Dr. Lisa Park explains why ‘you have to fail to succeed’ at SMC
“If you mess up, don’t say, ‘It’s just a mistake, it happens, I’m not going to do anything differently,’” said Park, based in Kansas City, Mo., as primary examiner in the battery and fuel cell category for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. “Always be thoughtful and deliberate, creative and focus on the next right thing.”
Sports Management organizes basketball tournament
Project lead Nicole Maroney, from New Buffalo, volunteered with the Marshall County, Ind., Special Olympics during high school, when she played ice hockey, volleyball and softball for Culver Academies.
SMC hosts 80 high schoolers for Ag Day career exploration
Students sniffed lemon grass, a tropical perennial, and sampled peppery arugula while touring the SMC greenhouse for Ag Day with Stacey Rocklin, MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology program coordinator. Obscured in the raised bed by large broccoli plants are romaine lettuce, carrots, onions and kale.
SMC raising tuition 1.9% for FY 2020
Trustees also heard a presentation by Vice President of Student Services Dr. Joseph Odenwald about positive strides made in student retention, which increased 2.3 percent from fall to spring compared to the previous year. Fall retention for first-time students at any college increased 7.8 percent — a five-year high.
‘Sweeney Todd’ opens Feb. 28
“This will be our first show since we upgraded the theatre with LED and motorized lights,” Marcus Roll said. “Our maintenance department built our steel chair, our 3-D design class is building 65 percent of our props and another art class is coming in to draw the set. It’s a wonderful way to work across departments.”