Education Notes

Education Notes

December 26, 2004

Associate professor at HCC featured in `Gallery Guide'

Kenneth Jones, Harford Community College associate professor of art, is featured in this month's National/International Collector's Edition of "Gallery Guide." He is showing his new work, "The Disconnected Dislocation Dilemma," through Feb. 16 in a solo exhibition at the Print Center, 1615 Latimer St., Philadelphia.

Jones will also be exhibiting works in the 9 x 9: New Prints by Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellows 2003 traveling show that he created while a resident artist at the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper at the Mason Gross School for the Arts in New Brunswick, N.J.

This show runs concurrently with Jones' solo exhibition at the Print Center.

Jones was recently named to the Santa Fe Photographic Workshop Residency Program Board in Santa Fe, N.M. Jones will perform as curriculum adviser as the workshops develop a residency program that begins next year.

The program is a six-week photography residency program in traditional and digital formats, which will offer undergraduate and graduate credit as part of its mission.

For additional information, visit www.printcenter.org.

Pupils send supplies to troops serving in Iraq

Middle school pupils at Trinity Lutheran School in Joppa have sent personal supplies to U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq.

Pupils packed toothpaste, mouthwash, playing cards, batteries, granola bars and similar items in decorated shoeboxes last week.

The project was initiated when a seventh-grader's parents who are in contact with a U.S. soldier in Iraq suggested it.

"This has been a wonderful way for our students to give back and put the needs of others before their own," said Lisa Waskiewicz, a spokeswoman for the school, in a statement.

HCC to offer ESL classes for free at Edgewood High

Harford Community College will offer free English as a Second Language classes at Edgewood High School on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Foreign-born adults 16 years old and older may attend a free advising session to sign up at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at Edgewood High School, Room 10.

For more information about ESL classes, call at 410-836-4152.

HCC looking to fill spots for leadership program

Harford Community College is recruiting for the 2005 class of the Harford Leadership Academy.

Celebrating its 15th year, the academy is designed to promote the development of a network of leaders in Harford County.

More than 430 individuals have completed the program since its inception in 1991, including leaders from business and industry, education, government and civic organizations, according to organizers.

The Harford Leadership Academy seeks applications from mid- to upper-level managers.

Enrollment is limited to 36 adults. Deadline for applications is Feb. 11. Applicants must live or work in Harford County.

The academy will begin March 12, followed by 13 consecutive Wednesday morning seminars, and will conclude June 15.

The cost is $525 per person, and scholarships are available.

For further information, contact Marlene Lieb in the Continuing Education and Training Division of Harford Community College at 410-836-4398 or mlieb@harford.edu.

Cecil County

CCC plans to offer classes to home-schooled students

NORTH EAST -- Cecil Community College has developed a Homeschool Program, which will offer enrichment classes for home-schooled students ages 7 to 15.

The college will introduce its program with an open house from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 8 in the amphitheater of the Technology Center on the College's North East campus, at 1 Seahawk Drive.

There will be a PowerPoint presentation about the Homeschool Program as well as Cecil's other youth offerings.

Brochures, surveys and on-site registration will be available.

"We're going to be providing classes that might be difficult to teach," said lifelong Oxford, Pa., resident Tina Creighton, Youth Educational Services coordinator at the college. "Not too many parents have a kiln in their house, and we have three for our art courses. We have a music room and a phenomenal media lab for digital photography."

Creighton, who served as a physical education teacher at West Chester Friends School in Pennsylvania, arrived at Cecil in July and surveyed several organizations to find out which topics were the hardest for parents to teach.

As a result, she came up with the initial selections of Digital Photography, Elementary French, French I, Word I, Computer Doctor, Ceramics, Guitar I, Guitar II and Art Masters.

The courses, which begin in February, will run one or two days a week, from four to 12 weeks, and have tuitions ranging from $36 to $96.

Except for Digital Photography, which will be taught in the lab on the North East campus, the first classes will be held in the new state-of-the-art Elkton Station.

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