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Pellissippi Connections

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:25:54 +0000

The Pellissippi State Alumni Foundation is hosting a networking event in October, inviting people to socialize with friends, and to reach out to the community for career opportunities. Pellissippi State is reaching out to the community by hosting an event in October that brings people together and creates new career opportunities. Angela Pugh, the development […]

Budget Cuts Threaten the Pell Grant

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:23:10 +0000

by Dakota Makres   Proposed budget could possibly affect the Pell Grant.   Pellissippi’s Pell Grant could be in danger following proposed budget cuts in Washington D.C. President Donald Trump proposed a budget for 2018 which cuts $3.9 billion from the Pell Grant. The proposed budget, which would cut $1.3 billion from the grant this […]

Students Could Be the Next to Carry Guns on Campus

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:18:30 +0000

by Shelby Verran Students will be allowed to carry concealed handguns on campus grounds if newly introduced House Bill 0884 is passed. Students will be the next carry concealed and permitted handguns on campus grounds if House Bill 0884 is passed. Last year, State Bill 11 enabled full-time employees to carry on college campuses in […]

The drawbacks of D2L

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:13:47 +0000

By Austin Berry D2L Digital Disaster? D2L service, Pellissippi State’s web-based learning system, is one of the services most complained about by Pellissippi State Community College students. College Vice President Audrey Williams stated, “I want to say we are not the only college with this problem.” “When first implemented it could take days to receive […]

Teacher Achievement Week at Blount County

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:12:31 +0000

Teacher Achievement Week at Blount County By Sandra Kapaya “Professors” ..have you ever wondered about the obstacles your professors have gone through to earn that title? The Blount County Campus is having a Faculty Achievement week on April 24 -26. This event will take place at the Blount County Campus lobby starting at noon. Faculty […]

Panther Pause at Pellissippi

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:10:10 +0000

by Tessa Irwin Panther Pause brings information on upcoming events at Pellissippi. Have you ever wondered who was in charge of those crazy “Panther Pause” Papers hanging up throughout the school? Well, wonder no more because students here at Pellissippi State write and edit them monthly to bring attention to special events! These calendars aren’t […]

Heroes Among U.S.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:05:42 +0000

by: Paul Bristol ”Excellence in all we do, that is something that will resonate in me for the rest of my life.” There is a saying that all heroes do not wear capes.  Most of these heroes volunteer their time to be a part of something greater than themselves, by joining the American Defense System. […]

Regional Antiquity Coming to Pellissippi

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:02:36 +0000

 New courses are already approved for 2017-18 school year. Students, grab your coonskin cap and tobacco pipe. Pellissippi will soon offer two classes that will teach history pertaining to East Tennessee. Judy Gosch, director of curriculum and new program development, said the courses will be Tennessee History and Appalachian Literature. The two are unrelated in […]

Final Weekly Writing Club Meeting

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:00:37 +0000

By Jaeland Lawson Creative Writing Club Meeting The Weekly Creative Writing Club will be holding its last meeting of the spring semester this week from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the McWherter building in room 320. Students feel free to come out and display your unique writing styles and converse with many other writers […]

Pellissippi State Offer Free Tuition

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 17:31:18 +0000

by Dakota Makres   Free tuition offered to current and new students.   Pellissippi State announced that it will offer free tuition to adults. The new program “Reconnect Now” ( was modeled after Governor Bill Haslam’s “Reconnect” program. Richard Smelser, Financial Aid Director, explained how Pellissippi’s “Reconnect Now” program works. “Students have to be independent […]