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~t t 8B The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, April 10, 1990 Greenbrier College Summer and Fall Schedule Amy Ingram Greenbrier College Trainee The Greenbrier Community Col- lege recently released the summer and fall schedules for t990. Pre- registration for both terms will be held the week of April 9 through April 12. This is for continuing de- gree-seeking students only and will not be open to the general public. General registration for the fall term will be held on August 23 and 24. There will be two summer ses- sions at the college center. The first summer session begins on Tues- day, May 29, and ends Friday, June 29. Registration for the first summer session for the general public is on May 29. The algebra 109 class offered for this session begins on Monday, May 7, and ends on Thursday, June 7. Registration for the algebra class will be on May 7. The second summer session at the community college begins on Monday, July 9, and ends on Friday, August 10. Open registration for these courses will be on Monday, July 9. There are four classes being offered during this session, creative expression, probation, parole and community correction, developmen- tal English, and the teaching of com- position. Dr Cox said new students who need the developmental Eng- lish course may be interested in tak- ing it during the summer session to keep later English courses on schedule. The need for this course is determined by the college upon enrollment and is based upon ACT English scores or a placement test given at the college. A tuition and fee schedule is available for the first summer ses- sion. Those who have never done so English 101 will be taught during before and are interested in attend- the first summer session as well as ing the college center should take the algebra class mentioned above, action as soon as possible. The first Both these courses will meet Men- step is to make application to the day through Thursday each week.college center for acceptance. This can be done with an application from the office of student services. ~~ They also need to make application " "" for financial aid and scholarships which they might qualify for this too I FI ral .~ can be done through the office of O student services at the college cen- ter. ~F.T.D. ~ The college has an open admis- TELEFLORAL and sions policy and requires a high school diploma or GED. Tests such DA[LY DELIVERY ~ as the ACT are required for students who have not been out of school for more than ten years. However, the student may enroll without these test scores and take the tests later to complete their file. Those stu- dents who wish to transfer to the community college must have tran- 392-6808scripts, a list of courses completed ",:..~.,~.,j~j.~,zj.-~~' , and g rades, and proof of Cloud standing with the previous institution as well as completing the other steps. According to James H. Cox Jr, dean of the college, "The college is growing and those people who want to enroll for classes should do so soon to get the classes they want." The college offers associate, or two-year, degrees in law enforce- ment, general education, secretarial science, accounting, management, and marketing. The work for a bachelors in elementary education can also be completed at this loca- tion and a great deal of the work for other education degrees can be completed at Greenbrier. A planned addition to the course scheduling is the bachelors program in criminal justice. The first two years of most pro- grams can be completed at the col- lege center. "It is a good idea for students who live in the Greenbrier County area to take their first two years here." added Dr Cox. He noted the cost factor and the matur- ity achieved between ages eighteen and twenty as apparent reasons for this decision. Greenbrier Community College Center is a branch of Bluefield State College and all courses taken at this location apply to degree programs which can be completed there. Dr Cox said other state colleges accept these credits on transfer. The college is currently undergo- ing a study by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This study will qualify the teacher education pro- gram and results are expected n the fall. New, or not recently offered, courses on the fall schedule include "safety and first aid, law enforcement and art history. WELLV Great Prices On 1990 Mountain Bikes, Accessories, And Bike Rentals 107 FOSTER STREET LEWISBURG, WoVA. I~.q WHAT YOU DO IS NEWS TO US ( AND ABOUT 50,000. OTHER FOLKS.) CONTACT THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER WITH YOUR NEWS 647-5724 122 North Court Street Lewisburg, 24901 I BUNNY THE DE'S . RIL 14 I PM- 4 PM "FREE" HELIUM-FILLED EASTER BALLOONS PLUS.. JSPECIAL TREATS' FOR ALL THE KIDS RED OAKS SHOPPING CENTER - FAIRLEA, W.VA. Volunteer Ambulance States Help yourself, your neighbor and our community, support the Fairlea Volunteer Ambulance Service. Our community rescue squad is conduct- ing a fund raising and offering a subscription service to the residents of Ronceverte, Fairlea, Lewisburg, Caldwell, Clendeninville and Maxwelton. Who are we? We are, for the most part, volunteers, approximately 40 in number. We are also a small group of full time paid EMS (Emer- gency Medical Services) personnel including one paramedic and four EMT's (Emergency Medical Techni- cians). All of us are professionals, and are legally responsible to a state critical care committee for the quality of the emergency care we provide this community. We are not affiliated with the Io- cat Fire Departments, although we do provide emergency support sys- tems for each other through mutual aid agreements. We receive no monetary support from the fire serv- ices or donations to them. The training we receive is exten- sive with both national and state boards monitoring the certification of EMT's and paramedics. The proc- ess is both physically and mentally challenging, simulating as much as possible the real life response to emergency situations. In fact some of the training is "on scene" in our streets, homes and the emergency department at Humane Hospital, under the supervssion of the areas most seasoned paramedics emer- gency nurses and physicians. In general, we pay for our own training and we volunteer our time to learn and then to respond. Hun- dreds of hours of classroom home study and clinical experience are necessary to achieve and maintain the level of EMT. 1500 plus hours to certify as a paramedic. Then there are the endless 2-3 day courses in auto extraction techniques ad. vanced cardiac life support, basic trauma life support, pediatric ad- vanced life support, CPR search and rescue, mimng accidents, farm machinery extrication, the courses are as numerous as the emergen- cies we face, any one of which may give you that added difference in caring for a sick or njured person. As with the EMT and Paramedic courses, most of these other classes have a mandatory two year re-certification policy. EMS has come a long way from the days of the "ambulance drivers." The equipment we use can vary from a simple arm splint to a com- plex monitor-defibrilator, from fifty cents to $8,000. Many thousands of dollars are required to stock each ambulance with tools, medical equipment and supplies to deal with the myriad of injuries and medical conditions that happen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in our homes, jobs and highways. Much of the equipment is size related. Adult trauma or medical equipment is use- less for adolescent, is useless for pediatric patients, etc. The ambulance is a specialty ve- hicle, engineered to withstand heavy use and daily (and nightly) stress on engine, drive train and body. Imag- ine your personal vehicle going from stone cold to high rpm with no warm-up time after time -- Why not treat it better? That's simple, a good ambulance including supplies is worth $80-$90,000. There is not an EMT out there that would hesitate to ' trade it for your life or put their own in danger doing it. In the EMS a minute is a long time. The Fairlea Ambulance (Greenbrier County Emergency Service of Fairlea) has 4 ambulances. One has recently re- tired from service, another has lim- ited usage left. There have been situations when all four of these were in use at once. We do not have a 4wd ambulance and con- sider it a necessity for the safety of both 0atient and personnel. Next week our subscription serv- ice starts and our fund drive begins. The subscription is a good deal. it is very cheap insurance and if you don't need to use =t you can be very proud of the fact that your money was a positive difference to some- one m this community that was sick or hurt and needed emergency as- sistance. We hope to receive $20,000 from the subscription: we ~, also hope for some donations -- to be honest we don't know how much to ask for. $50,000 would nol lay idle but would be unfair to f~ope for. Currently.our monies come from in- surances (which seldom pay in full), bake sales and magic shows, etc -- we are losing ground financially. The County is paying the licensing and insurance on the ambulances and although this is a substantial sum of money, for which we are grateful, it is a drop in the bucket when looking at what it takes to run an emergency response system. The Iaxes you pay do not bring you the ambulance. for our goal --- to quality emergency dividuals and families For those of you living Fairlea ambulance urge you to contact county non-profit squad. Please help us quality of service we We listen constantly for help. Won't you listen We are setting off the your turn to respond. Give and let live. The Youth Museum's hibition is "Africa: The nent." African art will be < as well as mounted the collection of big Leonard Anderson. The African exhibit first week of April and play until May 13. The rican artwork was ersburg Art Center. traditional costumes, and photographs are exhibit. This portion of Dark Continent" has West Virginia Arts. Mounted trophies of mals are also on display, Anderson of Summers been a big game leer of years. His of trophies he has animals from Africa and ica. Mr Anderson hunts Africa and Canada with licensed guides. important to hunters," Mr says. "We hunt the r= mitred by the c(~ ties and the oermit help the animal Animals from Mr lection on display at the seum include a full hunting its prey, a giraffe, zebra and ostricll. mals are beautifully give a vivid impression animal life," Director Kare~ said. The Youth Museum New River Park in lacem to the Exhibition All we really want is your support Family Rates US ROUTE 60 WEST - LEWISBURG, W.VA. - 645-2363 Best Ratea In The Area * Weekly Rates Available Large Rooma , TV In Rooms Phones I Remember Folks... It's EASTER! i A Beautiful Experience 1-64, Exit 156; Sam Black Church PHONE392-6500 .~ US Rt. 60, 1 Mile West NEED SHRUBS. CALL US! 111 Hours for the museum are through Saturday from 1 pm After May 1, hours seum are Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from 1 to 6 p.m, available for group museum encourages to visit. In addition to the main gallery, the museum Mountain Homestead in furs may experience Virginia frontier, a the John Henry hibit. 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