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• The following students gradated from Lipscomb University following the completion of the Fall 2007 term: Baker Luck graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in government and public administration; Shelby Kohring graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Bible.

• University of the South an-nounces Sara Elise Hildebrand has been named to its Dean’s List for the Advent term 2007. To earn a place on Dean’s List, a student must earn a minimum grade-point average of 3.625 on a 4.0 scale.

• Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., announces Rissa Pryse Ivens, Gregory Allan Holton and Catherine Graham have been named to its fall 2007 Dean’s List. Pryse is a graduate of Webb School of Knoxville and is enrolled in the university’s College of Arts and Sciences. To qualify for the Dean’s List in Arts & Sciences, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or above and be enrolled in at least 14 graded units. Holton is a graduate of Christian Academy of Knoxville and is enrolled in the University’s College of Engineering. To qualify for the Dean’s List in the School of Engineering, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.6 or above and be enrolled in at least 12 graded units. Graham is a graduate of Farragut High School and is enrolled in the university’s Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. To qualify for the Dean’s List in the College of Art, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or above and have full-time standing with the university.

• Eagle Scout Troop 141 held an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony Saturday, Jan. 12, at which the following local young men were promoted to Eagle Scout: Nickolas “Nick” Anthony Bartosik from Farragut High School, Andrew Addison Hamil from Tennessee Tech, Travis Edward Haston from Bearden High School, George Martin Stephens III from Farragut High School and Ian Scott Turnbull from Bearden High School.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College is now enrolling for summer camps. Several camps are available under the following groups: computers, creative arts, general interest, math and science, sports and theatre and dance. Most camps will be held on PSTCC’s Hardin Valley Campus. For additional information, call PSTCC Business and Community Services at 865-539-7167 or 865-539-7166.

• Deadline for Knoxville Writer’s Guild Young Writers’ Award for Poetry has been extended to Saturday, March 15. Contest is open to all high school students in greater Knoxville area and offers cash prizes. For additional information, visit www.knoxville or call 865-386-0805.

• The University of Tennessee College of Social Work announces it will offer distance-education programs for students pursuing a Master of Science Degree in social work beginning this summer. UT distance education coordinator will offer a presentation beginning at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 13, at Tennessee Tech University for interested students. For additional information regarding the presentation or program, call 615-256-1885.

• Pellissippi State Community College will hold its annual Faculty Senate Book Sale on the following dates: from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 17, and Tuesday March 18, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 19, at Blount County Center; from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, and Thursday, March 19, at Division Street campus; from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 19 and Thursday, March 20, at Magnolia Avenue campus and from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, and Wednesday, March 26, at Hardin Valley campus. For additional information, call 865-539-7261.

• Students interested in registering for Roane State Community College’s summer term may do so from Friday, March 14, through Thursday, March 20. Students who have not applied for admission are encouraged to contact the admissions office at 865-882-4523. Students also may contact the campus nearest them for registration or admission information. The phone numbers are: Roane County, 865-882-4523; Oak Ridge, 865-481-2002; Campbell County 423-562-7021; Cumberland County, 931-456-9880; Fentress County, 931-752-8320; Knox County Center for Health Sciences, 865-539-6904; Loudon County, 865-986-1525; Morgan County, 423-346-8700 and Scott County, 423-663-3878.

• Episcopal School of Knoxville announces its recognition by Taylor Publishing with an Honorable Mention Award of Excellence for its 2007 yearbook. Yearbook advisor is Brandi Guerry.

• Roane State Community Col-lege announces the appointment of Michelle Adkisson as director of its new Morgan County campus, set to open Spring 2008. Adkisson is a Morgan County native and Roane State graduate. She has worked for RSCC for 15 years. She most recently served as the college’s adult education supervisor, overseeing the college’s adult education program in Morgan, Roane and Scott counties.

• Corporation for National and Community Service named Lipscomb University to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youth.  Only eight schools in the state were named to this prestigious list.

• Hardin Valley Academy is looking for parents interested in becoming involved with HVA PTSA. For more information, email Sandra Rowcliffe at

• Pellissippi State Technical Com-munity College Foundation announces the completion of its dollar-for-dollar Challenge Grant from U.S. Department of Education. Foundation raised required funds of $362,000. USDE matched each dollar. Funds will be used toward scholarships, equipment and other areas of need.

• Pellissippi State Technical Com-munity College announces its approval from Tennessee Board of Regents, to offer an Associate of Science in Teaching degree for elementary education, with a K-6 emphasis. Degree will transfer to any TBR institution, and to Carson-Newman College. For more information, contact Meg Moss at 865-694-6673 or

• Webb School of Knoxville an-nounces it has received The All-Tennessee Award from Tennessee High School Press Association for its 2007 Priceps Yearbook.

• Knox County Public Library announces a new book club for 10- to 13-year-olds. Club will discuss the difference between books and their film adaptations. First meeting will begin at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, at Lawson McGhee Library. Participants should read L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of OZ,” as well as having seen the movie prior to meeting. For additional information or to reserve a spot, call 865-215-8725.

• Knox County Public Library will host Dr. Charles Faulkner in a discussion of his book, “The Ramseys at Swan Pond: The Archaeology and History of an East Tennessee Farm,” beginning at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 16, in the auditorium of the East Tennessee History Center. For additional information, call Nelda Hill at 865-215-8729.

• Knoxville YWCA and Amer-ican Association of University Women will host a two-day “Bag of Books” sale from 10 a.m., to 6 p.m., Friday, April 11, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 1, at the Downtown YWCA off Clinch Avenue. Donations are now being accepted and can be dropped of at YWCA. For additional information, call 865-523-6126.

• The Ulster Project seeks families with a teenager between the ages of 14-16 to host a Northern Irish teen this July. They are seeking families who are willing to open up their homes and be fully involved for the entire month. For additional information, call Parri Thurman at 865-777-1574

• The University of Tennessee an-nounces its undergraduate business program has been ranked as one of the nation's best by BusinessWeek magazine. Program ranked 50th among top-tier public universities and 93rd overall.

• Sacred Heart Cathedral School announces the following students have been named to Junior Honor Society: Emily Boone,Patrick Conaty, Nick Covino, Meghan Crisp, Kevin Curtin,Laura McCarty, Josh Plenzler, Jessica Punch, Rebecca Sauter, Catherine Scheb, Caroline Adam, Olivia Hoffman, Cecelia Bryant, Emily Holloway, AC Cabrera, Krissy Holvey, Jacqueline Chavez, Alexa Jostes, John Clary, Erik Kropilak, Clare Conaty, Rebecca Mangers, Kathleen Conaty, Zach Mathien, Jack Connors, Angeline Morris, Christopher Cox, Ben Mosrie, Rhett Dunlap, Megan Patterson, Sam Erickson, Dakota Raines, Michael Erpenbach, Hannah Raines, Carly Filicky, Tabitha Smalley, Andy Fox, Preston Spalding, Christian Gash and Reese Staley.


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