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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2010
What began in 1970 as a one-building community college in Columbia — a structure that housed everything from administrative offices to a library to a cafeteria — has grown into a sprawling campus and cultural magnet that draws nearly one out of every four Howard County high school graduates. Howard Community College celebrated its 40th anniversary last week with a campuswide celebration that included a birthday party at its Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, which was decked out in 1970s disco motif.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
When Howard Community College nursing student Danielle LaClair discovered that her tuition payment plan had been canceled, she didn't know what to think. As it turned out, the 28-year-old Ellicott City resident had no cause for worry. LaClair was among more than 1,300 students at the community college to receive a county government-funded scholarship designed to make college affordable for county residents in need. Howard Community College officials said the $2.5 million funding for the Pathway Scholarship Program is the largest one-time gift in school history, eclipsing the previous mark of $1.5 million from the Rouse Company Foundation in 2007.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2014
A workshop last week at Howard Community College focused on self-advocacy — a means of enabling people, particularly those with developmental disabilities, to speak up and communicate their needs. Facilitator Ann Kukulies offered a few real-life scenarios that, she said, can make speaking up uncomfortable for anyone. "You are in a movie theater, and the person behind you is kicking the back of your seat," said Kukulies, career assistant for Counseling and Career Services at HCC. "You are pretty sure that he is not doing it on purpose, but it is very annoying.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Don Casey has attended every annual reunion of the 238th Combat Engineer Battalion since the first in 1947. He shares stories of the battalion's battles in World War II, including its part in D-Day, the airborne and beach assault on Normandy, France, 70 years ago. The 238th is staging its annual reunion this weekend in Columbia, and while he was in town, Casey was interviewed by students from Howard Community College on Thursday as part of a...
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2012
Howard Community College was evacuated Thursday morning after someone called in a bomb threat to local police. Howard County police officials said they ordered all students out of the Columbia school before 10 a.m., after receiving a call stating there was a bomb on the college's property. After searching the school, police ruled the threat a hoax and allowed students to return to class before 11 a.m., officials said. Mike Scrivener, a college spokesman, said the buildings were evacuated for about 40 minutes and the disruption was minimal.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2011
It began at Howard Community College four years ago as a smoking cessation program, but apparently few students were willing to kick the habit via auricular acupuncture — a form of alternative medicine that involves insertion of fine needles into the ear. Yet HCC students were eager to know if the treatment offered other benefits, and when they heard that it could help them concentrate, relax and sleep better, many lined up to get stuck. Now, the treatment is offered free on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at HCC's Wellness Center, and it has become so popular with students, faculty and staff that for some, it is part of their weekly routine.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2011
Sit in on an Arabic Express class at Howard Community College, and you'll learn much about the current protests in the Middle East and North Africa. Tony Rahi, HCC Arabic Express professor, scribbled an Arabic word on the white board, which he later said would be spelled "jorthan" in English. The word means "rats. " "This is what [Moammar] Gadhafi called the protesters today," Rahi said during a recent class, referring to the Libyan leader whose 40-plus-year reign is being challenged by the types of political protests that have been seen this year in Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain and elsewhere in the region.
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By Larry Carson | larry.carson@baltsun.com | November 28, 2009
This might be a bad time to sell high-end real estate, but Howard Community College has hired an international real estate marketing firm that specializes in unique properties to help it sell Belmont, its 1738 historic Elkridge estate. Rising renovation and maintenance costs and tight fiscal times are forcing the school to sell the property, which had served as a conference and event center since the 1960s, and as a culinary arts and hospitality instructional center since the college began using it five years ago. The college board has chosen CB Richard Ellis to sell the estate, which includes 68 bucolic, secluded acres surrounded by woods and Patapsco State Park, plus a possible 13-acre adjunct tract with another house.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2011
Some people like Lori Hite of Ellicott City are still venturing back into the work force after being away for a decade, despite an economic tailspin that has vaulted the nation's unemployment rate to its current 9.5 percent. Hite, a Howard Community College student, is aware that most professions are ever-changing in what they demand from workers and is concerned about where she fits among those who have been out looking for work almost as long as she's been away. So she turned to resources at her school to get back on track.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Don Casey has attended every annual reunion of the 238th Combat Engineer Battalion since the first in 1947. He shares stories of the battalion's battles in World War II, including its part in D-Day, the airborne and beach assault on Normandy, France, 70 years ago. The 238th is staging its annual reunion this weekend in Columbia, and while he was in town, Casey was interviewed by students from Howard Community College on Thursday as part of a...
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May 29, 2014
These groups meet regularly Acupuncture Happy Hour - First and third Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Relax and recharge with 20 minutes of auricular (ear) acupuncture. Classical Acupuncture and Healing Center, 8821 Columbia 100 Pkwy., Suite 5, Columbia. $20. http://www.peacefulpointsmd.com or http://www.vitalityacupuncture.org. Columbia Area Mothers of Multiples - First Monday, 7 p.m. Mothers of twins and multiples. Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
A group of young men at Howard Community College are giving new meaning to the Orwellian phrase, "Big Brother is watching you. " They are members of the community college's leadership program Howard PRIDE (Purpose, Respect, Initiative, Determination, Excellence), and their designated Big Brother is Steven Freeman, the program's assistant director. To say they relish his watchful eye is an understatement. What began as a pilot program three years ago offering math support to boost graduation rates among African-American males has become a resource and mentoring tool for any Howard Community College male of color.
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By Paul Tierney, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2014
Through three games this season, the Chesapeake Bayhawks are tied for last in Major League Lacrosse in goals scored with 27 and rank second-to-last in goals allowed with 37. It should come as no surprise, then, that the two-time defending champions enter Saturday's matchup with the Florida Launch at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium hoping to scrape themselves off the bottom of the league standings. Goalie Kip Turner said the only thing holding Chesapeake back from fulfilling its potential is the players in its locker room.
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March 28, 2014
Sunday, March 30 Fashion show The National Alliance on Mental Illness, in conjunction with Success In Style, will host a "Springing Into Step" fashion show at 2 p.m. at Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry St. in Savage. Tickets are $20. Information: 410-772-9300. Thursday, April 3 Seminar "How to Pay for College Without Breaking the Bank" will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Temple Isaiah, 12200 Scaggsville Road in Fulton. Cost is $20 per parent child partner. Event is appropriate for both parent and student from grades 8 through 12, college undergraduate and graduate.
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By Mike Giuliano | March 14, 2014
Youthful playing comes naturally for George Li, because the pianist is only 18 years old. This precocious talent performs for the Candlelight Concert Society on Saturday, March 22, at 8 p.m., at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. His program covers a lot of musical territory. The classicism of the late 18th century is represented by the Haydn Sonata in B minor, Hob. XVI: 32. He moves into mid-19th-century romanticism with two works by a master of writing for the keyboard, Chopin's Nocturne in B Major and Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor.
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March 7, 2014
Sunday, March 9 Classical music The Sundays at Three Chamber Music Series presents the Chagall Trio, violinist Ronald Mutchnik, cellist Set Low and pianist Andrea Sokol-Albert, at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Tickets are $15 and free for those 17 and younger accompanied by a paying adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or sundaysatthree.org. Expo The Jewish Federation of Howard County hosts its 22nd annual Purim Palooza & Kids Activity Expo at noon at Reservoir High School, 11550 Scaggsville Road in Fulton.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2012
When Mark Chewning was a kid, he dreamed of being an artist. But at some point, the Baltimore resident's dream became all but dormant, giving way to about 27 years in the photograph-retouching business and a stint as supermarket deli clerk, as well as marriage, parenting, unemployment, divorce and self-doubt. Last week, Chewning, 54, was honored as the Student of the Year at Howard Community College. The single parent says his dream of becoming an artist will probably never come to fruition.
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April 9, 2008
Howard Community College has earned the U.S. Senate Productivity Award, announced earlier this week by the University of Maryland and U.S. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin. The award, part of the university's Maryland Performance Excellence Awards Program, honors organizations for successfully implementing systematic processes for continuous improvement and achieving outstanding results. Award recipients are evaluated in seven areas: leadership; strategic planning; customer and market focus; measurement, analysis and knowledge management; work force focus; process management; and results.
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March 7, 2014
Career information Howard Community College will host a series of career information sessions to give students and community members the opportunity to learn about different career options. Each session will feature a panel of working professionals from various fields, allowing participants to connect with employers and explore internship opportunities. All sessions will be held in Room 100 of Duncan Hall, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia •Session on education and the social sciences will be held March 19 with a career panel from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. and an internship fair from noon to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. •Session on information technology session will be held March 25 with a career panel from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and an internship fair from 1:30 p..m.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com and Amanda Yeager, ayeager@tribune.com | March 4, 2014
Howard County Public School officials announced that schools will be closed again Tuesday after deciding conditions weren't safe because of freezing temperatures overnight following Monday's snowstorm. School officials said Monday night that shools likely would open two hours late but that they would review the decision Tuesday morning. They elected to close schools for the second day in a row. MSA testing for Tuesday has been canceled. Testing will be held Wednesday, Thursday, and March 11-12.
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