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• Roane State Community College needs host families for visiting international students. Host families provide a bed, meals and a place to study. The families do not have to provide transportation or buy any personal items for the students. Occasionally, host families may be asked to volunteer as drivers for field trips, but participation is optional. Roane State’s international students range in age from 18 to 22 and speak English, although skill levels vary. A support system composed of college staff members and other host families will provide assistance. Host families receive a monthly stipend to help offset expenses. For more information or to volunteer, contact Melissa Rahmanian at 865-919-7857 or

• Pellissippi State Community College’s Business and Community Services Division is now offering Advanced Firearm Safety. In the seven-hour course, students will learn how to apply the knowledge, skills and attitude required for the use of a firearm, both at home and in real-life situations. Classes are scheduled on Saturdays, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. All sessions are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will meet at the Pellissippi Campus on Hardin Valley Road for five hours, then spend two hours of range time increasing their defensive and tactical skills. Cost is $119, with a range fee of $6. To register or find out more, contact BCS at 865-539-7167.

• Pellissippi State Community College students can take weekend classes this fall and pay half the normal cost of tuition. The Weekend Scholars program provides an alternative for students who may not be able to attend during the week or take classes online. “Weekend” classes are defined as those that begin at 3 p.m., Friday, or after and those offered on Saturday. Classes will be at the Pellissippi Campus off Hardin Valley Road. For more information, call 865-694-6400.

• Pellissippi State Community College announces there still are spaces available at a number of its July summer camps. For a list of available camps, visit or call the BCS office at 865-539-7167 or 865-539-7166. 

• Hardin Valley Academy announces its main office will be open from 9 a.m. to noon each Wednesday through July 22.

• Lipscomb University’s College of Natural and Applied Sciences is hosting a one-week, non-residential program for rising eighth- through rising 12th-grade students, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., July 27-31, on Lipscomb’s Nashville campus. Students will focus on the influence of DNA technology on forensic science. Applications are available at For more information, contact Ben Hutchinson at 615-966-6042 or

• Lipscomb University is now accepting applications from military veterans and eligible family members who qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program, a benefit under the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill that provides college tuition, a housing stipend and money for books. Lipscomb intends to match dollar-for-dollar the federal government aid provided through the Yellow Ribbon Program, allowing those eligible to earn an undergraduate Lipscomb degree tuition-free. For application information visit or contact David Hughes at 615-966-5176.

• Roane State Community College invites public to sign up for e-mail notification of RSTCC upcoming events. To register, e-mail For more information, call 865-882-4507

• Roane State Community College announces assistant baseball coach David Lane has been named head coach. Lane has served as assistant coach since 2006. Prior to coming to Roane State, Lane served as head baseball coach at Rockwood High School. In 15 seasons at RHS, Lane led his teams to five state tournament appearances and 11 regional tournament appearances with seven regional championships.

• Lenoir City Utilities Board announces the following local students have been awarded the LCUB Scholarship for 2009: Hari V. Ganesan of Farragut High School, Emily E. Simonds of Webb School of Knoxville, Chad Armstrong of Christian Academy of Knoxville and Joshua Adams of Knoxville Catholic High School.

• Hardin Valley Academy is looking for volunteers whose careers are in the health science field to help develop a Health Science Explorer Post. Commitment would require a couple of nights per month. For more information, e-mail

• Hardin Valley Academy announces season passes for its inaugural varsity football season, including reserved stadium seats and parking permits, are now on sale. To purchase, or for more information, visit 

• The College of Nursing at The University of Tennessee announces it will offer upper division nursing courses in its RN to BSN program online. Interested persons need to contact the College of Nursing Student Services Office at 865-974-7606.


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