Retired educators seminar tonight
The Brown County Retired Educators' Association will host a free seminar for participants of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in the Green Bay West High School auditorium, 966 Shawano Ave., Green Bay.
The focus of the meeting is WRS benefits and options. The seminar is geared to all WRS participants, whether in education or not, who are planning to retire or beginning to think about retiring.
Roger Byers, a former benefit specialist with the Department of Employee Trust Funds, will give the presentation.
For more information or to register for the seminar, call Ken or Marilyn Rabideau at (920) 866-9646.
East-side district holds free kids' screenings
The De Pere School District will hold Child Development Days, a free screening opportunity for children ages 2 ½ to 4 ½, next week.
The screenings will run from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, and Wednesday, March 13, at Heritage Elementary School, 1250 Swan Road.
All children who live in the east-side school district and were born between Sept. 1, 2008, and Sept. 1, 2010, are eligible to be screened. Parents/guardians are encouraged to have their child screened on one of the two days.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Nancy Pintar at (920) 983-2456 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Open house March 18 at De Pere preschool
Angels of Hope Preschool in De Pere will hold an open house for its 3- and 4-year-old kindergarten programs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 18.
Parents/guardians of children who will be 3 or 4 years old next school year are invited to attend and learn more about the programs at Angels of Hope.
Registration is being accepted for the 3K and 4K programs. The 4K program is held three days a week - Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The 3K program is held two days a week - Tuesday and Thursday, from 9 to 11 a.m.
The state-licensed Angels of Hope provides academic readiness for kindergarten, opportunities for social development, creative outlets and is Christ-centered.
The facility is located behind Foxview Intermediate School at Hope Lutheran Church, 700 S. Superior St.
For more information, call Angels of Hope director/teacher Gail Thiel at (920) 336-9843.
New hires for SNC leadership positions
St. Norbert College in De Pere announced the following leadership appointments earlier this week:
- The Rev. Andrew Ciferni, O. Praem., will lead the Center for Norbertine Studies beginning in August.
Ciferni will replace Bill Hyland, assistant professor of classical studies at the college, as the director of the Center for Norbertine Studies. Hyland is relocating to Scotland with his family.
Ciferni is a member of the Norbertine abbey in Daylesford, Pa. He is a St. Norbert College graduate who taught in the Master of Theological Studies program and served on the board of trustees at the college.
- Ray Zurawski, associate professor of psychology at the college, will become the associate vice president for institutional effectiveness as of June 1.
Zurawski will replace the departing Bob Rutter, professor of education.
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness assesses student learning and mission effectiveness.
Zurawski has taught psychology at St. Norbert since 1986.
Cahill earns scholarship from UW-Green Bay
Jesse Cahill, a senior from De Pere, was one of 16 top science and math students at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay who received Natural and Applied Sciences scholarships worth nearly $16,000 last month.
The students were recognized for high grades, outstanding scholarship, innovative research and overall academic excellence.
Cahill earned the $640 Nancy J. Sell Memorial Scholarship. Cahill, a chemistry and human biology double major, has served as a teaching assistant for UW-Green Bay's Targeted Opportunities for Success in the Sciences (TOSS) program, which is designed to bridge the achievement gap between multicultural students and those from non-multicultural backgrounds.
TV company offers minority scholarships
LIN Media, parent company of local TV stations WLUK FOX 11 and WCWF CW14, is accepting applications for its Minority Scholarship and Training Program.
The company will award one broadcast television scholarship/internship and one digital media scholarship/internship in April to begin this summer.
Each selected student will receive a two-year scholarship up to $10,000 per year, which can be used for tuition, fees, books, and room and board. LIN Media also will provide each student with hands-on training through a paid-internship program at one of its TV stations across the country.
The minority scholarship recipients will be assigned full-time positions at LIN Media upon graduation and successful completion of the training program.
Applications are being taken until Wednesday, March 20. For more information or to obtain an application, go to the website http://www.linmedia.com/contact-us/minority-scholarship-program/.
UWGB offers aviation course for pilots
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Education Outreach is partnering with CAVU Flight Center and Executive Air to present "Aviation and Aerodynamics for Private and Sport Pilots," a weekly course on Wednesday nights that will run from March 20 to May 8.
The eight-week course will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at CAVU Flight Center in the Executive Air building at Austin Straubel International Airport in Ashwaubenon.
The course will prepare attendees for successful completion of the FAA Private Pilot or Sport Pilot written exam.
Enrollment is limited to 20 students. The cost is $300 for private or sport pilot students, which includes course materials but not the fee for taking the FAA knowledge test.
To register, go to the website http://www.uwgb.edu/educationoutreach/courses/courseDetail.asp?id=0039ND and click on the Register Online tab or call (920) 465-2480.
Business-oriented camp in June at SNC
Applications are available for high school students to attend the 2013 Wisconsin Business World program.
Business World is a summer camp designed to teach the next generation how to be responsible business leaders.
A camp session will be held from June 23-26 at St. Norbert College in De Pere. The session will feature an advanced track for returning Business World students.
The program brings high school students and business volunteers together to learn about the challenges facing our economy. The students will have an opportunity to interact with guest speakers and tour local companies to complete the hands-on experience.
For more information about the Wisconsin Business World program or to access the application for the summer camp, go to www.wibusinessworld.org or call (888) 276-7953.