Summer weather has arrived, which makes preparing for the heat as well as air conditioning a challenge. Keep in mind the following about Plaza’s dress code when preparing to come to school!
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Tuesday, June 26: Business Week Competitions, 11-12:30 on the Commons
Wednesday, June 27: Business Week Career Services Event, 2-2:45 on the Commons
Wednesday, June 27: Business Week Guest Speaker, 6:30-7:30 on the Commons
Thursday, June 28: Society of Human Resource Management sign ups, 11:40-12:40 on the Commons
Wednesday, July 4: No Classes – Happy Fourth of July!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.” – Barack Obama
For the Winter 2018 semester, students were awarded academic honors in four categories. This week we recognize 147 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!
On June 14, Career Services offered a presentation called “Social Media – You Are What You Share” to students during the College Hour. Attendees received tips on how to best use the networking site LinkedIn.
The second part of the presentation contained important advice on keeping your social media presence professional.
For more information about keeping a professional social media presence, please visit the Career Services office on the third floor. You can also follow the Plaza College Careers instagram page @plazacollegecareers.
Join Career Services for its next workshop, “Soft Skills to Help Pay the Bills” on July 12!
Monday, June 18: English Workshop, 5:00-5:55 in Room 204
Tuesday, June 19: English Workshop, 11:40-12:35 in Room 204
Thursday, June 21: Meet Our Program Specialists – Program Specialists and Program Directors will have tables set up in the Commons during College Hour (11:40-12:30) and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Find out who your advisor is, where to find midterm progress grades, and how registration works!
Sunday, June 24: Graduation
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
On Tuesday, students representing various English classes competed in Sigma Tau Delta’s first Plaza English Trivia game show. Contestants had to answer questions about English topics ranging from commas and prepositions to APA style to literature to Plaza classes and professors.
Questions were created by English honor society Sigma Tau Delta secretary Joanna Morris, who hosted the game with assistance from president Alejandro Leston and vice president George Fielack.
Congratulations to winners Shantee Hicks and Genevieve Cannon! The two tied for first place and earned gift certificates to the Campus Café.
Caps, gowns, and tickets for graduation 2018 are now ready for pick up! Go to Student Services during one of the following times to first to pick up your tickets, and then they will direct you how to pick up your cap and gown.
June 13 and 14:
Friday, June 15:
June 18, 19, 20, 21:
Please note that times are subject to change. A separate e-mail from Dean Howle will announce when graduation regalia is ready for pick up next week.
Remember that for anyone planning to walk in graduation, June 21 is the last day the financial services will be accepting payments and RSVP cards. If you have not yet paid, visit Financial Services first; they are open Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday the office closes at 5:00 p.m., and the last appointments are at 4:30 p.m.
If you have any questions about tickets, contact Dean Vetrano.
If you have any questions about caps and gowns, contact Mrs. Callahan.
If you have any questions about Honor Society regalia, contact Dean Howle.
Monday, June 11: English Workshop, 5:00-5:55 in Room 204
Tuesday, June 12: English Trivia Contest, 11:45 a.m. in the BBA Lounge – Join Sigma Tau Delta for a contest that tests your knowledge of Plaza English courses and win prizes!
Tuesday, June 12: English Workshop, 11:40-12:35 in Room 204
Tuesday, June 12: Math Polynomials Workshop, 11:40-12:35 and 5:00-5:55 in Room 203
Thursday, June 14: Career Services Workshop: Social Media, 11:45 a.m. in the BBA Lounge
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” – William Jennings Bryan
In March, four Plaza College students attended the National Sigma Tau Delta/Sigma Kappa Delta conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mirtie Badal presented her original paper about the book The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. Read an excerpt from her presentation below about how her life changed when she began reading the book.
A few years ago, I was at the point where it appeared my life was about to crumble before my eyes. The environment around me was utter confusion. I lost my father due to lung disease in 2012. I was facing a breakup from a failing relationship, and shortly after, I got laid off from my job with no other possible opportunities in sight. I was broken hearted, lifeless, and hopeless…
I began reading The Secret. As I was halfway through the first chapter, I automatically felt a connection with the author. The part that grabbed my attention immediately was what the author was going through the moment she discovered the secret. The author stated, “I’d worked myself to exhaustion, my father died suddenly, and my relationships with my work colleagues and loved ones were in turmoil” (Byrne). I was astonished at the fact that this person’s life seemed somewhat similar to mine…
I continued reading. I learned that “the secret” is the concept known as the law of attraction. According to Byrnes, the secret is the most powerful law in the universe (Byrne). Byrne also claims, “There isn’t a single thing that you cannot do with this knowledge. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are, The Secret can give you whatever you want.” (Byrne). It appears that people from all over the world knew about the secret and used it to manifest exactly what they wanted or desired. I was mesmerized by these ideas, and I could not help but wondering: Could I apply the secret in my own life?
Upon my return to the city, I sat on my bed and began to “visualize.” According to the book, “When you visualize, you generate powerful thoughts and feelings of having it now. The law of attraction then returns that reality to you just as you saw it in your mind” (Byrnes). I focused my thoughts and my imagination on two things I wanted.
I wanted to be happy again.
I wanted to enjoy time with my friends and family again.
I immediately started feeling better as I visualized myself happy and content. Once I returned to New York City, slowly, I began to notice small changes in myself. I started to socialize with my siblings again. As I hung out with my brothers, I realized I was smiling again. Instead of running up to my room to dwell in darkness, I stayed a little while longer and enjoyed the company.
Although the company was great, this book was still at the back of mind. I was hungry to read more. Every word, phrase, and sentence were filled with optimism, enthusiasm and motivation. And the more I read, the freer and happier I began to feel. I became determined to rediscover my happy self. I made it a priority to become like the characters in the book…
Instead of dwelling on my loss and my broken heart, I refocused my thoughts on learning to drive, finding a job, going back to school, and earning good grades. I also started spending more time with my family during the evenings. After a few nights of hanging out with my mom and siblings, they began pointing out the changes in my attitude…
My goal became to allow this book to free me from the jaws of depression and from my negative, unhappy life. I always dreamt of a life full of abundance and happiness, but somehow felt trapped in negativity and bad situations. The secret and the concept of the law of attraction sanctioned me into a positive light, a place where I felt motivated and creative. My life became a world in which I saw the universe as a playground, where I felt inspired to create the life I wanted, instead of a place of misery and loneliness.
Above all, this book helped me escape the jaws of depression. I took my dark, lifeless room, filled it with happy quotes and white, flowery curtains, and made a little heaven that is full of sunlight. It is now my happy place, the place I go to imagine, visualize, and create my bright new future.
On May 31, Career Services and Student Life offered a workshop on Professional Branding and Etiquette. Students were given tips on how to present the best version of themselves on campus and to employers, including the following.
Many students asked questions based on their own experiences while others gave sound advice. Career Services and Student Life would like to thank Dr. Sibblis for her participation! Join us on June 14 for the workshop Social Media – You Are What You Share.