October 8, 2014
Northeast Lakeview College News
NLC Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month
A free showing of the film “Cesar Chavez” commemorated Hispanic Heritage Month at Northeast Lakeview College. The film titled “Cesar Chavez – History is Made Once Step at a Time” shows Chavez multilayered, torn between family and the struggle for a living wage and dignity for exploited farm workers. Using archival footage fused with dramatic sequences, the story is briskly told. NLC is hosting several other events throughout the month to celebrate Hispanic Heritage.
NLC Hosts Award-Winning Poet
Northeast Lakeview College hosted published, award-winning poet, Travis Mossotti on October 2. He visited NLC and provided a poetry reading at the college, followed by a Q&A session and book-signing. Travis Mossotti was awarded the May Swenson Award for his first collection of poems, About the Dead (USU Press, 2011). His second full-length collection Field Study won the 2013 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize and will be published in 2014 with Bona Fide Books. The event was sponsored and hosted by the NLC English Department.
Reception Held for Artist John Dyer
Northeast Lakeview College hosted an Art Opening and Reception for Conjunto Photographs by John Dyer on September 25. The exhibition highlighted photographs of Conjunto musicians . John Dyer is a professional photographer based in San Antonio, TX with over 30 years of experience. He has spent his career documenting the people and culture of San Antonio, South Texas and his native state of Montana. John Dyer has produced photographs for, among others, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Fortune, and Texas Monthly. In addition, he has exhibited his work extensively in galleries and museums including the McNay Art Museum, Witte Museum, Bismarck Gallery, and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. The artwork will be on exhibit through October 30 in the college’s art gallery located in the Performing Arts Center.
NLC Leadership Attends Workshop
Dr. Craig T. Follins, NLC president, and Dr. Donna Wood, the new vice president for academic success at NLC, participated in the SACSCOC Pre-Applicant Workshop in preparation for NLC’s submission of its candidacy application. The workshop included the basics on the accreditation process and the steps involved. Participants also learned about the different requirements as they relate to preparing the application (including the core requirements, the federal requirements, and the three applicable comprehensive standards). Dr. Donna Wood will join NLC and serve as Vice President for Academic Success as well as the primary contact with SACSCOC.
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