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For Immediate Release (02-01)
Date: January 8, 2002
Contact: Dave Willingham, 240-567-7970; Steve Simon, 240-567-7952
Editors: To help facilitate planning of coverage and compilation of community calendars, Montgomery College has started issuing occasional listings of key events at our three campuses, in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park, plus off-campus sites.  Please call to arrange coverage or interviews.

Upcoming Events at Montgomery College

The grand opening of a new resource for business training, an appearance by a best-selling author, and a retrospective on the career of a beloved art professor are among upcoming events and activities at Montgomery College: 

Here are some highlights of the early spring semester:

 Jan. 22-Feb. 9 
“Robert Stuart Cohen—A Retrospective.”
Opening 6 p.m., Jan 22, runs 10 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday; 6-8 pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 11 am-2 pm, Saturdays. Rockville Campus Art Gallery, second floor, Paul Peck Art Building. A survey of paintings and collages that parallels Cohen’s teaching career at Montgomery College, 1970-present. The highly respected Cohen is a founding member of Rockville Arts Place and a past president of Artists Equity Association, Washington, D.C. Area Chapter. Free admission. For more information, call 240-567-5115.

Jan. 26
Saturday Career Camp for middle schoolers. 
8:30 am-3 pm; meet at the Student Cafeteria, Rockville Campus.
Students will have the opportunity to experience Montgomery College career programs by doing hands on projects. Participating departments are: Applied Geography, Architecture, Computer Applications, Construction Management, Early Childhood Education, Hospitality Management, Interior Design, Landscape Technology, Printing Technology, and Web Design. Free. For more information, call 240-567-1911.

Feb. 13
The Books and Ideas Series presents sports historian and writer Larry Moffi, author of “Crossing the Line: Black Major Leaguers.” 
7-9 pm, Germantown Campus, exact location TBA. Free. For more information, call 240-567-5115.

Feb. 19
Author Ruth Kluger discusses her well-reviewed “Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered,” which won Germany’s Thomas Mann prize and was listed by the Washington Post as one of 2001’s ten best.  7 pm, Theater Arts Arena, Rockville Campus.  This event begins the Montgomery College Holocaust Commemoration, which winds up April 2 with musicologist Claudia Stevens performing her own musical drama creation, “A Table Before Me.”  For more information, call 240-567-7970.

Feb. 25-27
Grand opening of the Montgomery College Workforce Development and Continuing Education Business Training Center.  Opening ceremony 11 am-noon, Feb. 25, 12 South Summit Avenue, 4th Floor, Gaithersburg.  Opening activities will be followed by three days of free mini-courses and information sessions for those interested in advancement in the business world.  For more information, call 240-567-2594.

Mar. 5*
Information program on disability support services. 
7-9 pm, Faculty/Staff Dining Room, Campus Center, Rockville Campus. For more information, call 240-567-5058.

March 26*
Information open house focusing on the College Access academic skills development program for students with learning disabilities. 
7-9 pm, Faculty/Staff Dining Room, Campus Center, Rockville Campus. For more information, call 240-567-5058.

*The above two meetings are for high school juniors and seniors who have documented disabilities. The sessions will cover the following topics:
• The application process
• Documentation requirements 
• Appropriate course placement
• Expectations of college students
• Types of accomodations available at MC 

For more Montgomery College events, go to the college website at and select Calendar from the top menu bar.

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