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• The following students enrolled at Virginia Tech were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2008 semester: Jeffrey D. Walls, Calvin R. Lear, Caroline P. Conley and Margaret D. Morris. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must attempt at least 12 credit hours graded on the A-F option and earn a 3.4 grade point average on a 4.0 scale during the semester.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College will host a Student Design Showcase for its communication graphics technology students from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 23, in the Bagwell Center for Media Art on its Hardin Valley Campus. For more information, call 865-694-6750 or e-mail

• Greenway School invites interested families to tour and meet the faculty at a Visitors’ Open House from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 26. For more information, visit www, or call 865-777-0197.

• The College of Nursing at The University of Tennessee announces it will offer upper division nursing courses in its RN to BSN program online. Interested persons need to contact the College of Nursing Student Services Office at 865-974-7606 for additional information and advising appointments.

• Farragut High School’s advanced acting class announces the movie trailer for its upcoming movie premier is available for download at

• Knoxville Opera will present a free dress rehearsal of Leoncavallo’s world-famous opera, “I Pagliaccii” (Clowns), from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, at Tennessee Theatre exclusively for area students and youth groups. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations or tickets are required to attend. For more information, contact Knoxville Opera at 865-524-0795

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College’s Support Staff Council will host a fundraising sale from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 30, and Friday, May 1, in the Goins Building on its Hardin Valley campus, to raise money for its Support Staff Dollars for Scholars program. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to donate items. For more information, call 865-539-7037.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College announces graphic design student Cordelia Norris was awarded the prestigious American Advertising Federation award during Knoxville’s annual ADDY Awards ceremony in February. Norris won the award for her work on a Neiman Marcus brochure.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College will host an Adjunct Faculty Job Fair from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, in the Goins Administration Building on its Hardin Valley Campus to recruit part-time faculty for fall semester. Faculty are needed for more than 30 content areas, ranging from art and history to management and sociology. For specific requirements, call 865-694-6607.

• Roane State Community College Music Department and Roane State Foundation will present the annual Louis Hughes Memorial Organ Scholarship Recital at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 19, at First United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge. A reception will follow the recital. The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted for the Hughes fund.Roane State Foundation at 865- 882-4507.

• Hardin Valley Academy PTSA is in the process of planning “My Amazing Life,” a life-size version of the board game LIFE. Program is an interactive, real-life way for students to experience life on a budget and the financial constraints of life in the real world. For a nominal fee community business are invited to join. PTSA also is looking for parent volunteers. For more information, e-mail

• Lincoln Memorial University announces its proposed School of Law will be named for Tennessee Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. The formal name of the school will be Lincoln Memorial University-John J. Duncan Jr. School of Law.

• Pellissippi State Community College will hold a “Festival of Cultures” celebration from 4 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, April 17, in the Goins Building College Center on its Hardin Valley Campus. Event is free and open to public. Celebration will include Vietnamese dragon dancers, jazz and bluegrass ensembles, Mexican tamales, Asian pork, colorful and informative exhibitor booths and much more. For additional information, contact Gayle Wood, director of Access and Diversity, 865-539-7160 or

• Roane State Community College announces tickets are now available for “Appalachian Dreams” with Bill Landry. Performances are scheduled for 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday, May 16, in the theater on RSTCC’s Roane County campus. Tickets cost $15. For ticket information, call 865-403-2988. Proceeds benefit the planned renovation of Harriman's historic Princess Theater.

• Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, Dr. Jim McIntyre, will host a public forum beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 25, in the Fulton High School auditorium to discuss the supports needed by and provided to urban schools, and how they should align to meet the overall goals of the Knox County Schools.

• Tates School of Discovery will hold an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 19. Parents and students will have the opportunity to meet teachers, staff and current Tate's School parents. Campus is located on N. Cedar Bluff Road. Call 865-693-3021 or visit for more information.

• The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its thirtieth annual open house from 9 a.m. to 6, Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The free event will take place on the UT agricultural campus.


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