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News in brief — 12/21/12

SSU’s Clark Planetarium Christmas shows today

PORTSMOUTH — Shawnee State University’s Clark Planetarium will present a free Christmas show, “The Star of Bethlehem” at 7 p.m. today.
The planetarium will be closed after that until the first day of classes on Monday, Jan. 7. The shows will resume the regular schedule at 7 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The first Monday of every month is Kids Night. All shows are free and open to the public.
For more information or to schedule a group to see the planetarium show, please call the information line at (740) 351-3125.

 

Unger named to dean’s list at Marietta College

MARIETTA — Marietta College student Joseph Unger of Ironton has been named to the Fall 2012 dean’s list.

Any full-time Marietta College student completing at least 15 credit hours with a grade point average of 3.50 to 3.749 in a given semester is recognized as a Dean’s List student for that semester.

Unger, a graduate of St. Joseph Central High School, is majoring in Petroleum Engineering at Marietta.

Located at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy begun in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835.

 

Girls’ Night Out is Dec. 26

ASHLAND, Ky. — Boyd County Public Library will host its monthly Girls’ Night Out program on Wednesday.

“Sparkle” will be shown at the Main Branch, located at 1740 Central Ave., starting at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $2, or bring a food item to share. All money collected will be used to purchase pizza and other refreshments.

This 2012 movie, rated PG-13, is set in the 1960s. Three sisters form a girl group and soon become local sensations with major label interest. But fame becomes a challenge as the close-knit family begins to fall apart. Whitney Houston stars as the girls’ mom – the last movie role before her death.

Girls’ Night Out is held on the last Wednesday of each month. Men are welcome, but the program typically involves movies of a nature that are not appropriate for children. The January feature is “Hope Springs.”

Reasonable accommodation for people with special needs should be requested at least 48 hours prior to the program. Call (606) 329-0518, ext. 1140, for more information.