CSU-Global offers $5,000 scholarships to rural students
Colorado State University-Global Campus is offering $5,000 scholarships for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in select rural Colorado counties, including San Juan County.
CSU-Global is the 100 percent online university within the CSU system. It offers bachelor’s-degree and master’s-degree programs designed for working adults.
Because its courses are entirely online, students do not need to move to finish their college degrees.
CSU-Global also offers monthly term starts of compressed eight-week terms throughout the year, and a tuition guarantee that locks in a student’s tuition rate.
Recipients will receive $5,000 toward their tuition. Applications are being accepted at http://csuglobal.edu/coscholarship.
For more information, call (855) 810-8720.
Alpine Bank extends application deadline
Alpine Bank has extended the application deadline for the J. Robert Young Scholarships to Monday.
Graduating high school seniors meeting the criteria of the scholarships may receive an application through their high school counselor, www.wc-cf.org, www.alpinebank.com or by visiting any Alpine Bank location.
The scholarships are offered to graduates of public high schools in communities served by Alpine Bank. Two $1,000 renewable scholarships are awarded each year to students with a 2.75 GPA or higher who are seeking a business-related degree.
Students must attend a Colorado college. Applications must be postmarked or emailed to the Western Colorado Community Foundation on or before Monday.
To return an application or for more information, mail Cindy Rhodes, program director Western Colorado Community Foundation, P.O. Box 4334, Grand Junction, CO 81502; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or call (970) 243-3767.
Durango Education Center announces courses
Durango Education Center will offer these course:
Beginning Spanish II will be held Monday and Wednesday from April 7 to May 14. This class is for people who have taken at least two semesters of Spanish.
Conversational Spanish will take place Monday and Wednesday from April 7 to May 14. This class is for people who have had at least two years of Spanish and would like to practice speaking and improve their knowledge of the language.
Computing Fundamentals will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. beginning Monday and take place Mondays and Wednesdays. The class will cover an introduction to computers.
Excel 1 will be offered from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from Monday to April 23.
Word I will be offered from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from April 14 to 23.
Advance registration and prepayment are required for all classes.
For more information, visit www.durangoedcenter.org.
Animas High School announces events
Animas High School will host these events:
Registration for the 2014-15 school year continues. Students interested in attending AHS can email Maureen Truax at email@example.com or call 247-2474, ext. 2307.
Prospective students can shadow AHS students by making a reservation. To schedule a shadow experience or a tour, call 247-2474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A game night for current and incoming students will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 4 in the commons room at AHS.
A LINK Exhibition will take place from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. April 4 at AHS. To read stories about student accomplishments and see photos of their work, visit www.facebook.com/AHSLINK.
Continuing-education classes available at FLC
Fort Lewis College Continuing Education Program will offer these courses:
“Secrets of Organic Gardening,” a three-part workshop, will be taught by Frank LeBeau from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 5, 19 and 26. Participants will gain practical, hands-on experience and learn how to produce high yields of nutritious crops using safe, natural, horticultural practices. The cost is $199 for all three or take single sessions for $79.
“Introduction to Chi Gung” with martial arts champion Sage Petersen will be offered Wednesday and Friday evenings, April 2 to 11. Chi Gung is a gentle exercise done with breathing exercises and is known to build energy. Petersen will teach the form “One Thousand Palms” for students to incorporate into their personal practice. The cost $69 for four classes.
Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, call 247-7385 or visit www.fortlewis.edu/ContinuingEd.
Relay for Life team to host family dance
The Ignacio schools Relay for Life team will host its annual Family Dance from 7 to 9 p.m. April 11 at the Ignacio Elementary School cafétorium.
Music will be provided by DJ Oscar Cosio. There will be a bake sale and participants will have the chance to design a luminaire for loved ones who have battled cancer. The luminaries will be displayed at the Relay for Life event June 27. A door prize drawing for Bobcat collectibles also will take place.
For more information, call Deb Otten at 563-0661.
Park Elementary to host Scholastic Book Fair
Park Elementary School will host a Scholastic Book Fair in the school library from 8 a.m. until one hour after school is dismissed on school days from April 4 to April 11.
For more information, call 560-2421.
Ignacio Explorers Club to host yard sale May 3
The Ignacio Elementary School Explorers Club will host a yard sale May 3 in the parking lot at Ignacio Elementary School.
People can rent space for $15, all the profits from their sales will be theirs.
To reserve a space, call Deb Otten at 563-0661.
9-R school board to meet April 15
The Durango School District 9-R School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. April 15 in the board room of the Administration Building, 201 E. 12th St.
Riverview Elementary School will be the school highlight.
Durango School District to host registration
Durango School District 9-R will host preschool and kindergarten registration from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on these dates:
Animas Valley on April 2.
Florida Mesa on April 3.
Park on April 8.
Sunnyside on April 9.
Riverview on April 10.
Fort Lewis Mesa on April 11.
Needham on April 15.
Participants should check in at the front office, and bring proof of address, birth certificate and copy of the child’s immunizations.
Park Elementary to hold dinner, movie night
Park Elementary will host its Book Fair Kickoff on April 4 with Family Dinner & Movie Night.
Dinner will be at 5 p.m. in the café and will include hot dogs, chili dogs, chili bowls, Frito pies and salads. The movie will start at 6 p.m. in the café.
Participants should bring blankets and lawn chairs. The book fair will run from April 4 to 11 in the library.
Pine River learning center announces courses
Pine River Community Learning Center, 54 Mill St. in Bayfield, will offer these courses:
Kennie Monger will teach salsa from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. April 7, 14 and 21 at the Bayfield Senior Center, 111 South West St. in Bayfield. The price for the class is $80 per person or $150 per couple. Registration is needed by noon April 4.
A beginning photography class taught by a professional photographer will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 17 at the learning center in Bayfield. The fee for this class is $25. Registration is needed before April 17.
A crochet class will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 9, 16 and 23 at the learning center in Bayfield. The class will cost $40. Registration is needed before April 9.
The class “Learn to Compost and Why” will take place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. April 29 at the learning center in Ignacio, 535 Candelaria Heights. Participants will find out what does and does not go into a compost pile. The class will cost $25.
For more information and to register, call 563-0681.