Notices for 4-7-03

  • The Contemporary Art Museum presents a storefront windows art exhibition, “Moore Square: Past, Present, and Future, by students of Moore Square Museums Magnet Middle School being held April 12-May 11, 2003. Select storefront windows bordering Moore Square Park (Exploris,Cherry Huffman Architects, Angelos Restaurant, Greenshields, and Maurer Architects) will display the artworks. The unveiling Reception will be held Saturday, April 12, 2003 from 3-5 pm (Recognition Ceremony at 4pm) at the LongView Center, 118 S. Person Street, Raleigh, N.C.
  • The Dispute Settlement Center of Orange County is offering a training course in “INTRODUCTION TO MEDIATION”, Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, in Chapel Hill, NC. In this workshop participants will learn to serve as an impartial facilitator who supports and empowers others in resolving their conflicts; practice discovering people’s real interests which are hidden behind demands and ultimata; practice reflective listening skills, asking effective questions, and reframing conflict; observe a mediation demonstration, and practice the six step mediation process. The fee is $180 if registered by 04/21/2003 and $190 after. Pre-registration is required. For registration information, call the Dispute Settlement Center of Orange County at (919) 929-8800 or visit our web site.
  • The International Visitors Council/World Affairs Council welcomes Moreno Bertoldi, economic and financial counselor of the Delegation of the European Commission, U.S., as a guest speaker on US / EU Economic Relations & EU Economic / Monetary Integration at a breakfast lecture on Tuesday, April 15, 8 – 9:15 a.m. at the Cardinal Club in downtown Raleigh, N.C. If you would like to attend this breakfast ecture, please contact the IVC/WAC at or call (919) 838-9191 by April 11th.
  • Ad Council will host its educational seminar series, entitled “The Art of Getting Attention: Secrets 2003,” on May 8-9, 2003 in Washington D.C. The seminar will provide government and non-profit communications professionals with tools and methods that are essential to create effective public service communications. The cost of attending the seminar is $795 for non-profit and government professionals and $1,295 for foundation and corporation professionals. Online registration and additional information is available at The seminar is sponsored in part by AT & T.
  • Cisco RTP employees raised $157,000 for the Food Bank during Cisco’s food drive in late 2002. The Cisco Systems Foundation double-matched these employee gifts in 2002 and Cisco Chairman John Morgridge matched these donations to create a $627,000 donation from Cisco to the Food Bank of NC. This donation will put more than six million dollars worth of food on the tables of people served by the Food Bank, as each dollar that the Food Bank receives allows them to distribute more than ten dollars worth of food.
  • Greensboro Housing Authority has a new Public Housing Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program that will serve 125 public housing residents. The program will provide job training and job preparedness opportunities, career counseling and assistance with job searches. Financial assistance will be available for GED tests, job training fees and tuition to colleges and other educational institutions. Workshops will be offered to residents interested in starting a small business and funds will be available to provide interest-free micro-loans to help some participants with the start-up costs Another part of the program will offer graduates of an office technology program an opportunity to work in GHA’s computer labs for an hourly stipend. The Public Housing FSS program is funded by a three-year, $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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