Shoreline hosts discussion on events surrounding Ferguson

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More than 60 students, faculty and staff joined a discussion, Tuesday, Nov. 25, on topics surrounding the events in Ferguson, Mo.

The Shoreline Community College Student Leadership Center, along with members of the Equity and Social Justice faculty members, hosted the event prompted by the Monday, Nov. 24 decision by a grand jury to not charge a police officer in the August shooting death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old Ferguson resident.

Shoreline faculty member Ernest Johnson introduced the topic and focused remarks on systemic racism, violence against young black men and related concerns with the current law enforcement system. Although the event was brought about by what has happened in Ferguson, the main discussion was not about the grand-jury ruling, but rather where society can go from here.

After Johnson spoke, the event was opened for comments and dialogue and many of those in attendance shared thoughts, concerns and opinions with a number of emotional stories surrounding this charged topic.

College official are encouraging discussions to focus on feelings and what can be done to constructively support students and staff as the nation continues to struggle with difficult issues. For those in distress, assistance is available at Advising & Counseling in Room 5229,  206-546-4559 and

For students in need this holiday break

The Student Leadership Center has raised more than 200 food items for students in need during this Thanksgiving week. If you are a student in need please visit the SLC on Wednesday, Nov. 26 and speak with someone about receiving food items.

Campus closed on Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving holiday

Shoreline’s campus will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. The college will resume normal hours on Saturday.

The Library will be open at its normal hours on Saturday and Sunday. The Gym will only be open for the women’s basketball game on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Warren named player of the year

15 Hayley Warren_Hayley Warren was recently voted Baden Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Year by the NWAC coaches.  Warren had recently been named Northern Region MVP for her conference-leading 26 goals.  She also had 8 assists while leading the Dolphins to a second round playoff appearance.

Read more on the sports news site.


breatheFall 2014 Pre Final Exam Break: Student Affairs –(Counseling Services, Student Leadership, Student Parliament, Arts & Entertainment, PE/Intramurals, Veterans Resource Center, Office of Special Services, Women’s Center) and the Writing and Learning Studio are sponsoring a pre-final exam stress relief break for all students.

BREATHE (Breathe, Relax, Energize, Art, Treats, Helpful Hints, Exercise) will occur before final exams and include fun activities, relaxation techniques and educational materials to help students manage and reduce their stress, and to improve their opportunity for success.  December 4 will consist of a full-day of activities for all students.  Faculty and staff are also welcome to participate.  We will provide free popcorn, cocoa and other snacks. Students are encouraged to take a break, and BREATHE. It’s a known secret that reducing stress supports students’ success and helps them perform at their highest level. Activities will occur from 9 – 4 p.m.

We have included a schedule below, attached as a word document and as a photo.

Re-energize for finals and BREATHE – Breathe, Relax, Energize, Art, Treats, Helpful Hints, Exercise

Thursday, December 4 – All Events are FREE

In the Counseling Center, Room 5229 from 9 – 4 p.m.

  • Drinks and snacks
  • Art table
  • Making stress socks
  • Stress management and study skills handouts

In the PUB:

  • Popcorn (PUB Lobby 10 – 3:30 p.m.)
  • Art & Games Table (cards, puzzles, Legos, etc.) (PUB Lobby & Quiet Dining Room 10 – 3:30 p.m.)
  • Hula Hoops & Cornhole Game (PUB Lobby 10 – 3:30 p.m.)
  • Musical chairs & Karaoke (PUB time & room TBD)
  • Eating to Decrease Stress: Rana Nelson (PUB Room 9201 11:45 – 12:15 p.m.)
  • Test-Taking Tips for Success: Karen Ehnat (PUB Room 9201 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.)
  • Calming Collages (PUB Room 9102 12:30 – 2 p.m.)
  • College Dogs (PUB Lounge 12:30  – 1:30 p.m.)

In the Gym: (All activities in the gym require tennis shoes with no hard black soles)

  • Ping Pong (Room 3014 10 – 12:30 p.m.)
  • Zumba (Room 3025 12:35 – 1:25 p.m.)
  • Dodgeball (Room 3025 1:30 – 3 p.m.)
  • Yoga (Room 3012 2:45 – 3:15 p.m.)
  • Intro to Tai Chi (Room 3012 3:30 – 4 p.m.)

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