Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County names BCCC its ‘Member of the Year’

The Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County, a consortium of organizations and individuals devoted to promoting the region as a cultural magnet, has selected Bucks County Community College as its Member of the Year.

The award, which was presented at the council’s annual members reception this month, recognizes the college’s work in the education, promotion and support of the arts in Bucks County.

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Turn to Bucks for an affordable college degree

Bucks County Community College is a public, two-year college with nearly 80 programs of study.

Tuition is $140 a credit for Bucks County residents, or about $4,300 a year including fees for a full-time student. Most credits can be transferred to a four-year university or college to complete a bachelor’s degree.

The free online application is at www.bucks.edu. There, you’ll find more information about academic majors that lead to either a two-year associate degree or a shorter-term certificate.

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Newtown Creek being tested for water quality

by June Portnoy

Bucks County Community College’s (BCCC) S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Department formed a cooperative partnership with the Newtown Creek Coalition (NCC) this past year to conduct a long-term water quality monitoring program on Newtown Creek. The results of the testing will be used to assess any effects that Newtown Borough and Township activities might have on the ecological health of the creek.

The NCC was established in 2006 by a group of interested citizens living in the vicinity of Newtown Creek, along with representatives from the governing bodies of Newtown Borough and Newtown Township. Its mission is “To improve, protect and preserve Newtown Creek and to encourage appropriate use of this natural and historic resource by the community.”

“This new partnership with Bucks is ideal because it’s great to have an academic institution with the expertise, scientific know-how and testing equipment to help us address any concerns we have about the creek,” said Mike Sellers, NCC Founder. “These findings will help us better understand any key issues affecting the creek’s water, so we can work with the local government on improving them, if necessary.”

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Tyler Tasting Party has new vibe

The Tyler Tasting Party returns to Bucks County Community College Friday, June 10th, when the 28th annual food and spirits tasting event unfolds at historic Tyler Mansion and Formal Gardens in Newtown. This year’s festivities will include juried artwork from the first annual Bucks County Plein Air Festival and a dueling pianos show.

The Plein Air Festival will present awards in a special tent in the gardens, where guests will be given an exclusive first viewing with the option to purchase juried artwork by 50 renowned local and national artists.

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BCCC ‘Kids on Campus 2016’ now open at Upper Bucks Campus

Bucks County Community College’s (BCCC) “Kids on Campus” will open for the first time this summer at its Upper Bucks Campus, 1 Hillendale Road in Perkasie.

Its summer program for kids and teens will include: Science Survivor Camp (ages 9 – 12), String Dissection Music Camp (ages 10 – 14), Kids in Focus Photography Camp (ages 11 – 15) and Creative Concepts Art Camp (ages 8 – 11).

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Show Some HeART!

  1. Lisa D. McGovern, of Levittown, displays her work.
  1. Marty Shively, of Bristol, next to some artwork.
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BCCC ‘Kids on Campus 2016’ now open at Lower Bucks Campus

Bucks County Community College’s (BCCC) “Kids on Campus” will open for the first time this summer at its Lower Bucks Campus, 1304 Veterans Highways in Bristol.

Its summer program for kids and teens will include: Lego Animation, Aspiring Actors, Music & Voice Production Camp, NASTAR Camp, Engineering with K’Nex, and Introduction to Scratch Programing.

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Bucks County Community College Continuing & Workforce Education

Wherever you are in your career or life, learning is always a step that leads to growth. Whether you’ve come to Bucks for pleasure, or need training to advance professionally, Continuing & Workforce Education has something for you.

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Lenape Valley Foundation to Host Suicide Prevention Conference

Lenape Valley Foundation will host a suicide prevention conference on Monday, November 2.  The conference, Suicide Prevention: Zero is the Answer, will be held at the Zlock Performing Arts Center at Bucks County Community College located at 275 Swamp Road in Newtown from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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15th Annual International Dinner for ‘Welcoming the Stranger’ will honor BCCC

Welcoming the Stranger, the non-profit educational ministry that offers free classes in English as a Second Language, computer skills and United States citizenship exam preparation to adult immigrants and refugees, will hold its 15th Annual International Dinner on Saturday, October 17th, 6:00pm, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 1200 Park Avenue, Bensalem.

At this year’s event, Welcoming the Stranger will honor Bucks County Community College (BCCC). Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt, President of Bucks County Community College, will accept the honor on the college’s behalf.

The International Dinner is a tasty experience where community members will feast on dozens of exotic dishes from around the globe. These authentic dishes will be prepared by students from Bensalem, Langhorne, Levittown, Morrisville, Newtown, Warminster, and surrounding areas who attend classes at Welcoming the Stranger.

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