Edmonds CC hosts 28th annual Powwow

Edmonds Community College’s Native American Student Association this weekend hosted the 28th annual Powwow, which brought together students, families, and communities to celebrate American Indian singing, drumming, dancing, and arts and crafts in Seaview Gym on campus. Powwows are social gatherings — open to all people — celebrating American Indian tribes’ traditions, styles of dance,…

Diversity events planned for Edmonds Community College

The Diversity Student Center at Edmonds Community College has announced the schedule for its spring diversity events, which continue through Thursday, May 9. All events are free and open to the public and will be held on campus, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood: Same-Sex Marriage and the U.S. Supreme Court 12:30-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 1…

Coming Home: Baseball’s America lecture on Tuesday at EdCC

Historian Bill Woodward presents “Coming Home: Baseball’s America,” a talk about baseball’s grip on America, using metaphors of hope and homecoming to trace the history of the game and our nation at 7 p.m., April 9 at Edmonds Community College’s Black Box Theatre. The lecture is free and open to the public. Woodward’s presentation is…

Reminder: Enrique Henao to play benefit at EdCC Friday

Project Home Association presents the fourth annual “A Night to Remember” benefit featuring international recording artist Enrique Henao, playing music of the world this Friday April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Edmonds Community College Black Box Theatre. The evening also includes light appetizers, a no-host bar, and a raffle for 10 unique items. Doors…

Conference on STEM careers draws high school girls to Edmonds CC

More than 200 high school girls attended Edmonds Community College’s Expanding Your Horizons conference on March 27, where they learned about science and math courses and were encouraged to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The students came from 13 schools in five public school districts, as well as from two private…

Local businesses support Edmonds CC Foundation auction

The Edmonds Community College Foundation auction last month raised more than $230,000 in support of access, success and excellence for students, faculty, and staff at the college. “Even with the challenge of tough economic times and the growing number of students, our guests and donors remained extremely generous and raised their paddles for the students…

Got electronic waste? You can recycle it at Edmonds CC Saturday

Do you have unwanted TVs, computers, monitors, keyboards or any other broken electronics piling up in your garage or basement? How about a box or drawer filled with old cell phones? Bring them to Edmonds Community College this Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Edmonds CC is taking part in RecycleMania, a nationwide recycling competition between…

Edmonds Community College tests new mobile app for veterans

Edmonds Community College has signed an agreement with Edmonds-based Operation Military Family to be a test site for a new, free veterans information and resources website and mobile app called VAPP. “This is the beginning of a great new partnership,” said Edmonds Community College President Jean Hernandez. “We look forward to helping Operation Military Family…

Edmonds Community College recognized for culture of wellness

For the third year in a row, the American Heart Association has named Edmonds Community College a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite for creating a culture of wellness in the workplace. The award puts the college among an elite group of awardees for this initiative. “We are extremely honored and excited to be recognized by the American…

Citizen Harry commentary: Budgeting for Objectives — Now is not the time

By “Citizen Harry” Gatjens For the past several months, the City of Edmonds has been talking about changing its budgeting process to a new system called “Budgeting for Objectives”. The system was brought forward as a new and comprehensive system during the strategic planning process. The concept is that the budget is focused on what…

“Miss Representation” and WE Mean Business at EdCC on Thurs.

Edmonds Community College offers two events on Thursday at the Black Box Theatre: The documentary “Miss Representation,” will play at 11:30 a.m. The film explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the under representation of women in positions of power and influence. The film, by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, premiered at the 2011…

Reminder: “Bitter and Sweet” author speaks Wed. at EdCC

If you’re one of the many readers of “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” by Jamie Ford, then you know the NY Times bestselling author grounded his story with details he learned growing up near Seattle’s Chinatown. Now he’s visiting EdCC Black Box Theatre on Wed., as this year’s Community Reads Program. Ford’s…

EdCC’s ArtsNow/uLearn presents solar home design class March 10

By Buddy Todd Programming Assistant for ArtsNow/uLearn Edmonds Community College The sun is closer, and more lucrative, than you think. ArtsNow/uLearn’s upcoming class, “Solar Home Design” is geared to take the mystery out of harnessing the powers of the sun. The Puget Sound may be known for its rain, but we receive 3.8 peak sunlight…

Indie film showcase at EdCC on March 1

Forget the Oscars! Mark the date of March 1, 7 p.m. on your calendar to view the best Washington state indie cinema at EdCC Black Box Theatre. The showcase of films is put together by Washington State Studio Network and the Bellingham Film Festivals to provide indie film distribution. “Independent film too often goes unseen…

Spring into science at Edmonds Community College Saturday

Edmonds Community College invites students, parents, and teachers from the community to spring into science at STEM this Saturday,  Feb. 23, from 1-3 p.m., in the Brier Hall lobby on campus, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. The annual event’s goal is to engage community members in hands-on activities to explore science, technology, engineering, and math….

Jazz for Lovers: A Valentine’s Day concert on Thursday

The Edmonds Community College Jazz Band and Combo present two sets of music celebrating songs of love on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Highlights include arrangements by Nelson Riddle and classics from the Big Band Era, such as “String of Pearls” and “Moonlight Serenade.” General admission is $7 and students admitted free with EdCC…

Edmonds CC to present ‘Jazz for Lovers’ concert Thursday

A reminder that the Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College is hosting “Jazz for Lovers: A Valentine’s Day Concert” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14. The Edmonds Community College Jazz Band and Combo will present two sets of music celebrating songs of love, featuring instrumental soloists and vocal features with both groups. Highlights include…

Kris Muhlestein talks about Eiffel Tower of corks

By Janette Turner Folks attending the Edmonds Community College Foundation Gala on Feb. 23 are prepared to “sip, savor and support,” but they’re also going to have their socks knocked off. There’s a show-stopper, an Eiffel Tower of wine corks so compelling that we set out to learn more from creators Kris and Alex Muhlestein….

EdCC hosts free jazz concert Thurs.

The public is invited to a free concert of jazz music on Thurs., featuring Los Angeles-based jazz pianist, vocalist and composer John Proulx. The 7:30 p.m. concert in the Edmonds Community College Black Box Theatre will also feature Soundsations, Edmonds CC Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and several Edmonds CC Music Department Faculty. More information can be…

Humanities Washington presents Hazel Miller lecture series

Humanities Washington presents Hazel Miller Conversations in the Humanities, a lecture series designed to invite participation from new audiences and encourage exploration of new topics. The six conversations will be held Feb. 12, March 12, April 9, May 22, Oct. 8, and Nov. 12, and will facilitate discussions on the state of journalism, female superheroes…

Enjoy “An Evening Between the Lines” on Thursday

Edmonds Community College invites the public to “An Evening Between the Lines,” featuring student readings, local author Judith Works, and performance artist Mimi Allin, on Thurs., Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. in the EdCC Black Box Theatre. Works is a Gold Winner of the Solas Award for Best Elder Travel Writing, and will speak about…

Edmonds Community College to offer LPN program

By David Pan Lynnwood Today Edmonds Community College is launching a new nursing program. The college currently is accepting applications for its Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program, which starts spring quarter. It has been tailored to a specific group of people, according to Kyra McCoy, who has been hired as the nursing program director. The…

Four lectures planned for Edmonds Community College

Edmonds Community College brings activist Angela Davis (Jan. 17), a panel of experts on the issue of human trafficking (Jan. 31), Seattle NAACP vice president Gerald Hankerson (Feb. 6), and author Jamie Ford (Feb. 27), to campus as part of its lecture series. All events take place in the Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community…

Edmonds Community College hosts Holiday Swing Dance Dec. 5 featuring all-female big band

Join Edmonds Community College for a Holiday Swing Dance, featuring the Northwest’s all-female big band, The MoodSwings, at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Tickets are $10 and proceeds benefit the Edmonds CC Foundation. Festivities kick-off with dance lessons at 6 p.m….

EdCc hosts Johnny Moses and Salish culture

In honor of American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month, Edmonds Community College is hosting “Northwest Coast Salish Song & Culture” with Johnny Moses on Wed., Nov. 28, 12:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. Moses is a Tulalip Native American raised in the remote Nuu-chah-nulth…