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NCCC TO OFFER INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS

Niagara County Community College will offer a new course in the fall in international communications, which will also apply toward credit at Buffalo State College. The college will also offer courses in a new environment this summer -- Artpark in Lewiston.

"We also hope it will be an attraction for us for new students," said Paul Ferrington, dean of academic and student affairs, when speaking of the course.

The class is a 300-level offering, which means that it is writing intensive. It will allow students to familiarize themselves with world newspapers, examine world broadcast systems and historically look at international communication in the 20th century.

The college will also offer five courses at Artpark, which can be taken for credit or non-credit. They include an artistic look at five European cities, forms in clay and Western New York architecture. The other offerings are papermaking and book arts. The programs will be offered this summer, said Ferrington.

About 15 attended Wednesday's board of trustees meeting, which was held at the college's International Trade Center, located in the Carborundum Center, 345 Third St. In a related matter, President Gerald L. Miller announced that the college will be allowed to stay in the center.

The college will move up to the top floor of the building and pay $6,000 less in rent for 1996. "Everybody is being asked to relocate from this first floor," said Miller.

The college paid $26,000 to use the office on the first floor this year, he said. In addition, the college will be able to program international conferences from the new site, said Miller.

He also discussed state budget cuts, saying Gov. Pataki has cut 32 percent in financial aid and "complete reduction of everything we are funded on." Miller made no announcements on increased student tuition for the 1995-96 year.

A team from the college also announced its marketing strategies for enticing prospective students to attend NCCC.

Ronald J. Mirabelli, dean of enrollment services, said he plans on 4,080 students attending the community college in 1995-96. "This is a 1.5 percent increase over the current academic year."

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