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VOL. 39 | NO. 21 | Friday, May 22, 2015

What’s next? Has college really prepared its graduates for jobs

When Steven Baldwin started his freshman year at Austin Peay State University in 2012, he had a smart, carefully considered plan for his future.

What grads must do to secure employment

Career counselors at many Tennessee colleges and universities say interest from corporate recruiters is higher than they’ve seen it in years.


Will $400K, more review improve on Common Core

Is it Kabuki theatre or a transformative process? That question comes to mind in the aftermath of the legislative session as the General Assembly passed a bill “repealing and replacing” Common Core, a set of K-12 education standards, by adding another layer of review and pushing the governor’s process for completion to 2017, along with adding a $400,000 expense.

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Museum of Appalachia Barn Dance. The Museum of Appalachia, a Smithsonian-affiliate museum, will host its third annual Barn Dance, 6-10 at the museum, 2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton. The evening will feature horse-drawn wagon rides, Southern buffet dinner, musical entertainment, traditional Appalachian square dancing and silent and live auctions. Dress is “barn dance” casual. Information: www.museumofappalachia.org.

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Top 10 recruiting class might be Serrano’s salvation

Senior right-handed pitcher Will Neely, who opened the TSSAA Class AAA state tournament this week with a no-hitter and a 2-0 win against Bartlett, was the driving force behind Hardin Valley Academy’s run to its first-ever state tournament appearance.


Tennessee Medical Assn. selects new officers

The Tennessee Medical Association has announced its new officers for 2015-2016, with John W. Hale, Jr., M.D., a family physician from Union City, being named president.


IBM brings $7.2M, expertise to Knoxville

Knoxville has been selected for IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge program, one of 16 cities picked from more than 100 municipalities worldwide. Teams of IBM experts will work with the cities into 2016.


Acura MDX surpassing German SUVs in US sales

More Americans are choosing Acura’s MDX mid-size, luxury sport utility vehicle this year than the competing crossover SUVs from BMW, Mercedes and Audi.


A biz-altering essential: Repeatable sales process

The old adage, “nothing happens until a sale is made” couldn’t be truer.


Sell in May and Go Away? History supports strategy

Prior to the summer of 2011, if you were a follower of the Memphis Grizzlies, you could forget about the team by the end of April.


Verdict is in: ‘12 Angry Men’ parody a classic

A recent episode of “Inside Amy Schumer” parodies the 1957 Sidney Lumet movie “12 Angry Men,” with a “jury” of dudes deliberate whether Schumer is “hot enough” to be on TV.


No need to buy cookbook for one-pot dinners

Have you been lucky enough to see the “As Seen on TV” infomercials of the lady with her “dump cakes?”