AACC celebrates Women’s History Month with drama, art, films

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel Community College offers many events open to the community that are organized or hosted by various college departments or programs. Occasionally, times, dates or places of the events change. For the most up-to-date information, visit the event’s web page or the college’s website at http://www.aacc.edu/events.

AACC CLASSES

March 1 – Registration for summer noncredit classes begins: www.aacc.edu/noncredit; deadline for submitting application for May 2014 graduation.

March 16-22 – Spring break, no classes, college closed, online services available.

March 23 – Second eight-week session of credit classes begins.

BUSINESS

March 10 – 9-10:30 a.m. Executive panel, “Radical Leadership,” ways forward-thinking Maryland organizations are addressing the leadership challenges of today and tomorrow; Anne Arundel Community College at Arundel Mills, Lecture Hall, 7009 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover; will be simulcast at Hagerstown Community College; partners include Carroll Community College, Community College of Baltimore County, Hagerstown Community College, Howard Community College and Global Corporate College; free, but reservations required at http://www.cwsaacc.dreamhosters.com/radical-leadership-executive-panel-event/ or by contacting Frankie Cooke, [email protected] or 410-777-2954.

March 27 – Deadline for registration and submissions for the Annual Business Plan Competition at Anne Arundel Community College. For details, visit http://www.aacc.edu/esi/businessplan.cfm.

COMMUNITY

March 10 – 6 p.m. Board of Trustees meeting; Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; 410-777-1177; www.aacc.edu

March 11 – 10-11:30 a.m. Film, “The Story We Tell,” part of the Women’s Institute’s Spring Film Series which focuses on “Race: The Power of an Illusion.” An eye-opening account of how social inequalities came to be rationalized as natural on the basis of race, this film exposes the social practices and public policies that benefited whites at the expense of others; Humanities Building Room 112. For information about this film, visit www.pbs.org/race/000_About/002_04-about-03.htm. For information about the series, visit www.aacc.edu/women/film.cfm.

March 12 – 12:30 p.m. Lecture, “Artist Kristen Anchor Speaks,” a discussion of her work as an audiovisual artist, curator and musician; in honor of Women’s History Month; free; for information, contact Dawn Bond at [email protected] or 410-777-7023 or visit www.aacc.edu/womenshistorymonth.

The College Fair at Anne Arundel Community College draws public and private colleges from throughout the region and gives college-bound students and their parents a chance for one-on-one conversation with college representatives. This year’s fair is from 6-8 p.m. March 12, in the David S. Jenkins Gymnasium on AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. For information, visit http://www.aacc.edu/collegefair or call 410-777-1999.

The College Fair at Anne Arundel Community College draws public and private colleges from throughout the region and gives college-bound students and their parents a chance for one-on-one conversation with college representatives. This year’s fair is from 6-8 p.m. March 12, in the David S. Jenkins Gymnasium on AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. For information, visit http://www.aacc.edu/collegefair or call 410-777-1999.

March 12 – 6-8 p.m. College Fair – Colleges throughout the region send representatives so students have a chance to ask questions about admissions and their programs of study  face-to-face; co-sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College and the Anne Arundel County Public Schools; David S. Jenkins Gymnasium, AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; free; 410-777-1999, http://www.aacc.edu/collegefair/

March 12 – 7 p.m. Lecture – Scott Mingus, who has authored books on Gettysburg, will lead a discussion on “General William ‘Extra Billy’ Smith” at the Chesapeake Civil War Round Table, in the Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219. For information, visit www.aacc.edu/history/ccwr.cfm or contact Lester Brooks, Ph.D., AACC professor of history 410-777-2428.

March 21 – 7:30 p.m. Astronomy club meeting; 8:30-10 p.m. Stargazing, “Community Observing Night,” family event sponsored by the AACC Astronomy Club; meeting is followed by stargazing, weather permitting; this year, the stargazing schedule will follow the moon’s cycle; bring your own telescope and binoculars or use one of the eight AACC telescopes to view planets, stars and moon; park in the back of Arnold parking lots A and B beside the Resource Management Building, facing headlights toward campus; AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; free; for information, contact Cassandra Witiver, [email protected] or 410-777-2260; www.aacc.edu/science/observatory.

March 24 – 12:30-2:30 p.m. Film and discussion, “The Invisible War,” which features interviews with high-ranking military officials and members of Congress that reveal the perfect storm of conditions that exist for rape in the military, its long-hidden history and what can be done to bring about much-needed change; free as part of the Year of Social Justice at AACC; Humanities Building Room 112; www.aacc.edu/socialjustice.

March 25 – 2 p.m. Guest speaker, Reyna Grande will talk about her personal journey that began as a 10-year-old undocumented immigrant trying to reunite with her parents already in the United States; now an adult, she is an award-winning novelist for the book, “The Distance Between Us;” talk hosted by the Anne Arundel Community College First Year Experience program; free; Robert E. Kauffman Theater in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts; for information, http://www.aacc.edu/sasp/calendar.cfm

March 26 – 2-3:15 p.m. Writers [email protected] brings Paul Board, author of The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light,” and editor of the anthology, “Let There Be Night: Testimony on Behalf of the Dark,” a collection of essays by 28 writers on the value of darkness and the costs of light pollution; Humanities Building Room 112; free; for information, visit www.aacc.edu/creativewriting/writersreading.cfm or contact Susan Cohen, 410-777-2545 or [email protected].

PERFORMING ARTS

March 12 – 7 p.m. Performance of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues,” Robert E. Kauffman Theater of the Pascal Center for Performing Arts; in honor of Women’s History Month; free, but donations go to the local YWCA’s sexual and domestic violence prevention programs. For more information, contact Carolin Woolson at [email protected] or 410-777-7033 or visit www.aacc.edu/womenshistorymonth.

March 13 – 8 p.m. Theatre at AACC’s Staged Reading Series, featuring student-written plays focused on social justice theme; part of Anne Arundel Community College’s Year of Social Justice at AACC; Humanities Building Room 112, Anne Arundel Community College Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; free; http://www.aacc.edu/performingarts/events.cfm

One of the events that Anne Arundel Community College hosts annually to recognize Women’s History Month is the Soapbox Sisters at which students, faculty and staff perform famous speeches by women throughout history. This year’s dramatic readings can be heard on March 26, 12:30-2 p.m. in the Humanities Building Room 112 on AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Check the website, www.aacc.edu/socialjustice for the latest information.

One of the events that Anne Arundel Community College hosts annually to recognize Women’s History Month is the Soapbox Sisters at which students, faculty and staff perform famous speeches by women throughout history. This year’s dramatic readings can be heard on March 26, 12:30-2 p.m. in the Humanities Building Room 112 on AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Check the website, www.aacc.edu/socialjustice for the latest information.

March 26 – 12:30-2 p.m. Performance, “The Soapbox Sisters,” speeches from some of history’s boldest, most courageous women, presented in honor of Women’s History Month; free; Humanities Building Room 112 on AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; for information, contact April Copes at [email protected] or 410-777-2788 or Haley Draper-Bowers at [email protected] or 410-777-1408 or visit www.aacc.edu/socialjustice.

March 29 – 3 p.m. Spring Music Faculty Recital, Humanities Building Room 112; free for all students; admission for others is $10 general admission; $7 AACC employees, active military, senior citizens, groups; for tickets, contact the AACC Box Office, 410-777-2457 or [email protected].

VISUAL ARTS

March 1-31 – Exhibit, “Women in the Arts. Empowerment Through Creativity,” Andrew G. Truxal Library; free; open during library hours; in honor of Women’s History Month;for information, contact Marisin Dixon at [email protected] or 410-777-2067.

March 5-30 – Exhibit, “Art of Women Invitational Exhibit,” in honor of Women’s History Month, featuring works of AACC student artists working in different media; March 10 – 1-3 p.m. Reception; Pascal Center for Performing Arts Gallery; free; gallery open Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; for information, contact Dawn Bond at [email protected] or 410-777-7023.

March 9-April 9, Exhibit, “Rebranding the Russian Avant Garde,” featuring selections curated by Sergey Serov and Vladmir Lesnyak, Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery; artists’ talk, March 11 at 11 a.m.; reception, March 12 from 6-8 p.m.; free; gallery open Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. For information, visit www.aacc.edu/cadegallery/exhibitschedule.cfm.

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