Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Florissant Valley Spring Break Bash

By: Travonte Harris 
Photo by Bradley J. Rayford 

Florissant Valley hosted its first spring break bash on March 13th in support of the Ferguson Youth Initiative, whose mission is support Ferguson/ Florissant Youth and get them involved to be active citizens of the community.  The bash invited St. Louis Community College students from all four campus’s to the Florissant Valley multipurpose room for a dance.  The dance featured live music, a DJ, and food from the islands, which included coconut rice, black beans, pina colada, and various fried foods. The dance was a success and profited just over a thousand dollars for the Ferguson Youth Initiative. The Event was sponsored by Florissant Valley’s Student Government Association, (SGA) and the FV Leaders & Programmer’s Clubs. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Happy Registration!!!

The first day to register for credit classes is as follows: 

Summer 2015 registration begins March 30, 2015

Fall 2015 priority registration begins April 1, 2015 

Fall 2015 regular registration begins April 8, 2015

Be mindful and watch your stlcc.edu email for more information on priority registration. 

If you have any questions or concerns about registration be sure to seek assistance with an academic advisor in the admissions building or call at 314-513-4244. 

Withdrawal Deadline

The last day to withdraw from class is April 17  2015 

National Volunteer Week

April 12th begins national volunteer week. Recently in 2011 St. Louis was ranked 10th in volunteer rate in the study for all major U.S. metropolitan areas.  National Volunteer week encourages people to get involved with their communities, take action, and take part in social change.

Be a Superhero...

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Letters of a Holocaust Victim

The Flo Valley Woman’s History Month Committee continued the month-long celebration on March 9 with the world premiere of the play, “Letters to Lina: Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and The Children of Terezin” in the Terry M. Fischer Theatre. 
The true story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis a woman who fell victim to the Holocaust Genocide; depicts Friedl’s life during the Holocoust and her time on the Terezin Concentration Camp. Friedl, an artist and educator who was sent to the Terezin Concentration camp never gave up her love for art; instead of being overcome by the circumstances, she continued to be an educator. She took on the role of helping Jewish children create art while they were also at the camp.                                                                                                 Brandeis played an important role in the history of women, the history of the Holocaust, and the millions of lives lost in multiple concentration camps.
Three FV students, Eric Mosely, Nicole Maria Vasquez and Christian Williams- Whittier, narrated the play. FV English Professor Sarah Fielding wrote, directed and also narrated the play. The cast presented the piece once in the morning and once in the afternoon to accommodate student and faculty schedules. The thought provoking production gave new insight on a story about the Holocaust and one woman’s impact on history.            


  By Breonna Ragland         

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

STLCC Board Appoints Jeff Pittman As Chancellor

 The St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees today announced that Jeff Pittman, Ph.D., statewide vice president of corporate college services and online education at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, has accepted the position of chancellor, effective July 1.
“The Chancellor Search Committee and the Board of Trustees were impressed with Dr. Pittman’s extensive background in community colleges, including previous service as a multi-campus chancellor in Indiana," said Craig Larson, STLCC board chair. "Because of his experience, Dr. Pittman understands the opportunities, as well as the complexities and challenges, facing community colleges and higher education today. In his current role, Dr. Pittman has helped the entire state of Indiana develop and implement effective online community college courses that have significantly increased student access to a college education. Throughout the interview process, Dr. Pittman made it clear that he understands the critical role St. Louis Community College plays both in preparing students for a lifetime of success and in ensuring the economic vitality of the region. We are excited to bring Dr. Pittman’s vision, creativity, and leadership to STLCC.”
Pittman has served as the statewide vice president of corporate college services and online education at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana since January 2013, and has served in wide variety of academic leadership roles for the college for the past 27 years in four geographic regions and the system office. Ivy Tech is Indiana’s community college system, with 30 campuses in 14 regions. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, annually serving nearly 200,000 students.
“It is with a sense of great excitement and humility that I have been selected to serve in this role at St. Louis Community College,” Pittman said. “I am eager to begin work with the faculty, staff, students, and the trustees of this organization and the entire St. Louis community. Our mission is about providing students with the opportunity to prepare themselves with the education and skills needed for high wage jobs, for further education, and to provide employers with a highly educated and skilled workforce so desperately needed for the future. I wish to publicly thank the trustees for their confidence in me and look forward to working with them and the many constituents of the college in the years ahead.”  
Most recently, Pittman was instrumental in the reorganization and development of a lean organization for the delivery of Corporate College customized workforce training and services to business, industry, and individuals throughout the state of Indiana. Pittman also served as chancellor of Ivy Tech’s Wabash Valley Region for 11 years, and simultaneously worked as the statewide vice provost of distance education for three of the years. Under Pittman’s leadership, the college’s enrollment in online education doubled from more than 32,000 students per year in 2008 to 69,000 students in 2010.
Pittman’s doctorate in educational leadership, administration, and foundations is from Indiana State University. His master’s degree in human resource development is from Indiana State University, and his bachelor’s degree in business is from Indiana University.

Calling All Zoolander Fans!

Derek Zoolander and Hansel walked the runway at the Valentino Women’s Collection Fall/Winter 2015-16 Fashion Show during Paris Fashion Week on March 10, 2015 in Paris, France!
ZOOLANDER 2 will open in theaters nationwide on FEBRUARY 12, 2016!

Derek (left) wears a custom Night Butterflies brocade suit with hand-embroidered overcoat and black Creeper shoes.
Hansel (right) wears a Silk Continent print Pajama suit with Double Cashmere overcoat and Open sneakers.
 If you missed the show in real time or want to watch it again, you can do so at http://live.valentino.com

Monday, March 9, 2015

Objects and Realities Art Exhibit

The Sculptures of Alison Ouellette-Kirby and Snail Scott are on display at the Florissant Valley Contemporary Art Gallery located in the Instructional resources building room 111.

The Gallery hours are 
 Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  
Saturday 10 a.m.-3p.m.

Ultimate Fan Video Contest and #CardsFanFlix

The St. Louis Cardinals launched the Cardinals Ultimate Fan Video Contest March 2nd to encourage fans to create videos that show their excitement for the 2015 season. The fan who proves that they are the ultimate Cardinals fan by submitting a video will win the Ultimate Opening Day VIP experience (four tickets in the President's box).

The Cardinals Ultimate Fan Video Contest, which runs from March 2nd to April 3rd, is the first in a series of #CardSFanFlix promotions the team has planned this season to encourage fans to create videos that celebrate the Cardinals on various online, mobile, and social platforms.

Fans who would like to participate are asked to create a video up to two minutes in length that proves that they are the Ultimate Cardinals Fan. While fans must respect copyright laws, they are asked to be tasteful and creative. Videos may be uploaded to Vine, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Youtube or any other public platform. In order to be eligible for the contest fans must provide the Cardinals a link to the video and a completed short submission form on the contest web page (cardinals.com/ultimatefan). To learn more about the #CardsFanFlix go to cardinals.com/fanflix.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tough loss for Archers in region title game

Guard Dajae Williams and her fellow sophomores closed out
their STLCC careers with an 88-78 overtime loss to North
Central Missouri College in the Region XVI championship
game Feb. 28.

On Saturday night the Archers Womens Basketball team lost to North Central Missouri College at the Region XVI game. The team’s main goal this season was to make it to Nationals but unfortunately they fell short at the regional title game. The Archers fought hard to grasp the Region title but in the end fell 88-78 in overtime.  This lost ended their record breaking season of 24-7 and a 6 game winning streak. Sophomore guard Khalilah Morrow who played her last game for STLCC describes the season as “bittersweet.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A season filled with laughter and hard work is a season that the team will never forget. Sophomore Deborah Holcomb, who set a record this season for being the first Archer to make a 1,000 point career goal, says that she enjoyed playing with her team, “We have had so many fun moments together.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Saturday marked the last game for many players on the team, like Khalilah and Deborah. “I’m not sure where I will be playing next year yet, but I want to continue to play basketball until I can’t anymore,” says Morrow.                                                                                                                                                                            The saying all good things must come to an end is ever more prevalent now than ever before. Sophomores are preparing to move on and choose a University to attend next year while freshmen are looking forward to breaking more records next season under the leadership of head Coach Shelly Ethridge.

By: Breonna Ragland