Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Only 50 Gold Scholars were named nationwide in a program sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and administered by Phi Theta Kappa. This local student was attending St. Louis Community College-Wildwood.
Abigail Wood, of Eureka, was selected as a 2013 Coca-Cola Gold Scholar. Wood, a student at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood at the time of this program's evaluation period, was selected based on scores earned in the All-USA Today Community College Academic Team competition. More than 1,800 applications were received this year for the program. Wood was a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, president of the Student Government Association, a student ambassador and an active club member during her time at the college. She now attends the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she received a full-tuition scholarship. Phi Theta Kappa will recognize Wood at this year's annual convention, April 4-6, in San Jose, CA. In …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Excellence in Teaching award includes a proclamation from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.
Layla Goushey, a professor at the St. Louis Community College-Wildwood, just received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Goushey chairs the campus' English, Reading, Foreign Languages and Interdisciplinary Studies Department. The award, which was presented by the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) at a ceremony in Jefferson City this month, is given to the top community college teachers in the state each year. "I was very honored to receive the Missouri Community College Association Governor's award, because I was nominated and selected by my fellow faculty members, who I work with every day," said Goushey. "This is a once-in-a-lifetime honor." She said the MCCA award luncheon also recognized Phi Theta Kappa …
Friday, October 5, 2012
World Teachers' Day on Oct. 5 (today) provides an opportunity to contact local teachers to give them a quick high five, which can be done right on Patch. Worldwide, the observance has a deeper meaning.
World Teachers' Day, celebrated on Oct. 5, is a great opportunity to show teachers in the local area how great you think they are: But, the day also takes on a deeper meaning, standing for the protection of teachers' rights. Since its inception in 1994, World Teachers' Day has had a theme every year. The theme for 2012 is “Take a stand for teachers.” This day was founded by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Its aim is to educate the public about the conditions of being a teacher around the world, focusing specifically on the protection of teachers' rights, and the proper training, development and status raising of teachers. UNESCO’s partners in this effort are the International Labour …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Look what new pieces of outdoor art are on display at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood. Some participating artists also switched out pieces for new ones. Wildwood student chosen among artistry, too.
Transformation is a fitting theme for St. Louis Community College-Wildwood’s outdoor sculpture exhibit. Just as the exhibit changes from year to year with the addition of new sculptures and the removal of existing sculptures, the theme of transformation is common to all four of the newly installed pieces. In spring 2012, more than 20 works were submitted for consideration by professional and student artists from the St. Louis area. Submissions included sculptures made of steel, wood, wire, sand, cords, aluminum and recycled materials. “This is the most submissions we have ever received, and it made our job as a selection committee very challenging. We had unique, thought-provoking pieces. We also had to consider how the piece would fit …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Thousands of young women audition each year for the Rockette Summer Intensive program; one Lafayette High School junior secured a spot this year.
Maria Schou, a 17-year-old Wildwood resident, will get a huge kick out of her upcoming summer. She auditioned and was accepted among thousands of dancers who seek spots in the Rockette Summer Intensive program at Radio City in New York. This one-week program for 14- to 17-year-olds who aspire to become Rockettes will be July 8-14. Now entering its 11th year, the Rockettes Summer Intensive offers dancers the unique opportunity to train with the world-famous Rockettes, as well as a Rockettes director/choreographer Eileen Grace, and learn their signature precision dance technique. Schou, a junior at Lafayette High School in Wildwood, has been dancing for 10 years. She has spent the last five and a half years at Wildwood Dance & Arts, where …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Rotary Club of West St. Louis County members offer a new awards program—nominees are being accepted through Monday. The club covers eight municipalities, including Wildwood and Eureka.
Patrick Vaughn, vice president of Academic Affairs at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood, is handling double duties this month. He also is chairing the Rotary Club of West St. Louis County’s new Honors and Awards Committee. "How often do we regret our failure to praise someone for the positive influence they had on our lives?" said Vaughn. "This is your opportunity to recognize people for their outstanding contribution to our community." The Rotary Club of West St. Louis County is proud to present three awards: Note: The deadline for all three awards is Monday, March 12. Click here for more information on how to nominate a teacher, business or college student leader. Municipalities covered by this Rotary Club membership include Ballwin…
Monday, January 30, 2012
Find out what's needed to pursue a career in interior design, including kitchen and bath work, at the St. Louis Community College-Wildwood on Feb. 2. Registration is requested; instructions follow.
While growing up in Brazil, Daniela Cottingham dreamed of becoming an architect to use her creative talents to bring happiness to others’ lives. En route to a bachelor’s degree, Cottingham’s life took a few unexpected turns, including marriage and a move to the United States. Though she never completed the bachelor’s degree, Cottingham’s career ambitions took a new direction, thanks to St. Louis Community College. Cottingham said she chose the community college because it was affordable, and she could finish a program in two years. She took English as a second language and architectural technology courses at the Meramec campus, and got a job with an architecture firm after completing her associate degree in architectural technology. Now …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Two interesting events for Black History Month will be available in February at the St. Louis Community College-Wildwood.
In observation of Black History Month in February, two speakers will present events at the St. Louis Community College-Wildwood. Date: Feb. 14 Return Ticket: Accra-New York-Accra - Chronicles of an African Son Time: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: Multipurpose Room on campus Description: Kwabena Tandoh will share the story of how he came to the United States and why he plans to return to Africa to contribute to the development of the continent. Tandoh will share information on the history of Africa and his home country of Ghana. He currently is completing his doctorate's degree at St. Louis University and is a former St. Louis Community College faculty member. He received his master's degree of social work and social development from the…
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Wildwood has a built-in, encouraging audience for people who like to share all types of fine arts — music, poetry, comedy, songs, visual arts, writing, dance, even the Bible.
What type of dramatic talents do you like to share with other creative types? Resolve to share them this year. St. Louis Community College-Wildwood hosts a periodic Open Mic (Microphone) Night, and it's time to prepare for the one scheduled for Feb. 9. College organizers hosted their last Open Mic Night on Nov. 17; it drew about 40 performers, including faculty, community residents, and of course, students. Debbie Ward, acting coordinator, campus and community relations at the college, said students have begun to do a line dance at the end of the night. "It’s a great evening – lots of fun, and the participants always encourage one another, which is wonderful to see," said Ward. The Open Mic events are held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the …
Monday, January 2, 2012
Is continuing education a part of your New Year's resolutions? There are many classes available right here in Wildwood, including herb gardening, the history of the Veil Prophet Fair, and a summary of coffins and customs.
Want to learn a new hobby, start a business, increase specific skills, or just enrich overall knowledge during 2012? Enrollment for continuing education classes at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood is available. Continuing education students typically tap classes for a variety of reasons, such as: Following is a sample of the classes that offered at the Wildwood campus, including a few at the Wildwood Art Annex location. Online enrollment plus course descriptions and details can be found by clicking here. Editor's Note: Registration for additional Spring 2012 "credit" classes designed for college transfer and associate degrees also is under way at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood.