News Briefs – Vol 54 Issue 11, April 19, 2019

Earth Week

Reality of the Climate Crisis

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., April 22, 23; Quiet Dining Room

Professor Linda Khandro, who trained under Al Gore and worked on his Climate Reality Project, will be on campus to explain the reality of Earth’s current climate issues. Khandro will also be getting into how the situation came to be and what people can do to — quite literally — save the world.

Tables, Activities and Giveaways

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., April 22-24; PUB Courtyard

There are a few extra Earth Week activities and treats available for anyone who happens to be passing through the festivities.

Edible Plants Tour

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., April 22; PUB Courtyard Fountain

No, not those “edible plants,” folks. Professor Adria McGrath will, however, lead a tasty tour of local, safe, edible greenery.

Composting: What and How?

12:30-1:30 p.m., April 22; Greenhouse Pond (SW of 2600 Building)

Professor Adria McGrath will also be leading an introduction to compositing right here on campus. Learn how to correctly dispose of your reusables waste — since, you know, humans are responsible for the Earth’s well-being.

Career Panel

12:30-1:30 p.m., April 22; Quiet Dining Room

Interested in becoming a forefront advocate against climate change and ecological devastation? This may be the place for you. A number of environmentalists such as SCC alumna and Energy Analyst Laura Humiston of Hargis Engineers and SCC’s Sustainability Coordinator Paul Barton will be on a public panel related to eco-friendly conservation.

Oyster Mushroom Kit Making Workshop

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., April 23; PUB Courtyard

Have you ever grown your own fungi? And no, we’re not talking about the ones between your toes. SCC’s Multicultural Center and the Shoreline Scholars will be hosting an activity where students can learn how to raise their own Oyster Mushrooms. You’ll also be able to learn about plants within their ecosystem. Don’t miss out on shrooms.

Rain Garden Planting

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., April 24; 1500 Building

SCC has its own rain garden — a planted hole that holds rainwater runoff from urban areas — and students are invited to come check it out. Get to know this interesting campus feature and learn about environmentally friendly gardening.

Screening of Dr. Seuss’s “The Lorax”

12:30-2 p.m., April 25; Quiet Dining Room

Dr. Seuss was not just a rhyming extraordinaire — he had a character, called the Lorax, who cared about the air. The Lorax is a creature famous for caring about environmental issues and corporate greed, and is also a personal favorite of the Seussman himself. An animated film based off of the “The Lorax” came out in 2012 and will be screened publicly for students.

Native Plant Habitat Restoration

10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 27; Parking lot on East end of the soccer field

Plants have been kicked to the curb. Not busy this weekend? Why not get together with your peers on Saturday and help native plants get restored.

Financial Aid Workshop

2:30-4:30 p.m., April 22; Rm. 5101

Money can’t buy happiness — but it certainly pays your tuition. FAFSAs can be difficult to navigate, but SCC’s Financial Aid Advisors are here to help your wallets. Check out their workshop on FAFSA if you find yourself drowning in questions.

Resident Advisor Info Session

1:30-2:30 p.m., April 23; Rm. 9102

SCC’s first residence hall will be opening its doors in fall 2019. This new hall needs residential advisors (RA) and you could be the one Student Life is looking for. Check out the Ebbtide’s article on the RA session led by Sundi Musnicki and for all of the application dates and deadlines.

(In)visibility Series:

Environmental Justice with Front and Centered

12:30-1:30 p.m., April 23; Quiet Dining Room

Front and Centered Senior Organizer Sameer Ranade will be hosting a discussion about environmental justice in the Northwest. Front and Centered is a statewide group consisting of people of color and those with lower incomes who are on the frontline of economic and environmental change. This is a public conversation for all students.

Global Showcase

11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., April 24; Main Dining Room

Traveling the world is expensive: Luckily, you won’t have to go far in order to experience varying cultures. SCC’s International Education peer mentors will be hosting a Global Showcase, an annual presentation that honors the campus’s diverse demographic. If you haven’t had a chance to meet and learn about someone from a different country, this could be your next best opportunity.

Money 101 Workshop

11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., April 24, May 9; Rm. 9102, Quiet Dining Room

Being book smart or street smart is great and all — but what about being money smart? The SCC Benefits Hub will be hosting a Money 101 Workshop on how to budget, check your credit scores and locate any financial on-campus or local resources.

Snack and Chat

Asian Americans

12:30-2 p.m., April 24; Rm. 9102

Looking for students who identify as Asian American? Look no further: Join Asian American students in a quick “snack and chat” and learn about their experiences from all over the world as well as at SCC.


12:30-2 p.m., May 1; Rm. 9201

Any self-identifying Filipinx — a way for Filipinos to “decolonize” the phrase itself — students are invited for free food and fun conversation. The Multicultural center and the Filipino American Student Association will be hosting this small event.