WVC Spirit Week and AlumKnights Weekend

Media Contact:
Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509.682.6436 (Mon. – Thurs.)

September 16, 2016

The community is invited to participate in Wenatchee Valley College Spirit Week activities from Sept. 26 through Oct. 2 on the Wenatchee campus. The week will include free academic, alumni and athletic events.

Spirit Week events include:

The Knights volleyball team will play on the beautifully re-constructed Smith Gym floor on Sept. 26 and 28. They play against Blue Mountain at 6 p.m. on Sept. 26 and against Treasure Valley at 6 p.m. on Sept. 28.

A WVC Open House on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Van Tassell Center. Apply for admission to winter-quarter classes at WVC and learn about options to help pay for college—such as financial aid, scholarships and workforce education funding—and about career tracks and educational paths during English and Spanish information sessions. Visitors can also take campus tours and meet current WVC students, faculty and staff. The evening includes free pizza raffle prize giveaways and children’s activities. For more information, contact Kyla O’Connor, 509.682.6835, or Erin Tofte-Nordvik, 509.682.6868 (hablo Español).  

A nature hike to Jacobson Preserve with WVC Outdoor Recreation faculty Ariahna Jones. Hikers will depart from Smith Gym at 5 p.m. and return by 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27. For more information, call 509.682.6770 or email ajones@wvc.edu.

The WVC Speaks Lecture Series, with Andrew Tudor presenting “What Music Tells Us About Leadership and Collaboration” on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. in Wenatchi Hall 2105 and Omak room 901 via ITV. A composer leads by expressing an idea. A conductor leads by interpreting that idea, and musicians lead by working collaboratively to bring that idea to life. These roles are reflected in leadership theory. There are all sorts of other examples of leadership in music, but how do these examples inform the leadership we see in the non-musical world? Great musical leaders make the infinitely complex interactions in music beautiful, and they can teach us to do the same in our organizations. The event is sponsored by WVC Foundation Professional Development Fund. For more information, contact Randy Mitchell, rmitchell@wvc.edu or 509.682.6858.

The Brent Edstrom Jazz Trio will give a lecture, “Musicianship in the Digital World,” from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in The Grove Recital Hall. The lecture will explore aspects of composition, production and performance incorporating digital tools into these areas. Edstrom will also give an introduction to Arduino technology and ways modern musicians can expand their creative palette. To reserve a seat, call 509.682.6780.

The jazz trio will also perform an evening of jazz on Thursday, Sept. 29, in The Grove Recital Hall, Music and Art Center. A social hour is at 6 p.m.; the concert is at 7 p.m. To reserve a seat, call 509.682.6780. This event is sponsored by Phil and Lovelyn Rasmussen, and the WVC Foundation.

A prose, poetry and song performance by poet Chris Dombrowski and musicians Jeffrey Foucault and Billy Conway on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in the WVC Campus Theater, Wells Hall. For more information, contact WVC English faculty Derek Sheffield, 509.682.6737. This event is sponsored by the WVC Transfer English Division, and Nelson and Ginny Martin.

Nikolas Caoile will give a lecture that explores the classical works performed by the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra on Friday, Sept. 30, from 12 to 1 p.m. in The Grove Recital Hall.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new WVC Student Recreation Center will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Smith Gym parking lot. The ceremony will include the announcement of a $1 million gift to the WVC Foundation. For more information, contact Stacey Lockhart, WVC Foundation executive director, at 509.682.6415.

AlumKnights weekend events will include:

An alumni women’s soccer game at 9 a.m. and an alumni men’s soccer game at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1.

A Knights women’s soccer game against Blue Mountain Community College at 12 p.m. and a Knights men’s soccer game against Spokane at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. A barbecue will be available for WVC alumni during the break between soccer games.

The eighth annual Knight Athletics Auction has been cancelled.

An alumni fast pitch game in North Rotary Park, Ninth St. and an alumni baseball game in Paul Thomas Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 10:30 a.m.

A WVC Athletics pancake feed fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Van Tassell Café. There is a requested donation of $5. Proceeds will benefit WVC Athletics. For more information, contact the athletic department at 509.682.6886.