Florence Meet the Dean

Dean's Message: Light Returns this Winter Term

Russ Pierson

By the time classes have begun, just after the holidays in January, the winter solstice will be behind us and each new day brings us a little more light, a little more warmth.

I hope you will join us at the Florence Center as a new season and a brand new year begins in the Siuslaw region:

  • Meet a real, live cheesemonger or a master pollinator—or stumble your way through a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every 100 years—as part of our great slate of Outward Ventures.
  • There's a new math class in town that fits the needs of most of our credit students: in addition to on site MTH 60, MTH 65 and MTH 95 classes, we're pleased to offer MTH 105, Math in Society. If you're not a science major, you may find this class to be a kinder, gentler way to fulfill your math requirement.
  • The Adult Continuing Education Series team (ACES)—is offering both The Skeptic’s Guide to American History, Part II and a llo into Music and the Brain.
  • We're also offering a full slate of science classes this term, so come “get your science on!”

Oregon Humanities logoAnd I am especially pleased that we are able to offer a free, timely program this winter term that is part of Oregon Humanities well-regarded Conversation Project—Talking About Dying. Join us at the college from 1:30-3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 25. It may be a tough topic, but it is so helpful to talk about it.

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!