S.C. floods postpone Mercer civil rights lectures
Mercer University canceled civil rights lectures Monday and Tuesday.
Patricia Sullivan, professor of history at the University of South Carolina, was not able to travel due to severe flooding in her home state.
Mercer plans to reschedule her three lectures on the theme “What Happened to the Civil Rights Movement” as part of Mercer University’s 58th annual Lamar Lectures, a Southern history and culture series.
Sullivan specializes in modern U.S. history, with an emphasis on African-American history, race relations and the history of the civil rights movement.
New dates will be announced as soon as possible.
BIBB’S CTAE DIRECTOR TO COMPETE FOR NATIONAL HONOR
Cassandra Miller-Washington, Bibb County school district’s director of career, technical and agricultural education, has been named Region II CTAE Administrator of the Year.
Miller-Washington advanced to regional competition after being named state Administrator of the Year by the Georgia
Association for Career and Technical Education at the association’s conference last summer.
She now advances to the national ACTE awards competition in New Orleans from Nov. 19-22.
HOUSTON NUTRITION RECOGNIZED WITH AWARDS
The Houston County School Nutrition Program was honored Sept. 25 for winning two Southeast region awards and two state awards. The program’s leadership was awarded two U.S. Department of Agriculture Southeast Region Awards in two categories: fiscal management and leadership development and program management. The team competed against other districts with enrollments of more than 20,000 students in eight states.
MERCER PUBLICATION A FINALIST FOR NATIONAL AWARD
For the third consecutive year, Mercer University’s literary and arts review, The Dulcimer, is a finalist for the Associated Collegiate Press 2015 Magazine Pacemaker award.
The winner will be announced at the 94nd annual ACP/CMA National College Media Convention, which will be held Oct. 28 through Nov. 1, in Austin, Texas.
The Pacemaker, which has been awarded since 1927, is the highest honor the ACP gives to its members.
ACE STUDENT CHOSEN FOR GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL
Ben Trofemuk, a seventh-grader at the Academy for Classical Education, has been selected to serve on State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ 2015-2016 Student Advisory Council.
This is the second year that Trofemuk has been chosen to serve on this Advisory Council. He was one of 1,500 students who applied to serve on the council.
MIDDLE GEORGIA PROFESSOR PUBLISHES BOOK
Derrilyn E. Morrison, associate professor of English at Middle Georgia State University, recently published “Making History Happen: Caribbean Poetry in America.”
The book examines Lorna Goodison’s “Turn Thanks,” McCallum’s “The Water Between Us” and Claudia Rankine’s “Plot” and “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely.”
Telegraph writers Oby Brown, David Schick and Jeremy Timmerman contributed to this report.