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Stay on track. Take the classes you need. Save money. Graduate earlier. How do you do it? Meet regularly with your academic advisor. If they're not helping, ask for a new one through your division office. Still having trouble? See the folks in the Advising Center in Ramer 174 or ask at the front desk of Livingston and Highland Crest. Use Degree Works on My Vol State to see what classes you will need for your degree. It's free and every student has access. It's under the academics tab and in the quick links. Take charge of your college career!
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Vol State events for this week:

Tuesday, April 15
Spring Honors Night, Nichols Dining Room, 6pm, for Honors Program members as well as students who are interested in the Honors Program

Wednesday, April 16 
Lecture: “Hispanic Immigration: Misconceptions and Truths”, by Jaime Sanchez, Mattox 104, 12:20pm

Honors Student Presentations, Nichols Dining Room, 12:20pm

Music Department show at the Whippoorwill on the Square in Gallatin, 6:30pm

Thursday, April 17 
Coffee with the Prez, Cafeteria, 10am-11am

Spring Fling, Plaza and Library Lawn, 10am to 2pm

Pre-Nursing Advising Session with Belmont University, Warf 110, 12:45pm

Friday, April 18
Campus Closed and no classes for Good Friday
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Summer and fall class registration is now open for freshmen and sophomores. Summer registration for new and readmit students opens up on April 21. Fall registration for new and readmit students opens up on June 6. Current students are encouraged to register now to make sure they get the classes they want. If there is a class that is already filled, please keep checking back. They may open a new section over the next few weeks. And make sure you are taking classes that you need for your degree. See your advisor!
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We apologize for the computer problems this morning. Summer and Fall class registration for current sophomores will begin tomorrow, Tuesday, April 8. General registration will start at 8 a.m. Registration for freshmen will be pushed back until Wednesday, April 9, also at 8 a.m. for general registration. 
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Vol State events this week:

Ongoing Sumner County Elementary Art Exhibit, Ramer Great Hall, through April 6, reception April 3 at 3:30pm

SGA Elections are Monday, March 31, and Tuesday, April 1. Elect your student representatives. There will be a table set up in the main hallway of the Wood Campus Center from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM both days. On the ballot this year is also a Referendum to increase the Student Activity Fee from $10 to $14. The increase would allow for more quality activities for the student body to participate in. Make sure you vote!

Monday, March 31
Tennessee Technological University representative Dennis Tennant will be in the Wood Campus Center main hallway in front of Student Services 10:00am—2:00pm.

Softball, versus Harper, 11am

Tuesday, April 1
Union University representative Renee Dauer will be in the Wood Campus Center main hallway in front of Student Services 10:00am—2:30pm

Lecture: “Room for Everyone: The Gay and Lesbian Experience” by Kathy Halbrooks and Deb Moore, Mattox room 104, 12:45pm

Wednesday, April 2 
Tennessee State University representative Lynette Perry will be in the Wood Campus Center main hallway in front of Student Services 9:30am—11:00am. 

Lecture: “Star Trek” by Laura Black, Nichols Dining Room, 12:20pm

Thursday, April 3 
WWII Display by Peter Johnson, Nichols Dining Room, 8am to 3:45pm

Middle Tennessee State University representative Tyler Henson will be in the Wood Campus Center main hallway in front of Student Services 10:00am—3:00pm.

Science and Math Expo, for kids and parents, Wallace Building North, 2:30pm to 6pm

Elementary Art Exhibit Reception, Ramer Great Hall, 3:30pm-5:30pm
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Everyone is talking about it on the news...now it's your chance to get an insider's perspective and ask questions. Join us for a special International Education event tomorrow: Examining the Current Situation in the Ukraine 
Friday, March 28th, 2:30pm in Mattox Lecture Room 102. The Presenter is Max Melnikov, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Economics and finance, Labray School of Science, Technology, and Business, Cumberland University. Dr. Melnikov is a native of the Ukraine, witnessed the breakup of the former Soviet Union, and will share his insights related to the current crisis that has captured the world stage. 

The presentation is free and open to the public.

A question and answer session will follow Dr. Melnikov ’s presentation.
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If you have friends and family who won't be able to make it to graduation this year, a reminder that we will be streaming the ceremony live. It's Saturday, May 3 starting at 10am. You'll find the stream at www.volstate.edu/graduation  If you have someone who you know will be watching from far away, please let us know. And congratulations to all of the graduates!
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Everything appears to be running smoothly this morning. A reminder that today is the start of summer and fall registration for current sophomores (30 credit hours or less) starting at 8am. We have pushed back registration for freshmen until tomorrow (Wednesday), also starting at 8am. If you have any problems with class codes you don't understand, you can ask here, but for the experts you will need to contact the Advising Center at 615-230-3702. Good luck everyone- hope you get the classes you need! 
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Vol State events for this week:

Monday, April 7
Student Showcase, arts and crafts, Wood Campus Center Hallway, 10am to 1pm, 4pm to 6pm

Lecture: “The Lonesome Democracy of American Poets” by Matthew McDonald, Mattox 104, 12:20pm

Tuesday, April 8
Transfer Day, colleges and universities on hand to talk about transfer, Ramer Great Hall, 10am-Noon,

Baseball, versus Motlow, 5pm

Thursday, April 10
STEM Expo for secondary school students, Gallatin campus

Friday, April 11
Lecture: “The Poetics of Consciousness” by Thomas Mether and Melissa Fox, Mattox 135, 10:10am

Baseball, versus Southwest, 3pm

Softball, versus Walters, 4pm

“A Night in Italy”, dinner and concert, Ramer Great Hall, 6:30pm, $20 advance tickets are required through Humanities, 615-230-3201

Saturday, April 12

Sumner County Bluegrass Jamboree, free performances, register for competitions, Caudill Hall, 10am to 6pm

Vol State Family Day, Easter Egg Hunt, Library Lawn, 11am

Vol State Home Plate celebration, baseball and softball games at noon, free food

“A Night in Italy”, dinner and concert, Ramer Great Hall, 6:30pm, $20 advance tickets are required through Humanities, 615-230-3201
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Are you applying for Financial Aid and scholarships? There are a couple of priority dates you should know about. Notice we said dates, not deadlines. People can apply for financial aid and scholarships throughout the year. But if you have your FAFSA (federal financial aid application) turned in by April 1 you will have all of your financial aid worked out well ahead of time and you can apply for private scholarships through the foundation, and have the best shot at getting that money as well. That priority date is also April 1. Here is a link for more info and the scholarship application: http://www.volstate.edu/Foundation/Scholarship.php

It comes down to this: if you can't get your FAFSA and Scholarship applications in by April 1, just get them done as soon as possible. The sooner you get them done, the better off you will be, and the more money you will be eligible for. If you have more questions visit the Financial Aid website: http://www.volstate.edu/FinancialAid/index.php
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Volunteer State Community College is a diverse group of  more than 8,000 students and educators located in Gallatin, Tennessee, with additional campuses in Springfield, Livingston and Nashville. We offer two-year degrees and certificates for university transfer and the workplace. Our friends call us Vol State and we have plenty of friends. Come join us!