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Campus News: 2012 Archive

  • AVC hosts scientists, engineers and university professors
    Posted: December 20, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Scientists, engineers, educators and students gathered recently at Antelope Valley College for a three-day "Rocket Propulsion Research Review" conducted by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Edwards Air Force Base.
  • Scholarship established for wife of former college trustee
    Posted: December 17, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    A scholarship has been established for Antelope Valley College students in memory of Irene Ross, the wife of longtime college trustee Donald M. Ross.
  • Still good availability of winter classes at AVC
    Posted: December 17, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    There are still a number of available classes for Antelope Valley College’s intersession that begins Jan. 2.
  • Handel's Messiah to be performed at Antelope Valley College
    Posted: December 11, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Come enjoy uplifting sounds of the holiday season, as the Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale presents the popular masterwork, Handel’s Messiah.  The AVSOMC, joined by the AV College Concert Choir, will present this choral masterpiece Saturday, December 15 at 7 p.m., and again Sunday, December 16 at 4 p.m., at the Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre.
  • Theatre Arts department announces new classes
    Posted: December 10, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    The Antelope Valley College Theatre Arts Department announces that it has added three new classes to the intersession schedule beginning January, 2013 to prepare students for “The Ugly Duckling” and “The 17th Annual One-Act Festival” to be produced during the spring 2013 semester.
  • 2013 Achievement Award recipients announced
    Posted: December 10, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Antelope Valley College and the Antelope Valley College Foundation have announced the recipients of the 2013 Achievement Awards who will be honored at a dinner, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the J.P. Eliopulos Hellenic Center, 43404 30th St. West, Lancaster.
  • AVC gets more money, students to get more classes
    Posted: December 3, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Christmas will come early this year for Antelope Valley College students seeking classes.
  • Three finalists for vice president's job to appear at public forums
    Posted: November 28, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Three candidates for the assistant superintendent/vice president administrative services position at Antelope Valley College will be on campus for public forums and to meet with campus constituents Dec. 4-6.
  • Band to perform Nov. 20 at Performing Arts Theatre
    Posted: November 13, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Broadway favorites and the premiere of an original work will be featured in a performance of the Antelope Valley College Symphonic Band 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 in the campus Performing Arts Theatre, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • CSU, Long Beach offers engineering degree options for local students
    Posted: November 13, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    People interested in pursuing an engineering career are invited to attend an information session 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19 in the Antelope Valley College Board Room, SSV 151, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster to learn about a local engineering degree program offered through California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).
  • AVC hosts scholarship workshops for students
    Posted: November 8, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Workshops have been scheduled for Nov. 12-16 to assist students in filling out applications for Antelope Valley College Foundation Scholarships. 
  • Craft fair to be held Nov. 10
    Posted: November 6, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    A holiday craft fair will he held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Antelope Valley College’s Student Center, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • Shakespearean classic takes on 1940s perspective
    Posted: November 5, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    The Antelope Valley College Theatre Arts Department’s production of Shakespeare’s spirited dramatic comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” opens 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at the college’s Performing Arts Theatre, with additional performances at 8 p.m. Nov. 10, 16-17 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18.
  • Photographer brings "Visionetics" to gallery exhibit
    Posted: October 31, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Mysterious and sometimes exotic photographs created through re-exposing film with different images will be the focus of a one-man show by veteran photographer Lee Bergthold in the Antelope Valley College Art Gallery now through Nov. 21.
  • Hood named as Writer in Residence at Annenberg House
    Posted: October 25, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    A finalist after a very competitive process, Antelope Valley College English Professor Charles Hood will be the next Writer in Residence at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica.
  • Students and employees to convert to new e-mail system
    Posted: October 25, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Antelope Valley College will convert to a new e-mail and campus calendar system beginning in November.
  • Students to draw attention to plight of homeless, hungry students
    Posted: October 16, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    The Hearts and Hands Pantry operated by Antelope Valley College’s Associated Student Organization is using this week – Homecoming Week – to focus on the plight of homeless and needy students.
  • Anthropologist, coroner consultant to discuss "The Doe's in the Details"
    Posted: October 16, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    A guest lecture by a coroner’s office consultant and forensic anthropologist will be featured at an open house 6-9:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 19) hosted by Antelope Valley College’s anthropology department in the Health and Sciences Building, room HS 223, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • "Music for Two Orchestras" launches AVSOMC 2012-13 concert season
    Posted: October 11, 2012 | Lisa Kinison
    Two orchestras combine to make beautiful music together, as the Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra joins forces with the Palmdale Community Orchestra in concert, Saturday Oct. 20 at 7 p.m., at the Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre.
  • Car charging stations activated
    Posted: October 9, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Students, employees and members of the public with electric cars will be able to charge their cars on campus following the activation of four charging stations in lot #10.
  • AVC Art Gallery features work of two artists
    Posted: October 9, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Two artists who utilize non-traditional approaches to wax-based media are featured in the Antelope Valley College Art Gallery’s show “Collective Residents: New Encaustic Works by Erin Anfinson and Sarah Rowland.”
  • AVC Symphonic Band to add Sunday Night Singers at performance
    Posted: October 9, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    The Sunday Night Singers will join the Antelope Valley College Symphonic Band in a special performance 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 in the Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • Plans set for inaugural regional science competition at AVC
    Posted: October 9, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Antelope Valley College and its partners have finalized plans to host the first Aerospace Valley Regional Science Olympiad competition next March on the Antelope Valley College campus in Lancaster.
  • Professionals provide perspectives on nursing
    Posted: September 24, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Five nurses who offer varied perspectives on nursing education, careers and politics will participate in a series of panel presentations Sept. 25-27 as part of the grand opening celebration for Antelope Valley College’s Health and Sciences Building.
  • Panelists to provide insights into latest aerospace developments
    Posted: September 20, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    America’s first commercial astronaut and three others with perspectives on the latest developments in aerospace will serve as panelists at a special presentation 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at Antelope Valley College’s Health and Sciences Building, Room HS 105, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • Soldier's perspective offered through one-man show, "Cry Havoc!" Sept. 29
    Posted: September 19, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Exploring the soldier’s experience through the timeless words of William Shakespeare is the focus of a one-man show, “Cry Havoc!” to be presented 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 in the Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancater.
  • AVC to celebrate opening of Health and Sciences Building
    Posted: September 17, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Antelope Valley College officials will host a day of celebration to include demonstrations, tours and presentations as part of the grand opening of its $52 million Health and Sciences Building on Thursday, Sept. 27.
  • CSU, Long Beach offers engineering degree options for local students
    Posted: September 10, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    People interested in pursuing an engineering career are invited to attend an information session 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 in the Antelope Valley College Board Room, SSV 151, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster to learn about a local engineering degree program offered through California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).
  • Valley's largest job fair set for Sept. 12
    Posted: August 31, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Job seekers are encouraged to attend the Antelope Valley’s largest job fair 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 as Antelope Valley College hosts the 18th Annual Fall Career Information and Job Fair at the Lancaster campus Fine Arts Quad, 3041 W. Ave. K.
  • AVC to host university and college representatives
    Posted: August 31, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Students wanting to continue their education at a college, university or technical school will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from 30 public and private institutions when Antelope Valley College hosts its annual Transfer Fair 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13.
  • Professionals provide perspectives on nursing
    Posted: August 31, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Five nurses who offer varied perspectives on nursing education, careers and politics will participate in a series of panel presentations Sept. 25-27 as part of the grand opening celebration for Antelope Valley College’s Health and Sciences Building.
  • CSU, Long Beach offers engineering degree options for local students
    Posted: August 28, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    People interested in pursuing an engineering career are invited to attend an information session 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 in the Antelope Valley College Board Room, SSV 151, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster to learn about a local engineering degree program offered through California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).
  • Tribute to Motown Sept. 8 at Antelope Valley College
    Posted: August 27, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    The music of The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson will be among the featured selections of “A Tribute to Motown” concert 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • Building opens for start of fall semester
    Posted: August 20, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Construction workers and AVC employees labored through the weekend and into the early morning today to prepare the Health and Sciences Building for the start of fall semester classes. Workers tackled numerous “punch list” items and cleaned labs in the $52 million building. At 105,085 square feet, the structure is the largest on campus.
  • AVC hosts solar company job fair Aug. 8
    Posted: August 2, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    One of the nation’s leading solar installers will hold a job fair 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 in the Antelope Valley College Cafeteria, Student Center Building, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • Memorial fund established for AVC golfer
    Posted: July 25, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    The family of Mark McQueen has established a memorial fund at Antelope Valley College (AVC), where the 18-year-old attended school and played on the intercollegiate men’s golf team.
  • AVC graduates 24 to serve as wildland firefighters
    Posted: July 23, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    In the midst of wildfire season, Antelope Valley College has just graduated 24 men from its Wildland Firefighter Academy.
  • Dean chosen for interim V.P. position
    Posted: July 12, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Newton Chelette has been chosen by Antelope Valley Community College District trustees to serve as interim assistant superintendent/vice president of student services effective July 10.
  • Respiratory care practitioners get pins
    Posted: June 1, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    The fifth class of respiratory therapists from Antelope Valley College received their pins during a Thursday evening ceremony at the college’s Lancaster campus.
  • Registered nursing graduates to get pins Sunday
    Posted: June 1, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Students who have completed Antelope Valley College’s associate degree program in nursing are due to receive their nursing pins during a 3 p.m. Sunday ceremony at the Poppy Pavilion, Antelope Valley Fairgrounds.
  • Rad tech students graduate AVC
    Posted: June 1, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Graduates of the Antelope Valley College radiologic technology program were presented pins during a ceremony Thursday (May 31) at the Embassy Suites in Palmdale.
  • Students graduate from AVC's municipal firefighter academy
    Posted: June 1, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Graduates of Antelope Valley College’s municipal firefighter academy were honored during a graduation ceremony Friday (June 1) at the John P. Eliopulos Hellenic Center, 43404 30th St. W., Lancaster.
  • Professor earns national prize and publication of manuscript on Antarctica travels
    Posted: May 24, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Antelope Valley College English Professor Charles Hood has won the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize. He will receive $1,000 and publication of his book manuscript, “South x South,” based on his travels in Antarctica.
  • AVC officials respond to $140,000 donation by First Solar Inc.
    Posted: May 17, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Antelope Valley Colleges officials said Thursday that a $140,000 donation by First Solar Inc. will help students to fulfill their dreams through a college education.
  • AVC announces nearly $150,000 in scholarship awards
    Posted: May 17, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    More than $145,000 in scholarships will be awarded to students at Antelope Valley College’s annual Scholarship Convocation being held at 5 p.m. today at the Fine Arts Quad of the Lancaster campus.
  • Music professor chosen for AVC's highest faculty honor
    Posted: May 17, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Music Professor Dr. David Newby was named Wednesday afternoon as Antelope Valley College’s Scholar in Residence for 2012-13, the highest honor accorded a faculty member at the college.
  • A night of comedy improvisation to be offered at AVC
    Posted: May 14, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Antelope Valley College’s Theatre Arts Department will present a night of comedy with the AVC Improv players 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19 in the Performing Arts Theatre, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • Original One-Act Play Festival this weekend at AVC
    Posted: May 10, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Aspiring playwrights will see their works presented on stage this weekend as the Antelope Valley College Theatre Arts Department presents the 16th Original One-Act Play Festival through Sunday at the Black Box Theatre, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • When there's no doctor in the house, AVC nursing student comes to the rescue
    Posted: May 10, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    An Antelope Valley College nursing student is credited with helping save the life of a patron at a local fitness club.
  • Student performers featured in concerts, May 11-12
    Posted: April 30, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Antelope Valley College music students will be featured in solo and group performances May 11-12 in the campus Performing Arts Theatre, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • Author and scholar to provide insights on presidential race
    Posted: April 18, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Dr. Caroline J. Tolbert, an author and professor of American politics at the University of Iowa, will discuss the 2012 presidential race during a free lecture 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 at the Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • AVC students to pay $19 health fee starting in fall
    Posted: April 11, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Antelope Valley College students will be asked to pay a fee each term to fund a campus Student Health Center.
  • State budget cuts mean another fee increase for college students
    Posted: April 4, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Students at Antelope Valley College and the state’s other 111 community colleges will see their fees increase 27.7 percent effective with the summer term.
  • Dance concert to be held April 20-21 at AVC
    Posted: April 3, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Dance Dimensions 2012, an annual showcase of dance by Antelope Valley College students, faculty and community members, will be held 7 p.m. April 20-21 at the college’s Performing Arts Theatre, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • Emperor's New Clothes performs at Performing Arts Theatre April 28-29
    Posted: March 29, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    A stage adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic children’s story, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” will be presented at the Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre on April 28-29 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Valley's largest job fair set for April 11
    Posted: March 29, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Job seekers are encouraged to attend the Antelope Valley’s largest job fair 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 as Antelope Valley College conducts the Spring 2012 Career Information and Job Fair, sponsored by Aerotech News and Review, in the Fine Arts Quad of the Lancaster campus, 3041 W. Ave. K.
  • Veterans invited to join new military club
    Posted: March 22, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Veterans or those planning to enlist are invited to join the new Military Club at AVC. The group will hold its first meeting 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 in SSV 126.
  • Social and political turmoil of Iran expressed in work of three artists
    Posted: March 22, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    The execution of Farnaz Sabet’s grandfather for his religious beliefs and the detachment she felt from her native Iran have served as sources of inspiration for her ceramics.
  • PAT concert to feature musical variety
    Posted: March 21, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    A variety of music ranging from the contemporary band sound to Renaissance inspiration will be performed by the Antelope Valley College Symphonic Band and Concert Band in a 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 30 concert at the college Performing Arts Theatre, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • Expert to discuss how to serve veterans attending college
    Posted: March 21, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Marine Corps veteran and university veterans services director Dr. Marshall Thomas will discuss how to serve veterans attending college during a presentation 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 in the Antelope Valley College Board Room, SSV 151.
  • Math Field Day
    Posted: March 13, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Top math students from 16 area high schools spent 90 minutes Friday morning working through a series of written problems devised by Antelope Valley College math faculty members.
  • Volunteer ushers sought for new theater
    Posted: March 8, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    The Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre is in need of volunteer ushers for spring 2012 semester performances. Staff, students and community members are encouraged to be a part of the program. 
  • Fire academy to hold information sessions
    Posted: March 8, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Antelope Valley College’s municipal fire academy will offer informational meetings to anyone interested in learning more about its fall 2012 academy.
  • Solicitors not representing AVC
    Posted: March 1, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Solicitors trying to sell magazine or newspaper subscriptions in the Antelope Valley are falsely claiming to be officially affiliated with Antelope Valley College.
  • Colleges rocked with another budget hit
    Posted: February 28, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    California community colleges have been hit with an unexpected midyear budget cut of $149 million.
  • AVC to host free concert by pianist Jeffrey Siegel on March 18
    Posted: February 27, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Distinguished American pianist Jeffrey Siegel will perform a free concert at Antelope Valley College’s Performing Arts Theatre at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18. People may reserve their free tickets by calling (661) 722-6300, ext. 6391 starting 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28. There is a limit of two tickets per caller.
  • Volunteer ushers sought for new theater
    Posted: February 27, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    The Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre is in need of additional volunteer ushers for spring 2012 semester performances in the new venue. Staff, students and community members are encouraged to be a part of the program. 
  • AVC learning specialist captures state's highest award for CC faculty members
    Posted: February 23, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    An Antelope Valley College professor who has dedicated her career to helping students learn more efficiently through various diagnostic techniques has been named to the highest statewide honor for community college faculty.
  • Young people encouraged to explore health careers
    Posted: February 7, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    A Health Careers Information Fair for sixth through 12th grade students and their parents will be held 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Van Dam Pavilion, Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 W. Ave. H, Lancaster.
  • VIP reception set for Nobel Prize-winner Feb. 16 at AVC
    Posted: February 2, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    A VIP reception for Nobel Prize-winner Wally Gilbert will be hosted by the Antelope Valley College Foundation 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 on campus, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • Auditions to be held Feb. 11-12 for AVC spring productions
    Posted: February 2, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Open auditions for all of Antelope Valley College’s Theatre Arts Department spring productions will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 11 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 12 in the campus Performing Arts Theatre, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Callbacks will be 2-6 p.m. Feb. 12.
  • State's ongoing budget problems create bleak outlook for AVC
    Posted: February 1, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    California students will likely find it increasingly difficult to get a college education as the result of the state's ongoing fiscal crisis and cuts to community colleges.
  • Musicians sought for degree program at AVC
    Posted: January 31, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Antelope Valley College is looking for talented musicians interested in earning an Associate in Arts degree with a major in music.
  • Applied music associate degree available
    Posted: January 31, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Antelope Valley College is looking for talented musicians interested in an Associate in Arts degree with a major in music.
  • "Islam and Terrorism" to be topic of Jan. 17 presentation
    Posted: January 09, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Dr. Mustafa Ruzgar, an associate professor at California State University, Northridge, will discuss “Islam and Terrorism” during a presentation 1-4 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Antelope Valley College Board Room, SSV 151, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • Nobel Prize-winning chemist to show artistic side at AVC Art Gallery
    Posted: January 09, 2012 | Steve Standerfer
    Nobel Prize-winning chemist Wally Gilbert will bring his artistic side to Antelope Valley College’s Art Gallery for a solo exhibition of his photography and digital drawing Feb. 6-March 9.

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