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Campus Connections, Top Stories, Sept. 28

SMCC welcomes international, multicultural students International and multicultural students were welcomed to SMCC at a reception hosted by the Student Life Department. At a Sept. 16 gathering in the Ortiz Atrium, students had a chance to meet one another, enjoy refreshments and hear from SMCC President Ron Cantor welcoming them to the SMCC community. SMCC… More »

Campus Connections, In the Spotlight, Sept. 28

Garrick Hoffman, passion for learning Even if you’ve never met Garrick Hoffman, you’ve probably read his writing in The Beacon or seen his photographs in the Writ. Before coming to SMCC at the age of 22, Garrick says he was feeling that his life was “vapid and devoid of meaning.” SMCC, he says, flamed his… More »

Campus Connections, In the Spotlight, Sept. 14

Student Spotlight Jae Allain, internship leads to full-time job Being an IT student led to Jae Allain’s internship at Fairchild Semiconductor. The internship has now led to a full-time job and a promising future that has her excited. Jae already had a bachelor’s degree in communication and film production and several years’ experience as an… More »

Campus Connections, Top Stories, Sept. 14

Out with the old, in with the new You can say good-bye to the HUB’s 47-year-old bleachers. Workers last week began dismantling the old wooden bleachers in the HUB gymnasium to make way for new retractable bleachers, which will be installed by Oct. 1. The new bleachers will have blue seating made out of a… More »

Campus Connections, Top Stories, Sept. 14

Out with the old, in with the new You can say good-bye to the HUB’s 47-year-old bleachers. Workers last week began dismantling the old wooden bleachers in the HUB gymnasium to make way for new retractable bleachers, which will be installed by Oct. 1. The new bleachers will have blue seating made out of a… More »

Campus Connections, In the Spotlight, Sept. 14

Student Spotlight Jae Allain, internship leads to full-time job Being an IT student led to Jae Allain’s internship at Fairchild Semiconductor. The internship has now led to a full-time job and a promising future that has her excited. Jae already had a bachelor’s degree in communication and film production and several years’ experience as an… More »

SMCC offers new Deferred Start Semester in support of non-traditional students and others

Southern Maine Community College is offering for the first time a new Deferred Start Semester that enables students to start their studies a month later and finish on time, in a bid to better support parents, workers and other non-traditional students. The Deferred Start program allows eligible students to take classes beginning Sept. 28, four… More »

EPA funds ocean acidification observation system at SMCC

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has provided $85,000 toward a state-of-the-art ocean observing system at Southern Maine Community College to help coastal managers evaluate the threat of coastal acidification from excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The system, which was deployed in April at the SMCC pier, uses high-tech sensors to provide precise measurements of… More »

Campus Connections, What’s Happening, Aug. 31-Sept. 13

Academic Calendar Monday, Aug. 31 Classes begin Add/drop period begins Tuesday, Sept. 1 Fall payment plan due Monday, Sept. 7 Labor Day, No classes Tuesday, Sept. 8 Last day to add/drop classes for 100 percent refund. 12:30-1 p.m., WISH workshop-Time management and avoiding procrastination, South Portland Learning Commons 5 p.m., SMCC Foundation scholarship applications due… More »

Campus Connections, Top Stories, Aug. 31

Welcome to the Fall Semester The Fall Semester has kicked off with the arrival of students who will find — among other things — an updated and improved Campus Center in South Portland and a new Learning Commons on the Midcoast Campus. The South Portland and Midcoast campuses were bustling August 29 with the arrival… More »