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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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Rock & roll, blues author Jas Obrecht brings Music Journalism class to WCC

Back in November 1978, a young music journalist named James “Jas” Obrecht introduced the world to an up-and-coming musician named Eddie Van Halen, who was on the verge of revolutionizing rock n’ roll guitar playing.

Since that story for Guitar Player magazine, Obrecht built an award-winning, 40-year career writing music books, feature stories, scholarly articles and reviews while also spending the last 16 years as a Creative Writing and Advanced Composition instructor at Washtnenaw Community College.

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WCC Foundation board names new president, four new members

The Washtenaw Community College Foundation recently announced a new Chairman of its Board of Directors and the addition of four new board members. Their terms began July 1, 2018.

The Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders who volunteer their time to advance the Foundation’s mission of providing support to WCC students through scholarships and other philanthropic support, creating a better educated workforce and a stronger community.

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Second time's a charm: WCC student brings home silver medal at SkillsUSA

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Washtenaw Community College student Ashlea Carravallah took home a silver medal from the 54th Annual SkillsUSA national championships on Friday at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

Carravallah earned her second-place finish in her second year of competing against 28 other state champions in the Automotive Refinishing Technology competition. She finished 10th last year, but used that year of experience to boost her score to 904 out of a possible 1,000 points this year.

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Artist Susan Skarsgard Finds Her Muse in the Alphabet

Many artists must work outside their passion to pay the bills, but there are those who reside contently at the crossroads. That’s Susan Skarsgard. She’s an esteemed graphic designer in the automotive industry who is respected worldwide for her original fine art and work in design and calligraphy.

County Seniors Can Learn About Computers for Free at WCC

Washtenaw County residents who are 65 or over can take basic computer classes for free at Washtenaw Community College.

WCC Student Journalists Dominate State Competition

Washtenaw Community College’s student newspaper, The Washtenaw Voice, was the most honored newspaper at the Michigan Community College Press Association’s Press Day in East Lansing April 4. It won 33 awards, including 12 first place honors.

Auditions Nearing for Musical Showcase for WCC Students

Auditions will be held on two consecutive Fridays—April 17 and 24—for a new showcase where WCC student musicians will get feedback from record producers, booking agents, and club and studio owners.

Registration Deadlines Approaching for Spring/Summer 2009 Semester

Some classes are already filling up for WCC’s Spring/Summer Semester, so students should register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

New Video Explores WCC’s School of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement

Want to become a police officer or work in the criminal justice system? A new video shows how WCC’s School of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement can help you achieve those goals.

Digital Video Student Takes First Prize in Local Film Festival

“Would you want to drink this stuff?” WCC digital video student John Inwood  posed this question viscerally with his winning entry at the 2nd Annual Millers Creek Film Festival. His video, a short public service announcement, puts a humorous spin on the serious effects of dumping motor oil in city drains.

WCC Opens New Ceramics Facilities to the Public April 4

Washtenaw Community College has a brand new, state-of-the-art ceramics studio and we welcome the public to tour the facilities at an open house Saturday, April 4 from 1:00pm–4:00pm The studio is in room 135 in the Technical and Industrial Building. Light refreshments will be served.

WCC Tuition Going Up; Increase Kept to a Minimum

This fall Washtenaw Community College students will pay a little more for their credit classes. The Board of Trustees voted March 24 to increase tuition by $3 per credit hour. That means a full-time student taking 12 credit hours will pay $36 more per semester than last year.

WCC Earth Day Festival Combines Fun and Education

How can we all live more sustainably on the earth? Students, employees, and community members will have an opportunity to get answers to that question at WCC’s eighth annual Earth Day Festival Thursday, April 16, from 10:00am to 2:00pm on the first floor of the Student Center building. All events are free and open to the public.

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