Life After Service: Back to School Guide for Veterans

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

Exclusively written for nossi.edu by Allie Cooper After an honorable discharge, many veterans decide to go to college or university to complete their advanced education. Not all skills learned in the military are transferrable to a career, so getting a higher education can make you more competitive and desirable in the civilian job market. Nossi College has a variety of degree programs, which are perfectly suited for real-world experiences. Veterans face a variety of challenges during their educational pursuit after the military, like finding the right school and staying afloat financially, all while working towards a degree with career potential. However,, there are numerous options for financial assistance, from the Post 9/11 GI Bill, the Yellow Ribbon Program, and a variety of other grants and scholarships. In a higher education feature for military veterans, Accredited Schools Online claim that over 1 million veterans have taken advantage of the Post-911 GI Bill. The bill allows veterans to have anything from 40% to 100% of their school expenses paid. While it may be a daunting task to select an institution and a specific degree, keep in mind that a practical degree with hands-on training can be more advantageous than a theoretical degree. Therefore, a degree in art & design, photography or graphic design might be good choices for finding sought after careers. Military personnel have experience handling advanced technology, which can be a smooth transition to degree programs offered at Nossi College utilizing advanced tech and software. Featured below are photos by Nossi Students…

Week 9, Day 41-45, 45 Days of Giving

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Thank you for joining us during these past nine weeks as we highlight local nonprofits and classrooms doing amazing things. Check out our final week as we wrap #45DaysofGiving. Don’t forget to give back where you can as well! We are so excited to share the fun we had shopping, donating, creating and celebrating within the wonderful community that has supported us during our 45-year creative journey. If you haven’t already, check out our previous blog for Week 4 to get all the action!   Day 41: Newcomers Club – Sumner County The Newcomers Club is a service and social organization for those in the Sumner County area wanting to connect and meet new people while giving back to their community. It is a dedicated organization, with almost daily activities planned, to meet neighbors and give back to their community. Newcomers Club works with Nossi so we can help document the HolidayFest events including Tree Lighting Ceremonies and athletic events including the Indian Loop 5K. We are sending two students to Monthaven’s Christmas Tree Elegance Ceremony on Nov 17 – we hope you can come out and join us! More details here.   Two photographers, Chyanne Funnell and Angela Thomas will be on hand to document this tough assignment. Five, seven-foot. Trees, all decorated by local and nationally known designers, will be auctioned off at Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center to support art education and other related programs in Sumner County. The trees are donated by Vickerman Trees and are uniquely decorated…

Week 7, Day 31 – 35, 45 Days of Giving

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

Welcome back to Week 7 of our 45 Days of Giving! See Days 31 – 35 below!  In the fall of 2018, Nossi College of Art is celebrating our 45th anniversary, and we decided to do 45 acts of creative kindness for local classrooms, non-profits, church groups. Nashville and the surrounding communities have been supportive of Nossi College and the impact we wanted to make on this area, so in return, we wanted to feature 45 acts of thankfulness. If you haven’t already, check out our previous blog for Week 6 to get all the action! Day 31: Ivanetta H. Davis Early Learning Center Ivanetta H. Davis Early Learning Center is a child- and family-centered public preschool. What’s unique about this preschool is the children’s growth and development are supported through the studies of the Creative Curriculum. Each day, students focus on literacy, math, social studies and science while also receiving social and emotional learning through experiences in the garden, the library and art classes. Teaching students through STEAM is very important for Nossi College and we were thrilled to stock their classroom with markers, crayons, crafting supplies and plenty of glue to hold it all together! Photos by Blake Russell “Early learning lasts a lifetime.” – Ivanetta H. Davis Early Learning Center Ivanetta encourages families to visit and play often and to be engaged in their student’s life – both in and out of the classroom. To support Ivanetta preschool please follow this link. Shout out to Pencil Foundation for…

Week 6, Day 26 – 30, 45 Days of Giving

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

Written by : Sara Lamb Welcome back to Week 6 of our 45 Days of Giving! See Days 26 – 30 below!  In the fall of 2018, Nossi College of Art is celebrating our 45th anniversary, and we decided to do 45 acts of creative kindness for local classrooms, non-profits, church groups. Nashville and the surrounding communities have been supportive of Nossi College and the impact we wanted to make on this area, so in return, we wanted to feature 45 acts of thankfulness. If you haven’t already, check out our previous blog for Week 5 to get all the action! We are so excited to share the fun we had shopping, donating, creating and celebrating within the wonderful community that has supported us during our 45-year creative journey. Day 26: The Art Express Nossi Student, Tifini Gabriele,  is partnering with Jessi, the owner of The Art Express to finalize an art curriculum that teaches students through the use of music, games and hands-on projects and also has created graphic design promotional materials. Their work together is essential to Jessi’s mission to reach more students around Middle Tennessee.   ‘Art is so Fun’ is designed to engage children ages 3-6 years old. Unique lesson plans take art elements from famous painters and paintings and implement games, geography, music and math to create an environment where young children not only enjoy learning about art, they remember the lessons from week to week. Each artist is discussed for four weeks Want to connect with…

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