Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 8, 1974 · Page 22
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 22

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· Northwest Arkansos TIMES, Thun., Aug. 8, 1974 FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS (TTMESphoio By Bay Gray) HEAVY EQUIPMENT CLASS .. .students operate heavy equipment at Lake Fayetteville Park as part oj a course designed to train operators in Heavy Equipment Class INeeded Skills Gained ' £J,T h e heavy equipment Operation class is an outstanding example o t . one of the .glasses conducted by the Fay- "eltcville Adult Education Pro- Ifam. · . £'Jt is an example of what can iesult from tho cooperation of several agencies. The Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District, Washington County Highway Department, Washington County Economic Opportunity Agency and The ·Fayetteville Schools. All play a Siial role in the operation ot this class, according to Roy .Smith, director ot the Adult "Education program. . £ .The class spends about ten 'percent of its time in the class ' 'ftibm with the other 90 per cent ;fieing spent in operation of the "CCiuipment. £-T.he work done as a part of Jlie learning experience is practical work which is done for a? useful purpose and probably ; - Should not be done if it were · iTo't for tile existence of this ; 'Class. · * ^Guidelines and scheduling of .-jyork projects are conducted by ,n advisory committee of one member from each of the agencies involved. Work is limited o the confines ot Washington County and is conducted for small towns, schools and the Washington County Highway Department. Since the start of this program work ' has ' b'eeri 'done )n county roads, for the city Of · Tohtitown, WinsloiV Schools, West Fork Schools, Fayetteville Schools, - and the- L i n c o 1 n Schools. The estimated value of the. .work . done comes to $151,350. This was accomplished at, no cost to the organizations concerned as all' expenses of the operation of the program are covered by grants' from the Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District. One of the classes is now ·working o n - t h e construction of a baseball field and roads in the . new . Lake. . Fayetteville Park. The Fayetteville Adult Education 'Program 'is made up of the four divisions, of special needs; academic; ' vocational and general interest. T h e -heavy .equipment operation class is an example of the special needs division. When an employer feels the need for trained employes, we can set up a training program for him in his facility or ours at no cost to the employer. An individual can enter the academic program at any point (from grade level zero to 12) and work at his, level to whatever goal he has set up to and including- a Fayetteville High School Diploma. Vocational training in a number of fields such as welding, auto body repair, electronics, type writing, shorthand anr office machines is available in the evening for those who wish to-sharpen old skills or to learn new ones. * ' A-large selection of general interest classes are offered to those-who w i s h ' t o learn more about activities for use in the home or. just as a hobby. These include such things as auto mechanics, cake decorating, Spanish, speed reading and social dancing. The fall semester of the Adult Education Program will start September 16. r s Courses On Schedule For fall JAM NOGGL.E TIMES Staff Writer Women's rights, women and religion, women in politics, law and non-traditional careers,wo~ men and literature and the changing role of women in our society are among the topics which will be examined in courses to be offered through the division of continuing education at the University of Arkansas this fall. The courses are designed for the community woman who wanls to examine her own life and the position of women in a rapidly changing society according to Penny Johnson, assistant director of housing and Mary Cochran. women's programs ruK'isor who along 'with the assistance of Dr. Guy Nelson, head of conferences and institutes of the division of con- t i n u i n g education, set up th women's studies courses. COURSES HEADY Two women's studies courses which will start in Septem'aei and meet one night a week through the fall semester arc e n t i t l e d "Women a n d Changing roles," Different subjects including radical f e m i n i s t . ECX role stero types, the Equal R i g h t s . A m e n d m e n t , am! rape, will be discussed with different speak ers each week. Films and tapes in "Wmnens 1 Changing Roles' will give an overall view of the changing roles women are ex peeled to meet and conflicting demands placed on women to day stated Mrs. Cochran. "Women and Literature" wi! examine the role of woman as writers and characters in litrrnturo. Mrs. Cochran said, "Women stnclenls and faculty member: have been pushing for women's studies with some decree o success for the past two year, since I have been on the staff It is hoped t h a t communitj women, as well as students, wil take .idvEiiitiigo of the continu in geducation courses." "Theoretically the course, should make you. as a woman belter able to see where yoi fit in and w h a t is best fo yon.", she stated. The idea for studies for com mtmitv women originated in f subcommittee of "The Women'. Studies Committee" which wa« organized during the Women'. . Symposium at U of A last April 'U of A women (acuity members, staff students and ommunity, women make up the ommittce and arc trying to incorporate women's studios into he curriculum of'each department and to integrate material on women into existing courses. Nelson expressed enthusiasm tudies into the continuing education program through the lepartment of conferences and nstilute programs, he added _eared mainly toward community adult education and a ist of all of the classes offered ncluding foreign languages, art orms and other special in- crests will be ready in l a t e August. Persons interested in women': studies who desire more information, or who have ideas for the courses, are urged to con act Mrs. Cochran. at 575-5001. Council Officers Eon Talhert is president o! the Fayetteville Parent Teacher City Council, which is composec of delegates from each of the school PTAs. Other officers are Mrs. Alan Larson, vice president; Mrs Charles Scharlau, secretary and Mrs. Carol W o o d r u f f , treasurer The organization sponsored a school of information for PTA leaders in May. The council was awardet special recognition from the State Parent Teacher Congres for development of a volunteer- tutor program. This continuing program is coordinated by Mrs Warle Burnside and Mrs. Lar son. New Section Starting in the fall, the Scho lastic Aptitude Test, adrninis tered to more, than a millio high school students each yea and weighed in college admis sions, will include a new 3( minute section examining com petence in standard writte English. It is designed to iden tify the freshmen who nee remedial help in writing th language clearly and correctl before they get into college. First Library The first public library in th U.S. was founded in 1833 ' Peterborough, N.H. Junior High To Open At Rogers ROGERS -- The opening of ic new junior high schoo Ithis all will greatly ease the overcrowded situation that existed ast year, according to school 'upe'rintendent, Greer Lingle. The new school, Oakdale unior High School, is located he new junior high school this on North Dixieland Road. Junior high students in the Rogers: district will be divided between he two schools. He expects a student-teacher ratio of about 30 to 1, b u t is loping it will actually be about 8 pupils per teacher. Enroll- dent in the elementary schools, he junior high schools and the ligli school is expected to be near 4,703 students. \ Busing students' over as large in urban and rural area as iogers does is always a prob- em, Lingle said. But the school oard is working toward compliance with the federal law hat says all students on buses must be seated by July, 1975. "Our ' buses are somewhat overcrowded," he said, noting that the school administrators and the public are very aware if the problem. NEW PROGRAM A special program is being added at the junior high level his year, Lingel said. "Ex- ended opportunity classes" will allow students to participate in mini-courses in their special fields of interest. For example, gardening will be one of the mini-courses offered that can be akcn for credit. Also at the junior high level, several new electiyes are being added to thii curriculum. These nclude typing and industria arts, as veil as expanded language rwjrscs. Several new faces will be ;een arouiid the district as eight additional staff members join the Rogers schools. New assistant principal for the senior high school is Dr. Bill King. Dr. King replaces the former assistant principal, John Wayne Ford, who resigned. Dr. King, a former teacher in Texas and New Mexico and principal in Northwest Arkansas, received his doctorate al the University of Arkansas. Frank Tillery, former teacher and coach in Rogers and Okla homa schools, has been appointed assistant principal at Elmwood Junior High S c h o o l : Tillery replaces Donald Terry who will direct (he new voca iional-orientation p r o g r a m designed to give students information about various occupations. Satisfaction Guaranteed- Replacement or Money Refunded We have so many ways to save ...here are . : '· t |ust a few A. 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