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.
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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.
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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.

Mark your calendars for the GAC presents: Political and Economic Changes In Myanmar (Burma), Wed., Feb. 3

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The Global Affairs Center Presents: Political and Economic Changes In Myanmar (Burma) Wed., Feb. 3 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the PUB Quiet Dining Room (9208). 

Myanmar (Burma) is undergoing significant political and economic reforms. On November 8, 2015, The National League for Democracy, led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (who was under house arrest from 1989 to 2010), won a stunning nationwide election, defeating a military establishment that has ruled Myanmar since 1962. The country’s election commission announced that the party had won 348 seats, enough for a majority in Parliament, and well more than the 40 won by the ruling (military) party. Yet the military will continue to hold many levers of power, suggesting that a complex dance between entrenched interests and the will of the people is the new reality.

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma (until 1989), is the second largest country in Southeast Asia and boasts a population of more than 50 million. Myanmar emerged from British colonial rule in 1948, and has remained under military control since General Ne Win overthrew the civilian government in a 1962 coup. The country’s modern history has been marred by persistent human rights violations, ethnic strife, cronyism and failed state-run economic management that has resulted in widespread poverty.

Join our discussion about Myanmar’s political and economic changes, together with Larry Dohrs, Chairman, U.S. Campaign for Burma.

For more information about Larry Dohrs, visit our biographies page.

GAC Presents: Online News in the Digital Age, Tues., Jan. 26

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Join us Tues., Jan. 26 in the PUB Quiet Dining Room (9208) from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for Online News in the Digital Age.

Traditional news media are undergoing fundamental change. Old platforms, such as printed newspapers, magazines, TV and radio, are being supplanted by new platforms fueled by technological changes, including computers, tablets, and cell phones. News consumers are no long viewed as passive customers but as interactive participants who react to and sometime shape news through chat rooms, comment sections, online posts, and the like.

We hear a lot about collapsing economic models of the news industry, but less about changing models of news content as a result of these changes.

Here to discuss these trends as experienced first-hand are Dan DeMay and Jimmy Lovaas, both graduates of Shoreline Community College, and both now working for major online news services.

To learn more about our guest speakers, visit our biographies page.

The GAC presents: Civil Rights and the Movies, Thurs., Jan. 21

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Join us Thurs., Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theater (bottom floor of the 4000 bldg.) for “Civil Rights and the Movies,” a discussion of how the topic of civil rights is portrayed in film globally. This FREE event is brought to you by the Global Affairs Center.

How are civil rights portrayed in films around the world? Does “civil rights” mean the same thing in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, as it does in the United States? How have movies been a platform in other countries and regions for raising awareness of and advocating civil rights?

Join us for a discussion of Civil Rights and the Movies, with:

Chris Fisher, Drama/Cinema Department, Shoreline Community College
Duygu Erdogan Monson, Turkish Actor, and Drama/Cinema Department, Shoreline Community College
William Lindenmuth, SCC Philosophy (Moderator)

GAC Presents: Dental Hygiene and Nursing Service-Learning in Bolivia, Tues., Nov. 24

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Join the GAC on Tues., Nov. 24 in the PUB 9208 from 10:30-11:20 a.m. for a presentation on “Dental Hygiene and Nursing Service Learning in Bolivia.”

Working with the Smiles Forever Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Seattle, a group of Nursing and Dental Hygiene students from Shoreline Community College had the chance of a lifetime to see firsthand how simple healthcare practices can make a difference in impoverished communities.

Led by Shoreline faculty members Katie Fleming and Lisa Libassi, this two-week program enabled students to explore medical issues and disease treatment in an environment with limited equipment. They visited the first and only dental hygiene school in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Nursing students had numerous opportunities to work in hospital and clinic settings, as well as in public health facilities and to conduct medical screening health fairs.

Join us on November 24 when Katie and Lisa will discuss how this experience gave their students a broader understanding of diverse cultures and complex health and political issues. For more information about Katie Fleming and Lisa Libassi, visit our biographies page.