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MSJC > Public Information & Marketing Office > Weekly Round-Up 7-13-2011

Weekly Round-Up 7-13-2011

Keep MSJC  in the #1 Spot
We’ve done it two years in a row. Can we do it for three? It’s time again to vote MSJC as the #1 school or college in Riverside and San Bernardino counties for The Press-Enterprise Readers’ Choice Awards. Just click the link. You can vote on all of your favorites, from restaurants to spas, or just scroll directly to the schools and colleges page and enter MSJC there. We will keep you posted when we find out the results. 
Substantive Changes Approved by ACCJC
The Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior College (ACCJC) expects accredited institutions to undertake change responsibly and to continue to meet the Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards and Commission policies even as they make changes. To provide assurance of institutional quality to the public and to maintain Title IV financial aid funds for students of the institution, a Substantive Change Proposal must be reviewed and acted upon by the Commission’s Committee on Substantive Change, or the Commission as a whole.
Mt. San Jacinto College submitted three Substantive Change Proposal Approval Requests. The ACCJC gave its approval. Click on the following link to learn about this and more:
Strategic Plan Update: 
A draft of the Strategic Plan is now online at:
Once at the above site, just click on "v2" of the plan to access this latest version.  Please take a few minutes to review and comment on any aspect of this second draft of the strategic plan.  Around July 20th, we will gather all comments and generate a final version in preparation for the formal committee, senate, and board reviews just ahead.
MSJC Received $1.1 Million Grant for Talent Search Program
Mt. San Jacinto College recently learned it was awarded a $1.1 million federal grant for the Talent Search program. Talent Search Program at MSJC provides economically disadvantaged and first generation college-bound students with academic support, access and exposure to postsecondary education. The funding means the Talent Search program will receive $233,000 a year for the next five years and allow MSJC to continue serving 500 future college students. The funding, from the U.S. Department of Education, will begin Sept. 1, 2011.
Talent Search is a team effort. This pre-college program, working in cooperation with four schools in the San Jacinto Unified School District area, enables students to complete high school and enroll in a postsecondary educational program of their choice.
Talent Search is 100% federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education, and is part of the TRIO Programs (Upward Bound, Talent Search and Student Support Services.) Two-thirds of the applicants selected must be low-income and/or first generation college students (this means that neither parent has graduated from a four-year university).
Blackboard Downtime
Jul. 25-29
The faculty have been notified that Blackboard will be unavailable from July 25th to the 29th while we upgrade to Blackboard 9.1.  The portal with access to Eagle Advisor will be up and log into EA will be possible, however, no one will be able to access any course shells for courses or organizations. For more information contact Pat James at 951-639-5440 or
Art Gallery-Community Outreach Art Exhibition
Aug. 19-Sep. 15
“Black, White and Read All Over: An A.R.T.E.R.Y. Collaboration”
The MSJC Cheer Squad is selling calendars as a fundraiser!
Calendars run from July 2011-July 2012 for $10. Money earned will help offset the cost of uniforms, equipment, pom-poms and cheer camp.
Summer Math Study Hall
Jun. 6-Jul. 28
Click on the link for a flyer
Upward Bound 8th Annual Awards Banquet
Jul. 21
RSVP by July 5: Paula Cabral, 951-487-3274 or
Student Athlete Summer Bridge Workshops
Aug. 1-4     and     Aug. 8-11
A mandatory program for incoming student athletes
MSJC Academy
Aug. 9-11
The schedule and registration information will be sent out soon!
IRS Increases Mileage Rate
Safety Reminder
MSJC PD reminds employees to lock their cars and offices or desks to protect their personal belongings and District property.
Report any suspicious activity immediately to the MSJC PD at ext. 7777 or call 911.
RTA GoPass Program
Summer 2011 Parking Enforcement
MSJC Café Summer Specials
Dual Enrollment
Fall 2011 Registration Appointments Now Available on EagleAdvisor
Continuing Education Summer Schedule
Continuing Ed Summer Schedule is now available online
Summer Programming
MSJConnect – Summer workshops boost student success, preserve core courses in Fall/Spring
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