|Volume VII, Issue 12a
||February 24, 2014
| 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.
Reminder - there will be no classes the week of March 17. All campuses and offices will remain open - the Library and Success Centers will be closed March 17-23. Have an enjoyable and safe vacation.
What are your aspirations? How are you achieving your goals? Join the discussion - add your thoughts, ideas, comments, and photos on twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #chaffeyhope. If you want to learn more about the Chaffey College Hope and Mindset program visit: http://www.chaffey.edu/hope.
BISTRO AT COLLEGE PARK OPEN
The Bistro at College Park (Chino) will be open Tuesdays, 11:00am - 1:00 pm. The Bistro is operated by Chaffey College Culinary Arts students. Dine In and Take Out Lunches are available for $5 and $8.
FACULTY/STAFF OF THE YEAR
Has a faculty or staff member made a difference in your educational journey? Nominate them for Faculty and Staff of the year. Rancho Cucamonga Campus: March 3-5, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; Chino Campus: March 3-5, 1:00-5:00 pm.
MUSIC IN THE QUAD
ASCC will again host their popular Music in the Quad event on Wednesday, March 5, 12:00-2:00 pm on the Rancho Cucamonga Campus.
ASCC will hold their monthly coffee nights starting Thursday, March 6 in Chino. Join your student leaders for a drink and snack 5:00-7:00 pm.
WOMEN’S HISTORY CELEBRATION
ASCC will honor the rich contributions of women in history, Thursday, March 6, 5:00-7:00pm in Student Activities.
SPRING THEATRE PRODUCTION
The Chaffey College Theatre Department will perform Moliere's Tartuffe, directed by Kelly Ford, March 6-9 in the Chaffey College Theatre. Tickets are available through the Chaffey College Bookstore at www.chaffey.edu/theatre_tickets.
MINING THE COLLECTION
Chaffey College, the CAA Student Gallery and (u)ntitled are pleased to present Mining the Collection: Artworks from the Chaffey College Collection, January 13 - March 7 in the CAA Student Gallery.
FAST TRACK BOOK GRANTS
ASCC is able to offer a limited number of book grants to fast track session 2 students. Awardees may not have received a book grant previously this academic year. To apply, take your registration receipt showing registration in fast track session 2 courses and payment of the college service fee to Student Activities (Rancho Cucamonga) or the bookstore at Chino or Fontana, March 10-20 to apply.
Chaffey students are leaders who know the value of blood donation... and "BLEAD" by example. Student Health Services will host their Annual Spring Blood Drive with LifeStream on Tuesday, March 11, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Look for the LifeStream trailer in the Rancho Cucamonga Campus Bookstore parking lot (Lot 7). For every donation, participants receive $5 In-N-Out gift card (while supplies last), free cholesterol screening and LifeStream points. Please be sure to drink plenty of fluids and bring photo identification with you. more Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged and receive priority. For more information contact Sadie Anderson at (909) 652-6331.
Looking for a career that's right for you? Join us for our Career Expo on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 11:00 to 2:00 in the Rancho Cuamonga Campus Center Quad. The Expo will include live hands-on demonstrations, faculty representation & student participation. For additional info, contact Maria Beck (Career Tech Counselor) at (909) 652-6517.
2014-15 Student Government Election Petitions are currently available in the Student Activities office. To be a candidate for office, a student must be currently enrolled in 6 units spring 2014 and completed 6 units in fall 2013 at Chaffey College. You must have a 2.25 cumulative GPA to run and to remain in office. Candidate must fill out an election petition, which includes: a candidate statement (to be printed, unedited, in a voter supplement to be included in The Breeze) must be typed; a release to enable Student Activities to check eligibility; an agreement to abide by election rules, policies, and procedures; and the signatures of 25 currently enrolled Chaffey College students. The deadline to submit petitions is Thursday, March 13, 2014 by 12:00pm in Student Activities.
STUDENTS HELPING STUDENTS
Student Activities and ASCC will once again offer a Food Pantry. The next distribution for spring semester will be Thursday, March 13 on the Rancho Cucamonga Campus beginning at 1:00pm (while supplies last). 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 Susan Stewart at 909-652-6591.
EOPS will be accepting applications for the fall 2014 semester beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014 starting at 9:00 am. Please note that applications are accepted on a first come first served basis!
The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art's spring exhibition Unruly features work by women artists that challenge the parameters of feminine behavior. The exhibition runs through mid-March.
ASCC TO AWARD $100,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS
ASCC and Student Activities will award over 125 scholarships this semester. Applications and individual scholarship criteria are available online at www.chaffey.edu/stuactiv/scholarship. Applications must be turned in by Monday, March 24.
JOB READINESS ACADEMY
Trouble finding a job? We can help! Facilitated by Career Counselor Wendy Whitney, the Job Readiness Academy consists of a group of students who are committed to a brief series of learning about the entire job search process. Meetings for the second Spring 2014 session will be from 12:30pm to 1:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 25, March 27, April 1, and April 3. Each meeting will have a different focus as follows: Job Searching and Professional Networking (3/25), Resume/Cover Letter Writing and Soft Skills (3/27), Interviewing Skills (4/1), and Find that Job! (4/3). Interested students must commit to the entire four-part series. Please contact the Career Center at (909) 652-6511 to sign up.
FLU VACCINE AVAILABLE – LIMITED QUANTITIES
Student Health Services Flu Vaccine has finally arrived! Protect your health, don't risk missing class due to flu. No appointment needed, just walk in Rancho Cucamonga Campus, MACC-202, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Chino Campus, Monday - Wednesday, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Cost $15 students $20 employees.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA CAMPUS LIBRARY AND SUCCESS CENTERS OPEN SUNDAYS
The Rancho Cucamonga Campus Library and Success Centers are open Sundays 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Whether you need a quiet place to study, access to computers or extra tutoring—the knowledgeable, helpful staff are there to help you.
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 chaffey.financialaidtv.com.
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!
SWIPE AND RIDE
Current Chaffey College students 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. The Bookstore will continue to sell full-fare, disabled and senior bus passes for non-students.
DISCOUNT TICKETS AVAILABLE IN THE BOOKSTORE
The Chaffey College Bookstore now offers discount tickets for Disneyland, Knott's, Sea World, Legoland, Six Flags, Regal & AMC. Tickets are available at all three Bookstore locations. More discounts coming soon!
It's never too late to apply for financial aid. The 2013-2014 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!
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 into the Transfer Center in SSA (Rancho Cucamonga Campus). Transfer Center staff are at Fontana on Mondays from 1:30-4:30 and in Chino on Tuesdays from 1:30-4:00.
CHAFFEY GOES MOBILE
Chaffey College information is now available in a mobile format for smartphones and related devices (iPhone, iPad, iTouch, Droid, and Blackberry) using the free app MOX. The application includes a phone directory, maps of all 3 campuses, and college announcements. For more information on MOX please visit www.chaffey.edu/mox.
If not parking on campus, please respect our residential neighbors and refrain from parking in front of homes.
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.
Come cheer the Panthers on this season! Men's and Women's Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Swim/Dive, and Track and Field will compete with teams from throughout the state this season. Chaffey College students with ID get in FREE to all home games. For a complete schedule visit www.chaffey.edu/athletics.
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 (7:00 am-5:30 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 (7:30 am - 5:30 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, Phili 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.
CHAFFEY COLLEGE ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND INSTAGRAM
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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, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.