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We're very excited! Saturday will be the first fall graduation at Vol State. Congrats to all of the grads! The ceremony will be streamed live starting at 10am on Saturday, December 12 at www.volstate.edu/graduation. If you have family members who will be watching the stream from outside of the state or the country, please let us know. We always like to highlight the cool stories of family members watching from far-off locations.
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Plenty happening on the Gallatin campus today and Saturday for Homecoming:
Coffee with the PREZ
Today- 11/19/15
9:00AM-10:00AM
Wood, Mary Cole Nichols Dining Room
HOMECOMING Pep Rally
Today- 11/19/15
12:45PM-1:45PM
Wood, Mary Cole Nichols Dining Room 
Join the Vol State Cheerleaders for refreshments and Basketball team introductions
Evening Services Presents- Clearly You Crystals
Today- 11/19/15
1:00PM-7:00PM
Wood, Cafeteria
Don’t forget- HOMECOMING GAMES this Saturday, November 21, 2015.
Women’s game at 2:00PM
Men’s game at 4:00PM
Get your FREE raffle ticket at the door for a chance to win a GoPro camera during each halftime!
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This week at Vol State. It's Homecoming!
Nov. 17 International Education: Around the World in a Day, international displays, Nichols Dining Room 12:45pm-1:45pm
Nov. 18 Spoken Word Poetry: Asia Project, Nichols Dining Room, 12:45pm
Nov. 19 Coffee with the PREZ, Cafeteria, 9am-10am
Nov. 19 Clearly You: free 3-D image in crystal for all students, Nichols Dining Room, 1pm to 7pm
Nov. 19 The Psychology of Race, panel discussion, Thigpen Library, 1pm
Nov. 19 Homecoming Pep Rally, Cafeteria, 12:45pm
Nov. 21 Homecoming Basketball Games, Pickel Field House, 2pm and 4pm
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Vol State events this week:

Nov. 9 Spring priority class registration begins for sophomores at 8am
Nov. 10 Spring priority class registration begins for freshmen at 8am
Nov. 10 POW/MIA Remembrance, Cafeteria, 10am-2pm

Nov. 11 Veteran's Recognition Luncheon, Nichols Dining Room, 12:45pm
RSVP to Lori.Miller@volstate.edu to attend

Nov.11 Remember the Fallen, flags on the Gallatin campus front lawn, all day

Nov. 13 Veterans Movie Night: American Sniper, Thigpen Library, 7pm
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As a student almost everything you need in terms of information about Vol State can be found on your My Vol State page. To find your assigned advisor just follow these quick steps:
-Click on the Academics tab
Under Academic Profile, Advisors select TERM and press go.
-Your advisor's name will display
-To get their contact info click the Search tab
-Enter the last name only of your assigned advisor
-The office location, email and phone number will appear
More info about spring registration:
http://bit.ly/1MCHcvG
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Get ready for spring classes, see your advisor now. Priority registration Nov. 9 for sophomores, Nov. 10 for freshmen. Details: http://bit.ly/1KFixW3
Spring semester may seem like a long way off, but priority class registration for current students opens up on November 9 for sophomores (30 credit hours or more) and November 10 for freshmen (less than 30 hours credit). That means you need to start planning what classes you want to take now.
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There will be no Vol State classes held on Wednesday, November 25, but Vol State will be open for business during normal hours. The whole college will be closed November 26, 27 and 28 for Thanksgiving. We hope that everyone has safe travels and a wonderful holiday.
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Vol State is taking the next step: we are going completely tobacco and vape-free in 2016

After January 1, 2016, Volunteer State Community College will prohibit the use of tobacco on any campus property for all students, faculty, staff, contractors and visitors. The use of tobacco and vaping (e-cigarette) products will be prohibited in college buildings and on college grounds, including parking areas, walkways and buildings.  This does include any vehicles located on campus property on campus locations in Gallatin, Springfield and Livingston.  

Prohibited products include:

• Cigarettes
• Cigars
• Tobacco Chew or Snuff
• Clove Cigarettes
• Electronic Cigarettes (Vaping)
• And all other products that are smokable substances and/or use tobacco

The tobacco-vape-free policy is a part of Vol State’s commitment to creating a healthy and sustainable environment for all members of our campus community and is designed to be positive and health directed.
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Join us for tips on how to quit on Thursday in the Wood Campus Center as part of the Great American Smokeout.
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Current TN Promise Students: Many of you have not turned in your community service hours for this semester. You have to do it every semester. Community Service you did last summer does not count. You need eight new hours and must file it online by December 1. You will be dropped from the TN Promise program if you don't complete the community service requirement and file it by December 1. Please, take this seriously and get it done. We want to see everyone back this spring! Here is the link to file your hours: https://tnachieves.org/submit-community-service

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Priority spring class registration for current student sophomores (30 hours or more) opens at 8am this morning. Freshmen tomorrow.
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Events this week at Vol State:
Nov. 3 Meditation and Moral Development: A Comparative Look at Spiritual Traditions and Contemporary Cognitive Science, by Thomas Mether, Rochelle Center in Thigpen Library, 12-1pm 
Nov. 4 Singer/songwriter Royce Lovett, Cafeteria, 12:45pm
Nov. 5 Freedom Summer: Mississippi 1964, by Carole Bucy, Rochelle Center of Thigpen Library, 1pm
Nov. 7 Household Hazardous Waste Collection, outside near Pickel Field House, 9am-2pm
Nov. 8 Chinese Music and Dance Troupe, Caudill Hall, 7:30pm, free and open to the public
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Do you want to learn a language and have a trip overseas to do it? You could get a scholarship through the U.S. Government. Here are the details:
The U.S. State Department has announced that applications are open for the Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS).This is a fully funded Summer Language Study program abroad for a period of seven to ten weeks at one of twenty sites learning one of these languages:
Arabic
Azerbaijani
Bangla
Chinese Hindi
Indonesian
Japanese
Korean
Persian
Punjabi
Russian
Turkish
Urdu 
Swahili
The program offers Grant Benefits
• Full Tuition
• Cultural Program
• Room and board
• Round-trip air travel
• Applicable visa fees
• Health Benefits
• Language testing
• U.S. academic credit ( through Bryn Mawr College , Philadelphia, PA)
This program opportunity is open to U.S. Citizens who are enrolled in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Students of all disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply.
The only fee not paid by the program is the U.S. Passport fee.
Deadline for application is November 23rd.
I have further promotional and contact information to share with any interested student.
Interested students should visit with me.
John Espey
Director of International Education 
Mattox 101 F
john.espey@volstate.edu
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The Vol State Difference: creative, challenging and engaging higher education for everyone.
Introduction
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!
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615-452-8600
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1480 Nashville Pike Gallatin, TN 37066