Learning Briefs

Published on Monday, 14 October 2013 23:30 - Written by Staff Reports

Fall job fair today at TJC campus

Tyler Junior College will have its fall job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the Rogers Student Center Apache Rooms on the TJC main campus.

More than 30 employers representing a variety of professions are expected to attend including Brookshire Grocery Co., city of Tyler, Dallas Police Department, Carter BloodCare, Tyler ISD, and Suddenlink.

Call TJC Career Services at 903-510-2334 or visit www.tjc.edu/careerservices for more information.


UT Tyler Homecoming includes golf cart parade, chili cookoff

The University of Texas at Tyler 2013 Homecoming is this week. Activities include the annual Patriot Idol singing competition, golf cart parade and chili cookoff, according to a university news release.

The women’s and men’s soccer games are scheduled for 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday at the Citizens 1st Bank/Perkins Soccer Complex.

Visit www.uttyler.edu/homecoming for a complete list of the week’s activities.


Patriot Preview Day set Nov. 2

The University of Texas at Tyler’s Patriot Preview Day for prospective students and their families is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2.

Check-in and on-site registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the UT Tyler Herrington Patriot Center. Breakfast, lunch and an event T-shirt will be provided.

The day’s activities will include campus tours, open and academic sessions and the university showcase, according to a university news release.

During academic sessions, prospective students can get information about degree offerings, programs and requirements.

During the university showcase, parents and students can meet faculty and student organization representatives.

In the special interest sessions, participants will hear about the student involvement opportunities, the Honors Program and the Global Awareness Through Education program.

An athletics meet-and-greet and parent-interest panel with staff representatives also will be available.

For more information, call the UT Tyler Admissions Visitor Center at 903-566-7203 or email enroll@uttyler.edu. Visit www.ut tyler.edu/previewday to register.


Bullard Panther Band members nab spots on all-region jazz band

The Bullard High School Panther Band competed in the Region 21 All-Region Jazz Band tryouts earlier this month at the high school. Panther Band members Josh Butler, tenor saxophone; Colton Roberts, trumpet; and Dessie McFarland, trombone, were named to the All-Region Jazz Band.

These students will perform with the Region 21 All-Region Jazz Band in an all-day clinic and evening concert on Nov. 21 at Bullard High School’s Audry Owens Auditorium.

The band thanked the Bullard ISD faculty, administration and staff along with band boosters, all band parents and the community for their support, according to the news release.

Gary Jordan directs the band and Chelsye Emmons assists.


Tyler ISD to hold meeting for contractors about bond projects

Tyler ISD will have a meeting today for small contractors interested in working on the district’s bond projects.

The event is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Dr. Jack L. Davidson Conference Center in the Jim Plyler Instructional Complex, 807 W. Glenwood Blvd.

Representatives from the three construction management firms involved in the projects will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the bidding process, according to a TISD news release. An insurance representative also will be available to answer questions.

The $160.5 million bond package includes six projects: a new career and technical education center, three new middle schools and renovations/additions at two elementary schools.

Visit www.tylerisd.org and click on Bond 2013 for more information.


Tyler Film Festival features local students

The recent Downtown Tyler Film Festival featured the work of several local students. The student productions and their creators were: “Breaking Point,” Ethan Guidry, Will Sharkey and Kingsley de Jenga, All Saints Episcopal School; “Takedown,” Ronnie Baker, Grace Community School; “Tasty Texas Treats,” Sadie and Sylas Dutton, Lindale ISD; and “Where Is God,” Noorain Erkin, Karmen Baxter, Jenna Parks and Anna Ye, All Saints Episcopal School.