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WNC News & Notes: College chorus presents spring concert

Enjoy a free evening of music when Western Nevada Chorus and Douglas High School Madrigal Singers present their spring concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday at WNC Carson City Sarah Winnemucca Hall, Aspen Building. The performance, titled “If There Were Dreams to Sell,” features a mix of folk, secular and spirited songs, performed by more than 20 vocalists.

Oklahoma! plays one more weekend

The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company production of “Oklahoma!” plays today, and continues into its final weekend, May 13-15. Show times are Friday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m. The production features a cast of more than 45 performers and a 14-piece orchestra, offering classic musical favorites, “People Will Say We’re In Love,” “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'” and “I Cain’t Say No.”

General admission is $22, $20 for students and seniors, and $18 for youth 17 and younger. Tickets are available at Realty Executives, 1071 South Carson St. or by phone at 445-4249. For more information visit http://www.wnmtc.com.

Silent art auction to support WNC scholarships

A unique wood-carved artwork is being auctioned to benefit student scholarships at WNC. The piece which features elephants walking in the jungle was donated to the college by Jeannie Stone. It is 20 inches by 40 inches in size, weighs around 10-12 pounds, and closely resembles carvings found in Thailand or Myanmar. Anyone interested in this piece can make a silent bid by contacting the WNC Foundation no later than Thursday, May 19, at 445-3240.

WNC students helping alum collect supplies for Alabama tornado victims

Western Nevada College alumna Nikki Peterson has spent this school year studying ethnometeorology at the University of Alabama. The emerging discipline explores the relationship between people and the weather. With recent tornadoes causing devastation in the southern United States, Peterson now finds herself in a prime location to put her studies to work. It’s not without hardship, however, as the area and the people of Alabama have been gravely affected by the storms.

The Associated Students of Western Nevada College have kept in close contact with Peterson, and have pledged to help her collect much needed supplies for the storm victims. Anyone interested in supporting this effort may drop off supplies and toiletries, Monday-Friday at the Dini Student Center, WNC Carson City. Cash donations also are welcome and will be used to purchase supplies. A list of supplies is available at http://www.temporaryemergencyservice.org.

Students honor peers and instructors

The Associated Students of Western Nevada College have recognized outstanding students and notable faculty at their annual awards reception.

Faculty of the Year honors were awarded to Geographic Information Systems Professor Chris Ryan and Biological Sciences Professor Holly O’Toole.

Students receiving Academic Excellence Awards were Jose Quiroga and Crystal Powell for Communications and Fine Arts; Rachelle Pakes and Sarah Thompson for Nursing and Allied Health; Shelley Evans and Mary Ashmore for Science, Mathematics and Engineering; Shawna Jex and Ruby Kennison-Fox for Social Science, Education, Humanities and Public Service; and Thomas Hunt and Cindy Lorenzo for Technology.

Outstanding Service Awards went to Bus Scharmann, dean of Fallon Campus/Rural Development; and Helaine Jesse Morres, vice president of External Affairs. Deborah Case, director of Counseling Services was recognized for her recent Board of Regents’ Advisor Award.

Students receiving honors also included Maggie Jesse, Peer Mentoring Award; Kristin Campbell, Mary Ashmore, Curtiss Elliot and Adam Loomis, Outstanding Honors Projects; Curtiss Elliot, Board of Regents’ Scholar; Gabrielle Buma, Student Ambassador Award; Martin Cortez, Latino Cohort Award; Kelly Gaworski and Josh Galarza, Tutor of the Year; and Tera Tibbitts, Outstanding Athlete Award.