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Opportunity to meet Flag Officers from the NAVY at their Stars & Stripes Reception

Opportunity to meet Flag Officers from the NAVY at their Stars & Stripes Reception

The U.S. Department of the NAVY hosted and invited our members to attend the Stars & Strips reception held during the Black Engineers Awards Conference on February 18, 2011.  The NAVY (Flag Officers) had round-table discussions with the students based on their interest in a career in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).  

On Saturday, February 19th, the Patriots attended the conference where hundreds of organizations were available to help our youth focus on the importance of STEM related fields in an effort to develop the necessary leadership skills to be successful in their future career goals.

PerPlexed with the World Of Blogging - Free Workshop Friday, March 4th @ 12:00 noon

  • Where: Connect113, 113 S Columbus St, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Suite 100 (Below Red Barn Mercantile))
  • Date: March 4, 2011
  • Time: 12:00pm–1:30pm
  • Have you felt perplexed by starting a blog. To many it can be seen as a possible waste of valuable time. Trust me it is not!

    This energetic workshop conducted by DeeNice Rhodes, the Digital Dynamo, will help you clear up any apprehensions about the world of blogging and make positive steps toward using one of the most profound internet platforms today.

    What will be covered:

Area Students Competed in the Annual Biomedical Competition

It was check-up time for the Patriots on February 7, 2011! The U.S. National Institutes of Health and four of their institutes, National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Communications and Public Liaison, NIH Office of Science Education, and National Human Genome Research Institute, sponsored the Patriots 2nd Annual Biomedical Competition.  Their goal was to encourage students to further their interest in various medical fields. 

We had students from Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC participating in the competition, and 10 medical professionals to serve as judges.  We also had 10 future doctors from Georgetown University Medical Center to give our guests a pre-doctor check up.  Each team was required to present a five-page research paper, brochure, slide show presentation, one-page web site, display board, and an oral presentation on one of the pre-selected medical careers.  

Poetry, Discussions and Drama Headline Black History Month Events Events honor African-Americans

Poetry, Discussions and Drama Headline Black History Month Events Events honor African-Americans

LARGO, Md.—From spoken to written word and drama, students and professional artists will participate in a series of educational and entertaining events in honor of Black History Month, beginning February 10 at Prince George’s Community College’s Largo campus. 

•     From Mis-Education to Education, February 10, 5-7 p.m., Largo Student Center, Conference Room 2. Anthony Browder author of From the Browder File: 22 Essays on the African American Experience and Africa on My Mind, will speak about the African-American experience.

•     Poetry Slam, February 15, noon-2 p.m., Largo Student Center, Hollow Tree. Students will share original writings about African-American history. Participants may register in advance at the Office of College Life Services, Largo Student Center, Room 146.

Prince George's Commission For Veterans To Host Public Forum For County Veterans

This story comes to us from Jermoni Dowd:

The Prince George’s County Commission for Veterans will host a public forum meeting Saturday, February 5, 2011, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the VFW Post in Lanham, MD.

 

Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda Touring DC Area

Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda Touring DC Area

Watoto means “The Children”, and these children are on a mission. Through their inspirational songs and compelling stories, the Watoto Children’s Choir is spreading a message of hope for Africa’s children.

The goal of Watoto is to raise the next generation of Ugandan leaders by pursuing excellence in academic and practical skills, integrity in conduct and moral values, so that each child becomes a responsible and productive citizen.  Watoto is currently caring for over 2000 parentless children by providing physical, emotional, educational and spiritual care.

Prince George's County Sponsors “Have a Heart for Animals” Adoption Event

Prince George's County Sponsors “Have a Heart for Animals” Adoption Event

LARGO, MD – The Department of Environmental Resources’ (DER) Animal Management Group (AMG) will celebrate February with a “Have a Heart for Animals” Adoption Event at the Animal Services Facility in Upper Marlboro.