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Earth Day Events Happening All Week

Saturday, April 21

Sunday, April 22

Run the Rock

8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Fieldhouse and Athletic Fields (map)
Run the Rock, an obstacle course/fun run to be held on RCC’s main campus, will include professionally designed obstacles over a 5K course. Cost is $25 for those with an RCC student ID, $45 for the general public ($35 for those who sign up by April 1). Ages 14+ may participate. All proceeds support programs for veterans at RCC and Rockland Homes for Heroes. For more information, contact Jonathan Barnwell, Coordinator of Judicial and Veterans Affairs, 845-574-4105 • jbarnwel@sunyrockland.edu
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Monday, April 23

College Visit: Western New England College

9 am – noon
Cultural Arts Center, Atrium (map)
Western New England College
Stop by the table and ask questions about academic programs, the admissions process, and financial aid. For more information, contact Joe Planck, jplanck@sunyrockland.edu or 845-574-4510
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Recycling Game

10 am – 2 pm
Student Union Bridge (map)
Test your knowledge of how to recycle alternative materials for PRIZES! Sponsored by Earth Day Committee
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Advisor in Residence: Manhattanville College

11 am – 3 pm
Technology Center, Room 8220 (map)
Manhattanville College
Our Advisor in Residence program allows students to make an appointment with an Admissions counselor on our campus to discuss the application process, potential transfer credit, majors and program information, as well as financial aid. To make an appointment, email jplanck@sunyrockland.edu or contact the Student Development Center at 845-574-4306. Walk-ins welcome.
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Tai Chi

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Student Union, Room 3217 (map)
Become one with the Earth as you learn the balance of yin and yang through breath and movement. Sponsored by Earth Day Committee
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The Magic of Mushrooms

3:00 – 4:30 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse (map)
Explore the world of mushrooms, their mycelia ('roots') and recent research demonstrating the remarkable potential of these species to alleviate a wide range of current human and environmental problems. Presented by Jeff McLean, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology, RCC.
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Tuesday, April 24

#MeToo: The Silence is Broken

9:30 – 10:30 am & 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Student Union, Room 3214 (map)
Event sponsored by CASARV.
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Advisor in Residence: St. Thomas Aquinas College

10 am – 2 pm
Technology Center, Room 8220 (map)
St. Thomas Aquinas College
Our Advisor in Residence program allows students to make an appointment with an Admissions counselor on our campus to discuss the application process, potential transfer credit, majors and program information, as well as financial aid. To make an appointment, email jplanck@sunyrockland.edu or contact the Student Development Center at 845-574-4306. Walk-ins welcome.
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Movie: A Plastic Ocean

11 am – 1 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse (map)
Watch A Plastic Ocean, which documents the newest science proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins and are consumed by humans. Sponsored by Earth Day Committee
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Completing the Common Application

12:30 – 1:30 pm
Technology Center, Room 8174 (map)
For students looking to transfer to a four-year college. Sponsored by Transfer Services and Somos El Futuro. For more information, contact Joe Planck, 845-574-4510, jplanck@sunyrockland.edu.
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De-Stress When Life Happens: Discussion Group

12:30 – 1:30 pm
Technology Center, Connection Center, Room 8372 (map)
A safe place to talk and get help decompressing. For more information contact Joe Falco, jfalco@sunyrockland.edu. The Connection Center: www.sunyrockland.edu/go/connectioncenter
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Preventing Identity Theft

12:30 – 1:30 pm
Technology Center, Room 8173 (map)
Sponsored by Somos El Futuro.
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Zen Meditation

12:30 – 1:30pm
Academic I, Room 1216 (map)
Relaxation for students, faculty and staff.

"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the experts, there are few." ~ Shunryu Suzuki

Goals:

  • To teach you how to focus your attention to remain in the here and now; moment by moment
  • To illustrate good posture and breathing
  • To gain a familiarity with your ordinary mind
  • To appreciate the quiet, calm and expansion that can be uncovered in stillness


Zen Garlan NY-NJ Sangha
Instructors: Sensei Cathleen Kanno Dow
Spiritual Director and Senior Dharma Holders
Contact Student Involvement: Ann M. Gill, 845-574-4302, agill3@sunyrockland.edu

Sponsored by Student Involvement and funded by Student Activities Fees
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Earth Artists' Recognition

2 – 3 pm
Student Union, Room 3214 (map)
View Earth Day oriented art on display in the Student Union and celebrate the artists who have created them. Sponsored by Earth Day Committee
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Lecture: Sacred Farming

3 – 4 pm
Academic I, Room 1104 (map)
Join Stony Point Center's Writer in Residence, Paul (Jake) Jacob for a discussion on "sacred farming." He will share his experiences from around the world with innovative and sustainable planting practices. Sponsored by Earth Day Committee/RCC Reading & Writing Center
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Board of Trustees Workshop

5 – 7 pm
6205, President’s Office, Brucker Hall (map)
Board of Trustees Workshop
Info: Ben Naylor, Office of the President 845-574-4215 bnaylor@sunyrockland.edu
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Spring Admissions Open House

5:30 – 7:30 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse (map)
Spring 2018 Open House. See the beauty of our campus, learn about our programs of study, meet faculty and staff, and talk with current students about life on campus. Learn why RCC has become the "first choice" for today's parents and students. For information, contact Admissions at 845-574-4224.
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Board of Trustees

7:15 pm
Student Union, Room 3214 (map)
Board of Trustees Open to the Public; Info: Ben Naylor, Office of the President 845-574-4215, bnaylor@sunyrockland.edu
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Wednesday, April 25

Depression Screening

8 am – 1 pm
Student Union, Room 3214 (map)
For more information, contact Barbara Murphy, 845-574-4307, bmurph10@sunyrockland.edu
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College Visit: St. John's University

10 am – 2 pm
Cultural Arts Center, Atrium (map)
St. John's University
Stop by the table and ask questions about academic programs, the admissions process, and financial aid.For more information, contact Joe Planck, 845-574-4510 or jplanck@sunyrockland.edu.
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Group Discussion about LGBT+ Issues

1 – 2 pm
Technology Center, Room 8372 (map)
Come to the Connection Center for this weekly group discussion about LGBT+ Issues. For more information email us at lifehaps@sunyrockland.edu
RCC Connection Center www.sunyrockland.edu/go/connectioncenter
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Rizzo's Reptiles

1 – 2 pm
Student Union, Hawk's Nest (map)
Get inspired to conserve wildlife, prevent litter, think "green" and appreciate the natural world through this hands-on reptile discovery. Sponsored by Earth Day Committee
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CETL Good Books Colloquium

2:00 – 2:50 pm
Technology Center, Room 8322 (map)
The Good Earth, by Pearl Buck. Celebrating Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Presented by Liya Li. For more information, contact CETL, 845-574-4731 or cetl@sunyrockland.edu.
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Evening Star

5:30 – 7:30 pm
Academic Bridge (map)
Information, outreach and light snacks for evening students. For more information, contact Student Involvement, agill3@sunyrockland.edu.
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Thursday, April 26

Advisor In Residence: Marist College

10 am – 2 pm
Technology Center, Room 8230 (map)
Marist College
Our Advisor in Residence program allows students to make an appointment with an Admissions counselor on our campus to discuss the application process, potential transfer credit, majors and program information, as well as financial aid. To make an appointment, email transfer@sunyrockland.edu or contact the Student Development Center at 845-574-4306. Walk-ins welcome.
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College Visit: Mercy College

10 am – 1 pm
Cultural Arts Center, Atrium (map)
Mercy College
Stop by the table and ask questions about academic programs, the admissions process, and financial aid. For more information, contact Joe Planck, 845-574-4510 or jplanck@sunyrockland.edu.
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College Visit: DeVry University

11am – 1pm
Cultural Arts Center, Atrium (map)
DeVry University
Stop by the table and ask questions about academic programs, the admissions process, and financial aid. For more information, contact Joe Planck, 845-574-4510 or jplanck@sunyrockland.edu.
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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Noon – 2 pm
Technology Center, Room 8372 (map)
Assistance filing SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) applications. For more information contact Joe Falco, Connection Center Coordinator, 845-574-4414 or lifehaps@sunryockland.edu
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Student Activities Board (SAB)

12:30 – 1:30 pm
Student Union, Room 3217 (map)
Student Activities Board (SAB) is a committed student-led college programming organization responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating and hosting various social, cultural, educational and entertaining events on and off campus. In addition, SAB oversees all student clubs and organizations and acts as their liaison with the Student Government Association (SGA). SAB provides a resource that encourages organization, communication, friendship, and leadership. For more information contact Ann M. Gill at agill3@sunyrockland.edu or 845-574-4373
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ASA General Meeting

1 – 2 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse (map)
For information contact Burton Louis-Charles, blouis@sunyrockland.edu.
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Movie: Food City

3 – 4 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse (map)
Join RCC alumni, Matt and Lars for a viewing and Q&A about their documentary, "Food City: Feast of the Five Boroughs." Discover the rich diversity of food the city produces, as they challenge themselves to serve a 4 course meal for 8 people using only ingredients that are farmed, fished, or foraged within New York City. Sponsored by Earth Day Committee
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Student Government Association (SGA)

3:30 – 7:00 pm
Student Union, Room 3214 (map)
The Student Government Association of Rockland Community College is a governing body that represents and expresses the needs and wants of our diverse student body, as well as among one another, SGA also works with administrators and faculty to ensure all RCC students needs and concerns are met. If you feel such a need is not met or something on campus should be addressed, please feel free to come and state your concerns so that we can work together to try to find a solution to these problems. Student Government Association, Student Union, Room 3214, 845-574-4376.
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Pollinators of Rockland County

4:15 – 5:30 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse (map)
Meet bee lovers from the Hudson Valley Bee Habitat and learn how to protect the varieties of bees responsible for pollinating many of the foods we eat. Sponsored by Earth Day Committee
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Friday, April 27

College Visit: Palm Beach Atlantic University

10 am – 2 pm
Cultural Arts Center, Atrium (map)
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Stop by the table and ask questions about academic programs, the admissions process, and financial aid.For more information, contact Joe Planck, 845-574-4510 or jplanck@sunyrockland.edu.
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College Visit: SUNY Canton

10 am – 2 pm
Cultural Arts Center, Atrium (map)
SUNY Canton
Stop by the table and ask questions about academic programs, the admissions process, and financial aid. For more information, contact Joe Planck, 845-574-4510 or jplanck@sunyrockland.edu.
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Resume Writing Workshop

12:30 – 1:30 pm
Technology Center, Room 8171 (map)
This workshop will help students learn how to choose resume formats suited to their experience and goals, write helpful employment objectives, and overcome limitations in their work history or education. Strategies for composing successful cover letters will also be explored. For more information, contact Student Career Services at 845-574-4216 or careerservices@sunyrockland.edu.
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Workshop: Build a Bat House

3:00 – 5:30 pm
Cultural Arts Center, Room 7110 (map)
This workshop will provide a brief primer on the importance of bats in the ecosystem, materials and assistance for bat box construction. Pre-registration is required, contact Jeff McLean at jmclean2@sunyrockland.edu. Sponsored by Earth Day Committee
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