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2016 October 24 - 04:44 pm

Around Campus

A look at Campus Life at Various Community and Junior Colleges

Art work by Scottsdale Community College (Ariz.) students will be on display during the Experimental Chinese Painting Show in the SCC Art Building Lobby. A variety of paintings will be on display, some by Professor Robert You's Advanced Painting students but also from other classes. Many of the paintings combine traditional Chinese painting techniques with Western art sensibilities and techniques. Traditional Chinese painting includes different layers of light and thick ink, different brush sizes on rice paper and non-centered compositions. Many paintings will have Chinese calligraphy and a “chop,” which serves as the artists’ signature. “We are calling it experimental because each painting will have varying degrees of traditional Chinese art techniques,” said Professor You.

“Some will be traditional and some will be more of a mixture of the West and Chinese mark making.”

Students, faculty, staff, trustees and foundation board members recently formed a giant 70 for a photograph commemorating Southwestern Illinois College’s 70th birthday. The photo was part of a big birthday bash organized by College Activities and the SWIC Foundation. Classes were first held Sept. 17, 1946. There were 183 students, mostly veterans returning from World War II. Today, the college serves 20,000 students annually at its three campuses — Belleville, Sam Wolf Granite City and Red Bud — and at off-campus sites such as Scott Air Force Base and high schools throughout the district. It proudly serves the largest student veteran population of all Illinois public institutions. A robust online class lineup complements traditional classroom offerings and allows the college to reach beyond its physical walls to meet students’ needs.

Santa Rosa Junior College (Calif.) and the Sonoma County Spinal Cord Injury Support Group will host a traveling exhibit entitled “Patient No More: People with Disabilities Securing Rights” Lawrence in Civil the A. Bertolini Student Center on SRJC’s Santa Rosa campus.

You’ve heard about civil rights actions at Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall, and now you can learn about another seminal civil rights event: the San Francisco 504 Sit-In in 1977. “Patient No More” tells the story of how more than 100 people with disabilities occupied a federal building in San Francisco for nearly a month in April 1977 to gain their civil rights. Supported by groups including the Black Panthers, the protesters emerged victorious after a 26-day occupation.

The exhibit was created by the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University in 2015 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. The ADA has a deep grassroots history forged by disability rights activists in the Bay Area since the 1960s.

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