Who wants to win a scholarship? The education-focused website CourseHorse is offering a $1000 scholarship competition that is open to anyone enrolled part-time or full-time in New York. Recently launched in New York, the website works with schools to make it easy for students to take a variety of classes.
Read more details from their website below:
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2017
Award Announced: July 15, 2017
Application instructions: Create a short video (max 2 minutes) or short essay (max 1,000 words) explaining your personal goals and how taking classes will help you get there. To submit, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your video or your essay text in the body of the email. Please include “New York 2017 Learner’s Scholarship” in the subject line.
Tuesday, June 20: Writing Workshop sponsored by the ARC, 5-5:55 p.m. in Room 204
Thursday, June 22: Writing Workshop sponsored by the ARC, 11:40-12:35 p.m. in Room 204
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius
For the Winter 2017 semester, students were awarded academic honors in four categories. This week we recognize 43 students who earned a place on the President’s List. To be honored in this category, students must earn a semester GPA between 3.65 and 3.79, carry at least 12 credit hours, and earn no grade below a B. Congratulations to all!
Plaza College’s 100th Graduation Commencement will take place on Sunday, June 25th at 8:30 a.m. Graduation caps and gowns are now ready for pick up in the campus bookstore!
Monday – Thursday
Friday: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
*There are no pick up times on Saturdays or Sundays.
Before picking up your gown, remember to pay the graduation fee and pick up your tickets in Student Services. Students who ordered honor society regalia will receive an email from Dean Howle next week when it arrives and is ready for pick up.
Students walking must arrive at 8 a.m. at Queens College’s Kupferburg Center for the Arts wearing a pressed graduation robe. Make sure to bring your yellow photo card to be able to get a professional picture. Photos will be taken as you walk across the stage and the company will contact you via e-mail concerning your photos.
All guests require tickets, which students may pick up in student services. Seating for guests is on a first come, first serve basis. Students walking in the ceremony do not need a ticket as their seats are reserved. Faculty and staff will line up students to enter the assigned seating area.
Please note: No caps, gowns, or tickets will be brought to graduation for students who fail to pick up their materials. All graduation materials must be picked up at Plaza College by Friday, June 23.
If you have any further questions regarding the graduation, please contact Student Services!
On May 30, Clair Block, owner of Lex Court Reporting Agency, visited Plaza College to speak with court reporting students about freelance career opportunities. The workshop was offered twice in the afternoon on the Commons to discuss what awaits after graduation.
Lex agency has been in business for 25 years and has offices in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester. The agency has earned a Woman Business enterprise award for their service.
According to Block, the advantages of being a freelance reporter is that you make your own schedule. She encouraged court reporting students to finish school strong and consider the many options available in the profession. She added that Lex agency trains interns and has hired them to work for the agency to handle depositions, arbitrations, hearings, and EUOs (examination under oath).
Monday, June 12: Purchase Tickets for Saturday’s Spring Formal! Stop by the Student Life office
Monday-Tuesday: Graduation Regalia on sale for ASL, SKD, and STD members by the Student Life office
Tuesday, June 13: Writing Workshop sponsored by the ARC, 5-5:55 p.m. in Room 204
Thursday, June 15: Writing Workshop sponsored by the ARC, 11:40-12:35 p.m. in Room 204
Saturday, June 17: Plaza College Spring Formal from 6-10 p.m. on the Commons and Terrace with DJ, dancing, dinner, and crowning of a king and queen. Stop by the Student Life office to learn more!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson
For the Winter 2017 semester, students were awarded academic honors in four categories. This week we recognize 85 students who earned a place on the Trustees’ List. To be honored in this category, students must earn a semester GPA between 3.8 and 4.0, carry at least 12 credit hours, and earn no grade below a B. Congratulations to all!
In the article “Court Reporting Makes Comeback as More Legal Proceedings Demand Human Touch,” The Daily News reported on the rise of the profession’s need for human court reporters for important proceedings and highlighted Plaza’s new training program. Read more here!
Tuesday, June 6: Graduation Regalia goes on sale for ASL, SKD, and STD members at 11:40 a.m. by the Student Life office
Tuesday, June 6: Writing Workshop sponsored by the ARC, 5-5:55 p.m. in Room 204
Thursday, June 8: Writing Workshop sponsored by the ARC, 11:40-12:35 p.m. in Room 204
Monday-Friday: Tickets on sale for Spring Formal – Stop by the Student Life office
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.” – Lao Tzu
On April 8, Plaza College students, faculty, staff, administrators, and guests gathered on the Commons for the college’s fourth Artists’ Café. Performances by members from throughout the college community included dancing, acting, poetry, and rap.
Congratulations to all of the brilliant performers and authors as well as the amazing host and producer Dean Jonathan Howle. The Student Life Office also sends special thanks to the amazing stage crew.