January 23: This Week at Plaza

January 23, 2017

Monday, Jan. 23: Open Labs Begin for Winter 2017

Monday, Jan. 23: Stand Out! Professional Etiquette Workshop at 1:15 p.m. in the BBA Center by the Commons

Tuesday, Jan. 24: Fall 2016 Academic Honors Certificates ready for pick-up

Tuesday, Jan. 24: Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Prevention Workshop, 11:45 a.m. in the BBA Center by the Commons

Tuesday, Jan. 24: Grammar Workshop for DE93, LL57, LL61, LL254, LL290 – 5:00-5:55 p.m. in Room 204

Wednesday, Jan. 25: Alpha Sigma Lambda meetings in the BBA Center by the Commons at 11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 26: Performing Arts Society meetings, 11:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.; Ambassadors Club meetings 12:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the BBA Center by the Commons

Thursday, Jan. 26: Grammar Workshop for DE93, LL57, LL61, LL254, LL290 – 11:40-12:35 p.m. in Room 204

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.” – Pope Paul VI

Open Labs Start Monday

January 20, 2017

On Monday, January 23, open labs will begin for the Winter 2017 semester. Computer labs will be open and staffed according to the schedule below, which is also available in the library. Remember that only water is allowed in computer labs! Food and other beverages must be kept on the Commons.


  • 10-11:35 a.m., Room 207
  • 1:15-2:45 p.m., Room 207
  • 2:50-4:20 p.m., Room 212
  • 5:00-6:00 p.m., Room 202


  • 10:05-11:35 a.m., Room 209
  • 11:40-12:40 p.m. (College Hour), Room 201
  • 12:40-2:10 p.m., Room 207 (Tuesdays only)
  • 2:15-3:45 p.m., Room 212
  • 5:00-6:00 p.m., Room 201

Saturday: 12:30-3:30 p.m., Room 212

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Plaza Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 18, 2017

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On Thursday, students and faculty gathered in the Commons to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., before the holiday weekend. Volunteers joined together to present shared readings of King’s legendary “I Have a Dream” speech during College Hour and again at 5:30 p.m.

Students listened intently to the inspirational words and discussed how they are still relevant today, and the full video of the speech played throughout the day on the Commons.

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January 16: This Week at Plaza

January 16, 2017

Monday, Jan. 16: No classes

Tuesday, Jan. 17: ARC Opens for Winter 2017

Tuesday, Jan. 17: Dress Code Fashion Show at 11:45 and 5:15 p.m. – Contact Student Life to sign up.

Thursday, Jan. 19: Stand Out! Professional Etiquette Workshop at 11:45 and 5:15 p.m. – Contact Student Life for more details.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” – Abraham Lincoln

New Honors Induction Ceremony Photos!

January 14, 2017

Don't miss these new photos from Plaza College's 2016 Honor Society Induction Ceremony in November!

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ARC Opens Tuesday

January 13, 2017

On Tuesday, January 17, the Academic Resources Center (ARC) will open for the winter 2017 semester. The ARC has tutors available Monday through Friday in a variety of subjects as well as computers available on a first come, first served basis. Students are asked to sign in on the laptop by the door when they arrive.

ARC Hours

Monday/Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday/Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

To guarantee a tutor is available, students should call the ARC at 718-779-1430, ext. 3354, or stop by the ARC to make an appointment. The ARC will also offer weekly writing workshops beginning on January 24. For additional information, visit the ARC website.

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Winter 2017 Classes Begin Tomorrow!

January 11, 2017

Day and extended day classes resume tomorrow, January 12. Whether your first class is this week or next week, remember to come prepared with your student ID to swipe into the building and all the school supplies you will need to take notes and stay organized for your classes. Also, don’t forget to be in dress code!

Tomorrow is also Student Life's celebration of the life, words, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Respond to your email from Dean Howle to participate in a shared reading of King's "I Have a Dream" speech on the Commons.

Remember to check your most recent class schedule and your Fall 2016 grades on Plaza College’s MyPortal. The add/exchange period for Winter 2017 will end on Monday, January 23. Students who wish to make a change to their schedule must visit Student Services by that day; if you have any questions, please see Student Services.


January 9: This Week at Plaza

January 9, 2017

Monday, Jan. 9: ARC Open for Intersession

Tuesday, Jan. 10: Last Day ARC Open for Intersession

Tuesday, Jan. 10: First-semester Student Orientation – Contact Admissions for details

Thursday, Jan. 12: Classes Begin

Thursday, Jan. 12: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration – Students and staff present the “I Have a Dream” speech from 11:45-12:30 and 5:15-6:00 on the Commons. Contact Dean Howle if you wish to participate!

Monday, Jan. 16: No classes

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.” – Cavett Robert

Student Reviews: “Kinky Boots”

January 6, 2017

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Just before final exams, students in Professor Butchy’s Modern Drama class enjoyed a field trip to the award-winning Broadway musical Kinky Boots. Read some of the student reviews below!

Guillermo Huerta Jr.: Todrick Hall’s performance as Lola was dazzling, enchanting, funny, and superb. I also very much enjoyed Killian Donnelly’s character as Charlie Price; his performance was vibrant and spectacular. The singing was also wonderful and joyous. I would rate this show a 10 from a scale of 1 to 10!

Sisha Khan: In Harvey Fierstein’s play Kinky Boots, the audience had no choice but to be totally hypnotized into a fabulous world of Price and Son’s shoe factory. The play is about a boy that inherited his father’s shoe company, one in which he has to try to save from going out of business, despite not wanting anything to do with the company in the first place. Luckily by fate, he met a drag queen who he later on realized was also a wonderful performer, and they connected as friends. That person influenced and motivated him to turn the shoe business around by making a whole new brand of shoes for performers that perform in drag who lack a good, sturdy, yet attractive pair of pair of boots.

Jennifer Moreira: I was most impressed by the scenic design done by David Rockwell. The props and the way all the objects just flowed together so easily from one scene to the next was absolutely breathtaking. Everything about this play was brilliant. Todrick Hall was an angel sent from heaven to play Lola!

Fnu Kamanpreet: Kinky Boots directed by Jerry Mitchell is a fun, jaw-dropping, and outstanding show. The audience gets to see how two extremely different men work together and save the shoe company. The audience can also see amazing dance performances throughout the show. The best actor of the play is Todrick Hall. He did justice to the role, and his dance moves and way of speaking everything is superb. He just nailed the expressions and movements.

Tonisha Venson: Todrick Hall really got into character and was able to make the audience laugh and even shed a tear. Haven Burton who played Lauren was another favorite of mine. She was hilarious and played her character so well! Randy Houston Mercer, who was in charge of the makeup, did an amazing job. The makeup on Lola was my favorite because her makeup color coordination went well with her bold personality and unique wardrobe. Josh Marquette is in charge of the hair designs in the play, and his work was beautiful. I liked how he switched up the looks for his wigs according to the character and scene. The wigs came in different colors, many lengths and amazing styles (that I will absolutely try in the future)!


Apply Now for Winter 2017 School of Business and Technology

January 4, 2017

Are you interested in a career in business or technology? Whether you are entering college for the first time, thinking about changing careers, or transferring from another institution, Plaza College is ready to help find a program that is right for you.

At Plaza’s School of Business and Technology, expert professors prepare students at the associate and baccalaureate level to compete in the dynamic business community of New York City. Students have several areas they can major in:

  • Business Administration Management, BBA
  • Business Administration, AAS
  • Accounting and Information Systems, AOS
  • Administrative Studies, AOS

With extensive student support services and a prime location in Forest Hills, Plaza has everything you need to succeed. The Winter 2017 semester begins in January, so contact us today! Call admissions at 718-505-4188 or send us a message.


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