Kalamazoo Valley Community College

October 2011 Insight - Staff and Faculty Newsletter

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Featured Story KVCC’s Commitment to Strengths Featured in Gallup Publication

In August 2011, KVCC hosted nearly 80 participants from across the U.S. for the first Strengths Learning Intensive conference. Ken Barr Jr., director of Student Strengths Development for KVCC, talked about how our campus has transformed itself into a place where strengths conversations take place daily. Barr's team has succeeded by making learning about strengths easy for students by partnering with key influencers and becoming a powerhouse of visibility on campus. Read the entire story

Poet Dennis Hinrichsen leads KVCC’s “About Writing” Visiting Authors Series
Award-winning author Dennis Hinrichsen will share his enthusiasm for writing on Oct. 6 as the first author in Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s “About Writing” Visiting Author Series. At 10 a.m., Hinrichsen will host a craft talk geared to students in the Student Commons Forum at KVCC’s Texas Township Campus. At 2:15 p.m. in the Student Commons Theater, he will hold a poetry reading. Read More

“Urban Roots” film explores Detroit’s urban agricultural movement
You’re invited to celebrate National Food Day with a free film screening followed by a discussion with the film director at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 23 at KVCC at the Texas Township Campus of Kalamazoo Valley Community College in room 4240 in the Student Commons. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Learn More

KVCC's ArtPrize Connection
KVCC has ties to the ArtPrize competition that’s currently going on in many locations throughout Grand Rapids. Artist Jennifer Moss is the daughter of Al Moss, KVCC respiratory care instructor, and Carol Moss, who works at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum in the Children’s Landscape. Jennifer took some courses at KVCC while completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Western Michigan University. She is a metalsmith and fiber artist who uses a variety of techniques and materials to create sculpture, installations and work for the body. Her 3-D piece entitled, “Enveloped,” is made of steel, silk and wool and is on exhibit at the GreenLion Gallery, 150 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids.Click here for more.

DEQ looks to Kalamazoo Valley for $38,000 repair job to Bay City wind turbine
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality officials hope the wind turbine outside their Bay City office can start spinning by the new year, but it’s still up in the air. Nearly sixth months have gone by since the $250,000 wind turbine has produced any electricity. Officials aren’t sure what the exact problem is, but believe something is wrong with the turbine’s gear box. Click here for more.

Kalamazoo Valley Community College
6767 West O Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49003-4070