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Upcoming Events

 

Spring 2017 Activities and Events

Open to all current curriculum students

Get involved at these upcoming events!

 

Upcoming Student Life & Development, Student Government Association and Diversity Committee activities are listed below.  Unless otherwise noted, events are held on A-B Tech's Asheville Campus.  For a complete calendar of college events and activities, visit the A-B Tech Event Calendar.

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Student Government Association (SGA) Meetings
Find out what’s happening around campus and get involved in creating positive change!  Meetings are held every other Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium and are open to all students.

Spring SGA Meeting Dates:

  • January 18
  • February 1
  • February 15
  • March 1
  • March 15
  • March 29
  • April 12
  • April 26

 

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The Minority Student Leadership Academy: A Multicultural Student Group
Come make new friends and get connected with the Academy!  The Minority Student Leadership Academy is a student program which provides leadership activities, training, and one-on-one support to students of all cultures and backgrounds. The Academy increases student success through monthly meetings, peer to peer networking, academic and life coaching, cultural trips, connection to college resources, and more.  All students are welcome to join.  For more information email msla@abtech.edu or visit www.abtech.edu/msla

 

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Student Health Clinic
A-B Tech’s on-campus student/employee health clinic is open every Thursday from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. and is located in the Ferguson Center for Allied Health and Workforce Development, Student Clinic.  Students (18 years of age or older) and employees may visit the on-campus health clinic, an Eblen-Three Streams Primary Care Project.

Services include treatment for aches and pains; blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol evaluations; prescriptions; minor emergencies; medical questions; and cold, flu and virus care. The cost is $10 per 15-minute visit for students (with student ID), and $15 for employees, regardless of insurance coverage. All patients will be seen on a walk-in basis. To make an appointment, call 398-7570 or email healthclinic@abtech.edu.  
 

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Clubs and Societies
Want to get involved with a student organization?  A-B Tech has over 20 student clubs and societies of all varieties. You might even have an idea for a student organization that we don’t currently have on campus.  If so, drop by our Student Government office in the Coman Student Activity Center and speak with an SGA officer. We are always open to new ideas and will help you find a leadership role that is perfect for you. See a full list of current clubs and societies on campus, as well as contact information at www.abtech.edu/student-organizations.



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Smith-McDowell House Museum
Connect to your community! Did you know you have access to a historic museum, right here on campus? The Smith-McDowell House Museum, Asheville’s very first mansion, is open Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Free admission with your student ID! 

 

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Asheville Art Museum 
Asheville Art Museum passes are available to current students, for free!  You can check out up to six passes per week for you and five friends to visit the art museum. Call 398-7572 or email susanedonato@abtech.edu for more information.


 

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Completing your program this year? 
If you will be completing your program (degree, diploma, certificate) this fall, you must fill out an Application for Program Completion by October 3, 2016.  You can obtain an Application for Program Completion form in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Building or at www.abtech.edu/graduation.  Questions?  Email registrar@abtech.edu
 

 

January

 

Open Enrollment

Affordable Care Act Sign-Up Lab Session – Thursday, January 12
Unsure about how to sign up or if you qualify for insurance under the Affordable Care Act? Come to the Balsam computer lab and sign-up in person.  Certified Navigators will be available to answer any questions you have and can even walk you through each step of enrollment.

Balsam 213, 3 p.m.- 6 p.m.

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Entrepreneurial Resources for Students – Wednesday, 1/25
Do you have your own business or hope to start one? If so, attend this information session to learn more about how the A-B Tech Small Business Center (SBC) can help you get started. In addition, review the basics that any entrepreneur needs to consider when being one’s own boss.

Locke Library, Room 121-122 at 12 p.m.

 

 

February

 

 

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Leadership Speaker Event – Barbara Corcoran, real estate entrepreneur & star of "Shark Tank" - Tuesday, 2/7 
Presented by the National Society of Leadership and Success 
Live Broadcast, 7 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium

 

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Entrepreneurial Resources for Students – Wednesday, 2/15
Do you have your own business or hope to start one?  If so, attend this information session to learn more about how the A-B Tech Small Business Center (SBC) can help you get started.  In addition, review the basics that any entrepreneur needs to consider when being one’s own boss. 
Locke Library (formerly Holly), Room 121-122 at 12 p.m.

 

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Leadership Speaker Event – Barbara Corcoran, real estate entrepreneur & star of "Shark Tank" - Friday, 2/17 
Presented by the National Society of Leadership and Success

Rebroadcast, 3 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium

 

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Leadership Speaker Event – Curt Menefee, Co- Host of "Fox NFL Sunday" and The Travel Channel's "Hello Goodbye" - Tuesday, 2/21 
Presented by the National Society of Leadership and Success 

Live Broadcast, 7 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium

 

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Business Etiquette Dinner – Thursday, 2/23

Join fellow A-B Tech students for an etiquette workshop / dinner to learn valuable professional dining skills from our experts. Cost is $10 and seating is limited. Registration and payment must be submitted no later than February 16th. For more information or to register, please visit https://www.abtech.edu/form/7th-annual-business-etiquette-dinner.

 

March
 

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Leadership Speaker Event – Curt Menefee, Co- Host of "Fox NFL Sunday" and The Travel Channel's "Hello Goodbye" - Friday, 3/3 
Presented by the National Society of Leadership and Success 

Rebroadcast, 3 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium

 

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Leadership Speaker Event – Hoda Kotb, Emmy-winning co-host of "The Today Show" - Tuesday, 3/14 
Presented by the National Society of Leadership and Success 

Live Broadcast, 7 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium

 

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Leadership Speaker Event – Anderson Cooper, journalist, television personality, and author - Tuesday, 3/28
Presented by the National Society of Leadership and Success 

Rebroadcast, 7 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium 

 

Headshot of Hoda Kotb

Leadership Speaker Event – Hoda Kotb, Emmy-winning co-host of "The Today Show" - Friday, 3/31 
Presented by the National Society of Leadership and Success 

Rebroadcast, 3 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium

 

April

 

Alcohol Education and Services Panel - Wednesday, April TBA
A-B Tech will host a panel discussion on alcohol-related dangers, safe practices, and local options for recovery and treatment.  Area substance abuse service providers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.  This event is a partnership with A-B Tech Student Support Services.

 

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Earth Day Celebration (Activity Day – No classes from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.) — Wednesday, 4/19
Join us for the annual A-B Tech Earth Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 in and around the new A-B Tech Event Center. The celebration will include environmental booths, music, a picnic lunch, chair massages, t-shirts, and much more! Students need to present their IDs for lunch. This is an activity day and no classes are scheduled during this time. 

 

 

May

 

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Commencement – Saturday, 5/13

Save the date!  Celebrate your accomplishments alongside those of your fellow students!
U.S. Cellular Center, 2 p.m.