Oct. 2, 2003

 

OPENING NIGHT GALA TO BENEFIT ANNA K. WILLIAMS SCHOLARSHIP

 

                MARIANNA— Chipola College will host an Opening Night Gala, Thursday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m., prior to the first performance of "The Last Night of Ballyhoo."

                The $25 a plate dinner will benefit the Anna K. Williams memorial scholarship fund. Anna participated in two Chipola theater productions while in high school - "Camelot" and "The Importance of Being Earnest." Her mother Margie Williams, said, "Anna loved the theater and met many new friends in the process. Anna's Scholarship was established by her dearest friends who knew how much she loved the theater and dance." The first scholarship in Anna's name was presented this year. 

                Anna was a dance major at the Florida School of the Arts in Palatka at the time of her death in 1997. She died in a car accident on the last day of her freshman year--the same day she nailed her first triple turn on toe.

                Anna's big plans were to complete her dance training, attend Sante Fe Community College's Zoo Keeper program and return home to open her own dance studio. She also wanted to work with her favorite Veterinarian Dr. Randy Peel and Animal Control Officer Robert Williams to help take care of and place unwanted animals in good homes.

                Anna immersed herself in dance under the tutelage of instructor Rebecca Parmer. "Rebecca played a great role in Anna's life. She even accompanied her in auditions at the School for the Arts," her mother said. Anna was a student of dance for 17 years under the instruction of Kim Culliver, Stacey Larkin, Barbara Allen, Frances Logue and Rebecca Parmer (Miss Becky).

                Anna was a member of the MHS Dance Line, Jr. Optimist Club, and played

cymbals in the band. She also worked at Ark Animal Hospital through the DCT program during which time she adopted five kittens.

                Her mother says, "I hope to continue this tradition for every opening night from now on for the fall and spring performances to raise money for Anna's scholarship endowment. We want theater-goers to get accustomed to a big opening night event." JL Creative Catering will prepare the dinner which will feature a German theme. A portion

of the proceeds from the gala also will go to the theater program.

                Anna K. Williams is the daughter of Don and Margie Williams of Marianna, the sister and sister-in-law of Amy and John O'Brien and Donald Williams. Her grandparents are Martha and the late Willie Ray Braxton of Bonifay and Irene and the late Albert Williams of Marianna. Just prior to the Gala on Oct. 23, friends and family will dedicate the Anna K. Williams Fountain near the theater. The fountain is surrounded by the Chipola Promenade, a walkway of commemorative bricks purchased by friends of the college.

                Tickets for the Gala and for "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" go on sale Oct. 9 in the Chipola Business Office.  For ticket information, call 718-2220.

                 

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Oct. 2, 2003

 

TICKETS ON SALE FOR CHIPOLA’S BALLYHOO

 

                MARIANNA—Tickets for the Chipola College production of "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," go on sale Oct. 9 in the Chipola Business Office.

                The play opens a four-day run, Oct. 23. The Tony Award-winning comedy was written by Alfred Uhry, the author of “Driving Miss Daisy.” The play is set in 1939 as the world is on the brink of war. The elite of Atlanta's Jewish society are throwing a party of their own. Boo Levy is looking for an eligible boy to take her daughter Lala to the Ballyhoo dance, the social event of the season. Poor Lala has to compete with her gorgeous cousin Sunny. With luck, they'll both find romance. And maybe their brawling families will shed a little of their pride and lots of their prejudice.

                The play opens Oct. 23, with a special Opening Night Gala to benefit the Anna K. Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund. Tickets for the gala are $25.

                The Chipola Business Office has been relocated to Building L, just behind the Administration Building.

                For ticket information, phone 718-2227.

                                               

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TICKETS ON SALE FOR CHIPOLA’S BALLYHOO—Tickets for the Chipola College production of "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," go on sale Oct. 9 in the Chipola Business Office. The play opens a four-day run, Oct. 23. Here, Erin Davis of Chipley (left) and Sylvia Stanton of Atlanta, rehearse a scene.  For ticket information, phone 718-2227.

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Oct. 2, 2003

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA

 

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

                Health related courses include: CPR, Oct. 7 and 9 from 5 to 9 p.m.; Home Health Aide, Oct. 14 to 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; IV Therapy for the LPN & RN, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 20 through Nov. 4; First Aid, Oct. 21 and 23 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and IV Therapy for the EMT, Nov. 10, 11 and 13 from 5 to 9 p.m.

                Computer courses include: Word I, Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again on Oct. 14 and 16 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.; Creating Web Pages with Dreamweaver MX: Part I, Oct. 10, 6 to 9 p.m. and Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to noon; Part II, Oct. 17-18; Part III, Oct. 24-25; and Internet for Seniors, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to noon.

                Childcare Training courses include: 20 Hour Childcare Training, Oct. 11 and 18 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 10 Hour Special Needs (Mainstreaming), Oct. 25 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 10 Hour Developmentally-Appropriate Practices (3-5 year olds), Nov. 12 and 14; and 10-Hour Behavior Observation, Dec. 6.

                Motivational workshops include:  Who Moved My Cheese?, Oct. 9; Discussing Performance, Oct. 9; Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships, Nov. 16; The Attitude Virus, Nov. 17; After All, You’re the Supervisor, Dec. 8; Eat that Frog!, Dec. 14; and Team Building, Dec. 15. Workshops meet from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost of each is $49.         

                EducationToGo offers online programs in a number of areas, including: Internet, Certification Prep, Writing, Personal Enrichment, Test Prep, Business, Legal, Nursing, Large Business/Management, and Design and Media Certification. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola. Online courses on a variety of subjects also are available at www.elementk.com

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

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Oct. 2, 2003

 

 

LADY INDIANS BASKETBALL COACH RESIGNS

 

 

                MARIANNA— Chipola Lady Indians basketball coach Jason Keene submitted his resignation on Tuesday, Sept. 30, citing professional and personal reasons.

                Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, "Our first concern is that we take care of our student athletes and the college they represent."            The head coaching position will be open until filled. In the meantime, Prough said he would consider hiring an interim coach.   

                The Lady Indians made it to the semi-final round of the 2003 FCCAA State Basketball Tournament before losing to Okaloosa-Walton. Chipola defeated Miami-Dade in the first round of the tourney. Lady Indians Rebecca Montz and Lanita Carter were named to the Women's All Tournament team.

                Chipola finished the 2003 season with an 18-14 record. Keene was 46-46 in three seasons at Chipola.

               

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Oct. 2, 2003

 

CHIPOLA TEAM IN TRAINING TO HOLD MINI-MARATHON AT INTEGRAS

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College Phi Theta Kappa students who have joined the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training will hold a Mini-Marathon at Integras Therapy and Wellness Center in Marianna, Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 2:30 to 7 p.m. 

                Chipola's seven team members will run a combined distance of 26.2 miles on treadmills at Integras while accepting donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  

                The team is currently in training for the Disney Marathon, to be held in Orlando on January 11, 2004.  This will be the first marathon for each member of Chipola's team.  As part of Team in Training, each runner agrees to train for and complete the marathon, as well as to raise funds to fight leukemia and lymphoma.  Collectively, the team plans to raise $18,000. 

                Leukemia is the number one disease killer of children, yet it also kills ten times as many adults each year.  It is estimated that leukemia, lymphoma and its blood-related cancers will affect over 110,000 Americans this year alone.

                As host of this event, the Integras Therapy & Wellness Center has agreed to match collected donations up to $500.  Hungry Howies also has signed on as a sponsor by donating an additional $500.

                The public is invited to attend the Mini-Marathon on Oct. 8 at Intergras, located at 4230 Lafayette Street in Marianna, and to make a contribution towards the fight against leukemia and lymphoma.                                               

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TEAM IN TRAINING TO HOST MINI-MARATHON—Chipola College Phi Theta Kappa students who have joined the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training will hold a Mini-Marathon at Integras Therapy and Wellness Center in Marianna, Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 2:30 to 7 p.m.  Members are, from left: Sarah Kathryn Clemmons, Joni Goodman, Joanna Hamm, Kari Anderson, KeIth Johnson and Jennifer Brodie. Not pictured is: Hilary Hughes and Coralis Rodriguez.

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Oct. 2, 2003

 

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CHIPOLA HOSTS BREAKFAST--Area public school superintendents and principals attended a recent breakfast at Chipola College.  Pictured from left, are: Jerry Register, Principal of Liberty County High, Harriet Peacock, principal of Altha School and Ronnie Hand Principal of Blountstown High. ####

October 9, 2003

 

EARLY SELLOUT EXPECTED FOR CHIPOLA’S BALLYHOO

 

                MARIANNA—Pulitzer Prize-winner Alfred Uhry made history with the poignant "Driving Miss Daisy."  From Oct. 23-26, the Chipola College Theater proudly presents Uhry's first drama since "Daisy," the touching, thought-provoking "The Last Night of Ballyhoo."

                It is Christmas, 1939, and the cream of Atlanta's Jewish crop are preparing for the Jewish social event of the season, Ballyhoo.  Sure, World War II has just begun, but no one has time for that.  Ballyhoo approaches - and Lala needs a date.  But not just any date; he must be able to rub elbows with the social elite.  In short, he must fit in with "the right kind."

                "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," a comic drama, is the story of intra-racial prejudice between German-Jewish Atlantans and "the other kind" - Jews of Eastern European decent.  Uhry's play depicts the attempts of Southern Jews in the late '30s to assimilate with Southern Episcopalians.  In an effort to climb the social ladder in an exclusive Southern society, members of the affluent Jewish community abandoned their Jewish heritage to adopt gentile customs, such as Christmas trees and Easter egg hunts, and in turn their own brand of social snobbery.  In "Ballyhoo," Uhry explores these themes by focusing on two young women of German-Jewish descent, Sunny and Lala, who take very different routes to romance.  Their romantic encounters tear a family apart and ultimately bring it back together again.

                The play opens on the eve of Atlanta's greatest social occasion, the opening of "Gone With the Wind," an event that drew Clark Gable, Vivian Leigh and a host of visiting socialites to Atlanta.  All eyes turned toward the sleepy, Southern capitol. 

                Coincidentally, "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" was commissioned to coincide with another event that drew international attention to Atlanta, the 1996 Olympic Games.  "Ballyhoo," won a Tony Award and the screen adaptation won an Academy Award. The play was originally presented as part of the 1996 Olympic Arts Festival.  The show played to sold out houses before

moving on to Broadway where it earned 1997's Tony Award for Best Play and the 1997 Outer Critics Circle Award.

                While pride, prejudice and the denial of one's heritage are at the core of “Ballyhoo,” the story is at heart a love story. Uhry says, "What I try to do is write about these challenging themes through a love story.  It's about things that seem fairly light-hearted.  But in all that, I try to get into really anti-Semitic feelings that some of these Jews on Habersham Road had.  To them, it was important to be as Southern and as white bread as you could be." Uhry also wrote the screenplays for "Rich in Love" and "Mystic Pizza."            

                The Chipola production opens Thursday, Oct. 23, with special Opening Night Gala to benefit the Anna K. Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund, scheduled at 6 p.m. An early sellout is expected for the four performances that include a Sunday matinee.

                Tickets for the gala are $25. Show tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for 18 and under. Both are available in the Chipola Business Office.               

                For ticket information, phone 718-2227.

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SELLOUT EXPECTED FOR CHIPOLA’S BALLYHOO— Chipola College actors Melody Ruano (left), Anne Gilmartin (center) and Lee Shook rehearse a scene for "The Last Night of Ballyoo.”  An early sellout is expected for the comedy, which opens a four-day run, Oct. 23. Tickets are on sale now in the Chipola Business Office. Phone 718-2227.              

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October 9, 2003

 

 

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BRIGHT FUTURES AT CHIPOLA—The Brighter Futures Express stopped at Chipola College on Oct. 2. Florida Senator Ken Pruitt of Port St. Lucie is leading the awareness tour which is scheduled to visit all 28 community colleges and 11 universities this Fall. Here, Chipola board chair Brenda Taylor talks with Sen. Pruitt.

 

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October 9, 2003

 

CHIPOLA CHEERLEADER CLINIC SET

 

                MARIANNA—Registration deadline for the Chipola College Cheerleader Day Clinic is Oct. 21.

                The clinic, for ages 5-12, is set for Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

                Cheerleaders will learn the latest cheers, chants and stunts. A Showoff for parents is scheduled for 2 p.m.

                The registration fee of $40 includes a T-shirt, lunch and insurance.

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

                 

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CHIPOLA QUEENS—Several Chipola College students are representing their hometowns in the Peanut Festival Pageant set for Oct. 24 and 25. Pictured are, from left: (front) Ashley Watford, Miss Altha; Brooke Daniels, Miss Calhoun County; Erica Sapp, Miss Bonifay; Amelia Medina, Miss Marianna; (back) Kimberly Bontrager, Miss Jackson County; Amanda Willis, Miss Graceville; Jennifer Koeller, Miss Cottondale; and Megan Hobbs, Miss Bethlehem. Not pictured is Dani Minor, Miss Chipley.

                 

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October 9, 2003

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA-Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses this Fall.

                A Home Health Aide course will meet Oct. 14 through 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Cost is $122.  IV Therapy for the LPN & RN will begin Oct. 20.  Cost is $121.  First Aid will meet Oct. 21 and 23 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A CPR class will be offered Nov. 4 and 6 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $42.  IV Therapy for the EMT will meet Nov. 10, 11 and 13 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $69. 

                Internet for Seniors will be offered Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Cost is $24.  Word I will meet Oct. 14 and 16 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Cost is $53.  Part II of a three part series of Creating Web Pages with Dreamweaver MX will meet Oct. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to noon.  Part III will be held Oct. 24, 6 to 9 p.m. and Oct. 25, 9 a.m. until noon.  Cost of each course is $37.

                A 20 Hour Childcare Training course is Nov. 1 and 8 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.  A 10 Hour Special Needs (Mainstreaming) course is Oct. 25 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38. A 10 Hour Developmentally Appropriate Practices (3-5 year olds) will be offered Nov. 12 and 14 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 10-Hour Behavior Observation Course will be offered Dec. 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.

                Motivational workshops include:  Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships Nov. 16; The Attitude Virus Nov. 17; After all, You’re the Supervisor Dec. 8; Eat that Frog! Dec. 14; and Team Building Dec. 15.  Workshops meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost of the workshops range from $49 to $69.    

                EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, writing, personal enrichment, test prep, business, legal, nursing and media certification. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Courses also are available at www.elementk.com

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

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October 9, 2003

 

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STARDUST OWNER ADDRESSES CHIPOLA PBL—Chipola alumnus Karen Patrick, owner of Stardust Boutique in Marianna, discussed entrepreneurship and the challenges of starting a small business at a recent meeting of Chipola's Phi Beta Lambda Business fraternity. Pictured from left, are:  Matt White of Marianna, Katharyn Jones of Sneads, Stephen Amos of Marianna, Karen Patrick and Matthew Thompson of Marianna.

 

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October 9, 2003

 

CHIPOLA TEAM IN TRAINING TO HOLD DESSERT TASTING

 

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College's Team in Training will host a Dessert Tasting Fundraiser, Friday, Oct. 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the college's Continuing Education Building.                  

Guests will be asked to make a minimum donation of $3 per person in order to sample confections donated by the following businesses:  Altha Culinary Arts Program, Chipola Culinary Arts Program, Gazebo Coffee Shoppe & Deli, Pesce's, Pizza Hut, Red Canyon Grill and Stacey's Eatery and Fine Coffee. 

Chipola's team is made up of seven students who have joined the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program, in which participants train for an endurance event while raising money to fight these dreaded diseases. 

They are training for the Disney Marathon to be held on January 11, 2004.  Their collective fundraising goal of $18,000 will go toward research to find a cure for leukemia and lymphoma, the leading fatal cancers in men and women under 35 years of age. Thus far, the team has secured Corporate Sponsorships from Integras Therapy & Wellness Center and Hungry Howies Pizza & Subs. 

                The public is invited to join the Dessert Tasting in Chipola’s Building S on College Street, or to make a check payable to "The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society" and mail to Phi Theta Kappa, Chipola College, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL  32446.  Donations are 100 percent tax-deductible.   

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Oct. 16, 2003

CHIPOLA’S BALLYHOO OPENS THURSDAY

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College production of "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" opens a four-day run, Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m., in the college Theater.  The comedy also plays Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.  

                This hilarious, yet thought-provoking play is a bittersweet romantic comedy set in Atlanta in 1939, on the eve of World War II. The most important thing in Lala Levy's life is the Atlanta premiere of “Gone with the Wind.”  More urgent to her widowed mother, Boo, is the question of who will be Lala's date for Ballyhoo, the formal dance that crowns the party season in Atlanta's Jewish society. Romantic encounters tear the family apart, but ultimately bring it back together again. Ballyhoo deals in a very personal way with being Jewish in the South, depicting the prejudices that existed between German-American Jews and "the other kind."

                A special Opening Night Gala to benefit the Anna K. Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday. Tickets for the gala are $25.

                Show tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for 18 and under. Both are available in the Chipola Business Office. All patrons must have tickets regardless of age. The show is not recommended for children under five.

                For ticket information, phone 718-2227.

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CHIPOLA’S BALLYHOO OPENS THURSDAY—The Chipola College production of "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" opens a four-day run, Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m., in the college Theater.  Here, Johnathan Dowling (left) of Eufala, AL, and Tony Horton of Grand Ridge rehearse a scene. The comedy also plays Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. For ticket information, call 718-2227.

                                               

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Oct. 16, 2003

BRANSON’S RED, HOT AND BLUE TO PLAY CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Artist Series brings Branson, Missouri to Marianna when "Red, Hot …& Blue," Branson's newest phenomenon, plays the Chipola College Theater, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.  Tickets go on sale Oct. 22 in the college Business Office.

                “Red, Hot …& Blue” takes audiences on a musical journey from Ragtime to the Roaring 20's, from the Classic Jazz of the 1930's to the Swingin' 40's and Big Band Era, and from the Hilarious 50's to the Rockin' 60's and Disco 70's, and more. 

                "Red, Hot...& Blue!" has consistently been awarded Best Show, Best Costumes, and Best Vocal & Dance Group, and highly acclaimed as the "hardest working cast in Branson." Six professional Broadway caliber entertainers sing and dance their hearts out in this high-energy, beautifully costumed and choreographed production show. The cast of “Red, Hot...& Blue!” has performed worldwide with Holland-America Cruise Lines & Princess Cruise Lines. The cast plays Branson, "the live entertainment capital of the world," six months out of the year. “Red, Hot...& Blue” is a family show for babies to baby boomers and beyond.

                Two more Artist Series events are slated for the 2004 season. Trumpeter Ron Romm performs "A Trumpeter's Dream" Jan. 29, 2004, and Orlando Opera presents "Romance, Rage & Revelry," April 12, 2004.

                The Series is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, and with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association, corporate donors, and through ticket sales.

                Individual event tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under.

                For tickets, call the college Business Office at 718-2220.                                             

               

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CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA-Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses this Fall.

                IV Therapy for the LPN & RN will begin Oct. 20.  Cost is $121.  First Aid will meet Oct. 21 and 23 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Cost is $41.  A CPR class will be offered Nov. 4 and 6 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $42.  IV Therapy for the EMT will meet Nov. 10, 11 and 13 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $69. 

                A 20 Hour Childcare Training course is Nov. 1 and 8 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.  A 10 Hour Special Needs (Mainstreaming) course is Nov. 15 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38. A 10 Hour Developmentally Appropriate Practices (3-5 year olds) will be offered Nov. 12 and 14 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 10-Hour Behavior Observation Course will be offered Dec. 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.

                A Holiday Candy class will meet Nov. 3 and 10 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $20.      Motivational workshops include:  Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships Nov. 16; The Attitude Virus Nov. 17; After all, You’re the Supervisor Dec. 8; Eat that Frog! Dec. 14; and Team Building Dec. 15.  Workshops meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost of the workshops range from $49 to $69.

                EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, writing, personal enrichment, test prep, business, legal, nursing and media certification. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Courses also are available at www.elementk.com

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

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Oct. 16, 2003

 

CHIPOLA SOCIAL WORKERS SEEKING USED CELL PHONES

 

                MARIANNA—The UWF Student Social Workers Organization at Chipola College is collecting used cellular phones during October, which is National Domestic Violence Awareness month.

The public is invited to donate unwanted cell phones with chargers, which will be given to domestic violence victims. The cell phones will be reprogrammed to dial only 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency. Donations are tax-deductible.  

                Drop-off locations include: the University Center at Chipola, Mallory Towing in Blountstown, First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Blountstown, Strickland’s Auto Repair in Bristol, Eastside Baptist Church in Marianna, and all county Sheriff’s Offices.

                For more information, contact Sherri Stone at (850) 526-2761, Ext. 3356.

 

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Oct. 16, 2003

 

LANE NAMED CHIPOLA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACH

 

MARIANNA—David Lane was named interim, head women's basketball coach at Chipola College on Monday, Oct. 13.

                The 26 year-old Lane comes to Chipola from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Springs, IA, where he served as an assistant coach in the men’s program during the 2003 season.  Kirkwood finished 19-0 in the NJCAA Division II, Region XI and third in the national tournament.

                Coach Lane was a head coach for three seasons in the Prime Time/Game Time League, a summer league for men and women with collegiate experience.  He also has college and high school coaching and organizational experience in a number of leagues and programs. He was the founder of the Iowa City Thunder Basketball Club, a league for middle school boys and girls. Lane was the organizer, coach and chief fund-raiser for the 14-team league.

                Coach Lane said, “I’m excited about the opportunity that Dr. Prough has given me. I’m anxious to meet the team and get our season started.  I’ve heard a lot of great things about the school and the town and all of the great support for the school. Hopefully, we can achieve some success here.”            Lane says his first order of business is to finish up scheduling and begin teaching the players. The new coach will hit the ground running with the Lady Indians’ first scrimmage set for Friday.

                Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, " Coach Lane is the right man for the time. He has youth, energy and enthusiasm on his side. He has coached young women and men in high school and college and he has proven experience in recruiting, coaching and helping students-athletes succeed in the classroom.”

                A native of Iowa City, IA, Lane played baseball at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History.

 

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Oct. 16, 2003

 

CHIPOLA COLLEGE SHOW CHOIR

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Show Choir has selected an outstanding group of students and scheduled a full slate of performances this year.

                Members are: James Spooner of Jacksonville, Adam Moxley of Marianna, Ashley Harvey of Sneads, Candace Cartwright of Marianna, Terra Pumphrey of Marianna, Kerry Vickery of Marianna, Melody Ruano of Sanford, Amy Maddox of Tallahassee, Mallory Petty of Marianna, James Andrews of Marianna, Nathaniel Williams of Marianna, Jonathan Dowling of Eufaula, AL, Gerald Williams of Marianna, Scott Boyle of Marianna, Brian Mitchell of Marianna, Lex McLelland of Melbourne, FL, Felicia Gibson of Marianna, Tara Padgett of Marianna and Terrence Mitchum of Donalsonville, GA.

                Dr. Edward Lyon directs the Show Choir. Angie White is assistant director and Rebecca Parmer is the choreographer.

                Upcoming performances include: Oct. 21, Jackson County Fair; Oct. 27, First Baptist Church of Chipley; Nov. 20, Bonifay Kiwanis Ladies Night; Dec. 4-5, Chipola Christmas Feaste of Candlelight & Carols with Chamber Chorus; Jan. 15-16, Chipola Jazzmatazz; Feb. 22, Snowbird Concert with OWCC Show Choir at Okaloosa Walton CC; and April 8, Cuthbert, GA.

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CHIPOLA SHOW CHOIR Members of the Chipola College Show Choir are, from left: (front) James Spooner of Jacksonville, Adam Moxley of Marianna (second row) Ashley Harvey of Sneads, Candace Cartwright of Marianna, Terra Pumphrey of Marianna, (third row):  Kerry Vickery of Marianna, Melody Ruano of Sanford, Amy Maddox of Tallahassee, Mallory Petty of Marianna, (fourth row)  James Andrews of Marianna, Nathaniel Williams of Marianna, Jonathan Dowling of Eufaula, AL, Gerald Williams of Marianna, (fifth row)  Scott Boyle of Marianna, Brian Mitchell of Marianna, Lex McLelland of Melbourne, FL, (back row) Felicia Gibson of Marianna, Tara Padgett of Marianna, Terrence Mitchum of Donalsonville, GA.

               

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CHIPOLA TELECOM GRADS—Eight students recently completed the Telecommunications Installation program at Chipola College.  They are, from left: instructor Charlie Burch, Jennifer Butler of Marianna, Travis Mosley of Blountstown, Danny Spires of Bonifay, Matt Bradshaw of Dothan, James Dawson of Blountstown, Steven Hayes of Madrid, AL, Bill Baxter of Dothan and Mark Meredith of Dothan. The next course begins Oct. 27. The 320-hour program meets weekdays and includes instruction in cable splicing and installation for work in the cable television or telephone industry. For information, call Charlie Burch at 718-2248.  

               

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Oct. 23, 2003

 

RED, HOT AND BLUE TICKETS ON SALE AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Artist Series brings Branson, Missouri to Marianna when "Red, Hot …& Blue," Branson's newest phenomenon, plays the Chipola College Theater, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now in the college Business Office.

                “Red, Hot …& Blue” takes audiences on a musical journey from Ragtime to the Roaring 20's, from the Classic Jazz of the 1930's to the Swingin' 40's and Big Band Era, and from the Hilarious 50's to the Rockin' 60's and Disco 70's. 

                "Red, Hot...& Blue!" has consistently been awarded Best Show and Best Vocal & Dance Group and the "hardest working cast in Branson." Six professional Broadway caliber entertainers sing and dance their hearts out in this high-energy, beautifully costumed and choreographed show. The cast of “Red, Hot...& Blue!” has performed worldwide with Holland-America and Princess Cruise Lines. The cast plays Branson, the live entertainment capital of the world, six months out of the year. “Red, Hot...& Blue” is a family show for babies to baby boomers and beyond.

                Two more Chipola Artist Series events are slated for the 2004 season. Trumpeter Ron Romm performs "A Trumpeter's Dream" Jan. 29, 2004, and Orlando Opera presents "Romance, Rage & Revelry," April 12, 2004.

                The Series is funded through Chipola's Performing Arts Fund, and with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association, corporate donors, and through ticket sales.

                Individual event tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under.  For ticket information, call the college Business Office at 718-2220.                                               

               

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BURNS IS CHIPOLA’S FACULTY/ADMINISTRATOR OF THE MONTH

 

                MARIANNA—Computer science instructor Nancy Burns of Graceville is the recipient of the October Faculty/Administrator of the Month Award at Chipola College. 

                Burns has worked at Chipola for the past 17 years.  She teaches a number of Chipola courses in computer programming, computer science and computer literacy and also serves as a mentor for students enrolled in FSU’s online Computer Science program.

                The colleague who nominated Burns for the award, says, “Nancy has been at the college since 1986 and has never stopped growing in knowledge. She cheerfully helps other faculty, staff and students with their computer issues. She is committed to make Chipola’s computing program the best it can be.”

                She is a member of the Planning and Accountability committee and has served on the Curriculum Committee and a faculty representative on the Governance Council. Her fellow instructors recently selected her to receive the Kirkland Award for Excellence in Teaching.

                Burns is a member of the Florida Association of Community Colleges, the Council of Chipola Educators and the Association for Computing Machinery, a national organization for computer science professionals.

                Burns and her husband, Mike, a professor at Baptist College of Florida, have two grown sons. The family is active in the First Baptist Church of Graceville, where Burns is a choir member.

                The Chipola 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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Oct. 23, 2003

 

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HOUSE SPEAKER VISITS CHIPOLARep. Johnnie Byrd, speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, and Rep. Don Brown visited the campus of Chipola College on Oct. 17. Pictured from left, are: Chipola trustees Gina Stuart and Gary Clark, Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough, Rep. Don Brown and Rep. Johnnie Byrd.

 

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Oct. 23, 2003

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA-Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses this Fall.

                A 20 Hour Childcare Training course is Nov. 1 and 8 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $76.  A 10 Hour Special Needs (Mainstreaming) course is Nov. 15 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38. A 10 Hour Developmentally Appropriate Practices (3-5 year olds) will be offered Nov. 12 and 14 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 10-Hour Behavior Observation Course will be offered Dec. 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.

                A Holiday Candy class will meet Nov. 3 and 10 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $20. 

                A CPR class will be offered Nov. 4 and 6 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $42.  IV Therapy for the EMT will meet Nov. 10, 11 and 13 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $69.

                An Outlook computer class will meet Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $53.

                Motivational workshops include:  Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships Nov. 16; The Attitude Virus Nov. 17; After all, You’re the Supervisor Dec. 8; Eat that Frog! Dec. 14; and Team Building Dec. 15.  Workshops meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost of the workshops range from $49 to $69.    

                EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, writing, personal enrichment, test prep, business, legal, nursing and media certification. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Courses also are available at www.elementk.com

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

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Oct. 23, 2003

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CORRECTIONS GRADS—Twenty-nine candidates recently completed the Basic Corrections Academy at Chipola College. Graduates are, from left: (front) Russell Barber of Blountstown, Joey Barton of Altha, Bernica Brown of Quincy, Kelvin Brown of Chattahoochee, Carolyn Bruner of Chattahoochee, Tiffani Chewning of Altha, Craig Clark of Blountstown, (second row) Kelvin Clemons of Marianna, Jimmy Crawson of Altha, Crystal Stokes Engram of Blountstown, Robert Everett of Blountstown, Jonathan Faircloth of Marianna, Jeremy Foster of Altha, Syretta Garrett of Blountstown, (third row) Nettie S. Harris of Bristol, Wesley Harsey of Bristol, Kathlene Jackson of Marianna, David Jacobs of Bristol, Melissa Kelley of Blountstown, Eddie Lindsey of Sumatra, Michael Moody of Cypress, (back row) Christopher O’Bryan of North Kinard, James Parker of Sneads, James Price of Blountstown, Joyce Riddle of Blountstown, Duncan Rudd of Hosford, Joshua Strong of Altha, Stephen Williams of Blountstown and Grace Tyre of Blountstown.

 

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Oct. 23, 2003

MEET THE INDIANS

 

MARIANNA--The Chipola Indians basketball coaching staff invites all area youngsters to the first annual "Meet the Indians Day," Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. 

Youngsters will meet the men's basketball players and coaching staff and participate in a short clinic on fundamentals. Participants also will learn how to join the new Little Indians Club. All in attendance will receive two complimentary passes, good for all of Chipola's home games.

                For information, call assistant coach Greg Heiar at 718-2364.

 

 

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Oct. 23, 2003

CHIPOLA TO OFFER ENGLISH COURSE online

 

                MARIANNA--Chipola College will offer ENC 1102 (Communications Skills II) in an online format during the Spring 2004 semester.

Students and instructor will interact via the Internet.  Seven on-campus sessions are required in order to write in-class essays, the final and unit exams. All other assignments and reading responses are completed online.

Dr. Laurie Culbreth, Chipola English instructor, will teach the course. Culbreth says, "Online students must possess computer/internet skills and should be able to manage effectively their academic, personal, and/or professional schedules."

Current Chipola students may register Nov. 10-13.  New students may register for Spring classes on Jan. 6, 2004, after completing the application process.  

Interested persons must register on the campus before logging in and registering with the instructors at culbrethl@chipola.edu .

For more information, contact the instructor at 526-2761.

 

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October 30, 2003

CHIPOLA CHRISTMAS FEASTE TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY

 

                MARIANNA--Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 7 for the Chipola College Christmas dinners.

                The Fine and Performing Arts Department will present "Candlelight and Carols: A Christmas Feaste," in a holiday setting on Dec. 4 and 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the College Arts Center.

                The dinner will include traditional holiday fare from wassail to carved top round of beef, breast of chicken and assorted cakes and pies.

                Musicians will signal the opening of the Great Hall for each performance. The Chipola Singers will present a program of holiday favorites for the entire family. 

                Reserved tickets--$25 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under--will be available in the Chipola 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. 

                For information, call 850-718-2277.

 

               

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CHIPOLA CHRISTMAS DINNERS—Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 7 for the Chipola College Christmas dinners. Pictured from left, are Chipola singers: Adam Moxley of Marianna, Amy Maddox of Tallahassee and Gerald Williams of Marianna. Tickets--$25 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under--will be available in the Chipola Fine Arts Office. For information, call 850-718-2277.

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October 30, 2003

RED, HOT AND BLUE SOLD OUT AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola Artist Series performance of "Red, Hot …& Blue," is sold out.

                Branson's newest phenomenon plays the Chipola College Theater, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. 

                Two more Artist Series events are slated for the 2004 season. Trumpeter Ron Romm performs "A Trumpeter's Dream" Jan. 29, and Orlando Opera presents "Romance, Rage & Revelry," April 12.

                Individual event tickets for the 2004 shows will go on sale two weeks before each performance.                       

               

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October 30, 2003                                                                                                                                  

 

CHIPOLA TO OFFER SHORT COURSES

 

                MARIANNA-Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses this Fall.

                A CPR class will be offered Nov. 4 and 6 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $42.  IV Therapy for the EMT will meet Nov. 10, 11 and 13 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $69.

                A 10 Hour Developmentally Appropriate Practices (3-5 year olds) will be offered Nov. 12 and 14 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.  Cost is $38.  A 10 Hour Special Needs (Mainstreaming) course is Nov. 15 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $38. A 10-Hour Behavior Observation Course will be offered Dec. 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.

                 An Outlook class will meet Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $53.

                Several motivational workshops are scheduled:  Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships, Nov. 16; The Attitude Virus, Nov. 17; After all, You’re the Supervisor, Dec. 8; Eat that Frog!, Dec. 14; and Team Building Dec. 15.  Workshops meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost of the workshops range from $49 to $69.               

                EducationToGo offers online programs in: computers, writing, personal enrichment, test prep, business, legal, nursing and media certification. Visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.  Courses also are available at www.elementk.com

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

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October 30, 2003

 

CHIPOLA ANNOUNCES EARLY REGISTRATION DATES

 

                MARIANNA--Early Registration for 2004 Spring and Summer Terms is upcoming for Chipola College students who are currently enrolled in Fall Semester 2003. 

                Students who have pursued 45 or more hours may register Nov. 10. Students who have pursued one or more hours may register Nov. 11, 12 and 13.

                Fees for Early Registration must be paid by Dec. 5. All scholarship students must call or visit the Business Office to declare how fees will be paid by Dec. 5.

                Students not currently enrolled should complete an Application for Admission by Dec. 8. New students will receive advising appointments and information for registering on Jan. 6, 2004.

                For information, call the Office of Admissions and Registration at 718-2211.

 

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INDIANS OPEN HOOPS SEASON AT HOME MONDAY

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians open the basketball season at home this week with four big games. Chipola tips off Monday, Nov 3, against IMG Academy from Sarasota. Game time is 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Health Center.

First year Chipola coach Chris Jans will lead the Indians into battle. “We don’t know a lot about IMG. I’ve heard that they’ve got several D-1 level players. This will be a true blind opener for us,” said Jans.

Chipola will continue their homestand, Nov. 6-8 with the Milton H. Johnson Classic named in honor of retired legend Milton H. Johnson who coached at Chipola for 32 years. The college gymnasium and the Panhandle Conference Trophy also bear his name.  Johnson recorded 628 wins at Chipola and led the team to the state tourney six times. He is a charter member of the Florida Community College Hall of Fame and a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association Hall of Fame.

The Indians face South Georgia Tech on Thursday at 7:30. Pasco-Hernando and Enterprise State open the classic at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.  Chipola plays Pasco-Hernando at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. South Georgia Tech and Enterprise State meet at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Chipola faces Enterprise State at 6 p.m. Saturday. Pasco-Hernando plays South Georgia Tech at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Coach Jans, says, “I’m new to the area so I don’t know a lot about these teams. We’ve made some phone calls and our staff will have the opportunity to view game films and scout our weekend opponents before we play.”

The 34 year-old Jans has learned quite a bit about his own squad and seems pleased with the team’s preparation. “I think our Fall program, when we lift and do individual skill development, went well. I’m excited about the work ethic of our team. Since practice began Oct. 1, we’ve had a month to prepare and the players have bought in to our program. I’m happy with our progress.”

The Indians have scrimmaged with a couple of non-conference teams. “It’s nice to figure out your weaknesses and come back to the gym and work on them. But we need to play somebody else. The guys are tired of beating up on each other,” said Jans.

The coach said this week’s game should teach him a lot more about his players. “I’m interested to see how they’re going to react when the lights come on and the popcorn’s popping,” said Jans. 

On the whole, the coach says he likes the makeup of this year’s squad. “One of my areas of concern was our depth. Now I think it’s one of our assets. I’m pretty comfortable with 11 or 12 of our guys on the floor at any given time.”

About specific positions, Jans says, “We’re not very big in the post. But the guys we’re going to play around the basket are very quick. Our guard court has a chance to be very, very good before the year is out. We have some skilled players who should be fun to watch.  As the season progresses individual roles will be established.”

Jans is also facing a personal challenge on the sidelines this week. He is recovering from surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon he suffered playing basketball in early October. “It’s been interesting to have to be stationary during practice. I think I’ve seen more because I haven’t been distracted by walking around during practice. My coaching staff—Greg Heiar and coach Micah Byars—have really helped tremendously during this time.”

Jans is only Chipola’s 13th mens’ basketball coach in Chipola’s 55-year history. He came to Chipola from Howard College in Big Spring, TX, where he was 49-14 in two seasons. Jans earned Division 1 experience as the top assistant to head coach David Farrar at the University of Idaho (1999-2001).

 

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