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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | October 23, 1992
The fifth annual Catoctin Convocation Sunday will mirror the diversity and unity of the United Church of Christ.The conference will focus on stewardship, the role of children in church, connecting Scripture to daily life as well as environmental and health issues.From 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Western Maryland College, about 150 lay and clergy members will participate in the program, which includes 16 workshops on topics from the church's missions to its local activities."The Catoctin Association covers all the UCC churches in a three-state area," said Jean Bechtel, secretary of St. Mary's United Church of Christ in Silver Run.Her church's members helped organize the convocation.
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September 26, 2013
Alex Paxton, of Laurel, was honored for academic achievement at a convocation ceremony at Hood College in Frederick. Paxton was name a Hood Scholar, having received convocation honors for at least two consecutive years.
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May 2, 2004
McDaniel College will present academic, activity and leadership awards to the Class of 2004, faculty and alumni at 2 p.m. today at the annual Senior Investiture and Honors Convocation. The annual distinguished teaching award, the winner of which is not revealed until the ceremony, is one of the top awards presented. Other awards whose winners are not named before the ceremony include the Bates Prize for the most outstanding male graduating senior, the Mary Ward Lewis Prize for the most outstanding female graduating senior, and the John A. Alexander Medal for the top senior athlete.
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January 21, 2008
FYI Because of the holiday, box office does not appear today. It will be published later this week.
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | May 21, 1997
ANJANETTE WIGGINS gripped the lectern firmly with both hands and began talking. She told 300 Bryn Mawr School students and faculty about the accidental death of her father 12 years ago, when she was 6 and he 37.From her perspective a dozen years later, Wiggins said, her dad's death "is just as much a part of my life as his life was." She said she has come to fear losing her memories of her dad. Memories aren't like rewindable motion pictures, she said. "They're like snapshots." They fade with time.
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September 26, 2013
Alex Paxton, of Laurel, was honored for academic achievement at a convocation ceremony at Hood College in Frederick. Paxton was name a Hood Scholar, having received convocation honors for at least two consecutive years.
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By JENNIFER CHOI | January 17, 2008
HISTORIC PHOTOS The Forgotten Photographs: Paul Goldman Press Photographer 1943-1961 will open today at the Weinberg Park Heights Jewish Community Center and run through March 6. The photo exhibit includes more than 100 images that Goldman took while working as a photojournalist in Palestine and Israel. His photo subjects include prominent politicians and dignitaries, as well as Holocaust refugees and other citizens. A series of pictures of David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister, doing a headstand on an Israeli beach is the exhibit's most famous and popular feature.
NEWS
April 17, 2005
Convocation set tomorrow to honor Elie Wiesel Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel will be at McDaniel College tomorrow to meet with students in an informal seminar at 4 p.m. and to accept an honorary degree during a convocation and address at 7:30 p.m. In honor of Wiesel's visit, the college will observe Human Rights Day on Monday. Those attending the convocation will receive a bookmark listing ways everyone can promote human rights and social justice. The convocation is by invitation only.
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By SYLVIA BADGER | September 14, 1997
Celebrities visit Eastern Shore for a really dramatic purposeThe charming president of Washington College, John S. Toll, and the school's first lady, Deborah, presided over a star-studded Fall Convocation at the school. The main attraction was actor Larry "J.R." Hagman, minus his cowboy hat and boots, but still showing some of his "Dallas" character's devilishness.Hagman and his sister, Heller Halliday, were at the Chestertown school to present the first Mary Martin Drama Scholarship to student Mary Hoffman.
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September 8, 1991
Western Maryland College welcomed students beginning the fall 1991 semester and recognized educators for their outstanding achievements during its annual fall Convocation Aug. 29 in Alumni Hall.Faculty awards were presented by WMC President Robert H. Chambers, who -- along with Westminster Mayor W. Benjamin Brown -- gave welcoming remarks. Awards in the following categories were presented to:* Tim Weinfeld, associate professor of dramatic art, a Faculty Creativity Award, for directing the world premier of Michael Elkins' play "Saddam" at the Fells Point Cabaret last May.* Thomas G. Deveny, professor of foreign languages, a Scholarly Publication Award, forarticles published in Romance Languages Annual, Cuadernos de ALDEEU,Film/Latin Quarterly and the South Atlantic Review, as well as a chapter in the volume "Literatures of the Spanish Civil War."
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By JENNIFER CHOI | January 17, 2008
HISTORIC PHOTOS The Forgotten Photographs: Paul Goldman Press Photographer 1943-1961 will open today at the Weinberg Park Heights Jewish Community Center and run through March 6. The photo exhibit includes more than 100 images that Goldman took while working as a photojournalist in Palestine and Israel. His photo subjects include prominent politicians and dignitaries, as well as Holocaust refugees and other citizens. A series of pictures of David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister, doing a headstand on an Israeli beach is the exhibit's most famous and popular feature.
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By John-John Williams IV | May 13, 2007
Twenty-nine Hispanic graduating seniors will be honored Tuesday at Atholton High School at the sixth annual convocation ceremony sponsored by Conexiones. A county-based advocacy group with a focus on Hispanic student achievement, Conexiones chose the students based on academic achievement, overcoming adversity, community service, and leadership. Each student also wrote an essay. Here are this year's honorees. Atholton: Sasha Ballester Farley, Alicia Noriega and Allysa Pagan Centennial: Kristian Idar Albornoz and Chris Anderson Howard: Leticia Henry Long Reach: David Tovar Argueta, Rebekah Yahellah Best, Kelly Canates, Crystal E. Rivera and Maria Jose Viera Mount Hebron: Andrea Hurtado and Lawrence Andrew Soto Oakland Mills: Sara Andino, Marilyn Yamileth Chavarria Butler, Rick Gonzalez, Diana Carolina Suarez and Rosario Valeria Fuentes Tudela Reservoir: Victoria Maelle Paul Blanc, Victoria Melendez, Carla Serrano, Jennifer Sosa and Walter Vasquez River Hill: Diana Cardino Flecher Camacho, Leonardo Oporto and Sebastian Suarez Wilde Lake: Claudia Carrillo, Megan Ashley Cifuentes and Angelica Maria Vecino.
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April 17, 2005
Convocation set tomorrow to honor Elie Wiesel Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel will be at McDaniel College tomorrow to meet with students in an informal seminar at 4 p.m. and to accept an honorary degree during a convocation and address at 7:30 p.m. In honor of Wiesel's visit, the college will observe Human Rights Day on Monday. Those attending the convocation will receive a bookmark listing ways everyone can promote human rights and social justice. The convocation is by invitation only.
NEWS
May 2, 2004
McDaniel College will present academic, activity and leadership awards to the Class of 2004, faculty and alumni at 2 p.m. today at the annual Senior Investiture and Honors Convocation. The annual distinguished teaching award, the winner of which is not revealed until the ceremony, is one of the top awards presented. Other awards whose winners are not named before the ceremony include the Bates Prize for the most outstanding male graduating senior, the Mary Ward Lewis Prize for the most outstanding female graduating senior, and the John A. Alexander Medal for the top senior athlete.
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By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,SUN STAFF | January 19, 2004
It was one of those moments that can haunt a writer: Way back in the 1960s, at Pasadena City College, Octavia Butler was listening to classmates talk about the times when one student vented his frustration that blacks hadn't managed to "come as far as a race as we should have." "He remarked, `I wish I could kill all those old black people who have been holding us back for so long. But I can't, because I would have to start with my own parents,'" the award-winning novelist recalls. "He said this at a time when people were saying extreme things ... it was the '60s, after all ... but I realized that he had missed a few things."
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | August 30, 2002
Calling the last six months of the Roman Catholic Church's sexual abuse scandal "a painful and purifying time," Cardinal William H. Keeler told more than 1,000 parish and parochial school leaders yesterday that they must do all they can to protect children from sexual predators. "We as a church need to move forward. There is a great work ahead of us," Keeler told the pastors, principals, youth ministers and other church workers during a daylong convocation at Martin's West in Woodlawn on how to prevent sexual abuse.
NEWS
April 28, 1995
The Senior Investiture and Honors Convocation, an annual ceremony honoring Western Maryland College students, faculty and alumni, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Baker Memorial Chapel.Academic, activity and leadership awards and the Distinguished Teaching Award will be presented to members of the Class of 1995 and faculty. The student awards and Distinguished Teaching Award will remain confidential until the ceremony.The Western Maryland College Choir, under the direction of Margaret Boudreaux, associate professor of music and chair of the Department of Music, will perform.
NEWS
September 3, 2000
Western Maryland College welcomed more than 490 new students and honored several faculty members at its Aug. 25 convocation, the official start of the fall semester. After the ceremony, students were invited to join the WMC community by ringing the Old Main bell. In four years, the college president will ring them out as graduates of the class of 2004. Honored faculty members were: Thomas Deveny, professor of foreign languages; Steven "Bo" Eckard, lecturer in music; Francis "Skip" Fennell, professor of education; Volker Franke, assistant professor of political science; Mary Hawkins Hackman, graduate program lecturer; Henry Reiff, associate professor of education and associate dean of academic affairs; Herbert Smith, professor and chairman of political science; McCay Vernon, professor of psychology emeritus; Brian Wladkowski, assistant professor of chemistry; and Thomas Zirpoli Jr., Laurence J. Adams Distinguished Chair in Special Education and professor of education.
NEWS
July 4, 1999
Academic, activity and leadership awards were presented to members of the Class of 1999 at the annual Senior Investiture and Honors Convocation at Western Maryland College, held in May before commencement.Local honorees included student award winners and those inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and the following honor societies and organizations: Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities; Omicron Delta Kappa, a national honor society recognizing leadership qualities; and the Trumpeters, a local honor society honoring students dedicated to service.
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