College News

Regional SkillsUSA competitions

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Regional qualifying rounds for SkillsUSA are now completed and students from Northland Pioneer College and the Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology (NAVIT) are gearing up for the statewide competition in Phoenix, April 6 through 8.

Basic pistol, handgun classes

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SNOWFLAKE – Gun safety and handgun self-defense workshops, taught by NRA-certified instructor Richard Harris are being offered on March 21 and April 11 at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake – Silver Creek Campus, Student Center, room 123. There is a $75 fee, which includes the required fingerprint card at no additional charge, for each noncredit workshop.

Gesture Sketching, Colored Pencil

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SNOWFLAKE — “Anyone can learn to sketch, which is the basic first step of learning to draw,” declares Karen Warnick. She will be teaching two 6-week noncredit Gesture Sketching and Colored Pencil workshops at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake campus, 1611 S. Main, for students 12 and older.

29th Annual Juried NPC Exhibit

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Joshua Hoopes with "Junkyard Dog."

NPC Board begins SCC re-invention proposal

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HOLBROOK – Course offerings at the Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus (SCC) will remain essentially unchanged as the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board agreed Feb. 20 to move forward with the proposal to “re-invent” the facility.

NPC, WMSO schedule first Chamber Recital

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SNOWFLAKE – Classical music performances by outstanding high school, college, community and members of the White Mountain Symphony Orchestra (WMSO) will be featured at the first White Mountains Chamber Recital on Wednesday, March 4, starting at 7 p.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Performing Arts Center on the Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus, 1611 S. Main. Admission is $5 per person.

Faux wall painting workshops

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SPRINGERVILLE — Add some “bling” to your walls using metallic glazes to replicate Old World classic looks in a traditional theme, or soft blends of colors for a suede rustic modern look using techniques shared by professional faux painter Linda Coffman during two noncredit “Fabulous Faux: Classic – Tuscan – Metallic” and “Suede – Rustic - Modern” workshops at Northland Pioneer College’s Springerville Center, 940 E. Maricopa, on Saturday, March 7.

Noncredit Piano workshops

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SPRINGERVILLE — In just three hours, you will learn enough secrets to give you years of piano musical enjoyment by learning the chording techniques shared by professional pianist and music director Craig Coffman during his “Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People” and “How to Play Piano By Ear” noncredit workshops at Northland Pioneer College’s Springerville Center, 940 E. Maricopa St., on Saturday, March 7.

Nothronychus dinosaur research

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Paleontologists have long perceived the Nothronychus (nahth-ROH-nye-KUSS) dinosaur resembling a ground sloth. But new research by Northland Pioneer College biology professor David Smith shows the one-ton biped plant-eater more closely resembled today’s ostrich.

PTK hosts Blood Drive

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WHITE MOUNTAINS — The biggest heroes are pint-sized – in the form of a blood donation bag. Your donation of the “gift of life” makes you a hero. And giving blood three times a year makes you a super hero!On Saturday, March 28, will be an opportunity to improve your hero status. Northland Pioneer College’s Alpha Gamma Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) has teamed up with the Snowflake firefighters to sponsor a Community Blood Drive, in conjunction with United Blood Services, at the Snowflake Fire Department, 325 W. 4th St., from 11 a.m.

Automotive program hosts open house

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Show Low — If you enjoy working on vehicles, their engines and running gear plan to attend an open house on Wednesday, March 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Automotive Technology training facility in the Show Low Industrial Park, 1400 N. Lumberman’s Loop.