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  Congratulations to our PBL students who earned top honors at a National Leadersh...
Friday, 1 Aug. 2014

Congratulations to our PBL students who earned top honors at a National Leadership Conference in Nashville. http://ow.ly/zATWX


St Charles Community College Recognized with Top Honors at PBL National...
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  SCC students: This Monday is your tuition & fees payment deadline, and we want t...
Friday, 1 Aug. 2014

SCC students: This Monday is your tuition & fees payment deadline, and we want to see all of our Cougars squared away for fall classes! More info on Tuition & Fees: http://ow.ly/zNEH7


  It's not too late to register for fall! Enrollment Services will be open 8 a.m.-...
Thursday, 31 July 2014

It's not too late to register for fall! Enrollment Services will be open 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 2. #EnrollNow http://ow.ly/zNFWU


Enrollment Services
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The St. Charles Community College Enrollment Services Department will assist you with the admissions process and all matters relating to your...

  Tuition and fees are due Monday, Aug. 4. If you haven't paid by the deadline, yo...
Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Tuition and fees are due Monday, Aug. 4. If you haven't paid by the deadline, you will be dropped from all your classes.

  sing a wild song
Wednesday, 30 July 2014


Jack London's 'Wolf House'
Glen Ellen, CA



On a recent trip to Napa Valley I took a quiet morning side trip to the small town of Glen Ellen, home of the Jack London State Historic Park containing the burned out remains of Wolf House and London's gravesite.  Wolf House was to be London's dream house.  It burned just weeks before London and his wife were to move in from their Beauty Ranch a short distance away on the same hillside.  London was not to rebuild; he died two years after the fire at age 40.

Jack London has never been a literary favorite of mine.  I have read the requisites, of course - those that we were all exposed to in one literature class or another.  London's writing career was not without controversy, with various charges of copied works and passages haunting him throughout his writing career.  And he has been called a short story writer posing as a novelist.  It is not his writing in all of its varied forms that fascinates me about the life of Jack London, however.  It is his life itself.

This quote perhaps more than any sums up the life of Jack London and his truly impressive accomplishments in only 40 short years:  "I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet."  And one wild song it was.  London sailed the world several times over, rushed for gold in the Yukon, made political enemies with his avowed socialist leaning and writings, launched a ranch dedicated to forward-leaning agricultural and horticultural practices, and managed to write prolifically for much of his short adult life (London authored and published more than 50 books over the last 16 years of his life).

What fascinates me about London is how he could have done so much at a time when the doing of most things was at a much slower pace - all by the age of 40.  It is a humbling experience to stand in the wake of someone driven to such heights and passions.  On an eerily silent morning I stood by the boulder - taken from Wolf House - that covers the graves of London and his second wife Charmian and wondered what he might have gone on to accomplish in another 40 years.  And what, I thought, will my own song have been when all is said and done?

And what of our collective song in this shared work that we love?  Surely it is a wild song and one that occasionally even bursts our hearts.  To love what one does and do what one loves, that seems the mark of the wild song.  To use our time, to quote London again below - that seems the way to live 40 or 400 years.  I appreciate the collective wild song that we share here at SCC.

I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.



  Well, Howdy Pardners ... Come by and register at the Okay-Enrollment-Services-Co...
Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Well, Howdy Pardners ... Come by and register at the Okay-Enrollment-Services-Corral tomorrow for the Fall Semester. Advisors and enrollment assistants will be on hand to help you take the next step on your educational journey. So stop on in tomorrow ... YeeHaw! (And you may just see a few of our Enrollment Services team in Western Get-Ups!)


  Welcome to all of our new Cougars! College 101 attendees: we'd love to see your...
Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Welcome to all of our new Cougars! College 101 attendees: we'd love to see your photos or videos from today's scavenger hunt here on our wall!


Twitter / kaitlinbarry__: Just finished my first college class! :) @SCC_StCharlesCC
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  The Continuing Education Art Extravaganza is going on now. Come check out this a...
Tuesday, 29 July 2014

The Continuing Education Art Extravaganza is going on now. Come check out this all-media art exhibition showcase! http://ow.ly/i/6lNTB


Ow.ly - image uploaded by @SCC_StCharlesCC
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  College 101 students: be sure to "Like" our page so you can post your photos and...
Tuesday, 29 July 2014

College 101 students: be sure to "Like" our page so you can post your photos and videos! We want to see what you've been up to!

  Welcome College 101 students! We hope you have a blast during today's scavenger...
Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Welcome College 101 students! We hope you have a blast during today's scavenger hunt. Don't forget to post your photos and videos to our Facebook wall.

  Still need to register for fall? Enrollment Services will be open 8 a.m.-noon Sa...
Monday, 28 July 2014

Still need to register for fall? Enrollment Services will be open 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 2. See you there!

  Another Workplace Recognition
Monday, 28 July 2014

The Chronicle 2014 Great College to Work For

We are deservedly proud to follow our 2013 and 2014 St. Louis Post Dispatch Top Workplace selections with our recent recognition as a 2014 Great College to Work For in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual survey.

As I have said elsewhere and in previous years' participation in such surveys, we participate in these not with the assurance that we will be recognized, but as another means to assess various workplace dynamics objectively and through the eyes of all who work here and choose to participate in the surveys.

As in our Top Workplace selections, we look forward to reviewing all of our results in the Great Colleges survey and will share those results when they become available to us in August.  Our results in each of the survey categories will help us to assess where we excel and where there is room for improvement.

Once again, thank you to all who participated in this survey this year.  It is an achievement to be recognized as we continue to go about our work of serving students, families, businesses, and communities in our region.

  Here's the first tip from our student success team. Connect!
Monday, 28 July 2014

Here's the first tip from our student success team. Connect!



  Meet our student success team! These students will help you get the most of your...
Friday, 25 July 2014

Meet our student success team! These students will help you get the most of your SCC experience by providing helpful tips each week. Stay tuned for the first tip.


  It's all happening here – and soon! Come enjoy #FoodTruckFrolic at @stcharlescc,...
Friday, 25 July 2014

It's all happening here – and soon! Come enjoy #FoodTruckFrolic at @stcharlescc, featuring 13 food trucks and #Frozen, the Sing-Along!



  Food Truck Frolic starts in less than four hours! Come enjoy yummy food and beve...
Friday, 25 July 2014

Food Truck Frolic starts in less than four hours! Come enjoy yummy food and beverages from Chris' Smoke House, La Tejana Taqueria, Yo Salsa, St. Louisiana Q, Destination Desserts, Slice of the Hill, Kona Ice St. Charles County, Sarahs Cake Stop, MyBigFatGreekTruck, Tango Polish, Finger Foodies, Hot Aztec and Steak Louie.

Then hang around for Frozen: The Sing-A-Long.

  Food Trucks and "Frozen: The Sing-A-Long" will be on campus tomorrow, July 25. B...
Thursday, 24 July 2014

Food Trucks and "Frozen: The Sing-A-Long" will be on campus tomorrow, July 25. Bring your friends! Bring your family! The movie showing is free!

Details: http://bit.ly/SHJ9SU.


  Great news! SCC is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according...
Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Great news! SCC is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Thank YOU for making our campus such a wonderful place. http://bit.ly/1qyd7IX


St. Charles Community College named a “2014 Great College to Work For®” | SCC News
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  Join us for Wacky Wednesday, July 23, in Enrollment Services. Enroll for fall wh...
Monday, 21 July 2014

Join us for Wacky Wednesday, July 23, in Enrollment Services. Enroll for fall while celebrating frozen tuition with freebies and fun.


  Students, faculty & staff agree - SCC is the place to be
Friday, 18 July 2014

No doubt about it. St. Charles Community College is an awesome place to work and learn.

I love working here, and it's clear the rest of SCC's faculty and staff members agree. A recent employee survey landed us Top Workplace recognition in The St. Louis-Post Dispatch, which doesn't surprise me at all.

Even cooler, our students feel the same way and are spreading their thoughts for all to hear.

As the social media person at SCC, I get to see posts about the college on a regular basis. I thought it would be fun to share a few unprompted posts from our campus community with you, so you can feel warm and fuzzy too!



















  What do you do when your plans to get a degree at another college don't pan out?...
Friday, 18 July 2014

What do you do when your plans to get a degree at another college don't pan out?

Enroll at SCC this fall. SCC is 1/3 the cost of those other colleges, and we're not going anywhere. Classes start Aug. 16. www.discoverscc.com


  We're giving away FREE dessert certificates to Tucanos Brazilian Grill. Just com...
Friday, 18 July 2014

We're giving away FREE dessert certificates to Tucanos Brazilian Grill. Just comment on this post answering the following question and you win!

Why is SCC the best choice for students this fall?

  SCC Community Garden Update!
Friday, 18 July 2014

Anyone else hungry all of the sudden?

 Mary Kathleen Curry

 Joseph Galloy

 Jean Deimund

 Child Development Center
 SCC Housekeeping and Adult Life Program

Great job so far gardeners! See you outside!

  Don't forget about the next FREE event in our Leadership & Strategy speaker seri...
Thursday, 17 July 2014

Don't forget about the next FREE event in our Leadership & Strategy speaker series, "Goal Getter" with Chris Robinson, on Tuesday, July 22.
Details: http://bit.ly/1rUWS55.
Sign up: http://bit.ly/1zNGWH6.


  What are YOU waiting for? Register for fall classes today.
Thursday, 17 July 2014

What are YOU waiting for? Register for fall classes today.


  Going places?
Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Going places?


  Get your Dirty Rotten Scoundrels tickets today at www.stchastickets.com for SCC...
Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Get your Dirty Rotten Scoundrels tickets today at www.stchastickets.com for SCC Center Stage Theatre showings July 22-27.


  S.C.C. Friends and Family...
Monday, 7 July 2014

I once did a monthly post about a favorite tree species on campus, or a plant on campus I thought should be utilized in the landscape more. Problem is I am running out of trees to talk about!

As I work outdoors I do not get to spend much time getting to know my family here at S.C.C. This is unfortunate, so I am making it a point to talk to someone new as often as possible, and get to know everyone, including those interesting people we never get to see. I figured why not post these encounters in my blog for us all to see. I will be stopping by random buildings to meet new people or interview interesting people such as yourselves!

Meet, Brian Alich S.C.C. Art Studio Technician!

Me: How long have you been with S.C.C? 
Brian: " Two and a half years..."

Me: What types pf projects have you been involved in?
Brian: "The art flower pots at Visual Arts Bulding and Fine Arts Building. Also working on a near-finished Kamra-e-faoree camera..."

Skillfully Crafted Kamra-e-faoree camera by Brian Alich...

Me: Where are you from?
Brian:  "Indianapolis, Indiana."

Me: What is your favorite thing to do? 
Brian: "Art."

Me: What is the last song you listened to? 
Brian: "I was listening to Tame Impala in my car."

Me: What is your favorite thing about S.C.C?
Brian: "Working with a team of like-minded individuals."

Me: Tell me something about yourself that would surpise us here at S.C.C; 
Brian: "I have all my internal organs!"

Brian Alich works in VAB and is vital to the success of the art program and is a very talented artist. Stay rooted and next month I will be meeting someone from our amazing housekeeping department! Until then I will see you outside.