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Friendship Centre Renos

The GPRC on-campus Friendship Centre has recently been renovated thanks to a generous donation of $4000 from ConocoPhillips Canada.  Two representatives from the Head Office in Calgary recently visited the Friendship Centre to take a tour and view the renos.  Their donation was matched by the Access to the Future Fund.

Left to Right are: Cleo Howe, External Affairs, ConocoPhillips; Kelly Gordon, Circle of Aboriginal Students Executive member and GPRC Bachelor of Education student; and Jason Veness, Aboriginal & Community Engagement Coordinator, ConocoPhillips.  - Photo submitted by Joanne Ballance

It's Library Month!

The GPRC Library is hosting a contest to celebrate Library Month over the month of October.  Participants are entered to win a 4th generation iPod shuffle just by tweeting or posting a message on Facebook!  The best Tweet or Facebook post describing why you love the library will be the winner. The contest is open to all students, staff and faculty so get your tweets and posts in by “mentioning” @GPRCLibrary on Twitter or “Liking” Grande Prairie Regional College Library on Facebook. The Winner will be announced in early November. Go to https://www.gprc.ab.ca/library/contest.html to enter!

Scary Crow

GPRC Fine Arts students are participating again in this year's Scarecrow Festival, a fundraiser organized annually by the Sunrise Rotary Club and presented by the Grande Prairie Stompede Association. Various groups from the community enter their creation into the Festival and display them in local businesses and institutions for two weeks.  All entries will be on display at the gala steak dinner on October 16 at Five-Mile Hall where they will be auctioned off, with proceeds going to Sunrise Rotary.

The Art Club of GPRC's Fine Arts Department built the speciman shown below which is currently on display in the Executive Suite. The title of the piece is fittingly "Scary Crow".  Members of the Art Club are: Heather Gunson, President, Kristen Currie, Victoria Chapman, Carly James, Jessica Pigeau, Cole Clegg, Megan Baile, Willow Pfannmuller, and Caylah Lyons. (Special thanks to Tina Martel and Doug Wills for their help with this project).

In the photo are: Fine Arts Instructor, Tina Martel, Willow Pfannmuller, Heather Gunson, and Kristin Currie

Vodcast Shenanigans

Second-year medical students spent four weeks in Grande Prairie this fall as part of a pilot project which included lectures, tutoring by local physicians, and clinical practice. Several of their lectures were received via vodcasting from their UofA instructors. They added a little fun to one of their sessions!  Shown here are James Van Camp, Michelle Ruhl and Kristina Kettenbach. - Photo submitted by videoconference specialist Paula McGregor.