CCC Board of Trustees to meet December 3 {0}

The CCC Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. in Room 512 (Board Room). The meeting is open to the public and employees are welcome to attend.

Classic holiday play, A Christmas Carol, to be performed at Clovis Community College {0}

This winter, Clovis audiences are in for a holiday delight as the Clovis Community College Company Class is set to perform the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol.

Under the direction of CCC theater instructor Christy Mendoza, the class has been working since August on an adaptation of the play written by Romulus Linney, the late American playwright and novelist. The CCC Company Class has previously performed Linney’s work with their production of Holy Ghost in 2010. Mendoza is a personal fan of Linney.

Dana Albright, CCC psychology instructor, has played various roles in six of the class’ previous productions. For A Christmas Carol, he is playing the roles of two of the play’s legendary ghosts. “My goal is to play an extra spooky Marley in the beginning of the play,” he says. Albright also plays the Ghost of Christmas Future. “We are hoping for a lot of seasonal appreciation that comes with holiday traditions and stories,” Albright added.

The cast and crew for the production is comprised of community members and students from Bella Vista Elementary, Yucca Junior High, Choices Alternative High School, and Clovis Community College. Each year, the selected performance gives students and community members a chance at refining their acting abilities for local audiences while meeting new people. Even the play’s set was built by students, designed and constructed primarily by Wayne Davies, who has recreated the rooftops of London, Scrooge’s House, and more.

“In terms of set and costumes, this is the largest play that we’ve done,” Mendoza said. “Period pieces are harder because they’re expensive. You can’t just run to Walmart and buy a top hat or a frock coat. Everything has to be rented or built from scratch, and that’s just what we’re doing.”

Tickets are available now at the CCC Cashiers’ Windows, or at the door (upon availability), for $10. Children, seniors, and military tickets are $8. The four performances will be held on December 11, 12, and 13 at 7 PM, with a final matinee performance on Sunday the 14th at 2 PM. All performances will be held in CCC Town Hall.

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For more information, please contact Christy Mendoza by calling 575.769.4950 or christy.mendoza@clovis.edu, or contact the CCC Cashiers’ Windows by calling 575.769.4035.

 

CCC Board of Trustees to meet November 5 {0}

The CCC Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. in Room 512 (Board Room). The meeting is open to the public and employees are welcome to attend.

Clovis Community College spring 2015 class schedule changes {0}

Clovis Community College will implement changes to its class scheduling in the spring 2015 semester, which starts January 12, 2015.

Most full-semester classes meeting before 6 p.m. will now be offered twice a week, either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.  Eight-week (half semester) day classes will meet four days a week, Monday through Thursday.  Evening classes that meet at 6 p.m. or later will continue to be offered one evening per week.

President Becky Rowley and Executive Vice President Robin Jones are implementing this new schedule to increase student success by helping students learn material in smaller periods of time.  “We are doing what is best for our students,” Dr. Jones said.  “Previously our classes were designed for students commuting from out of town or working during the day and taking evening classes.  We believe shorter class periods that meet more than once a week will be better for our current population.”

A few day classes that need longer production time, such as art classes, will continue to meet one day a week.  Detailed class meeting times are available online now at www.clovis.edu/register and in the printed spring 2015 Class Schedule available in CCC’s Admissions and Advising offices, the North Plains Mall, and the Clovis-Carver Public Library.  Registration for spring classes begins November 3.  For more information, call 575.769.4747.

CCC Board of Trustees to meet October 1 {0}

The CCC Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. in Room 512 (Board Room). The meeting is open to the public and employees are welcome to attend.