Aug. 18-Sept. 1, 2014

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The SCC blog program has been revamped. All student, faculty and staff bloggers are now featured on one convenient site. Visit to see the new design. We'd like to welcome two new student bloggers – Maria Pizzo and Anna Richter. 

The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department and SCC broke ground on Aug. 18 to make way for College Meadows Park, an 80-acre park development. The park, which is slated to open in December, will feature a nine-hole disc golf course and fitness trail equipment.

Green Update – Want to help protect the environment? University of Michigan provides the top 10 things you can do to get started.

Highlighted Events

Women's soccer will take on Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at home. Stop by and show your Cougar pride.

Enjoy food, live music and fun from clubs and organizations at Fall Fun Blitz, a FREE annual event, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 3-4, in the outdoor plaza.

For $5 you can take in SCC Comedy Night featuring national comics Justine Marino and Matthew Broussard at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in the FAB theater. Purchase tickets at

A healthy stress management connection group will meet at noon Monday, Sept. 8, in Room 1242 of the Administration Building. This group gives students the opportunity to develop strategies for managing stress in a healthy way. The connection group is free and reservations are not required. 

The Leadership and Strategy speaker series will present Lead SBA Programs for Small Businesses at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the SCC College Center Rotunda. Tom Daiber, lead lender relations specialist at Small Business Administration (SBA) St. Louis District, will provide an overview of SBA Programs for small businesses and how you can benefit from them. This is a free event.

Men's soccer will take on East Central College at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, on the SCC Soccer Field. 

The Nothin' But Net Shootout will be held from 1-3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the College Center gym. Students will compete for cash prizes, though faculty and staff may participate for bragging rights and gag prizes. The contest will consist of three shooting zones – free throws, 3-pointers and goofy shots. The categories are male student, female student and faculty/staff. For more information, contact David Cirillo

Enjoy FREE hot dogs and s'mores while meeting fellow students at the second annual bonfire from 7:30-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, near the Purple Parking Lot. 

As part of Democracy Days, Jayme Blandford, assistant professor of English, will explore the experience of more than 10 tribes that were forcibly removed from the East Coast to the Ohio River Valley and all the way through the St. Louis region and our own back yard before being settled in present day Oklahoma. The OTHER Trail of Tears event will take place at noon Monday, Sept. 15, in the auditorium of the Social Sciences Building. 

Democracy Days continues with a film showing of 12 Years a Slave at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, in the auditorium of the Social Sciences Building. This film is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. Visit our website for a full listing of Democracy Days events. 

SCC will host the art exhibition Fantastical: Art of the Imagination in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building gallery. The exhibition will run from through Sept. 19 and is free and open to the public. The exhibition artist reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3.

In the News

Blog Update

Check out the latest posts from our SCC bloggers:

  • "Phi Beta Lambda updates" by Maria, SCC student (Aug. 26): Maria shares some of the exciting things PBL will be involved in this year. 
  • "Introduction – Anna" by Anna Richter, SCC student (Aug. 22): Anna introduces herself to readers.
  • "Advice for New Students (from someone who's been there)" by Maria Pizzo, SCC student (Aug. 21): Maria shares tips to help students have the best experience possible while at SCC. 
  • "Ferguson's Unfolding Tragedy" by Andrea Compton, SCC professor (Aug. 20): Andrea shares an article written by her brother-in-law regarding the events in Ferguson, Mo. 
  • "A new semester" by Ron Chesbrough, SCC president (Aug. 19): Ron thanks the SCC community for their work and shares his excitement for the new semester. 
  • "Introduction – Maria" by Maria Pizzo, SCC student (Aug. 18): Maria introduces herself to readers. 
  • "Actively Pursuing Activities on Campus" by Jenny Hahn Schnipper, academic and career counselor (Aug. 15): Jenny shares the benefits of getting involved at SCC. 

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

SCC Social

August 26

SCC to host ‘Between the Covers’ Book Club

SCC to host ‘Between the Covers’ Book Club

The Multicultural Programming Committee of St. Charles Community College will host the fall semester edition of Between the Covers Book Club for faculty, staff and students starting... Read more.

August 26

SCC to host Middle Eastern dance, dinner and performance on Sept. 6

SCC to host Middle Eastern dance, dinner and performance on Sept. 6

Experience enchanting music, beautiful dance and exotic flavors of the Middle East at St. Charles Community College on Saturday, Sept. 6. Read more.

August 25

SCC’s American Theatre Festival to hold open auditions Sept. 12-13

SCC’s American Theatre Festival to hold open auditions Sept. 12-13

St. Charles Community College is holding open acting and music auditions for the upcoming one-act productions of “The Belle of Amherst” and “A Women Called Truth.” The shows will... Read more.

August 21

SCC Comedy Night Sept. 6

SCC Comedy Night Sept. 6

Comedians Justine Marino and Matthew Broussard will headline St. Charles Community College’s fall Comedy Night at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. ... Read more.

August 20

SCC to present Fantastical: Art of the Imagination Aug. 25-Sept. 19

SCC to present Fantastical: Art of the Imagination Aug. 25-Sept. 19

St. Charles Community College will host art exhibition Fantastical: Art of the Imagination in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibition... Read more.

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