|Wednesday, October 21, 2009||Grande Prairie Regional College|
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Keeping GPRC in the Know!
In this issue
It is our responsibility as a College to clearly inform our students with important facts about their health and safety while on campus. A bookmark will soon be distributed to all students, staff and faculty as a handy source of information about H1N1 and contact information for Alberta Health Services, which is where everyone should go for full information. It is important that all representatives of GPRC present this information to our students.
The bookmark (both sides shown here) will be distributed in pdf format to all staff at both campuses on Friday, October 23rd and in hardcopy format to all students, staff and faculty early next week.
At the September 2009 Board of Governors meeting, the following recognition was presented by Don Gnatiuk on behalf of the Executive Team:
At this year's Scarecrow Festival, the Sunrise Rotary club raised funds by auctioning off an original scarecrow created by four of GPRC's Fine Arts students: Heather Gunson, Kristin Currie, Robyn Termeer and Colin Cove. Connie Korpan and Susan Bansgrove, both members of the Sunrise Rotary Club, worked with Fine Arts instructor, Ed Bader and his students to involve GPRC in this fundraising endeavor.
"Projects such as the Scarecrow festival benefit the local community, the greater community, and sometimes even the international community. We are excited and proud to be able to sponsor this event on behalf of GPRC and showcase the work that these Fine Arts students have done."
The GPRC scarecrow was picked as one of the best and was put up for live auction. It bought in $700.00, which was the second highest bid (out of 41 scarecrows)! The highest bid was a scarecrow that looked like the business owner of BJ's pub - their pub bought it for $900.00.
Recruitment just keeps going and going… Orientation and World Skills were a great start to the year. Since returning from Calgary we have been all over the Peace Region. This fall has been an exciting time to get the word out to the world. We are a comprehensive community institution with something for everyone! This week GPRC was host to 45 peace region guidance counselors, at our annual update on October 7th. The update is a great time to renew relationships with local teachers, and community organizations while promoting GPRC programs, Fairview College Campus and services available to the public on either campus. We even got a little publicity in the Dail;y Herald Tribune:
Events and places where you may have run into a GPRC recruiter include:
• Alberta Animal Health Tech Conference - Red Deer, AB
• NE B.C High School Visits – Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Chetwynd, Hudson’s
Hope, Tumbler Ridge
• Canadian Student Leadership Conference – Olds, AB
• Take Off and Fly Youth Conference - Grande Prairie
• Peace River School District 10 Staff PD Day – Grimshaw, AB
• Education Liaison Association of Alberta NW AB High School Tour – Whitecourt, High
Prairie, Slave Lake, Donnelly, Valley View, GP Composite High School
• Career Wise – Grande Prairie
• Peace Wapiti Academy Staff PD Day – Grande Prairie
And breathe, it’s only October 22nd!
Special thanks to the GPRC Alumni/Foundation for sponsoring the Dell Laptop that was won by GPRC student Pamela Mulloy. The laptop was awarded during orientation as a prize for participating in at least three of the orientation events on September 1st, 2009. Pamela is very excited and grateful about winning the laptop, as she was frantically trying to save some extra cash to purchase one. Thanks again to the Foundation for making this happen!
Upcoming ON-CAMPUS events in Grande Prairie:
Student for a Day
October 26, 27, & 29
Contact Kelsey Hamer for more information.
MEET GPRC Open House
11am – 7pm October 28
Please contact your Recruitment Action Committee department rep or Megan Ryan-Walsh if you have any questions.
College & Community Lecture Series
Dr. Helen Caldicott - "The Health & Environmental Dangers of Uranium and Nuclear Energy
7:30 DJ Cardinal Performing Arts Centre
October 23 & 24
Wolves Basketball hosts Lakeland College
Friday 6:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm
October 23 & 24
Lantern Tours - GP Museum
Starring 30 GPRC Drama Students
Live From New York...It's the President's Ball!
October 26, 27 & 29
Student for a Day
Grande Prairie Campus
Meet GPRC Open House!
Staged Reading of "Sonny's Song" by GPRC Drama students (DR1020)
10:00 am - Noon L104