Southwestern Michigan College was well-represented July 11-12 at the nationally-ranked Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff in St. Joseph.
“The original tree is on the grounds of the Capitol” in Lansing, state Sen. John Proos said. “The trunk is 20 feet in circumference, 87 feet in diameter at the crown and 120 feet tall. It’s right next to the Blair statue.” It was planted in 1879, making it 136 years old.
Deirdre Kurtis took her environmental science (ENST 112) class out to do water quality testing and macroinvertebrate identification July 16.
Most community college students qualifying for national competition would be ecstatic to finish fifth in the United States. Southwestern Michigan College’s Justin Desjardin, 26, of Dowagiac, is not most students.
Southwestern Michigan College’s Educational Talent Search CSI Academy attracts Dowagiac, Cassopolis, Edwardsburg, Marcellus and Brandywine middle schoolers, but is informative enough to interest adults.