College News

Look Good Feel Better

by erobinson
Cosmetology instructors at Northland Pioneer College's Show Low - White Mountain Campus are offering free, confidential services to female cancer patients through the "Look Good ... Feel Better" program.

Hip hop dance, Feb. 20

by erobinson
Northland Pioneer College's Student Government Association is hosting a hip hop dance for college and all high school students on Friday night, Feb. 20, 2009, from 8 until 11:30, at the Performing Arts Center on NPC's Snowflake/Taylor - Silver Creek Campus.Admission is $3 for NPC students with ID and $4 for others. Non-alcoholic drinks, bottled water and snacks will be available for purchase outside the theatre.KJACK Radio DJs will spin hip hop music all night long.

Talon Gallery features faculty artwork

by erobinson
       Artwork by Northland Pioneer College art and photography faculty is featured through February 26 in the Talon Gallery on the Show Low – White Mountain Campus.

After the February 10 snowfall…

by erobinson
An intense winter storm moved through NPC's service area Sunday through Tuesday, February 8 – 10, causing the closure of the Heber, Hopi and Whiteriver centers on Tuesday. E-mail us photos from your location and we'll add them to the scrapbook.

OSHA Excavation Safety Seminar, Feb. 19

by erobinson
A one-day seminar to train competent persons in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) excavation safety requirements will be presented on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Northland Pioneer College's Snowflake/Taylor - Silver Creek Campus, 1611 S. Main, in the Learning Center, room 102. There is a $65 charge for the seminar.

NPC is NOT closing St. Johns Center

by erobinson
There are no plans to close Northland Pioneer College's St. Johns Center.Portions of the facility that were previously an elementary school have been condemned and are slated for imminent demolition. NPC leases space in the building from Apache County."NPC has been working with Apache County officials and members of the Apache County Higher Education Board to ensure the continuation of NPC programs and services in St. Johns during the demolition and rebuilding," said NPC President Dr. Jeanne Swarthout on Friday, Feb.

NPC honors top scholars

by erobinson
Academic excellence by Northland Pioneer College students is now earning additional recognition on the President's or Dean's lists."Of the 4,732 enrolled students in the spring semester, 135 students were named to the President's List and 144 to the Dean's List. Students will be receiving letters of recognition, and the honor will be noted on their transcripts for each semester earned," said Jake Hinton, Director of Enrollment Services.

NPC sponsors Book Exchanges

by erobinson
As part of Arizona Adult Literacy Week, Feb. 14-21, 2009, Northland Pioneer College's The Learning Cornerstone (TLC) will be sponsoring book exchanges for all ages at all four campus locations and the centers at Hopi and Whiteriver.Those participating in the book exchange will be allowed to take home two books for each one contributed. Organizers plan to have books, both fiction and non-fiction, available for all ages. Titles will differ by location. This is the fourth year NPC has sponsored the book exchanges.

WMC SGA hosts Super Bowl Pep Rally

by erobinson
NPC's Student Government Association will be hosting a Super Bowl Pep Rally on Thursday, January 29, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Learning Center Lobby on the Show Low – White Mountain Campus.All students, staff and faculty are invited!Pizza and soda will be provided.Show your support for the Arizona Cardinals as they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa Bay on Sunday, February 1.

NPC braces for state budget cuts

by erobinson
Board briefed on cost-saving efforts as 09-10 state budget cuts loomCost-savings through the use of upgraded technology have already begun as Northland Pioneer College braces for reductions in state aid for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2009-10."We are re-thinking our processes and will be doing business in a totally different way," NPC President Dr. Jeanne Swarthout told members of the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board during the panel's regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 20, in Holbrook.

Orientation classes improve GED exam success rate

by erobinson
A pilot program offering a two-part orientation before registering for the General Education Development (GED) exam administered at Northland Pioneer College and Chinle High School is improving the pass rate and reducing the number of re-takes.