College to lose 70 faculty members

December 14, 2017

Many students, faculty and staff are furious at St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees for approving severe budget cuts, including plans to lay off up to 70 full-time faculty members on its four campuses. […]

Student drives to school in style

December 1, 2017

When Jim Conley pulls into a parking spot at Forest Park, people aren’t staring at the 78-year-old college student. They’re staring at his car. […]

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Student LGBT group is back on campus

December 1, 2017

An LGBT student group known as Voices is making a comeback at Forest Park.  President Willow Rosen, 29, is inviting students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and pansexual to get involved. “Our presence is important,” she said. “We need to start a conversation about social issues in the future.”  Rosen, a general transfer student, is queer. […]

Forum controversial but calm

November 17, 2017

A St. Louis Community College public forum on Nov. 14 featured a protest march, metal detectors, strict rules of conduct, a long line of speakers and heavy police presence. […]

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College may cut 70 faculty members

November 3, 2017

St. Louis Community College is considering an 18 percent reduction in the number of full-time faculty to help with its budget problems.  That could result in about 70 employees (out of 397) losing their jobs on four campuses.  Rob Hertel, president of the STLCC National Education Association, which represents full-time faculty, broke the news at union meetings on Oct. 27 on the Meramec campus and Nov. 1 on the Florissant Valley campus. […]

SGA back to full speed

October 20, 2017

Forest Park’s Student Government Association has all 11 members for the first time in more than a year. […]

College to break ground on health center

October 6, 2017

The look of the 50-year-old Forest Park campus will change dramatically over the next three years.  Plans call for demolition of A and B towers and construction of a new Center for Nursing and Health Sciences […]

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Toastmasters may come to Forest Park

October 6, 2017

Looking to improve your public-speaking skills? Forest Park faculty and staff are trying to start a Toastmasters Club on campus.  It would be affiliated with Toastmasters International, a 93-year-old organization with 16,400 clubs in 141 countries.  “We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth,” according to its website. […]

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Sessions planned on college accreditation process

October 6, 2017

St. Louis Community College must go through an accreditation process with the Higher Learning Commission every 10 years.  Commission representatives will visit STLCC campuses next year. Employees spend months preparing.  “HLC is one of seven regional accreditors across the United States,” said STLCC team co-chair Joyce Johnson, interim vice chancellor for academic affairs. […]

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