Why 2013 is a great year to be a Bruin at KCC (part 4)

*Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment of a series. Click here to read the first post in the series, click here to read the second, click here to read the third and click here to read the fifth.

For more than 50 years, Kellogg Community College has been the go-to destination for community members looking to jump-start their education or career.

Each year has seen the college grow and expand to enrich the lives of more and more of our community’s future leaders, and the 2013-14 promises to be no different.

Here is the fourth installment of a series we’ve been rolling out over the past few days on this blog to highlight just a few of the reasons that make this year a great one to be a Bruin.

Art, music, theater and athletics

KCC has a full calendar for those interested in art, music, theater, sports or all of the above.

Several art exhibits will be featured in the Eleanor R. & Robert A. DeVries Gallery in the college’s Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center throughout the year, including the current “Gates of the North” exhibit by KCC art instructor Donald VanAuken on display through Friday, Oct. 4. Among the other art-related events is the exhibiting of “Didactic Revolvers,” KCC’s entry in the ArtPrize competition, in September and a guest lecture and demo from photographer Christopher Schneberger later in the semester. Schneberger will be exhibiting at KCC Oct. 14 through Nov. 8.

Musical events abound throughout the year, as well, with major events including the current Music Week @ KCC event running through this Wednesday, Sept. 25, during which individuals interested in studying music at KCC can sit in on several music classes at the college. In addition to several faculty and student recitals scheduled throughout the year, major performances will include the Branch County Community Chorus Sounds of the Season 2013 production “Gloria!” on Dec. 7, the KCC Choirs’ Singing in the Spring production of “An Afternoon of Choral Splendor” on April 27, and the BCCC Cabaret @ the Tibbits on May 3.

A group from the choir will be raising funds throughout the year to support a concert tour in Italy next summer.

Theater productions this year will include Larry Shue’s “The Nerd” Oct. 11-13 and 18-20 and William Inge’s “Bus Stop” to play sometime in February 2014. (The latter will be performed at the What A Do Theatre in Springfield as KCC’s Binda Theatre will be under construction at that time.) Also planned is a pair of Mich-Mash theater events, scheduled for Dec. 13 for the fall semester and May 9 for the spring semester.

Athletics events will be held throughout the year, with women’s soccer and women’s volleyball games played this fall, men’s and women’s basketball games played through the winter, and baseball and softball games played through the spring. KCC has a tradition of building student-athletes who are successful both on the field and in the classroom, and several of our student-athletes this past year have received academic and athletic awards and moved on to play and study at four-year schools.

Click here to read part 5 of our series on why 2013 is a great year to be a Bruin at KCC!