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Julie Belcher artwork featured in latest exhibit at Tennessee Wesleyan University

November 5, 2018 – East Tennessee artist Julie Belcher brings her artwork to Athens, Tennessee through an exhibit in the Muriel S. Mayfield Gallery. Belcher’s collection, “The Waltz,” features multiple pieces that dance together, creating a beautiful story of rural roots. Belcher’s story places her as an artist from Appalachia and a “dedicated handmade advocate.” … Continue reading "Julie Belcher artwork featured in latest exhibit at Tennessee Wesleyan University"

Study shows Tennessee Wesleyan University impact on area economy

The conclusion of a recent five-year study of Tennessee Wesleyan’s direct economic impact on the local community shows approximately 90 percent of Tennessee Wesleyan’s expenditures are made, on the average, in the five counties of McMinn, Bradley, Monroe, Loudon, and Knox. During 2012-2017, Tennessee Wesleyan contributed more than $343 million to the local economy (an … Continue reading "Study shows Tennessee Wesleyan University impact on area economy"

Campus Security Officer Stacy Shirk honored for dedication, ‘going above and beyond’

For Stacy Shirk, working as a campus safety officer at Tennessee Wesleyan University is a rewarding experience, both literally and professionally. Shirk was named Employee of the Year by the Knoxville District of Dynamic Security, the firm that contracts with TWU. He said this is the first time this district has given the award and … Continue reading "Campus Security Officer Stacy Shirk honored for dedication, ‘going above and beyond’"