Catawba Valley Community College
CVCC's Small Business Center will offer the Kauffman FastTrac NewVenture program on the East Campus this fall.
The program is designed for displaced workers who want to own a business. An information session will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the Catawba County JobLink Center on the CVCC East Campus in Hickory.
The fall course will be offered in two sections, each running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for three weeks, beginning Sept. 21-22. A maximum of 60 students will be accepted to the program, which is free to unemployed and underemployed persons in Catawba and Alexander counties.
To apply, visit www.fasttrac.org, click on “program locater” and enter your ZIP code. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 7.
To register for the Monday information session, call Miki Brown at 828-327-7000, ext. 4117.
CVCC will offer a Six Sigma Green Belt training class beginning next month.
The class will blend classroom and interactive online instruction. Classes will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 14 on the CVCC East Campus.
Cost is $1,175 and includes materials.
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-327-7000, ext. 4294.
CVCC will offer “Electronic Troubleshooting” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 on its East Campus in Hickory.
The class will cover common components and skills practice using testing equipments in circuit and out of circuit. Cost is $95.
To register or for more information, contact Susan Harris at 828-327-7000, ext. 4294.
Lenoir-Rhyne University recently welcomed its new class of N.C. Teaching Fellows.
The 23 students entering the Teaching Fellows program this year are the largest group in the program's three-year history at Lenoir-Rhyne.
Students chosen for the program receive a $26,000 scholarship/loan from the state. The full loan is forgiven after the student completes four years of teaching in N.C. public schools. Participants also receive a $26,000 scholarship from Lenoir-Rhyne.
This year's class of Teaching Fellows includes:
Asheville, Rachel Welty; Belmont, Anna Falls; Black Mountain, Justin Lunsford; Burnsville, Courtney Barnett; Denver, Amber Bowles; Forest City, Ashley Shytle; Granite Falls, Anamaris Felix; Grifton, Samantha Eubanks; Hendersonville, Cristin Owens; Hickory, Lindsey Weaver; Kings Mountain, Rai Robinson; Kinston, Danielle Stallings; Lincolnton, Mollie Beam, William Farnsworth; Marion, Matt Amerto; Morganton, Amanda Hodge; North Wilkesboro, Anna Hayes; Shelby, Amy Austin; Statesville, Molly Haynes, Beth Feimster; Taylorsville, Tera Crisp; Wilkesboro, Mara Hall; Winston-Salem, Barbara Woodcock.
Current high school seniors who would like to apply for next year's Teaching Fellows Program should contact their guidance counselor for an application form, which is due in October. More information about the Teaching Fellows Program at Lenoir-Rhyne is available at www.lrc.edu/academics/teaching-fellows or through professor Joyce Davis at 828-328-7458 or at email@example.com.
Incoming freshmen at Lenoir-Rhyne University spent part of their orientation volunteering in the community as part of Hands on Hickory.
Nearly 20 nonprofit organizations received volunteer help from the students, who in turn, gained a sense of social responsibility.
Recipients included Catawba Parenting Network, Catawba Science Center, Catawba Valley Humane Society, Catawba Valley Red Cross, CCM Newton, Centro Latino, Hickory Community Theatre, Hickory Fire Department, Hickory Museum of Art, Lutheran Home Hickory and Hickory West, Lutherhaus, March of Dimes, Rape Crisis Center, St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, St. Stephen's Lutheran School, Thrifty Lion Resale Store, Viewmont Elementary and Women's Resource Center.
A collaboration between Lenoir-Rhyne University and Catawba Valley Community College will bring an instructor for Mandarin Chinese to the two institutions for the 2009-10 academic year.
Cui Ping, who has taught at the Nanjing University of Finance and Economics and at the high school affiliated with Nanjing (Normal) University, will teach Chinese (Mandarin) I during the fall semester, and Chinese I and II during the spring semester.
Lenoir-Rhyne and CVCC students will have the first opportunity to register for classes in Mandarin, but if space is available, individuals in the community and area high school students may also participate.
Registration deadline is Monday. For information, contact Laura Coker in the Lenoir-Rhyne Registrar's Office at 828-328-7279, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Compiled by Leigh Pressley