■ Teachers Chenoa Beard of Arlington Elementary and Tammy Drury of Millcreek Elementary each received $1,000 in classroom supplies from OfficeMax in the company's annual "A Day Made Better" promotion. Crews fanned out to about 1,000 schools across the country Oct. 5 and delivered the goods in surprise visits. OfficeMax partners with Adopt-A-Classroom to identify schools where teachers are known for their innovative approaches and their passion for education.
■ David Councill of Frankfort has been selected to be a member of the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Councill will join an elite group of musicians who will perform during halftime at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 8 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band recognizes the top 125 high school senior marching musicians and color guard members from across the country, showcasing their talents during the largest celebration of high school football in America, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
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Selected musicians are chosen by the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band Selection Committee consisting of The National Association for Music Education, Drum Corps International, head director and show coordinator Nola Jones, and All-American Games.
For more information on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and its related events visit usarmyallamericanbowl.com.
■ Marilyn Stewart Daniel of Versailles, a 1962 graduate of Rhodes College, will receive the Distinguished Service Award from her alma mater Saturday. Daniel is one of the founders of the Maxwell Street Legal Clinic, which provides quality, low-cost legal assistance for the immigrant and refugee communities of Central and Eastern Kentucky. In 2007, she was named the Migrant Network Coalition Member of the Year.
In 2009, Daniel was elected to University of Kentucky's College of Law Hall of Fame. She also is a recipient of the Fayette County Bar Association Henry C. Duncan Memorial Award for career achievement, the Citizen-Lawyer Award, and the Kentucky Bar Association Donated Services Award.
■ Ann Hurt, a counselor at Bryan Station High School, received a 2010 Yale Educator Award for supporting and inspiring students.
Hurt, who was nominated by 2010 Bryan Station graduate and current Yale student Lucia Arthur-Paratley, was the only award winner in Kentucky.
■ T.K Logan, a University of Kentucky expert on intimate partner violence and stalking, will participate in a national expert panel that seeks to standardize the definitions and data elements used in public health surveillance of intimate partner violence and sexual violence.
Logan, a professor in the UK Department of Behavioral Science and the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, was invited to participate in the Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Definitions Reconciliation Expert Panel, scheduled for Oct. 12-14 in Atlanta. It is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Logan has spent the last 15 years researching issues relevant to violence against women. Her research and writings most recently have focused on the effectiveness of protective orders, predictors of violations, partner stalking, human trafficking, health disparities of rural women with partner violence experiences, and sexual assault within the context of violent intimate relationships.
■ Eleanor Todd, a senior at Lafayette High School, received an Achievement Award in Writing from the National Council of Teachers of English. Schools across the country nominated more than 1,600 students, and 543 earned certificates. Eleanor was one of five winners in Kentucky.
■ The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research recently broke ground on what will soon become the university's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified laboratory. The $19.8 million renewable energy laboratory will allow CAER to greatly expand its research capabilities devoted to Kentucky's growing renewable energy industries, including biomass and biofuels, electrochemical power sources (such as capacitors and batteries), and distributed solar energy technologies.
■ Five individuals were named to the University of Kentucky School of Human Environmental Sciences Hall of Fame during an Oct. 15 ceremony at UK's Hilary J. Boone Center.
The school's Hall of Fame recognizes individuals and alumni who are dedicated to the betterment of their professions, local communities and the school.
This year's inductees include: The late Betty Jane Downer Eastin, a native of Aliceville, Ala. Eastin is best known for establishing the school's Betty D. Eastin Historical Costume Collection. Raymond E. Forgue was acting dean of the College of Human Environmental Sciences from 1992 to 1993. The late Opal Hurley Mann Green, West Liberty, served in leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a deputy administrator. Anna Bernice Lucas, who was raised on a Lincoln County farm, was active in 4-H throughout her youth and remained so during her 37-plus years with the UK Cooperative Extension Service. Kathy Allen Jansen, a native of Lexington, retired after nearly 30 years in teaching, and began a career as a national and international education consultant and senior project manager at Measurement Inc., an educational assessment company in North Carolina. She divides her time between North Carolina and Zimbabwe, where her husband is a senior HIV/AIDs adviser to the U.S. Embassy.
■ Paolo Visonà, adjunct associate professor of art history at the University of Kentucky Department of Art, was recently awarded a Margo Tytus Visiting Fellowship by the University of Cincinnati Department of Classics for his scholarly research on the coinage of ancient Carthage.