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Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Faculty, alumni and students impress at gala event

The inaugural Faculty, Alumni and Student Gala at Washtenaw Community College featured talent from across WCC’s campus and the surrounding community. Performances ranged from dance and vocals to poetry and instrumentals.

Diversity initiatives create forums for connection

Washtenaw Community College is offering several events this February to celebrate Black History Month.

Intelligent transportation technology comes to WCC

Ann Arbor is becoming a hotbed for the intelligent transportation industry, and this fall Washtenaw Community College will begin offering training and activities for students who want to work in this fast-growing field. The main components of Intelligent Transportation Systems are devices and software that enable vehicles to communicate with one another and prevent accidents. The US Department of Transportation estimates that such technology could eliminate up to 80 percent of crashes by unimpaired drivers by providing alerts. Vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for those under age 35, taking nearly 34,000 lives each year.

Winter enrollment ranks among best

Washtenaw Community College’s year-over-year enrollment continues to rank amongst the best for reporting community colleges in Michigan, according to data as recent as Jan. 22.

An Affordable Education for You

It's a fact: An education costs a lot more than it used to. At many colleges and universities, tuition rates keep rising as much as five percent a year or more.

Art exhibit focuses on reclaimed wood

WCC’s GalleryOne and the Urbanwood Project of Ann Arbor are collaborating on an art exhibition to showcase the beauty and utilitarian quality of recycled wood. The exhibition, “Built, Carved, Turned: Ten Approaches to Urbanwood,” features the work of 10 local artists and artisans. It will be on display in GalleryOne, which is on the first floor of the Student Center building, from Aug. 28 to Oct. 18.

WCC students bridge community needs with classroom skills

Once again, students in the WCC construction technology program are putting the skills they learn in class to work in the community.

Raptor returns for WCC Earth Day April 11

One of the many popular exhibits at the WCC Earth Day celebration each year is the live presentation by the Leslie Science Center. At this year’s event on Thursday, April 11, guests will learn more about birds of prey up close and personal.

Fracking Among Topics of Talk at WCC March 14

Michigan’s waterways are challenged by climate change, invasive species, trans-basin diversions, and pollution—all of which are man-made problems. One Michigander seeking justice for the Great Lakes and the communities that rely on them is attorney Nick Schroeck.

Huron River Watershed Discussed at WCC Nov. 29

The health of the Huron River watershed, which is a critical source of water for the region, will be the topic of a talk at WCC on Thursday, Nov. 29.

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