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• Kimberly-Clark Corporation announces the following local students are recipients of its Bright Future college scholarships: Rachel Dean, daughter of Dave and Lori Dean; Paul Hook, son of John and Maggie Hook; Patricia Ligon, daughter of Jay Ligon and Julie Rotella and Jacquelyn Northcutt, daughter of Tim and Kathy Northcutt. Each grant is worth up to $20,000 for full-time students studying at accredited colleges and universities. Since its inception, the program has distributed more than $28.5 million in scholarships to more than 1,400 students.

• The University of Tennessee will offer “Business Education for Talented Students,” a weeklong, residential program from Saturday, June 21, through Saturday, June 28. Program targets students from communities that have been historically underrepresented in business. There is no cost to participate. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average. Complete eligibility requirements and application are available at http://bus.utk.edu/diversity. Applications are being accepted through Friday, May 16.

• University of Alabama announces the presentation of its Outstanding Alumnus in Telecom-munication and Film to Greg Stroud of Knoxville. Stroud is currently vice president of creative services at Fine Living Network, where his team plays a major role in branding, designing and promoting the Scripps-owned channel. Prior to Fine Living, Stroud was in a similar role at The Weather Channel.

• Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine will offer “Manual Medicine and Therapy II” the second in a series of continuing medical education courses, from Friday, June 13, through Sunday, June 15, on the university’s Harrogate campus. Completion of “Manual Medicine and Therapy I” is not necessary to participate in course. For additional information, call Amy Drittler, Associate Director of Marketing and Public Relations, at 423-869-7108 or visit www.lmunet.edu/dcom.

• Johnson & Wales University announces it has named Anna Mullens, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Sports Entertainment Event Management, to its Dean’s List for the 2008 winter term.

• Pellissippi State Technical Com-munity College will offer the following “Free Application for Federal Student Aid Help Days:” from noon to 6 p.m., Monday, May 12; from 1 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 10, and from 1 to 6 p.m., Monday, July 14, in Room 101 of the Goins Administration Building on PSTCC’s Hardin Valley Campus. Participants should bring their 2007 federal income tax return and proof of assests. For additional information, call 865-694-6565.

• Town of Farragut will sponsor the 2008 Farragut Primary Schools Art Show through Friday, May 9, at Farragut Town Hall. Art will consist of work by Farragut’s most talented primary artists from Farragut Primary School, Knoxville Christian School and St. John Neumann Catholic School, and may be viewed at any time during business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, call 865-966-7057.

• The University of Tennessee announces Douglas A. Blaze has been named dean of its College of Law. Blaze, a 15-year faculty member and administrator, has been interim associate dean for academic affairs. He also is the Art Stolnitz and Elvin E. Overton Distinguished Professor of Law.

• Farragut Middle School will host a program on bullying by Knox County Schools representative Marty Iroff beginning at 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 12, in FMS Studio Theatre. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served prior to program.

• Bearden High School parents will host its annual Project Grad-uation celebration, a fun-filled, over-night party for all graduating seniors, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., Friday, May 16, at Fort Sanders Health and Fitness Center. Event is alcohol-free and is intended to provide a safe, chaperoned alternative to private parties. To purchase tickets, volunteer, offer financial support or for more information about this event, call Kris or Jeff Jones at 865-691-4700.

• Registration for Roane State Community College’s fall semester has begun. Students may contact the campus nearest them for registration or register online at www.roanestate.edu. Campus telephone numbers are: Roane County, 865-882-4523; Oak Ridge, 865-481-2002; Campbell County, 423-562-7021; Cumberland County, 931-456-9880; Fen-tress 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.

• Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont will host Smoky Mountains Science Teacher Institute Sunday, June 15, through Friday, June 20. Program is designed to instruct teachers in using the outdoors as a way to engage students in real and relevant science. For more information, call Jason Love at 865-448-9732 ext. 14, or e-mail Jason@gsmit.org.

• 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.

• Paideia Academy is now enrolling students in grades kindergarten through six for 2008-2009 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.

• 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.

• 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 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.

• 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 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.

• Knox County Schools will provide free screenings and assessments to determine any need for special services in pre-school aged children. Assessments may include developmental screening, cognitive assessment, speech and language assessment, behavioral assessment and assessment of social and adaptive skills. Services will be determined according to your child’s needs Program options include preschool programming, individual therapy and developmental follow-up. To refer your child for a screening/assessment, contact the Child Find office at 865-594-1530.

 

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