February 26, 2012
The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown Student Council organized a building-wide collection drive for the upcoming Homelessness Resource Day. Homelessness Resource Day, sponsored by Washington County Homeless Coalition, will be Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Aspiring to Serve building, 140 W. Franklin St. in Hagerstown. Hannah Bradley, Towson nursing student at USMH and student council vice president, organized the event. Students, faculty and staff donated books, toiletries, small food items and clothing.
November 16, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Henry Luce Foundation recently approved a $25,000 grant to support Wilson College with its new global citizenship initiative, Wilson announced recently. The grant, which was awarded through the foundation's "special grants" program, will be used to stimulate interest, knowledge and expertise in cross-cultural learning among Wilson faculty and staff, as well as to strengthen and expand Wilson's existing educational partnerships in Asia, according to college officials.
June 11, 2009
In an effort to reduce waste and encourage "green" thinking among students, faculty and staff at University Systems of Maryland at Hagerstown have increased the recycling program to include plastic, aluminum cans and glass. USM-H has been recycling office paper since opening in January 2005. Paper recycling bins are in the hallways and in each office and classroom. As part of the program, USM-H has contracted with The Arc of Washington County to collect the recycled items on a monthly basis.
June 1, 2009
Washington County Technical High School senior Sean Karraker of Boonsboro is headed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Sean, a senior in pre-engineering, has been pursuing his dream since early in his junior year. Sean had already been offered an ROTC scholarship at Penn State Mont Alto, Virginia Tech, The Citadel, Embry-Riddle and the University of Maryland. The Virginia Tech scholarship included room and board. Sean's father, Dale Karraker, gives much of the credit for Sean's success to Tech High.
May 5, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said he was inspired by the hard work he said was evident during his visit Tuesday to two Berkeley County elementary schools and Blue Ridge Community & Technical College. "I just see this tremendous passion and commitment, and this is a state that is really serious about education," Duncan said on his first stop in a nationwide "listening and learning" tour. Duncan is expected to travel to 15 or more states to solicit feedback from a broad group of stakeholders about federal education policy in anticipation of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. "Teachers, principals, parents, superintendents, community members -- everybody wants this to continue to get better," Duncan said.
December 21, 2008
Hagerstown Community College has been selected to participate in a new college mentoring program that will allow faculty and staff in its biotechnology program to work directly with faculty and staff at Salt Lake Community College as a mentor college and Miami-Dade College as a fellow mentee college. The goal of the program is to support the development of effective intervention strategies for improving student achievement in post-secondary education. Eighteen community colleges were selected to participate in the college mentoring program.
October 6, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. - Five new members have been named to the Hood College Board of Associates. Elected to serve a three-year term were Dr. Mark E. Chilton, of Frederick, an orthopedic surgeon; Elizabeth Collmus Fisher of Frederick; Mark Friis of Brookville, Md., president of Rodgers Consulting Inc., who earned a master's degree at Hood in 1982; Kevin Lollar of Burkitsville, Md., a 1997 graduate of Hood who is an attorney and director of development for...
May 22, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - "Hats off to the graduates" was jokingly repeated several times at the 136th annual Wilson College Commencement as gusts of wind whipped the caps off students, staff and speakers alike Sunday afternoon. The more than 110 graduates remained the focus of the ceremony at the college, where one woman said she was treated like a person and not a number. "I wanted that personal attention," Ana T. Muoz said. "It's been a fantastic experience. I have walked around campus, and staff I haven't even interacted with say 'hi' to me and mention my name.
May 2, 2002
Saturday, May 4, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 3 p.m. Frank Arts Center Theater Shepherd College Shepherdstown, W.Va. Tickets cost $10; $5 for Shepherd College faculty and staff; free for students For reservations and information, call 1-304-876-5371
September 14, 2000
That's the ticket Kim, please make sure to use Joe Diffie (Oct. 28); art is in weekend prototype folder on your desk World Wrestling Foundation Sunday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m. Hersheypark Arena 100 W. Hersheypark Drive Hershey, Pa. Tickets cost $18, $28 and $40. For information, call 1-717-534-3911, 1-570-693-4100 or go to www.ticketmaster.com on the Web. Don McLean, pop music icon Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 p.m. Frostburg State University Cordts PE Center Bobcat Arena Frostburg, Md. Tickets for floor seats cost $18 in advance, $21 at the door for the general public, FSU faculty/staff and ages 17 and younger; $10 in advance and $15 at the door for FSU students.