|Volume VII, Issue 15a
||April 7, 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.
NO CLASSES APRIL 16
Reminder – there will be no classes held on Wednesday, April 16 for Faculty Lecture Day. All college campuses and offices will be open.
Believing in yourself is critical to your success in college. What positive messages do you use to keep you going on your educational journey? Who helps motivate you when you’ve lost focus on your goal? 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.
The deadline to apply for graduation and certificates for non-ceremony participants is Friday, April 18. For graduation requirements and application forms visit http://www.chaffey.edu/counseling/index.shtml.
Chaffey College, the CAA Student Gallery and (u)ntitled are pleased to present Tiny Thoughts. We live in a world that says "Bigger is Better". This same concept can be found in the art world. In response, students and community members were asked to defy this concept and create 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional workd no bigger than 8"x8"x8". Tiny Thoughts will be on view until May 9 at the Center for the Arts Student Gallery on the Rancho Cucamonga Campus.
RESUME WRITING WORKSHOP
The Career Center will be holding resume writing workshops Monday, April 14 at 9:30 am, and Thursday, April 17 at 5:00 pm in MACC-208. Career Counselor Wendy Whitney 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. For more information visit the Career Center in MACC or call 909-652-6511.
Join your student leaders for ASCC Coffee Nights this semester. Free drinks, snacks! Fontana Campus Student Lounge: April 10; Rancho Cucamonga Campus CAA Student Gallery: April 17 and May 1. All coffee night events are from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
The Transfer Center will hold a Transfer Fair on the Rancho Cucamonga Campus on Thursday, April 24. For more information on these fairs and participating colleges, please contact the Transfer Center at (909) 652-6233 or visit our website at www.chaffey.edu/transfer.
WHAT DO EMPLOYERS WANT?
What do you need to know to get a job? How can you tell a prospective employer that you are the person they are looking for? It isn’t easy to talk to someone you don’t know, but this is a necessary talent for you to have in order to be successful in an interview! This is about those illusive “soft” skills and “hard” skills and how they play a very important part in getting and keeping a job – THE job you want!! Career Counselor Linda Barlogio will help you learn about these skills and how you can develop the proficiency needed to get AND keep the job you want. Thursday, April 10 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in MACC-208.
One Book One College will host a faculty-led screening and discussion of the Academy Award winning film Platoon, Thursday, April 10 from 4:15 pm to 6:30 pm in SS-101.
6th ANNUAL CAR SHOW
The Chaffey College Car Club will host their 6th annual car show Sunday, April 13. Hundreds of classic cars will be on display for this annual event 10:00 am to 1:30 pm in the North Parking Lot (entrance off Wilson Ave). Admission is free – lunch is available for purchase. The car show is the club’s biggest fundraiser and allows them to help support the college’s scholarship and book grant programs.
The Theatre Department will hold their annual Children’s Theatre Performance Sunday, April 13 at noon in the Chaffey College Theatre. Turn it Around features a series of original scenes and Broadway songs that deal with the struggles kids and teens face in upper grades and middle school. All ages are encouraged to attend – best for grades 4-8. A $5 suggested donation can be made at the door.
Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present the 37th annual Student Invitational. The annual juried exhibition features selected Chaffey College student artists who have worked closely with museum curators and art professionals to create a new body of work culminating in the group exhibition. The exhibition opens Monday, April 14 in the Wignall Museum. A reception for the artists will be held April 15, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. An artists’’ panel discussion is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22 at 5:00pm.
GRAD FEST 2014
Celebrate the start of graduation season on Tuesday, April 15 from 10:00 am to 4:00pm at the Rancho Cucamonga Campus Student Activities Quad. Pick up all you need for the big ceremony including your cap, gown, sash, and tassel; meet with departments that can help guide your future success; talk to universities that are still accepting applications; learn about the Alumni Association and what they can do to keep you connected; and shop for Panther Gear including graduation frames, class rings, clothing, and gifts. Grad Fest will also include many raffle prizes, entertainment, and exclusive grad discounts. Go to www.chaffey.edu/gradfest for more information.
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!
STUDENTS HELPING STUDENTS
Student Activities and ASCC will once again offer a Food Pantry. The final distribution of spring semester will be Thursday, April 17 on the Rancho Cucamonga Campus beginning at 1:00 pm (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.
BISTRO AT COLLEGE PARK OPEN
The Bistro at College Park (Chino) is open alternating 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.
The GEM Sustainability Committee will host a series of events the week of April 21 in honor of Earth Week. Events include a screening of Food Inc. on Monday, April 21. On Tuesday, April 22, the committee will conduct earth friendly activities in the Rancho Cucamonga Campus Center Quad. Events continue through the week.
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.
Come cheer the Panthers on this season! 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.
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 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 (7:00 am-7:00 pm, 8:00 - 11:00 am on Fridays) - 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.
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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.