News Briefs – Vol 53 Issue 11, April 20, 2018

Earth Week

Campus Nature Walk

10-10:30 a.m. & 1-1:30 p.m., April 20

Ever notice how SCC’s campus is just crammed full of various flora? Well now you can meet at the fountain in the PUB courtyard and learn all about it as Earth Week winds down. Twice, even.

Arbor Day Celebration

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., April 20, PUB Courtyard

Various activities, music and a seedling giveaway will take place in the PUB Courtyard for much of the day. It’ll be like giving the Earth a hug with your brain.

Native Plant Habitat Restoration

10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 21, East Parking Lot (near the soccer field)

Continuing the annual tradition, volunteers are invited to join together to remove invasive species, clear litter and plant new greenery near campus. Gloves and tools, as well as refreshments, will be provided.

Employer of the Day

11 a.m.-1 p.m., PUB Info Desk

SNBL USA – April 23

SNBL USA reps will be on hand to discuss how they use “non-clinical expertise to advance medical science that will lead to pharmaceutical cures.” They also say their goal is to “change everything,” so that’s probably worth listening to, eh?

PNW Fertility – April 30

Pacific Northwest Fertility reps will be on hand to answer questions and discuss working in the healthcare field of infertility.

Financial Aid Workshop

2:30-4 p.m., April 23 & 30, FOSS, Room 5101

Warning: If you hate having more money for school, you probably shouldn’t attend. It’ll only end poorly for you.

Last Day for 50 Percent Refund

April 24

Maybe something came up. Maybe you overextended yourself. Maybe you realized that post-modern neo-euclidean geometric gastronomy (disclaimer: not a real class, probably) just isn’t for you. No shame, and good news to boot. You can still exit gracefully with the ever-popular “W” grade, while recouping half of your tuition payment. It could be better, sure, but it could certainly be worse too. For example, you could have waited until tomorrow. Then you get bupkis.

Multicultural Center Study Tables

1:20-3 p.m., April 24 & 25 and May 1 & 3, Room 9301

The Multicultural Center in the PUB is opening up its study area to all students twice a week.

Nuclear Power – Risks of Disposal and Accidents

7-8:30 p.m., April 24, Room 9208, Quiet Dining Room

James Conca, a specialist in the disposal of nuclear waste, and Reid Tanaka, a retired U.S. Navy captain, will discuss the continuing risks of nuclear power, framed by their shared experience with the Fukushima accident in 2011.

Campus Garden Volunteering

1-2 p.m., April 25 & May 2, Campus Greenhouse

The campus garden is offering a chance for students to help out and get their hands dirty, so to speak. Drop in for any portion of the hour, and you can even set up times to come back if you take a particular interest in the well-being of a specific piece of greenery.

Engineering Mentor Night

6-8 p.m., April 25, PUB, Room 9208, Quiet Dining Room

Free pizza! Also, and probably more importantly, engineers in different fields will discuss possible futures in engineering.

Eating Well for Less

12:30-1:30 p.m., April 26, PUB, Room 9102

Eat lunch, and learn how to continue eating but for cheap (while still being healthy).

Children at Work Day

3-4:30 p.m., April 26, PUB, Room 9202

The Social Justice Collective is putting on an event to bring awareness about children at work, so take your kids and learn about parenting in the workplace. It’s okay, because it’s also National Take Our Children to Work Day. They’ve also promised to tell you what a “wraptivist” is. I know I’m curious. Someone with kids should tell me.

China and America

6:30-8:30 p.m., April 26, Room 1010

The 2018 Great Discussions series continues with a discussion of China’s role on the world stage, and how the new direction of the U.S. might intersect with that.

Staff Training Day

April 27

No school, amigos. Of course they put this on a Friday, since most of you don’t have to show up anyway. But I have a lab on Fridays this quarter, so I’m deeply excited to have the day off. I think I’ll spend it playing Pokemon. You can spend it how you like, but I recommend Pokemon.

Spring Carnival and Benefit Auction

10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 28, PUB

A carnival with games designed for kids up to age 10 and an auction for, well, anyone with money, I guess, will be put on in the PUB. Also snacks will be available. Proceeds go to benefit Shorenorth Cooperative Preschool. The money will go toward continuing teacher education, field trips and scholarships, among other needs.

How to Find/Apply to Four-Year Colleges

12:30-1:30 p.m., April 30, Room 9201

The title really says it all. But the advisers will be there, and they’re pretty cool, so you should go.

Spring Transfer Fair

10 a.m.-1 p.m., May 1, PUB, Main Dining Room

Reps from around 25 schools will be on site to discuss transferring, admissions, all that jazz. Go check it out and you might even find a school you never considered or even heard of before.

Journalism in an IT World

12:30-1:20 p.m., May 1, PUB, Quiet Dining Room (9208)

Seattle PI reporter and Ebbtide alum Dan DeMay will discuss his journey into the world of journalism, and what it’s like to be a journalist in today’s technological world. And hey, if you find yourself just super inspired to follow in his footsteps, the Ebbtide is right downstairs, and we’re always looking for more staff.

Options in Nursing

12:30-1:30 p.m., May 3, PUB, Room 9201

Learn about the myriad options in the wide world of that most noble of professions, nursing. Then one day, you too could have a career where strangers gush about you in print. Nurses rock.

Financial Aid Workshop

12:30-1:30 p.m., May 3, PUB, Quiet Dining Room (9208)

It’s like the ones up above, except the location, time, date and staff are different. Brought to SCC by United Way Benefits Hub.

Global Health: Progress and Challenges

6:30-8:30 p.m., May 3, Room 1010

Medical and social advancements across the globe have saved countless lives, but the work isn’t finished. The 2018 Great Discussions series continues in an effort to find out what’s next.

New Ebbtide

May 4

Ease your sorrow over the fact that all your semester-school friends are about to get out for the summer with the soothing, dulcet text of your favorite news publication. Or you could read the Ebbtide, I guess. I’m just kidding, obviously. Of course we’re your favorite.

By Connor Tee,
Editor in Chief