In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, all nine Northland Pioneer College libraries will be showing films highlighting Native American history, culture and depiction in movies and other mainstream media.The Native American Film Festival runs Nov. 15 through 23. For a complete list of films, descriptions, dates, times and locations visit http://www.npc.edu/nativeamerican-film-festival.
Writer, educator and literary scholar Paul G. Zolbrod will read excerpts and discuss “Scenes from the Navajo Emergence” during Dr. Michael Lawson’s Navajo History class on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 7 until 9:14 p.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Winslow – Little Colorado Campus, 1400 E. Third St., in the Learning Center Symposium, room 101.
Home educators and their families are invited to the first-ever White Mountains area Homeschool Conference on Saturday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Performing Arts Center on the Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus.
Because of the evacuation of the Round Valley area due to the Wallow Fire, the Springerville/Eagar Center will not be opening the week of June 13 – 16 to assist students with fall registration, advising and completing of financial aid applications as previously announced.Students should contact other NPC locations for assistance.The campuses in Show Low and Snowflake/Taylor are open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Cost containment initiatives over the past two years resulted in a 9 percent reduction in operating expenses for Northland Pioneer College during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2010, according to an audit reviewed by the college’s governing board during a Feb. 15 meeting in Holbrook. Those savings are helping to offset some of the cuts in state operating aid.
A $500 first place prize awaits the winner of the third annual Talent Show, sponsored by Northland Pioneer College Student Government Association, Saturday, March 19, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Performing Arts Center on the Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus.
Multiple pianos and the masterful hands of Scott and Jeannie Gentry and Dolores Owens will provide an evening of virtuoso piano on Friday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., at Northland Pioneer College's Performing Arts Center on the Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus.
Landscape architect Tom Stephens will be offering do-it-yourself techniques to improve your outdoor living space during two four-hour noncredit workshops at Northland Pioneer College’s Holbrook – Painted Desert Campus, on Saturday, Oct. 9.“The Pleasures of Water Features – Their Design, Installation & Maintenance,” (AGR 099x 65844), will be Stephens’ topic for the morning session, 8 to Noon. From 1 until 5 p.m., focus will be on “Water Conservation Through Creative Landscaping ‘Xeriscaping’ not ‘Zero-scaping’!” (AGR 099x 65845).
At its Aug. 17 meeting, the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board awarded the Northland Pioneer College outstanding alumnus award to a well-known, well-loved, longtime NPC employee, Lorraine Benally.
At its June 15 meeting, the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board named not one, but two, Outstanding Alumnae of the Month: Rita Ann Allison and Brenda Ann Allison.The sisters come from a family of six children, three boys and three girls. They are of the Red Running into the Water People Clan born for the Bitter Water Clan. They were born and raised in Leupp, Arizona, a community located near the southwestern corner of the Navajo Reservation.