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Students prepare to return to class

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LAURINBURG — Packed with cars and people in the middle of Tuesday afternoon, a boisterous atmosphere ruled Scotland High School as students and parents streamed in and out in droves for the annual back-to-school open house, getting a jump on the start of classes Monday.All that was during just the first hour of the open house, which began at 2 p.m.“We came out to see where the kids have to go when the bell rings next week,” said David Huckabee as he left the school office with his three children: Sammy, who is starting 9th grade, and Kelsea and Chrissy, who both will be in 10th grade. “We wanted to see what courses they’ve got and see some of the teachers.”

 

RCC to offer seminar on websites

LAURINBURG — Marketing expert Martin Brossman will conduct a free workshop on building a website from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Honeycutt Center in Laurinburg.The seminar, which is being offered by the Small Business Center of Richmond Community College, will explain the basics of securing a domain name, choosing a graphics theme and step-by-step guidance for building a site.

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SAU psych department adds Gianico

LAURINBURG — St. Andrews University’s Department of Natural and Life Sciences added Dr. Jennifer Gianico as an Assistant Professor of Psychology this fall.“I was seeking employment at a small liberal arts school that focused on teaching undergraduates,” Gianico said. “St. Andrews reminded me of the type of undergraduate education I received. I wanted to share my experience with learning with current students.”Gianico earned a bachelor&...

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McNair Lecture at SAU to feature Vatican Observatory astronomer

LAURINBURG —Father Paul Mueller, religious superior of the Jesuit community at the Vatican Observatory, will present the 2014 John Calvin McNair Lecture on Science and Theology on Oct. 21 in the Carol Grotnes Belk Main Lounge of the William Henry Belk Center.Mueller will present “Here’s Looking at You: Science and Religion in Mutual Regard,” focusing on the Vatican Observatory’s history, institutional setting and current work.The free event ...

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Open Mic at Writers’ Forum Thursday

LAURINBURG — The Writers’ Forum at St. Andrews University will hold the first Open Mic of the semester Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Ronald H. Bayes Writers’ Forum Lounge in Orange Residence Hall.The event is free and open to the public.Individuals interested in sharing their poetry, prose or music are invited to sign up the night of the reading with student host Ryan Perez. Presentations are limited to between five and seven minutes to allow for all reader...

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UNCP sees hike in enrollment, retention

PEMBROKE — Freshman enrollment and total enrollment at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke showed gains in the fall semester.The freshmen class enrollment is 1,074, a gain of 24 students compared to last year, according to the official census. It is the third largest freshman class in UNCP history.Despite graduating more than 1,300 students last year, total enrollment grew to 6,269, an increase of 47 over fall 2013.Transfer enrollment was “...

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Forum lineup includes literary hall of famers

LAURINBURG — The 46th year of the St. Andrews University Writers’ Forum begins with a fall semester schedule including four North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductees.The readings, held Thursday evenings beginning at 8 p.m. in the Ronald H. Bayes Writers’ Forum Lounge in Orange Residence Hall on the University campus, also include appearances by the fifth Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco and former North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti.

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Honeycutt Center to hold marketing seminar

LAURINBURG — Have you ever wondered how Disney, Starbucks and Apple create dominance in the brand and in business? Imagine if you could create a customer focused brand culture like Disney. What would your business look like?John Formica, an “Ex-Disney Guy” and America’s “Customer Experience Coach,” will presents his popular marketing seminar on Tuesday from 1-4 p.m. at the Honeycutt Center in Laurinburg. This program is specifically designed to s...

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96 percent of RCC nursing grads pass national exam

HAMLET — At its September meeting, the Richmond Community College Board of Trustees received a dose of good news about the college’s associates degree nursing program.RCC’s class of 2014 had a 96 percent passage rate on the National Council Licensure Examination, necessary for an individual to receive a nursing license.“This is definitely a positive step for our ADN program,” said Dr. Tony Clarke, RCC’s Chief Academic Officer. “I...

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St. Andrews welcomes submissions for literary journal

LAURINBURG — Gravity Hill, the student literary journal at St. Andrews University, is inviting the Laurinburg community to submit work for possible publication in its 11th edition.“The journal was created to showcase work by St. Andrews students, faculty, alumni, staff, and friends of the University,” said Dr. Ted Wojtasik, faculty advisor for the publication. “Three years ago, we opened it up to submissions by the Scotland County community and were able to ...

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Classically trained Threefifty to play first GPAC show of season

PEMBROKE – A concert by Threefifty will start the 2014-15 season at UNC Pembroke’s Givens Performing Arts Center on Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. Usually a duo act, Threefifty will include eight musicians for this special performance with guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, violin and mandolin.The band was formed in Brooklyn, N.Y., by classical guitarists Geremy Schulick and Brett Parnell. Since 2006, the duo has released three albums of original material and toured extensively throu...

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Capps joins full-time SAU faculty in Religious Studies

LAURINBURG — When Tanner Capps arrived on the St. Andrews University campus in the fall of 2013, it was as a part-time professor in Religious Studies as he completed his doctoral work through Duke University.“St. Andrews was looking for a one-year hire in Religious Studies,” said Capps. “I had a goal to work at a small Liberal Arts College and saw this as a fantastic opportunity.”After phone conversations with Campus President Paul Baldasare...

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UNCP: New logo will include Old Main

PEMBROKE — A spokesman for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke says any worries by Lumbee Tribal Council members that a logo being designed for university will not depict Old Main are unwarranted.Scott Bigelow said Wednesday that although the final design for the school’s first logo has not been created, it has been decided by school officials, including the university’s board of trustees, that Old Main will be featured. The school’s seal already de...

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UNCP’s summer camps return

PEMBROKE — More than 200 children ages 5-18, enjoyed sports, theatre, SAT prep, health careers and leadership experiences at UNCP summer camps this summer.As the dust settled in August, university administrators evaluated the summer, said Darek Hunt, executive director of the Regional Center. “Our camps allowed us to respond to the communities’ request for an athletic program, a program to help improve college SAT scores, a youth leadership program and a medical c...

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RCC to offer personal training course

LAURINBURG — Richmond Community College will offer a course to prepare students to become certified as personal trainers from 6 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays this fall.“The class will cover all the fundamentals you’ll need to pass the personal trainer certification exam,” said instructor Derrick Bullard. “We’ll discuss various aspects of different exercises, as well as go over meeting with clients and working with them to help them achieve their fitne...

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Faculty members credited as authors of lab manual

LAURINBURG — Two professors of the St. Andrews University Biology department have contributed to a laboratory manual, Principles of Biology I, traditionally used for freshmen biology courses.The text, published by Hayden McNeil, began at the University of Louisiana Monroe in the 1990s as part of a National Science Foundation grant. Dr. Thomas Sasek and Dr. John Knesel wrote the manual with a goal of reviving and promoting the freshmen laboratory experience.Sasek an...

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Convocation marks official start of academic year at SAU

LAURINBURG — St. Andrews University welcomed new and transfer students from 30 countries and 25 states during the annual Opening Convocation held Aug. 21.The ceremony began with a procession of students from the DeTamble Library Terrace to the PE Center behind the St. Andrews University pipe band. The trek will repeat in reverse for the Commencement Ceremony, a symbolic bookend to the educational career highlighted by Campus President Paul Baldasare in his welcomed to the ass...

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Partners in Ministry to offer after school program

LAURINBURG — The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has awarded Partners in Ministry with a grant to create an after-school and Saturday program for at-risk children focused on reinforcing science, technology, engineering and math.The program, which will receive a 21st Century Grant of $400,000 in its first year, will serve 160 Scotland County students in grades third through sixth beginning on Oct. 6 and continuing through the following summer. A bus will transp...

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