Monday, July 7, 2003

Some good news

New rabbi to serve in Wisconsin

Laurie Zimmerman, daughter of Ernest and Esther Zimmerman of Blue Ash, is among 14 new rabbis at Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC), Wyncotte, Pa.

She earned a master of arts in Hebrew letters. She has been appointed rabbi of Congregation Shaarei Shamayim in Madison, Wis.

While at RRC, she served as the student rabbi for the Shaarei Shamayin. She has been involved in Rabbis for Human Rights, serving as an intern in Jerusalem and a student representative to the group's board in North America.

Zimmerman also completed a unit of clinical pastoral education as a chaplain at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and worked as a rabbinic intern at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center.

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McAuley High School teachers Pat Basler and Michele Walters have been accepted as students at the Ashbrook Teacher Institute at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio.

Classes deal with the Origins and Development of the Supreme Court. The classes run through July 11.

Basler and Walters teach government at McAuley.

Principal Cheryl Sucher and director of development Kathleen Snodgrass will participate in the University of Notre Dame's Certificate Program for Catholic School Development, July 21-24.

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Price Hill Day at Coney Island is July 16. For information, call Rob Geiger, 921-2240 or the Price Hill Historical Society, 251-2888.

Also Price Hill Day at Mount Echo is July 26. Call Ida Renner, 251-3347 or Geiger.

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Applications are being accepted for the 2003 Aid to Individual Artists Awards Program.

Four local artists will receive $3,000 grants each.

The recipients can use the grant to purchase supplies, defray exhibition expenses, or rent studio space.

For applications, call the Summerfair office, the sponsor, at 531-0050 or e-mail Deadline is Aug. 22.

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A plaque hanging in the hallway of the W.E.B. Du Bois Academy, 1812 Central Parkway, Over-the-Rhine, shows that first- and second-grade students won a national science competition, sponsored by NASA's Student Involvement Program.

The students won the award for creating a newsletter describing the accomplishments of the Wright brothers.

"A NASA representative came to the school on parents night and presented a plaque and medals," said Carrie Barth, public relations director.


Allen Howard's "Some Good News'' column runs Sunday-Friday. If you have suggestions about outstanding achievements, or people who are uplifting to the Tristate, let him know at 768-8362, at or by fax at 768-8340.

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