Volunteer State Annual Art Exhibit brings fresh perspectives

Student Ally Davis with her photograph. Photo by Danielle Salvato

By Danielle Salvato

On Tuesday, April 16, the first floor of the SRB building was filled with students and faculty. Everyone gathered around the array of sketches, 2D and 3D design, photographs, paintings, graphic design pieces, and ceramic works created and submitted by students.

According to the Volunteer State Community College Campus Events web page, “The Exhibit is free to the public and open Apr 11– 25, at the Vol State Gallery, first floor, Steinhauer-Rogan-Black Humanities Building (SRB), Gallatin campus.”

Anyone interested can see the exhibit for themselves between these dates. Continue reading

Vol State to host Pet Therapy Stress Buster event at Thigpen

Bonnie visiting with students at Trevecca Nazarene University 
Image courtesy of www.musiccitypetpartners.org

By Allyson Oakley

Volunteer State Community College will host the Pet Therapy Stress Buster event on campus April 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Pets and their owners, from Music City Pet Partners, will be at the Rochelle Center Thigpen Library for students to take a break from school.

Coordinator of Library Services Lynda Vincent said, “We call it a stressbuster to help students get rid of their stress. We try to do it each semester at finals time.” Continue reading

Lady Pioneers are finishing strong

By Erin Holloway

The Lady Pioneers have been clicking on all cylinders this season, with great hitting, running, pitching, and confidence.

“Hitting and defense, we need that and good team chemistry,” said assistant coach Jimmy Buckner when asked what are some pivotal elements that the Lady Pioneers need to win in tournament.

The Lady Pioneers team chemistry will be a big factor because that’s how they’ve accumulated a lot of wins this season, they know each other on the field, and they play extremely well together. Continue reading

Pioneers preparing for tournament play

By Erin Holloway

Under .500 the Pioneers have had their ups and downs, but they continue to play hard and together throughout the season.

The season is winding down and the playoffs are less than two weeks away. The Pioneers pitching is crucial to their success this postseason and they must find a flow offensively.

“Its been our one struggle all season, scoring runs, so to have a good run in the tournament we’ll have to figure out something offensively,” said head coach Ryan Hunt. Continue reading

Settler spotlight is on Joanne Brown, master gardener

Master Gardener Joanne Brown. Photo by Hailey Bossert

The Volunteer State Community Garden is home to flowers, vegetables, fruits, bees, birds, and much more thanks to volunteers, campus gardeners and Master Gardener Joanne Brown.

Brown was a student at Vol State and graduated with a degree in general business in 2010. After completing her degree, Brown began her journey of becoming a Master Gardener through theUniversity of Tennessee Extension Service.

According to extension.tennessee.edu, UT’s main goal with this program is to increase the availability of horticultural information to improve quality of life with community garden or landscape programs. Continue reading