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Massachusetts Community College Advocacy Day

Wednesday October 23

8:00am-5:00pm

Massachusetts State House Great Hall

Join your fellow GCC students in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House for a day of action as we advocate for better funded, more affordable and accessible, quality public higher education in Massachusetts! Transportation to and from Boston (leave Greenfield at 8am to arrive by 10am) and breakfast + lunch provided; email mcenteem@gcc.mass.edu to sign up.

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College Visit: Elms @ GCC

Wednesday October 23

10:00am-1:00pm

Core Lobby

Did you know? Elms College offers bachelor's degree completion programs right here at GCC! If you have your associate degree, you can continue on to a four-year program right here on campus. Programs offered include Business Management and Marketing, Early Childhood Education and Care, Social Work, and Nursing. Everyone is invited to stop by a scheduled information session, or contact Elms Program Coordinator Tom Spiro at spirot@elms.edu any time.

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College Visit: Westfield State University Division of Continuing Ed

Wednesday October 23

10:00am-1:00pm

Core Lobby

Admissions reps share information about transfer to Westfield State University.

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Pop In Wednesday

Wednesday October 23

10:00am-4:00pm

C103 Office of Admission

Pop in any time on Wednesdays from 10am-4pm! Come for the popcorn and stay for a tour!

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STEM Week: "See Yourself in STEM"

Wednesday October 23

11:00am-2:00pm

Core Lobby

It’s #GCCSTEMWeek! Stop by for daily tabling of interactive, hands-on materials and activities showing off STEM-related attractions from all over campus! Each day, different staff, faculty, and students will be in the lobby to offer fun activities and present hands-on materials from projects related to STEM.

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#GCCSTEMWeek • New England Women in Energy & the Environment

Wednesday October 23

6:00pm-7:45pm

Library

It’s #GCCSTEMWeek! NEWIEE visits GCC to present a panel and networking event about women working in energy and the environment.

 

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Senior Summit

Thursday October 24

9:30am-11:00am

E114

An opportunity to build awareness of the resources for seniors currently available at GCC, and glean insights from seniors—how can we best serve you? RSVP to Judy Raper if you plan to attend.

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STEM Week: High School STEM Day

Thursday October 24

9:30am-1:00pm

It’s #GCCSTEMWeek! High school students visit campus to learn about science, technology, engineering and math—with a special opportunity to interact with animals from Animal Adventures Wildlife Rescue Center at 11:30am.

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College Visit: Springfield College

Thursday October 24

10:00am-1:00pm

Core Lobby

Admissions reps share information about transfer to Springfield College.

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STEM Week: "See Yourself in STEM"

Thursday October 24

11:00am-2:00pm

Core Lobby

It’s #GCCSTEMWeek! Stop by for daily tabling of interactive, hands-on materials and activities showing off STEM-related attractions from all over campus! Each day, different staff, faculty, and students will be in the lobby to offer fun activities and present hands-on materials from projects related to STEM.

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#GCCSTEMWeek • Let's Level Up: Colleagues & Friends as Mentors

Thursday October 24

5:00pm-8:00pm

Garden House at Look Park

Join Pioneer Valley Women in STEM! At this networking event, Becky Wai-Ling Packard underscores the power of mentoring to advance our academic and career outcomes. Register at http://bit.ly/WeLevelUp.

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HiSet Graduation

Thursday October 24

5:30pm-7:30pm

Cohn Family Dining Commons

A ceremony and reception for GED/HiSET graduates and their friends and families.

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OLP Free Climb

Friday October 25

8:30am-11:00am

N103 Climbing Wall

GCC’s Outdoor Leadership Program invites you to climb to new heights! Get a whole new perspective on things and join OLP twice a week every week!

Did you know that there is a climbing gym at GCC? You’re invited to tie in and climb with us! Open to all GCC students, faculty, and staff—come by any time or a few minutes or a few hours. No experience necessary, just bring yourself and we’ll fit you with a climbing harness, tie all of your knots, belay you as you ascend and coach you to climbing success. No skirts or dresses. You must wear shoes so be sure to bring a pair of shoes you can climb in!

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LAANE Conference with Dr. Saundra McGuire

Friday October 25

9:00am-3:00pm

Cohn Family Dining Commons

The Learning Assistance Association of New England (LAANE) holds its 36th annual fall conference. LAANE supports educators who are working with under-prepared, at-risk, and non-traditional students in their pursuit of a post-secondary education. This year’s theme “Metacognition and Support for Students: Let’s Think About This!” addresses the multiple topics, challenges, and opportunities we see in post-secondary education. Dr. Saundra McGuire, Director Emerita of the LSU Center for Academic Success and Retired Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry, will be the keynote speaker. In addition to the keynote speaker, there will be three one-hour breakout sessions. Learn more and register at laanechapter.org.

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Passionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch

Friday October 25

12:00pm-1:00pm

C201 President’s Conference Room

Join us for a screening of the documentary film Passionate Politics which tells the story of Charlotte Bunch, from idealistic young civil rights organizer to lesbian activist, to internationally-recognized leader of a campaign to put women’s rights on the global human rights agenda. Charlotte has been both a product and creator of her times: every chapter in her life is a chapter in the story of modern feminist activism, from its roots in the 1960’s struggles for social justice to international campaigns against gender-based violence today.

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GCC Day at Mike's Maze

Saturday October 26

11:00am-5:00pm

Mike’s Maze at Warner Farm

Come to hang out or help out! The GCC Foundation will be staffing the stations hidden within the famous Sunderland corn maze and giving out candy to maze-goers. Email us to volunteer for a two-hour shift (11-1, 1-3 or 3-5) or come by with your family and friends to enjoy the maze while helping raise money for GCC students! Mike’s Maze will donate $2 to the GCC Foundation for every ticket sold that day. All volunteers get free admission to the maze!

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College Visit: UMass-Amherst

Monday October 28

10:00am-1:00pm

Core Lobby

Admissions reps share information about and tips for transfer to UMass-Amherst. Make an advising appointment online!

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College Visit: Westfield State University

Monday October 28

10:00am-1:00pm

Core Lobby

Admissions reps share information about transfer to Westfield State University.

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Indigenous Peoples: Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

Monday October 28

12:00pm-1:00pm

N250 Humanities Studio

Come and learn about the vital role of indigenous peoples in addressing the challenges of global climate change, preserving biodiversity and finding our way forward to a truly sustainable development. Brian Keane has been working with indigenous communities around the world for over thirty years. He is founder and Chair of the Board of the international organization Land is Life where he served as Executive Director for over twenty years. In 2013 he was appointed by the Obama Administration as the first Advisor on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues for US Foreign Assistance. In this role, Mr. Keane worked to ensure that the US government was promoting indigenous peoples’ rights internationally, and creating policies, trainings and programs to not only ensure that US foreign assistance does no harm to indigenous peoples, but to also support indigenous communities in their efforts to protect their rights and determine their own futures. Currently he serves as an Expert Member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarship Info Session

Monday October 28

12:00pm-1:00pm

N247

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is currently open to community college students seeking to transfer to the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities for fall of 2020. The program provides up to $40,000 per year for up to three years to complete a bachelors degree, along with comprehensive educational advising.

GCC alum Amelia Strickland joins us to talk more about the scholarship application whose deadline is November 20th, 2019.

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