Kellogg Community College

Free Academic Workshops continue in October

September 30, 2014

Kellogg Community College’s free Fall Academic Workshops for students and staff continue this month. Sponsored by the Support Services office, the workshops provide information on a wide variety of topics important to students and also offer students the chance to win several small gifts and prizes.

Every time a student attends a workshop, his or her name will be entered into an end-of-semester drawing for two $25 gift certificates to the Bruin Bookstore. The drawing will be held at the Support Services office in room 105 of the Student Center at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18.

All Fall Academic Workshops are located on the College’s North Avenue campus in Battle Creek. Below is a list of upcoming workshop titles, times and dates. Click here to view a PDF including full descriptions of each workshop.

Upcoming workshops include:

  • Noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 1: Academic Success Guide
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 6: Resume Writing and Job Interviewing
  • 11 a.m. to Noon Oct. 20: Emerging Technology for Job Search
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 10: Creating Presentations Using Powerpoint

For more information, contact the Support Services office at 269-965-4150.

KCC Schubertiade to highlight music and poetry Oct. 5

Kellogg Community College invites the public to an afternoon of music and poetry as part of the college’s fifth annual Schubertiade in October.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at KCC’s Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center auditorium, 450 North Ave., Battle Creek. A dessert reception will follow the event.

This year’s event – themed “The Artist Within” – will include the premieres of several pieces of music and poems composed by KCC students and faculty members. The theme was inspired by KCC’s “Define Yourself” campaign, which highlights the College’s Student Handbook and recently revised Student Code of Conduct to communicate to students how their behaviors on and off campus can define them in education and in life.

Based on the traditional Schubertiade – during which fans of Austrian composer Franz Schubert would gather to celebrate his music and read poetry – the KCC event will include musical performances and poetry readings by students, faculty and community members.

Dr. Gerald Blanchard, director of vocal arts and music coordinator at KCC, said the traditional events were generally informal gatherings held at private homes, and, like the upcoming KCC iteration, they provided composers and poets an opportunity to premiere their latest works.

“The Schubertiade is a great way for young artists and professionals of different media to come together and display their creative works with peers, audience and professional colleagues,” Blanchard said.

Carmen Bell, applied voice instructor in the vocal arts area at KCC, said the concert will give attendees “an opportunity to experience exciting new literary compositions and become more aware of the beauty of high classical art music.”

Event performers will include KCC faculty members including Bell (soprano), Blanchard (baritone), Kathy Cary (piano), English professor Ron Davis, Paula Krontz-Harris (piano) and Betty Picard (soprano), along with KCC student and guest performers including Amanda Adams (student), Al Barney (guest), Jan Emery (student), Eric Frost (student), Joan King(guest), Xavier Snorton (student) and Andrew Yerby (student).

KCC’s Schubertiade first began when Blanchard and retired KCC English professor Dr. Elizabeth Kerlikowske sought to create a collaboration focusing on the relationship between text and music. The event continues each year as part of an ongoing Word and Music Arts initiative cosponsored by the KCC English and Music departments.

“We eagerly look forward to celebrating our five year anniversary of this event with the community,” Blanchard said.

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Group printmaking exhibit ‘Multiples’ on display at KCC

September 10, 2014

Kellogg Community College will feature the works of five printmakers as part of the upcoming group exhibit “Multiples,” showing through September.

The exhibit will be open for free public viewing from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays Sept. 8 through Oct. 3 at the Eleanor R. and Robert A. DeVries Gallery in the Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center, on KCC’s campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek.

An opening reception for the exhibit, which will also be free and open to the public, will be held at the gallery from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11.

Jesse Howell, exhibit coordinator and an artist featured in “Multiples,” said the exhibit will showcase works by artists drawn to the process of making prints that expand the definition of the medium as well as prints that incorporate traditional techniques.

“The conventional art form of the multiple is the common thread and jumping-off point for the artists in ‘Multiples,’” Howell said. “Each artist takes a unique approach to printmaking, working with various print media, drawing, photography and even installation to create exciting new combinations and results.”

Artists exhibiting in “Multiples” include Howell ( and the following:

For more information about the exhibit, contact KCC’s Photography and Multimedia Program Coordinator and Gallery Director Ryan Flathau at 269-965-3931 ext. 2559 or

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