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Spring 2013 Class Schedule

Foundation auction a big success!

Foundation Auction 2013Photo courtesy of Phototainment

On Feb. 23, Edmonds Community College Foundation, which supports the success of our students, hosted its 27th annual "A Vintage Evening Dinner and Auction." Chef Thierry Rautureau orchestrated the menu prepared by the college's culinary arts students. Guests sipped, savored, and supported throughout the evening, ultimately raising more than $223,000, beating last year's amount of $190,000.

Brown Bag lecture series

Join us for spring lectures at the Black Box Theatre:

  • April 11: Earth Month speaker Peter Ward, 12:30 p.m. Ward, a paleontologist and professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Washington, specializes in the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event (the one that killed the dinosaurs) and mass extinctions in general.
  • April 24: National Poetry Month speaker Chas Jackson, 12:30 p.m. Jackson writes for the award-winning web series "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl." Chas began performing poetry as a dare and hasn't stopped since. He believes that poetry is the only way you can touch someone's heart without his or her permission.
  • May 8: Filmmaker Eliaichi Kimaro, 12:30 p.m. A first-generation American goes in search of her identity. She discovers that the cycle of gender violence she's been working hard to break in the U.S. is part of her history and culture on another continent. Kimaro raises questions about the cultures we inherit and what we choose to pass down. She reveals how a bearing witness can break silences that have lasted lifetimes.

Recycle those used computers and cellphones

Here's your free chance to get rid of that old electronic equipment. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat., March 16, parking lot A. See campus map.

Community Garden work parties

Community Garden work parties

Got a green thumb? Even if you don't, you are invited to the new Campus Community Garden, where every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon you can help with planting, weeding, construction, and more. And volunteers can take home harvested food! All skill levels welcome. Gloves and tools will be provided; dress to work in the dirt and bring water. No sign-up necessary - just show up at the garden, which is north of the Construction Industry Training building near Meadowdale Hall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program in the spotlight

Green CareersWant to go green? Edmonds Community College offers all kinds of great programs to help you get started in a green career. You can earn a degree, transfer credits to a four-year college, or quickly spiff up your resume and get ahead by enrolling in a certificate program.

Graduation

Graduation application deadline approaching

Graduating from Edmonds Community College in June? The deadline for applying is April 12. Don't wait! Apply at www.edcc.edu/graduation. For the third straight year, graduation will be held at Comcast Arena in Everett.

Conversations in the Humanities

Join us for a series of free talks exploring media and entertainment, which all begin at 7 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre:

  • April 9: Bill Woodward, "Coming Home: Baseball's America";
  • May 21: Jennifer Stuller, "Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology";
  • Oct. 8: Anu Taranath: "The World in Washington: An Exploration of Literature and Our Lives"; and
  • Nov. 12: Robert Horton: "The End of the Trail: How the Western Movie Rode Into the Sunset."

Save the date: Earth Day Trashion Show!

11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tues., April 16 | Triton Student Center Come celebrate Earth Day with the Green Team at Edmonds Community College. Learn about opportunities to get involved in your community and watch students compete for prizes in our fifth annual Trashion Show. Design an outfit made out of trash, and you can win, too! More information: www.edcc.edu/sustain.

Did you know?

We offer a diverse mix of noncredit classes and training through:

  • Parent and teacher education,
  • Creative Retirement Institute,
  • Business Training Center, and
  • ArtsNow/uLearn enrichment classes.

Interested? Find out more.
Hilarious improvUnexpected Productions

Unexpected Productions presents "High Speed Improv" Saturdays at 8:05 p.m., March 16, 23, and 30. In this comedy show, a Seattle improv group works with talented high school improvisers from around the Pacific Northwest. Tickets are $10 for the event at the Black Box Theatre.

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