Colleges coordinate Indigenous Peoples Day events

In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Oct. 14, a day-long program of knowledge-sharing, celebration and community building, called “Language as Water: Honoring Our Relations,” was held as a collaborative event between Whatcom Community College, Northwest Indian College, and Western Washington University.

The program celebrated the fifth annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day event between Whatcom and NWIC, which aims to decolonize the legacy of Columbus Day and recognize the origin and first peoples of America.

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A dazzling new class act is coming to Whatcom

Whatcom Community College is debuting a new acting for stage and film class in Winter 2020. Whatcom’s drama department offers courses in acting, introduction to theatre and theatre production. Students can take classes such as Drama 101, where they will learn the significance of plays, themes, playwrights and discussing the history of theatre, plots and character developments and the differences between performances from around the globe.

In the classes Acting I and Acting II, students learn what it means to be an actor through exercises, compositions, scene study, improvisations, and movement. They then move on to studying text, character analysis and perform realistic scenes.

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National Science Foundation gives Whatcom $1.28M for cybersecurity

The National Science Foundation has awarded Whatcom Community College two cybersecurity grants totaling $1.28 million. The $930,000 “Expansion of the CyberWatch West Resource Center” grant builds on funding awarded to Whatcom in 2018 to establish a national resource center in cyber
security education.

The national resource center leverages Whatcom’s leadership since 2013 of the regional CyberWatch West center, which recently changed its name to the National Cybersecurity Training & Education Center (NCyTE). NSF also awarded Whatcom a $350,000 grant for NCyTE to organize and convene a national conference on the role of community colleges and future directions in cybersecurity education. The national conference will take place in Washington D.C. in June 2020.

Courtesy of the Whatcom Community College Office of Public Information.


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Whatcom provides scholarship opportunities

Whatcom Community College students have access to many scholarship opportunities through both the Whatcom Community College Foundation and resources off campus. In the last school year 385 Whatcom students applied for scholarships and that number is growing each year with a 65 percent increase since the previous year.

The WCCF scholarship application is an application for all op
portunities awarded by the foundation. A student submits one application and is then entered into all the opportunities they qualify for.

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