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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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New head basketball coach seeks to create legacy

Jerome Jenkins, former Sacramento State University Men’s Basketball coach, was hired in June of this year, and aims to build on the existing foundation of players and staff of the men’s team at Whatcom Community College this season and beyond.

Jenkins is entering his eighteenth year of head coaching, and his twenty-eigth year of coaching in total. He started his career shortly out of college, where he played point guard, as an assistant at Eastern Washington University. Based on his acumen for recruiting talent and his relationships with the players, he was hired as an assistant at Sacramento State University.

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Documentaries featured at Pickford’s Doctober

Pickford Film Center and their Limelight Cinema are currently holding their 13th annual documentary film festival, Doctober.
The largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, the festival’s showings began September 26 and will be running until November 1.

Established in 1998, the non-profit organization is known for its devotion to art and cinema, and commitment to supporting local and independent creatives. Doctober’s mission is described on their website as “to provide a forum and resource for independent cinema, strengthening community through education, dialogue and the celebration of film.” 

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Photo Feature: Locally made products at Handmade Market

The handmade market is a rotating selection of local makers hosted by Goods Local Brews and Goods Nursery & Produce. Located at 2626 Northwest Ave. which is open Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm continuing through October. The handmade market intends to create relationships with the customers while offering a direct artists-to-buyers market. All products are made locally which making sustainable high-quality items that last a lifetime.

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Learning Commons nearly complete

High tech media center, makerspace are highlights of new building set to open in fall 2020.

In 2016, Whatcom Community College announced the construction of two new buildings on campus, a learning center and on-campus student housing. Now these two projects are nearing completion.

“The Phyllis and Charles Self Learning Commons is being built to provide much needed space for academic support services,” said Brian Keeley, the Senior Director of Facilities and Operations.
The commons will be a three-level facility along West Kellogg Road open to the Whatcom community.

“We’re trying to give different types of environments for different types of learning and work people are going to do,” said Ward Naf, the IT Director.
The library, writing center, math center, testing center, and student help desk will be relocated to the commons.

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