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WSC Alumnus Earns Prestigious Milken Educator Award
WAYNE, Nebraska, Jan. 12 -- Wayne State College issued the following news release:

Jon Pickinpaugh '05 and '10, a science teacher at South Sioux City Middle School in Nebraska, is one of 44 national honorees for the 2017-18 school year.

The sky's the limit when expectations are high, so that's where Jon Pickinpaugh keeps them. The Nebraska science teacher at South Sioux City Middle School provides a highly efficient individualized interactive framework for his students to monitor their own goals and progress, with clear instruction and concrete daily learning targets. He tricks out his classes ... Show Full Article

VMI Dean to Step Down
LEXINGTON, Virginia, Jan. 12 -- Virginia Military Institute issued the following news:

Brig. Gen. (retired) Jeffrey G. Smith, Jr. '79, deputy superintendent for academics and dean of the faculty, will resign from his position at the conclusion of this 2017-18 academic year, after four years of service to the Institute. After a brief leave, Smith will remain at VMI as a member of the faculty.

"General Smith's background as a cyber leader, and his work as dean in maturing VMI's transformational Computer and Information Sciences Department, make him the ideal fit for the CIS faculty, especially ... Show Full Article

University of Mary Hosts Noted African American Scholar Albert Raboteau
BISMARCK, North Dakota, Jan. 12 -- The University of Mary issued the following news release:

Award winning religious historian Dr. Albert Raboteau is the guest speaker at two events at the University of Mary.

Raboteau will speak on "The Legacy of Martin Luther King" in the weekly Chapel of the Word service, Monday, January 15, 2018, 10 a.m., Our Lady of the Word Chapel, in the University's Benedictine Center on the main Bismarck campus.

Raboteau will also present a lecture on "Forgiveness in the African American Tradition" in University Ministry's speaker series Grounds for Belief: Tuesday, ... Show Full Article

Traveling Exhibit Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Jan. 12 -- Ivy Tech Community College issued the following news:

Four students were honored with scholarship awards as part of Ivy Tech Community College's annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Project.

The Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Legacy Project is an ARTivism exhibition that honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. All Ivy Tech students were invited to participate in the exhibit by submitting artwork. ARTIvism combines "art" and "activism" and is created to increase social, environmental and technical awareness of communities through the medium of art.

All ... Show Full Article

Master Farmer Certifications Awarded at Conservation Meeting
ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana, Jan. 12 -- The Louisiana State University Ag Center issued the following news release:

Ten people who have completed Louisiana Master Farmer Program training were recognized Jan. 11 at the 72nd annual meeting of the Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts in Alexandria.

Dwain J. Broussard, of Vermilion Parish, and Barry D. Lacasse, of Acadia Parish, were named Master Farmers. That designation has been bestowed on 238 people since the LSU AgCenter-led program launched in 2001.

Other organizations involved in the Master Farmer Program include the Louisiana Farm Bureau, ... Show Full Article

IU Northwest to Host A.I.I. Conference Women's Basketball Championship Feb. 23-25
GARY, Indiana, Jan. 12 -- Indiana University's Northwest campus issued the following news release:

Indiana University Northwest is hosting the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Conference Women's Basketball Championship Tournament on February 23-25.

The matches will take place in the Savannah Center Gymnasium, on the north end of the IU Northwest campus, located at 3400 Broadway in Gary, Ind., conveniently accessible from I-80/94.

Five teams from across the nation will join the IU Northwest women for the three-day tournament. The two teams advancing to Sunday's championship game ... Show Full Article

Beck Fellow David Quispe to Shine Light on Renewable Energy
BEAUMONT, Texas, Jan. 12 -- Lamar University issued the following news:

David Quispe, Lamar University electrical engineering and mathematics double major, is using his summer to focus on a new solar energy material thanks to the 2018 David J. Beck Fellowship. Quispe will spend 10 weeks at Arizona State University researching the transparent conductive oxide layer in silicon heterojunction solar cells, comparing materials for this layer.

A graduate of La Porte High School, he is a member of the Reaud Honors College, and a recipient of 10 academic scholarships. He is very involved in LU's Institute ... Show Full Article