National Humor Month April 2 3 7, 2007 31 st anniversary. Special events in Canada & the US will focus on the joy and therapeutic value of laughter and how it can reduce stress, improve job performance and enrich the quality of life. Web: www.larrywilde.com .
WCCC Website: wccc4me.org SGA News Howdy, First and foremost, a big thank you goes out to everyone who came to the Red Cross Blood Drive back on March 21st. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to register 66 donors, including 21 first time donors. With just a handful of deferrals, our blood drive resulted in 60 productive units!
Also another big thank you to Travelin 9 Max and our sound guy Red Baughman for making our cAwesome Luau d even Awesomer! (Yes, we know that 9s not really a word!) We hope everyone who stopped by had a great time, we know we did. And with that it 9s on to the next event.
The Annual Semi Formal is here once again. This year 9s cAprilfest d will take place at Giannilli 9s II, Rt. 30 Greensburg, on Saturday April 14 at 6:15 pm.
Student tickets are $20 for one and $30 for two. Faculty and staff ... more. less.
tickets are $30 for one or $50 for two. Tickets are on sale now in the SGA office.<br><br> Included in the price is an hors d 9oeuvres buffet, cash bar, three entrée dinner buffet, comedy show by Hilby the Skinny German Juggle Boy, and live music by the band The Lloyd Dobler Effect. Also just added this week 3 everyone will have their picture taken and placed inside a snow globe for you to take home. For more details, check out the announcement on CampusConnections.<br><br> Get your tickets now 3 they 9re going fast! Finally, there 9s one more event to finish up the semester. We will be hosting cFamily Fest d on Friday.<br><br> April 20 at 7 pm on the Athletic Fields of the Youngwood Campus. Family Fest will have a free cDrive in Movie d double feature, with Shrek 2 and The Waterboy. We 9ll also have pony rides, kids bounce, carnival games and food sales, so bring a little extra cash.<br><br> You 9ll need a blanket or lawn chair for the movie too. This event is open to all students, faculty, staff and their families. If you have any questions about our upcoming events, or how to get involved for next year, feel free to stop in the SGA office anytime!<br><br> Submitted by Alicia Hobbs SGA Senator Meeting The next meeting of the Student Government Association will be held on Tuesday, April 3 at 2 p.m. in the Student Center Conference Room, Founders Hall. College News Spring Break Just a reminder, the College will be closed Thursday, April 5, Friday, April 6, and Saturday April 7 due to spring break.<br><br> Information for the April 9 th Grapevine Due to spring break, information for the April 9 th Grapevine should be submitted to the Gymnasium Office by noon, Monday, April 2 nd. Information may also be e-mailed to Tammy Catalano at email@example.com . If you have any questions, please call Tammy at ext.<br><br> 4132. Thank you. Spring Transfer Day Westmoreland County Community College will be hosting its annual Spring Transfer Day on Monday, April 2 , from 10 a.m.<br><br> to 2 p.m. in Founders Hall. Please see the attached for specific information.<br><br> Attention All Student Organization Members Does your advisor make a huge impact on your organization and members? Does your advisor deserve to be recognized for the extra time they put in, their dedication and their hard work? You can nominate them now for the recognition they deserve!<br><br> By writing a very brief essay about your advisor and the work they do, you can nominate them for the Advisor of the Year award! Your essay should be no longer than 2 typed pages and should include your name, organization name and, of course, advisor 9s name. Turn your essays into the Student Activities Office located in the Founders Hall Student Center, or email them to Kelly Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE Wednesday, April 18 .<br><br> The nominated advisors will be recognized and the winner of this first Annual Advisor of the Year Award will be announced at the annual Student Activities Recognition Banquet being held Friday, April 27 at 5:30 pm. Please contact Kelly in the Student Activities Office with any questions. WCCC to Offer Field Training Officer Course for Police Officers For seasoned police officers who would like to mentor new recruit police officers, Westmoreland County Community College is offering a cField Training Officer d course Wednesday, April 11 through Friday, April 13 from 8 a.m.<br><br> to 5 p.m. at the Youngwood campus. Field Training Officers help to acclimate new police officers to the various forms and reports that they must complete, instruct them on how to properly interact with other members of the criminal justice system, and provide a refresher of their police academy training.<br><br> The WCCC course is designed for the new Field Training Officer (FTO), the FTO who has not attended formal training, shift supervisors, patrol managers, agency training officers and the FTO program administrator. The course will outline the FTO program structure and how to modify it and identify the FTO program roles of the shift supervisor. Participants will learn how to create an FTO program from scratch or make valuable improvements to an existing program.<br><br> The course will also cover ethical and legal issues, basic program forms, the daily observation report, FTO and trainee interaction, and dealing with difficult trainees. This class is sponsored by Rostraver Township and the Rostraver Township Police Department and is open only to sworn law enforcement officers. There is no course fee, but registration is required.<br><br> To register, call WCCC at 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204 prior to April 6. Science Hall Art 3 Artist in Residence David Lester Learn is our premier artist in residence at WCCC through cultural programming who is here for a month working directly with students and will provide a travelogue/lecture presentation on Wednesday, April 11 at 6 p.m.<br><br> in the Founders Hall Amphitheater to share his experiences and work. He has lived in Italy the past 11 years, New York 15 before that, and is originally from Greensburg. He taught at WCCC when the art classes were only con-ed classes under Paul Lonigro.<br><br> He worked for 10 years for the State Department of Corrections in vocational education where his arts program served as a model that was adapted throughout the state. He was instrumental with initiating the Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival that has ongoing for the past 30 years. He studied the Masi in Africa, has traveled and exhibited in over dozen countries, has had over 20 solo exhibitions and has been included in over 88 group exhibitions.<br><br> He is included in major private collections and museums all over the world. He is a world-class artist who is very open to working directly with our students and is willing to share his experiences with any other classes who would like to extend an invitation. (See attached flyer.) 2007-2008 Free Application for Federal Student Aid From the Financial Aid Office The 2007-2008 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and worksheet are available in the Financial Aid Office, FH 130, and online at www.fafsa.ed.gov .<br><br> Be sure to complete the application entirely, including your (and your parent 9s) signature. Pennsylvania has a deadline of May 1, 2007 for the state grant. The application must be received before May 1 .<br><br> If you have not completed this application and want financial aid for the new academic year, which begins with the fall semester, you need to do so NOW ! Transfer Representative Visiting A representative from the following university will be visiting WCCC. California University of Pennsylvania Wednesday, April 4 10 a.m.<br><br> 3 1 p.m. John Dent Room/Founders Hall Scholarships From the Financial Aid Office The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is looking for students who qualify for the 2007-2008 Academic year. Amounts range from $500 to $10,000.<br><br> Eligibility requirements, frequently asked questions and application forms are available at: www.mcsf.org . Call 800-292-777 for further information. Deadline : April 15, 2007.<br><br> The Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists 9 Association is offering up to $1,500 in scholarships. Margaret A. Bailey Scholarship is for students who are completing their first year of dental hygiene and the Clark J.<br><br> Hollister Scholarship is for those who are post-entry level or graduate students. Application and eligibility requirements are available in the Financial Aid Office, FH 130. Deadline: April 17, 2007 (ACCA) Air Conditioning Contractors of America Western Pennsylvania Scholarship Fund will be awarding two, $1000 scholarships for the fall of 2007.<br><br> Criteria and application can be found in the Financial Aid Office, FH 130, or Tim Shaffer, Asst. Prof. /HVAC.<br><br> Deadline: April 30, 2007. Michael J. & Aimee Rusinko Kakos Scholarship for Part Time Study The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance to students who live in Mount Pleasant Township.<br><br> The applicants must have plans to continue their education at WCCC and take a minimum of two courses to be considered for the scholarship. The award is a one-time scholarship that will be paid directly to the college upon successful completion of the first academic term. Application can be found in the Financial Aid Office, FH 130.<br><br> Deadline: May 1, 2007 George Rusinko Memorial Scholarship for Horticulture The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance to students of Mount Pleasant Area High School, who live in Mount Pleasant Township or who have attended Norvelt Elementary School. The applicants must have plans to continue their education at WCCC in the field of horticulture. The award is a one-time scholarship that will be paid directly to the college upon successful completion of the first academic term.<br><br> Application can be found in the Financial Aid Office, FH 130. Deadline: May 1, 2007 American Education Services (AES) Lighten Your Debt Sweepstakes From the Financial Aid Office The American Education Services (AES) is giving students the chance to lighten their debt with the $20,000 Lighten Your Debt Sweepstakes. Here is a chance to win four prizes: $10,000, $5,000 and (two) $2,500 FFELP loan payments to be made toward each winner's student loan balance.<br><br> The sweepstakes runs March 15, 2007 through May 15, 2007 and is open to all customers with an AES guaranteed student loan. Everyone is encouraged to enter today and take advantage of the debt management tips and real life advice that YouCanDealWithIt.com has to offer. Spring 2007 Academic Enrichment Workshops How do I Interview for a Job?<br><br> Presenter: Cheryl Noel, Coordinator/Student Placement & Cooperative Education Wednesday, April 4 1 p.m. 3 2 p.m. Room 315, Founders Hall There are five essential components to a successful interview that can dramatically increase your chances of getting that job offer.<br><br> Discover what they are by attending this workshop. What is Business Etiquette? Presenter: Cheryl Noel, Coordinator/Student Placement & Cooperative Education Wednesday, April 11 1 p.m.<br><br> 3 2 p.m. Room 734, Founders Hall Dressing for success in the workplace is an important step toward achieving success. This workshop addresses professional posturing skills and attitudinal and behavioral styles that not only improve probability of a job offer, but also enhance overall career development and opportunities.<br><br> Students with Disabilities From the Student Development Office Just a reminder that if you need any type of academic accommodation you must meet with Mary Ellen Beres in the Student Development Office to discuss your individual needs. All accommodations are arranged on an individual basis. If you are currently receiving an academic accommodation, please remember that you must meet with Mary Ellen EACH registration period for continued accommodations.<br><br> You can call Mary Ellen at (724) 925-4189 or stop by the office for an appointment. OVR Students Lisa Amoroso, our OVR Counselor, will be on campus the Mondays listed below. She will be in Commissioners Hall in the Continuing Education/Grants Office.<br><br> To make an appointment please call her on Tuesdays only at (814) 255-6771 or toll free 1-800-762-4223. Her hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.<br><br> Also, messages can be left for her at the Johnstown District Office. 9 a.m. 3 3 p.m.<br><br> April 2, 9, 16, 23 Information for the Grapevine All information for the Grapevine should be submitted to the Gymnasium Office by noon on Wednesday . It should be typed and include a contact phone number in the event of questions. Information may also be e-mailed to Tammy Catalano at email@example.com .<br><br> If you have any questions, please call Tammy Catalano at (724) 925- 4132. Quote of the Week Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. - Erica Jong Did You Know...?<br><br> The following activity is prohibited and you may face disciplinary action for engaging in such an activity: Verbally or physically intimidating, coercing, or using physical force in a manner which causes another member of the campus community to be injured or fearful of physical harm. - WCCC Student Handbook & Catalog WCCC Cafeteria Menu Week Ending April 6, 2007 Monday, April 2 $3.65 Meatloaf $1.00 Smashed B-Reds $1.00 Corn Tuesday, April 3 $4.25 Meat Lasagna $0.50 Garlic Bread $1.00 Green Beans Wednesday, April 4 $3.65 Mandarin Chicken $2.50 Fried Rice $1.00 Stir-Fry Vegetables Thursday, April 5 Spring Break 3 College Closed Friday, April 6 Spring Break 3 College Closed Hours: Monday 3 Thursday 7:30 a.m. 3 6 p.m.<br><br> Friday 7:30 a.m. 3 2 p.m. Closed Weekends<br><br>