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Education Notes

August 25, 2002

School board to hold meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday

The Carroll County Board of Education will hold a business meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 of the board offices in Westminster. A work session will be held at 2 p.m.

The board offices are at 125 N. Court St. Information: 410-751- 3020.

Rehabilitation Services seeks clerical volunteers

The Maryland State Department of Education's Division of Rehabilitation Services is seeking volunteers to help in its Westminster office.

Volunteers are needed for clerical duties and to answer the telephone one morning or afternoon each week.

The office provides vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities.

The office is at 125 Airport Drive. Information: 410-848- 4456.

Carroll Community College offers Spanish courses

Carroll Community College will offer "Basic Spanish" as a noncredit course this fall.

Instructor Nic Phillips will teach the class from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays Sept. 12 to Oct. 31.

Students will learn vocabulary, grammar and simple conversational exchanges. Cultural insights will be included.

The college also offers "Intermediate Spanish." The emphasis is on conversation and Spanish culture. This class will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 10 to Oct. 29.

Both classes will be held at the campus, 1601 Washington Road in Westminster.

Information: 410-386-8100.

Italy spring break trip open to students, residents

"Humanities 160," a Carroll Community College credit course scheduled for the spring, offers students the opportunity to travel to Italy during the college's spring break week.

The trip also is open to members of the community. For participants younger than age 25, the cost is $1,568; for those age 25 and older, the cost is $1,813. A two-day Rome extension is available ($245 for younger than age 25; $285 for others.)

Participants will leave April 10 and arrive in Nice, France, where a bilingual tour director will meet the group. "The Northern Italian Classics" tour will begin in Nice on the French Riviera and continue to Cinque Terre, five coastal cliffside towns on the Italian Riviera.

In Florence, the group will see the Duomo, the Chiesa di Santa Croce, and the Ponte Vecchio. In Venice, St. Mark's Square, the Campanile, the Doges' Palace, and a glass-blowing demonstration will be seen. Sightseeing will continue in the Lake Como region.

The Rome extension will feature visits to St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel, the Forum and the Coliseum.

Several independent study options are available to students for one to three credits.

Information: Connie Skewers, 410-386-8202.

Law enforcement group donates $1,500 to CCC fund

Carroll Community College and the CCC Foundation recently received a donation of $1,500 from the Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Inc. for students planning a career in law enforcement.

Patrick Zito, co-chairman of the MLEO Scholarship Committee, presented the check to college President Faye Pappalardo.

The funds will go to the college's Joseph M. DeStefano Scholarship Fund.

Money for the scholarship is donated by active and retired members of law enforcement agencies, invested in a trust fund and dispersed to colleges and universities around the state.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be in good academic standing, in need of financial aid, planning a career in law enforcement and be a permanent resident of Maryland.

Information: 410-386-8432.

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