Daytona State announces weekend training for certified pool operators
The Center for Business & Industry at Daytona State College will host a course for certified pool operators.
Established by the National Swimming Pool Foundation, the course is designed to provide the knowledge necessary to safely and efficiently manage and operate swimming pools and spas.
This course will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7. Classes meet in Building 110, Room 249, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Cost is $275 and includes textbooks.
The instructor is Richard Drolshagen, owner of Perfect Pools.
To register or for more information, call (386) 506-4224, email parkerj@DaytonaState.edu or visit www.thecbi.com.
The course may qualify for funding through The Center for Business Excellence, email training@cbe_fvc.org for more information.
Florida students to compete in underwater robot competition
The SeaPerch Competition at Embry-Riddle is a daylong underwater robotics contest designed to get Florida middle school and high school students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The event will be from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at John Paul Riddle Student Center and the University Swimming Pool, at 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach.
During the event, 25 student teams from 14 schools and organizations will build their own remotely operated vehicles from kits containing common parts such as PVC pipes and small DC motors. The teams will be vying to qualify for slots at the SeaPerch National Challenge in Indianapolis on May 18.
The event is free and the public may attend.
For information, go to http://roboticsassociation.org/projects/seaperch/seaperch.html or call (386) 323-8848.
Religious Freedom lectures at Stetson
Executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C., J. Brent Walker, will speak on religious freedom and the separation of church and state as part of the Shurden Lectures at Stetson University. These lectures are free and open to the public.
All lectures will be in the Stetson Room, second floor of the Carlton Union Building, 131 E. Minnesota Ave., DeLand.
"First Principles: God-given, but government protected" is the topic for Walker's lecture at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. "First Freedoms: Accommodate religion, but don't advance it" is the title of the second lecture at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 10. "Religion and Politics: How did we do in 2012?" is the topic for the third lecture at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 10.
Mr. Walker, a 1976 honors graduate of the Stetson University College of Law, is an ordained minister and member of the Supreme Court Bar and the Bar of the District of Columbia. He was recognized by the Stetson Lawyers Association as a distinguished alumnus in 2009. He also holds a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Florida.
The Shurden Lectures, named after Drs. Walter and Kay Shurden, are designed to educate students regarding separation of church and state, and to enhance the programs of the Baptist Joint Committee.
For more information about these lectures, contact Stetson professor of religious studies Gregory Sapp at (386) 822-8930, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free family-strengthening workshop offered at Daytona State
The Center for Women and Men at Daytona State College will host a free four-hour workshop to help parents strengthen their families from the inside out. Participants will learn about the protective factors that need to be present in a family in order to keep it strong and healthy.
The Strengthening Families workshop will be form 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 12, in Bergengren Hall, Building 110, Room 112, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Participation is free and open to the public. It is presented in collaboration with the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler & Volusia and Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare.
To register for the April 12 workshop or for more information, call (386) 506-4218.
World's first commercial space operations degree OK'd for liftoff at ERAU
This fall, students can take their place at the forefront of one of the nation's fastest growing industries following Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's approval of the world's first degree program in Commercial Space Operations.
The new degree program, offered by the College of Aviation at Daytona Beach, will supply the commercial spaceflight industry with skilled graduates in the areas of space policy, operations, regulation and certification, as well as space flight safety, and space program training, management and planning.
Spring open houses at Daytona State feature special showcases
Anyone interested in exploring a college education, advancing their career or re-tooling for a new job should make plans to attend a Spring Open House during April at Daytona State College. At each of the college's five campuses, the sessions feature a chance to win a $500 scholarship from the Daytona State Foundation.
Visitors can speak with college representatives about programs offered at DSC, including the Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management, Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology, associate of arts, associate of science and certificate programs. Financial Aid experts also will be on hand. There will be a Dual Enrollment presentation for students who would like to get started on college while still in high school.
The Daytona State open houses will be from 5 to 7 p.m. as follows:
Thursday, April 11, Deltona Campus, Fathi Hall,2351 Providence Blvd., Deltona.
Tuesday, April 16, DeLand Campus, Bert Fish Hall (Building 6C), 1155 County Road 4139, DeLand.
Thursday, April 18, New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus, Academic Hall (Building 2), Room 109. 940 10th St., New Smyrna Beach.
Tuesday, April 23, Daytona Beach Campus Hosseini Center (Building 1200), 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
For more information or to reserve a space, call (386) 506-4471 or email admissions@DaytonaState.edu.