Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Resources On Campus

From: Donna Starr
Information Services
Subject: New resources available to current students

Welcome back!

Since the Tech Fee Open Computer Lab is gone, I wanted to let you know of some new resources available to current students. We have added to the Tech Fee funded student laptop checkout program in the library and we now have 100 laptops available. The Library has increased the checkout time from three days to one week. A big thank you to the library staff that have worked so hard at providing this service.

We are also adding some wireless printing stations around the campus. There will be 7 on the Pasco Campus and 1 on the Richland campus. Students can log in with their laptops and then send documents to the NetPrint website and specify which printer they want their document sent to.

There will be a minimal cost for this printing, but students will start out each quarter with a $12.00 credit. Black and white printing is two-sided and will cost $.03 each side. Color prints will be one-sided and cost $.25 per sheet. For more information go to www.columbiabasin.edu/NetPrint

If you have any questions please call the helpdesk at Ext 2353.

(P.S. We welcome you to come to the library to get help too. Y.Y. )

Friday, September 9, 2011

Sheila Tobias - Inservice Speaker Fall 2011

Courtesy of Cody Conrad Photography

Website: http://sheilatobias.com


EBSCOhost: By or About Sheila Tobias

ProQuest: By or About Sheila Tobias

Tuesday, September 13, 2011.

9:00-11:00 a.m. (Theatre) - Professors as College Students: What Can They Teach Us?
A research project conducted all over the country, using faculty from different disciplines as “stand-ins” for undergraduates; what we can learn from their responses when we eliminate all barriers to learning except one; newness to the field.

1:00-2:00 p.m. (L-102) - Math Anxiety Workshop
This workshop is predominantly for counselors and math faculty, but open to anyone who wants to learn how to help students who experience math anxiety.

3:30-4:30 p.m. (L-102) - Meeting the Needs of Women, Minorities, and Diverse Learners; Matching In-Class Examinations to Students’ Learning Preferences
Without positing that women, minorities and non-traditional learners have either different learning needs or learning styles, this session will provide an opportunity for faculty to explore a wider range of content, style, “setting” and grading practices of in-class examinations.

7:00 - 8:00 PM (Theatre) - Workshop with Sheila Tobias
Participants will view and discuss Tobias' film "Math Anxiety: We Beat it and So Can You" which documents the successes of her Math Anxiety Clinic. This session is open to the public with a special invitation to teachers and would-be teachers.

Books in the CBC Library Catalog
Search: Author - Tobias, Sheila, or view them on display in the library through September 16th:

Thursday, September 8, 2011

More Computers in the Collaborative Study Rooms

Collab Rm #1
Our Collaborative Study Rooms have become very popular since we opened them two years ago. This summer, we added 10 more computers to a total of 18 in the two rooms in response to the W building computer labs' closure due to budget cuts. We made sure that the layout is still conducive to collaborations. We hope the two rooms will become even more popular with more computers, of which four have dual monitors, 3 new scanners, and new software. Below is a list of new software installed in addition to MS Office and OpenOffice:

1. Visual Studio(Computer Programming) on all 18 computers;
2. Converge(Math) on 9 computers;
3. Creative Suite (Photoshop etc. for Graphics & photo) on 3 computers;
4. Quickbooks Pro (Accounting) on 5 computers;
5. Derive (Math)on all computers (work in process).
6. Primavera Enterprise for Project Management students (added 10/2012)

• First come, first serve
• Students only
• Active Learning
• Normal Conversations
• Turn Cell Phone Ringers Off
• No Cell Phone Calls
• No food and drinks

Collab Rm #2