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June 30-July 28, 2014

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General Announcements

The college will be closed Friday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day.

More than 1,200 friends and neighbors packed the campus for the fifth annual Rhythm and Ribs fundraiser on June 5. Ticket sales, raffle and donations raised more than $47,000. Proceeds will support scholarships and academic program enhancements at SCC. Thank you to everyone who supported the event.

SCC has introduced its new learning management system, Canvas. Students enrolled in an online or hybrid class can access Canvas by clicking the link in the main website navigation at the top right of any SCC Web page. All summer students have been enrolled in an orientation course to help them become acquainted with Canvas.

Green Update – According to Clean Air Gardening, in order to keep your lawn green without wasting water, be sure to water grass deeply and less often. Deep watering will allow the roots to grow deeper into the soil, helping grass stay green during periods of drought or heat.

Highlighted Events

The Leadership and Strategy speaker series will present Goal Getter at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, in St. Charles Community College’s College Center Rotunda. Chris Robinson of R3 Coaching will speak about how goal setting is crucial to success and personal growth. Attendees will learn how to set and achieve goals in five areas of life. To attend the Goal Getter speaker event, preregister online by midnight Sunday, July 20. The series is free and open to the public. 

Laugh the night away at Center Stage Theatre’s musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Tuesday-Sunday, July 22-27. Watch the hilarious battle of two competing con men living on the French Riviera that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end. Ticket sales open Tuesday, June 10, at stchastickets.com.

Get the family together to come watch Frozen, the sing-a-long, at sundown Friday, July 25, on the lawn outside the Technology Building. Food Truck Frolic will be on campus from 5-8:30 p.m. to start the evening right!

In the News

Blog Update

Check out the latest posts from our SCC bloggers:

  • "The power of education" by Brynne Cramer, marketing specialist (June 13): Brynne shares a quote from a recent graduate about the power of learning.
  • "Ash tree news ..." by Dan Porter, grounds supervisor (June 13): Dan writes about a recent discovery of emerald ash border in St. Charles County. What does that mean to you? Read to find out.
  • "More cause for celebration" by Ron Chesbrough, SCC president (June 13): Dr. Chesbrough recognizes the efforts of Adult Education and Literacy students who were honored in a recent ceremony.
  • "First generation college students" by Jenny Hahn Schnipper, academic and career counselor (June 4): As a first generation college student, Jenny shares tips to help others in her position.

CougarNews is the official source of news for SCC students. It is emailed bi-weekly.

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