Latest John Nicholas Ringling Stories

2011-03-24 10:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Steven High today was named executive director of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, home to the Ca' d'Zan mansion, Museum of Art featuring a rare Old Masters collection, Circus Museum and Historic Asolo Theater. The announcement was made after Eric J. Barron, president of The Florida State University, approved his appointment by the Ringling Museum Board of Directors. (Photo:...

2009-09-17 09:13:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Despite a national flattening of college enrollment, a noted art and design school here is enrolling 11% more new students this term than last. Ringling College of Art and Design reports that 448 new students are beginning classes this term. The number compares with 403 a year ago. That's slightly more than an 11% increase. Total enrollment will exceed 1250, the college reports. Nationally, a survey reports that at 300 other non-profit,...

2009-03-27 08:36:00

SARASOTA, Fla., March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ringling College of Art and Design today announced a strategic affiliation agreement with the International Center of Photography (ICP), which will provide select Ringling students an opportunity to study at the Manhattan-based ICP for one year, beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year. "Ringling College's affiliation with the International Center of Photography in New York City is an outstanding opportunity for the college, its students,...

2009-02-10 08:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, a major art and design college has decided that artists should also learn business. Ringling College of Art and Design, one of the half-dozen largest private art colleges in the country, launched a new BA program -- "The Business of Art & Design." Business is not the only new idea at the 100-building institution close to downtown Sarasota. The college is America's #1 in teaching computer animation. It has 10 million...

2009-01-28 09:04:07

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation has announced the birth of its first calf born as a result of artificial insemination. Because the healthy male Asian elephant was born at the Virginia center Jan. 19 -- the eve of the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama -- he has been named Barack. The 250-pound calf is the first offspring for 14-year-old Bonnie, who also was born at the Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation, and until recently was...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.