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Back row- New River CTC Dr. President L. Marshall Washington, Marshall University Interim Associate Vice President for Outreach Dr. David J. Pettinger, Pierpont CTC President Dr. Johnny M. Moore Middle row- Eastern WV CTC Dr. Chuck Terrell, WVU at Parkersburg Interim President Dr. Jane Milley, Southern WV President Dr. Robert E. Gunter Front Row- BridgeValley CTC President Dr. Eunice Bellinger, Mountwest CTC President. Dr. Keith J. Cortoneo, WV CTCS Vice Chancellor Dr. Casey K. Sacks COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS GAIN NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO FURTHER EDUCATION CTCS and Marshall University create transfer agreement for RBA Degree The West Virginia Community and Technical College System (CTCS) facilitated an agreement between its 9 member schools and Marshall University last week. The agreement allows students at any of the system's nine community and technical colleges to continue their education to receive a Regents Bachelor of Arts 0tBA) degree from Marshall University. Marshall will accept students who remain in good standing with their community college and allow up to 72 hours of college credit to be transferred for to ensure their courses will lead them to a timely completion of the associates degree and help them stay on track to transfer as many credits as possible for the RBA at Marshall University. This extra assistance will give students of all ages an opportunity to get started with their first two years of college before making the transition to coniplete their bachelor's. We are always looking for ways to assist students to continue their education," said CTCS Vice Chancellor Dr. Casey K. Sacks. "Agreements and partnerships between our colleges make higher education easier and more efficient for everyone," said Sacks. "We hope this will make higher education a more accessible and more at'tractive option to West Virginians than it ever has been before." The agreement between Blue Ridge CTC, BridgeValley CTC, Eastern WV CTC, Mountwest CTC, New River CTC, Pierpont CTC, Southern WV CTC, WV Northern CC, WVU at Parkersburg, and Marshall University was signed on credit toward their RBA degr.e~,~ Yrhis, opportunity allows students Wednesday December 6, 2017. ~ ~ ~'~t M~fl~l~~~~~/:a~:~ ~ Ifyou wautdlike moremformatkm be~i~,~t the future prosperity of college whel"e classes are sm~|(e~ about this topic~, please Contact West Virginia depends on a higial~Y" "and more affordable and then Samantha Willis at 304.558.0087 educated workforce who contribute transfer to Marshall University to ext. 265 or willis@wvctcs.org. to the commerce of the state, finish their bachelor's degree." The Community and Technical As such, we are proud to A student's prior experiences in College system of West Virginia collaborate with our colleagues work, military service, specialized 0NVCTCS) serves nine community in the community and technical training and civilian licensure could and technical colleges with colleges to find new and innovative make them eligible to receive extra campuses throughout the state. Our ways to provide a high-quality credits toward their associates mission is to promote and provide education at the right time and place degree and accelerate their progress high-quality, accessible, and for each student," said Marshall in their first two years, responsive education and training University's InterimAssociateVice All of these factors will be opportunitiesthatmaximizestudent President of Outreach David J. weighed in as the students discuss learning, improve the standard Pettinger. their next steps with advisors, in of living for West Virginians, and CTCS will provide academic order to find the most efficient path contribute to the economic vitality advisingandcounselingforstudents toward an RBA. and competitiveness of our state. Notice Notice ' Notice NOTICE Meadow Creek Cemetery needs Addiction Screenings WEIGHT WATCHERS your donations for this year's care Narconon can help you take steps Weight Watchers is back in for the cemetery. Four large Trees to overcome addiction in your family. Hinton! Meetings are on Thursday have fallen and need removed. Call today for free screenings or evening at 5:30 in the Fellowship Meadow Creek Cemetery, P.O. Box referrals. 1- 800-431-1754. Hall at First Baptist Church, 108 85, Meadow Creek WV 25977. Temple Street, Hinton. For more information, contact Connie Willey at 304-660-7206. Pointers For Parents Family Movie Nights Spark Meaningful Family Dialogue (NAPS)--Disney's "Queen of Katwe;' now available for home viewing, is the perfect film for family movie night and can spark important family conversa- tions. In addition to providing a capti- vating, funny and heartwarming glimpse into the lives of children in current-day Africa, it also has the advantage of pro- viding valuable life lessons that can help open your children's minds to new ways of approaching problems and inspire them to try new challenges that can ex- pand their skills for navigating the world. "Queen of Katwe" is based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a courageous young girl from the slums of Africa who sells corn on the streets of rural Uganda and whose world rapidly changes when she's introduced to the game of chess. As the movie unfolds, it presents a wonder- ful example ofhow mastery of the game of chess helps Phiona become a chum- Madina Nalwanga, as the Ugandan Phiona's triumph at chess can thrill chess champion Phiona, can teach your family as it did her friends and your kids many lessons, fellow students. School Choice Coalitions Unite Americans Of All Backgrounds by Andrew Campanella (NAPS)--The holidays are o~er and many of us are hunkering down to wait out the rest of the winter. Tens of mil- lions of students across the country will be celebrating their educational options from January 22 through 28--tradi- tional public schools, charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, on- line academies, and home education. It's National School Choice Week, and with more than 21,000 events going on nationwide, it's clear there's a lot to celebrate. ee Tues. Dec. 26, 2017 Hinton News - 5 I umanl ies I ouncl ran $a School choice is popular with fam- ilies of all kinds across the country. The West Virginia Humanities Council announces its upcoming February 1, 2018, grant deadline for three grant categories: Major grants, which are awarded twice a year for projects requesting up to $20,000; Fellowships of $2,500, which are awarded annually for scholarly research projects; and Mini-grants, which are awarded four times a year for projects requesting $1,500 or less. The tIumanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, serves West Virginia through grants and direct programs in the humanities. A variety of matching grants are offered by the Humanities Council While some are celebrating the ed- year-round to nonprofit ucation choices they've been able to organizations in West Virginia that make, others are rallying to push for support educational programming. more choices where options are limited See below for complete for parents, descriptions of grant applications School choice coalitions in nearly 30 due February 1: states will host large events with hun- Major grants. This category dreds or thousands of attendees: Iowa supports public programs including, Gov. Terry Branstad, Nevada Sen: Scott but not limited to, lectures, school Hammond, Emmy Award-winning projects, symposia, panel former news anchor Campbell Brown discussions, reading and discussion and others will give keynote addresses series, exhibits, reenactments, and in places as far away as Connecticut, conferences. Major grant proposals New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Ne- braska, Rhode Island, Mississippi and may request up to $20,000. Applicants should allow twelve weeks between the deadline and the start of the project. Wyoming. How can one cause unite single par- ents and governors, urban and rural families in red and blue states with high and low incomes? It's easy to get behind school choice because it's easy to get behind quality education for every child. School choice programs give parents more choices so they can find a school that fits their chil- dren's individual needs. School choice puts parents in charge--because no- body knows the kids better or loves the kids more than their parents. While kids from different families, different states and differer~.~11 ome levels may have different needs and goals, they all have parents who know them, love them and want what's best for them. And that's something we can all celebrate. To learn more about events near you and educational options in your state, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com. Fellowships. St~pe.~ds ,; .: 2,500 are awarded .',~: a y~ r t: West Virginia college ,::~d ai~i~rsity humanities facul!) ~ nd independent scholars for research and writing projects. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, the study of interpretive archaeology; the history, theory, and criticism of the arts; ethics; history; jurisprudence; modern and classical languages; linguistics; literature; philosophy; comparative religion; and philosophical and historical approaches to the social sciences. Mini-grants. Humanities Council mini-grants support small projects, single events, lectures, small museum exhibits and brochures, consultation needs, and planning for more complex projects. Mini-grant deadlines are February 1, April 1, June 1, and October 1 for projects requesting $1,500 or less. Applicants should allow six weeks between the deadline and the start of the project. For more information about the West Virginia Humanities Council grants program contact Humanities Council grants administrator Erin Riebe at (304) 346-8500 or via email at riebe@wvhumanities.org. Grant guidelines and applications are also available on the Humanities Council website, www.wvhumanities.org. One cow produces from 200,000 to 350,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime. During the ancient 12-day Christmas celebration, the log burned was called the "Yule log." Sometimes a piece of the Yule log would be kept to kindle the fire the following win- ter, to ensure that the good luck car- ried on from year to year. Teacher Miss Lindsey Spangler 3rd grade class John Bowling November Outstanding Student. John is the son Josh and Amy Bowling of Hinton, WV. mmmmmmmimmmimiimmm=immmmimmimmmimammmmmammmimiimimmmmmimmm NOTICE Do you have a diagnosis of breast cancer or know someone who does? Do you need a mammogram and cannot afford one? Do you live in Summers County? If the answer is yes Walk for Iter Lifetime can help. We are an organization that offers mammograms and financial aid to those who have a diagnosis of breast cancer. It doesn't matter if you have insurance or not because we cover items most insurance does not. For more information call 304-288-9189 or 304-575-7026. film's street scenes, 80 of them without -- Where you come from does any prior experience with, or in front of, not define where you're going. Phio- cameras. David Oyelowo, best known na shows us it uhimately doesn't matter a for playing Martin Luther King, Jr. inwhere you've come from, It can actually "Selma;' is the charismatic chess teacher be a positive thing for your dreams to who understands the vulnerabilities of exceed your currerjt ability to achieve a his young charges and knows how to lift them. their diminished spirits while teaching -- Losing is part oflife. Whilefeel- Don't Let Th /401iday Turn You [.to A Grinch gays Tim & Money Wh . You gbip whsr You ghop! Big FourDrug Store, Inc. pion in the game of life. (Phiona, now them how to win. 20, hopes to earn a college degree and Here arc a few things that Phiona continue to study chess in the hope of learns along the way that children can becoming a Grandmaster.) universally relate to as they watch the What makes "Queen of Katwe" dif- film. These points would also make for ferent from other inspirational stories is great family discussions that encourage its setting. As Phiona dreams of a bet- kids to connect the concepts to their ter life, she must face the possibility of own challenges. not making it out ofthe slum. Andeven -- Learn to use your mind. The if she does, she'll have to navigate in a movie shows how chess teaches the chil- world she has no idea existed. Most au- dren to make a plan and focus on that diences will never experience her world plan as they move forward. It is not just or even know there is such a place or about winning. The purpose of the com- that kids manage to grow up and thrive petitions is really to learn strategy and in such dire circumstances, reasoning to overcome challenges in life. Adding to the realism are the ac- -- Do not be too quick to give up. tors and their backgrounds. Madioa Instead, stay focused on the destination Nalwanga, who plays Phiona, is herself and let the journey unfold. It's easy to get from a Ugandan slum, and director discouraged when something dreamed Mira Nair, very familiar with the envi- for looks as though it's slipped aOay. The ronment, having lived nearby, shot the important thing is to concentrate on the film mostly in the Katwe slums. Over goal no matter how you're feeling in the 100 Ugandans wod, ed as extras in the moment. ing defeat is normal, don't succumb to e those feelings. It's about what you can 300 Temple St, tlinton, WV 25951 learn from the loss. As David Oyelowo's character, Katende, advises Phiona, "Losses happen to everyone. But then you reset the pieces and play again:' -- Never compromise integrity to win. Staying true to your values and your morals is what will take you far in life, and open up doors no one can close. Too often, we're paying attention to what everyone else is doing. "Queen of Katwe" proves that winning is not about compromising to fit in. It's about showing up, being true to yourself and doing what you do best. Such considerations paired with the crowd-pleasing victories, comedic moments, and approachable, fami- ly-friendly tone of the film enhance m . the impact of the film's life lessons and Guaranlecxl On Delivery' 30'4-466-2323 Mon.-Fri. 9AM-9PM Sat. 9AM-6PM We Also Accept Drop Off Packages FREE PackageTracki.g! FREE Insurance on first ' ' $2 $ 100 Declared ,'alue. 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