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Education Briefs

Catawba students present research at Alpha Chi National Convention

Four students from Catawba College presented undergraduate research at the Alpha Chi National College Honors Society Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.

Hope Woods and Breki Bjarnason presented “How Space Constraints Influence Physiological and Psychological Processes.” Madeline Auchter presented “A Feminist-Dramaturge-Actor’s Analysis of Paula Vogel’s ‘How I Learned to Drive’ Focusing on Gender Binarism’s Influence on Rape Culture.” Austin Collins presented “Revolution and War: The Rise of a Nation.”

In addition, the Alpha Chi chapter at Catawba College was recognized as receiving the Star Chapter designation for the 18th consecutive year. The faculty sponsor for Alpha Chi is Sharon Sullivan, associate professor and chairwoman of the department of mathematics and computer science.

Catawba students and faculty attend ACS National Meeting and Expo

Several Catawba College students and faculty members attended the 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition on Advanced Materials, Technologies, Systems and Processes. It was held April 2-6 in San Francisco.

All of the students who attended made presentations. They are Justin Burroughs, Cayli Mena, Accola Hudson, and Destiny Whitman. Chemistry faculty who attended were ChaMarra Saner and Richard Macri.
Make, Play, Learn showcase at Horizons Unlimited

From 3 to 5 p.m. May 6 at Horizons Unlimited, community members and families are invited to see the Maker Space offerings in Rowan-Salisbury Schools. Planetarium shows will be every 30 minutes. Horizons Unlimited is at 1636 Parkview Circle. More information is at www.rss.k12.nc.us/ horizons-unlimited- margaret-c-woodson-planetarium.

Turn Back the Clock Night at Horizons Unlimited

From 1 to 4 p.m. May 20, Horizons Unlimited will showcase a living history museum, make space sun and learning, and saser shows in the planetarium on the hour. Horizons Unlimited is preparing for its summer meal and activity program for local schoolchildren. It is seeking donations of gently used children’s books for our the Little Free Library reading program when school closes.  Horizons Unlimited is at 1636 Parkview Circle. Information is at  www.rss.k12.nc.us/ horizons-unlimited- margaret-c-woodson-planetarium.

Yadkin Path hosting open house on Tuesday


Yadkin Path Montessori will be holding an open house on May 2.

The daycare specializes in the Montessori method of child education, developed by Italian physician, Dr. Maria Montessori. The child-centered educational approach is based on scientific observation of children and on self-directed activities and hands-on learning.  Yadkin Path Montessori provides childcare to children 6-weeks to 6-years old.

The open house will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the school’s campus, 2135 Bringle Ferry Road.



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China Grove

China Grove Roller Mill open for tours Saturday