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Health Notes

March 30, 2003

CCC to break ground for nursing, health building

The board of trustees of Carroll Community College and the county commissioners will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 1 p.m. Thursday for the college's Nursing and Allied Health Building.

The ceremony will take place in the circle at the college entrance at 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.

Debbie Beveridge, a nursing student, will speak on behalf of the students enrolled in the nursing program.

Probst Mason Inc., a Baltimore-based architecture firm, is designing the health building. Tech Contracting Co. will be the general contractor.

The building, at 31,557 square feet, will have labs devoted to nursing, the physical therapy assistant program, allied health and emergency medical care; four classrooms; two multimedia computer labs; 19 faculty and staff offices; eight adjunct faculty offices; a storage area; and a lobby.

The $6,052,000 building is expected to be completed in July next year. It is being built with state and county money and with private donations.

The public is welcome to the groundbreaking ceremony.

Information: 410-386-8153.

CCC psychology program to present guest speakers

The psychology program at Carroll Community College will present a free guest speaker series.

All presentations will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. at the college's 1601 Washington Road campus in Westminster.

The schedule:

Thursday: Psychology Applied to Education by Brent Myers, Ed.D., Room L287.

April 10: Psychology Applied to Health, Peter Koeppl, M.S., Room L287.

April 22: Psychology Applied to Business, Thomas Mitchell, Ph.D., and Thomas Bailey, Ph.D., Room L287.

May 8: Psychology Applied to Psychological Disorders, Renee Feller, R.N., M.S., Room M257-259.

Information: 410-386-8153.

Psychology conference set for Saturday at CCC

The Psi Beta Chapter of Carroll Community College and the Psi Chi Chapter of Loyola College will sponsor the 12th annual Maryland Student Psychology Conference from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Carroll campus, 1601 Washington Road in Westminster.

Psi Beta is the National Honor Society in Psychology for Community and Junior Colleges.

The community and students are invited to attend. Advance registration is $10; same-day fee is $15. Registration forms are available in Room A203 of the college or by e-mailing

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with registration in the lobby of the Scott Center. Keynote speaker Peter Koeppl will address the group on "Psychology in the Media: The Ego Meets the Tivo."

Participants can choose from three presentations to be held from 11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. on "Teenage Angst - A Look at Adolescent Depression and Anxiety," "Job Opportunities in Psychology" and "Biology and Psychology Unite! The Field of Neuropsychology."

Seminars from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. include "Issues in Death, Dying and Hospice Care," "Transpersonal Psychology: East Meets West" and "The Human Experience of Trauma: A Look at Posttraumatic Stress Disorder."

Information and registration: 410-386-8202.

MS Walk is Saturday, starting at Farm Museum

The Maryland Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will hold its annual spring MS Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Carroll County Farm Museum.

Money raised will go toward client programs and research projects for people with MS, a chronic, unpredictable neurological disease.

Walkers are needed to raise money by securing pledges for walking.

Registration and pledge forms: 800-FIGHT-MS.

Cancer society's Relay for Life gets recognition

The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Carroll County recently was named one of the top 10 relay events in the United States for 2002.

The Westminster event raised more than $339,000 and attracted nearly 2,000 participants, including 255 cancer survivors. Money raised is used for research and local programs and services to increase cancer awareness and help cancer patients.

Relay for Life is an overnight celebration where individuals and teams camp out, have a barbecue, dance and take turns walking or running around the Westminster High School track to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

This year's event will be held May 16-17. Information, registration: 800-ACS-2345.

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