Science and Math Expo Encourages Community Engagement

Magnetic slime demonstrated at Science Expo

By Allyson Oakley

The 18th annual Science and Math Expo is April 4 from 2:30-6 p.m., inside and around the Wallace Health Sciences Building. The event is free event and open to the community.

Volunteer State Community College is hosting The Parris Powers Science and Math Expo in with hands-on activities and projects for kids.
Some groups who will be at the Expo: The Sumner County Master Gardeners and The Cumberland Astronomical Society.

Also, a mobile planetarium from Vanderbilt University will be set up in Vol State’s gymnasium. Continue reading

Volunteer State radio to hold open house

By Hailey Bossert

The Volunteer State radio, WVCP, will be holding an open house to celebrate its 40th anniversary on 88.5 FM on March 16, in the Ramer building from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Former students, disk jockeys and community members are welcome to attend the open house and partake in lunch that will be served at noon.

According to the Vol State website, WVCP took to the airwaves on January 4, 1979. Continue reading

Donations needed for future educators book drive

Photo by Katelyn Marshall

By Katelyn Marshall

The Future Educators Club at Volunteer State Community College is accepting children’s book donations now until Tuesday, March 12, at 2 p.m.
Books can be donated by being placed in marked boxes in Caudill Hall and Ramer Hall.

All books will be donated to local preschools and daycares, according to Vol State’s website.

“The Future Educators book drive is a way for the club to become active on campus while collecting items for the community,” said early childhood education faculty Stacy Nieman. Continue reading

Landon Crowell sculptures give old objects new life

Landon Crowell sculpture "shimmed." Photo by Allyson Oakley

By Allyson Oakley

Inside the Humanities building at Volunteer State Community College, the exhibition, “Canyons of the Broken and Departed,” by Ohio sculptor Landon Crowell is on display until March 28.

“The materials have a previous life, ranging from shelving, stud walls and even art shipping crates. This gives the elements of each piece a memory, a previous life,” stated Crowell.

Most materials were pulled from demo projects and construction sites. Continue reading

Let’s talk about body language


By Katelyn Marshall

Join Pioneer Prevention at Volunteer State Community College for a discussion about healthy body image with guest speaker, Mackenzie Fox from Tennessee Voices for Children to speak to students about Body Image and Healthy Eating at Wood Campus center in the Mary Cole Nichols Dining Room B Feb. 28 from 2p.m. – 3 p.m., according to Vol State’s website.

“How we perceive ourselves physically has so much to do with our self-esteem,” said assistant professor at Vol State Kendal Joy Shriver, who has previously worked for Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin as a Wellness and Exercise Specialist for 22 years. She also worked at Sumner Healthplex and Sumner Station Fitness Center.

Shriver mentioned that she does not think that there is such thing called a “normal” body image. “A lot of little girls may think ‘Barbie’ is normal, but we know it is not. Body image is an individual thing, but highly influenced by our ‘ideal images’ through TV, movies, and what society claims is a beautiful body image.” Continue reading