St Charles Community College has a ton of opportunities beyond the classroom? Don’t be a passive student; get involved, meet new friends, and network. This is your time to stretch your legs, spread your wings, and open your mind to new things.
Here are some ways that you can do that:
Get involved in a club or student organization. Go to Student Activities to see a list of more than 30 clubs where you can feed an interest and increase your “friends” list. Several clubs have Facebook pages where you can also keep updated about meetings and events. These clubs give you an opportunity to demonstrate leadership, character, teamwork, and talent…all things that come in very handy when updating your resume and interviewing for jobs.
Through Student Activities and many college committees, you have a chance to hear live music, see films, experience plays, and hear speakers that might not otherwise come your way. Here are a few things to mark on your calendar for this fall –
8/27/11 – SCC Comedy Night with Chelsea Lately’s Sarah Colona and Guy Branum. Start time is 7:00 p.m. in the FAB Theater. Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office and are just $5 for students ($10 for general public).
9/7-8/11 – Fall Fun Blitz in the Campus Plaza from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. each day. Free lunch served, club booths, community vendors, games, giveaways, and Rachel Brown and her band.
9/21/11 – Diego Val in the Café/Bookstore at 12:00 p.m.
9/23/11 – Community “Sit-in” Movie on campus at 7:00 p.m. This movie is Cars 2.
9/26-29/11 – TweetUp SCC! Movies, speakers, and panels about optimizing social media. All sessions will be in the SSB Auditorium. Movies will be The Social Network and Catfish. Speakers will be Kanna Taylor from SCC Marketing and Brad Hogenmiller from the St Louis Social Media Club. Panels will be a faculty/student panel about using social media in the classroom and a privacy and security panel after Catfish.
9/30/11 – SCC Idol in the SSB Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Audition to compete or come and support a friend. Event is free to SCC students with college ID and $5 for general public.
10/11/11 – Nate Phelps, the son of Fred Phelps (founder of Westboro Baptist Church) and LGBT advocate. This takes place in the SSB Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
10/20/11 – Charlene Strong, LGBT activist and subject of the award-winning documentary “For My Wife.” This takes place in the SSB Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
10/24-28/11 – Scary Movie Marathon. Movies this year are “28 Days Later,” “The Exorcist,” “Zombieland,” “Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003),” and “Paranormal Activity 2.” Free popcorn and other refreshments available for purchase. SSB Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. each evening.
And this is just the first two months of the semester!! There are more events in November and December with a spring schedule coming soon. In November there will be a weeklong Veteran’s Week celebration, The True Story of the First Thanksgiving, Holidays Around the World, International Education Week, and ice skating on campus to finish out the semester.
With this much on tap, you have too many opportunities to miss out. Mark dates on your calendar and take advantage of these events. Most are free to SCC students with your college ID. Grab a friend (or friends) and find out what’s available between and after your classes.
If you aren't an SCC student, St Charles Community College is located at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville, MO 63376. Click here for a campus map.
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