CINCINNATI STATE - Elvin Friesen has been named director of the Upward Bound Math and Science Center at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.
Friesen will oversee students from Withrow University, Hughes Zoo Academy and East End Heritage Community schools participating in the program. It is funded through a four-year, $839,654 federal grant.
The purpose of the program is to motivate students to finish high school and go on to college. They receive help with homework, attend math and science seminars and take field trips to colleges.
XU music director to be honored
XAVIER - Lee Hay, music director at WVXU, Xavier University's public radio station, will be honored by Gov. Bob Taft on Jan. 15 for her recent production, We Were Here, a commemoration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. The special recently won a Crystal Award as part of the Communicator Awards 2003 Audio Competition.
The Communicator Awards recognize outstanding work in the communications field. Entries are judged by industry professionals who look for organizations and people whose talents serve as a benchmark for the industry. There were 1,079 entries in the 2003 audio competition.
Miami offers some parking amnesty
MIAMI - Miami University officials will offer a parking pardon to faculty, staff and students, canceling two parking tickets per year per license plate, after complaints from students that the parking policy is too complicated.
The new policy was developed after student government president Mike Chapman requested a monthly online survey about parking and campus bus concerns be taken. Beginning over the summer, the survey revealed that students found the parking policy too complicated and the fine too high for honest mistakes.
Some restrictions apply:
The ticket must be received at the parking office within 10 calendar days of the date that the ticket was written.
The ticket must have been written after Jan. 1, 2004.
The ticket may be presented in person or sent by mail to the parking office.
Any ticket issued for violation of handicapped parking, illegal use or reproduction of a permit, and immobilization or impoundment will not be canceled.
Raymond Walters unmasks arts series
RAYMOND WALTERS - Michael Cooper's one-man production, "Masked Marvels and Wondertales" will be presented at Raymond Walters College in Blue Ash on Jan. 31 as part of the Artrageous Saturdays performing arts series for children.
The production has been seen around the world, including the Hong Kong International Children's Festival, the Dublin Theater Festival and across the United States.
Tickets are $3; group rates are available. To purchase tickets, call (513) 745-5705.
Art Academy calendar free to public
ART ACADEMY - The works of 12 Art Academy of Cincinnati students and graduates are featured in the 2004 "Artists of the Art Academy" calendar now available at galleries across the city.
The free calendar was designed by Noel Martin, an internationally noted graphic designer, and was printed and underwritten by the C.J. Krehbiel Company.
For information, visit www.artacademy.edu.
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