- Tennessee Technological University
name=Tennessee Technological University
undergrad=8060cite web |url=http://www.tntech.edu/studentprofile.html |title=About TTU // Student Profile |accessdate=2007-09-25]
campus=Suburban, convert|235|acre|km2cite web |url=http://www.tntech.edu/history.html |title=About TTU // History |accessdate=2007-09-25]
colors=Purple & Gold
website= [http://www.tntech.edu/ www.tntech.edu]
Athletics= [NCAA Division I]
[Ohio Valley Conference]
Tennessee Technological University, popularly known as Tennessee Tech, is an accredited
public universitylocated in Cookeville, Tennessee, US, a 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 1909. It places special emphasis on undergraduate educationin fields related to engineeringand 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.
Tennessee Tech is ranked among the Top 8 Public Schools in the South in
U.S. News & World Report's 2007 edition of "America's Best Colleges." It was also ranked among the Top Public Schools in the South in the 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006 college guides. The Princeton Reviewalso listed TTU as a "Best College Value" in 2006 and 2007. TTU is one of "America's 100 Best College Buys" as reported by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. in 2006.
As of fall semester 2007, Tennessee Tech enrolls over 10,000 students (8,060 undergraduate and 2,261 graduate students), and its
campushas 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.
Buildings on campus
Educational or Administrative
*Roaden University Center (RUC)
*Bartoo Hall (Department of Curriculum and Instruction)
*Brown Hall (Mechanical, Electrical, and
*Bruner Hall (Mathematics,
Physics, and Computer Science)
*Bryan Fine Arts (Music and Art)
*Clement Hall (Basic Engineering)
*Derryberry Hall (Administration)
*Henderson Hall (
English literature, History)
*Johnson Hall (Business - named after past Business School Dean, Louis Johnson)
*Kittrell Hall (
*Lewis Hall (
*T.J. Farr Building (Education,
Psychology, and Honors Program)
*Foster Hall (
*Matthews Daniel Hall (Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, & Political Science )
*Pennebaker Hall (
*Prescott Hall (Chemical, Civil, and
South Hall(Agriculture and Human Ecology)
*The Hooper-Eblen Center ("The Hoop")
*Volpe Library (named after past TTU President Angelo Volpe)
*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 (Engineering)
*McCord Hall (Engineering)
*MS Cooper Hall (International students)
*Murphy Hall (Honors)
*New Hall (Freshmen Only)
*Pinkerton Hall (Coed)
*Warf Hall (Coed)
White Hall (Engineering)*
*Marshall and White Halls are scheduled to be torn down in order to make room for a new freshman residence hall at the end of the Spring 2008 semester.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
* Decision Sciences & Management
* Economics, Finance, and Marketing
Electrical and Computer Engineering
* English & Communications
* Industrial & Systems Engineering
* Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
* Music & Art
* Sociology, Philosophy, & Political Science
* Web Design
* World Cultures & Business
* Cooperative Education
* Distance MBA
* [http://honors.tntech.edu/ Honors]
* Military Science
* [http://www.cesr.tntech.edu/ Center for Energy Systems Research (CESR)]
* [http://www.tntech.edu/cmr/ Center for Manufacturing Research (CMR)]
* [http://www.tntech.edu/wrc/ Center for the Management Utilization & Protection of Water Resources]
* [http://www.tntech.edu/stem/ Center for Teaching & Learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM)]
The Golden Eagles compete in the following sports:
* Cross Country
* Cross Country
On Campus Groups
Alpha Kappa Delta- Sociology
Alpha Lambda Delta- Freshman
Alpha Mu Gamma- Foreign Languages
Alpha Psi Omega- Theatre
Beta Alpha Psi- Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems
Beta Beta Beta- Biology
Beta Gamma Sigma- Business
Chi Epsilon- Civil Engineering
* [http://www.fhsu.edu/agriculture/natdta/ Delta Tau Alpha] - Agriculture
Eta Kappa Nu- Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering
* [http://www.kdp.org/ Kappa Delta Pi] - Education
* [http://kappamuepsilon.org/ Kappa Mu Epsilon] - Mathematics
* [http://www.kon.org/ Kappa Omicron Nu] - Human Ecology
Mortar Board- Senior
Omega Chi Epsilon- Chemical Engineering
Omicron Delta Epsilon- Economics
Omicron Delta Kappa- Leadership
Order of Omega- Greek system
Phi Alpha Theta- History
Phi Kappa Phi- Scholastic
Pi Kappa Delta- Speech and Debate
Pi Sigma Alpha- Political Science
Pi Tau Sigma- Mechanical Engineering
Psi Chi- Psychology
Scabbard and Blade-ROTC
Sigma Pi Sigma- Physics
Sigma Tau Delta- English
Sigma Theta Tau- Nursing
Tau Beta Pi- Engineering
Baptist Collegiate Ministries
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
LDS Student Association
*Newman Campus Ministry
Presbyterian Student Association
Reformed University Fellowship
University Christian Student Center
Alpha Gamma Sigma
Alpha Phi Alpha
Omega Psi Phi
Phi Beta Sigma
Phi Delta Theta
Phi Gamma Delta
Pi Kappa Alpha
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Delta Sigma Theta
Omega Phi Alpha
Zeta Tau Alpha
Zeta Phi Beta
Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Undergraduate Affiliates NetworkTTU Mini Baja Team
Points of interest
Gerald D. Coorts Memorial Arboretum
Rodney Atkins- Country singer.
* Beth Boden,
Rockford Thunder shortstop.
Roger K. Crouch- An American scientist who flew as a payload specialist on two NASA Space Shuttlemissions in 1997.
* Stephanie Fischer - Rockford Thunder
* Mike Hennigan -
American footballplayer for the Detroit Lionsand New York Jetsin the NFL.
Barbara McConnell- Former member of the New Jersey General Assembly. [ [http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/pdf/c&h/notablewomenofhuntco.pdf "Notable Women Throughout the History of Hunterdon County"] , Hunterdon County, New JerseyCulture & Heritage Commission, 2000. Accessed March 10, 2008.]
* Bill McDaniel - Professional baseball player for the
Boston Red Soxin MLB.
Frank Omiyale- Professional football player for the Carolina Panthersin the NFL.
Ken Sparks, Football coach at Carson-Newman College.
Harry Stonecipher- Former CEO of Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, and Sundstrand.
Carl Stiner- Commander United States Special Operations Commandfrom June 1990 to May 1993.
Jim Youngblood- former professional football player for the Los Angeles Ramsin the NFL.
*"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
MTSUby 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.
The Tennessee Tech Hymn
The quiet hills stand steadfast 'round walls of russet brown.On halls serene and campus green the smoky hills look downAnd steadfast may I cherish what thou hast giv'n to me.Oh Alma Mater Tennessee Tech, God prosper thee.
Deep purple stand the mountains and golden sets the sun.We proudly wear these colors fair until our goal is wonWe pledge thee faithful service, our love and loyalty.Oh Alma Mater Tennessee Tech, God prosper thee.
Words and music by Joan Derryberry. cite web |url=http://www.tntech.edu/techhymn.html/ |title=About TTU // Traditions / Tech Hymn |accessdate=2007-09-25]
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