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St. Louis Community College at Forest Park

Forest Park gets more high-tech By Gregory Jamison The Scene staff

Forest Park plans to install smart technology in 14 more classrooms by next summer. That’s good news for Jane Deborah Henry, associate professor of history. “I can be a much more effective teacher (in a smart classroom),” she said. “I can meet the different kinds of learning needs for our students more effectively. Some are visual learners.” The purpose of smart classrooms is to provide teachers and students with hightech learning tools. They are equipped with computers, large video screens, document cameras, video projectors, DVD and VCR players and surround-sound speakers. “The benefits of these classrooms are better instruction if an instructor needs to show the class (how to use) Blackboard or how to go out and do some research,” said Ena Primous, administrative assistant to the vice president of academic affairs. Forest Park started installing smart technology in 2008 at a cost of $10,000 per classroom. That has decreased to $7,000 or $8,000. Today, 75 percent of classrooms have smart technology. Officials expect to

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College to repair leaky ceilings By Chris Cunningham The Scene staff

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Associate professor Jane Deborah Henry teaches African American history in a smart classroom . upgrade 14 more by June 30, 2013. Eventually, every classroom on campus will have smart technology. Henry uses it in her African American history class. “I depend on it because I can enrich my own teaching, and I can enrich the learning of my students,” she said. “I can bring in source material that was inaccessible to me before we utilized smart

classrooms. Now, I can’t even imagine not teaching in one.” Her students also see benefits. “The equipment makes it easier to learn,” said Patrick Johnson Dey, 51, who’s studying hotel and restaurant management. “It gives me a reference where I can go on my laptop, as well as giving me another avenue outside of the book and syllabus.”

Workers are tearing up the Forest Park courtyard in two places to fix leaky ceilings in underground rooms. While they’re at it, they plan to replace the bricks with concrete. “We have repaired (the bricks) over the years, but they keep leaking,” said John Vansaghi, grounds manager. The projects will affect the courtyard between the theater building and G tower and between D and E towers. Repairs are designed to stop leaking onto the ceilings of automotive technology classrooms in G tower and the women’s and men’s bathrooms in the basement of D tower. “When (workers) do the south side, (people) won’t be able to enter E tower on either side,” Vansaghi said. “They will still be able to get into the Student

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Sculpture removed for courtyard construction

By Melanie Boston The Scene staff

The 16-foot-tall, red plywood sculpture on the Forest Park courtyard is gone. Employees tore it apart last month to make way for a construction project, which will involve tearing up the brick surface and making repairs below. “I was sad to see the sculpture come down,” said interim art departIsaacson ment chair Matt Isaacson, who invited the artist, Joshua Welker, to display it on campus. “But I knew it would be (a temporary) piece.” Welker is an associate professor of art at Taylor University in Indiana. He and a handful of Forest Park students built the sculpture in December and January to publicize his art exhibit in Forest Park’s Gallery of Art and to get people thinking outside the box. The sculpture has both fans and critics. “It was cool,” said art major Tally Narishkan, 20. “It was an oxymoron because it contradicted itself, fire made from wood.” “I’m glad the sculpture is down because I don’t have to walk around it anymore,” said general studies transfer student Amanda Stanfill, 20. Forest Park President Cindy Hess informed Isaacson at the beginning of

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A student walks by the plywood sculpture before it was painted red, left; dismantled pieces are stacked behind a dumpster near the Art Annex for pick-up by the Rebuild Foundation. fall semester that the sculpture would have to come down. Many people thought its triangular and odd-shaped pieces of plywood were being thrown away because they were stacked up behind a trash dumpster near the Art Annex. Not so, Issacson said. Some of the remains were donated to the Rebuild Foundation, a national non-profit orga-

nization that revitalizes urban neighborhoods using recycled materials, including artwork. Founder Theaster Gates is a Chicago native, artist and urban planner. He has projects underway in St. Louis, Detroit, Omaha and Chicago. “Dayna Kraz, the program coordinator of Rebuild Foundation, has picked up a full load of triangles in her truck,”

Isaacson said. “The materials she handpicked will be incorporated into an existing house that is being worked on.” Issacson and Welker will examine the remaining pieces and decide whether to make another sculpture or donate them to the Rebuild Foundation for a future project. Welker could not be reached for comment.


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Center, up the handicap ramp.” St. Louis Community College has contracted with two private companies for the projects: Infrastructure and C. Rallo Contracting Co. The latter’s bid totals $409,000. The project between the theater building and G tower already has begun. Work between D and E towers is scheduled for later this month. The bathrooms in the basement of D tower have been closed for three months because of leaky ceilings. Students, faculty and staff with classes and offices nearby are happy to hear they will be repaired and reopened.

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“I hate having to walk to the other towers to go to the bathroom,” said Ryan Lewis, 26, a nursing major. “So it will make my life easier.” A 16-foot-tall, red plywood sculpture that stood in the courtyard was dismantled last month to make way for construction. Professor Tommy Frison, chair of the science department, is glad the bricks are being replaced by concrete. He noted that the bricks seem to need repairs every year. “I like the bricks, but I don’t like the fact they leak,” he said. “I’m glad they are leaving from a financial perspective.”

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Dan Schmidt uses a bobcat to break up the courtyard surface outside the theater building.

Central Records Senior Manager Lauren Roberds said the move will benefit students. “The advantage students have now Forest Park students can no longer get is they don’t have to go to other coltheir academic records on campus. The Central Records department has leges to get their records,” Roberds moved to the Joseph Cosand Community said. “All their information, which College Center, across from Busch includes transcripts, curriculum courses, program completion and degree Stadium. “Central Records moved because program completion records, are in of the lack of housing space for dis- one place.” A disadvantage is that students may trict student records at Forest Park, have trouble find“ said DeLancey Smith, St. Louis The change didn’t ing parking places in downtown St. Louis C o m m u n i t y College director of cause any Forest Park during peak hours, especially during communications. season. “We are now able employees to lose their baseball Students are asked to house all student records from jobs. Shirley Kahan is not to wait until the last minute to the district’s (four campuses) in the enjoying her new digs. request transcripts or other records. Cosand Center.” Forest Park human The change didn’t cause any Forest Park employees to services major Reginald Nichols isn’t lose their jobs. Shirley Kahan is enjoy- pleased with the Central Records move. “The college is community-based, and ing her new digs. “I like the new space and the scen- students will now have to commute off ery,” said Kahan, Central Records stu- campus to get records,” she said. “It was dent services assistant. “I can now take more convenient for me as a student walks in the downtown St. Louis area, to have everything on campus here at and it convenient for me because of Forest Park.” To get official and cumulative tranwhere I live.” scripts, students must submit request The Cosand center is an administrative building that houses several forms with identification, signature and St. Louis Community College depart- Social Security or A number. They can ments, including Academic and Student go to the cashier’s office on any campus Affairs, the chancellor’s office, STLCC and pay to have transcripts sent to them, Foundation, Human Resources and or do it online. The Cosand center is at 300 S. Payroll, Purchasing and Technology Broadway in St. Louis. Hours are 8 a.m. Support Services. The center receives over 80,000 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For requests for transcripts each year. more information, call 314-644-9670. The Scene Staff By Joan Nelson

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CORRECTIONS •

A story in Fall Issue 1 incorrectly described an accomplishment by Student Government Association President Duane Logsdon. It should have read, “He completed 10 honors credits in one semester.”

A photo caption in Fall Issue 2 incorrectly identified a vocational rehabilitator with St. Louis Vet Center. His name is Jason Blankinmore.

The Scene regrets these errors and welcomes calls from readers to help us provide accurate information.

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Science Center goes wild with exhibit By Melanie Boston The Scene staff

Forest Park has had its share of critter problems, from squirrels running through classrooms to cats and opossums chewing up wiring. Now wild animals have taken over the St. Louis Science Center. The center is hosting “A Journey of Hope: Wildlife Rescue Exhibition.” Visitors see animal displays, watch simulated rescues, take part in hands-on activities and listen to speakers from rescue organizations. “‘Wildlife Rescue’ focuses on life science and environmental science,” said Jackie Mollet, senior director of theater, exhibitions and visitor services at the St. Louis Science Center. “The exhibition demonstrates how science supports the rescue, rehabilitation and release of endangered species, as well as what each of us can do to help.” Activities include talks and demonstrations by representatives of the Endangered Wolf Center, World Bird Sanctuary, St. Louis Zoo, Humane Society of Missouri and other organizations. Rescue experts discuss how they prepare young rescued animals to return to the wild. They use puppets, costumes and other techniques to help them develop survival skills. “We asked several of our partners in the community if they would like to volunteer on various weekends throughout the run of the exhibition,” Mollet said. “That way it would help increase awareness of local wildlife efforts.” Visitors can join a virtual “rapid response” rescue team. The center also is showing an IMAX movie called “Born to Be Wild,” narrated by actor Morgan Freeman. It shows bonds developed between rescuers and the young elephants, orangutans and other animals they rescue. The keynote speaker at the exhibit’s opening reception on Oct. 5 was a representative of the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka. “It was a natural fit, given the EWC’s dedication to protecting endangered species from extinction,” said Regina Mossotti, director of animal care and

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Chris Halbarook, 21, and Sabrina Skoog, 24, read information about wildlife rescue at the St. Louis Science Center. conservation. The center is a world-renowned facility and the leading force behind saving two wolf species, the Mexican gray wolf and the red wolf. It has an active breed-and-release program. The Mexican gray wolf population has grown from five to 235 wolves in captivity and more than 40 in the wild since the center opened in 1971. The red wolf population has grown from 14 to 160 in captivity and more than 70 in the wild. “Every Mexican gray wolf in the wild can trace its roots back to the Endangered Wolf Center,” Mossotti said. Forest Park has had critter problems for decades. Most recently, a squirrel nicknamed “Crash” has been terrorizing classrooms on the fourth floor of E and F towers. Other squirrels like to pop out of trash cans near the fitness center building, startling students as they walk by. Claudia Perry, coordinator of campus and community relations, remembers a retired employee’s dealings with stray cats in the 1980s.

“We had a (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) employee named Vince who would regularly feed the cats on the loading dock,” she said. “He was a gruff old guy who had a heart of gold and really loved those cats. I think

when he retired he missed the cats more than us.” Forest Park also has experienced two blackouts resulting in the temporary closure of campus due to animals. A curious opossum chewed on wiring the first time. A cat broke into the power substation and caused an electrical short the second. Wild animals may look sweet and cuddly, but it’s best for humans to keep their distance. At Forest Park, students are encouraged to call campus building and grounds department in case of a sighting. On city streets or in parks, Mossotti advises people to just walk away. “If you encounter a wild animal, do not approach it,” she said. “Wild animals just want to be left alone and are more afraid of you then you are of them.” The St. Louis Science Center is at 5050 Oakland Ave. “A Journey of Hope: Wildlife Rescue” runs through Feb. 3, 2013. Tickets cost $8 for adults ($4 for members) and $6 for children and college students with proper identification ($3). Admission to “Born to Be Wild” is $9 for adults, $8 for children, senior citizens and college students and $6 for military personnel. For more information, call 314-2894400 or visit www.stsc.org.

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Don’t slash PBS funding By Michelle McIntosh The Scene staff During the presidential debates, we heard a lot of trash talk between the two candidates. One statement that came out of Mitt Romney’s mouth has left me completely outraged. One of his plans for saving money is to cut federal funding for the Public Broadcasting System, better known as PBS. Romney thinks this will help with the country’s $16 trillion debt. But the brutal truth is that PBS is mainly financed by “viewers like you.” It only gets about $445 million in federal fund-

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Vote third party for the future By Linden Mueller The Scene staff A lot of young voters are apathetic this election season. The energy and enthusiasm that was so prominent in 2008 has dissipated. Neither major party candidate offers us what we need. President Obama benefitted a great deal from the youth vote four years ago. But has he benefitted us in return? We need jobs. Yet the unemployment rate for ages 18-29 remains virtually the same as it was when Obama took office. One in three recent college graduates are living with their parents, unemployed and burdened with student loans they cannot repay. Meanwhile, the national debt has increased by more than $64,000 per taxpayer. The young people to whom Obama promised so much are being burdened with debt on all sides. We were big on hope, and he was short on change. Obama’s policies of regulating businesses and taxing them more when they hire new employees are just not working. But Romney doesn’t offer a much better deal. Romney talks about economic policies that I believe could stimulate job

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ing each year, which amounts to about $1.35 per taxpayer. Is this really too much to ask? I grew up with PBS shows such as “Sesame Street,” “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” “Square One,” “Reading Rainbow,” “Masterpiece Theater” and “National Geographic.” I can’t imagine not having PBS. Before my children were school age, they watched “Sesame Street” and “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” These good, wholesome shows provide learning opportunities and promote family values I hold today. “Sesame Street” has taught children their numbers with the beloved Count, their letters with the Letter People, how to be a good friend and share with Big Bird, Snuffy, Bert and Ernie. It has taught them how to cope with death, like when Mr. Hooper died. Even as time has passed and changes have occurred, the older generation remembers favorite people such as Linda, who taught us how to use American sign language. She also brought along Barkley, the big orange and white sheep dog, which stayed friends with Big Bird after her departure. Romney apparently feels different than me. “I’m sorry Jim, I am going to stop the subsidy to PBS,” he told moderator Jim Lehrer during creation and improve our economy here at home. But his good points are outweighed by his arrogant and domineering approach to foreign policy. Before even getting into office, he claims he won’t apologize for America. Where does he get away with that? That kind of arrogance is a surefire plan to fuel anti-American sentiment. I don’t support a foreign policy based on might. It’s brutish and immature, and it seems completely short-sighted for a country that is slipping farther into debt and can’t sustain excessive military spending. In addition, you can’t trust Romney farther than you can throw him. He’s flip-flopped on almost every major issue. We need someone we can trust. Neither of the candidates offers young people what they need, and we recognize it. We need better options, but they’re just not available. Choosing between Obama and Romney requires voting for the lesser of two unappealing choices. But we have one way to let our dissatisfaction make a difference, and it may surprise you. Hit up the voting booth on Tuesday, and make your vote count by voting third party. It’s true that no third party has a real chance to win this year, but you won’t be wasting your vote. You’ll be making your wishes heard for a broader selection of viable candidates. This will happen due to a little-known fact: If any third party receives 5 or more percent of the popular vote, come next election year, it will receive a portion of the public funding distributed to presidential candidates. Today, our tax dollars are given only to major party candidates, enabling them to dominate races. More funding would allow a third party to promote its new ideas and solutions, and this could have an incredibly positive effect on its chances for election. We need better choices now. If enough people play their cards right this year, when 2016 rolls around, we’ll have them. See you at the polls.

the first debate. “I’m going to stop other things. I like PBS. I love Big Bird. Actually, I like you, too. But I’m not going to … keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for.” Lehrer is executive editor of “PBS

cultures throughout our world. I always knew the show was coming on when I heard the opening music from the other room. PBS also is good for cooking, painting, home-improvement and comedy shows. Remember cooking with Julia Child or breaking bread with Father Dominic? Or painting with Bob Ross and his tap … tap … taps? “This Old House” was a great home-improvement show that would take you step by step in rebuilding and remodeling your home. Our younger generation still needs PBS to learn their ABCs and 123s. There are families who cannot afford cable, where you can see shows such as “Blue’s Clues,“ “Wonder Pets” and “The Backyardigans” on Sprout or Nick Jr. PBS is an important network for these families. I really don’t think Romney knows what is good for our country. He doesn’t even know what is good for our kids. If we didn’t have PBS shows like “Sesame Street,” our children wouldn’t Illustration by Jerome Clark know about Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Elmo and all the other Newshour.” The network responded characters that star in “Sesame Street the next day with the following state- Live.” ment: “We are very disappointed that The shows in this series travel all over PBS became a political target in the the country and bring revenue to citpresidential debate last night. Governor ies along their routes. They create jobs Romney does not understand the value and provide paychecks. Why get rid of the American people place on public something that will put us more in debt? broadcasting and the outstanding return As PBS also said in its press release, on investment the system delivers to our “Elimination of funding would virtually nation.” have no impact on the nation’s debt, yet “National Geographic” teaches adults the loss to the American public would be and children about animals, places and devastating.”

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Romney will lie about anything By Tamara Dodd The Scene staff There was a huge turnaround after the first 2012 presidential debate, when Democrats felt that President Obama had done a bad job of telling it like it is and putting Mitt Romney in his place. In the second debate, you could feel tension in the air as the two went headto-head over issues concerning foreign policy, women in the workplace, tax cuts and immigration laws. The president pointed out Romney’s repeated lies and his tendency to mislead Americans. The candidates showed little respect for each other, with frequent interruptions and over-talking. The highlight came when Romney accused Obama of downplaying the Benghazi incident, which resulted in the deaths of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. Romney crit-

icized Obama for waiting two weeks before calling it a “terrorist attack.” Obama denied the allegations in front of an attentive audience at Hofstra University, and suddenly, the fire lit up in Romney’s eyes. He looked like his moment had finally arrived; it was his time to shine. He stared at the president piercingly, the way a father would stare at a child who had been caught lying, and continued his probe. But instead of answering back, Obama allowed the moderator, Candy Crowley, to refer to the transcript of the speech he had given the day after the traumatic murders took place. “He did, in fact, sir (call it a ‘terrorist attack’),” Crowley said. Finally! It was about time someone pointed out Romney’s falsehoods. And what better way to do it than in front of 65 million people viewing the debate? Americans need to wake up and see that Romney is, by no means, for them. Everybody knows now, even if they are in denial. I got so much enjoyment from watching Romney get all excited, only to have his face crack into teeny-tiny pieces. I’m sure if he would’ve known the truth, he wouldn’t have been so enthusiastic about the Benghazi question. Even if it had taken two weeks for Obama to call the murders an “act of terror,” what would have been wrong with doing a little investigation before screaming “terrorist” and sending the nation into a premature panic? Doesn’t it make much more sense to filter out the truth before opening your mouth? If Romney would have done the same, he would have known not to press so hard in the debate.

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A week or so ago in my cornerstone class, humanities associate professor Mark Kruger asked students what they felt should be done to keep politicians honest during debates. My suggestion was to hook both candidates up to polygraphs, and when the administrator detected dishonesty, he could interject and say, “He’s lying.” Wouldn’t that be nice? Every time a politician lied, someone would be there to fact-check. Polygraphists everywhere would be busy trying to keep up with the Romney campaign. There’d be hundreds of new positions. Talk about job creation! People have the theory that all politicians lie, but what is the point of lying if you’re like Romney, who can successfully flip-flop on every issue? He will say just about anything to become president. In front of the poor, he’s for welfare programs, but in front of Southern whites, those poor people are looking for hand-outs. Romney said at the Republican primary he would veto the Dream Act, which makes young immigrants eligible for legal status. Then he went to a town hall meeting in Miami with Univision (a Spanish-speaking TV network), and he

was all for giving out green cards. Then Romney had the audacity to stand in front of voters and say that he cares about “100 percent of the American people.” How does he get to say that? Did he think that we “47 percenters” forgot that he’s on secret video stating that he’s not at all worried about us? To add insult to injury, Romney admitted on “60 minutes” that he thinks it’s fair that he pays the same tax rate as cab drivers. Then he lied and said that there were fewer women working under Obama’s White House when there are actually two million more women punching the clock. Conservatives were all willy-nilly about Crowley’s onsite Illustration by Jerome Clark fact-check, but I think it’s about time someone stood up and put an end to Romney’s ridiculous masquerade. Politicians should not be allowed to say what they want, when they want, or straddle the fence on serious issues. They should not be allowed to change positions like they change underwear. I strongly encourage everyone to go out and vote for Obama on Nov. 6. It would not benefit America at all to have a false-witnessing flip-flopper in charge of our safety and well-being.

Painting it Red The Rep puts on a good show By James H. Shelton III The Scene staff For the past four decades, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has been one of the leading professional theater companies in the region. The Rep performs in two venues: The Loretto-Hilton Center for Performing Arts, which seats 1,200 people, at Webster University; and The Grandel Theatre in Grandel Square, which can seat over 460 people comfortably. I recently went to the Loretto-Hilton to see “Daddy Long Legs,” a musical with a cast of only two actors, based on the 1912 classic novel by Jean Webster. It tells the story of orphan Jerusha Abbott, who can’t afford college in New

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England. The show brings a new appreciation to financial aid. Jerusha’s problems are solved when an anonymous benefactor nicknamed “Daddy Long Legs” gives her money to complete her education. Strangely, the characters have hardly any interaction. The production mainly involves Jerusha and “Daddy” reading letters from each other. Daddy requests the correspondence so he can learn how his “investment” is doing. They eventually became love letters. Act I covers Jerusha’s freshman year, ending with a beautiful musical piece called “The Color of Your Eyes.” She writes, sings and wonders what her generous benefactor looks like. All she knows is that he is a tall wealthy man. A 10-minute intermission followed, giving people a chance to relieve themselves, smoke, grab a snack or even a cocktail from the bar. The theater even sold pastries, including cookies, Danishes and muffins. Act II begins with Jerusha’s sophomore year. Daddy starts checking up on her in person, introducing himself as Jervis. They fall in love, yet Jerusha has no idea about his true identity. After turning down his marriage proposal, Jerusha decides to pay Daddy a visit. I won’t ruin the ending. The Reps set contained a wall that opened to expose the changing seasons, along with this brilliantly crafted bookcase. The bookcase’s back panel was

illuminated with trees, bushes and the People” Jan. 2-27, 2013; and “Sense and Sensibility” Feb. 6-March 3, 2013. quad of Jerusha’s school. The company also is producing a series Scenic Designer David Farley did a remarkable job designing the set, which in the Emerson Studio Theatre in the was just as important as the acting or Loretto-Hilton, consisting of three productions during the choreography. 2012-2013 season. The two actors, This venue seats 125 Ephie Aardema people in “black-box as Jerusha and style” (no stage). Kevin Earley as The series Jervis, showed so includes Pulitzer much talent. They Prize and Tony danced on towers Award winner of suitcases, sang “Clybourne Park,” with mesmerizing a sequel and preharmony and had quel to “Raisen amazing chemin the Sun,” Oct. istry. You’d think 24-Nov. 18; that they actually “4000 Miles” Jan. shared a last name. Provided photo 16-Feb. 3, 2013; The orchestra did Kevin Early and Ephie Aardema and “Venus in Fur” such a good job at March 6-14. keeping me drawn star in “Daddy Long Legs.” One thing that in without putting me to sleep. Musical Director Julie stands out about The Rep is its traveling McBride would be the person to thank or satellite arm, called the Imaginary for this. The timing and musical cues Theatre. It performs three productions at libraries, schools and community cenwere on point. The person responsible for blending ters for St. Louis-area children. The Imaginary Theatre’s 2012-13 seamusic, dance, acting, set design and period costumes would be Tony Award- son includes “Hansel and Gretel: The Next Generation” (touring only); “A winning director John Caird. The Repertory Theatre’s 2012-2013 Gnome for Christmas” Dec. 15-23 at the season runs from September through Heagney Theatre at Nerinx Hall High April and consists of 12 produc- School; and “Annie Oakley” March tions. Upcoming shows include “The 21-30 at the E. Desmond Lee Auditorium Foreigner” Nov. 28-Dec. 23; “Good at the Missouri History Museum.

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•The District Honors Symposium is Friday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Highlander Lounge at Forest Park. Hear students share their Honors projects. •Consider Spring 2013 Honors courses. See an advisor or a counselor to register. •The Honors Program is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). •An Honors seminar about popular music and other cultural facets of Japan will be Thursday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. in F 329. The seminar is presented by Honors students in Japanese 101 450.

Ms. Donna Bakke Instructional Resources Ms. Judy Clark Mathematics Ms. Beverly Evans Advising Mr. Gary Forde Psychology Ms. Patricia Forester Library Services Mr. Donivan Foster Campus Life Ms. Charleen Hallermann Mathematics Dr. Deborah Henry History Dr. Marita Jason English Ms. Sandra Knight Counseling

Ms. Arabela Koric Mathematics Ms. Carla Moody Communications Ms. Deborah Munson Dental Assisting Ms. Angela Njoku Clinical Laboratory Ms. Hester Owens Career and Employment Services Dr. Antonia Perez-Franco Foreign Languages Ms. Angela Roffle Human Services Dr. Louis Williams History Ms. Hilary Wilson English Dr. Daniel Yezbick English

For more information about the Honors Program, talk with a Forest Park Honors Program Committee member in a unit near you.

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