October 6, 2011

CHIPOLA TERM ‘C’ REGISTRATION IS OCT. 13

 

                MARIANNA—Registration for Chipola College Fall Term C is Thursday, Oct. 13, from 8 .m. to 6 p.m.  Classes begin Oct. 14.

                Term C courses are offered in a condensed format of approximately seven weeks compared to the traditional 15-week semester. Late registration is Friday, October 14, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

                Term C is open to current students and to new students who have never enrolled at Chipola. Current students may add Term C courses to their existing schedules.

                Term C courses include: (AMH 2010) American History to 1865 (online); (BSC 1005) Introduction to Biological Sciences, 5:30-8:30, WR; (CLP 2140) Abnormal Psychology (online); (DEP 2004) Human Growth and Development (online); (ENC 1102) Communication Skills II (online); (GEA 2001) World Geography I (online); (HIS 1930) Current Affairs (online); (HIS 2932) Current Affairs (online); (HUM 2216) Humanities w/Writing, 5:30-9:30, TR; (MAC 1105) College Algebra, 5:30-8:30, MW; (MAT 1033) Intermediate Algebra, 5:30-8:30, MW; (NUR 2960) Nursing Review I (online); (PET 1000) Introduction to Physical Education, 1:00-2:50, MTR; (PSY 2012) General Psychology (online); (REA 1205) Advanced Reading, 1:00-5:00, F; (SLS 1101) Orientation (online); (SPC 2608) Effective Public Speaking, 2:00-4:00, MWR; and (SPN 1120) Elementary Spanish I, 2:00-4:00, MTWR. 

                Chipola's open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a standard high school diploma or its equivalent.  Prospective students should complete a college application, available in the Office of Admissions, or online at www.chipola.edu. Students must provide an official high school or college transcript. Students should visit an academic advisor in the Student Services building to register. 

                For information about enrolling at Chipola, call the Admissions Office at 850-718-2311, or visit www.chipola.edu                                               

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October 6, 2011

SNEAK PEEK DINNER THEATRE SET AT CHIPOLA

 

            MARIANNA—Come enjoy a unique behind-the-scenes look at the Chipola College production of “Our Town” at the “Sneak Peek Dinner Theatre,” Tuesday, Nov. 1.

                The event will include dinner and a dress-rehearsal view of “Our Town.” Dinner begins at 6 p.m. in the Chipola Arts Center and will feature a historical background chat with Chipola director Charles Sirmon.  After dinner, guests will move to the theatre for a sneak peek of the final dress rehearsal of the show.

                Reserved tickets are $25 for a steak dinner and theatre admission. Tables of eight are available for $200. Deadline for reservations is Oct. 21.  No tickets or additional seating will be available the night of the event.  The show may not be suitable for children under 10 years of age.

                In addition to the Dinner Theatre, “Our Town” will play Nov. 2-5 at 7 p.m. nightly with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 6. Tickets for the show go on sale Oct. 20. 

                Our Town” explores the lives of people living in a small, quintessentially American town. It was first produced in 1938 and received the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. The play is divided into three aspects of the human experience: Daily Life, Love and Marriage, and Death, making it one of the most deeply human scripts in all of American theatre.

                Chipola’s “Our Town” cast includes: Joe Gibson as Dr. Gibbs, Leah Page as Mrs. Gibbs, Trey McKay as George Gibbs, Jamal Engram as Howie Newsom, Ashleigh Stowe as Mrs. Webb,  Chris Holloway as Mr. Webb, Joni Barfield as Emily Webb, Jae House as Professor Willard, Sierra Hill as Lady in Box, Dante Brown as Simon Stimson, Christin Wiggins as Mrs. Soames, Josh Tetlow as Constable Warren, Matthew Van Buren and Alex Anderson as Baseball Players, Laura Sweat as Sam Craig, Matthew Van Buren as Joe Stoddard, Alexus Perry and Sharraneka Jackson as Townspeople and John David Brown as Stage Manager.     

                The event is sponsored by the Chipola Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges.  AFC is the professional association for Florida's 28 state colleges, their Boards, employees, retirees and associates.

                For Dinner Theatre ticket information, call Evelyn Ward at 850-718-2265 or Pat Barfield at 850-718-2355. 

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‘OUR TOWN’ DINNER THEATRE SET AT CHIPOLA—Chipola College will host a “Sneak Peek Dinner Theatre,” of “Our Town,” Tuesday, Nov. 1. Here, actors (from left) Jodi Barfield, John David Smith and Trey McKay rehearse a scene. The evening will include a steak dinner, historical background chat with director Charles Sirmon and a dress-rehearsal view of “Our Town.” Reserved tickets are $25 with a reservation deadline of Oct. 21.  In addition to the Dinner Theatre, “Our Town” will play Nov. 2-5 at 7 p.m. nightly with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 6. Show tickets for the show go on sale Oct. 20.  For Dinner Theatre ticket information, call Evelyn Ward at 850-718-2265 or Pat Barfield at 850-718-2355.                                                     

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October 6, 2011

WATERCOLORIST DEAN MITCHELL TO VISIT SUNDAY ARTS EVENT

 

                MARIANNA—Renowned watercolorist Dean Mitchell is just one of many artists who will be on hand for the Sunday Afternoon with the Arts event, Nov. 6, from 1 to 5 p.m.

                Dean Mitchell is well known for his figurative works, landscapes and still life.  In addition to watercolors, he is accomplished in other mediums, including egg temperas, oils and pastels.

                Mitchell has received the American Watercolor Society Gold Medal, Allied Artist of American Gold Medal in Watercolor and Oil, Thomas Moran Award from the Salmagundi Club in New York, Remington Professional League, and for three years in a row the Best in Show Award from the Mississippi Watercolor Society Grand National Competition.  Mitchell grew up in Quincy and lives in Tampa.

                 Visitors will enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet two other highly respected Florida artists, Kristin Anderson and Michael Harrell. Anderson works with sterling silver, 18K gold, vitreous enamel, and precious and semi-precious stones Her extensive career includes teaching silversmithing and working as an enamelist at David Andersen A/S, Oslo, Norway. Her work was exhibited in the Inaugural Exhibition of the Florida Museum for Women Artists in Deland and the San Diego Enamel Guild Juried Enamel 2009 Exhibition. Anderson owns Long Dream Gallery in Apalachicola. 

                Michael Harrell was a freelance illustrator for MasterCard, American Express and Paramount Pictures and exhibited at the Museum of American Illustration in New York. His paintings have also been the subject of articles in American Artist Watercolor Magazine, Artists Sketchbook and The Artist's Magazine.  Harrell lives in Tallahassee and often paints scenes of the Florida Panhandle coast.

                These award winning artists are joining more than 50 regional artists and authors at the reception. An range of work will be on display including sculpture, paintings, drawings, wood carvings, books, and photography. 

                Interactive art activities for children of all ages will be provided by Debi Pelc Menacof, Outside the Lines Art Studio, and her volunteers. Kids will learn to create small pinch pots, drawings, and paintings.

                Jackson County Potter, Dawn Prietz will be in the courtyard demonstrating her techniques and discussing her work.

                Guests will get to enjoy art and books created by their friends from throughout the Panhandle and beyond. Local and regional authors will be presenting excerpts from their books in the Chipola Gallery just outside the Arts Center. Books and prose are a special addition to this year’s exhibit as authors from throughout the Southeast are exhibiting books and written word.  

                “Elegant Strings” from Panama City will play during the reception.

                Door prizes for adults and children will be given away throughout the afternoon. The Grand Door Prize is a handsome framed print donated by John Brewer’s Studio.

                The audience will be able to get in on the fun as they select their favorite work in the People’s Choice Awards. Winning artists will receive a monetary award.

                Information about the exhibit is available at www.chipola.edu Fine Arts Department.

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October 6, 2011

WANDA HENDERSON SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—The family of the late Wanda B. Henderson has established a Chipola College scholarship in her memory.

                Henderson was employed for a number of years with the Jackson County School Board and retired as the Graceville High School Guidance Counselor. One of the joys during her educational career was coordinating the WINGS program at Marianna Middle School and Graceville High School.

                Henderson was the wife of the Rev. Riley J. Henderson, pastor of the Saint Luke Baptist Church in Marianna. The Hendersons had four children: Leticia, Francesca, Fodina and Julius; a granddaughter, Xaviera Henderson and a grandson, RyJuan Awak.

                The Wanda B. Henderson Memorial Education Scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior education major at Chipola in August of 2012. Applicants must be residents of Jackson County and maintain a 2.5 GPA each semester.

                Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Wanda Henderson may send a check to the Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446. For information, phone 850-718-2478.

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FOWLER WINS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE AWARD—Martin Fowler has been named the Chipola College Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional of the month for October. Fowler has served as Coordinator of the Fire Science program at Chipola since 2002. Here, Fowler (center) is congratulated by Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough (left) and Charles Crawford, Director of Public Service Programs.

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APPRECIATING COUNSELORS—School counselors from five counties recently attended Chipola College’s annual Counselor Appreciation Day. The meeting included discussions of dual enrollment, testing and financial aid.  Counselors also toured the college’s new Workforce Development. Here, Marianna High counselor Sandra Waller (right) enjoys a paraffin hand dip with Chipola cosmetology instructor Paige Vanderwerf. The day concluded with lunch and entertainment by the Marianna High School Jazz Band.

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October 6, 2011

 ‘STARTING A RESTAURANT’ SEMINAR SET AT CHIPOLA

           

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a small business seminar, entitled, “Starting your own Restaurant Business,” Friday, Oct. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

                The course designed to help beginning restaurateurs succeed in developing a successful concept.  Participants will learn the steps to bring this niche concept into a reality from a 30-year successful restaurant owner.  Topics will include pricing, menu tips and labor costs to help owners develop a sustainable business for years into the future.

                Two more seminars are upcoming at Chipola: Marketing Series, Part 1:  Introduction to 21st Century Marketing is Nov. 4 and Marketing Part 2: Marketing on the Internet and Using Social Media is Dec. 2.

                The workshops will meet in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building. Cost of each seminar is $30.

                Register at http://clients.floridasbdc.org/center.aspx?center=41230&subloc=4

For more information call (850) 718-2441 or e-mail seversone@chipola.edu

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October 6, 2011

BAUTISTA REPEATS AS MLB HOMERUN CHAMPION

 

                TORONTO—Former Chipola baseball player Jose Bautista is major league baseball’s homerun leader for the second straight year. The Toronto Blue Jays outfielder finished the regular season with 43 home runs. Yankee Curtis Granderson was second with 41. Dodger Matt Kemp was the best in the National League with 39.

                After hitting an incredible 54 four-baggers in 2010, Bautista is the first back-to-back home-run champion since Alex Rodriguez led the majors in 2002 and shared top spot with Jim Thome in 2003.

                Bautista was a member on Chipola Baseball squad before being drafted by the Pittsburg Pirates in the 20th round of the 2000 amateur draft.  His official signing came in May 2001, the same year the Indians captured the Panhandle Conference Championship and was the NJCAA Region VIII Runner-up. 

                Bautista signed a five-year contract worth $65 million in early 2011. He became only the 26th player in baseball history to launch at least 50 homers in the 2010 season. During his breakout season, Bautista was named to his first NL All-Star team. He repeated as an All-Star in 2011 and led all players in fan voting with 7.4 million votes.  During his time in the majors, the 30 year-old Bautista has also played for the Pirates, the Orioles and the Royals.

                This season eight former Chipola players have represented the school in major league baseball—including Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter whose Orioles defeated Boston to end the Red Sox Wild Card quest.

                New York catcher Russell Martin is the only former Chipola player still playing in the MLB post season. Martin became part of history Sept. 20 when he caught Yankee closer Manuel Rivera’s 602nd career save to break the all-time saves record. 

                Other Chipola players in the big leagues this year included Adam Loewen (Toronto Blue Jays), Tyler Flowers (Chicago White Sox), Rene Tosoni (Minnesota Twins), Mat Gamel (Milwaukee Brewers), Darren Ford (San Francisco Giants) and Steve Clevenger (Chicago Cubs).

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October 13, 2011

 ‘OUR TOWN’ TICKETS ON SALE AT CHIPOLA OCT. 20

           

                MARIANNA—Tickets go on sale Oct. 20 for the Chipola College production of "Our Town," which opens Nov. 3.  Show times are Nov. 3-5 at 7 p.m. nightly with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 6.

                Our Town” explores the lives of people living in a small, quintessentially American town. It was first produced in 1938 and received the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. The play is divided into three aspects of the human experience: Daily Life, Love and Marriage, and Death, making it one of the most deeply human scripts in all of American theatre.

                Chipola’s “Our Town” cast includes: John David Brown in the role of Stage Manager/Narrator, Joe Gibson as Dr. Gibbs, Leah Page as Mrs. Gibbs, Trey McKay as George Gibbs, Sierra Hill as Rebecca Gibbs, Ethan Grover as Joe Crowell, Jamal Engram as Howie Newsom, Ashleigh Stowe as Mrs. Webb, Chris Holloway as Mr. Webb, Sam Smith as Wally Webb, Joni Barfield as Emily Webb, Jae House as Professor Willard, Dante Brown as Simon Stimson, Christin Wiggins as Mrs. Soames, Josh Tetlow as Constable Warren, Laura Sweat as Samantha Craig and Matthew Van Buren as Joe Stoddard. Matthew Van Buren and Alex Anderson are Baseball Players. Townspeople are Alexus Perry, Brett Floyd and Sharraneka Jackson.

                Chipola theatre director Charles Sirmon leads the behind-the-scenes crew which includes assistant director Chris Manasco; Brett Floyd, stage manager; Pete Smith, lighting; and Halie McLane, sound.  \

                Tickets are available in the college Business Office and may be purchased by phone at 718-2220. The show may not be suitable for children under 10 years of age.

                For information, visit www.chipola.edu

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‘OUR TOWN’ TICKETS ON SALE AT CHIPOLA OCT. 20—Tickets go on sale Oct. 20 for the Chipola College production of "Our Town," which opens Nov. 3.  Cast members are, from left: (front row) Sierra Hill, Christopher Holloway, Ashleigh Stowe, John David Brown, Leah Page, Joseph Gibson, Sharraneka Jackson, (second row) Haylie Mclane, Christin Wiggins, Dante Brown, Sam Smith, Josh Tetlow, Ethan Grover, Brett Floyd, Jamal Engram, (back row) Alexus Perry, Jae House, Matthew Van Buren, Joni Barfield, Trey McKay, Alex Anderson, Laura Sweat and Pete Smith. Tickets are available in the college Business Office and may be purchased by phone at 718-2220. The show may not be suitable for children under 10 years of age.

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October 13, 2011

CHIPOLA OFFERS RN TO BSN NURSING DEGREE WITH ONLINE CLASSES

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College now offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing commonly known as the RN to BSN.  All upper level courses in the program are offered in an online format.

                The RN to BSN is designed for students who have earned an Associate in Science (AS) degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution and possess a current, clear, active Florida RN license. To earn the BSN from Chipola, students must complete 40 semester hours of courses at the 3000 level and above.  At least 30 of the 40 hours must be earned in residence at Chipola.  

                Chipola’s RN to BSN program focuses on the development of professional nursing practice to prepare highly-qualified nurses to work in diverse health care settings. The program may be completed in three semesters or longer according to the student preference. The program adheres to all common prerequisites, courses of study, and clinical requirements for RN to BSN programs in Florida.

                The following prerequisites are required for entrance into the program: (BSC 2093 & 2093L) Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab; (BSC 2094 & 2094L) Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab; (DEP 2004) Human Growth & Development; (HUN 1201) Elements of Nutrition; (MCB 2010 & 2010L) Microbiology & Lab; (PSY 2012 or SYG 1000) General Psychology or Intro to Sociology; (STA 2023 or 2122) Statistics; (BSC 2010 or 2011) Integrated Biology I or II;  (CHM 1030) Chemistry for Health Related Science; (CHM 1045 or 1046) General Chemistry I or II; (PHY 1053 or 1054) General Physics I or II.

                Chipola also requires (ENC 1102) Communication Skills II; a Gordon Rule Writing course and an additional Social Science course.

                In addition to the BSN, Chipola offers nine other bachelor’s degree programs: Business Administration (with majors in Accounting or Management), English Education, Elementary Education, Mathematics Education (Middle or High School), Science Education (Middle or High School) and Exceptional Student Education.

                Of the 2,000 students enrolled at Chipola, nearly 200 of those are junior and senior students working on bachelor’s degrees.  Since 2004, dozens of teachers have graduated from Chipola to begin careers in area middle and high schools. The Education program has nearly a 100% placement rate.

                Chipola’s Bachelor’s level tuition is $110 per semester hour compared to more than $160 at area universities.

                For information about Chipola’s BSN program, call 850-718-2278. To learn about all of the college’s bachelor’s degrees, visit www.chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA OFFERS RN TO BSN NURSING DEGREE—Chipola College now offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing commonly known as the RN to BSN.  All upper level courses in the program are offered in an online format. Pictured from left, are: Chipola nursing graduate Ceely Barfield, Jackson Hospital OB Nurse Manager Connie Swearingen, RN, and Jackson Hosptial nurse Delilah Lewis, RN. For information about Chipola’s BSN program, call 850-718-2278. To learn about all of the college’s bachelor’s degrees, visit www.chipola.edu

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October 13, 2011

CHIPOLA EDUCATION MAJORS LEARN AT CAVERNS

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College education majors in elementary, middle and secondary school science recently attended a Project Learning Tree workshop at the Florida Caverns.

                Bill Kleinhans and fellow Project Learning Tree (PLT) facilitators, foresters, and naturalists:  Linda Hebb, Mark Hebb, Phil Smith and Bruce Turnbull led the workshops.  The purpose of the meetings was to help the future teachers learn to integrate lessons on the Florida Environment into math, reading and science courses.

                Chipola students received the PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide with educator resources.  Activities were selected from the guide and implemented at the park.  They “adopted” trees, used trigonometric functions to calculate the heights of trees,  became a “human” tree depicting heartwood, xylem, phloem, cambium; studied tree cookies and rings; and competed for tree resources while connecting, math, science and reading.

                Developed in 1976, Project Learning Tree is recognized as one of the premier environmental education programs in the world.  While meeting state and national standards, it gives teachers the strategies, techniques and conceptual knowledge for activity-based learning to take the environment into the classroom and students into the environment.  Topics include forests, wildlife, water, community, planning, recycling and energy.

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CHIPOLA EDUCATION MAJORS LEARN AT CAVERNS—Chipola College education majors in elementary, middle and secondary school science recently attended a Project Learning Tree workshop at the Florida Caverns. In photo 1, naturalist Mark Hebb (left) presents an environmental lesson with the students. In photo 2, Project Learning Tree (PLT) facilitators, foresters, and naturalists discuss activities. They are, from left: Bruce Turnbull, Bill Kleinhans, Phil Smith, Mark Hebb and Linda Hebb.

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October 13, 2011

CHIPOLA REGIONAL ARTS MEETING IS OCT. 18

 

                MARIANNA—The public is invited to attend the Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Jim’s Buffet in Marianna. A Dutch-treat luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. with the program at noon.

                This month’s guest speaker is Judy Brooten who will share details about the upcoming Sunday Afternoon with the Arts slated for Nov. 6.  This year’s event will be the biggest exhibition in its history and will feature nationally-recognized artists Dean Mitchell, Kristin Anderson, and Michael Harrell among others.  The family event will include live music and interactive children’s art for a complete artistic environment. The Sunday with the Arts event is free and open to the public. The “buzz” created by the event has enticed corporate sponsors and individual gifts that will create a quality, memorable experience.

                During the CRAA meeting, door prizes will be given away including two free tickets to the Chipola theatre production of “Our Town” scheduled to open Nov. 3.

                For more information about CRAA, contact Daniel Powell at powelld@chipola.edu or (850) 718-2257.

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October 13, 2011

 ‘STARTING A RESTAURANT’ SEMINAR SET AT CHIPOLA

           

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a small business seminar, entitled, “Starting your own Restaurant Business,” Friday, Oct. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

                The course designed to help beginning restaurateurs succeed in developing a successful concept.  Participants will learn the steps to bring this niche concept into a reality from a 30-year successful restaurant owner.  Topics will include pricing, menu tips and labor costs to help owners develop a sustainable business for years into the future.

                Two more seminars are upcoming at Chipola: Marketing Series, Part 1:  Introduction to 21st Century Marketing is Nov. 4 and Marketing Part 2: Marketing on the Internet and Using Social Media is Dec. 2.

                The workshops will meet in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building. Cost of each seminar is $30.

                Register at http://clients.floridasbdc.org/center.aspx?center=41230&subloc=4

For more information call (850) 718-2441 or e-mail seversone@chipola.edu

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October 21, 2011

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL FINISHES SECOND IN VALENCIA TOURNAMENT

 

                ORLANDO—The Chipola College Brain Bowl team finished second, behind the University of Florida, at the MAGNI Mirror tournament Oct. 15 at Valencia College.

                After the preliminary rounds, UF (8-1) had a one game advantage over Chipola A (7-2) and University of Central Florida (7-2).  Chipola A then defeated UCF 355-40 for the chance to play UF in the finals. Chipola A needed to beat UF twice to claim the title. Chipola A defeated UF 200-160 in the first game of the final, but lost 320-120 in the second game, giving UF the title.

                Chipola A was led by Paul Kelson, who averaged 75 points per game and answered 77 tossups in the tournament. Other Chipola A team members are Annemarie Nichols and Travis Bontrager.

                The University of Florida team was led by former Chipola Brain Bowl MVP Dallin Kelson, the older brother of current Chipola points-leader Paul Kelson, who averaged 129.45 points per game and answered 111 tossups in the tournament.  The brother duo finished first and second in individual scoring for the tournament. 

                Chipola B finished 3-6 and placed seventh in the tournament. Chipola B team members are: Caroline Peacock, Adrian Carr and Nick Ratzlaff.

                Chipola will next play Oct. 22 in Lake City at the Florida Gateway Invitational Tournament.  Individual and team statistics for Valencia’s MAGNI Mirror tournament are available http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/64/stats/initial_round_rodin/

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October 21, 2011

 ‘OUR TOWN’ TICKETS ON SALE AT CHIPOLA

           

                MARIANNA—Tickets are now on sale for the Chipola College production of "Our Town," which opens Nov. 3.  Show times are Nov. 3-5 at 7 p.m. nightly with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 6.

                Our Town” explores the lives of people living in a small, quintessentially American town. It was first produced in 1938 and received the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. The play is divided into three aspects of the human experience: Daily Life, Love and Marriage, and Death, making it one of the most deeply human scripts in all of American theatre.

                Chipola’s “Our Town” cast includes: John David Brown in the role of Stage Manager/Narrator, Joe Gibson as Dr. Gibbs, Leah Page as Mrs. Gibbs, Trey McKay as George Gibbs, Sierra Hill as Rebecca Gibbs, Ethan Grover as Joe Crowell, Jamal Engram as Howie Newsom, Ashleigh Stowe as Mrs. Webb, Chris Holloway as Mr. Webb, Sam Smith as Wally Webb, Joni Barfield as Emily Webb, Jae House as Professor Willard, Dante Brown as Simon Stimson, Christin Wiggins as Mrs. Soames, Josh Tetlow as Constable Warren, Laura Sweat as Samantha Craig and Matthew Van Buren as Joe Stoddard. Matthew Van Buren and Alex Anderson are Baseball Players. Townspeople are Alexus Perry, Brett Floyd and Sharraneka Jackson.

                Chipola theatre director Charles Sirmon leads the behind-the-scenes crew which includes assistant director Chris Manasco; Brett Floyd, stage manager; Pete Smith, lighting; and Halie McLane, sound. 

                Tickets are available in the college Business Office and may be purchased by phone at 718-2220. The show may not be suitable for children under 10 years of age.

                For information, visit www.chipola.edu

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‘OUR TOWN’ TICKETS ON SALE AT CHIPOLA— Tickets are now on sale for the Chipola College production of "Our Town," which opens Nov. 3.  Show times are Nov. 3-5 at 7 p.m. nightly with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 6. Here Trey McKay of Dothan as George and Joni Barfield of Chipley as Emily rehearse a scene. Tickets are available in the college Business Office and may be purchased by phone at 718-2220. The show may not be suitable for children under 10 years of age.

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October 21, 2011

CHIPOLA PARAMEDIC PROGRAM IS NOW 11-MONTH COURSE

 

                MARIANNA—The Chipola College Paramedic program has recently been changed to an 11-month, three-semester program.  Application deadline for the next class is Nov. 30.

                The Paramedic program was shortened from the 16-month curriculum to line up with other institutions in the area.   Chipola also offers an A and B schedule to help employed persons better arrange their work schedules.  Students will attend one "A" session (Monday or Tuesday) and one "B" session (Wednesday or Thursday) for a total of two days a week.  There are also 16 mandatory days scheduled during the the program.  Class hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

                Classes begin Jan. 9, 2012 and end in early December, 2012.  Orientation is Jan. 6 at 10 a.m. in the Health Sciences building.  

                Due to a shortage of paramedics, there are multiple job opportunities for those who complete the program and earn state licensure.

                Applicants for the program must have completed 240 hours of EMS experience as an employee or volunteer. Applicants also must have a State of Florida EMT License and Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider certification.

                Applicants should complete a Chipola College application and a Paramedic Program application.  Official copies of high school, GED, and/or college transcripts must be submitted to the Chipola Admissions and Records Office. Minimum test scores include: a Reading score of 18 on ACT, 83 on CPT, or 104 on PERT.  Applicants also must provide numerous immunization and health records. A complete list of requirements is available at www.chipola.edu

                Tuition for the 42 semester-hour program is approximately $100 per hour, plus additional fees.

                Information about the Paramedic program is available online at http://www.chipola.edu/instruct/Health-Sciences/Paramedic/index.htm

                Contact Chris Murray, EMT/Paramedic Program Coordinator at (850) 718-2251, or email: murrayc@chipola.edu

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October 21, 2011

SUNDAY ARTS EVENT IS NOV. 6

 

                MARIANNA—Watercolorist Dean Mitchell is just one of many artists who will be on hand for the Sunday Afternoon with the Arts event, Nov. 6, from 1 to 5 p.m.

                Dean Mitchell is well known for his figurative works, landscapes and still life.  In addition to watercolors, he is accomplished in other mediums, including egg temperas, oils and pastels. Mitchell grew up in Quincy and lives in Tampa.

                 Visitors will enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet two other highly respected Florida artists, Kristin Anderson and Michael Harrell. Anderson works with sterling silver, 18K gold, vitreous enamel, and precious and semi-precious stones.  Michael Harrell was a freelance illustrator for MasterCard, American Express and Paramount Pictures and exhibited at the Museum of American Illustration in New York.

                These award winning artists are joining more than 50 regional artists and authors at the reception. A range of work will be on display including sculpture, paintings, drawings, wood carvings, books, and photography. 

                Interactive art activities for children of all ages will be provided by Debi Pelc Menacof, Outside the Lines Art Studio, and her volunteers. Kids will learn to create small pinch pots, drawings, and paintings.

                Jackson County Potter, Dawn Prietz will be in the courtyard demonstrating her techniques and discussing her work.

                Guests will get to enjoy art and books created by their friends from throughout the Panhandle and beyond. Local and regional authors will be presenting excerpts from their books in the Chipola Gallery just outside the Arts Center. “Elegant Strings” from Panama City will play during the reception.

                Door prizes for adults and children will be given away throughout the afternoon. The audience will be able to get in on the fun as they select their favorite work in the People’s Choice Awards.

                Information about the exhibit is available at www.chipola.edu Fine Arts Department.

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October 21, 2011

 ‘21ST CENTURY MARKETING’ SEMINAR SET AT CHIPOLA

           

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a small business seminar, entitled,

Marketing Series, Part 1:  Introduction to 21st Century Marketing on Friday, Nov. 4, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

                Participants will learn to choose the best methods for marketing a business, target a market audience, create a free web site quickly and easily, discover which social media avenues are the best, and learn to optimize internet presence.

                The workshop will meet in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building. Cost of each seminar is $30.

                Marketing Part 2: Marketing on the Internet and Using Social Media is Dec. 2. Participants will discover the power of having a social media strategy and learn to implement new marketing techniques, unlock the secrets of the top social media sites and establish brands online presence.

                Register at http://clients.floridasbdc.org/center.aspx?center=41230&subloc=4

For more information call (850) 718-2441 or e-mail seversone@chipola.edu

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October 27, 2011

CHIPOLA’S ‘OUR TOWN’ OPENS THURSDAY

           

MARIANNA—Tickets are now on sale for the Chipola College production of "Our Town," which opens Nov. 3.  Show times are Nov. 3-5 at 7 p.m. nightly with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 6. The three-act play runs for less than two hours with two brief intermissions.

                Tickets are available in the college Business Office and may be purchased by phone at 718-2220. The show may not be suitable for children under 10 years of age.

                “Our Town” explores the lives of people living in a small, quintessentially American town. It was first produced in 1938 and received the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. The play is divided into three aspects of the human experience: Daily Life, Love and Marriage, and Death, making it one of the most deeply human scripts in all of American theatre.

                Chipola theatre director Charles Sirmon leads the behind-the-scenes crew which includes assistant director Chris Manasco; Brett Floyd, stage manager; Pete Smith, lighting; and Halie McLane, sound.

                Chipola’s “Our Town” cast includes: John David Brown in the role of Stage Manager/Narrator, Joe Gibson as Dr. Gibbs, Leah Page as Mrs. Gibbs, Trey McKay as George Gibbs, Sierra Hill as Rebecca Gibbs, Ethan Grover as Joe Crowell, Jamal Engram as Howie Newsom, Ashleigh Stowe as Mrs. Webb, Chris Holloway as Mr. Webb, Sam Smith as Wally Webb, Joni Barfield as Emily Webb, Jae House as Professor Willard, Dante Brown as Simon Stimson, Christin Wiggins as Mrs. Soames, Josh Tetlow as Constable Warren, Laura Sweat as Samantha Craig and Matthew Van Buren as Joe Stoddard. Matthew Van Buren and Alex Anderson are Baseball Players. Townspeople are Alexus Perry, Brett Floyd and Sharraneka Jackson. 

                For information, visit www.chipola.edu

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CHIPOLA’S ‘OUR TOWN’ OPENS THURSDAY— Tickets are now on sale for the Chipola College production of "Our Town," which opens Nov. 3.  Here, Jodi Barfield, John David Brown and Trey McKay rehearse a scene. Show times are Nov. 3-5 at 7 p.m. nightly with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 6. The three-act play runs for less than two hours with two brief intermissions. Tickets are available in the college Business Office and may be purchased by phone at 718-2220.

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October 27, 2011

CHIPOLA 3-D COURSE SET FOR JANUARY

 

                MARIANNA—Chipola College is now accepting students for the Simulation Modeling Technician (3-D) Certificate program which begins in January, 2012. 

                Application deadline for the program is Dec. 15. Applications must be submitted to Christen Bennett in A-115.

                Students in the program will develop the technical skills necessary to produce three-dimensional content to be used in business, industry, education, state and federal government as well as the military. 

                Matt White, Chipola’s Network Coordinator and Dylan Bass will teach the course. Software used in the program will include Photoshop, 3D Studio Max, Java Script, AutoCAD and Unity gaming software. Prospective students must have proficiency in computer applications in order to successfully complete the course.

                The course begins Jan. 9, 2012 and runs through May 1. Classes are scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 to 10 p.m.

                Cost of the program is $1,500. Due to the length and the nature of the program, traditional Financial Aid is not available.

The course is limited to the first 12 students. The college reserves the right to cancel the program if minimum enrollment requirements are not met.

                For information, call 850-718-2455, email bennettc@chipola.edu or visit www.chipola.edu/3d

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CHIPOLA IN 3D— Chipola College is now accepting students for the Simulation Modeling Technician (3-D) Certificate program.  Here, Matt White, SMT instructor, shows a 3-D image of the human skull. The next course begins Jan 9. Cost is $1,500. For information, contact Christen Bennett at 850-718-2455.

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October 27, 2011

CHIPOLA BRAIN BOWL WINS LAKE CITY TOURNEY

                LAKE CITY—The Chipola College Brain Bowl A and B teams finished first and third, respectively, Oct. 22 at the Florida Gateway Invitational in Lake City. 

                Chipola A won the semifinal game against Chipola B (365-215) and advanced to the final against Pasco-Hernando. Chipola A won the final match (345-225) to claim the title. Chipola A finished the tournament with a 10-0 record, while Chipola B finished 7-2, losing only to Chipola A and the runner-up Pasco-Hernando.

                Chipola A team members were: Paul Kelson, Caroline Peacock and William Singleton. Chipola B team members were: Annemarie Nichols, Travis Bontrager, Adrian Carr and Nick Ratzlaff.

                Paul Kelson finished first in individual scoring for the tournament, averaging 151.50 points per game, answering 123 tossups, with 73 powers. A power is when the player buzzes in early enough to earn additional points.

                Annemarie Nichols finished sixth in individual scoring, averaging 64.38 points per game, answering 46 tossups, with 16 powers. Travis Bontrager finished eleventh overall, averaging 42.50 points per game, answering 30 tossups, with 12 powers. Tournament statistics are available at http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/120/stats/combined/standings/

                The Chipola team will next play Nov. 11-12 in Orlando at the Delta Burke Tournament.

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October 27, 2011

WATERCOLORIST DEAN MITCHELL TO VISIT SUNDAY ARTS EVENT

 

                MARIANNA—Renowned watercolorist Dean Mitchell is just one of many artists who will be on hand for the Sunday Afternoon with the Arts event, Nov. 6, from 1 to 5 p.m.

                Dean Mitchell is well known for his figurative works, landscapes and still life.  In addition to watercolors, he is accomplished in other mediums, including egg temperas, oils and pastels.

                Mitchell has received the American Watercolor Society Gold Medal, Allied Artist of American Gold Medal in Watercolor and Oil, Thomas Moran Award from the Salmagundi Club in New York, Remington Professional League, and for three years in a row the Best in Show Award from the Mississippi Watercolor Society Grand National Competition.  Mitchell grew up in Quincy and lives in Tampa.

                Visitors will enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet two other highly respected Florida artists, Kristin Anderson and Michael Harrell. Anderson works with sterling silver, 18K gold, vitreous enamel, and precious and semi-precious stones.  Her extensive career includes teaching silversmithing and working as an enamelist at David Andersen A/S, Oslo, Norway. Her work was exhibited in the Inaugural Exhibition of the Florida Museum for Women Artists in Deland and the San Diego Enamel Guild Juried Enamel 2009 Exhibition. Anderson owns Long Dream Gallery in Apalachicola. 

                Michael Harrell was a freelance illustrator for MasterCard, American Express and Paramount Pictures and exhibited at the Museum of American Illustration in New York. His paintings have also been the subject of articles in American Artist Watercolor Magazine, Artists Sketchbook and The Artist's Magazine.  Harrell lives in Tallahassee and often paints scenes of the Florida Panhandle coast.

                These award winning artists are joining more than 50 regional artists and authors at the reception. An range of work will be on display including sculpture, paintings, drawings, wood carvings, books, and photography.  

                Interactive art activities for children of all ages will be provided by Debi Pelc Menacof, Outside the Lines Art Studio, and her volunteers. Kids will learn to create small pinch pots, drawings, and paintings.

Jackson County Potter, Dawn Prietz will be in the courtyard demonstrating her techniques and discussing her work.

Guests will get to enjoy art and books created by their friends from throughout the Panhandle and beyond. Local and regional authors will be presenting excerpts from their books in the Chipola Gallery just outside the Arts Center. Books and prose are a special addition to this year’s exhibit as authors from throughout the Southeast are exhibiting books and written word.  

“Elegant Strings” from Panama City will play during the reception.

Door prizes for adults and children will be given away throughout the afternoon. The Grand Door Prize is a handsome framed print donated by John Brewer’s Studio.

The audience will be able to get in on the fun as they select their favorite work in the People’s Choice Awards. Winning artists will receive a monetary award.

                Information about the exhibit is available at www.chipola.edu Fine Arts Department.

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October 27, 2011

HARVARD MEDICAL PROFESSOR AND SURGEON TO SPEAK AT CHIPOLA

 

                MARIANNA—Dr. John Mayer, Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and a Senior Associate in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Children's Hospital in Boston,  will discuss his research during two meetings at Chipola College on Monday, Nov. 14.

                Dr. Mayer will speak to Chipola students, faculty and the community at 11 a.m. in the Chipola Theatre. Pam Rentz and Chipola’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will host a reception in his honor at noon. 

                At 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 14, Dr. Mayer will speak to physicians and medical personnel at a dinner in the Continuing Education Conference Center.  Medical professionals may earn C.M.E. credit for attending the seminar. To register, contact Dr. James Clemmons in Chipley at (850) 638-0678 or Cindy Burns at Jackson Hospital at (850) 762-3645.

                Dr. Mayer grew up in Tampa. He received his BA from Yale University and his MD from Yale University Medical School.  He completed post-graduate training in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Minnesota.

                Dr. Mayer served for three years in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps, and then began his career at Children’s Hospital, Boston and Harvard Medical School. He has published extensively in the field of pediatric cardiac surgery and tissue engineering.  The tissue engineering research has been carried out in the Cardiac Surgery Research Laboratory at Children's Hospital, Boston.  His group developed the first tissue-engineered cardiovascular structures (pulmonary artery patch, single heart valve leaflet, complete trileaflet, heart-valved conduit) that have been implanted into animals.

                Dr. Mayer is author or co-author of more than 300 scientific papers and 30 book chapters.  He serves on the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and is a past President for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

                Hearts of Promise is sponsoring Dr. Mayer’s visit to Chipola. The foundation was established in honor of nine year-old Holly Turner by her family after her second open-heart surgery performed by Dr. Mayer in 2003.  Holly’s aunt, Carol Saunders, is a speech and English professor at Chipola.  Holly’s cousin, Hillary Saunders, is responsible for Dr. Mayer’s visit to Chipola as part of her Phi Theta Kappa service project.  She is also organizing a walk and pancake breakfast to be held in Chipley on Saturday, Nov. 5. The breakfast is 7-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Chipley. The walk will be held at Shiver’s Park (across from the church) from 8 to 9 a.m.  

                Hillary has also raised funds through awareness presentations to church and civic groups, Beanie Baby sales for children having heart surgery at CHB, and Hearts of Promise cookbook sales. All funds raised will go to research being conducted by Dr. Mayer at Children’s Hospital Boston.  The goal of this research is to grow valves and arteries from a patient’s own tissue, thus eliminating the need for multiple open-heart surgeries for thousands of children.  Proceeds from these events will be presented to Dr. Mayer during his visit to Chipola.

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October 27, 2011

 ‘21ST CENTURY MARKETING’ SEMINAR SET AT CHIPOLA

           

                MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a small business seminar, entitled,

Marketing Series, Part 1:  Introduction to 21st Century Marketing on Friday, Nov. 4, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

                Participants will learn to choose the best methods for marketing a business, target a market audience, create a free web site quickly and easily, discover which social media avenues are the best, and learn to optimize internet presence.

                The workshop will meet in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building. Cost of each seminar is $30.

                Marketing Part 2: Marketing on the Internet and Using Social Media is Dec. 2. Participants will discover the power of having a social media strategy and learn to implement new marketing techniques, unlock the secrets of the top social media sites and establish brands online presence.

                Pre-registration is required. Participants may register at http://clients.floridasbdc.org/center.aspx?center=41230&subloc=4

                For more information call (850) 718-2441 or e-mail seversone@chipola.edu. 

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CHIPOLA HOSTS SENIOR DAY—More than 1,000 area high school seniors attended Chipola College’s annual Senior Day hosted by the Student Ambassadors. Pictured are Marianna High Seniors. Students from Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties enjoyed performances by the Chipola cheerleaders, men’s and women’s basketball teams, show choir and theater. Seniors were treated to lunch after touring the campus.

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