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ETSU, Tusculum to collaborate on History Day competition

Posted on 12 February 2015 by srichey@tusculum.edu

East Tennessee State University and Tusculum College have announced their joint sponsorship of an annual National History Day (NHD) competition for the Northeast Tennessee district.

This year, that competition will take place on the campus of ETSU on Wednesday, March 4, in the D.P. Culp University Center ballroom at 10 a.m.  The theme is “Leadership and Legacy in History.”

Middle and high school history teachers in Northeast Tennessee will be provided information and guidance to help them support their students in preparation for the event.  After conducting research on chosen topics related to the year’s specific theme, participating students will create original papers, websites, exhibits, performances or documentaries that illustrate their conclusions regarding their topics’ historical significance.

These projects will be presented and evaluated by historians and educators in competitions during the spring at the local, state and national levels.  The culminating event is the Kenneth E. Behring National Contest, held each June at the University of Maryland at College Park.

According to the NHD website (www.nationalhistoryday.org), more than half a million students across the United States take part in the event each year, and millions of previous participants “have gone on to careers in business, law, medicine and countless other disciplines where they are putting into practice what they learned through NHD.”

Tennessee is divided into six districts for the NHD competition: Northeast, East, Southeast, North Middle, Middle and West.

The 10 Northeast Tennessee District counties are further divided into East and West.  The East Division, assisted by ETSU, consists of Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington counties, and the West Division, assisted by Tusculum College, is made up of Cocke, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock and Hawkins counties.

This partnership between ETSU and Tusculum College will allow for greater participation by area students in this national event.  The Northeast District event is funded in part by a grant from the Niswonger Foundation, along with Sally Harbison and Jones Publishing Co. and various other sponsors.  It is endorsed by Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett and by the Tennessee Historical Society, which hosts the state-level competition in April.

“History Day is a wonderful and powerful way in which students, teachers and the community can become involved to not only celebrate history but to promote our children’s future,” said Dr. Daryl A. Carter, an associate professor and graduate coordinator in the ETSU Department of History.  Carter is serving as coordinator of the Northeast Tennessee District for NHD.

“For more than 10 years, Tusculum College has sponsored the National History Day district competition on our Greeneville campus,” said Dr Moody, president of Tusculum College. “We are pleased that this partnership with ETSU will give more students in our region the opportunity to learn history while developing valuable research, writing and public speaking skills that will greatly benefit them throughout their lives.”

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Tusculum professor to serve on state committee to review academic standards

Posted on 11 February 2015 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Terri Tilson, assistant professor of education at Tusculum College, has been named by Governor Bill Haslam to serve on one of the eight statewide review committees for academic standards.

Tilson came to Tusculum in 2011 from the Greeneville City School System where she had acted as the chief human resources officer. She has also served as assistant principal for curriculum and instruction for Greeneville High School.

Each committee has a different subject and grade level concentration. Tilson is a part of the English Language Arts Advisory Team, grade levels six through eight.

The academic standards committees will review the current standards of Tennessee’s educational system, as well as collect and analyze input and data to make recommendations for possible changes. These recommendations will be submitted to two committees who will review the recommendations and propose possible changes to the State Board of Education.

Academic standards are typically reviewed in Tennessee every six years

“One thing we’ve all agreed on is the importance of high standards in Tennessee,” said Governor Bill Haslam. “This discussion is about making sure we have the best possible standards as we continue to push ahead on the historic progress we’re making in academic achievement.”

 

 

By Stephanie Turner, junior journalism and professional writing major from Shelbyville

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Library director addresses Civil War group

Posted on 10 February 2015 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Tusculum College’s Library Director Myron J. “Jack” Smith will be speaking at the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable in Knoxville on Tuesday, Feb 10.

The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable is a registered non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the knowledge, commemoration and preservation of our American Civil War heritage.

Smith will be presenting six of the 980 profiles from his book, “Civil War Biographies from the Western Waters.” These profiles follow the lives of Confederate naval captains who served on the Mississippi River above Vicksburg from 1861 to the end of the war: Capt. Marsh Miller, Capt. Gus Fowler, Capt. John Julius Guthrie, Capt. Jonathan H. Carter, Capt. Isaac Newton Brown and Capt. A. D. Wharton.

Prior to coming to Tusculum College in 1990, Smith served as a library director and professor of library science and history at Salem College for 15 years. He has authored over 80 volumes of history and bibliography, such as “The Timberclads in the Civil War,” “The Tinclads in the Civil War” and “Fight for Yazoo, 1862-1864.” He has also written profiles on the ironclads USS “Carondelet” and CSS “Arkansas,” as well as a biography of the Union naval officer Lt. Cmdr. Le Roy Fitch.

Smith has been a professional librarian and historian since 1966. He has worked to improve library resources and access opportunities throughout the Tusculum community. A component of this approach centers mostly on cooperation and collaboration with other local libraries. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Ashland University and his master’s degree in history from Shippensburg University.

In 1993, he received the Nelson Ross Award. In addition, Smith is the only American who has received the Richard Franck Preis for the historical bibliography from the German Government.

 

 

By Corrine Absher, digital media major from Kingsport

 

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New trees added to Greeneville campus

New trees added to Greeneville campus

Posted on 09 February 2015 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Have you noticed the newest addition to the College? There are now new trees planted across the Tusculum College campus. A recent donor, who frequently donates to the college, chose to provide funds for the trees. According to Cody Greene, director of advancement services for the Office of Institutional Advancement, an anonymous donor provided restricted funding for new trees on campus. “We planted a total of 76 trees, that were approximately 7-9 feet tall,” said David Martin, director of facilities. The species of trees varied based on where they were planted on campus, he added. These new trees are in a variety of places around the Indoor Practice Facility parking area, the softball field and the apartments. Martin said the trees should start to be more developed by the spring time.

 

 

By Ashley Bell, senior journalism and professional writing major from Nashville, Tenn.

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Dr. Nancy Dishner named to Tusculum College Board of Trustees

Posted on 09 February 2015 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Dr. Nancy Dishner has been elected to the Tusculum College Board of Trustees. Dr. Dishner serves as executive vice president of the Niswonger Foundation in Greeneville.

After 30 years of service in education, she retired as vice provost for enrollment services and director of the Roan Scholars Leadership Program at East Tennessee State University. Prior to this position she was a tenured professor in the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. She served five years as a full-time faculty member. She has also served as a public school teacher in Unicoi County.

“We were very pleased Dr. Dishner accepted our invitation to join our Board of Trustees,” said Kenneth A. Bowman, a 1970 graduate of the college and chair of the Board of Trustees. “She has extensive experience in education and leadership, and we look forward to her insight and influence as the college grows.”

Dr. Dishner is an alumna of East Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s degree in supervision and administration, and a doctorate in administration. She holds elementary teaching and principalship certifications in Tennessee.

Dr. Nancy Dishner

She is the recipient of the ETSU Outstanding Staff Award and was honored with recognition in the ETSU Clemmer College of Education Hall of Fame.

Dr. Dishner was named the ETSU Outstanding Alumna for 2013, and has a street named in her honor on the campus. She has also been recognized with the Outstanding Freshman Advocate Award from the Freshman Year Experience Program at the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Dishner served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Johnson City/ Jonesborough/ Washington County Chamber of Commerce, and established and chaired the Partners in Education program for Johnson City and Washington County. She served on the Johnson City Public Building Authority, as both secretary and chair of the public relations committee. She served as President of the ETSU Staff Senate and two terms as President of Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

She is a member of the ETSU Foundation and serves on the Executive Council for the Niswonger Children’s Hospital. She is vice chair of the Board of the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association; a steering committee member on the State Collaborative for Reforming Education, and on the Board of the Tennessee College Access and Success Network.  She is chair of the ETSU Roan Scholars Steering Committee.  She is also an ordained Elder in the Presbyterian Church.

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Career Services to strengthen programs of Center for Civic Advancement

Posted on 30 January 2015 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Beginning in February, Tusculum College’s Office of Career Services will become part of the college’s Center for Civic Advancement.

“I am delighted that we can join two vital departments who serve our students at Tusculum College,” said Dr. Lisa Johnson, associate vice president for student success at Tusculum College. “The Office of Career Studies is a vital element of supporting our mission through providing career preparation opportunities for our students. This merge will elevate the opportunities for student engagement through the development of new and exciting events and through community outreach.”

The mission of the Center for Civic Advancement is to engage the heart, mind and soul of Tusculum through cultivating awareness of self and of others. They aspire to do this through the establishment of meaningful relationships with our local, national and global communities.

Projects include global and mission studies, service learning, community service, internships in non-profit agencies, forums and research opportunities. Additionally, the Center for Civic Advancement supports the Center for Economic Development and its “Help Me, Help You” program and the Institute for Community Empowerment as a joint project with the college’s School of Business.

“Career Services is a natural extension of the Center for Civic Advancement,” said Ronda Gentry, director of the Center for Civic Advancement. “The Center’s goal is to engage the Tusculum community so that all become aware of and respond to the needs of others. The Career Services office meets this goal in that it strives to assist students in employment opportunities which match students’ specific passions for service with employment needs. I am excited about the ways in which the CCA and Career Services will enhance and strengthen each other.”

The mission of the Tusculum College Office of Career Services is to equip students with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities required beyond the classroom to successfully transition from college to either graduate school or the world of work. The Office of Career Services offers assistance with career planning and employment resources for Tusculum College students and alumni. Career Services is also an important resource for employers to connect with Tusculum College students.

“Career Services is designed to support all of our students, but we also work with alumni in a variety of ways,” said Robin E. Lay, director of career services. “In addition to helping students prepare to enter the workforce, we also offer alumni similar services and provide alumni a direct link to the hiring of our students.”

Lay has worked to establish good working relationships with students, alumni, faculty, staff and employers, in order to facilitate networking connections for employment and internship opportunities.

Graduates of Tusculum College are encouraged to utilize the same career services that are available to current Tusculum students. Some of these resources include advice on updating resumes, job search strategies, networking tips, building a Linkedin profile and providing job search guides.

“It is my passion to assist others in finding their unique vocational fit and developing a career path that will lead to satisfying employment. It will be exciting to see how Career Services contributes to the overall mission of the Center for Civic Advancement,” said Lay.

Career Services offers a wide array of career support and counseling services to help students decide what careers may be right for them. A variety of available career assessment instruments may help students realize their strengths and direct them towards potential careers. The Office of Career Services discusses these assessments with students to help them interpret their results.

The career assessments measure several critical areas that are important to choosing and succeeding in a career, including personality, interest, work values and vocational skills. The Office of Career Services assists students in understanding the career assessments and deciding on career paths beyond their education at Tusculum College.

“These career assessments are only the beginning of the services offered to students,” said Lay. “The Office of Career Services also assists students in locating job and internship opportunities, career advice, resume and interview tips, graduate school resources, career search resources, an on-campus recruitment program and career workshops and fairs.”

Services are provided to all students, including those in both the Residential and Graduate and Professional Studies programs.

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‘Student of the Block’ recipients honored

‘Student of the Block’ recipients honored

Posted on 30 January 2015 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Recipients of the “Student of the Block” award for the fall 2014 semester were recognized Wednesday during the halftime of the women’s basketball game.

The honorees included David Cooper for Block One, Monica Smith for Block Two, Ryan Barker for Block Three and Joseph Elphingstone for Block Four.

The “Student of the Block Award” is presented by the Tusculum Office of Student Affairs and was established to recognize individuals who excel in their academic endeavors, campus involvement and/or athletic performance. The award is selected from nominations made by faculty and staff members. Plaques telling about the honorees are displayed in the Niswonger Commons and other campus buildings.

David Cooper

David Cooper, left, accepts his "Student of the Block" plaque from Daniel Green, senior student life coordinator in the Office of Student Affairs.

A senior majoring in biology, Cooper has a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average. His academic excellence has earned him a number of accolades. He was named the 2014 South Atlantic Conference (SAC) Men’s Cross Country Scholar Athlete of the Year. He is a member of the Tusculum chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, for which only the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors are eligible. Cooper is a two-time selection to the Capital One Academic All-America® Men’s Cross Country/Track and Field Team selection. He has also been named each year to the Tusculum President’s List, the college’s Dean’s List and the SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

On campus, Cooper, who is from Greeneville, is a resident assistant and has served in the President’s Society, a select group of students who act as ambassadors for the College. He has also served on the Tusculum Athletic Judicial Board and volunteered at the Greene County YMCA and the Greene County Human Society.

Cooper has served as a four-year team captain of the men’s cross country team and has completed one of the finest running careers in Tusculum history. He owns 10 of the top 25 running times in program history, including two of the top 10. He is a three-time All-SAC selection, earning first team honors in 2012. In 2011, he was named to the SAC All-Freshman Team.

Monica Smith

Monica Smith, right, is presented the Student of the Block award from Green. Smith is the first Graduate and Profesional Studies program student to receive the honor.

A December 2014 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in organizational management, Smith will begin work on her master of business administration degree next month.

At Tusculum, she served her fellow student as a mentor in Tusculum’s ARCHES (Adults Reaching Career Heights and Educational Success) program. ARCHES assists first-generation college students, those with learning disabilities or individuals from low income backgrounds who are being served in Tusculum’s Graduate and Professional Studies degree programs. The federally funded TRIO program provides assistance in a variety of areas, including academic support/tutoring, academic advising, career services and personal counseling.

In addition, Smith, who is from Knoxville, has worked with Special Olympics and been a peer tutor and youth mentor. She has also been involved in her community as a gymnast, basketball player and track runner.

Among her favorite memories of Tusculum were participating in ARCHES trips, listening to lectures and visiting Malta through Tusculum’s Global Studies program in 2013.

After obtaining her MBA, she plans to pursue a law degree and become a practicing attorney.

Ryan Barker

Ryan Barker, right, was honored as the Block Three recipient of the award by Green.

Barker, a senior from Laurens, S.C., is a double major in history and English with a concentration in creative writing. During Barker’s time at Tusculum, he has made his mark on the college through campus leadership and his contributions in the classroom.

Currently, he is the president of the Students of Museums and the Students of History Organization and served as the 2013-14 president of the Student Government Association. He has served on the student Judicial Review Board and on the Old Oak Festival planning committee.
Barker has served as a student editor of The Tusculum Review, the college’s literary magazine and is a published author.

Academically, Barker has excelled in his studies, and has presented papers at the Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference. He is a member of Tusculum’s chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, for which only the top 10 percent of the junior and senior class are eligible. He is also a member of the Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society for history majors and the Sigma Tau Delta National Honor Society for English majors. He has been recognized on the Tusculum College Dean’s List and Charles Oliver Gray List.

The son of Jeffrey and Debbie Craine, Barker has made the most of his opportunities at Tusculum. He has successfully completed three internships, one in the college’s Office of Communications, another for the Museums of Tusculum College and the third for the Niswonger Foundation. He visited Norway as part of Tusculum’s Global Studies program.

Joseph Elphingstone

Joseph Elphingstone was recognized with the "Student of the Block" award for the Fourth Block by Green.

Joseph Elphingstone is a senior majoring in biology and pre-medicine. The native of Calhoun, Ga., has a 3.91 cumulative grade point average and has been able to successfully balance his academic and athletic responsibilities. A member of the men’s tennis team, he has accounted for a 9-4 singles record and an 11-3 worksheet in doubles.

His academic accomplishments have earned him recognition on the Tusculum President’s List, the Dean’s List and Charles Oliver Gray Honor List. He has also been named to the Tusculum Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and the South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. He is also a member of Tusculum’s chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, to which only the top 10 percent of the junior and senior class are invited to join and has served as an officer of the organization.

After graduation, Elphingstone plans to attend medical school and become an orthopedic surgeon.

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Assistance in filling out FAFSA to be provided at Tusculum Kingsport, Knoxville and Morristown sites

Posted on 12 January 2015 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Filling out the necessary financial forms for college can be challenging, and Tusculum College will be offering sessions at its Kingsport, Knoxville and Morristown sites to provide assistance with this important step in preparing for higher education.

A series of “FAFSA Frenzy” programs have been scheduled by Tusculum College to help students and their families find answers to their questions about the financial aid process, as well as receive assistance with completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms that are required as a first step in the process to receive financial aid, including the Tennessee Promise program.

Professionals from Tusculum College’s Financial Aid staff will provide their expert assistance at each of these “FAFSA Frenzy” events as a community service. The events are open to all high school students, not only those who may be interested in attending Tusculum. The events are also open to adult students in Tusculum’s degree programs applying for financial aid.

The first of the FAFSA Frenzy events will be held at Tusculum’s Knoxville Regional Center on Jan. 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. The Knoxville Regional Center is located at 1305 Centerpoint Blvd., near the Lovell Road exit off the Pellissippi Parkway.

Tusculum’s Kingsport site will be hosting a FAFSA Frenzy event from 4 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 3. The Tusculum site is part of the Kingsport Academic Village at 300 Market St. downtown.

In Morristown, the FAFSA Frenzy event will be on Feb. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Tusculum Morristown Center at 420 West Morris Blvd., Suite 120, inside the Medical Arts Center.

The events will have a “drop in” format, and students and their families are welcome to come by anytime during the scheduled period to receive assistance. In case of school closures due to inclement weather on any of these days, the events will be rescheduled.

“Filling out the FAFSA and other financial forms can be puzzling to students and parents who are not familiar with the process, and we are pleased to be able to offer our assistance to these families,” said Melissa Ripley, executive director of enrollment management operations and residential admission at the college. “Tusculum College is delighted to provide this service to our community and share our expertise with students and their parents as they prepare for this important step in their lives.”

Students and parents are asked to bring their 2014 tax returns if available to the event.  If the 2014 tax return is not available, students and parents should bring their year-end paystubs, w-2 forms, and their 2013 federal income tax return.

FAFSA forms are used to determine eligibility for federal and state funds such as Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans, work-study programs and the Tennessee Promise program, and must be completed each academic year for which a student wishes to seek aid.

Students and parents are encouraged to apply for financial aid as soon as possible. The deadline for the Tennessee Student Assistance Award is Feb. 1 for 2015. Tusculum’s Financial Aid Office recommends that students apply as quickly as possible to assure that their applications will be considered for aid types that typically become limited or exhausted long before school begins in August.

For more information about FAFSA Frenzy, please contact Ripley at 636-7374 or mripley@tusculum.edu or contact one of the Financial Aid counselors at 636-7377 or financialaid@tusculum.edu.

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Professional assistance in filling out FAFSA to be offered by Tusculum at local high schools in January

Posted on 05 January 2015 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Filling out the necessary financial forms for college can be challenging, and sessions are planned in January to provide assistance to high school students and their parents with this important step in preparing for higher education.

A series of “FAFSA Frenzy” programs have been scheduled by Tusculum College to help families find answers to their questions about the financial aid process as well as receive assistance with completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms that are required as a first step in the process to receive financial aid, including the Tennessee Promise program. Sessions are scheduled at each of the local high schools in Greene County.

Professionals from Tusculum College’s Financial Aid staff will provide their professional assistance at each of these “FAFSA Frenzy” events as a community service. The events are open to all high school students, not only those who may be interested in attending Tusculum.

The FAFSA Frenzy events are scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 13, at South Greene High School from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 15, at Chuckey-Doak High School from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 20, at West Greene High School from 3:30 to 6 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 22, at North Greene High School from 4 to 6 p.m., and Monday, Jan. 27 at Greeneville High School from 5 to 7 p.m.

The events will have a “drop in” format, and students and their families are welcome to come by anytime during the scheduled period to receive assistance. In case of school closures due to inclement weather on any of these days, the events will be rescheduled.

“Filling out the FAFSA and other financial forms can be puzzling to students and parents who are not familiar with the process, and we are pleased to be able to offer our assistance to these families,” said Melissa Ripley, executive director of enrollment management operations and residential admission at the college. “Tusculum College is pleased to provide this service to our community and share our expertise with students and their parents as they prepare for this important step in their lives.”

Students and parents are asked to bring their 2014 tax returns if available to the event.  If the 2014 tax return is not available, students and parents should bring their year-end paystubs, w-2 forms, and the 2013 federal income tax return.

FAFSA forms are used to determine eligibility for federal and state funds such as Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans work-study programs and the Tennessee Promise program, and must be completed each academic year for which a student wishes to seek aid.

Students and parents are encouraged to apply for financial aid as soon as possible. The deadline for the Tennessee Student Assistance Award is Feb. 1 for 2015. Tusculum’s Financial Aid Office recommends that students apply as quickly as possible to assure that their applications will be considered for aid types that typically become limited or exhausted long before school begins in August.

For more information about FAFSA Frenzy, please contact Ripley at 636-7374 or mripley@tusculum.edu or contact one of the Financial Aid counselors at 636-7377 or financialaid@tusculum.edu.

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Auditions scheduled for ‘How to Eat Like a Child – And Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-Up’

Posted on 21 November 2014 by eestes@tusculum.edu

An all-youth cast is needed for Theatre-at-Tusculum’s production of “How to Eat Like a Child – And Other Lessons in Not Being Grown Up” to be staged early next year.

The fast-paced musical needs actors, singers and dancers. Auditions are for boys and girls in the third through eighth grade, and are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 3 and 4, with possible callbacks on Friday, Dec. 5.

Auditions will begin at 4 p.m. in auditorium of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building on campus with registration starting at 3:30 p.m. No prepared audition materials will be required, but those auditioning are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

The audition committee hopes to cast approximately 25 youth.

Rehearsals for the play will begin in January with performances scheduled in Tusculum College’s Behan Arena Theatre for Feb. 27-28 and March 1, 5-8.

“How to Eat Like a Child – And Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-Up” was written by Delia Ephron, John Forster and Judith Kahan with music and lyrics by John Forster.

The musical will be directed for Theatre-at-Tusculum by Mairlyn duBrisk. Brian Ricker will serve as assistant director, the vocal director will be Angie Clendenon and the choreographer will be Kim Berry.

For more information about the auditions, please contact Tusculum College Arts Outreach at 423-798-1620.

 

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Tusculum opens Little Free Library

Tusculum opens Little Free Library

Posted on 17 November 2014 by eestes@tusculum.edu

The new Little Free Library is inside the first floor of the Rankin House. From left are Dr. Michael Bodary, assistant professor of English, and students Ryan Barker, Matthew Pierce and Madilyn Elliott.

Tusculum College is opening a new reading resource on the Greeneville campus for both the students and the community. Sponsored by the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta, the Little Free Library of Tusculum College is located on the first floor of Rankin House.

“This is an additional resource intended to foster leisure reading,” said Dr. Michael Bodary, assistant professor of English. Our hope is that it will provide an avenue for students, faculty, staff and the people of Greeneville to freely and easily share top-shelf books—good stories that can stir the imagination—with one another.”

Little Free Libraries can be found across the country, sprouting up through the generosity, commitment and creativity of those who support a free, unrestricted exchange of books. Using the Little Free Library at Tusculum College does not require a membership card, and it is open to everyone in the community. There are no due dates or late charges. It operates on the honor system and a “take a book, leave a book” exchange concept, although people who do not have a book to leave can always borrow a book and bring it back.

People can donate as well; however, as the library is very small, the focus for the library is on the quality of the books it offers—not the quantity. Like most higher education institutes, Tusculum College’s Garland library’s vast collection is focused on academia, research materials and literary documents.

According to Dr. Bodary, “We’re not competing with the historic, vastly larger academic library already on campus. The Little Free Library is focused on having a small and mostly fiction-based selection for pleasure reading.”

The exchanging of books will keep a variety of genres present for every reader to enjoy, from mysteries to science fiction to romance.

“We hope students will take books, but also replace them with others they are willing to share with other users of the library,” said Ryan Barker, a senior history and creative writing major from Laurens, S.C. “If we can encourage this, we will always have fresh selections.”

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Tusculum to present dramatization of “Lincoln/Johnson: The Winning Ticket in Time of War”

Posted on 14 November 2014 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Through first-person interpretations, award-winning presenters Chris Small and Daniel Luther will bring President Abraham Lincoln and Vice President-elect Andrew Johnson to life on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. The performance will be held in the Behan Arena in the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Center on the Tusculum College’s Greeneville campus.

Presented by Tusculum College’s history and museum studies department and the Andrew Johnson National Historical Site, the lively first person interpretations will reveal the two politicians’ thoughts and opinions regarding the 1864 election, the impending end of war and the possible abolition of slavery, as well as their opinions about re-joining the nation after the uproar of the Civil War.

In addition, Lincoln and Johnson will be interviewed by the Tennessee Technological University Professor William Hardy. Lincoln was a Northern Republican and Johnson was a Southern Democrat who joined forces on the overwhelmingly successful National Union Party ticket in the 1864 elections. This was the one and only time in history that the National Union Party ticket was named in a presidential election.

The program is free of charge and open to the public.

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