College News

Empty Bowls raises $2,106

by erobinson
NPC’s third annual Empty Bowls community event on Friday, November 17, raised $2,106.95 for The Love Kitchen in Pinetop.“Empty Bowls is an international nonprofit grassroots effort by ceramicists and educators, working with the community, to create handcrafted bowls as a way to raise awareness of food insecurity in our communities,” explains Magda Gluszek, NPC art instructor and organizer of NPC’s Empty Bowls Project. 145 people attended the community event.

Northland Master Chorale

by erobinson
SNOWFLAKE — A variety of holiday favorites, from traditional English, French and African carols, to contemporary rap will be featured in the holiday concert by the Northland Master Chorale on Friday, December 1, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Northland Pioneer College Performing Arts Center, 1611 S. Main St.  Admission is $5 per person, or a non-perishable food item. All proceeds will go to a local food bank.

Discovery Nest offers book & crafts activities

by erobinson
SNOWFLAKE — A winter-themed storytime and “twirly snowflake,” holiday pop-up card or 3-D paper ornament crafts await children, ages five to 12, at two free Discovery Nest activities at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus library the week of December 11.

Charlene Laughing Navajo Rug Auction, Dec. 6-16

by erobinson
Give Your Loved One a Unique, Exquisite Navajo Rug for the HolidaysIn a moving testament of lifelong friendship, an anonymous donor has gifted NPC Friends and Family with an exquisite, large and unusual Navajo rug. The donor was a college friend of late NPC District Governing Board member Pres Winslow, who passed away suddenly in June 2016.

Inaugural US Military Veterans Scholarship

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Kevin Widner, SSG-Ret, of Nutrioso, is the first recipient of the NPC Friends and Family U.S. Military Veterans Scholarship. He will receive the $500 award in the Spring 2018 semester.

Filling Bowls – Fighting Food Insecurity

by erobinson
A cup of soup and a single slice of bread. For many in our communities facing food insecurity that’s their daily meal.

Basic pistol class

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SHOW LOW — Basic gun safety training required to obtain a concealed weapon permit is being offered on Saturday, November 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Holbrook – Painted Desert Campus. There is a $75 fee, which includes the required fingerprint card at no additional charge.

9 to 5 The Musical

by erobinson
SNOWFLAKE — Join Violet, Judy and Doralee as they live out their wildest fantasy – getting revenge on their sexist, egotistical, lying and hypocritical bigot boss Mr. Hart – as Northland Pioneer College’s Performing Arts Department presents 9 to 5 The Musical in five November performances at the Performing Arts Center on the Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus, 1611 S. Main.

Board approves transition team

by erobinson
A team of seven Northland Pioneer College employees from various locations and divisions will serve on a team to assist in the transition to a new president following the retirement of Dr. Jeanne Swarthout in June 2018. The Navajo County Community College District Governing Board approved the team members during its regular monthly meeting, October 17, in Holbrook.

Cosmetology, Nail Tech openings

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Start training for your new career as a cosmetologist or nail technician weekdays this spring at Northland Pioneer College locations in Show Low, Winslow or St. Johns.“This spring, we have openings in our Introduction to Cosmetology course at all three locations, and in our Nail Technician program in Show Low,” said Chloe Reidhead, chair of the cosmetology program. “Enrollment information, including state-mandated required documentation, is available at all three cosmetology centers, or from NPC academic advisers.

Ron Goulet Publishes 10 Books of Poetry

by erobinson
By Dennis Durband, NPC Staff WriterSHOW LOW — As a compilation of the poetry he’s written over the last 30 years, Northland Pioneer College Emeritus Professor Ron Goulet recently published 10 books on Amazon Kindle. A self-described “Picasso of poetry,” Goulet spent the past two years organizing and editing the 10 books and also published them through his own company, Goulet-Hart.