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Education Notebook: Middle Georgia State signs agreement with Northampton

Middle Georgia State College and the University of Northampton, based in Northamptonshire, England, will exchange faculty and students and collaborate on research as part of an agreement established by leaders of both institutions.

Christopher Blake, president of Middle Georgia State, and professor Nick Petford, vice chancellor of the University of Northampton, signed a memorandum of understanding on April 23 that will allow the two institutions to work together on various academic activities of mutual interest. The agreement takes effect July 1, the same day Middle Georgia State becomes a university.

PERRY HIGH TO PRESENT “SEUSSICAL”

The Perry High School Theatre for the Performing Arts will present “Seussical the Musical Jr.” on Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Perry High School theater. Tickets are $5 at the door.

“Seussical” weaves together Dr. Seuss’ most famous tales and characters from at least 15 of his books.

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR STEM AWARDS

The Technology Association of Georgia and the TAG Education Collaborative are excited to announce the 4th Annual STEM Education Awards, an event that will once again recognize and honor schools, programs and organizations for their outstanding effort and achievement in supporting and promoting STEM education in Georgia.

Nominations are due by 4 p.m. June 5. Individuals, schools, companies and organizations are invited to nominate themselves or others by completing the online survey found at www.tagonline.org/events/stem-education-awards.

To complete a nomination, the nominating party must have the following information: nominating party’s contact information; the school, program, camp, activity or company being recommended; explanation of the relationship between the nominating party and the entity being nominated; a short paragraph explaining the nomination; and the contact information of the school, program, activity or company.

GEORGIA COLLEGE FACULTY MEMBER GETS NATIONAL HONOR

Karen Berman, chairwoman of the Georgia College Department of Theatre, was elected the new dean of the College of Fellows of the American Theatre. She will begin her service in April 2016.

Berman was chosen for the post during a 50th Anniversary Gala weekend held at the Cosmos Club Grand Ballroom and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. Investment into the Fellows is one of the highest honors bestowed on a theater artist. Berman will follow Bob Schanke, writer and editor of numerous books on theater, as dean.

MERCER SENIOR JOINS TEACH FOR AMERICA CORPS IN MISSISSIPPI

Mercer University senior Lindsey Hancock has been accepted into Teach For America and will spend the next two years teaching secondary English in Mississippi.

Hancock was among the 10 percent of about 40,000 applicants to be accepted to the program this year.

The Mississippi corps numbers about 300 teachers, who are working to improve education in a state where just 11 percent of students are college-ready after graduating from high school.

“As a Teach For America teacher, I will be an activist for education equity, and I am so excited for the opportunity to fight for justice for my students in the classroom every day,” Hancock said in a news release.

Telegraph writers David Schick and Jeremy Timmerman contributed to this report.

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