Community News & Events:
Etching her name in the state’s record books, a Moorefield High School alumna recently became the first ever community and technical college graduate to earn a bachelor’s degree through the BA Pathway Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS) program.
As a WV Promise Scholar, Brittany M. Bush, MHS 2010, completed two associate degrees, with a business concentration, at Eastern WV Community and Technical College in December 2011, winning both Dean’s and President’s List distinction along the way. Seeking to develop a still deeper knowledge and skill base, and “a realistic perspective on how to run a business,” she chose to continue her education towards a bachelor’s degree through an innovative online program offered through West Virginia University.
A new hair-styling clinic offering economical trims, cuts and services will open its doors to the public Saturday March 1, in Petersburg. The Cutting Edge Student Clinic, located at the South Branch Career and Technical Center, 401 Pierpont Street, will cater to clients both as walk-ins and by-appointment.
The Lost River Trading Post will offer local poets of every stripe and shade an “Open Mic Poetry Reading,” Sunday, March 23, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The Trading Post is located at 295 Main Street, Wardensville. “The reading is open to everyone from the community — those who wish to read and those who wish to listen,” said Nicole Yurcaba, a Mathias poet and an English instructor at Eastern WV Community and Technical College.
The Friends of Lost River Arts cordially invites artists, and anyone interested in the arts, to explore ideas to enliven our arts community in and around Lost River at an open Town Hall Meeting conversation Saturday, March 22, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at the Lost River Guest House Bar & Restaurant, 288 Settlers Valley Way, Lost River.
Eastern students who are undecided about their college major, or who feel unsure about whether or where to transfer to continue their education, can find a listening ear and sound advice Wednesday, March 19. Autumn Perry, from CFWV (College Foundation of West Virginia) will on hand in the Eastern foyer from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm to help sort out those decisions.
A February 21 workshop in the “Basics of iPad” launches a series of free skills learning workshops for adults this spring semester, offered by the Adult Basic Education (A.B.E.) program of Hardy and Grant Counties. Led by A.B.E. instructor Amanda Barger, the “Basic iPad” session will meet from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, at Eastern’s Technology Center, 150 Providence Lane, Petersburg, near the Grant County airport.
Nicole Yurcaba, an English instructor at Eastern WV Community and Technical College, will read her poems and sign her books at a Lost River Trading Post poetry presentation February 23, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Dr. Stan Galloway, an English professor at Bridgewater College, will join her as a presenter.
Twenty-seven students at Eastern WV Community & Technical College earned President’s List honors during the fall 2013 semester, while another 34 made the Dean’s List.
President’s List honorees, who each scored a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average (CPA) while carrying at least 12 credit-hours, included 11 students from Hardy County, eight from Grant, five from Pendleton, and one each from Hampshire, Mineral and Tucker counties.
After being recognized last year as the 21st fastest-growing community college nationwide, Eastern WV Community and Technical College achieved a record high enrollment again this fall.
“Registration for spring semester moves into full throttle January 2, 2014, and will remain open through Friday, January 10,” said Monica Wilson, Eastern’s associate director of admissions.
On October, 31, 2013, Eastern WV Community and Technical College hosted the 15th performance of Revelations, a theatrical presentation about Appalachian resiliency in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people, written and produced by folklorist Carrie Nobel Kline. The play explores what it’s like for LGBT West Virginians growing up and living in Appalachia. Nearly 50 people attended the staged reading, including students and members from the community, and many participated in the thoughtful and insightful open forum discussion following the presentation.