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FOCUS Act will improve Tennessee’s universities

I wanted to share this opinion piece that I wrote about the FOCUS Act. It ran in today’s edition of the Tennessean. —— FOCUS Act will improve Tennessee’s universities The FOCUS Act, a bill currently not familiar to most Tennesseans,

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Seriously, A Blog Post about Budgets?!

Even a short conversation regarding budgets can have the effect of a commercial strength sedative. Although annual budgets seldom reflect accurate year-end expenditures, the value of a well-designed budget process for institutional stability and consistent progress toward strategic goals cannot

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Memphis to Mountain City

Have you ever really looked at the official University seal for Tennessee Tech? Chances are, if you are like most of us, you have glanced at it on occasion but never really considered the relevance of its symbolism. One of

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Salute to our Veterans!

As I frequent our country’s busy airports, I see more and more spontaneous applause and standing ovations for active duty service men and women as they board and deplane. It’s a great pleasure to see respect and honor given every

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Another Great Start

“Begin with the end in mind.” Stephen Covey The first couple of weeks of this 2014-15 academic year indicate an exciting and productive year ahead. The energy level on campus is contagious with student activities in every corner, at all

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Thank you

I just want to take a moment to thank everyone who rolled up their sleeves last Friday to participate in the 2014 edition of TTU Campus Beautification Day.  Approximately 400 TTU faculty, staff, and student volunteers spread 1,800 tons of

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Team Effort for a Clean House

Appearance matters and perceptions become reality. Just as my mother always said, “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.” Whenever I visit another university, I enjoy getting up early for a run through the campus before

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Avoid looking for a job. Create one.

Some TTU graduates in the near future won’t have to spend as much time polishing their resumes; they’ll be busy creating the jobs that inspire them. The Volpe Library third floor is on the verge of becoming home to an

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Tech Shatters the Iron Triangle

The sad irony is the value of a college degree in our competitive global economy is greater than ever while access to that degree seems far too limited for most people. This modern dilemma has been coined the “Iron Triangle”

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Not So Fast!

In case you have not heard the news, the proud 63-year-tradition of ROTC at Tennessee Tech continues! Thanks to tremendous support from Senators Alexander and Corker, Congressman Black, Governor Haslam and countless alumni and friends, the Army has reconsidered its

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