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HCC to hold job fair for adjunct faculty

Howard Community College will hold a free Adjunct Faculty Job Fair, open to the public, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Kittleman Room (ELB 100) on the college campus, 10910 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

Those who attend can explore opportunities, benefits and requirements for teaching part time at the college. They will have an opportunity to meet faculty and staff members and learn about openings in credit and noncredit programs.

A master's degree is required for most disciplines, although work experience may supplement educational qualifications in some areas. To apply on site, take a resume, preferably as an electronic file saved to a disk.

Information: 410-772-4817, or www.howardcc.edu/hr or www.hccjobs.org.

Young Artist contest calls for entries

Columbia residents ages 13 to 18 are invited to submit an original artwork illustrating their vision of "An Open and Accessible World for All" - the theme for this year's Young Artist Competition.

Entries must be submitted by April 5. Winning work will be entered in the Annual International Young Artist Competition of Sister Cities International, in which 10 entries will receive awards.

Information or to request an entry form: 410-730-0075 or 410-715-3162.

Members sought for advisory panel

The Howard County school system is seeking members for a community advisory committee to the Department of Student, Family and Community Services.

An organizational meeting is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 18 in Boardroom B at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Participants are invited to make suggestions regarding the purpose and function of the proposed committee.

Registration is requested.

Information or registration: 410-313-1524.

Summer camp offered for girls

The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County will sponsor a residential summer camp, Journey 2007, for girls entering eighth and ninth grades in the fall. The camp is part of the Women's Giving Circle's efforts to empower and support young Howard County girls.

The camp for 50 Howard County girls will be held June 24-30 at Washington College in Chestertown. The girls will live in dormitories, eat in the cafeteria and experience a collegiate atmosphere during the weeklong program.

The program, which will focus on what it means to be a woman, is to include workshops on empowerment and motivation, communication skills, decision-making, self-awareness, goal-setting and conflict resolution. The camp will also offer swimming, athletics, dance, a talent show and team-building activities.

The cost is $495. Financial assistance is available. Applications are available in guidance offices at middle schools and at www.womensgiving circle.org. They must be submitted by Friday; applications will be given priority based on the date they are received.

The Women's Giving Circle, an organization of women philanthropists, is dedicated to addressing the needs of women and girls in Howard County.

Information: Colleen Taggart-D'Agrosa, 301-854- 1107, or www.womensgiving circle.org.

Board to meet with NAACP panel

The Howard County Board of Education will meet with the NAACP Education Committee at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Boardroom A at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Information: 410-313-6682.

SAT/PSAT class registration is open

Registration is open for SAT/PSAT preparatory courses at some high schools in Howard County.

The classes are available to all high school students, regardless of the school they attend.

Classes will be held at:

Howard High School, from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. April 10, 17, 24 and May 1.

Mount Hebron High School, from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. April 10, 16, 23 and 30.

Hammond High School, from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. April 11, 18, 25 and May 2.

Reservoir High School, from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. April 12, 19, 26 and May 3.

Chapelgate Christian Academy, from noon to 4:30 p.m. April 21 and 28.

The cost is $185, including tuition and materials. A portion of the tuition benefits each school.

Information: 410-442- 1600, or www.marthagagnon. com.

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