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Stay up-to-date with SCC sports: Do you have a fun SCC photo to share? Post it on the college Facebook wall: THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Vol. 23, No. 4 | 2011 Men’s Soccer finishes with best record yet; Women’s team names six players to All-Region In only their third season of intercollegiate play, the Cougars men’s and women’s soccer teams named 10 players to First-Team and Second-Team All-Region XVI of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The men’s team named an additional six players to First-Team and Second-Team All-MCCAC (Midwest Community College Athletic Conference). The Cougars’ 2011 season ended with their best record yet at 12-5-1, with a 3-0-1 finish in the conference. The men were ranked third in Region XVI, but lost 1-0 in the semi-final match against Jefferson College. “Even though we fell short of another championship win, we had the best record in the program’s history,” said Tom Kearns, men’s head coach. “I’m proud of what this team accomplished.” The women’s team, 2010 Region XVI champions, lost in the first round this year to Metropolitan Community College (MCC) – Blue River, who were the eventual 2011 Region XVI champions. The Lady Cougars ended the season with a record of 6-7-2. “We had a tougher schedule this year and played quality competition every game,” said Ashlee Slayback, women’s head coach. “Despite injuries and a small roster, this team constantly worked hard, stayed positive and played together no matter what.” Hockey club cruising under new head coach Midway through the 2011-12 season, new SCC hockey coach Erick Cantrell and the Cougars are in a good spot. The college’s A team is in first place with a 6-3-1 record. In 10 games, the Cougars have netted 63 goals against their opponents with help from leading goal scorers Alex Wetteroth (12) and Matt Stobart (11). Combining goals and assists, Tommy Wilson is the team’s overall points leader (28). Drew Ortscheid leads the B team in goals (10). The team ended the first half of the season 5-3-2, which is good enough for third place in their division. In Memoriam The college was saddened by the death of an employee since the most recent Chaz. Larry Beck passed away Nov. 14, 2011. SCC groups promote good will The holidays have arrived at SCC, and a flurry of festive pursuits are in the works across campus. Donations for Joplin schools will be collected during the Holiday Social and across campus through Friday, Dec. 9. Funds will support efforts to raise the $10 million needed to construct safe rooms in each of the 19 schools. For more information, email Beth Finders: Phi Theta Kappa is collecting treats, dry and canned food, grooming supplies and other items for cats and dogs in need at the local St. Charles County Division of Humane Services. Collection boxes are in ADM, SSB and CC until Dec. 9. Poinsettias will be available for pick-up on Dec. 9 as well. The Student Senate fundraiser helps with the cost for students to attend the spring conference. Young People’s Theatre will perform It’s a Wonderful Life – The Musical at 7 p.m. Dec. 16-17 and 2 p.m. Dec. 17-18. For tickets, call ext. 8233 or visit SCC’s Psychology Department, with support from other social sciences classes, collected approximately 7,000 dry and canned goods for the Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service Food Pantry. The food drive brought students, faculty and staff together and provided an opportunity for service-centered learning. Students in the SCC Music Department performed their annual winter concerts through Dec. 8, including the SCC Concert Band, SCC Singers, SCC Jazz Combos and SCC Orchestra, all in the theater of the Fine Arts Building. The SCC faculty and staff Holiday Social brought employees together from across campus to the Plaza Bistro on Dec. 8. SCC’s Global Student Network and Multicultural Programming Committee hosted “Holidays Around the World” on Nov. 14, complete with costumes and food from nine different countries. Global Student Network collected nearly 1,000 pairs of shoes for the Shoeman Water Projects, doubling their 2010 results. Tau Upsilon Alpha and the Student Nurse Organization adopted a family and collected donations for Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service. TUA will volunteer at Sts. J&A’s Adopt-a-Family Christmas Program held Dec. 10-11 on the SCC campus. Discover more: Chaz is a publication of the SCC Marketing and Communications Department for SCC students, employees and friends. Heather McDorman, co-editor/writer • Ben Munson, co-editor/photographer/designer • Peggy Schreiner and Kanna Taylor, writers 12/2011 Vibrant fall leaves adorn the trees overlooking the soccer field as SCC battles Lewis and Clark Community College. The Cougars won the Oct. 4 game 2-1. SCC students Amy Pickering, Emily Crossman, Kayla Boone, Marc Mares and Casey Freeman work quickly as a team to box up non-perishable food items for Sts. Joachim and Ann. Campus photo mosaic debuts as anniversary celebration continues The six-foot-long 25th anniversary mosaic was unveiled Dec. 7 in the Administration Building atrium, featuring more than 400 photos of the SCC family. A free digital version is available online at As the anniversary year continues, all are invited to tell their SCC story, learn about events, submit ideas or request anniversary seals, posters and other items by visiting SCC will again celebrate the “25th of the Month” in January, where everyone may wear jeans and college gear, maroon and gray spirit colors or a 25th anniversary T-shirt. Employees are encouraged to wear their 25th anniversary pin. Want details? ICE-”Scuh”PADES Foundation, Student Activities bring wintry fun to campus For the first time, SCC hosted an artificial ice rink on its campus on Dec. 7. Complete with a giant walk-in snow globe, “SCC on Ice” offered free ice skate rentals, hot cocoa and coffee for students, faculty, staff and community members. Hosted by SCC Foundation and Student Activities, the event was an all-day affair from 11 a.m.8 p.m., including holiday crafts and activities for kids and families in the evening. “It’s such a good idea. I hope they continue the tradition because it was actually a lot of fun,” said SCC student Alison Berndt. Scooter McCougar, the SCC mascot, ventured onto the ice rink more than once – but witnesses indicated he could not find skates to fit. A quick skate proves too much to handle for a pair of SCC students. Employees Vicky Herbel and Mandi Smith were among the first to climb inside the giant snow globe which took up onefourth of the Plaza Bistro.

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