Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

March 12, 2006

Union, school board reach tentative pact

The Harford County school board and the union that represents more than 900 instructional support service employees in county schools announced tentative agreement on a new contract.

The proposed three-year agreement contains a cost of living increase, along with salary adjustments to most positions, according to a news released jointly by the board and the union.

The agreement comes after three months of negotiations between the board and union, the Harford County Educational Services Council.

The agreement, the details of which are being reviewed by the board and the union, would become official after ratification by both parties, and would take effect July 1.

Students plan German get-together

Harford Christian School German language students are inviting native German speakers in the area to join them from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday for Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and pastries) at the school on Route 136 in Darlington.

The informal get-acquainted session is geared toward students hoping to hone German-speaking skills by listening to those who speak German as their primary language.

Students hope that guests will share memories and observations about their homelands and give them conversational advice.

Information: 410-457-5101 or 410-452-0367.

HCC trustees to meet Tuesday

The board of trustees of Harford Community College will meet in open session at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Room E-132 of Edgewood Hall.

Members of the public wishing to speak must complete a request form and return it to Marketing and Public Relations prior to the meeting.

Speakers are limited to three minutes, and topics must relate to college concerns.

Information: 410-836-4408.

Same-sex marriage forum is scheduled

Harford Community College's Student Political Awareness Association will sponsor a public forum on Same-Sex Marriage and the Maryland Constitution at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Edgewood Hall, Room 132.

A panel will share different perspectives on the issue, followed by a moderated open discussion.

Panelists will include Don Avery, professor and dean of Social Sciences; Dan Furmansky, executive director of Equality Maryland; Ethan Magness, pastor of Spiritual Formation, Mountain Christian Church; the Rev. Lisa Ward, minister of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County; and two HCC students.

Deborah Cruise, HCC's vice president for Student Development and Institutional Effectiveness, will be moderator. Commentary will be provided by Avery Ward, assistant professor of political science.

Information: 410-836-4107.

HCC to present business workshops

Harford Community College will present seven one-hour business workshops from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 21 in the Susquehanna Center.

The free workshops include: Managing Growth, Open Forum on Human Resource Issues, Marketing Through Branding, Limiting Liability & Employment Practices, Tips on Networking Security, Balancing Work & Life and Collecting from Clients.

Information: 410-836-4173.

HCC to debut new honors program

Harford Community College will offer a new honors program this fall.

The honors program features an enriched academic experience to qualified HCC students through designated honors sections courses and experiences.

To qualify, students must be eligible to enroll in college-level English and reading courses. New students must have a grade point average of at least 3.2 in high school; current or transfer students must have a GPA of at least 3.2 and a minimum of nine credits of college-level courses.

Available honors courses next fall include English Composition, Introduction to Astronomy, Survey of Art History II and General Psychology.

Interested students must submit an HCC honors program application.

Information: 410-836-4222.

Art professor receives fellowship

Harford Community College art professor Kenneth Jones, an artist from Newark, Del., was recently awarded a 2006 Established Artist Fellowship in Visual Arts from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

The award recognized him for his artistic vision and professional accomplishments.

Jones was selected for his "Disconnected Dislocation Dilemma" series of large, pigment-ink prints, which were shown in a solo exhibition at the Print Center in Philadelphia in 2004-2005.

CCC announces president's list

Cecil Community College has announced its 2005 fall semester president's and dean's lists.

The president's list includes full-time students Diena Gischel of Forest Hill, Margaret Duff of Bel Air, Andrew Mitchell of Havre de Grace and Amy Scruggs of Abingdon.

Part-time students on the president's list were Thomas Puckett of Bel Air, Michelle Fender of Abingdon, and Christina Darling and Rahilla Bachu of Havre de Grace.

Those on the dean's list include full-time student Jennifer Dosch, and part-timers Stacey Hash and Amy Young of Havre de Grace.

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