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Faculty portraits, March 31

photo@tntech.edu | (931) 372-3305

Come by Photo Services on Tuesday, March 31, in Roaden University Center 368 to get a new headshot for your profile on the TTU website. No appointments are needed and faculty and staff can stop by from 8 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:30 p.m. Photo Services will only be doing headshots certain days each month. The dates for April will be announced in a few weeks.

More: www.tntech.edu/photo
tagged: General

Free upcoming business seminar

tsbdc@tntech.edu | (931) 372-3648

Do you need help understanding business financial statements? A free, hands-on seminar series being presented this April by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at TTU will help you gain a basic understanding of business financial statements. Attendees are provided with a handy reference workbook to keep after each seminar. “Understanding Business Financial Statements” is the title of the seminar series being presented. The seminar series will be held April 2-16 in Johnson Hall 411. All sessions will be led by Alan Harris and Andrew Bryant. All the sessions will start at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. Part one will be held on Thursday, April 2. Part two will be held on Thursday, April 9. Part three will be held on Tuesday, April 14. Part four will be held on Thursday, April 16. In addition to seminars on small business topics, the TTU Small Business Development seminar offers free, confidential one-on-one counseling with potential and existing small business owners. Although admission is free, registration is required and can be done by using the more info link below.

More: clients.tsbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=40350014
tagged: Events

Celebration of Craft

ggentry@tntech.edu | (931) 372-3051

TTU's Appalachian Center for Craft presents Celebration of Craft, Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and features family fun for everyone, with demonstrations in glass, clay, fibers, metal, wood, and more; live music; crafts for kids, build-a-bowl for Habitat for Humanity; an art auction; food for every taste, including kettle corn, blooming onions, burgers, pizza, and frozen treats. Come join the fun!

More: www.tntech.edu/craftcenter/specialevents/celebration
tagged: Events | Arts | Activities

Bounds and Baker present at national composition conference

abaker@tntech.edu | (931) 372-6314

Two faculty members in the department of English shared their research with colleagues last week at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Tampa, Florida. Assistant professor Paulina Bounds presented “The Assessment Design Feedback Loop: A Collaborative, Multimodal Approach” with a colleague from the University of Georgia. Professor Tony Baker presented “Risking Complicity: Local Labor Conditions and a Writing Program Administrator’s Problem-Framing Heuristic.”

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tagged: Academics

2015 TTU holiday schedule

ttubenefits@tntech.edu | (931) 372-3034

This is a reminder that April 3, 2015 is not a TTU holiday. You can find the 2015 TTU Holiday Schedule at the link below.

More: www.tntech.edu/planning-and-finance/hr/news/holidays
tagged: HR

QEP RFP informational meeting

lweathers@tntech.edu | (931) 267-4557

As mentioned elsewhere in Tech Times, the Undergraduate Creative Inquiry Curriculum Grant Program is a major component of our new QEP and offers faculty the opportunity to redesign undergraduate courses to include creative inquiry projects and assignments. We will pilot the CI Curriculum Grant Program in the 2015-2016 academic year. Lenly Weathers, Tech's QEP director, will provide a presentation on the grant program March 31 from 11 a.m. to noon in Clement Hall 212. If you are considering applying or simply want to learn more, please plan to attend.

More: www.tntech.edu/sacscoc/qep/new-2016-2021/curriculum-grant-program-description
tagged: Academics

Understanding financial statements

tsbdc@tntech.edu | (931) 372-3648

Do you need help understanding your company’s balance sheet? A free, hands-on seminar series being presented this April by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at TTU will help you gain a basic understanding of balance sheets. Attendees will be provided with a handy reference workbook to keep after each seminar. “Understanding Financial Statements | The Balance Sheet” is the title of the seminar being presented. The seminar will be held April 9 in Johnson Hall 411. This seminar will be led by Alan Harris and Andrew Bryant, and runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This seminar will break down components of the balance sheet and give helpful pointers. Attendees will gain a basic understanding of the look of this statement, terminology and how this statement can be used to understand your business.

More: clients.tsbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=40350015
tagged: Events

Scholastic book fair March 31 to April 2

dway@tntech.edu | (931) 372-3177

The Scholastic book fair is happening next week in the College of Education’s LRC in Bartoo Hall. The book fair offers specially priced books (PreK-12) and educational resources. All purchases are buy one get one free. Enjoy children’s classics, award-winning titles, new releases, interactive software, adult bestsellers and other great reads from more than 100 publishers. The fair is open March 31 and April 1, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and April 2, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Thursday, April 2, from 4:30–5:30 p.m., we will celebrate literacy. Come and learn more about early literacy. The first 30 people will receive a free book. Contact Julie Stepp at jstepp@tntech.edu with any questions.

More: bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/TTU
tagged: Events

Environmental sciences Ph.D. spring colloquium

imauk@tntech.edu | (931) 372-6246

The environmental sciences Ph.D. program is sponsoring a spring colloquium on "Microchemistry Applications in Fish Ecology" on April 1, hosted by Joshuah Perkin. You can view the flyer at the link below. Please contact Irene Mauk imauk@tntech.edu with any questions.

More: www.tntech.edu/assets/userfiles/resourcefiles/9792/1427295410_ColloquiumFlier.pdf
tagged: Events | General | Academics

Ribbon cutting for ROTC rappel tower

kloftis@tntech.edu | (931) 372-3283

There will be a ribbon cutting for the new ROTC Rappel Tower on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to watch President Oldham cut the ribbon and be the first to rappel down the tower.

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English professor presents in England

jmcquail@tntech.edu | (931) 372-3343

Josephine McQuail, professor of English at TTU and visiting fellow at the Institute of English Studies at the University of London, presented a paper March 25 entitled "Times Deceased: William Blake's History Play Fragments" at the conference at De Montfort University, Leicester, England organized to coincide with the re-interment of King Richard III. Richard III's remains were discovered under a parking lot in Leicester in 2012, and re-interred on March 26, 2015 in Leicester Cathedral. Dr. McQuail was able to go to the viewing of Richard III's coffin in the cathedral before the king's re-interment in a solemn ceremony.

More: cts.dmu.ac.uk/richard3/index.html; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-32014296
tagged: Academics

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