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News from Anne Arundel County schools and colleges

September 04, 2005|By Sejal Mehta

Author Dabney to visit AACC campus Sept. 22

Author, scholar and biographer Lewis M. Dabney will visit Anne Arundel Community College at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.

Dabney will discuss his latest work, Edmund Wilson: A Life in Literature. The event is free and will be followed by refreshments.

AACC is bringing Dabney to the campus in conjunction with the expansion of its honors program this fall. Students who complete at least three of the college's offered honors programs with a C or better will earn a letter of recognition and are eligible to transfer to honors programs at other institutions.

Information: 410-777-1149.

Naval Academy ranks high in survey

The Naval Academy has been ranked the fourth-best undergraduate engineering program in US News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2006. The Naval Academy was also ranked the third-best aerospace engineering program; the twelfth-best civil engineering program; the seventh-best mechanical engineering program; and the fifth-best electrical engineering program.

The magazine bases its rankings on the judgments of deans and senior faculty familiar with the programs. Information: www.usnews. com/usnews/edu/college/rankings/rankindex.php.

Princeton Review lists St. John's in guide

The Princeton Review has included St. John's College of Annapolis in its 2006 edition of its annual Best Colleges guide. Among the categories St. John's was singled out in: Class Discussions Encouraged; Intercollegiate Sports Unpopular or Nonexistent; Best Overall Academic Experience for Undergraduates; Happiest Students; and "Dodgeball Targets."

The ranking lists in The Princeton Review are based on a survey of the 110,000 students attending the colleges in the book. The schools are selected for inclusion based on institutional data, feedback from students and visits to the schools over the years.

`War of the Worlds' to be shown at AACC

The Anne Arundel Community College Student Association's Movies Under the Stars will feature the movie War of the Worlds, starring Tom Cruise, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16. The movie will be shown at Siegert Field on Arnold Campus, 101 College Parkway. Tickets are $6 for general public, $5 for AACC employees and outside students and $4 for AACC students.

Tickets will be sold in Student Union Room 202 or at the gate the night of the event. Refreshments will be available for purchase. No alcoholic beverages permitted.

Information: 410-777-2218 or

Shakespeare's `Shrew' to be performed

The National Players will bring William Shakespeare's comedy The Taming of the Shrew to Anne Arundel Community College this fall. Curtain is 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Pascal Center for Performing Arts on the Arnold campus. The AACC Cultural Events Committee is sponsoring this presentation.

Tickets go on sale Sept. 9 and cost $8 for general admission, $7 for seniors and AACC employees, and $6 for AACC students. Information and reservations: 410-777-2457.

Italian-Americans topic of AACC talk

Historian Dominic Candeloro will deliver Anne Arundel Community College's fourth annual Italian-American Lecture Series at 6 p.m. on Sept. 15. Candeloro is the executive director of the American-Italian Historical Association and an adjunct professor of history at Governors State University in Illinois.

He will speak on "Dissolving Images: Italian-American Culture at Risk" in the Florestano Lecture Hall on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. The free event is co-sponsored by the AACC history/political science department and the Maryland Chapter of the Order of Sons of Italy in America.

Information: 410-777-2430.

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