News Briefs – Vol 52 Issue 12

Last Day to Add a Class
April 28
So, you know, don’t do that anymore.

Battle Royale
May 1-5
Man, I don’t know what this is, but the poster says “Hunt or be hunted,” so I’m definitely doing it. In all seriousness though, it’s a campus-wide, week-long assassination game. Please no actual assassinations without a permit. (There is no permit.)
To sign up go to

May Day

May Day has a long history as a day of protest. In that spirit, SCC is hosting a series of events for the 2017 Day of Resistance.

May 1

Workers’ Rights and Right-to-Work Law Update
9:30-10:20 a.m., Room 9201 & 10:30-11:20 a.m., PUB Quiet Dining Room (Room 9208)

Climate Change in a Trump Administration
9:30-10:20 a.m., PUB Quiet Dining Room (Room 9208) & 10:30-11:20 a.m., Room 9201

White Fright: From Redemption to Donald Trump
11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m., PUB Quiet Dining Room (Room 9208)

Meaning and Applications of the Right to Free Speech and Expression in an Inclusive Social Justice Environment
1-2:30 p.m., PUB Quiet Dining Room (Room 9208)

Civil Disobedience Training
3-5 p.m., PUB Quiet Dining Room (Room 9208)

May 2

Know Your Rights Training
12:30-2:30 p.m., PUB Quiet Dining Room (Room 9208)
What you should and shouldn’t do when approached by law enforcement regarding immigration status.

From Margin to Center

How Did We Get Here?
12:30-1:30 p.m., May 1, PUB Quiet Dining Room (Room 9208)
Christopher Parker, a political science professor at the UW, will discuss his third book, which is about the forebears of the Tea Party and their place in creating the present racially charged political climate.

Organizing Against White Nationalism
12:30-2:30 p.m., May 3, PUB Quiet Dining Room (Room 9208)
This workshop is designed to help participants understand the rise of white nationalism on college campuses and develop their own anti-racist cultural organizing practices and strategies.

Disrupting Rape Culture & Creating Consent Culture
11:30 a.m., May 9, PUB Quiet Dining Room (Room 9208)
Facilitators Rachel David and Brooke Zimmers will discuss the ways that rape culture has been normalized and share strategies to disrupt the cultural structures that tolerate sexual violence, as well as ways to build a culture that is invested in explicit consent.

Radical Self-Care
12-1 p.m., May 10 & 11, PUB Quiet Dining Room (Room 9208)
Jasmine Banks is a queer, black Femme-inist, blogger, mental health activist, mother and semi-professional trash-talker. She’s a postpartum psychosis survivor and a part-time program manager for Postpartum Progress. She believes in radical authenticity and working “stuff” out in a community context. Join her as she shares ways to move beyond normal self-care.

Resumes and Cover Letters Workshop
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., May 2, Workforce Classroom, first floor FOSS (5000 Building)
Get gooder at finding work. Lesson one, don’t say “gooder” in your resume.

Options in Nursing: Multiple Paths to RN
12:30-1:30, May 2, Room 2723
Learn about SCC’s nursing program. All students are welcome. Also, free snacks. Woo!

California Bound
2-3 p.m., May 3, Room 1102
Thinking of transferring to a University of California or Cal State campus for Fall 2018? Find out how to best prepare to be a competitive candidate over the next school year.

Spring Quarter Transfer Fair
10 a.m.-1 p.m., May 4, PUB Main Dining Room
Over 25 four-year schools will be in attendance. Show up. Learn. You know, about learning. Learning squared.

The Honors College Open House & Info Session
12:30-6 p.m., May 4, Room 1305
Drop in and get info on the features of the Honors College program directly from the team. You can even fill out an application right there.

Saudi Arabia in Transition
6:30-8:30 p.m., May 4, Room 1010(m), Boardroom
Saudi Arabia has found itself struggling to adjust to declining oil revenue as members of its government attempt to help shift power to the younger generation. At the same time, allies like the U.S. point out the lack of democracy and both women’s and human rights as bipartisan criticism increases. Both countries have found themselves at a crossroads. Enrollment is limited, $5 at the door. Two credits possible. To register, or for more information, go to the Global Affairs Center (GAC) website or contact Larry Fuell at [email protected]

Last Day to Submit Pass Option Forms
May 5
Last chance to switch your grading to pass/fail or pass/no credit.

ASHRAE Scholarship Deadline
Young Engineers in ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) is offering two scholarships worth $2,000 each. If you would like to apply, go to

Osteopathic Medicine Workshop
4-5 p.m., May 8, Room 2723
Learn about job opportunities in osteopathic medicine. Don’t know what osteopathic means? Me neither. Don’t bother googling it, it won’t help. You’ll just have to go to the workshop. Plus, they have snacks.

Interview Success Workshop
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., May 9, Workforce Classroom, first floor FOSS (5000 Building)
Lesson 2: Don’t say “gooder” in your interview either.

Shared Values and Differences
12:30-1:20 p.m., May 9, PUB Quiet Dining Room (Room 9208)
This will be a discussion led by students from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong on the cultural differences, shared values and ways to advance cooperation in the region. Sign up is available on the college calendar.

Mental Health Awareness
1-3 p.m., May 11, PUB Quiet Dining Room (Room 9208)
The SCC Public Speaking Leadership Club is hosting an event with several student speakers on the subject of mental health awareness.

U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
6:30-8:30 p.m., May 11, Room 1010(m), Boardroom
For 45 years, the U.S. has swung between energy security and insecurity, but in one way or another, petroleum has been an eternal factor in U.S. foreign policy. Enrollment is limited, $5 at the door. Two credits possible. To register, or for more information, go to the GAC website or contact Larry Fuell at [email protected]

-Connor Tee