Arizona Western College

Amanda Solliday - KAWC

Many artists are inspired by the beauty of the desert Southwest, but Emily and Matthias Düwel also see something happening to that landscape. Their paintings reflect themes of environmental change and a call for sustainability.

When the Düwels moved from New York City to a small community near Tucson in 2004, this also marked a shift in their art.

Both were accustomed to painting man-made structures, settings busy with movement and night scenes full of artificial light.

Emily Düwel said the couple began searching for new sources of inspiration in rural Arizona.

Four Elements Added To The Periodic Table

Jan 4, 2016
Brian Cantoni - Flickr

Chemistry students learning the periodic table this semester will encounter four new elements. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) announced the discoveries Dec. 30.

Elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 complete the seventh period, or bottom row, on the table.

Feliz Navidad From Our Campus Carolers

Dec 16, 2015
Steve Hennig - KAWC

Happy holidays from KAWC and Arizona Western College's Child Development Learning Laboratory. The preschool class joined us for Christmas carols, including "Feliz Navidad" and "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer."

The songs will air Sunday, Dec. 20 at 2 pm on The Bridge.

Stephanie Sanchez

Yuma- Law enforcement agencies across the state are having trouble hiring and keeping new police officers.

21-year old Arlene Martinez, a cadet at the Arizona Western College Law Enforcement Training Academy is going through the red man training, a series of realistic training scenarios that test her decision making skills under pressure.

Martinez is five foot four inches tall and weighs 120 pounds.

Local Students Compete in Robotics Challenge

Dec 3, 2015

Teams of Yuma students and their robots will meet Dec. 5 at a tournament on the Arizona Western College campus.

Tournament director Shara Castro, an eighth grade teacher at St. Francis Catholic School, said the students have been preparing since August for the robot games.

Castro said the robotics challenge encourages students to think like engineers and scientists.

“Science, technology, math, engineering, all of those are included in what they have to do,” Castro said.