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Forensics Anthropology

Attributions: 
Story and Photos by Sean Curtis

Teams of Forensics students raced to put together skeletal remains and reach their objectives. In addition to assembling the skeleton, each team had to identify and prove the gender and race.

Careening Coasters

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Story and Photos by Khristen Massic

The Pre-Engineering class has been investigating the civil engineering discipline. In addition to researching various careers and opportunities related to civil engineering, students completed a civil engineering-related project. This year's class was given various supplies and instructions for building a marble roller-coaster. Using knowledge from previous math and science classes, they were to build and calculate how fast their marble traveled and identify the kinetic, potential, and mechanical energy of their final designs.

Our Distance Learning Ladies

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Story by Anna Palmer, Photos by Brandon Arnold

We have two of the best Distance Learning Facilitators at ALC. They assist the 100+ students who are taking Concurrent Enrollment classes through live-interactive broadcasts from UVU. (Left to Right: Gaye, Karen)

Gaye Cook

Gaye Cook was born and raised in the quiet town of Fairview, Utah. She spent some of her growing up years in California. Gaye has been working for the Nebo School District for fifteen years and in her current position as Distance Learning Facilitator for thirteen years.

Cow Eye Dissection

Attributions: 
Story and Photos by Sean Curtis

Today the ALC Health Science students prepared for their exam with a hands-on dissection of cow eyes.  Students were asked to identify all structures of the eye. This challenging university anatomy/physiology course is delivered by Weber State University.

Film Students go to Sundance

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Story by Brandon Arnold, Pictures by Francesca Rotolo

Mr. Arnold’s Film Production classes took a field trip to the Sundance Film Festival last week. They watched films from Israel/Palestine, China, Japan, and Minnesota. They also ate food from Mexico, Belgium, and Germany. In doing so, students gained insights into other ways of life around the world, like a Palestinian double agent working for the Israeli spy agency. Or like boys in China who have been sent to rehabilitation centers for kids with internet addictions.

Mr. Curtis

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Story and Photos by Anna Palmer

Sean Curtis was born and raised in Springville and his family has farmed here since it was settled in the 1800s.  In fact, the original settler Enos Curtis is buried in the cemetery just a few blocks from the ALC.

Little Brains

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Story and Photos by Sean Curtis

The ALC students taking anatomy and physiology through Weber State University put their brains to work this week.  They were tasked to flag all of the anatomy and physiology learned over the past couple of weeks, in preparation for their exam.  The sheep's brain dissection was a great way for students to get away from a traditional lecture and get some hands on engaged learning. 

Attention Female Students - TechMaker Challenge!

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Story by Anna Palmer

Attention all female students! 

On Saturday, April 28th from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., the Women Tech Council is co-sponsoring a one-day workshop offering female students opportunities to be involved with hands-on activities utilizing TechMaker.

Students are placed in groups, given hands-on experience, and participate in a challenge event in which one group will emerge a winner. Learning opportunities in the following areas are provided:

UVU Parent Permission Form

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Story by Anna Palmer

Attention all parents and ALC students! Anyone registered in a new Concurrent Enrollment course this term needs to make sure they turn in their signed UVU Parent Permission form to the front office no later than Wednesday, January 22nd. Thank you so much for helping us by getting these forms all turned in. If you have any questions, please talk to one of the staff in the computer lab or the front office.

Engineering & Legos

Attributions: 
Story by Anna Palmer, Photos by Khristen Massic

Mrs. Massic's Engineering students participated in a Lego modeling activity today. The object of the activity was to test each team's ability to work as a group, rapidly collect information, plan an assembly process and build a model from an assembly plan. Everyone had to comply with a number of rules, and they were given 30 minutes to prepare a formal assembly plan for a Lego hotel. Teams then used the plans to re-build the Lego hotels. Fun? Challenging? What do you think?

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