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Marshall College of Arts and Media opens 16th annual Jazz-MU-Tazz summer camp for younger students

Tue, May 20, 2014 - 12:04pm

The 16th annual Jazz-MU-Tazz event for students grades 7-12 kicks off Monday, June 9, in Marshall University's Jomie Jazz Center on the Huntington campus. It will end with a finale concert Saturday, June 14, at Pullman Square Plaza.


Marshall Jazz Professor Dr. Ed Bingham said the camp offers the students a better understanding of playing jazz, particularly with improvisation. He also sees Jazz-MU-Tazz as an enrichment program for attendees.

"There's this sort of synergy that happens when you bring students from all over to one place to make music," Bingham said.

This year's...

Bostic named sole finalist for Stafford superintendent

Mon, Apr 28, 2014 - 12:25pm

Robert Bostic, the Denton school district’s assistant superintendent for academic programs, is the lone finalist for the Stafford Municipal School District superintendent job.

The Stafford school board unanimously named Bostic its lone finalist April 16, and by state law must wait 21 days before formally hiring him to the position.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to help serve more kids,” Bostic said Thursday. “It will be a great leadership career opportunity for me and my family.”

According to its website, the district has an enrollment of more than 3,200 students and is located in Fort Bend County south of...

Your Neighbor: The Woman in the Book Stacks

Tue, Apr 15, 2014 - 12:51pm

When We Met

When Kathleen Lambert moved to Twin Falls as a teenager, her first question wasn’t “Where is the mall?”

Hers was: “Where’s the library?”

And that’s been her home away from home ever since.

In August, Lambert will celebrate 14 years of working at the Twin Falls Public Library.

How You Might Know Her

Lambert is head of the library’s technical services department. She also has worked as a circulation clerk, technical services clerk and cataloger assistant. She earned a bachelor’s degree in human resources training and development from the...

College honors employees at gems of NCTC banquet

Tue, Apr 1, 2014 - 1:32pm

Employees of North Central Texas College were honored at the annual “Gems of NCTC” banquet March 28 at the Gainesville Civic Center.

The event included special awards for faculty and staff, as well as recognition and awarding of service pins to employees.

The employee of the year award was presented to Melinda Carroll. The Excellence in Teaching award was presented to Jill Swarner. The Dr. Gordon Yeargan adjunct faculty of the year award was presented to Anita McDonald. This award recognizes part-time faculty members who have made significant contributions to student learning, participation and skill acquisition...

Jewelers to talk craft, business at meeting

Thu, Mar 13, 2014 - 1:14pm

A pair of jewelers will visit the Denton-based Visual Arts Society of Texas from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday for the group’s monthly meeting and demonstration at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St.

Nora Riley Jewelry, the joint creative venture of University of North Texas graduate Sutton Norris and Ball State graduate Mary Beth Clark, will talk about their business and artistic partnership, and they’ll break down both their jewelry-making technique and their playful approach to materials at the meeting.

The demonstration is free for art society members, and $3 for visitors.

Nora Riley Jewelry...