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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Tennessee Newsletter for Sunday September 09, 2018 ( 28 items )  

Alexander Elected to Chair Statewide Humanities Board
MARTIN, Tennessee, Sept. 4 -- The University of Tennessee's Martin campus issued the following news release: Dr. Lynn Alexander, dean of the University of Tennessee at Martin's College of Humanities and Fine Arts, has been elected to serve as chairman of the Humanities Tennessee Board of Directors. She will serve a one-year term with the possibility of reelection to a second year. Humanities Tennessee is a statewide organization that sponsors projects focused on literature, history and culture  more

Ayers Institute Launches New Podcasts Series Focusing on Stories
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Sept. 5 -- Lipscomb University issued the following news release: Earlier this year, the Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning & Innovation released the first episode of its new podcast series, "My Why: Stories of Inspiration from Educators." This is the second podcast series produced by the Ayers Institute following the topic-driven education source, "Lunch and Learn." Compared to its predecessor, "My Why" is more story-driven and personal. Both series continue to produce  more

Darrylinn Todd Named Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services at UTHSC
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, Sept. 6 -- The University of Tennessee Health Science Center issued the following news: Darrylinn Todd, EdD, has been named associate vice chancellor of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). In this role, she will provide executive leadership for and oversee several administrative units that provide centralized campus support activities and services to students, including the Offices of Admissions, Financial Ai  more

Doctoral Student Wins National Research Competition
JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee, Sept. 6 -- East Tennessee State University issued the following news: A doctoral student in East Tennessee State University's College of Public Health recently was selected as a winner of the 2018 Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs (AEHAP) Student Research Competition. AEHAP sponsors the competition every year to support students enrolled in and conducting research through National Environmental Health Sciences and Protection Accreditation Council (E  more

Eighth Annual Dr. Richard Gruetzemacher Constitution Day Lecture Focuses on George Washington
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee, Sept. 7 -- The University of Tennessee's Chattanooga campus issued the following news release: In honor of the U.S. Constitution's birthday guest speaker Gary L. Gregg, will be on campus this month with a lecture titled "Patriot Sage: Why We Need George Washington Today." Gregg's lecture is part of the annual Dr. Richard Gruetzemacher Constitution Day Lecture Series, sponsored by UTC's Center for Reflective Citizenship and the College of Health, Education and Profession  more

ETSU's Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology Reaccredited By APA
JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee, Sept. 4 -- East Tennessee State University issued the following news: East Tennessee State University's doctoral program in clinical psychology has been reaccredited for the maximum of 10 years by the American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation (CoA). APA accreditation recognizes the quality of training provided by the program and indicates compliance with the Standards of Accreditation in Health Service Psychology. ETSU's clinical psychology   more

Farm Bureau Presidents Meet With President Trump, Vice President Pence
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Sept. 5 -- The American Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: State Farm Bureau Presidents met today with President Trump and Vice President Pence to express their continuing concerns over trade and the financial difficulties tariffs and related barriers are causing farmers and ranchers. Texas President Russell Boening, Illinois President Richard Guebert and American Farm Bureau Federation Vice President Scott VanderWal - who is also President of the S  more

Former Chancellor to Discuss Personal Memoir
MARTIN, Tennessee, Sept. 4 -- The University of Tennessee's Martin campus issued the following news release: Dr. Charles Smith, former chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Martin, will discuss his recently published memoir, "Journal of a Fast Track Life," at 5 p.m., Sept. 13, in the Paul Meek Library. Smith served as the university's fifth chancellor from 1980-1985 and is a former Tennessee commissioner of education as well as a previous chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents. He  more

Former CMA Board of Directors Chairman, Roy Wunsch, 1943-2018
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Sept. 4 -- The Country Music Association issued the following news release: Roy William Wunsch, loving husband, dedicated father, creative thinker and generous friend, passed away in Nashville, Tenn., after a decadelong heroic and optimistic battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 75. Born June 23, 1943, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Roy P. Wunsch and Ruth Wunsch, Roy is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Sharon, all of St. Louis. He is survived by his wife   more

Four Receive Outstanding College of Medicine Alumni Awards for 2018
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, Sept. 4 -- The University of Tennessee Health Science Center issued the following news: Four UTHSC alumni members were selected to receive 2018 Outstanding Alumni Awards from the College of Medicine and the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. The Outstanding Alumni Awards Luncheon is part of the College of Medicine Alumni Weekend in September. The honorees are Paul Blaylock, MD, JD; Dennis Higdon, MD; Elijah Dudney, MD; and Suzanne Satterfield, MD, MPH, DrPH, a posthu  more

Hall Named College of Nursing Dean
MOBILE, Alabama, Sept. 6 -- University of South Alabama issued the following news release: Dr. Heather Hall, a University of South Alabama alumna, has been named dean of the University's College of Nursing. Hall earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from South and her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. "Dr. Hall has served as interim dean for the College of Nursing for the past year, and she has provided outstanding leadership during that time," said  more

IDEAcademy to Feature Body Language Expert Dr. Amy Cuddy
JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee, Sept. 6 -- East Tennessee State University issued the following news: The College of Business and Technology at East Tennessee State University and Eastman will present the IDEAcademy leadership development series Sept. 18-19 featuring keynote speaker Dr. Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist and New York Times best-selling author known for her TED Talk on the power of body language. The IDEAcademy events will take place at the Millennium Centre in Johnson City, on Tuesday,  more

Lawsuit Challenges Tennessee Valley Authority's Attack on Solar Energy in South
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Sept. 6 -- The Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release: Five climate and energy-conservation groups today sued the Tennessee Valley Authority for imposing discriminatory electricity rates that discourage homeowners and businesses from investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Today's lawsuit, filed in the Northern District of Alabama, notes that the utility's new fixed "grid-access charge" will, for the first time, require its customers  more

Lawsuit Challenges Tennessee Valley Authority's Attack on Solar Energy in the South
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Sept. 6 -- The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy issued the following news release: Five climate and energy-conservation groups today sued the Tennessee Valley Authority for imposing discriminatory electricity rates that discourage homeowners and businesses from investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Today's lawsuit, filed in the Northern District of Alabama, notes that the utility's new fixed "grid-access charge" will, for the first time, require customers   more

Lipscomb University Lifelong Learning to Travel to Cuba and Europe in 2019
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Sept. 7 -- Lipscomb University issued the following news release: The Lipscomb University Lifelong Learning Senior Alumni Program is centered around the human desire to know more. The program offers non-credit courses taught by Lipscomb faculty and local educators to give senior adults, Lipscomb alumni or otherwise, a chance to continue their education. Through this program "people continue to learn through their elder years and continue to stay connected with the univers  more

Lookout Counseling Association College & Career Fair Sept. 13-14
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee., Sept. 5 -- Chattanooga State Community College issued the following news release: Chattanooga State, in partnership with the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, will host the Lookout Counseling Association (LCA) College and Career Fair from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 and Friday, Sept. 14. Open to the public, the event will be held in the Gymnasium on the main campus of Chattanooga State Community College, 4501 Amnicola Highway. Approximately 2,500 h  more

McCullock Named Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, Sept. 7 -- The University of Tennessee issued the following news: Kim McCullock will begin work as the associate vice chancellor for finance and administration on September 10. McCullock has more than 20 years of experience in finance, auditing, and operations across several industries. Most recently, she served as director of finance and administrative affairs for the Tickle College of Engineering. "I'm excited about this new opportunity and I look forward to expanding  more

Milligan Installs New Endowed Faculty Chair
MILLIGAN, Tennessee, Sept. 4 -- Milligan College issued the following news release: Today, Milligan College installed Dr. Patrick Kariuki as the W. Edward and Billye Joyce Fine Chair of Education, a newly established endowed faculty chair. "I am pleased to announce the addition of the college's 13th endowed faculty chair, made possible through the generosity of Milligan alumni and longtime supporters Drs. Eddie and Billye Joyce Fine of Elizabethton, Tennessee," said Milligan President Dr. Bill  more

Milligan Professor Presents Research on Math Education and Technology
MILLIGAN, Tennessee, Sept. 6 -- Milligan College issued the following news release: Milligan College math professor Dr. Ian Lundholm will present his research on math education as part of the college's Faculty Lecture Series, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m. in Derthick Lecture Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Lundholm's presentation, "Studying and Improving the Practice of Math Education at the College Level," will focus on his experience as an educator, seeking the best practices for  more

More Than 200 Top High School Seniors, Parents Attend TSU Memphis Recruitment Reception
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, Sept. 6 -- Tennessee State University issued the following news: Kaitlin Mottley is a high achieving high school senior pondering what college or university to attend. Wednesday evening, she attended a program that has her considering becoming a Big Blue Tiger. "They said the main things I wanted to hear, like chance for a full ride scholarship, strong academic programs, and their reputation for a great family atmosphere," said Motley, a senior at White Station High School,  more

NEW POLL: Republican Bill Lee Holds Commanding Lead In Tennessee Governor's Race
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following news release: Republican businessman Bill Lee holds a commanding lead in the Tennessee governor's race, according to a new poll out yesterday from NBC News. The poll finds that Lee holds a 13-point lead over liberal mayor Karl Dean, the Democrat nominee. Lee leads Dean 53 percent to 40 percent. These poll numbers continue to show that Bill Lee's background as a conservative businessman and outsider is resonating   more

Nissan is Calling All TITANS in New Purpose-Driven Truck Campaign
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Sept. 5 -- The National Park Foundation issued the following news release: When is a TITAN more than a truck? Nissan's new marketing campaign, Calling All TITANs, seeks to celebrate everyday heroes using pickup trucks to improve the world around them. These TITANs of the community, neighborhood and outdoors are driving change from behind the wheel of Nissan TITAN trucks. "We have seen that TITAN customers are the kind of people who want to get the job done and leave their  more

Tennessee Tech Motorsports Team Roster Set for 2018-2019
COOKEVILLE, Tennessee, Sept. 7 -- Tennessee Technological University issued the following news release: The Tennessee Tech Motorsports Formula SAE team is headed in a new direction. This year the Tech Motorsports team has expanded its talent base using the benefit of its "Makers By Design" program that visits with hundreds of high school students throughout Tennessee. "One of the hardest things to do is start a team from scratch and compete against universities that have $200,000 budgets, hun  more

Theriot Has New Title, New Responsibilities in Provost Office
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, Sept. 4 -- The University of Tennessee issued the following news: Matthew Theriot, who had been serving as the interim vice provost for faculty affairs and the associate provost for teaching and learning innovation, is now the associate provost for faculty development and strategic initiatives. He will oversee Teaching and Learning Innovation, online programs, and faculty diversity initiatives. He also wil work on strategic initiatives assigned by the provost in consultat  more

Union Trustees Approve New Officers; Wilson to Serve as Chair
JACKSON, Tennessee, Sept. 7 -- Union University issued the following news release: Union University trustees celebrated the success of the university's women's basketball and debate teams, approved new officers and established tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 academic year during their Sept. 6-7 meeting on the Union campus. The meeting was the final one in the term of trustees Trent Bullock, Norm Hill and Lisa Rogers, who has served as the board chairman since 2015. "Serving as the chairman  more

UTC Ranked Among the Best Tennessee Universities
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee, Sept. 5 -- The University of Tennessee's Chattanooga campus issued the following news release: The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is ranked among the Top 10 of all colleges and universities in Tennessee, according to a national website. UTC is No. 7 out of the state's 25 colleges, both public and private, according to College Consensus. In its rankings, the website says UTC "has grown into a comprehensive public institution that stands as a model of the modern m  more

UTHSC Researcher Receives $1.1 Million Grant to Study Risk Factors and Racial Disparities Related to Post-Stroke Disability
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, Sept. 5 -- The University of Tennessee Health Science Center issued the following news: Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is a devastating form of stroke, striking relatively young individuals and carrying a mortality rate of almost 40 percent. About 30 percent of those who do survive will experience severe long-term disability and require skilled care for the remainder of their lives. Ansley Grimes Stanfill, PhD, RN, assistant professor in the Department of Advanced  more

Workshops Introduce Farmers to Marketing on Facebook
COLUMBIA, Tennessee, Sept. 6 -- The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture issued the following news release: Facebook can serve as a valuable marketing tool, but some farmers directly marketing products to consumers have not yet tapped its potential. In November and December a workshop taught by experts from University of Tennessee Extension can help change that. "These hands-on workshops will introduce value-added agriculture entrepreneurs, agritourism operators and direct farm mar  more