|Wednesday, March 26, 2008||Grande Prairie Regional College|
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Spring Fever at GPRC
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The Black Box (Room L104) is the place to be on Friday night, March 28th between 7:30 pm and 11:00 pm.
The Fine Arts Department is holding their third annual student fundraiser and this year's theme is wearable art in the form of limited edition works of art tranfered onto black t-shirts.
Bring a friend or two - everyone is welcome to attend. Partake in some refreshments, enjoy the ambience and tunes provided by Utopia Productions while your t-shirt is being made.
The event has always been a great success due to the support of family, friends, co-workers of students as well as the college community, the business community and the local art community.
GPRC was abuzz with activity on Wednesday as three major events took place. The Leadership Conference and Career Fair, the Fine Arts Symposium, and the Spring Open House attracted hundreds of people of all ages into the building.
The Leadership Conference and Career Fair, organized by Cibylla Rakestraw’s senior marketing class, featured an address by Josh Thome, co-founder of 4REAL Productions in Vancouver. He uses his work and media to activate people on environmental and social causes through live events, TV, radio, film and the internet. Josh gave an inspiring talk to the audience (mostly high-school students) about following their dreams and empowering them to affect social change.
The Fine Arts Symposium showcased a number of GPRC alumni who have gone on to successful careers in the arts, including presentations by former SA President Garth Hardy, Josh Holinaty, and Keely Portsmouth.
The Open House allowed the academic departments and Student Services the chance to spread the good word about all of the great programs, courses, and services that we offer – from Academic Upgrading to Zoology and nearly everything in between.
Many thanks to the Business Department, the Fine Arts Department, the Recruitment Group, and the many volunteers from the Departments across the College for helping to coordinate a very busy and worthwhile day. - Bill Cororan
Lights … Camera … Road Trip??
GPRC recruiting staff was out in full force on Friday, March 7th for the premiere of the new Disney movie, College Road Trip. Tina Martel and visual design students, Amanda Bain and Tina Schwembler produced the GPRC themed art work for the window display at the Lyric Theatre in the Prairie Mall. College Recruiteer, Amber Williams, was on site setting up the GPRC booth and providing theatre staff with college promotional material to distribute to movie-goers.
Bill Corcoran - Feel the Love
We’re thrilled to announce that we have surpassed our re-enrolment goal of 550 students by March 31st. As of March 20, 580 students have filled out the form indicating that they will be returning to GPRC in the fall. We should be well above our goal by the end of our month! Thanks to all departments and staff members for all your hard work in promoting this re-enrolment drive - your efforts have made a BIG difference!
To encourage students to get their re-enrol forms in, we’ve had three Feel the Love Friday draws over the past month. Returning students who have applied for re-admission have had their names entered into draws for a $200 gift certificate from the GPRC bookstore.
The lucky winners have been:
Friday, Feb. 29 – Meesha Bainton
Friday, March 7 – Erin Polsfut
Friday, March 14 - Tleea Parker
The final Feel the Love Friday draw takes place on March 28. If you know of students who haven’t gotten their re-enrolment forms in yet, encourage them to get down to Student Services and re-enrol. They could be $200 richer for doing so.
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