January 3, 2006

SPRING REGISTRATION SET AT CHIPOLA

 

 

MARIANNA—Registration for the Spring Semester at Chipola College is Jan. 4 for new and returning students. Classes begin Jan. 5.

Chipola’s open-door policy allows any student with a high school diploma to enroll after completing an application and providing high school or college transcripts.

Chipola offers college credit courses during the day and evening, and also online and through independent study. The college awards the Associate in Arts (AA) degree which guarantees acceptance to Florida’s public universities. Chipola also offers Bachelor's degree programs in Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics or Science. Chipola also offers several Associate in Science (AS) programs, as well as a number of Workforce Development programs which provide training for high wage jobs.

Chipola’s University Center provides opportunities for students to pursue a number of bachelor’s and graduate degrees from FSU, UWF and Troy on the Chipola campus.  

For more information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2211, or visit Chipola on the web at www.chipola.edu

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January 5, 2006

SPRING REGISTRATION CONTINUES AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Spring classes at Chipola College began Jan. 5, but late registration will continue through Jan. 11.

Chipola’s open-door policy allows any student with a high school diploma to enroll after completing an application and providing high school or college transcripts.

Chipola offers college credit courses during the day and evening, and also online and through independent study. The college awards the Associate in Arts (AA) degree which guarantees acceptance to Florida’s public universities. Chipola also offers Bachelor's degree programs in Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics or Science. Chipola also offers several Associate in Science (AS) programs, as well as a number of Workforce Development programs which provide training for high wage jobs.

Chipola’s University Center provides opportunities for students to pursue a number of bachelor’s and graduate degrees from FSU, UWF and Troy on the Chipola campus.  

For more information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2211, or visit Chipola on the web at www.chipola.edu

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BACK TO THE BOOKS—Hundreds of Chipola College students returned for Spring classes at Chipola College which began Jan. 5, but late registration will continue through Jan. 11. Here, Brittney Hansford of Altha (right) gets some help from Bookstore employee Liz Sims. For more information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2211, or visit Chipola on the web at www.chipola.edu

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January 5, 2006

IVEY BROTHERS RETURN TO CHIPOLA FOR HONORS DANCE

 

MARIANNA—The Ivey Brothers band will return to Chipola College for the first time in over 30 years to play The Polar Bear Beach Party a benefit dance for the Chipola Honors Program set for Jan. 28.

The dance will be held in the college Arts Center—known to locals as the old field house—the same venue where the Iveys last played in 1968.  Doors open at 8 p.m. and guests can dance the night away or just reminisce with some great music until midnight. 

Three brothers—Robert Ivey, Richard Ivey and Wilson Ivey—have made up the core of the group since the mid-60’s. Wilson’s son, Chase Ivey, joined the group in 2004.

The band first performed at a high school dance in 1965, and quickly progressed to college dances at Chipola, FSU, UWF and UF.  Their ability to entertain with their versatile repertoire became well known in the Dothan club scene in the 70's and 80's.  A European tour in 1977 and release of a local hit "It's Not Worth The Pain" in 1978 made the group's fame complete.

The Iveys have played with and backed "The Pointer Sisters," "The Coasters," "Jeannie Pruitt," "Billy Crash Craddock," and "The Platters."

Drummer Robert Ivey is a Chipola history instructor who serves as adviser to the Freshman Honors program. According to math instructor Bonnie Smith, who directs the program with Ivey, “The goal of Honors is to equip our local leaders of tomorrow with awareness and understanding which will improve the lives of our citizens. This endowment will provide resources for the many annual projects of the Honors Program.” Some 60 of the brightest students from the five-county area are enrolled in Chipola’s Honors program.

            Smith said the Honors program needs support from citizens who value academics. The advisers hope to bring thought-provoking speakers to campus and to take students to visit educational sites in other cities.

Dance tickets are $10 and may be purchased from any Honors student or by phoning Smith or Ivey at 526-2761.  Tax-deductible gifts for the Honors Endowment also may be mailed to the Chipola College Foundation noted for the Honors Program, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL  32446. 

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January 5, 2006

CNA COURSE SET TO BEGIN AT CHIPOLA

           

MARIANNA—Application deadline is Jan. 12 for Chipola College’s next Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course which begins Jan. 17.

Classes will meet from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will alternate between Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The eight-week course is scheduled to run through March 13.

            The final week of the course will include clinical experiences for eight hours each day. 

            The cost is approximately $500.  Students must take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) test and submit scores with their application.

            For information, call 850-718-2278.

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January 5, 2006

CHIPOLA TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM SEEKING STUDENTS

 

            MARIANNA—The Telecommunications industry is on the upswing in Florida and Chipola College is seeking students for the next Telecommunications Installation Technician course.

            The next course is set to begin Monday, Jan. 30. 

            Instructor Charlie Burch reports that employment opportunities for those who complete the program are very promising. A clean driving record is required in order to become gainfully employed in the Telecommunications industry.

            The 300-hour course designed to train students to become proficient as linepersons, telephony installers, as well as in splicing and activation and to become proficient on fiber, broad band and co-axial cable.

            The course will meet weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for approximately seven weeks.  Tuition for the program is $1,200.

            Applications for admission are available online at www.chipola.edu or in the Workforce Development Office. 

For information, call Burch at 850-718-2214 or Workforce at 850-718-2270.

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January 5, 2006

Lynwood Tanner solo exhibit at Chipola

 

MARIANNA--Marianna native Lynwood Tanner will display his original paintings in a solo exhibit beginning Jan. 16 in the Chipola College Arts Cetner.

Tanner first picked up a brush and painted his first work of art some time around 1978.  It was something less than beautiful.

After having been accepted to art school in the early 70s, but with no feasible means of paying for tuition, Tanner directed his studies to the field of electronics and subsequently became an electrician. This was an interesting and somewhat ironic choice of professions considering that Tanner is technically colorblind. 

Undeterred by what seemed to most visual handicap, Tanner  began by experimenting with various paint shadings and hues of his own imaginings, even while often being unable to describe the colors he had created. 

            Under the front porch tutelage of an old friend and his own burgeoning talents, Tanner began to teach himself to paint, initially as a hobby, until he felt ready to accept the challenge of displaying his first works of art around 1989, some ten years after his first painting was created.

Featured in an interview on WFSU-Tallahassee, Tanner’s award-winning works of art have been widely recognized and highly valued throughout the Southeast for their simplistic colorful visions of southern folk life as well as for his Africa Collection-a body of collected works featuring some 15 different scenes of life on the Continent.

Tanner’s artistic technique is atypical of most acrylic artists.  His colors are created using ultra thin multiple layers—a technique most often practiced by watercolor artists.  While his paintings develop in “rough draft” form within a matter of hours, each work is then meticulously detailed with color, light and shadow, a process which often takes several months to complete.

Since that time, Tanner has exhibited his art at several local venues, including the Jackson County Fair, where he won prizes for both Best of Show 2003 (Celebration) and First Prize, the Jackson County Art Festival and Fine Swine Dine 2004, where he won Third Place (Mama in the Marketplace), as well as having participated in several shows in Tallahassee, Malone and Panama City.  He was recently recommended to the Red Piano Too Gallery, St. Helena Island, South Carolina by world renowned folk artist Jonathan Green and his Manager Richard Weedman. 

Still a resident of Jackson County, Tanner is married with an infant daughter.  His newest challenge as an artist is keeping additional little fingers out of the acrylics while developing the finer points of finger painting.

For information about the Tanner show, call 850-718-2301.

 

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January 5, 2006

MOLINEUX’S WORKS PERFORMED THROUGHOUT 2005

 

MARIANNA—The year 2005 turned out a number of performances of original composition by Dr. Allen Molineux, professor of music at Chipola College.

It started in January with the first movement of his “Sonata in Two Movements” for trumpet and piano being played in an arrangement of the accompaniment for band at Shepherd College in West Virginia.

In late March his “Enigmatic Episode” for bassoon and piano was premiered at the University of Florida as part of the College Music Society’s regional meeting.

During the summer the Tower Brass Quintet played his “Encounter” in the Blossom Summer Music Festival held at Kent State University and then, in the late fall, they played it again as part of a series of concerts held at the Frank Lloyd Wright Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois. 

In between, there were performances of his “Manipulations” for trombone at the University of North Texas, “11 Etudes of Expression” for tuba at the Society of Composers’ Region V Conference at Butler University and “Encounter” by the Paragon Brass Quintet at the First United Methodist in Akron, Ohio.

Molineux has taught instrumental music at Chipola since 1988. He directs the Chipola Rock and Jazz Ensemble and is involved in many of Chipola’s performing arts programs.

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January 5, 2006

CHIPOLA SHOW CHOIR JAZZMATAZZ IS JAN. 12-14

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College’s award-winning Show Choir will present Jazzmatazz 2006: Design of the Decades in the Chipola Theatre, Jan. 12, 13, and 14, 2006, at 7 p.m. nightly.

The high energy show will feature musical highlights from the 50’s to the present.

Jazzmatazz tickets make great stocking stuffers if you hurry. The college is closed for the holidays Dec. 16 through Jan. 2.

Tickets for this annual show are available from Show Choir members beginning Dec. 1.  Tickets also are available at 718-2277 or 718-2301.   

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January 5, 2006

INTERNATIONAL PIANIST TO PLAY CHIPOLA THEATRE

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Artist Series presents Pianist Nadejda Vlaeva Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, in the Chipola College Theater.

            Vlaeva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and began playing piano at age five. She has performed in concerts internationally, giving solo recitals in Bulgaria, Russia, Slovakia, Hungary, The Netherlands, Spain, England, Canada, Barbados and in the U.S.

            She also has appeared as a soloist with the Budapest Symphony, the Calgary Philharmonic, The Capella Istropolitana in Slovakia, the Edinburgh Symphony and with various orchestras in Bulgaria and Holland.  Included among her major awards are the First Prize and Gold Medal at the Liszt competition in Lucca, Italy; and the Yamaha Award for the best interpretation of Brahms, in Weimar. Vlaeva gave her New York debut in the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in the year 2000.

            Tickets—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—go on sale Jan. 3 in the Chipola Business Office.

            The Core Ensemble will present “Tres Vidas April 3 in the final offering of the 2005-06 Artist Series.

            The 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.

            For ticket information, call the Business Office at 718-2220.                             

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January 5, 2006

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.        A Curriculum For Young Children course will meet Mondays, Jan. 9 through April 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview course will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 10 through April 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $171.  A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet Jan. 14 and 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76.  A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening) course will meet Feb. 4 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38. A 10-Hour Childcare Training (special needs) course will meet March 11 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 10-Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet May 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  

            A Retirement Plan Distribution class will meet Thursday, January 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple.

            A Cake Decorating I class will meet Thursdays, February 2 through 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, March 2 through 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  An Advanced Level Cake Decorating III class will meet Thursdays, April 6 through 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays, Feb. 4 through March 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $240.

            A Sign Language I class will meet Tuesdays, Feb. 7 through April 18 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.

            The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; 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 industry, 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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January 5, 2006

 

CHIPOLA HOOPS SQUADS TO HOST GULF COAST SATURDAY, JAN. 14

 

        MARIANNA—The Chipola College men’s and women’s basketball teams open their home conference seasons Saturday, Jan. 14, when they host long-time rival Gulf Coast.

        The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m. The men play at 7:30 p.m.

        Chipola is the defending Florida Region VIII and Panhandle Conference champion.  The Indians improved to 15-1 with a 91-49 over Kankakee CC in West Plains, MO.  Chipola led 46-9 at the half. Ryne Hamblett led with 18 points. Johnnie Harris 14 points, Gerard Jackson 12, Hannah 11 points, 7 assists, Jamarcus Ellis grabbed 14 rebounds. The Indians are scheduled to play fourth ranked Northwest Missouri and Southwest Missouri State in the three day tourney.

        The Chipola Lady Indians improved to 13-1 with a 75-70 win over Central Florida on Dec. 19.  The squad travels to Middle Georgia for a Jan. 7 game.  The Lady Indians open conference play at Pensacola on Jan. 11. 

        The Lady Indians are the defending Florida Region VIII champion.

        For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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January 12, 2006

CHIPOLA’S FALL DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED

 

MARIANNA—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 197 students who made the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Fall Semester 2005.

                To be placed on the Dean’s List, a student must take 12 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—Joshua Williams. 

Altha— Britney Hansford, Krystle Shelton, Jordan Waldorff. 

                Blountstown— Aisha Chambers, Matthew Hand, Sharon Henderson, Brad Owens, Rhonda Price  .

                Bonifay— Kimberly Garske, Austin Hobbs, Cesar Morales. 

Bristol— Charles Barber  Jr, Josh Kern. 

Chattahoochee— Andrea Rogers. 

                Chipley— David Clenney, Tristin Kroening, Patsy Lee, Charles Odom,  Seamus O'neill, Alex  Parker,  Alaina Pitts, Cassandra Prichard,  Jesse Waymire. 

                Clarksville— April Frith .

                Graceville — Laura Nolin.

Grand Ridge— Audra Creel, Aaron Moneyham, Thomas Walker.

Greenwood— Frank Stackowicz .

                Marianna— Wilfredo Arroyo, Sarah Cartwright, Bobby Collins, Lawanna Cotton, Kayla  Horne, Bryce Melvin, Megan Stewart, Kelley Tew, Trevor Tyre. 

                Ponce De Leon— Dustin Leavins.

                Sneads— Erin Hays. 

                Westville— Nikole  Hamilton. 

 

 

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

                Altha— Lacy Adkins, Michelle Baird, Jesse Hill, John  Marlow,  Michelle Smith. 

                Blountstown— Elton Barfield, Cristina Buchanan, Rebecca Carder,  Shanna Collier, Alia Dalati, Carlos Davis, James Duvall, Christopher Eby, Erum Faruqui, Howell Goodman  Jr, Stephen  Granger, Janna Grantham, Katrina Hobbs, Laura Kukhalashvili, Sean Musgrove, Tina Schmarje,  Donald Stanley  Jr,  Jennifer Young. 

Bonifay— Leah Birge, Timra Clemmons, Rachel Cumbo, Stephanie Davis, Corey Dunn,  Rachel Edwards, Mindy Hanson, Clayton Land, Katrina Mcalpin, Daniel Medley, Hannah Paulk,  Ashley Pettis .

Bristol— Jonetta Dawson, Sharley Hevner, Courtney Kincaid, Kendall Peddie.

Campbellton— Jessica Olds. 

                Caryville— Shari Crisp, John Owens Iii. 

Chattahoochee— Nichole Rivera, Rachel  Taylor.

                Chipley— Karri Baldry, Derek Boyett, Daniel  Boyett, Jason Bruner, Corazon Burke, Daniel Carter, Marisa Clark, Kevin Fussell, Joel Goodson, Wendell Hodges  Jr, Nicole Knight, Michael Laskowski  Jr, Alexander  May,  Kendra  Mayfield,  Travis Monsalvatge, Richard  Norris  Jr, Holly Park, Jenna Peel, Patrick Roark, Kevin Russell, Kevin Smith, James Staten, Justin  Warden, Casey Waymire .           

Clarksville— Valerie  Jones,Lori  Keel, Bart  Nichols. 

Cottondale— Ryan Clark,Taylor  Finch, Kara Hewitt, Lora Parsons, Jared Scurlock,  Jessica Sloan, Amber Standland, Christina  Toole, Jodi  Willey.

Graceville— Jordan Bellamy, Nathan Day, Melissa Delgado, Rebecca Dominguez, Karisa  Olds, Michael  Pabody, Jessica  Ray, Ashley  Roberts, Katrina  Skelton, Shelly Worthy, Latisha  Young.

Grand Ridge— Clinton Glisson,  Nicholas Melvin, Christian Smith, Amber Wilson .

Greenwood— Shannon Bass, Andrew Duce, Eva Graves, Beverly Pollock. 

Malone— Ashley Beard, Karen Beeler, Kyndal Murdock.

                Marianna— Jennifer Barfield, Laura  Bevan, Christopher Calton, Janna Ellis, Joshua Ellis,  Matthew Eskuchen, Andrew Gause, Joshua Grace, Kathleen Griffin, Kelly Grimes, Bethany Gwaltney, Lauren  Herring, Meghan Holley, Jena  Jeter, Adam Johnson, Jennifer Kelly,  Brandon Killings, Brittney Mathis, John  Milton Jr, Danielle Myrick, Chrystal Pittman, Codi  Player, Stevey  Pope Jr, Jeremy Puff, Amber Quinn, William Sherrel, Lincoln Sims, James  Wade, Amanda West .

                Ponce De Leon— David Carroll, Alysa Locke. 

                Sneads— Karri Brown, Steven Gaskill, Lynsey Pittman, Ashley Roberts, Candice Tyus. 

Westville— Kristin Carr. 

                Out of District (A’s and B’s) Jason Lewis of Crawfordville, Joy  Post, Bradley Wells of  Dothan,  Ala., Tayani Clark of East  Point,  Ga., Phillip Rutten of Havana, Bradley Bunce of  Iron  City, Ga., Nicole Winterman of Lynn  Haven, Cole Flowers of  Marietta,  Ga., Jarrod Blanchard of Pansey,  Ala., James Gay, Yvonka Williams of Quincy, Joshua Wilson of Springfield, Ga., Martina Landrum of Sweet  Water, Ala., Jarrod Duggar, Whitney Maxey,  Michael Uzzell of Tallahassee.  

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January 12, 2006

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses in the coming weeks.        A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet Jan. 14 and 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $76.  A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening) course will meet Feb. 4 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38. A 10-Hour Childcare Training (special needs) course will meet March 11 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 10-Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet May 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38. 

            A Retirement Plan Distribution class will meet Thursday, January 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple.

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors class will meet Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

            A Cake Decorating I class will meet Thursdays, February 2 through 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, March 2 through 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  An Advanced Level Cake Decorating III class will meet Thursdays, April 6 through 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays, Feb. 4 through March 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $240.

            A Sign Language I class will meet Tuesdays, Feb. 7 through April 18 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.

            The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; 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 industry, 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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January 12, 2006

CHIPOLA COLLEGE TO OFFER FREE TAX PREPARATION

 

            MARIANNA—Last year, 10,000 Jackson County residents claimed $7.6 million in Earned Income Tax Credits from the IRS. 

            This year, the total amount could be even higher.  However, taxpayers who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit must file a tax return with the IRS in order to receive a refund.  

            In order to help more local citizens get the most refund due them, Chipola business instructor Lee Shook is training student volunteers to provide free tax preparation, including free electronic filing, beginning Jan. 27.  The free service will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays from Jan. 27 through April 15, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays (Jan. 28, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 11, March 25, and April 8).  

            The Earned Income Tax Credit is a credit for certain low-moderate income workers. The credit may produce a refund, even if the taxpayer owes no tax.  Income limitations and other rules apply. For additional information, visit irs.gov or call 1-800-829-3676 to order Publication 596, Earned Income Credit.  

            For free tax assistance, call Lee Shook at (850) 526-2761 x 3268.

           

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January 12, 2006

IVEY BROTHERS TO PLAY CHIPOLA HONORS DANCE

 

MARIANNA—The Ivey Brothers band will play The Polar Bear Beach Party, a benefit dance for the Chipola Honors Program, on Saturday, Jan. 28.

The dance will be held in the college Arts Center—known to locals as the old field house—the same venue where the Iveys last played in 1968. Doors open at 8 p.m. and guests can dance the night away or just reminisce with some great music until midnight. 

Three brothers—Robert Ivey, Richard Ivey and Wilson Ivey—have made up the core of the Ivey Brothers since the mid-60’s. Wilson’s son, Chase, joined the group in 2004.

The band first performed at a high school dance in 1965, and quickly progressed to college dances at Chipola, FSU, UWF and UF.  Their ability to entertain with their versatile repertoire became well known in the Dothan club scene in the 70's and 80's.  A European tour in 1977 and release of a local hit "It's Not Worth The Pain" in 1978 made the group's fame complete.

The Iveys have played with and backed "The Pointer Sisters," "The Coasters," "Jeannie Pruitt," "Billy Crash Craddock," and "The Platters."

Drummer Robert Ivey is a Chipola history instructor who serves as adviser to Chipola’s Freshman Honors program along with math instructor Bonnie Smith. Some 60 of the brightest students from the five-county area are enrolled in Honors.

According to Smith, “The Honors program needs support from citizens who value academics. The endowment will provide resources for the many annual projects of the Honors, including thought-provoking speakers and educational visits to other cities.”

            Dance tickets—$10—may be purchased from any Honors student or by phoning Smith or Ivey at 526-2761.  Tax-deductible gifts also may be mailed to the Chipola College Foundation noted for the Honors Program, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL  32446. 

 

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January 12, 2006

 

CHIPOLA HOOPS SQUADS TO HOST GULF COAST SATURDAY, JAN. 14

 

        MARIANNA—The Chipola College men’s and women’s basketball teams open their home conference seasons Saturday, Jan. 14, when they host long-time rival Gulf Coast.

        The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m. The men play at 7:30 p.m.

        The Lady Indians beat Gulf Coast twice last season, including a last-second win to give Chipola its first-ever women’s state title. Gulf Coast is ranked second in the FCCAA poll after a 14-2 start.

        The Gulf Coast men are 8-7 heading into conference play.

        Both Chipola teams opened the Panhandle Conference with wins over Pensacola on Wednesday, Jan. 11.

        The Indians improved to 18-1 with a 101-77 win over the Pirates. Chipola jumped out to an early 14 point lead and led 41-34 at the half. Three Indians—Jamarcus Ellis, DeAndre Thomas and Michael Taylor—scored 17 apiece. Ryne Hamblet had 13. Jay Anderson added 10. Stefhon Hannah and Gerard Jackson each scored 9.

        Chipola head coach Greg Heiar said, “This was a good first league victory. We really played well in the second half. I thought we played extremely hard and did a good job over the course of 40 minutes.”

        The Indians won the Southwest Missouri State Tournament, Jan. 5-7, with three wins over ranked opponents. Chipola scored a 91-49 over Kankakee, a 97-78 win over Northwest Mississippi and an 80-68 win over Southwest Missouri State.

        The Indians are the defending Florida Region VIII and Panhandle Conference champions and currently are ranked second in both the state and national polls. 

        The Chipola Lady Indians scored a 90-71win over Pensacola on Jan. 11. Ta’yani Clark led Chipola with 21 points. Chinata Nesbit scored 19. R’Shawna Sippio added 13.

        The Lady Indians closed out 2005 with a 75-70 win over Central Florida on Dec. 19. Chipola started the new year with a 73-41 romp of Middle Georgia on Jan. 7. 

        The 15-1 Lady Indians are the defending Florida Region VIII champions.  They are ranked first in the FCCAA State Poll and second in the NJCAA National poll.

        For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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January 12, 2006

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘GREASE ’

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theater is in full rehearsal for “Grease” which opens a five-day run, March 8.  

            Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon recently selected actors for the following roles: Mike Milton as Danny, Felicia Gibson as Sandy, Brittney Holmes as Rizzo, Mary Kathryn Tanner as Frenchy, Shannon Grice as Marty, Anne Gilmartin as Jan, Heath Carroll as Kenickie, Seth Basford as Doody, Kevin Russell as Roger, Scott Boyle as Sonny, Katie Brown as Patty Simcox, Courtney Haile as Cha-Cha, Josh Barber as Eugene, Princess Brinson as Teen Angel, Terry Tanner Smith as Miss Lynch and Danuta Jacob as Blanche. 

            Grease Girls are Tiffany Pippin, Stacey Hall, Kara Hewitt, Meredith Nailen, Tara Padgett, Brook Spivey and Ashley Tanner.  Grease Guys are Robbie Bouck, Chris Calton, Richie Cooper, Lenaris Dixon, David Kawar and Zach Price. Beauty School Dropouts are Arielle Bateman, Jamila Holmes, Jennifer Nicole Jones, Kristina Lopez, Karisa Olds, Amber Rivera and Holly Walters.  Kelci Stephenson is Stage Manager.

        “Grease” is set in Rydell High’s class of ’59. Gum chewing, hub-cap stealing, hot-rod loving boys with D.A.’s and leather jackets and their wise-cracking girls in teased curls, bobby sox, and pedal pushers – capture the look and sounds of the 1950’s in this rollicking musical that salutes the rock n’ roll era.  While hip Danny Zuko and wholesome Sandy Dumbrowski resolve the problems of their mutual attraction, the gang sings and dances its way through such nostalgic scenes as the pajama party, the prom, the burger palace and the drive-in movie.

            For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.

                                   

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 January 12, 2006

Lynwood Tanner exhibit at Chipola

 

MARIANNA—Original paintings by Marianna native Lynwood Tanner will be on display beginning Jan. 16 in the Chipola College Arts Center.

The show’s opening will coincide with the Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholarship Breakfast in the arts center, Jan. 16 at 8 a.m.

Tanner has been painting since the late 1970’s. Under the front porch tutelage of an old friend and his own burgeoning talents, Tanner began to teach himself to paint, initially as a hobby, until he felt ready to accept the challenge of displaying his first works of art around 1989, some ten years after his first painting was created.

Featured in an interview on WFSU-Tallahassee, Tanner’s award-winning works of art have been widely recognized and highly valued throughout the Southeast for their simplistic colorful visions of southern folk life as well as for his Africa Collection-a body of collected works featuring some 15 different scenes of life on the Continent.

Tanner’s artistic technique is atypical of most acrylic artists.  His colors are created using ultra thin multiple layers—a technique most often practiced by watercolor artists.  While his paintings develop in “rough draft” form within a matter of hours, each work is then meticulously detailed with color, light and shadow, a process which often takes several months to complete.

Since that time, Tanner has exhibited his art at several local venues, including the Jackson County Fair, where he won prizes for both Best of Show 2003 (Celebration) and First Prize, the Jackson County Art Festival and Fine Swine Dine 2004, where he won Third Place (Mama in the Marketplace), as well as having participated in several shows in Tallahassee, Malone and Panama City.  He was recently recommended to the Red Piano Too Gallery, St. Helena Island, South Carolina by world renowned folk artist Jonathan Green and his Manager Richard Weedman. 

Still a resident of Jackson County, Tanner is married with an infant daughter.  His newest challenge as an artist is keeping additional little fingers out of the acrylics while developing the finer points of finger painting.

For information about the Tanner show, call 850-718-2301.

 

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January 12, 2006

 

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BRADWELL SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED AT CHIPOLA—Jackson County Habitat for Humanity has established the Annie Bradwell Habitat for Humanity Scholarship fund with the Chipola College Foundation. Here, Ralph Harrison, executive director of Habitat, presents a check for $5,034 to Julie Fuqua, director of the Chipola Foundation. The first scholarship will be awarded in Fall of 2007. The late Annie Bradwell was a key leader in the local Habitat for Humanity effort. She died in an automobile accident in 2004. Those wishing to make donations in her memory may contact the Foundation at 718-2445. 

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January 12, 2006

 

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CHIPOLA CORRECTIONS GRADS—Fourteen candidates recently completed the Basic Corrections Academy at Chipola College. Graduates are, from left: (front) Jacob Baxter of Malone, Julia Ann Davis of Blountstown, Christopher Deese of Grand Ridge, Miriam Evans of Tallahassee, Cynthia Grant of Alford, Dewayne Henry of Marianna, Theresa McLeroy of Greenwood, Ladonna Martin of Marianna, Jonathan Poole of Marianna, Kassidy Streetman of Marianna, April Williams of Marianna, Deborah Hodge of Greenwood, Antwan Brown of Chipley and Dustin Jordan of Marianna.

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January 12, 2006

 

CUMMINGS IS EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH—Jan Cummings (right) was named the Chipola College Career Employee of the Month for January.  She serves as Departmental Staff Assistant to Dr. Sarah Clemmons, (left) vice president of Instructional and Student Services. Cummings has worked at the college for more than 18 years.

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January 12, 2006

 

TIDWELL IS FACULTY OF THE MONTH—Science instructor Allan Tidwell was named the Chipola College Faculty/Administrator of the month for January. He has taught natural science courses at the college since 1994, and serves as campus representative for Baptist Campus Ministry.

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 January 19, 2006

 

CHIPOLA POLAR BEACH PARTY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR HONORS

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host the Polar Bear Beach Party, a benefit dance for the college Honors Program, on Saturday, Jan. 28.

The Ivey Brothers band will play the dance which is set in the college Arts Center—known to locals as the old field house—the same venue where the Iveys last played in 1968. Doors open at 8 p.m. and guests can dance the night away or just reminisce with some great music until midnight. 

Drummer Robert Ivey is a Chipola history instructor who serves as adviser to Chipola’s Freshman Honors program along with math instructor Bonnie Smith. Some 60 of the brightest students from the five-county area are enrolled in Honors.

According to Smith, “The Honors program needs support from citizens who value academics. The endowment will provide resources for the many annual projects of the Honors, including thought-provoking speakers and educational visits to other cities.”

Dance tickets—$10—may be purchased from any Honors student or by phoning Smith or Ivey at 526-2761. 

Three brothers—Robert Ivey, Richard Ivey and Wilson Ivey—have made up the core of the Ivey Brothers since the mid-60’s. Wilson’s son, Chase, joined the group in 2004.

The band first performed in 1965. Their versatile repertoire became well known in the Dothan club scene in the 70's and 80's.  A European tour in 1977 and release of a local hit "It's Not Worth The Pain" in 1978 made the group's fame complete.

The Iveys have played with and backed "The Pointer Sisters," "The Coasters," "Jeannie Pruitt," "Billy Crash Craddock," and "The Platters."

Tax-deductible gifts also may be mailed to the Chipola College Foundation noted for the Honors Program, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL  32446. 

 

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POLAR BEACH PARTY DANCE SET AT CHIPOLA—Chipola College will host the Polar Bear Beach Party, a benefit dance for the college Honors Program, on Saturday, Jan. 28. Pictured are Honors students, from left (prone) Casey Waymire, (first row) Joy Post, Alaina Pitts, Nikki Knight, Angela Griffin, Cody Player, (back) Derrick Boyett, Alex Parker, Kevin Smith, Alex May and Bryce Melvin.

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January 19, 2006

Phi Theta Kappa helps Shriner's Hospital

 

           MARIANNA—Through the years, members of Chipola College's Phi Theta Kappa have looked for ways to help others.  This year, one particular member has a passion for helping children in the Shriner's Hospital in Tampa. 

Sophomore Valerie Jones designed a project to raise money for the Shriner's Orthopedic Hospital.  Valerie recruited students in Calhoun County and challenged individual classes to raise money for the cause.  Classes collected a total of $845. The class that led in collections received an ice cream party in celebration of their efforts. 

During the Christmas holidays, Valerie and fellow Phi Theta Kappa members, Joy Post, Cassie Prichard, and Timothy Kleiser, traveled to the Shriner's Hospital with advisor, Joan Lasseter where they presented the funds to hospital administrators. 

The students were treated to a tour of the facility from a “fez” attired Shriner, and visited several of the hospitalized children.

Adviser Joan Lasseter said, “The trip was not only an informative experience, but each and every participant found it personally enriching.  The Shriner’s hospital operation was entirely impressive.”

Valerie’s hope is that after she graduates, another Chipola Phi Theta Kappan will continue her project at the Shriner’s Hospital.

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CHIPOLA PTK HELPS SHRINERS—Students from Chipola’s PTK and from Calhoun County schools collected $845 in support of the Shriner’s Hospital in Tampa. Pictured from left, are: Phi Theta Kappa members Cassie Prichard, Timothy Kleiser, Joy Post, Valerie Jones, Joan Lasseter (PTK adviser), with three representatives from the Shriner’s Hospital.

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January 19, 2006

STADSKLEV HONORED FOR WORK IN THE ARTS

 

            MARIANNA— The Foundation for Academic Educators, Inc. in Ft. Myers have made two gifts totaling $11,500 to the Chipola College Foundation in recognition of the outstanding work of Joan Stadsklev, Chipola’s Director of the Fine and Performing Arts.

            In making the gift, the organization’s president, Marjorie M. Gruber, noted that the funds are intended for use by faculty members to further their education or to bring speakers/facilitators on campus to reach a larger number of faculty members.

            Stadsklev began teaching at Chipola on a part-time basis in 1976, and went to full time staff in 1986.  She has been in her current position as Director of Fine & Performing Arts for 18 years. 

            Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough, said, “Joan is very worthy of this honor. She does an excellent job of leading Chipola’s well-rounded fine and performing arts program.”

 

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January 19, 2006

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            A Retirement Plan Distribution class will meet Thursday, Jan. 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple.

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors class will meet Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

            A Cake Decorating I class will meet Thursdays, Feb. 2 through 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, March 2 through 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  An Advanced Level Cake Decorating III class will meet Thursdays, April 6 through 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening) course will meet Feb. 4 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (special needs) course will meet March 11 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet April 1 & 8 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet May 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays, Feb. 4 through March 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $240.

            A Sign Language I class will meet Tuesdays, Feb. 7 through April 18 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.

            The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; 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 industry, 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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 January 19, 2006

CHIPOLA HOOPS SQUADS HOLD ONTO NATIONAL RANKINGS

 

        MARIANNA—Both Chipola squads host Pensacola in a pair of big conference games, Saturday, Jan. 28 in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m. The men play at 7:30 p.m.

        Chipola was scheduled to host Okaloosa-Walton in an important pair of conference games on Jan. 21. Call 718-2CJC for the latest scores.

        The Chipola Indians held onto their number two ranking in both the state and national JUCO polls after winning the first two games in defense of their State and Panhandle Conference titles.

        Chipola improved to 2-0 in league play and 19-1 overall with an 81-74 win over Gulf Coast on Jan. 14. Michael Taylor led Chipola with 18 points. DeAndre Thomas scored 15. Jamarcus Ellis had 15 points and 13 rebounds. Stefhon Hannah scored 11. Gerard Jackson had 9 rebounds.

        The Indians scored a 101-77 win over Pensacola on Jan. 11. Three Indians—Ellis, Thomas and Taylor—scored 17 apiece. Ryne Hamblet had 13. Jay Anderson added 10. Hannah and Jackson each scored 9.  

        The Lady Indians held on to second place in the state poll and sixth in the national poll after a 94-52 route of North Florida on Jan. 17. Ta’yani Clark led Chipola with 20 points. Shawnta Pope scored 14. Nacole Stocks, RaShawna Sippio and Chinata Nesbit each scored 13.

        The Lady Indians suffered their only conference misfire of the season in a close 58-55 loss to Gulf Coast on Jan. 14. Chipola is 2-1 in league play and 16-2 overall. Chipola opened the conference race with a 90-71 win over Pensacola on Jan. 11. Clark led Chipola with 21 points. Nesbit scored 19. Sippio added 13.

        The Lady Indians closed out 2005 with a 75-70 win over Central Florida on Dec. 19. Chipola started the New Year with a 73-41 romp of Middle Georgia on Jan. 7. 

        The Lady Indians are the defending Florida Region VIII champions. 

        For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC or visit www.chipola.edu

                                                                                      

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January 26, 2006

THE LATE DAVID COLEY IS CHIPOLA ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College has named the late David Coley as the 2006 Alumnus of the Year.  

Coley was elected to the Florida House of Representatives District 7 seat in November of 2004. He died of liver cancer in March of 2005. Coley’s wife, Marti, also a Chipola alumnus, was elected to fill David’s seat in June of 2005. The Coleys have three children Kristin, Vance and Hunter.

David also worked at Chipola as a Special Services Coordinator for the college’s Bachelor’s Degree programs. He was a Chipola graduate in the class of 1982.

            Coley formerly served as an aide to Florida House Speaker Allan Bense. He also was a congressional aide to former U.S. Rep. Bill Grant and was aide to former Florida Representatives Robert Trammell and Jamey Westbrook.

Coley lived most of his life in Jackson County. He was born in Louisville, Ky., and educated at Chipola and Murray State University.

The Jackson County Republican Executive Committee recently established the David Coley Memorial Scholarship at Chipola. 

Chipola President Dr. Gene Prough, said, “This endowment is a fitting tribute to David. He believed in helping people, and this scholarship will help many students realize the dream of a college education.”

David rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary. While attending Chipola in the early 1980’s, he worked as a sports writer for the Jackson County Floridan. He later became managing editor of the Graceville News and of The Floridan.

Those wishing to make donations to the Coley scholarship, should send checks

payable to the Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446. 

For information, call the Chipola Foundation at 718-2478.

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January 26, 2006

HOMECOMING WEEK AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA – Chipola College will celebrate Homecoming 2006, the week of Feb. 13-18. 

            Student activities for the week include a building decoration contest and Homecoming Talent Show.          

The Indians will host the Gulf Coast Commodores on Saturday, Feb. 18 and this year’s them is “Shiver Their Timbers”.        

            Homecoming Night, Saturday, Feb. 18, begins with the Lady Indians game against Gulf Coast at 5:30 p.m. An Alumni Reception hosted by Chipola President Dr. Gene Prough and his wife Priscilla, begins at 6 p.m. in the Chipola Appreciation Club Room. All alumni and friends are invited to attend the reception.       

            Pencie Wester, Chipola’s oldest living alumnus, and her family will be the special guests for Homecoming 2006. Wester, who lives in Grand Ridge, will turn 100 on June 19 of this year.

            The Indians take on the Commodores in the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.  Chipola’s  2006 Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola will be crowned during halftime. 

        For more information on Homecoming events, call the SGA office at 718-2308 or 718-2314.

 

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January 26, 2006

CHIPOLA TO CUT RIBBON FOR NEW BUILDINGS

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees and college president Dr. Gene Prough invite the public to attend Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies to celebrate the opening of the college's new Student Services Building, Administration Building and the Reddoch Annex Fire Tower and Burn Building on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

An Open House will be held from 2-4 p.m. in the Student Services/Administration Building.  Ceremonies will begin at 3 p.m.

A number of dignitaries will be on hand for the event that will include guided tours of the buildings.         

The $4 million Student Services building consists of a renovation of the former Administration building with some additional new construction. The 24,000 square foot space is the home to the business office, enrollment services, admissions, registration, financial aid, counseling and advising, and testing. The building also houses information systems and the college switchboard.

The new building features a breath-taking central reception area that provides an unobstructed view of the various services available for students. There is also a large meeting room for student groups.

 

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January 26, 2006

PHYSICS EXPERT TO OFFER SEMINARS AT CHIPOLA

 

      MARIANNA Dr. Clifford Martin Will will be the guest speaker at two Chipola College science seminars Friday, Feb, 10, in the college Theatre. 

A general campus seminar entitled, “The Search for Black Holes,” is set for 10 a.m. The seminar will deal with the properties of black holes and predictions made from general relativity that may give direct observational evidence for the existence of these distortions of space-time.

The public is invited to a second seminar at 7 p.m. entitled, “Was Einstein Right?” In this seminar, Dr. Will will focus on the 100-year history of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity including tests of the theory based on evidence from planetary probes, radio telescopes, and atomic clocks, as well as how relativity plays a role in daily life.

            Dr. Will’s research interests are theoretical, encompassing the observational and astrophysical implications of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, including gravitational radiation, black holes, cosmology, the physics of curved space-time, and the theoretical interpretation of experimental tests of general relativity.

            He is the James S. McDonnell Professor of Physics, and member of the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. He earned a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics from McMaster University. In 1971, he earned a Ph.D. in Physics from the California Institute of Technology, and served Caltech for one year as an Instructor in Physics.

In 1981 he joined Washington University in St. Louis as Associate Professor, in 1985 became Professor of Physics, from 1991 - 1996 and 1997 - 2002 served as Chairman, and in 2005 was named McDonnell Professor. He has published over 160 articles, including 13 major review articles and two books, Theory and Experiment in Gravitational Physics (Cambridge University Press, 1981; 2nd Edition, 1993), and Was Einstein Right? (Basic Books, 1986; 2nd Edition, 1993).

            The event is sponsored by the Chipola Science Club in conjunction with the Chipola Honors Program and the Student Government Association.

            For information about the seminar, call Jeff Bodart at 526-2761, Ext. 3252. 

 

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January 26, 2006

CHIPOLA COLLEGE TO OFFER FREE TAX PREPARATION

            MARIANNALast year, 10,000 Jackson County residents claimed $7.6 million in Earned Income Tax Credits from the IRS. 

            This year, the total amount could be even higher.  However, taxpayers who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit must file a tax return with the IRS in order to receive a refund.  

            In order to help more local citizens get the most refund due them, Chipola business instructor Lee Shook is training student volunteers to provide free tax preparation, including free electronic filing, beginning Jan. 27.  The free service will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays from Jan. 27 through April 15, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays (Jan. 28, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 11, March 25, and April 8).  

            The Earned Income Tax Credit is a credit for certain low-moderate income workers. The credit may produce a refund, even if the taxpayer owes no tax.  Income limitations and other rules apply. For additional information, visit irs.gov or call 1-800-829-3676 to order Publication 596, Earned Income Credit.  

            For free tax assistance, call Lee Shook at (850) 526-2761 x 3268.

           

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January 26, 2006

CNA COURSE SET TO BEGIN AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Chipola College is now accepting applications for a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course. Application deadline is Feb. 1.

The eight-week course will meet from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will alternate between Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday classes.

            The final week of the course will include clinical experiences for eight hours each day. 

            The cost is approximately $500.  Students must take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) test and submit scores with their application.

            For information, call 850-718-2278.

 

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January 26, 2006

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

            An Introduction to Computers with Internet for Seniors class will meet Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.

            A Cake Decorating I class will meet Thursdays, February 2 through 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A Cake Decorating II class will meet Thursdays, March 2 through 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  An Advanced Level Cake Decorating III class will meet Thursdays, April 6 through 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.

            A 10 Hour Childcare Training (behavioral observation & screening) course will meet Feb. 4 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (special needs) course will meet March 11 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 20 Hour Childcare Training course will meet April 1 & 8 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76. A 10 Hour Childcare Training (developmentally appropriate practices, 3-5 year olds) course will meet May 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38.  

            A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays, Feb. 4 through March 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $240.

            A Sign Language I class will meet Tuesdays, Feb. 7 through April 18 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Cost is $81.

            The Continuing Education Department also offers custom motivational workshops for businesses and organizations. The following are available: Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time; 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 industry, 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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January 26, 2006

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADERS TO HOST EXTRAVAGANZA

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Cheerleaders will host their annual Cheerleading Extravaganza on Saturday, February 4, 2006.

 The event begins at 9 a.m. at the Milton H. Johnson Health Center, with participating squads coming at 8:30 a.m. for the warm-up session prior to the competition. 

Two new competition divisions have been added this year:  Straight Cheer and Straight Dance (no tumbling or stunts in either). 

Complete rules and information can be accessed at the Chipola website:  www.chipola.edu by clicking on “Athletics” and then “Cheerleaders.” 

For information, contact cheerleader coaches Geraldine DeFelix at 718-2322, or Melissa Laramore at 482-1333.

 

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January 26, 2006

CHIPOLA TO HOST PENSACOLA SATURDAY

 

        MARIANNA—Both Chipola squads host Pensacola, Saturday, Jan. 28, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. The women play at 5:30 p.m. The men tip off at 7:30 p.m.

        The Chipola Indians improved to a number one ranking in the state and number two ranking in the national JUCO polls after winning the first four games in defense of their State and Panhandle Conference titles.

         Chipola improved to 4-0 in league play and 21-1 overall with a 70-68 win on the road over Tallahassee on Jan. 24.  DeAndre Thomas led the Indians with 18 points.  Stefhon Hannah added 14 points and Gerard Jackson had 11 points.

         Chipola won a heated battle over Okaloosa-Walton on Jan. 21. The Indians pulled out the 69-68 win with Thomas leading the scoring with 24 points. Ryne Hamblet added 18 and Jamarcus Ellis had 14 for the night.

        The Indians won over Gulf Coast 81-74 on Jan. 14. Michael Taylor led Chipola with 18 points. Thomas scored 15. Ellis had 15 points and 13 rebounds. Hannah scored 11. Jackson had 9 rebounds.

        The Indians scored a 101-77 win over Pensacola on Jan. 11. Three Indians—Ellis, Thomas and Taylor—scored 17 apiece. Hamblet had 13. Jay Anderson added 10. Hannah and Jackson each scored 9.  

        The Lady Indians held on to second place in the state poll and sixth place in the national poll after a big win over Tallahassee’s women 65-48 on Jan. 24.  Nacole Stocks led the ladies with 23 points.  Ta’yani Clark added 17.

        The Lady Indians defeated Okaloosa Walton 69-55 on Jan. 21.  Chinata Nesbit had 18 on the night.  Stocks, Ra’Shawna Sippio and Clark each added 10.

        The Lady Indians scored a 94-52 victory over North Florida on Jan. 17. Clark led Chipola with 20 points. Shawnta Pope scored 14. Stocks, Sippio and Nesbit each scored 13.

        The Lady Indians suffered their only conference misfire of the season in a close 58-55 loss to Gulf Coast on Jan. 14. Chipola is 2-1 in league play and 16-2 overall. Chipola opened the conference race with a 90-71 win over Pensacola on Jan. 11. Clark led Chipola with 21 points. Nesbit scored 19. Sippio added 13.

            The Lady Indians are the defending Florida Region VIII champions. 

        For the latest scores, call 718-2CJC or visit www.chipola.edu

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