News Briefs – Vol 53 Issue 12, May 4, 2018

Blood Drive

10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1-4 p.m., May 4, PUB

Give blood! And while you’re at it, get on the bone marrow registry. There’s a critical lack of people, especially people of color. Cancer robbed me of the ability to give blood, so now you have to. That’s right, you’ve just been cancer carded.

Employer of the Day

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

Catholic Community Services – May 7

Want to do some good? Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington is a group dedicated to stopping poverty and social injustice throughout the area. The main topic will be career opportunities within the organization, so if that’s your jam, check it out.

Tacoma Police – May 14

Learn about what it takes to join the Tacoma police department, and how you can help to keep Washington’s third largest city safer.

Mocktail Hour

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., May 7, PUB Courtyard

Head outside for free mocktails while you learn about responsible drinking.

Financial Aid Workshop

2:30-4 p.m., May 7, FOSS, Room 5101

Tax season is over but it’s only 11 months until the next one! Bring your 2015 and 2016 tax information and there will be financial aid advisers there to assist you. Also bring your Social Security number and alien registration number, if applicable. For more information before the session, call 206-546-4762.

Last Day to Submit Pass Option Forms

May 8

Pass? Fail? Who needs grades… Okay, students do. But if you don’t want a grade for a class you’re taking, here’s your chance.

Spindrift 2018 Release Celebration

11 a.m.-6 p.m., May 8, Visual Arts Center (2000 Building)

Is art your thing? Spindrift is hosting a free-to-attend launch party for their newest edition of the art and literary journal. Attendees will have a variety of options for participating, which include listening to original music, hearing authors read their work and talking to artists about what they’ve created. Copies of Spindrift will be available to purchase for $15.

Time Management Workshop

12:30-1:30 p.m., May 8, PUB, Room 9201

“Oh, look at the time! Gotta rush!” SCC’s Success Coach Carrie Bayless will be teaching a time management course on how to balance school, work and life. Sounds timely.

Public Health Discussion

12:30-1:30 p.m., May 8, Room 9208

Undergraduate advisers Liz Shriver and Connie Montgomery from UW will be on hand to talk about public health, specifically the opioid crisis, flu epidemic and access to medical records. There will also be a UW student presenting a senior project on the same topic. *cough* Sounds like a good idea to attend *cough*.

Mindfulness in the Classroom

12:30-1:30 p.m., May 8, PUB, Room 9208

Mimi Harvey, a communication professor at SCC, will be speaking about “Contemplative Learning,” much like she has been doing at Thammasat University in Thailand. The discussion is free and open to the public, so sign up today. Contact Larry Fuell or Jonathan Peebles for more information.

Multicultural Center Study Tables

1:20-3 p.m., May 8, PUB, Room 9301

The Multicultural Center in the PUB will be open for all students to study.

ASG Presidential Elections End

May 9

Last day to cast your vote at one of the stations around campus. You don’t have to participate in the process, but if you don’t, you don’t get to complain about it.

Campus Garden Volunteer Drop-in

1-2 p.m., May 9 & 16, Greenhouse near 2700 Building

Cultivate your green thumb, nurture a seedling or just enjoy the feeling of dirt beneath your fingernails. Go for 15 minutes or the whole hour or anything in between.

Student Housing Information Session

4:30-6:30 p.m., May 9, PUB, Main Dining Room

Housing for everyone! Well, we’ll see. SCC will update the student body about its student housing project and the (highly) anticipated construction that may begin this spring. Meet potential neighbors: Shoreline residents will also be present to receive information about the upcoming changes. Light refreshments will be served.

Exploring Australia

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., May 10, PUB, Room 9208

Geography instructor Chip Dodd recently returned from a trip down under and has the pictures to prove it. He talked to numerous Australians about the environment and about the world at large. Crikey! If you want to learn more about the “outback” that doesn’t involve a chain of steakhouses, check it out.

Budgeting like a Boss Workshop

12:30-1:30, May 10, PUB, Room 9208

Benefits Hub members will be on hand to offer tools and advice on how to craft a budget that fits your needs.

Media and Foreign Policy

6:30-8:30 p.m., May 10, Room 1010

Conventional news or citizen journalists? Official channels or social media? With foreign policy on Twitter and the looming threat of cyberwarfare, how can average citizens, let alone those in power, navigate the ever-changing media landscape? And that’s not even addressing the ubiquity of “fake news.” Meet to discuss these topics and more in the latest addition to 2018’s Great Discussions series.

Notices of Rule Change

10-11 a.m. & 2-3 p.m., May 11, PUB, Room 9208

SCC is considering the repeal of two chapters of the Washington Administrative Code due to redundant language in other school policies, according to the college. The school is offering public comment opportunities, first for a policy relating to admissions and registration procedures, followed by a session for a policy related to grievance procedures and Title IX.

Multicultural Week

Cultivating Healthy Sexual Relationships

10:30-11:30 a.m., May 14, PUB, Room 9202

Protection, consent and setting boundaries are important in any relationship, especially if you’re having sex. Lifelong, an organization that stands against discrimination and marginalization, will be speaking and engaging with students about safe sex.

Inclusive Listening

11:30 a.m.-12:20 a.m., May 14, PUB, Room 9208

Not feeling included? Check out this talk from Brooke Zimmers and Leslie Potter Henderson if you’re up for gaining refined listening skills that focus on non-dominant speakers feeling left out of the conversation.

Using Liberation Theater Techniques to Explore Forms of Resistance to Oppression

12:30-1:20 p.m., May 14, PUB, Room 9208

SCC instructors Ernest Johnson (Dr. J) and Elena Esquibel (Dr. E) will be introducing theater techniques that students can use against oppression. Nothing better than learning how to fight against institutionalized oppression.

Self-Love Artistic Workshop

11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m., May 15, PUB, Room 9202

Love yo self. Treat yo self. Self-care is important so checking out the discussion on how to love yourself may be highly beneficial during this time of year. Or really, any time of year.

Radical Love Ignited: The Students of Color Conference (SOCC) Experience

1:30-2:20 p.m., May 15, PUB, Room 9202

If you didn’t get the chance to come to this year’s Student of Color Conference, learn from the participants at the upcoming student panel. Students will be sharing their own take on what they learned about their identities, awareness of others, activism and personal development. Maybe it will encourage you to go next year.

Breaking Boundaries with Poetry

11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m., May 16, PUB, Room 9202

Da’Sund Heller is a current SCC student and a Seattle YouthSpeaks Poet who will be sharing the art of creative expression in written form. Learn about some poetic justice and join the discussion on community.

Embrace Aloha

10:30-11:20 a.m., May 17, PUB, Room 9202

Learn from Native Islander and SCC student Jade Kanui about the beauty and customs of Hawaii. The Islands have a long history of cultural awareness and have been under major political and social changes, which Kanui will be touching upon.

Being a Student Leader of Color at SCC

11:30-12:20 p.m., May 17, PUB, Room 9201

Leading while being a minority is both a challenge and an opportunity, a blend of two different worlds. Got questions? This discussion will focus on what it’s like being a student leader of color.

Laughing, Crying and Hella Mad: A Discussion about Art and Resilience

12:30-1:20 p.m., May 17, PUB, Room 9201

SCC alumnus Howie Echo-Hawk will be sharing how he survived by expressing his voice through art. Using an artistic outlet, Echo-Hawk will be speaking with students on how they can be hella creative in using resilience.

Shoreline Brothers of Color

1:30-2:30 p.m., May 17, PUB, Room 9202

SCC student MJ Washington will lead this discussion on the issues men of color face in their everyday lives. The event is designed to be a safe space free of judgement, where the only thing that leaves the room is a new sense of what participants can take out into the world. A short clip will be shown from “The Mask You Live In,” a movie that shows boys and young men in their struggle with the American definition of masculinity.

Northwest African American Museum Field Trip

3-7 p.m., May 17

Participants will depart for the Northwest African American Museum from campus. Two current exhibits of note are “Everyday Black,” a showcase of portraits by contemporary photographers, and a showcase of the history of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party. Tickets and transportation are limited, so contact [email protected] or go to the Multicultural Center in Room 9301 to sign up.

Underrepresented in Tech

10:30-11:30 a.m., May 18, Room 1308

This panel will focus on what it’s like to work in tech as someone who doesn’t identify as white, cisgender or heterosexual. Far from discouraging breaking into the industry, the panelists will offer tips and advice on how to thrive in tech.

Beginner Friendly Coding Workshop

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., May 18, Room 1308

Coding is becoming more important and ubiquitous by the day. See if it’s for you by going to this workshop for the uninitiated.

UW Health Professions

11 a.m.-1 p.m., May 14, Table in the PUB

Representatives from the UW will be available to talk about the various programs they offer and the healthcare positions those could lead to. They’ll talk about campus life, application and admissions and financial aid.

Last Day for “W”

May 17

Yeah, nobody likes seeing the “W” on their transcript, but it’s a heck of a lot better than an “F” so if you’re gonna do, get it done before today.

U.S. Global Engagement and the Military

6:30-8:30 p.m., May 17, Room 1010

The 2018 Great Discussions series surges onward with an analysis of the changing global power structure. Should the U.S. stick with “Make America Great Again” protectionism or be more assertive on the world stage? Should there even be as much focus on the military as there is? I can’t promise answers to these questions, but going to the event is probably your best bet.

By Connor Tee,
Editor in Chief

By CJ Priebe,
Sports Editor

By Azia Kelikoa’elakauaikekai Jaelyn Lualhati,
Arts & Entertainment Editor