Campus News

Monday, Feb. 3, 11 a.m.

Black History Month begins

Lethbridge College will celebrate Black History Month with a range of activities to give students and staff of all backgrounds opportunities for new experiences, connections and conversations. A committee led by School of Justice Studies instructor Ibrahim Turay, with students, employees and the Lethbridge College Students’ Association, has a range of activities starting today until a closing celebration on Feb. 27. For today’s kickoff, the committee welcomes people of all backgrounds to participate in Cultural Dress Up Day, a chance to wear something to represent your own unique cultural heritage. A brief Black History Month opening ceremony will be held in Centre Core at 11 a.m. Black History Month has been officially recognized in Canada since 1995, to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of people of African and Caribbean descent to the development and cultural diversity of Canada. This is the fourth commemoration of Black History Month at Lethbridge College.

Monday, Feb. 3, 2 p.m.

Civil Engineering Tech program receives national accreditation

A representative of Technology Accreditation Canada will be at Lethbridge College to present the faculty of the Civil Engineering Technology program with a certificate recognizing national program accreditation. If attending, media can park in Lots I or J1, near the south entrance of the Trades, Technologies and Innovation Facility. Accreditation provides students with the confidence that the skills and knowledge learned during their time in the program are valued by employers.

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Try something new for Black History Month

All students and staff at Lethbridge College are welcome to pop by the Val Matteotti Gymnasium for basketball or to learn a game called clean touch. Clean touch was a game School of Justice Studies instructor Ibrahim Turay played when he was growing up in Northern Sierra Leone. Thanks to last year’s Black History Month activities, Lethbridge College Students’ Association staffer Tanner Marcer now knows how to play this game, and he’ll be helping to introduce it to others. Clean touch is described as an American football-type game played without a ball.

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m.

Wellness Wednesday breakfast is served

Lethbridge College Students’ Association will be serving 300 breakfasts from the LCSA Kiosk in Centre Core to students as part of their ongoing Wellness Wednesday efforts. Breakfast starts at 9 a.m. and continues while supplies last, which often is not long. This is one of 15 breakfasts offered by LCSA through the school year.

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 3 to 5 p.m.

Nursing 50th anniversary tea

The Nursing Education in Southwestern Alberta (NESA) program celebrates five decades of excellence in educating Registered Nurses at Lethbridge College with a special tea. Registered Nursing alumni and former nursing faculty and staff will be attending this event in Garden Court. Happy anniversary!

Thursday, Feb. 6, 6 to 8 p.m.

Celebration of Generosity reception honours donors

Thank you can’t begin to capture Lethbridge College’s appreciation for our donors. The college will hold an invitation-only Celebration of Generosity for donors whose gifts are making a positive and immeasurable difference in the lives of our students.

Friday, Feb. 7, 9 a.m. to noon

Be ready to succeed at college

Lethbridge College will hold a new event aimed at building the kinds of connections that will ensure a smooth transition for students coming to college straight from high school. Connecting to College is an opportunity for representatives from southern Alberta K-12 school divisions, and service providers such as Alberta Health Services and others who work with school-aged youth, to visit campus to learn more about the college’s mental wellness supports, academic services and how we can work together to ensure students are ready for their first day at college. The day starts with check-in and breakfast at 9 a.m.; introductions at 9:40 a.m.; and then a Quick Connections session from 10 to 11 a.m. showcasing four key support areas. Between 11 a.m. and noon, our guests will have time for Deep Dives, a chance for facilitated discussion in the support areas of their choice. If you’re interested in a story about college readiness and student success, we’ve got the experts.

Friday, Feb. 7, 6 and 8 p.m.

Kodiaks volleyball takes on Medicine Hat

An exciting month of Lethbridge College Kodiaks volleyball action begins tonight at Val Matteotti Gymnasium as the Kodiaks play host to the Medicine Hat College Rattlers. The women’s game begins at 6 p.m., with men’s matchup to start at 8 p.m. The Kodiaks will be at home three more times during the regular season, and the men can look forward to playing host to the ACAC Championships Feb. 27 to 29. Admission to tonight’s games is free for Lethbridge College students, $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, youth and alumni, and $4 for college staff and students with a University of Lethbridge identification card.

Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visit Lethbridge College Open House

Lethbridge College Centre Core will be a hive of activities for Open House. Hundreds of prospective students will be on campus for tours, to talk to faculty from programs of interest and to try their hands at several hands-on activities. Individuals who apply on the spot can have their application fee waived. A $1,500 tuition credit will also be up for grabs.