The SCCoop

Aug. 25-Sept. 7, 2014

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College Update

The college will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of Labor Day. No credit classes will be held Saturday-Tuesday, Aug. 30-Sept. 2.

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

Officials from Central Methodist University and St. Charles Community College signed an articulation agreement on Thursday, Aug. 7, to promote a seamless transfer for business students. The agreement provides students who have earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degree in business administration at SCC the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree in business at Central Methodist University. 

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

Green Update – Help your students live green with these 10 Easy Ways to be Green in College tips from Thought Catalog. 

Highlighted 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 Aug. 25-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. 

Win gift cards, DVDs and SCC gear during FREE lunchtime bingo at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, in Scooter's Place.

Meet other readers at the first meeting for the fall for Between the Covers Book Club at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the Learning Resource Center Information Commons. 

Soccer season has arrived! The Lady Cougars will host their first home game at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, and the men will host their first home game at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. Visit the Cougar Athletics Web page for a full schedule of games.

Enjoy food, live music and fun from clubs and organizations at Fall Fun Blitz, a FREE annual event for students, 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. Saturday, Sept. 6, in the FAB theater. Purchase tickets at stchastickets.com

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 St. Charles Community College’s 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. To attend, preregister online by midnight Sunday, Sept. 7.

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. 

Faculty/Staff Kudos

Congrats to SCC food services cashier Teresa Lovan. The Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce has recognized Lovan as the 2014 recipient of the Recognition of Service Excellence (ROSE) Award.

In the News

Blog Update

Check out the latest posts from our SCC bloggers:

  • "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 for students to help them 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. 
  • "College Meadows Park Coming" by Ron Chesbrough, SCC president (Aug. 11): Ron encourages the community to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for College Meadows Park.
  • "Sing a Wild Song" by Ron Chesbrough, SCC president (July 30): Ron writes about a song that speaks to heart of SCC by Jack London. 
  • "SCC Connections" by Jenny Hahn Schnipper, academic and career counselor (July 30): Jenny asks others to make an effort on making connections while at SCC.
  • "Another Workplace Recognition" by Ron Chesbrough, SCC president (July 28): Ron shares that SCC was named one of the best college in the nation to work for.
  • "SCC Community Garden Update" by Dan Porter, grounds supervisor (July 18): Dan shares pictures from this year's community garden. 

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    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.

    August 20

    Sept. 9 Leadership and Speaker Series to focus on support for small business owners

    Sept. 9 Leadership and Speaker Series to focus on support for small business owners

    The Leadership and Strategy Speaker Series will present Lead SBA Programs for Small Businesses at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in St. Charles Community College’s College Center ... Read more.

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