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Week of September 28

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Current students have a chance to win an I-Pad Mini or an air pod at the end of the fall semester. Every student club meeting will provide students with an opportunity to win these prizes at the end of the semester (as long as they sign in with names, emails and phone numbers.) Every meeting that students attend will equal 1 entry. The frequency of meeting attendance will provide students with greater odds of winning the grand prizes and secondary prizes that will be determined later in the semester.


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 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 I-Pad Mini or Air Pod.


Focus Series Event: “Intersectionality Matters”: COVID & Race in the Global Community featuring Dr. Laura Kline (COVID in Russia and Belarus)

September 28
10:00 a.m.

As a result of historic, cultural, political, and economic factors, Russia and Belarus have taken significantly different approaches to dealing with the Coronavirus than many other countries. This talk will examine how these countries have fared during this crisis, how their governments have responded, and how their citizens feel about both the pandemic and their governments’ responses to it. We will also look at some memes and music videos created by Belarusians and Russians in response to COVID. Dr. Marharyta Berezko earned her degree from Vitebsk State University in Belarus (where she taught until recently). She now teaches at the Lazurkin School in Vitebsk, Belarus. She has also been involved with the Wayne State University – Vitebsk State University (Belarus) exchange program since 2018.”

Zoom: Meeting ID: 916 3827 0205
Passcode: 2KWyL9 or Phone +1-929-205-6099


Surviving and Thriving in Online Classes: Blackboard Basics and
Time Management Workshop

September 28
3-4 p.m.

Looking for some guidance when it comes to navigating Blackboard? Trying to keep track of all the due dates for your online and remote classes? 

Join our workshop to: Learn Blackboard tips and tricks, ask questions about navigating Blackboard, gain time management strategies and Create a weekly schedule to stay on track this semester. 

Join the workshop using this link:


Budgeting Workshop

Sept. 29
1-2 p.m.

Teach participants how to create a workable spending plan and show participants how to take control of their spending.



First Debate Watch Party and moderated discussion forum with Professor Alec Thomson

September 29
9-11 p.m.

Join Schoolcraft staff and students in a virtual debate watch party and moderated discussion forum. Throughout the debate, there will be a live text chat. After the debate there will be an open discussion about various questions and topics pertinent to the debate. Professor Alec Thomson will be the moderator of this discussion. This will be the first part of the three part debate watch series.

The goal of the event is to educate participants on the various stances of each presidential candidate and to promote a community of dialogue among Schoolcraft staff and students with differing beliefs.


Meeting ID: 849 9071 1571
Passcode: 130787


Cultural Coffee Connection 

Sept. 30
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Hosted by the Learning Support Services this is a social event that promotes cultural awareness, conversation and engagement. 



Get out the Vote with Angela Ryan of the League of Women Voters

Sept. 30
1:30 and 7 pm.

Learn about Voting remotely and locating reliable candidate info and Turbo Vote

1:30 meet up Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 893 0234 4037
Passcode: 141403

7:00 pm zoom meet up

Meeting ID: 819 8289 5601
Passcode: 879825


Finding motivation and setting goals

Sept. 30 

4- 5:30 pm

Presenters: ASC, Laura Haldane, Laura Beck, RLMs, Student Ambassadors

A renewed sense of purpose in studies, a set of short-term semester goals, ability to articulate how this set of classes connects to overall career/academic plan.

Blackboard Collaborate link


Sundown Towns: Past and Present

October 1
6-7:30 p.m.

Join Schoolcraft College Honors Program and Michigan United Justice and Dignity for a zoom presentation called Sundown Towns: Past and Present. This discussion will feature moderator Peter J. Hammer (Professor of Law and Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne Law) and speakers Wafa Dinaro (Livonia Human Relations Commissioner), Jamon Jordan (Writer, educator & historian, he is committed to teaching history to everyone) and Delisha Upshaw (Detroit Historical Society Livonia Citizens Caring About Black Lives).

Sundown Towns are all-white communities, neighborhoods, or counties that exclude Blacks and other minorities through the use of discriminatory laws, harassment, and threats or use of violence. The name derives from the posted and verbal warnings issued to Blacks that although they might be allowed to work or travel in a community during the daytime, they must leave by sundown. Although the term most often refers to the forced exclusion of Blacks, the history of sundown towns also includes prohibitions against Jews, Native Americans, Chinese, Japanese, and other minority groups.



Get out the Vote with Angela Ryan of the League of Women Voters

October 2
11 a.m.

Learn about Voting remotely and locating reliable candidate info and Turbo Vote

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 820 5875 2810
Passcode: 360575

Looking for more upcoming events? Check out the College calendar at


Virtual Letter-Writing Party

October 2

7 to 9:30 p.m.

To commemorate Banned Books Week, City of Asylum Detroit and Schoolcraft College Amnesty International Club is hosting a Virtual Letter-Writing Party this Friday, Oct. 2 at 8:30 p.m.

We are asking you to sign petitions and submit virtual letters in support of writers and journalists who are being silenced around the world. This year, Amnesty International is highlighting seven of the many hundreds of cases worldwide where the freedom of writers and journalists are endangered. You can read about each case here:

Our call-to-action will take place on Zoom, following City of Asylum Pittsburgh and Ithaca City of Asylum’s “Crossing the Line” presentation from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Since this is a joint event, you’re invited to attend one or both presentations. If you plan to attend “Crossing the Line,” be sure to register here

Zoom link for 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.:


Looking for more upcoming events? Check out the
College calendar at:


Around Campus

Fitness Center Reopens

Officially re-opening on Wednesday, September 9th, the fitness center is back open for business. Hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Weekends will remain closed for now and locker rooms and restrooms will be available. The Fitness Center will only run at 25% capacity for the time being, and masks must be worn in the Fitness Center at all times.

Health Screening must be done prior to coming into the Center. You may use the QR code provided on the door into the PE building or at the Fitness Center front desk to access the health screening tool. Front desk staff must check to ensure the health questionnaire was completed before proceeding into the Fitness Center.

Open swim times and court rentals are FREE for credit students. Students that were previously members of the Fitness Center will need to show current schedule as proof they are enrolled for the Fall 2020 semester and they will then be re-activated for their free membership in our system. Students that are new to Schoolcraft and want to join the Fitness Center may come to the Fitness Center at any time that we are open and fill out a member enrollment form to become a member.

For more information, contact the Fitness Center at (734) 462-4348.


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 or 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.


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] call 734-462-4422 to secure an intake form. We will be finalizing a plan to get the food out to the students in need and will provide a schedule for these distributions this week.

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!


Learning Support Services

Learning Support Services offers student success workshops remotely via live-webinars. Online workshops can be accessed using your desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device – from home, school, workplace, or anywhere with internet access. Click below to attend online.


Want support with navigating remote and online learning?
Remote Learning Mentors, or RLMs, are a student who works 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].


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 login from any device with internet access.
Attend remote drop-in writing support!

User guide to attend 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].
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Remote appointments are available. Visit the website below, or call 734-462- 4559 to schedule an appointment.
More information:


Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) PROGRAM:

Virtual PAL Sessions are hosted for Summer/Fall courses participating in the PAL Program using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Links to live-sessions given to PAL Leaders/Instructors via email and shared with students directly.
Please contact us at [email protected] or 734-462-4436 for questions or assistance with remote Learning Support Services.


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.


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