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CCBC's Student Newsletter JANUARY 2017

Issue 5

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Titan top story WELCOME BACK!

POP TABS FOR CHARITY

Supporting the Ronald McDonald House in Pittsburgh

Collection containers will be in the ID office and in the Titan Cafe, beneath the SGA suggestion box.

During the Spring 2017 semester, CCBC Student Goverment Association (SGA) will be collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Pittsburgh. Collection containers will be in the ID office and in the Titan Cafe, beneath the SGA suggestions box. So don’t forget to bring your pop tabs when you join SGA for the FREE Welcome Back lunches: • •

ASC, Jan. 9th: 12-1:30 pm in the Student Lounge Main, Jan 11th: 11:30 - 1:00 pm in the Titan Cafe

Campus Shotouts:

Thank you to Beth Jansto’s Fall 2016 Pre-Calculus class

Calendar of Events:

Make sure to check out the calendar so you don’t miss any campus happenings!

Career Corner:

Eight High-paying, non traditional degrees.

Need a Tutor?:

Check out the tutoring calendar to start out your semester strong!

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.


campus Shoutouts

Thank you to Beth Jansto’s Fall 2016 Pre-Calculus class (T & R, 9:00 a.m.) for their generous donation to the SGA Peers Food Pantry!

ID SCHEDULE

events

(ALSO ON MYCCBC)

FALL '16-'17

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 am-noon, 2pm-4pm Evening Hours: Thursday 4:30pm-6pm 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 9am-11am, 2:30pm-4pm Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30pm-6pm Monday, January 9th-Thursday, January 12th, 2017 Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am-11am, 2:30pm-4pm Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30pm-6pm Monday, April 24th– Thursday, April 27th, 2017 Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am-11am, 2:30pm-4pm Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30pm-6pm

SUMMER '16-'17

Monday, May 8th- Thursday, May 11th, 2017 Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am-11am, 2:30pm-4pm Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30pm-6pm Monday, June 19th – Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am-11am, 2:30pm-4pm Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30pm-6pm *all other hours should be scheduled by personal appointment with Fran, call at 724/ 480-3462

January 9, 2017

SGA FREE ASC Welcome Back Picnic, noon – 1:30 p.m., ASC Student Lounge

January 9-12, 2017

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

January 9, 12, 17 & 18, 2017

SGA Welcome Back, FREE evening snacks, 5:00-6:30 p.m., LRC lower level lobby

January 11, 2017

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

January 11, 2017

SGA FREE Main Campus Welcome Back Picnic, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Titan Cafe

January 18, 2017

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

January 25, 2017

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


career corner CAREER SERVICES CENTER Located in the Student Services Center Building – Upper Level

CHECK OUT OUR JOB POSTINGS BULLETIN BOARDS LOCATIONS:

Hours: Monday – Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

• Career Services

Or call to schedule an appointment Erica Fox – 724-480-3413 Anne Farls – 724-480-3412

• Across from CCBC Bookstore • Across from President’s Office

8 High-paying, nontraditional degrees Part 1 of 4 By: Christina Couch

Bankrate.com

Different Degrees, Similar Pay Every year, the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ list of the highest-paid college majors are dominated by a select few fields. This year, 7 of the top 10 highest-paid majors are in engineering alone, with computer science, management information systems and finance majors rounding out the list. But fortunately for students who aren’t interested in these industries, those aren’t the only lucrative degrees out there. These commonly overlooked college degrees not only provide new grads with enviable salaries but they also include generous compensation packages, the ability to scale the corporate ladder and, in some cases, the opportunity to freelance or work from home. Though they don’t all bring in mega-salaries, these eight college degrees do lead to jobs that provide serious bucks for their student loan dollar. Game design Designing for the console, computer and mobile worlds may look like fun and games, but the work (and salary) is nothing to laugh at. According to the 2012 salary survey in the March 2013 issues of Game Developer Magazine, the average salary for game designers is $75,065 per year. Programmers, game producers and audio professionals on average rake in $92,151, $84,127 and $81,543, respectively -- though individual pay can vary dramatically. Game design degrees incorporate courses in computer science, multimedia production, project management, quality assurance testing, game engines and business. Degree programs may lean toward the artistic or technical sides of the industry, but the most successful job candidates will have both, says Andrew Greenberg, president of the Georgia Game Developers Association, a video game trade group. “Those who can really distinguish themselves by work

they’ve done beyond their schoolwork -- games they’ve made on their own or with a small team -- are the ones who succeed to a higher degree,” he says. The market also values self-starters, those with a diverse range of skills, and job candidates who make industry connections through attending conferences such as the Game Developers Conference or the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, Greenberg adds. Technical Writing Everyone knows computer scientists, architects, engineers and systems designers usually fare financially well, but so do those who help those workers explain what their products do and how to use them. Gifted with the ability to break down complex concepts to reach an audience who’s not as wellversed in the field, technical writers must have excellent communication skills in addition to a thorough knowledge of the industry they’re writing about, says Nicky Bleiel, president of the Society for Technical Communication, or STC. “Technical communicators are employed by and can be an asset to all kinds of companies, from Fortune 500 companies on down,” she says. “It’s also a very viable path to starting your own business.” Technical communication degrees offered through schools such as Carnegie Mellon University and Northeastern University require a mix of mathematics, science and communication courses, but certificates and two-year degrees are also available. On top of a degree, you’ll also need industry connections, Bleiel says, which you can gain through internships, networking and STC’s mentoring program. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, technical writers rake in a median salary of $65,500, with the highest 10 percent earning more than $100,000. To access all articles, go to: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/college-finance/highpaying-nontraditional-degrees-1.aspx


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

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

ACCOUNTING

BOB MESSINA ACCOUNTING

12 – 4

bob.messina@ccbc.edu

12 – 6

MATH

NANCY LIVITSKI MATH

nancy.livitski@ccbc.edu BARB NACCARATO MATH barb.naccarato@ccbc.edu

2:45 – 6

2:45 – 6

3–6

11 – 4

11 – 4

11 – 4

10 – 2

10 – 2

3:30 – 7

3:30 – 6:30

3:30 – 7

11 – 4 Tuesdays and Fridays Science & Tech Center Room 4002

ENGLISH

RUTH GRASSEL ENGLISH – ACT 101

ruth.grassel@ccbc.edu

10 – 3

JON DODD WRITING

jon.dodd@ccbc.edu SCIENCES & PSYCHOLOGY

KAREN RUNTICH SCIENCES & PSYCHOLOGY karen.runtich@ccbc.edu

9 – 12 1–6

9 – 12

9 – 12 1–5

LEARNING LAB

RENIA STALA LAB TUTOR

11 – 5

11 – 5

11 – 5

8–5

8–5

8–5

8–5

10 – 2

10 – 2

3–6

3–6

renia.stala@ccbc.edu Lab, Room 206 MAKEUP TESTING

Library, Tutor Center


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


EVErY MONDAY

12:00-1:00 p.m.

(You can come at 12:35 for ½ hour of quiet, too!) Community Education Center, room 2301 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 cynthia.marshall@ccbc.edu


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Titan Talk January 2017  

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