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Richmond County Public Library at RCC Announces Summer 2019 Programs

Expanded Summer Reading Program at Richmond County Library Begins June 29, 2019

The long summer break from school can hurt the growth in children’s reading skills made during the school year. A fun way to help prevent that “summer slide” is participating in the Richmond County Public Library’s free Summer Reading Programs. This year’s Summer Reading Programs are not only for young children, but will also include activities for teens, tweens, and adults too.

The Kickoff Party for Summer Reading sign-ups will be on Saturday, June 29 with a Mad Science “Fire & Ice” show from 11:00am to Noon, followed by crafts, free books, and pizza while signing up from Noon to 1:00pm. This event will be held in the Rappahannock Community College Warsaw campus Lecture Hall and Student Lounge. As in previous summer reading programs, participating children can earn prizes as they read and attend fun-filled programs each week from late June until the end of July.

In addition, this year the library offers library activity bingo cards for older age groups that include options such as posing for a selfie with a library staff member, checking out a DVD, and other library activities. Upon completion of a bingo card, readers can turn them in for a treat at the library. The completed bingo cards will then entered into drawings that will be held for prize baskets that will include tickets to Richmond Squirrels baseball games, tickets to Luray Caverns, milkshakes at Northern Neck Burger, and other prizes.

Each Tuesday from July 2 until July 30, the library will offer a fun-filled program, held at the Richmond County Elementary/Middle School School Gym.  Here is the schedule…

Tuesday, July 2  (10 am) – Jonathan Austin ( Magician & Juggler)

Tuesday, July 9 (11 am) – Virginia Living Museum ( Live animals)

Tuesday, July 16 (11 am) – Children’s Theater of Hampton Roads ( Like Cats & Dogs)

Tuesday, July 23 (11 am) – Under the Sea ( What’s in the Ocean)

Tuesday, July 30 (10 am) – Sean’s Driscoll’s The Story Ship Theater( Aliens Alive)

 Questions? Please call Ruth Lynn at 804-333-6713.

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Results from RCC Spring Math Contest Announced

On May 9, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., on the Glenns and Warsaw Campuses, Rappahannock Community College hosted the RCC Spring Math Contest.

This was the largest individual contest to date, with 172 students from 18 schools involved. The contest has been held for 45 years at RCC, the first being in 1974 under the direction of former RCC Warsaw Campus Dean Wallace Lemons.

Participating schools

  • Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School Warsaw (CBGSW)
  • Colonial Beach High School (CBHS)
  • Hamilton Holmes Middle School (HHMS)
  • King George Middle School (KGMS)
  • King William High School (KWHS)
  • King and Queen Central High School (KQCHS)
  • Lancaster High School (LHS)
  • Lancaster Middle School (LMS)
  • Middlesex High School (MHS)
  • Montross Middle School(MMS)
  • New Kent High School (NKHS)
  • Northumberland High School (NHS)
  • Northumberland Middle School (NMS)
  • Rappahannock High School (RHS)
  • Richmond County Middle School (RCMS)
  • Saint Claire Walker Middle School (SCWMS)
  • Saint Margarets School (SMS)
  • Ware Academy (WA)

Algebra 1
1st Anna Pierce (SMS) 22 correct
2nd Dillon J Miner (MMS) 18 correct tiebreak
3rd Samuel James Baker (NMS) 18 correct tiebreak

Geometry
1st Lei(Janet) Shi (SMS) 35 correct
2nd Christie Hirning (RHS) 30 correct tiebreak
3rd Will Reger (NMS) 30 correct tiebreak

Algebra 2
1st Madison Giese (LHS) 26 correct tiebreak
2nd Maggie Collins (RHS) 26 correct tiebreak
3rd Nekhita Kassey (NKHS) 25 correct tiebreak

Precalculus
1st Brandon Bonner (NKHS) 25 correct tiebreak
2nd William McCarty (LHS) 25 correct tiebreak
3rd Mary O’Sullivan (CBGSW) 24 correct

PED 117 01A Fitness Walking

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Teaches content and skills needed to design, implement, and evaluate an individualized program of walking, based upon fitness level. Laboratory 2 hours per week. 1 credits

STATUS: OPEN

FALL 2018: COURSE DETAILS
CLASS # 51410 SECTION: 01A SESSION: 8W2
INSTRUCTOR: Langley Lewis CREDITS: 1
COURSE PREFIX: PED CATALOG NUMBER: 117
LOCATION: GLENNS DAYS: R ROOM NUMBER: 153

CLASS TIMES: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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Class of 2018

RCC celebrates graduates during 46th Annual Commencement

The 46th Annual Commencement at the RCC Warsaw Campus took place on May 11 and saw 400 students march and become alumni.

EDU 270 D7B Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the first course of a three course sequence leading to certification in autism. This certificate is endorsed by the Virginia Autism Council. This course will cover the nature of autism and related developmental disorders. It will detail the deficits and excesses associated with this autism spectrum disorder. Research on current autism data based intervention strategies and the implementation in the school setting will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on early identification of autism and treatment of school aged children. Finally, this course will assist teachers and other school personnel to assess students¿ strengths and areas of need in order to develop an appropriate individualized education plan that can be implemented in the school setting. This course is a hybrid course that includes face to face as well as web based instruction.

STATUS: FULL

FALL 2018: COURSE DETAILS
CLASS # 51271 SECTION: D7B SESSION: DYN
INSTRUCTOR: Ashley Wilkins CREDITS: 3.00
COURSE PREFIX: EDU CATALOG NUMBER: 270
LOCATION: Distance Learning DAYS: Online ROOM NUMBER:

CLASS TIMES:

NOTES: Offered through shared services. 4th eight-week online course. Starts October 24. All shared services courses are closed to enrollments the day before the course begins. NO LATE ENROLLMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Contact lclark@rappahannock.edu for help. Last day to drop with a refund: November 1st







 

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EDU 235 D7B Health,Safety and Nutrition Education

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Focuses on the physical needs of children and explores strategies to meet these needs. Emphasizes positive health routines, hygiene, nutrition, feeding and clothing habits, childhood diseases, and safety. Places emphasis on the development of food habits and concerns in food and nutrition. Describes symptoms and reporting procedures for child abuse. Variable lecture/laboratory hours per week.

STATUS: OPEN

FALL 2018: COURSE DETAILS
CLASS # 51278 SECTION: D7B SESSION: DYN
INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Ludlow CREDITS: 3.00
COURSE PREFIX: EDU CATALOG NUMBER: 235
LOCATION: Distance Learning DAYS: Online ROOM NUMBER:

CLASS TIMES:

NOTES: Offered through shared services. 2nd eight-week online course. This is a digital open course. No textbook purchase required. Starts September 12. All shared services courses are closed to enrollments the day before the course begins. NO LATE ENROLLMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Contact lclark@rappahannock.edu for help. Last day to drop with a refund: September 20th

Books for shared services courses are available at both the Glenns and Warsaw bookstores. For pricing and other information, please visit the website:
www.rappahannockwarsawshop.com – Warsaw campus
www.rappahannockshop.com – Glenns







 

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CHD 120 D7B Early Childhood Education

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduces early childhood development through activities and experiences in nursery, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary programs. Investigates classroom organization and procedures, and use of classroom time and materials, approaches to education for young children, professionalism, and curricular procedures. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Prerequisites: None

STATUS: OPEN

FALL 2018: COURSE DETAILS
CLASS # 51277 SECTION: D7B SESSION: DYN
INSTRUCTOR: Bernice Mayfield CREDITS: 3.00
COURSE PREFIX: CHD CATALOG NUMBER: 120
LOCATION: Distance Learning DAYS: Online ROOM NUMBER:

CLASS TIMES:

NOTES: Offered through shared services. 2nd eight-week online course. Starts September 12. All shared services courses are closed to enrollment the day before the course begins. NO LATE ENROLLMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Contact lclark@rappahannock.edu for help. Last day to drop with a refund: September 20th

Books for shared services courses are available at both the Glenns and Warsaw bookstores. For pricing and other information, please visit the website:
www.rappahannockwarsawshop.com – Warsaw campus
www.rappahannockshop.com – Glenns







 

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ASL 102 D7B American Sign Language II

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduces the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL) used by the Deaf Community, including basic vocabulary, syntax, fingerspelling, and grammatical non-manual signals. Focuses on communicative competence. Develops gestural skills as a foundation for ASL enhancement. Introduces cultural knowledge and increases understanding of the Deaf Community.

Prerequisite: ASL 101

STATUS: FULL

FALL 2018: COURSE DETAILS
CLASS # 51276 SECTION: D7B SESSION: DYN
INSTRUCTOR: Elizabeth O’Connor CREDITS: 3.00
COURSE PREFIX: ASL CATALOG NUMBER: 102
LOCATION: Distance Learning DAYS: Online ROOM NUMBER:

CLASS TIMES:

NOTES: Offered through shared services. Starts August 20th. All shared services courses are closed to enrollment the day before the course begins. NO LATE ENROLLMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Contact lclark@rappahannock.edu for help. Last day to drop with a refund: September 6th

Books for shared services courses are available at both the Glenns and Warsaw bookstores. For pricing and other information, please visit the website:
www.rappahannockwarsawshop.com – Warsaw campus
www.rappahannockshop.com – Glenns







 

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ASL 101 D7B American Sign Language I

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduces the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL) used by the Deaf Community, including basic vocabulary, syntax, finger spelling, and grammatical non-manual signals. Focuses on communicative competence. Develops gestural skills as a foundation for ASL enhancement. Introduces cultural knowledge and increases understanding of the Deaf Community.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.

Prerequisites: ENF 1 or ENF 2

STATUS: FULL

FALL 2018: COURSE DETAILS
CLASS # 51267 SECTION: D7B SESSION: DYN
INSTRUCTOR: Elizabeth O’Connor CREDITS: 3.00
COURSE PREFIX: ASL CATALOG NUMBER: 101
LOCATION: Distance Learning DAYS: Online ROOM NUMBER:

CLASS TIMES:

NOTES: Offered through shared services.Starts August 20th. All shared services courses are closed the day before they begin. NO LATE ENROLLMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Contact lclark@rappahannock.edu for help. Last day to drop with a refund: September 6th

Books for shared services courses are available at both the Glenns and Warsaw bookstores. For pricing and other information, please visit the website:
www.rappahannockwarsawshop.com – Warsaw campus
www.rappahannockshop.com – Glenns







 

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Glenda Lowery

Longtime RCC Professor Lowery honored with emeritus status

Glenda Lowery

Longtime RCC English educator, Glenda Lowery, will be honored as a professor emeritus during this Friday’s commencement ceremonies.

Glenda Lowery started her career at Rappahannock Community College in the Summer of 1979. She’s still at it.

This Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the RCC Warsaw Campus during the 2018 Commencement ceremonies, Ms. Lowery will be officially recognized as a professor emeritus, which recognizes her nearly 40 years of service to the College.

Looking back on all of those semesters, the Tappahannock native will tell you that she hadn’t planned to be at RCC for so long but is very happy that it turned out to be the case.

“I was going to VCU, and there was a masters degree called teaching in the community college,” she says. “I had to do an internship at a community college. So I walked into Mr. [Wallace] Lemon’s office and plopped myself down and said ‘can I do my student teaching here?’ and he said ‘fine’.”

She began teaching English for RCC full time in September 1981 and just ended her run at the end of 2016. But she’s done with RCC just yet. For almost a year, Lowery has been assisting Dr. Glenda Haynie on some projects, including massive college reaccreditation project. She is also involved in the upcoming 50th Anniversary of RCC, which will begin on January 9, 2020.

“Through the 50th anniversary, we can go back and look at former students and what they have done and celebrate that,” she says. “I am looking forward to that!”

Lowery says that the biggest change in the classroom was “obviously” the technology. Computers and devices like the iPhone made teaching and learning completely different.

“When you think about it, we were still using typewriters and Xerox machines when I started,” she says. And it was those tools that she and her students used to create the old RCC newspaper, which was called The Gull.

“For several years [The Gull] was based on just the Warsaw Campus,” says Lowery. “But when I started teaching at the Glenns Campus too, I would go there on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It was a project-based class called English 198, and I had two groups of students.”

Through the newspaper class and the many others she taught, one thing remained constant for her.

“I enjoyed interacting with the students and watching them grow and progress and take other classes and graduate,” she says.

And it was that drive which carried her through the 37 years of service, which is now responsible for pushing Lowery into a new type of relationship with RCC — becoming one of the few faculty who have been honored with emeritus status.

“I am humbled by it, and I would like to continue to be an ambassador and a representative of the College,” says Lowery. “It helps me maintain my ties here.”

Lowery has been married for almost 29 years. She and husband David have one daughter, two grandchildren and have always had dogs and cats.

“And I am trying to get chickens,” says Lowery.

“I think that RCC is a great institution and I think it’s a great place to work,” she says. “I have been here so long; I must have liked something about it!”

“There are people here that I feel like I’ve grown up with and they are part of my family,” says Lowery. “I’ve seen people here get married and have children then grandchildren. This place has a great culture and a great atmosphere.”

“I hope that we can help as many students as we can — I know we’ve helped a lot.”