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College starts council to recruit, retain students

Two AACC vice presidents are forming a council to explore ways the college can help students stay in school. AACC President Dawn Lindsay in October appointed Dr. Tanya Millner, vice president for learning and the college’s provost, and Dr. Felicia Patterson, vice president for...

Business student Audrey Wais (middle) visits HawkTrade last week while Allison Baumbusch of the office of Strategic Communications makes a purchase from a student entrepreneur.
HawkTrade show returns to Arnold campus

About 100 students and staff last week visited the Entrepreneurial Studies Institute’s first in-person student trade show since the event went all-virtual in spring 2020. Nine student entrepreneurs participated in HawkTrade, where they promoted businesses ranging from personal...

The Student Government Association added 10 senators to its board this week.
SGA adds 10 student senators to board

The Student Government Association seated 10 new student senators this week who will serve for the remainder of the academic year. SGA President Ben Nussbaumer said 10 candidates signed up for 10 seats, so the SGA seated them all. “It [wasn’t] as competitive as it would...

Students and employees who served in the military say they want classmates to treat them like everyone else. Veterans Day is Nov. 11.
Student veterans find network on campus

Students who served in the military said last week their classmates might misunderstand the veterans who sit next to them on campus. “You know, we're just like everyday people that just so happened to have been [in the] military,” veteran William Hensley, a first-year mechanical...

Students in professor Steve Canadays English 102 classes last semester published their comments about William Faulkners As I Lay Dying in a new edition.
English classes publish new edition of Faulkner classic

Students in two sections of English 102 last spring collaborated to publish an edition of William Faulkner’s iconic novel, "As I Lay Dying," with their insights on the characters in the story. Called a critical edition, the students’ version of the novel included their research...

AACC students say community college should be free for all, but Congress has scrapped a proposal that might have waived tuition.
AACC students support free community college tuition

AACC students said community college should be tuition-free, according to a Campus Current survey last week. In an informal poll of 50 students on the Arnold campus, 33 said free college would allow students of all incomes to get an education. The other 17 disagreed, saying college...

Adjunct instructor Courtney Buiniskis is the first part-time faculty member to have a vote on The Faculty Organization, which represents professors.
Faculty group allows part-time professor to vote for 1st time

An organization that represents AACC’s faculty gave voting rights to a part-time professor for the first time ever this fall. Courtney Buiniskis, who has taught communications at AACC for five years, is the only adjunct instructor who serves as a senator for The Faculty Organization,...

Members and faculty advisers of Active Minds pose at a barn at Kinder Farm Park during a student club event.
Active Minds club meets at park to walk for suicide prevention

AACC’s mental health advocacy club hosted a suicide prevention awareness walk at Kinder Farm Park in late October. Six members and the faculty co-advisers of the Active Minds at AACC club gathered to speak to one another about mental health awareness while they observed the farm...

Face-to-face students in a Campus Current survey say they prefer taking classes on campus rather than online.
Poll: Students on campus this semester prefer face-to-face classes

AACC students who are taking in-person classes this semester said in October they prefer the face-to-face format over virtual courses. In an informal poll of 50 students on the Arnold campus, 48 said they prefer coming to campus for class rather than staying home and learning virtually....

Students in an AACC survey said the deterioration of the Chesapeake Bay is among their top concerns.
Housing costs, Chesapeake Bay, Covid concern AACC students--survey

The cost of housing and the deterioration of the Chesapeake Bay concern students more than any other issue, according to an October survey by an AACC political science professor. The spread of the coronavirus by unvaccinated individuals is the third-top concern among the 97 students...

The Student Government Association hosts weekly events for students, like an online bingo game in October.
SGA to host weekly events for students

The Student Government Association kicked off a series of weekly events with a virtual bingo game for students in October. President Ben Nussbaumer, a third-year general education student, said he hopes to give students an opportunity to meet new people and readjust to in-person...

Students who attended a wellness workshop learned how to wrangle their inner saboteurs.
Students learn to wrestle 'saboteurs'

Students attended a virtual workshop called “Saboteur Wrangling” in October to talk about things that hold them back and to explore techniques to decrease self-doubt and increase self-compassion. The event’s leader, Anne Bashore, administrative assistant to the dean of student...

Student Government Association officers wore Halloween costumes to campus for Costume Day on Wednesday. From left to right: Michael Amwoga, vice president of finance; Abigail Billovits-Hayes, vice president of public relations; Ben Nussbaumer, president.
Campus celebrates Halloween with costumes, events

Halloween is on Sunday but the campus will keep celebrating it for another week. Students, faculty and staff celebrated Halloween, virtually and on campus, over the past couple of weeks at AACC-hosted events. And the Student Government Association will continue its seasonal festivities...

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