|Volume VIII, Issue 4a
||October 6, 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.
FAST TRACK SESSION 2 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Fast Track Session 2 classes begin today. The deadline to add classes using the MyChaffeyVIEW system is Monday, October 27.
SPRING REGISTRATION DATES
Registration dates for Spring 2015 will be posted in MyChaffeyVIEW on Monday, October 27. Spring registration begins Tuesday, November 11.
DEADLINE TO DROP WITH A "W"
The deadline to drop full-term Fall classes with a grade of "W' is Thursday, October 30. Classes must be dropped using the MyChaffeyVIEW system.
CHAFFEY COLLEGE SURVEYS
Chaffey College is partnering with the Gallop Organization and Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) of San Diego State University on two research projects. If you receive a survey from one or both of these organizations please take the time to complete it. Your opinions and experiences help us improve the efficiency and quality of the programs and services offered at Chaffey College. Survey participants are randomly selected and all information is confidential.
HOW TO READ COMICS
Ever wondered how to REALLY read a comic? Join One Book One College and local comic book shop 4 Color Fantasies for an enlightening discussion on the literary significance of your favorite comics and graphic novels on Monday, October 20, 12:30 - 1:30pm in CAA211
FAST TRACK SESSION 2 BOOK GRANTS
ASCC Book Grant lists for Fall 2014 Fast Track Session 2 will be posted at all three campuses on Tuesday, October 21. All funds must be used by October 28th.
Learn more about the college's Disability Programs & Services, as well as community resources, Tuesday, October 21 at Fontana, Wednesday, October 22 at Chino, and Thursday, October 23 at Rancho Cucamonga. All three events will feature free food and music - 11:00am - 2:00 pm.
ASCC and Student Activities will hold their 7th Annual Volunteer Fair Wednesday, October 22,11:00am-1:30pm in the Rancho Cucamonga Campus Center Quad. Community organizations will be on hand to discuss volunteer opportunities in our local area.
A FOURTH DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS OF SUPERMAN
One Book One College will host a discussion led by Professor Robert Piluso, Wednesday, October 22, 12:30-2:00pm in WH-142 on the genesis of Superman as modeled after Moses, and how this can factor into conceiving of Superman's present "captivity" to Corporate America.
RESUME WRITING WORKSHOPS
The Career Center will be holding resume writing workshops throughout the semester to help guide you on creating a winning resume. Career Counselor Christine Waugh will present on 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. Workshops include October 22 and 29. For more information or a list of resume and other career workshops, please visit the Career Center in MACC or call (909) 652-6511.
ASCC COFFEE NIGHT
Join us for Coffee Night and meet your ASCC reps and the clubs around campus! Voice your opinion about issues on campus and meet and chat with other students. Free Hot Cocoa, Coffee, Tea and Pastries. Rancho Cucamonga Campus - Wignall Patio: Thursday, October 23, 5:00-7:00pm.
TRUNK OR TREAT
Save the date! The Chaffey College Car Club will hold their annual Trunk or Treat, Sunday, October 26, 5:00-7:30pm in the ATL Parking Lot (Rancho Cucamonga Campus). Families are invited to enjoy free games, candy, and a haunted house.
PIZZA WITH THE PRESIDENTS - FONTANA
Join Chaffey College Superintendent/President Dr. Henry Shannon and ASCC President Nima Moravedje Torbaty for Pizza with the Presidents, Wednesday, October 29, 12:30-1:40 pm at the Fontana Campus. This is a great opportunity to get an update on the college from its two leaders.
GPS OPEN HOUSE
Chaffey is hosting an Open House for each new Guiding Panthers to Success (GPS) Center and you are invited! At the GPS Centers, students can learn about: resources on and off campus, navigating MyChaffeyVIEW, registering for classes, scholarships, certificates, degrees and transfer options and can get help making an abbreviated educational plan. Join us for the Open House Events on Wednesday, October 29 in CHMB-240 at the Chino Campus, on Thursday, November 6 in FNFC-121 at the Fontana Campus and Tuesday, November 11 in VSS-111 at the Rancho Cucamonga Campus to learn more about these resources. The open houses are from 12:00pm to 1:30pm and refreshments will be served. We would love to see you there!
HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY
The Chaffey College Bookstore and Classified Senate will be holding their Annual Halloween Costume Party on Thursday, October 30. Contestants for the costume contest must sign up between 12:15-12:45 pm in the Rancho Cucamonga Campus Center Quad. Free candy and drinks for contestants while supplies last. Prizes ($25-200 Bookstore gift cards) for best student individual, student group, staff individual and staff group will be awarded. For your entertainment, the cast of Spring Awakening will perform musical numbers from their upcoming production. Classified Senate is requesting an optional donation of a non-perishable food item from each contestant. These items will be given to the Food Pantry to help current Chaffey College students in need.
CARVED PUMPKIN CONTEST
Are you a pumpkin carving master? Show off your skills and win great prizes from the Chaffey College Bookstore! The Bookstore will be giving out Disneyland and Knott's tickets and a campus gift card to the most popular entries in the year's Carved Pumpkin Contest. Take your already carved creation to the Rancho Cucamonga Student Activities office, Chino Admissions office or Fontana Admissions office, Thursday, October 30, 8:00-11:30 am then encourage your friends to vote for your creation on Facebook 12:00-1:30pm. Contestants may pick up their pumpkins after 2:30 pm on Thursday. Winners will be announced on the Bookstore's Facebook page.
ON-THE-SPOT ADMIT DAY FOR UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE
The University of La Verne is accepting applications for Spring 2015 admissions and is partnering with Chaffey College on Thursday, October 30, evaluating applications for “on-the-spot” admission decisions. Most students will have an admission decision within minutes and admissible students will walk away with an unofficial financial aid package and a general timeline for obtaining a bachelor’s degree at La Verne. Application fees and recommendation letters will be waived. Call the Transfer Center to make an appointment (909) 652-6232.
COUNTER CULTURES ON DISPLAY
The Chaffey Review is pleased to present Counter Cultures: Challenging the Status Quo, welcoming artists, professors, and professionals celebrating cultures that creatively strive for social change through sheer defiance. The exhibition will be on display in the CAA Student Gallery (Rancho Cucamonga Campus) September 8 through November 1.
ONE HOUR FOCUS GROUP = $50 GIFT CARD
Chaffey College Bookstore and Sequoia Retail Systems are seeking volunteers to participate in a one hour focus group on Friday, November 7 hosted at the Chaffey College Bookstore. Your participation will help us understand shopping behavior, make recommendations for improvements and providing your Campus Store new ways continue to improve its operations.
Selected participants will receive a $50 gift card after completion of the focus group. All information gathered will be kept confidential and will not be shared with any third party groups. To enter the focus group selection process, please complete our online survey, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6PKV326 which should take less than five minutes. Selected participants will be notified by email and will agree to be videotaped during the focus group as part of the interview process.
HONORS PROGRAM FUNDRAISER
The Chaffey College Honors Program See's Candies Fundraiser is a chance for you to help support the program, and raise money for Honors Program student scholarships. You can order by phone, email, or in person. We will be taking orders Monday, October 13 through Monday, November 17. Pick will be Monday, December 8 by 1:00 pm. Contact us by phone 909-652-6263, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit SSA-122.
The Theatre Department's fall production of Spring Awakening (a musical directed by Christa El-Said) opens Thursday, November 6, and runs through Saturday, November 15. For show times and tickets visit www.chaffey.edu/theatre_tickets.
HOME ECONOMICS NOW OPEN AT THE WIG
Home ECOnomics brings together artists who embrace the origins of what Home Ec was - a progressive interdisciplinary study with an emphasis on science as it applied to the individual, family and community with the mission of improving the quality of life. Originally dubbed "Oekology," which later became "Ecology," the founders of the discipline believed that our communal house extends well beyond any walls, and that this larger community could best be tended through the synthesis of the life and social sciences. The artists in Home ECOnomics continue the tradition by honoring the early tenets of Home Ec. They employ methods that range from biology, chemistry, and engineering, to sewing, cooking and animal husbandry to broaden our understanding of the environment and further our stewardship of it.
Curated by Danielle Giudici Wallis, Home ECOnomics will feature work by Kim Abeles, Stefani Bardin, Vaughn Bell, Adam Davis + Io Palmer, Catherine Page Harris, Carole Frances Lung, Monica Martinez, Maggie Orth, Alison Petty Ragguette, Phil Ross, Zoë Sheehan Saldaña, SPURSE, Lisa Tucker, and Amy M. Youngs.
The exhibition is open Monday, September 8 through Saturday, November 22 in the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum and reception are free and open to the public.
MUSICAL THEATRE AND ACTING SHOWCASE
Theatre students will perform in a variety of acting and musical scenes chosen from class projects on Tuesday, November 25 at 12:30pm in the Chaffey College Theatre. Theatre faculty Christa El-Said and Kelly Ford host this event.
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 your 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.
EOPS AVAILABLE FOR FOSTER YOUTH STUDENTS
EOPS is now accepting applications for Foster Youth students ONLY for fall 2014. The EOPS office is located in the MACC-205. Please contact the EOPS office at (909) 652-6349 or (909) 652-6358 for further information.
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.
Rancho Cucamonga: (909) 652-6466, VSS 111
Chino: (909) 652-8120, CHMB 240
Fontana: (909) 652-7460, FNFC 121
CAREER CENTER SERVICES
The Career Center assists students with finding answers to their career questions: helping them discover who they are and how that affects their career/major choices, what careers are really like, what majors are best for their chosen fields, and how to land the jobs they want. To do this, the Career Center offers career assessments, career counseling and a variety of career workshops and resources designed to help students make educated major/career decisions as well as prepare them for their job search. Learn more by visiting www.chaffey.edu/careercenter or calling (909) 652-6511.
FLU VACCINE AVAILABLE - LIMITED QUANTITIES
Fall Flu shots available while supplies last. Students should bring $15 cash and Student ID for a "walk in" visit, no appointment needed: Rancho Cucamonga Campus, Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; Chino Campus, Monday - Wednesday, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.
FREE MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING AVAILABLE TO STUDENT
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 building, room 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 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.
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, 1:30-4:30pm and in Chino on Tuesdays, 1:30-4:00pm.
Come cheer the Panthers on this season! Football, Soccer, Volleyball, and Water Polo 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.
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!
Parking permits are required on all Chaffey College campuses Monday – Saturday. If you elect to park off campus, please respect our residential neighbors and refrain from parking in front of homes.
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. The Bookstore offers 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 2014-2015 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 NEW HOURS
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-5:30pm, Friday: 8:00am-11:00am)—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-Friday: 7:30am-5:30pm, Friday: 11:00am-1:30pm)—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 IS ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND INSTAGRAM
Connect with Chaffey College and stay up to date on upcoming events, workshops, deadlines, scholarships, and more. 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, 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.