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Campus Briefs

Well Said is officially a club on campus
The first meeting is THIS WEEK – Wednesday May 24, 1:15-2:30 p.m. in Kulshan Conference Room 226
Coffee and cookies will be provided.
Well Said will be a club with two simple aims:
1. Have conversations and build relationships across differences – Meet people who don’t see the world the way that you do and allow yourself to be impacted by what they have to say. Ask questions yourself. Learn to understand and value them as individuals and not merely as arguments
2. An objective discussion on some of life’s key issues – A safe place to wrestle with our doubt and skepticism.
See the Facebook page @WellSaidWords. Check out the Well Said blog and let us know what you think.

Developing Your Future in Social Sciences
Have you thought about studying a social science? Wondering what it would be like to major in psychology or anthropology or history? Come to this workshop to learn what what being a social sciences major is all about and possible career pathways. Event located in Laidlaw Center Room 211, May 24, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Developing Your Future in English/Communications
Have you thought about studying English or communications? Are you interested in pursuing a major that will help you develop skills such as critical thinking, persuasive writing and effective communication? Come to this interactive workshop to learn what being an English or communications major might mean for you! Event located in Heiner Hall Room 108, May 24, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Developing Your Future in Biology/Chemistry
Attention potential chemistry and biology majors. It’s not just lab coats and covalent bonds. Come to an interactive workshop where we’ll debunk some common myths about studying these two disciplines, share what kind of classes you can take now to prepare to be a biology or chemistry major and discuss the wide range of career options available to graduates. Event located in Laidlaw Center Room 211, May 25, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.


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Student Senate Notes

May 22, 2017
The Associated Students of Whatcom Community College meets on Mondays during winter quarter. All students and faculty are welcome to attend the senate meetings which are held from 4-5 p.m. in the Syre Student Center Room 108.
ASWCC Mission: To serve students by providing diverse opportunities for involvement to build campus community and represent student concerns in college decision-making.
Reports:
President- Jarrett Martin: S&A budget meetings, figuring out funding for Learning Commons
Vice President- Yohaly Camacho: participated in S&A budget committee meetings
Director of Legislative Affairs- Edgar Neri: Preparing Syre 108 to be game room on Tues. May 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Director of Administrative Affairs- Faith Franke: Attended Students Leading Change Conference and Student Success Committee meeting
Director of Operations- Anisa Alvin: Presented a workshop
Director of Campus Advisory- Reminded student leaders to RSVP for June 6 and 9 dinner events and attended committee meetings.
Committee Reports:
Senate Constituent Committee: tabled concerns regarding smoking areas on campus, and getting people more involved in Student Life
Student Tenure Search Committee: planned and scheduled meetings for next week
Reports from Service and Activities Fee allocation recipients:
Intercultural Center: scheduled structured study time, held a staff meeting, and planned for end of year party
Programming and Diversity Board: attended SLCC and planned for Orca Day, meeting Thurs. June 3
Student Ambassadors: Had open house, giving tours to interested students
Veterans Center- Explained what S&A budget allocation was toward
S&A Budget Allocation Discussion:
Executive Board Orca Day Fund and Whatcom Leads defunded
Horizon Newspaper defunded by $10,000
Student Life and Developing Supplies defunded by $2,000
Athletics defunded by $6,000
Intercultural Center funding improves $13,372


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Campus Briefs

May 10 –
Guest Speaker: Emily Hirsch from the Natural Resource Specialist, from the Whatcom Conservation District will be discussing local river restoration and salmon population. There will be two presentations held, one from 9:30- 11 a.m. and a second from 11:30 a.m. – 12:55 p.m. in Kelly Hall, Room 108

May 10 –
Chinese Classical Music Concert 2 p.m. in Heiner Center. Shirly Wang, award winning Seattle-based artist will be playing a 21-stringed Chinese zither with movable bridges, and will provide introductions to each piece to enhance the appreciation of this music. The concert will last about one hour.

May 17 –
Free HPV Vaccines from 12-4 p.m. in Syre Student Center. Whatcom nursing students will partner with the Whatcom County Health Department to provide free HPV and Hepatitis A/B twinrix vaccines for Whatcom County residents ages 19 to 26. Participants should expect registration and vaccination to take about 30 minutes.

May 17 –
Teachers of Tomorrow “Darkness to Light” Training 4-6 p.m. in Kulshan 226. “Darkness to Light” teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The training is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals concerned about the safety of children.


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Activities Calender

March 14
Physical Therapist Assistant Information Session, Kulshan 226, 3-5:00pm.

March 15
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline.
Athletics Celebration, Pavilion Gum, 4:30pm.

March 16
Music Department Winter Concert, Heiner Theatre, 7:30-9pm.

March 17
50th aniversary Exhibition Opening Reception @ Whatcom Museum, 5-7pm.

March 18-31
50th anniversary Exhibition @ Whatcom Museum.

March 21
Medical Assisting information, Kulshan 205, 3:30-5pm.

March 22
Massage practitioner information 3:30-5pm, Kulshan 205.

March 28
FHS RUnning Star Information Session, 6-8pm.

March 29
Orientation to online learning, LDC, 4-5:30pm.

April 3
Whatcom Wave, new student orientation, 9am-1pm, Syre


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Letter from the Editor

Last week, President Trump’s Executive Order to ban travel to the U.S. from citizens of seven different countries has led to protests at international ports all over the nation. In the same order, he put a 120-day ban on the U.S. Refugee Program, which will pause thousands of immigrants’ benefits and puts others at risk of losing work and student visas.

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