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WSC to hold Showcase featuring Welcome Wagon and Open House Apr 13

Posted: Apr 01 2013
WILLISTON, N.D. - Williston State College's Diversity Committee, working together with the college and many community sponsors, will host the WSC Showcase featuring a Welcome Wagon event and Open House on Saturday, April 13.

The Showcase will be held on WSC's campus on from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities will span the campus, with the majority occurring in the school's gyms, the Crighton Building, and the Western Star Career and Technology Center.

According to WSC Diversity Committee Chair, Kim Weismann, Williston had held events in the past to welcome new members to town. "I don't think there has been one in quite some time", stated Weismann. "But our group felt like it would be a great way to reach out to all the new residents and make them feel comfortable and familiar with their surroundings."

"We will have area churches on hand, as well as other essential services and organizations, handing out information. N2 Effects, a DJ service, will be there to entertain, and we will be awarding door prizes and handing out give-aways throughout the day," she said.

There will also be a number of activities for families with face painting, Jump N Fun Inflatables, and kid's Zumba offered in 15-minute sessions every hour on the hour. Desserts and beverages will be served throughout the day.

The Open House will feature many of WSC's programs and facilities.

WSC's Director for Marketing, Kayla Retzer, and Open House Coordinator is excited to showcase the school. "We hope this open house will be different than others people have been to in the past. Instead of our instructors standing behind a table and handing out information, we're showcasing them in the actual classrooms and labs they work in. Many of them will also be handing out give-aways related to their discipline," Retzer stated.

"The Ag Program is giving out pots and potting soil; the massage students will do free hand massages from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the welding students will be giving out metal WSC logos cut out right in their shop, and that's just to name a few," said Retzer.

Student Services will be present to answer any questions prospective students or inquiring community members may have. There will also be the opportunity to find out about the many of the other services WSC provides including GED classes and testing, TrainND, and the WSC library, which is open to the public.

In addition, Retzer noted there will be a free barbeque from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the WSC Brass Ensemble will be performing at 11:30 a.m. with the WSC Choir to follow at 1 p.m. 

The entire day is free and open to the public. 

"While everyone is welcome to come and check us out, we especially want to invite those who are new to the area to come and learn about their new community," Weismann said. "We really are working to show what we have to offer here in Williston and focus on the good things. We want to let people know that they are welcome here in our town."

If there are any groups or organizations who would like to participate in the Welcome Wagon event, they can call Weismann at 774-4503 to reserve a table. "We need to hear from them as soon as possible, but no later than April 8 to guarantee that they will get a table," she said. She can be reached by calling 701-774-4503.

If you have any question about the Open House or would like more information about Williston State, please contact Kayla Retzer at 774-4222 or visit
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