Monthly Archive for September, 2015

On the Mark with Tony Dimnik: Mark Campbell’s conversations with Lethbridge College alumni

Part of my own personal mandate for doing this blog is to feature Lethbridge people who I think have interesting stories to tell. They don’t necessarily have to have climbed Mount Everest or saved someone from a burning car wreck. For me I’m intrigued by just hearing what a person’s journey through life has been. […]

News and notes

College receives $2.1 million in applied research funding Lethbridge College will receive $2.1 million over five years to support its applied research program in Integrated Fish and Plant Systems (IFPS) thanks to a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Only eight institutions in Canada received College and Community Innovation […]

Hardcourt history: The headlines capture the thrill of the 1966-67 basketball season for the then-Lethbridge Junior College Kodiaks

It starts with “Impressive Opener for Kodiaks.” That is followed by “Kodiaks Hit Hot Lick in Sweeping Hoop Set,” “Locals Triumph,” and “Kodiaks Breeze Again In College Hoop Play.” Then there was “117-Point Spread in Kodiak Victory” and “Kodiaks Lay Home Streak On Line Against Calgary.” The outcome of that game is shared in “Kodiaks […]

Thinking fast: Lethbridge College grad creates adaptive, 600-horsepower competitive drift machine as well as a charitable organization to help others with disabilities develop a passion for motor sports – all from the seat of his wheelchair

He welds. He invents. He teaches. He races. About the only thing that 2010 Lethbridge College welding alumnus Rob Parsons can’t do is walk. Parsons used to weld and invent and race and walk – all with an intensity and quickness that inspired (and occasionally overwhelmed) the people around him. He loved motorsports and raced […]

News and notes: LCSA gives $200,000 for new trades and technologies facility

Lethbridge College students and staff celebrated the Lethbridge College Students’ Association’s (LCSA) donation of $200,000 toward a multi-use student space to be called the LCSA South Commons in the new trades and technologies facility during an event in Centre Core in April. “The LCSA is pleased to be able to give back to the college […]

Campus in motion: College’s miner keeps watch over a campus that’s always moving and changing

Motion surrounds the miner whose gaze surveys Centre Core at all times of day and night, every day of the year. Yet the bronze statue is resolutely steadfast. The statue, which was created by Cornelius Martens in recognition of the City of Lethbridge’s 1985 centennial, always keeps watch. He has seen buildings crop up from […]

Whirlwind: International study tour takes students from the new world to the old, with plenty of business and life lessons along the way

For 16 action-packed days this spring, new Business grad Mia Cartwright and her classmates got to learn about global business practices in the best setting possible – from business owners and leaders in France, Italy and Spain. The students were part of an annual international study tour that helps students improve their awareness of these […]

From our kitchens: Homemade pizza topped with figs, arugula and gorgonzola

As the seasons shift to shorter days and cooler nights, it’s the perfect time to heat up the kitchen and try a savoury pizza created by Lethbridge College’s Chef Doug Overes, chair of the college’s Culinary Careers program and 2014 winner of the Chef of the Year title by the Canadian Culinary Federation. Overes and […]

Up in the air: Nursing alumna devotes a quarter century to flying critically ill and injured patients to the care they need

Turbulence, motion sickness and flying into unknown situations are all just part of the job for 1985 Lethbridge College Nursing alumna Carolyn Hogan. Hogan, who is approaching her 25th anniversary of working as a registered nurse for the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) at the STARS Calgary base, has made almost 600 flights in […]

Where are they now?

2015 Jolayne Prus Business Administration Jolayne was one of two Alberta students to win a full scholarship to attend Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies in the Czech Republic. The scholarship is sponsored by the Governments of Alberta and the Czech Republic as a new initiative to foster greater academic, research and cultural collaboration between Alberta […]

Fancy footwork

With his feet flashing and flying to the sounds of beating drums, Marvin Calf Robe Jr. moved through Centre Core with stamina, strength and a strong connection to history. Calf Robe, a student in Lethbridge College’s Automotive Services program in 2013 and 2014, is especially skilled in the men’s fancy dance, one of the most […]

Grads on our grounds: with Dominique Tousignant

Dominique Tousignant, who is surrounded by sparks, splatters, fizz and buzz every day in his work as a journeyman welder, was one of many Lethbridge College grads who went straight from their apprenticeship or program into full-time work. The Lethbridge resident started working for Gilmar Crane Services last January right after finishing the college’s Welding […]

Bird, plane, drone? Geomatics students take part in pilotless aircraft technology demo

What is that soaring above the coulees? It’s clearly no bird. And it’s definitely not a plane. That soaring object in the sky, in fact, is an Unmanned Aerial System, or UAS. Students in the Geomatics Engineering Technology program at Lethbridge College were treated to a hands-on demonstration of these sophisticated pilotless aircraft above the coulees […]

Question time: college alumna returns to Criminal Justice classroom to share insights and experiences of the real world of policing

> What is the velocity of detonation? > How is a methodical search for a bomb conducted? > Where would you set up a command post in a hostage/armed and barricaded subject situation? Question after question, Lethbridge Regional Police Sgt. Christy Woods challenged her students in her Preliminary Response and Investigation course last spring. It […]

Lights, camera, action: Multimedia grad is constantly in motion and working hard to pursue his passion

One of the main things I didn’t realize back when I was a student was that I was always waiting,” says Colter Ripley, the founder of a small, full-service video production studio based out of Vancouver. “I was waiting to finish the program, waiting to do a better project, waiting to move to Vancouver, waiting […]

Lethbridge College legacies: As soon as cars were invented, drivers wanted to go faster and race against each other.

In the 1920s, Lethbridge City Police Chief Joseph Gillespie complained about drivers and the Herald highlighted his reasons: “There is too much ‘joy riding’ going on in the city and that is probably the reason Chief Gillespie wants the speed limit reduced… The younger element of drivers is chiefly responsible for all the kicks that […]

It’s a family affair: The Hochstein family

The Hochstein family knows the value of strong, local roots. Theirs go back five generations to the family ranch near Pincher Creek and a 100-year-old, 23-room Victorian home ordered from the Eaton’s Catalogue for the princely sum of $1,800. But the family’s roots extend well beyond that, travelling (among other places) all the way to […]

Power and passion: First phase of the new trades and technologies facility ready and roaring to go

For 15 months, a strict dress code was required to hang out in Lethbridge College’s newest building. That dress code wasn’t black tie or the creative fabrications of the college’s Fashion Design and Sustainable Production students, however. Rather, visitors to the new facility on the south side of campus needed to get fully decked out […]

Editor’s message – Fall 2015

I headed out on a bike ride in late spring with my kids on a wonderful path that goes along the coulees behind Lethbridge College. After we passed by the Cullen residences and the Garden Court Dining Room and looked ahead, my kids came to an abrupt halt. “Where did that building come from?” one […]