Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

Education Beat

October 16, 2005

AACC gala fundraiser scheduled 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.

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.

Information: 410-777-2515.

Author of `Sex With Kings' to speak at AACC on Nov. 2

Eleanor Herman will take listeners 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 be held after 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 kings' male consultants.

AACC seeks light-themed artworks for national show

Anne Arundel Community College is seeking artworks that explore qualities of light for its national show, Fiat Lux, to be juried by Stephen Bennett Phillips, curator of the Phillips Collection in Washington.

Artworks selected will be exhibited Jan. 26 through Feb. 28 in the Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery on the Arnold campus. The postmark deadline for applications is Nov. 28.

"Fiat lux" is a Latin phrase that means "let there be light." This all-media show seeks works that explore light as a physical phenomenon, illusion and metaphor. Artists may submit up to six 35 mm slides or digital files.

There is a $15 entry fee per artist, payable to Anne Arundel Community College, which must accompany the entry form, a self-addressed, stamped envelope and slides.

The entry form may be downloaded from the Web site, aacc.edu/cadegallery/national juried, or it will be mailed to artists sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Chris Mona, Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold 21012-1895.

English-speaking workers can learn Spanish phrases

The Center for Workforce Solutions at Anne Arundel Community College is expanding its Command Spanish program into the Washington marketplace this fall. The program teaches English-speaking employees key Spanish phrases and words that are relevant to their specific occupation.

Information: 410-777-2732 or aacc.edu/cws.

Arts department faculty exhibiting their works

Faculty members from Anne Arundel Community College's new visual arts department will show their latest work at the AACC Visual Arts Faculty Show through Oct. 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 department chairwoman.

Faculty members are exhibiting works. Media include oils, ceramics, mixed media and sculpture.

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

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