Last summer, Vulfpeck had the pleasure of making their debut at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO. Today, they’ve announced a big return to the venue, this time supporting the Trey Anastasio Band! It’s a double billing guaranteed to make any jam fan’s jaw drop.Trey Anastasio has been very quiet with his solo project in 2016. After releasing Paper Wheels and supporting it with a string of shows at the end of 2015, the band has only performed a twice in 2016. This headlining set at Red Rocks may be the signal of more TAB in 2017, or it could just be a one-off performance at a world-class venue. Either way, we’re certainly excited at the prospect of seeing the Trey Anastasio Band and Vulfpeck on the same night – May 31st, 2017.Vulfpeck has also announced that they will be performing at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO, one night prior to this Red Rocks show. Tickets for that show will only be available as bundles with Red Rocks, for now. Tickets will be available through a real time presale beginning Wednesday, November 16th at 10:00am MST and ending Friday, November 18st at 10:00am MST, and can be found here. The general on sale starts this Saturday, November 19th, at 10 AM MST via AXS.
Last month, University of California system President Janet Napolitano proposed a tuition hike for undergraduates. If approved, the cost of attendance could rise by as much as 5 percent in each of the next five years if the state does not increase funding for the system’s budget.Currently, average costs for a full-time undergraduate California resident living on campus is $33,100 per year, with the number jumping to $55,978 for non-residents in the same situation. The proposed hikes could raise those figures by an estimated $3,000 by 2019, according to the Los Angeles Times.Napolitano defended what would be the first rise in tuition in four years for the statewide system to help cover mounting pension costs and keep the schools competitive in terms of hiring new faculty and admitting more students. A portion of the funds would also be used to increase financial aid for students.University administrators said that financial aid at USC has stable funding.“Costs will always be a primary factor, financial aid also does play a large part, and especially here at USC since our aid packages are very generous. Our need-based aid averages $43,000 currently. It also helps that we have stable funding so there is no uncertainty about if our financial aid will or won’t continue,” said Thomas McWhorter, dean of financial aid at USC.Nearly two-thirds of UC system students receive some sort of aid while attending school, with an average award of over $16,000 according to the University of California system website.USC, a private institution that doesn’t charge students based on geography, estimates its yearly costs are $64,761 for a full-time undergraduate student living on campus at present time.Tuitions and fees at USC are set by the Board of Trustees and have increased an average of 4.28 percent annually over the past five years.“Any time an institution significantly increases its costs, that is going to have some sort of an impact. However, we aren’t going to be changing any of our recruitment practices or our messages based on that,” said Timothy Brunold, dean of admissions. “The increase will also contribute to the continued discussion that many people are having about the affordability of college.”Newly re-elected Gov. Jerry Brown, who also serves as the official president of the Board of Regents for the UC system, voted against the tuition hike at the meeting. Brown is in the process of forming a committee to analyze current UC spending and reforming the current curriculum to help students graduate faster in a way to stem the proposed tuition increase. According to the Campaign for College Opportunity, 84 percent of students graduate from the UC system after six years.On Tuesday, a group of Democratic lawmakers proposed an alternative to Napolitano’s measure. The proposition would cut funding for a newly established scholarship program focused on middle-class students and simultaneously raise tuition for out-of-state students only.Napolitano added insight on the recent measure.“The bill introduced today is a promising first step toward making sure that public higher education benefits Californians today and for generations to come, and we look forward to working with Senate Democrats and other elected officials to secure the state funding essential to this end,” she said in a statement.
MASON CITY — The North Iowa Area Community College main campus and all NIACC centers are being closed to the general public as part of the State of Public Health Disaster Emergency declaration. A limited number of staff will continue to work on campus to maintain business and educational continuity, but the majority of the staff and faculty will begin working from home starting on Monday. Starting on Monday, all face-to-face classes, including labs and hands-on courses, will be suspended until April 13th, but those classes will be moved online as possible to allow students to complete those classes. All college buildings and locations will be closed starting Friday at 4 o’clock to everyone except those identified employees needed on-campus to perform specific in-person tasks required to maintain business and educational continuity from March 20th through April 13th. For more details on the NIACC campus closure,see below: =======FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 18, 2020NIACC Media AdvisoryNIACC CLOSING CAMPUS IN EFFORT TO PROTECT STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY FROM CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC———————————————————–In light of the State of Public Health Disaster Emergency declaration by Governor Kim Reynolds, NIACC has decided to close the main campus and all NIACC centers to the general public. A limited number of staff will continue to work on campus to maintain business and educational continuity but the majority of staff and faculty will begin working at home effective Monday, March 23.The current plan, which is subject to change, includes:Beginning Monday, March 23, all face-to-face classes, including labs and hands-on courses, will be suspended until April 13. However, to the extent possible, those classes will be moved online to allow students will be able to complete their current classes. Instructors will be reaching out to current students with more information.Classes that have moved online, will remain online until at least April 13.Continuing Education classes are suspended until April 13.All college buildings and locations will close their doors on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 4:00p.m. to everyone except for those identified employees needed on-campus to perform specific in-person tasks required to maintain business and educational continuity, and the safety of the campus from March 20 through April 13.All events, including Performing Arts events, scheduled to be held at NIACC are cancelled until further notice.The Pappajohn Center will continue to serve as a resource for local businesses, however all contacts will occur online. Updates will be posted on their website and Facebook page. Although the majority of NIACC’s faculty and staff will not be on campus, they will be available to students, prospective students, businesses, and the wide variety of people that rely on NIACC for education and services. Phone lines have been rerouted, and staff are available via the phone, email, and Zoom calls.Students will have full access to their instructors via the telephone and email, as well as through their online class software. All offices, such as advising, financial aid, and the business office will be reachable via the telephone and email. It is important to reiterate the college is still operating and providing educational instruction via an online format and is serving NIACC students.The admissions office will be holding virtual office hours and virtual campus tours for prospective students.The health and safety of NIACC staff, faculty, students and the communities of North Iowa is an absolute priority. As always, NIACC strives to be an important resource to the community, especially at this difficult time. NIACC will continue to send updates and remain transparent for as long as the COVID-19 outbreak affects business-as-usual in our community.We want to emphasize there are no identified cases of COVID-19 at NIACC. These measures are being put into place to protect the health and safety of our students, staff and faculty. Ongoing updates will be posted online at: www.niacc.edu/coronavirus . Questions from the public can be directed to [email protected]