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Week of July 26

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Current PTK members should sign up and add PTK to the end of their last name when signing up for events. All students who sign up on Signup Genius will be entered into a drawing for SC t-shirts (end of September) and will be given one entry into the end of the semester drawing for an iPad Mini or Air Pod.

Club Meetings
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Please contact our office at 734-462-4422 if you have any questions about club meetings.


Upcoming Events

Unapologetically Ambitious: The 5 Habits of Human Connection That Build Extraordinary Relationships

July 29

3 p.m.

Please join us for an interview with one of Silicon Valley’s first female African American CEOs, as she recounts how she overcame the challenges she faced as a young black woman, wife, and mother, managing her personal and professional responsibilities while climbing the ranks at IBM and subsequently in her roles as CEO. Through her journey, Shellye discovered that ambition alone is not enough to achieve success. She will share the practical strategies, tools, and approaches you can employ right now, including concrete steps to most effectively: Create your own luck, Optimize your career, Turn your dreams into goals, Strengthen your strengths, Take risks and more.

About the author: Shellye Archambeau, author of Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers and Create Success on Your Own Terms, is an experienced CEO and Board Director with a track record of accomplishments building brands, high-performance teams, and organizations. Ms. Archambeau currently serves on the boards of Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies, and Okta. She is also a strategic advisor to Forbes Ignite and the President of Arizona State University and serves on the board of two national nonprofits, Catalyst, and Braven. She is also a Forbes contributor and the protagonist of the Harvard Business School Case Study: Becoming a CEO.


Dissociative Identity Disorder: The Hidden Condition

July 30

6:30-8 p.m.

A webinar to raise awareness of dissociative identity disorder. Discussion

DID – or dissociative identity disorder – is a little-known and widely misunderstood condition, even within the medical and therapeutic professions. Formerly known as ‘multiple personality disorder’, any scant knowledge comes mostly from poorly researched or sensationalist films or television series. Yet, research figures imply that there could be more people with DID than schizophrenia in Britain. So, why is it that DID remains hidden from public awareness?


Every Conversation Counts: The 5 Habits of Human Connection That Build Extraordinary Relationships

August 10

12 p.m.


Trinity Health Women’s Inclusion Network Civility Session

August 10

12-1 p.m.

Long-time journalists and unlikely friends Stephen Henderson and Nolan Finley launched the Civility Project, where they show that civility IS possible, and why we should all embrace it as a way to move ourselves forward in life and in work. They also offer tips for building civility in your own life, starting now.


Proposal Writing & Bidding Best Practices

August 11

9-10 a.m.

Winning government contracts requires proper planning and preparation. This session is designed to provide you with best practices for reviewing solicitations, preparing proposals, and steps to consider when awarded or not awarded a government contract.

As a result of this session you will:

  • Identify the qualities of a responsible contractor
  • Learn how the government makes award determinations
  • Understand relevant FAR clauses listed in the solicitation
  • Know your rights regarding debriefs and protests
  • Learn what it means to be responsive and responsible

No fee to attend, but registration is required


Getting Things Done: An Interview With the World’s Leading Expert on Stress Free Productivity

August 17

12 p.m.

Please join us for an interview with one of the world’s most influential thinkers on personal productivity, David Allen. David’s thirty-five years of experience as a management consultant and executive coach has earned him worldwide and Forbes’ recognition as one of the top five executive coaches in the U.S. His New York Times bestselling book, “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity,” has sold millions of copies and has been published in thirty languages, and the “GTD” methodology it describes has become a global phenomenon, being taught by training companies in more than ninety countries.

David Allen’s GTD Methodology has shown millions how to transform a fast-paced, overwhelming, overcommitted life into one that is balanced, integrated, relaxed, and has more successful outcomes. GTD’s broad appeal is based on the fact that it applies from the boardroom to the living room to the classroom. It is hailed as “life-changing” by students, busy parents, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives.

About the author: David Allen is the international best-selling author of “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity,” “Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life”, and “Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life”. David is the Founder and Chairman of the David Allen Company. He continues to write articles and essays that address today’s ever-changing issues about living and working in a fast-paced world while sustaining balance, control, and meaningful focus.


Leading from Anywhere

12 p.m.

It’s undeniable that we’ve entered a new era of remote work. While many leaders seek to go back to business as usual, why settle for the ordinary when remote teams allow us to work even better? The research shows that employees are more productive and engaged when they have the freedom to work from anywhere.

  • This means leaders need the skills to lead from anywhere.

In this meticulously researched, refreshingly practical webinar, top business thought leader, David Burkus, provides managers with a complete guide to leading remotely. Packed with everyday examples and illuminating insights, Burkus tackles the critical inflection points and challenges that remote managers face. He will share examples from communicating effectively and adding new members to managing performance, keeping the team engaged, and even helping them strike the right balance between work and life. This webinar provides everything you’ll need to survive and thrive as the leader of a remote team.

About the author: David Burkus is a best-selling author of four books about business and leadership which have won multiple awards and have been translated into dozens of languages. His insights on leadership and teamwork have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, USAToday, Fast Company, the Financial Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CNN, the BBC, NPR, and CBS This Morning. Burkus has been ranked as one of the world’s top business thought leaders by Thinkers50, and his TED Talk has been viewed over 2 million times. He’s worked with leaders from organizations across all industries, including Google, Stryker, Fidelity, Viacom, and even the US Naval Academy. A former business school professor, Burkus holds a master’s degree in organizational psychology and a doctorate in strategic leadership.


Nonprofit Management Certificate: Information Session

September 7

6-7 p.m.

Jeffress Center, Room 123

Managing a nonprofit organization requires special skills. Gain the training you need to be successful in this rewarding career.

Find out if this certificate is right for you. Ask your questions and meet the instructor.


School Daze

September 21, 22

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

We will have a Community Service Portion on Tuesday and Marketplace both days with local businesses in attendance.

Of course, the purpose of the event is for the student clubs and organizations to recruit and various offices on campus to provide information to our students in a fun setting.

Hope you can join us and promote to your students.


Get Known, Get Connected, Get Ahead: Personal Connections for Professional Results

September 21

12 p.m.

With a record-breaking number of people either out of work or transitioning to remote work, connections―particularly diverse and inclusive connections―are more important than ever. It’s all about who you know, who knows you, and what they know about you. In this timely webinar, the author of The Connector’s Advantage, Michelle Tillis Lederman, explains the types of relationships you need to get faster results, especially when job hunting, reentering the workforce, or reimagining your current role in the wake of the pandemic. You will learn the correlation between relationships, hiring, and promotion, the key relationship types that impact success, and what it takes to have the mindset of a Connector.

About the author: Michelle Tillis Lederman is known as “The Connection Creator,” an expert on workplace communications and relationships. Michelle’s mission is to help people work better together and advance their individual impact. Named by Forbes as one of the Top 25 Networking Experts, Michelle is a speaker, trainer, coach, and author of four books, including The Connectors Advantage and the internationally recognized, The 11 Laws of Likability. Michelle is a regular media contributor, appearing on CBS, NBC, Fox, NPR, CNBC, The NY Times, The Wall Street Journal, Working Mother, US News & World Report, MSNBC, Forbes, and USA Today, among many others.

Around Campus

Looking for a job? Train to become a Certified Lifeguard!

Recognize and respond to emergencies quickly and effectively as a certified lifeguard! Upon passing this 1 weekend course, you will earn a Lifeguard Training and First Aid card and a CPR for the Professional Rescuer Card. Many students go on to lifeguard for Schoolcraft College! Registration opens July 22. Learn more.

Schoolcraft Conversation Partners Program

A new year calls for a new program! The LSS is delighted to share a new initiative called Schoolcraft Conversation Partners Program (SCPP). This program will help foster a sense of growing community, learning, and cultural awareness between students, faculty, and staff. English as a Second Language (ESL) students who are interested will be paired up with a Conversation Partner to practice their conversational English every week for about an hour. It is a wonderful way to meet someone new and aid in their learning.

If you have students who would love to take advantage of this opportunity, have them fill out the Google Interest Form:

Faculty and staff are also invited to volunteer so you may fill it out, as well.
For students who would like to practice their conversational skills, we have a separate interest form they can submit:


Stars DEI Leadership Program

Scholars Taking off Academically & Rising to Success (S.T.A.R.S.) Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Leadership Program is an opportunity at Schoolcraft College that offers unique experiences to develop students as scholars and leaders. This program also prepares students as professionals entering into a global and diverse workplace.


Fitness Center

We continue to work hard to provide a safe and clean facility for all of our members by adhering to recommended capacity requirements; spacing of our cardio equipment on the workout floor at least six feet between machines; performing enhanced cleaning protocols throughout the day and requiring all members to provide clearance with our COVID health screening tool each and every time you visit the Fitness Center AND wearing of masks (properly-covering both the nose and the mouth) at all times while in the facility, including throughout one’s workout.  While we understand that this is not always easy, it is required if you have not had a vaccine.  If you feel that adhering to this mask requirement is difficult for you, please come and talk to us about pausing your membership at this time.  We will work with all of our members to find a solution that keeps ALL of our members’ (and all of our staff that works in this environment over eight hours every day),  health and safety in mind.  We are all in this together and it is a TEAM effort to keep the fitness center clean and keep our environment as healthy as possible.  Please respect our rules on this and other members feelings on this as well.  This rule continues to apply to those fully vaccinated, at this time.

Pool: Lap Swim is available. The pool continues to be available for open lap swim every day from 12-1pm. Additionally, the Continuing Education department has added another open swim opportunity on Mondays from 7:30am-8:30am.  This opportunity is free to you as a member.  You just need to come to our front desk and check in and receive a pool pass to show the lifeguard upon entering the deck of the pool.  The capacity in the pool is 18 participants at a time and some days are busier than others.  If you plan to take advantage of swim time, we make pool passes available NO EARLIER than 11:30am each day (and no earlier than 7am on Mondays).

Use of the Track in the MESC: The Track is open in the Mercy Elite Sports Complex and many members have already taken advantage of using it as part of their workout.  It’s a great option in a temperature controlled environment.  7 laps to a mile!  The track is open all the hours that the Fitness Center is open.  Please keep in mind, however, that other activities may be going on in the Sports Center at the time you would like to either walk or run and we ask you to be more cautious and aware of how these activities on the Volleyball courts or other areas of the building may impact your safety on the track.  If you would like to utilize the track, please stop by the Fitness Center front desk to receive a wristband first.

Racquetball Courts: Racquetball courts are open and available to reserve on the hour and a half, starting at 7:30am each morning (new time due to the Fitness Center opening one hour earlier).  You may call when the Fitness Center opens at 7:00am to reserve a court .  The last reservation time on the days we close at 7:30pm is 6:00pm and on Fridays the last reservation time slot is 4:30pm since we close at 6:00pm.  Court rental fee is $5 per person.  Check in is at our Fitness Center front desk.  Paddleball with up to 4 players is now allowed on the courts.  Masks must continue to be worn by all players during play.

Pickleball: Pickleball courts continue to be available to reserve, Monday-Friday from 10am-12noon and then again from
1-3 p.m. at the Mercy Elite Sports CenterIt is $8 per person for a two-hour block.  Grab a group and sign up to play. We have paddles and balls if you don’t have your own.  Call us for more information.  You can call the fitness center when we open in the morning (7:00am) to reserve your court.  Masks must be worn during play.

Open Gym/Basketball: Starting the week of May 10, we will begin offering Open Gym/Basketball on Wednesdays & Fridays from 11:30am-1:30pm and on Thursday evenings from 6-9pm.  Shoot around or get in some games during the lunch hour or in the evening in our main gym in the PE building!  This is FREE for all Fitness Center members. Otherwise, it is a $5 drop in fee.  Check in at the front desk to sign in before heading to the Gym.

No open basketball for the following dates:

Wednesday July 28

Friday, July 30

Wednesday, August 4

Friday, August 6

Stop by and sign up to be a Fitness Center member, if you have not already.  Membership is free to employees of Schoolcraft College and currently registered credit students.

Finally, keep up on all of the latest by either checking out our Fitness Center Website at or following us on our social media platforms.  This is the best source of up to date information about the goings on at the Fitness Center and also the Sports Center.  You can always call us at 734.462.4348 or email us at [email protected] as well.


Career Services

Career Coach

If you or someone you know needs help choosing or pursuing a career, let Career Coach help! Career Coach is a free, online career assessment and research tool available to students, alumni, and members of the community. Users can learn more about their skills & interests, conduct detailed research about careers and explore educational programs at Schoolcraft College. Visit email [email protected] for more information.

College Central Network Online Job Board

The Schoolcraft College Central Network online job board receives hundreds of new jobs each month in a wide variety of industries at every professional level, from student to experienced professional. College Central is free, easy to use, and is available to students, alumni & community members! Get started today: 

Perfect Interview

Job interviews can be daunting – and many job seekers don’t know how to prepare. Perfect Interview is an interactive, web-based video software program that helps job seekers to prepare for their next job interview. Perfect Interview is free & easy to use – for students, alumni & community members.


Learning Support Services


Want support with navigating remote and online learning? 

Remote Learning Mentors, or RLMs, are a student who work in the Learning Support Services department and are well equipped with study strategies for succeeding in the remote and online learning environment. They can meet with you on a regular basis as you continue your courses to provide tips, techniques, and refer you to the appropriate campus resource for any needs you have. RLMs are students like you—they’re taking classes and are involved in various activities at Schoolcraft College. This mentorship program is provided to you for free through Learning Support Services and works around your schedule!

By Appointment: Remote appointment-based RLM support offered.

To schedule an appointment call 734-462-4436 or email [email protected]


Food Pantry Distribution

The Student Activities Office has put together a committee to help our students restock their shelves with food from the Student Food Pantry. If you know of any students who are interested in this service, please have them contact the SAO at [email protected]eduor call 734-462-4422 to secure an intake form. We have been providing food for our students who self-identify that they need this service.

We will be distributing on the Fourth Friday of fall and winter semesters to the students who get in touch with us and file a food pantry intake form. If you would like to donate food, please reach out as well and we can make arrangements to accept the donation of non-perishable food. Thank you.

We will be sorting food on Thursdays before the Fridays that we will be distributing

Our seventh sorting of the product for 2021 will take place on Aug. 26 from 2 – 4 pm. The distribution will take place from 2-4 pm on Friday, Aug. 27.


Drop-In: Students can login from any device with internet access. Google Chrome recommended for best experience.
To attend visit:

For user guide to attend remote drop-in tutoring,click here.

By Appointment: Online appointment-based tutoring offered.
To schedule an appointment call 734-462-4436 or email [email protected]

24/7 Online Chat Tutoring (NetTutor): Login to Blackboard or for more info, click here.



Drop-In Students can log in from any device with internet access.
To attend remote drop-in writing support:

A user guide to attending remote drop-in writing support can be found here.

By Appointment: Online appointment-based writing support.
To schedule an appointment call 734-462-4436 or email [email protected]

By Email: Submit your paper for feedback via email.
Submit your paper via email: [email protected]  

More information:

Visit  for more information.



Remote appointments are available. Visit the website below, or call 734-462- 4559 to schedule an appointment.

More information:


Bradner Library

The Library provides you with access to many of the key academic resources that you need to further your education. These resources include: access to books, eBooks, reference materials and journal articles from a wide selection of academic databases.

The college librarians are available to help support your instructional and information seeking needs. To discuss options for a virtual library tour, please contact your department’s Library liaison.

The library is currently offering curbside pickup services for library books. Remote library services are also available. Please contact the library reference desk at [email protected] or (734) 462-5316 during regular business hours for library assistance. In person individual library research consultations are available by appointment.


Bradner Library (Main Campus location)

The Library building is open to provide study spaces and Librarian assistance by appointment.

Summer Library Hours: Monday and Thursday 8am- 8pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8am-5pm.

To schedule an appointment call (734) 462-5316 or email: [email protected]

*Face covering required in some areas, please maintain six feet of distance.

Curbside pick-up and by appointment:

Curbside pickup for library books is available during the hours listed above.
To reserve books call (734) 462-5316 or email [email protected]

Reserved items are available within 24 hours of request.

Check email for confirmation that your items are ready for pickup. Pickup is located at the North entrance of the Library.

Call (734) 462-4440 upon arrival and staff will place items in the backseat or trunk of the vehicle.

*Curbside Pickup service is not available on the weekends.

Beginning Monday, August 31 the following Library services are available to Schoolcraft College students, staff, and faculty.

Remote hours (current and continuing):

Schoolcraft students, faculty, and staff can access library databases from off-campus through Blackboard by clicking the “Organizations” tab. Go to

Remote library services are available during regularly scheduled Summer Semester hours via phone.
To view our library hours, please scroll down and click on the “Hours” button on the left.
For library assistance, please call (734) 462-5316 or email [email protected]

Schoolcraft students, faculty, and staff can access library databases from off-campus through Blackboard by clicking the “Organizations” tab. Go to:

A collection of our Library research guides by subject can be found at:

Additional Library resources and databases can be found on our library webpage:

For additional assistance with our library databases and for virtual reference services, please contact our reference desk at  [email protected]

For more information, please give us a call at 734-462-4440



Schoolcraft College Business Development Center Classes

The Schoolcraft College BDC offers a number of classes and workshops catering to the needs of new ventures and established businesses. For more information on any of the seminars, contact us at [email protected]  or (734) 462-4438.

The Schoolcraft Connection is hiring

The Schoolcraft Connection continues to create content and is hiring writers, photographers and videographers to join the team. Please email [email protected] or call 734-462-4422.

$1100 scholarship for fall and winter for most positions.


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