WSCC nursing program granted continued
Walters State Community College’s Nursing Program has been granted continuing accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The accreditation means the program meets national standards for quality and excellence in nursing education. It comes following a close examination of the program’s classroom and clinical teaching and an accreditation visit by commission representatives last fall.“Accreditation reassures students and area employers who hire the program’s graduates that they are receiving the highest quality education available,” said Dr. Wade McCamey, president of Walters State.Walters State’s Nursing Program will undergo its next accreditation evaluation visit in 2013.
Flags accepted at
recycling centers to be retired
A flag retirement ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 10 at the Knoxville Elks Lodge No. 160, located at 6000 Lonas Road.The ceremony is part of the Flag Day program presented by the lodge beginning at 2 p.m. Flags that are no longer able to be flown will be placed on a ceremonial pyre, and set ablaze in honor of the Knoxville area men and women serving in the military and in and in memory of those who have sacrificed their lives in service to their country.
Individuals may drop off worn flags before June 9 at City of Knoxville Recycling Centers or Knox County Convenience Centers. Flags may also be taken to the offices of Knox County’s Department of Engineering and Public Works, 205 W. Baxter Ave; Keep Knoxville Beautiful, 100 S. Gay St, Suite 103; or to either location of Allen Sign Co., 2408 Chapman Highway and 7501 Kingston Pike. Flags may be dropped off at the Elks Lodge on the day of the event from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
UT names UC Berkeley Dean as new provost
Dr. Robert C. Holub of the University of California, Berkeley, has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University of Tennessee, Chancellor Loren Crabtree announced Tuesday.
Holub, dean of the undergraduate division for the College of Letters and Science at UC-Berkeley, will assume the Tennessee post in August. He succeeds Anne Mayhew, who will retire after 37 years at UT. “We are incredibly fortunate to attract a scholar and administrator of Bob’s caliber to Tennessee,” said Crabtree. “His skills and service at one of the nation’s premier public research universities will ensure we advance in our goal of becoming a top 25 public research university.”At UT, he will oversee all of Knoxville’s academic operations, including eight colleges, all graduate programs, enrollment services and libraries.