IVC campus bustles with activity

Candice Perez

Though much of Irvine Valley College’s appeal comes from its tranquil campus, there will be plenty of action this October for students looking to broaden their academic horizons.

At the Sept. 30 IVC Transfer and Career Fair, students browsed booths of various four-year colleges and universities, where college representatives chatted with and informed students of what opportunities are available to them at their institutions. “I am definitely considering Fullerton a lot more now,” Kelsey Wood, 19, psychology said. “Now I want to go see the campus.”

For those who were not able to make it to the event, there is a constant supply of guidance and resources available at the transfer center. During October, there will be many opportunities to meet with college representatives as students prepare transfer applications. A teaching representative from Cal State Fullerton will be in the IVC transfer center Oct. 16. Representatives from Cal Poly Pomona and the University of California Santa Barbara will be there Oct. 8. Students interested in transferring locally can meet with a representative from University of California Irvine Oct.14 and 24. A representative from University of California Berkeley will be there Oct. 20, and a representative from University of California Riverside will visit IVC Oct. 30.

The Performing Arts Center will host several musical events this weekend. IVC’s Jazz Ensemble will perform Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. Master Chorale will present “American Voices” Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. The Wind Ensembles of IVC and California State University, Fullerton will join together onstage on Oct. 12 at 4 p.m..

In the academic arena, Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society has already held two out of four of their scheduled satellite seminars, in which guest speakers broadcast and discuss global issues with student audiences around the nation. For the next two years, PTK’s study topic will be “The Paradox of Affluence: Choices, Challenges, and Consequences.” The next seminar will be held Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. with Eric Weiner, author of The Geography of Bliss. Anyone is welcome to attend and participate in the discussion. The fourth and final seminar of the semester will be Nov. 11. All seminars are held in Library 213.

On Oct. 30 the Associated Students of Irvine Valley College will host their annual Halloween “Spooktacular” Runway Costume Competition on IVC’s Cat Walk from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. IVC Director of Student Development, Helen Locke, has attended the event in previous years.

Some IVC clubs will be there along with a DJ and root beer floats. Prizes will be awarded to winners of pumpkin decorating and pie eating contests. Costume competition winners will also receive prizes.

Be it academics, arts, or seasonal festivities, the IVC campus will be alive this Fall.

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