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Sunday, October 22, 2017
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Phi Theta Kappa Offers Scholarships, Friends

By Matthew Novetske

Get Help With Blackboard

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.

Testing Center Reduces Stress

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.

WCC Children’s Center Marks Milestone

Before the books close on 2010, it’s important to mark a significant WCC milestone: Thirty years ago, in September 1980, the WCC Children’s Center moved into the Family Education building.

Personal Counseling Available to WCC Students

Sometimes you have a problem and need someone to talk to.

Unique Tools Level the Learning Landscape

You can’t tell by looking at people that they have trouble reading. But students who find reading a barrier to learning at WCC have access to some cool tools that will help them learn without drawing attention to the problem.

Registration Starts Nov. 10 for Winter 2011 Semester

Registration for WCC’s Winter 2011 Semester starts Wednesday, Nov. 10, for current and readmitted students. Registration for new students starts one week later on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

WCC Grad Finds a Future in Health Care

When Lourdes Kincaid was growing up in Ecuador, she was the kind of girl who brought home hurt animals to nurse back to health and who was ready to help whenever a family member was sick. “My parents always said I’d grow up to be a doctor, a nurse, or a vet,” she said.

Presidential Search Begins

Finding a new academic leader who will honor the hard work and vision of retiring President Larry Whitworth while bringing his or her own unique perspective on two-year education is a daunting task. It’s arguably one of the most strategic undertakings facing the WCC Board of Trustees this year.

WTMC: A High School and College Combined

Lucilla Chalmer is a recent high school graduate who wants to be a neurosurgeon, so this fall she enrolled at the University of California-Berkeley to pursue a pre-med degree. The unique thing about Chalmer is that she earned 90 college credits as a high school student, giving her a head start on her freshman classmates.

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