4 Tips to Create a Strong Writing Community in Class

Cassandra O’Sullivan Sachar provides excellent tips for reestablishing a student's youthful enthusiasm for writing in“Establishing a Writing Community in the College Classroom” in this week’s Faculty Focus. She reminds the reader that when students were in grade school, they used to be proud and excited about writing, especially when sharing it out loud. She credits this … Continue reading 4 Tips to Create a Strong Writing Community in Class

We can’t stay composed when we’re excited for NEW English Composition!

We are proud to announce the beta release of English Composition for fall 2016!   With emphasis on effective communication in today's changing world, English Composition takes a contextualized approach to writing instruction for students of all disciplines. As they interact with diverse texts, engaging content, and interactive practice, students learn to craft arguments and participate successfully in academic, … Continue reading We can’t stay composed when we’re excited for NEW English Composition!

New Mexico Junior College Knows How to Make Learning Fun!

Pi Day is always a great holiday, but New Mexico Junior College (NMJC) really knows how to make it a true celebration! The college, with the generous support of local businesses and organizations, hosts the Pi Day Fair and Celebration, an event that involves 150 volunteers sharing educational games and fun activities with the local community. This year, more … Continue reading New Mexico Junior College Knows How to Make Learning Fun!

Make volunteering a habit: Hawkes volunteers with Habitat for Humanity

Laura peeks at the wooden boards.

Last weekend, Hawkes volunteers teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to help build a local house. The building was in the beginning stages, so volunteers helped with adding some support to the start of the future home's floor on the foundation. Volunteer Venessa said, "I learned how to properly hammer a nail, and it’s actually more difficult … Continue reading Make volunteering a habit: Hawkes volunteers with Habitat for Humanity

Hawkes Volunteers at Local Nonprofit

This past weekend, we volunteered at Windwood Farm Home for Children, which provides kids with a variety of residential and community-based programs that work with families to ensure safety through supportive interventions. It was a beautiful day for volunteering! Hawkes donated plants and soil for the landscaping project in front of the main building. Thankfully Marcel knows how … Continue reading Hawkes Volunteers at Local Nonprofit