VA, retired from teaching in June 2013 and is enjoying traveling, visiting with friends, helping at her church, reading and quilting.

 

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Micah Haney ’10 of Union Grove, AL, has recently completed his MBA from Northcentral University.

 

 

 

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Sarah Emma ‘Ted’ Speer ’32 of Tusculum, TN, passed away January 29, 2014. Mrs. Speer, who was 104 years of age at her passing, was a retired teacher, having taught in the Greene County School System for more than 40 years. She was a Greene County Teacher of the Year and was a member of the Greene County Retired Teachers Association as long as her health permitted. Mrs. Speer loved her church and often contributed to it through music. She took excellent care of her handicapped husband, the late Rev. John W. Speer, without a complaint and was the epitome of a minister’s wife. Her survivors include nieces and Tusculum alumni Betty Waddell Sams ’56 and Linda Waddell Erwin ’63.

 

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Mildred Katherine Greenway Miller ’44 of Kingsport, TN, passed away on December 18, 2013. She was a dietician with Tennessee Electric Copmany, working after graduating in the food services section and then returned to work after her children were grown as manager of the executive lunchroom at TEC. During her time at Tusculum, she met the love of her life, Pat Miller ’43. After his service in the Marines in World War II, they married and enjoyed 68 years together. Mrs. Miller was active in her church, First Broad Street United Methodist Church, serving in many capacities through the years. She was a member of the sanctuary choir for more than 50 years. She also volunteered in various other organizations, including cooking for Meals on Wheels for more than 20 years. Mrs. Miller enjoyed entertaining, golf, travel and spending time with her family. Her passion was cooking and she never tired of trying recipes and giving out her creations.

 

Helen “Lynn” Allison Brooks ’49 of Portsmouth, VA, passed away December 30, 2010. A native of New York, she met her husband Jay Brooks, Jr. ’49 as a student at Tusculum and they married in 1950. Mrs. Brooks spent most of her time in enthusiastic service to her family and church. She was a dedicated member of First Church of Christ Scientist. Her favorite scripture was “God is love,” and would encourage her to always “take good, find good and bring good back.”

 

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George Stager ’50 of Fort Collins, CO, passed away January 13, 2014. A native of New Jersey, he served more than three years in the U.S. Navy, where he rose to a rating of Acting Chief Aviation Ordinanceman serving in patrol bomber squadrons on both sides of the Atlantic. After World War II, Mr. Stager attended Tusculum and graduated from Montclair State Teachers College and also earned his Master of Arts in Social Sciences from the school. He completed his non-thesis doctoral certification at New York University. His passion was people, teaching at junior and high schools in the South Orange-Mapledwood, N.J. school system. He was also an adjunct professor of geography and social sciences at New Jersey State Teachers College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Seton Hall University and Kean College, where he was named Distinguished Service Adjunct Professor in 1974. In New Jersey, Mr. Stager was also extensively involved in coaching, having taught football at Dover High and three teams at Columbia High School. He led the girls’ tennis team to two State Regional Championships and a State Final in 1983 and the Coed Bowling team to the State Tournament twice. He also coached the Coed Fencing team. Retiring in 1989, he and his wife moved to Fort Collins and his wife died shortly thereafter. Mr. Stager continued to be active in golfing, Golden K Kiwanis and the Poudre School District Advisory Board. He was especially appreciative of the opportunity to help name Fossil Ridge High School. Mr. Stager also traveled extensively, enjoying a wide circle of friends.

 

Charlotte Easterly Burns ’56 of Greeneville, TN, passed away January 2, 2014. Mrs. Burns was a retired school teacher. She was well thought of by her students and their inclusion of her in activities and calling or visiting her often kept her going in her later years. Known as a strong Christian lady, she was a member of Hunt’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Her survivors include her grandson and Tusculum alumnus Justin Burns ’03.

 

’70s

Larry Eugene Harrison ’75 of Limestone, TN, passed away January 16, 2014. Mr. Harrison was retired from United American Insurance Company. He was a lifetime member of Limestone United Methodist Church.

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Philanthropy Week begins on Monday, Feb. 3

Posted on 30 January 2014 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Monday, Feb. 3, 2014: Awareness Day

Your Tusculum experience would not be possible without the generosity of our donors.  Everything from spaces on campus to materials in the classrooms is a result of gifts made to Tusculum College.  Take a look at the signs around campus and learn how students benefit from outstanding donor support.  Institutional Advancement will have a table in the Commons today from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. where you can compete in a class Penny War (with proceeds going to the Tusculum Fund), participate in a campus-wide scavenger hunt about well-known Tusculum College donors (for a prize at the end of the week), and learn about the Office of Institutional Advancement. When you come by you can enter the raffle for a prize drawing at the end of the day.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014: Tusculum College Appreciation Day

Take part in Thank-a-thon, your opportunity to give a nod to those who have had a part in enabling your Tusculum experience—from renovated classrooms and new materials to whole buildings and scholarship funds. Share your thanks by stopping by the Institutional Advancement table in Niswonger Commons.  We will be there from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a photo booth and props.  We will take your picture holding “Thank You” signs that will be posted on Tusculum’s Institutional Advancement web page for our donors to see.  When you participate you can enter the raffle for a prize drawing at the end of the day.  The class Penny War jars will also be available during this time.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014: Community Appreciation Day

Today is part two of Thank-a-thon!  Thank a local person or business for their positive role in our community.  Today we will provide materials for you to say thanks to local businesses that have been there for Tusculum College for years.  Come by and sign a thank-you note from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and enter the raffle for a prize drawing at the end of the day.  The class Penny War jars will also be available during this time.

 

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014: Participation Day

Do something good today for someone else and tweet about it!  Tweet @TusculumCollege and use the hashtag #TusculumGivesBack.  Your act of kindness can be anything—bring cookies to class, pay for someone else’s coffee at The Perk, pick up litter on campus—be creative!  And whatever you do, we want to hear about it!  Also on Participation Day, we would like you to know about your opportunity, as a student, to start giving back right now in order to help keep the Tusculum experience going for future generations of Pioneers.  Stop by the Institutional Advancement table in Niswonger Commons from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  to learn about the Tusculum Fund and its role in your education here at Tusculum.  There will also be a raffle for a prize at the end of the day and the class Penny War jars will be available during this time.

 

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014: Celebration Day

Today is the day to celebrate 220 years of philanthropy at Tusculum, and the dreams and goals you will be able to accomplish because of your education here.  We are asking you the question: “If money were not an object and you could do something for any person or place, what would it be?” Come write your answer on our “Dream Wall” in the Commons from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and enter the raffle for a prize, participate in the class Penny War, and eat some food!  Today is also the deadline to turn in your scavenger hunt.

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Schedule information for Thursday, Jan. 30

Posted on 30 January 2014 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Administrative Offices at all sites will be open on a regular schedule and morning classes at all sites will start at 10 a.m.. Afternoon and evening classes at all sites will be held on schedule.

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Knoxville FAFSA Frenzy to be rescheduled

Posted on 29 January 2014 by srichey@tusculum.edu

The FAFSA Frenzy scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Knoxville Regional Center will be rescheduled.

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Evening classes cancelled for Jan. 29

Posted on 29 January 2014 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Evening classes at all sites have been cancelled for Wednesday, Jan. 29, due to weather conditions.

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Tusculum College closed on Wednesday, Jan. 29, determination on evening classes still to come

Posted on 29 January 2014 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Tusculum College administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at all sites and day classes (residential campus) have been cancelled. A determination on evening classes will be made on Wednesday.

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Tusculum College closing at noon, Tuesday, Jan. 28

Posted on 28 January 2014 by admin

Due to hazardous weather conditions, all classes and administrative offices at all sites will close today, Tuesday, Jan. 28, at noon.

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Sculpture from Angelique Lynch featured in Allison Gallery exhibit at Tusculum College

Posted on 27 January 2014 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Works by East Tennessee sculptor Angelique Lynch are on display through Feb.17 at the Allison Gallery on the Tusculum College campus.

Lynch has a MFA from East Tennessee State University in sculpture and is well versed in many processes including stone carving, metal fabrication and woodworking techniques.  She grew up in Jonesborough and now lives in Piney Flats.

Sculpture by Angelique Lynch

The work investigates social patterns associated with preconceived roles of gender and how those patterns relate to housework. The artist experiments with an array of different materials including wood, stone, steel and bronze that are fashioned into forms such as irons, ironing boards and clothes pins.

Lynch describes her work as “an endeavor to elevate ordinary household tools into artworks with meaningful resonance.”  The household tools of daily life become surrogates for her personal symbols and thoughts.

A reception for the exhibit will be held 4-6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17. For more information about the artist, contact Angelique Lynch at angeliquelynch@yahoo.com.

The Allison Gallery is open daily from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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‘Charles Tunstall’s World of Guitar’ performance to be postponed

Posted on 27 January 2014 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Charles Tunstall’s performance scheduled for Tuesday evening has been postponed due to the winter weather.

“Charles Tunstall’s World of Guitar” will be rescheduled and the new date announced once it has been set. Tunstall’s recital will include some personal sacred and jazz arrangements, a new show-tune medley, a new 1960s medley and two or three surprise guests to accompany him on some songs.

Tunstall, who is reference and instructional services librarian at Tusculum, has more than 50 years of playing experience. Primarily self-taught, he has been mentored by a large number of individuals. Although he prefers to entertain as a solo act, he has played in a variety of bands through the years. While he is skilled on several types of guitars, his main focus is in finger-style playing on the classical nylon-stringed guitar. He emerged from a country-bluegrass background and now enjoys playing and learning music from different periods.

Admission to the recital is free. Refreshments will be served, and arts and lecture credit is available for Tusculum College residential students.

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Swing dance lessons part of benefit event for band program

Swing dance lessons part of benefit event for band program

Posted on 23 January 2014 by srichey@tusculum.edu

The Tusculum College Pioneer Jazz Band will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Dinner/Swing Dance benefit on Friday, Feb. 14, at the General Morgan Inn. The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. The event will include dinner and a performance of the Pioneer Jazz Band, along with special guests.

The event is a fundraiser to help raise money for much-needed equipment for the entire Tusculum band program, according to David A. Price, director of music at Tusculum College.

As an added bonus, swing dance lessons will be offered free of charge beginning at 5:30 p.m. Lessons will be provided by professional dancers Darian and Tiffany Chancellor. The Chancellors have been professional ballroom dance instructors and competitors for more than 10 years. They began with Fred Astaire Dance Studios and opened Johnson City Ballroom in 2012.

“We are thrilled to have Darian and Tiffany as part of our program. With years of professional experience, it is a great time for beginners to learn or for more experienced dancers to pick up a few new moves,” said Price.

Ticket prices for the event are $50 per person and include dance tickets, free dance lessons, an opening reception, a prime rib and shrimp dinner and a special dessert. Please call in advance to request a vegetarian substitution. A cash bar will be available.

Darian and Tiffany Chancellor

Tickets are available for purchase at the General Morgan Inn or by contacting Price at 423-636-7303 or emailing daprice@tusculum.edu. A hotel package special is also available by contacting the General Morgan Inn at 423-787-1000.

Special table reservations are available for larger group seating by contacting Price.

The Pioneer Band Program at Tusculum College began in 2010, with the creation of the Pioneer Pep Band. The Pep Band became a much-enjoyed feature of the 2010 Pioneer football and basketball seasons, as the band performed at the Pioneer Club tailgate parties before each home football game and during pregame and half-time festivities.

Since that time a concert band, jazz band, marching band, handbell choir and several small ensembles have been added to the program.  The groups play several events on campus each year, as well as events in the community.

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Morning Commencement Service from December

Posted on 21 January 2014 by srichey@tusculum.edu

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