Campus events for Wed., Feb. 3: Spirit Day, GAC Presents, Community Read…and more!

Scroll down for information about the following campus events for Wed., Feb. 3:
Phin Nation Spirit Day, 20% PhinNation gear in the bookstore, GAC Presents: Political and Economic Changes in Myanmar (Burma), Understanding Depression workshop, Community Read, and Bloodworks Northwest blood drive.

Phin Nation Spirit Day!
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The first Wednesday of the month means Phin Nation spirit is through the roof! Join the Student Leadership Center in the PUB lobby for GIVE AWAYS, PRIZES, REFRESHMENTS and more this Wed., Feb. 3 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.!

Show your Phin pride by wearing your Shoreline Community College swag and joining in the event! Don’t have any Shoreline swag? Students get 20% off Shoreline gear in the bookstore on Spirit Days, so head to the bookstore on Wednesday and get geared up!

20% off Phin gear in the bookstore
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On Shoreline’s Phin Nation Spirit Days (first Wednesday of every month), students get 20% off all Phin gear from the bookstore so you can show your school spirit and pride without breaking your wallet. So head to the bookstore and get 20% off Dolphin gear – today only!

The Global Affairs Center Presents: Political and Economic Changes in Myanmar (Burma) 


Wed., Feb. 3 from 7-8:30 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.

Let’s Talk About it! Understanding Depression Workshop

Slide3Join 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:

Community Read of Octavia’s Brood
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Join us Wed., Feb. 3 at 12:40 p.m. for our weekly meeting of the Community Read of Octavia’s Brood. We meet on Wednesdays in the PUB 9208 from 12:40-1:40 p.m.

This week we’ll be discussing the stories: Small and Bright, In Spite of Darkness, Hollow.

Don’t know what Community Read is? Read on:
Each year a new book is selected for our Community Book Read. Together we share our impressions and ideas. Weekly analyses of the text are led by a variety of college volunteers, bringing with them their unique backgrounds, expertise and perspectives. This keeps the discussion fresh, lively and relevant.

This year’s book is Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements. Octavia’s Brood is a collection of social justice-themed science fiction stories that feature things like time travel, shape shifting, dystopian worlds, re-imaginings of “model minorities” and the possibilities of using visionary fiction to develop new ideas of future worlds. The works are inspired by the writings of Octavia Butler, an award-winning science fiction writer (Kindred, Parable of the Sower, and Lilith’s Brood) who lived in Lake Forest Park before her death in 2006.

The entire campus community is invited to read and discuss the stories inside Octavia’s Brood during winter quarter. Students will be able to receive a FREE copy of the book after signing up!

You can explore the book, its message and its authors at the library’s learning guide here.

You can find more information and a link to sign up on the SLC web page and you can also sign up to join the read here.

Bloodworks Northwest Blood Drive

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It’s February, a time to Share the love and Donate Blood!

This Wed., Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Bloodworks Northwest will have a blood donation bus parked outside in thePUB courtyard. (closed 12-1 p.m.)

To sign up, call 1-800-398-7888 or click here.

Walk-ins Welcome | Photo I.D. Required

Thank you for saving lives and being awesome!

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