Campus Map (43 & 44)
Name: Ellington & Warf Halls
Occupy: Co-Ed; Any Major
Capacity: Ellington Hall - 104 students; Warf Hall - 96 students
The Village concept was conceived to create smaller, more personal groups within the larger university setting, to enhance student-faculty interaction beyond the classroom and to increase positive student connections within the University. Each Village will be organized around a common theme and supported by a Faculty Head (with an office located in the residential hall) working together with the Assistant Coordinator, the Residential Life staff and the Village residents. The Faculty Head, hall staff and students work together planning programs around their theme as well as a variety of social and educational opportunities provided to help residents better enhance their success at Tennessee Tech.
Beginning Fall 2010 we opened the Environmental Village (New Hall North) and the Service Village (New Hall South). Fall 2011 opened with the Engineering Village (Maddux/McCord Halls) and the Women’s Village (Crawford Hall). New for Fall 2012 will be the Global Village (MS Cooper/Pinkerton Halls) and the Arts and Media Village (Ellington/Warf Halls). Each “Village” will have study areas, with tutoring opportunities as well as a classroom to be used for classes related to the village theme. Each Village is also designed to provide additional student leadership opportunities through each of the individual Village Councils.
Arts and Media Village
This Village invites residents interested in visual, literary and performing arts including music, theater, film, and digital/online media and communication. Share your passion in one or more of these areas with fellow residents, even if you are majoring in something other than the arts or humanities.
|Earl Buford Ellington (Tennessee Governor from 1959-1963 & 1967-1971) was born in Mississippi in 1907. Ellington became a farmer and merchant, also serving as agriculture commissioner for six years under Frank Clement, and as a member of the legislature before he was elected governor in 1958. He and Clement led the Democratic Party and alternated the executive chair for eighteen years. Initially a segregationist, Ellington later reversed his position. Peaceful, successful nonviolent sit-ins in Nashville were among the earliest and best organized in the nation. His terms saw constitutional changes, reorganization and reduction of state government, liberalization of liquor laws, and repeal of the anti-evolution law. Ellington died in 1972.|
|J. Howard Warf was the Tennessee Commissioner of Education from 1963 to 1971.|