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GWU's Veterans Campaign To Host Boot Camp For Veterans Interested in Running For Public Office

This story comes to us from Emily Cain:

 

George Washington University’s Veterans Campaign will host a boot camp for veterans interested in running for public office Feb. 11-12, 2011.  Military veterans Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Representatives Chris Gibson (NY-20) and Timothy J. Walz (MN-1) will deliver keynote addresses at the workshop.  The elected officials will provide first-hand knowledge of campaigning for public office and share how their prior military experiences influenced their decisions to continue a career in public service.

GWU Remembers Haiti Earthquake One Year Later With Anniversary Ceremony

“Exactly one year ago at about 4:52 p.m., I was sitting at a round table, enjoying rice and beans in the comfort of my home located in the capital city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti,” Karl Delatour, a George Washington University Freshman who hails from Haiti, recalled Wednesday as he spoke at GW’s one-year Haiti anniversary ceremony.  “As I reflected on how to go about studying for my upcoming history exam, I suddenly felt the table vibrate.  As this vibration becomes more and more strong, it is not until my glass of water fell to the ground and shattered that I realized that something big was happening…something really big.”

GWU's 2011 MLK Awards Recognize Students and Staff Devoted to Dr. King’s Legacy

GWU's 2011 MLK Awards Recognize Students and Staff Devoted to Dr. King’s Legacy

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School Without Walls Senior Raising Monday For Senior Project

School Without Walls Senior Raising Monday For Senior Project

Like many overwhelmed seniors, who are visiting colleges and making tough decisions while finishing up their last year of high school, Kara, a resident of Cleveland Park and a senior at DC’s School Without Walls, is required to do a senior project for graduation.  Students select their own projects and mentors help them while they carry them out.  

Kara must write a research paper, and then give an oral presentation to members of the community who are familiar with the subject area.  At this joyous time of year, Kara’s choice is not joyous—instead it’s a serious subject that affects teenagers:  “Self-Harm.” 

DC Public Charter School Recruitment Expo January 8, 2011

DC Public Charter School Recruitment Expo January 8, 2011

Are you looking for a charter school for your child? Then don’t miss the D.C. Charter School Recruitment Expo on Saturday, January 8th, 2011 from noon – 4:00pm at the Washington Convention Center. It will be a one-stop opportunity to learn about the diverse array of charter school options available in Washington, D.C..  Come and meet the school leaders of the 52 charter schools. 

Teachers are encouraged to attend to see what teaching opportunites are available. 

Take the Metro right to the Convention Center to avoid traffic and parking challenges. Call 202-328-2660 if you have questions, or just come down. Tell your friends!
 
The first 500 children that attend will receive giftbags!
 
This event is free for D.C. families and metro-area teachers.

For more information visit our website www.dccharterexpo.org.

 

MARYLAND'S 2nd Annual Video Gaming Conference Sat Dec.11 8:30 - 1:30 Grades5 - 12

MARYLAND'S 2nd Annual Video Gaming Conference Sat Dec.11 8:30 - 1:30  Grades5 - 12

WHAT: This 1-day conference for 5th-12th grade students promises to educate and motivate students who seek information on how to crack into the video gaming industry.  From creation to marketing industry experts will introduce students to the various aspects of video game design, programming…and of course play!  With fun, food, and door prizes you don’t want to miss out on this experience.

 

WHO:                                    WORKSHOP - GAMES - FOOD - PRIZES

Potomac River Battle of the George Schools on Orange Line

The Battle of Georges, the Potomac River Shootout, the ax vs. the ‘fax, Outrage on the Orange Line, the mid-season NIT, no matter what you call it, local mid-majors The George Washington University and George Mason University are taking to the hardwood tonight for their annual battle of the haves vs. the have nots to determine who is the third best college basketball team in the D.C. metro.  Both schools lack football programs, so to determine regional superiority for schools named for guys named George they will leave it to one non-conference basketball game; let’s have a look at tail of tape:

Namesake: George Washington vs. George Mason