HIGHLINE COLLEGE |Sat, Jul 11, 2020

Flood repair goes on at Lancer Café

Last Tuesday, Nov. 26, the Lancer Café on the first floor of Building 8 closed for further notice due to a flooding issue.

According to Barry Holldorf, the director of facilities, this week everything has been put back into place and is operational from the water damage.

A replacement piece has been ordered for the part on the radiator that burst causing the loss of 600 gallons of water, and until that piece is delivered the part on the radiator has been stopped off so that no more water will leak through.

According to Holldorf, the dry wall is drying out nicely, however the seams of the dry wall of the café will have to be touched up over mid- December winter break; it would cause too much dust during school time.

The Bistro on the second floor still remains open, and students will be able to purchase a few different hot food items including soup, pizza and hot dogs. Catering orders will still be available.

Welcome new program manager

Highline's new program manager for the Cohort Learning Communities is Krystal Welch. Her new job plays a role in supporting the school's cohort learning communities Umoja, Puente, and AANAPISI.

Welch's position is to provide administrative leadership for the Umoja Scholars program and centralize the support for cohort based learning communities for the purpose of collaborative programming and communication.

Welch's office is in Building 25 room 612, and her email is kwelch@highline.edu.

Get your flu shot

The flu vaccine clinic is still available today, organized by the Health and Life Science Club.

Students, faculty and staff are welcome to come by and get a flu shot. Be sure to bring your insurance identification card.

A limited number of free vaccines are available for uninsured students on a first come, first served basis.

The clinic will take place today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is located in Building 8 on the first floor in Mt. Constance and Mt. Olympus.

Have cocoa with the president

If students have something on their mind they are more than welcome to come sit down and have a chat with Highline President John Mosby over a cup of cocoa.

The event will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from noon to 2 p.m. and will be located in Building 8 on the first floor in Mt. Townsend.

Chill before Christmas

The Pacific Islander Club has organized a Christmas & Chill event, and all are invited.

Everyone who attends are encouraged to wear the best ugly sweater they own. Movies and food will be provided.

The event will take place on Friday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Building 25, room 619.

Turn in your rental books

Highline's 2019 Fall Quarter ends Friday, Dec. 13.

All rental textbooks or electronic rentals are due back to the Highline Bookstore no later than that day, and the bookstore will be closing at 3 p.m.

Join conferences for change

Applications for the Students of Color Conference (SOCC) and QTOPIA 2020 are now open.

SOCC is a three day event with workshops, activities and conversations to engage students on identity development, awareness of others, skills development, social justice/social activism and personal development.

QTOPIA 2020 is a two day event meant to create a liberating space to engage Queer individuals and their communities in a development of their sense of pride and belonging in Queer community and culture.

SOCC will take place at the Yakima Convention Center in Yakima on Thursday, April 23, 2020 to Saturday, April 25, 2020.

QTOPIA will take place at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia on Friday, May 8, 2020 to Saturday, May 9, 2020.

Students are required to be enrolled in at least one college credit to apply/travel and have at least a 2.5 GPA. The deadline to apply is by Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 by 5 p.m. and students can apply for both conferences on the same application.

The link to apply is http://bit.ly/SOCCQTOPIA20. If you have any questions email Edwina Fui at efui@highline.edu or Geomarc Panelo at gpanelo@highline.edu.

Read book with Highline

Highline has announced the 2020 NEA Read in collaboration with King County Library system and Seattle Pacific University. Highline has received a National Endowments for the Arts grant to bring the author Julie Otsuka to campus to discuss her 2002 novel, "When the Emperor was Divine."

The event will take place Monday, March 9, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. in Building 7.

The novel humanizes the experience of Japanese American internment by the United States Government during World War II. 50 free copies of the book will be available for Highline students.

As part of the Big Read, everyone is invited to a panel discussion called "Never Again: Reflections on the Mass Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II." The panel will feature experts on the subject and will take place Friday, Jan. 27, at 1:30 p.m. in Building 2.

The Big Read will also host a book discussion on "When the Emperor was Divine" on Monday, Feb. 24, at 12:30 p.m. in Building 8 Mt. Constance.