As I write this – I can’t stop thinking about the wonderful turnout we had for the Commit to Complete rally last Friday. More than 200 enthusiastic and engaged STLCC students showed their commitment to education while they heard encouraging words from guest speakers. STLCC students are engaged, they are ready to complete their associate degrees! And as faculty and staff, it’s our duty to assist them on their educational journeys. For more information on the rally click the information page.
Florissant Valley hosted a lively and thought-provoking summit co- sponsored by the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. “Stop the Violence” featured a number of panelists from the St. Louis area, including acting student affairs VP Joe Worth. Good questions from the audience contributed to positive dialogue about the responsibility everyone in a community has to treat one another with respect. Dr. Worth took several opportunities to discuss the importance of higher education, comments that were echoed by other panel members. More than 130 FV students participated in the summit!
- This weekend 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 www.stlcc.edu/Forms/FVTheatre8.htm. For more information call 314-513-4488 or visit www.stlcc.edu/fv/theatre.
Around the District
- STLCC Professional Development Day will be held on Tuesday, October 16 – be sure this is on your calendar. Forest Park will host the activities and will be the work location for everyone. The format is a bit different this year so you do not need to worry about signing up for sessions; we will have a full day together. More information to come soon.
Have a great weekend – I’ll be back on the blog next Friday!