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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 November 28

Get involved today!

Looking to get involved on campus in a hybrid world?

Join a club or organization today by clicking here:

Follow the newspaper on social media to sign up at to get monthly log ins.

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.

Every student club meeting will provide the students with an opportunity to win these prizes at the end of the semester. Every meeting that students attend will equal 1 entry. Frequency of meeting attendance will provide our students with greater odds of winning the grand prize and secondary prize (iPad or Air Pods) that will be determined later in the fall semester. Drawing will take place on December 19, 2022.



Cultural Coffee Connection

November 28
11 a.m to 1 p.m.
McDowell Student Center 100 A& D

At each event, one of our English as a Second Language students will share with you some of their interests and values. Shortly after, there will be a question-and-answer time. Followed by this will be time for conversation with other attendees.

This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with others of different backgrounds and learn something new! Staff, faculty, students, and community members are all invited to grab some coffee and snacks and enjoy conversations about culture. Please also invite any students you work with. This is an opportunity for them to connect with others and grow in cultural awareness and community. Through this event we hope to continue to promote a safe and welcoming environment for our diverse college community.


On Campus Recruiting: Business Resources One

November 29
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Just outside of Henry’s in the VisTaTech Center Waterman Wing

Stop by and visit with a representative from Business Resources One. Open to the Public.


On Campus Recruiting: Amazon

November 30
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Just outside of Henry’s in the VisTaTech Center Waterman Wing

Stop by and visit with a representative from Amazon to learn more about job opportunities. Open to the Public.


Communities and Conservation: Buisling the Foundation for Future Conservation in Africa featuring guest speaker Jeff Worden, PhD

November 30
12:30 to 1:50 p.m.
BTC 120 and Zoom

Join in as Jeff Worden, Phd (Ecologist/Director of Conservation Impact for Africa World Wildlife Fund for Nature) as he shares his experiences of community, sustainable conservation and wildlife management in East and Central Africa. He’ll take a close look at pastoralists n the Savannah and hunter-gathers and farmers in the tropical forests.


Mechatronics and Robotics Information Session

November 30
6 to 7 p.m.

Join us to learn about Mechatronics and Robotics Classes and Career Opportunities. For more information and to register to attend go to


Fitness Center After Hours: Winter Carnival

December 1
8 to 11 p.m.
P.E. Building

Air Hockey, Cornhole, Basketball, Volleyball at 9 p.m., Open Fitness Floor, Hot Chocolate Bar, Prizes and Giveaways. $5 for guests, Free for members and students.


Otaku U All Ages Anime Convention

December 3
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
VisTaTech Center

Join us for Otaku U!
Registration Wristband prices At the Door: $10, Pre-registration is $7 and $5 for anyone 10 and under. Attractions include: Vendor Hall, Anime Screening Cosplay Contest, Panels, Manga Library, Gaming Tournament, Pokemon Trivia, Evening Karaoke, Musical Guests, Voice Actor Guest: Tyson Rinehart. For more information contact the Student Activities Office at 734-462-4422.


Flag Football

December 3
9. to 11 p.m.
Inside the Trinity Health Elite Sports Center Indoor Turf

Join the Flag Football Club for some games.



Upcoming Events


Empty Bowl Luncheon

December 6
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wilson Room

Help erase hunger! Purchase a hand crafted bowl created and donated by Schoolcraft ceramics students. Enjoy a bowl of hearty soup and fresh baked bread donated by Schoolcraft Culinary Operations. All proceeds to benefit the Schoolcraft Food Pantry.


STARS IDEA Fellowship Program presents: Nibble on Knowledge
Topic: Stress and Self-Care

December 6
1- 2 p.m.
Bradner Libary 105 or Zoom
Zoom: Meeting ID: 850 04603644  Passcode: 676800

Join us for an informational discussion on stressors and strategies for self care. Light refreshments provided.


Wednesday Noon Classical Concerts: featuring Today’s Brass Quintet

December 7
VisTaTech Center, Kerhl Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted at the door to help fund student scholarships.


Flag Football

December 17
9. to 11 p.m.
Inside the Trinity Health Elite Sports Center Indoor Turf

Join the Flag Football Club for some games.


School Daze Winter Bash

January 24-25
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
VisTaTech Center, Lower Level

The Winter Carnival will include games, music, free caricature drawings, prizes, 50 cent hotdogs, psychic readings and more!


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, winter, spring and summer 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 11th sorting of the product for 2022 will take place on December 15  from 2 – 4 p.m..
The distribution will take place Friday, December 16 from 2-4 p.m..


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 6 p.m.
Saturdays/Sundays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Other Member Benefits and Amenities

Open/Lap Swim:
Begins 9/6 and ends 12/16. Lap Swim is available. The pool continues to be available for open lap swim every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8-9 .a.m. and  12-1 p.m. as well as Tuesdays 4-5 p.m.  No sessions 9/5 or 11/23-25. 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. 

Family Open Swim: Starts September 11 and ends December 18 on Sundays from 1-4 p.m. *Must check in and pay before 3 p.m.. No sessions 9/4 or 11/27.

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/Wallyball Courts: Begins 9/13. (No activity on 10/28 and 11/24) 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: 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: Begins 9/9. 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: Begins 9/6. (No activity on 9/18, 10/28 and 11/25) On Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-11:30 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 otherwise free for students. 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 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

Make an appointment today! Call 734-462-4348 or stop by the Fitness Center Front Desk.


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

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: [email protected]  

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.

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

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.