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Fall 2015 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 or download our Fall Brochure.

 

Student Government Association (SGA) Meetings
Find out what’s happening around campus and get involved in creating positive change!  Meetings are held on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. in Rhododendron 351 and are open to all students.
Fall SGA Meeting Dates:
•    Aug 19, 26
•    Sept 2, 16, 30
•    Oct 14, 28
•    Nov 11
•    Dec 2


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. 

Minority Student Leadership Academy monthly meetings are held in Ferguson Auditorium from 3 – 5 p.m. on the following Thursdays: 
•    Sept 3
•    Oct 1
•    Nov 5
•    Dec 3

 

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 Rhododendron Building, Room 113. 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.  

 

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! 
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.

 

September


Fall Festival—Activity Day (Classes are canceled from 11a.m.-1p.m.) – Thursday, 9/3 
Fall Festival is a great time to get to know fellow students and your campus. The festivities will include free food (be sure to bring your student ID!), chair massage, booths on student organizations, a DJ, free t-shirts, College resource booths, and much more!
Beech Tree Deck behind the Coman Student Center, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Nonviolent Sexuality: Making Peace with Passion Seminars – Wednesday, 9/9
How do YOU deal with sex?
If you don’t have it all figured out, join the club!  
It’s a really big club!  Better yet, join us for an hour you’ll be glad you spent with Bob Hall.
Sexuality and conflict are not subjects that our culture readily encourages us to think deeply about, much less talk about openly. But conscious thought and meaningful dialogue are exactly what is required to address problems of sexual violence, unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease! 
Ferguson Auditorium, 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., or 2 p.m.

 

U.S. Constitution Day – Wednesday, 9/17 
Visit our informational booth to learn more about the US Constitution and pick up a free pocket copy. 
Coman Student Center Lounge, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

National Voter Registration Day – Tuesday 9/22
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.

 

Financial Empowerment Days  9/21 - 9/23
Come strengthen your financial skills with the following informative and free workshops.  Registration is not required.

$ Monday, 9/21
•    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., 10 a.m., or 11 a.m.
$ Tuesday, 9/22
•    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., 10 a.m., or 11 a.m.
$ Wednesday, 9/23
•    Money Money Money Expo!  
Come to the Coman Student Center Lounge and speak with representatives from area banks, credit unions and other financial resource and service providers.  This is a great opportunity to shop rates, find out who has the most student friendly accounts, the best online services, the lowest fees, and more.  Free giveaways! 
Coman Student Center Lounge, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
•    Let’s Talk Money! 
Drop in to one of our money seminars and learn how to increase the money in your savings account, buy a house for the first time, learn what your credit score is and what it means, the best ways to consolidate debt, and much more!  Door prizes!  See www.abtech.edu/student-activities for specific topics, times, and locations. 
Ferguson and Elm Classrooms, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. 

 

Self-Defense Basics – Monday 9/28 
Can you physically defend yourself if you need to?  This three hour class will focus on building awareness, improvised weapons, self-defense and the law. The class will also include some simple defensive moves that can be used in any situation. The class is free but advanced registration is required as space is limited.  Visit www.abtech.edu/student-activities for registration details. 
Coman Gym, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.


October


Leadership Speaker Event – Al Roker, Host of NBC's "Today Show" - Tuesday, 10/6 
Presented by the National Society of Leadership and Success 
Come enjoy broadcasts by nationally recognized speakers who motivate, inspire and teach about their respective paths to leadership and success. Visit www.abtech.edu/nsls for speaker details. 
Live Broadcast, 7:00 p.m.
Ferguson Auditorium

 

Mental Health Awareness Panel Discussions – Wednesday, 10/7
Bring your questions and join us for a lively Q&A panel discussion featuring some of Western North Carolina’s most prominent mental health agencies. Discussions will include the prevalence and warning signs of depression and mood disorders, along with resources available to those struggling with mental health issues.  In addition, A-B Tech counselors will be on hand for community referral information. Handouts will be available.
Ferguson Auditorium, 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m.

 

Leadership Speaker Event – Al Roker, Host of NBC's "Today Show" - Friday, 10/16 
Presented by the National Society of Leadership and Success 
Come enjoy broadcasts by nationally recognized speakers who motivate, inspire and teach about their respective paths to leadership and success. Visit www.abtech.edu/nsls for speaker details. 
Rebroadcast, 3:00 p.m.
Ferguson Auditorium

 

Leadership Speaker Event – John Maxwell, Author and Leadership Expert - Tuesday, 10/20 
Presented by the National Society of Leadership and Success 
Come enjoy broadcasts by nationally recognized speakers who motivate, inspire and teach about their respective paths to leadership and success. Visit www.abtech.edu/nsls for speaker details. 
Live Broadcast, 7:00 p.m.
Ferguson Auditorium

 

Entrepreneurial Resources for Students – Wednesday, 10/21
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.
 
Rhododendron 344, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. 

 

Wellness Fair – Thursday, 10/29
This event is focused on physical, mental and financial wellbeing, and is open to students, as well as, faculty and staff. 30+ vendors will be set up in the gym with giveaways, discount programs, wellness-related services, health screenings, and flu shots.
Coman Student Center Gymnasium, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

 

Leadership Speaker Event – John Maxwell, Author and Leadership Expert - Friday, 10/30
Presented by the National Society of Leadership and Success 
Come enjoy broadcasts by nationally recognized speakers who motivate, inspire and teach about their respective paths to leadership and success. Visit www.abtech.edu/nsls for speaker details. 
Rebroadcast, 3:00 p.m.
Ferguson Auditorium

 

November


Affordable Care Act Sign-Up Lab – Monday, 11/9
Do you have questions or are you unsure about how to sign up 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 that come up and can even walk you through each step of enrollment. Drop-in participation is welcome.
Balsam Room 108, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Self-Defense Basics – Tuesday 11/10 
Can you physically defend yourself if you need to?  This three hour class will focus on building awareness, improvised weapons, self-defense and the law. The class will also include some simple defensive moves that can be used in any situation. The class is free but advanced registration is required as space is limited.  Visit www.abtech.edu/student-activities for registration details. 
Coman Gym, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Leadership Speaker Event – John Leguizamo, Actor, Comedian and Author - Tuesday, 11/10 
Presented by the National Society of Leadership and Success 
Come enjoy broadcasts by nationally recognized speakers who motivate, inspire and teach about their respective paths to leadership and success. Visit www.abtech.edu/nsls for speaker details. 
Live Broadcast, 7:00 p.m.
Ferguson Auditorium

 

Affordable Care Act Sign-Up Lab – Thursday, 11/12
Do you have questions or are you unsure about how to sign up 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 that come up and can even walk you through each step of enrollment. Drop-in participation is welcome.
Balsam Room 108, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Leadership Speaker Event – John Leguizamo, Actor, Comedian and Author - Friday, 11/20 
Presented by the National Society of Leadership and Success 
Come enjoy broadcasts by nationally recognized speakers who motivate, inspire and teach about their respective paths to leadership and success. Visit www.abtech.edu/nsls for speaker details. 
Rebroadcast, 3:00 p.m.
Ferguson Auditorium

 

December

 

Gifts That Give Marketplace (Activity Day – No classes from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.) — Friday, 12/4
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 12/4 (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 classes during this time) 

Events are open to all currently enrolled curriculum students.  Dates are subject to change.