APRIL 14, 2015
ACTC Student Art Exhibit features Louisa artist
Students from this year’s drawing and painting classes will exhibit their works April 24 to 26 in conjunction with the ACTC Theatre’s New Play Festival.
The exhibiting students from fall and spring classes taught by Wendy Fosterwelsh, ACTC Assistant Professor of Art, are listed below by city of residence.
Students from Ashland are Scott A. Arthur, Kathryn E. Barber, Ashley N. Black, Miranda G. Parsons, John S. Rearrick and Kelly R. Vance.
Also exhibiting are Kirby S. Booten from Lavalette, WV, Amber N. Cisco from Argillite, Bryanna J. Cope from Russell, Timothy N. Cordle from Louisa, Trenton K. Daugherty from Flatwoods, Amanda R. Tussey from Grayson and Kayla J. Wilcox from Greenup.
The free exhibit will be held in the front lobby of the Main Building at the College Drive Campus.
ACTC Theatre Presents New Play Festival
Ashland Community and Technical College Theatre will present a New Play Festival Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 26, at 2:30 p.m.
The Festival is a celebration of the Humanities, with a focus on literature, theatre and art. The 13 scenes, monologues, short plays and one-act productions were written by ACTC students in a playwriting class taught by ACTC English/Writing Instructor Jonathan Joy last fall.
The cast and crew features more than 25 students and performers from throughout the Tri-State.
ACTC student cast members include Joey D. Bryant from Flatwoods, John Chapman from Catlettsburg, and Tiffany S. Jobe, Della J. Preston and Zach Walter from Ashland. ACTC Dean of Student Affairs Steve Woodburn, Associate Professor of Communications Mary Shortridge and Adjunct Instructor Mary Baughman are also in the cast.
Jonathan Joy and Mary Shortridge, along with Sarah Diamond Burroway, make up the directing team.
Joy is a prolific writer with more than 25 plays to his credit and his work has been featured in the New York Times, Southern Theatre and Insight for Playwrights magazine.
Mary Hendricks Shortridge has taught communications at ACTC since 2003. Her short stories have appeared in three anthologies published by Turquoise Morning Press in Louisville.
Sarah Diamond Burroway is ACTC Director of Grants and Contracts. She is co-founder and director of Actors for Children Theatre (ACT) which is based in Flatwoods, KY.
General admission tickets are $5.00, and tickets may be reserved through the ACTC Bookstore, 606.326.2014. Tickets at the door will be available for cash or check (with photo ID) payment only. On Sunday, April 26, admission will be free to those who bring a can of food for Safe Harbor, a woman’s shelter and service agency.
Art works by ACTC students will be exhibited during the three days of the New Play Festival.
Tri-State Job Fair is April 24
Job seekers are invited to the Tri-State Career and Job Fair on Friday, April 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the KYOVA Tri-State Mall.
The purpose of the fair is to help employers and job seekers find each other, not only for jobs that are available now but for jobs that will become available in the future.
Employers signed up to date are ARC Staffing Solutions, Ashland Police Department, AT&T, Big Sandy Superstore, Bill Cole Automall, Bluegrass Credit Union, Cenergy, LLC, Cintas (2 locations), DirecTV, GC Services, KDMC, Kentucky Teleworks, Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, Kentucky State Police, Labor Ready, Liebert, Oakmont Manor, Ramey-Estep Home, Smithfield, TLK Group LLC, Transamerica, Whayne Supply and Woodmen of the World
ACTC will have representatives available to talk about job and career preparation opportunities.
For more information, contact Nancy Menshouse, ACTC Career & Job Placement Coordinator, at 606-326-2199 or email: email@example.com. Cosponsors are Ashland Community and Technical College, Kentucky Career Center, Southwestern Community Action Council and KYOVA Tri-State Mall.
Arbor Day Seedling Give-Away
Ashland’s annual Arbor Day Tree Seedling Giveaway will take place at Ashland’s Central Park on Saturday, April 25, from10:00 a.m. until all seedlings are gone. This is the 20th year Ashland has been recognized by the National Arbor Foundation as a Tree City.
This year, the emphasis is on trees that are appropriate for an urban setting, with 4200 seedlings in 12 varieties, including Dogwoods and Redbuds.
The Arbor Day seedling give-away is sponsored by the City of Ashland and the Kentucky Division of Forestry in conjunction with the Ashland Tree Board. Tree Board members, UK Cooperative Extension Master Gardner class members and Extension Horticultural Agent Lori Bowling will be available to answer questions.
ACTC students and employees will assist in the distribution as a community service project.
Weekend Basic Motorcycle Course
A weekend Basic Rider Motorcycle Course at ACTC can help new motorcyclists prepare for the road and earn a waiver for the license skills test.
Three weekend courses are available: April 24-26, May 1-3 and May 15-17. The twenty-hour course meets on Friday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The motorcycle licensing skill test waiver is currently available for Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia residents who successfully complete the course. Participants must sign a liability waiver, available at the first class. Those under 18 years of age must have a notarized waiver form signed by a parent or guardian. Helmets will be provided.
The course is for non-riders, new riders, or anyone wanting a refresher course. Participants will learn to maneuver and operate a motorcycle in a course that includes about five hours of classroom instruction and 15 hours of riding exercises in a controlled environment. All sessions must be attended in order to successfully complete the course.
Motorcycles and helmets will be provided, but participants may bring their own DOT-approved helmet. Participants will also need eye protection, over-the-ankle boots or shoes, long sturdy slacks or jeans, long sleeve shirt or jacket and full fingered gloves with a vinyl or leather palm.
This program is endorsed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and approved by the Kentucky Motorcycle Rider Education Program.
Friday classes are held at the ACTC Technology Drive Campus located off the Industrial Parkway (KY 57) and Saturday riding skills classes are held in the parking lot of the former Boyd County High School at 12307 Midland Trail Road in Ashland.
The fee is $110 for KY residents and $200 for OH or WV residents. The fee must be paid at the time of registration. To register or for more information, call 606-326-2072, email firstname.lastname@example.org, go online at: ashland.kctcs.edu/workforce_solutions.
Motorcycle Basic Rider Course 2
Take your motorcycle skills to the next level in a one-day Basic Rider 2 class offered by ACTC. The Saturday class is offered three times: May 9, June 6 and June 27.
Designed for riders who feel comfortable on their cycles, the course includes practice in slow, tight maneuvers, hard cornering, hard braking and swerving. Participants will ride their own cycles in the class, and they must possess a valid permit and a street legal cycle. Passengers and three wheeled cycles are also allowed in the course.
Those who complete the course will earn the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, and participants should check with their insurance company for a possible discount on cycle insurance. There is also an optional test to earn the Kentucky Motorcycle Program completion card that waives the licensing road test.
The class will meet from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the former Boyd County High School at 12307 Midland Trail Road.
The fee is $75 for KY residents and $150 for OH or WV residents. The fee must be paid at the time of registration. To register, call 606-326-2072, email email@example.com, go online at: ashland.kctcs.edu/workforce_solutions.
Apply by May 4 for Summer I
May 4 is the application deadline for the Summer I and the Full Summer terms at ACTC. Many classes are online. Admission forms and class schedules are on the web at: ashland.kctcs.edu.