Understanding Spanish Culture & Language Barriers

Why does one study another language and culture, particularly Spanish in Tennessee? Bearing in mind that many of our communities have a growing number of Spanish-speaking neighbors, it is our belief that learning Spanish and understanding more fully the cultures that Spanish expresses constitutes an essential component in strengthening our collective roles as socially responsible […]

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Downtown Merchandising

Twenty-three Retail and Consumer Science senior level students in Lucy Simpson’s Strategic Retail Planning course are using the knowledge gained from their varied coursework in consumer behavior, technology, customer loyalty, financial profitability, and strategies for growth to help the existing merchants of the Historic Downtown Lenoir City. Using critical thinking, communication and team work skills, […]

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Branding Downtown Lenoir City

This Advertising & Public Relations course taught by Dr. Candace White will develop a comprehensive brand strategy for the downtown in partnership with the Loudon County Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Merchants Association, and community members. Students will prepare for the real world practice of strategic and ethical communication campaign management by developing research-based campaign […]

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The Architecture of City Governance & Civic Life

Third year architecture students Tricia Stuth’s design studio “Lenoir City: the architecture of city governance and civic life” will investigate multiple sites and buildings for adaptive reuse, expansion, and redevelopment. Projects for Lenoir City Schools Administration, Lenoir City Fire Department, and in-city housing will address needs yet also illustrate opportunities to enhance the public realm. […]

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Economic Impact Assessment for Linear Park at Fort Loudon Bridge

The Tennessee Valley Authority is building a new bridge from Blount County Loudon County and Lenoir City officials are working with the Committee of 100 to considering options for the existing bridge. Economics lecturer Ben Compton is evaluating costs and impacts of retaining the old bridge and revitalizing the adjacent park area. City officials hope […]

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Sustainable Tourism for Lenoir City

The Lenoir City revitalization project has provided an interactive and unique opportunity for senior students in the Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism management in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. These seniors are partnering with Loudon County Visitors Bureau to showcase their diverse skillset and talents by researching and compiling data to […]

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