Activities Calendar

May 10
Board of Trustees Meeting, 2 p.m. Laudlaw Boardroom #143.
WCC Business Club Student Night, 6-7:30 p.m., Syre Student Center.
May 11
BAS IT Networking Information session, 5:30-6:30 p.m, Baker Hal Room 113.
May 15
Physical Therapist Assistant information session, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Laidlaw Center, Room 217A.
May 17
Free HPV Vaccines, 12-4 p.m., Syre Student Center
Teachers of Tomorrow “Darkness to Light” training, 4-6 p.m. in Kulshan 226.
May 18
Campus Open House for high schoolers, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Activities include a campus tour, Whatcom orientation, and mock classes.
May 19
Bike to Work & School Day, 7-10a.m. outside Kulshan Hall. Coffee, snacks and raffles for prizes for all bike riders.
May 20
Ocean Kayaking sponsored by International Programs, $15.
May 22
Summer/Fall registration access for currently enrolled students begins.


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Campus Briefs

May 10 –
Guest Speaker: Emily Hirsch from the Natural Resource Specialist, from the Whatcom Conservation District will be discussing local river restoration and salmon population. There will be two presentations held, one from 9:30- 11 a.m. and a second from 11:30 a.m. – 12:55 p.m. in Kelly Hall, Room 108

May 10 –
Chinese Classical Music Concert 2 p.m. in Heiner Center. Shirly Wang, award winning Seattle-based artist will be playing a 21-stringed Chinese zither with movable bridges, and will provide introductions to each piece to enhance the appreciation of this music. The concert will last about one hour.

May 17 –
Free HPV Vaccines from 12-4 p.m. in Syre Student Center. Whatcom nursing students will partner with the Whatcom County Health Department to provide free HPV and Hepatitis A/B twinrix vaccines for Whatcom County residents ages 19 to 26. Participants should expect registration and vaccination to take about 30 minutes.

May 17 –
Teachers of Tomorrow “Darkness to Light” Training 4-6 p.m. in Kulshan 226. “Darkness to Light” teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The training is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals concerned about the safety of children.


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Whatcom offers career advice for students

By Sophia Crossley

Advising and Career Services is a resource Whatcom Community College offers for students.
Ana Nicolas-Perez is one Whatcom student who has benefitted from Advising and Career Services.
“Whatcom has helped me so much, I feel more prepared. I wish I had gone to a community college first,” Nicolas-Perez said.

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Immigration rights celebration on campus

By Justin Busby

Whatcom hosted a celebration of Immigration Rights free to the public in Syre Student Center on Wednesday, May 3.
Syre auditorium was filled with an audience of students and many Bellingham community members eager to hear the words of Hiroshi Motomura, a professor of law at UCLA, award-winning immigration author, and a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow grant recipient for his exemplary work on immigration law and policy.

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