Cleveland State And Museum Center At 5ive Points Announce Partnership

Friday, August 22, 2014
Hassan Najjar, executive director of the Museum Center at 5ive Points and Dr. Bill Seymour, president of Cleveland State Community College, discuss the partnership.
Hassan Najjar, executive director of the Museum Center at 5ive Points and Dr. Bill Seymour, president of Cleveland State Community College, discuss the partnership.
When Cleveland State Community College and the Museum Center at 5ive Points realized that they were in the same business, teaching and preserving history, they had to get together. Cleveland State does a little more teaching than preserving history, and the Museum Center does a little more preserving than teaching, so it was a perfect fit. Cleveland State Community College and The Museum Center announced a new partnership between the two—one that will allow the faculty at CSCC to be able to use the museum as a teaching lab, something that will also benefit the students.

“Our new partnership allows faculty to develop new and engaging opportunities that creatively draw upon the resources of the museum,” said Dr. Denise King, vice president for Academic Affairs. We are excited about the possibilities this collaboration will open up for student and faculty projects.”

In addition to these educational benefits, CSCC faculty, staff and students are also eligible to receive:
-    Free admission to the Museum where general admission is a requirement.
-    Access to member-only events such as member-only exhibit openings.
-    Member discounts on programming where there is a member/non-member rate. (These benefits are also available to the spouses and immediate children of faculty, staff and students.)

The agreement also discussed the following:
-    Collaborative planning between the Museum’s Curator of Education and the faculty of CSCC to identify course-related opportunities.
-    Use of the facility when available for teaching courses and / or classroom visits.
-    CSCC will subsidize a speaker series to be held at the Museum Center at 5ive Points. Speakers will engage the audience on topics of interest that correlate to thematic ideas found in temporary and/or permanent exhibitions

“In keeping with our strategic planning theme of “Community First,” I am excited that we have developed this partnership with the Museum,” said Dr. Bill Seymour, Cleveland State president. “Now, all of our students, faculty, staff and their families will be able to take advantage of the educational opportunities available at the Museum. This will enhance our academic programs and commitment to cultural awareness.”

Hassan Najjar, executive director of the Museum Center at 5ive Points, said, “We are excited about including Cleveland State as one of our community partners at the museum. We've identified some key areas for collaboration that will allow their students and staff to take advantage of the museum's collection in ways that enhance their curricular needs. I'm looking forward to working with Dr. Seymour and his leadership team as they prepare 21st century students to meet the needs of a 21st century economy.”

For more information or for the calendar of events for the Museum Center at 5ive Points, visit www.museumcenter.org or call 423 339-5745.  For more information on Cleveland State Community College, visit www.clevelandstatecc.edu.





James County Historical Meeting is February 1

The next meeting of the James County Historical Society will be February 1 at 2:30pm at the Ooltewah United Methodist Church. The program will be presented by Linda Mines,  Hamilton County Historian. As this is the 150 year anniversary of the Civil War, she will have an excellent presentation on the assassination of President Lincoln and its effect on Tennessee. ... (click for more)

Catoosa County Historical Society Meets Monday

The Catoosa County Historical Society will meet on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Old Stone Church Museum in Ringgold. This meeting will be different from their usual one. Instead of a speaker, there will be a Show and Tell program. Anyone possessing an item or items from the past and who would like to share the knowledge of the item(s) is encouraged to bring the item and participate ... (click for more)

Appeals Court Rules Against WWTA In Lawsuit Brought By Apartment Complex Over $8 Monthly Charges To Units

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of an apartment complex that sued the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Authority (WWTA) over an $8 monthly charge per apartment unit for preparing private service laterals. The court overturned a granting of summary judgment in favor of WWTA by former Judge Jackie Bolton. The appeals court said American Heritage Apartments, ... (click for more)

Barrel Feared To Contain Hazardous Materials Safely Removed From Waterway At Short Tail Springs Road

A couple walking their dog on Sunday in the Highway 58 area called 911 reporting a strange barrel leaking a blue substance in the waterway. The barrel was later safely removed. The Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department responded around 2:30 p.m. to 7900 Short Tail Springs Road. Fire officials found a 55-gallon barrel in the waterway, but there were no visible signs of a blue ... (click for more)

It's Time To Insure Tennessee - And Response

Tennessee has a problem.  What is the value of saving the lives of 1,000 Tennesseans each year? That is exactly what can be expected if 176,000 Tennesseans gain health insurance through Insure Tennessee. A New England Journal of Medicine study showed that expansion of Medicaid was associated with a 6% reduction in yearly mortality for people in the 34-65 age group. Statistically, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Boots, Idiots & Guns

As the month of February was born this morning, allow me to hurriedly share three leftovers that were still in last month’s basket: * * * A first-grade teacher had endured a long day and was helping her students bundle up for the trip home when one of the little boys asked for help getting on his boots. Soon she could see why. Even with her pulling, and him pushing, the ... (click for more)