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LRCC Offers New Graphics and Media Arts Workshops

LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College will be offering new graphic design and media arts workshops for the Spring Semester 2014. They are Adobe Illustrator, Basic Video Capture and Editing, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign. Each of the new workshops will be taught by one of two graphic design and media arts specialists, Mike Place (Tilton), and Gail Beane (Laconia), LRCC graphics and media arts professors and LRCC honors graduates themselves who have worked extensively in the industry.

"I am elated to be able to offer the Adobe Illustrator, Basic Video Capturing and Editing, and Adobe Photoshop workshops personally," says Place. "It is great to open our multi-million dollar laboratories to the community-at-large."

"I am also happy to offer the Adobe InDesign workshop to the general public," says Beane who is a Graphic Design Adjunct Professor at the College. "Increasing the knowledge base of the Lakes Region community and beyond is a great thing."

Workshop specifics follow:

Adobe Illustrator Workshop

Adobe Illustrator is a vector-based Illustration tool used to create clean, crisp graphics that are infinitely scalable to any size. This twelve-hour workshop takes you on a project-based tour of the basic tools, techniques and concepts in creating vector art with Adobe Illustrator. Basic abilities, such as opening and saving files on a computer are necessary.

The instructor will be Michael Place, a Graphic Design and Media Arts professor at LRCC. The workshop will be held on Wednesdays, January 22, January 29, February 5, and February 12, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $200 for all four evenings.

Basic Video Capture & Editing Workshop

This two-day eight-hour workshop is designed to help beginners with capturing and editing video. Whether the participant's camera is a DSLR, cell phone or anything in-between, the objective will be to help demystify menu settings and assign desired capture formats. Workshop attendees will learn how to load video onto a computer and open into a video editing program. Apple's iMovie will be used to create basic edits, add Titles and Credits, and output of a finished video ready for YouTube will be an end product.

The instructor is Michael Place. The workshop will be held on Saturdays, February 8, and February 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at a cost of $150 for both days.

Adobe Photoshop Workshop

Adobe Photoshop is known throughout the world as the number one photo editing software. This twelve-hour workshop takes you on a project-based tour of the basic tools, techniques, and concepts that every digital artist should know.

The instructor is Michael Place. The workshop will be held on Wednesdays, February 19, February 26, March 5, and March 12, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at a cost of $200 for all four evenings.

Adobe InDesign Workshop

Adobe InDesign is a powerful desktop publishing software used to create posters, brochures, magazines, flyers, and books – just to name a few. This twelve-hour workshop is project-based, bringing you through basic steps of page layout combined with time-saving techniques for a more efficient and productive workflow.

The instructor will be Gail Beane, Graphic Design Adjunct Professor at the College. The workshop will be held on Mondays, March 24, March 31, April 7, and April 14, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at a cost of $200 for all four evenings.

For more information or to register for any of the four new workshops, call LRCC at (603) 524-3207. One may also call the College toll-free, 1-800-357-2992.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 07:14

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LRPC Environmental Workshop on Friday, January 31

MEREDITH —  The Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) will hold the third in a series of public workshops relating to the Lakes Region Plan on Friday January 31, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Meredith Community Center.

The "Natural Resources in the Lakes Region" workshop will provide an opportunity for commissioners, local officials, and other interested persons to hear presentations on major topics including land conservation, agriculture, forestry, water infrastructure and watershed management, followed by break-out sessions where participants will identify key issues and brainstorm projects and implementation steps. Information from the break-out sessions, as well as the presentations, will inform the development of the Environmental and Water Infrastructure components of the Lakes Region Plan.

"These topical workshops provide our member communities and stakeholders with the opportunity to have a direct input into the development of the Lakes Region Plan," stated Jeff Hayes, the new Executive Director of the Lakes Region Planning Commission.

The Lakes Region Plan is part of the Granite State Future (GSF) project, a statewide project among all of the regional planning commissions coordinated by the Nashua Regional Planning Commission and funded through a three-year grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Each of the state's nine regional planning commissions is responsible for developing a regional plan.

Some of the objectives of the GSF are to identify important local assets that contribute to lasting prosperity; capitalize on and incorporate shared values and opportunities included in existing plans and research; plan for public infrastructure investment through an open and transparent process; direct capital investments toward locally identified needs; and conserve our natural, social and financial resources.

An association of 30 communities, the Lakes Region Planning Commission has active programs in land use and environmental planning, transportation, watershed preservation, economic development, mapping and technical assistance, and information services. Register for the workshop as lunch will be provided. Contact the Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171, or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 02:34

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Hayes new executive director of Lakes Region Planning Commission

MEREDITH — Jeffrey R. Hayes is the new executive director of the Lakes Region Planning Commission.

Hayes previously served as the executive director of North Country Council,  which is another of the states nine regional planning commissions. He has a Masters Degree in Regional Planning, has earned his American Institute of Certified Planners certification and has 20 years' experience working in the planning field.

"I look forward to serving the communities and pursuing a regional vision which balances new economic opportunities while maintaining and improving the environmental quality in the region", said Hayes

For more information on LRPC,  visit www.lakesrpc.org or contact your town representative to the Commission.

An association of 30 communities, the Lakes Region Planning Commission has active programs in land use and environmental planning, transportation, watershed preservation, economic development, mapping and technical assistance, and information services.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 07:01

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Plymouth State University Nursing Program Receives National Accreditation

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University's Nursing program has received a five-year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a branch of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, for the program's Bachelor of Science in nursing. CCNE awarded five years of initial accreditation to PSU, which is the maximum number of years granted for new degree programs. Nursing program Director Mary D. Bantell, EdD, RN, said the accreditation is a significant step forward for the two-year old program.

"We're very pleased to have received the maximum number of years of accreditation from CCNE, which is recognition of the excellence of our program and faculty," said Bantell. "We were successful in our accreditation efforts because of the collaboration with and support of our communities, including all of our hospital and health care agency colleagues."

The CCNE accreditation process included submission of a self-study and on-site interviews.

The PSU Department of Nursing offers a traditional pre-licensure program and an online bachelor's in nursing completion program for nurses. The Nursing Department graduated its first class in May, 2013.

For more information about PSU nursing program please visit: www.plymouth.edu/department/nursing/

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 06:28

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