Friday, February 25, 2011
ROANE STATE WANTS TO PARTNER WITH AREA HIGH SCHOOLS IN ARTS EDUCATION
Dr. Myra Peavyhouse and other members of the Roane State Community College staff visited the Princess Complex this past Thursday. The purpose of the visit was to see first hand the progress being made on the Princess Theatre, and to see the wonderful things Bill Radice is doing with the all digital equipment in the Channel 15 studio next door.
Pictured above (from left) are Owen Driskill, news coordinator; Pat Pate, assistant librarian for audiovisual services/associate professor; Myra Peavyhouse, dean of the college's Humanities Division; and Malinda Yager, secretary III, Humanities Division.
They, like other recent visitors, were amazed at the capabilities Bill has built into the electronic equipment he has assembled. Bill was recently told by a Comcast executive that Channel 15 has one of the most elaborate equipment setups in the state, already surpassing Murfreesboro's local station that was once the benchmark station on the Comcast network in Tennessee.
Dr. Peavyhouse pointed out that the college welcomes opportunities to partner with area high schools. High schools are welcome to contact Myra Peavyhouse at (peavyhousem @ roanestate.edu) or (865) 354-3000 ext. 4317.
Harriman High School is already looking forward to creating media classes and joining in this partnership with Roane State next school year. The classes would utilize the Princess Theatre and the Channel 15 studio. Dr. Peavyhouse is hoping other schools will follow in this same direction.