By: Yvonne Nachtigal
Beginning today, Volunteer State Community College will be celebrating National Education Week with a special event that goes through Thursday, Nov. 15.
Director of International Education John Espey said international education week at Vol State began about 10 years ago as the result of the Tennessee Board of Regents including international education in their goals and programs.
“The primary goal is to prepare students for participation in global society,” said Espey. Continue reading
By: Riley Holcraft
Volunteer State Community College continues its Let’s Talk series with a discussion about post-traumatic stress disorder. The audience was mostly made up of students studying to become EMTs; a better understanding of this common condition is useful on the job.
Tiffany Zwart, Coordinator of Student Support, organized this event near Veteran’s Day due to the fact that PTSD targets many members of the military community.
Guest speaker, Joanna Finney Dixon, gave a presentation concerning the causes, symptoms, and treatment of PTSD. Dixon is a licensed marriage and family therapist, mother to three children, and founder of Matters of the Heart Counseling. Continue reading
Lady Pioneers coaches overseeing practice.
By: Nick Kieser
On Nov. 12 the Volunteer State Community College Lady Pioneers basketball team hosts Northeast Mississippi Community College for the first home game of the season.
“We haven’t really talked about that game because we are trying to emphasize one game at a time. After the game on Monday, we will look back at we can take away from that game,” said guard Hope Hinson last Friday.
Two games into the 2018-19 season the Pioneers have an even record 1-1. This time last year the record was a five-game losing streak. Continue reading
By: Yvonne Nachtigal
Volunteer State Community College promoted a Chinese cultural exchange at Caudill Hall Nov. 2, with a Shaolin Kungfu and Chinese folk music performance of “Wulin Hanyun.”
About 200 people attended the two-hour show, which was a blend of history, martial arts, and musical performance was performed by students from Songshan Shaolin Wushu College. Traditional Chinese music was performed by musicians from Henan University.
The troupe has performed “Wulin Hanyun” on 120 campuses worldwide. This is the second year it has included Vol State on its U.S. tour.
“They had multiple stops and were kind enough to include us. I would guesstimate they might have done eight to 10 performances this year,” said Director of International Education John Espey. Continue reading
By: Gloria Cortes
Guest speaker Gregory Fontus hosted the Deconstructing Unconscious Bias event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Rochelle Center of the Thigpen Library Nov. 7.
Gregory Fontus, M. Ed. and M. Div., is the Assistant Director of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence at Vanderbilt University. Continue reading