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Festival returns to Tusculum College April 19-22

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Festival returns to Tusculum College April 19-22

Posted on 17 February 2012 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Reproduced by Kristen Keefer, a fine arts major

The Old Oak Festival is returning to the Tusculum College campus April 19-22.

The arts and music festival will span four days and will feature something for everyone, including music, art, theater and poetry, as well as gallery and museum exhibits on the campus of Tusculum College.

“Details on the artisans and musicians scheduled to perform and participate are being finalized, but the dates have been confirmed, and many of the arts events are officially on the calendar,” said Susan D. Vance, a 1991 graduate of Tusculum and associate vice president for Institutional Advancement for the college.

In addition to artist vendors and music performances throughout the day on Friday and Saturday, there will be three performances during the festival of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” presented by Theatre-at-Tusculum. Show times are Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (60 years and above) and $5 for children 12 years of age and under.

The play is based on the diary of Anne Frank, a young Jewish teen whose family is in hiding in German-occupied Holland. The diary covers a two-year span and is a both a coming-of-age story and a peek into the daily existence of a family in hiding during the Holocaust.

The college’s Allison Gallery will be open throughout the weekend, featuring top student work in a “best of” show for student painting, sculpture and photography.

The festival is being coordinated by a committee of college and community representatives who are working to bring the historical event back as a major arts and music event in the East Tennessee region.

“We are expecting a wide variety of artists, including painters, craftsmen and sculptors, whose work will be available for purchase. Arts will include pottery, woodcrafts and folk art,” said Vance. In addition, on stage, the festival will present the sounds of the region, with a wide variety of music from bluegrass to jazz to local vocalists and musicians.

On Thursday, April 19, a launch party will be held for the “Tusculum Review,” a literary journal produced by faculty and students. The journal features works of top creative fiction, non-fiction, art and poetry from writers across the country. Special guest readers who have had work selected for publication will provide readings. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in Chalmers Conference Center in Niswonger Commons.

Both the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library and the Doak House Museum will be open to visitors during the festival and will have special activities planned for adults and children.

A special Civil War exhibit, “Scholars then Soldiers” will be featured during the weekend of the Old Oak Festival at the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library.

The festival will also feature children’s activities and storytelling performances. A variety of food vendors will also be participating in the festival on Friday and Saturday. A final schedule of performances and events will be released in the coming weeks.

The festival will also feature an outdoor chapel service on Sunday morning outside the Garland Library.

There is no fee to attend the festival; however, some of the individual events and activities may have associated fees. Art vendor hours will be Friday from noon until 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, contact Vance at 423-636-7303.


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Tusculum College’s Students for Christ Gospel Choir to perform on Wednesday, Feb. 29

Posted on 17 February 2012 by srichey@tusculum.edu

The Tusculum College Students for Christ Gospel Choir will be featured in its first concert on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at Annie Hogan Byrd Auditorium on the Tusculum college campus.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and is an Arts and Lecture Series credit event for Tusculum College students. The concert is open to the public and there is no charge to attend.

This is the first year for the 15-member student choir, which sings both traditional and contemporary gospel hymns and songs.

The concert, which will showcase the new choir, will also include several numbers with the Tusculum College Jazz Band.

“This group came together because each of us wanted to participate in a music ministry, to have the opportunity to witness to others through our music,” said Vinton Copeland, a junior political science major from LaGrange, Ga., who organized the group and serves as its director.

“The choir is a cross section of students and very diverse. There is a mixture of races, religions and backgrounds,” he added. “We all enjoy singing, and we are committed to our faith.”

Copeland added that the group has made itself available to sing at other events and meetings, as well as for churches and other organizations.

For more information on the Students for Christ Gospel Choir, contact Copeland at vcopeland@tcstudents.tusculum.edu.


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Community Concert Band and Madrigal Singers in concert on Tuesday, Feb. 21

Posted on 15 February 2012 by srichey@tusculum.edu

The Greeneville Community Concert Band and the Madrigal Singers will perform in concert on Tuesday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will take place in the Annie Hogan Byrd Auditorium on the campus of Tusculum College.

The Community Band is under the direction of Mike May and the Madrigal Singers are under the direction of Kelly Sams.

The concert will feature a wide variety of musical styles and will climax with a beautiful arrangement of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and will combine the efforts of both the Community Band and the Madrigal Singers.

The concert is open to the public and admission is free of charge.


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Tusculum College Graduate and Professional Studies program to host open house event Tuesday, August 2

Posted on 20 July 2011 by srichey@tusculum.edu

The Tusculum College Graduate and Professional Studies program invites the community to an Open House event set for the Tri-Cities Center in Gray on Tuesday, August 2. The event is designed to provide prospective students an opportunity to meet with Tusculum faculty, students and alumni of both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Information will be provided on all Graduate and Professional Studies programs. These programs, designed with the working adult in mind, offer one course at a time with once-weekly class meetings. The event will be held from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Offerings for Graduate and Professional Studies students include the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or Organizational Management, the Bachelor of Arts in Education, the newly developed Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Behavioral Health concentration, the Master of Arts in Education with concentrations in Curriculum and Instruction or Human Resource Development, the Master of Arts in Education: Teaching and the Master of Arts in Organizational Management.

Potential students can drop in and meet with enrollment staff, current students and graduates at any time during the open house and hear from program faculty and a financial aid counselors.

Both evening and day classes are offered through the Graduate and Professional Studies program and the current student-to-faculty ratio is 15-1, guaranteeing personal attention for each student in the program.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Jamie Hamer, director of marketing and associate director of enrollment for the Graduate and Professional Studies program, at 888-488-7285.

The Tri-Cities Center in Gray is located in the Gray Industrial Park at 104 Dillon Court in the Northeast State Community College complex.

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