Plaza’s Valentine’s Day Bake Sale for Safe Horizon

February 15, 2019

Thank you to everybody who participated in this years Valentine’s Day Bake Sale and Raffle, donations were collected for Safe Horizon!

 

Safe Horizon, the nation’s leading victim assistance organization. Their mission is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.

Safe Horizon works to prevent domestic and community violence and provides support to victims. They have a 24-hour hotline at 1-800-621-4673. On campus, Dean Loffert is also able to assist and may be contacted for more information.

 

 


Court Reporting & Captioning Week @Plaza

February 11, 2019

 

Welcome to the 2019 Court Reporting & Captioning Week!

 

 

List of Events:

Monday – February 11th

  • Guest Speakers (in the Commons):
    • Joshua Edwards, CART Provider – 10 a.m.
    • Pamela Fuller, Queens Grand Jury Reporter – 1 p.m
    • Michelle Temkin, CART/Captioner – 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday – February 12th

  • Game Day: Family Feud in the Commons – 12:30 p.m & 6 p.m.

Wednesday – February 13th

  • NCRA Student Speed Contest – (Open to all speedbuilding classes)
    • In celebration of Court Reporting & Captioning Week (Feb. 9-16), the NCRA Student/Teacher Committee is sponsoring a Mardi Gras-themed speed test open to all students at varying test speeds. The tests consist of five minutes of dictation at a speed level that each individual student is either currently working on or has just passed. In order to be eligible to win, students must pass the test with 96 percent accuracy. One Literary and one Q&A test will be offered, and the faculty at each school will be responsible for dictating and grading the material.

HOW TO WIN

  • All students who pass a test are eligible for prizes; winners will be drawn at random for first (gold), second (purple), and third (green) prizes.- Gold beads prize: NCRA’s RPR Study Guide ($125 value)- Green beads prize: $25 Starbucks gift cardAll students who participate in the contest, even if they don’t pass a test, will have their names and schools published in the student newsletter and the JCR. NCRA wants to showcase the hard work that students and schools are doing to promote the court reporting and captioning professions.
  • – Purple beads prize: Choice of a one-year NCRA student membership ($46 value) or one leg of the RPR Skills Test ($72.50 value)
  • More information to come!

Thursday – February 14th

  • School trip to the Kew Gardens Courthouse
Also this Week:
Feb.12: Sigma Kappa Delta African American Poetry Slam, @ 11:35am
Bring your own or select from a variety of poems to be read in honor of celebrating notable authors for African American History Month! Pizza will be served!
Feb.14: Valentine’s Day Bake Sale & Sigma Kappa Delta Raffle Kickoff! @ 11:35am
Cupcakes, cookies, pies oh my! All sweets are for purchase so come out and support our goal to raise funds for Safe Horizon-a non profit organization helping domestic violence victims and their families. We will also be kicking off the Sigma Kappa Delta Raffle! Tickets can be bought and placed in the raffle for a chance to win a variety of prizes! $1 per ticket or 6 for $5.

Safe Horizon Workshop

February 6, 2019
Student Life hosted two representatives from Safe Horizon, the nation’s leading victim assistance organization. Their mission is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.
 
The presentation reviewed the definitions and dynamics of intimate partner violence, which included the effects of ongoing abuse. Most importantly, resources and options were shared as well!
Safe Horizon works to prevent domestic and community violence and provides support to victims. They have a 24-hour hotline at 1-800-621-4673. On campus, Dean Loffert is also able to assist and may be contacted for more information.
Thank you to everyone who participated!

Watch Plaza on NY1 !

February 4, 2019

You can also view this story by Spectrum Noticias NY1 in Spanish, by going to the following link.

https://www.ny1noticias.com/nyc/noticias/noticias/2019/02/02/ofrecen-una-cl-nica-dental-gratuita-para-los-ni-os-de-queens?cid=facebook_NY1_Noticias&fbclid=IwAR1cyfFyXf7OiROLqehVIlI4O9N98MRkmhQKV2wrNL_HYjiLX_v9T3tOHJU#

Events this week from Student Life

Feb.5: Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Workshop@ 11:35amJoin us in a presentation from Safe Horizon, as they review the definitions and dynamics of intimate partner violence. They will also touch upon trauma and the effects of ongoing abuse. Resources and options will be discussed as well. 

Feb.7: Valentine’s Day Bake Sale Fundraiser Sign up! @ 11:35amSupport our annual Valentine’s Day Bake Sale by volunteering to bake a cake, cookies or other goodies! If you aren’t available to sign up during college hour, please stop into the Student Life office or email studentlife@plazacollege.edufor more information on how to get involved! The official bake sale will take place on February 14th. All proceeds are donated to Safe Horizon!


NY1 Visits Plaza!

February 1, 2019

As we kick-start our celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, we received a visit from Spectrum News NY1 to feature our Community Dental Clinic! NY1 will showcase our initiative to provide free visits to children under the age of 17 during the month of February!

Keep an eye out for the segment, which will air on NY1 in the next few days.

Thank you to everyone involved!

If you have not yet made an appointment to visit the clinic, call 718-779-1432 or stop by the third floor at your earliest convenience!


Student Life Events Unveiled at Kickoff

January 30, 2019

On January 22, the Department of Student Life held it’s official Winter Semester 2019 Kickoff at 11:35 am and 5:30 pm in the Commons!

A presentation led by Ms. Cohn and Professor Butchy showcased up and coming events planned, such as the Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Workshop, Social Media & Your Career by Career Services, Confident Communication featuring Karin Bellantoni, and more!

A Student Club Drive was held at the end of the kickoff, and students were able to sign up for any clubs that interest them:

  • Ambassadors Club: Volunteering to support event logistics for various fundraisers, charity walks and bake sales
  • Health and Wellness Society: Promoting good health, wellness, physical fitness, and nutrition on campus
  • RESILIENCE: Guidance, support and advice on mental health such as depression and anxiety
  • Performing Arts Society: If you like to sing, act, dance, write, and/or PERFORM – join us!
  • Plaza College Literary Journal: If you love to write poetry, fiction, memoir, drama, or are a great visual artist or photographer.

If you were unable to attend, please fill out the Student Club Drive Registration form here to get notifications on these initiatives (descriptions are included in the form).

The Department of Student Life also manages the three honor societies:

  • Alpha Sigma Lamba
  • Sigma Kappa Delta
  • Sigma Tau Delta

Students may also earn semester honors, including the Trustees’ List: Semester GPA between 3.8-4.0, President’s List: Semester GPA between 3.65-3.79, Dean’s List: Semester GPA between 3.3-3.64, and Faculty Award: Semester GPA of 3.4-4.0, (for students who have not completed LL61). Watch your email for an awards announcement next week!

In addition, anyone who would like a copy of the resources from the kickoff is welcome to visit the Student Life office (located in the Commons). The Student Life events are also on the Plaza College calendar online.

If you have any recommendations for student events or clubs, please feel free to stop in at the Student Life Department or email studentlife@plazacollege.edu.


January 28: This Week at Plaza

January 28, 2019

Tuesday, January 29: Career Services Event for Dental Hygiene Students

Thursday, January 31: Portfolio Power Hour at 11:45 and 5:30 in the BBA Lounge – Join us for pizza and tips on how to ace the LL254 portfolio!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho


Accomplish More in the ARC or an Open Lab

January 25, 2019

Open labs have begun for the semester, offering a place to work with a staff or student assistant throughout the day. Please check the schedule below for rooms and times! 

Monday/Wednesday

  • 10:00-11:35 Room 207
  • 11:40-1:10 Room ARC
  • 2:50-4:20 Room ARC
  • 5-6pm Room ARC

Tuesday/Thursday

  • 10:05-11:35 Room 307
  • 11:40-12:40 Room 201
  • 12:40-2:10 Room ARC
  • 2:15-3:45 Room 307
  • 5-6pm Room 307

Saturday

  • 12:00-1:00 Room 201

In addition, the ARC is open for tutoring and individual work. If you need assistance with classwork, a computer, or a place to study, please visit the ARC next to the library. Tutors are available in a variety of subjects at the following times:

  • Monday / Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday / Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed from 4-5 p.m.)

To make an appointment with a tutor in advance, stop by the ARC, call 718-779-1430, ext. 3354, or visit the ARC website and click on Tutoring – Schedule an Appointment.


Makeup Pro Tips & Techniques Tomorrow!

January 23, 2019
On Thursday, Jan.24 @ 11:35 a.m., Student Life will host a workshop entitled Interview Makeup Pro Tips & Techniques featuring Pro MUA Amarilys Rodriguez. This event will take place at the BBA Conference Center in the Plaza Commons.
 
Join us to watch a live make up tutorial and discover the best application skills for acing your interview makeup! Rodriguez graduated from the Artist Makeup Academy in 2015. Her experience ranges from doing makeup for New York Fashion Week to teaching classes at BoxyCharm. She is also an interviewer on the red carpet for ASCAP and is a notable fashion influencer on social media. We will be also learning about her best kept secrets for interview style!

January 21: This Week at Plaza

January 21, 2019

Monday, January 21: School Closed 

Tuesday, January 22: Student Life Kick-off, 11:40 and 5:30 on the Commons 

Tuesday, January 22: Last day to make changes to class schedules

Thursday, January 24: Interview Makeup Pro Tips & Techniques featuring Pro MUA, Amarilys Rodriguez, 11:40 in the BBA Lounge

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “You are the traveler, taking this journey. You are the hero, writing this story.” – Rachel Hartman


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