College News Archive

Explore earth building techniques

by erobinson
SNOWFLAKE — Several innovative and yet age-old methods of building houses out of locally available earth will be explored in a one-day “Earth Building Techniques” workshop on Saturday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake campus, 1611 S. Main.Joseph Costion, considered a pioneer in sustainability, will be teaching the workshop. “Come to class prepared to get ‘earthy,’” said Costion. Students should bring a 5-gallon bucket of earth.

Spring gardening classes

by erobinson
The weather outside may still be winter, but gardeners should begin planning now for a successful growing season in the high desert. Organic gardening guru Kim Howell-Costion is leading a series of noncredit gardening workshops this spring at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake (1611 S. Main) and Winslow (1400 E. Third) campuses.

Learn to form, finish clay art

by erobinson
SHOW LOW – You can transform a lump of clay into beautiful, useful pottery with the techniques you’ll learn in a noncredit “Clay Art” class on Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 18 through May 6, at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low Campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, in the Aspen Center 3-D lab, room 104.With one-on-one instruction from master potter Michael Sweeney, you’ll learn how to form and finish clay art. All skill levels, ages 12 and up, benefit from the knowledge he has gained during his lifetime of pottery making.

Handgun Self-defense workshop

by erobinson
SNOWFLAKE — Develop your defensive marksmanship and self-defense skills through a one-day noncredit class at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus, 1611 S. Main St., in the Student Center, room 123, on Saturday, March 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.“Self-defense is more than a class – it’s a mindset.

Floral design workshops

by erobinson
SHOW LOW ­– Learn how to design and build your own wedding or silk arrangements in noncredit “Wedding Floral Design” and “Silk Floral Design” workshops at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low Campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, in the Aspen Center, room 103.Interior designer and accredited floral designer Courtney Vallery will explain the basic elements of design, dimension and function. Then students will actually create personal wedding flowers or silk arrangements during the workshops.

NPC dedicates new Skills Center

by erobinson
NPC Construction Program Chair Ken Wilk cuts the ribbon formally dedicating the new Skills Center on the Holbrook campus.

February 2014 DGB HiLites

by erobinson
Board approves curriculum changes; dedicates Skills Center; discusses budgetParamedics, wanting to take advantage of additional job opportunities as registered nurses, will have a new pathway to that goal starting in this summer at Northland Pioneer College. The new degree option was one of four curriculum modifications approved by the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board during their regular monthly meeting on Feb. 18 in Holbrook.

NPC team wins trivia competition

by mnilsson
With the chance to compete for “prizes and glory” the second annual Quiz Night commenced on Jan. 31, 2014 at the Holbrook Elks Lodge. 27 teams of six competed by answering trivia questions to win money for the Holbrook Unified School District and the winning team’s charity of choice.

‘College Bound’ for parents, students

by erobinson
Making decisions about college can be life altering. To help parents and high school students make informed choices, Northland Pioneer College is hosting free “College Bound” informational presentations from 6 to 8 p.m. at Holbrook High School, 455 N. Eighth Ave. in the George Gardner Auditorium on Tuesday, March 11, and at Winslow High School’s auditorium, 600 E. Cherry St., on Wednesday, March 12. The same information will be presented at each location.

6th Annual SGA Talent Contest Auditions

by erobinson
Auditions for the sixth annual Talent Contest, sponsored by Northland Pioneer College Student Government Association, will be from:

Health Care Employment Fairs

by erobinson
Explore career opportunities during Northland Pioneer College’s Health Care Employment Fairs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at NPC’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus on Tuesday, March 4, and the Winslow – Little Colorado Campus on Tuesday, March 11.

IMO Open Houses

by erobinson
APACHE COUNTY — Experienced workers at local energy producers are reaching retirement age, creating the need for job applicants skilled in Industrial Maintenance and Operations (IMO).

Skills Center Dedication

by erobinson
HOLBROOK — Residents are invited to join the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board for a ribbon-cutting and building dedication for the new Skills Center on Northland Pioneer College’s Holbrook – Painted Desert Campus, 2251 E. Navajo Blvd., at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Sketching classes

by erobinson
“Anyone can learn to sketch, which is the basic first step of learning to draw,” declares Karen Warnick. She will be teaching 4-week noncredit “Sketching” workshops at Northland Pioneer College’s  Snowflake campus, 1611 S. Main, (reference ART 099x-74300) on Thursday evenings, 6 to 8, Feb. 27 through March 20.

Decorative craft project workshops

by erobinson
Apply basic painting techniques to creating an Eagle portrait on canvas, spring birdhouse or welcome or address banner in three noncredit workshops at Northland Pioneer College’s Winslow (1400 E. Third St.) or Snowflake (1611 S. Main St.) campuses this spring.

Faux wall painting workshop

by erobinson
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 a noncredit “Fabulous Faux: Classic – Tuscan – Metallic” workshop at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, in the Aspen Center, room 103, on Monday, Feb. 24, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Instant guitar, piano workshops

by erobinson
SHOW LOW — 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 Show Low – White Mountain Campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, on Monday, Feb. 24, in the Goldwater Center, room 103.