Friday, December 19, 2014

Holiday Campus and Fast Track Hours

The Fast Track To Work office will be closed to the public from December 20th through January 4th. We will reopen January 5th at 8:00.

Cabrillo will be closed from December 24th through January 1st.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Fall 2014 Grades

Fall grades should be available in WebAdvisor by December 23.

CalWORKs December Hourly Activity Reports Due January 5

Note: The Fast Track To Work office will be closed during break until December 5th. We have a drop box in the garage at our back door. You may drop off your HARs there while we are closed.

Here all of the monthly HAR forms for Fall 2014.

Print out the PDF and fill in by hand or open the Excel file and type in your hours. The formulas in the Excel file will add up your hours for you. You may also pick up copies in our office.

PDF forms:

Excel files:

Remember that for every one hour of class you may claim one hour of unsupervised study time. Study time beyond that must be supervised. You can work in the Fast Track office, Library, Computer Technology Center, STEM Center, or Tutorials Center for these hours.

Monthly reports are due on 5th of the following month. Turn it in by then and you will be entered into our drawing for a $25 gift card!

Also, here are blank versions if you need to catch up with previous months.

English PDF    English Excel 

Spanish PDF   Spanish Excel

Friday, December 12, 2014

EOPS/CARE Accepting Applications for Spring 2015

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)
EOPS is a state-funded effort designed to provide financial, counseling and academic support services for full-time Cabrillo students identified as educationally and economically disadvantaged.


Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)
CARE is a program which represents a cooperative effort involving Cabrillo College, CalWORKs & California Employment Development Department. CARE assists in linking education, job training and supportive services for single parents on welfare.

Click here to download the application or stop by our office for a copy.

Special Events & Office Hours

Friday December 19th
12:00 – 3:00
End of Term Recognition Pajama Movie Day

Friday December 19th

3:00
Office closes until January 5th

Monday January 5th

8:00 am
Office reopens after winter break

Thursday January 15

1:00 – 4:00
Book Voucher Day

Monday January 19

Office Closed
Martin Luther King Day

Thursday January 22

10:30 – 5:00
Special Hours (Division Meeting)

Friday January 23

1:00 – 3:00
Special Hours (All College Day)

Monday January 26

First Day of Spring Semester

Friday February 6th

Last day to add/drop spring classes

Friday February 13

Office Closed
Lincoln Day Observed

Monday February 16

Office Closed
Washington Day Observed

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Foster Youth Independence Program at Cabrillo

The mission of Cabrillo College’s Foster Youth Independence Program (FYI) is to provide academic support services for current and former Foster Youth and to assist them in navigating the community college system successfully. The services are designed to promote academic, financial, and emotional stability in the lives of these potential and current students.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Emergency Notification via Your Cell Phone

Today would be a great time to take a minute to sign up for Cabrillo's emergency notification system. If the upcoming storm causes power outages or other issues for the college, you will be sent a text message.

Cabrillo College offerings an SMS-based emergency notification service for your mobile phone. In the event of an emergency, Cabrillo students, staff, faculty and others will be alerted in real-time important security information. Click here for more information and to sign up.

Santa Cruz County: If there is an emergency near your home and the fire department needs to evacuate people, they will do a reverse 911 call to all homes in the area to inform them when and how evacuation will happen. However you might not be home when they call, so you can register your cell phone number so that when they call homes in your area your cell number will be on the call list too. This website is only for Santa Cruz County. Do it now, it only takes 1 minute....really. Santa Cruz Regional 9-1-1.

New Student Support Group

Click here for information about a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual support group sponsored by the Student Health Services.

The group meets on Wednesdays noon to 1:00 pm in Room 911-B.

CalJOBs Website Down This Weekend

Please be advised that the CalJOBS system will be down between Friday, December 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM through Monday, December 15, 2014 at 8:00 AM. A page announcing the system is undergoing an upgrade will be displayed during this time.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Volunteering Opportunities During Winter Break

Here's a great website to look for volunteering options for you. CalWORKs students should contact their County ETS to discuss before signing up. Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County

GreyBears has many opportunities also. Check their website for their many options and their volunteer form.

Be sure to check in with your ETS at the County for approval before starting any volunteering.

Peer-to-Peer Smoking Cessation Support Training

Want to support a friend in their efforts to cut back or quit smoking?  

Attend the Peer-to-Peer Smoking Cessation Support training Friday Dec 12th 8am-12pm in room 913. Gina Cole from PVPSA will share an evidenced based approach to tobacco cessation. The training is free for students, employees, and community supporters. Food will be provided. 

Click here for more information

Register here. 

Sponsored by:
Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance
Cabrillo PEERS Club
Student Health Services
 

Questions?
Contact Student Health Services

Friday, December 5, 2014

Job Fair Tomorrow

WarpHire, in the Capitola Mall, is having a job fair tomorrow.

1840 41st Ave, Suite 201
10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.

Click here for more information

Volunteer Income Tax Assistant Opportunity

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program at United Way Monterey County is focused on helping families who earn under $53,000 a year to file and claim their full tax refund.

This program is unique, because our volunteers learn a valuable skill while also helping members of the community receive reliable tax counseling in a community setting.


You will receive free training in federal and state tax laws. United Way provides the training and materials at no cost. All we ask is that you sign up to volunteer at one of our tax sites for the tax season (Feb 1st-April 15th). On average, this is a commitment of 24 hours, done over three months. Sites are located in communities throughout Monterey County, and are open for three hours a week for the season.
 

Click here for more information.

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Essay Contest! - Believe in Yourself

Scholarship amounts to be awarded:
  • $500 (Tony Hill Memorial Scholarship)
  • $500 (MLK Jr. Scholarship 1st Place)
  • $250 (MLK Jr. Scholarship 2nd Place)
  • $100 (MLK Jr. Scholarship 3nd Place)
Deadline: Your application and essay must be received by 1:00 pm on Friday, January 23, 2015 via email at flchacon@cabrillo.edu

Each applicant must produce a clear and organized essay of 2-5 pages. The essay must illustrate how Dr. King’s philosophy helped shape the applicant as a person and the ways they have incorporated Dr. King’s ideals in their daily life, educational goals, and future aspirations. Students are encouraged to discuss difficult circumstances that have impacted their ability to pursue a post-secondary education and how they have overcome such obstacles. The committee is interested in experiences that have motivated the applicant to work on behalf of human rights and equity as well as their present and consistent efforts in this area.

Scholarship recipients must be willing, if chosen by the committee, to read their essay at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration event scheduled for Wednesday, February 11, 2015 (time and place to be announced). You can also call 831-477-3508 for information on the event. 

Download PDF Application: http://www.cabrillo.edu/associations/studentsenate/MLK2014-2015.html

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Writing a Bibliography?

Writing a bibliography can be a tedious process, particularly since it usually must be done right after finishing a lengthy term paper. Mercifully, the advent of barcode scanning via smartphone has made this much easier. With EasyBib (free; iOS and Android), you simply scan the barcode of each book you’ve referenced, and it will populate a bibliography in MLA, APA or Chicago style. You can then email the citations to yourself and simply copy and paste at the end of your paper.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Join The Community Conversation

Prevent, Reduce & End Homelessness

Join The Community Conversation – Public Forum
December 2nd and 4th | 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Share your input for the county strategic plan

Tuesday, 
December
 2nd in 
Watsonville:  First
 Christian 
Church
15
 Madison
 St.

Thursday,
 December 
4th in 
Santa 
Cruz:  Santa
 Cruz
 Veterans

Memorial
 Hall,  846 
Front 
Street

For
 more
 information 
please
 contact
 Jessica
 Wolf
 at
 the 
United 
Way
 of
 Santa 
Cruz 
County:
 jwolf@unitedwaysc.org

or
 (831)
465‐2203

Petitions?!?!?

ATTENTION STUDENTS!

Friday, December 5th is the LAST day to Petition for a Degree or Certificate.

Please contact FTTW at 479-6344 to get the process started. Anyone who plans on completing this semester (Fall 2014) NEEDS to petition.

Peer-to-Peer Smoking Cessation Support Training

Want to support a friend in their efforts to cut back or quit smoking?  

Please join us Fri Dec 5th 8am-3pm and Dec 12th 8am-12pm in room 913 for a Peer-to-Peer Smoking Cessation Support training. Gina Cole form PVPSA will share an evidenced based approach to tobacco cessation. The training is free for students, employees, and community supporters. Food will be provided. 

Print this flyer and share with students, co-workers and friends.

Register here. 

Sponsored by:
Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance
Cabrillo PEERS Club
Student Health Services
 

Questions?
Contact Student Health Services

Free Admission at the Monterey Bay Aquarium!

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is celebrating its 30th anniversary with free admission for tri-county residents from Dec. 6 to 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission is free to all residents of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties during Community Week.

For the free admission, the public must present proof of current local residence, college ID, Monterey-Salinas Transit monthly bus pass or a utility bill at the main entrance.

Out of town guests will be asked to pay full admission.

Information: 831-648-4800.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Holiday Campus and Fast Track Hours

The Fast Track To Work office will be closed to the public from December 20th through January 4th.

Cabrillo will be closed from December 24th through January 1st.