Today in regional history:
Aug. 19, 1956
Paine College, Augusta's college for Negroes and the only four-year college in the city, opens for classes Sept. 10 with a new president, a new $250,000 chemistry-physics building, and an enrollment of 325 students.
Dr. E.C. Calhoun, a Georgia-born administrator and clergyman, is the new president. He recently succeeded Dr. E.C. Peters, president for more than 27 years. The biology building recently was remodeled and Dr. Calhoun's residence, also adjacent to the college campus, also is being remodeled at a cost of about $10,000. After that, Dr. Calhoun has his eyes set on obtaining a new chapel, two new dormitories, and a new dining hall.
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:
BEST CHEFS: The Best Chefs of the South dining series will feature Michael Kramer, of McCrady's, in Charleston, S.C., at 6:30 p.m. at the Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way. The event will include a four-course dinner with wine, heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cocktail reception. The cost is $69 a person. For more information, call 737-8888.
MARKETING SEMINAR: A marketing seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, 2 10th St. Learn the secrets of marketing and advertising to make getting business easier and more profitable. Speaker Dennis Creps will speak on marketing: what works, what doesn't and why. The seminar is geared toward businesses of all sizes. The cost is $39 a person. A continental breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9 a.m. For more information, call 823-3476.
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE: The Dupont Planetarium will feature More than Meets the Eye at 7 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the planetarium, 471 University Parkway, Aiken. The show will teach how to identify objects in the sky. After the show, the planetarium will show its Digistar Virtual Journey at 9 p.m. The show features unique laser graphics and a simulated amusement-park ride. More than Meets the Eye costs $4.50 for adults, $3.50 for seniors and $2.50 for pupils in kindergarten through 12th grade. The Digistar Virtual Journey costs $5.50 for adults, $4.50 for seniors and $3.50 for pupils. Reservations are required for both shows. For more information, call 641-3654.
Help for Skin
What you eat might play a role in protecting your skin from sun damage, Australian researchers say. They report in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition that a diet high in antioxidants (think legumes and vegetables) might be linked to fewer wrinkles and sun spots.