December 6, 2012

PREPARE NOW FOR SPRING CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—New students planning to enroll in Chipola College during the Spring 2013 semester are encouraged to make application before the college closes for the holidays.           

                There are several steps to completing the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application; call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request a final high school transcript be sent to Chipola Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test; call 718-2284 for assistance. 

                New student testing begins Jan. 2. Returning student registration is Jan. 3. New and returning student registration is Jan. 4. Classes begin Jan. 7.

                Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs.

                Bachelor’s Degrees include: Education majors in Middle and High School Math or Science, English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education; Business Administration degree with concentrations in Management or Accounting; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).  Additionally, the college offers the Educator Preparation Institute, a Teacher Certification program for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field.

                The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students who plan to complete their first two years of college work 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. Academic advising guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available from Student Affairs and are located on the college website at www.chipola.edu

                Several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce programs are offered which provide training for high wage jobs.  Workforce programs include: Automotive Service Technology, Firefighter, Law Enforcement Officer, Correctional Officer, Cosmetology, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections and Patient Care Assistant.

                Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Computer Information Technology, Fire Science Technology, Criminal Justice Technology (Crime Scene Track), Networking Services Technology, Culinary Management, Nursing (RN and LPN) and Recreation Technology.

                College Credit Certificate programs include: Child Care Center Management, Information Technology Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic.

                The schedule of classes is available online at www.chipola.edu. For information, call 718-2211.

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CHIPOLA SPRING REGISTRATION—New students planning to enroll in Chipola College during the Spring 2013 semester are encouraged to make application before the college closes for the holidays.   Here students take a break in the Student Center between classes. The Spring schedule of classes is available online at www.chipola.edu. For information, call 718-2211.

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December 6, 2012

TEACHER WORKSHOP SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host its sixth Annual Teacher Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 2, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend. 

                Future educators currently enrolled at Chipola with the assistance of the education faculty, staff, and education graduates will present the free workshop for area educators and education students.  The day will include various sessions for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. The students will present hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom along with samples for teachers and education majors to take and use in their own classrooms.

                The program will include presentations and strategies in Math, Science, Reading, English, ESOL, and ESE.  Sessions include: Getting outside of the Basal with Reading Strategies; Classroom Management Strategies; How To Make Science Come Alive; Using JR Tolkien to Teach Poetry and Imagery; Science Experiments in the Primary Grades; Activities Using Patricia Palacco Texts; Teaching Middle School Language Arts Through the Use of Pop Culture; Blood Typing Lab for the Biology Teacher; Get It For Free! (Free Resources Available to Teachers); Pinterest in the Classroom; English Assessments Other Than Book Reports; Integrating Art Into Writing; How to Bring the New Student Through a Period of Culture Shock; Integrating Social Studies into Your Everyday Curriculum; Using Your Tablet/IPAD to Maximize Instruction; The Classroom Polar Express; and a General Ideas Room with representatives from the Chipola Area Autism Resource Center.

                In addition to the student-led sessions Dee Brock (Roulhac Middle) and Taura Brock (Vernon Middle) will be presenting Cooperative Learning Strategies and Techniques as a guest session. Heather Bailey (Graceville Elementary) will be presenting a session on Whole Brain Teaching

                The workshop will be held in the Literature/Language (Building Z) on the Chipola campus. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with the first session at 8:15 a.m. 

                To ensure that sufficient materials are available, please RSVP to FEC Sponsor Casey Bush at bushc@chipola.edu or phone 850- 718-2449.

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December 6, 2012

HAIRSPRAY AUDITIONS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College theatre director Charles Sirmon announces open auditions for the hit musical “Hairspray,” Jan. 7-8 at 6 p.m., in the Center for the Arts.

                “Hairspray” tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a large girl with big hair and a kind heart, who has only one passion—to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" and is quickly transformed into a teen celebrity. She then successfully sets out to vanquish the program's reigning princess, win the heart of the super handsome Link Larkin, and racially integrate the television show.

                Sirmon will cast a minimum of 18 women and 14 men in named roles. He also will cast a dancing/singing ensemble. Some roles are race and gender specific. There also are opportunities for anyone interested in working with the backstage crew.

                For information, contact Sirmon at 850-718-2227 or email sirmonc@chipola.edu

                Visit Chipola Theatre on Facebook or at www.chipola.edu

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December 6, 2012

ILLUSIONIST TO PERFORM FOR CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES

 

                MARIANNA—The second event in the Chipola Artist Series is a first for the college. Illusionist Sammy Cortino will present his Las Vegas style magic show in the Center for the Arts, Jan. 17, 2013.

                With Siegfried and Roy and Lance Burton endorsing his International Brotherhood of Magicians membership, Sammy Cortino is taking magic back to its roots in its purest, up-to-date form. His raw, live, unprecedented style brings out a sense of old Hollywood charm. Going against the mesh of cutting-edge illusionists of today, he is reviving the classics of magic presented in the spirit of the late Houdini and Harry Blackstone. Cortino holds a Doctoral Degree in Magic from the International Magicians Society and is a member of London’s Magic Circle.

                Tickets are available online at www.chipola.edu. Click “Fine Arts” and “Artist Series.” Online tickets can be printed at home, or with an order con­firmation, will-call tickets will be available at the box office the night of the show. Box office hours will be established closer to the performance. Single event ticket sales will be $14 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employees.  

                Two more events follow Cortino in the Chipola Artist Series. The Davis and Dow jazz quartet featuring a vocalist and a request-by-favorites second half is Feb.7, 2013. The popular bluegrass/country comedy group, Three on a String, will perform April 11, 2013.

                For information, visit www.chipola.edu or phone 718-2257.

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 December 6, 2012

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BENNETT TOP CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE—Christen Bennett has been selected the Chipola College Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional Award of the month for December.  Bennett serves as a FETPIP Coordinator/Student Advisor and has worked at the college since 2004.  Here, Christen Bennett (right) is congratulated by Chipola vice president of Student Affairs, Dr. Jayne Roberts. 

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December 6, 2012

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CHIPOLA HOSTS STEM MEETING—Some of the top students from area high schools recently participated in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) conference at Chipola College.  Students built and tested trebuchets (catapults) which launched tennis balls for distance and accuracy. Guest speakers from the University of Florida were Dr. Selman Hershfield, Department of Physics and Diane Archer-Banks, College of Education. STEM is a three-year project to raise students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

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CHIPOLA SERVICE PROJECT—Chipola College business major Rebecca Dominguez recently painted a mural for third grade teachers Tonya Amerson and Keyla Boswell at Bethlehem Elementary School.  A community service project is required of all Chipola business majors. 

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 December 6, 2012

INDIANS STILL PERFECT HEADING INTO SANTA FE SHOOTOUT

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians play at Waycross Dec. 4 before heading to Gainesville Dec. 8-9 for the Florida Shootout at Santa Fe College. Chipola plays Polk at 5 p.m. Saturday and Palm Beach at 3 p.m. Sunday.

                Chipola improved to 10-0 with a pair of home wins in the Panhandle Classic. The Indians crushed Santa Fe 96-50 on Nov. 30. Six Chipola players finished in double figures led by Cinmeon Bowers with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Chris Thomas had 14 points, 11 assists and 6 rebounds. Earl Watson scored 14 points with 8 rebounds. Demone Harrison had 13. Demetrious Floyd scored 11, and Kruize Pinkins added 10.

                The Indians beat Brunswick 81-65 on Dec. 1. Pinkins led Chipola with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Carlos Morris had 19 points and 6 rebounds. Chris Thomas had 11 points and 5 assists. Earl Watson had 11 points and 6 rebounds.

                Chipola moved to second place in the FCSAA Top 10 behind top-ranked Northwest (9-0). Gulf Coast (10-1) is third. Tallahassee (8-2) is sixth. Pensacola (10-2) is seventh.

                Chipola logged two wins on Nov. 23-24 at the Northwest Florida Rick Flores Classic. The Indians beat Columbia State 87-73. Carlos Morris led Chipola with 18 points. Bowers and Pinkins added 16 points each. Chipola outlasted Lee College 75-67 on Nov. 23.

                In women’s basketball, the Chipola Lady Indians (11-1) are third in the FCSAA state poll.  Northwest (10-0) is first. Gulf Coast (9-1) is second. Tallahassee (8-2) is fifth. Pensacola (8-3) is sixth.         

                The Lady Indians suffered their first misfire of the season in a 76-66 loss to Florida State College on Nov. 30. Jasmine Crawford led Chipola with 16 points. Kristine Brance had 15 points. Rahni Bell added 13.

                Chipola whipped Miami-Dade 78-44 on Dec. 1. Rayven Brooks led Chipola with 22 points. Kristine Brance had 17 points.

Rahni Bell had 14.

                Both Chipola teams begin Panhandle Conference play at home Jan. 5 in pair of games with Tallahassee. For the latest scores, visit www.chipola.edu

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December 24, 2012

PREPARE NOW FOR SPRING CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

                MARIANNA—Registration for Spring classes at Chipola College begins Thursday, Jan. 3, for returning students. New and returning student registration is Jan. 4. Classes begin Jan. 7.

                There are several steps to completing the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application; call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request a final high school transcript be sent to Chipola Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test; call 718-2284 for assistance. 

                Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs.

                Bachelor’s Degrees include: Education majors in Middle and High School Math or Science, English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education; Business Administration degree with concentrations in Management or Accounting; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).  Additionally, the college offers the Educator Preparation Institute, a Teacher Certification program for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field.

                The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students who plan to complete their first two years of college work 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. Academic advising guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available from Student Affairs and are located on the college website at www.chipola.edu

                Several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce programs are offered which provide training for high wage jobs.  Workforce programs include: Automotive Service Technology, Firefighter, Law Enforcement Officer, Correctional Officer, Cosmetology, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections and Patient Care Assistant.

                Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Computer Information Technology, Fire Science Technology, Criminal Justice Technology (Crime Scene Track), Networking Services Technology, Culinary Management, Nursing (RN and LPN) and Recreation Technology.

                College Credit Certificate programs include: Child Care Center Management, Information Technology Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic.

                The schedule of classes is available online at www.chipola.edu. For information, call 718-2211.

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December 24, 2012

WALL OF STARS SHINING IN CHIPOLA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Center for the Arts is a little brighter with the Wall of Stars beaming with the names of those who have supported the arts with donations to the Applause! fundraising campaign.

                Stars are mounted on a special display in the lobby. Seat plaques are in place and some donors are immortalized as legacy contributors with their own room named after them.

                “This is just the beginning,” said Dr. Daniel Powell, Associate Dean of Fine and Performing Arts. “This Center for the Arts is the crown jewel of the community, and I want people to feel welcome and even place their names proudly on a star, seat, or even a room.”

                Star donations are $500 for bronze, $1,000 for silver, and $2,500 for gold.  Seat plaques can be purchased for $250 for an orchestra level and $150 for a balcony seat.  Legacy gifts start at $10,000 to name a room and go up to $1 million to name the main theatre.  “There is a contribution level for everybody and this make a great gift for someone who you would like to have a permanent place in the Center surrounded by the arts,” Powell says.

The campaign will continue for at least two more years and then will be reassessed at that point.  All funds raised will benefit the Center for the Arts and its programming.

                For information about making a tax-deductible gift, contact Dr. Daniel Powell at (850) 718-2257 or powelld@chipola.edu

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WALL OF STARS SHINING IN CENTER FOR THE ARTS—The Chipola College Center for the Arts is a little brighter with the Wall of Stars beaming with the names of those who have supported the arts with donations to the Applause! fundraising campaign. Here, Dr. Daniel Powell, Associate Dean of Fine and Performing Arts and Joan Stadsklev, Co-chair of the Applause! campaign look over the Wall of Stars.

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December 24, 2012

CHIPOLA PLACES IN GLOBAL BUSINESS COMPETITION

 

                MARIANNA—Four teams from professor Bob Foulk’s Strategic Management class represented Chipola College in a recent Global Business Simulation competition.

                The 10-week competition included 3,142 teams from 226 colleges and universities worldwide.  The Chipola winner, DDynamic Footwear, co-managed by Lee Herringerring, Jason Holland and Kim Grant, finished tied for the 42nd best Overall Score worldwide.

                Additionally, for the first time at Chipola, this team scored in the top 100 teams every week of the 10-week competition. 

                The team has been invited to compete in the next upcoming Best Strategy Invitational against industry winning teams from colleges and universities across the globe.

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CHIPOLA PLACES IN GLOBAL BUSINESS COMPETITION—Four teams from professor Bob Foulk’s Strategic Management class represented Chipola College in a recent Global Business Simulation competition. The Chipola winner, DDynamic Footwear, tied for the 42nd best Overall Score worldwide. Team members are, from left: professor Bob Foulk, Kim Grant, Jason Holland and Lee Herring

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December 24, 2012

MAGIC SHOW AT NEXT CRAA MEETING

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) will feature the Magic Comedy Show on the meeting program Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Jim’s Buffet and Grill, with a Dutch-treat buffet luncheon from 11:30 to noon with the program at noon. 

                The owner and illusionist, Vernon, is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and has been practicing magic and illusions since he was 7 years old.  He has a portable studio and performs everything from large scale illusions to birthday parties.  For more information about this touring show and the illusions, contact Vernon at (850) 718-8400.

                Attendees will also be entered into a drawing for artist series tickets to Illusionist Sammy Cortino who will perform at the Center for the Arts on January 17 at 7:00 PM.

                The CRAA just received many applications for their popular mini-grant program and will begin searching for rotating scholarship applicants in Washington County this year.  The upcoming Partner in the Arts campaign makes it possible to continue these programs and improve the cultural life in the Chipola District.

                For more information, contact Dr. Daniel Powell at powelld@chipola.edu or (850) 718-2257.

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 December 24, 2012

TEACHER WORKSHOP SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host its sixth Annual Teacher Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 2, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend. 

                Future educators currently enrolled at Chipola with the assistance of the education faculty, staff, and education graduates will present the free workshop for area educators and education students.  The day will include various sessions for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. The students will present hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom along with samples for teachers and education majors to take and use in their own classrooms.

                The program will include presentations and strategies in Math, Science, Reading, English, ESOL, and ESE.  Sessions include: Getting outside of the Basal with Reading Strategies; Classroom Management Strategies; How To Make Science Come Alive; Using JR Tolkien to Teach Poetry and Imagery; Science Experiments in the Primary Grades; Activities Using Patricia Palacco Texts; Teaching Middle School Language Arts Through the Use of Pop Culture; Blood Typing Lab for the Biology Teacher; Get It For Free! (Free Resources Available to Teachers); Pinterest in the Classroom; English Assessments Other Than Book Reports; Integrating Art Into Writing; How to Bring the New Student Through a Period of Culture Shock; Integrating Social Studies into Your Everyday Curriculum; Using Your Tablet/IPAD to Maximize Instruction; The Classroom Polar Express; and  a General Ideas Room  with representatives from the Chipola Area Autism Resource Center.

                In addition to the student-led sessions Dee Brock (Roulhac Middle) and Taura Brock (Vernon Middle) will be presenting Cooperative Learning Strategies and Techniques as a guest session. Heather Bailey (Graceville Elementary) will be presenting a session on Whole Brain Teaching

                The workshop will be held in the Literature/Language (Building Z) on the Chipola campus. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with the first session at 8:15 a.m. 

                To ensure that sufficient materials are available, please RSVP to FEC Sponsor Casey Bush at bushc@chipola.edu or phone 850- 718-2449.

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 December 24, 2012

HAIRSPRAY AUDITIONS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College theatre director Charles Sirmon announces open auditions for the hit musical “Hairspray,” Jan. 7-8 at 6 p.m., in the Center for the Arts.

                “Hairspray” tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a large girl with big hair and a kind heart, who has only one passion—to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" and is quickly transformed into a teen celebrity. She then successfully sets out to vanquish the program's reigning princess, win the heart of the super handsome Link Larkin, and racially integrate the television show.

                Sirmon will cast a minimum of 18 women and 14 men in named roles. He also will cast a dancing/singing ensemble. Some roles are race and gender specific. There also are opportunities for anyone interested in working with the backstage crew.

                For information, contact Sirmon at 850-718-2227 or email sirmonc@chipola.edu

                Visit Chipola Theatre on Facebook or at www.chipola.edu

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