Education Notes


October 15, 2006

Band contest today at John Carroll

The John Carroll School will hold its 16th annual Marching Band Invitational at 2 p.m. today in the school stadium at 703 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air.

Marching bands from all Harford County public schools, Rising Sun High School and John Carroll School will participate. More than 800 student musicians will perform.

Tickets are $4 at the gate. The rain date is Oct. 22, same place and time.

Information: 410-879-2480, ext. 2023.

Olympic medalist to speak at school

Olympic gold and silver medalist Carla Overbeck will speak at John Carroll School on Oct. 25.

A two-time World Cup champion, Overbeck was captain of the 1999 U.S. National Soccer Team. She is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame and author of The Soccer Moms' Cookbook.

She will discuss achieving peak performance, the importance of teamwork and reaching goals. She also will talk about the challenges she overcame in her quest to become one of the top female soccer players in the world.

A VIP reception will be held at 5:30 p.m., and the presentation will start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 for the reception and include special seating for the presentation. General seating tickets are $25, and student tickets are $15. Team prices are available.

Information: 410-879-2480, ext. 2013, or e-mail

Art museum tour in New York planned

The Continuing Education Division of Harford Community College will offer a tour of the New York Museum of Modern Art Nov. 3.

The Museum of Modern Art's collection includes 150,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs. Travelers can explore the museum and go on a guided highlights tour. They will then be on their own.

The bus leaves Edgewood Hall at 7:30 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m. The cost is $99 and includes transportation, admission, snacks and academic escort.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-836-4175.

HCC president unveils strategy

James LaCalle, president of Harford Community College, has announced a strategic planning initiative to provide clear direction for the future of the college.

The plan will help HCC determine core values for the institution, revise the mission statement, and develop a new vision for the college.

The college has formed a steering committee comprising employees and a member of the HCC Foundation Inc. board, with students expected to be added.

All Harford employees are being asked to participate.

The committee will review all input from the campus community and will propose strategic themes and initiatives for the future of the college. A final draft of the plan will be completed by June 30, 2007.

Cecil college to get funds to buy land

The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved $642,675 to allow Cecil Community College to buy 7 acres adjacent to its North East campus.

The allotment is the state's share of the $1,025,000 needed for the property acquisition. The remaining $382,325 will come from local sources, including Cecil County and the college's board of trustees.

The property, which consists of 4 1/2 acres at 1140 North East Road and 2 1/2 acres at 1152 North East Road, includes frontage on Route 272 and borders 58 acres recently purchased by the college.

2 colleges agree to partnership

Cecil Community College and Wesley College in Dover, Del., recently signed an articulation agreement to guarantee Cecil students who earn associate's degrees acceptance into bachelor's degree programs at Wesley.

Cecil students may choose from more than 25 options in seven programs of study, including registered nurse, business administration, elementary education and general studies majors, multiple options within arts and sciences transfer, business and commerce technology, and visual communications.

The partnership is an extension of a 1987 agreement between the two colleges.

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