Florence Meet the Dean

Dean's Message: Spring 2018

Russ Pierson

I happen to be writing this, in anticipation of spring term, on a "snow day" when the campus is buttoned up against the winter weather. It has been a mild winter, but on a day like today, it can still be hard to imagine that spring is just around the corner. As we turn that corner, you won't believe the great things we've been planning for you:

  • The evil geniuses behind ACES - the Adult Continuing Education Series - have imagined another series of excellent classes, including the next entry in its well-received "Skeptics Guide to American History."
  • A basic computer class is back! If you wonder "How do you do that?", when you sit down in front of your PC, join us for 'Computer Basics for Connecting with Your Family and Friends' and get your questions answered.
  • Did you say "art?" We have added drawing, wire-bead making and art for wellness/stress relief to our spring lineup.
  • Go whale watching with a marine biologist, stroll through the Oregon Garden, indulge your inner child with a trip to Eugene to see Ballet Fantastique's Alice in Wonderland or spark your imagination with Bollywood Dreams at the Hult.

And, if you hurry, you might still be able to join fellow students on an adventure to Ireland this coming fall - and stay tuned for even more excursions well beyond Oregon.

Spring has sprung and hope is in the air!

There is much more, of course. Check out our course offerings online, or even better—come by and meet us at the Florence Center.

We are this community's community college!