Campus Current

AACC hires new director

February 13, 2018


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A new director of the Center for Faculty and Staff Development will start on July 16. As director, Andrea Zamora will supervise and evaluate staff, manage the budget for the center and lead professional development training to improve the quality of the college. Zamora will leave her job as direc...

Trump thinks vocational schools, community colleges are the same thing

Trump thinks vocational schools, community colleges are the same thing

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2018


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President Donald Trump said Thursday he thinks community colleges should call themselves “vocational schools” instead, apparently believing the two unrelated terms mean the same thing. “I think the word ‘vocational’ is a much better word than, in many cases, a community college,” Trump...

Lectures to honor MLK will begin in February

Lectures to honor MLK  will begin in February

Raquel Hamner, Photography Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

A screen-printing professor and AACC’s new chief diversity officer will offer a series of occasional lectures to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, starting in February. “This past year there has been a lot of talk about monuments, and we are lucky … to have one [on campus] of Martin...

All generations join in classes

All generations join in classes

Ryan Sullivan, Reporter

February 1, 2018


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Janice Oakley, 37, recalls the day she rolled out of bed three years ago to get ready to step into a college classroom for the first time in 17 years. She says she was nervous and lacked confidence, and that feeling clung to her all day. To top it off, she forgot to bring a pen to class. As she fumbled...

Gov. shutdown has little effect

Gov. shutdown has little effect

Raquel Hamner, Photography Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under front-page, News, Showcase

At midnight on Jan. 20, the U.S. government shut down when lawmakers couldn’t reach an agreement to fund it. Two days later, on Jan. 22, the Senate passed a temporary spending bill that reopened the government until Feb. 8. Still, the threat of another shutdown remains until congressional Republicans...

‘Fields of interest’ will salvage more credits

‘Fields of interest’ will salvage more credits

Editorial Board

February 1, 2018


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AACC will introduce a new program called “fields of interest” in the fall, and we like the idea. Here’s what it means: When you first came to AACC, odds are you didn’t bring a road map. Maybe you had an idea of where you were headed, but you couldn’t pinpoint a major. After checking out...

College opens late on 1st day

College opens late on 1st day

Alexandra Radovic, Associate Editor

February 1, 2018


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AACC opened late on the first day of the spring semester because of snow. Vice President of Learning Resources Management Melissa Beardmore decided to close the college until 1 p.m. on Jan. 17 because of snowfall the night before. “Every faculty member I spoke with was praying that the college...

Donations flood AACC; food pantry overflows

Donations flood AACC;  food pantry overflows

Mary Kane, Graphic Designer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Features, News

Thanks to an abundance of donations over the holidays, AACC’s food pantry is overflowing. The donors responsible for the success of the food pantry include participants in last year’s Turkey Trot, Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast and nursing convention. “The college community donated items...

Satellite locations offer AAs

Satellite locations offer AAs

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Features, News

Students can earn an associate degree in six majors without ever setting foot on the Arnold campus, and AACC administrators hope to grow that number. Although AACC has two satellite campuses and four smaller, off-site locations, the majority of degrees require students to attend at least some classes...

College moves closer to prize

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018


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AACC is still in the running alongside 45 other community colleges for a $1 million excellence award. In November, the Aspen Institute—an international, nonprofit education and policy studies think tank—invited 150 colleges from across the country to apply for the annual Aspen Prize for Community...

Winter weather keeps spring enrollment low

Winter weather keeps spring enrollment low

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018


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Students enrolled in spring classes especially late this spring due, in part, to the cold weather. AACC’s Vice President for Learning Mike Gavin said he is “convinced” the January cold snap caused students to enroll later than usual. Administrators usually cancel low-enrollment classes the Tuesday...

Student reporter starts campus news podcast

Student reporter starts campus news podcast

Sarah Noble, Social Media Manager

February 1, 2018


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Campus Current will air its first podcast, the “Riverhawk Report,” on Feb. 8. Daniel Salomon, a first-year transfer studies student and host of the new “Riverhawk Report,” said the monthly podcast will feature student newsmakers and campus news. His first podcast guest will be student trustee...

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