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CCBC's Student Newsletter SEPTEMBER 2016

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TITAN TALK

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Titan top story SGA WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME EVERYONE TO CAMPUS FOR THE FALL 2016 SEMESTER!

Policy on Nondiscrimination Community College of Beaver County does not discriminate in admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran’s status, age, or national origin. Inquiries may be directed to CCBC’s Title IX Coordinator, VP Human Resources, One Campus Drive, Monaca PA, 15061, 724-480-3379 or Section 504 Coordinator, Dean of Student Services & Enrollment, One Campus Drive, Monaca PA, 15061, 724-480-3423.


campus Shoutouts PHOTO OF THE MONTH Professor Mary Jo Slater at New Student Orientation

ID SCHEDULE (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


Calendar OF EVENTS September 6, SGA virtual voter registration drive via e-mail, & SGA fb – Mail Voter Registration Form http://www.aec.gov/voter_resources?register_to_vote.aspx September 7 SGA meeting, 12:35 p.m., SSC Conference Room September 7 Voter registration drive, Titan Café, noon- 1:30 p.m. September 14

Warm Up Wednesday, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Titan Café (SGA Coffee, tea, donut sale)

September 14

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

September 14

Voter registration drive, Titan Café, noon- 1:30 p.m.

September 17 SGA virtual Constitution Day, SGA fb Official Constitution Day website, http://www.constitutionday.com/index.html September 21

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

September 21 Community Partner Breakfast, 8:00 a.m., LRC 9-103, sponsored by the \ 50th Anniversary Committee September 23 September 28

Pirates game, 7:05 p.m., PNC Park, (sect 237, rows CDE), First come, first \ served, 25 tickets for $12.50 (ticket value $25), must have valid CCBC ID

Sept 30 – Oct 2

SGA trip, 30th Annual Robert D. Lynch Student Leadership Development Institute, Harrisburg sponsored by the PA Black Conference on Higher Ed. Inc.

October 1

Homecoming, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Courtyard, 50th sponsored by the CCBC 50th Anniversary Committee

October 4

Professional Development Day – NO CLASSES

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


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 • Learning Resources Center Lower Level

Interview No-Nos: Screaming, Stealing, Lying —and Bringing Your Pet Bird HR and hiring managers share stories of weirdest interview moments By Dana Wilkie (2016) Your job candidate sits down, takes a family photo off your desk and deposits it into her purse. Another one slips off her shoe, pulls out some Johnson’s baby lotion and proceeds to slather it on her foot. Seriously? Yes, seriously. Those are real stories from HR and hiring managers who replied to a CareerBuilder survey on the worst interview flubs they’ve ever witnessed. The nationwide survey, the results of which were released Jan. 14, was conducted online by Harris Poll from Nov. 4 to Dec. 1, 2015, and canvassed more than 2,500 hiring and HR managers. CareerBuilder specializes in HR software. In addition to sharing stories about strange job interviews, the respondents answered questions about interview behaviors that annoyed or angered them. Lying, answering a cellphone during the interview, appearing arrogant, dressing inappropriately and swearing were among hiring managers’ top 5 deal breakers. Half of respondents said they knew within the first five minutes of an interview if a candidate was a good fit for the position. The survey results have a sampling error of +/- 1.92 percentage points. “Preparing for an interview takes a lot more than Googling answers to common interview questions,” said Rosemary Haefner, chief HR officer for CareerBuilder. “Candidates have to make a great first impression appearance-wise, have a solid understanding of the target company, know exactly how to convey that they’re the perfect fit for the job and control their body language.”

Strange Interview Behavior The survey asked HR and hiring managers to share the biggest mistakes job candidates have made or the most unusual things candidates have done during an interview. According to the interviewers, candidates have: •

Taken a family photo off the interviewer’s desk and put it into her purse.

Started screaming that the interview was taking too long.

Said her main job was being a psychic/medium and tried to read the interviewer’s palm, despite the interviewer’s attempts to decline the offer.

Said “painter of birdhouses” when asked what his/her ideal job was. (The company was hiring for a data entry clerk.)

Sung her responses to questions.

Put lotion on her feet during the interview.

Replied “My wife wants me to get a job” when asked why he was applying for the position.

Started feeling the interviewer’s chest to find a heartbeat so the two of them could “connect heart to heart.”

Had a pet bird in his/her shirt.

Conducted a phone interview in the bathroom—and flushed.

Spread confetti around during the interview.

Said she didn’t want to leave her old job, but her boyfriend wanted her to work for the company so she


could get discounts on products.

STC (building 4)

Shared a story about finding a dead body.

AED

Said he wouldn’t be willing to wear slacks because they didn’t feel good.

First Aid Kit Located by Room 4104, Upper Level

Body Language Mistakes

First Aid Kit Located by vending area, Lower Level

When asked to share interview behaviors that they disliked, hiring managers named the following:

Failing to make eye contact (cited by 67 percent of respondents).

Failing to smile (39 percent).

Playing with something on the table (33 percent).

Having bad posture (30 percent).

Fidgeting too much in their seats (30 percent).

Crossing their arms over their chests (29 percent).

Playing with their hair or touching their faces (27 percent).

Having a weak handshake (21 percent).

AEC/Dome (building 7)

Using too many hand gestures (11 percent).

AED

Having a handshake that was too strong (7 percent).

First Aid Kit Located across from Women’s Rest Room

AED

Located by Room 4104, Upper Level

Located by vending area, Lower Level

ADC (building 5) AED

Located inside Admin offices entrance

First Aid Kit Located inside Admin offices entrance

HSC (building 6) AED

Located next to elevator, Upper Level

First Aid Kit Located inside Office Suite, Upper Level First Aid Kit Located next to elevator, Lower Level

Located across from Women’s Rest Room

Dana Wilkie is an online editor/manager for SHRM. MNC (building 8) AED

Located in front of Reception Desk

First Aid Kit Located in front of Reception Desk

AED and FIRST AID KIT LOCATIONS LRC (building 9) SSC (building 1) AED

Located at IRC Desk, Upper level

First Aid Kit Located at IRC Desk, Upper level

CEC (building 2) AED

Located beside break/vending area

First Aid Kit Located beside break/vending area

VFC (building 3) AED

Located by Room 3104, Upper Level

First Aid Kit Located by Room 3104, Upper Level First Aid Kit Located in Adjunct Lounge, Lower Level

AED

Located next to Men’s Room, Lower Level

First Aid Kit Located next to Men’s Room, Lower Level

Library/LRC (building 9) AED

Located next to main exit doors

First Aid Kit Located next to main exit doors

AVIATION SCIENCES CENTER AED

Located at the Reception Desk

First Aid Kit Located at the Reception Desk


help is on the way! CAMPUS LAB TUTORIAL SERVICES*

AUGUST 22, 2016 – DECEMBER 8, 2016 SCHEDULE 724-480-3438 *Tutor hours subject to change due to tutor availability.

Tutor Name

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

ACCOUNTING

BOB MESSINA ACCOUNTING bob.messina@ccbc.edu

11:30 – 1 2:45 – 5:30

11:30 – 1 2:45 – 7

MATH

NANCY LIVITSKI MATH nancy.livitski@ccbc.edu

1 – 2:45 4:30 – 6

BARB NACCARATO MATH barb.naccarato@ccbc.edu

11 – 4 Science & Tech Center Room 4002

1 – 2:45 4:30 – 6

2:30 – 6

11 – 4 Science & Tech Center Room 4002

11 – 4

11 – 4

1–5

12 – 5

12 – 5

10 – 2

9–3

9–3

9–3

11 – 5

11 – 5

11 – 5

8–5

8–5

8–5

8–5

10 – 2

10 – 2

3–6

3–6

ENGLISH

RUTH GRASSEL ENGLISH – ACT 101 ruth.grassel@ccbc.edu JON DODD WRITING jon.dodd@ccbc.edu SCIENCES & PSYCHOLOGY

T.B.A. SCIENCES & PSYCHOLOGY LEARNING LAB

RENIA STALA LAB TUTOR renia.stala@ccbc.edu Lab, Room 206 MAKEUP TESTING

Library, Tutor Center


SGA Suggestion Box Your Comments & Suggestions and our answers

Q

“The entrance in Building (library) bottom needs some life! It is really, really drab & ugly. Maybe us art students could paint???”

A

We spoke with Scott Monit, Associate VP/Director – Facilities and Grounds: The entry ways to the LRC are scheduled for some rehab work in the future. To paint that area now, you would need to receive approval through the College President, Dr. Reber, or the V.P. Vice President -Student Affairs and Enrollment, Jan Kaminski (see the Employee Directory at www.ccbc.edu ).

Q A

“We need a MAC Machine in the SSC” I

In the past there have been ATMs in the SSC and, most recently, one in the Barns & Noble bookstore. Unfortunately the banks removed them because the usage did not meet their minimum requirements.

Q

“Start hosting trips to art museum! Like the MoMA, Museums in NY, Cleveland, etc.”

A

Our trips to local art galleries have not been well attended and have had to be cancelled on occasion, but it is possible to try again if you have enough student interest! We suggest you first review the College’s policy on travel, 3.04.002.001 International and Domestic Travel. Just go to CCBC’s website, www.ccbc.edu , under “About CCBC” CHOOSE “College Policies & Procedures” then go to “Academic Services”. After you’ve reviewed the travel policy, e-mail SGA at sga@ccbc.edu and request to be put on the *agenda to present your idea and any pertinent information - for example, how many students are willing to commit to the trip, their names and contact information, etc. Voting on the trip won’t happen at the same meeting in which the idea is proposed; SGA voting members will need to review important information before a vote takes place. *SGA meets every Wednesday during the fall and spring semesters at 12:35 p.m. in the SSC Conference room.


SHOW YOUR TITAN SPIRIT!

THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A CCBC TITAN CHEERLEADER? SIGN UP NOW FOR THE 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR!

TRYOUTS WILL TAKE PLACE BEFORE THE END OF FALL SEMESTER.

ALL CHEERLEADERS ARE REQUIRED TO: • Cheer at all home games during basketball season. • Participate in team fundraising efforts. • Be enrolled in at least one credit class at all times.

Sign-up in the Student Activities Office, located in the Student Services Center, to be contacted by Cheerleading Coach LaTaya Barrett.


Community College of Beaver County 2016-2017 Titan Basketball # Name 5 Michael Homza 23 Aaron Barlow

Yr

Pos Ht

R-FR G

Wt Hometown/Previous School

6’0” 180 Brighton Heights, PA/ Propel Charter

SO

SF 6’6” 220 Midland, PA / La Roche College

Zavyer Craft

FR

G

6’3

Midland, PA/Lincoln Park

Nick Barney

FR

G

6’

Midland, PA/Beaver Area

Josh Carter

FR

G

6’1

Monaca, PA/Central Valley

Vince LeGrande

SO

G

6’7

Pittsburgh, PA/LaRoche College

TaShaun Goode

SO

F

6’9

New Brighton, PA/PSU-Beaver

Dannison Lacey

FR

G

6’1

Midland, PA/Lincoln Park

James LaVette

FR

G 5’10

Rochester, PA/Edinboro College

Eric McGee

SO

G

6’

Tampa, FL/PSU-Beaver

Joseph Wynn

SO

G

6’5

Beaver Falls, PA/Treasure Valley CC

Patrick Phillips – Head Coach Corey Nesmith – Manager


Community College of Beaver County 2016 Volleyball

No.

Name

Class

Pos.

Ht.

Hometown/High School

1

Madison Patsey-Padgett

Fr

DS

5'1"

Ambridge

5

Haley Zink

Fr

M

5'7"

Shamokin

6

Jessica Straub

Fr

Setter

5'8"

Beaver Falls HS

8

Lauren Ranone

Fr

OH

5'5"

Western Beaver

10

Sadie Arnold

Fr

M/RS

5'10"

Chartiers Valley

13

Marisa Adams

Fr

OH

5'5"

Western Beaver

14

Hannah Griffith

Fr

M

5’11”

PA Cyber

Ron Voitus – Head Coach


2016 Community College of Beaver County August Fri Wed Fri Wed

19 24 26 31

September

Volleyball Schedule

at Carlow University at Point Park University at University of Pittsburgh – Greensburg at Harford Community College Howard Community College

Fri

2

PSU-Fayette

Sat

3

at PSU- Beaver PSU- New Kensington

Wed Fri

7 9

Wed Wed Mon Fri

14 21 26 30

Mon Sat

3 8

Mon Wed Fri

10 12 14

Thurs

20

Sat

22

October

November Fri/Sat

Mercyhurst North East at PSU-Beaver Potomac State at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Butler County Community College University of Pittsburgh – Titusville PSU – Dubois at Butler County Community College at Cecil College Delaware Technical Community College Pennsylvania Highlands Community College at University of Pittsburgh – Titusville Community College of Baltimore County-Essex at Garrett College Allegany College WPCC Conference Play-off 9:00 am #4 vs. #5 11:00 am #2 vs. #3 1:00 pm #1 vs. winner of #4 vs. #5 3:00 pm Championship

4/5 Region XX Tournament

Scrimmage Scrimmage Scrimmage Tri-Match Tri-Match

TBD TBD TBD 3:00pm 4:30pm

WPCC-PSUAC Volleyball Challenge @PSU-Beaver WPCC-PSUAC Volleyball Challenge @ PSU-Beaver WPCC-PSUAC Volleyball Challenge @ PSU-Beaver

8:00pm

Tri-Match Tri-Match

12:00pm 2:00am 6:00pm 4:00pm 8:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm

Tri-Match Tri-Match Tri-Match Tri-Match

TBD

6:00pm 1:30pm 3:30pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm


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


SEPTEMBE

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CCBC CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE. 10 AM TO 4 PM • ROOM 2301 COME AND MEDITATE AND PRAY FOR PEACE WITH THE ENTIRE WORLD! All of the CCBC community welcome. Classes welcome. For more information contact Dr. Marshall at 724-480-3524 or cynthia.marshall@ccbc.edu

COMMUNIT Y COLLEGE OF BEAVER COUNTY

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LOOKING BACK, REACHING FORWARD

A GOLDEN CELEBRATION 1966 2016


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