Porterville College

April C.H.A.P. travels to the 1980s and back

Porterville College’s Cultural Historical Awareness Program (C.H.A.P.) will continue its spring schedule on Wednesday, April 8 with a special event titled “Early Automobiles” presented by Dr. Michael Sullivan in the PC Theater.

The talk will be accompanied by an antique auto display courtesy of members of the Horseless Carriage Club of America from the Los Angeles area in the PC Quad area from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The event is open to the public and free to attend. Please visit the front desk to obtain a parking permit for the event.

Travel “Back to the 80’s” as Porterville College staff and students present their annual “concert” featuring skits, live music and lip-synched renditions of music, movies and culture from the 1980s on Friday, April 17. Join us for one of two shows, 5 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. in the PC Theater. Parking permits will not be required for the event.

On Wednesday, April 22, join us for a special lunch-time talk titled “Ecological Restoration in a Time of Mass Extinction” by retired Chief Scientist of the National Park Service, Dr. David Graber in the PC Theater.

Conservation scientists around the globe are in broad agreement that the earth has entered a mass extinction event. Unlike past mass extinctions, which were associated with extreme geological events, it is evident that this event is the consequence of landscape conversion to human use, and anthropogenic global warming. As tragic as this is for those who value nature, there are encouraging examples of ecological restoration in our region ranging from individual species to whole ecosystems. The talk will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.in the PC Theater.  The event is open to the public and free to attend. Please visit the front desk to obtain a parking permit for the event.

The Porterville College Cultural and Historical Awareness Program (CHAP) was organized in 2002 to enhance students' awareness of certain important aspects of our society to which they may previously have had little or no exposure. A theme is chosen by CHAP members each school year, and faculty members across the campus are encouraged to integrate elements of that theme into their coursework. Additionally, a variety of field trips, guest speakers, panel discussions and videos are presented throughout the year and are all open to the public. For more information about C.H.A.P. call Richard Osborne at (559) 791-2298.

Porterville College is located at 100 E. College Avenue in Porterville. For more information visit www.portervillecollege.edu or call (559) 791-2200.

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