By Matthew Novetske
If there is a true Renaissance man on WCC’s campus it may well be motorcycle instructor and department chair Shawn Deron, 36. He is a self-described carpenter, plumber, mechanic, electrician, computer geek, philosopher, avid reader and learner, tool connoisseur, farmer, botanist, etymologist, photographer, entrepreneur, and teacher. But most of all he loves anything to do with speed and bees.
The Blackboard used today at WCC isn’t a slab of slate hung on a classroom wall. Chalk won’t stick to it. You can’t make that nerve-numbing screech with your fingernails on it. But you can use it to pass notes to other students. You can check the status of assignments on it. And you can use it to mark your answers on a quiz or exam.
The WCC Board of Trustees has selected Toledo City Finance Director Patrick A. McLean to serve the two years of newly elected state Rep. David Rutledge’s unexpired term on the board. McLean’s appointment began Jan. 11 and will expire Dec. 31, 2012, following the next general election.
There is no way around it—tests and stress go hand in hand. But what if you could take the test at a time of your choosing over a two-day period? And what if once you started it, you had as long as you needed to complete it instead of an hour or two during class? Would these things help? You bet.
“A Sick Day for Amos McGee,” written by WCC instructor Philip C. Stead and illustrated by his wife, Erin C. Stead, has received the prestigious 2011 Randolph Caldecott Medal presented by the American Library Association. The Caldecott Medal is awarded each year to the most distinguished picture book for children.
WCC has stuff—lots and lots of stuff. What do most people do who have extra stuff? They put it on eBay.
Students who have problems with WCC that they can’t resolve can get help from the new Office of the Ombudsman.
Thousands of people from around the world reside in Washtenaw County. Their reasons for coming to the Great Lakes State are as diverse as the cultures they represent. Take these three interesting women. One came to the area to work. Another came because she lost her job. The third sought medical help. All three chose WCC to further their education.
WCC’s award-winning student newspaper, The Washtenaw Voice, kept its winning streak alive in 2010. In October, the Associated Collegiate Press selected The Voice for second-place honors in the “Best of Show” two-year weekly broadsheet category. The award was given at the association’s National College Media Convention in Louisville, Ky.