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Month: September 2016

TSU Project on Best Practices in Nursery  Production System Selected for Federal Funding

TSU Project on Best Practices in Nursery Production System Selected for Federal Funding

E. Freeman Department of Media Relations NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) — A Tennessee State University project to promote best management practices in the nursery production system for the Mid-South region is one of 45 across the nation selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

WE NEED YOU!

WE NEED YOU!

If there is one thing that Tennessee State University is known for, it is our top of the line sports teams! Whether it is football, basketball, tennis, golf or track & field, there is always an exciting game to catch, and it is even more […]

Tigers Take Southern Hertitage Classic

Tigers Take Southern Hertitage Classic

E. Freeman
Department of Media Relations
NASHVILLE, TN. (TSU News Service) – For Tennessee State University, the 27th Southern Heritage Classic was all that – classic.
The TSU Tigers trounced the Jackson State University Tigers 40-26 before more than 46,000 at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee, to culminate a weeklong series of activities and celebration.
The TSU victory was their fifth straight over the JSU Tigers, and improves TSU to 16-11 in the Southern Heritage Classic.
But the weeklong celebration was more than about football.
The TSU administration, staff, students and alumni engaged in a number of academic and relationship building activities that impact student learning, recruitment and support.
A day before the football game, TSU and national syndicated radio host Tom Joyner announced a partnership that could give Tennessee’s two largest school districts a major boost in STEM teachers.
The initiative encourages community college graduates to attend TSU and teach in Memphis and Nashville after graduation.
“Today’s agreement with the Tom Joyner Foundation will help deserving students from five of our community colleges fulfill their desires to attend Tennessee State without the distractions of worrying about how to pay for tuition and fees,” said TSU President Glenda Glover. “Most importantly, we’re providing Memphis and Shelby County, along with the Metropolitan Nashville school system, with much needed STEM teachers for the students.”
President Glover gives a pep talk to more than 600 elementary students during a stopover at Hanley Elementary School in Memphis. To Dr. Glover’s left is Dr. Sha Fanion, Aspire Hanley 2 Elementary principal and TSU graduate. (Photo by Emmanuel Freeman)
“Do you want to go to college?” “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “Have you heard about Tennessee State University?” “Do you know what a university president does?”
These were questions Glover posed to the excited students, with a general mix of overwhelming “yes” and some “no” responses to each question.
“Our expectation for Dr. Glover’s visit is for scholars to know college is for certain no matter where they come from,” said Dr. Sha Fanion, principal of Aspire Hanley 2 Elementary and a 2003 graduate of TSU with a bachelor’s degree in special education. “Prior to Dr. Glover coming, we talked about her and the role of a university president. They were excited to know that she is a native of Memphis.”
Earlier during the week at the Memphis/Shelby County Presidential Reception, a recruitment ceremony for aspiring students and their parents, officials gave out scholarship information and other admission requirements.
Another key activity of the Southern Heritage Classic week is the Alumni Mixer hosted by the Office of Institutional Advancement, to thank alumni and supporters of TSU for their contribution. More than 200 filled the reception hall of Case Management, Inc., to meet former school mates and friends, as well as dine and receive updates from officials about activities and development at their alma mater.
“We just want to say thank you for all that you do for Tennessee State University to help keep needy students in school,” Glover said. “Your continued financial, material and other support and gifts are making a big difference in our students’ lives. We are thankful beyond measure for your support.”
At the VIP Mayor’s Reception, another mainstay of the classic week, officials of Baptist Memorial Health Care presented President Glover with a check for $5,000. The fund is to support a scholarship for a deserving student from Shelby County, who is in the allied health program at TSU.

A Junior Mass Communications student with a concentration in Marketing, Editor-in-Chief Shayla Simmons is a native Marylander. Shayla self identifies her editorial writing to be her strongsuit with topics ranging from politics to social issues to pop culture commentary.

Tigers Move to 3-0 on the Season in Florida

Tigers Move to 3-0 on the Season in Florida

DAYTONA BEACH, FL — For the second consecutive week the Tigers fought off miscues to secure a 31-24 victory at Bethune-Cookman on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers were called for 15 penalties for close to 150 yards and committed three turnovers. Tennessee State improved to 3-0 […]

Meter Advisor Inducted

Meter Advisor Inducted

Sandra Dawson Long Weaver, one of 44 founders of the National Association of Black Journalists, was inducted into the Hall of Fame during the 41st annual convention and career fair on August 5th. “It is a great honor and humbling moment to be recognized for […]

The Quick Stop Shop for Career Success

The Quick Stop Shop for Career Success

By Shayla Simmons
Copy Editor
The stresses of school weigh heavily on every student’s back trying to reach the ultimate goal: their dream career. Students work tirelessly to make that aspiration a reality by receiving high marks and joining organizations and clubs to build a stellar resume. Yet how can you translate all that hard work to a prospective employer?
The Career Development Center, located in the Student Center suite 304, offers a plethora of services to help any student to present themselves with his or her best foot forward and compete in the competitive job market.
Career counseling and advisement, resume reviews and mock interviews are only the beginning as to how the career development center can help students. The center can also connect students to internship opportunities as well as hosting graduate showcases and career fairs to offer students the chance to network. Workshops and seminars lead by real world employers are also offered by the center.
“We want to make sure that your information is up to par and is really able to compete with other students…the goal is to prepare you before [your interview with a company employer]” said Chandria Harris, who serves as internship coordinator.
When asked about the process of gaining an internship with the help of the Career Center Harris began by saying, “I’ll start by asking you to fill out what you’re looking for [in an internship employer] and what top companies interest you. We host an orientation to cover what to say, what and what not to do.“
“Then we start outsourcing your information. Once you are hired, I’ll present you with an internship contract with the company, follow up with you and assess your work to hopefully convert you from an intern to an employee,” Harris concluded.
Harris also emphasized the importance of Tiger Track, which connects students to internship updates and job opportunities three times a week. Students can access this invaluable database by subscribing through the Career Development Center’s website.

A Junior Mass Communications student with a concentration in Marketing, Editor-in-Chief Shayla Simmons is a native Marylander. Shayla self identifies her editorial writing to be her strongsuit with topics ranging from politics to social issues to pop culture commentary.

Former Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Revolution

Former Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Revolution

By Khandi Wilson Staff Writer A Political Revolution is Underway. The time of the common man is now. There was once a time in history when it was socially unacceptable for an ordinary Joe to go out and run for public office. One had to […]

Marine Corps Leadership Seminar Teaches  TSU Business Students Critical Skills

Marine Corps Leadership Seminar Teaches TSU Business Students Critical Skills

By E. Freeman Department of Media Relations NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) — Tennessee State University business majors are taking notes from the U.S. military. On Sept. 7, more than 40 students from the College of Business participated in a daylong leadership seminar conducted by […]

The Greek Yard Show on TSU Campus

The Greek Yard Show on TSU Campus

By Victoria Gourdin
Staff Writer
There’s something unifying about Tennessee State University’s entire student body coming together for an event. People show up representing their organizations, fraternities, and sororities. And people on campus show up to support their friends and watch the show. The Greek Yard Show was “…engaging, entertaining, and very exciting” according to a group of TSU students. Music blasted throughout the campus, alerting people who weren’t in the amphitheater of the festivities and people from all around the Nashville area came to enjoy the company of those on campus.
The Yard Show is somewhat akin to a family affair. Greek life on campus is a big deal for many people. For many fraternities and sororities, Greek and non-Greek, it is a special type of brother and sisterhood. They all share the same morals, values, and principles that make up their organization.
They enhance education and service experience through stressing the importance of the mind, body, and soul. The Yard Show was simply another way for the Greek organizations of Tennessee State University to show the rest of the campus the rules and regulations they live by. As the members of each organization got up to hop, stroll, and step, they showed the importance of their brother or sisterhood through each synchronized body movement. It was enriching to “…see the difference between the Kappas and the Ques or the AKAs and the Zetas,” according to India Jones, a sophomore who constantly enjoys the experience of life on campus. The Yard Show was another way for the campus to come together and enjoy the companionship of the entire school.

A Junior Mass Communications student with a concentration in Marketing, Editor-in-Chief Shayla Simmons is a native Marylander. Shayla self identifies her editorial writing to be her strongsuit with topics ranging from politics to social issues to pop culture commentary.

Student Art Gallery Opens  in the Arts Dept.

Student Art Gallery Opens in the Arts Dept.

By Martavious Mortin Staff Writer Things are looking promising for the Department of Arts this fall semester. A new art Gallery will be opening up, displaying new work from both students and instructors here at Tennessee State University. As of now, there is no instructor […]