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Evening classes cancelled for Knoxville, Kingsport and Morristown

Posted on 05 March 2015 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Classes have been cancelled this evening, Thursday, March 5, for Knoxville, Morristown and Kingsport campuses. A decision on Greeneville classes will be made later today.

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Tusculum College open on regular schedule Thursday

Posted on 05 March 2015 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Tusculum College open on a regular schedule. Continuing to monitor weather conditions.

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Theologian-In-Residence series has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 21

Posted on 04 March 2015 by srichey@tusculum.edu

A final session in the Theologian-in-Residence lecture series has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 21, at Tusculum College.

Wintry weather resulted in the closing of Tusculum College on the originally scheduled days of the final two lecture sessions in February.

This year’s featured speaker, Dr. Jim Miller, will combine the materials planned for these two lectures to present in the make-up session in April. Dr. Miller, president of the Presbyterian Association on Science, Technology and the Christian Faith, presented two lectures focusing on science and religion in early February. The Theologian-in-Residence lecture series, now in its 25th year, is sponsored by Tusculum College and partially funded by Ron Smith.

Dr. Miller will be discussing contemporary scientific developments and their impact on religion in the make-up session, and also be looking at the theological implications of scientific discoveries on practical Christian living in the 21st century.

The session will begin at 10 a.m. in the Chalmers Conference Center in the Niswonger Commons on the Tusculum College campus. There is no charge to attend the lecture series, but reservations are required as lunch is provided in the college’s cafeteria. To register or for more information, please call 423-636-7304 or email eestes@tusculum.edu. Those who registered for the sessions are asked to register again for the make-up session.

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Greeneville Grad Finale rescheduled to March 18

Posted on 04 March 2015 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Greeneville Grad Finale has been rescheduled for March 18. The event will take place in the lobby of Pioneer Arena in Niswonger Commons from 3 – 6 pm.

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Library Director Jack Smith publishes 86th book

Posted on 02 March 2015 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Professor Myron J. “Jack” Smith, Jr., has written a new book, “Civil War Biographies from the Western Waters: 956 Confederate and Union Naval and Military Personnel, Contractors, Politicians, Officials, Steamboat Pilots and Others.” This is the 86th volume published by the director of Tusculum College’s Thomas J. Garland Library.

From 1861 to 1865, the Civil War raged along the great rivers of the Ohio and Mississippi valleys. While various Civil War biographies exist, none have been devoted exclusively to participants in the Western River War, which was waged down the Mississippi to the mouth of the Red River, up the Ohio, the Tennessee and the Cumberland.

Based on the official records, county histories, newspapers and internet sources, this is the first work to profile Union and Confederate naval officers down to the rank of mate. These include enlisted sailors who won the Medal of Honor, or otherwise distinguished themselves or who wrote accounts of life on the gunboats; army officers and leaders who played a direct role in combat along Western waters; political officials who influenced river operations; civilian steamboat captains and pilots who participated in wartime logistics; and civilian contractors directly involved, including shipbuilders, dam builders, naval constructors and munitions experts.

Each of the biographies includes (where known) birth, death and residence data; unit organization or ship; involvement in the river war; pre- and post-war careers; and source documentation. Hundreds of individuals are given their first historic recognition or are recognized as having a role in the river war, including Gen. John Hunt Morgan and Greeneville’s Andrew Johnson. Some 200 portraits are included, while the cover art features a well-known painting of Western waters naval action.

The librarian’s latest volume is the seventh in his eight Civil War title series. The volume is available from the Tusculum College book store or through McFarland & Company, which is located in Jefferson, N.C. or Amazon.com.

Smith is currently penning “His Honor’s Ironclads,” the first biography of Joseph Brown, the 21st mayor of St. Louis, Mo. (1871-1875) and also one of the best known steamboat captains of his era. Brown was also mayor of Alton, Ill. (1856-1857) and a Democrat friend of Lincoln’s. Brown built more Civil War Union gunboats than any other contractor.

Smith has been a professional librarian and historian since 1966. In 1993, he received the Nelson Ross Award and in 2006, was the first Greene Countian to publish an e-book. He is the only American to have received the Richard Franck Preis for history from the German Government. Smith and his wife Dennie reside in northern Greene County.

 

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Pickin’ at the Doaks cancelled for Friday, Feb. 27

Posted on 27 February 2015 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Due to this latest round of snow, The Doak House Museum will be canceling Pickin’ at the Doaks for tonight. Next month’s Pickin’ will be March 27, at 6 p.m.

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Tusculum on regular schedule on Friday

Posted on 26 February 2015 by srichey@tusculum.edu

All Tusculum College campuses will operate on a regular schedule for Friday, Feb. 27.

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Greeneville Grad Finale cancelled

Posted on 26 February 2015 by srichey@tusculum.edu

The Grad Finale scheduled from 3-6 p.m. in Chalmers Conference Center on the Greeneville a campus has been canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date. Knoxville Grad Finale is still on for Saturday.

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Tusculum closed on Thursday

Posted on 26 February 2015 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Tusculum College will be closed Thursday, Feb. 26. All classes are cancelled at all sites and administrative offices are closed.

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Evening classes to be held as scheduled on Wednesday, Feb. 25

Posted on 25 February 2015 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Evening classes at all Tusculum college campuses and sites will meet as scheduled.

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Cancelled – Interstate Career Fair – Thursday, Feb. 26

Posted on 25 February 2015 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Cancelled – Interstate Career Fair – Thursday, Feb. 26, Millennium Centre in Johnson City, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Tusculum to open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25

Posted on 25 February 2015 by srichey@tusculum.edu

For Wednesday, Feb. 25, all Tusculum College sites will open at 9 a.m. Morning classes begin at 9 a.m. A decision about evening classes will be made by 3 p.m.

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