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Western Nevada College News & Notes: Artists recognized in show

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2019 Student Art Best in Show.jpg: Dakota Drapeau won WNC’s 2019 Student Art Show’s Best in Show with “The Hand of David.”

More than 115 artworks were entered in the 2019 Student Art Show at Western Nevada College this spring.

And it was Dakota Drapeau’s charcoal and graphite artwork, “The Hand of David,” that garnered the most attention and was selected Best in Show.

Judges also selected the show’s top 3 artworks: Boone (Oian Wen) placed first with “Boy in Water.” Lucas Spencer earned second place with “Powder Blast,” while April Barber was third with “Sewing Up Flannel Nightgown Love.”

Receiving honorable mention were Steve Rogers, Tahoe; Marietta Sophie Paul, Fragments of a Life; Tyler Bray, Untitled 2; Drapeau, Love and Desire; Megan Barrette, Freedom; Veronica Carrillo, Chances; Zackary Marshal Scott, Ocean de vie Numero Zero; Barber, Aspens in Autumn; and Tracy Mendibles, Teddy Roosevelt Poster.

Students presented artwork using photography, mixed media, watercolors, acrylic, oil, graphite, charcoal, ink, graphic design and ceramics.

Rachel Stiff, a WNC Fine Arts faculty member who helped prepare the show, offered some words from Georgia O’Keeffe to encourage the student artists at the awards ceremony on April 18:

“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing — and keeping the unknown always beyond you.”

The 2019 Student Art Show will be shown through May 15 in the Bristlecone Building on WNC’s Carson City campus.

WNC’s Main Gallery is located in the Bristlecone Building and is open to the public six days a week: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WNC Express Classes Give Working Students a Quicker Path to Degree

Working a full-time job with family and other commitments can make it difficult for many people to believe it’s possible to go to school and earn a degree.

However, Western Nevada College is helping individuals reach their educational dreams — and do it faster.

This fall, WNC is launching a new evening class program that will help working students attend and begin earning essential credits toward an associate degree. WNC has created express 8-week classes beginning this fall, and continuing into the spring. English, nutrition, mathematics, psychology, sociology, history, art and geology classes will be offered at times that will allow adults to work full time while attending classes in Carson City, Fallon and Fernley.

With WNC Express, individuals will be able take up to four classes (12 units) per semester and will only need to attend classes four days per week. The express model allows students to focus on two classes per eight-week session.

“The adjusted class start and end times are intended to serve anyone working 8-5 type jobs and ensure an earlier release time in Carson City and Fernley to better serve school/life balance needs,” said Interim Liberal Arts Division Director Kim DesRoches. “The goal is to better serve working students and enables the college to return to Fernley with more in-person classes.”

Here’s what’s offered at WNC’s Carson City campus in Fall 2019 from Aug. 26 through Oct. 17

• Nutrition 121 will meet from 6 to 8:45 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesday.

• English 101 will be offered from 6 to 8:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For the second 8 weeks of the semester on Oct. 21 through Dec. 12, students can take:

• Sociology 101 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 8:45 p.m.

• Mathematics 120 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8:45 p.m.

Importantly, all of those classes count toward 60-credit Associate of Arts and Associate of General Studies degrees.

At the Fallon campus and in Fernley, individuals can start the 8-week express program by enrolling in math and English classes that will prepare them for college-level courses. For Aug. 26 through Oct. 17, they’ll have these options:

• English 98 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 9:45 p.m. in Fallon and 6 to 8:45 p.m. in Fernley.

• Math 96 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 9:45 p.m. in Fallon and 6 to 8:45 p.m. in Fernley.

For the second eight weeks, individuals can enroll in:

• English 101 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 9:45 p.m. in Fallon and 6 to 8:45 p.m. in Fernley.

• Math 120 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 9:45 p.m. in Fallon and 6 to 8:45 p.m. in Fernley.

Registration for the Fall semester has started. New students can get started by applying for admission at http://www.wnc.edu/starthere/.

For more information, contact DesRoches at 775-445-4401 or kim.desroches@wnc.edu.

Community Invited to Veterans Suicide Awareness March on May 4

Suicides among veterans are occurring at an alarming rate in this country.

To bring about awareness of this appalling trend Western Nevada College’s Veterans Resource Center annually holds a Veterans Suicide Awareness March.

Community members are invited to participate in the fifth annual event scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4 in Carson City.

Participants will walk from the corner of U.S. Highway 395 (Bully’s parking lot) and West College Parkway to the WNC campus at 2201 West College Parkway, and back, approximately 2.3 miles round trip.

The event brings awareness to the ongoing reality of veteran suicide, which occurs in this country once every 80 minutes and 8,030 times per year.

After arriving on campus, participants will place small American flags on the college’s front lawn to show solidarity with those who serve. Along with promoting suicide awareness, event organizers want to help people learn the signs of someone considering suicide and the resources available to help them.

Participation is free and donations will be accepted.

For more information, contact Waydd or Nubia at 775-445-3301 or email wncveterans@gmail.com.