BREATHE before Finals with a ton of fun & de-stressing activities March 4-11

breathe Schedule March2016
Please join us for our finals week pre-funk –
BREATHE – March 4–11, 2016.

That’s right, BREATHE is now a whole week, with the majority of activities occurring on Thurs., March 10!

Activities for the week include:
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament and Playoffs at the Gym
Crafts and snacks in the Library
Yoga, Zumba and personal training at the Gym
Ping pong and Dodgeball at the Gym
Arts, crafts and healthy snacks in the Advising & Counseling Center
Paint a pet rock @ SCC Greenhouse (2400 building)
Free 15-minute massage for students at Advising & Counseling Center
Free snacks in FOSS – West Hallway
Ukulele and Stress Wall in PUB
Open swim and more at Helene Madison Pool

*Tips for Reducing or Controlling Stress and Test Taking Tips handouts available at Advising & Counseling Center. Please share the PDFs with students via Canvas and in the classroom or your department.

Encourage students to take a break and participate in any of the BREATHE activities offered March 4-11.  We have a passport system – so pick up a passport at any activity, attend at least four activities and receive a prize at Counseling Services.

…and guess what – SCC employees are encouraged to participate – so make sure you BREATHE too!

For all of the details please review the BREATHE schedule of activities

…and don’t forget… just BREATHE~Gwyn, Sheryl, Diana, and Yvonne

BREATHE Sponsored by:
Counseling Services, Library, The Writing & Learning Studio, PE/Intramurals, Biology Department, Veterans Services, Student Leadership, International Education, & Success Coaching.

Shoreline Early Alert – Reminder & Important Dates

Shoreline Early Alert (SEA) Flyer 2016
Dear Campus:

The Shoreline Early Alert (SEA) team would like to thank faculty and staff for continuing to refer students to academic intervention, support, and services! So far we have received over 80 (domestic and international) referrals. Thank you for continuing to support our students and connecting them to resources.

Since an early alert works best when it’s early, this is a reminder that February 17 is the last day a “W” grade is issuedso there is still time to refer students for intervention. Examples of SEA referrals include: 

  • Low test scores
  • Unexplained excessive absenteeism or tardiness
  • Pacing in an online class
  • Not doing assignments
  • Financial matters
  • External concerns

What happens next:
After our team receives a referral a member will work to respond within 24 hours to both you and the student. We continue to reach out to the student in order to set up an initial meeting where we assess the student’s needs and most appropriate resources. *REMINDER: Intervention is a process and may not produce immediate results. Our goal is to reach out to the student early in the quarter and connect them to the appropriate resources.*

Please view the above flyer and visit our site to learn more about SEA or to view our Referral Form.

We look forward to continuing to work with you and to support our students!

SEA Team
Nicki Sunwall, Erin Wilson, Lianne Almughirah, Jennifer Coogan

Campus events for Thurs., Feb. 11: Advising day, personal transformation, time management, and more!

Here are the events happening around campus for Thursday, Feb. 11.

Advising Day! Table in the Library, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Planning to graduate at the end of Winter quarter? Your application for graduation should be submitted by February 15. Still have questions? Come talk with an advisor in the library.

Personal Transformation and Travel to South Africa, PUB 9208, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
*A Sequel Report on the summer 2015 Study Abroad Experience
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This past summer, a group of students, led by Professor Ernest Johnson, experienced a 4-week summer program in Cape Town where they examined the social and cultural history of South Africa, and explored current efforts to create a democratic, multicultural nation.

During this session, the students will report on what they felt and what they heard from the people they met. They participated in many social events and historical lectures, including school visits, lectures by community leaders, and home-stays inside “Black” townships and homelands.

Intramural Zumba, Athletics bldg., room 3025, 12:35-1:25 p.m.
Take time out from your busy day to dance your way fit. Free to students, faculty, and staff.

Planning for a Science Degree, Library Classroom 4214, 1-2:30 p.m.
Science faculty advisers will discuss requirements and course sequencing for the Associate in Science Degree Track 1 and 2. In addition, the advisers will help each student draft an individual educational (course) plan.

Managing and Prioritizing Your Time, PUB 9208, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Part 1 of the Time Management Series:
Creating and establishing a study schedule and planning for your quarter are keys to supporting your success. Learning and practicing time management is an important part of your school and work life. Come explore your goals and priorities and learn how to create a plan for YOU and YOUR SUCCESS this quarter!

*This session will be recorded and posted online. To view go to our YouTube site.

Intramural Personal Training, Athletics bldg. Room 3007, 6-6:50 p.m.
Come get free, hands-on training to help you reach your fitness goals.

Let’s Talk About It!: Understanding Depression workshop, Wed., Feb. 3

Join our interactive workshop on depression Wed., Feb. 3 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the PUB room 9102.

Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad. But these feelings are usually short-lived and pass within a couple of days. When you have depression, it interferes with daily life and causes pain for both you and those who care about you.

Join Counseling Services at our interactive workshop and learn more about how to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression for yourself or someone you care about.

Workshop is open to all and no RSVP needed.
Questions about the workshop? Contact Sheryl Copeland at or 206.533.6712.

Want to know more about depression? Visit

Need someone to talk to? Stop by Counseling Services in FOSS 5229 or call us at 206.546.4559 to schedule an appointment with a professional counselor.

Need 24/7 Crisis Support?

King County Crisis Line | 1-866-427-4747 | TTY: 206-461-3219

Snohomish County Crisis Line | 1-800-584-3578 | Online Chat:

Choosing a Major or Career Path workshop, Wed., Jan. 20

Please tell your students about this informative workshop, and please feel free to come and join us yourself!
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Join us Wed., Jan. 20 at 12:30 p.m. for the workshop Choosing a Major or Career Path. We’ll meet in room 1305 (computer lab).

Unsure about your major or career?  Want to learn how to connect your strengths, interests, and values to major and career options?  If so, join Gwyn Hoffman-Robinson, SCC counselor, for an interactive workshop to learn more about the process of identifying your educational and career path.

Workshop is open to all and no RSVP needed.

Questions about the workshop? Contact Gwyn Hoffman-Robinson at or 206.533-6613.

Interested in Career Counseling with a professional counselor? Stop by Counseling Services in FOSS 5229 or call us at 206.546.4559 to schedule an appointment with a professional counselor.

Interested in taking a 2-credit career exploration and planning course? Check out SCC’s class schedule under Human Development!

Hope you can join us!