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Happy Day the Music Died Day....
NATIONAL THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED DAY The Day the Music Died Day is always observed on February 3rd. This day we remember the unfortunate and untimely death of singers 22-year-old Buddy Holly, 17-year-old Richie Valens, and 28-year-old J. P. Richardson, aka: ...

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Regional Graduate Liberal Studies Conference April 7th and 8th,
2017 East Tennessee State
University Friday, April 7th   Opening Reception at
Cranberries Restaurant - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Saturday April 8th   Conference - 8:30 am -

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Meanwhile, just over the mountains in North Carolina
Private colleges around here are recruiting Hispanic students. Who knew? And who knew Hickory was so well regarded by Reader's Digest ? Maybe there's a market for ETSU here that we're ignoring. From The Hechinger Report . Needing students, Appalachian colle...

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Save the date

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I once turned down a job interview at UT-Martin
Because it was too close to the New Madrid Fault, I jokingly explained to the phone caller. That, and the fact that it was in Martin.Tennessee. And it was in late 1989 or early 1990, at the same time all this was going on. From Buzzfeed. The Day the Earth S...

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Actually, as a former English major
I knew most of these things.   Note that I wrote former, and not old ....From Time . 7 Things You—Probably?—Didn’t Understand About Punctuation!!!! We use it every day. It’s on nearly every page we read. But that wasn’t always so. A thousand years ago writi...

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Since we're all broke around the holidays
Here are your best choices for cheap pens. From Lifehacker. Five Best Budget Pens Those of us who love our pens know that they can be more than just a writing instrument that we toss out and replace with a new one—they can be great tools that help us work a...

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It seemed like a good idea at the time
Or tips on fighting that impulse to buy from The Atlantic. You're welcome. For the footnotes, you'll need to visit the site. Why You Bought That Ugly Sweater There is a science to every sale. Among other findings of interest to retailers, researchers have s...

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Infographic Friday
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Chamber of Commerce honors ETSU’s Office of Professional Development
East Tennessee State University’s Office of Professional Development is the recipient of the CenturyLink Faith in the Future Award, presented recently by the Chamber of Commerce serving Johnson City-Jonesborough-Washington County. The award was given in rec...
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