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12:00 am Classes Begin- Indiana Wesleyan University

For a complete academic calendar, click here.

Location
Indiana Wesleyan University

11:00 am 12th Annual WorldFest
Event Details:
WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals, will span the entire Labor Day weekend for its 12th year as it features four days of international food, music, dance and culture on Louisville’s Belvedere downtown.

Exciting international music will come from more than 90 bands and performers while more than 30 food vendors and nearly 150 booths provide a global sampling of cuisine and culture.

In addition to local and regional world music performers, national touring acts will include DakhaBrakha, Azucar Tumbao, Buckwheat Zydeco, Red Baraat, The Ark Band and Jazz in Pink.

Admission to WorldFest is free all four days. Hours are: Friday, Aug. 29, Saturday, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 1, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Additional Features:
Global Village where you can mingle and interact with representatives of nations ranging from Argentina to Vietnam who will be dressed in their native clothing, conversing in their native language and dancing to their culture, custom and music;

World of Discovery gives children a global experience without leaving home. Hands-on activities include the Home Depot Children’s Workshop and jewelry making.
Naturalization Ceremony Friday, Aug. 29, 11 a.m., Galt House Hotel

Parade of Cultures Saturday, Aug. 30, 12 p.m. Parade begins near Metro Hall at 6th Street, west on Jefferson to 5th Street, then goes north on 5th to WorldFest on the Belvedere, ending at the Main Stage on the West Lawn.

 

For more information, click here!

Location
Belvedere-

7:00 pm ACT Strategies

Learn to make the best choices on all sections of the exam and use stress-reducing techniques to decrease anxiety. Please call 964-3515 to register.

Location
Okolona Branch of Louisville Free Public Library- 7709 Preston Highway

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8:30 am Close the Deal- Fairdale High School

Who benefits from college? All of us do. College-educated workers help businesses grow. College-educated citizens help our community thrive. And college opens up the door to a brighter future for students. That’s why elected officials, businesses and schools have joined together to help make the road from high school to college a little easier to navigate.

Location
Fairdale High School

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10:30 am ACT Boot Camp

Learn to make the best choices on all sections of the exam and use stress-reducing techniques to decrease anxiety. Please call 964-3515 to register.

Location
Okolona Branch of Louisville Free Public Library- 7709 Preston Highway

1:00 pm ACT Practice Test

Free ACT practice test administered by Sylvan Learning Center. Registration required. Call 245-7332 to register.

Location
Middletown Branch- Louisville Free Public Library

3:00 pm Help English language learners with basic conversation skills

Help English language learners with basic conversation skills.

Meet people from all over the world!

Saturdays in June at 3:00pm

Call Sophie at 502-574-1720 for more information!

Location
Iroquois Public Library-- 601 W. Woodlawn Avenue

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4:00 pm ACT Boot Camp

Free ACT Boot Camp at the Louisville Free Public Library’s Shawnee Branch:

3912 W. Broadway

Louisville, KY 40211

Call 502-574-1722 to register.

Location
Shawnee Branch- Louisville Free Public Library

8:30 am Close the Deal- Western High School

Who benefits from college? All of us do. College-educated workers help businesses grow. College-educated citizens help our community thrive. And college opens up the door to a brighter future for students. That’s why elected officials, businesses and schools have joined together to help make the road from high school to college a little easier to navigate.

Location
Western High School

9:30 am Close the Deal- Waggener High School

Who benefits from college? All of us do. College-educated workers help businesses grow. College-educated citizens help our community thrive. And college opens up the door to a brighter future for students. That’s why elected officials, businesses and schools have joined together to help make the road from high school to college a little easier to navigate.

Location
Waggener High School

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3:00 pm Help English language learners with basic conversation skills

Help English language learners with basic conversation skills.

Meet people from all over the world!

Saturdays in June at 3:00pm

Call Sophie at 502-574-1720 for more information!

Location
Iroquois Public Library-- 601 W. Woodlawn Avenue

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3:00 pm Help English language learners with basic conversation skills

Help English language learners with basic conversation skills.

Meet people from all over the world!

Saturdays in June at 3:00pm

Call Sophie at 502-574-1720 for more information!

Location
Iroquois Public Library-- 601 W. Woodlawn Avenue

2:00 pm Louisville National College Fair

Register here for the Fall 2014 Louisville National College Fair will take place on Sunday, September 21, 2:00-5:00pm at:

Kentucky International Convention Center

Casacade Ballroom

221 Fourth Street

Louisville, KY 40202

For a list of schools attending, click here.

 

Location
Kentucky International Convention Center- Cascade Ballroom

8:30 am Close the Deal- Valley High School

Who benefits from college? All of us do. College-educated workers help businesses grow. College-educated citizens help our community thrive. And college opens up the door to a brighter future for students. That’s why elected officials, businesses and schools have joined together to help make the road from high school to college a little easier to navigate.

Location
Valley High School

8:30 am Close the Deal- Iroquois High School

Who benefits from college? All of us do. College-educated workers help businesses grow. College-educated citizens help our community thrive. And college opens up the door to a brighter future for students. That’s why elected officials, businesses and schools have joined together to help make the road from high school to college a little easier to navigate.

Location
Iroquois High School

5:00 pm Dropping Back In! Documentary Screening & Town Hall Forum

Location
Louisville Free Public Library- 301 York Street

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8:30 am Close the Deal- Seneca High School

Who benefits from college? All of us do. College-educated workers help businesses grow. College-educated citizens help our community thrive. And college opens up the door to a brighter future for students. That’s why elected officials, businesses and schools have joined together to help make the road from high school to college a little easier to navigate.

Location
Seneca High School

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12:00 am Louisville Maker Faire

The Maker Faire will be held in conjunction with the 6th Annual Nulu Festival and kick off week of IdeaFestival®. The date of the event is Saturday, September 27, 2014 in the 800 & 900 blocks of East Market Street (between Shelby and Wenzel Streets). Last year’s Louisville’s Mini Maker Faire drew an estimated crowd of between 12,000 – 17,000, with over 85 makers participating.

The Louisville Mini Maker Faire is free and appropriate for all ages, but participation in some activities will require safety waivers, available at the event.

Louisville Mini Maker Faire is accepting applications for maker participation through August 31, 2014. Makers, apply here!

Location
Between 800 and 900 blocks of East Market STreet

10:00 am ACT Practice Test with Sylvan Learning

Free ACT practice test administered by Sylvan Learning Center. Registration required. Call 574-1724 to register.

Location
Main Branch- Louisville Free Public Library

3:00 pm Help English language learners with basic conversation skills

Help English language learners with basic conversation skills.

Meet people from all over the world!

Saturdays in June at 3:00pm

Call Sophie at 502-574-1720 for more information!

Location
Iroquois Public Library-- 601 W. Woodlawn Avenue

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12:00 am IdeaFestival
Event Details:
Founded in 2000, IdeaFestival® is a celebration of ideas to foster creativity, innovation and transformational learning. It’s an eclectic network of global thinkers and one-of-a-kind innovators bound together by an intense curiosity about what is impacting and shaping the future of the arts, business, technology, design, science, philosophy and education. Please visit www.ideafestival.com for more information.

Location
Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

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News and Trends in Education

Local

Jefferson County Public Schools News

The Courier Journal Education News.  http://www.courier-journal.com/section/NEWS0105/Education

Bellarmine University News.  http://www.bellarmine.edu/news/portal/

Jefferson Community and Technical College News.  http://www.jefferson.kctcs.edu/en/News_and_Events.aspx

Simmons College of Kentucky. No news outlet.  Check with Simmons.

Spalding University News.  http://spalding.edu/

Sullivan University.  No news outlet.  Check with Sullivan, Spencerian, etc.

The University of Louisville.  U of L Today.  http://louisville.edu/uofltoday/

 

State

Kentucky Department of Education Current Press Releases and Advisories.  http://www.kde.state.ky.us/KDE/HomePageRepository/News+Room/Current+Press+Releases+and+Advisories/

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education news and Current Press Releases.  http://cpe.ky.gov/news/mediaroom/releases/

 

National

The Chronicle of Higher Education News. http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Almanac of Higher Education. The Chronicle‘s Almanac issue, our annual compendium of college and university data, offers an in-depth look at the state of higher education. http://chronicle.com/section/Almanac-of-Higher-Education/536/

The New York Times Education Page. http://www.nytimes.com/pages/education/index.html

Inside Higher Ed.  News and Quick Takes.  http://www.insidehighered.com/news

U.S. Department of Education News. http://www.ed.gov/news

 

Trends and Emerging Issues

Association of American Colleges and Universities.  News and trending topics. http://www.aacu.org/press_room/inthenews.cfm

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Postsecondary Education.  http://www.gatesfoundation.org/postsecondaryeducation/Pages/default.aspx

The Center for 21st Century Universities.  Emerging issues in higher education.  http://c21u.gatech.edu/trending-topics

The College Board Advocacy and Policy Board.  Trends in Higher Education. http://trends.collegeboard.org/

Education Insights.  Trends to Watch in 2012. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoftuseducation/archive/2012/01/18/education-trends-to-watch-in-2012.aspx

Forbes.  5 Big Trends for Education 2012-13. http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmarshallcrotty/2011/11/21/5-big-trends-for-education-in-2012-13/

The Lumina Foundation.  http://www.luminafoundation.org/

Open Education news.  Monitoring news related to open education around the globe.  http://openeducationnews.org/

 

Community Colleges

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Community Colleges News. http://chronicle.com/section/Community-Colleges/33/

American Association of Community Colleges News. http://www.aacc.nche.edu/newsevents/News/Pages/default.aspx

American Association of Community Colleges Hot Issues.  http://www.aacc.nche.edu/newsevents/HotIssues/Pages/default.aspx

 

Adult Education

Office of Vocational and Adult Education News. http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/news/index.html

 

Interactive

Graphical Interaction with Trends in Higher Education. http://awesome.good.is/transparency/web/1109/trends-in-higher-education/flash.html

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Adults With College Degrees in the United States by County, Interactive graphics. http://chronicle.com/article/Adults-With-College-Degrees-in/125995/

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Education Technology News. http://chronicle.com/section/Technology/30/

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Global News. http://chronicle.com/section/Global/433/

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Facts and Figures. Interactive.  http://chronicle.com/section/Facts-Figures/58/