Aug. 7, 2008

CHIPOLA COLLEGE FALL REGISTRATION BEGINS AUG. 18

 

            MARIANNA—Registration for Fall classes at Chipola College is Aug. 18-20. Classes begin Aug. 21.

Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a standard high school diploma.  Prospective students should complete a college application which is available in the Office of Admissions and Records, or online at www.chipola.edu. Students also must provide an official high school or college transcript.

Chipola offers day and evening courses, as well as independent study and online courses. The college’s Associate in Arts Degree provides the first two years of general education courses for students planning to earn a bachelor’s degree. Associate in Science Degree programs provide two years of professional training in various career fields.

            Chipola has expanded its offerings to include more than 40 individual programs, including BS, AA, AS, Workforce Certificates and Continuing Education programs.           Workforce Development Certificate programs, include: Automotive Service Technology, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Computer Systems Technology, Correctional Officer, Cosmetology, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections, Electronic Technology, Firefighter II, Law Enforcement Officer, Masonry Apprentice Training, Surveying and Mapping Technology and Telecommunications. Some workforce and certificate programs feature open enrollment which allows students to enroll whenever the college is in session.

            Chipola offers more than a dozen Associate in Science (AS) degrees which provide professional training associated with specific careers. These include: Business Administration, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Electronics, Network Support, Computer Programming, Computer Information Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Early Childhood Education, Electronics Engineering Technology, Fire Science Technology, Network Services Technology, Nursing (RN and LPN), Recreation Technology and Telecommunications Engineering Technology.

            Two Associate in Applied Science programs in Electronic Engineering Technology and Telecommunications Engineering Technology are available.

            Three College Credit Certificate programs are available in Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic.

            Two Dental programs are available through agreements with other colleges: Dental Assisting at Gulf Coast CC and Dental Hygiene with Tallahassee CC. Students may earn the first year of these programs at Chipola.

            A variety of continuing education programs are available on campus in areas ranging from Child Care to Real Estate. Through partnerships with www.ed2go.com  and www.gatlineducation.com, the college offers open enrollment, online courses in courses like health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel. 

            The college offers eight Bachelor of Science (BS) degree programs, including: Business Management, Elementary Education, Mathematics Education (5-9 or 6-12), Nursing, Science Education (5-9 or 6-12) and Exceptional Student Education. The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) offers Teacher Certification for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field. 

            The majority of Chipola students are enrolled in the Associate in Arts (AA) Degree program designed for students who plan to complete their first two years of college work at Chipola and then transfer to a four year program at Chipola or another college or university. Credits earned are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelor’s degree. Curriculum guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available from Student Services and are located on the college website at www.chipola.edu .

            For information about college programs, call 526-2761, or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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CHIPOLA FALL REGISTRATION—Chipola College sophomore Jessica Griffin of Bonifay (seated) sets up her Fall classes with help from college advisor Lindsay Roach.  Registration for Fall classes is Aug. 18-20. Classes begin Aug. 21. Chipola has a total of 40 different programs, including BS, AA, AS, Workforce Certificates and Continuing Education programs. For information, call 526-2761, or visit www.chipola.edu

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Aug. 7, 2008 

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES SEASON TICKETS ON SALE

 

            MARIANNA--Season tickets for the 2008-09 Chipola Artist Series go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the college Business Office located in the Student Services Building or by phoning 850-718-2220. 

            The highly-acclaimed four-event series opens Sept. 22 with “Vienna to Broadway” presented by the Jacksonville Lyric Opera Company.  “Vienna to Broadway” includes highlights of operetta, grand opera, and classic Broadway favorites performed by a quartet of gifted soloists and their superb accompanist.  Titles include The Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus, La Boheme, La Traviata, The Student Prince, Show Boat and Carousel.  The show features musical staging reflecting the historical period of each piece, supported by seamless transitions from number to number. Stylish costumes and colorful scenic projections will add to the audience’s enjoyment of this musical presentation.  Vienna to Broadway is produced in association with Opera Management Corporation, New York City.  

            “An Appalachian Christmas,” presented by the Atlanta Pops Orchestra will delight audience members at Chipola, Monday, Dec. 8. Perfect for the holiday season, the Atlanta Pops Orchestra’s 2008 holiday tour of “An Appalachian Christmas” creates the feeling of a small community at Christmas time with a diverse program including traditional and not so traditional holiday favorites ranging from “The 12 Days of Christmas,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “In Dulci Jubilo,” “Deck the Halls,” and music from the Appalachian region using flute, harp, dulcimer as performed by Gentle Rain and Scott Douglas. The audience will join in with some surprises toward the end of the show. Come early and hear the brass section playing in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. 

            “The Music at the Crossroads” presented by Celtic Crossroads will have audiences enjoying St. Patrick’s Day a bit early on Monday, Jan. 26.  Celtic Crossroads is critically- acclaimed as one of the best live music concerts to come from Ireland in over 20 years.  This magical display of music incorporates seven world-class musicians, playing an array of both traditional and non-traditional instruments on stage, creating a truly incredible and unforgettable musical experience.

            Christine Yoshikawa, classical pianist, will perform Tuesday, March 24. The Canadian pianist has enjoyed a multi-faceted international career performing as soloist with orchestras, recitalist, chamber musician, and teaching masterclasses throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Critics have praised her as an artist of “impeccable artistry, radiant lyricism, and virtuosity” for her interpretation of traditional and contemporary repertoire. A prize-winner of national and international competitions, recent concert engagements have taken her to the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Spain and France. She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University under the tutelage of Robert Hamilton and is the 2000 Toradze Institute Charter Fellow of Indiana University South Bend. She is on the Roster of Recording Artists for Eroica Classical Recordings and serves on faculty at Chipola College.

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

            Season tickets—$40 for all four events—entitle holders to same seat reserved seats, invitations to the "Meet The Artist" receptions hosted by Superior Bank, The Bank of Bonifay, Regions Bank, and First Capital Bank and a subscription to the CRAA arts calendar. A limited number of individual event tickets—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—will be available prior to each performance at the Chipola Business Office. 

            For performance information, contact Joan Stadsklev at 850-718-2301 or stadsklevj@chipola.edu

            For season tickets, call the Chipola Business Office at 850-718-2220. 

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CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES—Season tickets for the 2008-09 Chipola Artist Series go on sale Sept. 2. The four-event series includes, from left: (top) “Vienna to Broadway” presented by the Jacksonville Lyric Opera Company, Sept. 22;  “An Appalachian Christmas,” presented by the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, Dec. 8; “The Music at the Crossroads” presented by Celtic Crossroads, Jan. 26; and Christine Yoshikawa, classical pianist, March 24. For season tickets, call the Chipola Business Office at 850-718-2220.       

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Aug. 7, 2008

LIVING WATERS EXHIBIT COMING TO CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

MARIANNA—“Living Waters: Aquatic Preserves of Florida,” a multi-media experience of film and photographs will be on display beginning Sept. 8 in the Chipola College Arts Center.

            The public is invited to the premier opening of the exhibit, Thursday, Sept. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. (CST). The free evening of art, film, music and refreshments, will include discussions and demonstrations by the artists.

The exhibit features photography, film and music inspired by the Florida’s natural waterways, including a collection of 29 fine art photographic images by Clyde Butcher, renowned Florida Everglades photographer, and a screening of the PBS film “Living Waters: Aquatic Preserves of Florida,” by documentary film maker Elam Stoltzfus.

For more than a decade, Stoltzfus and his Live Oak Production Group, have captured rare images of natural Florida, with Living Waters winning a coveted Crystal Reel award for excellence. The film showcases a dozen of the state’s 41 aquatic preserves, highlighting their natural and cultural significance. 

          Michael S. Sole, Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, says, “Florida is known throughout the world for its lush, watery landscapes.  Living Waters emphasizes the more than two million acres of diverse water landscape and coastal areas that are critical to Florida’s future. This award-winning film and exhibit encourage us to be better environmental citizens and gives viewers an intimate look at the unique aquatic preserves of Florida.”           

            Sammy Tedder, a Florida Panhandle music legend, scored the film, weaving sounds of natural instruments he fashioned from swamp reeds for flutes and cypress logs for percussion. Tedder also will perform at the premier.

The traveling museum exhibit is managed by the Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The exhibit will travel from the GTM Reserve Environmental Education Center in Ponte Verde Beach, FL to Chipola and throughout the South.

       The Department of Environmental Protection, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, The Ocean Conservancy and The Gulf of Mexico Foundation supported the film’s production.   

            The Artists Guild of Northwest Florida, Inc. and the Fine and Performing Arts Department of Chipola College have joined together to bring this exhibit to the Chipola Arts Center. The exhibit is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. School and civic group visits are encouraged. 

            For information or to arrange group tours, contact Joan Stadsklev at 850-718-2301 or email stadsklevj@chipola.edu.

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LIVING WATERS EXHIBIT COMING TO CHIPOLA—“Living Waters: Aquatic Preserves of Florida,” a multi-media experience of film and photographs will be on display beginning Sept. 8 in the Chipola College Arts Center. The public is invited to the premier opening of the exhibit, Sept. 11. The exhibit features photography, film and music inspired by the Florida’s natural waterways, including a collection of 29 fine art photographic images by Clyde Butcher, renowned Florida Everglades photographer, and a screening of the PBS film “Living Waters: Aquatic Preserves of Florida.”

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Aug. 7, 2008

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.

            An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Aug. 21 through Dec. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  A Child Growth & Development course will meet Mondays, Aug. 25 through Dec. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Aug. 26 through Dec. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Child Abuse and Neglect, Sept. 5, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Sept. 6, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Sept. 8 & 10, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Sept. 15 & 17, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Sept. 20, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, Oct. 4, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, Nov. 1, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 13, 14, 27, 28 & Oct. 11, 12, 26, from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

            Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

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Aug. 14, 2008

CHIPOLA FALL REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, AUG. 18

 

            MARIANNA—Registration for Fall classes at Chipola College begins Monday, Aug. 18, for returning students. New student testing also begins Aug. 18.

            Registration for new and returning students continues Aug. 19 and 20. Classes begin Aug. 21. Late registration runs through noon on Aug. 28.

            Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a standard high school diploma. Students may register through the final hour of late registration; however, all tuition and fees are due on the day of registration.

            Students who have not applied for financial aid must pay out of pocket for tuition. After applying for financial aid, those who qualify will be reimbursed usually within six to eight weeks.  

Prospective students should complete a college application which is available in the Office of Admissions and Records, or online at www.chipola.edu. Students also must provide an official high school or college transcript.

            Chipola offers day and evening courses, as well as independent study and online courses in more than 40 individual programs, including BS, AA, AS, AAS, Workforce Certificates and Continuing Education.

            The college is offering a compressed schedule this Fall with classes Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 3:30 p.m. The new four-day schedule should help students save on fuel costs and allow students to work on Fridays.

            The majority of Chipola students are enrolled in the Associate in Arts (AA) degree program. AA students complete the first two years of college at Chipola and transfer to a four year program at Chipola or another college or university. Curriculum guides outlining requirements for specific majors are available from Student Services and on the college website at www.chipola.edu.

            Chipola offers eight Bachelor of Science (BS) degree programs, including: Business Management, Elementary Education, Mathematics Education (5-9 or 6-12), Nursing, Science Education (5-9 or 6-12) and Exceptional Student Education. The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) offers Teacher Certification for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field. 

Workforce Development Certificate programs, include: Automotive Service Technology, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Computer Systems Technology, Correctional Officer, Cosmetology, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections, Electronic Technology, Firefighter II, Law Enforcement Officer, Masonry Apprentice Training, Surveying and Mapping Technology and Telecommunications. Some workforce programs feature open enrollment which allows students to enroll whenever the college is in session.

            Chipola offers more than a dozen Associate in Science (AS) degrees which provide professional training associated with specific careers. These include: Business Administration, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Electronics, Network Support, Computer Programming, Computer Information Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Early Childhood Education, Electronics Engineering Technology, Fire Science Technology, Network Services Technology, Nursing (RN and LPN), Recreation Technology and Telecommunications Engineering Technology.

            Associate in Applied Science (AAS) programs are available in Electronic Engineering Technology and Telecommunications Engineering Technology.

            Three College Credit Certificate programs are available in Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic.

            A variety of continuing education programs are offered on campus in areas ranging from Child Care to Real Estate. Through partnerships with www.ed2go.com and www.gatlineducation.com, the college offers open enrollment, online courses in courses like health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel. 

            For information about college programs, call 526-2761, or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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CHIPOLA FALL REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY— Registration for Fall classes at Chipola College begins Monday, Aug. 18, for returning students. Pictured from left, are: Rachel Hodge, Aaron Moore and Heather Bailey, all of Bonifay. New student testing also begins Aug. 18. Registration for new and returning students continues Aug. 19 and 20. Classes begin Aug. 21. For information about college programs, call 526-2761, or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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 Aug. 14, 2008

WORKFORCE PROGRAMS OPEN AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College offers a number of Workforce Development programs to prepare students for good-paying jobs in the area. Registration begins Aug. 18. Many programs feature open-enrollment which allows students to enroll whenever the college is in session.

            Students are encouraged to complete the registration process immediately and to call the program instructor for a seat in the program. 

            Cosmetology and Automotive Technology programs usually fill to capacity with waiting lists.  Many other programs feature open-enrollment which allows students to enroll whenever the college is in session.

            Bud Riviere, Dean of Workforce Development programs, says, “All programs offer valuable industry certification throughout the program and upon completion which will enhance employment and career advancement. Placement rates for all workforce programs are excellent.” 

            All programs are equipped with the latest technology and equipment which assures students of realistic training according to industry standards. 

            The college is offering a compressed schedule this Fall with classes Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 3:30 p.m. The new four-day schedule should help students save on fuel costs and allow students to work on Fridays.

            The college offers a number of Workforce Development Certificate programs, including: Automotive Service Technology, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Computer Systems Technology, Correctional Officer, Cosmetology, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections, Electronic Technology, Firefighter II, Law Enforcement Officer, Masonry Apprentice Training, Surveying and Mapping Technology and Telecommunications.

            Chipola offers more than a dozen Associate in Science (AS) degrees which provide professional training associated with specific careers. These include: Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Electronics, Network Support, Computer Programming, Computer Information Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Early Childhood Education, Electronics Engineering Technology,       

            Fire Science Technology, Network Services Technology, Nursing (RN and LPN), Recreation Technology and Telecommunications Engineering Technology.

            Two Associate in Applied Science programs in Electronic Engineering Technology and Telecommunications Engineering Technology are available.

            Three College Credit Certificate programs are available in Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic. 

            A variety of continuing education programs are available on campus in areas ranging from Child Care to Real Estate. Through partnerships with www.ed2go.com and www.gatlineducation.com, the college offers open enrollment, online courses in courses like health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel. 

            For information about college programs, call 526-2761, or visit www.chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA WORKFORCE PROGRAMS HAVE OPENINGS—Chipola College offers a number of Workforce Development programs to prepare students for good-paying jobs in the area. Registration begins Aug. 18. Many programs feature open-enrollment which allows students to enroll whenever the college is in session. Here, student Jennifer DeVyst curls the hair of fellow student Debbie Chason as instructor Paige Vanderwerf looks on. For information, call 718-2439.

 

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Aug. 14, 2008 

CHIPOLA’S SUMMER II DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

MARIANNA—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 71 students who made the              Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Summer II Semester 2008.

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

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

Alford—Dawn M. Williams.

Altha—Sue E. Champion.

Bascom—Shyera M. McCollough, Brandis L. Perkins, Jillian J. Stephens.

Blountstown—Amanda L. McClendon.

Bonifay—Ryan S. Hodge, Hyesoo Shin.

Bristol—Mary N. Ethridge.

Carryville—Audreanna L. Green.

Chipley—Jordan R. Belser, Amanda N. Williams

Cottondale—Matthew R. Curry, Angela F. Forward.

Graceville—Lindsey L. Miller.

Greenwood—Dwight A. Cockerham, Princess L. Cockerham, Catherine R. Lipford, Ashley S. Pride, Heather C. Robbirds.

                Marianna— Mary S. Adams, Suzanne D. Adams, Kenny S. Deese, Candace R. Gehron, Heather D. Gibson, Sherri T. Godwin, Ashley C. McDonald, Kendra L.       Myrick, Kristen A. Paul, Henry  Petty, Tanisha L. Pope.

                Ponce De Leon—Larry N. Skinner.

Vernon—Wendy J. Bailey.

Westville—Ashlee C. Eaton.

                Out of District— Karla M. McBryar of Cottonwood, Ala., Richard A. Williams of Cowarts, Ala., Kyle A. Regnault of Johnston, R.I.

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

           

                Altha—Cazz D. Eady, Ashley M. Fielder.

                Bascom—Miranda K. Jordan, Trinity H. Williams.

                Blountstown—Elizabeth N. Kollarik.

Bonifay—Patrick C. Brock, Jacqueline M. Don, Rachael E. Hodge, Chelsey M. Parker, Nicole C. Seley.

Campbellton—Keona J. Daniels, Tranese D. McKinnie.

Cottondale—Miranda P. Scurlock.

                Graceville—Kelcy M. Morris.

                Grand Ridge—Edward S. Hand, Melissa L. Hickey, Joshua D. Stephens.

Greenwood—Brandy R. Blighton, Jessica L. Bradley

                Marianna—Brittany A. Baxter, Angela M. Baxter, Jessica K. Davis, Sapphire C. Garrett, James E. Harkins, Danicca Herring, Kari L. Kind Adams, Sean P. McGann, Wesley B. Petty.

            Sneads—Westanna M. Harvey, Ashley Pavuk, Amber N. Weeks.

            Westville— Christopher A. Peterson, Catherine J. Tinsley

            Out of District—Heather J. Alspach of  Pansey, Ala.

 

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Aug. 14, 2008 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.

            An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Aug. 21 through Dec. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  A Child Growth & Development course will meet Mondays, Aug. 25 through Dec. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Aug. 26 through Dec. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Child Abuse and Neglect, Sept. 5, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Sept. 6, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Sept. 8 & 10, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Sept. 15 & 17, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Sept. 20, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, Oct. 4, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, Nov. 1, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 13, 14, 27, 28 & Oct. 11, 12, 26, from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

            Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

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IVEY BROTHERS TO HEADLINE CHIPOLA ENDLESS SUMMER EVENT—Chipola's Endless Summer Dinner/Dance set for Aug. 23 at the National Guard Armory. The event will reunite old Chipola friends and alumni for a relaxing evening to benefit the college’s athletic programs.  The Ivey Brothers band will provide the perfect musical backdrop for the occasion. Chipola history professor Robert Ivey (pictured) is the band’s drummer. The Iveys will be joined by The Villagers, another popular Chipola band from the 1960’s. Bobby Pierce, head coach of the Troy University Baseball team, is the special guest. Tickets are $50 per person. Local favorite Bobby Sims will prepare his mouth-watering barbecue for the dinner. For ticket information, call Lillie Hamil at 850-718-2375.  

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LIVING WATERS EXHIBIT COMING TO CHIPOLA“Living Waters: Aquatic Preserves of Florida,” a multi-media experience will be on display beginning Sept. 8 in the Chipola College Arts Center. The public is invited to the premier of the exhibit, Thursday, Sept. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. (CST). The exhibit features a collection of 29 fine art photographic images by photographer Clyde Butcher, and a screening of the PBS film “Living Waters: Aquatic Preserves of Florida,” by documentary film-maker Elam Stoltzfus (pictured). For information, contact Joan Stadsklev at 850-718-2301 or email stadsklevj@chipola.edu

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Aug. 18, 2008

CHIPOLA OFFERING FOUR-DAY-PLUS-ONE SCHEDULE

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College is offering a new Four-Day-Plus-One schedule this Fall.

            The majority of courses are scheduled to meet Monday through Thursday. This decision was made to help students meet the challenges of increased travel costs by avoiding the need to travel to campus every day

            In addition to the four-day schedule, the college will offer more than a dozen Friday-only classes which meet once a week.

            Chipola executive vice president Dr. Sarah Clemmons, says, “The Friday schedule will give students the option of taking three classes on Friday, along with an online course to total 12 credit hours which would allow the student to be classified as full-time.”

            Friday courses include: Purpose of Art (ARH 1000), 1 to 4 p.m.; Introduction to Spreadsheet (CGS 1510) 10 to 11:40 a.m.; General Chemistry (CHM 1045) 8 to 11 a.m.; Chemistry Lab (CHM 1045L) Noon to 3:30 p.m.; Communication Skills I (ENC 1101) 1 to 5 p.m.; Communication Skills II (ENC 1102) 8 a.m. to noon; Earth Science (ESC 1000) 8 to 11 a.m.; Humanities (HUM 2216) 8 a.m. to noon; College Algebra (MAC 1105) 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tennis (PEL 1341) 3 to 3:50 p.m.; Jogging (PEM 1146) 7 to 7:50 a.m.; American Federal Government (POS 2041) 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.; State and Local Government (POS 2112) 1 to 4 p.m.; Psychology (PSY 2012) 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and College Prep Reading (REA 0004), 8 a.m. to noon.

            Registration for Fall classes is Aug. 19 and 20. Classes begin Aug. 21. Late registration runs through noon on Aug. 28.

            For information about college programs, call 526-2761, or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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Aug. 21, 2008

CHIPOLA LATE REGISTRATION RUNS THROUGH AUG. 28

 

            MARIANNA—Late registration for Fall classes at Chipola College runs through noon on Thursday, Aug. 28.

            Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a standard high school diploma. Students may register through the final hour of late registration; however, tuition and fees are due on the day of registration. Students who have not applied for financial aid must pay out of pocket for tuition. After applying for financial aid, those who qualify will be reimbursed usually within six to eight weeks.  

Prospective students should complete a college application which is available in the Office of Admissions and Records, or online at www.chipola.edu. Students also must provide an official high school or college transcript.

            Chipola offers day and evening courses, as well as independent study and online courses in more than 40 individual programs, including BS, AA, AS, AAS, Workforce Certificates and Continuing Education.

            Chipola College is offering a new Four-Day-Plus-One schedule this Fall. The majority of courses are scheduled to meet Monday through Thursday. This decision was made to help students meet the challenges of increased travel costs by avoiding the need to travel to campus every day. In addition to the four-day schedule, the college will offer more than a dozen Friday-only classes which meet once a week. Friday courses include: Purpose of Art (ARH 1000), 1 to 4 p.m.; Introduction to Spreadsheet (CGS 1510) 10 to 11:40 a.m.; General Chemistry (CHM 1045) 8 to 11 a.m.; Chemistry Lab (CHM 1045L) Noon to 3:30 p.m.; Communication Skills I (ENC 1101) 1 to 5 p.m.; Earth Science (ESC 1000) 8 to 11 a.m.; Humanities (HUM 2216) 8 a.m. to noon; College Algebra (MAC 1105) 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tennis (PEL 1341) 3 to 3:50 p.m.; Jogging (PEM 1146) 7 to 7:50 a.m.; American Federal Government (POS 2041) 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.; State and Local Government (POS 2112) 1 to 4 p.m.; Psychology (PSY 2012) 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and College Prep Reading (REA 0004), 8 a.m. to noon.

            The majority of Chipola students are enrolled in the Associate in Arts (AA) degree program. AA students complete the first two years of college at Chipola and transfer to a four year program at Chipola or another college or university. Curriculum guides outlining requirements for specific majors are available from Student Services and on the college website at www.chipola.edu.

            Chipola offers eight Bachelor of Science (BS) degree programs, including: Business Management, Elementary Education, Mathematics Education (5-9 or 6-12), Nursing, Science Education (5-9 or 6-12) and Exceptional Student Education. The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) offers Teacher Certification for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field. 

Workforce Development Certificate programs, include: Automotive Technology, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Computer Systems Technology, Corrections, Cosmetology, Law Enforcement, Electronic Technology, Firefighter II, Masonry Apprentice Training, Surveying and Mapping Technology and Telecommunications. Some workforce programs feature open enrollment which allows students to enroll whenever the college is in session.

            Chipola offers more than a dozen Associate in Science (AS) degrees which provide professional training associated with specific careers. These include: Business Administration, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Electronics, Network Support, Computer Programming, Computer Information Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Early Childhood Education, Electronics Engineering Technology, Fire Science Technology, Network Services Technology, Nursing (RN and LPN), Recreation Technology and Telecommunications Engineering Technology.

            Associate in Applied Science (AAS) programs are available in Electronic Engineering Technology and Telecommunications Engineering Technology.

            Three College Credit Certificate programs are available in Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic.

            A variety of continuing education programs are offered on campus in areas ranging from Child Care to Real Estate. Through partnerships with www.ed2go.com and www.gatlineducation.com, the college offers open enrollment, online courses in courses like health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel. 

            For information about college programs, call 526-2761, or visit www.chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA LATE REGISTRATION THROUGH AUG. 28—Chipola College sophomore Jessi Collins of Graceville checks her messages between classes. Late registration for Fall classes at Chipola College runs through noon on Thursday, Aug. 28.

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Aug. 21, 2008

Chipola Employees Awarded For Service

 

            MariannaEmployees of Chipola College were recognized for years of service during the first staff meeting of the school year on Aug. 15.

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

Five years: Tony Baker, Irma Cruz-White, Santine Cuccio, Rebecca Davis, Chastity Duke, Stacey Gainer, Dianne Green, Greg Heiar, David Lane, Karen Lipford, Kristie S. Mosley, Bobbie Peace, Wendy L. Pippen, Donna E. Porter-Lankist.

Ten years: Dennis Kosciw, Gina McAllister, Tammy Neal, Royce Reagan.

Fifteen years: Vikki Milton, Rose Parramore, Lee B. Shook, Gene Prough.

Twenty years: Lucinda Baker, Bryan Craven, Jan Cummings, Robert Dunkle, Janice Holley, Johnny Meredith, Carol I. Saunders, Anita Shealy.

Twenty-five years: Robert Brown, Louise Neel.

Thirty-five years: Janet M. Wise.

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CHIPOLA AWARDS YEARS OF SERVICE—Janet Wise accepts an award for 35 years of service to Chipola College from executive vice president Dr. Sarah Clemmons.

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 Aug. 21, 2008

            CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES SEASON TICKETS ON SALE

 

            MARIANNA--Season tickets for the 2008-09 Chipola Artist Series go on sale Tuesday, September 2, in the college Business Office located in the Student Services Building or by phoning 850-718-2220. 

            The highly-acclaimed four-event series opens Sept. 22 with “Vienna to Broadway” presented by the Jacksonville Lyrics Opera Company.  “Vienna to Broadway” includes highlights of operetta, grand opera, and classic Broadway favorites performed by a quartet of gifted soloists and their superb accompanist.  Titles include The Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus, La Boheme, La Traviata, The Student Prince, Show Boat and Carousel, among others.  The show features musical staging reflecting the historical period of each piece, supported by seamless transitions from number to number. Stylish costumes and colorful scenic projections will add to the audience’s enjoyment of this musical presentation.  Vienna to Broadway is produced in association with Opera Management Corporation, New York City.  

            “An Appalachian Christmas,” presented by the Atlanta Pops Orchestra will delight audience members at Chipola, Monday, Dec. 8. Perfect for the holiday season, the Atlanta Pops Orchestra’s 2008 holiday tour of “An Appalachian Christmas” creates the feeling of a small community at Christmas time with a diverse program including traditional and not so traditional holiday favorites ranging from “The 12 Days of Christmas,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “In Dulci Jubilo,” “Deck the Halls,” and music from the Appalachian region using flute, harp, dulcimer as performed by Gentle Rain and Scott Douglas. The audience will join in with some surprises toward the end of the show. Come early and hear the brass section playing in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. 

            “The Music at the Crossroads” presented by Celtic Crossroads will have audiences enjoying St. Patrick’s Day a bit early on Monday, Jan. 26.  Celtic Crossroads is critically- acclaimed as one of the best live music concerts to come from Ireland in over 20 years.  This magical display of music incorporates seven world-class musicians, playing an array of both traditional and non-traditional instruments on stage, creating a truly incredible and unforgettable musical experience.

            Christine Yoshikawa, classical pianist, will perform Tuesday, March 24. The Canadian pianist has enjoyed a multi-faceted international career performing as soloist with orchestras, recitalist, chamber musician, and teaching masterclasses throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Critics have praised her as an artist of “impeccable artistry, radiant lyricism, and virtuosity” for her interpretation of traditional and contemporary repertoire. A prize-winner of national and international competitions, recent concert engagements have taken her to the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Spain and France. She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University under the tutelage of Robert Hamilton and is the 2000 Toradze Institute Charter Fellow of Indiana University South Bend. She is on the Roster of Recording Artists for Eroica Classical Recordings and serves on faculty at Chipola College.

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

            Season tickets—$40 for all four events—entitle holders to same seat reserved seats, invitations to the "Meet The Artist" receptions hosted by Superior Bank, The Bank of Bonifay, Regions Bank, and First Capital Bank and a subscription to the CRAA arts calendar. A limited number of individual event tickets—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—will be available prior to each performance at the Chipola Business Office. 

            For performance information, contact Joan Stadsklev at 850-718-2301 or stadsklevj@chipola.edu

            For season tickets, call the Chipola Business Office at 850-718-2220. 

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Aug. 21, 2008

CHIPOLA THEATRE TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR ‘BUS STOP’

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre will hold open auditions for “Bus Stop,” Sept. 9 and 10, at 6 p.m.

            “Bus Stop” is set in a howling snowstorm with a busload of weary travelers holed up at a roadside diner. A nightclub singer named Cherie (played by Marilyn Monroe in the movie adaptation) has been kidnapped by a young cowboy who is ready to sling her over his shoulder and carry her, kicking and screaming, down the aisle. As a counterpoint to the romance, the cafe owner and the bus driver at last find time to develop a friendship of their own; a middle age scholar comes to terms with himself; and a young waitress also gets her first taste of romance. “Bus Stop,” runs Nov. 6-9 in the Chipola Theatre.

            Chipola will present the hit musical, “Back to the 80’s,” March 18-22, 2009. Auditions are set for Jan. 12 and 13. From the era that brought the world The Rubik’s Cube, Max Headroom and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes this “totally awesome” musical.  Join the graduating class of William Ocean High School as they live through their final senior year - as they experience the fun, the heartbreak, the loves and the loneliness of growing up ... all set to the biggest hits of the 80’s!

            The children’s show “Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine,” is set for May 14, 2009. Auditions are March 23. Beanie, a science wiz who is not keen on reading, has designed a book reading machine for the science fair. Part computer, part video camera, Beanie’s contraption enables it to read three books at once. Sadly, the machine is neither user- friendly nor bug free. When Beanie turns it on, out pop the witches from Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, and the Wizard of Oz. Beanie must get them back into the books with help from the good guys. Afterward, he is eager to read - the old fashioned way.

            To become a member of the Applauding Chipola Theatre VIP fund which guarantees the best seats for all shows, email sirmonc@chipola.edu      

            For information, contact Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre, at 850-718-2227.

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Aug. 21, 2008 

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL GOLF TOURNEY SET FOR SEPT. 19

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Lady Indians Softball Team will host a Golf Tournament, Friday, Sept. 19, at Indian Springs Golf Club in Marianna.

            The format is Two-Man Team, Select-A-Shot, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

            Cost is $150 per team with prizes for the winners. Hole sponsorships are available for $50.

            For information, call Belinda Hendrix at (850) 573-6302 or email: hendrixb@chipola.edu

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 Aug. 21, 2008

CHIPOLA CHEER FEST SET FOR OCT. 26

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Cheerleaders will host a Cheer Fest and Critique Day for area all-star and recreation cheer squads on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 2         p.m., in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. 

            Deadline for fees and forms is Oct. 17. Entry forms are available at www.chipola.edu under “Athletics,” “Cheerleaders” and “Cheer Fest.”        

            Chipola Cheerleader coach Geraldine DeFelix, says, “We’re expecting some great routines and an exciting afternoon of cheerleading.”

            The public is invited. Admission is $5 for everyone 5 years old and up. 

            Interested coaches should contact DeFelix at 850-718-2322 or e-mail:  defelixg@chipola.edu.  

 

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Aug. 21, 2008

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.

            An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Aug. 21 through Dec. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  A Child Growth & Development course will meet Mondays, Aug. 25 through Dec. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Aug. 26 through Dec. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $191. 

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Child Abuse and Neglect, Sept. 12, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Sept. 13, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Sept. 8 & 10, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Sept. 15 & 17, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Sept. 20, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, Oct. 4, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, Nov. 1, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 13, 14, 27, 28 & Oct. 11, 12, 26, from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $250.

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

            Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

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Aug. 21, 2008

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CRUZ IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Elisa Cruz is Chipola College’s Career Employee of the Month for August. Cruz serves as Departmental Staff Assistant in the Social and Behavioral Sciences department. She has worked at the college since 2005.

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August 28, 2008

 

BARFIELD IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

            MARIANNA—Pat Barfield has been named Chipola College’s Career Employee of the Year for 2008.

            Barfield has worked at the college since 1988, starting as Switchboard Operator.  She currently serves as a Staff Assistant in the college’s Institutional Development and Planning Office.

            Barfield’s supervisor Gail Hartzog says, “I nominated Pat for this year’s award because of the outstanding results of our Title III project and the SACS Reaffirmation Review. Now that we know of the results of both of these crucial projects, I feel confident in saying that no career employee did more for Chipola during the last year. Pat has become one of Chipola’s most valuable employees because of her capacity and willingness to work for the good of all. She takes pride in her work and seeks always to present the college at its best.  While there are many deserving people at Chipola, no one is more deserving than Pat Barfield this year.”

            Pat has served Chipola in several capacities, including preparation of successful grant projects and accreditation documents, hosting visiting committees, serving as an officer in several campus organizations, including a term as president of Chipola’s chapter of Florida Association of Community Colleges.  She is a member of Chipola’s Career Employees Association and serves as secretary to the Chipola Governance Council.

            Barfield has four children, four step-children, 10 grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, and four step-great-grandchildren. The family is active in Rocky Creek Baptist Church, where she has served as Church Clerk for several years.

The Employee of the Year recognizes the exceptional work of Chipola's career service employees. Candidates are nominated by fellow employees for exhibiting courtesy, motivation and professionalism.  Annual winners receive a $1,000 bonus, reserved parking for a year, a one-year membership in FACC, and a $100 gift certificate from the college Book Store. 

 

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BARFIELD IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR—Pat Barfield (right) accepts the Chipola College Career Employee of the Year award from Chipola executive vice president Dr. Sarah Clemmons.

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August 28, 2008

 

LIVING WATERS EXHIBIT PREMIER IS SEPT. 11 AT CHIPOLA

 

 

MARIANNA—The public is invited to the premier opening of “Living Waters: Aquatic Preserves of Florida,” a multi-media experience of film and photographs, Thursday, Sept. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m., in the Chipola College Arts Center.

           The free evening of art, film, music and refreshments, will include discussions and demonstrations by the artists.

The exhibit, which will be on display Sept. 8 through Oct. 10, features photography, film and music inspired by the Florida’s natural waterways, including a collection of 29 fine art photographic images by Clyde Butcher, renowned Florida Everglades photographer, and a screening of the PBS film “Living Waters: Aquatic Preserves of Florida,” by documentary film maker Elam Stoltzfus.

For more than a decade, Stoltzfus and his Live Oak Production Group, have captured rare images of natural Florida, with Living Waters winning a coveted Crystal Reel award for excellence. The film showcases a dozen of the state’s 41 aquatic preserves, highlighting their natural and cultural significance. 

          Michael S. Sole, Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, says, “Florida is known throughout the world for its lush, watery landscapes.  Living Waters emphasizes the more than two million acres of diverse water landscape and coastal areas that are critical to Florida’s future. This award-winning film and exhibit encourage us to be better environmental citizens and gives viewers an intimate look at the unique aquatic preserves of Florida.”           

            Sammy Tedder, a Florida Panhandle music legend, scored the film, weaving sounds of natural instruments he fashioned from swamp reeds for flutes and cypress logs for percussion. Tedder also will perform at the premier.

The traveling museum exhibit is managed by the Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The exhibit will travel from the GTM Reserve Environmental Education Center in Ponte Verde Beach, FL to Chipola and throughout the South.

       The Department of Environmental Protection, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, The Ocean Conservancy and The Gulf of Mexico Foundation supported the film’s production.   

            The Artists Guild of Northwest Florida, Inc. and the Fine and Performing Arts Department of Chipola College have joined together to bring this exhibit to the Chipola Arts Center. The exhibit is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. School and civic group visits are encouraged to arrange group tours. 

            For information or to arrange tours, contact Joan Stadsklev at 850-718-2301 or email stadsklevj@chipola.edu

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LIVING WATERS EXHIBIT COMING TO CHIPOLA The public is invited to the premier opening of “Living Waters: Aquatic Preserves of Florida,” a multi-media experience of film and photographs, Thursday, Sept. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m., in the Chipola College Arts Center. The exhibit features a collection of 29 fine art images by photographer Clyde Butcher, and a screening of the PBS film “Living Waters: Aquatic Preserves of Florida,” by documentary film-maker Elam Stoltzfus (pictured). For information, contact Joan Stadsklev at 850-718-2301 or email stadsklevj@chipola.edu

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August 28, 2008

Chipola PBL Students recognized at State and National Levels

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College sophomore Chirag (Chris) Shah was recently named Phi Beta Lambda Region I Vice-President for the state of Florida, representing colleges and universities in the northwest region of Florida on the PBL state board. 

            PBL is a non-profit educational association of student members whose mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.  Shah was instrumental in establishing the 2008-2009 PBL Florida theme, “Defy Gravity. Anytime. Anywhere.”  State officers selected the American Heart Association and the Buddy Walk as the official state projects for the coming year.

            On the national level, Chipola student Adam Duren received recognition at the recent Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Atlanta.  Duren won fifth place in Computer Concepts.   Students from colleges and universities across the nation participated in competitive events, business training and leadership workshops.

            For information on joining Phi Beta Lambda at Chipola, contact Vikki Milton, advisor, at miltonv@chipola.edu.

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August 28, 2008

ELECTRONICS PROGRAMS OPEN AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College has openings in four programs leading to careers in the electronics industry.

            The Computer Systems Technology and Electronics Technology are clock-hour programs that can be completed in a year and a half. Job opportunities are available with cable and power companies, as well as computer system repair and security.  

            The Associate in Science (AS) program in Electronic Engineering Technology is a two-year academic program with job opportunities in the cable, power, computer and security industries. The AS program also offers the option of transferring to UWF or FAMU to earn a B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering Technology.

            Chipola also offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program in Telecommunications Engineering. This two year program offers prospects in the rapidly expanding technologies in cable, video and phone systems.

            Electronics instructor James Bailey says, “There are good job opportunities in our area for skilled electronic technicians. We offer industry certification which will enhance career advancement.” 

            All of Chipola’s Workforce Development programs prepare students for good-paying jobs in the area. Many programs feature open-enrollment which allows students to enroll whenever the college is in session. 

            Other Certificate programs include: Automotive Technology, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Computer Systems Technology, Corrections, Cosmetology, Law Enforcement, Firefighter II, Masonry Apprentice Training and Surveying and Mapping Technology.

            Associate in Science (AS) degrees include: Network Support, Computer Programming, Computer Information Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Early Childhood Education, Fire Science Technology, Network Services Technology, Nursing (RN and LPN) and Recreation Technology.

            Three College Credit Certificate programs are available in Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic.   

            For information about Chipola’s Workforce programs, call 718-2270, or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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CHIPOLA ELECTRONICS—Chipola Electronics student Daniel Alley of Altha (seated) gets help from instructor James Bailey. Chipola College has openings in four programs leading to careers in the electronics industry.  For information about Chipola’s Workforce programs, call 718-2270, or visit www.chipola.edu

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August 28, 2008

 

FIREARMS COURSE SET AT CHIPOLA

           

            MARIANNA—Chipola College Public Service will hold a 16-hour Firearms Familiarization course Sept. 15-18 at the Reddoch Firing Range on the Blue Springs Highway.

            Successful completion of the course may be used in applying for a Concealed Weapons Permit.

            The 16-hour course will meet from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

            Pre-registration and payment of the $60 fee is due prior to the first class meeting.  Registration forms are available at the front desk of the Public Service Building.

            For information, call Doris Williams at (850) 718-2394 or e-mail williamsd@chipola.edu.

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August 28, 2008

 

CHIPOLA TO HOST WORKSHOP ON CHILDREN’S DISABILITIES

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Teacher Education department will host a workshop entitled, “Understanding Your Child’s Disability,” Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Jackson Hall of Building Z.

            The presenter is Ashley Hudson of the Florida Network. The workshop will cover a variety of disabilities covered by the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), as well as advocacy issues for parents. The public is invited to attend.

            For information, call Chipola education instructor Tina Renaud at 526-2761, Ext. 3336.

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August 28, 2008

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.  

            The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are scheduled:  Child Abuse and Neglect, Sept. 12, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Sept. 13, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Sept. 8 and 10, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Sept. 15 and 17, 6 to 9 p.m.; Health, Safety and Nutrition, Sept. 20, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices, Oct. 4, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs Appropriate Practices, Nov. 1, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Costs range from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 13, 14, 27, 28 and Oct. 11, 12, 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Satisfactory completion of this 63-hour course qualifies the student to apply for the State Examination for licensing as a real estate salesperson in the State of Florida. Class size is limited. Cost is $250.

            Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes a Good Team Player?; and After All, You’re the Supervisor!

            Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.  Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.

            Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography, languages, writing, entertainment, grant writing, business, sales, accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art, history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola .

            For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 850-718-2395.                                                                  

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August 28, 2008

 

KANSAS COACH BILL SELF TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA LEADERSHIP BANQUET

 

            MARIANNA—NCAA coach of the year Bill Self of the University of Kansas and Greg Marshall of Wichita State will speak at Chipola College, Saturday, Oct. 4, at 7:00 p.m.

            The leadership banquet is free and open to the public.  Business leaders and high school athletic departments are also invited to attend and bring their staff and employees.

            “This is a great opportunity for the community to come out and preview this year’s team and hear from two very inspiring leaders. Many of the ideas expressed by these extremely talented coaches can help improve individual life skills and increase business productivity,” said Coach Greg Heiar. 

            The Chipola Indians and Northwest Florida, formerly Okaloosa-Walton, will each play two scrimmage games beginning at 10:00 a.m. earlier that day. Other teams include Talladega College, Alabama Southern, and Northwest Shoals.

            Coach Bill Self’s Kansas Jayhawks team won the Big 12 title and the Big 12 conference tournament.  Self’s team marched through the tournament by defeating overall number one seed North Carolina 84-66.  The Jayhawks won the 2008 NCAA Championship with a 75-68 overtime victory over Memphis.

            Self is one of two active coaches to lead three different teams to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.  In August, Self signed a 10-year contract showing his dedication to the University of Kansas. Former Chipola All-American Mario Little will play for Coach Self at Kansas this season.

            Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall previously coached at Winthrop University for nine seasons, leading the Eagles to seven NCAA tournament appearances.

            At Winthrop, Marshall led the team to regular season titles six times, won the Big South Tournament five times, has had five 20-win seasons, was named Big South Coach of the Year three times, and in 2006, surpassed Nield Gordon as the all-time winningest coach in Winthrop men's basketball history. Former Chipola Indian, Clevin Hannah, will be play for coach Marshall at Wichita State this season.

            For more information regarding the Oct. 4 event, call Joc Calloway at 850-718-2451 or Greg Heiar at 850-573-6839.

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August 28, 2008

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL GOLF TOURNEY SET FOR SEPT. 19

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Lady Indians Softball Team will host a Golf Tournament, Friday, Sept. 19, at Indian Springs Golf Club in Marianna.

            The format is Two-Man Team, Select-A-Shot, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

Cost is $150 per team with prizes for the winners. Hole sponsorships are available for $50.

            For information, call Belinda Hendrix at (850) 573-6302 or email: hendrixb@chipola.edu

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