Campus Briefs

Finals Week

The faculty has been throwing around the idea of a specific finals week.  In that past, Whatcom’s teachers have been able to set their own dates for finals, but at most colleges there is a specific time for finals.  Most of Whatcom’s faculty, however, disagrees with the idea of a “finals week,” based on stress of lab finals, length of time needed for various subjects, and loss of autonomy.  What no one mentioned was that students tend to go on vacation at the end of the year, so it’s nice to have early finals.

Run for AIDS

The second annual World AIDS Run will be happening on Dec. 1.  Details are yet to be announced, but check in at the student life desk for more information.

Cash back on books

The bookstore in downstairs Syre will be buying lightly used textbooks from Dec. 1-9, starting at 9 a.m. every day.  They will give cash for books accepted back.  Not all books will be accepted, but it never hurts to try.

Books for sale

With the cash you earn from the sale of your textbooks, you might want to check out the Whatcom library’s book sale!  It will be on Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Dec 2, it will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  You might be able to get some good deals on next quarter’s textbooks. 

Audits can be good

Degree Audit, having been through testing by faculty, is now available online for students, through OASIS.  Right now students can track their progress in two degrees, the Associate of Arts & Sciences or the Associate of Liberal Studies degrees.  In the future, all degrees and certificates offered at WCC will be included in Degree Audit.  Students who transfer from another institution will also see their courses displayed once a credential evaluation has been completed by our Credentials Evaluation Department.   The audit is useful, but is still not official.  Students should still check with advisors before attempting to graduate. 

Knows jobs available

Does your work need a face-lift?  Advisers in the career center know about part-time jobs and are willing to help students with finding them.   “Things are tight out there for students, but the career center does have resources that many students don’t know about,” said Beth Tyne, an adviser. 

More, more, more

The Horizon has covered several stories exclusively online in the past few weeks, with beautiful color pictures, and will be doing so over the next few weeks as well.  Some things don’t fit in the print paper and some things just look so good in color!  The Horizon is doing its best to bring you more, more, more.

It’s a slam dunk

Women’s and men’s league basketball starts on Jan. 4 against Everett at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively. 

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