Fort Valley State University will offer a master’s degree in history starting in the fall.
Students will be able to specialize in black history, military history or general history, which is available for public school teachers.
They also will have thesis or non-thesis options in completing their degrees.
So far, the program has had about a dozen applicants, from undergraduate students to retirees and professionals in various fields, said Fred van Hartesveldt, the chair of the Department of History, Geography, Political Science and Criminal Justice.
The faculty will work with each student and tailor the degree to the needs of each person, using a combination of classroom and online components, for example, according to van Hartesveldt.
“There are a variety of independent study options for students in the program,” he said.
Anyone interested in the program can contact the department at (478) 825-6230.
Macon State summer festival to teach history
Macon State College will host a free festival focusing on historical events for rising second- through seventh-graders July 19.
At the Summer Learning Festival, students will have the chance to learn about topics such as the Lewis and Clark exploration, World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, the Civil War and women’s suffrage, according to a news release.
Participating students must be registered for the event, and space is limited. Parents will find out the campus location of the event with the verification of their child’s registration.
For a registration form and more information, contact faculty members Loleta Sartin at firstname.lastname@example.org, Nancy Greene at email@example.com or Lane Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Houston school board cancels July work session
The Houston County Board of Education will not hold a board work session in July. However, the board will still host its monthly meeting July 19 at 1 p.m. at the board office in Perry. No agenda is available yet for the meeting.
Houston County schedules summer graduation for July 21
Houston County’s summer high school graduation will take place at Houston County High School on July 21 at 6:30 p.m.
There will be 13 to 20 students participating in the ceremony, but the number of total graduates is expected to be higher as officials check the eligibility of potential graduates, said Anthony Lunceford, executive director of secondary operations.
A reception will take place after the graduation ceremony.
Summer camp slots still available at Westfield
Spaces are still available at select July camps hosted by The Westfield School.
The following programs at Camp Westfield will take place July 25-28 and are open to Westfield and non-Westfield students:
- Broadway/Pop Show Choir, 9-11:30 a.m., rising fourth through eighth grade, $75;
- American Girl Celebration, 9 a.m. to noon, rising kindergarten through fifth grade, $75;
- Cheerleading I, 12:30-3 p.m., rising first through sixth grade, $75.
For more information about the camps and to register, visit westfieldschool.org.