News briefs: 2/1/2016


Statue in front of the Student Center

  • WCC’s Mardi Gras: Volunteers are needed for the WCC Mardi Gras Fundraiser, hosted by the WCC Foundation. Volunteers are needed Friday, Feb. 12 for set-up, as well as at the event on Saturday, Feb. 6. Those who volunteer for four or more hours on the day of the event will be invited to an exclusive appreciation event on Friday, Feb. 12.
  • Talent Show Auditions: Talent Show Auditions are being held in the Towsley Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 4-8 p.m. If you can dance, sing, twirl a baton or amaze an audience, sign up for the auditions on campus connect.
  • Trip to Charles Wright Museum of African-American History: Tickets to visit the Charles Wright Museum of African-American History will soon be available for the Friday, Feb. 19 trip. Tickets are $15 and will be on sale soon at the Cashier’s Office, located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center Building. Tickets include college van transportation, museum admission and lunch at Mongolian BBQ.
  • Trip to Kalahari Water Park: On Thursday, Feb. 25, a trip to Kalahari is offered for the ticket price of $30. Tickets include motor coach transportation, admission and a voucher for pizza/pop. Tickets will be on sale soon at the Cashier’s Office.
  • Tastefest: The event will showcase many local restaurants with a sample tasting of what they offer, a silent auction which features many items and gift cards from local artists and businesses, as well as music and a cash bar. The 3rd annual event will be held in the Morris Lawrence Building from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.  The ticket price is $30, and a special discounted ticket price of $20 for students and veterans with a valid ID.  All money raised will benefit housing and employment services for veterans and people with disabilities.
  • Fun With Winter Seed Sowing: On Feb. 17, Lifelong WCC instructor Monica Milla will be leading a winter seed sowing workshop, sponsored by the Sustainability Council. The workshop will take place in library room 118, in the Gunder Myran building, from 12 – 1 p.m. This is a free event.




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