CITY OF FRANKLIN CONSIDERS BIKE SHARE PROGRAM
Franklin Community High School students are working alongside the Franklin City Council to get a public bike-share program installed in the city, according to a recent Daily Journal article.
The students are advocating for the program because many downtown shops are spread out. Bikes would make them more accessible to shoppers.
For the proposal to become a reality, though, the students need to receive approval from the city council. They will also need a funding source.
The installation cost about $4,000, according to the same article.
PROFESSOR’S PAINTINGS SELECTED FOR INTERNATIONAL
Assistant studio art professor David Cunningham is a finalist in the 12th Annual International Art Renewal Center Salon competition.
A panel of three judges, who are experts in their artistic genre and medium, selected works in each category to appear on the list of finalists.
On its website, the competition describes itself as the “most prestigious realist art competition in the Americas.”
The contest offers over $100,000 in cash awards, as well as numerous publicity opportunities.
Selected works will also have the opportunity to exhibit in the traveling show in New York and Barcelona, Spain.
An announcement of whether Cunningham wins will come in the next couple weeks.
JOHNSON COUNTY TOURISM BOARD DISCUSSES HOW TO SPEND NEW BUDGET
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is hosting its first Courageous Conversations discussion next week.
The first topic, which will be discussed on Wednesday, is about the place of politics in the classroom.
The event will be in the Johnson Center for Fine Arts Conference Room on the second floor.
It begins at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12.
MEN’S SOCCER RECORDS FIRST WIN AT HOME
With three second-half goals, the Franklin College men’s soccer team (2-6-4, 2-1-1 HCAC) picked up a 3-1 win at home against Manchester University Wednesday evening at home.
Spartans maintained a one-goal advantage until junior Austin Storm scored his first goal of the season. Freshman Tyler Majeski kept the ball in play before finding freshman Mason May.
Franklin took a 2-1 lead on an own goal from a Manchester defender. Grizzlies added an insurance goal, which would help them grab the win.
Franklin returns tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at home.
WOMEN’S SOCCER GETS WIN ON THE ROAD
The women’s soccer team went 7-0 and earned its 11th victory against Manchester University in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Wednesday afternoon.
Sophomore Maddie Fleet and freshman Taylor McDaniel both helped Franklin (11-2, 4-0 HCAC) advance to its eight winning streak.
Grizzlies are receiving votes in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Top 25 poll and are ranked third in the Great Lakes region.
Franklin returns to action tomorrow at 5 p.m. at Faught Stadium.
VOLLEYBALL LOSES ROAD HCAC MATCH AT TRANSYLVANIA
The Franklin College volleyball team fell 2-3 in HCAC play Wednesday night to Transylvania University (25- 16, 25-13, 25-21).
Juniors Brooke Harvey and Amanda Lelivelt each registered five kills to lead the team’s offensive attack. Freshman Jenna Spini added four kills in the match.
Sophomore Libby Stahl led the Grizzlies with 12 digs and senior Ashley Bazier tallied eight digs.
Franklin returns tomorrow at 2 p.m. when they host Bluffton University at the Spurlock Center.