McDaniel College Diversity Week starts tomorrow

McDaniel College's Diversity Week will offer samplings of cultures from far and near tomorrow through Saturday.

The following events are free and open to the public.

Tomorrow: "Tai Yim's Kung Fu Dancers" at noon on Memorial Plaza.

"Taste of Asia" from 1:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Ensor Lounge.

Office of Multicultural Services (OMS) open house from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the lower level of Rouzer Hall.

Hip-hop group the Color Orange performing at 7 p.m. in Baker Memorial Chapel.

Tuesday: Diversity workshop, "Looking Beneath the Surface," from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 110 Hill Hall.

ME/WE Tile Wall Project workstation from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the OMS.

A comedy show, Straight But Not Narrow, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pub.

Wednesday: Diversity Fair with Sangmele, an acoustic trio from Common Ground on the Hill, from noon to 4 p.m. in Ensor Lounge.

An evening with belly dancers and classical Arabian music at 6 p.m. in McDaniel Lounge.

Thursday: "Breads from Around the World" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ensor Lounge.

"Sound and Fury" film and discussion panel at 3 p.m. in 108 Hill Hall.

ME/WE Tile Wall Project workstation from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the OMS.

Poet J. Ivy at 9 p.m. in the Pub.

Friday: "Unity Day," featuring family activities, from noon to 4 p.m. in Memorial Plaza.

"Cultural Passport Reception" at 4 p.m. in Ensor Lounge.

Presentation of Tile Wall Project, "WE a Reflection of ME" at 5 p.m.

Saturday: World Music Celebration from 8 p.m. to midnight in Decker Center.

Information: 410-857-2791.

Alternative to GED available from schools

Carroll County public schools offer the External Diploma Program, a self-paced alternative to the GED test.

Information sessions on the program will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Student Support Services/Carroll Adult Learning Connection, 55 N. Court St., Suite G27, Westminster.

Registration is requested at 410-751-3680.

Board of Education to meet Wednesday

The Carroll County Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 of the board offices, 125 N. Court St., Westminster.

The regular meeting agenda will be posted on the school system's Web site,

Meetings will be broadcast live on CETV, Channel 21 on Adelphia cable TV, and repeated at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 17 and April 24, and at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Tournament open to disabled children

The Carroll County Therapeutic Recreation Council and McDaniel College will co-sponsor the 17th annual Tournament of Champions on Thursday at Gill Gym on the college campus.

The event is for children in grades one to 12 who are have a disability but do not qualify for the Special Olympics.

Children will compete in a variety of athletic events modified for their needs. They do not compete with other children, but challenge themselves to achieve better scores.

Eligible children must have a diagnosed physical disability and have normal cognitive ability or close to it. Students from Carroll and surrounding counties will be participating.

Information: 410-751-3610.

Psychology conference to be held Saturday

Carroll Community College will hold the 14th annual Maryland Student Psychology Conference, co-sponsored by Loyola College in Maryland, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Carroll's 1601 Washington Road campus.

The conference is geared toward students interested in learning more about the field of psychology.

Dr. Larry Raifman, forensic psychologist at Springfield Hospital Center and a professor at the Johns Hopkins University and Towson University, will give the keynote address at 10 a.m. on "How Forensic Psychology Practice Augments and Improves a Clinical Psychology Practice."

Experts will discuss forensic psychology, traumatic loss, hypnosis and more.

Registration is $10 in advance and $20 at the door and includes lunch.

Information: 410-386-8257.

Bowie State alumni offer two scholarships

The Frederick-Carroll Chapter of the Bowie State University Alumni Association is offering two $1,000 scholarships to Bowie for the 2005-2006 school year. The scholarships will go to one Carroll County senior and one Frederick County senior.

Applications are available in school guidance offices. Application deadline is Friday. 410-795-0273.

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