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September 25, 2005

St. John's alumnus to lecture Friday on the college's program

St. John's College alumnus Charles A. Nelson will deliver the college's homecoming lecture, "In the Beginning ... The Genesis of the St. John's Program, 1937," at 8:15 p.m. Friday in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on the college's Annapolis campus.

Nelson is the father of the president of St. John's College, Christopher Nelson. Charles Nelson has been an advocate for the cause of liberal education in general and St. John's College in particular since his 1945 graduation. For more than five decades, he has held various positions in educational administration. Three of his four children are St. John's graduates.

AACC art show will feature faculty work

Faculty members from Anne Arundel Community College's new visual arts department will show their latest work at the AACC Visual Arts Faculty Show from Oct. 3 to 28 in the Cade Center for Fine Arts on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.

The college has grouped the programs of art, communication arts technology and film studies into the visual arts department. Ellen Bungay-Posten is the department chairwoman.

Faculty members are exhibiting works; media include oils, ceramics, mixed media and sculpture. The artists will talk about their work at noon Oct. 5 at the gallery. A reception for the artists will be held that evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the gallery.

Participating artists include Ernest A. Berger of Arnold, associate professor of communication arts technology; Donna T. Hepner, assistant professor of art; Richard A. Malmgren Jr., associate professor of art; Christopher P. Mona, associate professor of art; Richard A. Niewerth, professor of art; and part-time faculty members Deborah Banker, Dawn Cochran, Dawn Eggen-Mona, Eb Froehlich, Leonard Koscianski, Cara Ober and Karen Tylec.

The exhibition and events are free. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays (6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday). Information: Chris Mona, gallery coordinator, 410-777-7028 or cpmona@aacc. edu; or visit gallery.

AACC fundraiser gala planned for Oct. 29

The Anne Arundel Community College Foundation Inc. will focus on "Changing Lives" at its annual gala Oct. 29 to raise funds for scholarships and projects that support AACC students.

Festivities will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m. in Jenkins Gymnasium on the Arnold campus. The evening will include dinner catered by Ken's Creative Kitchen of Annapolis and dancing to the music of Radio City of Baltimore.

Tickets are $200 and are available for the black-tie-optional event by calling 410-777-2515 by Oct. 15. Proceeds will benefit the foundation's scholarships and projects that help support students.

This year's hosts are Judy Holmes of Annapolis, the foundation's vice president, and Patricia A. Barland of Pasadena, chairwoman of the foundation's special events committee.

Author speaking at AACC on Nov. 2

Eleanor Herman will take you into the bedrooms of kings from the 1500s to the present day when she discusses her book, Sex with Kings, at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at Anne Arundel Community College.

The discussion will take place in Room 112 of the Humanities Building on the Arnold campus. Sponsored by the AACC Women's Institute, the event costs $15, payable in advance or at the door. Refreshments and a book signing will follow the talk.

Herman, a journalist and avid reader of history since age 12, became fascinated by the lives of kings and queens, finding that the influence of mistresses often overshadowed advice from the king's male consultants.

Training offered for adult literacy tutors

The Anne Arundel County Literacy Council will offer training for people who want to tutor adults in reading. Classes will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Severna Park library branch, 45 W. McKinsey Road, Severna Park. A $20 fee includes membership in the literacy council. Registration is required by Wednesday. Information: 410-269-4419.

Parenting class scheduled for Oct. 14

The Anne Arundel County public schools' Family Resource Center will hold a "Parenting for Success" facilitator training session for counselors and parent educators interested in gaining techniques and skills necessary to facilitate parenting groups. The session runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at Oakwood Elementary School, 330 Oak Manor Drive, Glen Burnie. Information and registration: 410-222-6429 or

Spring English class at AACC canceled

Anne Arundel Community College has canceled its spring 2006 travel/study course on English literature that included a trip to England. The college offers several other travel opportunities for the 2006 sessions, including trips to Munich, Germany; Vienna, Austria; the French Alps and Tuscany, Italy. Information: 410-777-2325 or

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