The Board of Trustees of Anne Arundel Community College has awarded emeritus status to three recently retired long-term faculty members. They are: Richard Faircloth of Alexandria, Va., professor of biology; Norma Hamilton of Williamsburg, Va., professor of nursing; and Richard Niewerth of Severna Park, professor of art. The faculty emeritus honor is awarded to retired or retiring professors with at least 20 years of service who made significant contributions to the college. Information: 410-777- 2222.
Sponsored by the AACC Legal Studies Institute, seven paralegals will hold a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Humanities Building, Room 112 on the Arnold campus. Topics include career options, educational requirements, continuing education needs, job advancement and landing a job. Free. Information: 410-777-7323.
"Community Observing Night," sponsored by the AACC Astronomy Club, begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. Bring your own telescope and binoculars or use one of the eight telescopes provided by the club to view planets, stars and the moon. The astronomy lab is in the rear of lots A and B beside the Resource Management Building. Arnold Campus, 101 College Parkway. Free. 410-777-1820.
Anne Arundel Community College's Student Association Campus Activities Board sponsors this class at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in the Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 103, 101 College Parkway, Arnold. Free. Information: 410-777-2043.
Beginning this fall and continuing through 2014, three Anne Arundel Community College nursing students will receive $3,000 scholarships through a program set up by Johns Hopkins HealthCare. The scholarships will benefit students who demonstrate financial need as established by the AACC financial aid office, are Anne Arundel residents and enrolled in the college's registered nursing associate of science degree program. Information: 410-777-2515 or aacc.edu.
The Arnold Senior Center's fall classes begin the week of Oct. 4. Registration is under way for a variety of classes, including exercise, history, art, language and writing. Registration ends after the second week of classes. Students younger than 60 pay a $40 per-class fee. Students older than 60 do not pay a per-class fee. The center is at 44 Church Road. Information: 410-222-1922.
Solar panel installation class
The Baltimore Building Congress and Exchange Foundation has donated $4,500 to Anne Arundel Community College Foundation Inc. to fund scholarships for those enrolled in the college's new solar panel installation class. The course is offered Oct. 19 through Dec. 14. Information: 410-777-2056.