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Week of October 18

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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
For a list of all club meetings go to https://schoolcraftconnection.com/club-meetings/
Please contact our office at 734-462-4422 if you have any questions about club meetings.

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Scary Movie Night: Halloween

October 20, 2021
6 p.m.
Lower Level, VisTaTech Center

Face your Fate! Come join the Student Activities Board for a free viewing of Halloween. Popcorn and drinks will be served.

 

Cultural Coffee Connection

October 20, 2021
3-5 p.m.
Bradner Library Room 110

Connect this fall with your diverse Schoolcraft College Community. Students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to attend. Join the Learning Support Services for coffee, tea and snacks and enjoy and educational presentation at the beginning of each event and informal conversation with peers, from various cultures around the world. A remote option is still available. For instructions to attend online, visit schoolcraft.edu/lac/international-student-support.

 

Bradner Library Workshop: Locating Statistical Resources

October 21
10 a.m.
Blackboard Collaborate
https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/14654aa449c445c9b2a641c71bb7224

The Bradner Library presents a virtual workshop on Locating Statistical Resources. The link works best with Google Chrome.

 

Fitness Fridays: Dodgeball

October 22, 2021
11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Mercy Elite Sports Center (next to the Fitness Center)

Join the Student Activities Board on Friday morning in a game of DODGEBALL in the Mercy Elite Sports Center turf (next to the Fitness Center) every Friday from 11-12:30 pm. Remember, according to Patches O’Houlihan from the famed Dodgeball movie, “the 5 D’s of dodgeball: Dodge, duck, dip, dive and Dodge.” Face covering still required if participant has not gotten vaccine. Come on out and we will get you on a team.

 

Schoolcraft Soccer vs. Jackson CC

October 22, 2021
1 p.m. Womens’ Game
3 p.m. Men’s Game
Outdoor Soccer Field

Come cheer on our Soccer teams as they take on Jackson CC. Admission is $5

 

Upcoming Events

 

Pageturners Virtual Book Club Discussion: Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction

October 26, 2021
1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Visit the PageTurners main webpage at schoolcraft.edu/pageturners then click the link for the virtual book discussion.

 

Project Playhem Halloween Party

October 27, 2021
1-6 p.m.
Lower Level, VisTaTech Center

Join Project Playhem Gaming Club for an afternoon of Halloween fun! Play video games, watch a movie, listen to music and meet new people. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome!

 

Pageturners Virtual Book Panel Discussion: Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction

October 28, 2021
1:30 p.m.- 2:45 p.m.
LA200

This is a panel discussion in person moderated by Dr. Mark Huston.

 

Fitness Center After Hours

October 28, 2021
8-10 p.m.
Schoolcraft Fitness Center
Located in the Physical Education Building

Join the Fitness Center for some after hours fun. Have some cider and donuts, open fitness floor, volleyball, dodgeball, basketball and even a costume contest!

 

Ghost Supper: Virtual Cultural Presentations and Discussion

November 2, 2021
3-5 p.m.
Zoom: https://schoolcraftcollege.zoom.us/j/83315923236
Meeting ID: 833 1592 3236

The Native American Student Organization presents Ghost Supper. Setup an item and/or food by your computer related to a beloved departed person to share with participants.

 

Bradner Library Workshop: Exploring U.S. Government Document Resources

November 11
10 a.m.
Blackboard Collaborate
https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/14654aa449c445c9b2a641c71bb7224

The Bradner Library presents a virtual workshop on Exploring U.S. Government Document Resources. The link works best with Google Chrome.

 

Focus Series: “Making Sense of Human Rights”

November 11
3p.m.
Zoom: https://schoolcraftcollege.zoom.us/j/81059361140

Join us as we explore our 2021 theme: Human Rights around the Globe
All events will be held via Zoom and are free and open to the public. A presentation in the SCII Focus Series examine the nature of Human Rights. More specifically, it will clarify the different ways Human Rights are understood (moral, political, etc.) and present how the Human Rights scholar James W. Nickel “makes sense” of human rights.

Around Campus

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 Oct. 21 from 2 – 4 pm. The distribution will take place from 2-4 pm on Friday, Oct 22.

 

Fitness Center

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.  Please respect our rules on this and other members feelings on this as well.

Additionally, with regards to wearing a mask or face-covering, at this time, the rule at the College is that if you are fully vaccinated, masks are not required to be worn. However, anyone can choose to wear a mask or face covering at any time, even fully vaccinated. We respect your personal choice. Masks or face coverings are required in all Schoolcraft buildings and here in the Fitness Center, if you are not vaccinated. Please continue to be mindful of spacing of yourself and in your equipment selection as you are working out. While we do not have any specific capacity requirements in place, please know that our workout floor does not ever become so crowded that you need to wait for equipment or feel that it is uncomfortable due to the number of people working out at one time. We appreciate all that work out here to be respectful of all masking, spacing and cleaning rules. It continues to be all of our business to do our part to keep our facility, fellow members and the staff that works in the facility each day, as safe and healthy as possible.

Fitness Center Hours:
Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fridays 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays/Sundays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Other Member Benefits and Amenities

Open/Lap Swim: 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. 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 Courts: Racquetball 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 .  The last reservation time, Monday through Thursday, is 7:30pm ( 7:30 to 9 p.m. play time). 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: Pickleball courts continue to be available to reserve, Monday-Friday. Up to four courts will be available for Pickleball players to enjoy two hours of playtime. Available court times are 8-10 a.m.; 10 a.m. to noon; noon to 2 p.m.  It 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.

Open/Drop in Basketball: Open/Drop in Basketball will be on Wednesdays & Fridays from 11:30am-1:00pm and on Monday & Thursday evenings from 7-9:30pm.  Shoot around or get in some pickup games in our main gym in the PE building.  This is FREE for all Faculty, Staff and 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. Under 18 must have a parent/guardian signature on file to play.

Open/Drop in Volleyball: On Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-11:20 a.m. and noon to 2:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Mercy Elite Sports Center courts drop in and play some volleyball. Cost is $5 per person to play. Call the Fitness Center front desk for details. Check in and pay at the Fitness Center before proceeding to the courts.

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 www.schoolcraft.edu/fitnesscenter 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 www.schoolcraft.edu/careersor 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: www.collegecentral.com/schoolcraft. 

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. www.perfectinterview.com/schoolcraft

 

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: https://www.schoolcraft.edu/lac/stars-dei-leadership-program

To apply visit  https://schoolcraft.academicworks.com/users/sign_in, 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: https://forms.gle/zbTVukKc15bcZ1mR7

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: https://forms.gle/qo2Yfp7dmvjQK5WL8

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: schoolcraft.edu/lc

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: https://www.schoolcraft.edu/lac/writing-fellows

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: [email protected] ps.schoolcraft.edu  

More information: https://www.schoolcraft.edu/lac/writing-fellows/tutoring-options

Visit www.schoolcraft.edu/LC  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: https://schoolcraft.edu/lac/academic-success-coaches

 

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: https://www.schoolcraft.edu/lac/international-student-support

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: https://www.schoolcraft.edu/lac/peer-mentorship-programs

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: https://www.schoolcraft.edu/lac/peer-assisted-learning

 

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 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 https://bb.schoolcraft.edu

Remote library services are available during regularly scheduled Fall Semester hours via phone.

To view our library hours, please scroll down and click on the “Hours” button on the left.

 

On Campus Services

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

Fall Library Hours:
Monday- Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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

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

 

Curbside Pickup

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.

 

 

The NEW Personal & Professional Learning Fall Schedule is Here!

VIEW SCHEDULE

Non-Credit registration through Schoolcraft College’s Personal & Professional Learning department begins at 8:00am on 7/22/21 and goes through the month of December. Many of our classes fill. Register early for high-demand classes and secure your spot.

Registration can be done online, in person, or by mail. Visit www.schoolcraft.edu/ppl and select Register for more information.

 

Schoolcraft College Business Development Center Classes

schoolcraft.edu/bdc/seminars-workshops

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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