Campus Current

Author Sheila Squillante encourages students to open themselves up to more possibilities as writers. She read poems from her book “Only Human” over Zoom last week. Photo Courtesy of Susan Cohen.
Poet reads from book, shares advice

An award-winning poet told AACC students last week to embrace ideas for writing projects that might take them outside of their comfort zone.  “Open yourself up to possibilities,” Sheila Squillante, the director of the creative writing master’s program at Chatham University,...

Comacell Brown, CEO of Cell Spitfire paintings, encourages student activism through art. Shown, a 7,000-square-foot mural of Breonna Taylor in Annapolis, painted by artists, youth and volunteers with the nonprofit arts organization Future History Now.
Street artist encourages creative activism

Art presents a clear path to becoming an activist, an Annapolis-born street artist told AACC students and staff at a virtual lunch on Friday.  Street artist Comacell Brown encouraged faculty members to share their students’ artwork and to keep them informed of government...

The AACC Health and Wellness Center needed to hire another nurse to help handle COVID-19. Shown, nurse Kathleen  Loukides.
AACC hires COVID-19 nurse

The AACC Health and Wellness Center added a third nurse to its remote-working staff in December to help manage the heavier-than-usual workload created by the pandemic.   Kathleen Loukides, a registered nurse who worked in the Health and Wellness Center in 2015...

College will not raise tuition for next school year

The Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously not to raise in-county tuition for the next school year. This is the first year in a decade the college has not raised tuition by $2 to $4 per credit hour. “Given the economic challenges being faced by many of our students...

Service animal experts encourage students to volunteer to raise service animals for veterans. Shown, former journalism student Michael Garvey, a veteran, and his service dog Liberty, on campus in 2017.
Service animal expert informs students on the benefits of veteran service dogs

Talk therapy and companion dogs could help veterans as an alternative to medicine, an expert on service animals told a group of about 60 students last week. Sarah DelCore, veteran and military service manager for a Boyds, Maryland, organization called Warrior Canine Connections,...

Student Government Association members created a Nest Guidebook for clubs and organizations.
SGA creates guidebook for The Nest 

The Student Government Association has published step-by-step instructions to help members of student organizations navigate The Nest, a website dedicated to clubs.  According to SGA President and second-year environmental science student Ryan Kim, The Nest guidebook...

Athletes and coaches say player experience and flexibility will make the spring season a good one. Shown, the Men’s Lacrosse team in 2020.
Coaches, players have high expectations for spring season

Despite a practice season shortened by the pandemic, coaches and players say they expect their teams to perform well during the upcoming spring season.  Baseball, Softball and Men’s Lacrosse will start their spring seasons the first week of March, playing against nearby...

The Health & Wellness Center hosts an information session on  communication, support, respect and boundaries.
Wellness seminar promotes healthy relationships, safe sex

Healthy relationships include four main components, an AACC registered nurse said at a Valentine’s Day-themed panel last week: communication, support, respect and boundaries.  Stephanie Jenkins was part of an AACC Health and Wellness Center-hosted a virtual event on Feb....

KanKouran performers teach participants how to play traditional African drums on campus  during a Black History Month in 2018. This year’s celebrations will be virtual.
Black History Month events go virtual 

AACC chose “The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” as its theme for Black History Month in February.   Among the college’s Black History Month events are a Feb. 19 talk by an artist who advocates for social justice and a cooking demonstration on Feb....

Student self-nominations for the position of student Board of Trustee member are open until Wednesday. Shown, fourth-year secondary education student Board of Trustee member Bri Barone.
AACC board of trustees to recruit new student member

Students can nominate themselves as candidates for AACC’s Board of Trustees until Wednesday.   The eight-member Board of Trustees includes one student member who votes and serves a one-year term.   This year’s student trustee, Briana Barone, said the decisions she makes...

socially distanced students
College to open on-campus spaces for online students

 AACC plans to open study spaces on the Arnold and Arundel Mills campuses in March for online credit students who prefer not to work at home.   “We're thinking that it would be very helpful to students who may live in a house with a lot of other people who are also trying...

Amber Nathan, left, and Christian Richey, right, were editors-in-chief of the student newspaper during the 2019-2020 school year. Also shown, Christina Browning, the paper
Campus Current is finalist for top student media prize

The Campus Current made a short list of finalists for the Associated Collegiate Press’s prestigious Pacemaker award.  The award, in the community college category, is for issues of the student newspaper from the 2019-2020 school year under Editors-in-Chief Amber Nathan...

Vice President for Learning Mike Gavin is reportedly a candidate for a president or provost position at another college.
Vice president for learning resigns

AACC’s vice president for learning announced on Tuesday he will leave the college this summer. In an email to faculty, AACC President Dawn Lindsay said other colleges are recruiting Gavin for top positions like provost or president. “His candidacy is at the point where it may...

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