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Published: Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 12:47 a.m.

UF associate dean gets job at Penn State

Barbara O. Korner, the University of Florida's associate dean for academic and student affairs in the College of Fine Arts, has been named dean of the College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State University, according to a news release issued Wednesday by Penn State.
Korner, a professor of theater, has held her position at UF since 2000 and served one year as interim dean. She is slated to take her post at Penn State beginning June 1.
"I'm thrilled to lead and serve the excellent faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State," Korner said in a news release. "They have built robust programs in the design, visual and performing arts.
"Together we will continue to develop collaborative and cutting-edge opportunities for students who will lead the way for arts-based research, education and outreach in the 21st century."
- Jack Stripling

Buchholz is hosting Career Academy Forum

Buchholz High School will host the Career Academy Forum, a program to help students pick which magnet school programs they'd like to attend tonight from 7 to 8.
Parents and students from any Alachua County school are invited to see the various presentations of the 15 magnet school programs from across the county.
Alachua County teacher specialist for career and technical education Nancy Iafrate said since there are so many programs for students and parents to apply for, this event can help narrow down the choices.
"People have a choice in schools," she said.
The biggest change, however, is the adjustment to the new statewide A plus-plus program, which requires that all incoming ninth-graders declare a major.
Iafrate said the magnet program they join can counts as a major.
- Andrew Tan

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