College fair to feature representatives from schools in...

EDUCATION NOTES

March 11, 2001

College fair to feature representatives from schools in the East

Anne Arundel Community College and the Anne Arundel county schools will hold their annual College Fair from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Jenkins Gymnasium, Anne Arundel Community College main campus, 101 College Parkway in Arnold.

The fair will include more than 150 representatives from colleges in the East. Representatives from departments at AACC will answer questions about career training, credit courses, noncredit courses, weekend college and distance learning.

The AACC financial aid department will hold a workshop, "Financing Your College Education," at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Dragon Science Building on the Arnold campus. Pat Shoemaker, financial aid assistant at AACC, will discuss how to apply for financial aid, the due dates, and information about FAFSA forms.

Information: 410-541-2246.

`Learning Odyssey' to feature information and activities

The Title 1 Parent Advisory Council of Anne Arundel County public schools will present a free learning fair, "2001: A Learning Odyssey," from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 24 at Germantown Elementary School, 1411 Cedar Park Road in Annapolis.

From 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., the event will feature displays for parents about dental hygiene and health insurance for children, from the county department of health; fire safety information, from the Annapolis Fire Department; and information about the importance of school breakfasts and lunches, from the Parent Advisory Council.

Nancy Hauswald of The Sun will have a display about newspapers activities for parents and their children. Hands-on reading and math activities for children ages 5 through 12, and a table at which kids can try on removable tattoos, also will be featured.

A one-man performance, "Books, the Magic is Real," with actor Joe Romano will be presented from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The show will discuss motivation and the importance of reading.

Information: 410-222-5446.

College offering courses for radiological technologists

Anne Arundel Community College is offering noncredit continuing education courses this spring for radiological technologists. All courses will be taught by experienced practitioners at the Glen Burnie Town Center, 101 Crain Highway N.E.

"Initial Training in Mammography" is a 40-hour course that allows students to work with mammography equipment and prepares them for the mammography certification exam. The course will meet from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays beginning March 28 in Room 311 at the Glen Burnie Town Center. The cost is $550.

"Perfecting Mammography Positioning Techniques" will offer information about proper compression and techniques to use with men, elderly or disabled patients, and women with augmented breasts. The course will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 28 in the Glen Burnie Town Center in Room 311. The cost is $150.

"Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Mammography" will discuss record-keeping, components of the mammography imaging chair, quality-control tests, and ways to prevent and correct quality control problems. The course will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19 in Room 311 at the Glen Burnie Town Center. The cost is $150.

Registration and information: 410-541-2912.

Scholarships

Severn Athletic Club is offering $500 scholarships for one or more graduating seniors who have participated in its youth sports programs and played interscholastic sports throughout the academic years. Criteria include academic achievement, community service and extracurricular activities, with athletic achievements a secondary factor. Applications are available at Archbishop Spalding, Glen, Burnie, Meade and Old Mill high schools, and from the club. Applications must be postmarked by April 6. Information: 410-806-6841.

McDonald's of Greater Baltimore is accepting applications for the Ray A. Kroc Youth Achievement Scholarship Award. Thirty $1,000 scholarships and Ray A. Kroc medallions will be awarded to college-bound high school seniors in the metropolitan area. Applicants must list leadership positions, volunteer work, extracurricular activities and awards; and include an essay of 250 words or less about a "triumphant" experience that reflects the idea that success is a result of an individual's persistence; a letter of recommendation from a principal, teacher or guidance counselor; and a sealed copy of his or her high school transcript. Application forms must be postmarked by Thursday. Forms and information are available from school guidance offices and at area McDonald's restaurants.

Calendar

Health careers: Anne Arundel Community College will present its Health Professions Career Fair 2001 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow in the first-floor lobby of the Florestano Building. The free event will showcase employers in the health profession, and offer an opportunity to speak with recruiters and present a resume. Information: 410-315-7310.

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