On May 26th, 2021 SKC delivered its first All Student Virtual Assembly. We anticipate that the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (EMSA) will host future virtual assemblies each quarter starting next fall (fall 2021).
These virtual assemblies will allow critical and interesting information to be presented to the student body that may otherwise not be informed or included in what is happening on campus or with campus initiatives. The format also allows students opportunities to ask questions or voice concerns directly to EMSA staff and administrators.
Virtual Assembly Video
Presenter: Antony Berthelote (VP EMSA), Additional Staff: Allison Kadler (EMSA Assistant), Selina Kenmille (FYRST), Kim Barber (Success Coach), Amie Tryon (DAS), Sally Shields (Transfers), Dr. Elaine Frank (Grad Dean), Tawnee Boham (Housing Director)
- Student Portal: Student Success Guide
- Fall 2021-22: We will be returning to face-to-face classes with opportunities to take online classes depending on course specifics. Meet with your advisor for more information.
- Fall Registration Reminders; Get registered, purchase textbooks, update FAFSA
- 2 week FAFSA delay for book voucher, no summer help on books
- ○ Campus only open 10 days in July so apply for FAFSA in June
- Freshman Scholarship - $300; Contact Selina Kenmille for more info (ext: 4776), email@example.com
- SKC Services:
- Housing: Tawnee Boham (ext. 4884) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tutoring: Writing Tutors: email@example.com, Math & Science Lab
Tutors: firstname.lastname@example.org, 24-hour tutoring: TutorMe, email email@example.com for more info
- Health Center: Free for Students, More Info:
- Center for Prevention and Wellness (CPW): Kellie Caldbeck (ext. 4744) firstname.lastname@example.org, Brooke Wagner (ext. 4913) email@example.com
- Counseling Services: Available through CPW, (406)275-4913 to schedule
- Career Services: Eva Oruste (ext. 4826) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Financial Aid:
Jackie Swain (ext. 4859) email@example.com,
Chastity Wagner (ext. 4854) chastity)firstname.lastname@example.org, Maranda Spotted Eagle (ext. 4857) email@example.com,
Terace Stewart (ext. 4862) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Emergency Funds:
Dreamkeepers, Kim Barber: https://das.skc.edu/emergency-aid/
Covid Relief Funding: https://www.skc.edu/students-covid-19-information/
- COVID Vaccination $: Students are eligible for a $200 gift card, pick up at Big Knife building with Vaccination proof/card
- There is still limited travel but travel for internships and some other local travel still allowed
- Student Senate 2021-22; If interested in serving on new Senate, visit https://www.facebook.com/SKCSenate for updates and watch bulletin board
- Mission Valley in Motion: Free Breakfast and Lunch under 18 (along with other program perks) from June 21- August 5, 8am-12pm. Application required. Apply at email@example.com
- Friday Food Boxes will end in June so take advantage while you can
- Career Services:
- Available to help polish up resumes, cover letters, and interview skills for those job and internship applications.
- Still has a few paid summer internships and other on-campus student positions available through various programs.
- Center for Prevention & Wellness (CPW)
- Counseling services, Certified Peer Education, Student Health 101, Advocacy Services, and mandatory prevention education courses (Alcohol Education & Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates)
- Counseling services will continue virtually through the Summer session. Please call 406.212.5454 or 406.275.4913 to schedule an appointment, including urgent counseling appointments.
- For you and your advisor:
- Financial Aid requirements -
- Must maintain 67% average in degree tree over academic year
- Must maintain a 2.0 GPA
- If you change Majors, Subsidized Federal Loans can switch to Unsubsidized
- Financial Aid requirements -
- Campus Resources: Community Resource Guide - Contact Success Coaches.
- Digital Guide is currently being updated.
- Computer Loan Program: Contact your advisor who can put in a Kissflow request. Can generally get within a few days.
- Incompletes: Contact your instructor and based on their decision, they can start a Kissflow request to process
- Account Holds contact information: All phone numbers are (406) 275 - ext.#
- Business Office (BO), Dawn Delay, ext. 4967
- Library (LI), Fred Noel, ext. 4873
- CPW (SS), Kellie Caldbeck, ext. 4744, or Brooke Wagner, ext. 4913
- Registrar (AW, AP), Cleo Kenmille, ext. 4864
- Academic Suspension (AS), Dan Durglo, ext. 4972
- Financial Aid (FW, FS, FR), Jackie Swain, ext. 4859
- Incomplete File (IF), Chelsea Arlee, ext. 4773
- Graduation: June 5, 2021, starts at 11AM. Drive-in style/BYO lawn chair only.
- SKC Website: We are currently re-formatting our website. If you have any input, please send to Allison Kadler at firstname.lastname@example.org
- RDIII Building:
- Offices have moved so please ask if you cannot find someone
- RDIII Work study positions: Looking for receptionists for 2021-22 academic year. If interested, please email email@example.com
- Fitness Center: Potential student positions available
- Hours - Spring: M-F 7AM-7PM, Sat 10AM-3PM,
- Summer: M-Th 7AM-5PM
- Food Services 2021-22: Located in Bookstore (Grab and Go)
- TRIO SSS -
- Eligibility Requirements: First Generation, Low Income and/or Disabled
- Contact Allen Addison at firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 4980 or come to the RDIII building for more information or to fill out an application.
- Students can still sign up throughout the summer and next fall
- Upcoming changes to W/P/S (Warning, Probation, Suspension) Procedures: Individualized, Check in with Success Coaches
- 50% Tuition Waiver continuing for 2021-22 academic year
- Important information can be found on the SKC calendar, the Rave Alert system, the Student Bulletin Board (SKC email)
- Please keep your contact information up to date: Phone number, other info, emergency contact, etc.
- FREE Salish language app available: Salish Qlispe 1 (On Apple and Google Play stores)
And we'll just see how many people get here. But the first 300, we can accommodate through zoom. So that's what we're going to do. Okay, so SKC's first virtual assembly, I guess all Student Assembly, I've asked a lot of the staff to be here as well. So it looks like we are overwhelmingly staff right now we'll do some introductions. And since this will be recorded, students can watch it later to find out who you are.
My name is Anthony Berthelot. I go by Tony, I am been here about 12 years as a faculty member in Hydrology, but just recently in January moved over as the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. And that is a new position here, SKC, and my office is in the Big Knife, we have a couple of other new positions that students should be aware of. And I'll get to them in just one second. But I wanted to introduce myself first.
I want to let everybody know that this I have over two pages of announcements and things that I need to get out to the student body so that everybody can understand some changes that are happening, some changes that have already happened, some things to prepare for for next year, and so forth. And so because of that, unfortunately, this first one will be me as a talking head for a lot of this, which is not the way I like to run these meetings. And hopefully, I'm planning on doing these once a quarter or possibly once a month, if we can get some of the technology stuff figured out going into next year when we start to get back live. And so look forward to more and me talking less future ones, but this first one, I've got a lot to say.
So that being said, a couple other people that I wanted to say are here is we have a new director of First Year Retention and Student Persistence. Miss Selena Kenmille. Selena, can you just hire? Wave? Thank you. Thank you, Selena. All right. And then she is housed over in the rd three, and where the student union is and financial aid and registration and all of that, so for offices over there. And she will be working with freshmen students and people that are interested in SKC all the way through to their second year. So if you have questions about resources on campus or anything of that nature, you'll be seeing her and we'll talk more about that in a little bit.
Amy Tryon, who has been a long time employee here at SKC. Amy is here as well. She is now the director of Academic Success and is in the building across from the Big Knife building. Amy, where are you? You want to say hi, er? There she is with the big dragon fly behind her. Thank you, Amy. So we are doing a lot of changes and moving. And that was one of the moves that we did as Amy was promoted up to that director.
We have a new Transfer Specialist in who works in the admissions department or division. And that is Sally Shields. Sally, I think I saw you on here, Sally.
Yes, I am here. Hello.
Thank you, Sally. So students, if you have transfer issues, then that's when you're going to go to Sally Shields and she is also in the RD3 building.
We have a new graduate program at SKC. In Natural Resource Management, I believe it is and our new graduate Dean is Elaine Frank. I don't think Elaine is on here. But she is also housed in the RD3 building. And if you're interested in pursuing graduate studies or just want to ask questions about graduate studies, she would be the one that you would go to is Dr. Elaine Frank.
Tawni Boham is our new director of Housing. And she is also in the RD3 building. Say hi, Tawni, I see you waving down there. So she's there. So if you and we're changing a lot of stuff in housing and trying to update things, and we'll talk a little bit about that later. But I just wanted you to know who she was.
Who else we have Kim Barber is there you go. Thank you, Kim wave again, Kim so they can awesome. Thank you Kim. Kim has just became the new success coach, because Salina moved on to that director position. And so Kim filled that her shoes and is now the success coach under Academic Success. And so she's in the same building she's always been at she's just in a different position.
Did I miss anybody else? Oh, my assistant, Allison Kadler, who's hosting the meeting today is also over an RD3 building and say hi Allison. So if you need to get a hold of me or you have any issues about enrollment management or student affairs and can't get a hold of any of our other team members, then please get a hold of her.
There are Dawn Benson. I'm just going to say a few. Let's just do a couple of introductions. Don is Bookstore. And so if you and we're going to be doing some changes there. We'll talk about that later. Who else we have here?
Juan Perez is director of Admissions. And so one has been there about a year so not everybody might be familiar with Juan. So one, you should wave Say hi. If you don't know him from Admissions, you might know him as a coach or a song on a basketball court at some point somewhere. So he's there.
Eva, is our Career Services Director. Hi, Eva She's currently overseas. I don't know if that's a picture from Montana or from Estonia. But she's it's one of them. Anyway.
Center prevention and Wellness is Kelly caldbeck. Kelly. Thank you, Kelly.
And what are the directors? Do I have one here? I miss it. Do we have financial aid on here? Jackie? Jackie right there. Jackie Swain is Director of Financial Aid. Still, always I think she's gonna retire as Director of Financial Aid. But you can see her and we'll talk some stuff about that later.
Silas Perez? Is Silas Say hi. There you go. Good. Silas brez is our Director of Disability Services and Veteran services. So if you have any issues there, or just concerns or want to support that he's the guy to talk to. He's also again, RD3. Do we didn't miss anybody that's on director wise? No. So there's lots of other people on here, we have a huge team to help students. So I just wanted to make some introductions first, so that you guys would know and particularly because there's a lot of moves going on, and where everybody is.
Alright, so first thing I want to talk about is there is a student portal, which can be located at the SKC website. And you can in the student part or this of the SKC website, if you just say current students, and then you go down to we have changed, the student handbook is now the Student Success Guide. And so we have tried to make a single document where you can go to to find out answers about which one of these individuals you need to go see about what it's got links on it, it's got phone numbers on it, it's got locations on it, it's got codes of conduct on it, it's got all the questions and answers that you might have, we've tried to put in this one document that is brand new. And so you can go locate that in the Student Portal. It's called the Student Success guide. So please check that out. Because it even has things like how to start, where to go, you know, if you're running into trouble with this that, the other thing where you might get some resources, and so forth. So I would advise every student to check that out.
An important thing, and one of the main reasons I wanted to have this meeting other than just introducing you to all the new faces and moves around campus was to inform all students that we're going to be returning to face to face or primarily face to face, this coming fall. That doesn't mean that every class is going to be in person. Because we do still have a significant portion of our classes which will be offered online, or hybrid or or some other nature. But we will be allowing face to face courses coming in the fall. And I believe over half of our courses will be in a face to face nature. And so just be aware of that that is happening.
And one of the major challenges with that is securing housing. Everybody might be aware, but the housing market right now is just going crazy. And a lot of places that were rentals are being sold because they were high market values and whatnot. So our limited rental market is becoming even more limited. If you do not have housing secured for fall, then you really need to consider how you're going to secure housing or get those applications into our housing program to Tawni or you know right away because it is a critical thing about securing housing. And we don't like to see students couchsurfing for the first quarter or two because they don't have housing. So let's try to get that taken care of as soon as possible.
What else do we have Registration is open for fall, it opened up about a week ago. I advise everybody to get registered as early as possible. If you're thinking about coming back for fall, we are offering summer courses and like five or six of the courses are already full as of this morning. And so it's free tuition for the summer courses. And we will be doing half tuition again for next year. And so registering early is always advised so that your classes don't fill up and it messes with your degree tree and and when you're going to actually graduate and so forth. So get registered as soon as you can.
Other things that I advise on getting done early is to get your books because you need to order books for classes and so you can find those at the digital bookstore where you need what books you need. For what class, and then you can either, you know, get them through us or through whatever means you have to get your books, but we want you to get them not the second week of class or not the third day of class, but before the first day of class, right, so you need to prepare for that.
And a lot of students require financial aid as a voucher system to get their books. And in order to get those vouchers, what you need to do is you have to have your FAFSA completed. And so try to complete your FAFSA as early as possible, because there is a two week kind of deadline or delay, I should say, on getting FAFSA in and when they can get it processed and through the system. And you could actually get a voucher to get your books. And then there's often a week delay on books. So if you wait until those last couple of weeks before classes start, you may have delays on your books, or other scholarship applications or whatnot, all the things that are tied to financial aid and your FAFSA. If you have questions about that you can see Jackie Swain or anybody in her department.
New thing this year, we had some funding that I have that I wanted to use for retention. And so we put out a announcement on several different platforms about a $300 freshmen scholarship. And that is still available. So if you were a freshman this year, and you were here in fall, winter or spring, but you're currently it doesn't matter when you started. But if you're currently a student right now, registered in the spring, and you're passing your courses with an A, B, or C, and you register for next fall, is we're trying to get you to come back, right, if you register for next fall, then there is $300 available for you in a scholarship, you don't need to do anything other than do the little the application really consists of just us saying, here's my instructors, and there'll be contacted, just make sure you're passing your classes, and that you show your registration, you know where they can check your registration. So you can if you have any information, want to know anything about that contact, Selina Kenmille, and she can help you out with that. And that has been out there on lots of platforms. If you have problems locating her, then contact my office, or pretty much anybody can help you find where you need to go to get that $300 scholarship. But we would like to get that down as soon as possible before everybody leaves, right. So we want to be able to provide checks to students. So we want to get you done as soon as possible.
All right. I have promised a few prize drawings. And so I think Allison, are you ready for price? Right? We did do it after after. Okay. Alison says we're going to do math. So we'll do all three after after we have all the names in. So if you're there and you're waiting for your prize, we have 3-50 dollar amazon gift cards that will give out to students. So just stay till the end. And then you might be able to win one of those prize drives.
All right services available. There's a lot of services available on campus. And I want everybody to know that we did put out several years ago like a print version. And some faculty members and many of our staff here have that print version. But we're in the process of digitizing that we don't have it yet. But we're hoping to have it by fall, we'll have a digital kind of guide to all the services that we have for housing and tutoring and help center and counseling, you know, financial aid, emergency funds, whatever. So that's, that's going to be available. In the meantime, I just kind of wanted to point out a couple of places. And a couple of things that you may or may not know that are available out there.
So if you need housing, and many students will get here, they'll have housing, and for whatever reason, they'll lose housing, midway through a quarter or something of that nature, the first person that you need to contact for that is going to be Tawni Boham, and housing the director of housing and then she'll be able to either provide resources for you, or you know, hopefully push you in the right direction so that we can get you accommodated so that you can finish out a quarter or finish out the year or whatever needs to be done.
There are tutoring services all across campus, there's writing tutors, there's a math and science lab or the SEM lab as it's called and there's tutors available there. There's 24-hour tutoring that's available through tutor me through department of academic success has that and there's links to it. Many of the faculty members have that. But if you're interested in tutoring, don't feel like you just have to go out in the community and put up a flyer on some telephone forward says I need a tutor for x class. We do have those resources. And so please contact us. The first place I would go would be Amy Tryon our department of academic success. And they can help you or you can just walk into one of our labs, the SEM lab or the Writing Center and they can probably help you as well or guide you into the right location.
We have a health center or a fitness center and it is free for students. There's not very many students taking advantage of this right now. I don't know if that's because we We're down for COVID. And then we open back up, but the current hours are 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday. So that's going to change here in a couple of weeks. And then Saturday. What are they Missy? Missy is the Director of Athletics. And they what are the hours? Say hi, missy.
Hi, everyone, our current hours are Monday through Friday seven to seven, and then Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. But we will be switching over when we go to four ten's to 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Thursday.
Yeah, we're, and that might change depending upon us, right. So we want to try to accommodate as many people as we can and when they need it. That's why we opened up on Saturdays. But currently, we're not having anybody use it on Saturdays, in which case, why stay open if nobody's using. So if you're interested in keeping those times, then you need to go use right.
Also center prevention of wellness, we have a guy already introduced Kelly, she's here. But there are a ton of counseling services available through center prevention of wellness. If you run into any kind of emotional support needs, they can help you. And there's many other services Kelly, you just want to like, just like give me one sentence about what you guys do? Sure,
I just want to add that it's free for all students. So it's really easy to access. And we are operating virtually so we can accommodate you from a distance.
Career Services. It is also a lot of that is done virtually or online and the places where you would get to that you can contact Eva directly. But Eva, I think you're on here can you just say what the primary one or two things are in like one sentence.
Most importantly, hi. Most importantly, I will help you with your resumes and cover letters. This is really pertinent for this time of the year. So please contact me I would love to help you out, revising those documents, interview skills, and also we have summer internships still available. So if you're looking, please get hold of me.
Thank you, Eva, financial aid. That team consists of Jackie who I've already introduced, but there's also chastity, Wagner, Miranda Spotted Eagle and Terace Stewart, who round out that team and financial aid in any of them can help you put you in the right locations with where to get FAFSA and what you might need for financial support. So contact them if you have any concerns.
There is some emergency funds, occasionally students just run into a problem. They need some, you know, assistance or you know, they just don't know whatever it is. Your car breaks down for whatever reason you can't get to work because it COVID because of this you had to take somebody to the doctor, I don't know what it is. You lost your housing. There's a million reasons out there why students need some emergency support to get them through a time of need. And we do have a couple of programs that allow for emergency need. Some of them have to be COVID related. I think both of them that we have right now are COVID related. And then sometimes we have other funding as well. There's one call that's gone through dream keepers. And that's Kimberly Barber. Kim, are you on here? Still? Yes, no. Okay, so department of academic success seat Kim Barber oh there you are Kim, Yeah. So Kimberly is the one that you're going to want to talk or talk or see about dream keepers. And I think they email you directly. Is that correct? Kim? Yes. So you email Kim Barber directly. There is also some COVID relief funding that we have for students. And you can find that directly on the main web page, you'll see the picture of the president, there's a little video and to the right of her face, you will see something that says student COVID-19 info. And if you click on that there's an application process in there and you can actually put in for some emergency COVID relief funding to support your students through whatever needs you might have.
We've already talked about the campus resource guide going digital. And one of the big deals right now is because we don't have a digital, I said you could contact academic success. But it's really our success coaches which are going to be able to give you any information you need at any time throughout the year about any of these people or the services that are offered on campus or any other needs that you might have, whether they're academic or personal or financial or whatever they are. And our three coaches are, we have them here. So Kim Barber is one I already introduced her. We have Chelse Higgins. Chelsea you want to say hi, and then I don't know if Jennifer is on here. I think I've seen Jennifer on here. So we also have Oh sorry, Jennifer said yet sorry. I didn't see you. Okay, so Jennifer Lewandowski is also our third success coach so you guys can contact them, their numbers are out there and they're all in that department of academic success or you can look them up online. But that's your first stop. If you can't get a hold of anybody or you have any questions about anything, no matter what it is contact our success coaches that's in their job titles, make sure that you succeed, right, and they're trying to coach you through that.
Okay? For those of you that don't know, or haven't already received it, if you get your COVID shots, and you have the little card that shows that you got your two little shots, then you can bring that here to the Big Knife building, and take it to the front counter. And they will provide you with a $200 gift card. It's just automatic to try to support you through whatever you're doing. And you know, to get to get take the COVID shot or the gas to get the COVID shot or, you know, whatever job you might have had to give up for the day to go get the COVID shot or whatever. So, SKC is providing that, it doesn't end, when school ends here in another week or so, that will go on through the summer. And I believe next fall. And you know, we've got them for whichever students, so you can't go get multiple ones, right, they check your name down and you sign it. But if you bring your card in whenever it's convenient for you, or after school, or after finals, or whatever you can, can still get that $200 card. And I believe that card is like a Visa card so you can spend it anywhere. It's not like, what I'm going to give away today is an Amazon gift card. It's actually a Visa card.
There's some building updates. The Big Knife building has been closed, right. And we've been doing this crazy window thing at the end all the way through COVID for about a year. But we opened up at the end of last week. And so now the Big Knife building is open. And I believe other buildings on campus are all opened up now. So if you have any concerns, getting a hold of someone or getting in to see someone, just let us know, or let my office know, I think the admissions in the RD3 building will be opened up Monday after schools is out. So that's going to happen.
Future things, you guys can see the new construction that's going on over between the golf course and kind of housing. That construction that's happening over there is a new building. And it's going to have some of the Allied Health kind of stuff in it, I believe. So the base main, the most of the stuff that's in the basement of the jpp building, or John Peter Paul building will be moving over there before next fall. So you might be in a dental program right now. And then when you come back in the fall, your program might not be there, it's going to be across campus. So that's the plan is to move a lot of that stuff over there before next fall. And then there'll be construction following up with the basement of the jpp, and so forth. So we're we're in the process of multiple building moves and people moving.
On Friday, the 11th campus will be closed that will be when we start our four tents is right after finals will start our 4-10s. And so campus will be closed every Friday, all the way through Labor Day weekend. And then school starts like the Monday after Labor Day weekend or Yeah, Monday after Labor Day weekend.
Our first primary event that where we got back together and we can actually see each other, give each other hugs do whatever we needed to do happened this last Saturday. And that was the fun run that the Foundation put on and there was like 100 people that showed up. So maybe 10 of you students showed up. But the other big thing that we have already scheduled or in the process of scheduling is the 7B basketball tournament for next winter term. I believe that's going to happen here in February, I think it is. So we will be sponsoring that. And so basketball games will start to take place. The gym capacity will be limited because we're not going to pack it. But we are going to allow them to come and do stuff and they can have so many. So we are starting to see some opening up happening with classes opening up with the basketball happening and fun runs and some other things. So look forward to more things coming out that.
That being said, if you're a student and you're interested in doing things next year, like Student Senate, right, then you can serve as on the new senate or you're interested in serving serving on the new senate. Then you should look at their Facebook page for updates or watch the bulletin board and I think Alana is on here. Elena was on here earlier, she's still on here. No Alana. Okay, so Alana Bahe is currently the adviser for student senate and you can reach out to her as well. But she posts things on the Student Senate, Facebook, SKC students on Facebook and so forth. But they will be doing elections in the spring and if you're interested then you should seek that out.
There is limited travel still, but the President has allowed internship travel for the summer, and some local travel is still allowed. And then it's a case by case after that they'll review it if you know if you're going to a conference or whatever, whatever you happen to be doing. So they're starting to release some of the travel ban stuff and allow certain travel to happen. They don't want 50 people in a bus, you know, traveling across five states all together right now, that's the kind of thing that's not going to be allowed. But there is some travel that is allowed. So just know that that's starting to open up as well.
Mission Valley in motion, sponsors free breakfast and lunch for those under 18, this Summer Food Program between June 21 and August 5, between eight and noon. So in the mornings, there's an application required. And you can apply at the website, this is what I'm going to give you here is email@example.com. For other information on all the stuff that I'm giving you, we're actually going to put it in a document and it will be available, it'll be sent out to the students or we'll have it on a link or on the website. So we'll make all of this information and all the links and all the people that we're talking about available to the students after this is done.
Friday food boxes, another food related thing. If you didn't know, they give you out a big box of fresh vegetables and meat and eggs and you know, a gallon of milk and whatnot. Every Friday, you can go get that behind the three wolves, you just drive by you get that as a student. And that's been available for several months now. But there's only two left, we have this Friday and next Friday, and then that program ends and so get your food boxes while you can take advantage of those last couple of boxes. If you've been delaying you don't want to delay anymore.
Let's see I talked about that campus. Everybody should be aware that because of powwow season, the campus is really only open between, you know time off the weekends, the 410s. And then the pow-wows were only open for about 10 days in July. And many staff members will take that time off, because it's a great time to take off. Because they get multiple days off with just taking a few days off, which that means for students, you need to be prepared to do your FAFSA as you're prepared for your applications are prepared to do your advising earlier, whatever you need to do with our staff or our faculty, July is not the best month to do it. So try to get it done earlier, let your friends know that they want to get it done early. Or else it could be August before people return your email or get back to you or do whatever, just because of changing schedules around that timeframe. And you know, you can talk with your advisor about that as well.
One of the other things that you need to talk with your advisor about are kind of financial aid requirements. Not every student is aware. But I want to make sure that every student is aware, when you are getting advised by your advisor, you want to go forth and conquer the world and register for all the classes that you ever wanted to take. You have there's a degree tree, which is what's listed in the catalog for your particular degree. And so if your degree happens to be, I don't know what it might be, you're going to be an astronaut, and you're going to take an astronaut degree, we don't offer that. But I'm just making that up so that I don't center somebody else. The point is, if you want to be an astronaut, and there's a certain degree that's listed for you must take this in the fall this in the winter, this in the spring, those are the classes that are in the degree tree for that particular degree, you must maintain a 67% average of those classes. So you can't just take one that's in the catalog and then decide you want to take a whole bunch of art classes not that everybody doesn't want to take art, you can't take 10 art classes and one in your degree tree, you have to maintain 67% of your registered classes have to be for all of your credit load, I should say, must be in the degree tree. If not, there are financial aid consequences at the end of the year when they calculate that. So it's a fall winter spring calculation. And at the end, they sum up all of your stuff. And if you're not at 67%, then there are consequences and you could lose financial aid or go on a warning or whatnot.
Also, you have to maintain a 2.0 GPA over that timeframe. And so it's essential that you work with your advisor to make sure that you're in the right program, and that you're taking the right classes and that you're getting the right grades, right.
One thing that students don't generally know about as well is if you have, we have several students, which will change majors three, four or five times and they'll take out financial aid. So you've got subsidized and unsubsidized federal loans that you can take out subsidized means that you don't pay back the interest or doesn't start accumulating the interest until after you've left the school unsubsidized means that you start, the interest starts accumulating right away. However, if you change majors, as soon as you change majors, everything that you had that was subsidized will then convert over to unsubsidized within a quarter or two, or whatever, you know, there's different guidelines on that. But you need to be aware that it will happen. And so not a lot of people know that. And then what happens is, you'll change your major, and then all of a sudden, you'll be like, why is this, my financial aid just went up or whatever. And that's because it's switched over in the category. So be aware of that. Again, this is critical to get into the right degree, early on.
Career Services. Eva already talked about polishing up resumes, cover letters, interview skills, and so forth, she can help you with an internship. So we already covered that.
There is a computer loan program that we have here on campus through our IT program. Not everybody knows about it, but I want to make sure that everybody is aware of this, it's one of the things that the success coaches would help you out with, right is how to deal with this, your advisor can put in a request for you to get a computer, if you don't have one, or if yours breaks midway through the quarter, or, you know, whatever, you dropped it in the lake, I don't know what happens or where you're doing your homework. But if for whatever reason you need a computer or yours doesn't have a camera, so you can do virtual meetings, and so you have one, but it doesn't have the capabilities that you need, then you can borrow one from the SKC for a quarter or for a couple quarters, or whatever. And you just need to ask your advisor to put in the request. And you can generally have that within a few days. And so when students say, Hey, I just don't have this. And that's why I'm going to class in a week or whatever, let us know, we can always generally help you out with whatever you need early on.
We're at the end of this quarter, we only have a little bit of time left, we're approaching finals week here. Many students have completed their stuff, some are almost complete. If you're one of those students, and you're almost complete with all of your stuff, but you're just quite not going to make one of the assignments or something of that nature. There is a possibility if the faculty is willing, and not every faculty allows us but if the faculty is willing, and you've got most of your work done, but you just something happened, your kids got sick, or this or that or whatever, and you just couldn't make that last assignment or one of your assignments or you want to do something so that you can, you know, you can do an incomplete if the faculty allows it. And so there's a process for that you have to request it from the faculty member. And then they may if they so choose, decide to give you like an extra week or two weeks to get that one assignment done or something of that nature. But now is the time that you need to ask for that you can't ask for that after finals are over and say, Oh, I wanted to complete, that's not going to happen. So you need to ask for that. Now, if you be discussing things with your advisors, and your faculty members all the time, because it's all about communication.
If you have tried to register, and you have holds on your account, for whatever reason. So you have business office holds or library holds or whatever, or you try later in the summer to register and you end up with a hold on your account. You need to be aware of who those people are that flip the holds on and who takes them off. So if you haven't paid your bill, then you're going to have to go see Dawn Delay and the business office, if you had several books that you checked out, and you just never returned them, then the library will put a hold on you until you return the books or you pay for the books. And so then you won't be able to register for classes until you arrange something with them. If you didn't do your alcohol.edu, or your what's the other one? There's another training Haven, thank you haven training, then center prevention and wellness might put a hold on and you'll have to get that training completed before we can do stuff. The registrar can put things on financial aid can put things on academic affairs and put things on and if you have some incomplete file, then Chelse and the registrar's office can also put things on so that will be sent out or you guys you'll have information on it.
But be aware of who and how you can remove holds, you cannot just go to your advisor and say hey, I have the school, take care of it for me. You have to do this yourself. And you can't go to the library and ask them to return remove a business office fold or go to Chelsea and the Registrar and asked her to remove some cold for the alcohol.edu training. So there are certain people that can remove certain holds. You need to be aware of those and so that's why we're providing that information.
Many of you are going to walk on graduation or you have friends that are going to walk on graduation or colleagues or peers that you want to support on graduation. So I wanted to talk about what graduation is going to look like, we are going to have a couple of large screens that are gonna be placed up in some parking lots, we're going to be having cars in the parking lot outside of the gym fitness center theater kind of area, facing the screens and facing the gym perpendicular to the direction that they are right now. So 90 degrees. And that means that they're all facing that the front entrance to the gym, the students will go in the gym, they will line up, but no one else will go in the gym, faculty will be there to line up with them, the faculty will lead them out, the faculty will sit in lawn chairs outside in the front because the stage will actually be outside of the front entrance, and all the cars will be pointing towards them, the public will stay in their cars, or on lawn chairs in the areas provided there, which will be cordoned off for that. After the faculty come out, they go to their lawn chairs, then the students will cross the stage, they'll be handed their diploma, they'll walk off the stage and they'll walk down into the Big Knife or the Michel building parking lots and just exit the arena basically. So there's not a lot of hugs and high fives and crying and congratulations and whatnot happening other than you cheering for someone. But that's what we have is to try to keep it COVID friendly, is that we're allowing an outside graduation. So let's hope that there's no rain on that day, the stage will be under a tent, but the students entering and exiting the stage, you may get wet. So if you're wearing your nicest clothes and your silk suit and your hair's all up, it might not look that way. When you get to your car, if it's a rainy day. So just be prepared, or bring an umbrella. Right. That's what I would recommend. So let your friends know.
We have plans to stream the website direct. And if you have any input on you know the graduation or things like that, then no sorry, this is a different one. We I have plans myself to streamline the website. So that the way that we apply and the way that you find your support, and then you know, just like the new student success guide and some of the other stuff. If you have found that there's some place where you just had a hiccup on that website, and it didn't make any sense to you or you didn't know how to answer it or you didn't know where to go next, where you couldn't find the Next button. And please let my office know, because we're in plans this summer, to revamp all of that stuff so that it's a little bit easier and student focused. But I don't know all the ways that students think and view and do whatnot. And so please let us know or let someone on this presentation or any of the staff know here at SKC so that they can get it to me, so that we can actually implement or take into consideration what your thoughts are.
RD3 building, which is the primary place for financial aid advising, and most of these people are a lot of the offices have moved. So you might have known where Tawni and Housing was located before but when you come back to campus, she's actually in a different office. Krystal, the recruiter has moved to a different office, the Dean of Students is in an office, we moved offices all over in RD3, I think they were like 10 office moves or something like that over there in the course of a week, a couple of months ago. And so just know that a lot of people have actually moved. So if you can't find someone, just ask, Where did x go to? Where did Eva go to? Where is this person, and they will tell you exactly where you need to be.
So yeah, and then hopefully, we're, we have been approved to have some student receptionist positions available. So if you're a student and you're interested in helping and directing and, and you know, doing that kind of stuff, we will have some positions available all of next year, to be able to have someone out front, helping people directing people. And then also it'll, you know, it's a job. So there'll be some work attached to it, as well besides just the direction part. So if you're interested, then, you know, see one of us and we'll be able to help you into that position. They're not announced yet but they will be coming out next fall. So just contact one of us.
There will also be some potential positions in the fitness center. I know that Missy has been able to expand the hours simply because she has some student employees over there. And we will need to continue that in the next year. And so if you're interested in like, you know, manning the fitness center, and I don't know sweeping the gym floor or whatever they do over there, then you'll have to contact Missy about that.
We have plans to have limited Food Services is changing in the bookstore that Dawn runs. So we're planning on having some grab and go foods in the bookstore coming next fall. We hope that the construction stuff will happen this summer. That's the plan. And so come next fall when the bookstore opens up. We will have salad soup, sandwiches, smoothies, we have a very big expensive espresso machine that she just ordered and was approved. And so that's coming in. So you guys will be able to get your I don't know what they are, I don't drink this stuff but americanos or latte, cappuccino, whatever is I don't know. So you'll be able to get that stuff in the bookstore. And so that's over buy, student housing and you know many of the large programs, and so it'll be a good thing for us to be doing.
Trio Student Support Services is also located in that building. The director of that is Tracy McDonald. And she is there with Alan and Travis. And, Carla, I think there's a couple other people over there. They have eligibility requirements for Trio or students sport services over there, which is that you're a first generation low income and or disabled. If you think you meet any of those criteria, or you have a friend who might meet those criteria. They have excellent tutoring services and book loans and all kinds of things that they do over there to support those students. And so please contact Alan Addison, for more information on that, or just run into RD3 building and say, Hey, I'm looking for somebody in trio. And they'll point you in the right direction.
Students can sign up through the summer. And next fall for that for the trio stuff. And so that's, that's still ongoing right now, you can still sign up for that. So don't think that just because you're not registered, or disavowed or whatever, just just go ask questions they'll be able to help.
There are some upcoming changes, which will happen to some students that end up below that 2.0. And you end up on some warning, probation or suspension. Historically, and I know that students talk about this so, that's why I wanted to discuss it. Students have been put into a academic success 101 class, that class is no longer in the catalog, it's been removed. We're developing some individualized interventions, some workshops, some different things that we can do for students. But the primary change to this is, instead of you being required to take a class, you're going to have to meet with one of the success coaches, you'll have a hold on your account. And then you'll have to meet with a success coach who can remove that hold for you. And then you will come up with a plan with the success coaches, depending on where you're at in the warning probation or suspension, kind of series of things. That's all going to change, you're not going to be required to take required classes that may or may not help you. And so we are going to try to develop plans that will help you succeed, individualized for students with the success coaches. And so just be aware that that's coming down the pipeline, and it will be in place by next fall for sure.
What else to have here, there is info on the SKC calendar. If you're a student and you're not using Google Calendar, I suggest you get that app on your phone. It's also in your email, if you go to the little nine little dots up in the corner, 3x3 grid of dots. And you click on that that's where the Google Apps are. And in there is your Google Calendar, I suggest you use it you put your class schedules in it, you put your life stuff in it when your kids are having birthdays, when your horse needs to go to the vet, I don't know, but put everything in there. Because it's very important that use Google Calendar. And you can link to the SKC Google Calendar if you have not already done so. And so with the SKC Google Calendar, it shows you beginning and ending dates last day to add last day to withdraw. When faculty are going to be back on campus over the summer. It tells you everything that's going on when we have pow-wows, you know, different things are happening all across campus are on that SKC calendar. And you want to see that so that you don't miss something. I don't know how many students show up during, you know, one of the holidays, and they're like, Oh, I didn't realize that there wasn't anything on Veterans Day or this day or that day or whatever day it is Martin Luther King Day. And so they show up because they didn't weren't paying attention to the calendar or they weren't looking at the syllabus. So start using the calendar, start planning ahead. I would recommend that everybody does that.
There are other services available as well. If you have not heard of the rave alert, that's something we've had some people on campus, you know, that might have been a threat, or there might have been something else, you know, some other type of thing going on where you need to know like a bear in the area or something like that. And we send notices out using the rave alert, it will go to computers, it will go to different things. Anybody in the community can be part of the rave alert You don't have to be just a student. But you should sign up for that if you haven't already signed up for that. Another thing that you can do besides the rave alert is there's a student bulletin board. And then there's a regular bulletin board if your email is @student.skc.edu and you send something to the bulletin board. It goes out to all the students and then you know, a few of the staff or whatever, that kind of monitor that. But if you send it, if your email ends with @skc.edu, and it doesn't have the student part, then it goes to a completely different bulletin board. And that goes into community members, and admin and staff and faculty. And basically everybody sees that in the whole community. And so you need to be aware that there are two different bulletin boards. And that means if you're trying to send something to students, and you're not on the student bulletin board, they may not even be seeing what you're sending. So just be aware, there are two different ones. And for a few years, we didn't, you had to actually sign up for the bulletin board. But in the last two years, at least, it's automatic. So all students are signed up for that unless you elect out of it. And I wouldn't elect out of it, because that's how you miss out on a $300 scholarship and a $200 COVID shop money and other things that we got going on in the internships and you know, different things going on campus. So I realize you get a lot of information on there, but just try to weed through it and you know, get to what is important.
One other thing that might be of interest to many of the students is there is a free app you can get on your phone, it is you can just Google it and you know, go to your Play Store, go to something and do it's a Salish language app. So this Salish language app, Salish Pend d'Oreille. And so you can just put it on your phone. And if you want to know how to say, you know, good day, or good morning, or you know, what's the color red or whatever, you just put it in there, and you'll hear an elder actually saying it in the language. And you can kind of repeat that, and then you'll see it. But it's a good way to start to learn some of the greetings that we have here at the tribal college. And so I think that's a great app, and everybody should have it on their phone. No matter who you are, I think it's a great thing. You never know what they're saying about you unless you have the app, but then you can like find out what it is right.
So please keep your contact info up to date. One of the things is we tried to send out information through this text service that we have or SMS service. But emergency contact information, and particularly cell phone information is really important because we send out announcements about things like this, or important things to students from time to time using this service. And if your email is not, or sorry, not your email, if your text or your phone information is not kept current with the college, we have no way of getting a hold of you or no way of getting this information to you. So please try to keep that updated. And you can do that with Brandon Peterson in IT or just contact anybody in the it or down at the bottom of the SKC main page. Right down at the bottom it says like a tech service thing. Was it tech help desk or something like that? And you can just go in there and just say I'm a student and I want to update my information or do something of that nature. So but the best way, just so your information is not out there for like everybody to see it as contact Brandon Peterson, and just get that down.
Okay, well, that's everything I had, if there's students on here that want to ask questions, I have a few minutes for that. But I just want to let everybody know that this recording will be available on the student portal on the website. So you just go to current students, and it will be there. I will try to get it up before the end of the day, or at least by the end of the week, if not today. And then we also have an information flyer that we'll put in the same place. So that will be there. But before I go to student questions, how about some drawings do we have? Are you ready to do that? Okay, so let's do that. You guys are lucky we have limited access today. So your odds are like, really good if you're a student.
Tracy Littlewolf. All right. So you will be able to get a $50. But how are we going to deliver this? Yeah, so you'll have to come to the Big Knife window. We will give them your name. And you'll come to the big knife window. You right that window? Yeah. Okay, perfect. And then you can pick up your $50 amazon gift card, they'll just have you sign for it. And then you'll have your card. Next one. Ashley Tryon one of the luckiest people I know.
Yay. Thank you.
And you know how to get it actually. So. All right. And the third one winner is another lucky person I know. Rusty. Yeah. Yeah. You're taking me out for something I think dinner or something. That's what I'm saying. coconut shrimp on me. Coconut Shrimp you know it my favorite? All right. Um, so that's that does any of the students that are on here have any questions for anybody on here?
Hey, this is Jessica Wallace-Gibson. I just have a quick question. Um, when you're talking about the freshmen scholarship, and I've been a little bit confused about this for for returning in the fall, so I'm still in my freshman year, because I started last spring. But I and so I'm trying to figure out whether because I had started in the spring quarter, because I'm counted as a freshman.
So this is what I would recommend that you do, Jessica I would recommend you apply. Yeah, I've had limited participation on this. Okay. Are you registered? Are you registered for fall are planning on registering for fall? I I'm already registered. Okay. So you're already registered fall. And the intent was that we would bring people in as a retention to keep you coming back in the fall, right. So I understand your dilemma. Because you're still in your freshman year you started in the spring. So depending upon your how many credits you've taken, we'll take that into consideration and that participation. It's possible, you'll still get it.
The way that it was written was that if you started this fall, winter or spring of this academic year,
Then we would consider you a new student or if you transferred in and fall, winter or spring, right. Okay. But I understand your circumstance. And I'm not going to tell you no, I'm not going to tell you yes, either. But I would tell you to apply, and then we will evaluate it, depending upon how much participation we get.
Sounds good. Thank you.
Any other questions? Going once, going twice. All right. That concludes our first virtual assembly, I will try to have one next quarter, hopefully, by midterms or before and give out information there and I won't be as much of a talking head. And we do some fun that time. All right, perhaps some other people talk. So that would be great. Thank you
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00:41:40 Amie Tryon: Tony, there are a few people in on google meet rather than zoom.
00:42:24 Allison Kadler: Thanks, Amy. I'll send out an email reminding everyone to get on Zoom and re-send the link.
00:42:45 Juan Perez: I went over to the google meets and told them
00:43:49 Allison Kadler: Thanks, Juan
00:52:04 Selina Oshanee Kenmille: My direct extension is 275-4776
00:57:43 Kimberly Barber: skc.dreamkeepers.org for emergency funds
00:57:48 Maranda SE: My contact number is 275-4857 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
01:09:50 Allison Kadler: This meeting will run past our intended half an hour period. If you need to leave, I will be sending out all the information in the meeting via the Bulletin Boards and will be available (along with the recording) in the Student Portal as well.
01:26:02 Allison Kadler: Important for PRIZE DRAWING: If your first and last name are not listed for your participation, I cannot properly enter you into the drawing. Please use the Rename option next to your picture so you can be entered!
01:26:13 Selina Oshanee Kenmille: There is also a Kootenai app
01:26:16 Silas Perez: There is also a Kootenai language app.
01:26:29 Allison Kadler: Thanks, Selina!
01:27:28 Eva Oruste: Please contact Career Services at 275-4826 (leave message) or email@example.com
01:28:45 Jessica Lozeau-Learn: My name is not up there?
01:28:51 Tracey Littlewolf: Yay!! Thank you ♥️
01:28:53 Jessica: Mine either
01:29:45 d benson: Congrats
01:31:21 Allison Kadler: Sorry everyone, first time! If there was no last name you were not entered as we could not identify you for a pick up at the Big Knife building. We will have one of these virtual assemblys every quarter so please join us next time!