Mark your calendars and join us for the following events in the coming week (Week 8 of the Winter term):
Spotlight Event of the Week:
Saturday, February 24
Winter Warm-Up Event
2:00pm - 6:00pm in the Commons (Building 4)
Join Student Life for a family-friendly “campout” to help you warm up your spirits during this cold winter! Bring folding chairs or blankets to enjoy classic movies on the big screen (The Princess & The Frog, and Back to the Future), s’mores and hot cocoa, and games and crafts for the kiddos! For more information, contact Joseph Maurer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional Calendar of Events
If you are interested in checking out options for local activities and events taking place, check out the “Events List” link at https://chiloquinnews.wordpress.com/events-list/
- it provides quite a few ideas for area activities.
Low on food items? Need some support? The KCC Food Pantry is now open!
The KCC Food Pantry is now open and running, in order to provide an option for support to our students who are currently dealing with issues of food insecurity. If you are in need of some food items to help get you and/or your family through a rough time, the Food Pantry is available to help support you. For more detailed information and to request a food package, check out the Food Pantry web page at https://www.klamathcc.edu/Students/Food-Pantry
KCC Art Students Exhibit at Klamath County Library
Through March 5, 2018
Sculptures, paintings and drawings by KCC Art students are on exhibit at the downtown library through March 5, 2018. Stop by and take a look at the incredible local talent of our own KCC students! For more information, contact Alicia Mannix at email@example.com
February is Black History Month
Just outside the Office of Student Life, we’ve created some posters about notable African Americans. Come learn about Johnnie Cochran, Bessie Coleman, Malcolm X, and others! Do you know a historical or socially important figure you’d like to feature for Black History Month? Let us know and we will work with you to put together a poster to include on campus. For more information, contact Kaitlin Hakanson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chinese New Year
– March 2nd
Your first question is probably “why does Chinese New Year happen in February?” Well, the reason is pretty simple: instead of following a solar calendar like we do here in the States (following the location of the Sun), the Chinese calendar is a lunar calendar (following the location of the Moon). In China, this time of year is referred to as Spring Festival, and all businesses are closed for the first 5 days of the festival. The Chinese Zodiac, 生肖 (Shēngxiào), is represented by 12 different animals, and 2018 is the year of the Dog, 狗 (Gǒu) . The cycle repeats every 12 years, compared to the Western version of the zodiac which repeats every 12 months. Like the Western Zodiac, people are thought to possess certain personality characteristics based on when they are born. Those who are born in a year of the Dog are thought to be loyal, honest, and have many friends. They may be worried and anxious inside, but Dogs usually stick to something once they decide to do it, and it’s very hard to convince them otherwise. Student Life will have posters with more information about Chinese New Year starting Feb. 15th
and running through the end of the festival.
Fire Relief Collection
Klamath Collegiate Farm Bureau (a KCC Club) is still working on relief efforts for people who were devastated by fires and mudslides in Northern California during 2017. Please help if you can. Questions can be directed to KCFB Advisor Keith Duren at email@example.com
Wednesday, February 28
LGBTQA+ Club Meeting
5:00pm in Room 201 (Building 2)
Join the KCC LGBTQA+ Club for their next meeting. Open to all interested KCC students. The group will be watching the movie “Yuri on Ice.” Here is a plot summary http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6112556/plotsummary. For more information, contact Helen Petersen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 251-554-2892.
…And, mark your calendar for these upcoming events:
Sunday, April 15
Crater Lake Snowshoe Tour RESCHEDULED – (Space is limited – sign-ups required)
10:30am - 5:00pm – Meet in the Building 4 parking lot (near the smoke shack)
The snowshoe tour that was scheduled for yesterday (Monday, February 19) had to be cancelled due to hazardous weather and travel conditions. We have rescheduled the event for Sunday, April 15 (week 3 of Spring term).
We’ll be traveling to Crater Lake for a FREE ranger-guided snowshoe tour. Transportation and snowshoes are provided. We only have 25 slots available (for KCC students with current Student ID), so if you’re interested sign up at the Office of Student Life. We’ll meet up on campus at 10:30am, and check in with the Ranger close to 12:30pm. The guided tour will run from approximately 1pm-3pm, after which we’ll get some hot chocolate and then head back to campus. We should be back by about 5pm.
Snowshoe Walks Offered at Crater Lake
Ranger-guided snowshoe walks are offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. The walks are 2 hours and cover approximately 1 mile of moderately strenuous terrain. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or reservations click on CraterLake
or call 541-594-3100.
Student Discount at Waffle Hut – February only
Attention KCC students! Waffle Hut (2065 Oregon Ave.) is giving a 25% discount on your bill through the month of February only. You must show your student ID to receive the discount, and it applies to everyone in your party.
For a list of other student discounts available with area businesses (with your current, valid student ID), go to https://www.klamathcc.edu/Students/Student-Life/Student-Discounts