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EDUCATION
October 7, 2012
The Pi Theta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Hagerstown Community College will hold the 2012 College Completion Symposium Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Kepler Center on HCC's main campus. Intended for high school and college students, this year's symposium will feature local, state and national speakers discussing how students can overcome obstacles to complete a college degree. Guest speakers include Guy Altieri, HCC president; Brien Poffenberger, president, Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce; Danette Howard, Maryland Secretary of Higher Education; and Rod Risley, executive director, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | January 16, 2011
In 1960, President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s interior secretary signed the order creating an 8.9 million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Range, saving what today has grown into 19 million acres of protected wilderness in Alaska’s northeast corner. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter signed landmark legislation, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, which created the 19.6 million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Carter will speak Tuesday on the first day of a three-day symposium at the National Conservation Training Center on the 50th anniversary of the refuge.
NEWS
December 13, 1997
Symposium focuses on race issues By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Frances Miller's voice rose in anger Saturday as she spoke to those at a race relations symposium. "Where are the other mayors? Where are our legislators? Where are our county commissioners?" asked Miller, 80, of Kearneysville, W.Va. "If I was an African-American, I'd feel frantic," said Miller, who is white. "I'm absolutely frustrated about our inability to get the message across to the people.
NEWS
April 14, 2008
Rural community leaders across Maryland are invited to attend a daylong symposium that will examine the state of the small town and issues affecting rural communities. The symposium -- sponsored by the Maryland Rural Community Assistance Project and the Maryland Rural Development Corp., in partnership with the Rural Maryland Council -- will be Wednesday, April 23, at Allegany College of Maryland in Cumberland. Md. Topics to be discussed include: affordable housing needs and resources, environmental concerns and the changing face of rural Maryland's small rural towns and communities.
NEWS
by JANET HEIM | January 18, 2007
Jason Alexander, best known for his role as George on the hit TV series "Seinfeld," was just as Leslie Schoeck of Hagerstown had imagined. "He was hilarious. We were crying at dinner because we were laughing so hard. On stage he was a riot," said Schoeck, 20, a 2004 North Hagerstown High School graduate. A junior at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Schoeck was one of three students chosen to co-chair the Milton S. Eisenhower Speaker Symposium 2006, which was a one-year commitment.
NEWS
By BOB MAGINNIS | January 2, 2008
Mary Jo Ashburn is retired now, but she still remembers the day one of her students in the Washington, D.C., school system came in with her arm bandaged. When Ashburn asked what happened, she said the child told her that she had fallen down the stairs. Ashburn suspected otherwise, but in those days, she said, there weren't many places to turn for help. Fortunately, she said, officers of the D.C. Police Department came to see her. There are still many people who don't know where to turn when they suspect child abuse, but Ashburn and the Exchange Club's Mid-Atlantic Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse want to change that.
NEWS
June 4, 2009
The design team at Simplicity Salon and Spa in Hagerstown recently had an all-day education session with world-renowned platform artist Sam Villa, far right. Villa is Redken's artistic director and the lead facilitator at the Redken Exchange in New York City. He presented the newest hairstyles from the Redken symposium in Las Vegas.
NEWS
September 2, 2000
Business briefs Potomac Neurology Dr. Joel L. Rosenthal, of Potomac Neurology, recently attended the Vanderbilt University Medical Center's annual clinical neurology symposium on managing various neurologic diseases. Programs included discussions on headaches, seizures, Parkinson's disease and stroke. Wright's Stained Glass MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg resident Jody Wright, co-owner of Wright's Stained Glass at West Stephen Street and Winchester Avenue in Martinsburg, has received a grant from the state of West Virginia to take a class with Richard Millard, a master in the art and tradition of painting on glass.
NEWS
April 18, 2008
Civil rights symposium The Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown will hold a symposium entitled "Legislative Initiatives with the Potential of Advancing the Civil Rights of Lesbian, Gay and Transgendered Persons" at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 20, in the church's meeting hall at 13245 Cearfoss Pike. The program is free and open to the public. Panel participants include Cynthia Cantrell, Dana Kern and Stephen Skinner. For information, go to www.uuhagerstownmd.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | October 12, 2012
Within six years, two-thirds of all new jobs will require postsecondary education. That was one of several figures Rod Risley, the executive director of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, cited during a college completion symposium on Friday at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater. Risley said college readiness and completion are vital issues as the United States tries to keep up. “The very future of our country is at stake,” he said. At one time, he said, the U.S. was in the top tier among industrialized nations in educational achievement, but has dropped substantially in some measures.
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LIFESTYLE
October 8, 2012
 The Pi Theta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Hagerstown Community College will hold the 2012 College Completion Symposium from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the Kepler Center on HCC's main campus. Intended for both high school and college students, this year's symposium will feature local, state and national speakers who will discuss how students can overcome obstacles to complete a college degree. Guest speakers include Guy Altieri, HCC president; Brien Poffenberger, president, Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce; Danette Howard, Maryland Secretary of Higher Education; and Rod Risley, executive director, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
EDUCATION
April 14, 2011
Students in the Leadership Club at Hagerstown Community College recently attended the sixth annual Student Leadership Symposium at George Washington University. The symposium is intended to bring together student leaders from public and private colleges, universities, high schools, and the military in order to explore topics that are related to being effective community leaders. This year’s symposium, “Catalyst for Change: The Melting Pot of Leadership” focused on techniques needed to be successful leaders in today’s multicultural society.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | January 16, 2011
In 1960, President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s interior secretary signed the order creating an 8.9 million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Range, saving what today has grown into 19 million acres of protected wilderness in Alaska’s northeast corner. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter signed landmark legislation, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, which created the 19.6 million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Carter will speak Tuesday on the first day of a three-day symposium at the National Conservation Training Center on the 50th anniversary of the refuge.
NEWS
May 17, 2010
Washington County Public Schools will host Synergy in the Arts 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 21, and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 22, in Hagerstown. The symposium will discuss establishing a downtown arts district; integrating the arts into curriculum areas; and becoming a teaching artist. This event is designed for educators and administrators. Limited seats are still available. Fee for attending both days is $35; for Washington County employees. For more information, e-mail Sandy Gray-Murray at graysan@wcboe.
NEWS
By CHRIS COPLEY | June 18, 2009
With guns, games, books and concerts, the Conococheague Institute will celebrate one of the United States' greatest founding fathers -- Benjamin Franklin. Conococheague Institute will host a full day of activities on Saturday, with re-enactors, Franklin scholars and two concerts featuring Franklin's compositions and the instrument he invented. Walter Powell, Conococheague director, said the celebration is connected to the 225th anniversary of the founding of Franklin County, Pa., named after Ben Franklin.
NEWS
June 4, 2009
The design team at Simplicity Salon and Spa in Hagerstown recently had an all-day education session with world-renowned platform artist Sam Villa, far right. Villa is Redken's artistic director and the lead facilitator at the Redken Exchange in New York City. He presented the newest hairstyles from the Redken symposium in Las Vegas.
NEWS
April 18, 2008
Civil rights symposium The Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown will hold a symposium entitled "Legislative Initiatives with the Potential of Advancing the Civil Rights of Lesbian, Gay and Transgendered Persons" at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 20, in the church's meeting hall at 13245 Cearfoss Pike. The program is free and open to the public. Panel participants include Cynthia Cantrell, Dana Kern and Stephen Skinner. For information, go to www.uuhagerstownmd.
NEWS
April 14, 2008
Rural community leaders across Maryland are invited to attend a daylong symposium that will examine the state of the small town and issues affecting rural communities. The symposium -- sponsored by the Maryland Rural Community Assistance Project and the Maryland Rural Development Corp., in partnership with the Rural Maryland Council -- will be Wednesday, April 23, at Allegany College of Maryland in Cumberland. Md. Topics to be discussed include: affordable housing needs and resources, environmental concerns and the changing face of rural Maryland's small rural towns and communities.
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