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Fall Arts and Humanities

The Foundation of Wayne Community College has films, lectures, plays, and trips on tap for its Fall 2016 season. See the schedule at Fall 2016 Arts and Humanities Offerings and sign up today.

Have you noticed the chain of paper links along the staircase in the WLC Atrium? Here is what that is all about and how you can be a part of it.

As of December 2, figures for the devastation wrought when Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on November 8 are: 5,670 dead, 26,233 injured, 1,761 missing, 3 million displaced, 11.2 million affected. Nearly a month after the storm, these numbers continue to increase.

Aid is reaching the Philippines but the people who were impacted by the typhoon will need assistance for a long time before they can stand on their own again.

Several student groups, under the coordination of an Honors Leadership Class team, are raising funds for the American Red Cross’ efforts in the Philippines. Their project, Link Up for the Philippines, will attempt to create a chain of 2,000 paper links, one for each of the occupied islands in the 7,000-island archipelago. As the number of links grows, the chain will snake down the Atrium and then it will start around the third floor balcony.

For just a 50 cent donation, you can write your name, the name of anyone you wish to honor, or a message on a link. With each link, the chain gets longer and the evidence of WCC’s compassion for others grows stronger.

Each campus organization and some departments have their own link color:
CRU – purple
Criminal Justice Club – blue
SGA – yellow
Phi Theta Kappa – red
Male Minority Mentoring – green
Budo Club – black
Basic Skills Department – gold
Sherrie and Friends – orange
Public Information Office – pink.

Organizations will be taking turns at a table in the Atrium or you can make a contribution in the Student Activities Office in WLC, the Public Safety Division offices in Pine, Basic Skills offices in Walnut, or Public Information Office in Dogwood.

If you choose to write a check, please make it to the American Red Cross and write “Philippines Relief” in the “for” or “notes” line.

Thank you for once again reaching into your pocket and giving what you can. It is appropriate that, as we celebrate holidays at which we sit down at tables full of our favorite foods in comfortable houses, surrounded by our loved ones and friends, we take on this cause for a country that has lost so much. Thank you for “linking up for the Philippines.”

For more information on this project, contact Caleb Grant at or Tara Humphries at or 919-739-7002.


Wayne Community College wants its students and employees to LIVE SAFER, whether at work, home, school, play, on the road, or on the computer.

We’re holding a SAFETY FAIR next Wednesday, Oct. 23 that will cover safety in all of these aspects of your life

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Plus, if you visit six of the participating agencies, you’ll be eligible for door prizes.

We encourage you to come out for this event between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. next Wednesday. It will be in the Atrium and adjoining rooms (except the child passenger safety station which will be in the Pine Overflow Parking Lot.

The Wayne Business and Industry Center will offer a two-week course to help those wanting to work in manufacturing.

“Introduction to Manufacturing/Soft Skills for Manufacturing” will introduce students to the basic skills needed to work in manufacturing. It will be taught 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Mondays-Thursdays, and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Fridays, Sept. 16-27 on Wayne Community College’s main campus in Goldsboro.

An orientation session is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 in Room 104 of the Walnut Building.

The course is designed to assist unemployed and under-employed workers and fees may be waived for those who meet income criteria. Potential students should ask about tuition assistance. The full cost of the course is $120.

This two-part course is designed to familiarize students with the basics of manufacturing, provide an understanding of the manufacturing processes, tools, safe work habits, concern for quality, and mathematics used in manufacturing.

The first part of the course, “Introduction to Manufacturing,” includes core topics of basic math and English review, good manufacturing processes, industry-related technology, and computer skills. Students will also complete Snap-on certification training and Career Readiness Certification assessments.

During part two of the class, “Soft Skills for Manufacturing,” students will focus on effective time management and soft skills.

Training will include lecture and hands-on activities such as practice interviews, and tours of local industries.

The program is made possible in part by a Planning and Community Development Block Grant through the City of Goldsboro.

Contact Jena Cantwell at or (919) 739-7011 for more information or to register for the course.

Wayne Business and Industry Center at Wayne Community College offers “on time” and “on target” training, counseling, education, and technical services to business and industry in Wayne County. WBIC involves all levels of business and professional organizations in the local community through four main avenues: the WORKS Initiative, Small Business Center, Military Business Center, and Customized Training Program.

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