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Training for New Horseshoe Baltimore Casino
Gets Underway at BCCC
new Horseshoe Baltimore Casino held an open house this past Saturday for
its training academy to welcome individuals who have been selected to
participate in the inaugural BCCC-Horseshoe Casino table games training,
which began yesterday. As part of the event, students and their families
had the chance to see the facility, get some initial exposure to the type
of training they are
to receive and mingle with veteran Horseshoe Casino employees. Several of
the students in attendance were recruited from among 267 participants who
completed a casino orientation at one of the BCCC sessions offered during
February, March and April.
BCCC Gets Impressive Splash in The Daily Record’s
Higher Education Supplement
was featured prominently in the Friday, April 18 Higher Education
Supplement of The Daily Record for its Horseshoe Legendary Academy training.
View the attractive placement and photos of BCCC students and instructor
Linda Lomax here!
BCCC’s Got Talent Winners Announced!
The 4A Program, in conjunction with the Office of Student
Life, hosted the BCCC’s Got Talent event last Thursday. The College would
like to congratulate the top-three participants and thank everyone who took
First Place: Dancer Ta-Sean Yeargin
Second Place: Singer Alex Carrington
Third Place: Poet Chelsea Williams
Panther Pride Week is Here!
The Office of Student Life, in conjunction with the Student
Government Association, presents the 2014 Panther Pride Week! All members
of the BCCC community are invited to take part in the activities planned as
part of this week.
Today, April 29, will feature China Day,
taking place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre.
Click here to
view a schedule of all Panther Pride Week events.
China Day to Feature Lion Dancers and a Kung Fu Performance
International Students Club hosts China Day as part of its annual Heritage
Day observance, today, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fine
Arts Theatre. Come see the Lion Dancers from D.C., a Chinese history video
and Kung Fu performance in addition to traditional Chinese cuisine provided
by China Max. Guest speaker W. Fontaine Bell, director of the
Maryland-China Business Council, will bring comments.
Click here for event
program. For more information, contact Will Hug, International Student
Counselor, at 410-462-8360.
Help for Your Home Improvement Project?
The Business and Technology’s Construction Supervision program
will host a community outreach event today, April 29 from noon to 3 p.m.
in the Construction Lab (Room 175 of the Main Building). Attendees will
have the opportunity to complete service requests for construction and
remodeling activities. Many students in the program are construction
business owners or individuals who are willing to offer their services to
members of the BCCC community at discounted rates.
For additional information, click here or
call Solomon Fakinlede, program coordinator, at 410-462-8326.
BCCC Community Open House: Tomorrow!
Summer/Fall 2014 Community Open House will take place tomorrow, April
30 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Physical Education Center. The event will
feature workshops on:
5 Steps to Successful Enrollment
Student Success Advising
How to Pay for College
your friends and family to attend. Attendees
should bring their tax information to apply for Federal Financial Aid
Employer Visibility Day with Johns Hopkins University
are encouraged to attend Employer Visibility Day with the Johns Hopkins
University Bloomberg School of Public Health Wednesday, April 30 from 10
a.m. to noon in Room 106 of the Main Building. Students will have the
opportunity to speak to college representatives about part-time at
full-time positions. All students should bring an updated copy of their
Click here to learn more.
and Gender Studies: BCCC’s New Frontier
Dean Harris and Professor Moss will present a brief framework for a program
in Women’s and Gender Studies at BCCC tomorrow, April 30 from
noon to 1:15 p.m. in Room 310 of the Main Building. A women’s center, open
to students and the community, will also be discussed.
staff and students are all invited to attend. Your feedback and support is
critically important to the development of this new, exciting initiative.
Life Isn’t Fair Speaker Series:
From Prison Term to Graduate Degree
4A Program will present the latest installment of its Life Isn’t Fair
speaker series with Dewey Bozella, who spent 26 years in prison for a crime
he didn’t commit. Upon his release, Bozella went on to become a
professional boxer and earn his master’s degree. This event will take place
tomorrow, April 30 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre.
Click here to learn more
about Bozella’s story. An event flyer can be accessed here.
A New Look and Feel for www.bccc.edu!
you ready for a new look? The College’s IAMR division has launched a
College website revitalization project to improve site navigation, content
consistency and visual look and appeal. The Website Advisory Group,
consisting of faculty and staff from across the college met on March 31 to
start the upgrade project. The website is being transformed using current
web trends, analytical data and best practices in higher education. The new
site will support mobile platforms and provide site architecture focused on
student, faculty and staff engagement.
want your input! We want you to be a part of this exciting project by
giving us your opinion about the current site. Please take a few minutes to
answer survey questions at: we
want your opinion.
faculty and staff can expect to see a new and redesigned site by the Fall
2014 semester. The site will feature easier navigation and will be more
user-friendly and student-focused.
watching for more details about the website redesign!
Annual Library Book Sale is Here!
annual library book sale is going on now though Monday, May 5 at the Bard Library. The library is seeking gently
used books and other materials for use in the sale. Want to donate your
used books to the library?
410-462-8230 to make arrangements to drop
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s Public Safety Forum
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor of Baltimore, and Anthony W. Batts, Police
Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department, for the Public Safety
Forum Monday, May 5 at 7 p.m at the Jewish Community Center (5700
Park Heights Avenue). Come out and be heard! Don’t miss out on your
opportunity to express your views on public safety in Baltimore. Click here for more
Reserve Your Spot: Faculty Affairs Retirement Dinner
2014 Faculty Affairs Retirement Dinner will be held Thursday, May 15
from 6 to 10 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Baltimore North-Pikesville.
Admission is $45 per person.
event will celebrate the accomplishments of four BCCC faculty members who
have dedicated long years of distinguished service to students.
deadline for reservations is Friday, May 9. Payment must accompany
Click here for more information
and the reservation form.
Volunteers Needed for Commencement
2014 BCCC Commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, June 7. The College
needs the following volunteer help:
up graduating students, provide front door support, assist with graduating
student check-in/name card distribution, escort VIPS
with front door support to ensure students are escorted to proper areas,
assist with graduating student check-in/name card distribution, escort VIPS
with platform robing, as well as faculty, staff and graduating student
in volunteering? Email Tina Scott, Coordinator of BCCC Commencement
Volunteers and Training, at email@example.com.
Volunteer registrations must be received by Thursday, May 15 at 5 p.m.
R.E.S.P.E.C.T: Unlocking the Matters of the Heart
Office of Student Life, in conjunction with the Civility, Sensitivity and
Diversity Planning Committee will host the fourth annual R.E.S.P.E.C.T.-
Unlocking Matters of the Heart event. This year’s event will feature
sessions on dating and domestic violence, healthy relationships, gender
roles and LGBTQ issues. The event is set to take place Thursday, May 1
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mini Conference Center. Light refreshments
will be provided. Additional details will be announced here in the upcoming
outside of Fine Arts Theatre
presentation by Dr. Richard Bucher, Fine Arts Theatre
Speaker presentation: Traciana Graves,
Fine Arts Theatre
Dating and Domestic Violence (facilitated by
Keyandra Brisco from Children and Family Services), Fine Arts Theatre
Healthy Relationships (facilitated by
Gregory M. Hunter, MCP., MS., LCSW-C-Addiction Counseling and Tope Aje,
M. ED, MS, NCC, LGPC), Mini Conference Center
Gender Roles (facilitated by Dr. Meta Harris,
Associate Dean, Education and Social and Behavioral Sciences and Dr. Boyd
Servio-Mariano, Assistant Professor, Education and Social and Behavioral
Sciences), Mini Conference Center
LGBTQ Issues (facilitated by Jill Weaverling, Chase
Brexton Health Care), Fine Arts Theatre
lunch, Mini Conference Center
BCCC is Hiring!
New Positions Posted!
Office of Human Resources is seeking qualified candidates for the following
- Manager of Non-Credit Health Care
- Instructional Specialist,
- Accountant I – General
- Clerical/Office Assistant
- Helpdesk Specialist I
Click here to learn more
about these positions! Please visit the link to all BCCC Jobs in the left-hand column above!
Upcoming: Final Exam Week
exam week will be held Monday, May 19 through Sunday, May 25.
Click here for more
information, including instructions about administering final exams and
details about final course grade submissions.
State Comptroller to Headline
BCCC Tax Symposium
BCCC Inaugural Tax Symposium will be held Wednesday, May 7 from 6
to 9 p.m. in the Mini Conference Center. Speakers will include Peter
Franchot, Maryland State Comptroller of the Treasury, Carl Stokes,
Baltimore City Councilman and Chair of Budget, Taxation and Economic
Development and Arun Subhas, partner at Ernst & Young, a global
consulting firm. The event is free and open to members of the community.
more information contact Accounting Program Coordinator Professor Brian
R.Lazarus, MBA,CPA, at 410-462 7468 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or Associate Dean Bryant Evans, MPA at 410-462-7696 or email@example.com.
Knowledge Is Power Learning Forum
The Journal of Higher Education Excellence, in conjunction with the
Department of English, Humanities, Visual and Performing Arts, will host
the Knowledge is Power – Register for Summer/Fall 2014 Classes at
Baltimore City Community College event. This learning forum will
feature Darrin Henson from the film “Soul Food” and Dr. Sabrina Jackson, an
author from Detroit.
event is free to the public and will be held Sunday, May 18 at 3
p.m. in the Mini Conference Center. For further information, contact
professor Vance at 410-462-7745 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to
view an event flyer.
FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) Training
second FMLA training session for directors, supervisors and managers will
be held Thursday, May 22 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Mini
Conference Center. This training session will be limited to 35 attendees
and will cover the following:
role in FMLA compliance
Asked Questions about FMLA
of FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Compensation laws
between intermittent FMLA and full FMLA
contact Ms. Michelle Williams, HR Employee Labor Relations Administrator,
to RSVP for a specific date.
Alert to Students: New Scholarship Opportunity
Board of Trustees of The John J. Leidy Foundation, Inc. awarded the BCCC
Foundation $2,200 to put toward student scholarships. These scholarships
will be awarded for Fall 2014 semester students who reside in Maryland,
have demonstrated financial need and are in good academic standing.
may go to www.bcccfoundation.org/scholarships
to download an application and apply for all of the BCCC Foundation
applications must be received by June 15.
further information, contact Myra Derbyshire at the BCCC Foundation at
Reminder from the ITS Security Office: Data Security and You
Click here to view
information from the ITS Security Office about data security and to learn
about the importance of being mindful of it both at work and on-the-go.
Business and Finance Reminder: Budget Deadlines
The preparation of next year’s operating budget is currently underway. The
FY15 budget follows a modified zero-base and includes a component for
linking all expenditures to the College’s Strategic Plan.
note the following budget deadlines:
May 5 – Budgets due back to Budget Office
May 15 – College budget due to President
May 27 - Budget approved by Board of Trustees
Reminders from the E-Learning Department:
Your Course for the Quality Matters (QM) Review:
you taught an online or hybrid course for more than four semesters, please
consider submitting your course for the Quality Matters (QM) review.
The advantages for having
your online or hybrid course QM recognized are:
- Personal and professional recognition of a high-quality online/hybrid course
- Middle States commendations for maintaining online
offerings of high quality
- Creating a culture of excellence in the Academic
- Having your course acknowledged on the QM website
Steps for having your online or
hybrid course QM recognized and timeline.
- Respond to this email and copy your associate dean
and dean, indicating your willingness and commitment to follow through
- Enroll and complete successfully the two-week
course called Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR). The
course is free for all attendees (a $25 per person technology fee will
be paid by the E-Learning Department). The course will be taught by
Diana Zilberman and offered from Wednesday, June 4 through
Wednesday, June 18.
- Prepare your course for the QM review by the end of
- Submit your course for review in September
- Have your course QM recognized in December
E-Learning Department would like to have at least 15 faculty members
participate in this process. If you are interested, email Diana Zilberman
and associate deans, please encourage your faculty to have their online or
hybrid courses QM reviewed. Many thanks for your support in this effort!
the Impact of E-Learning at Community Colleges:
Instructional Technology Council (ITC) recently published information about
the impact of E-Learning at community colleges. Click here
to view the article and learn more about how technology has affected
teaching and learning in higher education.
Health Holiday Announcement
The Department of Budget and Management has announced its approval for FY14
employee health holidays during the month of April. Bi-weekly employees
will receive two health holidays. No health deductions (dental, medical and
prescription) will be taken from regular employee paychecks for these
health holidays on April 9 and April 23.
because April has three pay period ending dates for regular bi-weekly
employees, all health deductions (dental, medical, prescription, term life,
AD&D, Flex Spending and Long Term care) will be skipped for the pay
period ending date April 29. These will be reflected in paychecks issued
bi-weekly employees will receive three consecutive paychecks with no or
limited health deductions.
New Shuttle Bus Hours Now in Effect
BCCC shuttle bus service will operate under the following schedule through the rest of the semester:
Pavilion and UMI Building
Building and West Pavilion
schedule will repeat hourly, with the last stop at Liberty Campus at 10
p.m. Persons needing special accommodations should contact Public Safety at
First Steps to Retirement Planning Workshop Coming to BCCC
Maryland Supplemental Retirement Plans will present First Steps to
Retirement Planning, a half-day seminar that will help early to
mid-career State employees make sound financial decisions in planning for
seminar will be held Wednesday, May 28 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
in the Mini Conference Center.
- Your Pension
- Understanding Social Security
- Overview of 401(k)/457/403(b)
- How to read your MSRP Statement and Using the
Interactive Retirement Planning Tool
- The seminar will also include one-on-one
you would like to attend the seminar, please verify with your supervisor
that you may attend and send your information to email@example.com.
Click here to view an event
flyer and learn more about how to reserve a spot.
May 2014 Assessment Newsletter Now Available
4 of the Assessment Newsletter, distributed by Academic Affairs, is now
available! Click here
to access it.
prior newsletters can be accessed here.
The Professional Development Calendar Has Been Updated!
on the links below to review the Professional Development calendar and
descriptions for upcoming workshops.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Your supervisor MUST be copied. It is
not necessary to copy HR staff. We will access your request through the
PDregister web account.
Business and Finance News - Fiscal Year End
In preparation for the end of the fiscal
year, please note and adhere to the following deadlines:
submitting FY15 requisitions to the Procurement Office
request for any requisitions using FY14 funding, providing all backup
documentation is included
travel reimbursements for payment in FY14 to Accounts Payable. If travel
is in June, then submit by July 3
spring tuition reimbursement requests to
holders must submit May 2014 CPC statements with original receipts to the
holders must submit June 2014 CPC statements with original
receipts to the Procurement Office
to the College’s Cash Management Procedures, any checks made out to
Baltimore City Community College must be given to General Accounting for
processing. Please do not bring any checks to the Cashier’s window.
Failure to comply with established procedures may result in an audit
finding for the College. If you have any questions, please contact the
General Accounting/Bursar’s Office.
Office-Main Building, Room 51C
Pavilion, Room 228
Pavilion, Room 237
Life Sciences Building Update: Fourth Floor Now Open
fourth floor labs of the Life Sciences Building are now open. All students
should go to the fourth floor for their scheduled labs. Biology 102 lab
students should go to Room 409.
Click here to access
current information for all Life Sciences Building moves for the upcoming
semester. Work continues on the building and more information should be
remember that there is no parking permitted under the LSB during
construction. Those who park there will be ticketed and towed immediately!
Tell Your Students: Legendary Academy Info Sessions
any of your students looking for a job? Be sure to tell them about the
Legendary Academy, a two-day class designed to provide further information
about the Horseshoe Casino opening in Baltimore later this year. Six
sessions will be held through April. This
class will teach attendees more about the Horseshoe Casino brand, hiring
requirements and current job opportunities available. Those who attend the
Legendary Academy will receive special hiring consideration.
Click here to learn more,
including when the six sessions will take place and how to RSVP.