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News from Anne Arundel County schools and colleges

April 17, 2005

Gibson Island Country School marks Earth Day

Gibson Island Country School will celebrate Earth Day with a weeklong celebration beginning tomorrow. The school will mark Bay Week, with students participating in programs focusing on the Chesapeake Bay and culminating with Earth Day on Friday.

The school is located on the Magothy River. Each class will focus on a theme such as fish, waterfowl, crustaceans and bay-related industries.

Christian School dedication today

The Annapolis Area Christian School will have a dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. today in the new chapel and performing arts center, 109 Burns Crossing Road, Severn.

Charles Glenn, author and chairman of administration, training and policy at Boston University's School of Education, will be the guest speaker.

The school has completed half of a four-phase campus development project. The next phase includes an athletic recreation complex and student center that will begin this summer and is expected to be completed by fall 2006.

College of Notre Dame sets information event

The College of Notre Dame of Maryland will present an information session for its Weekend College at 6 p.m. Thursday at Arundel Mills, 7009 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover.

Courses offered at the satellite facility at Arundel Mills include business, elementary education, radiology, human services and criminology. Details on the programs will be available at the session. Information: 410-532-5500.

AACC History Club sets Busch Gardens trip

The Anne Arundel Community College History Club is planning a trip to Busch Gardens in Virginia.

The group will meet at 6:30 a.m. April 30 at the Barn on AACC's Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway, for a bus ride to Busch Gardens. The bus will return to campus at 10 p.m. Membership in the club is not necessary to go on the trip, and families are encouraged to attend.

The round-trip cost is $70, which includes transportation and park admission. The deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday. Tickets are available in the Student Life office in the Student Union, Room 202, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Payment can be cash or check payable to Anne Arundel Community College. No credit cards are accepted.

The trip is a fund-raiser for the History Club, which meets on alternate Thursdays. The group formed in 2004 to encourage the study of history in the community, provide opportunities and resources to support aspiring historians, discover different careers in history and provide a place for people who share an interest in history to meet and network. Membership is open to anyone registered for credit classes at AACC, with associate membership available for $10 per term to community members. Information: 410-974-1498.

Contest invites high school artists

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer invites high school art students who reside in Maryland's 5th Congressional District, which includes parts of Anne Arundel County, to participate in the 2005 Congressional Arts Competition and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Recognition and Talent Search Program.

The annual Congressional Arts Competition provides members of Congress with the opportunity to showcase the artistic talent of high school students in their districts, acknowledging the nation's gifted young artists.

All artwork must be delivered to Hoyer's district office in Waldorf or Greenbelt by May 16. Students interested in participating should call the Waldorf office, 301-843-1577.

The artwork will be reviewed by representatives of the local education and business community. One selection will represent the 5th District on display in the Capitol. All other entries will be displayed in Hoyer's Waldorf District office for a year. The judging will take place during the week of May 10.



Anne Arundel Community College's World War II Round Table will discuss the bombing of Japan at 7 p.m. tomorrow. "Date with Destiny: The Atomic Bombing of Japan" is the title of the lecture planned by Bill Stebbins of Severna Park, in the Careers Center, Room 300, on the Arnold Campus, 101 College Parkway. The roundtable meets monthly to discuss the war. 410- 777-2474.

Judiciary Forum:

The Institute for Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Public Service will sponsor a "Forum on the Maryland Judiciary" from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, on the Arnold Campus, 101 College Parkway. A panel of judges will discuss the judicial selection process. 410-777-7390.

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