Career center winter courses
CANFIELD -- Adult Education, Mahoning County Career & amp; Technical Center has winter classes available.
A variety of courses will be offered, including medical secretary, billing, coding, terminology, and transcription; small engine repair; and financial workshop for individual investors.
Other courses include American Sign Language, German, Spanish, Japanese, public speaking, writing skills for pay, learn to draw, faux finishing, picture matting, framing and fitting, cake decorating, pasta cookery, gourmet cooking and holiday gingerbread house. Call (330) 729-4100 for more information.
Cleveland Stateappoints president
CLEVELAND -- Dr. Michael Schwartz, former president of Kent State University, has been appointed president of Cleveland State University. Schwartz was selected after a national search that attracted 65 candidates.
Schwartz was KSU president from 1982 to 1990, when he stepped down to return to teaching. He was named interim president of Cleveland State in May.
He replaces Dr. Claire Van Ummersen, who now is vice president and director of the American Council on Education's Office of Women in Higher Education.
Featured speakerat parent meeting
YOUNGSTOWN -- Daisybelle Thomas-Quinney, director of multicultural affairs at Thiel College in Greenville, Pa., will speak at the city schools' annual Title I parent meeting 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Choffin Career & amp; Technical Center. The program also will feature dancers from the Red Hawk American Indian Cultural Society.
SRU assistant deanreceives award
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Dr. John Hicks, assistant dean in the education college at Slippery Rock University, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Hicks has been an educator at SRU for 29 years and was one of the founders of the association. Members help establish policy for teacher preparation programs at 91 private and public colleges and universities in the Keystone State.
"I was speechless," Hicks said of receiving the award at the group's annual awards banquet in Grantville, Pa.
Rayen School to havespecial-needs dance
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Rayen School is sponsoring its first annual Winterfest dance for special-needs students. The dance, patterned after the successful Annual Special Needs Prom in the Canfield schools, will be 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Mahoning Country Club. The dance is open to all high school-aged students in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties with multiple, developmental and orthopedic disabilities. Call (330) 744-8550 for more information.