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2015 December 2 - 12:38 am

Around Campus

A look at Campus Life at Various Community and Junior Colleges

The Central Carolina Community College (N.C.) Confucius Classroom is hosting a Chinese Art Exhibition featuring original Chinese art and traditional music. The exhibition showcases the original paintings of Feiyan Liu, vice president of Yangtzi Art Academy, and includes an art walk and a brief lecture on Chinese art. Musicians from the NC-RTP Chinese Music Ensemble will perform traditional songs as part of the program. In partnership with the North Carolina State University Confucius Institute, the CCCC Confucius Classroom is hosting this event as part of the tenth anniversary of the Confucius Institute.

Thanks to a grant for more than $21,000 from the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission, Columbus Technical College will soon be partnering with area high schools to provide driver’s education for students who qualify. The grant will help finance driver’s education by providing classes with 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of behind the wheel experience with a certified instructor from Columbus Technical College. Columbus Technical College President Lorette M. Hoover says having this opportunity to serve our community is priceless. “Columbus Technical College is honored to be a part of this important venture,” Hoover said, “The college serves citizens in six counties in Georgia and being able to provide quality services such as certified driver’s education for young people and their families is invaluable in building and maintaining strong relationships.” Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers. The grant is designed to equip young drivers in the community with the tools and knowledge to be safer when they get behind the wheel.

Reece Weber is carrying on the western heritage, one loop at a time. He is a team roper and calf roper on the Mid- Plains Community College (Neb.) Rodeo Team. He’s currently leading the team roping header standings in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s Great Plains Region and is sitting 11th in the national standings. Cowboying is something that comes natural to Weber. He’s always lived the lifestyle. The only difference now is that he’s showcasing his talents in an arena, often in front of thousands of fans. Weber grew up on his family’s ranch near Valentine, Nebraska. His parents own Weber Quarter Horses and put on a performance sale each year. Weber finished fourth in team roping during the 2015 Nebraska State High School Finals Rodeo in June alongside his heeling partner, Tate Mathis, of Atkinson, and advanced to nationals. The rodeo coaches at MPCC had noticed Weber’s potential before the nationals qualification. Dustin Elliott, MPCC Rodeo Team rough stock coach, had talked to Weber a few years earlier about joining the MPCC Team, but at that point, he wasn’t planning to go to college. Talks with coaches changed his mind.

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