Welcome to the online edition of STCC’s campus newsletter, the STCCler. It’s pronounced “stickler.” We do enjoy our “stick” puns. Please use this resource to keep current on important dates and information about STCC.

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Weekly Calendar

MONDAY, MAY 4

  • Voting for your 2020-21 Student Government Association (SGA) representatives begins today! Please check your STCC student email account for the ballot link. VOTE TODAY!

MAY 4th thru 6th

  • Evening and Online Final Exams

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6th

  • Last meeting of Spring and Spring-2 classes.
  • Last day to withdraw from Spring and Spring-2 classes.

FRIDAY, MAY 8th

  • Deadline to VOTE for your 2020-21 Student Government Association representatives.

NEXT WEEK AHEAD

MONDAY–THURSDAY, MAY 11th through 14th

  • Final Exams for Day Classes

FRIDAY, MAY 15th

  • Final Exam Make-up Date

“Chat Now” for Support

The “CHAT NOW!” link is available for questions regarding Admissions, Student Financial Services, Academic Advising, Disability Services and others. Visit stcc.edu/contact.


Center for Access Services (CAS)

The CENTER FOR ACCESS SERVICES (CAS) continues to assist students by providing grocery assistance using gift card distribution, documentation and verification assistance related to SNAP (DTA) and unemployment,

and working with community partners & other benefits. CAS is here to help students overcome barriers that may impact their ability to stay in school. The entire CAS team is working remotely but can be reached at cas@stcc.edu


SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION

Many of you are in classes that have a Supplemental Instruction (SI) leader in them. Your SI leader will continue to work with you and your faculty, offering online group reviews and one on one sessions. Over the next week, your SI leader will be reaching out to you with the specifics of how to join in on group reviews, as well as how to make a one on one appointment.

Making An Appointment:

  • SI leaders will still be joining in on your remote teaching of classes.
  • Times for group reviews will remain the same – students who are interested can join in.
  • Students wanting one on one reviews can email the SI leader, and they will respond to the student within 24hrs (usually much sooner) to set up a time that is convenient for them both.

For more information or any questions please contact Jane Lerner, jelerner@stcc.edu or Ashley Pease, apease@stcc.edu


Mental Health Support During COVID-19

Through STCC’s community partnership with River Valley Counseling Center, students can still receive short or long-term mental health support during the COVID-19 campus curtailment.

Students who would like more information about this service can contact David Forton, Senior Academic Counselor for Disability Services, at 413-755-4332 or dcforton@stcc.edu.

Anyone in imminent danger should call 9-1-1 

In addition, students in need of immediate help should contact one of the following 24/7 community mental health resources:


Office of Disability Services (ODS)

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) continues to service students remotely! The steps for registering with ODS are as follows:

  1. Provide ODS with documentation of the disability (Mail: ODS, One Armory Square, Springfield, MA 01102, Fax: 413-755 6323, email: ods@stcc.edu
  2. Your documentation will be reviewed.
  3. You will be assigned an ODS counselor who will contact you.                      

Questions? Please contact us at 413-755-4785, or via email at ods@stcc.edu.

Additional information can also be found at our web site.   


Student Success Center

Tutoring is available by calling 413-755-4715. Please leave a detailed message with your NAME, STCC ID NUMBER, a PHONE NUMBER where you can be reached and the SUBJECT that you need tutoring in. A staff member will call you back to set-up an online appointment using Google Hangouts.


STEM CENTER REMOTE TUTORING

To book an appointment with a STEM Center tutor, please email the STEM Center at stemcenter@stcc.edu with your available days and times, as well as the course and professor for which you are seeking support.

One of our tutors will meet with you through Google Hangouts. If you have any questions, please contact the STEM Center via email. Our tutors and staff look forward to helping you!

Tutors are available in Algebra I & II, Tech Math I & II, Calculus I-III, Physics I, Classical Physics I, Survey of Chemistry I & II, General Chemistry I & II, Principals of Biology I & II, Biochemistry, Nutrition, Microbiology, Genetics, Fiber Optics, Geometric Optics, Electronics for Techs I & II, C++, Intro & Interim Java, and Cisco Intro Networks.


Student Activities Relaxation Station

Feeling stressed about finals? Check out these study tips from the Princeton Review to help you get the most out of your study sessions!

https://www.princetonreview.com/college-advice/5-study-tips-for-finals

The “Mozart Effect” is the popular idea that listening to classical music can
enhance the intelligence of people in general and babies in particular.
Music has also been shown to be a great way to boost your mood and relieve stress Our student leaders worked together to create playlists to help you get through finals.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6IsDYOdcAFZjnTexHSDkTi https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7DMts0gFBPakjPEbVwJr1N

Stress relief is one of the many benefits of Yoga! Check out these virtual yoga classes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztDd-ZXk3F8&t=4s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lgn67M7KsRA

Maybe an at home spa day is what you need to relax? Check out these recipes for homemade facials! https://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/ a29506753/homemade-face-masks-diy-recipes/

Or how about taking your mind off things and watching a FREE MOVIE? Check out access to Kanopy here: https://stcc.kanopy.com/


ERGONOMICS & POSTURE FOR ONLINE LEARNING

A Message from our PTA Friends! With recent changes into online learning, creating a Healthy Study Environment is important to encourage focus and productivity. What does good posture do? It reduces the stress and strain put on your body by putting joints and other structures in better alignment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXO0DWg1fbs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ree1CWifQTg


STCC Resources

Admissions Office
Connect with us online! We can be reached by LIVE CHAT. We can also be reached at admissons@stcc.edu, or by phone (please leave a message if you call after hours!) 413-755-3333.

Bookstore
Have a STCC Bookstore question? Email kascala@stcc.edu

Career Development Center
Staff and resources continue to be available remotely. Register for CareerNet online or by calling 413-755-4464. Some services include assistance with resumes, cover-letters, e-portfolio review, job searches, and interview information.

Library
The STCC Library is open remotely! Find out about our digital services at our website.

Registrar’s Office
Contact us at registrar@stcc.edu or call 413-755-4321.

Student Financial Services
Contact us at sfs@stcc.edu or call 413-755-4214.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) 
Please contact Jane Lerner at jelerner@stcc.edu or Ashley Pease at apease @stcc.edu for information and assistance.

STEM Tutoring
Schedule an appointment by emailing stemcenter@stcc.edu.