Community College offers 150 courses throughout county...


November 25, 2001

Community College offers 150 courses throughout county

Anne Arundel Community College is offering more than 150 courses at off-campus sites, beginning in January.

Classes, which usually last 15 weeks, will be offered during the day and evening at Glen Burnie Town Center and in the evening at county high schools.

Courses including "Law Enforcement and the Community" and "Special Topics: History of Military Intelligence I" will be offered at Meade High School. English, computer and women's health courses will be offered at Annapolis High School.

Accounting, computer, English and mathematics courses will be offered at Archbishop Spalding High School; classes in communications and English will be offered at Arundel High School. Glen Burnie High School will be host for early-childhood education, special education and English-as-a-second-language courses. Students can choose from general education, English-as-a-second-language, computer and business courses at Arundel Center North.

Schedules are available at the Arnold campus and off-campus registration sites or by visiting

Information: 410-647-7100.

Stamp design contest accepting entries

State artists are being sought for the 29th Maryland Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Design competition.

Entries must be original artwork, be no larger than 9 inches by 12 inches and must have white mats. Entries with frames or under glass will not be accepted, and paper designs must be mounted.

The name of the species and the artist's name must not appear on the front of the design. Waterfowl species depicted cannot be wood ducks, oldsquaws or American wigeons. The competition, sponsored by the state Department of Natural Resources and the Friends of the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, will be judged in April.

Entry fees are $15 for one entry, $20 for two entries and $30 for three entries.

Entries must be postmarked no later than March 13.

Information: 877-620-8DNR, Ext. 8001, or wildlife/duckstamp.

Parks department seeks summer counselors

The county Recreation and Parks Department is accepting applications for Counselors in Training, a volunteer program for children who will have completed the eighth grade by June. Trained counselors can serve as program directors and specialists in arts and crafts, drama and sports at the department's summer activity centers or at one of its summer day camps.

Applicants must be at least 16 by June 14. The application deadline is April 1. Application or information: 410-222-7300.


New librarians: Anne Arundel Community College has hired Stephen A. Ford and Julia B. Woodward of Annapolis and Michelle M. Robertson of Baltimore as librarians. Ford, who was a circulation supervisor at James Addison Jones Library at Greensboro College, is the instructional librarian. Woodward, who has received the Stieglitz Prize in sociology and the Dickinson Prize in fiction, is the access librarian. Robertson, who earned a master's degree in library science from the University of North Carolina, is the automation librarian.

National conference: The principal of Old Mill Middle School North and eight of the school's teachers attended the 28th National Middle School Association conference in Washington this month. The conference presented workshops on adolescent education in the context of technology, challenging curricula and middle school team-building. The school's PTA paid for the educators' participation.


Astronomy club: Anne Arundel Community College Astronomy Club's open house will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 110 of the Henry L. Dragun Science Building on the Arnold campus. Astronomer Helen Hart of the Johns Hopkins University will discuss familiar stars, and club members and guests will walk to the AACC observatory for star-gazing at 9 p.m., weather permitting. Information: 410-777-2260.

Responsibility group: Severn Elementary School counselor Shirley Rudolph will lead a group discussion on responsibility from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the media center at the school, 838 Reece Road, Severn. Baby-sitting services will be available for those who call a day in advance. Information: 410-551-6220.

Dance performance: Anne Arundel Community College's dance company will present its fall performance at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Pascal Center for the Performing Arts on the Arnold campus. Tickets will be sold at the door. The cost is $7, or $6 for senior citizens and children ages 12 or younger. The cost is $5 for AACC students and employees. Information: 410-777-2756.

Seeking exhibitors: Display tables are available for exhibitors at Anne Arundel Community College's Holiday Crafts Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5 in the school's cafeteria. Exhibitors will receive a 6-foot-by-2 1/2 -foot table for $40. Information or to reserve a table: 410-777-2480.

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