Denison University Urbanscapes Series keynote speakers Chuck D, a hip-hop artist, and Gaye Theresa Johnson, a black history professor, will discuss "Hip Hop in the New Millennium" at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1.

Denison University Urbanscapes Series keynote speakers Chuck D, a hip-hop artist, and Gaye Theresa Johnson, a black history professor, will discuss "Hip Hop in the New Millennium" at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will be in Slater Auditorium, 200 Ridge Road.

The McGregor Connections Initiative at Denison connects students with renowned scholars and artists, spotlights intersections between academic disciplines and fosters academic achievement. This year's theme, "Urbanscapes," explores the relationship between people and the urban environment.

Lakewood Local Schools have announced that kindergarten registration will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. and from noon to 3 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14 and 15.

No evening appointments will be scheduled.

Parents should stop by Hebron Elementary School, 709 Deacon St., before registration day to pick up kindergarten packet and schedule an appointment.

On registration day, parents must bring a birth certificate, updated immunization record, physician's and dentist's names, addresses and phone number, phone numbers where each parent (or other designated person) can be reached in case of emergency, proof of residence (utility bill, rent receipt, lease agreement or driver's license) and, if parents are divorced or separated, court papers proving custody.

Each child will be given a free vision and hearing exam.

Central Ohio Technical College will hold a graduation ceremony for its Newark campus Basic Police Academy at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 2.

The 10 BPA cadets who will be honored will have completed their BPA requirements as part of COTC's associate degree law enforcement technology program.

The ceremony will be held in the John Gilbert Reese Center's Alford Performing Arts Hall. Keynote speaker will be Newark Division of Police Chief Steve J. Sarver. The Licking County Sheriff's Honor Guard will present the colors.

The ceremony is free and open to the public.

For more information about the ceremony or the BPA program, visit www.cotc.edu or call (740) 364-9564.