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• Montessori Middle School, 3725 Louisville Road, will hold an open house from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 26. Event will provide interested families a chance to visit the 32-acre campus, including meadow, forest and working gardens, and to meet with director and board members. For more information, call 865-985-8900.

• The following students enrol-led 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.

• Greenway School invites in-terested 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,greenwayschool.edu or call 865-777-0197.

• The College of Nursing at The University of Tennessee an-nounces 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 adva-nced acting class announces the movie trailer for its upcoming movie premier is available for download at www.farraguths.-knoxschools.org.

• 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.

• 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 president-hvaptsa@gmail.com

• Lincoln Memorial University announces its School of Law will be named for U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. [R-Tenn.] The formal name of the school will be Lincoln Memorial University-John J. Duncan Jr. School of Law.

• Roane State Community Col-lege 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.

• Webb School of Knoxville’s Lower School Drama Club will present “Goin Buggy” at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 26, In Webb’s Bishop Central Auditorium. Admission is free and open to public.

• Roane State Community College announces, according to data recently released by the Tennessee Board of Regents, has the highest retention rate of all community colleges in Tennessee.

• Hardin Valley Academy an-nounces its PTSA recently was awarded first-place for Scrapbook-ing, first-place for Volunteer Service and a Rookie Award for being a first year school and PTSA at the Tennessee PTA Convention.

• The 12th Annual Old Farragut Schools Reunion will be held beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 2, in Farragut high School cafeteria. No reservations are required and all Farragut High School graduating classes are welcome. For more information, call 865-966-5265.

• Bearden High School’s Class of 2009 invites the community to attend its Baccalaureate from 3 to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 10, at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. Baccalaureate is an optional, non-denominational service in which many seniors participate and all are recognized. For more information, call 865-250-2176.

• Lincoln Memorial University announces it has named C. Warren Neel, PhD. as interim president while a national search is conducted for its 20th president. Neel comes to LMU from The University of Ten-nessee where he served as executive director of the College of Business Administration Corporate Govern-ance Center.

• Hardin Valley Academy PTSA will sponsor a book drive through April and asks community members to doante new and used children’s books. Books will be distributed to schools in need.

 

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