Oct. 4, 2001

 

RUMORS IN CJC THEATER

 

MARIANNA—"Not only side-splitting, but front and back-splitting" is how theater director Charles Sirmon describes "Rumors," the Neil Simon comedy that opens Oct. 18 in the CJC Theater. "I think folks are really going to love this one. It's just hilarious," said Sirmon.

Evening performances for the CJC production comedy are Oct. 18, 19 and 20, with an Oct. 21 matinee. Tickets--$7 adults and $5 students--are available in the CJC Business Office.

The comedy is set at the townhouse of a deputy New York City mayor and his wife who have gathered with four couples to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. The party never begins because the host has shot himself in the head (it's only a flesh wound) and his wife is missing.  His lawyer's cover-up gets progressively more difficult to sustain as the other guests arrive and nobody can remember who has been told what about whom.  Doors slam and hilarity abounds as the couples get more and more crazed. 

The cast includes: Sharon Floyd of Dothan as Chris Gorman, Chris Manasco of Dothan as Ken Gorman, Casi Parmer of Sneads as Claire Ganz, Christopher Bishop of Cottondale as Lenny Ganz, Arthur Obar of Graceville as Ernie Cusack, Tiffany Nichols of Marianna as Cookie Cusack, Ben Ayres of Wurzburg, Germany as Glenn Cooper, Erin Davis of Old Orchard Beach, Maine as Cassie Cooper, Trey McGowan as Officer Welch and Amber Williams of Graceville as Officer Pudney.

Charles Sirmon, CJC Theatre Coordinator, will direct the show.  Other behind the scenes people include: Mario Gonzales of Marianna, stage manager; Jennifer Burgess of Westville, lights director; Trey McGowan of Bonifay, props director; and Jason Cross of Donalsonville, GA, technical director.

For ticket information call 718-2220.

 

Oct. 4, 2001

 

CHIPOLA OFFERS NETWORKING SERVICES DEGREE

MARIANNA—Students interested in the field of computer networking should contact Chipola Junior College immediately. Chipola's newly-revised Networking Services Technology program is now accepting students for the Spring Semester. This Associate in Science (AS) degree program focuses on computer systems and network support. Courses cover a broad set of skills and knowledge in computer network administration. The program provides training for recognized industry certifications including A+ and Network+, as well as the core courses for Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).

The purpose of the two-year program is to prepare students for employment as information technology specialists, network control operators, data analysts, network technicians, computer security specialists, network specialists, network managers, microcomputer technicians, troubleshooters, WAN/LAN managers, or systems administrators.     

                Vikki Milton, Chipola's Networking Services Technology advisor, says, "Individuals who can design, manage, and support computer networks are crucial in today's technological environment. Specialists in the IT field are currently demanding high salaries with companies across the country.  Similar certification programs can cost thousands of dollars, while our AS degree program offers the same instruction for the standard tuition of $50 per semester hour. Financial aid is available to those who qualify."

Three courses are scheduled for the Spring Semester. Introduction to Microcomputer Maintenance and Repair (CET 1171) will be offered Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. Introduction to Networks and Communication (CGS 1263) will be offered Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Introduction to LAN Management (CGS 1550) will be offered Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 10:50 p.m. Other general education courses required for The Networking Service degree will also be offered during the Spring semester.

                Students are encouraged to meet with the advisor as soon as possible to make arrangements for next semester. Classes begin Jan. 8. For more information, contact Vikki Milton at 526-2761, Ext. 3371.

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CJC NETWORKING PROGRAM--Chipola Junior College Networking student Josh Libby of Bristol works with computer instructors Vikki Milton and John Watson. Chipola's newly-revised Networking Services Technology AS degree program is now accepting students to begin in the Spring Semester. For more information, contact Vikki Milton at 526-2761, Ext. 3371.

Oct. 4, 2001

 

PHI THETA KAPPA HOSTS WORLD COMMUNITY SEMINAR TUESDAY

 

MARIANNA--The Chipola Junior College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society will host a satellite seminar entitled, "The Isolated Community," Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the college Conference Center.  

                The seminar will feature Dr. Donald B. Kraybill, Dean of scholarship and Professor of Sociology and Anabaptist-Pietist Studies at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. He is a recognized authority on Anabaptist groups, and his many books include The Upside Down Kingdom, winner of the National Religious Book Award.

                Jody Spooner, CJC faculty sponsor of Phi Theta Kappa, says, "We invite students and citizens of our community to come together to discuss these vital issues."

                Tuesday's program is the second in the Customs, Traditions and Celebrations: The Human Drive for Community series. Additional seminars are scheduled on the following dates: Oct. 23, "An Exploration of Community Through The Arts and Humanities"; Nov. 6, "The Liveable Urban Community" and Nov. 20, "The Future of Community."

                For more information contact Jody Spooner at 718-2200, Ext. 3279.

 

Oct. 4, 2001

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the month of October.

                The following computer courses will be offered: Access I, Oct. 15 and 16, Access II, Oct. 22 and 23, and Powerpoint I, Oct. 29 and 30. Computer courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost of each course is $45.

                A CPR course will meet Oct. 9 and 11 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $34.

                Cake Decorating II will meet Thursdays Oct. 16 through Nov. 6, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Cost is $28.

                A Workzone Traffic Control Intermediate Training course will be offered Oct. 12 and 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $200.  Workzone Traffic Control Advanced Training will be offered Oct. 26 and 27 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $450.

                A 10-Hour Childcare Training class will meet Oct. 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31.

                The first course of the WEBMaster Certification Program: Mastering the Internet will be offered Oct. 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Creating a Home Page will meet Oct. 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost of each is $250.

                Sign Language I will be offered Mondays from 5 to 8 p.m., Oct. 15 through Nov. 26 Cost is $33.

                Two life insurance courses will be offered Oct. 18.  Wills and Trusts will meet from 8 a.m. to Noon. Rules and Tools of Qualified Planning will meet from 1 to 4 p.m.  The courses are designated by the Department of Insurance as intermediate courses intended for students with limited experience. 

                A Fiber Optics course will be offered Oct. 29 through Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The registration fee of $1,100 includes books and materials.

                A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Home Study Course is available for $295.

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

 

Oct. 4, 2001

 

FALL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC SET AT CHIPOLA

               

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will host a Fall Festival of Music Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. in the Chipola Arts Center. 

                The free event will feature Chipola's three musical ensembles - Chamber Choir, Show Choir, and Rock and Jazz Ensemble in concert.

                The Chamber Choir will be performing choral literature composed by Chipola's own published composer Dr. Allen Molineux, director of the Chipola's Jazz Band.  A reception in honor of Dr. Molineux will follow the afternoon concert.

 

Oct. 4, 2001

 

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BREAKING GROUND--Chipola Junior College officials held a ceremony Oct. 2 to break ground for a new Health Sciences Building. Peter Brown Construction of Tallahassee has begun construction on the 28,000 square foot, two-story structure that will house the college's four health-related programs. The $2,875,000 project is set for completion in August of 2002.

 

Oct. 11, 2001

 

CHIPOLA SENIOR DAY IS WEDNESDAY

 

                MARIANNA—Some 850 high school seniors are expected to visit Chipola Junior College for the Annual Senior Day, Wednesday, Oct. 17.

                Chipola's Student Ambassadors have invited seniors from the 16 high schools in Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, and Washington counties.

                Seniors will arrive on campus beginning at 8:30 a.m. High School counselors will meet with Chipola counselors at 9 a.m. Performances by the CJC cheerleaders, and a slam dunk competition featuring the men’s and women’s basketball teams will begin at 9:15 a.m.

                Ambassadors will host seniors on campus tours beginning at 10 a.m. Tours will include performances by the Show Choir and Theatre Department. The seniors will enjoy lunch at 12:30 p.m., before departing campus at 1:30 p.m.

 

Oct. 11, 2001

 

RUMORS OF A SELLOUT IN CJC THEATER

 

MARIANNA—Tickets are going fast for "Rumors," the Neil Simon comedy that opens Oct. 18 in the Chipola Junior College Theater. 

Thursday's opening performance is expected to sell out early. Evening performances are set for Oct. 18, 19 and 20, with an Oct. 21 matinee. Tickets--$7 adults and $5 students--are available in the CJC Business Office.

Simon delivers an evening of fun with this "farce of ridiculous consequence." The rib-tickling begins when four couples arrive at an anniversary party for the Deputy Mayor of New York only to find one half of the honorary couple missing, and the other half shot in the ear lobe! Discovering uncooked food in the kitchen, company is left to fend (and cook!) for themselves. The first guest to arrive, his lawyer, decides on a cover-up, which gets progressively more difficult to sustain as the other guests arrive and nobody can remember who has been told what about whom. Faced with explosions, gunshots, and an embarrassing collision of cover stories, each couple contributes its share of hilarious hi-jinx to this rousing comedy.

"Not only side-splitting, but front and back-splitting" is how theater director Charles Sirmon describes "I think folks are really going to love this one. It's just hilarious."

The cast includes: Sharon Floyd of Dothan as Chris Gorman, Chris Manasco of Dothan as Ken Gorman, Casi Parmer of Sneads as Claire Ganz, Christopher Bishop of Cottondale as Lenny Ganz, Arthur Obar of Graceville as Ernie Cusack, Tiffany Nichols of Marianna as Cookie Cusack, Ben Ayres of Wurzburg, Germany as Glenn Cooper, Erin Davis of Old Orchard Beach, Maine as Cassie Cooper, Trey McGowan of Bonifay as Officer Welch and Amber Williams of Graceville as Officer Pudney.

Charles Sirmon, CJC Theatre Coordinator, will direct the show with help from a behind the scenes crew including: Mario Gonzales of Marianna, stage manager; Jennifer Burgess of Westville, lights director; Trey McGowan of Bonifay, props director; and Jason Cross of Donalsonville, GA, technical director.

For ticket information call 718-2220.

 

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RUMORS IN CJC THEATER--"Rumors," the Neil Simon comedy opens Oct. 18 in the Chipola Junior College Theater. Evening performances are Oct. 18, 19 and 20, with an Oct. 21 matinee. Here, Amber Williams of Graceville, Trey McGowan of Bonifay and Ben Ayres of Wurzburg, Germany, rehearse a comic scene. Tickets--$7 adults and $5 students--are available in the CJC Business Office. For ticket information call 718-2220.

 

Oct. 11, 2001

 

WILSON TAPPED FOR FACULTY/ADMIN AWARD

 

                MARIANNA--Carolyn Wilson is the recipient of the October Faculty/Administrator of the Month Award at Chipola Junior College. 

Wilson has taught music appreciation, music skills, applied piano, class piano courses at Chipola since 1968.

                Joan Stadsklev, CJC director of Fine and Performing Arts, said, "It is a pleasure to have a person of Carolyn's musical caliber teaching in this department. She is a joy to work with."

                An anonymous colleague who nominated Wilson for the award said, " I am personally inspired and motivated by her characteristic sweet spirit, professional attitude, and undying loyalty to Chipola. I am always impressed with her desire to make sure every student understands the concept she is trying to communicate."     

                Wilson serves as the accompanist for the CJC Chamber Chorus. She has worked with hundreds of elementary school music students and their parents in the annual "Music through Performance" program which she developed. She also is the Piano Chairperson for the Florida Community College Activities Association's annual Winter Music Symposium that includes competitions, workshops, and masterclasses for piano instructors and students. She also maintains a private piano studio for students of all ages.

                An alumnus of Shorter College, she earned a Master's of Music degree from Northwestern University. She presently is a doctoral candidate at the University of South Carolina at Columbia. Her dissertation topic, "Attitudes, Training and Background Characteristics of Teachers of Older Adults as Beginning Pianists" combines the research of piano pedagogy with gerontology, specifically, teaching beginning piano to older adults (60-plus).

                Wilson is active in the First Presbyterian Church of Marianna. She enjoys reading and horseback riding. Her latest project is the restoration of her father's Laguna Beach home. Wilson has a married daughter Cecily, a Chipola graduate, who works as a vocational rehabilitation counselor.

                The CJC 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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WILSON IS CJC FACULTY OF THE MONTH--Carolyn Wilson accepts the CJC October Faculty/Administrator of the Month Award from Joan Stadsklev.

 

Oct. 11, 2001

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during the month of October.

                The following computer courses will be offered: Excel I, Oct. 20 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Access II, Oct. 22 and 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; and Powerpoint I, Oct.29 and 30 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $45.

                A Workzone Traffic Control Advanced Training course will be offered Oct. 26 and 27 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $450.

                Two Life Insurance courses will be offered Oct. 18.  Wills and Trusts will meet from 8 a.m. to Noon. Rules and Tools of Qualified Planning will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. The courses are designated by the Department of Insurance as intermediate courses intended for students with limited experience. 

                A Fiber Optics course will be offered Oct. 29 through Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The registration fee of $1,100 includes books and materials.

                Education ToGo On-Line Courses are now available.  For course information, visit:  www.ed2go.com/chipola.

                Professional Information Technology certification programs are now available. Programs include:  Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Windows 2000 certification program, A+ Certified Computer Technician Program and Network +.  Call toll free, 1-866-248-6265.

                A 40-Hour Insurance Pre-Licensing Home Study Course is available for $295.

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

 

Oct. 11, 2001

 

FALL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC SET AT CHIPOLA

               

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will host a Fall Festival of Music Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. in the Chipola Arts Center. 

                The free event will feature Chipola's three musical ensembles - Chamber Choir, Show Choir, and Rock and Jazz Ensemble in concert.

                The Chamber Choir will be performing choral literature composed by Chipola's own published composer Dr. Allen Molineux, director of the Chipola's Jazz Band.  A reception in honor of Dr. Molineux will follow the afternoon concert.

                                                                                                               

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CHIPOLA MUSIC FESTIVAL--The Chipola Junior College Chamber Choir is one of three CJC music groups scheduled to perform at the CJC Fall Festival of Music Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. in the Chipola Arts Center.

 

Oct. 11, 2001

 

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SENATOR WISE VISITS CJC AUTO TECH--Florida Senator Stephen Wise (left) discusses the SmartCar with John Gardner, instructor in the Automotive Technology program at Chipola Junior College. The senator recently visited the college to consider the CJC program as a model automotive program site for establishing WEB-based instruction in Auto Tech with other institutions.

 

Oct. 18, 2001

 

RUMORS OPENS WITH SOLD OUT SHOW AT CJC

 

MARIANNA—Chipola's opening night performance of "Rumors" Thursday was a sellout. 

A handful of tickets for the remaining performances will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday in the CJC Business Office. Tickets--$7 for adults and $5 for students--may also be available at the door 30 minutes prior to each performance.

The Neil Simon comedy plays Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

The farce of ridiculous consequence is set an anniversary party for the Deputy Mayor of New York. A gunshot wound (in the earlobe), explosions, and an embarrassing collision of cover stories, contributes hilarious hi-jinx to this rousing comedy.  Charles Sirmon, CJC Theatre Coordinator, says, "This show is just hilarious. I think everyone is going to love this one."

For ticket information call 718-2220.

 

Oct. 18, 2001

 

FALL MUSIC FEST TO HONOR MOLINEUX

 

MARIANNA—Dr. Allen Molineux will be honored at the Chipola Junior College Fall Festival of Music Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m., in the Chipola Arts Center. 

                The free event will feature Chipola's three musical ensembles - Chamber Choir, Show Choir, and Rock and Jazz Ensemble in concert. The Chamber Choir will be performing choral literature composed by Molineux, who also directs the Chipola's Jazz Band.  A reception in honor of Dr. Molineux will follow the afternoon concert.

                Molineux joined the Chipola music faculty in 1988, where he teaches instrumental music and music theory. Since 1971, he has published more than a dozen original compositions. In addition, he has received numerous commissions including one from the Florida Music Teachers Association. His published works range from solos and ensembles for woodwinds, brass and percussion to choral works. 

Molineux's "Lachrymae for Brass Quintet" was recently selected for performance at the Society of Composers' Region V Conference at Ball State University in Muncie, IN, in conjunction with the school's "Festival 31: New Music 2001." The piece was performed by the Da Camera Brass Quintet which is made up of faculty members at Ball State's School of Music. “Lachrymae,” also was selected for performance at The Society of Composers National Conference at Indiana University in 1998.

Molineux's "Free Fancy for Solo Flute" was featured on a 1999 Capstone Records CD by flutist, Grzegorz Olkiewicz. Entitled "Night Thoughts and Fancies," includes selections by eight American composers including Molineux.             

                He earned a Bachelor's Degree from DePauw University, a Master's Degree from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester and a Doctorate from Florida State University. He previously taught at Barton College, and has taught music in public schools in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 

                Molineux also directs the Dothan-based dance band, The Moonlighters. He lives in Dothan with his wife, Bonnie, and their 10-year old son, Lyle.

 

Oct. 18, 2001

 

ARTS AND HUMANITIES SEMINAR IS TUESDAY AT CJC

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Junior College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will host the satellite seminar, "An Exploration of Community through the Arts and Humanities," Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Continuing Education Conference Center.  

                Guest speaker Dr. Dan Foran will discuss how community shapes the theme of major artistic and humanitarian works. He also will discuss the ways in which writers, composers, and visual artists have used customs, traditions and celebrations in creating fictional communities, and how imagined communities have become models for real communities. 

                Foran is a Professor of American Literature and the Director of the Writing Center at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. He has served as Scholar for the Washington Commission for the Humanities and was named the Washington Professor of the Year in 1995 by the Carnegie Foundation.

                Dr. Foran published the book Living with Ambiguity in 1970 and contributed to Justice and Peace Education: Models for College and University Faculty. His keynote address "The Pursuit of Happiness: Conflicting Visions and Values," delivered at the 1998 Phi Theta Kappa convention, was published in Vital Speeches of the Day. He has also published a number of essays and poems.

                The program is the third in a seminar series, entitled, Customs, Traditions and Celebrations: The Human Drive for Community. Additional seminars will broadcast at CJC on the following dates: Nov. 6, "The Liveable Urban Community" and Nov. 20, "The Future of Community."

                For more information contact Jody Spooner at 718-2200, Ext. 3279.

 

Oct. 18, 2001

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College will offer a variety of short courses during October.

                Workzone Traffic Control Advanced Training will be offered Oct. 26 and 27 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $450. Workzone Traffic Control Intermediate Training will be offered Nov. 9 and 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $200.

                The following computer courses will be offered: Powerpoint I, Oct.29 and 30, Powerpoint II Nov. 5 and 6, Introduction to Computers & Windows, Nov. 12 and 13, Word I, Nov. 19 and 20, Word II, Nov. 26 and 27, and Internet I, Nov. 28 and 29. Computer courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $45.

                A Fiber Optics course will be offered Oct. 29 through Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The registration fee of $1,100 includes books and materials.

                Ziglar Training Systems—Best Practices for Managers will be offered Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $99.

                A 20-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Nov. 1, 3, 8 and 10. Cost is $62. A 10-Hour Childcare Training course will be offered Nov. 17 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31.

                A workshop entitled, "Who Moved My Cheese?," will be offered Nov. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Cost is $79.

                A First Aid class will meet Nov. 13 and 15 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

                A Cake Decorating III class will be offered each Tuesday, Nov. 13 through Dec. 4 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $28.

                An Estate Planning course will be offered Nov. 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The intermediate level course intended for students with limited experience. Cost is $32.

                A workshop entitled, "The FISH Philosophy," will be offered Nov. 29 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Cost is $79.

                Education ToGo On-Line Courses are now available. For course information, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.

                The following Professional Information Technology Certification programs are now available: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Windows 2000 Certification, A+ Certified Computer Technician Program and Network +.  Call toll free, 1-866-248-6265.

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

 

Oct. 18, 2001

 

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS SIMON AND SON

 

                MARIANNA--Simon & Son, America's only father/son piano duo, will play the Chipola Junior College Theater, Monday Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. as part of the Chipola Artist Series.

                The Simon & Son duo includes the youngest performer ever in Carnegie Hall. Internationally acclaimed pianist/humorist Peter Simon is joined by fellow pianist and son, Saling Simon, in a delightful evening of classical and popular music interspersed with humorous stories and fun for all ages. With a repertoire ranging from Cole Porter to Wipeout, Simon and Son shatter classical music's pretensions with a dash of humor spicing up the Schubert.  It’s like watching a young Victor Borge perform with his son!

Tickets--$12 for adults, $8 for ages 18 and under, and $4 for CJC students with current ID--are on sale at the CJC Chipola Business Office. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Two other offerings are slated for the Artist Series: Alborada, Jan. 9, a program of Andean folk music; and Common Ground, Feb. 7, a dance program featuring Irish step-dancers, country cloggers and American tap-dancers.

                For ticket information, call the 718-2220. 

 

Oct. 18, 2001

 

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADERS PLAN EXTRAVAGANZA

 

MARIANNA--Entry deadline for the Chipola Junior College Cheerleading Extravaganza is Oct. 29.

The event is set for Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. Squads will compete at the middle school, junior varsity, and varsity levels. Several all-star squads will also perform. Application forms may be downloaded at:www.chipola.cc.fl.us>departments>

athletics>cheerleaders>extravaganza. 

For information, call Geraldine DeFelix, CJC Cheer Coach, (850) 718-2322.

 

Oct. 18, 2001

 

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TELECOM GRADS—Recent graduates of the Chipola Junior College Telecommunications Installation program are, from left: (front) Jonathan Oliver of Marianna, instructor Harry Fleener, Samuel Cripes of Chipley, Tim Burns of Winter Haven, (back) Chris Bludworth of DeFuniak Springs, Chad Hurst of Altha, Chad Beswell of Bonifay and instructor Charlie Burch.

 

Oct. 18, 2001

 

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CJC SENIOR DAY--Some 850 seniors from 16 high schools attended Chipola Junior College's Annual Senior Day on Oct. 17. The seniors were treated to performances by the CJC cheerleaders, men’s and women’s basketball teams, Show Choir and Theatre Department.

Here, Student Ambassadors Sam Andreu and Kathy Pitts lead Marianna High seniors on a tour of campus.

 

Oct. 25, 2001

 

CHIPOLA CHRISTMAS DINNER TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY

 

                MARIANNA--Tickets go on sale Thursday, Nov. 1 for the Chipola Junior College Christmas dinners.

                The CJC Fine and Performing Arts Department will present the opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors," in a holiday dinner theatre setting on Dec. 6 and 7.

                "Amahl" is a one-act opera originally written for presentation on NBC television Christmas Eve of 1951 by Gian Carlo Menotti.  The story is of a crippled shepherd boy (Amahl) who lives in utter poverty with his widowed mother.  The family is visited by three kings following an amazing star. 

                Reserved tickets--$25 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under--will be available in the CJC Fine Arts Office.  Tables of eight may be reserved. Groups wishing to sit together must purchase tickets at the same time.  No phone or credit card reservations are available. An early sell-out is expected.  Tickets will not be available at the door. 

                For information call 850-718-2277.

 

Oct. 25, 2001

 

STUDENT ART ON DISPLAY AT CHIPOLA

           

             MARIANNA--A visual art exhibit of Chipola Junior College student work will be on display, through Nov. 30 in the gallery of the McLendon Fine Arts Building.

                The exhibit is open weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m.

                The exhibit features work from Drawing I and II and Two-Dimensional design classes. Jack-Art-Lanterns from a pumpkin-carving contest set for Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 1 to 2:50 p.m., also will be on display.

                The show is free and open to the public. 

                For more information, phone 718-2277.

 

Oct. 25, 2001

 

CHIPOLA HOOPS SQUADS JUMP INTO ACTION

 

            MARIANNA—The Chipola Junior College men's and women's basketball teams open their seasons this week.

             The Indians play a pair of games Nov. 2 and 3 at the Tallahassee Community College Classic. The Lady Indians open at home Nov. 3, with Santa Fe CC at 4 p.m. The women travel to Wallace Nov. 7.        

Both Chipola squads host a huge weekend of basketball action Nov. 9-10, at the Ramada Limited Classic. On Friday, Nov. 9, the Lady Indians host St. Pete CC at 3 p.m. Tallahssee's men play Hiwassee in the 5:30 p.m. game. The Indians meet St. John's River at 7:30 p.m., Friday.

On Saturday, Nov. 10, the Lady Indians play Daytona Beach CC at 3 p.m. TCC plays St. John's River at 5:30 p.m. The Indians battle Hiwassee CC (Tennessee) at 7:30 p.m., Saturday.

            The Indians host the gigantic Men's Panhandle Classic, Nov. 16 and 17. The ten-game event tips off at Noon both days and continues with games at 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Chipola hosts Harper CC (Illinois) on Nov. 16 at 8 p.m., and Middle Georgia on Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. Other visiting teams include: Gulf Coast, Tallahassee, Okaloosa-Walton, Pensacola, South Georgia Tech and Daytona.

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

 

Oct. 25, 2001

 

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS SIMON AND SON

 

                MARIANNA--Simon & Son, America's only father/son piano duo, will play the Chipola Junior College Theater, Monday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m., as part of the Chipola Artist Series.

                The Simon & Son duo includes the youngest performer ever in Carnegie Hall. Internationally acclaimed pianist/humorist Peter Simon is joined by fellow pianist and son, Saling Simon, in a delightful evening of classical and popular music interspersed with humorous stories and fun for all ages. With a repertoire ranging from Cole Porter to Wipeout, Simon and Son shatter classical music's pretensions with a dash of humor spicing up the Schubert.  It’s like watching a young Victor Borge perform with his son!

Tickets--$12 for adults, $8 for ages 18 and under, and $4 for CJC students with current ID--are on sale at the CJC Chipola Business Office. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Two other offerings are slated for the Artist Series: Alborada, Jan. 9, a program of Andean folk music; and Common Ground, Feb. 7, a dance program featuring Irish step-dancers, country cloggers and American tap-dancers.

                For ticket information, call the 718-2220.

 

Oct. 25, 2001

 

COMMUNITY SEMINARS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA--The Chipola Junior College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society will host the final programs in the satellite seminar series, Customs, Traditions and Celebrations: The Human Drive for Community, Nov. 6 and Nov. 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the college Conference Center.

                The Nov. 6 seminar--"The Livable Urban Community" will feature Dr. John Short, professor of Geography at Syracuse University. He is an internationally known speaker and author of Alternative Geographies and Humane Society. Short has held fellowships at Yale, The Smithsonian and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His major research areas include urban geography, environmental issues and political geography.

                The Nov. 20 seminar--"The Future of Community"--will be led by David Zach, a professionally trained futurist, with a master's degree in Studies of the Future from the University of Houston. Zach has addressed more than 1,000 groups on key trends and current issues in technology, business, education and society, and has provided research analysis to corporations, colleges and professional associations. Zach has taught Future Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

                Jody Spooner, CJC faculty sponsor of Phi Theta Kappa invites students and local citizens to come together to discuss these vital issues.

                For more information contact Jody Spooner at 718-2200, Ext. 3279.

 

Oct. 25, 2001

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola Junior College has scheduled a variety of short courses during October and November.

                Workzone Traffic Control Intermediate Training will be offered Nov. 9 and 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $200.

                The following computer courses will be offered: Powerpoint I, Oct.29 and 30, Powerpoint II Nov. 5 and 6, Introduction to Computers & Windows, Nov. 12 and 13, Word I, Nov. 19 and 20, Word II, Nov. 26 and 27, and Internet I, Nov. 28 and 29. Computer courses meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of each course is $45.

                A Fiber Optics course will be offered Oct. 29 through Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The registration fee of $1,100 includes books and materials.

                Ziglar Training Systems—Best Practices for Managers will be offered Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $99.

                A 20-Hour Childcare Training course will meet Nov. 1, 3, 8 and 10. Cost is $62. A 10-Hour Childcare Training course will be offered Nov. 17 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $31.

                A workshop entitled, "Who Moved My Cheese?," will be offered Nov. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Cost is $79.

                A First Aid class will meet Nov. 13 and 15 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $40.

                A Cake Decorating III class will be offered each Tuesday, Nov. 13 through Dec. 4 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $28.

                An Estate Planning course will be offered Nov. 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The intermediate level course intended for students with limited experience. Cost is $32.

                A workshop entitled, "The FISH Philosophy," will be offered Nov. 29 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Cost is $79.

                Education ToGo On-Line Courses are now available. For course information, visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.

                The following Professional Information Technology Certification programs are now available: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Windows 2000 Certification, A+ Certified Computer Technician Program and Network +.  Call toll free, 1-866-248-6265.

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

 

Oct. 25, 2001

 

CJC OPEN AUDITIONS FOR FOOTLOOSE

 

MARIANNA--Charles Sirmon, Chipola Junior College Theatre Coordinator, announces auditions for the musical Footloose, Nov. 26 and 27 at 6 p.m., in the CJC Theatre.

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory will burst onto the live stage at CJC in the March 6 through 10, 2002.

Chipola is among the first colleges to produce the newly-released stage version of the movie.

The story centers on a high school boy, Ren, who moves with his mother from Chicago to a small farming town. Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new school, but he isn't prepared for the rigorous local laws, including a ban on dancing.  The ban is the brainchild of a preacher determined to exercise the control over the town youth that he cannot command in his own home.  When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. 

The Oscar-nominated score includes hits from the movie sound-track which reached number one and sold over 15 million copies. Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

For audition information, call 850-718-2227.