Education Notes: CEC to hold College Probe Fair and Open House Oct. 1

From Staff Reports
education@newnan.com
Central Educational Center will host more than 50 colleges, schools and universities during its College Probe Fair and Open House Oct. 1.
All high school juniors and seniors are urged to attend the event, where exhibiting educational institutions will offer information about their programs and courses of study.
The event will be held from 6-8 p.m. For more information, contact Nora Ann Wood at CEC, 678-423-2000, Ext. 292.
UWG to offer ‘College for a Day’ 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.
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 .

Youth Leadership Coweta open to high school juniors

Registration is open for Youth Leadership Coweta, a program designed for high school juniors aimed to develop leadership potential and acquaint participants with community needs, problems and resources through interaction with local leaders and decision-makers.

A partnership between Summit Family YMCA and District 4 Health Services, the program is free to participants but requires a seven-month commitment of approximately 2.5 days per month and participation in a service-based learning project.

Applications must be submitted through high school guidance counselors. For more information, call Nora Ann Wood at Central Educational Center, 678-423-2000, Ext. 292.

Free GED classes offered in Grantville and Senoia

Free GED classes currently are being offered in Grantville and Senoia.

Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Grantville’s Clements-Malcolm Community Center, where volunteer teachers work with students from 7-9 p.m. For information on attending, volunteering or donating materials and supplies, contact Shelly Smith at 678-793-7574 or shellytsmith1954@yahoo.com .

Orientations for Senoia classes are scheduled for Oct. 15 and Oct. 17 from 5-8 p.m. at the HFL Resource Center, 7285 Hwy. 16. Prospective students must call ahead to reserve a space and are required to attend all six hours of their assigned orientation sessions.

October’s orientations are the last of 2012. Orientations will begin again in January. Call 770-599-1746 to make a reservation.

Degrees

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College: Jarquetta McDowell of Newnan, Associated of Allied Health in Radiologic Science.


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