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May 15, 2013
Athens State Names Members of Leading Edge Institute
ATHENS, Ala. - Athens State University Assistant Professor of Justice Studies Dr. Quanda Watson-Stevenson was chosen as a faculty advisor for the 2013-2014 Leading Edge Institute (LEI), XII class for Women. She will represent Athens State University along with three students.
The three students chosen are Ms. Krystina Lovell, Ms. Stephanie White, and Ms. Whitney Elizabeth Smith. Lovell is a junior majoring in Criminal Justice. Her future career plans are to work with juveniles in the juvenile justice system as a Juvenile Probation Officer. White is a junior majoring in Education and would like to work with children with disabilities. Smith is a senior majoring in Business. She plans to own and operate her own car dealership business. She also plans to enroll and complete the MBA program offered at Athens State University in collaboration with UNA.
The Leading Edge Institute is a dynamic leadership program dedicated to working with college women across the state of Alabama. Leading Edge Institute brings women together to develop their leadership skills, expose them to critical issues facing Alabama and, most importantly, inspire them to make a difference in our state.
Membership in the organization requires a week long training session, completion of a service program for the Athens community, and attendance to a Winter Conference in early 2014. The Athens State representatives will attend the conference along with several female students and professional women across the State of Alabama from various colleges, universities, businesses, and political arenas.
Pictured: Front: Dr. Quanda Watson-Stevenson. On stairs left to right: Stephanie White, Whitney Elizabeth Smith, Krystina Lovell.
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May 2, 2013
Athens State Center for Lifelong Learning Announces May Classes
ATHENS, Ala. - The Center for Lifelong Learning has announced its summer course offerings. Information is available on our website – www.athens.edu/CLL - or you can call 256-233-8260 to request a printed catalog be mailed to you.
There are several courses coming up in the month of May:
Couples Paint – Starry Night. If you are looking for a new and interesting date night this class is for you? If you are looking for something different for you and friends to do, this is the class for you. Join other couples as we paint Starry Night. Each couple will paint half the picture, combine them for a special art piece and have lots of fun. You don’t have to be an expert to paint together. All supplies provided. The class will be held at the Center in the Mezzanine. Sanda Bishop, local artist and owner of Coffee and Canvas will teach the class. Class is scheduled Friday, May 9, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The fee is $59/couple.
Another community event is the Community Chorus Spring Concert. This is the third concert for the Chorus. The Center for Lifelong Learning will host their Spring Concert on Thursday, May 9, at 7:30 pm at the Senior Center located at 912 W Pryor St, in Athens, Alabama. The concert is directed by Dr. John Buttler and Lynette Pope. This concert is free to the public. No reservations are required.
LUNCH & LEARN: Reconsidering the "War on Terror" 12 Years After 9/11
This class is the first one of the Spies, Treason, and Treachery Series. John Davis, retired Army officer and military intelligence civilian, will discuss how we as a nation have fared in our “War on Terror.” We will discuss the goals and how we determine the success of such aims using President Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms. Class is scheduled Monday, May 13, from 11:30 – 12:30. There is no charge for this class.
The Resistance Behind German Lines in WW II presentation will give an overview of British Special Operations Executive (SOE), the secret organization created by Prime Minister Winston Churchill to organize a resistance among captive populations in Nazi Occupied Europe. The SOE engaged in subversion and sabotage to disrupt the Nazi war machine. This presentation will concentrate mainly on the SOE’s role in the Netherlands and France. This session is scheduled Monday, May 20, 11:30-1:00. There is no charge for this class.
Another LUNCH & LEARN for the Business community is OSHA's New GHS Requirements.
OSHA is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized Standard for chemical hazard information. This standard has changed the way chemical hazards are identified and labeled. By December 1, 2013, businesses will need to retrain your workers in the new chemical labels and safety data sheets. Are you ready for this change? This class is scheduled on Thursday, May 16, 11:30 – 1:30. The fee is $25/person which includes your lunch. Please reserve space by May 15.
The LUNCH & LEARN Series Caring for Older Adults will feature two classes for those who need to care of parents or spouses: Power of Attorney vs. Guardianship will explore the difference between guardianship and a power of attorney when caring for their elders. Judge Charles Woodruff will explain when to use guardianship and when to use a Power of Attorney. He will discuss the pros and cons of each document. Class is scheduled Monday, May 20, 11:30am—1:00pm. The fee is $10/person which includes lunch. Please reserve space by May 17.
We will finish up May with Painting with Acrylics: Paint Your Pet. Spend an evening painting a portrait of your pet. Send your pictures by email to CLL@athens.edu no later than May 22nd so that our instructor, Sanda Bishop, can sketch out your painting before the class. All supplies are provided for this class. Class is scheduled Friday, May 31, 6:00-9:00 pm. The fee is $49/person. Please reserve space by May 24.
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May 13, 2013
Drake State and Athens State Collaborate on Transfer Agreement
ATHENS, Ala. – J. F. Drake State Technical College and Athens State University have partnered to develop a Reverse Transfer Agreement that benefits students who attend both institutions.
Dr. Robert Glenn, president of Athens State University and Dr. Helen T. McAlpine, president of Drake State Technical College finalized the preparations for the agreement on May 13, 2013. It became effective upon its signing and will remain in effect unless terminated by either institution.
The Reverse Transfer Agreement will give students who attended Drake State but transferred to Athens State prior to completing their associate’s degree an opportunity to earn that community college degree. While attending Athens State, university credits can be transferred back to Drake State allowing these students to complete their degree requirements without losing any university credit. Students are eligible for the program when they have earned at least 12 semester credits at Drake State, have earned at least 3 semester credits at Athens State, and are in good standing at both institutions.
“We have always had a good working relationship with Drake State,” stated Glenn. “This agreement strengthens that collaboration. By moving partnerships like this forward, it helps the two institutions meet the overall goal of President Obama’s College Affordability and Completion goals. This encourages all higher education institutions to assist in increasing the number of college graduates.”
Attached picture: Seated left to right: Drake State President Dr. Helen McApline and Athens State President Dr. Bob Glenn. Standing left to right: Dr. Alice Raymond, Dr. Jackie Smith, Mr. Jim Hutto, Dr. Patricia Sims, Mr. Rick Mould, Dr. John Reutter, Dr. Ronald Cromwell, Dr. Kemba Chambers, Ms. Sarah McAbee.