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October Look Ahead

September, 2020
  • Students become adept at remote learning during the fall 2020 semester.
    Students become adept at remote learning during the fall 2020 semester.

Wednesday, September 30:  Six-Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction workshop. This six-week workshop is offered to faculty and staff as support during this unprecedented time and for professional development. Workshop outcomes will include gaining an understanding of what mindfulness is; an experiential process of how mindfulness can affect you on a daily basis; and how it reduces stress in our lives. The workshop is designed for beginners and for those who wish to renew and/or restart their mindfulness practice. Each week will cover specific topics. This workshop is on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. September 30 – November 4. A second workshop will begin on November 2. Visit Mindfulness Workshop to sign up.

Thursday, October 1: Transfer Services will be hosting numerous virtual transfers events with four-year colleges and universities throughout the month of October. Talk with transfer staff and learn how you can seamlessly transfer and save thousands towards a four-year degree. Visit the Events Calendar to learn what colleges and universities you can Zoom with this month.

Tuesday, October 6: All College Forum for faculty and staff, 2:00 pm on Zoom.  All College Forums are held on the first Tuesday of every month from 2 to 3 pm on Zoom.

Monday, October 12: QCC is closed for the Columbus Day holiday.

Wednesday, October 14: QCC Diversity Caucus Sankofa Lecture Series will feature a one-hour talk from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m with Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara, associate professor of History, Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Clark-Pujara’s research focuses on the legacy of slavery and persistent racism across U.S. history. Her presentation will be focused on the business of slavery in New England.

Wednesday, October 21: QCC to host the Virtual 35th Annual Hispanics Achieving and Celebrating Excellence (H.A.C.E) Youth Awards on Zoom from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 22: QCC Diversity Caucus Sankofa Lecture Series will feature a one-hour talk from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. with Dr. Nana Osei Quarshie, Assistant Professor of History, Yale University. Dr. Quarshie’s research illuminates the history of health care in colonial West Africa. His presentation will focus on the structure of health care, both provided and imposed, in the British Gold Coast colony (what is today Ghana).

October Spotlight: Virtual Leadership Academy. Students learn essential leadership skills, engage in fun and exciting activities, acquire networking skills and discover all that QCC has to offer. This is free and open to all current and incoming students. Students who complete all five sessions receive a free T-shirt. Meetings are held on Zoom, Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. beginning on October 7 and running through November 4. Pre-registration is required. For more information email Josh Cole at jcole [at] qcc.mass.edu or Cheryl Pike, cpike [at] qcc.mass.edu

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