Bryan To Offer 4 New Majors

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Four new majors have been approved for the Bryan College academic catalog starting Fall 2014, according to the academics office.  Dr. Kevin L. Clauson, interim academic vice president, said, “The new majors are in keeping with the ‘spirit’ of the liberal arts at Bryan College, and with our desire to offer students flexibility to acquire a more well-rounded education, since these majors allow for the addition of other majors, minors, or options.”

The first of these will provide students with the opportunity to receive a Bachelor of Arts in music, which is a more general major when compared to the current and more professional-oriented B.S. track.  This new major will enable students “to pursue a music focus (especially as a second major),” according to the proposal. It further states that it “provides more possibilities for students in other majors to also pursue a concentration (major) in music.”  

In addition, the business department will see the addition of three new majors: economics/finance, management, and marketing.  According to Social Science Division Chair Dr. William Lay, these majors offer students “a much wider range of elective credits than possible with the Bachelor of Science with a major in business administration.” 

These majors are designed to complement other B.A. majors, enabling students to add an economics/finance, management, or marketing component to their degrees.  For example, students with a degree in politics and government will be able to add an economics major to round out their politics degree; those majoring in history can add a management major to enable them to manage a historical museum. 

Dr. Lay states that while these majors are not intended to take the place of a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, it does provide greater marketability for students who love and want to major in another discipline.

These new majors have no additional cost beyond their addition to the academic catalog.  They have been approved to be offered in the upcoming Fall 2014 semester.

State Releases 2014 District-Level TCAP Results

The Tennessee Department of Education on Wednesday released district-level results from the 2014 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program, which show strong gains in high school, and relatively constant scores in elementary and middle school. As seen in state results, districts did well in high school in most subject areas. Statewide, growth in 3-8 reading dropped slightly ... (click for more)

Women Entrepreneur Symposium To Be Held Tuesday

The WE women entrepreneur symposium (formerly named Women At The Top Symposium or W.A.T.T.S) will be held on Tuesday, August 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Stratton Hall. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, Honorary WE Chairperson, invites all women entrepreneurs to a symposium featuring Sloane Scott, a.k.a. the “Digital Diva” of FLO Thinkery, as the keynote speaker, ... (click for more)

Federal Judge Stops Erlanger Foreclosure Of Hutcheson Hospital

In a ruling Friday, a Federal Court Judge in Rome agreed with Hutcheson Medical Center and Regions Bank to grant the request for an injunction, effectively stopping the foreclosure efforts of Erlanger Health System against Hutcheson. In stopping the foreclosure set for next Tuesday, the judge held that the public interest in keeping the hospital doors open was “insurmountable.”  ... (click for more)

Mediated Resolution Reached In TVA Kingston Lawsuits

A mediated global resolution has been achieved in 63 lawsuits pending in U.S. District Court involving more than 850 plaintiffs asserting claims against the Tennessee Valley Authority arising from the 2008 ash spill at Kingston Fossil Plant. The resolution, outlined in documents submitted Friday to the U.S. District Court in Knoxville, comes after nearly two years of ... (click for more)

Curtis Adams: Beck, Mackey Should Be Considered For County Commission Leadership

Just think about this;  a person highly qualified applying for a job.  As he is just about finished filling out his papers for his interview, he sees at the bottom there is a place for him to check Democrat or Republican.  He would think, “if I mark the wrong one I may not get the job.” Being a real leader requires honesty, integrity, and, most importantly, fairness. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Orchids And Onions

With record low temperatures being recorded around the South, I didn’t know what I’d find in my garden on the first day of August but – sure enough -- there is a profusion of orchids and onions. The start of college football will be later this month and, with the chilly mornings, fall practice is a far cry from what it will be when the sweltering heat comes back next week. Here’s ... (click for more)