TENNESSEE TECH FALL ALUMNI GOLF TOURNAMENT
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at 8 a.m. (Event has been postponed)
Make plans now to play in the Tennessee Tech Fall Alumni Golf Tournament, sponsored by Forrest Crossing Golf Course, 750 Riverview Dr., Franklin, TN 37064 (map).
- The tournament will be a four-person scramble with a shotgun start.
- The cost is $80 per person, which includes lunch. Sponsorships are available.
- For more information or to register by phone, contact Tournament Director Jeremiah LaDage at (615) 794-9400, ext. 3, or at email@example.com. You may also print the Registration Form and register by mail.
- The deadline for entry and payment is Oct. 5.
The tournament will benefit TTU FAST (Tennessee Tech University’s Future Alumni Support Team), a student-driven organization that educates students on the importance of supporting TTU and staying engaged as alumni.
Enjoy a fun day on the course and help support TTU!
CELEBRATE THE INVESTITURE OF DR. PHILIP OLDHAM AS NINTH PRESIDENT
Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at 9:30 a.m.
Tennessee Tech University alumni and friends are invited to celebrate the investiture of Dr. Philip B. Oldham as its ninth president.
The ceremony and reception will be held at the Hooper Eblen Center at Tennessee Tech, 1100 McGee Blvd., Cookeville.
Please respond by Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, if you plan to attend the ceremony and reception. RSVP online at tntech.edu/president/rsvp.
In addition to the investiture ceremony and reception, Dr. Oldham will be honored as TTU’s ninth president during the TTU Sports Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. For more information or to make reservations, please call (931) 372-3940.
It’s also Homecoming weekend at Tennessee Tech, and Dr. Oldham and his wife, Kari, are honored to be the grand marshals of the 2012 Homecoming parade. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m., and the football game against Eastern Illinois will begin at 1:30 p.m.
We hope you'll share this an exciting time with us!
TENNESSEE TECH BAND ALUMNI REUNION
Friday, Nov. 2 - Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012
All former members of a TTU band are invited to come back for a reunion during Homecoming at Tennessee Tech.
- Reconnect with former friends and make new ones
- Visit with TTU music faculty, administrators and members of the Golden Eagle Marching Band
- Enjoy a number of fun events and socials
- Play in the TTU Alumni Band
Band alumni will receive a brochure in the mail with a schedule of events and registration information. You may also view and print the brochure online.
You may register online or by returning the registration page in the brochure along with a check to: TTU Alumni Relations, P.O. Box 5157, Cookeville, TN 38505, or by calling the Alumni Relations Office at (931) 372-3205 or (800) 889-8730.
Register at your earliest convenience; however, please note several important deadlines:
- A block of hotel rooms has been reserved for your convenience at Baymont Inn and will be held until Monday, Oct. 22.
- The requested deadline to register for the reunion is Monday, Oct. 29.
If you have questions, please contact Carl Rowles at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Band Office at (931) 372-3165.
This will be an event to remember!
TENNESSEE TECH HOMECOMING 2012: "TECH ON TV"
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012
Make plans to come back to campus for Homecoming 2012! There will be a host of exciting festivities for all ages!
ALUMNI EVENT INFORMATION:
- TTU Alumni Continental breakfast at 9 a.m.
- Homecoming parade begins at 10:30 a.m.
- Tailgate park activities and lunch from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
- Gametime is 1:30 p.m. in Tucker Stadium. Come support the Golden Eagles as they take on Eastern Illinois University!
More Homecoming events will continue to be added as the date approaches. Check the Alumni Calendar often for the latest event information.
We look forward to seeing you at Homecoming 2012!
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PARTNERS WITH ONLINE MERCHANDISE VENDOR
Tennessee Tech University alumni can now shop online for authentic Tennessee Tech merchandise and support their alma mater, too!
The TTU Alumni Association has recently partnered with collegefangear.com to provide alumni with a large selection of branded merchandise. CollegeFanGear.com has the largest selection of merchandise in the country of apparel and products for mid-major colleges with more than 800 products for each school. In addition to clothing, the online store features items for home, office, auto, sports, gifts, collectables, travel and more.
Benefits of the new partnership are twofold: Alumni can shop for their favorite TTU gear online and support their university through their purchases. Collegefangear.com will give back a portion of the proceeds from merchandise sales to help support the TTU Alumni Association and programs that benefit Tennessee Tech alumni.
» Visit www.collegefangear.com and shop now.
TENNESSEE TECH STARTS SEMESTER AT THE TOP OF NATIONAL RANKINGS
Affordability and broad offerings of excellent academic programs have put Tennessee Tech University at the top of national rankings once again.
U.S.News & World Report ranked TTU among the best Regional Universities in the South in its 2013 edition of Best Colleges. Tennessee Tech is the highest-ranked public university in Tennessee on the list at No. 33.
TTU is at the top of the list of regional universities with students with the lightest debt load. Among graduates in the class of 2011, TTU grads had the lightest debt load in the South, with only 47 percent having any debt at graduation. The average amount owed on private and government loans for a TTU graduate was less than $10,000, the second lowest average debt amount nationwide.
"Tennessee Tech is consistently recognized among the best univerities in the South because we have smart, hard-working students making great achievements," said Philip Oldham, president of TTU.
Last month, The Princeton Review named TTU in its list of Best Southeastern Colleges, making it the ninth year in a row for TTU to garner that recognition.
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TTU PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE MAKES IT TO MUSIC'S 'FINAL FOUR'
If music were college basketball, the Tennessee Tech University Percussion Ensemble would be in the Final Four.
The 26-member ensemble was invited to perform Nov. 1 in front of more than 5,500 people at one of the world’s largest events for percussionists.
Every year, three universities are invited to play at the Percussive Arts Society In-Service Conference through a winning entry in the Call for Tapes contest. A fourth is invited to present new works written for percussion during the past two years. This year, TTU was invited to present the best works written for the percussion repertoire.
The Percussion Ensemble will perform the PASIC selections at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in the Bryan Fine Arts Buidling’s Wattenbarger Auditorium on TTU’s campus. It is free and open to the public.
En route to Austin, they will perform in Little Rock, Ark., Dallas and Frisco, Texas on the way down to the conference in Austin, Texas. They will perform at the conference, then fly back so they can be in Cookeville for TTU’s Homecoming. TTU alumnus Daniel Wainright, ’11, is helping them find a restaurant for dining and celebration after their performance. Wainright lives in Austin.
Moving 26 students and their instruments is complicated. The ensemble will take 30 drums, 13 mallets instruments, 10 cymbals, 12 assorted gongs, and scores of mallets with them to Texas.
The ensemble is raising money to help pay for the travel expenses, which include a bus to get to Texas, plane tickets to get home and a U-Haul for the instruments.
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» Visit www.tntechpercussionclub.com for more information about the TTU Percussion Ensemble.
BSO BRINGS LANDMARK EVENT TO COOKEVILLE: BEETHOVEN'S 9TH SYMPHONY
The Bryan Symphony Orchestra at Tennessee Tech University begins its 50th anniversary season with the kind of program generally only found in large cities: the world premiere of a work commissioned for the occasion and a gigantic composition performed for the first time locally: in this case, Beethoven's "9th Symphony, Choral."
The performance begins at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7, in TTU's Wattenbarger Auditorium. Tickets are $32 for adults and $27 for seniors 65 and up. Call 931-525-2633 for availability. The performance is sponsored by Bank of Putnam County, with additional funding through the Tennessee Arts Commission under an agreement with the state of Tennessee.
Joining the BSO onstage for the performance are 130 singers from the Tech Chorale and Cookeville Mastersingers, directed by Craig Zamer, director of choral activities at Tennessee Tech. Guest soloists well-known to the BSO audience include Diane Pulte, from "The Marriage of Figaro" in 2009; Shana Blake Hill, from "Madama Butterfly" in 2008; Ryan Taylor, from "Carmina Burana" in 2007; and new to the BSO, tenor Nathan Munson.
A number of BSO performance-related events are scheduled between now and Oct. 7.
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TTU STUDENTS TESTNG CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS FOR CANCER-STOPPING DRUGS
Students at Tennessee Tech University are developing and testing a series of chemical compounds that show promise of stopping cancer in its tracks.
The TTU students are on the front line of drug development in the labs at TTU, synthesizing series of new compounds and characterizing them using state-of-the-art equipment such as nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. The students go to the biology labs, too, and pipe the compounds into cell cultures to screen how effectively the compound is stopping cell growth.
Chemistry and biology majors work side by side in the labs, mentored by TTU graduate students and doctoral candidates who have been working with Lisic for a while. Lisic started focusing on the anti-cancer elements of thiosemicarbazone compounds about five years ago.
Along the way, some of the students involved in the work have found their calling. Victoria Holcomb, a spring 2012 graduate of TTU, is going to medical school. Sri Harsha Tummala, who finished a master’s degree in chemistry at TTU in 2012, has a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Elizabeth Melton, a senior majoring in biochemistry, teamed with Holcomb and presented research at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Diego in March.
"Students are excited to be involved in meaningful research that holds the promise of positively affecting people's lives, and contributing to the overall body of scientific and medical knowledge. I have also seen that the involvement of students in research changes their outlook on life, and helps them focus on their career choices," said chemistry professor Edward Lisic. "They become dedicated to their work and to helping others."
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TTU NAMED A "MILITARY FRIENDLY" UNIVERSITY
Once again, Tennessee Tech University has made the list of universities that are the most welcoming to the country’s veterans.
For the second year in a row, TTU will be included in the Military Friendly Schools list compiled by Victory Media Inc.
The list was compiled from a survey of more than 12,000 schools across the nation. Fewer than 2,000 schools are included in the list, which can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.
The TTU Counseling Center offers a support group for student veterans who are adjusting to campus life. The center has hosted the Mobile Vet Center on campus. A service of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Mobile Vet Center offers counseling in various areas, from benefits assistance and employment guidance to marital and family and bereavement counseling.
TWO TTU DOCTORAL STUDENTS RECEIVE NASA FELLOWSHIPS
Officials at NASA have decided that two research projects at Tennessee Tech University could help further the administration's scientific objectives.
Two graduate students working with Faisal Hossain, professor of civil and environmental engineering at TTU, will receive training grants to fund their doctoral research for at least the next year through the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship program.
"These fellowships are evidence of the quality of Dr. Faisal Hossain’s research, which was instrumental in helping secure these funds for our students," said Francis Otuonye, TTU’s associate vice president for research and graduate studies. "These fellowships ensure that TTU continues to train highly qualified students in disciplines needed to achieve NASA’s scientific goals."
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SAVE THE DATE FOR BACCHANAL 2012 AND SUPPORT TTU'S CRAFT CENTER
Area residents are encouraged to mark Sunday, Oct. 21, on their calendars as a day to enjoy food and drinks and to celebrate art and fine craft at Bacchanal, the annual fundraiser for the Appalachian Center for Craft at Tennessee Tech University.
The event will feature an extensive selection of wine, beer and a buffet, as well as a live auction of art and fine craft. It will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Spankies Restaurant, 203 E. 9th St., in Cookeville. The auction will begin at 2:30 p.m.
Local, regional and national artists will donate their work for the auction, and proceeds support student scholarships and the art programs at TTU.
Advance reservations are $45 a person until Friday, Oct. 19. Unless sold out in advance, tickets will be $55 at the door. For more information, visit www.tntech.edu/craftcenter/bacchanal.
» To make reservations, contact Shannon Terry at 931-372-3051 or email email@example.com.
CIVIL ENGINEERING STUDENTS AT TTU INSTALL SLAB THAT PROMOTES GREEN PLANNING ON CAMPUS
Civil engineering graduate student Jared Thompson and civil engineering technician Mark Davis recently unveiled a small parking slab at Tennessee Tech University that is also a giant leap toward green planning on campus and a promotion of student competitions in the American Society of Civil Engineers.
The 21-by-10-foot slab east of the TTU football stadium was constructed of pervious concrete, which allows water to filter back into the groundwater supply.
"We built the slab to provide all-weather parking for the TTU ASCE student chapter, which participates annually in competitions like the concrete canoe and steel bridge contests sponsored by the Southeastern ASCE student chapters," said L.K. Crouch, a TTU civil and environmental engineering professor who has been involved in porous concrete research for 10 years. "t will serve as a display area for competition-related items like the ASCE student chapter trailer, which is sort of a mobile billboard for the student chapter, and will also serve as a research field demonstration venue in water quality."
Crouch said he hopes displaying these items on the slab will increase industry and alumni support of the student chapter’s costs of traveling to compete, which are normally covered by student fees, funds from the Student Monies Allocations Committee, the civil and environmental engineering department and private donations. He hopes the slab also will be a centerpiece for tailgating, fundraising and networking with potential employers at TTU football games.
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TTU PARTNERS WITH CHINESE UNIVERSITY TO ENHANCE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
In the past three years, Tennessee Tech University’s international student enrollment has increased 60 percent, from 500 to nearly 800 students.
That number is due to grow even more in coming years because of a recent agreement with Lanzhou University of Technology in central China.
The agreement allows Chinese engineering students to get a TTU degree. They will study at LUT for their first two years and come to Cookeville for the final two to complete their studies.
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PROTECT AND DISPLAY YOUR DIPLOMA IN A CUSTOM HARDWOOD FRAME
You worked hard to earn your degree, and there's no better way to protect and display your diploma than in one of these beautiful hardwood diploma frames.
Each Diploma Display is custom crafted to fit the diploma from your educational institution. Your order includes conservation-quality double matting to provide protection against harmful light and heat. Because each frame is custom cut, your diploma can be easily inserted into the frame for a perfect fit. Choose between several mats, frames and layouts.
A portion of the proceeds from diploma frame sales goes back to your Tennessee Tech University Alumni Association in support of programs that benefit TTU alumni.
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ENJOY A CUP OF SUPERIOR COFFEE AND SUPPORT YOUR TTU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Fall, football, and Golden Eagles Blend coffee are the perfect combination!
Golden Eagles Blend comes in a variety of roasts and now, two new popular flavors: French vanilla and hazelnut.
- Medium Roast
- Dark Roast
- Decaf Roast
- Organic Fair Trade
- French Vanilla
Purchase now and save with the current promotion! Receive 10% off 12-ounce Bags, a 15% discount on a 6-month Subscription and save 33% on Tailgate Bags!
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CHOOSE YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE WITH GO NEXT TRAVEL AND THE TTU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
The TTU Alumni Association is pleased to offer a partnership with Go Next Travel to provide our alumni with fun, but reasonably priced, opportunities to travel the world with other TTU alums and alumni from other area universities.
Tahitian Jewels - Papeete to Papeete Luxury Cruise
April 7-18, 2013
Swaying palm trees. Pristine beaches. Crystal-clear turquoise waters. Welcome to paradise. Cruise the balmy South Seas and discover some of Polynesia’s finest jewels as you explore the stunning islands of the South Pacific.
Beginning in Tahiti, sail to Moorea, touted by Frommer’s as the most beautiful island in the world. Continue to “The Garden Island,” Huahine, known for its lush, tropical landscape. Savor the vanilla-scented air on Raiatea as you discover its fascinating history. Witness the striking beauty of Bora Bora, a scenic and romantic wonderland, and explore the varied terrain of Nuku Hiva, from its black sand beaches to deep bays and windswept cliffs. Sail to Paul Gauguin’s once beloved Hiva Oa, and discover why Rangiroa is called a “natural aquarium” before your cruise concludes in lovely Papeete, Tahiti.
Civil War & Southern Culture - Memphis to New Orleans Luxury Steamboat Cruise
May 17-26, 2013
This unique river cruise explores both the culture of the South and a pivotal time in America’s history.
Tennessee Tech University History Professor Emeritus Calvin Dickinson will be joining the TTU travelers. He will present two lectures onboard and will be attending all the tours with the group.
Southern art, architecture and the American Civil War come to life on this magnificent river cruise along the Mississippi. Sailing aboard the luxury steamboat American Queen, take in historic sites on your way from Memphis to New Orleans, stopping at Helena, Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, and Oak Alley.
Alaskan Adventures - Seattle to Vancouver Luxury Cruise
August 5-12, 2013
Embark on an adventure to Alaska and explore exciting towns woven together by the colorful threads of Native, Russian and American history. Breathtakingly beautiful and teeming with wildlife, Alaska presents a landscape so vast and unspoiled it continues to fascinate all who visit.
Depart from Seattle and follow the Outside Passage north to Wrangell, one of the oldest settlements in Alaska. Cruise through sparkling azure waters lined by rugged mountains and marvel at the massive tidewater glaciers and towering granite walls of Tracy Arm fjord. Next, visit Sitka, a town that claims a past as dramatic as its open-ocean setting, then sail to Ketchikan, “The Salmon Capital of the World,” famous for its outstanding array of native totem poles. Follow the Inside Passage south along Canada’s scenic coastline before concluding your voyage in cosmopolitan Vancouver.
For pricing and more information on any trip, click on the links above, visit Go Next Travel online, call Go Next toll free at (800) 842-9023 or call the Alumni Office at (800) 889-8730 or (931) 372-3205.