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Greenville County Schools Hall of Fame Accepting Nominations PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 00:00

Greenville County Schools is accepting nominations for the GCS Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors men and women who have graduated Greenville County Schools and have made substantial or significant contributions at the local, regional, national, or international levels in any appropriate area of endeavor such as, but not limited to, academia and education, arts, athletics, business, media, public service, philanthropy, medicine, military, or science.

The deadline to receive nominations is Monday, May 1, 2017. The awards presentation will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at a dinner hosted by the Greenville County Schools Foundation.

NGU Bids Farewell to Two Longtime English Professors PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 January 2017 00:00

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Tigerville – North Greenville University has announced the retirement of two longtime English professors – Cathy Sepko and Julia Drummond – at the end of the Fall 2016 semester.

Sepko, who has served as a professor of English at NGU since 1996, served as the keynote speaker for the fall commencement held on Friday, Dec. 9. She has held various faculty positions, including dean of the College of Humanities, faculty chair, and faculty marshal, during her time at NGU.

Sepko has also been directly involved in the creation of a number of degree programs, academic departments, and several courses, such as Advanced Grammar and Style, American Folklore, Literature Theory, Appalachian Literature, and Honors Program seminars.  

Nathan Ellenwood Named PlanFIRST Player of the Game PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 December 2016 00:00

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Nathan Ellenwood was named the PlanFIRST Player of the Game for the Bob Jones University Bruins men’s basketball team on Friday, Dec. 9.

Ellenwood is a freshman business administration major from Greenville. Ellenwood had 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists as the Bruins fell to Piedmont College 95-91.

PlanFIRST is an asset management and financial services company located in Greenville, South Carolina.

BJU Displays Nativity Scene PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 December 2016 00:00

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The star spotlight directs all of Greenville to the Bob Jones University Creche which was unveiled on December 2, 2011. This work includes seven pieces for the Christmas season. The larger-than-life figures (some are 7 feet tall) were carved from solid blocks of polystyrene. The stable is about 14 feet high. The homes and storefronts tower about 21 feet at the highest point. Doug Young has been sculpting for almost thirty years. He’s best known for sculpting Shoeless Joe Jackson, Gethsemane and The Patriot, Della Gillette. He currently resides in Taylors, SC.

Louisiana Re-brands Common Core in Attempt to Dupe Citizens PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alex Newman   
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 00:00


State officials in Louisiana tried to deceive citizens last week by approving what amounts to, essentially, a glorified name change for the deeply unpopular Common Core education standards pushed by the Obama administration. Basically, policymakers rebranded the scheme as “Louisiana Standards,” while pretending that there had been some “revisions” to the widely loathed education-nationalization effort. However, according to experts and activists involved in the process, the politically toxic national education standards imposed on state governments with federal funding and pressure remain almost entirely intact in Louisiana, despite the new name. Similar scams by government officials have taken place in states across the country.  

Diversity Becoming Central Value For Clemson PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 00:00

President Clements Catering to Minority and Fringe Groups as their Demands Intensify

President James P. Clements, Ph.D. announced to the Clemson Family last Thursday, April 14, 2016 that the University would welcome a new Chief Diversity Officer, Mr. Lee Gill, on Monday, April 18 “to assist us in our efforts to move forward.” He added: “I want the entire campus community to know I remain committed to improving the efforts of diversity and inclusion at this university.”

President Clements announced a weeklong recognition of PRIDE week activities that prompted a response from a Greenville Attorney.

Greenville County School District Brings Change in Grading Scale in all Middle Schools by Fall of 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tina Sayward   
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 00:00

The grading scale for schools ordinarily goes from zero to one hundred, with zero being the lowest grade you could score on any assignment. Back when most of us were in middle school, if we didn’t do an assignment or if we got every question wrong on a quiz, we earned a zero. That one zero would drag down our entire average and we would have to struggle to bring it back up just to pass, or drown ourselves in extra credit just praying that it would be enough. The Greenville County School District wants to change that. By establishing a policy with a grading floor of a 61, the lowest grade a student can receive on any assignment or test would be a 61. It is still an F, though falling in the upper range. Even with the grading floor, students would still have to make up the work they failed so that they will learn the required material. According to Derek Lewis, the District 24 representative of the Greenville County School Board, the policy isn’t exactly new. The Board approved the grading scale in 2007. “[It] was designed to allow ample opportunity for a teacher to award a student an F for failing to master a skill, but still provide the student and parents with some opportunities to bring that grade up.”


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