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KCC Announces Local Author to Instruct at M-TEC

Kirtland Community College (Kirtland) is excited to announce that Northern Michigan author, artist and educator Mary Backlund will be teaching at The M-Tec at Kirtland-Gaylord beginning this semester.  Ms. Backlund resides in Gaylord, MI, and is well known throughout this and surrounding communities, most recently for the publication of her second book … [Read more...]

KWWF announces 2011-12 calendar winners

ROSCOMMON – The Kirtland’s Warbler Wildlife Festival committee is proud to announce the winners of the 2011-12 Young Artist Calendar contest. Students from at least nine different schools from around northern Michigan and the Bahamas earned “winners” status in this year’s contest, with fifth-grader Tyler Sealey of Emma E. Cooper Primary School on the … [Read more...]

KWWF plans tour of 2010 Meridian fire May 21

By Alyssa Thompson ROSCOMMON – Those participating in the newest tour at the 18th annual Kirtland’s Warbler Wildlife Festival on Saturday, May 21, on Kirtland Community College’s main campus near Roscommon will find an excellent learning experience, one that’s rising daily from the devastating 8,586-acre Meridian Boundary Fire of spring 2010. Festival … [Read more...]

KCC announces academic honorees for winter 2011

ROSCOMMON – Officials at Kirtland Community College recently recognized students for their academic achievements during the 2011 winter semester which earned them placement on the college’s dean’s and president’s lists. To qualify for the president’s list, candidates must be full-time students who earn a grade-point average between 3.8 and 4.0. Dean’s … [Read more...]

‘Birdscaping’ focus of KWWF workshop May 20

ROSCOMMON – Learn how to increase the number and variety of birds in your yard by growing native plants offering natural habitat and a year-long smorgasbord of berries, nuts, and seeds, as author Mariette Nowak presents a workshop, “Birdscaping,” at the Kirtland’s Warbler Wildlife Festival’s Friday Workshop on Friday, May 20, on Kirtland Community College’s … [Read more...]

Kirtland, AAV sponsor art class in Grayling

GRAYLING – Kirtland Community College and the AuSable Artisan Village recently announced they will be sponsoring, “The Artist’s Way – Embrace your Creativity,” featuring author, artist and educator Mary Backlund of Gaylord. This four-week, eight-hour course will immerse the students in the realms of design, color and style, and propel them to new heights … [Read more...]

KWWF calendar contest deadline extended

ROSCOMMON – Area students and young artists will have a while longer to work on their drawings for the 2011-2012 Young Artist Calendar Contest sponsored by the Kirtland’s Warbler Wildlife Festival and Kirtland Community College, with festival organizers announcing the deadline has been extended to Thursday, May 12. The original deadline was May 2. But, … [Read more...]

KCC offers computer course for seniors

ROSCOMMON – Kirtland Community College will be offering a popular basic computer course designed especially for seniors and those with no prior computer experience during the upcoming 2011 summer semester. Basic Computing (CIS-010) begins with how to turn on a computer and delves into the workings of the Windows 7 operating system. The 10-week class is … [Read more...]

Organic gardening focus of free class at Kirtland on May 7

ROSCOMMON – Kirtland Community College will host a free four-hour community education class on organic gardening, including presentations by two northern Michigan entrepreneurs, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at its main campus near Roscommon. There’s no charge to attend and the event is open to the public. It will also qualify Master … [Read more...]

Kirtland’s Art Department to hold annual art reception

Kirtland Community College’s Art Department will host its annual Winter Semester Reception/ Exhibition 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, featuring examples of students works in classes including animation, ceramics, CGI, drawing, design, illustration, photography, sculpture, painting, digital communications, studio graphics and portfolio. For details, e-mail … [Read more...]