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ALLEGHENY VIEW

Community College of Allegheny County - Allegheny Campus - Pittsburgh, PA

january 2017

CCAC’S STUDENT VOICE

Arrival Survial Orientation: “a great warm up for college life” WELCOME BACK, ALLEGHENY CAMPUS!!! Attend the Spring, 2017 ARRIVAL SURVIVAL ORIENTATION!

January 25th Register at:

ccac.edu/appointent-central By Malik Vincent Allegheny View Co-Advisor Ever wonder about where you’d need to go to get to your Biology lab this semester? Or to find out what parking options there are in the immediate proximity of campus?   As the largest of the four campuses that make up the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), the North Shore location, situated in Olde Allegheny City, could pose a slew of questions that one may need answered.   There isn’t a better way to get that than the Arrival Survival event-- a new student orientation that serves as a one-stop hub for campus information.   “It’s a lot of information and if you don’t go, it can increase your likelihood of being

lost,” Amina Iskandarova, a nursing major at Allegheny Campus said. “It puts you on track for receiving all of the pertinent onboarding information and resources.” Iskandarova is a part of the CCAC Ambassadors Program that serves as a key component for the campus orientations on a semester-by-semester basis.   From attaining what the college calls a NetID (which grants students access to the computers and online services) to getting a student photo ID, or avoiding a parking ticket by getting registered for a parking permit, the Arrival Survival takes care of that all in just hours.   The orientation will begin promptly at

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5:30 PM on Jan 25 and will kick off with an informational session complete with addresses from academic advisors, the dean of student development, Dr. Rosalynn Wilson, and the interim director of Student Life, Christine McQuaide. The Student Services Center (SSC) auditorium, located on that building’s 2nd floor, is where all parties should report.   A full tour featuring each of the seven buildings on Allegheny Campus is given during the orientation which offers its participants a small history lesson of the buildings. It also lets students know what important operations of the campus take place at those respective locations.

  Students can typically find coffee, pizza, and sweet treats from Starbucks waiting for them when they arrive.   It is also a great opportunity to pick up the student directory that was produced by the Office of Student Life. A 50-page full color book that showcases student photos and highlights different activities that are going to take place around the Allegheny Campus and Homewood-Brushton center during the Spring 2017 semester.   “Basically, the Arrival Survival Orientation is a warm up for college life,” Iskandarova said. (Malik Vincent can be reached at mvincent@ccac.edu.)

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community. Members meet once a month and attend campus events. We meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month in The Student Life Cougars’ Den, 2:00 PM.

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Malik Vincent Allegheny View Co-Advisor 412-237-4429 or mvincent@ccac.edu

The Allegheny View is a monthly publication of campus news, club events, entertainment, sports, photography, and student perspectives. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. We meet bi-monthly in The Student Life Cougars’ Den, 1:00 PM.

STOP IN TO SEE WHAT ALL THE HYPE IS!

January 19th is the next meeting

Join us for a Meet & Greet! January 19th

BOWLERS WANTED!!! Join The CCAC Allegheny Intercollegiate Bowling Team!

- Must be a registered - FULL TIME student - 2.0 G.P.A. - Prior experience preferred If interested, contact: Ken Hoeltje, Athletic Coordinator (Phone) 412.237.2533 (Email) khoeltje@ccac.edu


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CCAC’S STUDENT VOICE

CCAC Academic Advising: Welcome to we’re more than you Allegheny Campus, think we are home of the Cougars! By Academic Advising

ing your degree. During your time at CCAC it is imperative that you commit to giving your best effort all the time, whether in the classroom, engaging in group projects, participating in clubs and organizations, or planning an activity. Our goal is your success; therefore, we want to be active partners in your educational journey.   The Student Development Services Division consists of the following offices: Academic Advising and Registration, Admissions and International Students, Counseling Services, Dean of Student Development, Financial Aid, Job Placement and Career Services, Perkins, Specialized Programs (Act 101, Dr. Wilson, Dean of Student Development at Pittsburgh Promise, Promise Allegheny Campus. Extension, Student Success), Student Life, Supportive Services, and TRIO. Visit our ofBy Dr. Roslynne Wilson fices, get to know our staff, and use all of Dean of Student Development, the services on campus. We are available Allegheny Campus to enrich your learning opportunities while creating a rewarding college experience. CAMPUS NEWS: To our new students,   As we continue our celebration of 50 over the next two years you will be pro- years, CCAC is proud of its legacy of cultivided many opportunities to enhance your vating meaningful relationships both inside personal, academic, and leadership skills. and outside the classroom. Welcome back to our returning students   I look forward to seeing you at some of as you are one semester closer to complet- the many events that will occur on campus.

CAMPUS NEWS: Students probably think about Academic Advising only when they want to register for classes or change their schedule, but Academic Advising offers much more than help with registration. Academic advisors help students make the most out of their college experience.   An advisor serves as a guide, working in partnership with students, to help them navigate the demands of college life. They listen to what students have to say. They work to understand the student perspective. Remember, advisors were students themselves once and recognize how challenging college can be.   College requires a student to think and act in new ways. There are new responsibilities and expectations that students don’t always know how to handle. If the student is juggling a job and family responsibilities, college can feel overwhelming. Students often think that the only solution is to drop out of school, but that is seldom the best thing to do. Instead, they should speak with an academic advisor to discuss other options.   Advisors can provide the help students need – •  Help to understand the requirements of a program of study and how to plan ahead to complete the program. It’s easy to look at all of the credits required to complete a program and see it as too long a road to graduation. It’s more manageable when

you plan ahead. •  Help to make the right academic decisions to achieve goals. There are right decisions and wrong decisions. Frustration or fear of failure causes some students to make the wrong ones. Talk it over with an academic advisor before making a decision that could do more harm than good. •  Help to make informed/wise choices about course scheduling options. Students are often in a hurry to finish their degree and move on to a career or a four-year institution. Making careful, well-thought-out decisions will get students to completion with a lot less stress. •  Help to learn to use the many support services the College has in place. Advisors can’t solve all problems, but they know CCAC and what it has to offer. They help students to address problems and concerns. •  Help to resolve the academic challenges students may be facing. Academic advisors are teaching faculty. They understand what it takes to learn and be successful in college. Go to the source when seeking help with academic problems. Speak to an academic advisor.   Academic advisors are here to help students with so much more than just scheduling classes. Stop in and let us help you to make the most of your education at CCAC.   We are open from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Thursday and 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Fridays. We are also open from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on the second Saturday of each month. Check the semester Credit Schedule for extended Saturday hours.

Academic Advising’s

Upcoming Events January 18 - Cougar Basketball Away Game @ Westmoreland County CC Great Start Tables January 19 - Cougar Street Team Meet & Greet *Meetings held 3rd Thursday of every month Great Start Tables January 21 - Cougar Basketball Away Game @ Beaver County CC January 23 - Cougar Basketball Away Game @ Penn Highlands CC MMI Kick-off Day January 24 - Allegheny View Meet and Greet *Meetings held every other Tuesday/bi-monthly January 25 - Cougar Basketball Away Game @ Bulter County CC Orientation - Arrival Survival “Sex, Lies and Handwriting” by Michelle Dresbold Get Your Tech On January 26 - Get Your Tech On January 28 - Cougar Basketball Away Game @ Frederick CC (Maryland) January 30 - Cougar Basketball Home Game vs. Pitt-Titusville Athletic Open House Evening Welcome Tables February 1 - Cougar Basketball Home Game vs. Penn Highlands February 1 - Student Support Resource Fair February 2 - Student Support Resource Fair February 3 - Student VS Staff Kickball Game February 7 - Allegheny View Staff Meeting February 8 - Cougar Basketball Away Game @ CCAC-Boyce; CCAC Paint Party Family and School Balance - Parenting Workshop “Harmonizing the Haunted Hill” Lecture and Presentation February 10 - Seven Springs Ski Trip February 13 - Allegheny View deadline

LUNCH AND LEARN Are you a new student or a returning student who wants to know more about your major?

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Are you thinking about changing yoru major?

Join us for

LUNCH AND LEARN to meet with advisors in diverse fields, learn about the advising process, and explore the programs offered at CCAC!

Session will be held in the Student Services Center 2nd Floor Lounge 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Refreshments will be served


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Why We Became Involved In Student Life...

I felt the need to get more involved with CCAC and this was the perfect outlet. Working full-time, it is hard to connect with other students, and the Ambassador Program gave me that opportunity. John Ivanchan

Hey, it’s a life outside the classroom! What’s more fun than that? I am so glad that I got involved and got the chance to meet wonderful people. Surbhi Sharma

Before I made the decision to join Student Life, my involvement in CCAC was limited to attending class and buying lunch. That wasn’t enough. For me, the decision to join Student Life was a decision to take a step out of my comfort zone. This opened up a new world to myself full of people and opportunities, which were once outside of my grasp. I would not change the decision to become involved for anything. Drew Moorefield

I became involved in Student Life because I love the game of basketball. CCAC does a great job of providing us with everything we need for the sport and more. I made some of my best friends by becoming involved, and playing on the basketball team. Shawn Rogers


CCAC’S STUDENT VOICE

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Artwork By CCAC Student Derek Douglas

Derek would like to thank CCAC and Diane Snyder, Instructor of Painting 101 for giving him the motivation to continue his artwork!


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january 2017

CCAC

Allegheny Campus - Pittsburgh, PA

ALLEGHENY VIEW Contact Information:  (Phone) 412.237.4632   (Emails) mvincent@ccac.edu lkuzak@ccac.edu cmcquaide2@ccac.edu  

Student Life

Physical Education Building 808 Ridge Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Layout and Advisors: Lyndsey Kuzak Malik Vincent Christine McQuade

The Tutors Live and in session. Call for availability. 412-237-2584 Learning Assistance Center L309

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Editorial Policy:

The VIEW is a is published as a service to the campus community. Opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of CCAC administration, faculty, staff, or student body.

See the next VIEW February 2017 Send submissions to: cmcquaide2@ccac.edu


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CCAC’S STUDENT VOICE

Register Early to Win Grand Prize Winners!

Over 3,000 students from Allegheny Campus and Homewood Brushton Center have registered for spring 2017 classes! Two students were randomly selected to win Steelers and Penguins tickets.

The winners are:

Christine Sarazen Winner of the Pittsburgh Steeler tickets

Derek Douglas Winner of the Pittsburgh Penguin tickets

COMMUNITY COLLEGE NIGHT MONDAY, FEB. 20 | 4 - 8 P.M. CCAC STUDENTS: You’re invited to spend an evening at La Roche!

Tour campus | Meet admissions staff | Observe class | Learn about scholarships Dinner is included. Registration is required. Visit laroche.edu/nightatlrc to register.


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january 2017

NEW Fitness Center and Student ID Hours Please bring the following to the Student ID Center: A copy of a spring 2017 class schedule 

(students need to be registered 24 hours prior to receiving their ID Card)

One form of a photo ID (State ID)

License plate number for a parking permit 

Student Photo ID and Parking Permit HOURS:

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Wednesday - Friday

EXTENDED HOURS: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday -Thursday

LOCATION:

Physical Education Building Student ID Center, Room 416 Student Life


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