October 5, 2000

CHIPOLA EMPLOYEES PRESENT AT REGIONAL MEETING

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College employees Mary Lu Andreu and Gail Hartzog presented programs at the Southeastern Association for Community College Research, 29th Annual Conference, Aug. 6-9, in Olive Branch, Mississippi.

Andreu and Hartzog led a roundtable discussion entitled, "An Effective Retention Plan: Three Years of Successful Strategies." The program was produced by CJC secretary Carole Edenfield. Andreu says, "We discussed the ways we tie retention to the mission and goals of the college, and how we encourage each unit of the college to incorporate retention into their work. By tracking A.A. degrees, A.S. degrees, certificates, minority, and success center completion data, CJC officials have noted important differences in program completion in various groups.

Hartzog presented "Simple and Sweet: Operational Unit Planning that Renews an Institution and Survives SACS Scrutiny." She was invited to talk about Chipola’s institutional effectiveness and operational unit planning process which gained recognition for the college during the SACS Reaffirmation Committee visit in 1998. The college received no recommendations in Section III of the SACS criteria. Since that visit, Chipola has shared their information with more than 80 schools. Hartzog led Chipola during its 10-year re-accreditation process in 1998.

Andreu is a counselor in the CJC Student Services Division. Hartzog is Chipola’s director of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness.

Other speakers at the meeting included William F. Winter, former Governor of Mississippi and Robert "Bob" Scott, former Governor of North Carolina.

 

October 5, 2000

BOSTON POPS CONDUCTOR PERFORMS MONDAY AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA – Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart, will present, "Why I Sing in the Shower" at the Chipola Junior College Theater, Monday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m.

The event is nearly sold out. A few tickets are still available in the CJC Business Office. A handful of tickets may be available at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

Only the third conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, Lockhart follows in the footsteps of such luminaries as Arthur Feidler and John Williams. In his lively presentation, Lockhart discusses this legacy as well as his dedication to making the art of classical music accessible to everyone, especially children.

Lockhart began his musical studies with piano lessons at the age of seven. He holds degrees from Furman University, and Canegie-Mellon University. He studied piano with John Noel Roberts, Gwendolyn Stevens, and Maria-Rgina Sidhofer of the Vienna Hochschule. His training as a conductor includes study with Istvan Jaray, Otto-Werner Mueller, Harold Farberman and Werner Torkanowsky. He holds honorary doctorates from The Boston Conservatory and Northeastern University.

Lockhart is famous for rousing appearances on PBS's "Evening at the Pops" and A & E's annual "Holiday at Pops" and "Pop Goes the Fourth" concerts. The conductor devotes much of his spare time sharing his love for music with his younger fans. As conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerts, he leads 15 educational concerts a year for school children and their families.

Lockhart is the first event in the 2000-01 Chipola Artist Series. Three other performances are scheduled. The Chvatal/Kritzer Duo will perform Nov. 14. Chicago City Limits, comedy and improvisation, hits the CJC stage Jan. 8. The Florida Vocal Arts Ensemble, will perform Jan. 30.

Individual event tickets--$12 for adults, $8 for 18 and under, and $4 for CJC students--will be available two weeks prior to performances at the CJC Business Office.

For season tickets, call the CJC Fine and Performing Arts Department at 718-2277.

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October 5, 2000

CAVIN WINS FACULTY/ADMIN AWARD

 

MARIANNA—Math instructor Rose Cavin is the recipient of the Faculty/Administrator Employee of the Month award at Chipola Junior College.

Cavin teaches intermediate and college algebra. She is former chair of the Council for Chipola Educators and is presently co-sponsor of the Chipola Brain Bowl team. She has represented the faculty on the Governance Council and currently serves on three college committees: Curriculum and Courses of Study, Instructional Resources and Calendar. She is an active member and former president of Altrusa, a community based women’s service club.

Dr. Rene Tharpe, dean of the Division of Mathematics, Natural and Social Sciences, says, "Rose is always eager to embrace innovative approaches in the classroom. She is held in high regard by students, faculty and administrators for her hard work and generosity. She exemplifies the criteria for the award, courtesy, dependability, initiative, and professionalism."

The award includes a plaque, reserved parking for a month, a $300 bonus, and a $50 gift certificate from the College Book Store. Monthly winners are eligible for the annual award.

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October 5, 2000

CHIPOLA GRAD NAMED PRESIDENT OF FRC

 

WASHINGTON—Kenneth L. Connor, a 1967 graduate of Chipola Junior College, was recently named president of The Family Research Council, a Washington-based research group.

Connor is new to the nation's capital, but he is no stranger to politics and public policy. He has had a leading role in presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial campaigns. In 1994, he was a contender for the Republican nomination for governor of the state of Florida. As a respected trial lawyer, Connor has been in the foreground of many issues, including the pro-life movement, nursing home reform, parents' rights, adoption, and corrections reform.

He has served as President and Chairman of the Board for Florida Right to Life, Vice Chairman of Americans United for Life, and Chairman of the Board of Care Net, which has more than 500 affiliated pregnancy care centers. Connor is affiliated with the law firm of Wilkes & McHugh, P.A., a firm nationally known for its successful representation of victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. Connor is a frequent lecturer at national and state seminars for lawyers and various health care providers. He has served as an adjunct professor at Florida State University's College of Law and is frequently invited to address college and university audiences. His work on behalf of pro-life issues has been profiled on ABC's "Prime Time Live," the MacNeil Lehrer News Hour, and CBS, ABC, NBC, and CNN news.

Connor received a bachelor’s degree and law degree from Florida State University. He and his wife Amy have been married for 29 years and have four children - Kathryn, Elizabeth, Caleb, and Joshua. He is the son of Fay and the late K.B. Connor of Marianna. His sister, Gina Stuart, is a member of the Chipola Junior College District Board of Trustees.

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October 5, 2000

SHORT COURSES SLATED AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the coming months.

Basic Tole Painting I will meet Oct. 16 and 23, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

A First Aid course will meet Oct. 17 and 19, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $40. A CPR course will meet Oct. 10 and 12, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $34.

A variety of computer courses are scheduled. Excel I will meet Oct. 9 and 10, at CJC and on Nov. 6 and 9 at the Blountstown One Stop Center. Word I will meet Oct. 16 and 17, at CJC and on Oct. 9 and 12, at the Blountstown One Stop Center. Access I will meet Oct. 30 and 31, at CJC and Dec. 4 and 7 at the Blountstown One Stop Center. Word II will meet Nov. 6 and 7 at CJC and at the Blountstown One Stop Center. Internet will meet Nov. 13 and 14. Introduction to Computers will meet Nov. 16 and 17. Access II will meet Nov. 20 and 21, at CJC and on Dec. 18 and 21, at the Blountstown One Stop Center. Excel II will meet Nov. 27 and 30 at the Blountstown One Stop Center. Cost for each computer course is $45.

Two Fiber Optics courses will be offered. A night class will meet Monday through Thursday, Oct. 9 through 19. A day class will meet Monday through Thursday, Dec. 4 through 7. Cost for either class is $1,100, which includes books and materials.

An Intermediate Photography—Portfolio Design course will meet Mondays and Thursdays, Oct. 26 through Nov. 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $47.

A 10-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Oct. 27 and Oct. 28. A 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course will meet Nov. 1 and 4. A 10-Hour Childcare (Mainstream) course will meet Nov. 17 and Nov. 18. Cost for each course is $31.

A 20-Hour Childcare course will be meet Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9 on Fridays from 6-9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8-3 p.m. Registration fee is $62.

Stiffy Bow-Basket Decorating will be meet on Nov. 6 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fee is $20. Bow Making-Wreath Decorating will be available on Nov. 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fee is $21. Stamp Art-Free Hand Painting will be offered on Dec. 4. Fee is $26.

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

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October 5, 2000

CHIPOLA’S SPURLOCK COMMITS TO KANSAS STATE

 

MARIANNA-- Chipola sophomore Janerio Spurlock has committed to sign a scholarship with Kansas State University.

At 6’6, 200 pounds, Spurlock was Chipola’s leading scorer last season with a 20-point per game average. He was the second leading scorer in the Panhandle Conference in 2000 and earned All-Conference honors. As one of the league’s top returning players Spurlock is rated as a pre-season All-American by Street and Smith Magazine.

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Spurlock averaged 22 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists at Aiken High. He set a school scoring record with 1,834 points, and was named Cincinnati Player of the Year in 1999.

Kansas State University, located in Manhattan, KS, is part of the Big 12 Conference. Chipola head coach Ryan Cross says, "Janerio had a lot of options. He visited Kansas in early September and really liked what he saw. They’ve got a new coaching staff and they’re in one of the top leagues in the country. He should be able to go in and play a lot of minutes as a junior."

 

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Oct. 12, 2000

SHORT COURSES SLATED AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the coming months.

A First Aid course will meet Oct. 17 and 19, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $40. A CPR course will meet Nov. 7 and 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.

A variety of computer courses are scheduled. Excel I will meet Nov. 6 and 9 at the Blountstown One Stop Center. Excel II will meet Nov. 27 and 30 at the Blountstown One Stop Center. Cost for each computer course is $45. Word I will meet Oct. 16 and 17 at CJC. Word II will meet Nov. 6 and 7 at CJC and Oct. 23 and 26 at the Blountstown One Stop Center. Access I will meet Oct. 30 and 31, at CJC and Dec. 4 and 7 at the Blountstown One Stop Center. Access II will meet Nov. 20 and 21, at CJC and on Dec. 18 and 21, at the Blountstown One Stop Center. Internet will meet Nov. 13 and 14. Introduction to Computers will meet Nov. 16 and 17.

A Fiber Optics course will be offered Monday through Thursday, Dec. 4 through 8. Cost is $1,100, which includes books and materials.

An Intermediate Photography—Portfolio Design course will meet Mondays and Thursdays, Oct. 26 through Nov. 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $47.

A 10-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Oct. 27 and Oct. 28. A 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course will meet Nov. 1 and 4. A 10-Hour Childcare (Mainstream) course will meet Nov. 17 and Nov. 18. Cost for each course is $31. A 20-Hour Childcare Training course will be meet Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9 on Fridays from 6-9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8-3 p.m. Registration fee is $62.

Stiffy Bow-Basket Decorating will be meet on Nov. 6 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fee is $20. Bow Making-Wreath Decorating will be available on Nov. 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fee is $21. Stamp Art-Free Hand Painting will be offered on Dec. 4. Fee is $26. Basic Tole Painting I will meet Oct. 16 and 23, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41.

A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Home Study course is being offered for $295.

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

 

 

Oct. 12, 2000

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CJC FACC SCHOLARS—The Chipola Junior College chapter of the Florida Association of Community Colleges (FACC) recently awarded scholarships to eight students. Pictured from left, are: CJC FACC president Evelyn Ward, students Josh Harrell, Sean Reid, Emily Cleveland, Sam Andreu, Emily Timmons, Matt DeFelix, Allison Hartzog, and FACC Scholarship chair Lindsay Roach. Not pictured is sophomore Laura Ingram of Marianna, a returning scholarship winner from last year. FACC also awarded textbook grants to several employees. FACC raises funds for its scholarship endowment through concession sales at CJC athletic events.

 

Oct. 12, 2000

FORD IS CJC STUDENT OF THE MONTH

MARIANNA—Justin Ford of Bristol is the Chipola Junior College featured student of the month.

A 2000 graduate of Liberty County High School, Justin enjoys deer hunting and catfishing. About Chipola, Ford says, "I like the small size and I enjoy knowing a lot of people on campus. It’s like home."

Ford is the son of Stephen and Vanessa Ford of Bristol. Justin’s father is an engineer who works as a security expert for the State of Florida. Justin plans to follow his father’s career path, by transferring to Florida State University to major in mechanical engineering. Justin’s sister Stephanie is a 2000 graduate of Chipola.

 

Oct. 12, 2000

CHIPOLA’S FOREIGNER OPENS IN NOVEMBER

MARIANNA–The Chipola Junior College Theatre is in full rehearsal for the comedy "The Foreigner" which opens Nov. 2.

Directed by CJC Theatre Coordinator Charles Sirmon, "The Foreigner" is an award-winning comedy by the late Larry Shue. The play has been described by critics as "foot-stompingly funny…hilarious…and the most enjoyable night of theatre in years."

The play demonstrates what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who (they think) knows no English. The play is set in a rural Georgia fishing lodge often visited by Sgt. "Froggy" LeSeuer. Froggy has brought along the pathologically shy Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. Froggy tells the guests that Charlie is from a foreign country and speaks no English. The fun begins as the guests attempt to teach Charlie to speak English. Charlie also overhears more than he should - the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister's pretty fiance is pregnant; and other revelations made with the belief that Charlie doesn't understand the language. The fact that he does fuels the comedy and the wild climax.

The CJC cast includes: Charlie Baker by Jaromy Henry of Donalsonville, GA; Froggy LeSeuer by Chris Bishop of Marianna; Rev. Marshall by Brandon Bittner of Blountstown; Owen Musser by Charles Sirmon of Dothan, AL; Ellard Simms by Rusty Miller of Ponce De Leon, FL; Catherine Simms by Amber Williams of Graceville, FL; Betty Meeks by Marsha Kent of Cottondale. Assistant director is Ashley Guy of Marianna.

The play will run Nov. 2, 3, and 4, at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. Tickets go on sale Oct. 18 in the CJC Business Office. Tickets are $7 and $5 for 18 and under. CJC students and staff get one free advance ticket.

 

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CJC Photo--CJC’S FOREIGNER-- The Chipola Junior College Theatre is in full rehearsal for the comedy "The Foreigner" which opens Nov. 2.Cast members are, from left: Brandon Bittner of Blountstown; Christopher Bishop of Marianna; Amber Williams of Graceville; Charles Sirmon of Dothan, AL; Jaromy Henry (seated) of Donalsonville, GA; Rusty Miller of Ponce De Leon, FL; and Marsha Kent of Cottondale.

 

Oct. 12, 2000

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HINSON ADDRESSES CJC STUDENTS--Mark Hinson, feature writer for the Tallahassee Democrat, and a Chipola Junior College alumnus, recently addressed honors students communications majors at Chipola. Here, Hinson (left) accepts a CJC barbecue apron from CJC communications instructor Bryan Craven.

 

Oct. 12, 2000

LAW ENFORCEMENT CROSS-OVER ACADEMY SET AT CJC

MARIANNA—Certified correctional officers interested in training for a career in law enforcement, should contact Chipola Junior College immediately.

Due to the extensive application process, candidates are asked to apply well before the program begins Nov. 1. The 350-hour Cross-over to Law Enforcement academy will run Monday through Friday evenings from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Estimated cost is $625. Completers are eligible to take the state Law Enforcement examination and become certified Peace Officers.

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, earn a passing score on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and meet FDLE requirements.

For information, contact Byron Quivey (718-2286) or Paul Dudley (718-2479).

October 19, 2000

BOARD APPROVES RAISES FOR CHIPOLA EMPLOYEES

MARIANNA--The Chipola Junior College District Board of Trustees approved a four percent raise and a non-recurring $400 bonus for the Chipola Faculty Association during the board's meeting on Oct. 17. The raise is retroactive to July 1, 2000.

Career and administrative employees also were awarded the $400 bonus in addition to their four percent raise which was awarded in June.

CJC president Dr. Dale O’Daniel says, "We are very pleased to be able to improve the compensation for our employees. The people who work with and for our students are Chipola’s most important resource." All college employees received a six percent raise in the 1999-2000 school year.

The board also accepted the substantial completion of the renovated Cafeteria/Student Center. The Cafeteria is expected to re-open in November.

In other business the board approved a personnel agenda which included the full time appointments of: Myra Johnson, Grant Specialist I, One Stop; Shelia Mercer, Account Clerk II, Business Office; and the following custodians, Jimmy Filkins, Roberta Filkins, James Sellers and Virginia Staley; the re-assignments of Cassandra Bellamy, from Secretary III, Public Relations to Secretary IV, Math and Science Division; Joan Lasseter from Secretary IV, Math and Science Division to Secretary IV, University Center; Melinda Sherrill from Secretary III to Financial Aid Specialist; and the resignation of Susan Evans, Grant Specialist I in One Stop.

 

October 19, 2000

SHORT COURSES SLATED AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the coming months.

An Intermediate Photography—Portfolio Design course will meet Mondays and Thursdays, Oct. 26 through Nov. 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $47.

A 10-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Oct. 27 and Oct. 28. A 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course will meet Nov. 1 and 4. A 10-Hour Childcare (Mainstreaming) course will meet Nov. 17 and Nov. 18. . Courses meet on Fridays from 6-9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8-3 p.m. Cost for each 10-hour course is $31. A 20-Hour Childcare Training course will be meet Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9 on Fridays from 6-9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8-3 p.m. Cost is $62.

A Real Solutions Workshop for Women will meet Tuesdays, beginning Nov. 7, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. The six-session workshop is based on the book by local author Jennifer Brodie, entitled, "Real Solutions for Real Women: A Common Sense Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Dieting Forever." Cost is $50.

A variety of computer courses are scheduled. Access I, Oct. 30 and 31 at CJC and Dec. 4 and 7 at the Blountstown One Stop Center; Word II, Nov. 6 and 7 at CJC and Oct. 23 and 26 at Blountstown One Stop; Excel I, Nov. 6 and 9 at Blountstown One Stop; Internet, Nov. 13 and 14 at CJC; Access II, Nov. 20 and 21 at CJC and Dec. 18 and 21 at Blountstown One Stop; Introduction to Computers, Nov. 16 and 17 at CJC; Excel II, Nov. 27 and 30 at Blountstown One Stop. Cost for each computer course is $45.

A First Aid course will meet Nov. 17 and 19, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $40. A CPR course will meet Nov. 7 and 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.

A Fiber Optics course will be offered Monday through Thursday, Dec. 4 through 8. Cost is $1,100, which includes books and materials.

Stiffy Bow-Basket Decorating will be meet on Nov. 6 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fee is $20. Bow Making-Wreath Decorating will be available on Nov. 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fee is $21. Stamp Art-Free Hand Painting will be offered on Dec. 4. Fee is $26.

A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Home Study course is being offered for $295. For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 718-2395.

 

October 19, 2000

TICKETS ON SALE FOR CHIPOLA’S FOREIGNER

MARIANNA–Tickets are now available for the Chipola Junior College production of "The Foreigner" which opens Nov. 2.

This award-winning comedy by the late Larry Shue is directed by CJC Theatre Coordinator Charles Sirmon, and features a student cast.

Set in a rural Georgia fishing lodge, the hilarious play shows what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who (they think) knows no English. Sgt. "Froggy" LeSeuer has brought along the pathologically shy Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. Froggy tells the guests that Charlie speaks no English. The fun begins as the guests attempt to teach Charlie to speak English. "The Foreigner" overhears the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister's pretty fiance is pregnant; and other revelations made with the belief that Charlie doesn't understand the language. The fact that he does fuels the comedy and the wild climax.

The CJC cast includes: Jaromy Henry of Donalsonville, GA, as Charlie Baker; Chris Bishop of Marianna as Froggy LeSeuer; Brandon Bittner of Blountstown as Rev. Marshall; Charles Sirmon of Dothan, AL, as Owen Musser; Rusty Miller of Ponce De Leon, FL, as Ellard Simms; Amber Williams of Graceville, FL as Catherine Simms; and Marsha Kent of Cottondale as Betty Meeks. Assistant director is Ashley Guy of Marianna.

The play will run Nov. 2, 3, and 4, at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. Tickets go on sale Oct. 18 in the CJC Business Office. Tickets are $7 and $5 for 18 and under. CJC students and staff get one free advance ticket.

 

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CJC’S FOREIGNER-- Tickets are now available for the Chipola Junior College production of "The Foreigner" which opens Nov. 2. Shown rehearsing are Jaromy Henry of Donalsonville, GA, as Charlie Baker and Chris Bishop of Marianna as Sgt. Froggy LeSeuer.

 

October 19, 2000

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CHIPOLA SCIENCE CLUB STUDIES VAMPIRE BATS--The Chipola Junior College Science Club recently sponsored a seminar on vampire bats by Mark Ludlow, park biologist for Florida Caverns State Park. Ludlow recently visited South America to study vampire bats with a team from National Geographic. A television special about the trip is scheduled to air around Halloween. Here, Ludlow and CJC students Jessus Williford, Trevor Parker, Grady Smith and Dana Stripling view a bat specimen.

 

October 19, 2000

CHIPOLA MATH PROF PUBLISHED IN KEYBOARD MAG

 

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College math professor Brandon Vaughn of Graceville can add "author" to his resume.

Vaughn’s feature article about Progressive Rock keyboard player Jordan Rudess was published in the October issue of Keyboard Magazine, a specialized publication for keyboard music enthusiasts. A more extensive version of the article, entitled, "Jordan Rudess: Realizing New Dreams," is located on the "features" menu at www.keyboardmag.com .

Vaughn is a big fan of Rudess’ group, Dream Theater (www.dreamtheater.net). Before traveling to the group’s Orlando concert in March, he e-mailed Rudess and asked for an interview. Vaughn admits, "I really just wanted to go backstage to meet the band and get a look at all their cool keyboards and gear, so I asked Rudess if I could interview him for sonikmatter.com, a site that deals with Kurzweil keyboards." Vaughn says that Rudess gave such a great interview that he thought he might be able to sell the article. He submitted the feature to Keyboard Magazine, who eventually paid him for his work.

At Chipola, Vaughn teaches statistics and algebra courses, and supervises the Math Lab. A self-proclaimed "techie," Vaughn serves on the CJC Computing and Telecommunications committee. He also is an avid musician who plays guitar, bass and keyboard.

October 26, 2000

CHVATAL/KRITZER DUO TO PERFORM AT CJC

MARIANNA – The Chvatal/Kritzer Duo will perform at the Chipola Junior College Theater, Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m.

Soprano, Janet Chvatal, one of Europe's rising opera celebrities, (and star of the Phantom of the Opera) in Vienna, teams up with top classical guitarist, Scott Kritzer, in a program that will feature North and South American Folk Songs, exotic works from Spain, and beloved opera melodies including the famous "Habanera" from Carmen and Gershwin’s "Summertime."

Chvatal, a young coloratura, recently made her first Compact Disc recording under the SONY Label and appeared in a live telecast of "Famous Scenes from Opera" for Germany’s largest television network ARD; a series which airs to millions of Europeans over the next several seasons. Guitarist Scott Kritzer [pronounced Crytser], has performed numerous critically acclaimed recitals on two continents including concerts in New York’ Carnegie Recital Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, as well as performances in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Las Vegas and Sapporo, Japan. Kritzer recently performed for the California Center for the Performing Arts in Escondido. Other performers on the series included Itzhak Perlman, Ivo Pogorelich, Cecilia Bartoli and the Emerson String Quartet. Kritzer’s performance was sold-out eight months in advance.

Two other performances are scheduled in the 2000-01 Chipola Artist Series. Chicago City Limits, comedy and improvisation, hits the stage Jan. 8. New York's longest running comedy revue Chicago City Limits raises improvisational theatre to an art form. The Florida Vocal Arts Ensemble performs Jan. 30. Five FSU music faculty members perform folk song arrangements of Beethoven to New American works.

Tickets--$12 for adults, $8 for 18 and under, and $4 for CJC students—are available at the CJC Business Office.

For information, call the CJC Fine and Performing Arts Department at 718-2277.

 

October 26, 2000

SHORT COURSES SLATED AT CHIPOLA

MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the coming months.

An Intermediate Photography—Portfolio Design course will meet Mondays and Thursdays, Oct. 26 through Nov. 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $47.

A 10-Hour Childcare (Behavior Observation) course will meet Nov. 1 and 4. A 10-Hour Childcare (Mainstreaming) course will meet Nov. 17 and Nov. 18. Courses meet on Fridays from 6-9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8-3 p.m. Cost for each 10-hour course is $31. A 20-Hour Childcare Training course will be meet Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9 on Fridays from 6-9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8-3 p.m. Cost is $62.

A Real Solutions Workshop for Women will meet Tuesdays, beginning Nov. 7, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. The six-session workshop is based on the book by local author Jennifer Brodie, entitled, "Real Solutions for Real Women: A Common Sense Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Dieting Forever." Cost is $50.

A variety of computer courses are scheduled. Access I, Oct. 30 and 31 at CJC and Dec. 4 and 7 at the Blountstown One Stop Center; Access II will meet Nov. 20 and 21 at CJC and Dec. 18 and 21 at the Blounstown One Stop; Word II, Nov. 6 and 7 at CJC; Excel I, Nov. 6 and 9 at Blountstown One Stop; Excel II, Nov. 27 and 30 at Blountstown One Stop; Internet, Nov. 13 and 14 at CJC; Access II, Nov. 20 and 21 at CJC and Dec. 18 and 21 at Blountstown One Stop; Introduction to Computers, Nov. 16 and 17 at CJC; Cost for each computer course is $45.

A First Aid course will meet Nov. 17 and 19, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $40. A CPR course will meet Nov. 7 and 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $34.

A Fiber Optics course will be offered Monday through Thursday, Dec. 4 through 8. Cost is $1,100, which includes books and materials.

Stiffy Bow-Basket Decorating will be meet on Nov. 6 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fee is $20. Bow Making-Wreath Decorating will be available on Nov. 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fee is $21. Stamp Art-Free Hand Painting will be offered on Dec. 4. Fee is $26.

A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Home Study course is being offered for $295. For information about any of these non-credit courses, call 718-2395.

 

October 26, 2000

CORRECTIONS COURSES SET AT CJC

MARIANNA—Application deadline is Dec. 14 for day and evening courses in Basic Corrections courses at Chipola Junior College.

The evening course is scheduled to begin Jan. 8. The day course will begin Jan. 16.

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

For information, call (850) 718-2394.

 

October 26, 2000

CHIPOLA’S FOREIGNER OPENS THURSDAY

MARIANNA–The Chipola Junior College production of the hit comedy "The Foreigner" opens a four-day run Nov. 2.

This award-winning play by the late Larry Shue is directed by CJC Theatre Coordinator Charles Sirmon, and features a student cast. The actors are Jaromy Henry of Donalsonville, GA, as Charlie Baker; Chris Bishop of Marianna as Froggy LeSeuer; Brandon Bittner of Blountstown as Rev. Marshall; Charles Sirmon of Dothan, AL, as Owen Musser; Rusty Miller of Ponce De Leon, FL, as Ellard Simms; Amber Williams of Graceville, FL as Catherine Simms; and Marsha Kent of Cottondale as Betty Meeks. Assistant director is Ashley Guy of Marianna.

Set in a rural Georgia fishing lodge, the hilarious play centers on a group of devious characters who must deal with a stranger who (they think) knows no English. Sgt. "Froggy" LeSeuer has brought along the pathologically shy Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. Froggy tells the guests that Charlie speaks no English. The fun begins as the guests attempt to teach Charlie to speak English. Charlie "the foreigner" overhears the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister's pretty fiance is pregnant; and other revelations made with the belief that Charlie doesn't understand the language. The fact that he does fuels the comedy and the wild climax.

The comedy plays Nov. 2, 3, and 4, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. Tickets--$7 general admission and $5 for 18 and under--are available in the CJC Business Office. CJC students and staff get one free advance ticket. For ticket information, call 718-2204.

 

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CJC’S FOREIGNER—The Chipola Junior College production of the hit comedy "The Foreigner" opens a four-day run Nov. 2. Here, the cast rehearses for the show.

 

October 26, 2000

CHIPOLA HOOPS SQUADS JUMP INTO ACTION

MARIANNA—The Chipola Junior College men’s and women’s basketball teams open their seasons Nov. 3 on the road.

The Indians play a pair of games Nov. 3 and 4 at the Tallahassee Community College Classic.

The Lady Indians open at Hillsborough Community College Nov. 3, then move on to St. Petersburg CC on Nov. 4. The Lady Indians open the home season Nov. 7, as they play host to Darton Community College at 5 p.m.

Both Chipola squads host a huge weekend of basketball action Nov. 10-11, with the Chipola Women’s Classic and the Milton H. Johnson Men’s Classic. The Lady Indians host Gadsden CC on Nov. 10 at 3:30 p.m., and Daytona on Nov. 11 at 3:30 p.m. North Florida meets Daytona at 1:30, Nov. 10, and Gadsden at 1:30 on Nov. 11.

In the Milton H. Johnson Classic, the Indians host St. John’s River at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 10, and Tyler CC (TX) on Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tallahassee CC hosts Tyler and St. John’s River in the 5:30 preview games on Nov. 10 and 11.

The Indians host the gigantic Panhandle Classic, Nov. 17 and 18, an event almost as big as the state tournament. The ten-game extravaganza tips off at Noon both days and climaxes with Chipola hosting Palm Beach on Nov. 17 at 8 p.m., and Santa Fe on Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. Other visiting teams include Westchester, Cincinnati State, Daytona, Gulf Coast, Okaloosa-Walton, Pensacola and Tallahassee.

Check out the CJC website at www.chipola.cc.fl.us

 

October 26, 2000

FORMER CJC CHEERLEADER IS CAPTAIN OF FSU SQUAD

MARIANNA—Former Chipola Junior College cheerleader Ben Odom is representing CJC and Marianna as captain of the Florida State University Cheerleaders.

Odom, who cheered at CJC in 1998, has been a part of the FSU squad for three years.

He cheered with FSU in both of their national title games: the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, AZ, in 1999 and the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans in 2000.

He helped lead the FSU squad to second place at the National Cheerleading Association competition in 1999.

Odom says, "Cheering just keeps getting better and better. What I like most is the friends you meet—students, alumni and boosters. Cheerleading is like its own co-ed fraternity.

He has travelled to every stadium in the ACC as well as Florida and Miami, and he admits that the first class travel and accomodations are hard to beat. "We sit three rows behind Bobby Bowden on the plane and we get police escorts from the airport to our hotel and to and from the games," says Odom.

In addition to cheering and academics, Odom finds time to play intramural flag football. His team is headed for the FSU finals.

Of his CJC experience, Odom says, "I enjoyed my time at Chipola. I think it was a good idea to start there, especially for the Gordon Rule classes. The classes are a lot smaller and you can really get to know the teachers. Vikki Milton was a great sponsor/coach, and I really miss Dr. O’Daniel. We got to be pretty good friends while I was there."

Odom, who will graduate with a marketing degree in December, said he is planning a career in sales, probably in the Tampa area. Odom’s two sisters, April Alday and Natacha Philips also cheered at CJC. The cheerleading family is headed by Chipola alums, Butch (a former CJC trustee), and Bunny Odom of Marianna.

 

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CJC ALUM IS FSU CAPTAIN--Former Chipola Junior College cheerleader Ben Odom is representing CJC and Marianna as captain of the Florida State University Cheerleaders. Here, Odom (center) anchors the "Double Awesome" with Genie Martin and Jennifer Hobba in hand, spotted by (left to right) John Florian, Kris Hausenauer and PJ Malone.

 

October 26, 2000

CHIPOLA PAPOOSE WRITERS WIN AWARDS

MARIANNA—Four writers for the Chipola Junior College student newspaper, The Papoose, received awards from The Florida Community College Activities Association at the Florida Community College Press Association Convention in Jacksonville on Oct. 13.

Former CJC students Kelly Barfield of Marianna and Jedd McFatter of Bonifay won first place awards. Barfield won first in Humor Writing. She served as co-editor of The Papoose in 1999 and presently is majoring in English at Florida State University. McFatter won first in Sports Writing. He played basketball at CJC in 1999, and is now majoring in English at FSU.

Current Papoose staffers Ben Camp of Chipley and Jacob Baxter of Malone won second place awards in three categories. Camp and Baxter each won second place awards for their entries in the Cartoon Strip category. Camp also won second in the Editorial Writing contest.

The Papoose has been produced by Chipola students since 1947, and is published monthly during the Fall and Spring semesters. Faculty adviser is Bryan Craven.