11.5.2014 Check out the Splinter on your smart phone! ACC's website is now available for mobile devices. The link is updated weekly and posted in the Latest News section. www.alpenacc.edu Pins for Needles – an ACC Nursing Program Bowl-A-Thon event! Join us at the Thunder Bowl Lanes on Sunday, November 9. Bowling starts at 1:00pm and 2:30 pm. Teams of 4 people for 2 hours of bowling and shoes will be $100. Preregister by November 6 by emailing the ACC Student Nurses Association at: [email protected] All proceeds will be donated back within the community. Hmong Among Us Join student speaker Tou Tsim-Txiaj Thao (TJ) for a unique insight into Hmong culture and contributions to American culture. TJ is passionate about preserving and sharing Hmong traditions: hear about life in SE Asia and migration to the US; see traditional attire, photos, and artifacts; hear musical instruments; and enjoy the traditional FOOD served. Tuesday, November 11 at 11am-12:30pm in CTR 107. This event is FREE and open to the public but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED – contact Tim Kuehnlein at (989) 3587310 or email [email protected] This presentation is sponsored by the Michigan Global Awareness Consortium, a collaboration of community colleges in northern Michigan pooling resources to bring speakers on global issues before the students and community. Funding is made possible with an Emphasis on Learning Grant from the ACC Foundation and support from the Association of Life Long Learners. Excuse the Interruption … On Friday, November 14 through Monday, November 17, ACC will be upgrading its student information system. During this time all registration activity will be shut down and WebAdvisor will not be available. This means students will not be able to register/add/drop classes for Spring 2015 early enrollment or access their WebAdvisor account. The upgrade process affects functions in all areas of campus, including transcripts, financial aid, business office, etc, so please anticipate your needs. We look forward to the greater flexibility and reliability this upgrade offers and thank you for your patience as we improve and advance our technology services for the future. Lake Superior State University Campus Visit TRiO SSS students who are looking at Lake Superior State University as a possible transfer destination have an opportunity to participate in a free LSSU campus visit on Thursday, November 13th. Take part in an admissions presentation, campus tour, lunch, and individual academic meetings. TRiO SSS will provide the transportation and the meals. Departing from CTR 108 at 7:30am. All interested TRiO SSS students must sign up in advance by contacting Sarah (989-358-7329 or [email protected] or in CTR 108). This event is for TRiO SSS students only - to get more information or see if you qualify, contact Sarah or visit CTR 108. FREE Green Seminars If you are a BUILDER, ARCHITECT, REALTOR, or HOMEOWNER this seminar is for you! ACC will be hosting this FREE two-day seminar: December 5 & 6 at Alpena Community College. Completion of seminar gets you two certificates: Green Building and Sustainability and the Builder’s Continued Competency Certificate along with an update of the 2012 Building Code. For Green Building Seminar registration, call 989-358-7296 or online at www.wcct.net or email [email protected] Spring 2015 Early registration Is open and the schedule is online. Meet with your advisor, register yourself on WebAdvisor (if eligible), or stop in the Registrar's Office (VLH 108). We’re Not Just a Bookstore You will also find Lumberjack apparel, gift items, school supplies and a wide variety of beverages and snacks (no minimum purchase to use a credit/debit card). The following services are also provided: Software at academic pricing, gift certificates, postage stamps, lunch cards, free gift bags, copies, UPS & fax. Remember to wear “something ACC” on Fridays and receive 25% off regular-priced clothing. Monday-Thursday 8:30am–5pm, Friday 8:30am–2pm. Student Services Center Workshop Schedule ~ 45 Minute Sessions in CTR 115 Landing a Job Thursday, November 6th at 11:15am Student Services Center is here to help you succeed: tutoring, workshops, and general question answering. Contact Yvonne or Kim for more information, VLH 101. November Holiday Hours Adjustments Please note the following changes to normal hours: Fall Break (aka Opening Day!!) – Monday 11/17 there are no classes, ACC offices open Thanksgiving Break – Wednesday 11/26 classes starting at 5pm or later are cancelled, Thursday 11/27 and Friday 11/28 campus is closed Library – hours reduced on Wednesday 11/26, 7:30am-4pm and closed 11/27 through 11/30 Wellness Center – closed Wednesday 11/26 through Saturday 11/29 We’re Not Just a Bookstore You will also find Lumberjack apparel, gift items, school supplies and a wide variety of beverages and snacks (no minimum purchase to use a credit/debit card). The following services are also provided: Software at academic pricing, gift certificates, postage stamps, lunch cards, free gift bags, copies, UPS & fax. Remember to wear “something ACC” on Fridays and receive 25% off regular-priced clothing. Monday-Thursday 8:30am–5pm, Friday 8:30am–2pm. ACC’s Auto Service and Repair The program has 18 aspiring automotive technicians that would like to help you with your vehicle repair needs. We charge only for the parts your vehicle needs, no labor! Our services are open to all. Contact Pete Eastwood at (989) 358-7241 or [email protected] to make arrangements. Testing Center is located in VLH 122. All students must provide a photo ID prior to testing. Anticipate your needs and allow enough time for testing. Making an appointment will ensure you have a spot reserved to take your test. Hours are subject to change, please call ahead to make an appointment whenever possible. Kim Montague (989) 358-7209, fax (989) 358-7569, [email protected] Monday 8am–1pm, Tuesday 2–7pm; Wednesday 10am–1pm; Thursday 3–7pm; Friday 10am–1pm Stephen H Fletcher Library Fall 2014 Hours Student ID’s are available during all library hours. Monday – Thursday 7:30am to 8pm; Friday 7:30am to 4pm; Saturday 12pm to 4pm; Sunday 12pm to 4pm. Parking Permits Take a peek at your ACC parking permit - if it is #16300 or lower, it has expired. Stop in the Facilities Office (BTC 101) and pick up a new one. Remember: the permits are FREE (but a ticket will cost you $10). Stay Fit & Healthy at the Fredrick T Johnston Wellness Center The Wellness Center is free of charge for registered students & staff. Hours: Monday-Thursday 6:30am-7pm; Friday 6:30am-2pm; Saturday 8am-1pm WebAdvisor WebAdvisor is YOUR student record. Set up (or reset) your account by following the directions on the "I'm New to WebAdvisor" link at www.alpenacc.edu/webadvisor. If you run into problems, call or stop in the Registrar's Office VLH 108 for assistance. ACC Nights at Thunder Bowl Lanes Thursdays 9:30pm-11:30pm: 2 hours of bowling, shoes, pizza, and a pitcher of Pepsi for up to 4 people, $39.95+tax. 12 lanes available, reservations accepted with payment. Must be an ACC student or employee to bowl. Attention Current 2015 Dual Enrolled Students Admissions wants you to update your application for admission prior to registering for the FALL 2015 semester. Fast & easy – the app is even online. Graduation Did you miss the Fall 2014 graduation deadline? Stop in the Registrar's Office ASAP (VLH 108) – we can still get the paperwork done in time. You earned that diploma – make sure you get it! Class Cancellations You have 4 different ways to get class cancellation notifications. Visit our website to see the options and for instructions on how to sign up for SchoolMessenger. Jesse Besser Museum Admission is always free with your ACC ID card. Save $$ With Your ACC ID Card 314 W. Miller Street in Alpena. Students get one large 2-topping pizza for $10 at Krash Pizza & Bakery, Early Review If you think you can graduation this spring, stop in the Registrar's Office for an Early Review. Take advantage of the early enrollment period to make adjustments to your spring schedule. 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