AACC to celebrate Women’s History Month in March

| February 8, 2016
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This year’s College Fair is March 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the David S. Jenkins Gymnasium at Anne Arundel Community College. Get your questions answered in person from representatives from more than 150 colleges who are expected to be there. To find out the latest colleges planning to attend, visit http://www.aacc.edu/collegefair

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 website listed with the event or http://www.aacc.edu/events

AACC CLASSES

March 1 – Registration for summer noncredit classes begins: http://www.aacc.edu/noncredit/ ; deadline for submitting application for May 2016 graduation. 

March 14-20 – Spring break, no classes, college closed, online services available

March 21 – Second eight-week session of credit classes begins. To register, visit http://www.aacc.edu/recreg/register.cfm

COMMUNITY

March 7 – 10-11:40 a.m. Film and discussion, “Don’t Tell Anyone,” Humanities Building Room 125, part of the Women’s Institute film series on the theme, “Human Rights and Human Wrongs.” This film tells the story of Angy, who came to the United States at age 4 as an undocumented resident and grew up in the shadows until as a young adult she became an activist for undocumented youth. Information: Carolin Woolson at cwoolson@aacc.edu or 410-777-7033.Information about this film: http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c923.shtml

March 8 – 9-10:30 a.m. Discussion – Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards will hold an environmental roundtable, “Environmental Challenges and the Impact on Maryland Communities,” to bring together local community members, scientists, economists and policy experts to discuss global warming, climate change, growing environmental concerns, ongoing environmental injustices and both public and private challenges, solutions and successes; Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219; free. 

March 8 – 6 p.m. Board of Trustees meeting; Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; 410-777-1177; http://www.aacc.edu

March 10 – 6-8 p.m. AACC College Fair – Meet face-to-face with more than 150 representatives of colleges from around country at the annual college fair; in the David S. Jenkins Gymnasium at Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway; free; for up-to-date information about colleges planning to attend, visit http://www.aacc.edu/collegefair 

March 10 – 7 p.m. Discussion, Chesapeake Civil War Round Table, featuring history buff Scott Mingus talking about “Louisiana Tigers at Gettysburg;” Mingus has written several books on the Civil War and is a tour guide and award-winning miniature war-gamer; he also owns several scientific patents from a career in product development in the paper and printing industry; Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; http://www.aacc.edu/history/ccwr.cfm

March 12 – 7:30 p.m. Astronomy club meeting; 8:30-10 p.m. Stargazing, “Community Observing Night,” family event sponsored by the AACC Astronomy Club, weather permitting; 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 John Kline John_E_Kline@msn.com, or 410-777-2260; www.aacc.edu/science/observatory. 

March 16 – 6-8 p.m. College Fair, with representatives from more than 140 colleges in one place; free; David S. Jenkins Gymnasium, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; http://www.aacc.edu/collegefair  

March 24 – 2-3:15 p.m. Writers Reading@ AACC – Virginia Bell “On Her Works,” part of AACC’s Women’s History Month, Humanities Building Room 112. Poet, editor and educator Virginia Bell reads some of her poetry. Information: http://www.aacc.edu/creativewriting/writersreading.cfm or http://www.aacc.edu/womenshistorymonth

March 29 – 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Discussion – The film “Hard-Hatted Woman,” part of AACC’s Women’s History Month, Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219. The film explores the challenges and the triumphs of women who are breaking down barriers to work in blue-collar construction trades, featuring filmmaker Lorien Barlow and Ambra Melendez, who is highlighted in the film. Information: James Felton at jafelton@aacc.edu or 410-777-1472.

March 31 – 11 a.m.-noon Lecture, “Elsa Lankford Speaks,” part of AACC’s Women’s History Month, Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219. Media artist and co-creator of WAMMFest (Women and Minorities in Media Fest) speaks about her work as an artist and activist. Information: Dawn Bond at dcbond1@aacc.edu or 410-777-7023.

PERFORMANCES

March 5 – 2 p.m. Free clinic, World Class Jazz Series at AACC, featuring Jeanne Gies and Jack Wilkins, Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 224, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; http://www.aacc.edu/worldclassjazz

March 5 – 8 p.m. Concert (paid admission), featuring Jeanne Gies and Jack Wilkins, Humanities Building Room 112, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; http://www.aacc.edu/worldclassjazz; tickets are $20 general admission, $10 AACC employees, active military, senior citizens, groups, outside students and children under 10; $5 for AACC students with valid ID. For tickets, contact the AACC Box Office, 410-777-2457 or boxoffice@aacc.edu or purchase them as part of the new Arts Pass, http://www.aacc.edu/performingarts/artspass.cfm

March 10 – 7 p.m. Performance, “Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues,” part of the college’s celebration of Women’s History Month, Robert E. Kauffman Theater in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts. Admission, with proceeds donated to the local YWCA sexual and domestic violence prevention programs. Information: Carolin Woolson at cwoolson@aacc.edu or 410-777-7033. 

March 11 – 7:30 p.m. Performance, Spring Music Faculty Recital, Humanities Building Room 112. Tickets are $10 general admission; $7 AACC employees, senior citizens, active military and groups; free for all students. Information: box office@aacc.edu or 410-777-2457 or http://www.aacc.edu/music/facultyrecital.cfm

March 25 – 12:30-1:45 p.m. Performance, “Soapbox Sisters,” place to be announced; students, faculty and staff perform speeches from notable women through history as part of AACC’s celebration of Women’s History Month; for information, contact April Copes, Ph.D., assistant professor of English and communications, aecopes@aacc.edu or visit http://www.aacc.edu/womenshistorymonth 

VISUAL ARTS

Through March 2 Exhibit, “Questioning Beauty,” regional curated show; reception Feb. 3 – 6-8 p.m., including curator’s talk at 7 p.m., Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; free; http://www.aacc.edu/cadegallery/exhibitschedule.cfm

March 1-31 (AACC will be closed for spring break March 14-20) Exhibit, “Art of Women Invitational Exhibit,” Pascal Center for Performing Arts Gallery, part of the college’s celebration of Women’s History Month. Reception: March 3 – noon-2 p.m. The works of some of our most talented AACC student artists working in a variety of different media are on display during the month of March. Hours are Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Information: Dawn Bond at dcbond1@aacc.edu or 410-777-7023. 

March 1-31 (AACC will be closed for spring break March 14-20) Exhibit, “Women at Work,” part of the college’s celebration of Women’s History Month, Andrew G. Truxal Library. Library hours vary by the day and the season. Exhibit information: Marisin Dixon at midixon@aacc.edu or 410-777-2067.

March 4 – 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Workshop, Pottery Making and Decorating Workshop led by internationally recognized ceramic artist Bill vanGilder; sponsored by the Keramos Society, the AACC ceramics club. Information: http://www.aacc.edu/visualarts/newsevents.cfm 

March 11 – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “Design Marathon”- Join the Anne Arundel Community College Design Club for a four-hour design jam that will examine the “Questioning Beauty” theme, challenging participants’ creativity, skills and grace under pressure; coordinated by Erik Dunham, assistant professor of visual arts; Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 322, AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; free; http://www.aacc.edu/visualarts/newsevents.cfm

March 28-April 1 Art exhibit and experience, “Sister Settings: A Student Installation Inspired by Judy Chicago’s ‘The Dinner Party’,” part of AACC’s Women’s History Month, Dining Hall, Student Union. Experience an artistic project focused on famous women in history. Information: Dawn Bond at dcbond1@aacc.edu or 410-777-7023. 

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