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Kirkland Productions entertainer Cindy Pierce brought her witty humor, enthusiasm, and overall charisma to students and staff at North Platte Community College Monday evening.
Students who are new to North Platte Community College took part in Orientation Day activities Monday at the college. Although the college’s fall term has officially begun, students may register through the first week of the class that is being offered. Visit www.mpcc.edu for class schedule. It is strongly recommended that students wishing to register make an advising appointment by calling (308) 535-3774 in North Platte or (308) 345-8102 in McCook.
McCook Community College Vice President Andy Long (upper left) puts on his disco jacket and vintage afro to greet students to the retro-themed new student orientation Monday on campus. Freshman Jessica Rivera (upper right photo, standing left) of Las Vegas, Nevada meets new roommate, Mackenzie Bilger, a freshman from Boisie, Idaho during move-in day Saturday. During Monday’s orientation activities (lower right photo) students were divided into several smaller groups and completed various tasks aimed at familiarizing students with campus facilities and services like those in von Riesen library here, as well as faculty advising sessions. Interspersed through out the day were games (lower right photo) and prizes. Here Freshman Jasmine Pemble defeats Dillon Budd in the finals of the balloon race in which students blew up balloons and used expelled air to propel six plastic cups across the table. Fall term classes begin tonight,
For the first time in more than a decade, when classes start Monday at Mid-Plains Community, students will no longer be attending Nebraska’s Smallest Community College.
The North Platte Community College “Select Choir” performance ensemble is looking for singers of all voice types.
Auditions for the Select Choir will begin at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, and at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27, in room 115 on the South Campus. The only requirement for those interested in auditioning is that they come prepared to sing.
MCC looking for “friends’ to help students move in
When McCook Community College students move into Brooks Hall Saturday, college officials are hoping to debut a group of community volunteers to welcome new students and help move them in.
The first appearance of “Friends of the College” will gather when students check-in to Brooks Hall between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and help students carry boxes, luggage, and dorm living items to their new rooms.
“If anyone is looking for something to do Saturday, we’re looking for individuals, families or even groups who can be on hand to help greet our new students,” MCC Vice President Andy Long.
The president said in his first year as campus president he has come into contact with numerous individual around the community who say they may not be in any position to support the college and its foundation financially, but if there were a way to donate manpower they’d be glad to help. Long said Saturday’s move-in seemed to be a great way to start what he’s calling the “Friends of the College” campaign.
“A lot of people know what a milestone event it is when someone heads off to college,” Long said. “I’ve had people ask me ‘is there anything I can do that doesn’t involve opening up my checkbook’ and on Saturday there will be an opportunity for community members to help our students – especially our incoming freshmen – feel welcome to their new home.”
This year college officials say Brooks Hall will be full with 140 students.
Saturday’s move-in will be coordinated by Julia Bauer in the MCC Office of Student Life. Anyone interested in helping volunteer for Saturday’s event should contact her at 345-8108. Brooks Hall staff members Kellen Fernetti and Scott Weston, along with Brooks Hall resident assistants will also assist in the move-in.
Long said down the road he would hope that “Friends of The College” would be available to help with other volunteer manpower needs, like the hosting of athletic tournaments.
Students are set to kick of the 2014-2015 year with Orientation Day Monday from 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. The theme for this year is Retro/Disco Orientation.
“Our mission is to help these students feel welcome and familiarize them with as many people and services as we can in one day, as well as help them get to know one another,” said Kelly Rippen, Mid-Plains Community College Area Dean of Enrollment Management.
A student lunch and business/organization fair is set for 11:35-12:30 on campus with afternoon orientation sessions from 12:35-3:15 p.m.
North Platte Community College will have a New Student Orientation (NSO) on Monday, Aug. 25.
Only new students are required to attend, however returning students are welcome. There will be no daytime classes during Orientation 2014 activities. Evening classes will be held as scheduled.
Several students in North Platte Community College’s Human Relations class recently collected coin and cash donations and organized a bake sale to benefit the March of Dimes “Prematurity Campaign.” The students raised a total of $150 to help families have full-term, healthy babies. Pictured from left to right are NPCC Speech/Human Relations Instructor Nadyne Crumly, Michaela Clark, May Briggs, Kinsey Bush, Shayla Spurling, Akau Deng and Steven Keltz.
Student move-in day at North Platte Community College is set for Saturday, Aug. 23.
According to Janelle Higgins, NPCC Dean of Student Life, students in Pod One will move in from 8 to 10 a.m.; Pod Two from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Pod Three from 12 to 2 p.m.; and North Campus students from 2 to 4 p.m.
A variety of North Platte area businesses and organizations will have a “Community Fair” to welcome North Platte Community College students during student move-in day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the South Campus of the college.
The Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise has twenty-five $50 scholarships available for their upcoming Fall 2014 Business Bootcamp Series, thanks to the generous support of the North Platte Area Chamber and Development office.
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.
Fall Term classes will begin on Monday, Aug. 25, at all MPCC locations.
It should be noted that daytime classes at the main campuses in McCook and North Platte will not take place on Aug. 25 due to New Student Orientation, however evening classes that begin at 5 p.m. or later will take place as scheduled.
Several Yoga classes, taught by certified instructor Charlene Greene, are among the wide variety of classes offered through the Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise this fall.
The installation of fitness equipment in the newly-renovated weight room on the upper-level of the North Platte Community College gymnasium Wednesday was one of the final steps in phase one of the gym renovation.