News & EventsTuesday, March 3, 2015
Filed under: environment
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.
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.
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.
Once again, students in the WCC construction technology program are putting the skills they learn in class to work in the community.
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.
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.
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.
WCC faculty members are creating a greater understanding of environmental issues with a yearlong series of awareness events and activities focusing on Michigan’s waterways.
Noted nature author Jerry Dennis is the keynote speaker for WCC’s “Year of Water” awareness program on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Towsley Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
In a continuing effort to increase recycling efforts and reduce waste, WCC is piloting the use of solar trash compactors on campus.