February 20: This Week at Plaza

February 20, 2017

Monday, February 20: No classes – President’s Day

Tuesday-Friday: Last week to pick up Academic Honors Certificates in Student Life Office

Tuesday-Thursday: Artists’ Café Auditions – See Professor Butchy in the Student Life office

Tuesday, Feb. 21: LinkedIn Tips and Professional Headshots 11:40-12:40 in the Commons – Dress your best and get a free headshot taken by a professional photographer! Visit the Office of Career Services for more details.

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Grammar Workshop for DE93, LL57, LL61, LL254, LL290 from 5:00-5:55 p.m. in Room 204.

Thursday, Feb. 23: LinkedIn Tips and Professional Headshots 11:40-12:40 in the Commons – Dress your best and get a free headshot taken by a professional photographer! Visit the Office of Career Services for more details.

Thursday, Feb. 23: Grammar Workshop for DE93, LL57, LL61, LL254, LL290 from 11:40-12:35 p.m.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” – George Washington Carver


Congratulations Fall 2016 President’s List Honorees!

February 17, 2017

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For the Fall 2016 semester, students were awarded academic honors in four categories. This week we recognize 18 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!

  • Aman, Lucrecia
  • Bravo Panamito, Luis
  • Chilatra, Jessica
  • Dash, Lisa
  • Edwards, Breana
  • Feliciano-Castillo, Courine
  • Galarza, Melissa
  • Grippo, Kayla
  • Hoosein, Chandroutie
  • Lee, Yujeong
  • Longford, Safiyah
  • Nerys, Angela
  • Roque, Elsa
  • Thervil, Natalie
  • Tinsley, Shaquanna
  • Trumpet, Tandrea
  • Velecela, Nube
  • Williams, Youlanda

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Students Compete in Black History Month Trivia Contest

February 15, 2017

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Yesterday, students competed in Plaza’s first Black History Month “Who Am I?” Trivia Contest on the Commons. Enthusiastic contestants listened to clues about famous African Americans in history and raced to identify who they are. Congratulations to winners Blondine Souffrant and Jacqualine Rowe! Each earned a $25 gift card.

Watch the Commons television to learn more about the famous people highlighted in the contest, and get ready for a celebration on February 28. Student Life will sponsor a Cultural Luncheon and Poetry Slam on the Commons. To help with the event, stop by the Student Life office!

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February 13: This Week at Plaza

February 13, 2017

Monday-Thursday: Artists’ Café Auditions – See Professor Butchy in the Student Life office

Tuesday, Feb. 14: Flower Day – Pick up your order in the Student Life office

Tuesday, Feb. 14: “Who Am I?” Black History Month Trivia Contest with prizes at 11:45 a.m. on the Commons

Tuesday, Feb. 14: Grammar Workshop for DE93, LL57, LL61, LL254, LL290 from 5:00-5:55 p.m. in Room 204.

Thursday, Feb. 16: ZUMBA class by 24 Hour Fitness on the Commons from 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 16: Grammar Workshop for DE93, LL57, LL61, LL254, LL290 from 11:40-12:35 p.m.

Monday-Friday: Academic Honors Certificates available for pick-up in Student Life Office

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.” – Booker T. Washington


Congratulations Fall 2016 Trustees’ List Honorees!

February 10, 2017

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For the Fall 2016 semester, students were awarded academic honors in four categories. This week we recognize 59 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!

  • 1.         Abreu, Yudelca
  • 2.         Almanzar, Marcos
  • 3.         Aminova, Juliette
  • 4.         Anderson, Tanasia
  • 5.         Anissi, Carolina
  • 6.         Annamanthadoo, Bryan
  • 7.         Bailey, Traci
  • 8.         Baksh, Ameena
  • 9.         Batista, Cinnamon
  • 10.       Batista, Cristine
  • 11.       Belendes, Violeta
  • 12.       Berges, Jessica
  • 13.       Butt, Ernest
  • 14.       Cabrera, Geraldine
  • 15.       Cepeda, Rosaura
  • 16.       Clarke, Destinee
  • 17.       Dearce, Sylvia
  • 18.       Delgado, Katherinne
  • 19.       Diaz, Helen
  • 20.       Doble, Gabriella
  • 21.       Dutan, Rosa
  • 22.       Ellis, Donna
  • 23.       Ferrer, Diana
  • 24.       Fielack, George
  • 25.       Garcia, Janet
  • 26.       Giraldo, David
  • 27.       Gong, Minhee
  • 28.       Harris Dinham, Natalah
  • 29.       Hernandez-Arevalo, Mirna
  • 30.       Huerta Jr, Guillermo
  • 31.       Hunt, Natalya
  • 32.       Jimenez, Rosa
  • 33.       Jordan, Jeanique
  • 34.       Kamanpreet, Fnu
  • 35.       Karonboch, Nesrine
  • 36.       Kaur, Paramjit
  • 37.       Khan, Sisha
  • 38.       Labriola, Marisa
  • 39.       Leston, Alejandro
  • 40.       Lewis, Latondra
  • 41.       Londono, Eliana
  • 42.       Lopez, Priscilla
  • 43.       Lowery, Karisma
  • 44.       Mitchell, Yasmine
  • 45.       Modlin, Simone
  • 46.       Molina, Dahiana
  • 47.       Morales, Melannie
  • 48.       Morris, Joanna
  • 49.       Pena, Yenny
  • 50.       Phillips, Camille
  • 51.       Quizhpi, Janet
  • 52.       Saha, Smriti
  • 53.       Santucci, Karen
  • 54.       Then Santana, Rayderd
  • 55.       Tineo Fernandez, Erydania
  • 56.       Valdez, Denisse
  • 57.       Vicens, Samantha
  • 58.       White Jessie, Latonia
  • 59.       Williams, Monique

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Audition for the Arists’ Café Today!

February 8, 2017

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The Winter 2017 Plaza College Artists’ Café is looking for students, faculty, staff, and alumni who want to share their talents! Plaza’s fourth Artists’ Café will be held on Saturday, April 8, and we are looking for singers, dancers, writers, actors, musicians, artists, and photographers to audition.

Past Artists’ Cafés have featured a wide variety of talent, from singers to dancers to instrumentalists to rappers. Actors may perform monologues or be cast in scenes, and writers may compose original poems or fiction to read or have performed by other actors. If you are an artist or photographer, we may be able to display your work. Those who have a talent for fashion or wish to assist backstage are also welcome!

Auditions will continue until Friday, February 17. Anyone interested in participating should stop by the Office of Student Life to see Professor Butchy!

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February 6: This Week at Plaza

February 6, 2017

Monday, Feb. 6: Flower Day orders begin

Monday, Feb. 6: Plaza Parents and Plaza Pride meetings in the BBA Center at 11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 7: Plaza Medical Society and Plaza Business Society meetings in the BBA Center at 12:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 7: Grammar Workshop for DE93, LL57, LL61, LL254, LL290 from 5:00-5:55 p.m. in Room 204.

Thursday, Feb. 9: Grammar Workshop for DE93, LL57, LL61, LL254, LL290 from 11:40-12:35 p.m.

Monday-Friday: Academic Honors Certificates available for pick-up in Student Life Office

Monday-Saturday: Bookstore Open

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi


Place Your Flower Day Order Now!

February 5, 2017

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Starting Monday, Feb. 6, the Student Life Office will begin taking orders for Plaza College's 2nd Annual Flower Day. Inspired by student Whitney Wright, Flower Day began last year as a way to show appreciation for others in the Plaza community while supporting Safe Horizon.

Anyone in the Plaza community may participate and send a rose to show love, friendship, or appreciation to someone else at Plaza! Stop by the Student Life office on the Commons to order a rose for another student, faculty, staff, or administration member. You will be able to select a color and write a personal card, which the recipients will be notified to pick up on Tuesday, February 14.

Each rose costs $8.00; $6 covers the cost of the rose, and $2 will go to Safe Horizon, an organization that helps families dealing with domestic violence. Roses may be ordered on the following days:

  • Monday, Feb. 6: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 7: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 8: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 9: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 10: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 13: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Donation Drive to Benefit Safe Horizon Begins

February 3, 2017

Plaza has a long history of working to help families struggling with domestic violence through its partnership with Safe Horizon. Now for the first time, Sigma Tau Delta is sponsoring a donation drive to benefit Safe Horizon.

From now until March 31, the honor society will be collecting toiletries and school supplies to donate to women, men, and children living in shelters. All donations should be dropped off at the Student Life office. Safe Horizon provides all types of support to victims of violence and their families.

New, unused toiletries of all types are welcome, including toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, mouthwash, deodorant, shaving cream, brushes, combs, hair accessories, lip balm, cotton swabs, and feminine products. School supplies and donations for children are also welcome, such as diapers, baby wipes, crayons, pens, pencils, coloring books, and notebooks.

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Safe Horizon Leads Dating Abuse Workshop

February 1, 2017

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On January 24, Safe Horizon representative Paulina Solis-Loza led a workshop on the Commons to discuss dating violence and the impact it has on young women and men. She explained that dating violence is a pattern of abusive behavior used to maintain power and control over someone in a dating relationship and that this can occur across all relationships, regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, or sexual identity.

Forms of dating violence include physical, verbal, sexual, and emotional and psychological. The impacts a victim of dating violence may experience are feelings of guilt, shame, embarrassment, or self-blame. Often a victim may become angry, depressed, or develop low self-esteem. Victims may also experience memory problems or symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) because of the impact of abuse.

Solis-Loza encouraged students to watch for warning signs of abuse:

  • Name calling or yelling
  • Isolating from friends and family
  • Explosive outbursts after minor frustrations
  • Tendency to throw or break objects in a fit of rage
  • Controlling behavior related to texting or social media

If you are a victim or know someone who may be facing abuse, always remember not to blame the victim or pass judgement. You can seek help in several ways.

  • Speak with a trusted family member or close friend.
  • Go to a Safe Horizon location.
  • Call 1.800.621.HOPE or a similar hotline.
  • If you are in serious danger, call 911.
  • To obtain brochures from the workshop or more information, stop by the Student Life office on the Commons.

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