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Sunday, November 19, 2017
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WCC Welcomes Environmental Writer Jerry Dennis Oct. 24

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.

WCC Puts the Sun to Work

In a continuing effort to increase recycling efforts and reduce waste, WCC is piloting the use of solar trash compactors on campus.

WCC Student Filmmakers Win Emmys

Jeremy Liesen’s category was one of the last as the 34th Michigan Emmy Award ceremony drew to a close June 16. Suddenly his name was announced. The next thing he heard was his mother shouting, “Jeremy you won, you won!”

WCC Earth Day Event Set For April 12

Environmentalists, recycling enthusiasts, and sustainability experts are just some of the people who will be on hand at WCC’s Earth Day Celebration on Thursday, April 12.

Educating Today’s Environmental Experts

Building a sustainable world is the challenge for this and future generations. And constructing a degree program to meet that challenge is exactly what the faculty at WCC did in a unique and collaborative way.

WCC Building Open House Set for Oct. 23

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.

The Wild(life) Side of WCC

Visitors and students at WCC often remark about the lovely green spaces that accent the College’s central campus. They praise areas like the stand of tall pines that buffer it from the busy Clark and Golfside intersection. And they delight in the well-groomed spaces of the Community Park and the plaza that create restful areas in which to study or enjoy outdoor fun with friends between classes.

WCC Drills for Energy

WCC is letting the Earth heat and cool one of its busiest buildings. Drilling has just been completed on 140 geothermal wells adjacent to the College’s Occupational Education building. The 120,000-square-foot facility was built in 1982 and is home to the automotive, motorcycle, welding, HVAC, dental, and radiography programs, as well as administrative and faculty offices.

OE Building Renovations Underway

Work begins this month on the much anticipated updates to WCC’s Occupational Education building. Built in 1982 for the College’s vocational programs, the OE building will receive extensive mechanical upgrades, new lighting and ceiling fixtures throughout, and an infusion of green technology, including the addition of 200 geothermal wells and a partial vegetative rooftop.

Pellston Trip Features Lots of Water—Some Unwanted

Editor’s note: The following story about a trip sponsored by Student Activities to the University of Michigan Biological Station in Pellston is by Mike Wilkinson, a WCC staff member.

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