Education briefs

CCC announces new food service training program
Clovis Community College’s Department of Business and Industry in association with the New Mexico Restaurant Association, is offering a new Food Service Training Program. The program will allow restaurant and food service owners and operators to improve the quality of their workforce through nationally recognized food service certifications, improved customer service and employee retention.
The program utilizes the National Restaurant Association ServSafe Food Safety Training Program.
Classes are divided into two tracks, Food Service Manager and Entry-level Food Service Employee. Costs for the Food Service Manager track are $145 and consists of six training sessions of four hours each. The Entry-level Food Service Employee session is $65 and consists of four sessions of four hours each.
For information contact Johnny Smith, Director of Business and Industry training at Clovis Community College or call 769-4760.

Foreign language festival set for Friday at Texas college
LEVELLAND, Texas — The 13th annual South Plains Foreign Language Festival will be held on Friday at South Plains College in Levelland. Organizers say they expect to draw about 700 students and sponsors from 25 high schools.
The Lubbock Japanese Women’s Organization will sponsor a learning activity for the students, which includes learning how to pick up beans using chopsticks, origami (paper folding), and learning how to write their name in Japanese characters using a traditional paint brush and ink. The activity is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Mall area of the Student Center.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the Student Center foyer and competition begins at 9 a.m. campuswide.
Local schools planing to attend include Friona, Muleshoe and Portales.

State science fair to be held Saturday at New Mexico Tech
SOCORRO — More than 500 middle school and high school students from throughout the state will exhibit their award-winning research projects on Saturday at the 52nd Annual New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair at New Mexico Tech campus.
The student exhibitors will compete at the state level for more than $100,000 in awards and scholarships. Students qualify for the state competition by placing in one of six previously held regional science and engineering fairs. Four senior division grand award winners and two alternates will be chosen at the state science fair to advance to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Portland, Oregon, on May 9-15.
New Mexico Tech has been hosting the New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair since the science fair’s inception in 1953.

Wayland, Logsdon Seminary enter educational partnership
PLAINVIEW, Texas — Wayland Baptist University has entered into a partnership with Logsdon Seminary at Hardin-Simmons University to bring the Master of Divinity program to the South Plains.
The agreement will allow students to take courses from Logsdon faculty on the Wayland campus in Lubbock with credit toward the 72-hour advanced standing Master of Divinity degree for students with a baccalaureate degree in religion or theology.
School officials said the first classes under the new partnership will be offered in the fall. For more information contact Wayland religion department at 806-291-1160 or Logsdon Seminary at 325-670-1287.

Education Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Ryan Lengerich. He may be contacted at 763-3431, extension 313, or by e-mail:
ryan_lengerich@link.freedom.com