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Volume VIII, Issue 17

May 4, 2015


Chaffey College In the News is a bi-weekly electronic newsletter that contains valuable information about the events, activities, and happenings at Chaffey College. Look for more communication throughout the semester.

ACCREDITATION SURVEY
As a college, we are working on our self-evaluation for accreditation.  The accreditation process qualifies colleges to participate in financial aid and ensures that your units transfer to four-year institutions.  Part of the accreditation process involves surveying students on programs, services, and campus climate.  Below is a link for the student survey which only takes a few minutes and is absolutely critical to our accreditation progress.  Please make every effort to complete the survey as soon as possible. The deadline for completion is May 21, 2015.  All of your responses will remain anonymous and confidential, no individual information will be reported.

Accreditation Student Survey link: http://irsurvey.chaffey.edu/55968/55968.asp.
Thank you for your time and input!

FINALS
Spring semester finals begin Thursday, May 14th.  For a complete schedule visit http://www.chaffey.edu/schedule/sched_14-15sp_final.pdf.

STUDENT PHOTO SHOW
The Chaffey College Photo Department will display the best work created this academic year at Montclair Plaza this week.  The work was juried by artists and art professionals from Southern California.  Over 400 photos will be on display through Sunday, May 10th.

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CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION
EOPS will host their annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration Tuesday, May 5th 9-11:30am in MNACC-205.  Stop by for delicious pan dulce, coffee, champurrado (warm Mexican drink) and paletas (popsicles).

RESUME WRITING WORKSHOP
You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and your resume is often a prospective employer’s first glimpse of you.  The Career Center will be holding a Resume Writing workshop Tuesday, May 5th at 10 am in MACC-208 (Rancho Campus), Wednesday, May 6th at 12:30 pm in CHMB-246 (Chino Campus), and Monday, May 11 at 3 pm in MACC-208.  Learn everything you need to know about writing a resume. Come and find out what employers are looking for and learn about different resume styles and formats. For more information, call (909) 652-6511 or stop by the Career Center in MACC (Rancho Campus).

INTERVIEWING SKILLS WORKSHOP
The Career Center will be holding an Interviewing Skills workshop Wednesday, May 6 at 3 pm in MACC-208 (Rancho Campus) and Wednesday, May 13 at 12:30 pm in CHMP-246 (Chino Campus).  Learn everything you need to know about job interviews. Come and find out what employers are looking for and how to make the best impression.  For more information, call (909) 652-6511 or stop by the Career Center in MACC (Rancho Campus).

BROADCASTING & CINEMA STUDENT SHOWCASE
View some of the best projects created by currently enrolled Chaffey College Broadcasting and Cinema students. This is also a great opportunity to learn more about Chaffey’s excellent Broadcasting and Cinema program.  The program will be held Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 5-7 pm in CAA-218.  Hosted by Professor Daniel Jacobo.

STAY HEALTHY PANTHERS
Student Health Services will be in the Rancho Quad, Thursday, May 7th 11-1 with information on the signs and symptoms of cancer.

SPRING CONCERTS
The Spring Instrumental Concert featuring the Chaffey College Community Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble conducted by Patrick Aranda will be held Friday, May 8.  The Spring Choral Concert featuring the music of Latin America conducted by David Rentz will be held Saturday, May 9. Both concerts will be held in the Chaffey College Theatre starting at 7:30 pm. Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office prior to the show or online at books.chaffey.edu.

GET LINKED IN
Build your professional network in order to compete in today’s increasingly competitive job market. Learn how to build your LinkedIn page to market yourself and make great connections, May 13, 3-4:30 pm in BE-104.  To sign up call the Career Center at (909) 652-6511.  Want more information about LinkedIn? Check out this video: http://youtu.be/ZVlUwwgOfKw.

Study Nights at the Wig

STUDY NIGHTS AT THE WIG
Looking for a quiet place to study for finals? The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art will open late Wednesday, May 13th and Thursday, May 14th for ASCC Study Night at the Wig.  Free snacks available.  The museum will be open until 10pm both nights.

GOODWILL DRIVE/COMMUNITY SHREDDING EVENT
Chaffey College's Classified Senate and the College Car Club are hosting a Goodwill Drive and Shred-It Event Saturday, June 13 on the Rancho Campus, Parking Lot 2.  Pre-event donations are also being accepted!  All donated items must be in good, clean, working, sellable condition. Large items, such as furniture, will not be collected for this event.  Please visit www.chaffey.edu/clssenate for details.

Goodwill Event: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Shred-It Event: 10:00am - 12:00pm

STEM SCHOLARSHIPS
The Chaffey College Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for students majoring in math, statistics, physics, chemistry, geology, earth science, drafting, engineering, computer science, and computer information systems. Applications (available at www.chaffey.edu/scholarships must be submitted to the Foundation Office in Modular 1.
 
STUDENT INVITATIONAL
Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present Student Invitational 2015, the 38th annual juried exhibition featuring Chaffey College student artists.  The exhibition runs April 13-May 14.  In this rigorous program, the selected artists work closely with faculty, the museum curators, and other art professionals to create a new body of work, culminating in a professional quality group exhibition.

TINY THOUGHTS
Chaffey College, the CAA Student Gallery, and (u)ntitled are pleased to present the 2nd Annual Tiny Thoughts.  We live in a world that says “Bigger is better.”  This same tendency persist in the art world, too.  Students and community members were asked to think small and defy this bias by creating 2 and 3-dimensional works no bigger than 5” x 5” x 5”.  Artwork will be on display in the Student Gallery (2nd floor CAA Building) through May 16th.

COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY REPS ON CAMPUS
Many university representatives will be on the Chaffey College campuses this semester. For a complete calendar, please visit www.chaffey.edu/transfer or stop by the Transfer Center in SSA-120 (Rancho Campus). Transfer Center staff is on the Fontana Campus Wednesdays from 8:00-12:00 am and in Chino on Thursdays from 12:30-4:30 pm.

NEW STUDENT EMAILS
All students enrolled in credit courses during the spring 2015 semester have been assigned a Chaffey College student email address.  The college will send you an email with information about your new Chaffey College email.   You will need to log into MyChaffey (the new Portal) to manage your email. Starting January 21, all college communication will be sent to your new Chaffey student email.

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DOWNLOAD THE NEW CHAFFEY MOBILE APP
Chaffey College information is not at your fingertips. Download the NEW Chaffey College Mobile App. Stay connected to the latest college news, get course information, grades, search college phone numbers and maps, and much more. Download the Chaffey College Mobile App at the Apple Store or Google Play.

CHECK OUT THE NEWmy chaffeyPORTAL
my chaffeyis your direct connection to Chaffey College services including:
• MyChaffeyVIEW
• Student Email (your new Chaffey College student email)
• College Calendar
• Moodle
• Library
• News

ASSESSMENT PREP WORKSHOPS
Assessment Prep Workshops are now being offered by the GPS Centers!
In these workshops students will:

• Learn why it is important to study for the assessment test • Discover how the test works and what is on it • Explore resources to help them study • Create their own individualized study plan Studying can make a huge difference in where students place for English and Math!
Multiple workshops are offered each week. Students can sign up online at: http://www.chaffey.edu/counseling/asses_prep_workshops.shtml . They can also call to sign up: Chino GPS Center: (909) 652-8120, Fontana GPS Center: (909) 652-7460, Rancho GPS Center (909) 652-6466

These workshops are ideal for students who have not yet taken the placement test, and for those who wish to retake it a second time to improve their scores.

PUBLIC SAFETY ESCORTS AVAILABLE
On campus after dark? Want someone to walk to or from your car with you? You don't have to walk alone! Call Campus Police at (909)652-6911 and request a Public Safety Escort. Escorts are available on all three campuses. Your safety is our #1 priority!

GUIDING PANTHERS TO SUCCESS (GPS) CENTERS
 Looking for classes? Need assistance? Come visit us at the new Guiding Panthers to Success (GPS) centers at any of the three campuses! Chaffey’s Success Guides can help new and returning students with registration, unit load planning, campus resources, and how to use MyChaffeyView. Also, if you are a new student, we can assist you with developing an Abbreviated Education Plan (1 semester plan). If you are a returning Chaffey student, we can do an audit of your progress based on your academic goals.

Locations: Rancho:   (909) 652-6466     VSS 111   
                    Chino:     (909) 652-8120     CHMB 240                                             
                    Fontana: (909) 652-7460     FNFC 121

Fall Hours:  Mon&Thur  8:00am-7:00pm     
Tues&Wed  8:00am-4:30pm
Friday           8:00am-2:00pm               

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STAY CONNECTED
Connect with Chaffey College and stay up to date on upcoming events, workshops, deadlines, scholarships, and more.  Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chaffeycollege, Twitter at www.twitter.com/chaffeycollege, Instagram and SnapChat @chaffeycollege.

FLU VACCINE AVAILABLE – LIMITED QUANTITIES
Flu shots available while supplies last.  Students should bring $15 cash and Student ID for a "walk in" visit, no appointment needed Monday - Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm; Chino Campus Monday - Wednesday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

FREE MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS
Are you challenged coping with the day to day expectations of your life? Are you battling depression, anxiety, or a recent loss?  Don't struggle alone! Get help... FREE Confidential Mental Health Counseling services available for students enrolled in the fall semester.  Student Health Services is located in the MACC Bldg. office 202. Call to schedule an appointment at 909-652-6331.

TB TESTING
Do you need a TB test for work or school? Student Health Services offers $5 TB tests for students.  No appointment needed, walk in on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. You must have a student ID to be seen.  Call 909-652-6331 for more information.

CHAT REFERENCE
Chaffey College now has a chat reference widget on its Chaffey College Library home page http://libguides.chaffey.edu/library   Students can ask a question and receive an instant reply from a librarian.  When it is offline, students will receive a reply via email. Try this new, quick way to get the answers regarding library research and services. Check it out!

PARKING
If not parking on campus, please respect our residential neighbors and refrain from parking in front of homes. Please be aware that the Carl's Jr adjacent to the Fontana Campus will tow cars from their lot.

SWIPE AND RIDE
Current Chaffey College students (enrolled in at least one credit course) can ride any Omnitrans route at any time simply by swiping your Chaffey ID.  An ID card can be obtained at any of the three Chaffey College campuses.  http://www.chaffey.edu/admissions/photo_id_replacement.pdf The Bookstore will continue to sell full-fare, disabled and senior bus passes for non-students. 

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DISCOUNT TICKETS AVAILABLE IN THE BOOKSTORE
The Bookstore now offers discount tickets for Disneyland, Sea World, Legoland, Six Flags, Regal & AMC.  Tickets are available at all three Bookstore locations.  More discounts coming soon!

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT FINANCIAL AID?
Chaffey College Financial Aid TV (faTV) has the answers!  Watch a short video on topics including: What is the FAFSA?, Am I dependent or independent?, What is a Pell Grant?, Can I receive financial aid at more than one college?, What is the BOG Fee Waiver? and more!  Visit the faTV page at http://chaffey.financialaidtv.com/.

FAFSA
It’s never too late to apply for financial aid.  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. To stay eligible for federal student aid, fill out the FAFSA every year you're in school. Check out their website for video tutorials.  Chaffey College School Code: 001163  Financial Aid is offering a series of workshops to help you complete your FAFSA and answer questions on the California Dream Act and Satisfactory Academic Progress.  For a complete schedule visit http://www.chaffey.edu/finaid/workshops.shtml.

EDUCATIONAL PLANNING WORKSHOPS
The Counseling Department is now offering Educational Planning Workshops. Arrange an appointment with a Counselor and develop your Student Educational Plan in a 2 hour workshop that is designed to outline your classes semester by semester towards your educational goals. Please contact the Counseling Department to see if you meet the criteria (909) 652-6200 or visit us soon!

TRANSCRIPTS
Chaffey College offers electronic transcripts for fast, easy transmission to participating colleges.  Transcripts can be sent directly to community colleges, CSU, UC and private colleges saving mailing and processing time.  You can even check the status of your request online.  Transcripts can be ordered using the MyChaffeyView system.

All official transcripts should be submitted directly to the Admissions & Records Office and should no longer be submitted through other departments on campus.  Please plan ahead so your transcripts are on file with Admissions & Records before you meet with your advisors or before submitting any forms that require transcripts on file. Effective April 1, 2013, ALL transcripts submitted to Chaffey College will be evaluated for units completed and will be posted to your Chaffey transcript.  An official request for unit evaluation will no longer be required. Official transcripts will now be required for all course validation and challenge requests.  Please submit all transcripts directly to the Admissions & Records Office.

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CHAFFEY DINING COMMONS NEW HOURS
The Panther Bistro and Panther Café Starbucks, located in the Michael Alexander Campus Center, are now open extended hours. 

Panther Café Starbucks (M-Th 7 am – 5 pm; Fri 8 am -1 pm) – A full offering of Starbucks coffees, teas, freshly ground espresso, ice blended beverages, and hot mixed beverages; freshly baked pastries and bagels; grab & go sandwiches, salads, wraps, yogurt, and parfaits; juices & dairy; and grilled paninis.

Panther Bistro (M-Th 7:30 am – 2:30 pm) – A wide array of hot and cold breakfast fare; full Chipotle style burrito bar; hand tossed pizza made from scratch; Asian Station with chicken teriyaki bowls; freshly prepared burgers, Philly cheese steaks, chicken sandwiches, garden burgers, and more from the grill; chicken strips, fries, and onion rings; $5 complete lunches; and numerous beverage, grab & go, vegetarian, and snack options.

Visit them at http://www.facebook.com/ChaffeyCollegeFoodservice for updates and promotions.

NON-DISCRIMINATION AND PROHIBITION OF HARASSMENT POLICY
The Chaffey Community College District is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunity. The District affirms its commitment with policies that include fair and equitable treatment of students and employees, and prohibits discrimination in its admission, access, and treatment in College programs and activities, and application for and treatment in College employment on the basis of race, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, ancestry, religion, religious creed, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer), age, marital status, sexual orientation or status as a Vietnam era veteran.

 

 


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