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Tennessee Technological University

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Established 1912
Type State university
President Robert Bell
Staff 500
Undergraduates 7569
Postgraduates 2164
Location Cookeville, Tennessee, USA
Campus Urban, 235 acres (0.95 km²)
Colors Purple & Gold
Mascot Golden Eagles
Website www.tntech.edu

Tennessee Technological University, popularly known as Tennessee Tech, is an accredited public university located in Cookeville, Tennessee, a small city approximately seventy miles (110 km) east of Nashville. It was formerly known as Tennessee Polytechnic Institute (1915), and before that as Dixie College, the name under which it was founded as a private institution in 1911. It places special emphasis on undergraduate education in fields related to engineering and technology, although degrees in education, liberal arts, agriculture, nursing, and other fields of study can be pursued as well. Additionally, there are graduate offerings in engineering, education, business, and the liberal arts. It is operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents, and its athletic teams compete in the Ohio Valley Conference. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... quagmire:For alternate meanings see state university (disambiguation). ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Nickname: Cookevegas, Cookieville Location in Putnam County and the state of Tennessee. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A Web site (or colloquially, Website) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: Cookevegas, Cookieville Location in Putnam County and the state of Tennessee. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Engineering is the design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... Nursing is a profession focused on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, re-attaining, and maintaining optimal health and functioning. ... A graduate school or grad school is a school that awards advanced degrees, with the general requirement that students must have earned an undergraduate (bachelors) degree. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a masters degree in business administration, which attracts people from a wide range of academic disciplines. ... The Tennessee Board of Regents as currently constituted is authorized by an act of the Tennessee General Assembly passed in 1972. ... The Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) is a College Athletic Conference which operates in the midwestern and southeastern United States. ...


Tennessee Tech is ranked among the Top 11 Public Schools in the South in U.S. News & World Report's 2006 edition of "America's Best Colleges." It was also ranked among the Top Public Schools in the South in the 2002, 2003 and 2005 college guides. The Princeton Review also listed TTU as a "Best College Value" in 2006. TTU is one of "America's 100 Best College Buys" as reported by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. in 2006. Historic Southern United States. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit U.S. company that offers private instruction and tutoring for standardized achievement tests, in particular those offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), such as the SAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and MCAT. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Tennessee Tech today enrolls 7,569 undergraduate and 2,164 graduate students, and its campus has 87 buildings on 235 acres (0.95 km²) centered along Dixie Avenue in north Cookeville. The average class size is twenty six students and the student to faculty ratio is 18:1. Less than one percent of all classes are taught by teaching assistants with the rest of the classes being taught by professors. The ethnic breakdown of the undergraduate student population is: 88.2% White/Caucasian, 4.1% African American, 1.5% Asian/Pacific Islander, 1.3% Hispanic, 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native, and 4.6% Other. The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ...

Contents

Buildings on campus

Educational or Administrative

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Dormitories/residence halls

  • Browning Hall (Men's)
  • Cooper Hall (Coed)
  • Crawford Hall (Women's)
  • Dunn Hall (Coed)
  • Ellington Hall (Coed)
  • Evins Hall (Men's)
  • Jobe Hall (Business)
  • Marshall Hall (Engineering)
  • Maddox Hall (Coed)
  • McCord Hall (Coed)
  • MS Cooper Hall (International students)
  • Murphy Hall (Honors)
  • New Hall (Freshmen Only)
  • Pinkerton Hall (Coed)
  • Warf Hall (Coed)
  • White Hall (Engineering)

Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women at the same school facilities. ... // Constructed in 1961, Marshall Hall serves as a coed residence hall and is one of the engineering halls in the Pinkerton Quad complex. ...

Academics

Departments

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Programs

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Research Centers

Athletics

The Golden Eagles compete in the following sports:


Men's

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Rifle

Women's

  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Cross Country
  • Track
  • Tennis
  • Golf

On Campus Groups

Honors Societies

Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) is an international sociology honor society. ... Alpha Lambda Delta is an honor society for students who have achieved a 3. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Alpha Psi Omega (ΑΨΩ) is the American National Theater Honors Fraternity. ... BAΨ (Beta Alpha Psi) is an honorary organization for accounting, finance and information systems students and professionals. ... Beta Beta Beta, or TriBeta, is a National Biological Honor Society. ... Beta Gamma Sigma or ΒΓΣ is an honor society for business students and scholars. ... Chi Epsilon (XE) is a national civil engineering honor society comprised of 129 chapters at universities throughout the United States. ... HKN logo Eta Kappa Nu (ΗΚΝ) is a national electrical and computer engineering honor society in the United States founded in October 1904 by Maurice L. Carr at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ... The ‘Langtry’ toque A toque (pronounced /tok/; for /tuk/ see Canadian variant below) is a type of hat with a narrow brim or no brim at all. ... Omega Chi Epsilon (or ΩΧΕ, sometimes simplified to OXE) is an honor society for chemical engineering students. ... Omicron Delta Epsilon is a international honor society in the field of economics. ... Omicron Delta Kappa, or OΔK, is a national leadership honor society. ... The Order of Omega is an honors society recognizing particularly meritorious men and women in the undergraduate Greek system. ... Phi Alpha Theta is an American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of history. ... Phi Kappa Phi is one of the oldest, most prestigious and selective multi-disciplined honor societies in the United States. ... Pi Kappa Delta is a Forensics (Public Speaking and Debate) Honor Society for undergraduate university students and a professional organization for graduates, typically university Speech and Debate Coaches. ... // Pi Sigma Alpha (Π Σ Α), National Political Science Honor Society, was founded in 1920 at the University of Texas for the purpose of bringing together students and faculty interested in the study of government and politics. ... The Key of Pi Tau Sigma. ... It has been suggested that Psi chi be merged into this article or section. ... Sigma Pi Sigma is the National Physics Honor Society. ... Sigma Tau Delta is an international honor society for collegiate students of English. ... Sigma Theta Tau is the international nursing honor society. ... The bent at Iowa Alpha (Iowa State University) Tau Beta Pi (ΤΒΠ or TBP) is the national engineering honor society in the United States and the second oldest collegiate honor society in the US. It honors students who have shown a history of academic achievement as well as a commitment to...

Religious Organizations

The Baptist Student Union (BSU) is the traditional name of a college-level organization that can be found on many college campuses in the United States and Canada. ... Campus Outreach is a network of interdenominational Christian organizations, focusing on evangelizing and discipling college students worldwide under the mission statement Glorifying God by Building Laborers on the Campus for the Lost World. ... Chi Alpha Campus Ministries (usually known as Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship on campus, but sometimes University Christian Fellowship or Schoolname Christian Fellowship) is a Pentecostal Christian ministry to college students. ... Mission The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a not-for-profit organization that has been based in Kansas City, Missouri since 1956. ... InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, commonly referred to as InterVarsity, IVCF or simply IV, is an interdenominational, evangelical Christian ministry for college students. ... Reformed University Fellowship, or RUF, is the campus ministry organization of the Presbyterian Church in America. ... A Wesley Foundation is a campus ministry sponsored in full or in part by the United Methodist Church on a non-church owned and operated campus. ...

Fraternities

AGS Logo Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS) is a statewide community college honor society in California. ... ΑΚΨ (Alpha Kappa Psi) is a co-ed professional business fraternity. ... Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) is the first intercollegiate fraternity established by African Americans. ... The Kappa Alpha Order is a collegiate order of Christian knights. ... nickname: Kappa Sig Founded December 10, 1869 International Headquarters Charlottesville, VA Official Colors Scarlet, White, and Emerald green Official Flower Lily of the valley Official Jewel Pearl Official Badge Official Crest ΚΣ (Kappa Sigma) is an international fraternity with at least 300 chapters and colonies in North America. ... The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated (ΩΨΦ) Fraternity was founded on Friday, November 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. by three students. ... Phi Delta Theta (ΦΔΘ) is an international fraternity founded in 1848 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity (ΠΚΑ) is an international, secret, social, Greek-letter, college fraternity. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities. ... ΣΦΕ (Sigma Phi Epsilon), commonly nicknamed SigEp or SPE, is a social fraternity for male college students in the United States. ... Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE or Teke, pronounced T-K-E or IPA , as in teak wood) is a college fraternity with chapters in the USA, and Canada, and affiliation with a German fraternity system known as the Corps of the Weinheimer Senioren Convent (WSC). ... ΘΤ (Theta Tau) Fraternity was founded in 1904 by four engineering students at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. ...

Sororities

Alpha Delta Pi (ΑΔΠ) was founded May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia making it the first female fraternal organization. ... Alpha Kappa Alpha (ΑΚΑ) Sorority, Incorporated, formed in January 15, 1908 at Howard University, became Americas first Greek-letter organization established by Black college women, and remains a predominately African-American sorority. ... Delta Gamma (ΔΓ) is one of the oldest and largest womens fraternity[1] in the United States, based in Columbus, Ohio. ... Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, (ΔΣΘ) Incorporated is a non-profit Greek letter organization of college educated women committed to constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black community. ... Kappa Delta (ΚΔ) is a sorority founded at the State Female Normal School, now Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. ... Phi Mu (ΦΜ) is the second oldest secret organization for women in the United States. ... Zeta Tau Alpha (ΖΤΑ) is a womens fraternity, founded October 15, 1898 at what used to be the Normal School for Girls but is now known as Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. ... Zeta Phi Beta (ΖΦΒ) Sorority Inc. ...

Points of interest

The Gerald D. Coorts Memorial Arboretum is an arboretum located on the campus of Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee. ...

Notable alumni

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Campus lore

  • "Dammit the Dog": a former university president once said "dammit" to a dog in front of a crowd. He covered by saying that was the dog's name. The dog has his own tombstone, an operable fire hydrant, on TTU campus opposite Derryberry Hall.
  • T.J. Farr Building is one of the few buildings on campus not called "Hall." It is said this is because when you say "Farr Hall" in the south, people think you're referring to something other than an academic building, namely a Fire Hall.
  • The golden eagle atop Derryberry Hall was stolen by students from a hotel in Monteagle, Tennessee. After being retrieved by the owner of the hotel many different times, the hotel owner later donated the statue to the university. The governor officially pardoned the students involved.
  • The "Blizzard" is a tradition which started in 1985 when students celebrated the first successful shot made by Tennessee Tech in a basketball game against MTSU by throwing showers of "Tech Squares" (toilet paper) into the air. Since MTSU moved to the Sun Belt Conference, the Blizzard is now performed against Austin Peay State University.

Monteagle is a town located atop a mountain in southeastern Tennessee. ... Middle Tennessee State University (founded September 11, 1911, and commonly abbreviated as MTSU) is an American university located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. ... This article is about the university in Clarksville, Tennessee named for former governor of Tennessee Austin Peay. ...

References

http://www.tntech.edu/studentprofile.html


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Tennessee Tech is a public, co-educational and comprehensive university located in Cookeville, a town of about 25,000 residents.
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Tennessee Tech University has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys, earning designation three years in a row as one of the nation's best college educations for the cost.
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