Campus Connection March 2019 

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TVCC staff and faculty listen in on cultural competency training, Higher Ground: A conceptual introduction to Inclusive Excellence and Implicit Bias and Inclusive Language Choices,” facilitated by Francisco Salinas, Boise State University’s Director for Student Diversity and Inclusion and sponsored by the TVCC Equity Project. Over 130 employees participated in the training to advance inclusive practices and explore concepts around inclusive excellence.


TVCC President Dana Young who serves on the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board had the opportunity along with other members of the Border Board to meet with Governor Brown during her visit to Ontario.

Volunteer of the Year

TVCC Foundation board member David Bean receives the Volunteer of the Year award at the Donor and Scholarship Recipient Recognition Dessert on February 21. Bean was recognized for his outstanding above and beyond work with the Foundation.

Foundation Chamber Presentation

Foundation Executive Director and Chief Development Officer Cathy Yasuda and President Dana Young pose with TVCC student Cecelia Serrano during the Ontario Chamber luncheon on February 25, 2019.

The TVCC Foundation, along with the St. Alphonsus Medical Center Foundation and the Four Rivers Community Foundation shared during the luncheon the amazing work they do in the community.


On March 2, two wrestlers from the TVCC team qualified for the National Collegiate Wrestling Associations’ National Championship Tournament at regionals held in Aberdeen, Washington.  Mark Ishida, pre-nursing student, wrestling in the 165-pound weight class, and Dylan Feldmeier, pre-dental hygiene student, wrestling at 235 pounds, each defeated athletes from Washington State University to earn spots at Nationals. Both Ishida and Feldmeier pinned their opponents in the first period to secure their trip to Nationals which will be held in Allen, Texas from March 13-16.  Congratulations Mark and Dylan!

Advising Day 2019

TVCC staff and faculty stood by during advising day to help students register for spring and summer quarters. If you are interested in taking a class, it’s not too later to sign up. Click on the following link for more information


March 18-22    Finals Week
March 25-29    Spring Vacation
March 28         New Student Orientation
April l               Spring Term Classes Begin


Did you know?  Oregon and Idaho residents who are 60 years of age and older are eligible to take a course at half the regular tuition rate.

Eligible students may enroll any time prior to the start of the first class meeting. Click here to start the admission process, email, or call us at 541-881-5815. We're happy to help you get started!

All on campus, live instruction credit courses are eligible. The discount does not apply to non-credit courses or the Center for Business, Workforce & Community Learning courses. The tuition discount does not apply to fees. Read more....

women's history month

In collaboration with Border Town Comic Con, the TVCC Equity Project presents a special guest panel featuring Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me) and Madeline McGrane (Dirt Creek Runs Red with Blood, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl). Having studied together at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, they have become rising stars within the comics’ industry. In this conversation, these two artists will discuss exploring LGBTQ+ narratives, drawing on diverse influences, and creating comics. A drawing demonstration and short Q+A will follow the presentation. Read more....

Education Week

ASG partnered with the TVCC Library and Open Oregon to bring educational events about open educational resources to campus during Open Education Week. During the week, students had the opportunity to learn how to identify course offerings with no-cost or low-cost materials, to learn about the academic publishing industry, and to give their feedback on OERs during a Food for Thought forum. Faculty were able to participate in workshops about open licensing and designing courses with OER content. Thank you to everyone who planned and participated in the week’s events!

Border Town Comic Con

The TVCC Library will be at Border Town Comic Con! We will have a collection of graphic novels and other nerd-tastic books available for checkout, and while you’re visiting our booth, you can write or draw a page about your comic con experience for our community zine project. (Don’t know what a zine is? Come check out the new collection in the Library!) Excelsior! See you at Comic Con March 23rd and 24th!

TVCC Alumni & Friends

The Treasure Valley Community College Alumni and Friends Association is committed to fostering a life partnership with students, employees, and friends of the college to promote, support and serve TVCC students and the community. For more information click on



Spring sports officially kicked off their season this month with baseball, softball, tennis, and track..

Chukar Baseball started their preseason home games by splitting last weekend’s games against Skagit Valley College. Game one was a 7-3 loss on Friday, March 1, but the Chuks fought back in the 10th inning of the second game to beat the Cardinals 5-4. Saturday, March 2, the Chuks beat the Cardinals 3-0 in the first game, Skagit Valley fought back in the final game to beat the Chuks 6-2.

Chukar softball kicked off their preseason home games on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 with a scrimmage against College of Southern Idaho.  The Chuks suffered 2 losses against the well-seasoned Golden Eagles with a score of 7-3 in game one and 22-0 in game two.

Chukar Track participated in the Eric Anderson Memorial Icebreaker on March 1- 2, 2019 at Linfield College in McMinnville, OR. They are off to a good start with Adam McLean claiming the 1st place finish in the Men’s 800M and Allie Gibson taking 2nd in the Women’s 3000M Steeple.  The Chuks were very competitive at this meet. Track will attend the EOU Invitational on March 16 in LaGrande, OR.

On March 8-9, the tenis teams started the season at OSU in Corvallis, OR. Men's tennis began with a 2-7 loss on Saturday but came back for a 5-4 win on Sunday. Women's tennis tied 3-3 on Saturday then suffered a 1-7 loss on Sunday. Tennis will travel this weekend to play the Community Colleges of Spokane on March 16 and Lewis & Clark State College on March 17. Good luck teams!

TVCC Performing Arts

“Goin’ Home,” TVCC Choirs Program
Under the direction of Dr. Gretchen Longwell, the Treasure Valley Chorale and TVCC Concert Choir will perform “Goin’ Home,” a musical reflection on the journey home.  Special performances by a variety of musicians including solos, duets and more!

The concert will be held in the Meyer-McLean Theatre at 7:30 pm on Thursday, March 14.  The box office opens for ticket sales at 6:45 pm prior to the performance.  For more information, call 541-881-5950.

TVCC Bands Concert “Winter Notes”
Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 PM, the Wind Symphony and TVCC Jazz Band, directed by Carl G Sorensen and Intermediate Band, directed by Sarah Poff, will perform “Winter Notes,’ a concert promising a variety of music for your enjoyment.

The bands invite all service people, active and veterans to attend for free.  Join them in the Meyer-McLean Theatre. The box office opens for ticket sales at 6:45 pm prior to the performance.  For more information, call 541-881-5950.

25th Army Band to Perform with the TVCC Jazz Band
Saturday, April 6 at 6:00 PM, the 25th Army Band will be on stage with the TVCC Jazz Band for a performance in the Meyer-McLean Theater.  This concert is free to the community!

For a complete list of upcoming performances visit:

Spirit Night

The Chukar, Foundation Executive Director Cathy Yasuda, Recruiter Chase Van Weerdhuizen and President Dana Young show their TVCC pride during Chukar Spirit Night.


10-Days! Short-term Study Abroad Tour: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Dome of the Rock, Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Wailing Wall, Gethsemane, Dead Sea and Masada, and more! December 27, 2019 to January 5, 2020.

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