Mike Dudjak: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... it is a great, affordable way to continue your education

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Mike Dudjak was a CCAC student from 1997-1999 (attended CCAC-Allegheny & CCAC-South) then transferred to West Liberty University and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science Degree. Currently he’s a Paraprofessional at Springdale Jr/Sr High School and Head Women's Basketball Coach at CCAC.

Mike Dudjak: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... it is a great, affordable way to continue your education

Justin Starr: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... it's the Smart Choice!

by Stasia Lopez / Oct 08, 2020 /
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Justin Starr started at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) in 2002 as a high school dual enrollment student. He took the bus from his home in Sewickley to Allegheny Campus, and earned his Associate of Science in General Studies. Later, Justin went on to get his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science from the University of Virginia, and his Master of Science and Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Florida.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Finding footing amidst a shifting ground

by Stacey Ebert / Oct 05, 2020 /
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My Mom remembers where she was when President Kennedy was assassinated. I can tell you where I was in the early hours of September 11th. And most recently, for many of us, we can tell you exactly where we were when the news of the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsberg was announced. Sometimes the ground literally feels like it's shifting directly beneath our feet, the weight of the entire world feels as if it's crushing on those tiny shoulders, and it seems nearly impossible to even remember to breathe.

Artist Spotlight: Kat VanderWeele, LimningHouse Illustration

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Sep 29, 2020 /
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Rounding the corner at Grand Rapids Comic Con last year, we stopped in awe. In front of us was extremely whimsical, playful, creative art that made me smile with pure joy.

The artist? Kat VanderWeele, whose art makes us happy.

Home. From Artist Spotlight: Kat VanderWeele

The Magic and Mystery of Stonehenge

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If you’re considering a visit to Stonehenge, I advise that you do so after putting a few things into consideration.

The Magic and Mystery of Stonehenge

Here are 5 things to know about visiting Stonehenge:

It’s popular!

Stonehenge is a massively popular place to visit, with approximately 800,000 visitors per year from all over the world. 

Influencers + Travel Writers: How to Win More Brand Collaborations – Even Now

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If you’re finding it challenging to land new brand collaborations amidst our new normal, then it’s time to rethink your approach. As an influencer, you have a lot to offer beyond your following–you just need to change the conversation

Influencers + Travel Writers: How to Win More Brand Collaborations – Even Now.

Music for honoring and nurturing connection

by Kerry Dexter / Sep 21, 2020 /
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Connection: sharing ideas, sharing stories, sharing time with friends and family is a powerful and lasting aspect of life. Connection with acquaintances and people less well known also has its place in creating and sharing community.

In challenging and shifting times, honoring and nurturing connection, in whatever ways might be safe and available, are healing and grounding things to do.

“Josh Recommends” By Josh Garrick: HELLO DOLLY!!! LIVE at the Garden Theatre

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“Josh Recommends” By Josh Garrick: HELLO DOLLY!!! LIVE at the Garden Theatre 

The good folks at the Garden Theatre have jumped through hurdles to let theater lovers -- like us -- into a live theater experience. And they've done it with one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time: HELLO DOLLY. I don't think I've ever met a person who doesn't love this musical. It's the lovable and award-winning Jerry Herman at his “music and lyrics best.”

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Cultivating understanding, patience, & compassion to navigate this school year

by Stacey Ebert / Sep 07, 2020 /
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It’s September. Traditionally, we’re talking about student schedules, managing our time, how to embrace kindness in those new and often scary experiences, and approaching that chaotic last quarter of the year with a renewed spirit. Um, it’s 2020–this one is far from traditional. While we’re still talking about schedules, time management, kindness, new experiences, and that last quarter, it’s all sorts of different this time around. 

How are you handling it all?

Minnesota Children’s Book Festival Brings Children's Literature to Life

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Eight of the State’s Most Acclaimed Authors & Illustrators Participate in Anderson Center’s Hybrid Minnesota Children’s Book Festival. Online presentations Sept. 9-12 and distanced activities on-site Sept. 19

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