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Posted 12/30/09

MLK breakfast slated Arapahoe Community College and the City of Littleton will celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with the 12th annual …

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ACC briefs


MLK breakfast slated

Arapahoe Community College and the City of Littleton will celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with the 12th annual breakfast and program Jan. 18.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the ACC Dining Hall. The program will feature music, a presentation by the Heritage High School Community Relations Committee, Making a Difference, an award presentation to the group, comments by Littleton Mayor Doug Clark and the presentation of two scholarships to ACC students.

Admission to the celebration is free but seating is limited. Reservations must be made by Jan. 11 to the ACC Foundation,, or call (303) 797-5881.

Mediterranean tour on tap

Explore the influence of Latin language and the history, the art and lasting legacy of the Romans in the Mediterranean world with Arapahoe Community College this spring, May 27 to June 16. The Mediterranean tour will include Spain, southern France and southern Italy and will offer a choice of 3 credit or non-credit courses in art history (ART 275), history (HIS 275) and intermediate to advanced Latin language (LAT 275).

The cost of the trip is $3,500 and includes double-occupancy lodging, most meals, guided visits of historical sites and museums, transportation and transfers from arrival in Madrid to departure from Rome, instruction and insurance. The airfare from Denver is not included, and the cost of tuition is additional. The deadline for application is March 5.

For information and registration material, contact Christine Khorsand at 303.797.5818 or or visit the ACC website at

Literary contest

The Writers Studio at Arapahoe Community College will sponsor its sixth Writers Studio Literary Contest for Colorado residents in Fiction, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction in 2010. A $250 first prize will be awarded in each category, and the deadline for entering the contest is Feb. 16.

During the contest, all entries will be read by preliminary judges, and then the finalists for each category will be sent to outside judges. In addition to the $250 prize in each category, the first and second-place winning entries will be published in a special chapbook. Winners also are invited to be distinguished guests at the Writers Studio Spring Literary Festival, where they will read their winning pieces.

The contest is open to ACC students, faculty and the Colorado community.

Fiction and creative non-Fiction entries must be original, unpublished manuscripts that should not exceed 20 pages typed, double-spaced. Up to three original, unpublished poems may be entered per one entry fee. A $10 entry fee is required for faculty and the general public and a $7 fee for registered ACC students. All submissions must be postmarked no later than Feb. 16.

All submissions must be typed, original and unpublished. Submissions must include a cover sheet with name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, title(s) of entry and a statement that the entrant is a Colorado resident. The name of the entrant must not appear on any page of the submission. E-mail submissions will not be accepted, but do include an e-mail address for notification of results.

For more information about the contest or the Writers Studio, visit the Writers Studio Web site at or e-mail the Writers Studio at

The main campus of Arapahoe Community College at 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton is on the east side of Santa Fe at College Drive just south of historic downtown Littleton.


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