TTU'S HOSSAIN SHARES POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING RESEARCH THROUGH TECHNOLOGY, FILM
Spoiler alert: She dies.
But she didn't have to, and the fruits of a Fulbright award granted to Tennessee Tech University civil and environmental professor Faisal Hossain will help to ensure that others will live, thanks to more advanced flood warnings in developing nations like Bangladesh.
TTU PHYSICS PROFESSORS PLAY KEY ROLE ON WOMAN'S MEDICAL TEAM
Medical physicist King Turnbull at Cookeville Regional Medical Center recently collaborated with Tennessee Tech University physics professors Ray Kozub and Mary Kidd to determine whether radioactive seeds implanted in a patient in the early 60s were comprised of radon or radium.
TTU BUSINESS STUDENTS LAND DREAM JOBS
Though the job market has slowly improved since the 2008 recession, few college students or recent graduates expect to find their dream job immediately after the end of classes.
For some students in the Tennessee Tech University College of Business, that dream job offer comes not after classes end, but months before the end of the semester.
EXPLORE FINE CRAFT AT TTU CRAFT CENTER THIS SUMMER
Artists and art lovers are invited to spend part of their summer at Tennessee Tech University’s Appalachian Center for Craft workshops.
The week-long and weekend workshops began in May and continue through August. With flexible schedules in blacksmithing, clay, fibers, glass, metals, wood and other media, people at all levels of ability can register for courses designed to give them the basics in a medium, or to help them expand and build upon existing skills.
TTU STUDENT SAXOPHONE QUARTET INVITED TO TOP CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION
The XY Quartet has only been playing together for about a year, but the all-male saxophone ensemble from Tennessee Tech University has been invited to the nation’s top chamber music competition for student and young professional musicians.
The ensemble already has a history of winning. Earlier this spring, the quartet took third place in the Music Teachers National Association South Division competition after winning the state-level competition in November.
TTU TO OFFER SPORT MANAGEMENT DEGREE THIS SUMMER
People who love business and the sports industry can combine the two and build a career plan at Tennessee Tech University.
Beginning this summer, TTU’s department of exercise science, physical education and wellness will offer a master’s degree in sport management. The degree will open the door to careers in sport administration from marketing and facilities operations to a job as an athletic director.
“For people who like business and who like the sport aspect, this is perfect,” said Michael Phillips, assistant professor of EXPW. “We have many who want to be athletic directors or simply want a job in the sports industry and the master’s degree is a perfect fit.”
TURNING SWEAT INTO ENERGY AT TTU FITNESS CENTER
Fifteen machines in the cardio exercise room in the Fitness Center are helping to offset Tennessee Tech University’s carbon footprint, to keep people healthy, and to reduce the university’s energy bill, all at once.
The machines convert the energy generated by users into electricity and are part of a larger, ongoing effort to make the campus more sustainable.
TTU GRADS INCUR LESS STUDENT LOAN DEBT THAN MOST
Many college graduates face their own fiscal cliff of debt after graduation, but compared nationally, relatively few Tennessee Tech University students borrow money, and those who do owe less at graduation on average and pay it back on time.
Tennessee Tech recently made U.S.News & World Report’s short list of 10 U.S. colleges where graduates leave with the least debt. According to the report, less than half, 47 percent, of TTU’s 2011 graduates borrowed money for college. The average amount of student debt load for that group was $9,952.
TTU TUBA ALUMNI RELEASE RECORDING
The Tubas Unlimited, a group formed to help mark the 45th anniversary of the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble, recently released a CD, “Magic Tubas.”
The group is comprised of Tennessee Tech University alumni and faculty members, and the CD is a tribute to The Singers Unlimited, a jazz vocal group that was active in the 1970s.
TTU ALUMNI ELIGIBLE FOR MEMBERSHIP AT UNIVERSITY CLUB NASHVILLE
The University Club Nashville is pleased to extend membership to any graduate of Tennessee Tech. The Club, established in 1962 was created to serve faculty, staff and alumni from accredited institutions of higher learning in Middle Tennessee.
Members enjoy the comfort and ease of weekday dining in our main dining room, free parking, and low-cost meeting space for small groups or for large gatherings.
Social events are held each month with a variety of themes. Members also have access to a network of clubs and facilities around the country as well as overseas.
Business people benefit from having a wonderful atmosphere and ambience for business meetings, workshops, training sessions and celebrations.
Cost to join The University Club requires a one-time initiation fee of $50, with monthly dues at $30.
Alumni interested in more information should call and schedule a time for a tour. Contact Jolene McKenzie, marketing and membership representative, at Jolene@uclubnashville.org or 615-594-1564 for information.