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Campus Updates - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
SPOTLIGHTS
Black History Month Events Feature Variety of Activities 

In honor of Black History Month, the "Civil Rights in America" exhibit is on display in the KOM A art case (across from HR office). Stephen Marc's photography weaves more than 500 years of African American life together, creating a digital montage of U.S. history and the black experience. Stephen will be on campus Thursday, February 6, 11:30am - 2:00pm in the CTL to discuss his art.

Games and scenarios are incorporated into Money Management Workshops to inspire student discussions about budgeting and wise money management. EMCC's Business Institute & Entrepreneur Club, Black History Month Committee & Black Student Union partnered with the Center for Teaching and Learning to offer 6 workshops with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.:

  • The Stock Market: Risks and Rewards
  • Investments
  • Balancing Your Checking Account
  • Flip a Coin
  • Paycheck
  • Loan Amount

All workshops are in the CTL, Thursday, February 13, 3:00-5:00pm. If students sign up by Friday, February 7, they are guaranteed a free "food box". Call the Business Institute for more info: 623.935.8442

ACROSS THE CAMPUS
Encouraging Students with Academic Achievement Opportunities

EMCC's Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society and EMCC's Honors Program are currently recruiting students to participate in their respective programs.

  • The Honors Program is seeking students eligible for an Honors Award Scholarship.
  • PTK has sent invitations to students who are eligible for membership. 

Refer students to Marylyn Bradley (PTK faculty advisor) and Alex Andrews (Honors Program Director) or the programs' websites for eligibility requirements and additional information. Encourage students who meet the membership/award parameters to participate...student engagement contributes to student completion!


Spring 2014 Refugee Hygiene Drive Spearheaded by Adjunct Faculty

Bins in the Montezuma Adjunct Faculty Office (MON 119) are set up to collect hygiene and household items for refugees. The donation drive is incorporated into classroom civic responsibility and global engagement. During the Fall 2013 semester, adjunct faculty and EMCC's Phi THeta Kappa Chapter were largely responsible for generating awareness. Of the 1000 items collected, 90% were student based.


Construction Updates Available Online

EMCC's Performing Arts Center is a dream in the making. The December 2, 2013 groundbreaking ceremony was well attended by the community and excitement continues to build. Follow the PAC's progress through the online construction updates

BEST PRACTICES
Our Fabulous EMCC Family - Know Someone Who Should Be Recognized?

Many District nominations/awards are underway for best practices and innovations. If you know individuals who have contributed to EMCC's learning college environment, consider submitting for these awards:

Innovation of the Year Award

  • Purpose: Recognize an employee or team who has designed and implemented a significant innovation that has had a positive impact on the education of students. More info.
  • Submit onlinemcli.maricopa.edu/innovate/apply
  • Deadline: Friday, March 7
  • EMCC's 2013 IOY Submission: CATS - Erik Huntsinger, Pete Turner, Scott Worthington, Rich Marmon, Yi Zhu

Employee Recognition Program

  • Purpose: Recognize employees at the Maricopa Community Colleges who have made outstanding contributions to advance the District's mission. Five awards will be made in the form of a $1000 scholarship given in the awardee's name to a student at any college or center.
  • Notify: EMCC President's Office 
  • Submit to Foundation: Nomination form
  • Deadline: Wednesday, February 26
  • EMCC's 2013 Recipient: Dr. Debbie Kushibab

Diversity Advisory Council Awards of Excellence

  • Purpose: Individual, group, program or initiative that supports Student Success, One Maricopa and/or Public Stewardship through diversity and inclusiveness efforts.
  • Submit to: Daniel Meador (EMCC's diversity coordinator)
  • Deadline: Thursday, February 27
  • Previous EMCC DAC Award recipients: Summer Work & Learning Initiative (2013), EMCC Black History Month Planning Committee (2012), MOCA-Jason Martinez (2011), Dr. Ray Rivera - Math Faculty (2010), Dr. Olga Tsoudis - Sociology Faculty (2009), EMCC Fine Arts Program (2008), EMCC Core Values Diversity Committee (2007).

Women of Distinction

  • Purpose: Recognizing an MCCCD woman who has demonstrated leadership, innovation, service and contribution to women. 
  • Submit to: Rita Zaragoza (EMCC WLG Representative)

  • E2 Semester Kickoff
  • All mentors and mentees currently in the Engage Estrella mentoring program are invited to the mixer. Activities, refreshments and prizes are mixed in with the fun.

    • Date: Thursday, February 6
    • Time: 4:00-5:00pm
    • Location: Estrella Conference Center
  • Writing Workshop - APA Style
  • EMCC's Writing Success Center offers free workshops throughout the semester for students. Click for full schedule.

    • Date: Thursday, February 6
    • Time: 5:00pm
    • Location: EST Hall - 1st Floor
  • Coffee Talk Series
  • Informal Q&A between students and administration to promote students' learning journey and discuss issues related to their success. Complimentary donuts and coffee are served. Open to all students.

    • Date: Friday, February 7 
    • Time: 9:00-10:00 am
    • Location: Student Union
  • Writing Workshop - My Writing Lab
  • EMCC's Writing Success Center offers free workshops throughout the semester for students. Students will learn how to use the "My Writing Lab". 

    • Date: Friday, February 7
    • Time: 11:00am
    • Location: Estrella Hall - 1st floor
  • Navigating Canvas
  • The Student Success Workshops begin with helping students understand and utilize EMCC's learning management system (Canvas). Workshop is free for all students.

    • Date: Wednesday, February 12
    • Time: 12:00-12:50pm & 5:00-5:50pm
    • Location: CTL
  • One Billion Rising
  • Dance to help stop violence. Use the video to practice before the event. Dance practices are 9:00-10:00am 2/5 and 2/6 in the Ceremonial Plaza.

    • Date: Thursday, February 13
    • Time: 8:30am-1:00pm
    • Location: Ceremonial Plaza
  • Procrastination Workshop
  • Student Success Workshops continue by focusing on procrastination. Workshops are free and open to all students.

    • Date: Wednesday, February 19
    • Time: 12:00-12:50pm & 5:00-5:50pm
    • Location: CTL
  • Computer Science/Engineering Panel
  • Career Panel facilitated by the Career and Transfer Center (CTC).

    • Date: Wednesday, February 19
    • Time: 3:00-4:00pm
    • Location: EST Community Room (2nd floor)
  • Learning Summit Team Reunion
  • Learning College Dialogue continues with an emphasis on identifying projects selected from the June 2013 Summit, including the Leadership Academy. Team members bring a 'buddy'; all are welcome. Lunch is served.

    • Date: Thursday, February 20
    • Time: 12:00-1:30pm
    • Location: CTL