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February Look Ahead – February is Black History Month

January, 2019
  • Students begin the Spring 2019 semester
    Students begin the Spring 2019 semester
  • The Wyvern is hanging out and getting ready to Celebrate Valentine's Day at QCC Southbridge.
    The Wyvern is hanging out and getting ready to Celebrate Valentine's Day at QCC Southbridge.

Friday, February 1: Interested in renewable energy? Stop by the Harrington Learning Center Room 109B from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to learn about the new Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Transfer Program that provides scholarships to perform research in renewable energy. Pizza and beverages will be provided.

Monday, February 4: Black History Month Trivia in the Fuller Student Center from 10:00 a.m. – noon.

Monday, February 7: The QCC Black Student Union and Diversity Caucus will present, “We Grow Into Courage,” a dramatic reading of civil rights texts excerpted from Hands in the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Hebert Auditorium, 670 West Boylston Street, Worcester. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email Associate Professor of Human Services Brenda Safford at bsafford [at] qcc.mass.edu

Friday, February 11: PSI BETA and the Psychology Club Guest Lecture Series presents: Kristie Farrar, Ph.D – “Leveling up on violent video game research: Is violent game play a risk factor for aggression and attraction to guns?” Dr. Farrar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Connecticut. Her research interests include the effects of the mass media on individuals, particularly concerning violent video games, aggression, and attraction to weapons. The discussion will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Room 109B at the Harrington Learning Center. For questions contact Professor of Psychology Valerie Clemente at vclemente [at] qcc.mass.edu

Wednesday, February 13: Valentine’s Day Celebration at the Student Fuller Center from 10:00 a.m. -noon.

Thursday, February 14:  Valentine’s Day!  QCC Southbridge Valentine’s Day celebration from 10:00 a.m. – noon.  

Monday, February 18: Presidents Day – The College is closed.

Month of February – The Psi Beta Honor Society is looking for college students (age 18 and older) for a Psychology Research Study to learn about college engagement, student-professor rapport and academic self-concept. Interested participants will take a brief questionnaire in the Psychology Center for Excellence in Room 321 of the Administration building. To find out available days and times, visit Psychology Research Study.

February Spotlight:  A Valentine’s Day Bake-Off Event: Wednesday, February 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. All students, faculty and staff are invited to prepare their favorite holiday baked goods recipe and enter the Valentine’s Day Bake-Off Event presented by the QCC Alumni Association. There is an entry fee of $2 for faculty and staff and $1 for students with an active QCC ID. Entry allows you to sample and judge entries. Proceeds will benefit the QCC Alumni Scholarship fund. Registration to enter the Bake-Off is Free. To learn more and register visit Bake-Off.  The top winners in four categories receive ribbons and bragging rights. Will you crumble? Or will you take the cake? Questions? Email June Vo, Community Connections at jvo [at] qcc.mass.edu

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