KCC Links: Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

A view of the reflecting pools on KCC's North Avenue campus in the spring.

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Here are some links to recent items of note relevant to Kellogg Community College students, staff and community members.

  • KCC is listed as an institution local organizations work with to “create workforce development programs that train people in the skills companies are seeking” (MiBiz)
  • KCC’s women’s basketball team’s open gym nights continue from 4:30 to 6 p.m. each Wednesday through this month (Battle Creek Enquirer)
  • Artist Don Zimmerman is set to begin his second year of teaching the craft of creating stained glass art as part of KCC’s Lifelong Learning Program (Lansing State Journal)
  • KCC was one of more than two dozen community organizations endorsing a “Standing with Compassion for Child Refugees” event held Aug. 1 (Battle Creek Enquirer)
  • KCC gave away $450 worth of free tuition during the Battle Creek Bombers game on Aug. 7 (Battle Creek Enquirer)
  • KCC and its Regional Manufacturing Technology Center gets a nod in an editorial celebrating the recently signed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Battle Creek Enquirer)
  • November’s elections will include contests for terms on KCC’s Board of Trustees (Battle Creek Enquirer 1, Battle Creek Enquirer 2)
  • A group of community members plays pickleball on the tennis courts on KCC’s North Avenue campus on Monday and Thursday nights (Battle Creek Enquirer)
  • KCC alumnus Nate Brownlee won the City Junior Golf Championship earlier this month (Battle Creek Enquirer)
  • KCC baseball alumnus Drew Carlile had a hit to help the South Division win the 2014 Northwoods League All-Star Game last month (Battle Creek Enquirer)
  • Mary Roscoe, a KCC alumna, lost the Democratic nomination for a District 10 Kalamazoo County Board seat earlier this month (MLive 1MLive 2)
  • A recent letter to the editor supporting the candidacy of alumnus Dave Morgan’s cites Morgan’s time playing baseball at KCC (Battle Creek Enquirer)
  • Another recent letter to the editor lists KCC among various property tax entities (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Charter school coverage links

KCC is among 11 charter school authorizers “at-risk” of being suspended because of performance and/or contract issues. The issue is being covered by several news outlets that mention KCC in their coverage, including:

Send submissions for future “KCC Links” posts to Simon at thalmanns@kellogg.edu. For more news about Kellogg Community College, view our latest news releases online at https://daily.kellogg.edu/category/news-releases.