This week has been filled with work and activities pertaining to student success. Our ATD coaches, Dr. Kay McClenney and Dr. Heather Wathington, spent two days with us this week. We had discussions about the strategies implemented this fall and the assessment of the success of those efforts. Early indications suggest that these efforts, new student registration workshops, new student orientation and the STR:050 student success course show great promise for contributing to the positive entry experience for our students.
It’s finally here! Today, many STLCC students, faculty and staff will descend upon Kiener Plaza to take part in the Commit to Complete rally at 4:30. Between Sept. 18 and 27, STLCC students were asked to sign the completion pledge, part of the national education initiative Community College Completion Corps (C4). Students who sign the completion pledge are registered for the chance to win:
- One of four full tuition, non-transferable scholarships for the spring 2013 semester donated by Chancellor Myrtle Dorsey and the STLCC Board of Trustees.
- One of eight $500 book scholarships.
Hope to see you there!
Campus governance councils met Monday. Among the discussions that took place, a new FVIAC chair, Heather Allen, was chosen to replace Tim Gorry. Tim has accepted a position with Emmis Communications. Congrats Tim; we will miss you and wish you much success!
Around the campus
- United States Senator Roy Blunt visited the Center for Workforce Innovation this week. While touring the facility, Sen. Blunt had the chance to visit with students and faculty – - he also stressed strong support for community colleges and their mission.
- Next week marks the debut readings of Dustin Lance Black’s new play, “8″. “8” takes the stage at the Terry M. Fischer Theatre at 8 p.m. Oct. 5 & 6 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 7. The play chronicles the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8. Admission is FREE; however, reservations are required and can be made at https://www.stlcc.edu/Forms/FVTheatre8.htm. For more information call 314-513-4488 or visit www.stlcc.edu/fv/theatre. If you can’t make those performances, the Theatre is having a dress rehearsal/preview of “8″ at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3.
Looks like we’re going to have wonderful weather this weekend – so I hope you get the chance to get out and enjoy it. I’ll be back to the blog next week!