Archive for Verde campus events

VERDE CAMPUS HOSTS SHAKESPEARE’S “TAMING OF THE SHREW”

Free performance at Mayberry pavilion Saturday, September 9, at 7 PM

The Laark Production Company will present Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” at the Maybery Pavilion on the Verde Campus Saturday evening, September 9, at 7 PM. The performance is free and opened to all the public.

The Yavapai Community College Verde Valley Campus is located at 601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale.

VERDE CAMPUS HOSTS SHAKESPEARE’S “TAMING OF THE SHREW”

Free performance at Mayberry pavilion Saturday, September 9, at 7 PM

The Laark Production Company will present Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” at the Maybery Pavilion on the Verde Campus Saturday evening, September 9, at 7 PM. The performance is free and opened to all the public.

The Yavapai Community College Verde Valley Campus is located at 601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale.

 

Southwest Wine Center to host Barbecue Saturday, June 17

Hours from 12 to 6 p.m. and costs $20 per person

The Southwest Wine Center will host a barbecue Saturday, June 17, 2017 on the Verde Campus in Clarkdale from 12 to 6 p.m.  The cost is $20 per person.  According to the Center, it has released a new addition to its white wine family, 2016 Malvasia Bianca. The Center is located on the Verde Campus at 601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale, Arizona 86324. Tasting room hours are 12 to 6 Thursday through Sunday.

EVENING CONCERT OF FINE MUSIC—SPARSE ATTENDANCE

Yavapai Community College Chorale and Chamber Singers provide songs from Oklahoma, My Fair Lady, and others 

The Yavapai Community College music department presented a one-hour concert March 28, 2017 on the Verde Campus at 7 PM.  It was entitled “Broadway Melody’s.” The College Community Chorale chose songs by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II in addition to selections by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner. The Chamber Singers chose songs by George and Ira Gershwin and Stephen Schwartz.

The program was under the direction of Scott Neese. He is an adjunct professor at the College and has directed, music directed, or performed in over 40 musicals. The accompanist was Peter Mueller, an adjunct professor at the College with an extensive musical background.

The Community Chorale had 46 singers, most of whom were from the Prescott area. There were 16 Chamber Chorale singers, with most of them also coming from the Prescott area.

The audience in building “M” was small, about two dozen attended the free event, but they were  very appreciative. Kudos to the Community Chorale and the Chamber Singers for their Tuesday evening concert.

HEY! FREE CONCERT ON VERDE CAMPUS TONIGHT (TUESDAY)

College Foundation doesn’t make $116,000 contribution

Budgeted revenue to support Southwest Wine program not coming in 2015-16 academic year (how is winery revenue being used?)

It was reported at the August 9, 2016 Governing Board meeting that the Yavapai College Foundation had failed to provide $116,000 in funding to the College as anticipated in the 2015-16 budget.  Although no official explanation was offered at the August meeting for the Foundation’s failure to meet the budgeted amount, earlier in the year Vice President Clint Ewell had suggested the Foundation decision to not make the donation was linked to a failure on the part of folks in the Verde Valley to support the program with donations in the 2015-16 academic year. Ewell said at the August meeting the anticipated Foundation contribution found in the 2015-16 budget  would be carried into the next year but gave no further explanation.

ACADEMIC WINERYThe failure of the Foundation to make this contribution, which has millions in its reserves, was discovered by Representative Deb McCasland who raised the issue during the Board meeting. (See Unexpended Plant Fund Report, p. 19 of 84 p report, which is contained in the agenda for the August 9, 2016  meeting.)

On another topic related to the Academic Winery, questions remain about the revenue generated from the Academic Winery and how it is being used.  According to end-of-year data furnished by the College, the Winery located on the Verde Campus in Clarkdale generated $50,893 in total revenue for the academic year 2016-17. The budget material provided the Governing Board fails to show the expenditures for the Winery during the year.  (See Auxiliary Fund, Report of Revenues and Expenditures, pl. 18 of 64, which is contained in the agenda for the August 9 meeting.)

Verde Students Honored at Evening Ceremony

Twenty Outstanding Students and Alumni Recognized

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Thomas Dunbar

Twenty outstanding students and alumni associated with the Verde Campus were honored during Yavapai College’s annual Evening of Recognition event Tuesday, April 26. The group received awards for outstanding academic and career-training achievements and excellence in leadership, athletics and community service.

Thomas Dunbar received the President’s Award for Excellence and was recognized for being named to the All-USA Academic Team. A complete list of those receiving recognition can be found in the Verde Independent of May 1, 2016. You may access that complete list by clicking here.

JAZZ CONCERT ON VERDE CAMPUS MAY 2

Jazz Concert is “FREE”

The Yavapai Community College Music Department will present an “Expanding Jazz Horizons” program on Monday, May 2, at 7:00 p.m. on the Verde Campus.  The program will be held in Building “M”, Room 137 on the Campus.  The Campus is located at 601 Blackhills Drive, Clarkdale, Arizona.

The concert is for the public and it is presented without charge by the Music Department.  See you there.

 

Jazz concert 2

University of Arizona Prof to discuss drought Tuesday

Free presentation at 3 p.m. on Verde Campus

Associate Professor Michael Crimmins will speak Tuesday, April 19, at the Verde Campus, Room M-137 about the drought condition in Arizona and how the current El Nino event has evolved since 2015.  The event is open to the public and free.

MICHAEL CUMMINSDr. Crimmins is currently on the faculty of the Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science at the University of Arizona and is a Climate Science Extension Specialist for Arizona Cooperative Extension. In this position he provides climate science support to resource managers across Arizona by assessing information needs, synthesizing and transferring relevant research results and conducting applied research projects. His extension and research work supports resource management across multiple sectors including rangelands, forests/wildfire, and water resources as well as policy and decision makers. This work aims to support managers by increasing climate science literacy as well as developing strategies to adapt to a changing climate. He also serves as a drought monitoring expert on the Arizona Governor’s Drought Task Force and has worked with counties across Arizona to implement drought preparedness and impact monitoring plans. 

The event is sponsored by the Verde River Basin Partnership. That organization will precede the speech with an update on its water resources work in the Verde Valley.

More information may be obtained by visiting the Verde River Basin Partnership by clicking here.

Active Shooter training/hazardous material training Saturday

Multiple emergency agencies on Verde Campus this Saturday

On Saturday, April 16, Yavapai Community College Firefighter Academy will be conducting an active shooter and hazardous material training exercise from 7 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. on the Verde Campus in Clarkdale.

The drill will involve multiple emergency response agencies on the Verde Valley campus at 601 Black Hills Drive in Clarkdale, including local police and fire agencies, regional SWAT forces and Guardian Air. 

Persons in Clarkdale, Cottonwood and the Verde Villages may see and hear military units, multiple emergency response vehicles and helicopter operations within the area. The College says that the public is welcome to watch from designated safe areas.

For questions, contact Ken Krebbs at 928-649-5488 (office) or 928-593-0377 (cell).Wow