College News

Investigate Fall Constellations

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Pegasus, Lyra, Taurus, Andromeda and Camelopardalis are just a few of the fall constellations visible over North America. But how did they get their names and what is the story behind the stars?

Explore the night skies

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SPRINGERVILLE — 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 Springerville Center, 940 E. Maricopa St., on Monday evenings, Sept. 8 – 22, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. There is a $49 change for the noncredit class.

Living Soil workshops

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Gardening guru Kim Howell-Costion will be sharing techniques to deal with the soil and climate challenges of growing a garden in our high-desert region in four noncredit “A Living Soil” workshops at Northland Pioneer College's Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus, 1611 S. Main St., starting Friday, Sept. 5.Kim has always felt drawn to the land and has honed her passion for gardening through knowledge gained from years of extensive travel and networking with numerous experts.

Build a Secure Retirement

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Show Low — It is never too early to start building your retirement nest egg. Learn the “Seven Big Mistakes Retirees Make” from investment professional Antone “Tony” Keller during a two-session noncredit workshop at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, on Friday, Sept. 19 and Oct. 3, from 9 to 11 a.m. There is a $25 fee for the workshop.

Self-defense with handgun

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SHOW LOW — Develop your defensive marksmanship and self-defense skills through a one-day noncredit class at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.“Self-defense is more than a class – it’s a mindset. Students will learn how to think defensively, assess threats and learn avoidance techniques,” noted NRA-certified instructor Richard Harris, who will be teaching the “Basic Self Defense with a Handgun” course (reference STC 099x-94532).

August 2014 DGB HiLites

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HOLBROOK — The NPC Friends and Family Alliance is committed to enhancing student scholarship opportunities, while confirming support for Northland Pioneer College, director Betsyann Wilson told members of the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board during the Aug. 19 regular board meeting in Holbrook.

Learn to form, finish clay art

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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 mornings, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., this fall at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low Campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, in the Aspen Center, room 104.

Beginning ‘50s Swing Dance

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LINDEN — Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Shag, Foxtrot and Balboa are re-gaining popularity on America’s dance floors. Northland Pioneer College’s Community and Corporate Learning Division is offering an eight-week noncredit beginning class in ‘50s Swing dancing on Monday evenings, Aug. 18 – Oct. 13, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m., at the Linden Square Dance Hall, just off Highway 260. There is a $54 fee for the class.

Warnick art class series

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SNOWFLAKE — “Anyone can learn to do some kind of art and express their creative side,” explains Karen Warnick. Through a series of noncredit art classes this fall at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake – Silver Creek Campus, she’ll be sharing simple techniques to improve your artwork.Classes will cover “Forms & Shapes,” “Value and Shading” and “Perspective Drawing.” Her classes are open to anyone 12 and older. All Snowflake classes will meet in the Learning Center, room 113.

STEM, job-ready programs

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Northland Pioneer College will utilize a $375,400 allocation from the Arizona state legislature to purchase critical, high-cost equipment needed to strengthen workforce and job-ready programs in Navajo and Apache counties.

Board renews auto shop lease

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HOLBROOK — The Navajo County Community College District Governing Board renewed the lease for the automotive technology training facility in the Show Low Industrial Park for another five years during a special teleconference meeting on July 22.