University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury is New Zealand's second oldest university. It was founded in 1873 as Canterbury College, the first constituent college of the University of New Zealand, its original campus was in the Christchurch Central City, but in 1961 it became an independent university and began moving out of its original neo-gothic buildings, which were re-purposed as the Christchurch Arts Centre. The move was completed on 1 May 1975 and the university now operates its main campus in the Christchurch suburb of Ilam and offers degrees in Arts, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Music, Social Work and Language Pathology, Sports Coaching and Teaching; the university originated in 1873 in the centre of Christchurch as Canterbury College, the first constituent college of the University of New Zealand. It became the second institution in New Zealand providing tertiary-level education, the fourth in Australasia, its foundation professors arrived in 1874, Charles Cook, Alexander Bickerton, John Macmillan Brown.

In 1933, the name changed from Canterbury College to Canterbury University College. In 1957 the name changed again to the present University of Canterbury; until 1961, the university formed part of the University of New Zealand, issued degrees in its name. That year saw the dissolution of the federal system of tertiary education in New Zealand, the University of Canterbury became an independent University awarding its own degrees. Upon the UNZ's demise, Canterbury Agricultural College became a constituent college of the University of Canterbury, as Lincoln College. Lincoln College became independent in 1990 as a full university in its own right. Over the period from 1961 to 1974, the university campus relocated from the centre of the city to its much larger current site in the suburb of Ilam; the neo-gothic buildings of the old campus became the site of the Christchurch Arts Centre, a hub for arts and entertainment in Christchurch. In 2004, the University underwent restructuring into four Colleges and a School of Law, administering a number of schools and departments.

For many years the university worked with the Christchurch College of Education, leading to a full merger in 2007, establishing a fifth College. In 2012 the School of Law merged with the Business School to form the College of Law. In September 2011, plans were announced to demolish some University buildings that were damaged from an earthquake. In the months following the earthquake, the University lost 25 per cent of its first-year students and 8 per cent of continuing students; the number of international students, who pay much higher fees and are a major source of revenue, dropped by 30 per cent. By 2013, the University had lost 22 per cent of its students. However, a record number of 886 PhD students are enrolled at the University of Canterbury as of 2013. Other New Zealand universities defying an informal agreement, launched billboard and print advertising campaigns in the earthquake-ravaged city to recruit University of Canterbury students who are finding it difficult to study there. In October 2011, staff were encouraged to take voluntary redundancies.

Student numbers are now on the rise, with a 4.5% increase in students enrolled from 2013 to 2016. International numbers are increasing, nearing pre-earthquake figures at 1,134 enrolled in 2016. In March 2016, Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr said in The Press newspaper: "In 2014, they wanted to leave Christchurch and went to Wellington and into the workforce. Now we're retaining Christchurch school leavers and we're getting our fair share of provincial students, as well as attracting greater numbers from the Auckland region. Living on or near the UC campus, having a lifestyle that can take you from lectures to skifields in 90 minutes or the beach in 20 minutes, is much more appealing and affordable than living in Auckland."In 2013 the New Zealand Government agreed to provide $260m to support the University's rebuild programme. In January 2017, the University of Canterbury released its campus master plan – 50 building and landscape projects proposed over three stages by 2045, the cost could exceed $2bn.

In a comment to The Press, Rod Carr said that the plans were proof the university was moving away from the falling enrolments post-earthquake. The university was first governed by a board of governors by a college council, since 1957 by a university council; the council is chaired by a chancellor. The Council includes representatives from the faculties and general staff, as well as local industry and trade union representatives; the original composition of the board of governors was defined in the Canterbury College Ordinance 1873, passed by the Canterbury Provincial Council and named 23 members who might serve for life. The board was given power to fill their own vacancies, this power transferred to graduates once their number exceeded 30. At the time, there were discussions about the abolition of provincial government, the governance structure was set up to give board members "prestige and permanence", "provincial authority and its membership and resources were safely per

Harding Academy (Memphis)

Harding Academy is a co-educational, Christian school serving students from age 18 months through grade 12. Memphis Christian School opened in 1952 with 192 students in grades K through 6. Mary Nell Hardeman Powers served as the first principal. During that year, the school acquired the King Mansion where the Harding University Graduate School of Religion is located on Cherry Road at Park Avenue; the 1953-54 school year opened at the new 57-acre site, grades seven and eight were offered for the first time. Mrs. Powers wrote the school alma mater that year. For the 1955-56 school year, the ninth grade was added. Marion Hickingbottom became the new principal; the following year the school received approval for the first time from the Tennessee State Board of Education. During the spring of 1957, Harding College in Searcy, Arkansas was asked to take over the school. Harding’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to assume the oversight of the school; that decision included moving the Harding University Graduate School of Religion to Memphis where it would reside in the King Mansion and the construction of a new building south of the mansion to house the newly renamed Christian school as Harding Academy of Memphis.

In 1957-58, the construction on the new building began and the tenth grade was added. Harding Academy opened the 1958-59 year in the new building, it included a classroom wing, a gymnasium, a cafeteria. Mr. A. M. Anderson became principal. Grades eleven and twelve were added, the first graduating class, of fifteen students, received diplomas. An elementary building was under construction and completed in March 1960. J. E. Summitt served as superintendent for the 1960-61 year. Harold Bowie became superintendent. Over the next decade, the Cherry Road campus continued to expand. An auditorium was built in 1967. A gymnasium, a new library, a cafeteria, a junior high wing were completed in 1973. A new high school building was added in 1974. A third gymnasium with women’s locker room facilities, a choral room, additional classrooms opened in 1978. Enrollment increased during the 1970s and peaked at 2,879 students in 1976. At that point, the Academy was the largest private school in the United States. Many local Churches of Christ to allowed the school to use their educational facilities in order to expand.

By 1970-71, all elementary enrollment had moved from the Cherry Road campus into local church buildings. In 1978, the Academy separated from Harding College becoming an independent school under the direction of its own board of directors. Harding’s recent past include the opening of Early Childhood, a program for 2’s and 3’s, the construction of the Cordova campus. Harding opened the new Cordova campus on Macon Road in November 1997. Early Childhood occupied one wing, grades 1-6 were housed in the other. A second building opened at that location in the fall of 2001; the kindergarten classes joined Early Childhood in the first building constructed, grades 1-6 occupied the newer building. In September 2017, Harding announced the lower school would be unifying with middle and upper schools at the Cherry Road campus at the start of the 2018–2019 school year. A multi-year multi-phase renovation plan was announced. Lower School students can participate in basketball, cheerleading, football and volleyball.

The upper school's athletic teams compete in the TSSAA Division II-Small conference. Sports offered include basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis and volleyball. Harding added swimming in 2009; the fine arts program consists of the visual arts, instrumental music, vocal music, drama programs. Lower school students receive weekly instruction in music and visual arts from a specialized teacher. Exploratory and advanced visual art classes are offered to upper school students. Students in grades 7-12 can participate in chorus. Drama productions, including a yearly musical, are produced three times a year. Journalism classes are offered at the high school level, students are admitted to these classes by applying and being accepted to the journalism staff. Journalism students publish The Lion, the school’s monthly newspaper, the Shield yearbook; the Learning Enrichment Advantage Program is a fee-based after-school and summer enrichment program taught by a variety of Harding teachers and parents as well as outside vendors.

These short-term sessions address a variety of students’ interests, needs and learning preferences. Vince Vawter, author of "Paperboy," a 2014 Newbery Honor book Ken May, former CEO of FedEx Kinko's Hubie Smith, basketball coach Paul Shanklin, political satirist and comedian Andy Fletcher, Major League Baseball umpire, #49 Garrett Wang, actor Marlon Brown, Chicago Bears WR School web site TSSAA web site

James G. Marshall House

James G. Marshall House is a historic home located at Niagara Falls in Niagara County, New York, it is a three-story Arts and Crafts style dwelling built in 1913 by the industrialist and inventor James G. Marshall, it was designed by prominent local architect Simon Larke, who designed the Former Niagara Falls High School. In April 1994, it opened as a breakfast, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. It is located within the Park Place Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. Marshall, James G. House - Niagara Falls, NY - U. S. National Register of Historic Places on A Bed and Breakfast in Niagara Falls USA b&b