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2016 Research and Creative Activities Day

Spring semester at Tennessee Tech is always full of high energy fun with numerous events and activities almost every day.  One event that stands...

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...

Inclement weather

I wanted to share with you the process Tech uses to obtain information that I use in deciding whether to close the campus. I...

Tech’s Greatest Achievement?

Turning 100 years old is a big deal!  We officially started celebrating Tennessee Tech’s centennial last March and still have a few months to...

Long Ball

In baseball, home runs excite fans because they are relatively rare, unpredictable, and most often literal game changers. They immediately stir strategy and raise...

University of Makers

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the National Week of Making kickoff event at the White House hosted by the Office of...

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...

Big Dreams, Humble Beginnings

On March 27, 1915, Tennessee Governor Thomas Rye signed the charter establishing Tennessee Polytechnic Institute in Cookeville, Tennessee. However, the effort to establish a school,...

#TechYeah

This past week has been one of the most unusually beautiful and challenging in the 100-year history of Tennessee Tech University. Nature often humbles...

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...