News & EventsSaturday, October 10, 2015
Filed under: events
Several public events are planned this November and December that highlight the illuminating Middle East travels of WCC humanities instructor Elisabeth Thoburn.
The public is invited to attend an open house at WCC to celebrate the renovations and renaming of the College’s Occupational Education building on Sunday, Oct. 23. That afternoon it will be renamed the Larry L. Whitworth Occupational Education building in honor of WCC’s recently retired president.
William Clay Ford, Jr., executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, will address members of the Washtenaw Economic Club during the organization’s October luncheon on Monday, Oct. 17 at WCC.
Approximately 25 companies in technology-related businesses will be on hand at the Fall Technology Job Fair sponsored by WCC’s Career Planning and Employment Services department. The fair takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Morris Lawrence building. It’s free to all WCC students, alumni, and community members.
By Nancy Clay
Last year UA instructor Adam Williams received a welcome he didn’t expect when he approached the baggage claim at Detroit’s Metro Airport after his flight from Kansas City, Mo. By the sign directing people to the luggage pickup area hung a banner that read, “Washtenaw County Welcomes the UA.”
WCC will honor state Rep. David Rutledge with the College’s highest honor, the Award of Merit, at commencement on Saturday, May 21. The ceremony begins at 9:20am at the EMU Convocation Center on Hewitt Road.
WCC’s Conference Services, housed in the Morris Lawrence building, might be one of the most popular hosts in Washtenaw County. Each year more than 80,000 people visit the campus to attend activities that it plans and organizes.
Since 2002, WCC’s digital video production program has gone through a lot of changes: more students, new full-time faculty, upgraded facilities including an editing lab and a green screen, and new top-of-the-line cameras, light kits, and software. One thing that hasn’t changed is the end-of-the-year Digital Video and Animation Festival, where the best of the students’ work is judged before an audience.
Being prepared when registration starts for WCC’s Spring/Summer Semester can help students avoid getting delayed during the process, according to Kathy Currie, director of student records.