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.
REGISTER FOR FAST TRACK 2!
Want to add a few units to your schedule? Open Registration for Fast Track 2 starts Monday, February 29th. Simply login to your MyChaffey Portal account and register! 8-week classes start March 21st. Classes available at all three campuses.
TITLE IX TRAINING
Look in your Panther emails for an important notice about upcoming MANDATORY Title IX Sexual Harassment and Discrimination training.
GRADUATION APPLICATION EXTENDED
Haven’t applied for graduation yet? It’s not too late! The application for commencement participants has been extended to April 1st. Apply online via the MyChaffey Portal or in person at the Counseling Department. Receive graduation application assistance on the Rancho, Chino or Fontana campus in the Counseling Department as well as at any GPS (Guiding Panthers to Success) Center.
UPGRADED STUDENT WIRELESS NETWORK
Recently, the student wireless network was upgraded. Returning students will notice a change to the login screen and the name of network. To access ChaffeyWiFi, use your portal login information.
INCREASED PORTAL SECURITY
Information Technology recently added a security feature to the MyChaffey portal system. Users must now enter a reCAPTCHA code at login. This feature improves the site’s overall security, protecting the college and users from spam and cyber attacks.
EXPANDED LIBRARY/SUCCESS CENTER HOURS
This spring, ALL Chaffey College libraries/cybraries and success centers will be open Saturdays AND Sundays to assist students. For operating hours visit http://libguides.chaffey.edu/library or http://libguides.chaffey.edu/successcenters.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
This month, President’s Equity Council in coordination with MAN/AWOMAN – Umoja will be celebrating the rich history and culture of African Americans. Featured achievers will be highlighted on posters through the campus. Let’s celebrate success culturally!
RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
The Radiologic Technology program will be accepting new student applications February 1 – 29, 2016. For program information and application instructions, visit our website: www.chaffey.edu/radtec.
FEBRUARY FOOD PANTRY ON ALL THREE CAMPUSES
Student Activities and ASCC will host a Food Pantry at each campus this month. Distributions will be held February 23rd at Fontana (11am – 3pm); February 24th at Chino (11am – 3pm); and February 25th at Rancho Cucamonga (1pm – 4pm). Items are available while supplies last. Students should bring their spring registration receipt as distributions are limited to current Chaffey College students only. If you are able to donate food to your fellow students, Student Activities is accepting donations of non-perishable items and grocery store gift cards. For more information please contact 909-652-6591.
SPRING TRANSFER FAIR
The Transfer Center will be hosting a transfer fair at the Chino Campus on Wednesday, February 24th from 10am-1pm. There will be a second transfer fair at the Fontana Campus on Thursday, February 25th from 10am-1pm. Over a dozen local CSU, UC, & Private Universities will attend!
WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY?
Come listen to a panel discussion on What is Sociology? going on Wednesday, February 24th in SS-101 (Rancho Cucamonga) or Thursday, March 3rd in FNAC-112 (Fontana). Both discussions will take place 12:30-1:30 pm.
ART EXHIBITION – FONTANA CAMPUS
Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art are pleased to present the Inside/Outside: Prison Narratives traveling exhibition view at the Chaffey College Fontana Campus until February 27th in the FNAC Student Gallery during regular campus hours. Inside/Outside: Prison Narratives brings together contemporary artists who are examining our nation’s prison system with a special focus on the system of control through the use of solitary confinement and death row; the value of an education in the penal system; and how art has been incorporated into systems of rehabilitation. Curated by Misty Burruel & Rebecca Trawick, this traveling version of Inside/Outside: Prison Narratives features work by Camilo Cruz, Ashley Hunt, Jason Metcalf, Sheila Pinkel, and Steve Shoffner in collaboration with Chaffey College students of the CIW inmate education program with English Professor Angela Cardinale. Free and open to the public. Reception and Discussion: Wednesday, February 24th 12:20-2 pm
¿QUIÉNES SOMOS?: AN EXPLORATION OF MEXICAN IDENTITY, PRE-HISPANIC CULTURE, MUISC & RELIGION
Wednesday, February 24th, join the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art for a performance and presentation by Hugo F. Yañez, traditional singer and public speaker as he explores Mexican identity, pre-Hispanic culture, music, and religion. 6pm in CAA-211 (Rancho).
Both Chaffey College Panther Basketball teams have made it to the state playoffs! Come cheer your Panthers on as they take on some of the best teams the region has to offer. Women: Wednesday, February 24th 7pm vs Citrus College; Men: February 27th 7pm. General admission $12, Students, faculty & staff $8.
Thursday, February 25th at 12:30pm in the Wignall Museum, view the film Little Brother, a film dedicated to giving black boys a voice. Hear from black male youth about their feelings, hopes, experience and thoughts in their own identity, on racism, and on what it means to be a black boy in America.
STAY HEALTHY PANTHERS!
Student Health Services has expanded their informational event schedules and will be at all three campuses this semester! Stop by and learn more about health issues. Upcoming dates include - Chino: February 25
ASCC COFFEE & OPEN MIC NIGHT
Join your student leaders for free coffee, snacks and open mic poetry in honor of African American History Month. This is a great opportunity to chat about the college and give your ideas about how to make Chaffey a better place. Rancho Cucamonga Wignall Patio: February 25th 5-7pm.
SUBMIT TO THE CHAFFEY REVIEW
Have you dreamed of seeing your literary, visual, or performance work published? Submit drawings, music, photography, fiction, non-fiction, plays, paintings, and poetry for the next issue of the Chaffey Review. Deadline is February 28th. For more information or to submit your work contact email@example.com.
RUN FOR STUDENT GOVERNMENT
Interested in participating in the student governance process at Chaffey College? Application for 2016-17 elections will be available in Student Activities February 29th.
NATE WILLIAMS LECTURE
Former Lifer, Nate Williams will speak on Monday, February 29th at 12:30pm in HS-127 (Rancho Cucamonga). After spending 32 years in the California prison system, Williams has dedicated his professional life to areas of prison reentry and mentoring young people on alternatives to violence.
BLOOD DRIVE & MARROW SCREENING
Tuesday, March 1st 8:30am – 6pm Student Health Services will hold their annual Spring Blood Drive & Marrow Screening in the bloodmobiles located by the bookstore in parking lot 7 (Rancho Cucamonga). Contact Sadie Anderson in Student Health Services at (909) 652-6331 to sign up. For every lifesaving donation participants receive a free cholesterol screening and a $5 In-N-Out gift card.
PIZZA WITH THE PRESIDENTS – FONTANA
Fontana students, come share lunch with Dr. Henry Shannon and ASCC President Caleb Beaver Wednesday, March 2nd 12:30-2 in the Student Lounge. This is a great opportunity to casually chat about your ideas, comments, or concerns about the college.
DO THE RIGHT THING
The One Book One College Committee is pleased to screen the Spike Lee fim Do the Right Thing Wednesday, March 2nd at 2pm in SS-110 (Rancho Cucamonga). A discussion about the film and its relation to this year’s college book facilitated by Professor Bonnie Khaw-Posthuma will follow.
The English and Spanish Departments have collaborated on a series of events to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the deaths of Shakespeare and Cervantes. Join students, faculty, and staff for readings and musical performances Wednesday, March 2nd 12:30pm in CAA-101 and Sunday, March 6th 2:30pm at the Wignall Museum. Events will continue through early May.
BISTRO AT CHINO CAMPUS
Please join us at the Bistro at Chino Campus this semester and sample the delicious cuisine created by our students under the supervision of Chef Instructor, Mark Forde. Each Bistro will feature different cuisines from around the world. Seating is on a first come – first served basis and is limited to the first 50 guests. No to go orders or reservations. $7 per person, cash only. March 3, 10 & 24
The Chaffey College Theatre Department’s spring production of Fantasticks, directed by Kelly Ford-Kaminski, opens Thursday, March 3rd. Performances March 3, 4, 5 @ 7:30 pm. March 6 @ 2:00 pm. Tickets are $15 and available at the bookstore or online at www.chaffey.edu/theatre_tickets. Call (909) 652-6067 for more information. Book and lyrics by Tom Jones. Music by Harvey Schmidt. Musical direction by Patrick Aranda.
QUESTION BRIDGE: BLACK MALES
The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art is proud to present Question Bridge: Black Males, an innovative interdisciplinary project that provides a platform for black men in American to ask and respond to questions about their lives. Designed by artists Chris Johnson, Hank Willis Thomas, Kamal Sinclair, and Bayeté Ross Smith, it was created to stimulate discourse and understanding amongst black men and their communities. Ultimately, the artists hope to illustrate the diversity of ideas and viewpoints amongst black men in America – since conception the artists have traveled more than 1,500 miles to capture video from more than 150 men. Ultimately the project calls into question the identity of black men in America and challenges misconceptions or assumptions about them that are prevalent in our culture. Through "Question Bridge," “Blackness” ceases to be a simple, monochromatic concept. Museum and cultural spaces throughout the country continue to interview black men in their communities to expand the archive of video interviews and to expand the breadth and depth of the ideas and perspectives that are depicted on the website. Look for a series of interview opportunities at the Wignall Museum during "Question Bridge." We invite black male community members to participate and to add their voice to the archive. We will also present a series of lectures, forums, and special events to engage on the topic of identity in partnership with BFSA, AMAN/AWOMAN-UMOJA, LFSA, and others. Visit us online for more information at www.chaffey.edu/wignall. This exhibition was made possible due to the generous support of President’s Equity Council and the School of Instruction. All exhibitions and events at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art are free and open to the public. Exhibition open January 11 – March 12.
TWILIGHT ESSAY CONTEST
The One Book One College Committee is hosting their annual essay contest based on the college book, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. We encourage you to submit an original essay that relates to Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. You might chronicle your experiences on a significant date in history. You can write about a time when you had trouble with police, the law, or an authority figure; or write about a time when you were the law or authority figure. You can describe an occasion when you were made hyperaware of your race or someone else’s. You may narrate a story of chaos, riot, or insurrection. You can portray a heated disagreement or an attempt at understanding. You might recount a time when your version of truth significantly differed from another’s. You might tell about a time when you conducted an interview or went in search of an oral history. Or you could share a personal tale set in Los Angeles. In fact, you are welcome to submit any essay that clearly connects with this year’s College Book. Submissions must be turned into the Language Arts office (Rancho Cucamonga Campus LA-107) by Wednesday, March 23rd at 1pm. Up to ten finalists will receive a cash prize and will read their essays at an awards ceremony on Monday, April 18th. For more information, contact Professor Neil Watkins (652-6952, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Professor Deckard Hodge (652-6924, email@example.com).
ASCC TO AWARD OVER $100,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS
ASCC and Student Activities will award over 125 scholarships this semester. Applications and individual scholarship criteria is available online at http://www.chaffey.edu/stuactiv/scholarship/index.shtml. Applications must be turned in by March 28 at 4pm. Need help with your essay? The Language Success Center is holding a series of workshops or make an appointment to meet with a tutor one-on-one for additional help.
APPS FOR LEARNING CONTEST: CONNECT TO YOUR SUCCESS!
Want to play with technology & share your ideas with other students? You could win $$$ for using Apps for Learning! Create a short video on an app you’ve used to help you succeed at Chaffey College. Submit the video (2-7 minutes) to the Apps for Learning Contest that runs February 9 – April 5, 2016. Want to learn more about Apps? Checkout the Apps for Learning Workshops at the Rancho Multidisciplinary Success Center. For more information about the contest go to http://libguides.chaffey.edu/appsforlearning.
FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOPS
Ready, Set, FAFSA/Dream Act! The 2016-2017 FAFSA/DREAM ACT application is now available Do you need help completing your FAFSA/DREAM ACT application? Come and join the financial aid staff and get one on one assistance completing your application. For more information, visit
CHANGES TO BOG FEE WAIVER ELIGIBITY REQUIREMENTS
Effective Fall 2016, new regulations from the California Community College Chancellors Office will affect the Student Fee Waiver program. Students receiving the BOG Fee Waiver must meet minimum academic and progress standards to remain eligible. Requirements include a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 and satisfactory completion of more than 50% of attempted units. For more information visit
FULL-TIME STUDENT SUCCESS GRANT
A recently passed Senate bill is providing additional financial aid to eligible students. If you are a Cal Grant B recipient and meet all eligibility requirements including maintaining 12 or more units per semester, you may be eligible for up to $600 in additional aid per year. For more information on FTSGG please visit http://www.chaffey.edu/finaid/CCC15_full_time_student_success_grant.pdf
LOW COST DENTAL CLINIC
Chaffey College is the ONLY community college in the US that offers a fully functioning dental clinic on campus for students. The Dental Clinic is staffed by Chaffey College RDA students and services are performed by senior students from Western University of Health Sciences School of Dentistry (under the supervision of licensed dentist). The clinic will offer appointments and walk-ins January 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 and February 4. Students are charged $10 per visit, regardless of what services are rendered. For more information or to make an appointment email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE DOCTOR’S IN!
Haven’t seen a doctor in years? Don’t put it off any longer. Take advantage of being a college student and get your FREE health checkup today. Student Health Services provides free health exams for students enrolled in credit classes during the spring semester. Our clinic provides free consultations with licensed health care professionals, doctors, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses. Please call us today at (909) 652-6331 for more information, or to schedule a free and confidential appointment.
GRAB A SNACK – FORGET YOUR PENCIL?
The Panther Express at Rancho Cucamonga or the Campus Stores at Chino and Fontana are open with drinks, snacks, convenience foods, and a selection of school supplies including Scantrons, Green Books, pencils, and pens.
Click here for convenience store hours.
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).
Need money for college? Stop by any one of the GPS Centers for a Scholarship Workshop! Come find out how to get money to pay for college!
Rancho Cucamonga VSS-111: (909) 652-6466;
Chino CHMB-240: (909) 652-8120;
Fontana FNFC-121: (909) 652-7460.
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!
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 spring semester. Student Health Services is located in MACC-202. Call to schedule an appointment at 909-652-6331.
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 - 9 am to 3 pm or Wednesday 9am-2pm.
You must have a student ID to be seen. Call 909-652-6331 for more information.
FLU VACCINE AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER
Flu shots are available in Student Health Services. Students should bring $15 cash and Student ID for a "walk in" visit, no appointment needed
Rancho Cucamonga: Monday - Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm;
Chino: Monday - Wednesday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.
GUIDING PANTHERS TO SUCCESS (GPS) CENTERS
Looking for classes? Need assistance? Come visit us at the 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.
Rancho Cucamonga VSS-111: (909) 652-6466
Chino CHMB-240: (909) 652-8120
Fontana FNFC-121: (909) 652-7460
CHAT WITH A LIBRARIAN
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!
You can now pay for your daily parking permits using your smartphone! Download the FREE Parkmobile app today. 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. For more parking tips visit
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.
DISCOUNT TICKETS AVAILABLE IN THE BOOKSTORE
The Bookstore now offers discount tickets for Disneyland, Sea World, Legoland, Six Flags, Regal & AMC.
For more information visit the Box Office at book.chaffey.edu.
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/.
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!
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.
CHAFFEY DINING COMMONS
The Panther Bistro and Panther Café Starbucks, located in the Michael Alexander Campus Center, are now open extended hours.
Panther Café Starbucks (Monday-Thursday: 7:00am-4:30pm, Friday: 8:00am-1:00pm) — 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 (Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-4:30pm, Friday: Closed) — A wide array of hot and cold breakfast fare; full Chipotle style burrito bar; hand tossed pizza made from scratch; 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.
DOWNLOAD THE NEW CHAFFEY MOBILE APP
Chaffey College information is now 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.
CAMPUS SAFETY ESCORT SERVICE
Don’t walk alone!
Would you like someone to walk with you to your car at night? Call for a College Safety Escort by using
a “blue” phone” or call (909)-652-6911.
Campus Safety Escort Hours
Rancho Cucamonga Campus Monday – Friday 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Your safety is our number #1 priority!
Chino Campus Monday – Thursday 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Fontana Campus Monday – Thursday 5:30pm - 10:30pm
CHAFFEY COLLEGE ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND INSTAGRAM
For current information about Chaffey College, follow us on Facebook, and Twitter!
www.facebook.com/chaffeycollege and www.twitter.com/chaffeycollege. Tag us on Instagram #chaffeycollege
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.