Community College of Philadelphia Celebrates National Community College Month With an Exciting Array of Activities

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Community College of Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The national designation of April as
 Community College Month serves as the backdrop for numerous exciting
 activities that reflect the breadth of the Community College of Philadelphia
 experience.  Activities during the first week of April include:
 
      Wednesday, April 4th
      Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street
      6:00 p.m.
 
      As part of its 17th Annual International Festival, the College will head
      west on Spring Garden Street to the Museum for a "Philadelphia
      International" program of art, music, and dance.  The program will
      include: Majid Majidi's film, The Color of Paradise; music by English
      and Spanish songstress, Perla Batalla; Turkish, Armenian, Greek,
      Iranian, and Arabian music and dance by the Anavatan Anatolian Ensemble;
      Turkish dance and folk drum by Bulten Dogan; Middle Eastern dance by
      Michelle Tayoun; a gallery talk entitled From the Local to the Global:
      Mid-Century American Design by Donna Corbin, Assistant Curator of
      European Decorative Art, and a chef's special of exciting international
      culinary delights.
 
      Thursday, April 5th
      Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame Inducts Ollie Johnson
      6:00 p.m., Dugan's Restaurant, 7900 Roosevelt Boulevard, Northeast
      Philadelphia
 
      Ollie Johnson, Assistant Director of Athletics at the College, who
      played professional basketball for, among others, the Chicago Bulls and
      the Philadelphia 76ers, will be inducted into the prestigious Hall at a
      special ceremony.
 
      Friday, April 6th
      International Recipe Taste-Off
      12:30 p.m., Main Campus, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Bonnell Building
      cafeteria.
 
      Favorite family recipes will undergo the ultimate test of the taste buds
      at the College's 3rd annual recipe taste-off.  From a pool of five
      finalists, celebrity judges will select the best recipe and learn about
      its origin and its evolution.
 
      Saturday, April 7th
      Invitational, citywide, high school culinary competition
      10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Main Campus, Bonnell Building, BG-16
 
      Teams from seven (7) center city high schools and two (2) suburban
      schools will whip up their best work with an eye toward impressing
      celebrity judges from the American Culinary Federation and Master Chef
      Manfred Bass among others.
 
      International Children's Book Expo
      9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Main Campus, Winnet Student Life Building
 
      The expo will feature a day of special free activities for children.
      The program will include fun films, special performances, language arts
      activities, and the sale of multicultural children's books.
 
     Community College of Philadelphia, committed to providing "Education for a
 Changing World," is the third largest degree-granting institution in the city,
 enrolling more than 35,000 students annually at more than 60 locations
 throughout Philadelphia.  The College offers day, evening, and weekend classes
 at a variety of convenient locations, as well as English classes on the
 Internet and television courses on cable Channel 53.
 
 

SOURCE Community College of Philadelphia
    PHILADELPHIA, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The national designation of April as
 Community College Month serves as the backdrop for numerous exciting
 activities that reflect the breadth of the Community College of Philadelphia
 experience.  Activities during the first week of April include:
 
      Wednesday, April 4th
      Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street
      6:00 p.m.
 
      As part of its 17th Annual International Festival, the College will head
      west on Spring Garden Street to the Museum for a "Philadelphia
      International" program of art, music, and dance.  The program will
      include: Majid Majidi's film, The Color of Paradise; music by English
      and Spanish songstress, Perla Batalla; Turkish, Armenian, Greek,
      Iranian, and Arabian music and dance by the Anavatan Anatolian Ensemble;
      Turkish dance and folk drum by Bulten Dogan; Middle Eastern dance by
      Michelle Tayoun; a gallery talk entitled From the Local to the Global:
      Mid-Century American Design by Donna Corbin, Assistant Curator of
      European Decorative Art, and a chef's special of exciting international
      culinary delights.
 
      Thursday, April 5th
      Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame Inducts Ollie Johnson
      6:00 p.m., Dugan's Restaurant, 7900 Roosevelt Boulevard, Northeast
      Philadelphia
 
      Ollie Johnson, Assistant Director of Athletics at the College, who
      played professional basketball for, among others, the Chicago Bulls and
      the Philadelphia 76ers, will be inducted into the prestigious Hall at a
      special ceremony.
 
      Friday, April 6th
      International Recipe Taste-Off
      12:30 p.m., Main Campus, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Bonnell Building
      cafeteria.
 
      Favorite family recipes will undergo the ultimate test of the taste buds
      at the College's 3rd annual recipe taste-off.  From a pool of five
      finalists, celebrity judges will select the best recipe and learn about
      its origin and its evolution.
 
      Saturday, April 7th
      Invitational, citywide, high school culinary competition
      10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Main Campus, Bonnell Building, BG-16
 
      Teams from seven (7) center city high schools and two (2) suburban
      schools will whip up their best work with an eye toward impressing
      celebrity judges from the American Culinary Federation and Master Chef
      Manfred Bass among others.
 
      International Children's Book Expo
      9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Main Campus, Winnet Student Life Building
 
      The expo will feature a day of special free activities for children.
      The program will include fun films, special performances, language arts
      activities, and the sale of multicultural children's books.
 
     Community College of Philadelphia, committed to providing "Education for a
 Changing World," is the third largest degree-granting institution in the city,
 enrolling more than 35,000 students annually at more than 60 locations
 throughout Philadelphia.  The College offers day, evening, and weekend classes
 at a variety of convenient locations, as well as English classes on the
 Internet and television courses on cable Channel 53.
 
 SOURCE  Community College of Philadelphia