Aug. 7, 2003

 

CHIPOLA DINNER TO HONOR THE LATE JOHN RATZLAFF

 

 

MARIANNA—Friends and family of the late John Ratzlaff are planning a celebration in his memory on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the National Guard Armory in Marianna.

Some 33 of Ratzlaff’s friends are putting together the John Alan Ratzlaff

Memorial Scholarship Dinner which is sponsored by the Chipola Appreciation Club.

Business/cocktail attire is the dress for the evening that starts with a social hour at 6:30 p.m., a prime rib dinner and dancing to the sounds of national recording artists, The Embers.

Auburn basketball coach Cliff Ellis, also a Chipola alumnus, is the featured speaker for event. Ellis is married to Ratzlaff’s sister, Carolyn.

Proceeds from the event will endow a Chipola baseball scholarship in Ratzlaff’s honor. Ratzlaff played on the Chipola baseball team in 1973.  After graduating from law school at Ole Miss, he began his law career in Marianna.  He served on the board of directors of the Chipola Appreciation Club and as the club’s president in 1994-95. He chaired the club’s annual Wild Game Dinner that helped amass a sizable endowment for the college’s athletic programs.  Ratzlaff was rarely seen without his Chipola baseball cap.

Ratzlaff’s former law partner Robert Trammell spearheaded the event after contacting many of John’s classmates and friends. He said, “John loved Chipola and so many of friends were excited about helping Chipola in his honor. I think he would be proud of what we’re doing here to establish a legacy in his name.”

Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, “Chipola depends on the support of alumni and friends to maintain quality academic and athletic programs. This event is important as we honor a fine alumnus and raise money to help future students.”

Tickets are $150 per couple. Tables of seven couples also are available for $1,050.

For tickets, call Sandra Harrell at 718-2302.

 

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Aug. 7, 2003

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP

 

                MARIANNA—The Financial Aid Office at Chipola Junior College will offer a workshop for prospective students and their parents on Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the Continuing Education Conference Center.  No registration is needed to attend. 

Financial aid for most CJC programs is available to those who qualify. All students are advised to complete the free application for federal student aid, available at CJC, at most area high schools and online at www.fafsa.ed.gov

 Because the financial aid application process may take up to six weeks, students are encouraged to apply immediately to ensure that funds are available for the fall semester. 

                Fall registration for returning students and new student testing is Aug. 20. New student registration is Aug. 21 and 22, with classes beginning Aug. 25.

For more information call 718-2293, or visit CJC on the web at www.chipola.edu

 

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Aug. 7, 2003

CORRECTIONS COURSE SET AT CJC

 

                MARIANNA—Application deadline for Chipola Junior College's next daytime course in Basic Corrections is Aug. 22.

                The class will begin Sept. 3, and will meet weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

                An evening class is scheduled to begin Sept. 15. Application deadline is Sept. 5.

                Applicants must be at least 19 years of age, be of good moral character, possess a valid driver’s license, earn a passing score on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and meet FDLE requirements. Students are encouraged to apply early due the extensive application process.

                For information, call (850) 718-2394.

 

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Aug. 14, 2003       

 

CHIPOLA BOARD TO CONSIDER NAME CHANGE ON AUG. 18

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College was established in 1947, but on Aug. 18, the college board of trustees is expected to approve changing the name of the institution to Chipola College.

The change is needed as Chipola prepares to begin offering bachelor’s degrees in Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics and Science.

The name change will take place during a special called board meeting at 1 p.m. in the college Arts Center. College officials will unveil a banner highlighting the new name.

Chipola made history on June 23 when approval was granted by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to offer the four-year degrees. The news was greeted with shouts of joy from several CJC administrators who have worked on the project since last summer when the Florida Board of Education gave CJC the authority to offer four-year degrees in response to a critical shortage of math and science teachers in secondary schools.

Dr. Kitty Myers, Associate Vice President of Instructional and Bachelor’s Degree Program Development, said, “I’m just ecstatic for the people of this area. I think this will have a long range positive effect on the economy in our community.”

Gail Hartzog, Associate Dean of Institutional Development and Planning, said, “CJC currently is accredited at Level I to offer two-year degrees.  We applied for permission to make a substantive change from our present status and begin offering four-year degrees.”

Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Vice President of Instruction and Student Services, said “I’m just so excited to be here during this historic time, and I’m elated that the long process is over. Many people worked so hard to bring this together. I think it was meant to be.”

Hartzog said the college will be notified of any concerns of the SACS committee. A SACS team will visit CJC in the spring of 2004 to evaluate the program. This evaluation is the next step toward accreditation as a Level II institution. 

The 2003-04 state budget includes $333,000 to help Chipola begin the bachelor’s degree programs. CJC president Dr. Gene Prough said, “I am pleased that we will have the funds needed to continue providing quality two year-programs, certificate programs and new four-year degrees for the people in our district.”

The change will not affect the college’s other programs. Chipola will continue to compete in intercollegiate athletics at the junior college level. Dr. Clemmons said, “The only changes that our students will notice should be positive ones. Our library already has benefited from additional money for new books and research materials to support the four-year programs.”

In 2001, the Florida Legislature earmarked $3 million in startup funds for community colleges to offer four-year programs. St. Petersburg Community College was granted permission to offer bachelor’s degrees in 2001, making it the first community college to take advantage of the four-year opportunity.

The Florida Board of Education in May 2002 adopted a plan to offer four-year degrees in selected disciplines on the campuses of Chipola and Miami-Dade Community Colleges. Chipola was given 30 days to negotiate with Florida State University to decide which school would provide access to baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, Nursing and Secondary Education. In June 2002, Education Secretary Jim Horne granted Chipola the authority to offer a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Math and Science Education.

FSU proposed offering the Secondary Education program at the FSU Panama City campus. But Horne said he adopted Chipola’s proposal in the interest of local students. “The CJC approach was constructed to provide greater program delivery flexibility for community members,” Horne said.

Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, "We’re glad these programs will finally be available in our area. We have a large number of students who cannot move beyond the two-year degree because of work and family circumstances. These programs will provide invaluable opportunities for them.”

                For information about four-year and advanced programs at CJC, call Dr. Kitty Myers at 850-718-2260.

 

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Aug. 14, 2003                       

 

PREPARE NOW FOR FALL REGISTRATION AT CJC

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will hold returning student registration and new student testing beginning Wednesday, Aug. 20. New student registration is Aug. 21 and 22, with classes beginning Aug. 25.

Applications are available in the CJC Registration office, or online at www.chipola.edu. Chipola’s open-door policy guarantees acceptance to all students with a high school diploma. Testing is required to enroll in certain academic courses.

Chipola offers hundreds of college credit courses during the day and evening, and also through independent study. The college offers the Associate in Arts (AA) degree, a two-year program that guarantees acceptance to Florida’s 10 public universities. Chipola also offers several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce Development programs that provide training for high wage jobs.

Chipola’s University Center provides opportunities for students to pursue a bachelor’s degree and advanced degrees on the CJC campus.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Aall students are advised to complete the application online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Persons employed with the State of Florida may apply for a tuition Waiver that pays for up to six semester hours per term. Registration for state employee waivers is on a space-available basis, Aug. 28 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Aug. 29 from 8 a.m. to noon. Waiver applications are available in the CJC Registrar’s Office.

Alabama and Georgia students are now eligible for in-state tuition at Chipola. Residents from both states are required to pay roughly one dollar extra per credit hour for college tuition and workforce fees.

For more information call 718-2293, or visit CJC on the web at www.chipola.edu

 

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Aug. 14, 2003

 

CHIPOLA TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR BALLYHOO

 

MARIANNA--The Chipola Junior College Theatre Department will hold open auditions for the hit comedy, "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," Sept. 2 and 3, at 6 p.m. in the CJC Theatre. The show opens a four-day run, Oct. 23.

The hit comedy by Alfred Uhry is set in 1939. The world is on the brink of war. But in Atlanta, residents are lining up for a glimpse of Clark Gable at the premiere of Gone with the Wind. Meanwhile, the elite of Atlanta's Jewish society are throwing a party of their own. Forget Gable. Boo Levy is looking for an eligible boy to take her daughter Lala to the Ballyhoo dance, the social event of the season. Poor Lala has to compete with her gorgeous cousin Sunny.

With luck, they'll both find romance. And maybe their brawling families will shed a little of their pride-and lots of their prejudice-in this Tony Award-winning comedy by Alfred the author of Driving Miss Daisy.

Scripts may be checked out in the lobby of the Fine Arts Building.  For audition information call Sirmon, at (850) 718-2227.

 

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Aug. 14, 2003

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SHOWCASE

 

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College Baseball will host its second annual High School Showcase, Saturday, Sept. 13, at the CJC field.

The event is open to all high school juniors or seniors who are current members of a varsity baseball team.

CJC head coach Jeff Johnson says, “This event is a great opportunity for players to showcase their skills and to gain national exposure while being evaluated by JUCO and Division One coaches, as well as professional scouts.”  Johnson says he is expecting from 50 to 100 pro and college scouts to attend. 

Check-in opens at 8 a.m. on Sept. 13. The event will continue rain or shine with indoor facilities available. Skill evaluation for running, hitting and fielding begins at 9 a.m. Skill evaluation for hitting, pitching and catching begins at 12:30 p.m. Players should wear baseball pants and bring their own bats, spikes, gloves and hats.

Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 5. Participants must provide proof of insurance and sign a waiver of liability. Cost is $75.

Chipola Junior College in located in Marianna, FL, 70 miles west of Tallahassee and 30 minutes South of Dothan, AL. 

For information, call coach Johnson at 850-718-2332.

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Aug 14, 2003                                                        

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA-Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the months of August and September.

                 Several Child Care courses will be offered: 20-Hour Childcare Training, Aug. 16 and 23 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m., Aug. 26 through Dec. 9; Early Care and Education Administrative Overview, Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m., Aug. 28 through Dec. 11; Internship, Thursdays, 6 to 9 p.m., Aug. 28 through Dec. 11;  10-Hour Childcare Training–Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Sept. 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. ; 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation Course), Sept. 20 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

                 First Aid will be offered Aug. 19 and 21, from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A CPR class will meet Sept. 9 and 11 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $42.

                 Introduction to Computers for Seniors will meet Aug. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.  Word & Excel for Seniors will meet Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

                Cake Decorating I begins Sept. 8. Cake Decorating II and III begin in October.  Marthe Efurd will lead the workshops on Mondays from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41 per class.  

                Introduction to Computers will be offered Sept. 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again on Sept. 16 and 18 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

                Sign Language I will meet Mondays, from 5 to 7 p.m., Sept. 15 through Nov. 17. Cost is $81.  Sign Language III will meet Sept. 15 through Nov. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $81. 

                EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification Programs. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola  Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com

                For information about any of these non-credit courses, call the Office of Continuing Education at 718-2395.                                                                  

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Aug. 21, 2003

CHIPOLA COLLEGE IS NEW NAME OF 55-YEAR OLD COLLEGE

 

                MARIANNA—It’s official. After being known as Chipola Junior College since 1947, the Chipola District Board of Trustees on Aug. 18 approved changing the name of the institution to Chipola College.

The change was needed as Chipola prepares to begin offering bachelor’s degrees in Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics and Science.

The name change took place during a special called board meeting. College officials unveiled a banner highlighting the new name. In a speech prior to the board action, Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, “Chipola was established to provide the people in our area with access to higher education.  Today we have increased that access to provide many more opportunities for our people.”

Prough said the only changes students will notice should be positive ones. “We will continue to work hard in the three main areas of access: the AA degree, Workforce Development and Continuing Education. But we all will benefit from the addition of the four-year programs,” said Prough.  The Chipola Library already has benefited from additional money for new books and research materials to support the four-year programs. The 2003-04 state budget includes $333,000 to help Chipola launch the bachelor’s degree programs.

The change will not affect the college’s other programs. Chipola will continue to compete in intercollegiate athletics at the junior college level.

In June, Chipola was granted approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to make a substantive change from its present Level I status to begin offering four-year degrees. A SACS team will visit Chipola in the Spring of 2004 to evaluate the program which is the next step toward accreditation as a Level II institution. 

Chipola is currently accepting applications for students to begin classes in the bachelor’s degree programs in January of 2004.

For information about four-year programs at Chipola, call Dr. Kitty Myers at 850-718-2260.

 

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Aug. 21, 2003       

 

FALL REGISTRATION CONTINUES AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Fall classes at Chipola College begin Monday, Aug. 25, with late registration continuing through noon on Friday, Aug. 29.

Applications are available in the Chipola Registration office, or online at www.chipola.edu. Chipola’s open-door policy guarantees acceptance to all students with a high school diploma. Testing is required to enroll in certain academic courses.

Chipola offers hundreds of college credit courses during the day and evening, and also through independent study. The college offers the Associate in Arts (AA) degree, a two-year program that guarantees acceptance to Florida’s 10 public universities. Chipola also offers several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce Development programs that provide training for high wage jobs.

Applications are currently being accepted for Chipola’s own bachelor’s degree programs in Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics and Science. Classes in the new program begin in January of 2004.

Chipola’s University Center provides opportunities for students to pursue a bachelor’s degree and advanced degrees on the Chipola campus.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Students are advised to complete the application online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Persons employed with the State of Florida may apply for a tuition waiver that pays for up to six semester hours per term. Course registration for State Employee Waivers is on a space-available basis, Aug. 28 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Aug. 29 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Alabama and Georgia students are now eligible for in-state tuition at Chipola. Residents from both states are required to pay only one dollar extra per credit hour for college tuition and workforce fees.

For more information call 718-2293, or visit Chipola on the web at www.chipola.edu

 

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Aug. 21, 2003

 

 

STATE EMPLOYEES ELIGIBLE FOR CHIPOLA TUITION WAIVER

 

MARIANNA—Persons employed with the State of Florida may apply for a special tuition waiver that pays for up to six semester hours for the Fall 2003 term at Chipola College.

                Registration for students wishing to utilize the State Employee Tuition Waiver is Thursday, Aug. 28 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 29 from 8 a.m. to noon. Registration is on a space available basis. State Tuition Waiver Applications are available in the CJC Registration Office.

                For information, call 718-2211,or visit the CJC web site at www.chipola.edu 

                 

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Aug. 21, 2003

               

 

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES SEASON TICKETS ON SALE

 

                MARIANNA--Season tickets for the 2003-04 Chipola Artist Series go on sale Monday, Aug. 25 in the Chipola College Business Office located in Building L.              

                The four-event series opens Sept. 18 with Flutist Donna Wissinger. Hailed as a dynamic international star, her concerts include acclaimed recitals on the main stages of Carnegie Hall and the renowned Glinka Capella, recital tours of Europe and the USA, and a highly successful tour throughout several republics of the former Soviet Union. Wissinger is known for her beautiful playing, charismatic stage presence and enthusiasm for her art. The New York Times calls her, "A flutist of rare gifts."

                "Red, Hot and Blue," Branson's newest Big Band Extravaganza plays Chipola Nov. 6.  Their Zoot Suit Swing! show features the jump, jive, and wailin' of the era that's quickly making a comeback! Red, Hot & Blue takes audiences on a musical journey from Ragtime to the Roaring 20's, from the Classic Jazz of the 1930's to the Swingin' 40's and Big Band Era, and from the Hilarious 50's to the Rockin' 60's and Disco 70's.  Professional Broadway entertainers sing and dance their hearts out in this high-energy, beautifully costumed and choreographed production show. 

                Trumpeter Ron Romm performs "A Trumpeter's Dream" Jan. 29, 2004. Founding member and former soloist of the world-famous Canadian Brass, Romm has appeared on the stages of almost all major concert venues, music festivals, and international

music conferences. He is widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent trumpeters and clinicians of today.  A child prodigy, Romm began his solo career at age ten, and by age twelve he was a member of his family's band, the Romm-Antics. At 18 he was already a veteran

freelance trumpeter, performing regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Los Angeles Brass Quintet.  

                Orlando Opera presents "Romance, Rage & Revelry," April 12, 2004. Audiences

will experience the best music has to offer in this exciting program, highlighting great classics

from Opera, Operetta, and Broadway.  Orlando Opera brings the drama and excitement of

live opera to communities throughout Florida with performances by talented young professionals who star in the Orlando Opera program.                

                The Chipola Artist Series is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, and

with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the

Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association, corporate donors,

and through ticket sales.

                Season tickets—$40 for all four events—are available at the Business Office in the

Administration Building. Season tickets entitle holders to same seat reserved seats, invitations

to the "Meet The Artist" receptions, subscriptions to the CRAA arts calendar, and early

ticket-renewal next year. A limited number of individual event tickets will be available prior to

each performance at the Chipola Business Office at $12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and

under.

                For season tickets, call the Business Office at 718-2220.                                                                             

 

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Aug. 28, 2003

CHIPOLA EMPLOYEES AWARDED FOR SERVICE

 

MARIANNA—Employees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service on Aug. 18.

                Employees were awarded certificates in five-year increments.  The following were recognized:

                Five years:  Paul Dudley, Dana Johnson, Dennis Kosciw, Dr. Edward Lyon, Gina McAllister, Tammy Neal, Royce Reagan, Don Richard, Traci Taylor.

                Ten years: Brenda Alford, Gary Cook, Cecil Crawford, Edward Finch, Robert Ivey, Vikki Milton, Lee Shook.

                Fifteen years:  Lucinda Baker, Bryan Craven, Jan Cummings, Dr. Robert Dunkle, Carol Hardin, Janice Holley, Brenda Jordan, Johnny Meredith, Dr. Allen Molineux, Carol Saunders, Anita Shealy, Barbara Taylor.

                Twenty years:  Dr. Bill Breivogel, Robert Brown, Michael Dolan, Harrell Glisson, Louise Neel.           

                Twenty-Five years:  Freddie Foran, Nancy Nobles-Dunkle, Joan Stadsklev, Dr. Rene Tharpe.

                Thirty years:  Mary Lu Andreu, Annette Rash, Janet Wise.

                Thirty-five years:  Dorothy Bell, Dr. Carolyn Wilson.

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Aug. 28, 2003

                 

CHIPOLA’S SUMMER II DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

MARIANNA—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 31 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Summer II Semester 2003.

                To be placed on the Dean’s List, a student must take 6 or more semester hours of Summer courses and make an average of 3.25 (B+) to 4.0 (A) in all courses.

                Students who made averages of 4.0—straight A’s—and their hometowns are:

                Blountstown—Matsu-Bell Greene, Stephen T. Mears.

Bonifay—Kimberly Garske

Chipley—Amanda Barefield, Karen Mashburn.

Cottondale—Nicholas Thrasher.

Graceville— Kathleen Nelson.

Grand Ridge—Kristen Gilley

Greenwood—Ashley Green.

Malone—Marc Cherrington

Marianna— Joshua Lawrence, Ronald McAllister, Kari Anderson, Jessica Jones.

Sneads—Tessa Shirey.

Westville—Kaye Jesson.

Students who earned grade point averages ranging from 3.25(B+) to 3.99 (A) and their hometowns are:

                Altha—Nicole Baumer.

                Blountstown—Carmen Shuler. 

                Bristol—Dani Tharpe.

Chipley—Jenna Peel.

                Graceville—Tanya Taylor.

      Marianna—Jennifer Zeigler, Lauren Milton, Anna Lockey.

                Sneads—Ashley Harvey.

Out of District – (All A’s) Jason Parker of Charlotte NC, Justin Swaine of Tallahassee, James Thompson of Quincy, Mary Segers of Panama City, J. Allison Field of Clarksville, Mario Jointer of Jackson MS.  (A’s and B’s) Kevin Ward of Apalachicola. 

 

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Aug. 28, 2003

 

CHIPOLA TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR BALLYHOO

 

 

MARIANNA--The Chipola College Theatre Department will hold open auditions for the hit comedy, "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," Tuesday, Sept. 2 and Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 6 p.m. in the Chipola Theatre. The show opens a four-day run, Oct. 23.

The hit comedy by Alfred Uhry is set in 1939. The world is on the brink of war. But in Atlanta, residents are lining up for a glimpse of Clark Gable at the premiere of Gone with the Wind. Meanwhile, the elite of Atlanta's Jewish society are throwing a party of their own. Boo Levy is looking for an eligible boy to take her daughter Lala to the Ballyhoo dance, the social event of the season. Poor Lala has to compete with her gorgeous cousin Sunny.

With luck, they'll both find romance. And maybe their brawling families will shed a little of their pride-and lots of their prejudice-in this Tony Award-winning comedy by Alfred the author of Driving Miss Daisy.

Scripts may be checked out in the lobby of the Fine Arts Building.  For audition information, call director Charles Sirmon at (850) 718-2227.

 

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Aug. 28, 2003

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SHOWCASE

 

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College Baseball will host its second annual High School Showcase, Saturday, Sept. 13, at the CJC field.

The event is open to all high school juniors or seniors who are current members of a varsity baseball team.

CJC head coach Jeff Johnson says, “This event is a great opportunity for players to showcase their skills and to gain national exposure while being evaluated by JUCO and Division One coaches, as well as professional scouts.”  Johnson says he is expecting from 50 to 100 pro and college scouts to attend. 

Check-in opens at 8 a.m. on Sept. 13. The event will continue rain or shine with indoor facilities available. Skill evaluation for running, hitting and fielding begins at 9 a.m. Skill evaluation for hitting, pitching and catching begins at 12:30 p.m. Players should wear baseball pants and bring their own bats, spikes, gloves and hats.

Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 5. Participants must provide proof of insurance and sign a waiver of liability. Cost is $75.

Chipola Junior College in located in Marianna, FL, 70 miles west of Tallahassee and 30 minutes South of Dothan, AL. 

For information, call coach Johnson at 850-718-2332.

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Aug. 28, 2003

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA--Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses this Fall. 

                Cake Decorating I begins Sept. 8. Cake II and III begin in October.  Marthe Efurd will lead the workshops which meet Mondays from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41 per class.

                 CPR will meet Sept. 9 and 11 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $42. A Home Health Aide course will be offered Oct. 14 through 17 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Cost is $122.  First Aid will be offered Oct. 21 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  IV Therapy begins Oct. 20.  Cost is $121.

                Introduction to Computers will be offered Sept. 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again on Sept. 16 and 18 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.  Word I will be offered Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Creating Web Pages with Dreamweaver MX will meet Oct. 14 and 16 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

                The following Child Care courses will be offered: 10-Hour Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Sept. 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 10-Hour (Behavior Observation), Sept. 20 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 20 Hour Childcare Training, Oct. 4 and 11, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 10 Hour Childcare Training, Oct. 18 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

                Sign Language I and III will meet Saturdays, Sept. 15 through Nov. 17. Sign I meets from 5 to 7 p.m. Sign III meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost of either course is $81.

                Motivational workshops are scheduled on the following dates:  The FISH Philosophy, Sept. 22; Who Moved My Cheese?, Oct. 9; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships, Nov. 16; and Eat That Frog!, Dec. 14. All workshops meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost for each course is $49.

                EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, Computers, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification Programs. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .  Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com

                For information about any of these non-credit courses, call the Office of Continuing Education at 718-2395.                                                                  

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Aug. 28, 2003

 

                CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES SEASON TICKETS ON SALE

 

                MARIANNA--Season tickets for the 2003-04 Chipola Artist Series are on sale in the Chipola College Business Office located in Building L.            

                The four-event series opens Thursday, Sept. 18 with Flutist Donna Wissinger. Hailed as a dynamic international star, her concerts include acclaimed recitals on the main stages of Carnegie Hall and the renowned Glinka Capella, recital tours of Europe and the USA, and a highly successful tour throughout several republics of the former Soviet Union. Audiences are captivated by her beautiful playing, charismatic stage presence and enthusiasm for her art

                "Red, Hot and Blue," Branson's newest Big Band Extravaganza plays Chipola Nov. 6.  Their Zoot Suit Swing! show takes audiences on a musical journey from the Roaring 20's, from the Classic Jazz of the 1930's to the Swingin' 40's and Big Band Era, and from the Hilarious 50's to the Rockin' 60's and Disco 70's. 

                Trumpeter Ron Romm performs "A Trumpeter's Dream" Jan. 29, 2004. Founding member of the world-famous Canadian Brass, Romm has appeared on the stages of most major venues, festivals, and international conferences. A child prodigy, Romm began his solo career at age 10. By age 12 he was a member of his family band, the Romm-Antics. At 18 he was a veteran trumpeter, performing with the LA Philharmonic and the LA Brass Quintet.  

                Orlando Opera presents "Romance, Rage & Revelry," April 12, 2004. Audiences

will experience the best music has to offer in this exciting program, highlighting great classics

from Opera, Operetta, and Broadway.  Orlando Opera brings the excitement of live opera to communities throughout Florida with performances by talented young professionals.           

                The Series is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, and with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association, corporate donors, and through ticket sales.

                Season tickets—$40 for all four events—entitle holders to same seat reserved seats, "Meet The Artist" receptions, and subscriptions to the CRAA arts calendar. A limited number of individual event tickets are available at $12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under.

                For season tickets, call the Business Office at 718-2220.                                                                             

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Aug. 28, 2003                                       

CORRECTIONS COURSES SET AT CJC

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College's next daytime course in Basic Corrections begins Sept. 3. The course will meet weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

                An evening class is scheduled to begin Sept. 15. Application deadline is Sept. 5.

                Applicants must be at least 19 years of age, be of good moral character, possess a valid driver’s license, earn a passing score on the Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT) and meet FDLE requirements. Students are encouraged to apply early due the extensive application process.

                For information, call (850) 718-2394.

 

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Aug. 28, 2003

CHIPOLA FACC TO HOLD YARD SALE

 

          MARIANNA—The Chipola College chapter of FACC will hold a yard sale Friday, Sept. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 6, from 8 a.m. to noon  in the college Arts Center. 

          Those wishing to donate items for the sale, may deliver them to the Arts Center, Thursday, Sept. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon. Funds raised will go to the FACC Scholarship Fund.

For information, contact Kim Collins, Dana Johnson or Lou Kind at 526-2761.

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