Monday, April 22, 2013

April 22, 2013 - 8:25am

POPLARVILLE - Art students at Pearl River Community College are displaying their works in the Moody Hall gallery through Friday, May 3.
The work includes drawings and needlework done by students in the drawing and special studio courses taught by PRCC art instructor Charleen Null.
“It’s open to the students,” she said. “If they’ve done work, the can contribute to the show.”
Approximately 50 pieces are on display, including a drawing of purple and white pansies by Mariah LeBlanc, a general studies major from Purvis.
“It was winter when I started, and I wanted some spring,” she said.
Christine Ladner of Poplarville, who plans to major in landscape architecture, is displaying a drawing of a bright red cardinal.
“I just enjoy animals,” she said in explaining why she chose to draw a redbird.
Other students who are exhibiting work include Julia Ferguson, a PRCC English instructor; Sandra Booker, Kim Sones, Summer Ard, Jaylen Funches, Tony Garretson, Edward King, Leeanne Knight, Cara Larsen, Kayla Lee, Deana Holifield, also a PRCC English instructor; Amber Coello, Rocklin Gaudin, Katie Prevot, Jeronda Beason and Tom Bichell.
The gallery is located on the first floor of the Moody Hall addition and is open during regular business hours Monday-Friday.

Students exhibiting work in the Spring Art Show at Pearl River Community College include, seated from left, Lee Anne Knight of Slidell, La., and Jeronda Beason of Poplarville; standing, Edward King of Lumberton, Kayla Lee of Picayune, Christine Ladner of Poplarville and Mariah LeBlanc of Purvis. The art can be viewed through May 3 in the Moody Hall gallery on the Poplarville campus.

April 22, 2013 - 2:13pm

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College recently received Fit-Friendly Company Recognition from the American Heart Association.
The program recognizes employers who champion the health of their employees and work to create a culture of physical activity and health in the workplace.
  Tara Rouse, director of the PRCC Wellness Center, completed the college’s application for the designation. Among the items she listed were the physical fitness assessments for students that are also available for faculty, staff and community members of the Wellness Center and the $286,270 Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation grant that allowed purchase of new Wellness Center equipment and construction of an outdoor track.
  “I told them about the exercise records that are available for all our employees - Fast Track for faculty and staff,” Rouse said. “Any of our employees who reach 40 workouts gets a prize.”
  Employees who work out 15 times during the spring semester get free summer semester membership and those with 20 workouts get the fall semester free, she said.
  “We have an indoor walking track plus we’re building an outdoor one,” she said. “Our campus  cafeteria always offers healthy options. Nutritional information is available on request on all items offered in our cafeteria.”
  The Wellness Center will sponsor a Heart Association Heart Walk on April 25.
  Dr. Adam Breerwood, vice president for the Poplarville campus and Hancock Center, accepted the award at a meeting at the Great Southern Club in Gulfport.
  “We were recognized along with several other companies as a Fit-Friendly company,” he said.