Bailey Middle installs safety measures

CORNELIUS – Bailey Middle School recently implemented new safety precautions on campus.

After the Sandy Hook shooting, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools began looking for ways to increase school safety.

At Bailey, each student is required to wear an ID badge on a lanyard that includes a name, picture and two barcodes that can be used to check out books in the library and buy lunch in the cafeteria.

The school requires students to wear the badges at all times so that when someone isn’t wearing one, they stand out and can be identified.

Bailey Middle requires visitors to show their license when they check in at the main office.

The school is also implementing LobbyGuard, a sign-in system for visitors. LobbyGuard performs instant background checks that work with national sexual offender databases and customized lists of known offenders and unwanted guests.

If an unwanted guest signs in, an email is sent to the staff that puts out an alert and prompts the secretary to retrieve an administrator.


Professor discusses social issues

DAVIDSON – Davidson College is hosting a panel discussion about gender, ethics and sports in Russia.

Irina Erman, visiting assistant professor of Russian studies, will moderate the event, “Sochi 2014: Genderm Ethics and Sport.” She will reflect on issues dealing with Vladimir Putin’s crackdown on political protests and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Alvarez College Union Sprinkle Room.

Details: 704-894-2884.


Coble appointed to CPCC trustees

CHARLOTTE – Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed Cornelius resident Marshall Coble to the Central Piedmont Community College Board of Trustees.

Coble worked for Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Co., for 44 years before retiring. He served last as a senior vice president of the company’s cast iron division.

He is a member of the American Foundry Society and a past member of the Society of Manufacture Engineers.

“We are delighted Marshall Coble has been appointed to the CPCC Board of Trustees,” said Ralph Pitts, board chairman. “Marshall’s numerous years of manufacturing experience and company leadership will be a great asset to the board as CPCC works to enhance its advanced manufacturing training programs.”

Coble attended CPCC and graduated from the UNC Charlotte College of Engineering.


Girls learn about engineering

HUNTERSVILLE – The EnergyExplorium is sponsoring "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day" for middle and high school-age homeschoolers and their families.

While the event is not specifically for female homeschoolers, families are encouraged to bring a girl who is interested in engineering.

The event will include a presentation led by Duke Energy's Women in Nuclear Organization, as well as a panel discussion. There will also be hands-on, education activities and a video about careers and women in engineering.

The event will be held 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 14 at the EnergyExplorium, 13339 Hagers Ferry Road.

Details: 980-875-5600.


Charter applications due soon

HUNTERSVILLE – Applications for the 2014-15 school year at Lake Norman Charter must be submitted by midnight Jan. 31 to be included in the lottery, which will be held Feb. 13.

Applications are available on the school’s website.

Prospective families interested in learning more about the school and the application process are encouraged to sign up for a school tour.

Tours begin Thursdays in January at 8:15 a.m. for middle school and 9:30 a.m. for high school. Registration is required.

Details: or 704-948-8600.


Students named to dean’s lists

HUNTERSVILLE – The following students were named to the dean’s list at their respective colleges or universities for the fall semester:

• Lauren Blakey, of Davidson, made a grade point average of at least 3.6 at Emory and Henry College in Emory, Va.

• Haley Sheafor and Tirion Sheafor, of Cornelius, made a grade point average of at least 3.5 at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.

• Michael Gover, Amy Hoogendoom, Sarah MacDonald, Janesha Slaughter and Lydia Ward made a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.99 at UNC Asheville. 


Students earn perfect GPAs

HUNTERSVILLE – Jessica Burroughs and Emilyann McKelvey have been named to the chancellor’s list for the fall semester at UNC Asheville.

Full-time students must make a grade point average of 4.0 to make the list.