Tennessee Wesleyan's Durwood Dunn Recognized With Award Named In His Honor

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Dr. Durwood Dunn
Dr. Durwood Dunn

The Society of Appalachian Historians have honored Tennessee Wesleyan College Professor Dr. Durwood Dunn by naming an award after him. The Society’s “Durwood Dunn Award” will recognize historians who, over the course of their careers, have made outstanding contributions to the study and teaching of Appalachian history.

“I was truly surprised and overwhelmed at the establishment of an award in my name,” said Dr. Dunn, who has taught history at TWC for 38 years. “Throughout my career, the study of Appalachia and its people has become one of the most important and informative fields in American history, and I am greatly honored to have participated in that development.”

Dr. Dunn played a role in the creation of the Society of Appalachian Historians, an organization housed at East Tennessee State University that seeks to provide a forum for the dissemination and discussion of innovative historical scholarship on any aspect of Appalachia.

The Society named the “Durwood Dunn Award” in honor of Dr. Dunn for his many contributions to the study of Appalachia, the many shared experiences he had with the Society throughout the years, the gift of his inimitable personality and spirit, and for his continued support for and dedication to the study of Appalachian history.



Cleveland City Schools Present This Week's Calendar

Yates Primary School celebrates  Dr. Seuss Week . In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, classes will invite reading guests and each day will have special activities. For more information  click here .    Monday  - I Am Not Going to Get Up Today! Tuesday  - The Cat in the Hat Wednesday  - Wacky  Wednesday ... (click for more)

First Deep Space Images Received From Dalton State's New Observatory

A pproximately 1,300 light years away from earth is a bright star-forming region. The cloud of gas is a hub of activity that astronomers study to learn more about how stars form. Found in the Orion constellation and visible to the naked eye, the Orion Nebula is one of the brightest nebulas in the night sky. Dalton State has begun collecting images of this nebula through ... (click for more)

Corker Wishing Trump Well On 1st Speech To Congress; Hopes For Clarity On Replacing Health Care Plan, Tackling Deficits

Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Tuesday released the following statement in advance of President Donald J. Trump’s joint address to Congress.   “There is a lot of anticipation about the president’s speech  tonight  to Congress – his first. I know that a lot of people will be tuned in.   “I spend a lot of time with him on foreign policy issues ... (click for more)

Arson Suspected At Fire That Destroys Long-Vacant Ooltewah House

Arson is suspected in a fire that destroyed a long-vacant house at Ooltewah on Monday night. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fire at 4617 Woodland Dr. At  10:45 p.m. , a neighbor called 911 reporting a house fire. Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived on the scene reporting the house was fully involved. Fire ... (click for more)

Embrace America - And Response (2)

Okay, Hollywierd we get it. The world of entertainment and cinema arts do not support President Trump. But for all their derisive and divisive speech, truth remains. People who support conservative values do not hate children, we do not hate immigrants, we do not hate other races and ethnicities although that is all you trumpet at every opportunity.  What we do support ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Way 'Over The Line'

Every day last week a Chattanooga woman sent me a press release for a “Recess Week of Action,” which was the greatest example of “an exercise in futility” that I can recall in recent years. I absolutely refuse to attend, write, or publicize such a group of admittedly-questionable political agitators. Please, I have never seen anything like this! Sometime soon, I suspect, the truth ... (click for more)