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Education

  • RSCC hosts holocaust forum

    A Roane State Community College professor will discuss his parents’ escape from Nazi Germany and a concentration camp survivor will share his story during a Holocaust forum on Thursday, Nov. 1 at Roane State’s Roane County campus in Harriman.

    The forum, presented by the Roane State-Bethel University 2+2 education program, will begin at 4:30 p.m. in room O-202 in the O’Brien Humanities Building. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Midway High taking on Battle of the Belt

    Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for American teenagers — in fact, teens have the highest fatality rate in motor vehicle crashes than any other age group.

    A group of Midway High School students are determined to do something about those alarming statistics.

    Members of Midway’s Positive Peer Pressure Club are participating in the Battle of the Belts Challenge, a statewide competition aimed at increasing awareness and use of seatbelts by all who ride in motor vehicles.

  • Technology Center fabricates portable stairs for Princess

    When officials at Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman scheduled the school’s August graduation at the Princess Theatre, they noticed there was a problem getting the graduates on the stage from one side and off from the other.

    There is access to the stage from the seats on the right side, but as the students walked across the stage they would have had to circle around and come back down on the same side, causing congestion on the stairs.  

  • RSCC, MTSU ink pact

    The presidents of Middle Tennessee State University and Roane State Community College signed agreements last month that will ease the transition for students seeking to transfer from the college to the university in Murfreesboro.

    MTSU’s Sidney A. McPhee and Roane State’s Gary Goff authorized three agreements that create dual admissions, concurrent enrollment and reverse transfer options between the college and the university.

  • Duncan awarded scholarship

    Amie Duncan of Rockwood was awarded a $600 Nebraska Book Co. book scholarship at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City.

    Duncan, an anthropology major, is a 2011 honors graduate of Rockwood High School.

    She is the daughter of Cheryl Duncan and Mike Luttrell, both of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are James Duncan of Jamestown and the late Chestolene Duncan, Carolyn Luttrell of Rockwood, and David and Norma Luttrell of Kingston.

  • RSCC hosts paranormal talk

    Paranormal investigator Chad Calek will discuss his ghost-hunting projects on Monday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. in the O’Brien Theatre on Roane State Community College’s Roane County campus in Harriman.

    The event, presented by Roane State Student Activities, is free and open to the public.

    Please note that children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    Calek is a regular on A&E’s “Paranormal State,” and he has filmed and investigated many tales of paranormal activity.

  • Monday receptions honor retiring RSCC president

    The public is welcome to attend retirement receptions for Roane State Community College President Gary Goff.

    Two receptions will be on Oct. 8 — one at the main campus in Roane County campus and one at the Oak Ridge campus.

    The reception at the Roane County campus will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the administrative area of the Dunbar Building (second floor, near the president’s office).

    The reception at the Oak Ridge campus, 701 Briarcliff Ave., will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Manly Art Gallery.

  • Cafeterias awarded the bronze

    Ten school cafeterias in the Roane County system have been awarded bronze honors in the Healthier U.S. School Challenge.

    The challenge is a voluntary certification initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service established in 2004 to recognize those schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.  

  • RCHS helping with food drive

    Students at Roane County High School are helping out the Kingston Police Department in its Thanksgiving Food Drive for The Hands of Mercy.

    The drive begins Oct. 1, which coincides with homecoming week at RCHS.

    Each class will compete against the others in an attempt to gather the most items needed to fill as many food baskets as possible by the Nov. 16 deadline. The goal is to feed 750 needy families.

  • OR museum offering homeschool programs

    Families can register their students for the Homeschool Friday Programs for grades K-6 through December at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    Programs for homeschool students in grades K-2 are one-hour classes from 10:30-11:30 a.m.; grades K-6 take two-hour classes from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

    Program fees for grades K-2 are $7 for the public and $5 for museum members; 3-6 grades pay $12, with museum members paying $9.