College News

Concert celebrates John Muir's life, legacy

by erobinson
SNOWFLAKE — John Muir is credited with being one of the earliest advocates of protecting wild areas for their natural and wilderness values. His writings impacted a generation of Americans in the late 1800s, and inspired them to protect areas such as Yosemite, Glacier Bay, the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert.

Two publishing tips workshops

by erobinson
SNOWFLAKE — Since she was 12, Paula Pfeiffer Winskye has been writing stories about girls and horses. Over the years, her growing stack of manuscripts gathered dust, while she pursued a career as a small community journalist for her North Dakota hometown newspaper, the New Rockford Transcript.In 2000, after finishing another manuscript, her husband John asked the question that would change her life. “Why don’t you try to get something published?”

Basic pistol, handgun self-defense classes

by erobinson
SNOWFLAKE – Gun safety and handgun self-defense workshops, taught by NRA-certified instructor Richard Harris are being offered on Oct. 22 and 29 at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus. There is a $75 fee, which includes the required fingerprint card at no additional charge, for each noncredit workshop.

September DGB Highlights

by ddurband
HOLBROOK – Northland Pioneer College is beginning early preparations for its next evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Accreditation evaluation occurs every 10 years, and the next cycle for NPC is 2019 – 2020.Mark Vest, vice president of Learning and Student Services for NPC, told the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board during its regular monthly meeting Sept. 20 he is confident of a successful evaluation.

Veterans Center ribbon-cutting

by erobinson
SHOW LOW — Area veterans are invited to help cut the ribbon for a new Veterans Center in the Learning Center on Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Annuities from A to Z

by erobinson
Explore Annuities from A to Z in a 2-hour noncredit workshop at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake campus on Wednesday, Sept. 14, or at the Show Low campus on Thursday, Sept. 15. Both workshops are from 3 to 5 p.m. There is a $5 charge for each session.

Power of Forgiveness & Letting Go

by erobinson
Forgiving someone can be the most difficult thing a person can do in their lifetime.Discover why it must be done and how to overcome limiting beliefs that have prevented you from doing so in a two-hour noncredit workshop at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake campus on Wednesday, Sept. 21, and the Show Low campus on Thursday, Sept. 22. Both workshops are from 6 to 8 p.m. There is a $5 charge for the workshop.

Star Trek costume contest

by erobinson
SNOWFLAKE — The crew of the USS Enterprise-E, android Borgs and other inhabitants from throughout the galaxies will be gathering at Northland Pioneer College’s Performing Arts Center, 1611 S. Main St., Snowflake, on Saturday, Sept. 17, for a free 7 p.m. showing of Star Trek: First Contact.

'Quilt 'Til You Wilt' workshop

by erobinson
SHOW LOW — Create a “raggy style” baby-size or lap quilt as a holiday gift for someone special in a Quilt ‘Til You Wilt noncredit workshop at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, in Modular 6, (between the Cosmetology and Learning Centers) on [Class day and dates changed] Thursday evenings, 6 to 8:30, Oct. 13 through Nov. 17. There is a $50 fee for the class.

Find the path to your past

by erobinson
SHOW LOW — Explore your family’s ancestry and possibly discover previously unknown relatives while completing the Genealogy: Your Path to Your Past noncredit workshop at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, in the Learning Center, room 134, on Thursday afternoons, 2 to 4:30 p.m., Sept. 15 through Nov. 10. There is a $60 fee for the class.

Instant guitar, piano workshops

by erobinson
Professional pianist and music director Craig Coffman will share the techniques and tricks used by professional piano and guitar players during noncredit “instant” piano and guitar for busy adults and teens workshops at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus, 1611 S. Main St., on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. Coffman has not offered his popular classes in Snowflake for over two years.