So. Md Education News

News from the local county public and private schools and colleges.
Brooke Steinhoff ’19 Awarded $500 Research Grant from Beta Beta Beta Biological Society Michael Bruckler February 08, 2019 - 9:24 am February 08, 2019 St. Mary’s College student Brooke Steinhoff ’19 was awarded a $500 research grant from the Beta Beta Beta Biological Society for her research, “Antidepressant Efficacy of L-655,708 Following Infusion into the Medial Prefrontal Cortex.” Steinhoff, a biology major and neuroscience minor, is working with fellow student Katie Robey ’19 under...
St. Mary’s College Welcomes Visiting Anthropologist Sameena Mulla Michael Bruckler February 07, 2019 - 11:49 am February 07, 2019 St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s anthropology department presents Sameena Mulla, associate professor of anthropology at Marquette University, as the latest guest speaker in the Visiting Anthropologist Program. Mulla will discuss “Anthropology and Sexual Assault: U.S. Clinics and Courts in 21st Century,” on Monday, Feb. 25, beginning at 4:45 p.m. in Cole Cinema...
St. Mary’s College to Host Artists Presentations for Commemorative Memorial Michael Bruckler February 07, 2019 - 11:46 am February 07, 2019 St. Mary's College of Maryland will host three artists who will present design proposals from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Feb. 12, 13 and 14 for a contemplative memorial to commemorate the lives of enslaved peoples of Southern Maryland. Presentations, open to the public, by Norman Lee & Shane Allbritton of RE:Site (Feb. 12), The studio of Donna Dobberfuhl...
Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32178 LEONARDTOWN, MD – The Board of Education of St. Mary’s County seeks public input in preparation for the development of the 2019-2020 (Fiscal Year 2020) operating budget for St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS). SMCPS employees and community members are invited to participate in this Budget Hearing that will take place on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of Education Meeting Room of the Central...
Nearly $1 Million Dedicated to STEM Scholarships and Support Services The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will provide 96 new scholarships to students attending CSM to study in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics thanks to a $953,243 award by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program. The grant helps to address the need for a high-quality STEM workforce in a variety of STEM...
St. Mary’s College Board of Trustees Name Two to The Order of the Ark and Dove Michael Bruckler February 05, 2019 - 1:22 pm February 05, 2019 During a special reception on the evening of Friday, February 1, St. Mary’s College of Maryland Board of Trustees named Hal Edwin “Ed” Cole Sr. (posthumously) and Loretta “Tiny” Taylor to The Order of the Ark and Dove. Cole’s daughter Trish accepted the honor on his behalf. The Order of the Ark and Dove was originally created in 1972 to honor those...
The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata. The public portion of the meeting begins at 1 p.m. and student and staff recognition starts at 4:30 p.m. The meeting is televised live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOS Channel 12 and is rebroadcast throughout the week. Board meetings are streamed live on the school system website at www.ccboe.com. The following is a tentative meeting...
The Charles County Scholarship Fund is offering more than 45 scholarships to Charles County high school seniors. Interested students can visit the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website, ccboe.com, to view available scholarships, eligibility criteria and additional requirements. All applications must be completed and submitted online by Friday, March 1. Students need only to submit one application and late submissions are not accepted. The application is posted at...
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Maryland Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented Education honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) teachers — Kelly Craft, Karen Dempsey, Kristen Lednum, Jane Marchione and Sean Pearson — for their efforts and accomplishments in gifted education. Michelle Beckwith, principal of Dr. James Craik Elementary School, was named an outstanding school administrator and Ann Taylor, CCPS content specialist for gifted education, was...
Nine Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students were recognized Feb. 5 by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Maryland State Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented Education for their accomplishments in gifted education. Each received a Student Accomplishment in Gifted and Talented Education Award. They are: Kaylee Alvey, eighth grade, General Smallwood Middle School; Anthony Cave, fifth grade, Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School; Eliza Freundel, fifth grade...
The public is invited to enjoy the upcoming, and uplifting, production of “African-American Folk Tales: The Tails of Br’er Rabbit” showing Feb. 14-16 at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Fine Arts Center (FA Building), Theater. Produced by special arrangement with author and CSM Alumnus Kenneth L. Waters Jr., this comedy portrays what happens when a school teacher asks his students to act out the folktales of Br’er Rabbit. Some members of the cast from left are Evan Simon, of...
Comedian Roy Wood Jr. to present 13th Annual Twain Lecture at St. Mary’s College of Maryland Michael Bruckler February 04, 2019 - 2:47 pm February 04, 2019 An Evening with Roy Wood Jr. takes place on Friday, April 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Michael P. O’Brien Athletic and Recreation Center, 19050 Hill Commons Drive. Wood is the 13th lecturer for the Annual Twain Lecture Series on American Humor and Culture. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $5 for Arts Alliance...
Completion Date and Dedication Celebration Announced for Jamie L. Roberts Stadium Michael Bruckler February 04, 2019 - 1:20 pm February 04, 2019 Vice President for Business and Chief Financial Officer Paul Pusecker gave the St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Board of Trustees an update on the Jamie L. Roberts Stadium project at the regularly scheduled meeting on Saturday, Feb. 1. According to Pusecker, unusually wet weather for the region resulted in muddy conditions which hampered site...
Andrew Cognard-Black Elected to the National Collegiate Honors Council Board of Directors Adrienne Dozier February 04, 2019 - 9:51 am February 04, 2019 Andrew Cognard-Black of the St. Mary’s College department of sociology recently was elected by the National Collegiate Honors Council membership to serve on the board of directors. Selected from a slate of 10 nominees, he will fill one of three vacant seats on the Council’s board beginning this month. The National Collegiate Honors Council...
Consider ‘New Ways of Solving Old Problems’ Innovation will be the focus of the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Ninth Annual Nonprofit Institute (NPI) Conference Feb. 21 at CSM’s La Plata Campus. Representatives from the region’s nonprofit organizations are invited to attend this event that is designed to spark ideas of how these organizations can derive greater values from their resources. Thomas Luginbill Morning breakout sessions will focus on leadership, strategic planning...
The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) have partnered to provide a reunification site for CCPS students, staff and their families in case of an emergency at one of the county schools. CSM has agreed to allow CCPS to use its Physical Education Center (PE Building), parking lots and access roads on the La Plata Campus to house and operate a family reunification center during a crisis. Reunification is the process the school system would use to...
Guest Speaker Brittany Packnett to be second Annual Barber Walker Lecturer Michael Bruckler February 04, 2019 - 9:40 am February 04, 2019 St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Black Student Union announces Brittany Packnett as the Second Annual Elizabeth Barber Walker Lecture guest speaker. Packnett’s lecture, “Building Bridges: An Intersectional Approach to Activism,” will take place on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 4:30 p.m. in the Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall on the College’s campus. The...
A Ten-Minute Play Festival Featuring Student-Written Performance Pieces at St. Mary’s College of Maryland Michael Bruckler January 29, 2019 - 8:44 am January 29, 2019 “Humanizing Histories: 7 Short Plays about Resistance,” a festival of 10-minute student-written performance pieces, opens on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. and runs through Sunday, Feb. 24 in the Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall, on the St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus. Ticket prices are $4 for teachers, students...
An Evening to Honor the Legacy of Lucille Clifton at St. Mary’s College of Maryland Michael Bruckler January 28, 2019 - 3:23 pm January 28, 2019 The Office of the President presents “Nurturing the Compassionate Community: An Evening to Honor the Legacy of Lucille Clifton” on Friday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.) in Daugherty-Palmer Commons. The event, co-sponsored by the VOICES Reading Series, is free of charge and open to the public. The evening will feature poetry...
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Barry Muchnick Presented on Innovative Environmental Studies Curriculum at Association of American Colleges & Universities Conference Barry Muchnick January 25, 2019 - 6:02 pm January 25, 2019 Barry Ross Muchnick, assistant professor of environmental studies, recently presented an invited talk at the annual conference of the Association of American Colleges & Universities in Atlanta, Georgia. His presentation highlighted the numerous and...
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