Tri-State briefs

November 05, 2007

Time change for Antrim Township meeting

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A special meeting of the Antrim Township Board of Supervisors scheduled for Tuesday will begin at 8 p.m. instead of the normal starting time of 7 p.m.

Tuesday is an election day in Pennsylvania and polls are open until 8 p.m.

The township apologizes for any inconvenience this change might cause.

Faculty career day at area college

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick Community College will host an information and recruitment fair for prospective adjunct faculty from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5 in room E126 of the Conference Center.

Anyone interested in teaching at the college is invited to attend.

Department chairpersons will be available to discuss requirements and openings. In traditional subjects, such as English, science and math, a master's degree is required. In many of the career programs, especially the building trades such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning, carpentry and electrical training, the educational requirements are flexible and may be based on work experiences, said Robert Young, associate vice president of learning and dean of workforce development and professional preparation.


"FCC is bursting at the seams and needs faculty in many areas, but particularly in math, nursing, and English. The college had a 7 percent jump in enrollment this fall, and we expect a similar increase for spring semester," he added.

Teaching opportunities are available in English, social sciences, languages, art, music, math, science, allied health, nursing, physical education, information technology, building trades and continuing education.

Beginners Spanish class starts Tuesday

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Want to learn Spanish? An introductory seven-week session for adults will be offered Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Shepherds- town.

The class, taught by Sara Maxwell Blint, a native of Bogota, Colombia, will be a practical approach to learning the Spanish language, focusing on the fundamentals of conversation.

The cost is $65.

Dates for the classes are Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Dec. 4, 11, 18. Tuition includes handouts. No additional textbook is required. For more information and to register, call 304-876-6751. Directions to the class location will be given upon registration.

Blint has studied at Brenau Academy, the University of Alabama, Universidad de Los Andes, and Javeriana University. She has lived in Shepherdstown for the past five years and has taught Spanish to children at Shepherdstown Elementary School, the preschool program at Shepherd University and the Shepherdstown Day Care Center.

Sara also teaches intermediate-level Spanish classes to adults at the Shepherd University library, classes that were initially hosted by the Shepherdstown Library. She has traveled extensively in Europe and the U.S.

Direct Mail Workshop Offered For Nonprofits

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - The workshop "Direct Mail 101" is being offered on Thursday, Nov. 15 to any nonprofit representative interested in learning more about direct mail as a fundraising tool.

The workshop will provide basic information, key concepts, and planning elements for beginner and intermediate fundraisers.

Linda Mansfield, who has more than 30 years direct marketing experience, will lead the workshop.

Registration costs $55 per person and covers the cost of a professional publication and lunch. The workshop will be at the Customs and Border Patrol Advanced Training Center near Harpers Ferry from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The Eastern Panhandle Community Collaborative, a partnership of the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation, Shepherd University, and the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle, sponsors this workshop.

For more information or to register for the workshop, contact Trina Bartlett at 304-596-5529 or email at

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