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Education Briefs

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Apr. 16, 2017 - 2:29 AM

Art and propaganda lecture at UWG-Newnan Tuesday

UWG-Newnan will host “The Curious History of Politics and Painting” on Tuesday, April 18, at 6 p.m. with speaker Dr. Nathan Rees.

The lecture, part of The Other Night School series, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Sharpsburg resident selected Fulbright alternate

Dezmone L. Valentine of Sharpsburg has been selected by the Fulbright Scholar program as an alternate for an English teaching assistant in Estonia.

Valentine is one of two University of North Georgia students chosen as alternates for the program. Eight other UNG students were named Fulbright Scholars. Overall, 10 UNG students were selected this year as semifinalists for the prestigious award.

Family Fun Day at UWG-Newnan April 22

UWG-Newnan will hold Family Fun Day on the front campus lawn Saturday, April 22 from noon to 3 pm.

The event, free and open to the public, will include an inflatable bouncy house, obstacle courses, carnival games, music and food from local restaurants.

Local residents inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest all-discipline collegiate honor society:

Allison (Allie) Crain and Chandler Workman, both of Newnan, initiated at Berry College; Lauren Hovey of Newnan and Alexandra Brown of Senoia, initiated at Georgia College & State University; Kevin Askew of Newnan, Ensley Caldwell of Sharpsburg, Kyle Lamb of Sharpsburg and Kathleen Roberts of Sharpsburg, initiated at Mercer University; and Austen Hammond of Senoia initiated at Southern Virginia University.

Area students among presenters at research conference

Local students were among more than 155 undergraduates presenting their research at the Georgia State University Undergraduate Research Conference recently.

Students from a wide variety of disciplines shared their findings through oral presentations, posters, artistic displays and musical performances.

Area presenters included: Kimberly Diaz Perez and Brandon Martinez, both of Newnan, biological science majors; Lauren Hanus of Sharpsburg, neuroscience major; and Gerardo Valdez of Newnan, neuroscience major.

Metternick-Jones named to dean’s list

Silas Metternick-Jones of Hogansville was named to Augustana College's winter term dean's list. He is a sophomore majoring in communication studies and political science at the Illinois school.

Ryan inducted into health professions honor society

Shiela Ryan of Palmetto, a nutrition major at the Georgia State University Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions, was inducted into the Alpha Eta Honor Society recently.

This honor society promotes and recognizes the significant scholarship, leadership, and contributions to the allied health professions. Baccalaureate degree candidates who have maintained an overall GPA of 3.5 or better are eligible for induction.