Coretta Scott King to speak at UC
Coretta Scott King, widow of Martin Luther King Jr., will speak to graduates at University of Cincinnati's commencement, 1:30 p.m. June 11 in the Fifth Third Arena at Shoemaker Center. Only graduating students may order tickets. Students may order up to eight tickets, school officials said. Any left over will be available to the public. Doors open at noon, and because of campus construction, guests are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before the program begins.
Cameras and videos will be permitted, but they must be removed from their bags. Small purses and diaper bags are permitted, but will be checked by police or security personnel.
Gateway tuition to increase 16.5%
Students will pay more to attend Gateway Community and Technical College with a rise in tuition nearly matching the highest-percentage increase in the region. The board of regents for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System voted in a 16.5 percent tuition increase Friday for the 2004-05 school year. The tuition increases will affect community and technical colleges statewide, and nearly matches Northern Kentucky University's 16.7 increase - the highest in the region. In-state tuition will increase from $79 to $92 per credit hour. Out-of-state students from contiguous counties will pay $110 per credit hour, and all other out-of-state students will pay $276 per credit hour. Gateway's board of directors' next meeting is set for 6:15 p.m. Monday.
Princeton choir Philadelphia-bound
Princeton High School's A Cappella Choir has been invited to perform with the National Philharmonic Orchestra at Constitution Hall in Philadelphia on Sept. 11. The concert will premiere "Prelude to Glory," a tribute to American heroes present and past, with Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) as narrator.
Princeton is the only choir representing Ohio and is one of only five selected from across the country.
The choir needs to raise $11,000 to make the trip. To donate, call 552-8283.
Until the end of May, watch for work crews painting lines on northbound and southbound Interstate 75 between Sharon Road and I-74, and on northbound and southbound I-71 between Kenwood Road and Kennedy Avenue.
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