Auditions set for â€˜Lonesome Pine' drama
Northeast State students on all-state team
Regents schools holding University Day
Thirty-eight students join honor society
Conference on therapy alternatives set
BIG STONE GAP - Auditions for the 44th annual production of "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" outdoor drama in Big Stone Gap will be held March 10 and 11 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church at the corner of East First Street and Wyandotte Avenue. Roles and positions are available for all age groups both on and off stage. Actors, musicians and technicians are needed. Actors are asked to bring a resume and photograph. Those wishing to audition a musical role should prepare a solo. Those desiring a technical position should supply a resume. Performances for the 2007 season of Virginia's longest-running outdoor drama will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from June 28 through Aug. 25. For more information send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (276)523-1235.
BLOUNTVILLE - Northeast State Technical Community College students Kelley Hatch and Caleb Pearson were named to the All-Tennessee Community College Academic Team during the 11th annual recognition ceremony held in Nashville on Feb. 13. They join 22 other students from 14 Tennessee public and private community colleges on the 2007 team. Hatch is a speech communication major from Kingsport. She returned to college after a career as a television news anchor and marketing executive. Pearson is a pre-health professions major from Kingsport. The All-Tennessee Community College Academic Team is sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, "USA Today" and the American Association of Community Colleges as part of the All-USA Community College Academic Team selection process. State team members are nominees for the All-USA team, which will be announced in April. All-Tennessee team members are eligible to receive scholarships from each of the six universities in the Tennessee Board of Regents system if they choose to enroll.
NASHVILLE - From 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 27, the Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its inaugural University Day at Legislative Plaza. Each of the six TBR universities will participate with booths and displays showcasing a signature program. University presidents and other university officials will be joined in making calls on their local legislators by the student from their institution featured in TBR's recent publication, "Educating Tennessee: Tennessee Board of Regents Institutions and Providing Access to Higher Education." East Tennessee State University will showcase its Miocene-era Gray Fossil Site and new center for paleontology.
ELIZABETHTON - The National Vocational Technical Honor Society at Tennessee Technology Center at Elizabethton inducted 38 new members in ceremonies held Feb. 13. Membership is limited to students with a 95 overall grade point average and no attendance policy violations who are nominated by a faculty member. Sullivan County inductees were Pamela Lewis, Tina Royston and Jennifer Scott. Other inductees were Heather Barnett, Melissa Berry, Alison Crowe, Jason Fagan, Sarah Gunnin, Jessica Hopper, Jennifer Hughes, Sabrina Petty, Felicia Tice, Marina True and Rebecca Williams, all of Washington County; Robert Reynolds and Ellen Walston, of Bristol, Va.; Rhiannon Brown, Raabe Harrison, Carol Hershey, Lisa Holden, Lisa Lanthorn, Rebecca Lunsford, Sarah Moffitt, Kelli Montgomery, Jennifer Whitehead and Donald Yates, all from Carter County; Deborah Hughes, Miriam Humphrey, Nehemiah Palmer, Sonya Pennington, Melissa Robinson and Alissa Winter, of Johnson County; and Crystal Higgins, Amanda Hollifield, Tracy Lewis, Angela Mahala, Melissa McInturff and Kristie Pate, of Unicoi County.
ABINGDON - The Creative Alternatives in Therapy Conference 2007 will be held March 2 at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon. The conference is co-sponsored by Radford University and Frontier Health. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the workshops run from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. The conference will feature five daylong tracks of continuing education: cognitive-behavior therapy, play therapy, mind/body connection, substance abuse, and healthy boundaries/self-care. To register for the conference visit www.swcenter.edu/ru/.