Essex CC registration is under way


In-person registration is being held on the Essex Community College campus Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. On campus registration runs through the start of fall classes, Thursday, Sept. 5. There is no registration on Labor Day.

Essex offers classes in 60 certificate and degree-granting programs ranging from accounting to veterinary technology. Classes are offered throughout the day.

Evening classes are also held in many subject areas. For more information, call the Office of Records and Registration, 522-1263.


The New Community College of Baltimore has established a computer and laser disk learning center that provides high-tech computer-assisted instruction. The center, on CCB's Liberty campus, will help students who need refresher courses in math, among other applications.

The interactive videodisk mathematics computer laboratory is a 20-workstation facility that was developed through a $225,000 grant from the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

For information, call Jack Taylor, division dean, at 396-1599.


Nutrition, vegetarian dining, Cajun cuisine and decorative food display are new fall credit course topics at Anne Arundel Community College for food service professionals.

Two fall classes, which begin Sept. 3, take a close look at nutrition.

Nutrition for Food Service Professionals teaches menu modification, using a computer to analyze dishes and cut calories, fat and cholesterol.

The course also emphasizes marketing nutrition in restaurants. The class is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

A different nutritional view is offered in Vegetarian Dining, a course that studies motivations, benefits and vegetarian protein food sources available in markets and restaurants.

The class prepares and tastes a number of dishes, including vTC meat substitutes. Field trips include visits to local health food stores and a vegetarian restaurant. The course meets Oct. 2, 9, 12 and 16.

Two Term 3 courses (Oct. 29-Dec. 21) take a look at regional American cooking and the art of using food as party decor.

Regional American Cooking: Cajun Cuisine, a travel/study course, explores southern cooking Cajun-style on a Thanksgiving trip to New Orleans that includes visits to K-Pauls, Cafe du Monde and a plantation. The course meets Nov. 14 and 21, with trip dates Nov. 26-Dec. 1.

Food Styling involves preparing food as creative party decor. Buffet centerpieces, layouts for food photography, styling and maintaining appearance are course topics. The class projects will be displayed during a Christmas show at a local historical house. The class meets Nov. 15, 22 and Dec. 6 with the food show on Dec. 14.

For information, call 541-2390. Fall registration is currently under way.


Are family plans disrupted because of employment schedules or because teen-agers need rides to and from work? Loyola College has opened a Center for Family, Work, and Education in Columbia to find out. The Center's first project concerns a study to examine the impact of teen-age employment on the mental and physical health of the teen-ager as well as on its effect on family life and school performance.

The Center also plans to study what roles parents and schools should play in terms of teen-age employment. The study represents only one aspect of the Center's purpose. According to Dr. Joseph Procaccini, the Center's director, it also seeks to take the worlds of work, family, and education, and have them work together to contribute to the well being of employed teen-agers and their families, rather than the current adversarial positions they engender.

For more information about the study or the Center for Family, Work, and Education, contact Dr. Procaccini at 532-5095 or 323-1010, ext. 2303.

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