Kids College to be held at Coastal Bend College

The pyramids, the mummies, the Sphinx are but a few of the intriguing icons of Egypt. Coastal Bend College Kids College participants will explore the language, geography, art, hieroglyphics, and archeology of Egypt this summer.

Kids, six to 12 years old, will discover ancient and current contributions, encryption, mummification, famous Egyptians and other fascinating aspects of the country. They will experience art, music, dance, and literature with an Egyptian theme.

All segments of Kids College are led by qualified and creative instructors and supervised by the CBC Customized and Continuing Education Department.

Kids College information follow:

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Study Spanish in Puerto Rico with Coastal Bend College

CBC offers intensive Spanish study in Puerto Rico June 10-23, 2012

Coastal Bend College’s summer intensive Spanish course offers students the opportunity to spend two weeks in the beautiful Puerto Rican city of San Juan, study Spanish at the Institute for Second Language Acquisition, live with friendly Puerto Rican families, make excursions to interesting sites across Puerto Rico, experience life in a foreign environment, and enjoy 85 degree weather.

Coastal Bend College students study abroad in Puerto Rico

Coastal Bend College Spanish and sociology students spent two weeks in Puerto Rico studying culture, language and ethnography. Those who took the trip are, top row from left, Jennifer Roberts, Vera Wang, Homero Garza, CBC Spanish Instructor Dr. Emmanuel Alvarado, and Roberto Lopez; and in the middle row from left, Suzane Nunez, Samantha Salinas, CBC Sociology Instructor Kelly Rea, and Dariela Ramirez; and in the bottomrow from left, Macy Richter, Paola Serna, Bianca Rocha, Verita Gronuum, Linda Salazar, Missy Moreno Raymon Avelar and Ana Alyse Olivares.

Small classes are for high school students, college students, Spanish teachers who need to renew their teacher certificates, and other adults who wish to improve their Spanish-speaking skills. Students can earn beginning- through advanced-level class credit for one or two semesters or first or second year college Spanish or Continuing Professional Education credits. Students may also take “American Minorities” over the summer program to Puerto Rico.Because the ISLA offers classes for both teenagers and adults, CBC makes the class available to high school students who have passed their TAKS exit exams (or the equivalent) and to college students and adults of any age.

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Anagen to rock Coastal Bend College stage

Concert part of free Spring Festival

Ranked in the top 25 unsigned bands in the United States and Canada, Anagen has come out of hibernation to once again rock the foundation of the Texas music scene. They will perform at Coastal Bend College in Beeville on April 12 at 6 p.m. in the James Dougherty Student Center (SUB). The concert is part of Spring Festival 2012, a community event.

Anagen

Austin-based Anagen, set to perform at Coastal Bend College on April 12, features from left, Beeville natives Justin Perez and Lance Kotara; and Tyler McCollum and Steve Hudson.

Anagen spent much of 2008 and 2009 playing sold out shows in Texas, being courted by major record labels, and sharing the stage with some of rock’s biggest names. Then they moved the act to Nashville where the music gradually became different altogether.Since shifting their focus towards their new project, Love at War, founding members Lance Kotara and Tyler McCollum have been on a steady upward musical journey that’s taken them across the world from London and Berlin to Los Angeles and Beeville.

That’s right. Beeville. The Austin-based band features two Beeville natives – Lance Kotara and Justin Perez. Kotara, lead guitar/vocalist, and Perez, bass guitarist, are 2001 A.C. Jones High School graduates. They performed together in the local band, “The Others” before relocating to the Austin area and ultimately becoming 50 percent of Anagen. They’ve periodically returned to Beeville and the college to perform.

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Free seminars for small businesses available in Beeville

Learn how to access capital to start or grow your small business through the many U.S. Small Business Administration loan guaranty programs tailored to your business needs.

Workshops will be held on the following dates:

April 5, 12:30 -2 p.m.: Tax Tips for Small Businesses & Benefits/Incentives for Home Based Businesses

June 28, 12:30-2 p.m.: Starting Your Own Business

September 28, 12:30-2 p.m.: Access to Capital

December 6, 12:30-2 p.m.: Funding Sources—Alternative Financing

Meet resource experts that can help you start, finance and manage a successful small business.  SBA’s alliance partners will be addressing key best business practices for sustainability and business growth.

The workshops will be held at Coastal Bend College Lott-Canada Facility, 900 W. Corpus Christi St. (Highway 59 West) in Beeville.

Those interested must RSVP to reserve a seat and confirm dates. Contact Nora Cartwright at (361) 362-2633 or noracart@coastalbend.edu to register.

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Free tax tips for small businesses seminar available in Beeville

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Coastal Bend College will present a seminar, SBA Programs and Services and Tax Tips for Small Businesses & Benefits/ Incentives for Home-Based Small Businesses Seminar, at CBC Lott-Canada Facility, located at 900 W. Corpus Christi St. (Highway 59 West) in Beeville, on April 5, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The free seminar targets start-ups and existing small businesses. SBA representative Annie Hudspeth will discuss the many SBA loan guaranty programs available and tailored to small business needs. SBA’s alliance partners will address key best business practices for sustainability and business growth.

Those interested must RSVP to reserve a seat and confirm dates. Contact Nora Cartwright at (361) 362-2633 or noracart@coastalbend.edu to register.

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