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46 - CAPE GAZE'I'VE, Friday, March 6 - March 12, 1998 Peer mediators show Cape school board how to listen Milton Middle School students taught the Cape Henlopen School District Board of Educa- tion strategies for effective listening and conflict resolution during their presentation to the board on Feb. 26. "We are not problem solvers," said eighth-grader Tina Rickards. "We are lis- teners. Most of all, peer leaders always leave the door open." "We have to constantly exhibit appropriate behavior," said sixth-grader Jonathan ParselL "We have to follow the ethics of confidentiality." Students demonstrated a typical student-to-student session following their presentation on peer mediation and conflict resolution. The presenters are (l-r) Caitlin Fabian, seventh grade; Leah Addor, seventh grade; Jan Wagner, sixth grade; Rickards; Adam Beauregard, fifth grade; Parsell; Andrew Barranco, fifth grade; Suzy VanPelt, eighth grade; and Robin Feder, eighth CMS tours in Lewes open to students Tours of the marine research fa- cilities at the University of Delaware Graduate College of Marine Studies (CMS) in Lewes can be tailored for elementary, middle and high school groups. Guided by trained volunteer do- cents, the tours typically focus on ocean science, highlighting the college's research on topics rang- ing from shipworms, El Nifio and fisheries' decline, to salt-tolerant plants. In addition, students learn about career opportunities in ma- fine-related professions. "This is the first year that the tours have been opened to ele- mentary students," said Bob Car- nahan, director of the tour pro- gram at CMS. "Students at the middle school or higher level may tour the research laboratories on the Hugh R. Sharp campus on Pi- lottown Road. For the younger students, we suggest a tour of the CMS wave tank located in Cape Henlopen State Park. Teachers who arrange this tour often include activities in the park, including the nature fa- cility and trails, as part of their field trip." The free tours of CMS can be scheduled for groups of five or more people, Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Requests should be made at least a week in advance by calling the Graduate College of Marine Studies at 645-4346, or by writing to Carnahan at the Sea Grant Ma- rine Advisory Service, University of Delaware, Graduate College of Marine Studies, 700 Pilottown Rd., Lewes, DE 19958-1298. The Hugh R. Sharp campus is accessi- ble to people with disabilities. Del Tech offers computer skill update classes Delaware Technical & Commu- nity College has added more com- puter classes to its schedule and will now offer courses in Power- point 97 and Access 97. These courses will help the experienced Windows user to expand his or her expertise with presentation and database software. Power Point 97 will introduce the student to presentation topics, including working with slidemas- ters, templates and drawing tools. Participants can choose either a two-session class On March lO and 12, from 6 to 9 p.m., or a one- session class March 11 or March 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $55. Acce'ss 97 Intro covers database fundamentals, such as menus, dialogue boxes, creating and editing tables, sorting, filing and deleting records. Students will learn how to understand Database and Answer Wizards, AutoFormat and setting Primary keys. The two-session class will be held March 17end 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be two one-session classes, March 18 and March 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $55. Access 97 Intermediate lets the experienced Access user learn to work with different views, data types and field properties, and to use special effects and graphics for enhancement. The two-session class will be held March 24 and 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. The one-ses- sion class will be held March 25 or 28, from 9 a m, to 4 p.m. The cost is $55. For more information or to register, call Corporate and Community Programs at 856- 5400, Ext. 226. DEAN WITTER REYNOLDS INC. ) 4421 Highway One Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 Cape The Cape Henlopen School District's Office of Technology has announced a series of spring computer courses to be offered to residents of the Cape district. The courses are: How to Buy a Computer - An Introduction to Computers (March 23). Troubleshooting Your Com- puter (March 25) Introduction to Windows (March 30) Advanced Windows 95 (April 1) Introduction to the Internet and World Wide Web (April 6 district and April 11) Web Page Creation (April 20 and April 22) Introduction to Microsoft Word 97 (April 28) Intermediate Word 97 (May 5) All courses will be held at Cape: offers spring computer courses Henlopen High School business lab, and will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. The instructor for this series will be Dean Dey or Lori Roe. The fee for each class is $10. More information call Roe at 645- 6686. Epworth Preschool to hold registration March 18, 25 Epworth Preschool, offering classes for children ages 2 to5, will hold registrations for the 1998-99 school year. Registration for church mem- bers and previous families will be Wednesday, March 18, and open to the community on Wednesday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days. A registration fee of $40 is due on the day of registration. The Epworth Preschool, which is housed in Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth, has a new director: Betsy Plowman. For more information, call 227-7743. S DALL offers spring trips The Academy of Lifelong Roosevelt, whose home at Sag- Learning in Lewes is on the move amore Hill on Long Island is the via trips to a number of very inter- destination of a trip May 18 - May esting destinations for members, 21. In addition to a guided tour of friends and members of the pub- Sagamore Hill, the participants lic. will visit the museums at Stony- One of the many courses being brook, a historic village, a tour of offered this spring to academy the lifestyles of the rich and fa- members is one on Gilbert and mous of the North Shore, a visit to Sullivan;.conveniently, Balti- the Parrish Art Museum, which is more's Center Stages is currently devoted to 19th and 20th century presenting "H.M.S. Pinafore" by American art, the Home Sweet Gilbert and Sullivan. The acade- Home Museum, which is an origi- my is sponsoring a trip on Satur- nal 1690 saltbox formerly owned day, March 21, to the matinee per- by actor John Payne, attend a play formance for $49 for members at the Bay Street Theater in the and $54 for nonmembers, which Village of Sag Harbor, visit the includes round-trip transportation Montauk Point Lighthouse, the to Baltimore and a ticket to Center custom house, Walt Whitman's Stage. birthplace, the Westbury Gardens Another academy course that is and the Phipps Estate, before re- underway addresses both the his: turning to Lewes on March 21. toric and current issues of China. The cost of the trip is $479 with To augment the class experience, double occupancy. Reservations a trip has been scheduled to the must be made by April 1. Sackler and Freer Galleries of the And finally, in connection with Smithsonian on Monday, May 11. a class on the Tsars "of Russia, the The cost is $25 for members and academy is planning to travel to $29 for non-members. Wilmington to see the treasures of Members of the academy have a Nicholas and Alexandra, the last deep interest in American history tsar and tsafina. as demonstrated by the number of The trip will cost $60 for acade- courses offered on presidents, the my members and $65 for non- Civil War, the Indian Wars, the members. History of the Supreme Court, and For additional information one devoted just to Theodore about these trips call 645-4111. BRUCE IV. 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