Etsu Has Received National Recognition For Its High Voter Turnout

ETSU is nationally acclaimed for its voter turnout that is high.

WASHINGTON (AP) --- East Tennessee State University was named an 2022 ALL IN Most Engaged Campus for College Students Voting by the All IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN). The All In Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting award recognizes colleges and universities which have joined forces to improve student voter participation. ETSU joins those 394 colleges and universities recognised as being a part of ALL IN for completing the four tasks listed below:

Participants at taking part in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge; sharing the 2020 NSLVE reports with ALL IN.

The creation and submission of an action plan east tennessee state university campus life for democratic engagement together with ALL IN for 2022; and Being a current signatory to the Higher Education Presidents of ALL IN's' Commitment to Full Student Participation in the Voting Process.

"One of ETSU's core values is encouraging diversity of thought and expression," ETSU President Dr. Brian Noland said. "Voting is among the most effective methods of civic engagement. "I am satisfied that ETSU is a leader in the nation in promoting democracy and assisting all students in getting the voices of their peers heard."

"Since 2016 college student voter participation has increased and this increase is a result of students. "We are thrilled to increase the All IN Student Voting Honor Roll to recognise these student voters who have been champions of voting across the nation," said Jennifer Domagal-Goldman who is the director of the executive committee of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. "These students registered voters, served on campus voting coalitions, spearheaded voter education efforts, advocated for campus polling locations, and organised other voter engagement efforts to ensure their peers were confident and informed voters. We are excited to see what they accomplish in the future."

The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge gives colleges as well as universities with the tools they need to be successful in non-partisan student participation in democratic processes. With the help of ALL IN Challenge staff, campuses participating with the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge complete a set of action items to institutionalise nonpartisan civic learning, political engagement, and voter participation on their campus. Over 9 million students from over 950 institutions across every state and District of Columbia are participating in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.

One of ETSU's most important values is encouraging the diversity of thinking and expression. Voting is one of the most effective methods of civic participation. I am extremely proud that ETSU is a national leader in promoting democratic participation and assisting all students in having your voices heard.


The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN) is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan campaign that is part of Civic Nation. The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge is designed to transform the civic culture in college campuses and establish democratic engagement activities and programmes, making voter participation a defining feature of campus life.

ALL IN seeks to make participation in local, state or federal elections an accepted social standard; dramatically raise the number of college students who are engaged in democracy on an ongoing basis and not just at polls; and make educating for democratic engagement at college campuses an expected and accepted part of the curriculum and culture so that students graduate with the knowledge.

The online radiologic science program located at ETSU was ranked third in the United States.

"ETSU's College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences is a hub for some of the nation's fastest-growing health care professions, including radiography," said interim dean Dr. A. Lynn Williams. "In order to meet workforce needs, it is imperative that our programmes provide high-quality and convenient options for students who want to pursue these in-demand fields. That is exactly what our 100% online radiography programme does."

The ETSU online radiologic science degree completion program is intended for working radiologic professionals that already have the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) qualification in radiography science. The degree is offered online. Bachelor of Science programme allows radiographers to obtain their B.S. degree by transferring more A.A.S. hours than you would normally transfer to a four-year school.

Alongside the online degree completion programme, ETSU offers an on-campus radiologic science program for students.

ETSU's program has maintained a 100% job placement rate in the past six years.

With this qualification, you are able to take on a variety of jobs. Many of the graduates further their education and become specialists on CT, MRI, radiation therapy mammography, nuclear medicine sonography, and interventional radiography.

"Our graduates are well prepared for the jobs that await them after graduation," said provost and senior vice head of Academics Dr. Kimberly D. McCorkle. "Our programme prepares them for a career in radiologic sciences as well as opportunities for advancement and leadership in their field."

EduMed utilizes government data from The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System to calculate its rankings and then assigns weights and ranks to schools based on a combination of support services, affordability and availability of online programmes indicators.

ETSU participated in a national symposium on research.

JOHNSON CITY(TENNESSEE) - East Tennessee State University students attended the 22nd Annual Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) Symposium earlier this month. The symposium, hosted by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and organised through ETSU's Center for Appalachian Studies and Services is the culmination of the program. Students developed and managed their own research projects to address an economic or community need in their own community.

At this symposium ETSU students in the Department of Appalachian Studies presented research from Professor. Rebecca Adkins Fletcher's "Appalachian Community Engagement" graduate course.

The students were working on their project with the Langston Centre Health Equity Task Force in Johnson City. Skylar Baker-Jordan Jeremy Dubhros, and Krystiane Evans were among the ETSU students who took part in the conference.

"We often hear that Appalachia has a health disparity. However, health disparities among minorities in the region receive little attention. "By documenting the activities of local Black churches' health ministries We hope to assist those on the Task Force understand current needs and strengths, as well as identify the next steps to reduce health disparities within our community,"" Fletcher said.

"Young leaders, such as the ETSU students who participated in this year's Appalachian Teaching Project, are critical to shaping the future of economic development throughout Appalachia," said Gayle Manchin, ARC Federal Co-Chair. "I'm impressed by the effort they put into their research projects, and I'm looking forward to following their journeys as they continue to positively impact their communities and communities throughout our region."

ARC funds ATP which is run in ETSU's Center of Excellence for Appalachian Studies and Services.

"It is an honor to administer this program." Appalachian Teaching Project and we thank the ARC for their continued support. "This one-of-a-kind programme has brought many college students with Appalachian communities, providing them with invaluable experience in community engagement and leadership," said Dr. Ron Roach, director of the Center of Excellence and the ATP grant's principal investigator.

ETSU students are part of the more than 2800 college and graduate students from 29 Appalachian colleges and universities who have participated in the Appalachian Teaching Project since its beginning in 2001.

A researcher from ETSU has been awarded a state award.

The Dr. Lev Yampolsky, a well-known scientist who has been awarded the most prestigious grants and published papers on a range of subjects was awarded one of the recipients for the Tennessee Academy of Sciences 2022 Outstanding University/College Scientist Award.

It is among the highest honors given to scientists within the Volunteer State.

Yampolsky is an associate professor in East Tennessee State University's Department of Biological Sciences.

"Receiving the TAS Award is a great achievement to me. "We were fortunate to publish a few good papers recently. This will likely have influenced my choice from a pool of I'm sure, extremely competent applicants," he said. "It would not have been possible without my students' dedication."

The list of honors he has received is lengthy. He has published well-received work on genes and the two of them and graduate student Taraysha Moore were recently featured on their cover in Ecology and Evolution the bimonthly academic journal.

"It would not have been possible without my students' dedication."

Yampolsky has been called an "leading expert in experimental work with daphnia," which is a type of water flea, by his nominee, ETSU professor Dr. Aruna Kilaru.

He graduated in 1992 and received his Ph.D. in Genetics, from the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Nursing Student at ETSU making a difference Teen Moms

Daniels who is a certified lactation counsellor, loves working with clients who are breastfeeding, especially teens in ETSU's College of Nursing's Nurse-Family Partnership program (NFP) which offers freenursing services in the home to mothers who have never had a baby before. NFP staff train mothers about the process of becoming pregnant and follow up with the family until the child is two years old.

Her motivation to help these young women is deeply personal to her.

"I was a teen mom and became pregnant with my oldest daughter when I was 17," said Daniels, who is pursuing an MSN in nursing education in addition to a Ph.D. within nursing from ETSU. "I had three children under the age of five by the time I was 23, so I understand how important support, encouragement, and education can be for these mothers."

Daniels struggled to balance school working, home, and household life when she had three children. So, she worked in administration and secretarial positions to be able to spend longer with her children. She married soon after, and the family relocated to Benton, Kentucky, to the hometown of her husband, Newport. Daniels was a student at Walters State Community College with the help from her husband. Daniels her younger sister, a nurse, was convinced that she could be a good nurse and so she attended school full-time to earn her bachelor's degree through the RN-to-BSN program at the University of Tennessee Knoxville in addition to working full-time at the East Tennessee Children's Hospital in Knoxville.

She soon realized that she was more interested in community health nursing in preference to acute-care hospital nurses, and after working for a during a time at a paediatric clinic She joined the team of the NFP that would permit her to work near her house in Cocke County.

Daniels is based on her personal experience when counselling young mothers.

"I'll never forget hearing that because I was a teen mom my children would end up being teens or addicts because that's what the stats show. "It was a harrowing experience for me, as I did not want that for my kids," she said. "However during my pregnancies and my time taking my children to doctors in Kentucky I met some incredible nurses who were so nice and told me I was able to do whatever I desired. They were extremely influential in convincing me that that I had children in the early years didn't mean I couldn't succeed or the success of my children.

"And so it's important to me to give back, because there is a lot of stigma around teen pregnancy. It's difficult if you're constantly told from the start that you'll never amount to anything. Those mothers require our assistance in order to mature and become productive citizens. I want them to know they can do and be whatever they set their minds to."

She applied to ETSU's College of Nursing to further her education since she loves helping young mothers and teaching them through the NFP.

"I really love how friendly everybody is," she stated about ETSU as a university as both as a student and as an employee. "If I have a question, there isn't a single person I couldn't go to who is friendly and knowledgeable. It's a friendly neighbourhood. Even though it is a larger campus, it has a small-campus feel because everyone is so friendly and eager to help. My professors are all very approachable and personable, which I believe is one of ETSU's best qualities."

Daniels hopes to eventually hold a collegiate teaching position and also conduct research. She is researching breastfeeding barriers for teens in rural Appalachia for her dissertation as well as the implications of these barriers for nursing practice.

"I'm very interested in paediatric maternal health, particularly breastfeeding, and how that looks in a community setting," she stated. "There are numerous opportunities to improve maternal health and paediatric outcomes, particularly in rural areas where resources are limited."

Daniels will pursue a higher level of what she is currently learning in her education and continue to further her education even after she has earned her Ph.D. "Everyone talks about how nursing is a profession that requires lifelong learning. You must keep up with current events. You cannot let your highest level of learning be the end of your education. That means I'll keep learning, trying new things, and hopefully conducting research that will improve someone's life."

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