Education Notes

Education Notes

May 02, 2004

Academy center offers `Navy Way' camp for children

The Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center of the U.S. Naval Academy will sponsor "The Navy Way" Boot Camp for elementary school children on Saturdays June 26, July 24 and Aug. 21.

Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Recruits will be issued a sailor's cap. They will learn Navy terms, how to tell military time, march and chant.

The cost is $26 and includes lunch and a certificate of participation, which is awarded at a graduation ceremony.

The Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center is inside Gate 1 of the Naval Academy and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Only vehicles with Department of Defense stickers and handicapped tags are allowed on academy grounds. Visitors may park at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Rowe Boulevard and take a shuttle to Annapolis City Dock.

All visitors 16 and older must have photo identification to enter the academy grounds.

Information: 410-263-6933.

Academics Etc. accepting registration for camps

Academics Etc., a new after-school enrichment program in Crofton-area schools, is accepting registration for its summer camp programs.

Camps are available to pupils in kindergarten through fifth grade in such fields as Spanish, art, cooking, book clubs, history, science, golf, tennis and math.

Specialty camps include an elementary band and strings camp and a student leadership camp, both of which are for pupils in third to fifth grades.

Most camps will be held in July from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Crofton and Crofton Woods elementary schools. Tuition is $85 for the week plus a $10 materials fee.

Registration forms have been distributed to pupils at participating schools, and they are also available in each school's lobby and at the Crofton library branch. Applications are due June 7.

Information: 410-721-6115.

Community college earns award for technology use

Anne Arundel Community College earned first place in a national competition for its use of digital technology to help students, faculty and the public take advantage of its programs.

About 1,000 community colleges entered the competition. The awards, co-sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges, are presented at the association's national convention.

The award focuses on ways colleges can help students and faculty handle everyday tasks online.

At Anne Arundel Community College, students can do many tasks online, such as applying for admission, registering for classes, ordering books, accessing faculty members and grades, and requesting transcripts. AACC was also recognized for technology training and support given to full- and part-time faculty.

AACC institute sponsors a business plan contest

The Entrepreneurial Studies Institute at Anne Arundel Community College will be the host of a Business Plan Competition to showcase former and current students' expertise.

The competition is open to AACC credit or noncredit students who are enrolled or completed a course since June 1 last year. Groups may also enter the competition if at least half of the team members meet the enrollment criteria.

Competition finals will be held at 8:30 a.m. May 18. Three to five finalists will present their plans and answer questions from a panel of judges made up of entrepreneurs, investors, commercial lenders and entrepreneurial scholars. Winners will receive cash prizes.

To enter, provide eight presentations copies of the plan in person or by mail to the AACC Business Division office, Careers Center Room 205, Arnold, Md. 20102-1895. Electronic submissions will not be allowed.

To help competitors, the AACC Collegiate Entrepreneurs Club is sponsoring business plan preparation workshops and coaching sessions.

Information: 410-777-2161.

Students' clay works on display at AACC gallery

The Keramos Society of Anne Arundel Community College will show student works in clay at the In Flux ceramics exhibit this month.

The show in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts gallery runs through May 14, with a reception scheduled for the artists from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the gallery. A preview exhibit is under way.

Among the original pieces are traditional bowls and vases, a cauldron, a scroll, a seascape, a mobile, a teapot, a sewing machine and a tray.

The student artists are Anouk Awa and Carol Nolan of Crofton; Sharon M. Barnard, Nancy C. Connell, Viola McAvey and Peggy Sange, all of Severna Park; Brenda Green-Robinson of Severn; Lynne Killam, John Marcelynas and Polina Miller, all of Annapolis; Renata Mastroti and Candy Sharp of Edgewater; Jeremy Moore of Pasadena; Aleida Renwick and Martha Wilder of Arnold; Jason Youngkin of West River; and Debborah Lee Yatso of Brooklyn.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Information: 410-777-7495.

`Pirates of the Caribbean' to be shown on campus

Anne Arundel Community College Student Association will present a "Movies Under the Stars" showing of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl at 8:15 p.m. Friday at Siegert Field on the Arnold campus.

Restrooms are available. If it rains, the screening will be moved to Jenkins Gymnasium.

The cost is $5 for general admission, $4 for AACC students and employees, and $3 for children younger than 12.

Tickets are available in the Room 203 of the Student Union and will also be available Friday at the gate.

Information: 410-777-2218.

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