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2014-01-16 23:00:56

The proceeds from this year’s event – “Pie Wars IV: Live Free. Pie Hard.” – will benefit the ETSU and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Gray Fossil Site in Gray, Tenn. (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Since 2011, the Young Professionals of the Tri-Cities have been hosting their annual Pie Wars event to raise money for local nonprofit organizations and this year is no exception. The proceeds from this year’s event – “Pie Wars IV: Live Free. Pie Hard.” – will...

2013-09-30 23:18:04

Zombie Tag is the latest in creative fundraising at East Tennessee State University. Johnson City, TN (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 ETSU and General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitors Center at the Gray Fossil Site is organizing a campus-wide game of Zombie Tag, as well as several other zombie-themed activities throughout the day for all ages. Museum leadership is using the current “zombie culture” to raise awareness about science education and paleontology, as well as to include...

2013-09-01 23:03:30

East Tennessee State University uses zombie themed events to raise money for its Natural History Museum at the Gray Fossil Site. Johnson City, TN (PRWEB) September 01, 2013 The ETSU & General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitors Center at the Gray Fossil Site is organizing campus-wide zombie events throughout the day. Proceeds from each event will benefit the museum and will help provide state-of-the-art exhibits and science education. The main event, which will begin at 5:00...

2013-07-31 23:02:21

East Tennessee State University paleontologists recently returned from conducting excavations at an Ice Age fossil site in Saltville, Va. (Source: East Tennessee State University). Johnson City, TN (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 East Tennessee State University paleontologists recently returned from conducting excavations at an Ice Age fossil site in Saltville, Va., where they rediscovered the location of a giant short-faced bear that researchers had been trying to relocate, leading to the...

2013-07-31 23:02:06

A Paleo Camper recently discovered a peccary tusk during East Tennessee State University and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Visitors Center at the Gray Fossil Site’s summer camp activities. (Source: East Tennessee State University) Johnson City, TN (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 A Paleo Camper recently discovered a peccary tusk during East Tennessee State University and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Visitors Center at the Gray Fossil Site’s summer camp...

2010-08-20 16:48:00

GRAY, Tenn., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U-Haul today announced the release of 1,900 new 10-foot and 14-foot moving vans showcasing a newly discovered species of ancient red panda. This newest SuperGraphic also honors Tennessee's Gray Fossil Site, which is home to the world's most complete red panda (Pristinailurus bristoli) fossil. Scientists have uncovered more than 10,000 specimens at the Gray Fossil Site, including rhinos, elephants, alligators and camels ... all preserved in an...

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2010-05-18 09:40:00

According to a report in the May issue of Archives of Dermatology, focusing on the negative effects that indoor tanning can have on appearance can reduce indoor tanning behavior, even among young women who report they tan to relax or alleviate seasonal mood disorders. "They're not worried about skin cancer, but they are worried about getting wrinkled and being unattractive," June Robinson, a professor of dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and senior author...

2010-04-01 13:08:00

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When 66 newly-minted pharmacists at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) -- the first graduating class of the Gatton College of Pharmacy -- get their diplomas in a few weeks, it will be not only a personal triumph but also a victory of community spirit. The school almost didn't happen. When the State of Tennessee committed funds for a new pharmacy program in Memphis, nearly 500 miles away from ETSU and Johnson City, business leaders...

2010-03-26 17:42:00

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- East Tennessee State University (ETSU) has won a $9.1 million federal stimulus grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is the largest federal grant ever awarded to the university's James H. Quillen College of Medicine. ETSU will use the money to make major renovations to its biomedical research facility, including installation of new vent hoods and major upgrades to wireless capability, and heating and cooling systems...

2010-03-24 08:19:00

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Kenny recently awarded ASPIRE scholarships to two outstanding students to help fund their work in the Appalachia regions this past Thursday, March 18. Big Kenny presented his inaugural ASPIRE scholarship to Jodi Southerland and Jenny Hunt on the belief that by helping these two students continue their missions they will, in turn, help countless other individuals throughout their careers. Southerland is a Doctor of Public Health student in...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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