DATE: November 13, 2000

TO: Board of Regents

FROM: Terry Hetrick, President, Dawson Community College

RE: Campus Report for the November 16-17, 2000 Board of Regents Meeting

        The first of three annual View Days was conducted on Friday, October 20. View Days bring prospective students to campus and allow them to visit classes, talk with advisors, obtain a comprehensive overview of DCC programs and services, and to tour the campus.

        Don Kettner, DCC President Emeritus, was appointed by Governor Racicot to the Montana Commission on Community Service. This 15-member commission administers $3.5 million for such programs as the College Campus Compact, Ameri-Corps, the National Senior Citizens Corps, and the Learn & Service America Corps.

        The 2nd Annual Student/Staff Softball Game and Barbecue was held on Friday, October 13th. The staff held off a serious onslaught by the students in the closing innings to secure the win. This annual activity helps create and promote a strong social connection between students and staff - a hallmark characteristic of DCC.

        On October 12, the Montana Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) met on campus.

        The Drama and Music students conducted a coffee tasting and chamber concert in late October. A multitude of coffees and desserts were sampled accompanied by performances of the chorus, instrumental artists, comics, and servers.

        Law Enforcement students cooperated with the Glendive Police Department in hosting a Halloween Party for area children at the Student Center.

        A series of culinary workshops, taught at the Dawson County High School Home Economics classroom, were initiated this fall as part of DCC's Community Service Program.