Calendar of Events
April – July 2013
Professors Jessica Turner and Chuck Pearson, and the two will host a reception for the middle school students and their families in Harrison-Jones on Friday April 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m. The media and anyone interested in astrophotography are invited to attend.
For the past six weeks, Drs. Pearson and Turner, with the assistance of interns at the College, have worked with at-risk students from Virginia Middle School and Vance Middle School in Bristol, Virginia and Tennessee. The students will exhibit their photos alongside a digital exhibit at the reception. During the six-week program students were introduced to a wide variety of resources in the Smithsonian’s Micro-Observatory Telescope Network, including the ability to control the robotic telescopes via the Internet and use its software to capture their versions of the cosmos. The students’ chosen images, as well as their captions, poems, and reflections on the program, will be on display during the reception. Refreshments will be served.
“Greet the Sunrise” on the East terrace of Science Hall at 6:30 a.m. There will be food, coffee, music and poetry.
From 12-1 p.m. there will be a lunch forum in the Brantley Dining Room (previously the PDR) – “Careers in Natural Resources” – with three speakers:
Caroline Cook – Naturalist, Hungry Mother Park. Caroline has a BA in English from UNC Chapel Hill.
Julie Slater – Interpreter, Grayson Highlands Park. Julie has a BA in Russian Literature from UVA.
Sarah Colletti – Virginia Dept. of Game and Fish. Sarah has a BA in Wildlife Management from VA Tech.
Come learn about interesting careers and interning opportunities in natural resources and conservation fields.
* Convocation credit is available for those who attend the lunch forum. *
Choosing College presentation July 30
High school students and families are invited to the one-hour presentation on Tues. evening, July 30, at 7 p.m. in Trayer Theatre, Worrell Fine Arts Building. The information session is intended to inform prospective college students and address the following:
Preparing for college applications
Getting out front for athletics recruitment
Types of scholarships offered, including merit, athletic and performance-based awards
Facts on financial aid, including VTAG, FAFSA, Parent Plus and work study
For more information click here.