News & EventsTuesday, December 1, 2015
Filed under: neighbors and visitors
It’s early October on the WCC campus and the parking lot is full. That’s normal, you say—but on a Sunday? Upon closer inspection you notice that the cars are old and new, customized and modified, hoods open and leather interiors polished. And there are some of the most outrageous motorcycles lined up. What’s going on?
Each academic year Anne Rubin, director of Gallery One, plans three art exhibitions and the theme around which they are organized. This year WCC students, faculty, and staff and members of the public will have an opportunity to learn more about landscapes through both traditional and nontraditional interpretations.
WCC students in skilled trades programs placed first in three categories and second in three others at the national SkillsUSA Championships this summer in Kansas City, Mo.
It’s been a year since many of the 1,500 student instructors for the United Association Union of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and HVAC Service Techs and an additional 200 faculty, industry reps, and staff visited Ann Arbor and WCC for an intensive week of hands-on instruction. This year they’ll fill classrooms and area restaurants and hotels August 7-13.
School’s out for the summer, but not at the Parkridge Community Center on Ypsilanti’s south side. Area children aged 5 to 13 are keeping their math skills sharp, expressing their artistic side, and learning about the world through special excursions. It’s all part of the Center’s popular summer camp developed four years ago by Anthony Williamson, who coordinates programming at the WCC Harriet Street Center up the street and its expanded operations at Parkridge.
Beginning this fall, WCC will offer evening classes at the University of Michigan. The pilot program, which begins Aug. 27 and runs through Dec. 17, involves holding 10 classes in Mason Hall, which is adjacent to Angell Hall on State Street in the heart of U-M’s campus.
This July, WCC’s campus will be home to approximately 600 instructors from the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers. WCC has been home to summer instructor training for the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters for 20 years, and it will also host some classes for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
The ninth edition of The Huron River Review arrives any day at the WCC Barnes & Noble Bookstore, filled once again with the kinds of words and imagery that have made it a stunning award winner.
(Editor’s note: This article is by Julianne Mattera, a former WCC student who’s a reporter for The Argus-Press in Owosso).
WCC has named Stuart T. Blacklaw, dean of curriculum and program development at Monroe Community College in Rochester, N.Y., as its new vice president for instruction. He replaces Roger Palay, who returns to the classroom this fall. Blacklaw begins his WCC assignment in August.
- 10:00am–2:00pm University of Michigan-Dearborn Visit
- 11:00am–2:00pm Concordia University Visit
- 11:00am–noon Interview Skills Workshops
- 11:00am–1:00pm Savannah College of Art and Design Visit
- noon–1:00pm Career Fair Prep Workshops
- 1:00pm–2:00pm Monthly Student Business Meetup