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Upcoming Events

 

Fall 2016 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.

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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.

Fall SGA Meeting Dates:

  • August 17
  • August 24
  • August 31
  • September 14
  • September 28
  • October 12
  • October 26
  • November 9
  • November 30

 

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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.  If the environment is your thing, check out Green Power AVL.  Or if video games are more your speed, the Gamers Guild would love to talk with you. 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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Ice Cream Social and Voter Registration and Awareness Event, Thursday, 8/18

Stop by for a scoop of ice cream at this non-partisan voter awareness event where you can register to vote, update your registration (new address or name change), and learn about voter rights.  This year you can also vote right here on campus during the Early Voting period of October 27 – November 5. This program is sponsored by the Student Government Association.

Beech Tree Deck area (behind Coman), 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

September

 

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Fall Festival—Activity Day (Curriculum classes are canceled from 11a.m.-1p.m.) – Thursday, 9/1

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.

 

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Leadership Speaker Events – October and November
Each semester A-B Tech’s chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success hosts three live broadcasts and three speaker rebroadcasts. The selected speakers are nationally and internationally known authors, celebrities, pioneers and visionaries who share their inspirational stories of success and the importance of leadership. All speaker broadcasts and rebroadcasts are held in Ferguson Auditorium.

Live Broadcasts:

  • Tuesday, 10/4, 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 10/18, 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 11/9, 7 p.m.

Rebroadcasts:

  • Friday, 10/14, 3 p.m.
  • Friday, 10/28, 3 p.m.
  • Friday, 11/18, 3 p.m.
 

 

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Entrepreneurial Resources for Students – Wednesday, 9/7
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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Wellness Fair – Tuesday, 9/20
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.

 

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National Voter Registration Day – Tuesday 9/27
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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Domestic Violence Awareness Vigil – Tuesday 10/4
Helpmate and A-B Tech are working together to hold the annual Domestic Violence Awareness Vigil. Everyone is invited to join us in honoring the victims and survivors of abuse. There will be a special performance by Womansong, Asheville’s oldest and largest women’s community chorus.


Mission Health / A-B Tech Conference Center (behind Coman), 6 p.m.

 

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Know Your Civil Legal Rights – Part One – Thursday, 10/20
Join the legal professionals from Pisgah Legal Services for an in-depth look at your rights under the law. This workshop will focus on the following: understanding the law and eviction process under NC law, affordable and subsidized housing programs, security deposit laws, stalking and cyberstalking laws, and domestic violence protections available under NC Law.

Ferguson Auditorium, 11 a.m.

 

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Early Voting- Right Here on Campus!  - Thursday, 10/27 – Saturday, 11/5

During this election season, you can cast your ballot while on campus.  Early Voting is a convenient way to participate in the election without having to go to individual precinct locations on Election Day and wait in long lines. Drop by the Conference Center (behind Coman).  For more information, check out www.buncombecounty.org/Governing/Depts/Election/EarlyVoting.aspx

Mission Health/A-B Tech Conference Center,

  • Thursday, 10/27 – Saturday, 10/29, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.;
  • Sunday, 10/30 closed;
  • Monday, 10/31 – Friday 11/4, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.;
  • Saturday, 11/5, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

November

 

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Going to College WITHOUT Going Broke! - Monday, 11/7 and Tuesday 11/8
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.

 

 

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Entrepreneurial Resources for Students – Wednesday, 11/9
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.

 

 

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Know Your Civil Legal Rights – Part Two – Thursday, 11/10
Join the legal professionals from Pisgah Legal Services for an in-depth look at your rights under the law. This workshop will focus on the following: basic consumer rights under the law, debt issues (credit card bills and car repossession), and the law as related to health care (NC Medicaid Basics and Affordable Care Act).

Ferguson Auditorium, 11 a.m.

 

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Affordable Care Act Sign-Up Lab Session – Thursday, 11/9 and Friday, 11/10
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, 2 - 5 p.m. both days

 

December

 

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Winter Activity Day, Friday, 12/2

For this activity day, the College will host a variety of activities for students.  Past activities have included the Gifts that Give Marketplace, a student art show, choral concert, a community service event, and some pre-exam stress relief like chair massages.

Various Locations around Campus, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.