The 2014 Southern Virginia STEM-H Summit will culminate in two days (March 13 & 14) of regional events at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville.
• February 27-March 12 - local kick-off events
• March 13 - student symposium & counselor/advisor workshop followed by an evening community reception and STEM-Arts performance
• March 14 - educator and industry convention
The registration fee is $50. Please note that each registration fee helps subsidize the cost for an educator. For additional information, please visit www.sovastem-h.org.
Attention Aspiring Entrepreneurs!
Do you have an idea for a new business in Danville? Register now for IdeaFest Friday, Feb. 28 from 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. Attendees will gain knowledge about the startup process, network with like-minded entrepreneurs and learn about business development resources in the region. They will also have an opportunity to pitch their business idea. First, second and third place winners will win cash and services to launch their startups. Register now at wwww.ideafestdanville.com.
Note: business professors, this might be an interesting event for your students to attend.
Join Danville United
The city of Danville has created a coalition - Danville United Community Relations Coalition, otherwise known as Danville United. The coalition's purpose is to engage interested persons in working together to make Danville a more tolerant, friendly, and welcoming community to everyone regardless of race, gender, religion, creed, ethnicity, nationality or economic status. For more information about Danville United, or to formally join the coalition, visit www.danvilleunited.org.
The coalition will hold its first meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. The keynote speaker will be Birmingham, Alabama attorney Jim Rotch, author of "The Birmingham Pledge". Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.
Support the Boys & Girls Club
The Boys & Girls Club of Danville is hosting a Ribs Rhythm & Blues Soul Festival Saturday, Sept. 7 from 3-10 p.m. at the Carrington Pavilion. In addition to outstanding food, families will find a variety of activities to enjoy including games, rides and arts and crafts specialty items. Performers at the event include Dante Lewis, Terence Young of "The Terence Young Experience" and Shableek.
To purchase your tickets online, please click here. Tickets will also be available at the gate. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for kids 12 and under with one school supply item (all school supplies will go to the Boys & Girls Club and the Church Based Tutorial Program). For more information about the event, please contact Kenny Lewis at (434) 421-0034.
Eat Out & Support the Pilot Club
The Pilot Club, which supports the University via scholarships, is holding a Dine & Donate event at Lone Star Steakhouse (Lowe's Drive in Danville) on Friday, Sept 5 from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Print out the flyer and show it to your server for the club to receive credit.
In addition to the dining event, the club is holding a raffle for a 50 inch Hitachi Plasma TV. Tickets are $5 per ticket, or you may purchase five tickets for $20. The drawing will be held Thursday, Dec. 12 and you do not have to be present to win. To purchase a ticket, contact Debbie Flinn at ext. 15680 or via email at email@example.com or another member of the Pilot Club.
The Pilot Club's focus is on promoting awareness of brain related disorders and to improve the lives of those affected - through education, volunteer activities, financial support and research. They help those with Autism, Alzheimer's, stroke, head trauma, veterans and so many more.
This week we are pleased to recognize the Bon Appétit staff in the dining hall. Congratulations, everyone!
This week we are pleased to recognize Petrina Carter, director of Career Services. Congratulations, Petrina!
This week we are pleased to recognize Wanda Haynes, administrative assistant to the faculty in Frith Hall. Congratulations, Wanda!
This week we are pleased to recognize the office of residence life. Congratulations, everyone!
This week we are pleased to recognize Stephanie Mullins, associate director of admissions and transfer counselor. Congratulations, Stephanie!