TVCC Campus Connection ~ Oct. 15, 2018 

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Annual Fall Fest highlights student activities, teams

 Lyp Sync battle brings students, staff together for fun competition

To kick off the 2018-2019 school year, TVCC Student Activities team hosted the annual Chukar Fall Festival on Tuesday, October 2. The free BBQ, sponsored by the TVCC Foundation, is a great way to bring students, employees, and community members together for an evening to celebrate the new year.

The Associated Student Government’s theme for this upcoming year is “Limitless” and their planning and executing of this campus-wide event exceeded expectations again. The event features introductions of clubs, athletic teams, departments, and other organizations on campus. The goal is not to just showcase what’s available on campus for new students, but to also put some names and faces to teach club or organization so prospective members can get an idea of new opportunities.

Following the success of the format from last year, the Second Annual Lip Sync Battle was also featured at the event. Teams competed for the winning title, which went to Gina Roper, Lisa Meyer and Cathy Yasuda for their performance of the 1970s hit “Carwash.” Other activities included a photo booth, free Dutch Bros, a rock climbing wall and wipe-out obstacle course. A dance party finished up the evenings event.

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CTE listening sessions begin

As Treasure Valley Community College begins the process of renovating the existing Vo-Tech building into the new, state-of-the-art Career & Technical Education (CTE) Center, the community is invited to provide input and information about the new project.The next session is planned for Monday, October 22. Click headline to read more

Caldwell Mayor presents to TVCC Board

As part of the continuing partnership between TVCC and the City of Caldwell, Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas presented an update during TVCC Board of Education’s September meeting. TVCC and the City of Caldwell signed a ten-year lease earlier this summer. Mayor and TVCC commit to continued partnership for students at the TVCC Caldwell Center. Click headline to read more 


Mental Health event seeks to reach everyone

TVCC’s Associated Student Government is committed to removing the stigma around mental health issues. On Oct. 18, the ASG is hosting an exciting mental health pop-up exhibit titled “What’s your big lie?” On Monday, Oct. 15, the ASG will publicize a phone number anyone can anonymously text and to share their fears, struggles, and hopes. Texts will be displayed in Barber Hall Bistro from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18. Click headline to read more


In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the TVCC Multicultural Center is showcasing student art work from 3 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 18 in the Science Center. Please stop by to see this amazing art work and show your support! Click headline to read more

GED student named 2018 National Student Champion

A year after suffering a tragic accident at work, TVCC student Ivan Mendez was named the 2018 National High School Equivalency Program (HEP) Student Champion. In addition to receiving a $500 scholarship, Mendez will receive an all-expense paid trip to the National Conference in Puerto Rico to receive his award and share his story in front of hundreds of HEP/CAMP staff members from across the country. Read more

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TVCC hires new Chukar Athletic Director

TVCC has selected Andy Ward as its new athletic director. Ward is expected to take the reins of the Chukar athletic program on Dec. 5. He replaces Ed Aronson who is retiring in December after more than 10 years as TVCC’s Director of Athletics. Read more


Stegner named Head Coach for Chukar Men's Basketball 

After six seasons as the head coach for TVCC, men’s basketball program, Head Coach Ryan Zimmerman is stepping down. Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Joe Stegner has been named interim head coach for the upcoming season. Stegner, who has worked with the men’s team for the past four years, will be assisted by Alex Campbell and Gary Mellinger. Read more

Decorate your car for a chance to win prizes

TVCC Student Activities is hosting its annual community Trunk-Or-Treat Boo Bash from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct 30, in the Weese parking lot!

Come support student scholarships at annual gala

The event begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, at the Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario. Tickets are on sale for the annual Treasure Valley Community College Foundation 2018 Gala. The semi-formal evening features a gourmet dinner, live and silent auction items, and more fun opportunities to raise money to support student scholarships.

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