News Briefs – Vol 52 Issue 11

Fees and W’s
April 17

It’s make or break time, people. Adding or dropping a class is $15 from here on out. Dropped classes will now show on your transcript as W’s. You’re also going to need a signature from your professor.

College Rep Visits
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Table in the PUB

Reps will discuss campus life, financial aid, academic programs and admissions procedures.

Bastyr University April 17
Seattle University & Pacific Lutheran University April 24

Presidential Candidate Forum
12:30 – 2 p.m., April 17, PUB Main Dining Room
All three candidates for ASG president will be available to answer questions from the public. Voting will begin immediately afterwards at For more info, see “Want Change?”

Town Hall for the 7th District
5 p.m., April 18, PUB Main Dining Room

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal will be at SCC for a town hall Q&A.

Alternative Energy and Climate Change: the Nuclear Option
7:00- 8:30 p.m., April 18, PUB Quiet Dining Room (9208)

Scott Montgomery, a geoscientist with the UW’s Jackson School of International Studies, and Nick Touran, an advanced nuclear reactor physicist, will discuss nuclear energy from an environmentalist perspective. Both speakers support the use of nuclear energy to fight climate change and to help provide responsible, clean, cheap, expandable and sustainable energy for the world.

Earth Week

April 19-21

Info Booths
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., April 19-21, PUB Courtyard

Info on Earth Week events, Environmental Club activities, recycling and other topics.

Tree Campus USA Certification
11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m, April 19, PUB Quiet Dining Room (9208)

SCC has been recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation for “creating a campus tree plan that highlights the importance and diversity of our tree canopy.” This presentation will show support for the students who worked on the new tree campus plan.

Keynote Address: Worldview of a Standing Rock Sioux
12:30-1:20 p.m, April 19, PUB Quiet Dining Room (9208)

Standing Rock Sioux tribal member Kyle Schierbeck will discuss the Standing Rock Sioux, their current struggles, Native American philosophy and his non-profit organization, Unkitawa, which supports the work at Standing Rock. This event may include a musical performance.

Supporting a Vibrant Seattle Through Urban Forestry Policy
10:30-11:20 a.m., April 20, PUB Quiet Dining Room (9208)

The Urban Forestry Policy Adviser for the City of Seattle, Sandra Pinto de Bader, will share what Seattle has been doing to restore its urban forest landscape.

Restoration for Enhancing Ecology and Community
11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m., April 20, PUB Quiet Dining Room (9208)

The Green City Partnership’s Matt Mega will discuss the work that is happening throughout this region to restore the ecological components of the community.

Brown Bag Discussion: The 3 E’s of Sustainability: Finding the “SWEEET Spot”
12:30-1:20 p.m., April 20, PUB Quiet Dining Room (9208)

Discussion of the three E’s of sustainability — ecology, equity and economy — and how they apply to the SCC campus.

Campus-Wide Fruiting Ivy Removal
12:30-3:30 p.m., April 21, meet in the PUB Courtyard

An all-volunteer effort to remove fruiting ivy from campus planting beds. Participants will need to fill out volunteer registration forms. The forms will be available at the ASG offices and from the music department in Room 0807.

Native Plant Restoration
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., April 22, meet in the campus parking lot east of the soccer field

All participants are welcome to join in on the annual Earth Day restoration event in the North Woods at SCC. Volunteers will be removing invasive plants including ivy, laurel, holly and blackberries, as well as planting a variety of native ground covers, shrubs and trees. Gloves and tools will be provided, but if you have your own, please bring them. Wear closed-toe shoes or boots, layers of clothes, a raincoat (if needed) and a hat. Also bring plenty of water.

Free Oyster Mushroom Kits
10:30 a.m., April 20, PUB Courtyard

The Multicultural Center is helping students and faculty assemble free kits that will grow their very own edible oyster mushrooms in six to eight weeks. Not that kind of mushroom, get out of here with that nonsense. Do it, vegetables are good for you — mushrooms are a vegetable, right? That’s why I don’t eat them.

Great Discussions Series

6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursdays, Room 1010(m) Boardroom
Enrollment is limited. $5 at the door or $35 for the series.

The Future of Europe April 20
Frank Wendler of the UW Jackson School of International Studies will talk about how the EU has stood fast for 70 years, but the times, they are a-changin’. What will post-Brexit Europe and U.S. foreign policy look like amid the refugee crisis, lingering recession and constant specter of terrorism?

Conflict in the South China Sea April 27
Bill Center will speak on the South China Sea is a locus of competing territorial claims. China’s interest has intensified disputes with other countries in the region in recent years, along with its naval presence. Preventing tensions from boiling over is a matter of diplomacy.

A&E Job Application Deadline
11:59 p.m., April 20

The SCC Arts & Entertainment Board is hiring for next year. They’re looking for two graphic designers ($16.81/hour), three media technicians ($12.17/hour) and two event coordinators ($11.11/hour). For more information or to submit an application, go to

Last Day for a 50 Percent Refund
April 21

It’s almost more worthwhile to just start going to class.

Queer Prom
6:30-9:30 p.m., April 21, PUB Main Dining Room

Project Pride is putting on Queer Prom, with a drag performance, DJ and photo booth.

Finding Your “True North”
11:30-12:20 p.m., April 27, 2017, Room 1503

Beginning with her time as a student at SCC, Loretta Fisher — a graduate student at the UW and member of the Terrestrial Restoration Ecology Laboratory, which addresses applied and basic questions related to the restoration and management of terrestrial ecosystems — shares her personal experience in education and her discovery of a vocation that, in her words, ”has enabled me to adapt my educational track over time to find my own unique path.”

-Connor Tee