First Presbyterian Day School is holding open house events for all levels of students this month.
The open house for students who would be in 3K through second-grade classes is set for Jan. 13 from 9-11 a.m. at 5761 Calvin Drive in Macon.
The school’s downtown open house -- covering grades 3K through first-grade classes -- is Jan. 15 from 9-11 a.m. at 682 Mulberry St., Macon.
FPD’s open house for students in 3K through 12th-grade classes is Jan. 25 from 3-5 p.m. at 5761 Calvin Drive.
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Call 477-4774 or go to www.fpdmacon.org for more information about any of the three events.
WESLEYAN ASSISTANT DEAN NAMED OUTSTANDING STUDENT ADVOCATE
Christy Henry, assistant dean of academic resources at Wesleyan College, has been named an Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.
Henry is one of two recipients nationally for colleges with fewer than 2,000 students. Each year, presidents of American higher education institutions are invited to nominate one educator on their campus who is doing exceptional work in the areas of student learning, development and success and who is involved in high-impact practices for first-year student success, according to a news release.
“Christy knows the importance of the first year of college, from the time a student visits the college through the completion of her first year,” Wesleyan President Ruth Knox said in the release. “She studies best practices, collaborates with her peers and colleagues, and, most importantly, listens to the students.”
Now in her 13th year at Wesleyan, Christy has served in the college’s student affairs and academic affairs departments.
GEORGIA COLLEGE RECEIVES NASA FUNDING
Georgia College has received $20,000 in NASA funding for faculty research.
Arash Bodaghee, professor of physics and astronomy, is leading the project at Georgia College and acting as co-investigator to the program, which is in collaboration with Potsdam Observatory in Berlin and California Institute of Technology, according to a news release.
“Georgia College has already accomplished so much by receiving these funds, but now working with such high caliber institutions such as Potsdam and Caltech is just putting us over the top,” he said.
Bodaghee has enlisted the aid of junior Keri Spetzer, who will work for three months starting in May to convert the raw data gathered from the Hubble Space Telescope into images, according to the release. Bodaghee’s research focuses on the relationship between massive stars, their fuel sources of black holes and neutron stars.