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Make plans to attend Family Weekend Sept. 23-24

Make plans to attend Family Weekend Sept. 23-24

Posted on 18 September 2016 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Parents, siblings, grandparents and others who have been significant in the lives of Tusculum students  are invited to be special guests on campus September 23 and 24 for Family Weekend festivities.

Make plans today to attend this fun weekend on campus. You can register by visiting this link.

The schedule for the weekend includes:
Friday, Sept. 23
11 a.m.-4 p.m. – Family registration in Pioneer Perk

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration for Zombie Tag, hosted by Tusculum Activities Board

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Lunch in the café with your student
2-4 p.m. – Campus tours given by the President’s Society departing from Niswonger Commons
7 p.m. – Pioneer volleyball vs. Queens in Pioneer Arena

7 p.m. “Clue,” a mock crime scene/murder mystery hosted by Lambda Alpha Epsilon Criminal Justice Association in the Library Bowl
7:30 p.m. – Jonesborough Repertory Theatre – “Camelot” (call 423-753-1010 for ticket information)

Saturday, Sept. 24
10 a.m.-Noon – Family registration at Pioneer Club Tailgate Tent
11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Cornhole tournament  sponsored by Bonner Leaders, next to Pioneer Club tailgate tent in front of Pioneer Field, $5 per team to enter
11:45 a.m.  -  Campus tours given by the President’s Society departing from Niswonger Commons.
12-1:30 p.m. – Pioneer Club tailgate – Located under large tent in front of Pioneer Field.
1:30 p.m. – Pioneer football vs. Newberry College

2 p.m. Pioneer volleyball vs. Catawba
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Jonesborough Repertory Theatre – “Camelot” (call 423-753-1010 for ticket information)
8 p.m. Outdoor Movie presented by the Pioneer Anime Club

On Sunday, families are encouraged to attend the church service of your choice. First Presbyterian Church of Greeneville (110 N. Main Street, Greeneville, TN 37743) is the mother church of the College. Its early service is at 8:30 a.m., Sunday School at 9:30 and the traditional service at 10:45 a.m. Learn more at www.firstpresgreeneville.org.

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Tusculum students to provide a day of service in the community

Tusculum students to provide a day of service in the community

Posted on 26 August 2016 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Tusculum College students will demonstrate the college’s commitment to both learning and serving on Wednesday, Sept. 14, as they spend a day helping others and improving the community.

All freshmen and first-year transfer students will participate in Nettie Fowler McCormick Service Day as part of the Tusculum Experience course. Many other students, faculty, staff and alumni have also made plans to volunteer. Nettie Fowler McCormick Service Day is one of the longest-held traditions on the Tusculum campus and involves students spending time in service to others. Some of the projects that the students will undertake include working with local non-profit organizations and schools.

“Community engagement is a key element of the Tusculum College experience,” said Ronda Gentry, director of the Center for Civic Advancement and coordinator of the event. “Nettie Day serves as an introduction to our new students and a reminder to our entire community of the importance and value of community involvement.”

This year, Nettie Day participants will fan out into the region helping numerous organizations, including Rural Resources, the Greeneville/Greene County Humane Society, local parks and several schools. Service activities will be conducted at all the Tusculum sites and campus in Greeneville, Knoxville and Morristown.

Nettie Fowler McCormick Service Day, which is conducted under the auspices of the Center for Civic Advancement, honors the memory and altruistic way of life of Nettie Fowler McCormick, widow of reaper inventor Cyrus McCormick, who was a 19th century supporter and advocate of Tusculum College. The McCormicks, staunch Presbyterians from Chicago, learned of Tusculum College through Tusculum graduates who attended their McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago and became some of the most significant donors in the college’s history.

Nettie McCormick is recognized as the college’s first Benefactor, a term that in Tusculum usage denotes a donor whose cumulative gifts total at least $1 million. Nettie McCormick funded construction of several of Tusculum’s historic structures, including Haynes Hall, Rankin Hall, Welty-Craig Hall, Virginia Hall and McCormick Hall, which is named after the McCormick family.

McCormick Day, now often informally called Nettie Day at the college, began as a day of cleaning the campus in reflection of Nettie McCormick’s insistence on clean living environments. The day has evolved to take on a more generalized community service emphasis.

This year’s Nettie Day is made possible through a gift from the estate of Nancy and Leon Leslie. Leon “Moose” Leslie was a key member of the last football team at Tusculum College prior to it being reinstated in the 1990s. He graduated from Tusculum in 1951 with a major in economics. He married his Westwood, New Jersey high school sweetheart, the former Nancy Hill. Mr. Leslie was elected a trustee of his alma mater in 1990 and served with distinction on the Athletic Committee until his death in 1996. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie served in the Bicentennial Campaign as members of the East Coast Advance Gifts Committee. In recognition of their generous support of Tusculum College throughout the capital campaign, the Leslie Resident Apartment in Craig Hall was named in their honor.

 

 

Each year, Tusculum College students help in the community on "Nettie Day"

 

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Tusculum College begins recycling program

Tusculum College begins recycling program

Posted on 25 August 2016 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Students, faculty and staff at Tusculum College will have the opportunity to recycle mixed paper on campus beginning in September.

Led by the student organization, the Green Team, the new program developed through a partnership with the college’s facilities management department, the Center for Civic Advancement and the Town of Greeneville.

According to Courtney Washburn, program coordinator for the Center for Civic Advancement, the program will provide the campus with the opportunity to recycle mixed paper.

“We are launching a small and focused recycling program in an effort to create sustainable change,” said Washburn. “We expect to see the program grow and expand in availability and acceptable materials as it becomes ingrained within the Tusculum culture and community.”

According to Washburn, marked mixed paper recycling bins are being placed at three locations on campus: the Niswonger Commons, the Thomas J. Garland Library and McCormick Hall. These bins may be used by anyone on campus and will be clearly marked as mixed paper recycling containers. Students from the Green Team will service the bins once a week and take them to collection containers serviced by the Town of Greeneville.

Items that may be placed in the bins include  non-confidential documents and items such as newspaper, mixed office paper, notebook paper, magazines, phone books, envelopes (including window envelops) and sticky notes.  Paper may contain staples; however no paper clips, binder slips or spiral binding may be placed in the bins. Cardboard, cardstock and paperboard, such as cereal boxes, are not being collected at this time.

“We are beginning with mixed paper because on a college campus, it is the largest volume of recyclable material,” said Washburn. She added, however, that as the program grows, waste audits will be conducted to determine what materials would have the most impact when diverted from the college’s waste stream to recycling collection.

Funding to initiate the recycling program came from the Tusculum College Student Government Association.

For more information on the program or to arrange for a large volume mixed paper pick up, contact Washburn at cwashburn@tusculum.edu.

 

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Tusculum College receives 2016 Veteran Reconnect grant

Tusculum College receives 2016 Veteran Reconnect grant

Posted on 25 August 2016 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Tusculum College is one of six colleges and universities to receive a 2016 Veteran Reconnect grant from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. The six campuses will receive nearly $1 million in funds, with Tusculum College receiving $185,470 for its veterans programs.

The THEC grant is part of the State of Tennessee’s larger efforts to support and encourage adult learners, many of whom are veterans, studying at Tennessee institutions.

The most recent round of the Veteran Reconnect program, which was awarded through a competitive proposal process, aims to build on proven practices to support veterans on campuses and will provide funding for a 22-month grant period.

“This grant will allow us to move forward with plans for expanding our reputation for being a veteran-friendly institution,” said Dr. Nancy B. Moody, president of Tusculum College. “We want to provide a wide range of services to a growing number of veterans and their dependents that will insure college and career success on a much larger scale than currently possible. In recent years, the enrollment of military veterans at Tusculum College has significantly increased and we see that trend continuing.”

Tusculum College will use Veteran Reconnect funds to develop, create and hire the position of Director of Veterans Affairs. In addition, the college will enhance the services of its Veteran Education Program by providing veterans with streamlined enrollment, promotion of student veteran resources, financial advisement, implementation of faculty and staff training to increase awareness of veterans’ needs and workforce partnerships.

“Every student enrolled in college has a unique set of needs and that is especially true for veteran students,” said THEC Executive Director Mike Krause. “Veteran Reconnect is assisting veterans on Tennessee campuses to both connect with their campus and with their fellow servicemen.”

The programs funded through Veteran Reconnect will increase campus services for student veterans and provide veteran-specific resources, such as the expansion of campus veteran centers or professional development for faculty and staff on the specific needs of students with military experience.

Community partners supporting the grant include ABC Family Dentistry, DTR Tennessee Inc., the General Morgan Inn, Landair, Laughlin Memorial Hospital Inc., Parker Hannifin Corporation Hydraulics Group, the Town of Greeneville, and the United States Army Reserve Center.

 

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Alumni Night at the Astros set for Aug. 25, Inky Johnson presentation Aug. 27

Alumni Night at the Astros set for Aug. 25, Inky Johnson presentation Aug. 27

Posted on 24 August 2016 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Alumni, friends of the College, students, parents, faculty staff and the community are invited to campus this week for two special events: a presentation by motivational speaker and former University of Tennessee student-athlete, Inky Johnson, and “Tusculum College Night at the Astros.”

Thursday, Aug. 25,  is also “Tusculum College Night at the Astros,” and alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff are all invited to enjoy an evening at the ball park.

Each Tusculum alumnus, parent, faculty member and staff member to RSVP will receive free tickets to the Greeneville Astros baseball game that night at Pioneer Park on campus (limit two per family). Additional tickets will be available at a discounted rate, $4 per person. Admission for Tusculum students is free with a student ID.

The Astros will be taking on the Danville Braves at 7 p.m. in Appalachian Minor League conference play. The Astros will have a special promotion that night – $1 Dog Night, Thirsty Thursday – Hot dogs are only $1.00. Discounted souvenir sodas are available at concessions stands.

Please RSVP for “Tusculum College Night at the Astros” by Monday, Aug. 18, by calling 423-636-7303 or emailing jbparker@tusculum.edu.

Johnson’s motivational and inspirational program will be at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27,  in the Pioneer Arena inside the Niswonger Commons.  Admission to the event is $10 per person and will be sold at the door on the day of the event beginning at 4 p.m. Tusculum College students, faculty and staff will be admitted free. Students, faculty and staff in the Greeneville and Greene County school systems will also be admitted free. The event is co-sponsored by Mortgage Investors Group – Office of Nick Hirschy (NMLS Unique Identifier # 491929, TN License # 124766) and South State Contractors, Inc. The presentation had originally been scheduled for Thursday but had to be changed due to some unforeseen scheduling conflicts.

Inky Johnson’s Background

September 9, 2006, started as a normal college football game at UT’s Neyland Stadium. For Inky Johnson, though, the game changed his life as a routine tackle turned into a life-threatening injury. Nothing has been normal for Inky ever since. Not with a paralyzed right arm. Not with daily pain. Not with constant physical challenges.

His dream had always been to play professional sports, and one might imagine that his injury would have crushed his spirit. But it didn’t.

Inquoris “Inky” Johnson could be described as the survivor of an underprivileged past. He could be described as a refugee of poverty and violence. He could be described as a success story stained by tragedy.

But look deeper and discover something else. Discover a man who asked, “Am I really failing, or is God prevailing?”  Johnson is a  a man gripped by the promise that God has purposes and plans far beyond our own. Audiences have found inspiration from his story and his relentless determination.

Johnson has a master’s degree in sports psychology from the University of Tennessee. He devotes much of his time to mentoring athletes and underprivileged youth.

For more information  about Johnson’s presentation, please contact Blake Cantrell at: (423) 636-7300 ext. 7331 or email at: bcantrell@tusculum.edu.

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Who do you contact? A guide for resolving various issues on campus

Who do you contact? A guide for resolving various issues on campus

Posted on 08 August 2016 by eestes@tusculum.edu

“I have tried but I just can’t get along with my roommate.” “I need this math class for my major, but I am not sure I am going to be able to pass.” “My ID card doesn’t work in the cafeteria, what should I do?”

Hopefully, you won’t hear these type of comments from your student in the coming weeks. But, if you do, the information will help you to know how to guide your student to find the assistance on campus he or she needs.

Tusculum encourages parents to listen to their students’ concerns and then advise them in who they should contact on campus in resolving their issues, whether it be resolving a conflict with a roommate, finding academic tutoring or getting help with a computer problem. Encourage your student to try to resolve the issue on his or her own, an important step in developing independence, offering them suggestions of whom to contact on campus.

Below is a listing of various topics and whom should be contacted about those topics:

- Academic advising. For questions regarding declaring majors or changing majors, please contact the director of academic advising in Room 121 of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building. The director of academic advising can also answer questions about academic requirements. Advisers are assigned as a student enters Tusculum. Students who are undecided as majors are assigned to general advisers until they decide which major to pursue, when they are assigned an adviser in that discipline.

- Accessibility for students with disabilities. Students who may need accommodations for disabilities, should contact the Academic Resource Center counselors on the first floor of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building.

- Arts and Lectures requirement – the director of academic advising. Please see academic advising above.

- Athletics. Any issues with the College’s varsity sports should be address to the athletic director in Rankin Hall. Any issues with an intramural sport should be brought to the attention of the Office of Student Affairs in Niswonger Commons.

- Automobile registration. All students should have the cars they are driving on campus registered. Contact the Director of Campus Safety on the main level of the Niswonger Commons about car registration or parking questions.

- Bills and payments issues, including deferred payments. Please contact the Business Office on the first floor of McCormick Hall.

- Campus activities and club and organization information. For campus activities, please call the student life coordinator for campus activities, whose office is in the Pioneer Gym. Club and organization questions should be directed to the associate sean of students on the main level of the Niswonger Commons.

- Computer services. For computer issues, students should contact the Computer Help Desk, located on the top level of the Niswonger Commons.

- Financial aid. For assistance with financial aid, please contact the director of financial aid in Virginia Hall on the second floor.

- Food services. For questions about dining options or concerns, please contact the campus dining manager in the Niswonger Commons cafeteria.

- Grade appeals. Tusculum has a process, outlined in the College catalog, for making grading appeals. The first person to contact is the instructor for the course.

- Hometown news. If you have questions about getting news about your student in the local newspaper, please call the Office of College Communication at 423.636.7304. The office sends releases about academic honors and other student achievement and activities to hometown newspapers.

- ID cards. If a student loses a card or the magnetic strip on the back stops working, please contact the student life administrative assistant in the Office of Student Affairs on the main level of the Niswonger Commons.

- International student services. Please contact the director of academic advising.

- Instructor/quality of instruction issues. The academic chair over that program should be contacted. Call the campus operator for contact information regarding the appropriate chair.

- Parking citation appeal. Appeals for parking tickets should be made to the dean of students in the Office of Student Affairs. The Motor Vehicle Operations Guide provides information about this process and can be found online under the “documents” menu on the Student Affairs webpage.

- Paychecks. While students pick up paychecks for work study in the Business Office, any issues regarding them need to be directed to the director of financial aid in Virginia Hall.

- Roommate, residence hall issues. The Office of Student Affairs should be contacted for any issues regarding roommates, room assignments, switching rooms, etc.

- Transfer credit. Any questions or issues with transfer credit should be addressed by the Registrar’s Office on the ground level of Virginia Hall.

For issues not listed here, please contact the dean of students. A listing of issues and personnel and contact information can be found in the Student Handbook, which is provided online on the Student Affairs page.

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Family Weekend scheduled for Sept. 23-24

Family Weekend scheduled for Sept. 23-24

Posted on 08 August 2016 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Students and their families participate in some friendly competition during a cornhole tournament during a recent Family Weekend.

Mark your calendars and make plans to attend Family Weekend 2016 on September 23 and 24on the Tusculum College campus.

Tusculum welcomes parents, grandparents, siblings and other family members for a weekend of activities that allow students and their families to have fun together as well give families a better understanding of life on campus.

The schedule of activities is being finalized and will be announced soon. Continue to watch the website for details. Past year’s activities have included opportunities for families to attend class, tour new additions to campus such as the wetlands and arboretum, participate in some friendly competition with each other and attend an athletic event as a family.

Sept. 23 and 24 will be a busy time on campus. In addition to Family Weekend, there will be a  campus-wide “Zombie Tag” competition, prospective students will be visiting as part of an open house event and the Pioneer football and volleyball teams will have home contests.

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Tennis teams, men’s golf student-athletes earn academic accolades

Tennis teams, men’s golf student-athletes earn academic accolades

Posted on 08 August 2016 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Summer continues to bring more accolades for Tusculum student-athletes for their performance in the classroom.

The Tusculum Men’s and Women’s tennis teams have earned recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as All-Academic Teams, and four members of the men’s golf team have been named to the 2015-2016 NCAA Division II Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar Men’s Golf Team.

Tennis team honors

The Tusculum is one of only 49 NCAA Division II colleges and universities to have both its men’s and women’s teams earn ITA All-Academic Team honors. The ITA All-Academic Team Award is presented to any ITA program that has above a 3.2 cumulative grade point average for the academic year.   This is the 10th straight year the Pioneer men’s tennis team has earned the ITA All-Academic team award. It is the fifth straight year that the women’s tennis team has received the distinction.

All eight of the men’s tennis team earned the ITA Scholar Athlete distinction: Toby de Klerk, Tashique Kader, Eduardo Muñoz, Fabian Paier, Leon Seiz, David Siegle, Tim Stierle and Jonas Winkelmann. ITA Scholar Athletes are student-athletes who are a varsity letter-winner, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the current academic year and have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters.

Men’s tennis boasted an impressive 3.825 team GPA for this academic year, and the team members’ 3.646 cumulative GPA is the best of Tusculum’s 16 sponsored sports.

The women’s tennis team had seven of its members earn ITA Scholar Athlete distinction including Sarah Baker, Jule Brass, Franziska Funke, Adrienne Kaye, Erin Mills, Amanda Sumner and Emily Waters. The Pioneers recorded a 3.622 team GPA, the second-best of Tusculum’s sponsored sports.  The women’s tennis team has earned the ITA award 10 times in the last 13 years.

Tusculum’s fifth consecutive ITA All-Academic Team Award and 10th time in the last 13 years.

Men’s Golf honors

Seniors Nick Forsberg and Brad Hawkins return to the 015-2016 NCAA Division II Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar Men’s Golf Team for a second straight season, while juniors Taylor Smith and Preston Tucker make their inaugural appearances.

Ninety-one (91) Division II golfers in the country have been recognized by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) for the distinction. To be eligible, an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70 percent of his team’s competitive rounds and have a stroke average under 78.0 and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2. Honorees must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.

Tusculum’s four honorees are the most in the South Atlantic Conference, which boasted 13 representatives.

Hawkins, a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, has a 3.61 cumulative grade point average and was also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® first team earlier this summer.  The sport management major has been selected to the SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Dean’s List and Charles Oliver Gray Honors List.

Forsberg, a native of Staples, Minnesota, also garnered Academic All-America® recognition last month.  He graduated from Tusculum in May with a 3.75 GPA and majored in sport management.  He is a member of the SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Dean’s List and Charles Oliver Gray Honors List.  He has been named the SAC Men’s Golf Scholar Athlete of the Year in each of the last two seasons.

Smith, a native of Gray, Tennessee, has a 3.30 GPA and is majoring in business administration.  He is a member of the SAC Commissioner’s Honor and the Tusculum Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

Tucker rounds out the Tusculum honorees on the GCAA All-America Scholar Team.  The Knoxville, Tennessee product has a 3.90 GPA while majoring in business administration.  He is a member of the SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, Dean’s List, President’s List, Charles Oliver Gray Honors List and the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

 

 

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Tusculum Bonner Leaders clean up College Creek

Tusculum Bonner Leaders clean up College Creek

Posted on 08 August 2016 by srichey@tusculum.edu

On Friday, Aug. 5, eight Tusculum College students from the Bonner Leader Program partnered with the Middle Nolichucky Watershed Alliance to complete their first service project of the academic year.

Individuals participated in a stream clean-up of College Creek, which is listed as an impaired stream on EPA’s 303d list. Students picked up one large trash bag of litter and helped to improve channel flow by clearing an area where twigs and debris were collecting around a tree fall.

The main non-point source pollution issues facing the creek are agricultural runoff and sedimentation. College Creek is just one of 58 impaired streams here in Greene County. Keeping local streams clean helps to improve wildlife habitat and improves the quality of water flowing into the Nolichucky River, which is used recreationally and as a source of drinking water for Greene and Washington County.

MNWA’s Adopt-a-Stream program is supported by a TVA Community Clean-up Grant, which helps MNWA to fulfill its vision to restore and protect the waters of Greene County and educate the public in ways to improve water quality. If you would like to schedule a stream clean-up, please contact Samuel Van Amberg at samuelvanamberg@yahoo.com.

 

Tusculum College Bonner Leaders complete first service project of the academic year.

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August move-in dates for students quickly approaching

August move-in dates for students quickly approaching

Posted on 14 July 2016 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Campus will be busy in a few weeks with students returning to the residence halls.

The fall 2016 semester will begin in about a month, and students will begin moving in during the first week of August.

Below is a listing of the move-in days for various groups of students.

Wednesday, August 3 (9 a.m. – Noon) –  Resident Assistants and Bonner Leaders (students check-in with group advisors)

Thursday, August 4 (9 a.m. – Noon) –  Athletic Trainers, Orientation Leaders, Band/Colorguard (students check-in with group advisors)

Saturday, August 6 (9 a.m. – Noon) –  Football (check-in through Niswonger Lobby (“Living Room”)

Saturday, August 6 (11 a.m. – Noon) –  Women’s Soccer (check-in through Niswonger Lobby (“Living Room”)

Monday, August 8 (9 a.m. – Noon) –  Student Teachers, Cheerleading, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Men’s Soccer, Volleyball, President’s Society and  SGA Executive Officers (check-in through Niswonger Lobby (“Living Room”)

Friday, August 12 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)  -First-Year Student Move-in (check-in through Pioneer Arena)

Saturday, August 13 (9 a.m. – Noon) -  Returning Students Move-in (check-in through Niswonger Lobby [Living Room] except resident students who have completed Express Check-In by August 1 who will go to halls*)

An Express Check-in process is available to returning students who complete the following steps by August 1:

  1. Complete registration for 2016 Fall.
  2. Complete the Emergency Contact Form with Student Affairs (available on the Ellucian Mobile App).
  3. Make sure your FAFSA paperwork is completed.
  4. Complete all loan paperwork (MPN/Entrance Loan Counseling and Plus MPN/ Applications) online at www. Studentloans.gov.
  5. Pay the Fall 2016 balance on your student account in FULL or complete a payment plan application with the Business Office.

Students who use the Express Check-in and are returning prior to August 13 are to go the Living Room in the Niswonger Lobby to be issued their IDs and keys. Those students using Express Check-in who return on August 13 are to go to the tent nearest their residence hall on move-in day to receive their IDs and keys.

Academic Calendar

The first day of class for the Fall 2016 semester will be Monday, August 15. Block 1 will end on October 8. The second block of the semester will be October 10 through December 10. Block Three courses span the entire semester from August 15 to December 10.

Some important dates for the semester include Opening Convocation on Thursday, August 25; Constitution Day on  Saturday, September 17; Homecoming on October 21-22 and Commencement on Saturday on December 10. The Thanksgiving holidays will be November 21 -26 and Christmas Break will be December 10 through January 8.
Classes begin Monday, January 9, for the spring 2017 semester. Block Four classes will be January 9, through March 4, and Block Five classes will be March 13 through May 6. Block Six courses will span the entire semester.
Spring Break will be March 6 -11. The College will be closed on January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and on April 14 for Good Friday. Honors Convocation will be April 27 and Spring Commencement will be May 6.

Residence Hall Necessities

“Back to School” sales have already begun. While all students need basic classroom supplies, what does your student need to settle successfully into residential life on the Tusculum campus?

For students living in a residence hall, essentials include a mattress pad, pillow(s) and pillow cases, extra-long twin sheets, comforter, blanket, towels and washcloths, shower shoes/flip flops, shower caddy, laundry bag/basket, detergent,  alarm clock, cell phone and charger and a music player. Also essential for students are forms of identification such as their driver’s license or insurance cards and access to financial resources through such items as n ATM card, checkbook or credit cards.

While not necessities, these housewares are recommended: a 3.1-cubic-foot or smaller refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, can opener, plastic food storage containers and lids, microwavable dishware, silverware, water filter pitcher, trash can liners (8 gallon), under-bed storage, fan, hangers, desk lamp and bulbs, floor lamp and bulbs, a mirror and posters.  Students who live in the apartments are also permitted to bring George Foreman grills. Also recommended are cleaning supplies, ear plugs, a first aid kit, electronic thermometer, dryer sheets, fabric softener, iron (with automatic shut-off), ironing board, photo albums, pictures, stuffed animals and a yearbook.

Electronic items that are recommended include a stereo (no subwoofer), computer/laptop and charger, ethernet cable, DVD player, gaming system, power strip with a surge protector (UL approved), printer and ink cartridges, computer paper, TV and TV coaxial cable.

Miscellaneous items recommended include a sticky putty, a dry erase board, flashlight, umbrella/rain gear, sports equipment and sunglasses.

Items not allowed in the residence halls for safety reasons are extension cords, fireworks, space heaters, candles, hot plates, lofts, toaster/toaster ovens, incense, popcorn popper (other than Air Poppers), guns of any kind including pellet, water or paint.

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Criminal justice majors organize Lambda Alpha Epsilon chapter

Criminal justice majors organize Lambda Alpha Epsilon chapter

Posted on 14 July 2016 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Ten students were recently inducted into Zeta Alpha Chi, Tusculum College’s chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon.

Lambda Alpha Epsilon is a national professional and scholastic organization for those in the field of criminal justice. The organization began as a police fraternity in California in 1937 and has evolved over time into a national group that has thousands of members representing all facets of the American criminal justice system.

Criminal justice is one of the newest majors on campus, but has already had a handful of graduates from the program in the past two years.

Students in the major organized the Tusculum chapter, completing all the necessary paperwork and other requirements, with the guidance of Chris Ramey, assistant professor of criminal justice.

Inducted were Lawson Burrow, Timothy Drumtra, Olivia Harrell, Brittany Horton, Morgan Jones, Elizabeth Lynn, Ragen McNair,  Becca Rhea, Brooke Sane and Amanda Werder. Elected officers were Lawson Burrow as president, Elizabeth Lynn as treasurer, Olivia Harrell as secretary Becca Rhea as vice president and Timothy Drumtra, sergeant at arms.

Ten students have been inducted into Zeta Alpha Chi, Tusculum College’s chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon, the national professional and scholastic organization for those in the field of criminal justice. From left are Ragen McNair, Morgan Jones, Brittney Horton, Brooke Sane, Chris Ramey (assistant professor of criminal justice), Lawson Burrow, Elizabeth Lynn, Olivia Harrell, Amanda Werder and Becca Rhea. Not pictured is Timothy Drumtra.

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Tusculum students earn All-American honors

Tusculum students earn All-American honors

Posted on 13 July 2016 by eestes@tusculum.edu

The past month has seen Tusculum College student-athletes garner All-American honors for their performance in competition and in the classroom.

Three Tusculum student-athletes were named to the 2015-16 NCAA Division II Academic All-America® Men’s At-Large Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Senior golfer Brad Hawkins was tabbed to the Academic All-America® first team, while senior golfer Nick Forsberg and senior tennis standout Jonas Winkelmann garnered third team recognition.

Tusculum College student-athletes Calley Lawson and Franziska Funke have been named to the 2015-16 NCAA Division II Academic All-America® Women’s At-Large second team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Four members of the golf team – Calley Lawson, Ciara Rattana, Katie Tomassoni and Taylor White – were named to the 2015-16 Women’s Golf Coaches Association Division II All-American Scholar Team.

In addition to his academic recognition, Brad Hawkins was recognized for his performance on the links with inclusion on the 2016 NCAA Division II PING All-America Men’s Golf Team as chosen by the Golf Coaches Association of the America.

 

Academic All-America Men’s At Large Team

Senior golfer Brad Hawkins was tabbed to the 2015-16 NCAA Division II Academic All-America® first team, while senior golfer Nick Forsberg and senior tennis standout Jonas Winkelmann garnered third team recognition.

The CoSIDA Academic All-America® at-large program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo for both men and women; bowling, crew and field hockey for women; and volleyball and wrestling for men.

Brad Hawkins

Hawkins, a senior from Knoxville, Tennessee, earns his first CoSIDA Academic All-America® honor and becomes the second first team selection in program history.  He has a 3.61 cumulative grade point average and is majoring in sport management.  He been named to the SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Dean’s List and Charles Oliver Gray Honors List.

Hawkins was named the 2016 South Atlantic Conference (SAC) Player of the Year, becoming the fourth Pioneer in program history to earn the SAC’s top golf honor.  His 70.71 stroke average this year breaks the previous College best of 72.08 by Chase Carroll during the 2008-09 season.  It also tops the SAC single-season record average. He finished in the top-five in nine of his 12 events this year, including medalist honors at the State Farm Intercollegiate, Pioneer Classic and Hargett Memorial Intercollegiate. Hawkins posted a school single-season record 16 sub-par rounds, with nine of those in the 60s, including an 18-hole Tusculum and SAC record 63 at the Pioneer Classic last fall.  During the Pioneer Classic, he carded the lowest 36-hole score in school and SAC history with an eight-under par 132.  He also established the 54-hole TC and SAC record with a remarkable 16-under par 200 at the State Farm Intercollegiate.

Jonas Winkelmann

Winkelmann, a native of Böblingen, Germany, garnered Academic All-America® third team honors for a second straight year.  He is one of 11 male student-athletes on this year’s Academic All-America® Atl-Large team to repeat.  He graduated from Tusculum  in May with a 3.68 cumulative grade point average in business administration.  He is also a member of the South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll, Tusculum Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Dean’s List and Charles Oliver Gray Honors List.  He was also was named the 2016 SAC Men’s Tennis Scholar Athlete of the Year.

During the 2016 season, Winkelmann posted a 13-9 singles record, including an 8-3 mark in SAC play.  His doubles tandem went 20-2 overall and 10-1 in league action.  He has earned All-SAC honors in each of his four seasons as a Pioneer and was named the SAC Player of Week three times in his career.  A three-time ITA Scholar-Athlete, he was a key player for a team that went 37-5 in the SAC during his time on the squad and earned three conference championships.  He finished his career with a 60-22 record in singles play and a 74-11 record in doubles action.

Nick Forsberg

Forsberg, a native of Staples, Minnesota, garners Academic All-America® recognition for a first time.  He graduated from Tusculum in May with a 3.75 GPA and majored in sport management.  He is a member of the SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Dean’s List and Charles Oliver Gray Honors List.  He has been named the SAC Men’s Golf Scholar Athlete of the Year in each of the last two seasons.

Forsberg closed out his senior season with a 72.93 scoring average, which ranks fifth-best in program history while earning All-SAC first team accolades.  He turned in eight sub-par rounds during his senior campaign and won a share of medalist honors at the Etowah Spring Challenge.  His play helped the Pioneers to five tournament titles and ended his career with a 74.40 stroke average to rank third in Tusculum history.  He garnered All-SAC laurels twice and was a two-time SAC All-Tournament honoree.

 

Academic All-America Women’s At-Large Team

Tusculum College student-athletes Calley Lawson and Franziska Funke have been named to the 2015-16 NCAA Division II Academic All-America® Women’s At-Large second team.

Calley Lawson

Lawson, a senior from Gaithersburg, Maryland, earns Academic All-America® honors for a second straight season, moving up to the second team after garnering third team accolades in last year.  She and former TC standout Jillian Corum are the only multiple Academic All-Americans® in program history.

Lawson has a perfect 4.00 cumulative grade point average and is majoring in elementary education and early childhood special education.  She finished her final collegiate campaign with an 84.18 scoring average which included two top-20 finishes. Lawson is a three-time WGCA All-America Scholar and a three-time recipient of the Tusculum Student-Athlete Academic Achievement Award.  In 2015, she earned the prestigious Bob Dibble Spirit of the Game Award, which is presented by the South Atlantic Conference women’s golf coaches and named in honor of Tusculum’s veteran skipper.   Her 86.18 career scoring average is the 15th-lowest in school history, while her 76.5 rounds played are the eighth most by a Pioneer.  She is a member of the Tusculum Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, Dean’s List, President’s List, Charles Oliver Gray Honors List and the Alpha Chi Honors Society.

Franziska Funke

Funke, a sophomore from Bochum, Germany, becomes only the second player in program history to earn Academic All-America® distinction, joining Pam Holt who was a first team selection in 2002.  Funke has a perfect 4.00 GPA and is majoring in psychology.  She was this year’s co-recipient of the Tusculum Student-Athlete Academic Achievement Award, following up last year’s Tusculum reshman of the Year Academic Award accolade.  She is a member of the Tusculum Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, Dean’s List, President’s List and Charles Oliver Gray Honors List.

Funke was named to the All-South Atlantic Conference first team in singles after finishing with a 22-1 record, including a 17-1 mark at the No. 2 spot in the lineup. Her only loss came in three sets in a match against Division I Western Carolina, and she compiled a perfect 10-0 mark in conference matches. Funke also had a 17-7 record in doubles play this season. In two years for the Pioneers, the two-time All-SAC selection has a 36-2 record in singles, including 21-1 in conference matches, and is 35-8 in doubles play.  She was also selected to the 2015 ITA All-Academic Team.

 

Women’s Golf Coaches Association Honors

Tusculum College student-athletes Calley Lawson, Ciara Rattana, Katie Tomassoni and Taylor White have been named to the 2015-2016 Women’s Golf Coaches Association Division II All-American Scholar Team.

Criteria for the WGCA All-America Scholar Team include: having a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 and have participated in 50 percent of the team’s competitive rounds.

Ciara Rattana

The Pioneers boast an impressive 3.49 team grade point average, which was the sixth highest of Tusculum’s 16 intercollegiate sports this year and one of the best amongst the 12 South Atlantic Conference women’s golf programs.

Lawson, a senior from Gaithersburg, Maryland, returns to the WGCA All-America Scholar Team for a fourth consecutive year.

Rattana, a sophomore from Chicago, Illinois, is making her second appearance on the WGCA All-America Scholar Team.  She has a 3.57 cumulative GPA and is majoring in business.  She is a member of the SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Dean’s List and Charles Oliver Gray Honors List. The two-time All-SAC first team selection led the Pioneers in scoring once again with her 78.54 stroke average which is the fifth lowest average in school history and the second-best by a TC sophomore.

 

 

Rattana recorded seven top-20 finishes in her nine events, including five times in the top-10 and twice in the top-five.  The 2015 SAC Freshman of the Year finished runner-up at the Pioneer Classic, which included a

Katie Tomassoni

season-low round 73 on the final day of the tournament.  She tied for third place at the Tusculum Fall Classic and posted a pair seventh place finishes at the Patsy Rendleman Invitational and this week’s Agnes McAmis Memorial.  She also finished seventh at the 2016 SAC Championship and earned a spot on the SAC All-Tournament second team. In her two seasons at Tusculum, Rattana has a 78.53 career scoring average, which is currently the second-lowest in program history.

Tomassoni, a freshman from Mason, Ohio, accounted for a 3.87 GPA in her rookie season while majoring in sport management.  She is a member of the SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll and the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

She finished second on the team with her 80.22 stroke average which is 11th in program history and the third-best scoring average by a Tusculum freshman.  She played in nine events where she posted four finishes in the top-10 and three times in the top-three.  She finished third at the Tusculum Fall Classic, Rendleman Invitational and the

Taylor White

Pioneer Classic.  She also carded nine rounds in the 70s including a season-best 73 in the opening round of the Pioneer Classic.

White, a freshman from Kingsport, Tennessee, has a 3.85 GPA while majoring in athletic training. She is a member of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and the SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

White tallied an 83.92 scoring average in her six events where she logged two finishes in the top-20, including a 10th place showing at the Pioneer Classic.  She also tied for 12th place at the Tusculum Fall Classic in her rookie campaign.

 

Ping All-America Golf Honors

Tusculum College’s Brad Hawkins has been named to the 2016 NCAA Division II PING All-America Men’s Golf Team as selected by the Golf Coaches Association of the America.

Hawkins was tabbed to the GCAA All-America second team, becoming only the four player in program history to garner All-America distinction.  Todd Ricker earned NAIA All-America honors in 1996, while Allen Atchley was a two-time NAIA All-American in 1996 and 1997.  Chase Carroll was the first player to earn NCAA II All-America accolades in 2009.

Hawkins, a senior from Knoxville, Tennessee, earns first All-America honor at Tusculum but his third of his collegiate career.  He garnered PING All-America honors in each of his two seasons at Walters State College (2nd team in 2013 and 1st team in 2014).

 

 

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