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3 PZ Schools receieve Teaching Art Together Grants

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KENTUCKY   ARTS COUNCIL NEWS RELEASE Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet

    July     31, 2015
    Media Contact: Tom Musgrave
    Communications Director
    502-564-3757, ext. 489
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10 Kentucky   schools receive Teaching Art Together Grants

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Ten   Kentucky schools will receive a Teaching Art Together grant from the Kentucky   Arts Council to conduct artist residencies with students during the coming   school year.
  The Teaching Art Together grant allows teachers across the Commonwealth to   collaborate with practicing, professional artists from the arts council’s Teaching Artists Directory   to design and implement one- to four-week residencies.
  Schools that will receive grants, listed with grant amounts and county, are:

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    Cumberland Traditional Chair Maker Receives Grant

    The Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant provides up to $3,000 to a Kentucky master folk or traditional artist to teach skills, practices and culture to a less experienced artist from the same community during the course of a year.The three recipients are folk or traditional artists who are considered masters within their community and who have identified an apprentice from the same community who has potential to become a master. Both master and apprentice must be Kentucky residents.The masters and apprentices who will receive funding are:

    • Banjo player      Cynthia Sue Massek, of Willisburg, who will teach John Paul Wright, of      Louisville;
    • Chair maker      Barbara Church, of Cumberland, who will teach Damon Sumpter, of Partridge;      and
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    Perry Co Summer Feeding Truck

    Summer Meal Programs Expand Across Appalachia to Deliver Food to Children in Need

    By Roxy ToddJul 15, 2015


    Ryan Turner's three children, Carson, Makayla and Zayla, line up to get lunch, with their neighbors Destiny and Austin. Renieca Harris and her son Brandon deliver the food for Perry County's new Summer Meals Program.

    Roxy Todd

    The summer break from school can be really tough for some children whose parents can’t always afford

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    National Recognition for Hazard Community and Technical College

    HCTC named Great Colleges to Work For 2015

    Hazard Community and Technical College has again been named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

    HCTC President Dr. Steve Greiner said the honor belongs to the employees. “We have an environment committed to helping employees and students succeed. That driving force lends itself to being a great place to work because we are all working for a shared vision,” he said.
                HCTC employees were surveyed earlier this year and the Chronicle’s eighth annual report was released this week.

    HCTC is one of only 24 community colleges across the nation named to the list of "Great Colleges to Work For" and one of two community colleges in Kentucky. Somerset Community College was also named to the list. Murray State University and Centre College were the four-year institutions to make the list.

    In all, only 86 of those institutions achieved "Great College to Work For" recognition for specific best practices and policies.

     “The institutions that the Great Colleges program recognizes provide innovative educational experiences while also offering their employees outstanding workplace experiences and we are eager to help readers learn more about them,” said Liz McMillen, The Chronicle's editor.

    According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, the survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.



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