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Announcing the 2011 Teacher IMPACT Grant recipients

Announcing the 2011 Teacher IMPACT Grant recipients

COBB COUNTY, Ga. (CCSD CobbCast) -- The Cobb Schools Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 Teacher IMPACT Grants.

A record 117 teachers, administrators and specialists applied for this district-wide distinction. The foundation was able to whittle the number down to 14 projects, which received more than $20,000 in cash and gifts.

Campbell High, Smyrna
* Vicki Mudd, "Trout in the Classroom"

Chalker Elementary, Kennesaw
* Kim Barker, "Sunday Scholars"
* Veronica Crafton, "Sensory Integration Project"

Cooper Middle, Austell
* Amy Johnson, "Articulating Foundational Math Concepts through Animation"

Fair Oaks Elementary, Marietta
* Michelle Kormos, "Promoting Math & Literacy Skills through Art & Technology Integration"

Rep. Price to address Kennesaw State students

Rep. Price to address Kennesaw State students

KENNESAW, Ga. -- U.S. Representative Tom Price (R-Ga.) will speak at Kennesaw State University on Monday.

Price represents Georgia's 6th congressional district, which includes Cherokee County, east Cobb, north Fulton and Dunwoody, as well as Roswell, Sandy Springs and Vinings.

He will speak to KSU students who are majoring in political science and/or taking classes centered on Congress and the legislative process. Rep. Price is expected to discuss his career in politics, give an update on Congress and his priorities, and take questions from students.

All KSU political science majors and those in Congress-related classes are encouraged to attend. The lecture will begin at 3:30 p.m., followed by a reception at 5 p.m., in Prillaman Hall, the school's health sciences building.

KENNESAW: World-class skate park slated for city

KENNESAW: World-class skate park slated for city

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Kennesaw plans to build a 40,000 square foot skate park in Swift-Cantrell Park, the city announced Friday.

The state-of-the-art project with the Rob Dyrdek Foundation will be one of the largest skate parks in the Southeast. Its design is based on those at competitive skate park plazas.

"A facility of this scope and quality will be great for local skateboarders, but will attract events from the entire Southeast region, bringing substantial potential economic benefit to Kennesaw," Mayor Mark Mathews said in a statement.

The skate park is expected to cost $1.2 million, $750,000 of which was approved by voters as part of the 2011 SPLOST. The remainder of the money will come from donations and grants.

SITE Design Group and California Skateparks will complete the project.

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will hold an appreciation ceremony for more than 180 Atlanta-area music teachers Friday evening.

The teachers will be recognized at 7 p.m. by ASO president Stanley Romanstein. Afterward, the instructors will attend the evening's concert featuring the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky.

ASO cellist Joel Dallow will also receive a special award from Romanstein for his arts education advocacy work throughout Georgia.

Both the 8 p.m. concert and the preceding reception will take place at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Midtown.

 

KSU student wins memorial scholarship

KSU student wins memorial scholarship

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- When Judy Johnson, an employee of the Cherokee County School Nutrition Association (CCSNA), passed away in 2009, a scholarship was created in her memory.

Now, a Woodstock High School alumnus has received the $1,000 gift named for her.

Cory Locatelli, the 2011 recipient, is majoring in photography at Kennesaw State University. He plans to put the Judy Johnson Memorial Scholarship toward his tuition.

Every year, the scholarship is awarded to a child or grandchild of a CCSNA member. Recipients must be good students and have records of community service.

CCSNA holds fundraisers and accepts donations for the scholarship every year.

Perdue to address Coles College of Business

Perdue to address Coles College of Business

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue will address alumni, faculty, staff, students and business partners of the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University.

Perdue's talk, entitled "From Chopsticks to Wood Pellets: Made in Georgia Goes Global," marks the 20th annual Tetley Distinguished Leader Lecture Series for the business college.

The lecture will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre (2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta).

Nobel Prize winner to headline USG conference

Nobel Prize winner to headline USG conference

ATLANTA -- Nobel Prize winner Dr. Muhammad Yunus will be the keynote speaker at an economic development conference hosted by the University System of Georgia.

The Social Business and Microcredit conference will be held Oct. 17 at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center.

Yunus won the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize for his pioneering work in microcredit, which is the extension of very small loans to those in poverty, with the goal of spurring entrepreneurship.