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• Family Fun Night is going out of this world at Farragut Intermediate School, from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19. Old favorites such as the silent basket auction, bake sale and student art show will be on hand along with newer games, crafts and inflatables. Among new things, kids will get a chance to make “Space Goo” and even be able to “glow in the dark.” In addition to being the event’s fun, this also is the major fundraiser for the year. Proceeds support PTA programs throughout the year and enable the classroom technology upgrades on this year’s teacher’s wish list.

• Webb School of Knoxville’s will present “BLOODWEB,” written and directed by Webb Upper School drama teacher Patrick McCray, Middle School drama teacher Stephen Perkins and Todd Fluhr. Performances are at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 19, 20, 26, 27, and March 5 and 6; and at 3 p.m., Feb. 21, 28 and March 7. Audiences are limited to 30 people per performance. Admission is free and open to the public.

• Drew Still of IT for Enterprises has accepted a part-time position with UT’s Professional and Personal Development Department. Still will be teaching a new course called “Fly Fishing with Drew Still” to begin June 8 each Tuesday and Thursday until June 24. To register early or for additional information, contact Still at DrewStill@gmail.com

• Farragut residents are named to Dean’s List of Emory College, the undergraduate, liberal arts college of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., for the 2009 fall semester. Students must be in the top 20 percent of Emory College or have approximately a 3.850 grade point average or higher to be named to the Dean’s List. The students are Emily Calvert, daughter of Mark S. Calvert and Rosemary A. Calvert; and Amy Lin daughter of James S. Lin and Jennie H. Lin.

• Greenway School (grades 6-8) invites interested families to tour and meet the faculty at a Visitors’ Open House from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21. Greenway provides hands-on learning in all subjects, a laptop computer to every student and free after-school care. Students are encouraged to advance to their highest level. Located in West Knox County, Greenway is a day school that draws students from Knox and surrounding counties. For more information, visit www.greenwayschool.edu or call 865-777-0197.

• Lincoln Memorial University Caylor School of Nursing and University Anesthesiologists have partnered to aid nurse anesthetist students in funding their education. Headed by Dr. Jerry Epps and Dr. Ed Mobley, University Anesthesiologists in Knoxville has established the University Anesthesiologists Annual Scholarship Fund at LMU.

• Hardin Valley Academy PTSA will host a pancake breakfast to benefit Graduation Celebration at Aubrey’s, Cedar Bluff, March 20. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased from PTSA Board members or at the door.

• Farragut High School’s drama department will present a one-act play “Trophies,” and readers theatre pieces “Anthem” and “Pride & Prejudice & Zombies,” 7:30 p.m., Feb. 25 and 26; and 3 p.m., Feb. 28, at FHS Ferguson Theater in the red wing. Tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens; $8 for adults. For more information, call 865-671-7167.

• Farragut native Jonathan James Randazzo has been named to the Dean’s List at Pensacola Christian College for academic achievement during the 2009 fall semester. Randazzo maintained a B average or above.

• West Knox County residents that were named to the fall 2009 University of Tennessee Chattanooga Dean’s List are Serena A. Allen, Drew Thomas Baker, Brianna Kaitlyn Bass, Tessa Caroline Batchelor, Sarah E. Bean, Meredith Anne Blackburn, Caroline P. Board, Sara Elizabeth Bowen, Jenny Rebecca Boyd, Olivia Joyce Bradley, Sara Kathleen Brinn, Nicholas S. Cakmes, Joseph Maxwell Cange, Jessica I. Cardwell, Madelyn M. Cave, Bailee Nicole Cheek, Jeffrey Daniel Chelette, Gary Alexander Clifton, Megan A. Clifton, Andrew Thomas Crawford, Carrie Anne Dance, Aneseh Alexis Delavari, Madelyn Grace Esposito, Kaitlin Jennifer Ewing, Arianna A. George, Michael Henry Hansen, John T. Harrison, Hollie Anne House, Abigail Marie Hyde, Lawton Oliver Johnson, Kelsey J. Kernodle, Justin Matthew King, Emily C. Kohntopp, Walter Allen Mandrell, Bryan David Mann, Kevin Robert Mann, Russell D. Manning, Mariana Isabel Martinez, Andrew Ferdon Martland, Delonee Diaz McBride, Jonathan Lee Moskal, Charles Grant Newman, Rachel Nneoma Nwangwa, Alyssa L. Powers, Michael Stephen Reese, Tyler Emhardt Sayers, Erin Michelle Seyer, Dana Alexandra Sharp, Carmen N. Shepherd, Daniel Thomas Shurina, Ashley Marie Smith, Margaret A. Sneed, Mary Caroline Solomon, Jessica Jeanette Steele, Joshua James Nielsen Stiffin, Robert Lee Tugwell, Nakeisha K. Turk, Caroline Dawn Wesson, Brittany Alyce Wheat, Brian C. Whittenburg, Alexander Widmer, Olivia Grace Wooliver, Grace Bryanne Yarnell and Dylan Russell Young.

• Bearden High School is hosting a leadership conference April 16-18. BHS SGA students are looking for families willing to host groups of two students during the conference. For more information, contact Jordan Kirkland at jordankirkland@bellsouth.net.

• Christian Academy of Knoxville seventh-grade student Samuel Swayne was CAK’s Middle School spelling bee champion.

• West Knox County residents who graduated in Fall 2009 from University of Tennessee Chattanooga are Sara Kathleen Brinn, Craig H. Ownby, Caroline Dawn Wesson and Brittany Alyce Wheat.

• Roane State Playmakers will perform “The Boys Next Door” beginning Feb. 18 in the O’Brien Theatre on the college’s Roane County campus in Harriman. Performances are scheduled 7 p.m., Feb. 18-20; 2 p.m., Feb. 21; 7 p.m., Feb. 25-27; and 2 p.m., Feb. 28. The comedy by Tom Griffin tells the story of four mentally challenged men who live in a home in New England. The play is filled with laughter and compassion. General admission is $10, and student admission is $7. For more information, contact Michael Golebiewski at golebiewskim@roanestate.edu or 865-882-4589.



• Roane State Community College Dean Myra Peavyhouse received the 2009 J. Neal Ensminger Distinguished Alumnus Award from Tennessee Wesleyan College. Peavyhouse, a TWC graduate, is dean of Roane State’s Humanities Division.





• Radiological Control Technology course to be offered at Oak Ridge campus. Roane State Community College’s Office of Community Outreach and Professional Training will offer a Radiological Control Technology course at the Oak Ridge campus, 701 Briarcliff Ave. The course will be on Fridays from 5:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. from Feb. 19 to March 27. There will be no classes on March 12 and 13. This course will prepare students to gain skills and knowledge to pass the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Core Academy Exam and start a career as an entry-level health physicist in a DOE facility. The cost is $499 and includes a certification test. To register for the course, contact Sonya Parker at 865-481-2031 or parkers@roanestate.edu.

• General Tommy Franks (Ret.) has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at Operation Yellow Ribbon to be held at Lipscomb University March 23. Special acoustic performances by Charlie Daniels and Amy Grant will also be a part of the evening activities. Operation Yellow Ribbon features a daylong symposium sponsored by Lipscomb University and Challenge America. The symposium will focus on discussions about solutions for the transition from battlefield to home front for returning military. Capping off the day’s events, Franks will address attendees at Lipscomb’s Allen Arena. Special musical appearances by Daniels and Grant are also scheduled for the 7 p.m. event. Admission to the symposium is by invitation only. A limited number of tickets for the evening event are $10 at the Lipscomb University box office and through Ticketmaster.



• Webb School of Knoxville is pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Dean Bruner as Webb’s new Alumni Coordinator. For the last nine years, Bruner served as the Director of Alumni and Parent Relations for Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn. In this capacity, she worked closely with the Maryville College Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Parents’ Council to plan, organize and implement numerous activities and events, including class and regional reunions, Homecoming, and Parents’ Weekend. Her position required ongoing, effective communications with alumni as well as educating students about the role of alumni at the College.

• The Roane State Playmakers will hold auditions for “To Kill a Mockingbird” 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the O’Brien theatre at the Roane County campus in Harriman. Performers are asked to share a one-minute to two-minute monologue or poem that will showcase their performance abilities.The production will require numerous performers and technical help. Anyone is welcome to audition, and no appointments are needed. The play by Christopher Sergel was inspired by the classic novel by Harper Lee. Performances are scheduled at 7 p.m., April 8-10; 2 p.m., April 11.; 7 p.m., April 15-17; and 2 p.m., April 18. For more information, call 865-882-4567.

• Several Farragut-area students were awarded a degree from Lipscomb University at the conclusion of fall semester 2009. Sarah Wasserman received a bachelor of science, cum laude. She is a graduate of Bearden High School. Ali Hitzing received a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing and is a Farragut High School graduated. Elizabeth Davis received a master of arts degree in learning and education.

• Build-A-Bear Workshop recognizes efforts of young people to help those in need through its Huggable Heroes program. Huggable Heroes are young leaders who Build-A-Bear Workshop recognizes, honors and “cele-bear-ates” each year for providing extraordinary service in their communities and around the world. The seventh annual search for these special people, ranging in age from 8 to 18, is now on. Anyone and everyone, ages 8 and above, are eligible to nominate a candidate (and kids can nominate themselves) by visiting buildabear.com/huggableheroes or by picking up an entry form at a participating Build-A-Bear Workshop store in the United States and Canada. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 26.

• For the second year in a row, 98 percent of Roane State Community College nursing graduates passed their licensing exam on their first attempt.







• The University of Tennessee Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and the Knox County Public Library invite you to participate in a reading group to discuss the book, “Justice as Fairness: A restatement” by John Rawls. Without this shared framework, American citizens may find political life dominated by dogmatic fanaticism and apathetic resignation. Citizens committed to the success of our system owe it to themselves to engage in the questions that occupied Rawls — perhaps the most important political philosopher of the 20th century. For more information, visit http://bakercenter.utk.edu, or contact Amy Gibson, agibson1@ utk.edu. Sessions will meet on Monday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Toyota Auditorium at the Baker Center, 1640 Cumberland Ave. on the UT Campus. Meetings will be held Monday evenings through Feb. 22.

• ‘Back into Black’ debt elimination courses at Pellissippi State. Financial educator George Lucke is his own student success story. He eliminated more than $265,000 of his debt using the Automatic Debt Elimination program, a system he developed and now teaches to others. Students may register for the March 18 course. They are encouraged to bring a list of debts to begin planning their own debt elimination strategy while in the classroom. Tuition is $49 and includes a 16-page workbook. The March 18 times are 6:30-9:30 p.m. Each class meets at the Pellissippi Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. To register for “Back into Black” or to learn more about the entire menu of non-credit courses, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs or call 865-539-7167.

• Roane State receives honor for annual Academic Festival. The Tennessee Board of Regents awarded an Academic Excellence Award to Roane State Community College for the college’s annual Academic Festival. The Tennessee Board of Regents oversees the state’s public community colleges and the public universities outside The University of Tennessee system. The award recognizes programs and initiatives that exemplify excellence in teaching, research and public service.

• Roane State program prepares students for leadership roles. Roane State Community College has launched an innovative program that prepares students to embrace leadership roles. The Leadership Excellence and Dedicated Service program includes seven students who meet monthly and participate in various activities. Sammie Mowery, LEADS coordinator, said the program’s focus is to help students develop leadership skills that they can use in their careers and in their communities.

• Several Farragut area students have been inducted into the Tennessee Kappa Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Scholarship Society at Lipscomb University. Farragut residents include: Allyson Hall, Lindsey Wilkerson and Jenny Randolph. Farragut students are among 69 undergraduate and graduate students inducted into the prestigious society. Alpha Chi is a national college scholarship honor society that promotes outstanding character and academic excellence in all disciplines, said Dr. Lin Garner, assistant athletic director for academics, senior woman’s administrator and faculty advisor of Alpha Chi.

 

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