Memo to:� ����� Montana Board of Regents


From:������������� Jane Karas, President

����������������������� Flathead Valley Community College


Re:����������������� January Campus Report


Date:�������������� January 14, 2002

  • The FVCC Men�s Cross-Country team finished ninth overall at the national cross-country championships with team member Brett Winegar capturing the national championship.� The women�s team finished in seventh place overall, competing against twenty-seven other schools.


  • The FVCC Libby Campus moved into their new building during winter recess.� The new building is centrally located and meets ADA requirements.


  • The FVCC Foundation netted more than $27,000 from the seventh annual Christmas Tree Excellence (CTE) benefit. CTE is a true community effort and over the past seven years, has involved more than 325 community volunteers.� Since its inception in 1995, CTE has raised over $325,281 to support student scholarships at FVCC.


  • FVCC hosted the Montana Committee for the Humanities Speakers Bureau program, �Why, That Dickens!� in December.� The presentation, by Bill Rossiter, portrayed the complex, troubled, and brilliant Charles Dickens.� More than one hundred people attended the lecture.


  • The students of FVCC Design I exhibited their artwork in the college library in early December.� The exhibit showcased the diverse talents of art students and established artists alike, and included a quilt, fabric wall hangings, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, embroidery and mosaic.


  • The College�s first capital campaign, Connecting for the Community�s Future has now exceeded $3.6 million in gifts and pledges. The campaign�s goal was $3 million.


  • FVCC Service Learning students have participated in tutoring reading, math and science in local schools, and are also volunteering at a number of agencies, including Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Brendan House, Citizen�s for a Better Flathead, and the Hockaday Museum.


  • Students and community members from the spring 2001 FVCC art study trip to Venice held an exhibition of artworks at the Whitefish Gallery in November.� The collaboration of artwork ranged from collages to watercolors, and from first-timers to well-established artists.


  • FVCC Art Instructor John Rawlings and actor of stage and screen, David Ackroyd, will present Sono Michelangelo�an evening with the master, for the 6th Annual Wine & Cheese Art Lecture benefit for Stumptown Art Studio, on January 26.� The original play was written by Rawlings and Ackroyd, and will be performed at the I.A. O�Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish.