Monthly Archive for March, 2008

Homecoming ’08: A Party for the Entire Community

Reunions Draw Alumni Homeward For five decades, Lethbridge College has prided itself on providing only the highest standards of education for its learners. Instructors, support staff and administration alike have taken pleasure in watching their students grow, learn and become the best of the best. This year is no exception. With a new name, a […]

For this Instructor, Earth is the ‘Only’ Planet

For Kelly Oikawa, it’s all about Hanna Rain. When his first child was born recently, the Earth shifted for the veteran Lethbridge College biology instructor. Although Oikawa has long been a campus and community leader in environmental consciousness during his 14 years at Lethbridge College, Hanna Rain’s birth gave him his most intrinsic reason yet […]

College Expands Global Reach

Campus pushing its sphere of influence Lethbridge College has been recognized at an international summit for its efforts to forge world partnerships. In February, representatives from the college, including president Tracy Edwards and Rick Buis, vice-president of corporate and international services, presented at the 2008 World Congress and International Association of Colleges Conference in New […]

Alumni Bring it Back Home this May Long Weekend

PBA to add diamond sparkle to Homecoming ’08 Regardless of the weather during the May long weekend, Homecoming ’08 can count on the PBA to “bring the heat.” The Prairie Baseball Academy will host the Spitz Canadian College championship tournament again this year, moving it slightly to coincide with the festivities on campus and furthering […]

Academia Meets World Agriculture

The Tiffin Conference is growing, loaded with energy and already looking forward to next year. Well, what nine-year-old wouldn’t be? Now one of the largest agricultural gatherings in southern Alberta, the Tiffin draws upwards of 300 participants to Lethbridge College each January and February to glean the latest word on the industry from world-class experts. […]

We Welcome the World

It may be a small world at Lethbridge College, but the institution’s international spirit is anything but tiny. And nowhere was that worldly flair more apparent than during Welcome to the World, the college’s celebration of International Week in early February, when halls were transformed into a mosaic of cultures from around the globe. Visitors […]

Veryl Todd: King of the Lounge

It’s another workday – 7 a.m. – and when the alarm sounds, Lounge Lizards in southern Alberta awake to a familiar booming voice over the radio. “They’ve added a new phrase to the dictionary,” it says, warming the morning with another morsel of vital information to start the day. “Bad hair day.” Before listeners have […]

Tom Cochrane Plays for Lethbridge

Life is a highway, and the college is going to let Lethbridge ride it all night long with Tom Cochrane as part of its Homecoming ’08 weekend in May. The Canadian Music Hall of Fame member, famous for songs such as Big League, will be headlining a concert May 18 at the Enmax Centre in […]

These Environmental Science Students are only in it for the Ducks

A flock of Lethbridge College students is proving that living individual values is as important as academic success. And the continent’s ducks respond with a grateful quack. The students, all from the School of Environmental Sciences, are members of the campus’s chapter of Ducks Unlimited Canada, itself a rarity as the only chapter at a […]

The Super Bowl Dreams of John Vidalin

For John Vidalin, whether it’s football season or not, most days in sunny Texas are “first-and-goal.” And while the Houston Texans’ seasons tend to end sooner than most in the NFL, the team is flourishing at the gate, making Vidalin’s job as their vice-president of sales slightly easier than that of, say, head coach Gary Kubiak. In […]

Sign Language: We’re Here, We’re Hot

It’s bold, brassy and bright and puts Lethbridge College up in lights. And, if our new digital sign on Scenic Drive resembles a And, if our new digital sign on Scenic Drive resembles a giant video game, the comparison is entirely intended: if we’re attracting young learners to our campus, using a lure from their […]

Our Alums Make News and a Difference in Our Community

They don’t send back breathless news reports while dodging bullets in war torn countries as khaki-clad foreign correspondents. But the more than 20- plus Lethbridge College graduates who work on the front lines of the city’s media are serving their audiences with similar purpose: they want to make a difference in people’s lives. Working in […]

Nursing Program at its Healthiest

Every year since 1971, nursing students have accepted their diplomas from Lethbridge College and begun their careers in health care. For 37 years, they took on roles in southern Alberta and around the world, lured to foreign ports as highly sought exports from one of Canada’s top nursing programs. So there was likely a touch […]

National Recognition Engineers Success

If Erin Young thought she’d take a little time for herself after graduating in April, the Lethbridge College Geomatics Engineering Technology student has put that thought to rest. She’ll barely have time to walk across the convocation stage with her classmates before she heads to work. Darn that 100 per cent employment rate: backpacking in […]