Opening Week 2017

Opening Week is a time for our campus community to build excitement and prepare to welcome students for the new academic year. This year’s Opening Week (September 21-26, 2017) is designed as a purposeful week of learning together in a conference-style format with welcoming addresses, “big idea” breakout sessions, and time to connect with one another.

You are invited to engage with this opportunity designed and led by many of your colleagues, to help create the preferred future we’ve been building together for the past few years.

An overview of the Opening Week schedule is below:

Thursday, September 21st
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Nature Walk (meet at the fountain in front of the PUB)
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – New Faculty Orientation
12:30 p.m. through the afternoon –Division/ Department Meetings

Friday, September 22nd
Fall Convocation!

Monday, September 25th
8:30 – Noon Faculty & Staff Professional Learning (Concurrent Sessions)
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. All Faculty Senate Meeting
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. New Employee Welcome

Tuesday, September 26th
8:00 – 9:30 a.m. SCCFT Breakfast
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. E-Board meeting
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Faculty & Staff Professional Learning (Concurrent Sessions)

Wednesday, September 27st
First day of the Fall quarter – ASK ME

Friday, October 6th
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Party Like It’s 1985

Below are links to additional resources:

Board of Trustees Study Session (3:00 PM) & Regular Meeting (4:30 PM) – Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Board of Trustees will be holding its Regular Meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 4:30 PM. A Study Session is scheduled to precede the Regular Meeting at 3:00 PM.

The September 27th Study Session and Regular Meeting will be held in the Board Room (#1010M) in the Administration building (#1000).

Global Affairs Center fall schedule of events

Mark your calendar for the lineup of events presented by Shoreline’s Global Affairs Center this fall quarter.

If you have questions, contact Larry Fuell at 206-533-6750.

The Changing Face of Vietnamese Migration – Personal Tales of Challenge and Success
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 7:00- 8:30pm, Room 9208
Mr. James Hong, Mr. Long Kim, Ms. Thoa Nguyen, and Dr. Christoph Giebel (moderator)
Vietnamese-American immigrants discuss their earliest memories, biggest challenges, and successes as they and their families settled in the U.S. This discussion is a collaboration between the GAC and Peace Tree Vietnam.

Compassion, Culture, Education
Rita Zawaideh, Founder, Salaam Cultural Museum/Syrian Medical Missions
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:30 – 1:20pm, Room 9208
This unique non-profit organizes medical teams that travel to Syrian refugee camps in Jordan and Greece. They also collect clothing, furniture, household affects and medical supplies for refugees in these camps, as well as those who have resettled in WA State. The desire to help others transcends politics, religion and sectarian tensions. Rita also has advice for those of us who want to help.

Local Action / Global Impact
Mayor Marilyn Strickland, City of Tacoma
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:00 – 8:30pm, Room 9208
The phrase “think global, act local” is a call to arms of local activism. It is probably most strongly associated with environmental issues, but has been used in many other policy realms as well, including trade, immigration, transportation, healthcare, and education. Mayor Marilyn Strickland argues that there has been a shift from national to local governments such as Tacoma in seeking progress on these issues.

Seattle GenR (IRC)
Simon Walker, President, (Shoreline CC, 2012; JSIS, 2015)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 11:30am -12:20pm, Room 9208 [tentative]
GenR-short for Generation Rescue-is a group of young, influential humanitarians in Seattle who have joined forces with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to help people survive conflict and disaster and rebuild their lives. Inspired, informed and influential, GenR members support the IRC through advocacy, networking and fundraising activities.

Diverse Voices in the Military: Vietnam and Current Era Veterans
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7:00- 8:30pm, Room 9208
Francisco Ivarra, Donna Lowery, Steve Marron, Bill Moore, Jordan Smith, and Derek Levy (moderator)
What have been the challenges faced by women and racial & ethnic minorities in the military over time and how have they overcome or otherwise dealt with these challenges? How have their service, return home, and commemoration of their service been similar or different? This discussion is a collaboration between the GAC and Veterans Services at Shoreline Community College.

Cybersecurity: the New Frontier for Security Policy
Justin Collins, University of Washington, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, (Shoreline CC, 2015; JSIS, 2018)
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 12:30-1:20pm, Room 9208
Justin was part of the team of policy fellows tasked with completing a cybersecurity project for the Microsoft Corporation. Their research assisted in the design and implementation of a Digital Geneva Convention. Dovetailing with that work, Justin took part in the 2017 Jackson School Rome, Italy Task force. He presented his research findings on the need for US-EU Transatlantic cybersecurity. Justin will share his personal story that took him from the U.S. military, Shoreline Community College, the UW Jackson School, and to Europe on his way to earning Associate and Bachelor degrees.

U.S.-Russia Relations: A New Cold War?
Bradley Murg, Professor of Political Science, Seattle Pacific University, and Affiliate Professor at the UW/Jackson School, The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:00- 8:30pm, Room 9208
U.S.-Russian relations seem to have reached a low point since the end of the Cold War in 1990. From confrontations in Europe and the Middle East, and accusations of Russian meddling in U.S. elections have produced a “tenuous” bilateral relationship. Is it the new/old normal?

Solo Travel in Myanmar: Pictures and Stories from Afar
Brooke Zimmers, Professor of Communication Studies, Shoreline Community College
November 30, 2017, 12:30-1:30pm, Room 9208 PUB
Brooke traveled alone in Myanmar for three weeks last year during winter break. She will share her photography, stories and lessons learned about Myanmar, about being a woman traveling alone, and about traveling in the age of social media and how it impacts the travel experience.

Flu Immunization Clinic Wed., Sept. 27

The Seattle Visiting Nurse Association will be conducting a flu shot clinic here on campus on Wednesday, September 27th from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Room 9202.  Your insurance can be billed for this immunization – please bring your insurance information or you will need to pay $30.00 the day of the clinic – CASH ONLY.

​Protect yourself, protect others….get a flu vaccine every year.

​Prevent the spread of germs….cover coughs and sneezes.

Faculty and Staff of Color Conference 2017

Hello Faculty & Staff,

Welcome Back to fall quarter. The 2017 Faculty and Staff of Color Conference (FSOCC) is fast approaching!

The 22nd Annual Washington State FSOCC will be held Wednesday, November 1 through Friday, November 3, 2017 in Vancouver, Washington. Theme: Healing with Love & Community: Moving from Surviving to Thriving.

If you would like to attend you must:

1.) Contact Jamie Ardeña in the Multicultural Center via email ( and indicate you are interested in attending by noon on September 29th, 2017.

2.) Secure funding from professional development funds.

Information about Classified Professional Development Funds is here:

For Faculty Professional Development Funds, talk with your Dean

3.) The remaining funds will be covered via a lottery. There are enough funds for 13 individuals to attend. The lottery will be held just after noon on Friday 9/29 and the results sent to interested participants.

Please wait to register until you have been selected via the lottery process. If you win, you will use the link below to register:

The Faculty & Staff of Color Conference provides a safe and inclusive space for systemically non-dominant employees in higher education throughout Washington State. All but the White Fragility pre-conference workshop in the agenda is designed for faculty and staff of color; however, any faculty or staff who would like to support the mission of the conference at their institution is welcome to attend. Attendees of the White Fragility pre-conference workshop will receive a better understanding of how our society leads to white fragility and provide dialogue for more constructive cross-racial interactions. We strongly encourage white attendees of the FSOCC to attend this session prior to participating in the conference.

This year, there will be two pre-conference sessions, November 1, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

1. Healing Circle
2. White Fragility workshop

To sign up for the pre-conferences please click on the link provided: I encourage you to sign up ASAP, as each session is limited to 50 participants.

The approximate costs per person is $915. This amount can be reduced if individuals share a room and carpool ($651 per person). See cost itemization below:

Registration: $320.85 (with fees)
Hotel:  $169 per night x 2 = $338 + taxes — We encourage you to share a room.
Travel to Vancouver: $188 mileage
Per Diem: $67