Accent, the faculty/staff newsletter of East Tennessee State University, is published by the Office of University Relations. News items for the February and March 2017 issues should be forwarded to Kristen Swing, director of communications, PO Box 70717, 300 Burgin E. Dossett Hall, telephone 439-4325, email email@example.com.
Contributing writers this issue:
Dr. Tom Lee
Photographs by ETSU Photographic Services
Additional photographs appear courtesy of the Archives of Appalachia, David Purkey, and the Office of Human Resources.
East Tennessee State University is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution. The TBR is the nation’s sixth largest higher education system, governing 45 post-secondary educational institutions. The TBR system includes six universities, 13 two-year colleges and 26 technology centers, providing programs to over 180,000 students in 90 of Tennessee’s 95 counties.
Accreditation: Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. East Tennessee State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500, or Web site: www.sacscoc.org with any questions regarding the accreditation of East Tennessee State University.
ETSU makes available to prospective students and employees the ETSU Security Information Report. This annual report includes campus crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years and various campus policies concerning law enforcement, the reporting of criminal activity, and crime prevention programs. The ETSU Security Information Report is available upon request from ETSU, Department of Public Safety, PO Box 70646, Johnson City, TN 37614-1702. The report can be accessed on the Internet at: http://www.etsu.edu/dps/.
East Tennessee State University does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities sponsored by ETSU. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Special Assistant to the President for Equity and Diversity/Affirmative Action Director, 206 Dossett Hall, 439-4211. ETSU’s policy on non-discrimination can be found at: http://www.etsu.edu/equity/adherence.php. TBR #220-002-16