The campus is settling in to the new semester and already we’re looking forward and planning for the rest of the year.
This week, I attended two meetings in Jefferson City; the Missouri Community College Association Presidents and Chancellors Council and the Coordinating Board for Higher Education. The MCCA meeting was, in part, focused on planning for the upcoming legislative session with discussion about the legislative committee membership. We also had discussion about the A+ program. At CBHE, I presided over my final session of the Presidential Advisory Committee. I am honored to have had the opportunity to chair the group for the past two years and be actively engaged in these conversations about Missouri higher education.
Speaking of planning, on September 18th, I’ll conduct a brainstorming session devoted to the 2014-2016 strategic priorities. After reviewing this draft, plan on bringing your ideas and be ready to share your input.
Next week, Career & Employment Services (CES) is celebrating the first college-wide CES Week September 10-14, 2012. Career-related workshops, events and activities are being held throughout the week on the Florissant Valley, Forest Park and Meramec campuses. Students and alumni have the opportunity to meet and greet CES staff, attend workshops on Social Media in the Job Search, On-line Applications, and Interview Preparation. The Resume Doctor will be ‘in’ during CES Week for quick critique and review of resumes. For more information, students, alumni, staff and faculty may call Michela Walsh at ext. 4543.
And finally, two things to check out on campus:
- Take some time to visit the Contemporary Art Gallery’s new exhibit “Home – space, place, memory.” This marks the St. Louis debut of Beverly Buchanan, an African-American artist who explores Southern vernacular architecture in her art. The exhibition continues through October 11.
- In honor of STLCC’s 50th Anniversary, the FV Film Circle presents “West Side Story.” the film will be shown at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12 in C-113 with opening remarks by Mary Luebke.
Thanks for reading the blog and have a wonderful weekend!