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Upcoming Events

 

Fall 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 107 and are open to all students.

2017 Fall Meeting Dates

  • August 16
  • August 23
  • August 30
  • September 13
  • September 27
  • October 11
  • October 25
  • November 8
  • November 29

2018 Spring Meeting Dates

  • January 10
  • January 24
  • February 7
  • February 21
  • March 7
  • March 28
  • April 11
  • April 25

 

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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

2017 Fall Meeting Dates- 3:30-4:30 p.m.

 

Aug. 22, Ferguson Auditorium

Sept. 19, Ferguson Auditorium

Oct. 24, Ferguson Auditorium

Nov. 14, Ferguson Auditorium

Dec. 5, Ferguson Auditorium

 

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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
 

 

August

 

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Entrepreneurial Resources for Students – Wednesday, 8/30
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 1-2 p.m.

 

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Fall Festival Celebration – (Activity Day – No classes from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.) - Thursday, 8/31

Join us for the annual A-B Tech Earth Day celebration at the Beech Tree Deck/Coman Student Center! The celebration will include:

·         Music

·         Booths for Student Organizations and Campus Resources

·         Free T-Shirts (Limited Number)

·         20+ Vendors

·         Free Chair Massage

·         Free Picnic Lunch (Student ID required for lunch)

Beech Tree Deck Area, 11 a.m.—1 p.m.

 

September

 

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U.S. Constitution Day - Monday, 9/18

Visit our informational booth to learn more about the U.S. Constitution and pick up a free pocket copy.

Coman Student Center Lounge, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

 

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All About The Benjamins: Making Money Make Sense 9/18 – 9/21

Come strengthen your financial skills with the following informative and free workshops. Registration is not required.

 

$ Monday, 9/18

• Going to College WITHOUT Going Broke!

Drop in to one of these 50 minute sessions and learn about the mysterious world of financial aid, where to find scholarships, student loan options, responsible borrowing, and avoiding scams targeted at students. Presented by the College Foundation of NC.

Ferguson Auditorium, 9 a.m., 11 a.m., or 1 p.m.

 

• Let’s Talk Credit, with PNC!

Learn what your credit score is and what it means. Learn about Credit reports & how to use Credit Cards to increase your credit score. This session will define credit and how and why to establish good credit.

Ferguson Auditorium, 2 p.m.

 

$ Tuesday, 9/19

• Going to College WITHOUT Going Broke!

Drop in to one of these 50 minute sessions and learn about the mysterious world of financial aid, where to find scholarships, student loan options, responsible borrowing, and avoiding scams targeted at students. Presented by the College Foundation of NC.

Ferguson Auditorium, 9 a.m. or 10 a.m.

 

• Car Buying & Expenses with Working Wheels WNC!

This workshop is about helping participants find out how to research all the factors and costs involved in buying a car. Our goal is to help participants slow down the car-buying process, consider their options, figure out their financing, and find a great car that works for their family and lasts a long time. Owning and operating a car comes with many expenses and should not be purchased on impulse.

Ferguson Auditorium, 11 a.m.

 

• Steps to Buying Your First Home!

Are you thinking about buying a home, but not sure where to start, especially in challenging economic times? First Citizen's First-time Homebuyer Workshop can help! Learn about the home buying process from start to finish, and how to stay on track as a responsible homeowner.

Ferguson Auditorium, 12 p.m.

 

• Building Your Credit, with OnTrack WNC!

Learn about what credit really is and how credit scores work, dispel myths you have heard about how to build your credit and learn what actions affect your score positively and negatively. You will also learn ways to build your credit and start moving away from past credit mistakes.

Ferguson Auditorium, 1 p.m.

 

$ Wednesday, 9/20

• Learn About Consumer Debt, with Pisgah Legal!

In this workshop, we will discuss Financial Freedom, trends in consumer borrowing, types of debt, and dealing with debt collectors.

Ferguson Auditorium, 11 a.m.

 

• Car Buying, with SECU!

Knowledge is definitely power when it comes to purchasing a car. This class will discuss the important steps to car ownership. Whether you're a first time buyer or an experienced buyer, expect to take away some important and helpful tips.

Ferguson Auditorium, 12 p.m.

 

• Budgeting and Ways to Build Your Credit!

Does it seem like you're living paycheck to paycheck? Do you wish you had an emergency fund for a rainy day? Come learn useful information on the basics of budgeting, saving money, how to build your credit, and financial goal-setting.

Ferguson Auditorium, 1 p.m.

 

$ Thursday, 9/21

• Financial Empowerment Expo!

Come to the Coman Student Center Lounge and speak with representatives from area banks, credit unions, non-profit organizations, and other financial resource and service providers. This is a great opportunity to shop rates, find out who has the most student friendly accounts, discover financial resources, the best online services, the lowest fees, and more. Free giveaways!

Coman Student Center Lounge, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

 

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National Voter Registration Day – Tuesday 9/26

Do you know the new rules for voting? Have you registered to vote? Check out the voter registration table in Coman Student Center Lounge to register and be better informed.

Coman Student Center Lounge, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

October

 

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Wellness Fair – Wednesday, 10/4

This event is focused on mental health and physical wellbeing, and is open to students, faculty and staff.  Presentations on anxiety and depression will be given throughout the fair with 20+ vendors with giveaways, discount programs, wellness-related services, health screenings, and flu shots.

Mission Health / A-B Tech Conference Center (behind Coman), 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Leadership Speaker Event – Tuesday, 10/17 
Presented by the National Society of Leadership and Success 
Live Broadcast, 6:45 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium

 

Leadership Speaker Event – Friday, 10/20
Presented by the National Society of Leadership and Success

Rebroadcast, 2:45 p.m. in AHWD-326

 

Leadership Speaker Event – Tuesday, 10/24
Presented by the National Society of Leadership and Success 

Live Broadcast, 6:45 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium

 

Leadership Speaker Event – Friday, 11/3 
Presented by the National Society of Leadership and Success 

Rebroadcast, 2:45 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium

 

Leadership Speaker Event –  Wednesday, 11/8
Presented by the National Society of Leadership and Success 

Live Broadcast, 6:45 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium

 

Leadership Speaker Event – Friday, 11/17
Presented by the National Society of Leadership and Success 

Rebroadcast, 2:45 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium 

 

 

November

 

 

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Entrepreneurial Resources for Students – Wednesday, 11/1

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, 9-10 a.m.

 

December

 

 

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Gifts That Give Marketplace (Activity Day – No curriculum classes from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.) — Friday, 12/2

Socially responsible vendors, who give back to the community, sell fair trade items, and work with communities of need, will be selling their products at the event. Refreshments, shopping, chair massage, and more will be offered.

Coman Student Center Lounge, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Children’s Party – Friday 12/2 (Sponsor-Only Event)

The Student Government Association encourages each program, club, class, and office to consider sponsoring one or more children for this party. For many of these children, this will be their only activity for the holiday season. Contact michelechathcock@abtech.edu to become a sponsor.

Coman Gymnasium, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Activity Day – no curriculum classes during this time)