• The Tinnin Fine Arts Center at Three Rivers College will open 2016 with the first children’s show of the 2015-16 Patrons of the Arts season, as well as a special two-man production from Center Stage. “We’re kicking off the new year with two really powerful shows at the Tinnin Center,” said Tim Thompson, Director of the Tinnin Fine Arts Center. “’Goodbye Marianne’ has the raw emotion of any Holocaust story, and ‘Tuesdays With Morrie’ is a classic heartstring puller. I think these are two of the most affecting shows we’ve ever done at the Tinnin Center.” The Tinnin Fine Arts Center schedule for January 2016 will include the following performances. All shows are held in the Tinnin Center unless otherwise

    Dec 09,
  • Center Stage and the Three Rivers College Music Department present the hit Andrew Lloyd Weber musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at 7 p.m. Nov. 12-14 and 2 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center on the Three Rivers Campus in Poplar Bluff. Tickets are just $10. They can be purchased in advance at the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce and the Three Rivers Financial Services Office. Tickets also will be sold at the door. Joseph retells the Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors as an energetic, family-friendly musical. Audiences will follow Joseph as he outwits his unethical brothers, journeys from slave to prophet, and eventually attempts to reunite with his long-lost family.

    Nov 05,
  • Computer-savvy students entering Three Rivers College this fall will have a new option to choose from if they’re looking to turn their love of technology into a career.  The college’s Network Administration degree track has been upgraded into a new IT Specialist program, which trains students for careers in IT more effectively than ever before. “We’ve worked very hard to design the program so that it develops all the skills that our students will need to jump straight into jobs in the field,” said Heather Carlton, Instructor of Information Systems Technology at Three Rivers, and one of the architects of the redesign. “We’ve updated the curriculum, brought it into line with industry standards, and provided more opportunities for students to

    Aug 11,
  • Jefferson City, Mo - Emails obtained through a Freedom of Information request to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education contained a road map for how our state education agency worked in partnership with numerous federally funded agencies and organizations outside the state to steer the Standards Work Groups, established by HB1490 last year, into retaining the Common Core Standards.  Among the critical findings: DESE personnel actively sought consultation and financial support from out-of-state and federally funded organizations dedicated to the implementation of the common core state standards in opposition to the intent of HB1490  DESE personnel also misused federal Title II funds, which are intended to fund professional development for teacher, to instead fund facilitators and notetakers who attempted

    Aug 05,
  • Nine students of the Poplar Bluff Kindergarten Center were awarded medallions and bicycles with training wheels for maintaining perfect attendance all school year on Friday, May 15. Principal Carol Brotman presented each lucky kindergartner with a medal, then guidance counselor Rebekah Hager surprised the student with a new bike. Walmart donated two of the bikes for the attendance incentive.

    May 26,

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