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Education Beat

News From Carroll County Schools And Colleges

April 03, 2005

Event to address propaganda, Holocaust

Carroll Community College will hold a presentation, "Propaganda: the Roots of the Holocaust," at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Scott Center Theater on the 1601 Washington Road campus.

Three local experts will discuss various aspects of the Holocaust and its significance today.

Bill Schroeder, local author and Finksburg resident, will address the topic "What is Propaganda?" by summarizing the seven elements of propaganda.

Tom Hockstra, adjunct professor of history at Carroll, will discuss the historical background of life in Germany in the 1930s.

K. Siobhan Wright, associate professor of English and film at Carroll, will discuss the historic significance of filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will, a film about Hitler and the Nazi party.

The event will conclude with examples of present-day political and advertising propaganda, followed by an interactive discussion between the audience and speakers.

Information: 410-386-8207.

Screening to examine learning disabilities

The Carroll County Public Schools Partners for Success Center will show the video How Difficult Can This Be? by Richard Lavoie at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Carroll Arts Center in Westminster.

The free screening is being held to heighten awareness of learning disabilities. Lavoie is a nationally known expert on the subject.

Lavoie discusses strategies to use with learning-disabled students while leading a group of parents, teachers and psychologists through exercises that cause frustration, anxiety and tension, feelings familiar to children with learning disabilities.

A short discussion will follow the screening. Registration is requested.

Information: 410-751-3955.

Bureau of Recreation offers boating classes

The Carroll County Bureau of Recreation will offer boating classes taught by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and April 16 at Westminster West Middle School.

Another class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 30 and May 7 at Northwest Middle School.

State law requires that anyone born on or after July 1, 1972, must have a boating safety education certificate before operating a boat in Maryland waters. Both classes must be attended for certification.

The cost is $20 for books and supplies. Ages 12 and older may take the class.

Information: Recreation, 410-386-2103; or Coast Guard, 410-750-1960.

Special events during National Library Month

Carroll County public schools will celebrate National Library Month during April with special activities at all the schools.

Activities will include book fairs, contests, discussions, family reading nights, book swaps, multicultural events, story times, promotions and prizes.

Parents can contact their child's school for details on activities.

Music scholarship open to high school seniors

Stu's Music Shop will award one music scholarship to a high school senior in June.

Any Carroll County high school senior planning to attend college next fall and major in music is eligible.

For applications and details, write a letter of inquiry to the Stewart W. Myers Memorial Scholarship Committee, c/o Stu's Music Shop Inc., 723 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster 21157.

Deadline for letters is April 10.

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