Flyzik wins teaching excellence award


October 01, 1998|By Geri Hastings | Geri Hastings,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE UNIVERSITY of Maryland University College has announced that James J. Flyzik of Clarksville has received the 1998 Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award.

Flyzik has taught in the Graduate School of Management and Technology since 1989.

According to the awards committee, Flyzik's students have been impressed by their instructor's use of real-world scenarios to illustrate the material he presents. They have praised Flyzik as a first-rate teacher.

Flyzik is the deputy assistant secretary for information systems and chief information officer at the U.S. Treasury Department.

He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Flyzik was selected for the award from among more than 200 graduate school faculty members.

Neighbors honored

Meredith A. Goldstein of Highland, a senior at Syracuse University majoring in journalism, has been awarded the Ruth Whitney Achievement Award by the university's S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communication.

The award recognizes a woman in journalism for her writing ability, academic achievement and leadership qualities.

Goldstein, a 1995 graduate of Atholton High School, is editor in chief of The Daily Orange, the university's student newspaper.

Charlie and Kathie Underwood -- also of Highland -- are the

parents of Jeremiah Underwood, who has graduated from basic training at Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Illinois.

After graduating, Underwood attended Aviation Electronics School in Pensacola, Fla., and is stationed at a naval base in Jacksonville, Fla.

Underwood, who attended Clarksville Middle School and Atholton High School, graduated in 1996 from Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Va.

Spaghetti, anyone?

If a homemade Italian dinner that you don't have to cook sounds wonderful to you, why not attend River Hill High School's spaghetti and meatball dinner tomorrow?

The dinner will be from 5 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m.

In addition to the main course, salad, Italian bread, beverages and desserts will be available.

The cost is $7 for adults; students and senior citizens pay $5. Children younger than 5 get in free. A family rate of $25 is for a family of five. A homecoming bonfire will be held after dinner.

On Saturday, you can cheer for River Hill's football team as it takes on Howard High School at 1: 30 p.m.

The homecoming king and queen and their court will be presented at halftime.

Dayton festivities

On Sunday, the little hamlet of Dayton -- made famous a few years ago by weatherman Willard Scott, who asked on national television, "Where in the world is Dayton, Maryland?" -- will celebrate its fourth "Dayton Daze."

The highlight of the festivities will be a memorial parade and picnic to honor Lenny Hobbs, proprietor of Hobbs Service Station for more than 50 years, who passed away in April.

The parade will form at noon on Dayton Meadows Court, south of Howard Road and west of Linthicum Road.

It will begin at 1 p.m. -- proceeding east on Howard and Linthicum roads and heading south on Green Bridge Road to Eden Valley Retreat Center, where the picnic will be held.

Games, a moon bounce, antique cars, a cakewalk, a clown and a "best-decorated bike contest" are planned.

Doug's Dog House will be selling food, or bring a lunch.

The rain date is Oct. 11.

Blessing of animals

The Blessing of the Animals, which celebrates the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, will take place -- rain or shine -- at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church in Clarksville.

Bring pets to the area behind the maintenance barn for a blessing and a brief prayer service to celebrate creation and the joy our pets bring us.

Crime prevention night

As population increases in the western part of the county, the possibility exists that crime also may increase.

To address the concerns of western Howard County residents, Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church, 14551 Burntwoods Road, will hold a Crime Prevention Night at 7: 30 p.m. Oct. 9.

The event, sponsored by Aid Association for Lutherans, will be held at the church.

The program features a speaker from the Howard County Police Department. Topics will include preventing neighborhood crime and drugs in the schools.

Refreshments will be served.

Information: 410-442-1204.

Thank you, all

Members of the committee that ran the Media Fair on Sept. 12 at Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church would like to thank everyone who made the event a success.

Proceeds from the sale were almost twice last year's, and the Aid Association for Lutherans matched $1,000

As a result, the church will be able to donate $1,000 to the Glenwood Middle School Media Center for the purchase of books, and will receive an additional $1,000 from the Aid Association.

Craft Fair

Mark your calendar for Saturday and plan to attend the Craft Fair at Glenelg High School.

The fair, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., is one of several fund-raisers to be held by the Drill Team to help raise money to attend a dance competition at Walt Disney World in January.

From today through Nov. 2, the Drill Team will be selling Christmas greens -- delivered fresh from Washington state in early December.

Information or to place an order: 410-489-4497.

Pub Date: 10/01/98

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