News Briefs – Vol 53 Issue 13, May 18, 2018

Student Bio Expo

7:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., May 18, PUB & Theater

The Northwest Association for Biomedical Research is holding their annual Student Bio Exposition at SCC. It’s an expo for biotech, bio medicine and bioethics, targeted at high school students.

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. The panelists will counter these issues by offering 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

The world of tomorrow (and today, for that matter) runs on computer code. See if you can be part of the future by going to this workshop for the uninitiated.

Employer of the Day: Dale Turner YMCA

11 a.m.-1 p.m., May 21, PUB Info Desk

Representatives from the Dale Turner YMCA (the one on Aurora just past 192nd) will be around to tell interested students about career and summer job opportunities.

Financial Aid Workshop

2:30-4 p.m., May 21, FOSS, Room 5101

You know what’s no fun? Paying for stuff. Go figure out how to do less of that.

Amazing Race

11 a.m.-1 p.m., May 22, PUB Courtyard

Race to win games, solve puzzles and find clues in the hunt for prizes. There will also be food. I don’t know if you still get to eat if you lose, but you should probably try to win just in case. To learn how to join a team, see the event listing on the college calendar.

Game Day

11 a.m.-2 p.m., May 23, Rock River, East of 1500 Building

Giant Twister and a rock wall, what more do you need, really? Though there will also be some club activities as well, if you’re feeling greedy.

Bands and More

11 a.m.-1 p.m., May 24, PUB Courtyard

If seeing live music makes you envious because you sing like a chimp in a vacuum cleaner, have no fear. Just as the bands get your ire flowing, the lip sync battle will begin, so you can sing as beautifully as Nathan Explosion himself. Bonus points if you name that band. Not points for the battle, just for the secret news briefs tally.

Study Skills Bootcamp

12:30-1:30 p.m., May 22, PUB, Room 9202

Midterms kick you around a bit? Get trained in the skills to revenge yourself on their wretched kin, your upcoming finals.

Volunteer at the Campus Garden

1-2 p.m., May 23 & 30, Greenhouse near 2600 and 2700 Buildings

Make friends with the Earth. Commune with Gaia. Play in the dirt. For an hour or 15 minutes or any time in between, you can go and help SCC’s garden grow. And if you find you take a shine to it, you can sign up to come back later.

Workforce Education Info Session

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

Want a job to pay for school, but don’t want to drive to a whole other location? See if you qualify for workforce aid and get a job on campus.

Multilingual/Multicultural Job Fair

9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., May 24, PUB, Main Dining Room

Over 30 local employers are expected to be on hand to check out resumes, talk about job opportunities or just establish networking contacts for later.

Meet Your City Official

12:30-1:30 p.m., May 24, Room 1010

Dan Eernissee, the economic program development manager for the City of Shoreline, will be on campus to discuss the changing face of Shoreline in the coming years, including light rail extensions.

Credit Scores and Credit Building

12:30-1:30 p.m., May 24, PUB, Room 9202

Learn how to get your credit score for free and how to improve it. That second part is almost never free.

Club Awards

6-8 p.m., May 24, PUB, Main Dining Room

Hobnob with the SCC club community and see how your club stacks up. And hey, even if you lose, you still get to eat the food and use the photo booth.

Turkey: A Partner in Crisis

6:30-8:30 p.m., May 24, Room 1010

Turkey has been described as the most institutionally westernized Muslim nation in the world. This puts it in a unique position on the world stage. With many Turks viewing the United States as the single greatest threat to their security, how do the two countries move forward? The 2018 Great Discussions series continues with this culturally fraught topic.

Memorial Day

May 28

No school today, but it can serve as a day to reflect on those who’ve died in service to the armed forces and those who will in the future. Enjoy your extended weekend but try to remember why you get it and what that means to you.

Smiles Forever IV

12:30-1:20 p.m., May 29, PUB, Quiet Dining Room

For years, SCC’s dental students have traveled to the only dental school in Cochabamba, Bolivia, to provide practical assistance and learn about how simple procedures can make an impact in impoverished communities. Learn what’s in store for them and how you can help.

Benefits Hub Celebration

12:30-1:30 p.m., May 31, PUB, Room 9202

Benefits Hub, the group that runs the food pantry, will host an end of the year celebration for all students.

The Waning of Pax Americana

6:30-8:30 p.m., May 31, Room 1010

Pax Americana was the U.S. doctrine of international involvement that sprang up in the wake of WWII. The final entry in the 2018 Great Discussions series will address how President Donald Trump and his “America First” isolationism has rerouted that philosophy.

By Connor Tee,
Editor in Chief