Education Notes: Mercer-Newnan plans Public Safety program information sessions Nov. 1, Nov. 8From Staff Reports
Prospective students are encouraged to drop into information sessions for Mercer University-Newnan’s Public Safety Leadership program Nov. 1 and Nov. 8 from 3:30-6 p.m. at Central Educational Center, 160 MLK Drive, Newnan.
Information will be provided about the university’s coursework in criminal justice, homeland security and emergency services.
For more information, contact Lou Robinson at 770-683-6115 or via email, at Robinson_l@mercer.edu .
• 14th annual ADK Coweta Christmas set for Nov. 10
The 14th annual ADK Coweta Christmas will be Nov. 10 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Coweta County Fairgrounds on Pine Road in Newnan.
The all-ages event is free and open to the public, featuring local children’s choral and dance groups, vendors selling Christmas gifts, a silent auction, children’s Secret Santa shop, photos with Santa Claus, food and drinks. Children also can make crafts for a minimal charge.
Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to educational excellence, altruism and world understanding, sponsors the event. Proceeds fund one scholarship at each Coweta County high school to a student who has decided to pursue a college degree in education.
Additional proceeds assist Community Welcome House and the Ferst Foundation. For more information, contact Beth Walker at 770-253-9937.
• Basic computer classes offered at Newnan Center
The University of West Georgia’s Continuing Education Department is offering computer classes at the Newnan Center campus on Solar Circle in Newnan. Offerings include:
• PowerPoint 2010 Basic Course – Friday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. This course is being offered at the basic level for attendees with limited knowledge of PowerPoint 2010. The goal is for the student to become proficient in getting started with PowerPoint, creating a basic presentation, formatting text on slides, adding graphic objects to a presentation, working with tables, importing charts, WordArt, and preparing to deliver a presentation.
• Access 2010 Basic Course – Friday, Dec. 14 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. This course is being offered at the basic level for attendees with limited knowledge of Access 2010.
Cost is $95 per class and registration is available by mail, phone, fax or online. For more information or to register, visit www.uwgce.com or call 678-839-6611.
• UWG College For A Day is Nov. 10
Students interested in studying science in college are invited to experience a day in the life of a sciences student at the University of West Georgia’s “College for a Day” program Nov. 10 on the Carrollton campus.
Faculty in UWG’s six science departments have planned a series of course offerings, including:
• Physics – “Astrophysics: A Look at the Sun” and “Superconductivity: An Energy Solution?”
• Mathematics – “Simple Lego Towers and Complex Numbers”
• Geosciences – “Land Cover with Google Earth” and “Reconstructing Prehistoric Animals”
• Computer Sciences – “Dancing Robots”
• Chemistry – “ReAction” and “Catastrophic Chemistry”
• Biology – “Beekeeping 101,” “Animal Communication through Color and Sound” and “Introduction to Molecular Biology”
For more course information, a detailed schedule and registration instructions, visit www.westga.edu/cosm/collegeforaday .
Auburn University at Montgomery: Kacie Ryal of Newnan, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.