Representatives of the nation’s five military academies are headed to Milledgeville.
Rep. Jody Hice, R-Monroe, will host presentations from West Point, Merchant Marine Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Coast Guard Academy.
The event is open to all students in eighth through 12th grade on Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. until noon in the Legislative Chambers of the Old Capitol Building at Georgia Military College.
MGSU PARTNERING WITH ROBERT MORRIS
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Middle Georgia State University is partnering with Robert Morris University to train faculty and students at the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, institution in mobile Internet security.
Under a $224,000 National Science Foundation grant, and also in partnership with the Southeastern Advanced Cybersecurity Education Consortium, MGSU will help RMU launch a Mobile Forensics and Security certificate program. Students will be able to complete the program online to learn how to secure and analyze mobile devices and networks against cyber crime.
RICKS INSTITUTE STUDENTS AWARDED MERCER SCHOLARSHIPS
Ricks Institute in Liberia announced two students, Emmanuella Barway and Abel Zeegar, received four-year scholarships to attend Mercer University’s College of Liberal Arts in Macon. The two are 2014 graduates of Ricks Institute.
EAGLE SPRINGS A STEM AWARD FINALIST
Eagle Springs Elementary is a finalist in the 2015 STEM Education Awards in the STEM Day category. Presented by the Technology Association of Georgia and TAG Education Collaborative, these awards recognize schools, programs and companies for outstanding efforts and achievements in supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering and math education in Georgia.
Eagle Springs Elementary is working toward STEM certification with the Georgia Department of Education.
HOUSTON COUNTY OFFERING ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES
The Houston County Board of Education will offer free, basic computer classes to adults this school year. The classes are taught by employee and student volunteers.
Seven sessions of two classes each will be offered at the county’s five high schools, the Career Academy and Crossroads Center. The training is from 4:30-7 p.m. on the following dates: Aug. 24, Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Jan. 11 and Feb. 1. Each site will accept 56 participants with the exception of the Crossroads Center, which is limited to 22.
To register for the training, call Lorrie Nix in the Teaching and Learning Department at 478-988-6222, ext. 10090. For questions related to these classes other than registration, contact the Director of Career, Technical and Agricultural Education, David McDermott, at 478-988-6222, ext. 10226.
BIBB BOE PUBLIC HEARING
The Bibb County Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the FY 2016 / CY 2015 tax levy on Aug. 20 at 5:45 p.m.
The Board voted on Aug. 4 to adopt the proposed FY 2016 tax levy, which suggested that the millage rate for the school district remain at the same rate it’s been the past 6 years.
The hearing will take place in the fourth floor Board Room at 484 Mulberry St. in Macon.
The school board will hold its regular committee and board meeting sessions on Aug. 20. The committee meeting will begin at 4 p.m. and the board meeting will begin at 6 p.m.
Both meetings will take place in the fourth floor board boom at 484 Mulberry St. in Macon.
DUKE UNIVERSITY RECRUITER TO VISIT BIBB
A recruiting representative from Duke University will be at Westside High School on Aug. 31 at 7 p.m.
This will be Duke’s only visit to Middle Georgia.
All parents and interested students are strongly encouraged to attend.
Telegraph writers Liz Fabian, Oby Brown, Jeremy Timmerman, David Schick contributed to this report.