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Date: September 16, 2002 (02-54)
Contact: Dave Willingham, 240-567-7970; Pager: 301-930-0972
               Steve Simon, 240-567-7952

Editors: To help facilitate planning of coverage and compilation of community calendars, Montgomery College is 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

One of the founders of the National Organization for Women and a leading e-business innovator will appear at Montgomery College this fall.  Art and music also are in plentiful supply.  Here are some highlights of upcoming MC events.

  • September 30-October 18: “Digital Links; A survey of Digitally Enhanced Art.”  This juried art exhibition focuses on work that uses the computer as an integral part of the art making process.  Twenty-nine pieces, including prints, paintings, and videos, will be on display.  Opening reception Monday, September 30, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Rockville Campus Art Gallery, 2nd floor of the Paul Peck Art Building.  Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 6-8 p.m.  Tuesday and Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.  The campus is at 51 Mannakee Street.  Free admission.  Information number: 240-567-5115.

  • October 3: One of the Washington area’s most successful technology entrepreneurs, Raul J. Fernandez, is featured speaker in the Macklin Business Institute’s Distinguished Lecture Series.  Fernandez is chairman emeritus of Dimension Date North America, a $2.4 billion company which provides networking and multi-channel e-business solutions to global companies.  2 p.m. in the Theatre Arts Arena, Rockville campus, 51 Mannakee Street.  Information number: 240-567-1707.                                  

  • October 3: Reading by the author and illustrator of “Barnyard Buddies I,” a new children’s book.  The author is Pamela Brown of South Carolina; Montgomery College staffer and student Annie H. Hutchins did the illustrations.  They will sign copies after the reading.  11:00 a.m. to 12 noon, Bliss Room, Commons Building, Takoma Park campus, 7600 Takoma Avenue.  Free admission.  For information: 240-567-1379; www.givalpress.prodigybiz.com/pamelabrown.html.  

  • October 8: “From Immigrant to Feminist, My Role in the Women’s Rights Movement,a presentation by Sonia Pressman Fuentes, one of the founders of the National Organization for Women, kicking off the 2002-2003 Women’s Studies Speaker Series.  Fuentes will comment on her book, “Eat First, You Don’t Know What They’ll Give You.”  Book signing to follow.  7 p.m., Takoma Park Campus Commons Cafeteria.  The campus is at 7600 Takoma Avenue.  Free admission.  Information number for the Speaker Series: 240-567-1662.

  • October 9: The Rockville campus International Film Series opens with “Earth,” which humanizes the 1947 partition of India as it depicts how the violent conflict among Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs affects the lives of a family.  2 p.m., Room 122, Science West Building, Rockville campus, 51 Mannakee Street.  Free Admission.   Information number: 240-567-7404.

  • October 18: Ballet Stars of Moscow, featuring Dancers from the Bolshoi Ballet,  Directed by Shamil Yagudin,  Ballet Master, Bolshoi Ballet.  This troupe, which has successfully toured North America six times since its U.S. debut during the fall of 1990, is composed of young soloists from Moscow’s leading companies: the Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow Classical Ballet, and  Stanislavsky Theatre Ballet. The company features several recent national and international ballet competition prize winners, considered to be among the world’s finest classical dancers.   8 p.m. at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center on the Rockville campus, 51 Mannakee Street.  Tickets are $32 Regular; $30 Seniors & Students.  Contact number: 240-567-5301.

  • October 28-November 15: “The Shape of Color; A Multi-media Exhibition of Prismatic Form.”  This show represents innovative use of color in eight different fine art media.  Opening reception, Tuesday, October 29, 6-8 p.m. at the Rockville Campus Art Gallery, 2nd floor of the Paul Peck Art Building.  Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.  The campus is at 51 Mannakee Street.  Free admission.  Information number: 240-567-5115.

  • October 29: “Bioterrorism: One Year Later.  What Do We Know?  What Should We Do?”  An all-day program for terrorist response planners, business planners and citizens of the Washington, D.C. region.  Speakers include Michael Richardson, M.D., acting deputy director for prevention, primary care and planning and a member of the Anthrax Team for the District of Columbia government and Daniel R. Lucey, M.D., Director, Center for Biologic Counterterrorism & Emerging Diseases, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  High Technology and Science Building, Germantown campus, 20200 Observation Drive, just east of Interstate 270 off Route 118.  Registration fee: $119 before October 16; $129 after; half price for senior citizens 60 and over.  For information: www.mongtomerycollege.edu/wdce; 301-601-6923.

  • October 30: The Paul Peck Humanities Institute’s Books and Ideas series presents Michael Dirda, Senior Editor of the Washington Post Book World, speaking on “Reading, Writing and Reviewing: Life at the Washington Post Book World.”  7 p.m. in the Theatre Arts Arena, Rockville campus, 51 Mannakee Street.  Free admission.   Information number 240-567-7417.

For more Montgomery College events, visit the College website at www.montgomerycollege.edu and select “Calendar” from the top menu bar. 

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