Campus Connection November 2021 

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Athletics Department

Public Information Office

The Treasure Valley Community College women's basketball team is calling all alumni to town for the annual alumni scrimmage! This year, the scrimmage will be held on Saturday, November 6th at 5:00 pm. 

If you are interested in attending and/or playing in this year's scrimmage, email Coach Riley Helmick at for information. 


Nov. 5-6 Volleyball final two home games of the season, Friday, November 5th against Walla Walla  (6:00 pm) and Saturday, November 6th against Yakima Valley (2:00 pm).

Visit for more dates and times on upcoming fall athletic competitions.

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Students interested in attending TVCC this winter are reminded to mark their calendars for Advising Day on Tuesday, November 2nd.  The scheduled times and places are as follows:

  • TVCC Ontario campus: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the new Career and Technical Education Center.
  • TVCC Caldwell Center, Caldwell, ID:  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Computer Lab.
  • Online access for current students will automatically open at 8:00 a.m.  on Nov. 2nd.
  • New student registration for winter term begins on Monday, November 8th.

Students who register on Advising Day between 8:00 a.m. and midnight will be put into a drawing for a chance to win a $500 Chukar Scholarship to be used winter term. The three lucky winners will be notified via student email by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 5th.  

Aviation Students: advising assistance will be available:
CALDWELL - Tuesday, November 2nd
                       9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
                       Computer Lab 217
ONTARIO - Tuesday, November 2nd
                    2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                    Barber Hall Computer Lab 223

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Special appreciation to Vice President Eddie Alves and Accreditation Liaison Officer David Koehler for their work in preparing the College for our NWCCU Mid-cycle Accreditation Visit.  I appreciate all the extra work and time you both committed to the report and visit. Submitted by President Dana Young.

Shout out to Audrey Vega in IT! I had a lab scheduled on campus when the computers were scheduled to be down for maintenance. On Friday afternoon, Audrey took the time to make sure the computer & projector would still work for class. The lab ran smooth on Friday, despite these challenges, thanks to Audrey! Submitted by Kilee Saldivar, Nursing

Congratulations to Molly Lightfield in the Nursing Department for receiving her Master of Science in Nursing this summer from Western Governors University!  TVCC is proud of you!

CBWCL would like to thank Drew Pearson for teaching the Community Education Skid Steer training class on Saturday, October 23, 2021.  The class hosted 8 students, most traveling from Central High School in Monmouth, OR.  Class evaluations were overwhelmingly positive - “Really great instructor, kind, in depth, taught well and comfortable to be around. This was a great class and better than I expected it would be!” Submitted by Andrea Testi, CBWCL and SBDC

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Title: Line Landscape Study (18 x 24 ink on paper)
Student: Luke Steward
Photo courtesy of TVCC Instructor Tammy Kinney

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Title: Gandalf and the Witch King (12 x 12 charcoal)
Student: Apollo Annisen
Photo courtesy of TVCC Instructor Tammy Kinney.

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On November 4th, the Student Programs Department, in collaboration with TVCC’s Career Advising Services, are pleased to introduce to campus a Career Development Series! Students are invited to attend the first event of the series with special keynote speaker Dr. Joshua Fredenburg who will be presenting “#BOSSMOVES”.  This presentation will be an engaging talk designed to kick-start careers and prepare for future success in the workplace.  To learn more about Dr. Fredenburg visit

This keynote presentation will take place at 2:00 p.m. at the Caldwell Center, and 7:00 p.m. at the Ontario campus.

In addition, on November 4th, TVCC students are invited to participate in a career exploration and assessment workshop from 12:00 pm to 2:00 p.m. in the CTE Center computer lab.

Stay tuned next quarter for another exciting event on Career Development.

For help with TVCC Career Advising, contact Academic/Career Advisor Zach Widner at, or call (541) 881-5818.

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TVCC Blazon (Shield):  The Lamp symbolizes education, Fess Wavy represents the Snake River, Torch and Atomic Symbol represent general education and the sciences, the Chukar Partridge symbolizes the school mascot, the Roman Numeral 5 and the year 1962 symbolize the five major functions of a community college and the founding date of the school, and The Covered Wagon represents the Oregon Trail which passes through the vicinity and the heritage of the present-day inhabitants of the area.

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Here are a couple ways to protect your password:

  • Shoulder surfing. Be aware of this hacking method in which people watch you enter your password or PIN on a keyboard or keypad.  A good practice is to always turn your laptop or device away from others and shield your keyboard or keypad when entering a password or PIN. 
  • Don’t write down your passwords and don’t ever send passwords to yourself in an email, instant message, or text.  These communication channels are not always secure and can be compromised by hackers.

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