Pellissippi State Community College is ushering back art exhibits with the work of students who took Painting: Methods and Materials in June.
The show is on display until Aug. 6 in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Everyone is invited to view the exhibit for free 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Painting: Methods and Materials focuses on oil and acrylic painting on canvas with an emphasis on personal content through expanded methods and mediums.
“This is a very creative and eclectic group, ranging from realist still-life to broken glass and gold leaf abstractions to strange and wonderful painting/sculptural explorations,” said Associate Professor Herb Rieth, who taught the class.
Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus is fully open, with no COVID-19 screenings or masks required. The college does encourage those who are not vaccinated to continue to wear masks to protect themselves and others.
For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400.
Pellissippi State Motorsports headed out to Las Vegas with a car about 110 pounds lighter and 60 horsepower faster than the first one the students designed and raced two years ago.
They were betting the team’s new car would finish better than their first one did at Formula SAE Michigan in 2019, and they were right.
Pellissippi State Motorsports finished sixth at Formula SAE Nevada held June 16-19.
“There were 36 teams, and we finished sixth overall, as well as sixth in the Acceleration event,” said Christian Boone, who was a Pellissippi State student when he founded Pellissippi State Motorsports in 2018 and now serves as an engineering lab technician at the college. He is finishing his Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of Tennessee.
Pellissippi State was, again this year, the only community college in the competition that brings university undergraduate and graduate students together to compete with small, formula-style vehicles that they have conceived, designed, fabricated and developed themselves. The team finished ahead of larger four-year universities including Purdue, West Virginia and Mississippi State, among others.
“Our biggest surprise for everybody (in 2019) was not that we were the only community college in the competition, but that we were a first-year team,” Boone said. “The chief design judge said our car was the best first-year car he had seen.”
An issue with the engine, however, tripped up the team in 2019, and Pellissippi State Motorsports finished 95th of 109 teams that year, with an overall score of 181.4. This year’s car finished with an overall score of 378.7, an improvement of nearly 200 points.
Boone said from the moment the 2019 competition ended that the team’s main objective moving forward was to reduce the weight of the race car from 578 pounds with fuel/without a driver. With the 2020 competition canceled due to COVID-19, the team regrouped and started working on the 2021 car in August, despite the ongoing pandemic.
“We’re down to 465 pounds now by incorporating lighter materials and being more careful with the choice of hardware we make (internally),” Boone said at a send-off celebration for the team June 7. “We also have a launch traction control that will help us get off the line quicker.”
“This team took what they learned from their first car and adjusted, and it looks great,” Pellissippi State President L. Anthony Wise Jr. said June 7, checking out the new car. “It’s going to be exciting to put it on the track.”
The 2021 competition was hot – literally. After temperatures reached 115 degrees in Las Vegas and several competitors passed out from the heat, Formula SAE Nevada revised the schedule. Instead of teams having 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. each day to get their cars to pass tech and safety checks and then complete the competition’s four events, the window was shorted to 5:30 a.m.-2 p.m. after the first day, said Associate Professor Lynn Klett, the team’s faculty advisor.
“They did great despite the oppressive heat and aggressive schedule,” she said. “Temperatures were 115 and higher every day.”
The shortened schedule knocked 14 teams out of competition, as their cars never made it out of tech, according to the Formula SAE Nevada results. Tech includes about a 15-page inspection, Boone explained.
“For Formula SAE, you design the car around a set of rules, and Formula SAE goes through everything to make sure your car is rules-compliant — everything from the firewall and the seats to the chassis and every critical fastener,” he said. “We came prepared and got through our tech inspection really quick.”
Pellissippi State wasn’t spared all the effects of the Las Vegas heat wave, however. During the Acceleration event, which measures the time it takes each car to travel 75 meters, Pellissippi State’s fan broke, causing the car to overheat after one run on the Acceleration course.
While Pellissippi State’s time of 4.5 seconds still netted the team a sixth-place finish in the Acceleration event, that 4.5 seconds was only 4/10 of a second away from a first-place finish, Boone noted — and the car had been testing at 4.1 seconds on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus.
“I think we could have won if we had another run, but we had to let the car cool down,” he said.
Pellissippi State fixed the fan and went on to compete in the other four events: Skid Pad, which tests each car’s cornering capability on a figure-8-shaped course; Autocross, which tests how fast each car can make it around an open course; and Endurance and Efficiency, which test each car’s overall reliability on a 22-kilometer closed course, as well as how much fuel is used during the run.
“When we got there at 6 a.m., it was already 95 degrees,” Boone said. “We were worried about the temperatures, but we managed to keep the car 5 degrees below where the ECU (engine control unit) would have cut off the engine.”
In the end, Pellissippi State was one of few teams in the competition that got to finish all the events, which made Boone proud.
“With the car we had, we did the best we could have done,” he said after the team returned from competition. “There were some technical things we did with the car that we could do differently next time, but this was a good team with good organization and good communication at the competition. Everyone had a job to do.”
Pellissippi State students attending the competition this year included Daniel Ray (powertrain performance), Daniel Rasmussen (composite materials specialist), Ethan Crisp (electrical capstone student) and Zachary Koller (co-captain).
They were joined by UT students Clayton Hickey and Charles Brush,both of whom previously attended Pellissippi State, as well as UT students Charlie Linde, Jeff Cargile and Cooper Jenkins. Cargile and Jenkins designed the race car’s aerodynamic package as their senior design project with fellow UT Aerospace Engineering student Gavin Jones.
All UT students who serve on the team do so as volunteers and pay their own way to competition.
Other Pellissippi State Motorsports team members who worked on the car but did not travel to the competition this year include George Johnson IV of Pellissippi State and Forrest Hamilton, a dual enrollment student who completed his Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technology while completing high school at Knox County’s Career Magnet Academy.
“A lot of it has not been easy, but it was definitely a great experience,” Hamilton said. “There was a lot of going to school and going to work and then coming here and welding for six to eight hours, but it feels good to see so much of it finished. A lot of welding is not small diameter tubes so this has given me so much more confidence.”
Pellissippi State Motorsports is a college-sponsored student club that could not do what it does without additional help from sponsors such as Barton Racing, Daycab Company, Norm and Ann Naylor, Gene Haas Foundation, Dave and Lynne Blair,Morlind Engineering, BHS Corrugated and Endeavor Composites.
Meriam Panganiban has her alarm set so thatshe can be wide awake and glued to the computer at 6 a.m. Sunday, May 16.
She may be more than 9,000 miles away in Sydney, Australia, but she wouldn’t miss watching her daughter and grandson graduate from Pellissippi State Community College together!
“My mom is very, very emotional because I promised her I would finish school,” said MaydetteZiatdinov, 43, who previously worked as a kindergarten teacher in Japan. “I had a lot of fear because this is a new country for me, but I knew something was missing. This is for my husband, my son and my mom – but it’s also for myself, this accomplishment.”
Maydette, a native of the Philippines, will graduate at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 15, with her associate degree in Business,with a concentration in Management. Her only son, Ralph Panganiban, will graduate during the same Commencement ceremony with his associate degree in Computer Information Technology, with a concentration in Programming.
Ralph, 22, started Pellissippi State in 2017 after graduating from Bearden High School. He had to take English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes before he could start his core curriculum, having only moved to the United States in 2015, when his stepfather, a scientist, took a job at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
“When I went to high school, most of my friends suggested I go here because they have good courses,” Ralphsaid. “What really impressed me is that all of the services here are free: computer labs, libraries, tutoring center. That was really amazing to me.”
“The tutoring center is like family to me because I would spend all day at school studying,” Maydetteshared. “It’s like my second home.”
Maydettestarted her educational journey at Pellissippi State two yearsafter her son, much to his chagrin.
“My friends would say, ‘Is that your sister?’ and I’d say, ‘No, that’s my mom!” Ralph said, cringing good-naturedly at the memory.
“For me, it was a compliment!” Maydette said, laughing. “I love it!”
Ralph joked that he “just wanted to run away” when he would see his mom on campus, but then admitted that going to college with a parent had its perks.
“If I saw her in the cafeteria, she would pay for me!” he said.
Even though Maydette and Ralphoften would carpool to Pellissippi State together, theynever were in the same class – although they had some of the same professors.
“We both loved Dr. Shaquille Marsh’s class and his way of teaching,” Maydette said of Public Speaking. “English is our second language, and we felt nervous about speaking in front of our classmates, but he gave us pointers. He has been one of our best mentors.”
Both also joined Pellissippi State’s International Club, where Ralph served as president and Maydette handled public relations. The two“had a really good time” planning the International Culture Festival in fall 2019, where they highlighted the fashion, food and music of Pellissippi State’s international students’ home countries.
“That was a really big deal for me because I never had been president of a club before,” Ralph said, thanking his mom for her help.
More recently, Maydette has been interning with Pellissippi State’s Human Resources office and has chosen HR as her next career.
“I have eight years of good memories as a kindergarten teacher, but I wanted to do something more flexible at this age,” she explained. “I like helping people – that’s just me – and even if it’s a small company, someone has to do the administrative work.”
Even though the duo now has earned their associate degrees, they plan to stick around Pellissippi State a little while longer to take more classes – Maydettein preparation to transfer to King University for a bachelor’s degree, and Ralph to add a second Computer Information Technology degree, this time with a concentration in Systems Administration and Management.
“I never complain about the teachers here, but it’s not just them,” Ralphnoted. “Everyone from the security guards to the cafeteria workers toFacilities staff– they’ve all been so nice and helpful.”
His mother agrees, listing Associate Professor Amy Caponetti,Professor Lisa Fall, International Club advisor Patricia Higgins and Access and Diversity Director Gayle Wood among those who have been part of an amazing support system at Pellissippi State.
“Wedon’t have a family here in Tennessee, so Pellissippi State is our go–to family,” Maydette said. “If I had a picture of myself on my first day of school until now, you would see a totally different Maydette.”
Pellissippi State Community College will celebrate its 2020 and 2021 graduates in a series of smaller, outdoor Commencement ceremonies this May.
The college has not held an in-person Commencement since December 2019, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eight separate ceremonies, capped at 85 graduates and two guests per graduate, are planned for Thursday-Saturday, May 13-15. Each ceremony will take place in the Hardin Valley Campus Courtyard, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.
All Commencement ceremonies will be livestreamed to allow family and friends who cannot attend in person to celebrate with graduates.
Students who graduated at any point during 2020 are welcome to join ceremonies at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13.
Those Pellissippi State students graduating in spring 2021 with Associate of Arts, Associate of Fine Arts,Associate of Science or Associate of Science in Teaching degrees – typically those studentswho transfer to four-year institutions – may choose to participate in ceremonies at 1, 4 or 7 p.m. on Friday, May 14.
Those Pellissippi State students graduating in spring 2021 with Associate of Applied Science degrees – the two-year career programs to prepare students to enter the workforce – will be celebrated on Saturday, May 15, with Nursing students at 10 a.m., Engineering and Media Technology students at 1 p.m. and Business and Computer Technology students at 4 p.m.
“It is well understood that students may not be able to attend the ceremony for which they are scheduled due to personal or family obligations,” said Dean of Students Travis Loveday. “In that case, 2021 graduates may attend any ceremony that has openings.”
Registration for all ceremonies opened at 8 a.m. Friday, April 16, on Eventbrite, and registration is not only for those graduating. Faculty, staff and guests should register for the ceremony they plan to attend, as all seats are reserved on a first come, first served basis:
In the event of inclement weather, ceremonies and graduates will move inside to the Clayton Performing Arts Center. While social distancing guidelines would prevent guests from joining graduates in the CPAC, guests would be able to view a live stream of the ceremonies from the Goins Administration Building.
For more information about when to check in for the ceremonies, where to enter campus and park, and what graduates and guests will need to do to followPellissippi State’s COVID-19 safety protocols, visitwww.pstcc.edu/graduation.
Pellissippi State Community College will welcome more students back to campus this fall, with the new Bill Haslam Center for Math and Science opening in August.
The new 82,000-square-foot building on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus has been under construction since May 2019 and is on track to open for fall 2021 classes, as was planned before the pandemic. It will include 18 classrooms, six computer labs, nine science labs and a teacher education center for the college’s Early Childhood Education and Teacher Education programs.
“The Bill Haslam Center for Math and Science will help us meet demands for classrooms and lab spaces that have increased due to the Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect scholarships,” said Pellissippi State President L. Anthony Wise Jr. “And with more classes meeting on campus and more student services open in person, we are hopeful that fall 2021 will feel more like fall 2019 than fall 2020.”
Pellissippi State plans to offer more in-person classes in fall 2021, although the college will continue to offer classes in other formats as well.
“Our No. 1 priority since the pandemic began has been providing a safe environment for our students and employees,” Wise said. “We feel like we’ve been able to do that thanks to technology and the flexibility and dedication of our faculty and staff, but we look forward to seeing more faces on campus this fall.”
Pellissippi State’s emergency management team, which has been handling decisions during the pandemic, will continue to meet and determine what protocols to put in place before fall semester begins Aug. 23.The college will continue to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and as well as local health department guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19 on campus.
“By limiting the number of classes taught in person during the pandemic, we were able to ensure that our students who opted for on-campus classes had the space necessary to practice social distancing,” Wise said. “Even as we offer more in-person options this fall, our faculty and staff are working together to ensure that classes are staggered in a way that still allows for social distancing not only inside our classrooms, but also in our buildings’ common spaces in between classes.”
Students who prefer online courses still will have a variety of classes to choose from. Pellissippi State’s online enrollment had been growing even before the pandemic began as students chose options that allowed them to learn from home on their own time instead of meeting with their instructors and classmates at a set time.
Pellissippi State offers 62 pathways that will transfer to four-year universities in addition to its 27 programs that prepare graduates to enter the workforce in two years, all for about $2,100 in tuition per semester for a full-time student.
Registration for summer and fall 2021 begins April 5.To learn more about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400.
The holidays are just around the corner, and whether you’re looking for unique décor for your home or wanting to makeone-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones, Pellissippi StateCommunity College has lifelong learning classes that can help you channel your inner artist.
Check out these upcoming noncredit classes that are open to the community. For more festive fun, enjoy the experience of taking a lifelong learning class with a friend or family member.
Deborah Kelly’s Paper Quilling class teaches students how to use thin strips of paper that are rolled into coils to create shapes that are then glued and arranged to create elaborate designs and images. Finished pieces can be used to decorate cards, gift bags and boxes, and picture frames — or even can be turned into jewelry or ornaments.
Paper Quilling: Mondays, Oct. 19-Nov. 16, 6-7:30 p.m.
Bob Ross-Certified Instructor Bram Bevins will teach students how to use Ross’ wet-on-wet painting method, which allows the painter to complete a painting in a short amount of time.
Bob Ross Style Painting, Harvest Moon: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 6-9 p.m.
Bob Ross Style Painting, Snowman Wonder: Wednesday, Dec. 2, 6-9 p.m.
Students in floral designer Lori Wilson’s classes willcreate their own floral arrangement using seasonal, fresh flowers and learn how to care for flowers at home to achieve long-lasting freshness:
Introduction to Floral Design, Fall Arrangement: Tuesday, Oct. 27, 6:15-8:15 p.m.
Oak Ridge nativeCarolyn Hahs Fogelman is teaching two classes that are perfect for making handmade gifts. In The Art of Glass Fusion, students will learn how to cut and assemble decorative glass pendants that can be turned into jewelry or used as keychains, magnets and other accessories. In her new class, Traditional Dorset Button Making,students will create two styles of embroidered buttons that can be used for hair accessories, jewelry, quilt accents and more.
The Art of Glass Fusion: Tuesdays, Oct. 27-Nov. 17, 6-8:30 p.m.
Traditional Dorset Button Making: Tuesdays, Dec. 1-8, 6-9 p.m.
Amy Broady, local art educator and certified Zentangleinstructor,can help you add a personal touch to your home décor. In Zen Bells, students will learn how to draw using the Zentangle method while creating three-sided hanging paper bells that make unique holiday ornaments and garlands.
Zen Bells: Saturday, Nov. 21, 1-5 p.m.
These holiday-inspired lifelong learning classes are taught on Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, masks or face coverings must be worn by all instructors and students, and classes are being held in larger classrooms to ensure that participants can maintain 6 feet of distance between each other.
Prices for lifelong learning classes vary. To register for a lifelong learning class, contact Pellissippi State’s Business and Community Services office at 865–539–7167 or visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs.
For a sneak peek of what to expect, join our lifelong learning class instructors for demonstrations on Facebook Live at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 14. Tune in at facebook.com/pellissippi/live.
Pellissippi State Community College was made aware today that a Pellissippi State employee has tested positive for COVID-19.
The employee was on campus Friday, June 26, at which time the employee was not showing any symptoms. The employee was on the second floor of the Goins Administration Building and in the Facilities reception area on the Hardin Valley Campus.
The College has consulted with the Knox County Health Department and is following its recommendations. Pellissippi State has blocked off the areas for cleaning by its Facilities staff, and the College has notified all the people who were in extended contact with the employee on campus.
The Health Department has deemed this a low-risk exposure. The employee wore a mask and practiced social distancing while on campus. Because the virus only lives seven days on surfaces and the areas the employee visited will be cleaned, the Hardin Valley Campus will reopen to the limited number of employees and students who have appointments on Monday, July 6, as scheduled.
Pellissippi State Community College announced Friday a multi-stage plan for a slow, limited return to campus following the coronavirus pandemic that closed the college to all but essential personnel this spring.
While one of Pellissippi State’s campuses is located in Blount County, Pellissippi State has adopted the guidance for Knox County as released by the Knox County Health Department for all five Pellissippi State campuses. The college’s plan also incorporatesadditional guidance from the Tennessee Board of Regents, the American College Health Association and the Centers for Disease Control.
“Our first priority is the health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff,” said Pellissippi State President L. Anthony Wise Jr.“As we return to campus, we will do so in a manner that follows the best guidance of local, state and federal authorities. Within that frame, we will work to create the kind of engaged academic and student experience members of our community have come to expect.”
Pellissippi State’s first stage starts Monday, May 4, but only allows limited access to two campuses: Hardin Valley and Strawberry Plains.
Those campuses will be open to those classes necessary for students to finish coursework that must be done on campus – skills assessment and project completion – during finals week. These labs in career programs such as Welding Technology, Engineering and Nursingwill not be operating at full capacity, in keeping with social distancing guidelines of leaving at least 6 feet of space between individuals and 10 or fewer people in one room. For that reason, an entire class may not be able to work or test at the same time.
Stage 1 also allows employees who have been working remotely to access their offices, by appointment only, to retrieve items they need.
While on campus, everyone must wear a mask at all timesand follow social distancing guidelines. Anyone who has been exhibiting any of the symptoms of Covid-19 as outlined by the CDC should not report to campus. All employees are asked to take their temperatures before reporting to campus, and students who report for labs will be asked three screening questions provided by the Knox County Health Department before they are allowed to enter campus buildings:
Have you been told to quarantine/isolate by a medical provider or the health department?
Have you had face-to-face contact for 10 or more minutes with someone who has Covid-19?
Are you feeling ill and/or experiencing any of the symptoms of Covid-19?
Stage 2 is scheduled to start May 29 and opens Blount County and Magnolia Avenue campuses to essential employees.The college’s Division Street Campus will remain closed throughout summer, as in previous summers.
Future stages will be announced at a later date.
Pellissippi State previously announced that all summer courses will move online, with limited in-person instruction in the second summer term for lab sections.
For more information about Pellissippi State’s coronavirus response, including an archive of the college’s daily updates to faculty, staff and students, visit www.pstcc.edu/coronavirus.
President L. Anthony Wise Jr. announced Thursday that it is in the best interest of Pellissippi State Community College faculty, staff and students to move classes and student services online for the remainder of the spring semester, with very few exceptions.
This serious decision was made after the White House and the Centers for Disease Control revised their guidance that social gatherings should be limited to 10 or fewer people, a challenge for any institution.
To that end, all college events through May 11 have been canceled, effective immediately. Spring commencement and the Nursing pinning ceremony, originally planned for May 10, will be postponed until a later date, but will be held in person when it is safe to do so.
“We know this is not the semester you imagined. It is not the semester we imagined. But we will get through this together,” Wise said in an email to faculty, staff and students. “We have a dedicated group of employees working every day to ensure we cover all our basesso we can finish the semester Pellissippi Strong. This includes everything from offering advising and tutoring online or by phone to making sure our work-study students and part-time employees get paid, even if their jobs change to duties they can do remotely.”
Although classes are moving to an online format for the rest of the semester, at least one computer lab on each campus will continue to operate its normal hours. However, there will be a reservation system put in place after the college’s extended spring break ends March 29 to ensure that there are no more than 10 people in a lab at one time.The same is true for classes that need to hold labs on campus to complete the semester. Instructors may meet with nine or fewer students in a lab while practicing social distancing measures of leaving at least 6 feet between individuals.
As Pellissippi State transitions to an online learning environment, students can submit questions and concerns about technology, coursework, and support services toour new PantherHelp teamat this link.Pellissippi State will continue to update its website – www.pstcc.edu/coronavirus – with frequently asked questions, as well as new pages of resources for faculty, staff and students. The college also will communicate with faculty, staff and students via their Pellissippi State email and Pellissippi State’s social media accounts.
Meanwhile, Pellissippi State’s Business and Community Services has suspended all non-credit classes until further notice as well and is working with those instructors to discuss rescheduling options. Those with questions about non-credit classes should call 865.539.7167 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Although these are challenging circumstances, I look forward to the day when we can gather in community on campus once again,” Wise said.
View Wise’s video message to faculty, staff and students today at www.pstcc.edu.
The Pellissippi State Foundation has wrapped up its campaign to raise money for Pellissippi State Community College’s two new buildings and other initiatives, exceeding its $10 million goal by more than $4 million.
The Campaign for Pellissippi State, a four-year project spearheaded by 60 volunteers, will support the college’s largest expansion in its 45-year history. Some $8.8 million of the funds raised are earmarked to help build the Bill Haslam Center for Math and Science on Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus in Knox County, the Ruth and Steve West Workforce Development Center on the college’s Blount County Campus and other capital projects.
Meanwhile, $1.6 million was raised for student support, including 10 new scholarships and 13 new endowments, and $3.7 million in grants were secured to support the college’s academic efforts and workforce development initiatives.
“We could not have met our lofty $10 million goal, let alone exceeded it, without the help of our volunteers and our donors,” said Pellissippi State President L. Anthony Wise Jr., noting that 571 of the Campaign’s 1,547 donors were new donors to Pellissippi State. “This support is going to help not only our current Pellissippi State students, but generations of students to come.”
The practical impacts of the Campaign are far-reaching, from eliminating waiting lists for required science labs to expanding several academic and career programs including Audio Production Engineering at the Magnolia Avenue Campus, Culinary Arts at the Blount County Campus, Early Childhood and Teacher Education at the Hardin Valley Campus and Welding at the Strawberry Plains Campus.
Meanwhile, the college’s Student Opportunity Fund was bolstered to provide a financial safety net for students at risk of dropping out due to an emergency situation, and the Hardin Valley Garden and Pellissippi Pantry will grow to address the increasing number of local students experiencing food insecurity.
“Pellissippi State is charged with a most important mission – preparing the next generation workforce for our community,” said Campaign Chair Tom Ballard. “The funds that we raised will provide modern facilities and enhanced programs to ensure that current and future students have a solid foundation for success.”
Pellissippi State Foundation extends a special thanks to Campaign Leaders who donated $500,000 or more: Arconic Foundation; the Economic Development Board of Blount County, City of Alcoa and City of Maryville; Pilot Company; and Ruth and Steve West.
Pellissippi State employees and retirees also gave more than $500,000 combined to the Campaign, the Foundation noted.
A campaign impact video is available HERE. To learn more about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call 865.694.6400.