College News

Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs

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SNOWFLAKE — Northland Pioneer College’s Performing Arts Department will give us a glimpse at a struggling Brooklyn, N.Y., Jewish household in five November performances of Neil Simon’s autobiographical Brighton Beach Memoirs on the main stage of the Performing Arts Center on NPC’s Snowflake – Silver Creek Campus, 1611 S. Main St.

Chester Crandell memorial

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A steel memorial, depicting the late State Senator Chester Crandell on horseback, will be presented to his widow, Alice, and family members during the Nov. 12 meeting of the Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology (NAVIT) governing board.A fifth-generation native Arizonan, Crandell was a rancher and lifelong educator, serving as superintendent of NAVIT for nearly 10 years, before serving in the Arizona House of Representatives and Senate. He died Aug. 4 as a result of injuries suffered in a horse-riding accident.

‘Locally-Grown’ Exhibit

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SHOW LOW — Quality craftsmanship, by artists from throughout Navajo and Apache counties, is featured in the fifth “Locally-Grown” exhibit at Northland Pioneer College’s Talon Gallery on the Show Low – White Mountain Campus. The art exhibit runs through Oct. 24, with a closing reception and awards ceremony scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m.

Pedal the Petrified raises almost $12,000

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PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK — The second annual Pedal the Petrified tour ride on Sept. 20 raised nearly $12,000 for the Northland Pioneer College student scholarship fund.Summit Healthcare and its High Desert Health Clinic was a major corporate sponsor for the event. Summit also provided the mobile first aid station. Four community members and 25 college employees volunteered to make the event a success, noted Lisa Jayne, this year’s ride director.

Basic Pistol, Handgun Self-Defense Workshops

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HOLBROOK – Gun safety and handgun self-defense workshops, taught by NRA-certified instructor Richard Harris are being offered on Oct. 18 and Nov. 1 at Northland Pioneer College’s Holbrook – Painted Desert Campus, Nizhoni Learning Center, room 136. There is a $75 fee, which includes the required fingerprint card at no additional charge, for each noncredit workshop.

Photo enhancement workshop

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SHOW LOW– Learn the fundamentals of computer software to bring out the color, enhance clarity and improve the contrast in your photographs in Gerry A. Good’s “Discover the Art of Photography” three-evening noncredit Northland Pioneer College workshop.

Explore the night skies

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SHOW LOW — The heavens take on a whole new dimension when viewed through binoculars or a telescope. Join space-science show producer Gerry A. Good for a three-week exploration of the night sky at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, on Tuesday evenings, Oct. 7 – 21, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. There is a $49 charge for the noncredit class.

Students exceed statewide completion rates

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For the third year in a row, students enrolled in developmental and college-level courses at Northland Pioneer College have exceeded statewide completion averages at the other nine community college districts.

Nursing Accreditation Visit

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Northland Pioneer College will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Multiple Exit Associate Degree Nursing Program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Art of Blacksmithing

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SHOW LOW — By applying heat and hammering you can change the shape of metal for decoration and function. You can learn the “Art of Blacksmithing” in a six-session noncredit workshop on Saturdays, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 and Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Metal Arts Building in the Show Low Industrial Park, 1560 E. Commerce Dr.While shoeing horses is still a blacksmithing skill, it has become highly specialized and will not be covered in this class.

Business, employers open house

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SNOWFLAKE — Business owners, managers and potential employers are invited to an Open House on Monday, Oct. 6, from 8 to 9:30 a.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake – Silver Creek Campus, 1611 S. Main St., in the Learning Center symposium room.