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‘Education Chronicle’ Names McMurry University as One of the Best Colleges to Work For [VIDEO]

The results are in, ‘The Chronicle of Higher Education‘ just released their fifth annual report on ‘The Academic Workplace,’ based on a survey of more than 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities in America. 103 of the 294 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” status. McMurry University was awarded honors in two separate categories.

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Top 5 Games You Loved in Elementary School

I asked my coworkers, what games were their favorites they played as elementary school aged children. I was reminded of so many different school house games like tag, red light green light, mother may I, dodge-ball, kickball or my old time favorite, the rough and tumble 'king of the hill'. Here's the

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Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
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Hardin Simmons University to Host Leadership Conference on Church, Business, and Education in Abilene

The Global Leadership Conference on the Church, Business and Education is scheduled to take place on the Hardin Simmons University (HSU) campus Thursday and Friday August 9th and 10th. This leadership conference/summit attracts leaders, clergy and educators from over 300 cities from around the world. This conference affords attendees the opportunity to meet and engage world-class entrepreneurs, best-selling authors, and notable Christian leaders as they will exchange their different views, opinions and ideas.

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Photo by Joey Foley/Getty Images
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Walk With Pride Program Provides New Shoes for Abilene Area School Children

Walk With Pride is an annual program that helps provide a new pair of back-to-school shoes for Big Country students. ‘Walk With Pride’ is a cooperative effort of the Salvation Army and the Abilene Association of Realtors. The program has been going on for over 25 years and is available to all children ages 4 through 12 years of age, the kids must be enrolled in head-start thru the 5th grade. Here’s how to apply.

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Free Immunizations Clinic for School Aged Children in Abilene is August 2nd

Get your kids immunizations all caught up before school starts this Thursday, August 2nd, 2012. The Medical Care Mission will be holding a free immunization clinic at their offices on Pine Street. There are some things you’ll need to bring with you in order to get your kids their shots.

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Texas Tech ‘Red Raider Send Off’ in Abilene is August 3rd [VIDEO]

The Big Country Chapter of the Texas Tech Parents Association will be hosting their annual ‘Texas Tech Red Raider Send Off’ August 3rd, 2012 at Frontier Texas. Tech supporters from Abilene are invited to come out and assist friends and family of area students that will be leaving for Texas Tech University in Lubbock,  for a big send off gathering.

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The Abilene Public Library Will Host a "Conquer Your Kindle" Class

My wife was given a Kindle by her employer for Christmas 2010. Christmas 2011, her boss gave her a ‘Kindle Fire’, and I was handed down her first one. At first I said “wow, an over grown iPhone for books, great.” I didn’t appreciate this hand me down e-book, until Janis Test with the Abilene Library, told me that I can check-out books with my Kindle and that the library has a ‘Conquer your Kindle’ class that I needed to take. That class is coming up again.

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Perpetual Student Michael Nicholson on His Way to 30th Degree

You’ve surely heard it said that so-and-so has “dedicated his life to learning.” But it would be hard to find anyone more dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge than 71-year-old Michael Nicholson, who is currently working on his 30th college degree.

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Category: Education, Weird News
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Mother Outraged Over Daughter’s Award for ‘Most Homework Excuses’

Humorous academic superlatives are generally handed out in high school yearbooks. Maybe it’s best to keep it that way because a ”Catastrophe Award” for having the most homework excuses given to a third grader at Desert Springs Academy in Arizona is causing controversy.

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Join the Venus Transit Astronomy Party at Abilene State Park June 9th [VIDEO]

 

We just had a rare event happen with the annular solar eclipse, coming up in June there will be a similar event with the planet Venus. It’s called the Transit of Venus 2012 and it’s when the planet passes directly between the sun and the earth. Unless you plan on living a very long life this will be the only one you will ever see; the next one won’t be until 2117.

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What is the Most Important Subject in School? [POLL]

The school year is winding down, and I recently got into a discussion with my A.I.S.D. 6th grader, Nathan, about what he thinks is the most important subject in school. At first, he gave me the “make dad happy” answer, saying they are all equally important.

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How Do You Motivate Your Child to Get Better Grades? [POLL]

Just when I thought there was an outside chance that my children were all perfect in every way, the U.S. Postal Service delivered a dose of reality. It came in the shape of an automatically generated form letter, and I was extremely surprised to see what my child was up to.

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