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CCBC's Student Newsletter April 2017

Issue 7

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Titan top story Dear Prospective Graduate: As Commencement Day nears, Community College of Beaver County is finalizing preparations for the traditional ceremonies designated to celebrate your academic achievements. The 2017 Commencement ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Athletics & Event Center (Dome). If you haven’t already done so, please confirm your participation by completing and submitting the Commencement RSVP form at www.ccbc. edu/commencement by May 1st. Caps and gowns will be available from April 12th through May 2nd in the College Bookstore. The Bookstore’s hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The caps, gowns, and hoods are yours to keep (at no extra charge), after your participation in the Commencement ceremony. Commencement announcements will be provided to each student when they pick up their caps and gowns. They are not required for admission to the ceremony, but will be available at the College Bookstore. It is important that you know your height when you go to pick up your cap and gown in the. If you have any questions regarding caps and gowns, contact the Bookstore at 724-480-3455. Instructions and Commencement details will be made available to you when you pick up your cap and gown.

The Community College of Beaver County shares your pride in this educational milestone! Plan to participate; Commencement 2017 is your ceremony of celebration.


Monday, August 15th - Friday, August 19th, 2016 Hours: Monday – Friday 9am-11am, 2:30pm-4pm Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30pm-6pm Monday, August 29th- Friday, September 2, Hours: Monday – Friday 10 amnoon, 2pm-4pm Evening Hours: Thursday 4:30pm6pm Monday, November 28th, 2016-

Friday, December 2nd Hours: Monday – Friday 9am-11am, 2:30pm-4pm Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30pm-6pm

SPRING '16-'17

Monday, January 3rd-Thursday, January 5th, 2017 Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am11am, 2:30pm-4pm Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30pm-6pm Monday, January 9th-Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am11am, 2:30pm-4pm Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30pm-6pm

Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am11am, 2:30pm-4pm Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30pm-6pm

Monday, April 24th– Thursday, April 27th, 2017 Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am11am, 2:30pm-4pm Evening Hours: Tuesday &

Monday, June 19th – Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am11am, 2:30pm-4pm Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30pm-6pm

Wednesday 4:30pm-6pm

SUMMER '16-'17

Monday, May 8th- Thursday, May 11th, 2017

*all other hours should be scheduled by personal appointment with Fran, call at 724/ 480-3462

Calendar of events April 3, 2017 Kennywood CCBC Funday Ticket sale starts: $15 through April 28th; $29 starting May 1st (ticket price at the gate is $47.99). Sold on a first-come, first sold basis, must have a valid CCBC ID.

April 3 - 7, 2017 SGA officer nominations for 2017-18 academic year Qualifications for office: • All nominees must have served at least twelve (12) weeks in SGA in order to be eligible for an office • Presidential nominee must have completed 24 credits with at least a 3.0 GPA and be registered for at least 9 credits for the fall 2017 • VP, Secretary, and Treasurer must have at least a 2.5 GPA and be registered for at least 9 credits for fall 2017 • Elected officers will serve a 1-year term encompassing the next Academic Year (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018) • Officer qualifications may be waived in the event that only one candidate has been nominated for any officer position • Elected officers are required to attend Officer Training during the summer semester

April 5, 2017 SGA meeting, 12:35 p.m., SSC Conference Room

April 10, 2017 Ticket sale for Pirates v. Yankees game, April 21st PNC Park, Hats Off package: sect. 328, rows K&L, 12-21. First come, first served; 25 tickets available for $12.50 (ticket value $25), must have valid CCBC ID


April 12, 2017 Warm Up Wednesday, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Titan Café (SGA Coffee, tea, donut sale) all proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Pittsburgh

April 12, 2017

April 24 - 27, 2017

SGA meeting, 12:35 p.m., SSC Conference Room

SGA office elections • All CCBC students registered in credit classes who have a valid CCBC ID qualify as an elector • Electronic voting must be submitted via CCBC e-mail only, to • To submit a paper ballot, students must provide their CCBC ID at the Student Activities Office in SSC 1-102

April 19, 2017

April 26, 2017

SGA meeting, 12:35 p.m., SSC Conference Room

April 14 - 15, 2017 Easter Break – NO CLASSES

April 19, 2017

FREE ASC End-of-the-Year Picnic, noon – 1:30 p.m., ASC Student Lounge

SGA meeting, 12:35 p.m., SSC Conference Room

April 24 - 27, 2017

SGA FREE End of the Year Picnic, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Courtyard (rain local, Titan Café) live band - The Rick Purcell Band

IDs, 9:00-11:00 a.m., 2:30-4:00 p.m.; Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

April 26, 2017

May 1, 2017 Last day of spring semester

career corner CAREER SERVICES CENTER Located in the Student Services Center Building – Upper Level Hours: Monday – Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Or call to schedule an appointment Erica Fox – 724-480-3413 Anne Farls – 724-480-3412

CHECK OUT OUR JOB POSTINGS BULLETIN BOARDS LOCATIONS: • Career Services • Across from CCBC Bookstore • Across from President’s Office

8 High-paying, nontraditional degrees Part 4 of 4 By: Christina Couch


Turf Grass Management Professional athletes aren’t the only one making big bucks on the field. Those who manage the environmental systems underneath the players’ feet do, too. Working on golf courses, stadiums and sports fields, turf grass managers monitor the grass health of courses and fields, analyze patterns of grass wear, and manage equipment and budgets that keep the grounds functioning well, says Andrew McNitt, director of the Center for Sports Surface Research at Pennsylvania State University. A degree in turf grass management requires heavy coursework in the three B’s -- botany, biology and business management -- but education alone isn’t enough, McNitt says. “We have an extensive internship program. To get good jobs, (students) need to have experience and the degree -- both,” McNitt says. “The ones that tend to rise to the top are the ones with some of the best communication and management skills (and) skills in agronomy and plant science.” How much turf grass managers make depends on where they work. The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America reports the average golf course superintendent takes home a base salary of $82,573. McNitt estimates the average salary in other turf management positions is around $65,000.

Some animation is for kids, but those who make movie, TV, commercial and video game magic bring home adult pay. Working in large studios and small boutique outfits, animators land jobs as full-fledged animation and 3-D artists as well as background illustrators, character designers, producers, technical directors and storyboard artists, says Fatimah Abdullah, president of the Atlanta chapter of the Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (International Animated Film Association), an umbrella group for the animation industry. Abdullah says you don’t necessarily need a degree in animation -- any related art major will do -- but you’ll need to know how to use software programs such as Adobe After Effects, Photoshop and Toon Boom and have strong figuredrawing and modeling skills. You’ll also need an impressive portfolio tailored to the job you’re aiming for and that showcases the diversity of your work in that field. Animators can earn $61,370 per year, according to BLS, but Abdullah says you won’t jump to the top of the financial totem pole immediately. “I’ve interviewed (job applicants who) say, ‘I want to produce my own show here.’ Right out of school, that’s very unlikely,” Abdullah says. To access all articles, go to:

Community College of Beaver County

help is on the way CAMPUS LAB TUTORIAL SERVICES* JANUARY 9, 2017 – MAY 1, 2017 SCHEDULE Tutor Center and Learning Lab are located in the upper level of the Learning Resources Center.

724-480-3438 *Tutor hours subject to change due to tutor availability. Tutor Name







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2:30 – 5:30 11 – 4 Tuesdays and Fridays Science & Tech Center Room 4002

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3–6 Lab, Room 206 MAKEUP TESTING

Library, Tutor Center


12:35-1:10 p.m. Learning Resources Center, Room 9-113 Open to CCBC students, employees, and the Beaver County community - FOR BEGINNERS Be prepared to take off shoes at the door and sit on the floor if possible. Chairs will be provided as needed. Presented by Dr. Cynthia Marshall, Professor of English and Yoga

Do you have a sweet tooth? If so, do something sweet for the Beaver County Humane Society! PAWsitive Supplies will be selling

Rosalind’s Chocolate Bars for $2.00 in six different flavors:

Crisped, Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Almond, and Carmel AND

collecting the cleaning supplies and donations. PAWsitive SUPPLIES needed are: Bleach, Paper Towels, Garbage Bags, Hand Sanitizer, Dish Soap, and Liquid Laundry Detergent. Any brand name of products will be accepted. PAWsitive Supplies will also be teaming up with PTK to symbolically adopt a dog or cat for a $1.00.

Stop by and see us Monday April 10 and Wednesday April 12, in the Titan Café or outside by the middle parking lot from 9:00AM – 11:00AM and 12:30PM – 4:00PM.

April 15th, 2017: 3 on 3 Tournament for the SD Project @ CCBC Dome beginning at 12pm. Get out and do something fun and team oriented over Easter break! Register your team online by clicking this link. In addition, signs ups will be held in the Titan Café on Tuesday, April 11 from 12:30 to 1PM and Thursday, April 13 from 11AM to 1PM.

3 on 3

Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams!!! There will ALSO be a concession table with refreshments, a DJ, a Chinese auction with baskets to be raffled off. It is all to contribute to a great cause. The SD Project was created by Center Township native, Sam DiMatteo. He raises funds to support children who attend low funded schools in need of sports equipment or sports training and has helped local schools and families by giving the kids an opportunity to play the sports they desire to! Come out for a great time and to support a great cause!

TRANSFER FRIDAYS VISIT US ON FRIDAYS TO LEARN HOW YOU CAN TRANSFER TO PENN STATE BEAVER Walk in to our admissions office any Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and let our counselors answer your questions about Penn State degree programs and the transfer admission process. Bring copies of your transcripts to have an unofficial review of your transfer credits. - Learn about our transfer scholarships for CCBC graduates. - Earn a degree from one of the world’s top universities. - Experience a private college atmosphere, with a world-class university. To say thanks for visiting, we’ll even waive the $65 application fee. Call (877) JOIN-PSU for more information No appointment necessary

Penn State Beaver accepts 60 credits from CCBC articulated programs

including Business Administration, Communications, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Nursing and Social Science To lear n more about Penn State’s articulation agreements with CCBC, visit

Penn State Beaver 100 University Drive Monaca, PA 15061 | 724-773-3800 |

Brainfuse Online Tutoring can be accessed through Blackboard Log into your Blackboard account. Click on your course under My Courses. On the left side of the screen, click Brainfuse Online Tutor. Click Brainfuse HelpNow button. Click in the section that represents the area of the site to enter (i.e. Live Help, Writing Lab, etc.). ______________________________________________________________________________ ü ü ü ü ü

Low tuition rates Short terms

Flexible scheduling Ease of transfer

Returning Students - Registration starts Feb. 16 | New Students - Registration starts Feb. 23

TITAN TALK Policy on Nondiscrimination Community College of Beaver County does not discriminate in admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, qualifying disability, veteran’s status, age, or national origin.


Titan Talk April 2017  

The April Edition of CCBC's student publication, Titan Talk.