General Interest Items – February 26, 2014

Posted on Feb 23 2014 in General by admin

2.1 Movie: God’s Not Dead – Multiple Locations and Dates
2.2 Richard Bland College Spring Open House – Petersburg – March 29
2.3 The House of Representatives App Contest – Deadline Is April 30

 

2.1 Movie: God’s Not Dead – Multiple Locations and Dates

See the website for venues.

Opens Friday, March 21, 2014; check theaters for additional dates, times, and prices.

This new Christian film about faith and the limits one young man will go to in order to defend his belief in God is rated PG. See the website for trailers (on the website under “Downloads”), current theater information, and more. Churches can help theaters offer more locations and times. As with any movie, parents should research to determine if this movie is a good fit for their family.

http://godsnotdeadthemovie.com

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2.2 Richard Bland College Spring Open House – Petersburg – March 29

Richard Bland College
11301 Johnson Road
Petersburg, VA

Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is free of charge for prospective students and their parents.

Registration for Richard Bland College (RBC) Spring 2014 Open House will be available at their website soon. Attendees can look forward to sessions on financial aid, academic advising, and faculty and student panels. In addition, RBC will provide specialized sessions for HEAV members with a focus on dual enrollment and distance learning.

Richard Bland College of William and Mary is a selective, residential, two-year college that provides a rich learning experience at a reasonable cost for students preparing for transfer to highly ranked colleges and universities. Their picturesque 750-acre campus is located just outside historic Petersburg, Virginia, two hours south of Washington, D.C., and a short drive from Williamsburg and Virginia Beach.

The academically rigorous programs are grounded in the liberal arts tradition of one of America’s oldest and most prestigious public universities. Richard Bland College offers tuition and fees at less than $5,000 a year for Virginia residents. Residential students pay an additional $8,000 to $9,000 per year to live in apartments. The College boasts NJCAA intercollegiate athletics, a new honors program, more than 25 Guaranteed Transfer Agreements, and a small and diverse student population of 1,500. This year, the faculty to student ratio is 23 to 1, and there are no graduate students teaching courses.

See the website for more information, or contact Latasha Eley at 804-862-6249 or leley@rbc.edu.

www.rbc.edu

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2.3 The House of Representatives App Contest – Deadline Is April 30

The deadline is midnight April 30, 2014. Open to all high school students from the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia, as well as other districts that may be participating (check the second website to check on your own district). The first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, or “The House App Contest,” is a nationwide contest that allows students to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. The app may be a design and mock up or a working app. The contest is designed to promote student creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields.

Students entering the competition must submit a video that features either a demonstration of a working app or an in-depth analysis of the concept and design of the app online. This video must also explain the student’s app and what was learned through this competition process. More information on the rules and specifics of the competition is available in the entry packet.

The winning student’s app in each participating congressional district will be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website (www.House.gov), as well as on display in a U.S. Capitol exhibit.

Follow the first website for coming details and information, or contact Temple Moore at temple.moore@mail.house.gov. Check the second website to see if your Congressman is participating.

http://goodlatte.house.gov/pages/AppContest

http://studentappchallenge.house.gov/Default.aspx

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