College News

Art Department adds new dimensions

by Anonymous
When Lee Sweetman, head of the Northland Pioneer College art department, advertised last year to hire a full-time visual arts instructor, she received a virtual flood of applications. "I was amazed," said Sweetman, "and thrilled. It gave us the chance to interview some incredibly talented folks to help us expand our art department. Out of that pool, we were able to hire someone we think is one of the most gifted young painters in the nation."

Vocal music students present recital

by erobinson
Northland Pioneer College vocal music students will present a free recital of Christmas selections on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, beginning at 7 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center on the Snowflake/Taylor - Silver Creek Campus.Performing will be Heather Beaman, Ariel Bond, Nicholas Bushman, Jakki Clines, Megan Crossley, Ileva Fa'apoi, and Bethany Gentry.Also, Adrian Leon, Ashleigh Palmer, Bryce Palmer, Chelsa Palmer, Brittan Pyper, Donovan Stole, Erika Tenney and Kenani Tenney.

Master Gardener class in Show Low this spring

by erobinson
Selecting, growing and maintaining garden and landscape plants in the higher elevations of Northeastern Arizona requires a lot of luck, or the expertise of a Master Gardener.

PTK Chapter induction ceremony Dec. 5

by erobinson
Northland Pioneer College's Alpha Gamma Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the internation honor society of the two-year colleges, will be inducting new members on Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, starting at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center on the Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus.

Winslow Christmas Parade 2008

by erobinson
Northland Pioneer College participated in the 62nd Annual Winslow Christmas Parade on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008.The NPC Faculty Association, CASO, SGA and NAVIT students helped with the parade float and distributed candy and washable tatoos to parade goers.Aquilas de Oro, NPC's Mexican Folklore Dance Club, also had a parade entry and took the "Dance Group Award."

New computer leases support NPC's increased fall enrollment, up 8.9%

by erobinson
To keep pace with changes in technology, the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board authorized the leasing of 160 desktop computers and monitors, 8 laptop units and five multifunction peripheral devices to replace copiers and printers during the board's regular monthly meeting in Holbrook on Nov. 18, 2008.

NPC’s Mexican Folklore Dance Club 11th Annual Winter Recital, Dec. 11

by erobinson
Get ready for an evening of colorful entertainment as Aquilas de Oro, Northland Pioneer College’s Mexican Folklore Dance Club, hosts its 11th annual Winter Recital on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, starting at 6:30 p.m., at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, 100 W. Mahoney St., in Winslow. There is no admission charge, but donations are accepted.

Apron sales benefit scholarship fund

by erobinson
The NPC Classified and Administrative Staff Organization (CASO) is selling NPC aprons, with all proceeds going to student scholarships. Orders must be placed by Nov. 14, 2008.Aprons are available in Royal (modeled by White Mountain Campus Receptist Cynthia Paulson), Red, Forest and Black for $15 each or Denim for $17.

Creating workers, not just welders

by erobinson
The din of conversation dies abruptly when welding instructor Curtis Casey opens the door from his office to enter the classroom filled with eager students. As he silently takes attendance, he calls on individual students to give short descriptions of current events. Politics and gas prices are generally "off limits," but he allows a student to share that a local station's price had dropped below $2.90 a gallon (in late October 2008).

Navajo History Speaker Series

by erobinson
The public is invited to join Northland Pioneer College students on Wednesday evenings in learning more about Navajo history and culture through a series of guest speakers in Dr. Michael Lawson's Navajo History course.

NPC hosts Reiki Clinic, Nov. 15

by erobinson
Therapeutic massage students at Northland Pioneer College's Show Low - White Mountain Campus will be offering a Reiki Clinic on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in building M4. Early booking is encouraged since appointment times fill rapidly. There is a $10 charge for the one-hour Reiki session. Patrons should bring a twin sheet and a towel. Contact instructor Carol Saunders, 369-6154, for an appointment.