Education Notes


November 09, 2008

Switch to digital TV is focus of session

The Harford County Alliance of Black School Educators and the National Association of Broadcasters will hold an information session on next year's switch to digital TV transmission from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Harford Community College, Chesapeake Dining Room.

Jordon Wertlieb, general manager of WBAL-TV, will be the guest speaker.

By law, all TV stations must convert from analog to digital by Feb 17.

Information: 410-588-5238.

Towson-HCC degrees

Harford Community College and Towson University are teaming up to offer elementary education and special-education degrees.

An information session on the undergraduate degree programs will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the HEAT Center, 1201 Technology Drive, Aberdeen.

Towson representatives will be on hand to discuss the programs, available scholarships, and the transfer and application process. Students who enroll at Towson through the HEAT Center will be charged reduced fees for taking classes at a satellite location.

Information: 410-704-2349.

HCC trustees meet

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

The public may address the board at a specified time. Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting must complete a request form and return it to marketing and public relations officials before the meeting.

Information: 410-836-4408.

College, career advice

Cecil College will hold a free college information and career advising session from noon to 1 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, readiness classes, learning resources and financial aid.

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

Health fair Saturday

Edgewood Middle School will hold a health fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 2311 Willoughby Beach Road.

The event will include free blood pressure screenings, tobacco prevention and cessation information, child care resources, guest speakers, door prizes, and exhibitors.

Information: 410-612-1518.

Trumpet Day celebration

Maryland Trumpet Day will be celebrated from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Bel Air High School.

The event features an exhibit room with booths from retail music stores and custom builders.

The event also features master classes and a concert. Artists giving classes have backgrounds in Broadway pits, big bands and orchestras, military bands and college teaching.


Open house at school

Harford Day School in Bel Air will hold an open house for prospective students and their parents from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at 715 Moores Mill Road.

Parents can tour the school, learn about programs and meet the faculty. The school serves pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.

The school has three buildings and recently opened a science wing. It is accredited by the state and the Association of Independent Maryland Schools.

Information: 410-838-4848.

I-Pod giveaways

Harford Community College is holding a fall promotional campaign to give away an Apple iPod touch to three students who enroll in an online Ed2Go course through November 2008.

All students enrolling in any Ed2Go class are entered to win.

In partnership with Ed2Go, HCC offers more than 250 online courses.


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