Touch Base Tuesday 4-26-22


Dear Faculty and Staff:

We received information from the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing that we successfully met all the accreditation requirements for our nursing program:

The Board of Commissioners voted to affirm the current accreditation status of the associate nursing program, as the program is in compliance with all Accreditation Standards and Criteria reviewed during the onsite verification visit.

This good news affirms the excellent work of our faculty and the quality of education experienced by the students in our nursing program.

Spring is such a beautiful time at SCC! It’s a busy time too. I want to take a moment to highlight some wonderful events taking place soon that you may enjoy.

Please consider attending the Spring 2022 Student Art Exhibition at St. Charles Community College, which runs from April 25th - May 7th.

Touch Base Tuesday_4_26_22.jpg Touch Base Tuesday_4_26_22_B.jpgVarious media includes Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Ceramics, Photography, Printmaking, Digital Illustration and Graphic Design. On display will be some of the finest examples of SCC student artwork produced during the 2021-22 school year. Jessica Mannisi, Exhibit Coordinator at The Foundry Art Center (in St. Charles) is our guest Juror this year. There will also be a reception on Wednesday, April 27th from 6-8pm. Awards Presentation is at 7 p.m. and refreshments will be served.

Here are some more opportunities to engage: Spring 2022 Concert Series - wonderful music performances for all to enjoy! Concerts start at 7:30pm and are FREE!

Shook Theatre
     o Tuesday, May 3 - SCC Chamber Choir and SCC Singers
     o Wednesday, May 4 - Jazz Band and Concert Band
     o Thursday, May 5 - Orchestra
SSB Auditorium
     o Friday, May 6 - Honors Recital
     o Saturday, May 7 - Sophomore Recital, featuring Ellen Hunott (cello) and James Coogan (piano)
     o Thursday and Friday, May 12-13 - Musical Theatre Workshop

Touch Base Tuesday_4_26_22_C.jpgThe FY22 Planning and Budget Retreat was held at Innsbrook April 21-22. This yearly retreat is for SCC representatives from faculty, staff, and student leadership to discuss budget principals and how proposals fit into the strategic plan and align with our five goals of Student Success; Developing Our People; Accountability; Innovation; Diversity. Cabinet members presented several proposals for one-time expenditures. Lest you think it was a boring endeavor, I am happy to report that the team building portion of the program was very enjoyable to all. The creativity and positive energy that is generated by these exercises allowed participants the opportunity to learn more about each other.

SCC All College Day Celebration is April 29 and while I mentioned this last week I wanted to add if you intend on doing a tour of the remodel in the ADM and Science building you must wear closed toed shoes for safety reasons. Please be sure to follow any instructions and signage while taking the tour. I have attached a copy of the agenda for your review.

Cougars Baseball/Softball Highlights

Baseball: The SCC Baseball team had a successful week as they went 5-1 last week. The Cougars outscored their opponents 42-13 in the 6 games.

Softball: The Cougar Softball team will be hosting the Region XVI Softball Tournament May 5-9. This is the first time they will be hosting the Region tournament since 2016.

Have a great week!

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