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2015 August 11 - 02:52 pm

Around Campus

A look at Campus Life at Various Community and Junior Colleges

The work of 16 artists is on display during the 2015 Burrow Sculptors Invitational Exhibition at The Evelyn Burrow Museum. The exhibit is at the museum located in the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at Wallace State Community College. “This will be the second year for the invitational exhibit, with the artists who exhibited the previous year helping to choose the artists on exhibit this year,” said museum director Donny Wilson. “We thought that would be a great way for them to pay it forward and introduce us to other talented artists.”

With the summer boating season in full swing, the area’s waterways are full of all types of watercraft. But just how much work goes into getting those boats made in the first place? If it was built in Cape Fear Community College’s (N.C.) boat building program, it all starts with a set of plans, a stack of wood and lots of determination. If all goes well, by the end of the year the finished product ends up cruising on the Cape Fear River. In July, the college hosted an exhibition of the student-built boats, where they public got a first-hand look at the projects before they go up for auction on the state surplus auction website. The boats were built from scratch starting last year and were made out of both wood and fiberglass. The smallest boat is a 13-foot wooden sailboat and the largest is a 17- foot outboard-powered skiff. Proceeds from the sale of the boats will help fund construction of next year’s work.

Alvin Community College (Texas) polysomnography students became the teachers of several Houston-area physicians on July 9, showing them the technology used in sleep studies. Physicians from the Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center sat down with sleep medicine students to walk through polysomnography procedures. The polysomnography students helped teach the doctors about using the equipment, software and procedures for the sleep studies. Polysomnography graduates help with the treatment and diagnosis the causes of conditions like narcolepsy, sleep apnea and insomnia. ACC is home to the first polysomnography degree program in Texas and one of 16 throughout the United States.

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