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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.

News & Announcements - August 23, 2019

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FALL REGISTRATION REMAINS OPEN

You still have a chance to register for fall classes. Here are your options:

  • Late registration for Fast Track I continues through Aug. 26.
  • Late registration for regular fall term runs through Sept. 3
  • Pre-registration for 14-week session continues through Sept. 7.
  • Pre-registration for Fast Track II continues through Oct. 19.

Career Technical Education counselors are available to help with your education plan. Set up an appointment by calling 909-652-6519 or e-mailing ctecounselor@chaffey.edu. The CTE office is in AD-137.

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FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

Take advantage of the many scholarship opportunities offered by the Chaffey College Foundation by filling out a scholarship application. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 1. Visit the foundation's website to apply online.

You also have time to get covered for the 2019-2020 school year by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Dream Act financial aid application.

Learn more at the Chaffey College financial aid web page.

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CHAFFEY POLICE OFFER TIPS FOR START OF FALL SEMESTER

The Chaffey College Police Department offers the following tips for the beginning of the new school year:

  • Arrive early during the first few weeks of the semester because parking lots will fill fast
  • Get your parking permit either during registration, from the parking lot kiosks or by using the Park Mobile App
  • If you purchased a semester permit and have not received it in the mail, place a copy of your receipt on your driver-side dashboard until the permit arrives
  • Obey all parking and traffic rules

Information: 909-652-6632

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SEATS AVAILABLE FOR AUGUST/SEPTEMBER SUPER SATURDAYS

Chaffey College students can attend workshops that walk them through all of the registration steps - orientation, placement and educational plan development - in one day. Students who attend earn preferred registration.

Super Saturdays take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rancho Cucamonga campus, VSS-111; Chino campus, CHMB-240; and Fontana campus, FNFC-121. Upcoming dates will be:

  • Aug. 24
  • Sept. 7

Reserve a seat by calling the counseling department at 909-652-6200.

Dr. Eric Bishop

ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT'S 'VIBE' SYMPOSIUMS START AUG. 26

Associate Superintendent of Student Services and Legislative Engagement Eric Bishop will launch a year-long series of symposiums and forums that encompass social justice, civic engagement and other topics. The Associated Superintendent's VIBE (Voicing Ideas for Belonging and Empowerment) Symposiums have been created to encourage learning outside of the classroom.

The symposiums will feature panels that include students, faculty and staff members.

All events will be from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. in HS-127.

Upcoming symposiums include:

  • Aug. 26 - "Everything I Ever Needed to Know," a discussion about basic civility in our society
  • Sept. 16 - "The Constitution and What it Means to 'Be American,'" a discussion about patriotism and what it means to us
  • Oct. 14 - "The Need to Be Counted (and Documented)," regarding the U.S. Census and the importance of participating
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AUDITIONS FOR 'VOICES: PAST AND PRESENT' COMING AUG. 27

The Chaffey College theatre department will hold auditions for its upcoming production of "Voices: Past and Present" on Aug. 27. The play consists of two acts, one featuring pieces written by celebrated American playwrights Susan Glaspell, Luis Valdez and Amiri Baraka. The second act will feature original, contemporary works written by Chaffey students about current human struggles and experiences. Learn more about this production at an information night event at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 in the theatre.

What: Auditions for "Voices: Past and Present"

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 27

Where: Chaffey College Theatre

Information: Visit the visual and performing arts page or email christa.el-said@chaffey.edu


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CHAFFEY INTRODUCES PANTHER CARE PROGRAM

Chaffey College has launched the Panther Care Program. This is a comprehensive program (previously known as transitional services) to help students in need. Panther Care Program staff will help students move toward more stability by providing information, resources and referrals. Services provided will help students with:

  • Food insecurity
  • Financial insecurity
  • Housing insecurity
  • Transportation insecurity
  • Legal insecurity
  • Health care

Information: Alisha Rosas, 909-652-6115 or the Panther Care Program website.

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PANTHER PANTRY DATES FOR SEPTEMBER

Special populations and equity programs will provide basic food supplies to students in need from noon to 2 p.m. on:

  • Tuesday Sept. 10 - Rancho Cucamonga quad
  • Tuesday Sept. 17 - Fontana campus (outside student lounge)
  • Tuesday Sept. 24 - Chino quad

Information: 909-652-6504 or equity.support@chaffey.edu

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'UNHEARD VOICES' PERFORMANCE SET FOR SEPT. 15

Chaffey College Visual and Performing Arts presents "Unheard Voices: Songs and Poems from the Margins," an afternoon of music and poetry. This performance is part of the Sunday Recital Series.

What: "Unheard Voices: Songs and Poems from the Margins," featuring Anne Harley, soprano and Gayle Blankenburg, piano.

When: Sunday Sept. 15 at 2:30 p.m.

Where: Chaffey College Theatre

Information: 909-652-6067

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PLANETARIUM JAMM COMING SEPT. 16

Join us for an evening of music, spoken word performances and video art during the "Planetarium Jamm."

What: "Planetarium Jamm"

When: Monday Sept. 16 at 7:15 p.m. Sign ups to participate begin at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Chaffey College Planetarium

Information: 909-652-6067

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ON-CAMPUS JOBS, CAREER COUNSELING AVAILABLE

Chaffey College departments are still looking to fill student assistant positions for fall. On-campus jobs are convenient, flexible and require little to no prior work experience. You must be enrolled in at least six units and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Federal work-study eligibility is required for most positions.

Apply today at the career center in MACC-203 or call 909-652-6511.

The career center is also available to meet with you if you have questions about your major or career goals.

 

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EOPS 50TH ANNIVERSARY SEPT. 4, APPLICATIONS STILL BEING ACCEPTED

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services will host a 50th anniversary celebration on Sept. 4 with an open house event. Visitors can view student artwork, explore the department's history through its photo gallery and more.

The event will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in MACC-208.

EOPS applications are still being accepted for fall 2019.

The counseling program provides economically and academically disadvantaged students with extra support to help them reach their educational goals.

Learn more at the EOPS website or by stopping by an EOPS office at MACC-205 in Rancho Cucamonga, A&R in Fontana or CHMB-240 in Chino.

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FALL HEALTH EDUCATION EVENTS

Student health services will host the following heath education workshops in August and September:

Chino campus, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.:

  • Tuesday Aug. 27- student health services promotion/outreach
  • Wednesday Sept. 18 - immunization awareness

Fontana campus, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:

  • Tuesday Sept. 24 - diabetes education

Rancho Cucamonga campus, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Monday Sept. 23 - diabetes education

Health services staff also provide free mental health counseling. Students can make appointments to address issues such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Self esteem
  • Building skills in relationships and parenting
  • Sexual assault

Appointments: Chino - 909-652-8190 or Rancho Cucamonga - 909-652-6331

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STUDENT SERVICES OFFERED AT CENTER FOR CULTURE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Looking for another spot to get student services?

The Center for Culture and Social Justice, located in the administration building, has started offering the following services for students:

  • 1 to 4 p.m., Mondays - financial aid
  • 8 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays - counseling
  • 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays - admission and records

Learn more about the center by visiting the CCSJ website.

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U.S. CENSUS TOWN HALL COMING SEPT. 7

Engaging with the community is an important part of being a college student. So Chaffey College's Office of Student Services invites you to lend your voice to an important community issue: the U.S. census.

Congresswoman Norma Torres will host a census town hall meeting to let residents know the importance of everyone being counted and receive input from the community.

What: "We Count: 2020 U.S. Census Town Hall"

When: Saturday Sept. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to noon (check in at 10 a.m.)

Where: 3250 E. Shelby St., Ontario

Information: 909-481-6474. RSVP online.

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VIDEO RELEASED ON NEW LAW AFFECTING CHAFFEY STUDENTS

Assembly Bill 705 gives California college students the right to immediately enroll in transfer-level English and math courses.

California Community Colleges has produced a video that explains how this affects students.

View the AB 705 video on Youtube.

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CAREER CENTER NOW OFFERING 'BIG INTERVIEW'

Preparing for an interview? 

The career center now offers "Big Interview," a free online virtual mock interview tool. Create a free account by visiting Chaffey College's Big Interview page.

The career center also still offers Focus2Career, which can help you answer major and career questions. Log in to your MyChaffey portal and click on the Focus2Career link found on your Launchpad.

For more information, visit the career center on the Rancho Campus in MACC- 203 or call (909) 652-6511.

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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 referrals, and guide you on how to log into your student portal. Counseling faculty are also available to assist with developing an abbreviated student education plan for one semester and a variety of counseling services. The GPS Centers can also assist with checking your progress on academic goals. Come visit a GPS Center to learn more about how the team at the GPS Centers can help you with your journey here at Chaffey College. Most services can be done on a walk-in basis.
Rancho Cucamonga VSS-111: (909) 652-6466
Chino CHMB-240: (909) 652-8120
Fontana FNFC-121: (909) 652-7460

STARBUCKS EXTENDED HOURS

The Starbucks in the Dining Commons (Rancho Campus) has extended its hours until 7pm! Stop by for a drink or snack between classes.

STAY HEALTHY PANTHERS

Chaffey College Student Health Services offers a variety of informational booths at all three campuses. Stop by for important information on keeping you and your family healthy. Student Health 101 information now available online.

THE BREEZE IS ONLINE!

Get your copy of our free newsprint magazine, The Breeze, in kiosks across campus or online at www.thebreezepaper.com. Visit The Breeze in the newsroom in Wargin Hall 71 or email thebreeze@chaffey.edu for more info.

FULL-DAY STATE PRE-SCHOOL SERVICES

The Chaffey College Child Development Center is currently enrolling three and four year old children for Full-day State Pre-school services. Please call 909-652-6875 for more information and eligibility requirements.

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.

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.

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 - 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.

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!

PARKING REMINDERS

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
https://www.facebook.com/notes/chaffey-college/parking-reminders-fall-2015/10153507105154334.

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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.
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/.

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 https://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

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

Panther Café Starbucks

(Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-7:00pm, — 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: 8:00am-1:30pm, 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 https://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.

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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, 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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