Open house features DSC music production program
Get a center stage and behind-the-scenes look at Daytona State College's Music Production and Recording Technology degree program, as well as programs in performing arts (music, drama, dance), studio arts and general education, during an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2.
Visitors can take a tour of the News-Journal Center and state-of-the-art recording studios, and future students can register for a chance to win one of two $500 scholarships from the DSC Foundation. The event culminates with a free performance at 7:30 p.m. of "Summer and Smoke," one of Tennessee Williams' most poignant plays.
To register, call (386) 506-4471 or email Admissions@DaytonaState.
Space Center director to speak at Embry-Riddle commencement
Robert Cabana, director of Kennedy Space Center and a former astronaut, will speak at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's commencement ceremony for 716 of its Daytona Beach Campus students. It will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, at the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.
Military commissioning ceremonies also are scheduled for 21 graduating students from Air Force ROTC, 20 from Army ROTC and 14 from Naval ROTC.
As the director of the NASA center, Mr. Cabana manages a team of 8,600 civil service and contract employees. Previously he was the director of NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and deputy director of NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Texas.
As a member of the industry council that advises Embry-Riddle's College of Aviation, he helped develop a new program, the world's first bachelor's degree in Commercial Space Operations, which launches this fall.
The Williston Northampton School announces local honor roll student
Sydney Belinskas of Port Orange has made the honor roll for the second trimester of the 2012-13 academic year at Williston Northampton School in Massachusetts.
Students earning honors are required to earn a grade point average of 87.
The school is a coeducational boarding and day school for students in seventh grade through post-graduate year.
Solar training offered
The Center for Business & Industry at Daytona State College will host a five-day course in the basics of solar installation and technology.
With the assistance of the Photovoltaic and Renewable Integration to STEM Modules project funded by the National Science Foundation, the course will be May 13-17; classes meet daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Cost is $100. Class size is limited.
To register, call (386) 506-4224 or email parkerj@DaytonaState.edu. For more information, call (386) 506-4138.
ERAU offers science, tech scholarships in national design challenge
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is partnering with the Aerospace States Association in support of the Real World Design Challenge, an annual high school competition aimed at increasing the science, technology, engineering and mathematics workforce.
ERAU will award up to seven $50,000 scholarships -- $12,500 annually per student -- to winners of the national competition who attend the university, and its professors will serve as mentors to high school teams and as judges in future national-level challenges
FUTURES Foundation honors tomorrow's leaders
Outstanding juniors representing Volusia County public schools were honored at a graduation reception sponsored by Giles Electric Co., Stetson University Green feather and FUTURES Foundation on April 10, at the Museum of Arts & Sciences.
The 38 students are participants in the Tomorrow's Leaders program, a leadership development program sponsored by FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools.
Students graduating from the Tomorrow's Leaders program are:
Atlantic High School: Ashley Epling and Krista Ford .
DeLand High School: Brittany Clemente, Tiffany Findley and Selena Velazquez.
Deltona High School: Brenna Calhoun, Ashton Langrick and Barbara Sanchez.
Mainland High School: Dillon Blackman, Sarah Bowen, Frederick Denny, Edward Rapoano and Kady Webb.
New Smyrna Beach High School: Erica Kochis, Anthony Little and Kaitlynn Wines.
Pine Ridge High School: Ezequiel Muriel, Dakota Stanford and Abigail Workman.
Seabreeze High School: Carson Bell, Travis Hanson, Cassandra Moothart and Erin Overbey.
Spruce Creek High School: Doaa ElTemtamy, Hera Jamal, Chloe Milthorpe, Ben Rachman, Madison Santos, Priya Sathyanarayan, Paxton Shamlou and Brian Vaughn.
Taylor Middle-High School: Alexa Roscoe, Angie Torres and Yeni Verdel.
University High School: Milena Canete, John Heiland, Joseph Pizza and Joseph Warren.