|Sept. 6-18, 2011|
The SCC Alpha Xi Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will be collecting old and used textbooks for Books for Africa in four collection bins around the SCC campus from now until Sept. 13. Books that are not reusable as textbooks will be sold and the money will be used to provide books for children in Africa, and those that cannot be sold will be recycled. The collection bins are located in the SSB, CC, ADM and HUM.
The Economic Development Center of St. Charles County/Partners for Progress, of which SCC is a member, is hosting the MO' Cowbell Half Marathon at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, in Frontier Park in St. Charles. The cost is $50 if registered by Sept. 1 or $60 by Sept. 25. Register online today.
SCC will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit Nov. 7-9, 2011, by a team representing The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Commission invites the public to submit comments regarding SCC that are about substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. All comments must be received by Friday, Oct. 7. Comments may be submitted online at www.ncahlc.org/wrapped/thirdparty.php.
Thanks to everyone participating in SCC's Expert Guide! If you haven't seen it yet, check it out, www.stchas.edu/experts. If you would like to participate, contact Peggy Schreiner at email@example.com or download a form from the intranet at https://intranet.stchas.edu/intranet/docs/mac/expertform.pdf.
The fall fitness center and open gym hours for Aug. 19-Oct. 18 are as follows:
In honor of SCC’s 25th anniversary, Papa John’s is offering 25% off your entire order when you order online and use the promo code: SCC25. Plus, 10% of your order will go back to the SCC Foundation to support scholarships and academic enhancements.This special will go on throughout the rest of the year.
In order to prepare for the HLC/NCA Self-Study visit this fall, every e-Outlook will include a fact, word game or puzzle to help you learn more about NCA accreditation. Fact: The best way to prepare for the site visit in Nov. 2011 is to review the Self-Study Report. The executive summary is a great overview of the entire report if you do not have time to read the entire document.
Tell us your story! Do you know someone, whether it's a student, faculty or staff member at SCC, who deserves to be recognized? Or maybe you have a unique story about yourself or your experiences at SCC that you'd like to share with us! Now you can, online — it's easy! Just go to www.stchas.edu/mystory and click on the blue "I (heart) SCC" icon at the top right of the page and fill out the form, either for yourself or about someone you know whose story deserves to be heard! If you have any questions, contact the Marketing and Communications Department.
SCC will host an Art Invitational featuring eight local artists Aug. 29-Sept. 23 in the FAB gallery. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, contact Christine Holtz.
The SCC men's and women's soccer teams' upcoming home games include:
To view a full schedule, click here.
SCC Student Activities will host Fall Fun Blitz from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 7-8, on the Campus Plaza. This two-day event is free and open to students, faculty and staff. There will be free food, live music by Rachel Brown and her band, as well as free giveaways and student club and organization informational booths. There will also be free pizza beginning at 5:30 p.m. both nights for evening students.
Democracy Days will be held the week of Sept. 12-15. This year's theme is "9/11 – Ten Years After," and it will feature a week full of lectures, panels, films and discussions, all of which will take place in the SSB auditorium. To see a full schedule of all 10 events, click here.
Musician Diego Val will perform a free lunchtime concert from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the SCC Café/Bookstore. Val blends great lyrics, rich vocals and an acoustic guitar to garner quite a following with his intoxicating sound.
Slam poet Brandon Thornton will give a free performance from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in the SSB auditorium.
SCC Student Activities will host a free outdoor showing of "Cars 2" at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, outside of TECH, near the orange parking lot. Free popcorn will be provided, and snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. The rain location is the College Center Gym. Contact Kelley Pfeiffer at x8544 for more information.
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The MCCA (Missouri Community College Association) has kicked off its annual membership drive. Individual membership is $30 for a year, and the cost must be covered by the employee and cannot be paid for by SCC. The cost is fully tax deductible. If you sign up before Friday, Sept. 30, you will be entered into several drawings for MCCA and SCC Bookstore prizes. The drawing will take place Oct. 3. Download the application here. For more information, contact Karren Murray, SCC's MCCA membership coordinator, at x8556.
Tuition and fees for 11/FA3 classes are due Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Last day to drop and receive a 60% refund for the FA 2011 term is Friday, Sept. 9.
Last day to drop and receive a 100% refund for the FA3 2011 term is Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Last day to change from credit to audit or audit to credit is Friday, Sept. 16.
Last day to drop and receive an 80% refund for the FA3 2011 term is Tuesday, Sept. 20.
The 21st annual St. Charles Regional College Fair will be held from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, in the College Center. More than 90 colleges, universities and technical schools from more than 16 states as well as the armed services will be represented at this free event, which is free and open to the public. Contact Mary Jo Grimm at x8226 or Jean Dickens at x8234 for more information.
Check out the latest posts from our SCC bloggers:
Travis Mossotti, SCC adjunct faculty member, received the 2011 May Swenson Poetry Award for his collection of poems, "About the Dead." The collection was published in the Utah State University Press in July. Also, a poem from his collection, "Crossing the Gap," was recently featured on NPR's The Writer's Almanac, and is available for free on the official website. Travis has a few readings coming up in the St. Louis area this fall including:
The SCC Bookstore donated approximately 2,445 back-to-school items to Forest Park Church in Joplin, Mo, as a part of “Mission Joplin.”
Kevin Patton, SCC professor of life science, was recently appointed to the governing Council of TAA (Text and Academic Authors Association). TAA is an international society of textbook and scholarly journal authors. Several SCC faculty are members of TAA.
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