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AEDs now deployed


 The Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) donated by Vidant Health have now been deployed throughout campus. The AEDs will improve our ability to provide assistance in medical emergencies.

 AEDs are located in Building 1 near the back door; in the Building 5 lobby; in the Building 8 lobby near the Auditorium; in Building 10 near Room 10-32; in Building 11 behind the Cosmetology desk; and in Building 12 inside the main entrance. The cabinets are unlocked but trigger an alarm. Faculty and staff will receive training on how to use the AEDs, and whenever an alarm is triggered, the BCCC Police should be called.

 When cardiac arrest occurs, survival rates improve the earlier defibrillation is administered. For every minute that a person in cardiac arrest goes without being successfully treated by defibrillation, the chance of survival decreases by seven percent in the first three minutes and by 10 percent after that, according to Lou Montana Rhodes, Vice President of Patient Care Services at Vidant Beaufort. Cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) helps by providing blood flow but cannot directly restore the heart's function.

SBC Workshops


 The BCCC Small Business Center (SBC) held a pair of free workshops in Ocracoke on Nov. 19-20 to help the island's craftspeople and artists learn to market their businesses with a limited budget. The workshop was taught by Linda Rozelle, who has a background in commercial art and has designed hundreds of corporate identity programs nationwide.

 Next week the SBC and the Washington/Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce will present a free seminar on BCCC's campus entitled "Passion to Profits: How to Turn Your Hobby into a Real Business." The seminar will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2 in Building 8, Room 828.

Kudos to Keith!


 History Instructor Keith Lyon has been nominated for the American Society of Church History's Sidney E. Mead Prize, which honors the best unpublished essay on the subject of American religious history based on dissertation research by a doctoral candidate or recent Ph.D. The prize includes publication in the organization's prestigious journal, Church History.

 Lyon's essay deals with quasi-magical, seemingly inexplicable, mysterious, and supernatural events that occurred during early 19th century camp meetings.

 He has also recently presented a paper entitled "A Great Tumult: African Americans in the Camp Meeting Experience" at the annual Ohio Valley History Conference, held at the University of Eastern Kentucky.

Study Abroad Silent Auction


 There will be a silent auction on Dec. 2-3 in the Student Lounge to raise funds for next year's Study Abroad trip to Ireland. Please contact Suzanne Stotesbury at 252-940-6339 to donate items, and make sure to stop by to participate. Great opportunity for Christmas shopping!

Tar River Swing Band at Turnage Theatre


 There will be a fundraising event for Ruth's House (a local shelter for victims of domestic violence) at the Turnage Theatre featuring the Tar River Swing Band. Dubbed "Swingin' Through the Holidays", the event will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. Tickets are $25; for more information call 252-9462504.

BLET Pre-Orientation


 The mandatory Pre-Orientation for the Spring 2016 Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7 in Building 10, Room 32 on BCCC's campus. For more information about the BLET Academy, interested persons can contact Larry Barnes, BLET School Director, at 252-940-6228 or by email at Larry.Barnes@BeaufortCCC.edu. Information and an application packet can also be obtained by contacting Pauline Godley, Administrative Assistant for Law Enforcement Programs, at 252-940-6232, or by email at Pauline.Godley@BeaufortCCC.edu. More information is available on BCCC's website at http://www.beaufortccc.edu/progrm/busines/BLET/blet.htm.

Give a High Five


 The BCCC Foundation has announced a new campaign aimed at raising funds for emergency grants. BCCC employees can give $5 monthly with an easy payroll deduction. (One-time donations or other amounts are also appreciated.) These tax-deductible donations will help students in need to stay in school. Contact Serena Sullivan at 252-940-6326 for more info.

Holiday Decorating Contest


 Decorate your door or office for the holidays and win prizes! Judging will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8 for the Holiday Decorating Contest, with prizes awarded for best door, office, and hallway in the faculty/ staff category. NEW for this contest is the addition of two children's divisions for best holiday door. Division One will be for ages 2-5, and Division Two will be for ages 6-10. If you want to decorate but don't have a door in a visible place, let us know; we have doors to spare! There will also be a contest to select the Funniest, Wildest, and Most Creative Christmas socks, hose, or tights/leotards during the Faculty and Staff Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 18.

Staff Association Thanksgiving Drawing


 Thanks to all who participated in the BCCC Staff Association's annual Thanksgiving Drawing. After expenses, there was a profit of $411.90, which will be used for scholarships and other Staff Association projects. The winners of the raffle were Norma Crutchfield, VISA/gas card; Dorothy Jordan, turkey; and Abbie Skiles, ham.

Staff Association Christmas Project


 In leiu of a canned food drive this year, the Staff Association will be donating personal items to a nursing home (River Trace — formerly Britthaven) as its special project. The items being collected are lotion, body wash, baby powder, baby oil, deodorant, shaving cream, throw-away razors, facial tissue, hair supplies (comb, brush, shampoo), denture supplies and containers, mouthwash, soap, toothbrushes, and clothes hangers. Please contact Pauline Godley or any member of the Staff Association by Dec. 17 to donate.

Continuing Education Gift Certificates


 Remember! Gift Certificates for Continuing Ed classes make great gifts. Give one this Christmas and encourage your family and friends to do the same.

Personal and Personnel Notes


  • Our thougts and prayers are with Avis Wainwright upon the loss of her husband.

In the coming weeks, watch for the following:


Nov. 26-27 Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 30 BCANS Blood Drive, noon, Bldg 12
Dec. 1 Tech Tuesday Workshop, noon, Library Computer Lab, Building 5
Dec. 1 Media Literacy: Thinking Critically in the Digital Age, noon, LEC
Dec. 1 Gamma Beta Phi Meeting, 12:30 p.m., Bldg 12, Room 1217
Dec. 2-3 Study Abroad Silent Auction, Building 9 Student Lounge
Dec. 3 SGA Christmas Social, noon, Building 10 Multi-Purpose Room
Dec. 7 Associate Degree Nursing/Practical Nursing Diploma Information Session, 1 p.m., Bldg 12, Room 1217
Dec. 8 How to Survive Finals, noon, Building 1, Room 119
Dec. 10 STAR Appreciation Day, Time and Location TBA
Dec. 15 BCCC's Best Recognition Ceremony: Involved, noon, Student Lounge
Dec. 15 Brown-Bag Lunch: Eating Around the Holidays, noon, Building 4, Room 102
Dec. 18 Critical Incident Refresher, 9 a.m., Building 8 Auditorium
Dec. 18 Employee Christmas Luncheon, noon, Building 10 MPR

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