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Schoolcraft Connection

The Student News Site of Schoolcraft College

Schoolcraft Connection

The Student News Site of Schoolcraft College

Schoolcraft Connection

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Week of September October 2

Get involved today!

Looking to get involved on campus in a hybrid world?

Join a club or organization today by clicking here:

For a list of campus events and to sign up to participate go to:

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  given one entry into the end of the semester drawing for an iPad or Air Pod. 

Club Meetings
For a list of all club meetings go to
Please contact our office at 734-462-4422 if you have any questions about club meetings.




Block Party

October 2
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Grass area between the Liberal Arts and Forum Buildings

Join the Black Student Union for Food, games, music and fun!


Schoolcraft Wind Ensemble presents Fall Concert on the Mall

October 4
7 p.m.
in the Forum-Bradner-Grote Courtyard

Schoolcraft College Wind Ensemble annual Outdoor celebration of Live Music and relaxed enjoyment in the atmospheric surroundings of our Campus outdoor setting. This concert  combines a popular mix of Broadway Music and seasonal nostalgia melodies. Under the direction of Paul Michalsen, the ensemble will take us on a musical journey through music themed in Autumn from Vivaldi’s Four Season “Autumn” to  a percussion feature of  Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain” to present day popular music from “The Mandalorian” and “Ghostbusters”.

We warmly welcome children of all ages to this family-friendly celebration of the festive season. Come ready to enjoy some well-loved Classical and pop music and be inspired by the fantastic sound of an award-winning concert ensemble. This is the perfect family outing to enjoy at a very special time of year.

Collect your friends and family, bring outdoor chairs or blankets, plug in your EV at our charging stations, visit the new VisTaTech,  and join us for the perfect prelude to the Fall season.

For more information contact the Music Department at 734-462-4403 or email: [email protected]


The EGC Fossil Hunt

October 7
10 a.m. to noon

The Earth and Geoscience Club is going on a fossil expedition to Northern Ohio. Join us as we dig for fossils from the Devonian Period and let’s Travel 400 million years into the past!

Those who are interested in joining us must register and attend the informational meeting on Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. in Forum Building Room, F360.

Registration is required to attend.



Upcoming Events



2023 Fall Career Fair

October 12
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Trinity Elite Sports Center

Students, alumni, and community members are all invited to attend. No registration required. Representatives from 90+ organizations will be available to discuss career opportunities offered. Sector spotlights include Healthcare, Education, Accounting, Supply Chain, Business, and Manufacturing & Engineering. This event is free and open to the public. Bring copies of your resume. For more information, contact Career Services at 734-462-4421.


Fitness Center Rec Nights
October 19
9-11 p.m.
Fitness Center, Trinity Elite Sports Center and Physical Education Gym

The  Fitness Center will be open later with extended hours. Enjoy playing basketball, turf space, volleyball and more. Snacks and drinks to refuel after your workout. Schoolcraft students and Fitness Center members are free. Guests are $5.


Visit Wayne State on Us Fall Bus Trip

October 20
9:30 a.m. Bus Departs from Schoolcraft College Liberal Arts building
10 a.m. to noon: Arrive in Detroit, tour campus, learn about WSU and enjoy Lunch
1 p.m.: Bus Departs from Wayne State

Wayne State University’s Transfer Student Success Center (TSSC) is hosting an event for Schoolcraft College students to tour the campus and learn about: Transfer Pathways, Transfer Credit, Scholarships and Financial Aid. Visit our beautiful Midtown campus on a FREE bus trip and experience all that Wayne State University has to offer!


Pageturners Book Club-The Revolt Against Humanity: Imagine a Future without us Book Discussion

October 24
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
BTC 120

Join Pageturners for their October book discussion, “The Revolt Against Humanity: Imaging a Future without Us” by Adam Kirsch.


Overruling the Political Process: The Puzzle of Judicial  Authority in a Democratic Society
Guest Lecturer: Dr. Brad Roth (Wayne State Unversity, Law School and Political Science Department

October 25
McDowell Student Center, MC100

Representatives from Wayne State University and Schoolcraft College will be on hand to share information about their programs and transfer opportunities.


Pageturners Book Club-The Revolt Against Humanity: Imagine a Future without us Panel Discussion
Moderated by Dr. Mark Huston

October 26
1 to 2 p.m.
MC100 B&C

Join Pageturners for their October book panel discussion, “The Revolt Against Humanity: Imaging a Future without Us” by Adam Kirsch. This event will be moderated by Dr. Mark Huston.


Student Activities Board Presents: Halloween Party

October 26
7 to 11 p.m.
Lower Level, Vistatech Center

Join the Student Activities Board for its annual Halloween Party. DJ, Dancing, Mini Pumpkin Decorating, Caramel Apples, Photo Station, Games, Watch Scary Movies, Prizes for the Best Costumes (Scary, Superhero and Best Overall). Admission is FREE.


Schoolcraft’s 2nd annual Halloween Spooktacular

October 27
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Trinity Elite Sports Center

This is a FREE family friendly event that includes trick-or-treating, bounce houses, costume contests and frightfully fun activities. Ozzy the Ocelot, Schoolcraft’s mascot, and friends – you won’t want to miss taking photos with all your favorites. Register now for a scary good time!

Although this is a free event, we are accepting donations for youth programming at Schoolcraft College.

Registration Required! Secure your preferred entry time today! Choose a time that suits your schedule: 5:30, 6:00, 6:30 or 7:00. (Please arrive no more than 15 minutes before the entry time on your ticket, and bring a copy of your emailed receipt – either on your phone or printed as proof of registration for entry into the event.)

All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at this event.


Navatri Garba

October 28
7 p.m. to midnight
Vistatech Center, DiPonio Room

Tickets are $25 in advance
$30 at the door (no charge for children age three and under)

The Asian Student Association presents Navatri Garba. Shop for Indian Clothes and Jewelry and have a dinner catered by Suvai. For tickets call 734-462-4422. Proceeds benefit the Schoolcraft Food Pantry.


The Native American Student Organization presents: Dia de los Muertos: Ghost Supper
Virtual Cultural Presentations and Discussion

November 2
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Set up an item and or food by your computer related to a beloved departed person to share with participants. For more information on the Native/Indigenous Club, contact [email protected].


DiWali Celebration

November 5
6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Vistatech Center

Tickets $25 per person
Children ages 3 and under are free

Schoolcraft Asian Student Association and DIWA invite you to DiWali, an evening of entertainment and Indian catered dinner. Children and adults of all faiths are invited. Tickets must be purchased in advance. To purchase tickets call 734-462-4422.


Journey to the Center of the Earth

November 6
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Forum Building  Room F360

Join us as professor Samer Hariri will briefly showcase a series of rocks that represent a journey from the crust to the core of our planet. Shortlyer after, we will watch the science fiction movie, “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” that is based on the book by Jules Verne.


Anime Fighting Fest (Fall Edition)

November 11
2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Lower Level, Vistatech Center

Join the Otaku Anime Club as they host the Anime Fighting Fest. Include Prizes for Winners. No cash prizes will be awarded.


Pageturners Book Club-Poverty by America Book Discussion
In collaboration with Prof. Helen Ditouras and Prof. Deb Burke

November 14
12 – 1 p.m.
BTC 120

Join Pageturners for their November book discussion, “Poverty by America” by Matthew Desmond.


Pageturners Book Club- Screening of Frontline documentary Growing up Poor in America

November 16
12 p.m.

Join Pageturners for their screening of  Frontline documentary Growing up Poor in America.


Fitness Center Rec Nights

November 21
9-11 p.m.
Fitness Center, Trinity Elite Sports Center and Physical Education Gym

The  Fitness Center will be open later with extended hours. Enjoy playing basketball, turf space, volleyball and more. Snacks and drinks to refuel after your workout. Schoolcraft students and Fitness Center members are free. Guests are $5.


Visit to the Cranbrook Institute of Science

December 2
6-8 p.m.
Cranbrook Institute of Science
39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

The Earth and Geoscience Club will be visiting the mineral, fossil and rock exhibits at the Cranbrook Institute of Science. Join us as we get an eyeful of more than 11,000 mineral and rock specimens from Michigan and around the world!

If you are interested in joining us, please register no later than a week before the event. There will be an informational meeting on Monday, November 27 at  6 p.m. in Forum Building, Room F360.

Registration is required to attend. Space is limited.


Otaku U All Ages Anime Convention

December 2, 2023
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Vistatech Center

Ticket prices:
Registration wristband at the door $10.
Pre-sales online is $7 and $5 for anyone 10 and under. Presales end 11:59 p.m. on December 1, 2023.
Tickets can be purchased at

Get ready for year 2 of OtakuU! Attractions include: Vendor Hall and Vendor filled with talented local vendors and artists, Anime AMV Viewing inside our Vendor Hall, Cosplay Contest/Cosplay hangouts/photo ops, Video Gaming Play Lounge and Gaming Tournaments, Name that Anime Team Trivia Game, Evening Karaoke, Panels and more!


Around Campus


Student Food Pantry 

In need of food assistance? Sign-up to use the Student Food Pantry. If you or  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.

Students can visit the pantry twice a month to pick up two bags of food. The pantry is located in the lower level of the Vistatech Center.

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.

Your health and safety is our highest priority.  We continue to adhere to enhanced cleaning protocols and encourage all of our members to help us continue to keep the Fitness Center clean by wiping down equipment before and after use. We continue to work hard to provide a safe and clean facility for all of our members and perform enhanced cleaning protocols throughout the day. 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.


Fall Fitness Center Hours:
Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fridays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturdays/Sundays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Track is available during Fitness Center hours and usable uninterrupted from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Other Member Benefits and Amenities

Open/Lap Swim:
Lap Swim is available. Free to all students. The pool continues to be available for open lap swim every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8-9 a.m. (except for 9/11 and 12/8) and  Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12-1 p.m. (except for 9/11 and 12/8)as well as Tuesday and Thursday 4-5 p.m. (except for 9/12 and 12/7)  ** Subject to change depending on lifeguard availability. This opportunity is free to you as a member.

NEW SWIM PASS POLICY: Every open swim participant must retrieve a swim pass from the Fitness Center Front Desk before entering the pool. This includes Fitness Center members, credit and PPL students, Schoolcraft employees and Drop-ins.

Use of the Track in the ESC: The Track is open in the Mercy Elite Sports Complex. 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. The track will typically not be available on Saturdays due to Volleyball tournaments in the ESC.

Racquetball/Wallyball Courts: Racquetball and Wallyball courts are open and available to reserve on the hour and a half, starting at 7:30am each morning.  You may call when the Fitness Center opens at 7:00am to reserve a court .  Hours are Mon-Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The last reservation time, Monday through Thursday, is 7:30pm ( 7:30 to 9 p.m. play time). Fridays hours are 7:30 a.m to 6 p.m. On Fridays, the last reservation time is 4:30pm (4:30 to 6 p.m play time). On Court time is also available on the weekends between 8:30 a.m and 1 p.m. You may call when the Fitness Center opens at 8 a.m. on weekends to reserve a court.

Use of the courts is FREE  to use as an employee of the College. Priority reservations will be given to paying customers after 4:30 p.m. each day. Court rental fee is $5 per person for others.  Check in is at our Fitness Center front desk.  Paddleball with up to 4 players is now allowed on the courts.

Pickleball: Gather your friends and make a reservation to play 2 hours of pickleball on your very own court.  Elite Sports Center pricing is  $10 per player ($8/62+). PE Gym: $8 per player ($7 62+).  Grab a group and sign up to play. NEW Online Pickleball Reservation System. Reservations will only be taken online through the reservation portal. We have paddles and balls if you don’t have your own.  Call us for more information.

Open/Drop in Basketball: Open/Drop in Basketball will be on Wednesdays & Fridays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Shoot around or get in some pickup games in our main gym in the PE building.  This is FREE for all  Students, Faculty, Staff and Fitness Center members. Otherwise, it is a $5 drop in fee.  Check in at the front desk to sign in to get a wristband before entering the gym. You will not be able to participate without one.. Under 18 must have a parent/guardian signature on file to play.

Open/Drop in Volleyball: Contact the Fitness Center for availability and hours.

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.


The BOD POD is a non-invasive, quick-scan device that measures your body fat percentage, fat-free mass percentage, and resting metabolic rate using air displacement technology.

Why try the BOD POD?
1) Scan and consultation takes only 30 minutes and offers immediate results
2) Use as a long term health tracking tool
3) Set personalized  fitness goals
4) Get insight into your resting metabolic rate and how it relates to your total daily energy expenditure
5) Most affordable scan in the area for just $55

Call 734-462-4348 or stop by the Fitness Center Front Desk for more information and to signup for a scan. Schoolcraft credit student special: $20. $20 special can be redeemed on select Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 23, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.


Career Services

Resume Assistance

Meet with Career Services for one-on-one resume assistance. Discuss best practices and trends for resume writing and get help with your cover letter as well. All Career Services appointments are free to students, alumni, and community members. Please send your most recent resume draft to [email protected] along with your availability, and you will be contacted with some available appointment times. 

College Central Network Online Job Board

The Schoolcraft College Central Network online job board receives hundreds of new local 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, and community members! Get started today:

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 for the assessment.

Learning Support Services

Learning Support Services offers a variety of programs and services to support students’ goals at any point in their college career. We hope you make us a part of your academic experience and we look forward to working with you!

We offer a variety of services including:

  • Academic success coaching
  • Bradner Library resources and services
  • Tutoring and writing support programs
  • Peer mentorship programs
  • Student success workshops and events
  • All services are available and free to students.

Stars DEI Leadership Program

Do you have a desire to lead? 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. The four pillars of the program include: Leadership – Academic Success – Service Learning – Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion There are three different ways students can get involved in S.T.A.R.S.

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.

For more information, visit:

To apply visit, complete the general application  then search for STARS under recommended opportunities. If you have questions, please call 734-462-7672.


Schoolcraft Conversation Partners Program

The Conversation Partners Program is a new initiative to provide informal conversation practice for English as a Second Language (ESL) students and build up a sense of community on Schoolcraft College’s campus. This provides the ESL student an opportunity to meet a conversation partner with whom they can practice their English. Through this program, participants can meet with an ESL student at least once a week to discuss topics of mutual interest.

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:

For questions, contact Annika Sholander, Academic Success Coach for International Learning Support: [email protected]


Remote Learning Mentors

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]


Remote Tutoring 

Drop-In: Students can login from any device with internet access. Google Chrome recommended for best experience.
To attend or view most up to date LC schedule, 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.


Writing Support Studio

To ensure availability of services, the Learning Center will offer remote academic support in addition to limited in-person, by-appointment support.

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.

In-Person Appointment-Based Writing Support: Appointments must be made in advance.
View the In-Person Appointment-Based Hours of Operation for both the Livonia and Radcliff campus.

By Appointment: Online appointment-based writing support.
To schedule an in-person appointment at the Livonia location call 734-462-4436 or email [email protected]. For the Radcliff campus call 734-462-4755.

Please allow for at least 2 business days to schedule a tutoring appointment.

By Email: Submit your paper for feedback via email.
Submit your paper via email:  

More information:

Visit  for more information.


Academic Success Coaching

Students receive a personalized plan for academic success by meeting with Learning Support’s Academic Success Coaches. We have coaches that specialize in content-specific areas such as mathematics, reading, study strategies, test-taking, writing, and more.

In-person and remote appointments are available. Visit the website below, or call 734-462- 4559 to schedule an appointment.

For more info and to contact an Academic Success Coach, visit:


International Learning  Support (ILS)

International Learning Support (ILS) provides English learning services and support for Schoolcraft’s international students. English language help, tutoring, conversation skills practice in a group, and reading practice in a group offered Monday through Thursday.

For more info, visit:

Questions? Contact Annika Sholander, Academic Success Coach for International Learning Support: [email protected]


TEAS Test Prep 

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test is a standardized admissions test that is used by Schoolcraft, along with many other colleges and universities, to evaluate potential candidates for admission into the nursing program.

The TEAS Preparation Mentorship Program offers the following services, all of which are free and available to students: Group study sessions, One-on-one appointments with a TEAS Prep Mentor, TEAS Prep Blackboard Organization that provides access to: Practice exams, Test-taking strategies, Study skills, Exam prep study materials

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

For more info, visit:

Questions? Contact Rachel Morrow, BSN RN, TEAS Test Prep Mentor: [email protected]


Peer Assisted Learning Program

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) offers structured study sessions facilitated by peer students (PAL Leaders) who have already taken a course, done well in it, and are highly recommended to the program by the instructor.

PAL study sessions are weekly-held reviews for all students, whether struggling or doing well, who are enrolled in historically difficult courses that offer the PAL program. A PAL Leader provides a comfortable environment for students who want to improve their understanding of the course content. PALs are peers who share their own successful study strategies to help students succeed in their course. PAL Leaders are trained in facilitation techniques and use the Socratic Method to promote critical thinking and problem solving.

Currently, the program is offered for select STEAM and Occupational Programs courses each semester. PAL Leaders may be available for other disciplines, as well.

For general queries, or if you would like to know more about which courses currently offer the PAL Program, please contact the Learning Support Services via email: [email protected].

For more info, visit:


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 library tour, please contact your department’s Library liaison.

The following Library services are available to Schoolcraft College students, staff, and faculty:

Library Services for Remote Users

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

We have a free trial for the University Press eBook Library through December 31, 2022. Our trial access is for the eBook Collection only. It allows us to access eBooks from 20 university presses. The link is available through the Blackboard Library Resources webpage.

University Press eBook Library, Browse by Subject:

On Campus Services

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

Spring Library Hours:
Monday- Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday • closed

May 27-29 • Closed
July 1 • noon- 5 p.m.
July 3 • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Summer Library Hours:
Monday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday • closed
Sunday • closed

August 21-25 • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
August 28 • Fall Library Hours Begins

We have a new Library catalog:
Students, faculty and staff can check their library account, place holds on items and more by using their Blackboard or College email credentials.

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 reference services, please contact our reference desk at:  [email protected]  or call the library reference desk at: (734) 462- 5316

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

Our library is fines free for any overdue library materials.


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.