O'Donnell named head of honors program at Loyola...

City/County Digest

April 01, 1999|By From staff reports

O'Donnell named head of honors program at Loyola College

Brendan O'Donnell, associate professor of English at Loyola College on Charles Street, has been appointed director of the college's honors program effective July 1. He replaces Illona McGuiness, the school's new dean of freshmen.

O'Donnell, a member of the Loyola faculty since 1987, will be responsible for expanding the honors program, strengthening recruitment and working with the faculty to cultivate academic achievement of program participants.

Loyola College in Maryland, founded in 1852, is a Jesuit comprehensive university composed of a college of arts and sciences and the Sellinger School of Business and Management.

Mercy High School receives $15,000 technical arts grant

Mercy High School of Baltimore has received a $15,000 grant from the Sisters of Mercy to establish a program called "Women and the Technical Arts."

The grant will be used to upgrade technological equipment -- specifically lighting and sound equipment -- in the school's multipurpose center. Mercy will offer expanded studies in the practical, theoretical, historical and technical aspects of theater.

The money was given by the Mercy Mission Fund of the Baltimore Sisters of Mercy, which operates the school.

In Baltimore County

$3.4 million spent to clear winter's snow, officials say

TOWSON -- Hoping that no early spring storms develop, Baltimore County public works officials said this week that the county spent $3.4 million this winter to clear snow from the 500 miles of county roads.

The figure was considerably higher than the $2.4 million average spent in the past five years, county officials said.

A storm can cost more than $500,000 and crews were called out nine times this winter, said Ellen Kobler, a public works spokeswoman.

Towson library to hold used book sale April 9, 10

TOWSON -- Friends of the Towson Library will hold its fifth annual Used Book Sale on April 9 and 10 at Baltimore County Public Library's Towson branch, 320 York Road.

The sale will feature adult and children's books, audio cassettes, videos, compact discs, computer software, art prints, magazines, puzzles and games. Donations are welcome.

A preview sale for the organization will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 8. The sale will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 9 and 10. Information: 410-887-6166 or visit the library.

Rotary Club honors police officer, firefighter

CATONSVILLE -- A police officer and a firefighter were honored by the Rotary Club this week.

Fire Specialist Philip J. Hild was named firefighter of the year by the club. He has been a firefighter for 29 years and his duties include teaching children how to respond in the event of a fire at school.

Officer Joseph R. Rickabaugh, a three-year veteran of the police, was named officer of the year. The award noted the 170 arrests Rickabaugh made last year and his role in breaking up a burglary ring and arresting a drug dealer.

Pub Date: 4/01/99

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