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• Western Governors University announces the graduation of Ann Simoneau, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree In mathematics education.

• Kindergarten Roundup programs for parents of children who will be 5 years-old on or before Tuesday, Sept. 30, are scheduled for Tuesday, April 1, in Knox County elementary schools. Parents should register their children at the school where they are zoned to attend. Following is a list of local school Roundup hours: A. L. Lotts, from 3:30 to 6 p.m.; Bearden, from 3 to 6 p.m.; Blue Grass, from 4 to 6 p.m.; Cedar Bluff Primary, from 3 to 6 p.m.; Farragut Primary, from 3:30 to 6 p.m.; Hardin Valley, from 3 to 6 p.m. and Rocky Hill, from 3 to 6 p.m. For additional information, call 865-594-1905

• Roane State Community Col-lege’s annual Student Art Exhibition will be held Monday, April 14, through Friday, April 25, in the theater art gallery on Roane County campus. Artists’ reception and awards ceremony will be held at noon, Tuesday, April 18, in the art gallery. For additional information, call Stacy Jacobs at 865-354-3000 ext 4311, or e-mail jacobssl@roanestate.edu.

• Pellissippi State Technical Com-munity College announces its president, Allen Edwards, has been selected to receive Phi Theta Kappa honor society’s Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction. Edwards will be recognized Saturday, April 5, at the 90th Annual International Convention at Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

• Paideia Academy is now enrol-ling students in grades kindergarten through six for 2008-09 school year.  Interested families are encouraged to schedule a school visit as soon as possible as several classes are expected to fill up. For additional information, call the school office at 865-670-0440 or visit www.PaideiaKnoxville.org.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College will host a presentation by photographers Jay Dickman and Jay Kinghorn entitled “Meet the Pros” beginning at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, in the Performing Arts Center on Hardin Valley Campus. Evening also will include the dedication of the new KD Lawson Photography Studio and a pre-event reception from 6 to 6:45 p.m., in the gallery of Bagwell Center. For more information, call 865-694-6522.

• Adult Education Program at Pellissippi State Technical Com-munity College offers free classes and individual tutoring in basic reading, writing, and math skills; preparation for the GED test; and classes in English for speakers of other languages. For additional information, call 865-539-7109.

• 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 Com-munity 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 more information, call 865-539-7167 or 865-539-7166.

• 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. For additional information, call 615-256-1885.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College will hold its annual Faculty Senate Book Sale on the following dates: From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 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 Col-lege’s summer term may do so 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 Men-tion Award of Excellence for its 2007 yearbook. Yearbook advisor is Brandi Guerry.

• Roane State Community College 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 Sandra@rowcliffe.info.

• Pellissippi State Technical Com-munity College Foundation an-nounces 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 Community 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 mvmoss@pstcc.edu.

• 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 an-nounces a new book club for 10- to 13-year-olds. Club will discuss the difference between books and their film adaptations. For additional information , call 865-215-8725.

• Knoxville YWCA and American 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 to 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 announces its undergraduate business program has been ranked 50th among top-tier public universities and 93rd overall by BusinessWeek magazine.

• 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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