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Classes at Mid-Plains Community College campus locations are set to begin Aug. 25, but there is still time to register for the Fall 2014 term. Whether you are interested in updating your computer skills, improving your golf game, or taking the classes you need for your associate’s degree, MPCC is the place that can make it happen.
North Platte Psychologist/Counselor Shari Shore was the presenter of the “Psyched Up!” workshop session during North Platte Community College’s annual “Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics” conference Tuesday.
Want to keep your career in logistics moving at a quick pace? Mid-Plains Community College is now offering an accelerated path to earning a Logistics Certificate.
The logistics field includes industries providing transportation of passengers and cargo, warehousing and storage of goods, scenic and sightseeing transportation, and support activities related to such modes of transportation as air, rail, water, road and pipeline.
Individuals who begin classes in January will be on track to earn a Logistics Certificate by the end of July. Classes in MPCC's Logistics Certificate program include: Introduction to Logistics; Global Logistics; Purchasing Logistics; Transportation Logistics; and Supply Chain Logistics.
"I am so excited to be able to offer the logistics program at MPCC," said Jean Condon, Business/Office Technology Instructor. "With the many logistic resources such as the railroad, interstate highways, agriculture, and distribution centers we have available in our area this makes a great fit for us to provide education in logistics. This is an opportunity for people to learn more about the many components that make of logistics and how it is a part of our everyday life."
For more information about the Logistic Certificate or other MPCC course offerings, call (308) 535-3609 or (800) 658-4308 ext. 3609.
The North Platte Community College Music Department will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the McDonald-Belton Theater on the South Campus of the college. The concert will feature the college choir and jazz band.
The choir will sing an array of songs ranging from "Agnus Dei" to a very modern piece called, "Rainstorm." The band will play songs ranging from Glenn Miller's, "American Patrol," to a jazz rock tune entitled, "After Shock." The choir will also feature several student soloists and small ensembles.
The choir is directed by Elizabeth Peters, with Gayle Lawson as the accompanist. The band is directed by Virgil French.
Members of the NPCC Choir are: Talia Cole of Gothenburg; Nicole Cox, Ann Kuroki, and Ivy Kuroki of Hershey; Bert Ogg of Madrid; Scott Gray of Mullen; Ellen Duggan-Bailey, Raven Berggren, Mikayla Brauer, Brittany Davis, Amanda Ferguson, Adriana Flores, Cassandra Horn, Traci Marsh, KateLynn Moore, Wayd Odle, Nikki Radke and Jeffery Small of North Platte; and Jessica Fisher and April Troxel of Ogallala.
Members of the NPCC Jazz Band are: Talia Cole of Gothenburg; Justin Lafferty of Hershey; Bert Ogg of Madrid; Raven Berggren, Mikayla Brauer, Brittany Davis, Adriana Flores, Josh Goodwin, Aubrey Halligan, Kate Hergenrader, Hannah Hokanson, Cassandra Horn, Natasha Jahnke, Ben Miller, Traci Marsh, Levi Most, Jill Peterson and Robert Rucker of North Platte; Jessica Lenhart and April Troxel of Ogallala; and Victoria Daly of Sutherland.
The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Michael Chipps, President of Mid-Plains Community College, gets a laugh from students who are visiting from North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe, England, during a welcome reception Wednesday at North Platte Community College. The NLC group of three staff members and eight students will spend time at MPCC campuses in North Platte and McCook, as well as visiting other areas in Nebraska from April 7-13.
Eleven representatives from North Lindsey College (NLC) in Scunthorpe, England, were welcomed during a breakfast reception at North Platte Community College on Wednesday.
"This is the third group of guests we've had from North Lindsey College," said NPCC Vice President Marilyn McGahan. "We are looking forward to sharing with them and having them share with us."
The NLC group of three staff members and eight students will spend time at Mid-Plains Community College campuses in North Platte and McCook, as well as visiting other areas in Nebraska from April 7-13.
Staff members in the group include Glyn Brumby, Lecturer in Built Environment; Catherine Griffith, Head of School-Construction; and Martin Salter, Lecturer in Wood Occupations, Bench Joinery and Site Carpentry. Students in the group are in the building trades areas at NLC and include Brindley Axe, Grant Beacock, Sam Cross, Terry Davis, Philip Garbutt, Ashleigh-Ellan Kavanagh, Matthew Roberts, and Craig Tuffs.
"Their time at the college will mainly be spent working with students and faculty members in the building trade areas," McGahan said. "We also have many great activities lined up for them, such as tours of the Parker Hannifin Corporation and Wardcraft homes, visiting the North Platte Rotary Club, and having an American Cuisine pot luck dinner at the college."
The group is also scheduled to visit the Pioneer Ranch in Tryon, Dancing Leaf Lodge in Wellfleet, Gerald Gentleman Station in Sutherland, Lake McConaughy in Ogallala, and Scouts Rest Ranch, the Golden Spike, and Bailey Yard in North Platte. A tailgate party and NPCC Lady Knights softball games are also on the agenda.
At Wednesday's welcome reception, McGahan joked with the NLC group about having such a full schedule while they are here.
"You can sleep when you get back to Scunthorpe!" she laughed.
The visit from the NLC representatives is part of the Global Education Partnership Agreement, which was ratified by both colleges in November 2007. It was designed to "develop the academic cooperation, exchange and development of relationships among students, faculty, administration, and board members of the two colleges under the principle of reciprocity and mutual benefits."
All classes and activities will return to normal on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 at both McCook Community College and North Platte Community College.
North Platte Community College will close at 12 noon, today, Tuesday, Dec. 8th. All afternoon and evening classes and activities are cancelled.