Education Notes


November 11, 2007

Diversity speaker is guest at college

Cecil College will present a Speakers Series on "The Changing Face of Diversity in the 21st Century" from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Milburn Stone Theatre on the North East campus.

The series features prominent personalities with differing approaches to contemporary diversity issues, an audience discussion and book signing.

Gayle Brandeis from Irvine, Calif., will present "Art and Activism: Researching, Creating and Supporting the Other."

A novelist and social activist, Brandeis is a recipient of the Bellwether Prize for Fiction in support of literature of social change for The Book of Dead Birds. She will speak on art and activism and the challenges of researching and writing about diverse communities as an outsider.

A reception for Brandeis and photographer Linda Wilson's "Sense of Self" exhibit will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. in the gallery of the Milburn Stone Theatre.

Information: 410-287-1000.

College to advise potential students

Cecil College will hold a free College Information and Career Advising Session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Elkton Station, 107 Railroad Ave.

Advisers from the college's credit and noncredit programs will talk to prospective students about training programs, workplace readiness classes, lifelong learning resources and financial aid.

Information: 410-287-6060, ext. 641.

HCC board to hold meeting Tuesday

The board of trustees of Harford Community College will meet in open session at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Chesapeake Center Board Room.

Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting must complete a request form and return it to Marketing and Public Relations before the meeting.

Information: 410-836-4408.

Highlands School to hold open house

The Highlands School will hold an open house from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday for parents and prospective students entering grades K-8.

The Highlands School serves children with learning differences. The open house will include a slide presentation, question-and-answer period, and tour.

The school is at 2409 Creswell Road, Bel Air.

Information: 410-836-1415.

Open house slated at Trinity Lutheran

Trinity Lutheran School will hold an open house from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at 1100 Philadelphia Road in Joppa.

Information: 410-679-4000, ext. 185.

Friends School sets admissions tests

Harford Friends School will hold admissions testing from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday for grade 1 and grades 6 to 8 for, and from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday for grades 2 to 5. Additional tests will be offered Jan. 19 and March 15. Appointments are required for testing.

The school is in the Highlands Common Building, 708 Highland Road, Street.

Information: 410-452-5507.

Literacy program seeks volunteers

The Literacy Education Department of Harford Community College is seeking volunteers to assist instructors for Adult Basic Education (ABE) math classes and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes at locations around the county.

No specialized training is necessary.

Information: 410-836-4115.

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