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PSCC professor connects Harry Potter to higher education

PSCC professor connects Harry Potter to higher education

Harry Potter has left Hogwarts and has entered college. Courses about the wizarding world are now underway nationwide.

Pellissippi State Community College professor Jake Hamric gave a lecture Tuesday called "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Higher Education."

Hamric says the series provides an example of how popular culture can be effectively used in a college classroom.

Vols hoops to make at least 25 TV appearances

Vols hoops to make at least 25 TV appearances

Television networks have chosen some of the Tennessee Vols games to broadcast for the upcoming season.

The Vols will now appear in at least 25 televised games, with 15 of those being national telecasts.

Here is more on the TV schedule from the University of Tennessee:

The tipoff times and television designations for several non-conference Tennessee men's basketball games have recently been set.

Pellissippi State nursing program moves closer to national accreditation

Pellissippi State nursing program moves closer to national accreditation

Pellissippi State's nursing program is one step closer to national accreditation.

The Tennessee Department of Health's board of nursing approved Pellissippi State Community College's associate degree program in nursing last month. That decision will allow Pellissippi to pursue national accreditation.

The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission has invited Pellissippi to complete a written self-study. When that is turned in, the NLNAC will visit the campus and a governing board review will determine if the program will receive accreditation.

Parents, educators discuss rezoning for West Knox County

Parents, educators discuss rezoning for West Knox County

A new Knox County elementary school will add more capacity to an area educators say continues to grow. It will also mean zoning changes for some families in West Knox County.

The new school, located off Pelissippi Parkway in the new Northshore Town Center, is scheduled to open in fall 2013 and have the capacity for more than 1,000 students.

STEM hub unveils new brand

STEM hub unveils new brand

With a new look and a new logo, education officials hope the new brand for the East Tennessee STEM hub will expand their regional efforts.

Monday morning, education officials unveiled the new brand named STEMspark. That replaces the former name of the STEM hub, Knoxville Area Resources for STEM Teaching.

Officials say the branding will better help the L&N STEM Academy to reach more people and get their emphasis on math and science across to students.

Week 4 Player of the Week Winners

Week 4 Player of the Week Winners

Catholic running back Nolan Coulter claims the Week 4 Offensive Player of the Week award. The senior led the Fighting Irish to a 33-10 district win over William Blount with 195 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

 

Coulter also eclipsed the 3,000 yard career rushing mark in that game. Catholic takes on Webb on Friday night in the Battle of the Bluff. You can watch the game on cable channel 10News2.