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

English Department holds reception for new issue of Pioneer Pen

By Katelyn Marshall

Volunteer State Community College’s English Department will celebrate the newest issue of Pioneer Pen, the student literary arts magazine, Number One, (Vol State’s professional literary journal), and

The Best of Student Essays, Tuesday, April 23, from noon – 2 p.m., at SRB 150, according to Vol State’s website.

“Each year, we put together a staff of students who spearhead the project,” said assistant professor of English and the Publications Coordinator for the English department Emily Andrews. Continue reading

Biggest music department showcase of the year features spring CD

Photo from spring CD cover

By Gloria Cortez

The Volunteer State Community College will host the annual Spring Music Department Showcase April 26, at 7:30 p.m., in the Caudill auditorium.

This is the music department’s biggest event of the year.

In the first half of the event, several groups from different areas of the department perform. Then the year’s songwriters who are featured on the department’s spring CD are the focus for the second havoc of the event. Continue reading

Spring Fling event get students thinking about consent

Tiffany Zwart at Pioneer Prevention Table. Photo by Allyson Oakley

By Allison Oakley

The Volunteer State Community College Spring Fling and Pledge to Stop Sexual Assault event was in the plaza of the Steinhauer-Rogan-Black building April 19.

The event highlighted several of VSCC’s clubs, had games, free food, a photo booth, and gave out free t-shirts that displayed sayings like, “Swiping right does not mean consent,” and, “Buying a drink does not mean yes.”

Coordinator of Student Support Tiffany Zwart said, “The idea is to get our students thinking about what consent looks like for them and what it really is legally, so that they can make wise choices and also be mindful. We know this pledge isn’t going to make everyone understand, but if it gets a conversation started and it gets them thinking about what consent really is, that’s really our goal.”
This was the first time combining a prevention and support event along with the Spring Fling. Continue reading