Thursday, January 12, 2017

Save the date

ACHE South Annual Conference
Peabody Hotel
Memphis, Tennessee
April 11-13, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Networking 101

Advice on keeping connected no matter where you are in your career from Lifehacker. 
The People to Connect with At Each Stage in Your Career
Just Starting Out: When you’re looking for your first job, or first transition to a new job, reach out to your family and alumni. Both are groups that you already have a connection with, which helps when you haven’t been working long enough to build a strong network. 
Three to Five Years In: Look to a former manager for a mentor or solid referral as you make the jump up the career ladder to other opportunities. If you’re interested in taking on a junior-management role, a recruiter can help you find the right position. 
Mid-Career: Former coworkers who are now at other companies are a strong source of referrals when you want to move jobs, or even switch careers. 
Senior Level: If you want to find open senior level roles, keep in touch with people you’ve managed before and been a great boss to. They’re the ones who can vouch for you and let you know when senior positions open up at their companies.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Register now

2017 Regional Graduate Liberal Studies Conference
April 7th and 8th, 2017
East Tennessee State University

Friday, April 7th 
Opening Reception at Cranberries Restaurant - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday April 8th 
Conference - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Breakfast, Lunch and breaks provided.

Call for Proposals
Deadline for abstract submission is January 16, 2017
Click here to download the flyer

Sponsored by:
ETSU Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
ETSU Appalachian Studies Department
University of North Carolina Asheville Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences
North Carolina State Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

2017 Regional Graduate Liberal Studies Conference
April 7th and 8th, 2017
East Tennessee State University
Faculty - $65.00
Students with ID - $50.00
Guest - $40.00

Friday, April 7th - Cranberries Opening Reception - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1904 Knob Creek Rd., #5, Johnson City,TN  37604

Saturday April 8th - Conference - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Breakfast, lunch and breaks provided.

Deadline for abstract submission is 
January 16, 2017
Rooms are blocked at the Carnegie Hotel for $119.00 plus tax per night. 
Please request the MALS rate
 1216 W. State of Franklin Rd. Johnson City, TN 3760
Toll-free reservations: 866.757.8277

For more information 
Call the Office of Professional Development at 800-222-3878

East Tennessee State University's
Office of Professional Development
Box 70559
Johnson City, TN  37614-1707
423-439-8084 (local)
Website - Click Here

Monday, January 9, 2017

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Tennessee comes in at number 10

In a list of the worst states for careless and reckless driving behavior. Number one, or the worst, is Montana. The best is Virginia, of all places. From the Auto Insurance Center.

2nd Annual Study of America's Fatal Crash Causes
Most of us probably consider ourselves to be safe drivers. Unfortunately, not everyone is. Some individuals can be reckless and downright dangerous on the road, putting everyone around them at risk. This type of driving behavior has only increased with the use of technology, which has led to higher rates of distracted drivers on the road. 
Regarding careless and reckless driving behavior, Montana had the greatest number of fatalities due to this type of driving – 108 fatalities per 100,000 residents. A common behavior cited in crash deaths in Montana was a lack of seat belt use, in addition to speeding and alcohol consumption. The next state to have the highest fatalities due to careless and reckless driving was Arkansas (86 fatalities). 
The states with the least number of deaths caused by dangerous driving were Virginia (1.42 fatalities), New York (2.01 fatalities), Indiana (2.14 fatalities) and California (2.84 fatalities).