School briefs

November 14, 2005

Continuing Education Center will offer course for notaries

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education will hold an introductory course for commissioned notaries and those who want to be commissioned.

The six-hour course will be Monday, Nov. 28, and Monday, Dec. 5, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the main campus in room 132 of the Advanced Technology Center.

The cost is $89, which includes two textbooks and handouts.

Joe Cunningham, who is certified by the National Notary Association, will talk about the importance and history of the notary, the position's legal responsibilities and duties, keeping records, correct verbiage, avoiding conflicts of interest and how to correctly use and protect the notary seal.

Call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to to register.

University system to host engineering program reception

A reception will be held Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown on West Washington Street to learn about the engineering programs that will be offered at the center starting in January.


The University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering will offer distance-learning classes toward a professional master of engineering or a graduate certificate in engineering.

Students in Hagerstown will take the classes through an interactive video network.

The reception is for employers, technology leaders and human resource specialists to learn more about the programs. Those planning to attended are asked to call 240-527-2060.

A separate open house for the public will be held at the campus the same day from 5 to 7 p.m. The open house is for anyone interested in any of the programs offered in Hagerstown.

Thespian Troupe donates food to community ministry

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Thespian Troupe 2774 of Jefferson High School in Jefferson County, W.Va., collected 1,065 pounds of canned and dry goods last month.

The food will go to Jefferson County Community Ministry.

The collection was part of "Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat," a new national community service program for International Thespian Society member schools.

Thespian Troupe donates food to community ministry

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Martina Fegan, an English teacher at Greencastle-Antrim High School, recently participated in the Seventh Biannual Middle Tennessee State University Conference on the Holocaust in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Fegan was one of two high schools teachers in the country invited to present at the conference. Her topic was "Memorializing the Holocaust Through Student Projects."

Scholars, Holocaust survivors and World War II liberators from the Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Canada and the United States took part in the conference, according to Greencastle-Antrim High School.

The keynote speaker was Gerhard Weinberg, the author of "Hitler's Second Book: The Unpublished Sequel to Mein Kampf."

Fegan teaches a course on 20th- and 21st-century genocide through literature and film at Greencastle-Antrim High School.

In the spring 2006 semester, Fegan will teach a course on the Holocaust at Hagers-town Community College.

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