SU unveils mascot statue: Buzzy the Bee, a 2,000-pound, 10-foot tall bronze version of Shenandoah University's new mascot was unveiled on Saturday, October 6th at the University's James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics & Events Center. Buzzy was a gift from the James R. Wilkins Chartiable Trust. The statue was made by Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Bronze Age Art Casting and took 900 hours to create. It has been dedicated to former university president James A. Davis and his wife, Janet C. Davis. (For a picture and more information see The Winchester Star article for Monday, October 8th.)
Woman from Pixar Animation Studios to speak at STEM Festival. Danielle Feinberg, director of photography for lighting at Pixar Animation Studios, will speak from 7-8 p.m. Oct 17 at Clarke County High School about her work on the Pixar movies "WALL-E", "Brave" and "Coco". The talk is part of the sixth annual STEM Festival at the high school, which is free and open to the public. The festival, which will start at 5 p.m., was created by Debbie Biggs, curriculum specialist for Clarke County Public Schools, to demonstrate STEM (Science, technology, engineering and math) in everyday life. From 5-7 p.m. there will be hands-on STEM demonstrations from local businesses and organizations. There also will be food and music. Outside of work, Feinberg encourages teenage girls to take up coding, math and science fields by showing them how to combine art and technology. (Taken from The Winchester Star article of Wednesday, October 10th.)
LFCC (Lord Fairfax Community College) brings manufacturing training program to NW Works. NW Works and Lord Fairfax Community College have entered into a partnership that brings two levels of the school's manufacturing certificate program to job seekers. The new seven-week educational program began October 5, 2018 with five people officially enrolling, being assessed for what they want to do and learning what to expect of the program. The first class begins on Friday with an instructor from Lord Fairfax Community College Workforce Solutions. The program is open to anyone. (For more information, see The Winchester Star article for Tuesday, October 9, 2018.)
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