The SCCoop

July 21-Aug. 24, 2014

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College Update

SCC is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results, released today in The Chronicle’s seventh annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 43,000 employees at 278 colleges and universities. SCC won honors this year in the category of Facilities, Workspaces, and Security.    

SCC has been selected as one of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplaces. The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. Thank you for all that you do to make SCC a great place to learn and work.

Tuition for the 2014-15 academic year is frozen. Registration for fall 2014 credit classes at SCC is underway. 

SCC students, Paige Bogert, Maria Pizzo and Paige Waltrip, received national recognition at the PBL Awards of Excellence on June 27. Bogert, Pizzo and Waltrip competed in Business Ethics and brought home third place in the nation with $100 in addition to their ward. 

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. The events are 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!

Campus Police will take on the Cottleville Police Department in a softball game fundraiser to support the SCC Student Disaster Relief Fund, SAFE and Safety Town programs at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13. For more information, contact Bob Ronkoski at rronkoski@stchas.edu

SCC Young People's Theatre will hold open auditions for the production of "Sleepy Hollow: A Musical Tale" Saturday, Aug. 16. Auditions are open for all students ages 8-18 and will be held at 8:30 a.m. in the theater of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building. 

SCC Center Stage Theatre will hold open auditions for the production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" at 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 18-19. Callbacks will be held Wednesday, Aug. 20

The summer movie series continues the family fun with Mr. Peabody and Sherman at sundown Friday, Aug. 22, on the lawn outside the Technology Building. This event is free and open to the public. Food Truck Frolic will be on campus from 5-8:30 p.m. 

In the News

Blog Update

Check out the latest posts from our SCC bloggers:

  • "Students, faculty & staff agree – SCC is the place to be" by Brynne Cramer, marketing specialist (July 18): Brynne shares unprompted social media posts by the campus community that display want a wonderful place SCC is to work and learn. 
  • "SCC friends and family ..." by Dan Porter, grounds supervisor (July 7): Our campus is full of wonderful faculty and staff members! SCC blogger, Dan, is taking time out of his busy day to get to know some of the behind-the-scenes faces.
  • "Soft skills learned the hard way" by Jenny Hahn Schnipper, academic and career counselor (July 2): Jenny writes about how employers and admissions committees are looking for applicants with soft skills and reminds students what types of skills these are.
  • "Top Workplace Selection" by Ron Chesbrough, SCC president (July 2): Ron congratulated the campus community for earning a Top Workplace Selection from the St. Louis Post Dispatch and noted some of the strengths campus demonstrated in the survey.

    The SCCoop (formerly e-Outlook) is a bi-weekly calendar of events and campus update for employees of St. Charles Community College. To add something to the next issue, contact Brynne Cramer, marketing specialist, at x8275 or email bcramer@stchas.edu.

    Deadline to submit items for the Aug. 25 issue is Wednesday, Aug. 20.

    SCC Social


    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.

    August 13

    SCC and CMU sign articulation agreement for business program

    SCC and CMU sign articulation agreement for business program

    Officials from Central Methodist University and St. Charles Community College signed an articulation agreement on Thursday, Aug. 7, to promote... Read more.

    August 12

    Recognition of Service Excellence Award presented to SCC employee, Teresa Lovan

    Recognition of Service Excellence Award presented to SCC employee, Teresa Lovan

    The Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce has recognized Teresa Lovan as the 2014 recipient of the Recognition of Service Excellence award. Read more.

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