The new WCC Gateway makes it easier for students, faculty, and staff members to access online services at WCC.
The WCC Gateway allows users to log in just once to access their WCC email accounts, MyWCC, Blackboard, and the eBill student billing and payment system. Previously, users had to log into each application separately.
The WCC Gateway also provides convenient one-stop access to important notifications from WCC, calendars of campus events and academic dates, and information about financial aid. Full Story »
This year WCC will have its own version of March Madness, with registration for Spring/Summer Semester and Fall Semester starting just one week apart in March.
Having registration for the two semesters close together means students can visit a counselor or advisor just once to plan for both semesters, said Kathy Currie, director of student records. “It’s really for the convenience of the students,” she said.
Spring/Summer registration starts March 12
Registration for Spring/Summer Semester starts Wednesday, March 12, for current and readmitted students and Thursday, March 13, for new students. Full Story »
Words That Can Make You Money is an upcoming presentation and workshop that shows people how to use their unique qualities to create a scholarship essay that makes them stand out from the crowd. It will be offered at the downtown Ann Arbor District Library on Tuesday, March 4, from 7-8:30 pm.
“We all have different backgrounds, life experiences, and aspirations. These are the things that make us unique,” explains Lori Trapp, WCC’s Director of Financial Aid. Full Story »
(Editor’s note: The following article is by Bethany Kennedy, director of access services at WCC’s Richard W. Bailey Library).
Automotive Service 1 students hover around new Ford Zetec 2.0-litre engines mounted on specially designed portable engine stands. They know that they’re being trained on the latest equipment, but they might not know exactly how lucky they are.
An exuberant crowd filled Towsley Auditorium Nov. 11 for WCC’s Second Annual Student Talent Show. With 20 acts on the program, the evening showcased everything from hip hop to ballet to poetry to gospel drumming.
Students enrolling for the first time at WCC the Winter 2010 Semester are the first to take advantage of a new student ID card making its debut in January.
Anticipating another semester of high enrollment, WCC is taking steps to prevent a frantic, last-minute rush to complete paperwork and sign up for classes right before Winter Semester begins on Jan. 11, 2010. These steps include several new deadlines and procedure changes.
To improve technical support for students, WCC’s LifeLong Learning department has changed the registration process for online classes offered by its partner, Education To Go.
The drafting table in Jack Donaldson’s office at Carlisle/Wortman Associates is covered with drawings and schematics for structures nearing the end of their planning cycle. But they won’t pass on to the next stage until he says so, a responsibility he takes very seriously.
On the first floor of the Crane Liberal Arts and Science building, a group of students is standing around, sketchpads in hand, studying a row of very large and colorful pictures of prehistoric animals. Geology students? Maybe. Biology class? Could be. But this particular group is an illustration class closely examining the styles of the various artists who contributed to this exhibit.
Editor's note: This article is adapted from the Winter 2010 issue of WCC’s Career Focus magazine.
For generations, college students have benefited from informal study groups where classmates get together to compare notes. At WCC, Learning Support Services has made some groups even more helpful by providing a leader and a little structure. The goal is simple: to give students one more tool to help them succeed.