Sign Up for Summer: Psychology

Psychology. It gets you thinking.

A popular core course for many majors, General Psychology is available this summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., in the Humanities Bldg., H245, on the Blountville campus. A web course in General Psychology is also available on Thursday evening, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Humanities Bldg., H252.

A hybrid course in General Psychology is also available during the first summer term at the Bristol and Johnson City campuses on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. The hybrid course requires an iPad.

Psychology plays a critical role in our daily lives.

Summer classes offer students a great way to earn credit hours, fast-track their certificate or degree paths, or simply learn more about a new subject. First- and full-term summer classes begin on June 1.

Students enrolling in General Psychology should have completed ENGL 0870 and READ 0870 or appropriate entrance scores in testing.

This link provides more information about the course. Both courses are transferable and meet the Tennessee Board of Regents/Northeast State’s General Education Core requirements.

Hot Nights, Cool Music series returns this summer

Summer’s here and the time is right for spending warm evenings enjoying Northeast State’s annual “Hot Nights, Cool Music” summer concert series. The series features local, regional, and nationally known musical artists taking the stage.

All performances are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts Theater on the College’s Blountville campus next to Tri-Cities Regional Airport.

 All events are free and open to the public.

 This year’s lineup features Native American, country, jazz, and rock ‘n’ roll artists as well as shaped-note, and big band performances.

The Cody Blackbird Band, June 15 – Blending the old with the new, Blackbird merges the Native American flute with powerful vocals into contemporary blues rock sounds with The Cody Blackbird Band. The band has been compared to a hybrid Native version of the famous Blues rock band, Blues Traveler. Blackbird will also hold a workshop at 3 p.m. on the Blountville campus. Contact Jim Kelly at jpkelly@northeaststate.edu to sign up.

 

Caravan
The Caravan of Thieves band returns to the NE State stage June 22.

Caravan of Thieves, June 22 – Driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass, and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. It’s theatrical and humorous. It’s musical and intense. It entertains, dazzles and defies classification while welcoming spectators to join the band throughout the performance in momentary fits of claps, snaps, and sing-alongs. If Django Reinhardt, the cast of Stomp, and the Beatles all had a party at Tim Burton’s house, Caravan of Thieves would be the band they hired.

Reagan Boggs, July 7 – Pound, Va. native Reagan Boggs has drawn comparisons to Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Kitty Wells, and Emmylou Harris. Her newest release, Empty Glasses, features 12 original tunes and a cover of the Carter Family’s The Storms are on the Ocean. She is a two-time Mountain Stage performer and will be featured this summer on the PBS broadcast of Song of the Mountains.

 The Johnson City Community Band, July 29 – Step back in time to the age of the big bands when the Johnson City Community Band takes the stage. Founded in 1983 by faculty members from East Tennessee State University, the Johnson City Community Band is made up of about 60 members and associate members who have diverse backgrounds in music.

Tri-Cities Shaped-Note Convention Annual Concert, July 27 – Shaped-note singing is an American tradition of hymn-singing that endures today in churches and annual singing schools and conventions. The style began in New England in the 18th century and made its way to the Southern states where it enjoyed popularity through the 19th century. Check out this unique musical style returning to the WRCPA stage.

Sign Up for Summer: Astronomy

Galaxies. Nebulae. Black holes. The universe has all these things and much more. Learn about our solar system and beyond in two Astronomy classes offered this summer at the Blountville campus.

The Orion Nebula (Photo courtesy of NASA).

Astronomy I, lecture and lab, is being offered Tuesday evenings, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., at the Wade Powers Bldg., Room B113.  Astronomy II, lecture and lab, is offered Wednesday evenings, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., at the Powers Bldg., B113.

Summer classes offer students a great way to earn credit hours, fast-track their certificate or degree paths, or simply learn more about a new subject. First- and full-term summer classes begin on June 1.

Students enrolling in Astronomy should have completed all required math learning support courses and READ 0870 or posted appropriate entrance scores in testing.

These two courses earn four credit hours. This link provides more information about the content for both courses. Both courses are transferable and meet the Tennessee Board of Regents/Northeast State’s General Education Core requirements.

Sign Up for Summer: Art

There are still spots open for summer classes at Northeast State. Summer classes offer students a great way to earn credit hours, fast-track their certificate or degree paths, or simply learn more about a new subject. First- and full-term summer classes begin on June 1.

Check out the course Survey of Art History I, a full term class meeting on Thursday evenings, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., in the Humanities Bldg., Room H152 at the Blountville campus.

Or try Introduction to Art offered Monday & Wednesday evenings, 6-8 p.m., WRCPA Bldg., Room D280, at Blountville. Intro to Art is a full-term class beginning June 1.

These two courses earn three credit hours. This link provides more information about the content for both courses.

Both courses are transferable and meet the Tennessee Board of Regents/Northeast State’s General Education Core requirements.

NE State workshops focus on getting results

Noted author and time management/productivity expert Ken Zeigler will present two workshops on Northeast State’s Blountville campus June 22.

Zeigler is considered a pioneer in time management, organizational theory, and advanced business management. His best-selling book, Organizing for Success, is available in seven languages. He has published numerous articles on time management, productivity, and work/life balance for such newspapers as the Washington Post, the New York Post, Martha Stewart’s Living Magazine, and the Charlotte Observer.

Zeigler’s popular style blends humor with concrete information. The workshops feature an interactive, hands-on approach to customized training so participants can achieve quick results.

Getting Things Done by Influencing Others
Date:  June 22, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $125.00

Adapt quickly to achieve desired results – especially when you don’t have the immediate authority and need cooperation. Learn a process to influence others using personal power, persuasion, and negotiation.  Cultivate relationships that result in increased credibility, respect, and authentic trust.

Having Difficult Conversations that Get Results
Date:  June 22, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $125.00

Simplify discussions down to get results. Conduct conversations to promote a “tough on results and soft on people” tone. See It, Own It, Do It.  Stay under control in the face of attacks and accusations and practice responding to the attitudes and excuses.

Location:  Blountville Campus, Wayne Basler Library, L226

Participants may attend both seminars for $225.00 and group rates are available.

To register, visit http://training.northeaststate.edu/public/course/browse. The registration deadline is Friday, June 16, 2017. For more information, e-mail dlharrison@NortheastState.edu or call 423.353.5520.

Ken Zeigler Workshops