Worthington students, were treated to massages to help them relieve stress during finals week. Stress is a prevalent component in today’s fast-paced world which can negatively impact on an individual’s health and well-being. Massage therapy has been shown to be a means by which stress can be reduced significantly on physical and psychological levels.
Rob and Liz from Massage on the Go USA set up their massage chairs in the Worthington lobby on Tuesday May 7, 2019. They gave students 5 minute massages and the following are some comments from their experience: “It was great, I’m more relaxed”, “Thank you Mr. Rob, felt so good and it relieved a lot of tension”, “Thank you very much, much needed after studying” and “Thank you very much -this was so relaxing and you guys were so professional”.
Additionally, students were given healthy snacks which consisted of; apples, oranges, bananas, trail mix, assorted muffins, fruit juices and water. Nutritionists emphasize the importance of healthy eating habits for students at this stressful time of final exams. They say the right food and drink can energize your system, improve your alertness and sustain you through the long exam hours. Worthington campus hopes that healthy pre-exam nutrition will give their students an added edge during final exam time. A big thank you to Cynthia Correa, Director of Student Services and Career Services for greeting the students with a warm smile and offering them healthy snacks.
Vita M. Stovall
The Worthington Campus held their second movie screening “Hidden Figures” for Women’s Month, directed and written by Theodore Melfi on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. “Hidden Figures” depicted three brilliant African-American women at NASA that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. It was a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world. The stellar performances were by three talented women, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae.
The movie chronicles the lives of black women working at NASA as “human computers” who do difficult math by hand and in their heads. It takes place in the 1950s and 1960s. The title “Hidden Figures” has a double meaning, on one hand it refers to the mathematical calculations that went in to making John Glenn the first American man into space in 1962. On the other, Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), a math prodigy who can, “look beyond the numbers.”
The movie received many awards including three Oscar nominations (Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Spencer), and two Golden Globes (Best Supporting Actress for Spencer and Best Original Score). It also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. The National Board of Review chose Hidden Figures as one of the top ten films of 2016.
The student audience was treated to popcorn at the showing. Many of them were not aware of the NASA story. “It truly is a must see movie.” Thanks to SGA for the popcorn.
The Worthington Campus held a movie screening of the Davis Guggenheim documentary “He Named Me Malala” on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 and for Women’s Month. “He Named Me Malala” chronicles the seemingly ordinary life of a marvelous young woman who is a revolutionary in every sense of the word. Known for her fearlessness and never-ending persistence, activist Malala Yousafzai tells her story and provides viewers a glimpse into her life after being shot by a Taliban gunman as part of a violent objection to girls’ education in Pakistan.
Aside from all that she has gone through in fighting for girls around the world, scenes of Malala spending time with her family and bantering with her brothers humanize her in a way many do not get to see. Student viewers realize how remarkable her heroism is due to the fact that she is so powerful and committed when she speaks at these worldwide events, yet she has a lightheartedness about her that is infectious.
The student audience was treated to popcorn at the showing. Many of the students were impressed and ultimately inspired by Malala’s story and what she is doing to further amplify her message of education equality. Thanks to SGA for the popcorn.
Submitted by Vita Stovall and Linda Palmer
Sock Drive Provides Comfort for our Neighbors
Vita Stovall helped with distribution and coordination of the college-wide sock drive at the end of the year.
During this past holiday season the Worthington Campus sponsored a sock drive for the homeless. Collection boxes were distributed to all three campus locations. Thanks to the most gracious staff and students, the Atlantic Cape community donated approximately 280 socks to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission on Dec. 19. A special thank you to Cynthia Correa, director, WACC Student Services and Institutional Career Services, for that amazing idea: socks are the most needed item among the homeless, yet the least donated. Thanks again, your compassion enriched so many lives in more ways than you’ll ever know.
Atlantic Cape Community College is offering a variety of credit classes this fall at its Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. Fall semester classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Classes offered this fall include: Intro to Visual Arts, Intro to College Chemistry, Intro to Business, Principles of Marketing, Intro to Computers, Intro to Public Relations, Television History, Public Speaking, Macroeconomics, Intermediate ESL I, Fundamental English Grammar, Reading/Writing I, Composition I, Earth Science, Intro to Cultural Geography, Western World I, Precalculus, College Algebra, Statistical Methods, Accelerated Elementary Algebra, Music Appreciation, Child Psychology, Elementary Spanish I, and Intro to Theater. Continue reading
Cross-Cultural Club Spring Easter Project
The Cross Cultural Club displays their Easter baskets for donation to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission.
In early April, members of the Cross-Cultural Club completed their spring project and assembled more than 40 Easter baskets for donation to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. The baskets were filled with candy, small toys, coloring books and erasable drawing boards. Shirley Shields and Michael Kammer, club advisers, assisted club members with this project.
As part of the transition of Dr. Richard Perniciaro’s oversight of the Worthington Atlantic City Campus, Linda Palmer, director, WACC Administration and Support Services, now oversees and directs campus operations and administrative support functions, including the faculty support office. Please direct all Atlantic City Campus management concerns to Linda at email@example.com or ext. 4804.
Cynthia Correa Correa, director, WACC Student Services and Institutional Career Services, is responsible for branch campus student services, judicial and Title IX services; as well as career services across all three campuses. To reach Cynthia, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 4897.
Atlantic Cape will host the Atlantic City Campus 2015 College Transfer Fair, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27. Colleges and universities will be on hand to meet with students about opportunities to transfer upon completing their associate degrees.
Faculty members are asked to consider incorporating attendance at the fair into your class. As we know, successful student transfer begins with the first credit, not the last!
Students will learn about majors, housing, clubs and activities, Greek life, scholarships, co-op and travel abroad opportunities, career services, application requirements and deadlines, as well as how easily their Atlantic Cape degree can be transferred.
For more information, visit http://www.atlantic.edu/studentServ/college-transfer-fair.html.