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  • Friday, February 26, 2021

    • Clark DeCapite: Momentary
      Clark DeCapite: Momentary Time: 10:00am - 9:00pm Locations: Online Details:

      Clark F. DeCapite, Jr.

      Richard B. Talkin Family Art Virtual Gallery
      February 8th - March 15th, 2021

      Howard Community College Visual Arts Department is proud to feature Linnea Poole and Clark Decapite February 8th - March 14th as a part of the Virtual Exhibition Series. Decapite will give a recorded artist lecture that will accompany the exhibitions. The lecture will be available for viewing on March 16, 2021.


      Through the use of replicated forms taken from dated, often times antiquated objects; I attempt to represent the relationship between the existing and the existed. Much like snapshots taken out of the context of time, each object represents a moment within its previous reality. It is through the representational compiling of moments in time that a new structure is formed, dictated by each individual unit placement in the whole. In choosing to use glass within my work, I attempt to relate the individual objects to an ethereal realm with the aid of the material’s transparent yet structural qualities. Maintaining an earthly presence, the object is grounded under its material weight and through its delicate nature, discussing a tactile existence in which fragility undermines all existing structures present. Through the introduction of flaws often times contrasted by mechanical enrichment, a balance between purity and discord exist.

    • FAFSA Friday Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm Locations: Online (Zoom) Details:

      Financial Aid Services will provide 1:1 virtual assistance with the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to current and prospective students and families. Students and families can sign-up for an appointment using the link below. The Maryland State priority deadline is March 1st. Don’t miss out.

    • HCC at 50: A Blast From the Past
      HCC at 50: A Blast From the Past Time: 10:00am - 9:00pm Locations: Online Details:

      HCC at 50: A Blast from the Past - Daily Life from the First Two Decades

      On behalf of the Howard Community College (HCC) 50th Anniversary History Committee, we are pleased to present this collection of photos from the college archives. This collection presents photographs and documents depicting daily life on the HCC campus during the first two decades. From its earliest years, HCC has been more than just a place of scholarship, but has served as a locality for events, personal and community growth, and diversity.


      We hope that you enjoy this look back at some familiar faces, now-gone locations, fun events, as well as a look into the inner workings of what made our campus tick in the 1970’s and 1980’s. While not all photos have attributions, we must acknowledge the early work of Quent Kardos, who was the college photographer through this time period. His lens did not just capture the events at hand, but also the character of the places and people in these images.


      We hope you enjoy this look back and find, as we did, some of what makes Howard Community College a great place to learn, work, and grow. On behalf of the 50th Anniversary History Committee:

      Janelle Broderick, Brian Cumer, Thomas Engelman, Rosemary Williams

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    • Safe Zone Training (Diversity Index # 4440) Time: 10:00am - 11:30am Locations: Online (Zoom) Details:

      The Safe Zone is a program aimed to train faculty and staff to become allies to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students.  Allies are trained to provide a safe, supportive, and respectful environment for students.  They are also equipped to provide information and resources.  The training contains information about terminology, identity development, communication and other important issues affecting the LGBTQ community.  The overall goals are to enhance awareness, increase knowledge, and build skills as it relates to working with LGBTQ students, with emphasis on unique features of remote learning environments.

      Please register for attending this training session by using the following link:

      This training has been modified to accommodate a larger number of participants. As such, participants are required to watch a 1 hour video prior to the date to training.

      Click the following link to access the video

      When prompted, type in your HCC login id and password to view the video.

    • A Celebration of African American Women in Music
      A Celebration of African American Women in Music Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Locations: Online (Zoom) Details:

      Monica Tripp-Roberson, Pianist and Lecturer
      Friday, February 26 at 12 Noon

      Tickets: Free, Registration Required

      Register Now

      Join us for a virtual performance and lecture on the life and music of Florence Price and Margaret Bonds. The program will feature Price’s Sonata in E Minor and Bond’s Troubled Water.

      Dr. Monica Tripp-Roberson is a recognized performer, composer, and music educator. As a pianist, she has performed throughout the United States to rave reviews. She has been featured on public television in Jacksonville, FL. Her piano playing has been described as “passionate and energetic.”

      As a composer, Dr. Roberson has composed various pieces ranging from solo to symphonic works. Her music has appeared in master classes with world-renowned vocalist, Dawn Upshaw. She has won several composition competitions such the Margaret Blackburn Composition Competition.

      Dr. Roberson is also a writer and publisher. She has written several articles for Salem Press’s biographical and analytical publication of Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century as well as Great Lives from History: African Americans. In these publications, she provides research on the life and music of various African American composers and musicians. Dr. Roberson has given lecture presentations at various colleges and national conferences at the International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) on the topic of African American women in music.

      PLEASE NOTE: HCC Employees can receive Diversity Credit by registering on myHCC using the index/synonym #4439

    • A Celebration of African American Women in Music (Diversity Index # 4439) Time: 12:00pm - 12:45pm Locations: Online (Zoom) Details:

      This event is aimed to educate the audience on the life and works of two very important African American women composers. Florence Price was an African-American classical composer, pianist, organist and music teacher. Price is noted as the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer, and the first to have a composition played by a major orchestra. Margaret Bonds was an American composer, pianist, arranger, and teacher. One of the first black composers and performers to gain recognition in the United States, she is best remembered today for her popular arrangements of African-American spirituals and frequent collaborations with Langston Hughes.

      Register in advance for this meeting:

      After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    • FILM DISCUSSION: Notting Hill
      FILM DISCUSSION: Notting Hill Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm Locations: Online (Zoom) Details:

      Notting Hill is a 1999 drama that writer Richard Curtis developed from "the idea of a very normal person going out with an unbelievably famous person and how that impinges on their lives.” When watching, take note of Thacker's bookshop, which was actually an antiques shop in real life, three doors down from the writer Richard Curtis's production company. Singer Adele lived in the flat directly above the bookshop/antiques shop for a short time. Directed by Roger Michell and starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. 2 hours, 4 min


      Available to rent from Amazon Prime for free

      Available to check out as a DVD from the Howard County Library

      Trailer for Notting Hill

    • Friday Film Fans Discussion - Notting Hill (Diversity Index # 4134) Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm Locations: Online (Zoom) Details:

      Join our film club! With the pandemic closing so many in-person options, we are holding our traditional film festivals virtually, taking advantage of as many popular streaming formats as possible, and encouraging film fans to join us for Friday Film discussions. It is like a book club, but with films -- you choose the films you are interested in from the list, you watch them on your own before the scheduled discussion, and you join the discussions on Friday evenings via Zoom. Discussions will be moderated by film professors Marie Westhaver and Mike Giuliano, as well as partners in the Howard County Library system and the Howard Community College library.

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