• New scholars program introduced

    The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and Farm Credit Services of Mid-America have created a scholars program within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

    Each academic year, five Farm Credit Scholars will be selected to enter customized curricula that include specially designed coursework, an international experience, mentoring opportunities and an internship.

  • Cherokee places fourth in MathCounts contest

    By Shelby Brooks, For Roane Newspapers

    Five students from Cherokee Middle School's eighth-grade class attended the MathCounts regional competition at the University of Tennessee on Feb. 4.

  • Health physics grad degrees on the rise

    The number of health physics degrees increased for both master’s and doctoral candidates in 2010, but decreased for bachelor’s candidates, said a report released this year by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.

    The ORISE report, Health Physics Enrollments and Degrees Survey, 2010 Data, surveyed 24 academic programs with enrollment and degree data and included students majoring in health physics or in an option program equivalent to a major, such as other health physics-based programs embedded in life sciences and engineering.

  • In-demand major an easy transfer from Roane State

    Careers in computer science are among the fastest-growing in the country, and with Roane State Community College’s computer science Tennessee Transfer Pathway, students can be assured that if they start a computer science degree at Roane State, their credits will transfer to any state public university.

  • Ridge View pays tribute to Garrett with stage name

    A fine teacher and a fine person.

    Roane County Board of Education Member Mike “Brillo” Miller used those words to describe Deborah Garrett, music teacher at Ridge View Elementary School in Rockwood for 25 years.

    Garrett passed away last year. Miller said the staff at Ridge View requested that the stage in the auditorium be named in her memory.

    “I support that 100 percent,” he said.

    His fellow board members did as well, approving the motion unanimously at the March 15 board meeting.

  • Free high-tech training from Roane State

    Anyone interested in Roane State Community College’s nationally recognized Advanced Materials Training and Education Center — a no-cost, high-tech training program for those who are unemployed or underemployed — is invited to an upcoming informational meeting at the college’s Roane County campus.

    The meeting will be Thursday, April 5, from 5-7 p.m. in room O-106 in the O’Brien Humanities Building. Attendees will hear about the AMTEC program, the process for admission and possible career opportunities available after completing AMTEC training.

  • Radford University dean's list: Fall semester 2011

    Sarah Caroline Oliver of Kingston has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Radford University.

    She is a sophomore dance major.

    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have taken 15 or more credit hours and have a grade point average of 3.4 or above with no grade below a C.

    Radford University is in Radford, Va.

  • Coastal Carolina University dean's list: Fall semester 2011

    Alaina M. Jordan of Harriman is among the Coastal Carolina University students who earned dean’s list status for fall semester.

    To qualify for the dean’s list, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade-point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 GPA.

    All students must be enrolled full time.

    Coastal Carolina University is in Conway, S.C.

  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga dean's list: Fall semester 2011

    Two King College students from Roane County earned placement on the president’s list for fall semester.

    Shirley Ann Carter of Kingston and Jerry Michele Crowe of Rockwood earned the honors, which recognizes students taking at least 12 hours of academic work and attaining a semester grade-point average of 4.0.

    Five students were honored for earning dean’s list placement.

  • School Field Trips Approved: March 2012

    Upcoming out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in March:
    March 14-17 — One Harriman High DECA student to compete at state convention in Franklin.

    April 13 — Roane County High anatomy, AP biology and physics classes to attend Bodies Exhibit/Titanic in Atlanta

    April 29-May 2 — Ten Roane County High DECA students to compete at National DECA Competition in Salt Lake City, Utah