IMPORTANT INFORMATION
New eligibility for SNAP for some CMCC students
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides a monthly benefit in the form of an EBT/debit card to help individuals purchase nutritious food at supermarkets, local grocery stores, farmers markets, and online from specific stores.
Who is eligible?
Through Coronavirus relief, SNAP eligibility has been temporarily expanded to include college students who are enrolled for at least half time (6 credits per semester) and who:
-         Have a zero expected family contribution (EFC) from their FAFSA; or
-         Are eligible to participate in a work-study program
How to apply:
1.      Apply online with DHHS at https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ofi/programs-services/food-supplement and click on Option 1 – My Maine Connection. On the My Maine Connection welcome page, click on the red ‘Sign Up Now” button.
2.      Contact the CMCC Office of Financial Aid by emailing them at finaid@cmcc.edu and requesting a ‘SNAP Eligibility Letter’. Include your CMCC ID in the email. Forward this letter to Farmington.DHHS@Maine.gov.
April is - Sexual Assault Awareness Month
&
CMCC's Not Alone Campaign

Roughly 14,000 Maine residents may be the victim of rape or unwanted sexual activity during any 12 month period.

Not Alone
1-800-871-7741
Talk to someone who can help. Free private support is available.

Summer and Fall Registration is Now Open for All Current Students
 
Make Your Plan Now!
Contact your program advisor or the LAC staff at: advising@cmcc.edu
 
Mustang Food Pantry
Mondays
9:00am - 11:00am
Thursdays
1:00pm - 3:00pm
 
Located by Central Services, use the College Store entrance and signs will direct you to the pantry.
 
For more information, to request curbside pick-up, or assistance outside the regular hours, contact:
Jean Blais at jblais@cmcc.edu or
207-755-5293.
STUDENT WORKER JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Student Security Officer
Join the Central Maine Community College Security Team.

Interested?
Scott Watkins

View the full job description by logging into CM Connect and then clicking this link: Student_Security_Officer.pdf (cmcc.edu)
Learning Commons Peer Tutors
Learning Commons peer tutors help other students find and use credible information.

Interested?
Jim Allard, Learning Commons Librarian
Peer Tutors in the Math & Science Center
Earn good money tutoring via Zoom for The Math & Science Center! Receive a badge from Purdue University in Tutor Essentials.

Interested?
Diane Hamel, Math Science Coordinator dhamel@cmcc.edu

View the full job description by logging into CM Connect and then clicking this link: Math_and_Science_Student_Tutor2.pdf (cmcc.edu)
To view all open positions, log into CM Connect go to the Students tab, and then Student Employment on the left.
Want to be a teacher in Maine?
Taking EDU 150 & in the ECE or EDU degree?
Then take the FREE Praxis Core Math Prep Workshop. Complete all 4 workshops at CMCC will pay for you to take the Praxis Core 1 exam in May 2021.
April 5,12,19,26
7:00PM-10:00PM
MUSTANG MOBILE
Mustang Mobile App Weekly Challenge: Cadbury Egg or Peeps? Defend your position. Keep it lighthearted and funny. Post your comment to this post by Sunday night and be entered to win a $50 VISA gift card! #WeeklyChallenge
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Download the Mustang Mobile app on Apple and Android!
FINANCIAL AID NEWS
CARES Emergency Grants

Apply for a student CARES Emergency Grant. Students who are currently enrolled at CMCC, have completed the 2020-2021 FAFSA and who have met the eligibility requirements to receive federal student aid are eligible to apply for assistance. Applications will be reviewed and processed by the Office of Financial Aid on a rolling basis.

Find the application:
  • Log into CMConnect
  • Choose the 'Students Tab'
  • Choose the Financial Aid Page.

The LA Metro Chamber is proud to offer three different scholarships:
  • Chamber Member Employee Scholarship
  • High School Senior Scholarship
  • College for ME-Androscoggin
Brian C. Thayer Memorial Scholarship
 
The Brian C. Thayer Memorial Scholarship is currently accepting applications through May 15, 2021. 

The $1,000 scholarship is for students enrolled or enrolling in a construction-related field of study at a Maine Community College.
 
To apply and for additional information, go to: https://nrla.formstack.com/forms/21RLDAM.
Are you looking for a scholarship? Visit Maine Community Foundation Scholarships at
100% ONLINE, NO COST CAREER TRAINING
Entry-Level Software Developer
Registration form: https://bit.ly/AlfondRegForm
 
Generously funded through the Harold Alfond Foundation and offered through CMCC's Center for Workforce and Professional Development.
WPD 401 01 Basic Life Support Certification for Healthcare Providers
When: Monday, April 19 from 12:00 pm-4:30 pm
Instructional method: In person, skills assessment
Course Cost: $109.00 *Space is limited
Register Today! FMI: Course Schedule - CMCC

WPD 057 01-My Success in a Changing Workplace
When: Saturday, May 1 – Saturday, May 8 from 10:00 am-11:25 am
Instructional method: Synchronous Zoom and Online
Course Cost: $79.00
Register Today! FMI: Course Schedule - CMCC
CAMPUS ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS
Student Senate

Meet new people and get involved!

Next Meeting:
Monday, April 12th
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Zoom link:
Questions with CRU

Grab a snack and join us for the next meeting!

When: Wednesday, April 14th
12:00 - 12:20pm
 
Discussion question is: What was your favorite thing about Easter?
 
PTK - Alpha Phi Xi

Next Meeting: 
Wednesday, April 7th
5:30pm
 
Gender Equity

All of us can benefit from a "down time" especially during the last weeks of the semester. Join us for our next meeting. Our conversations are eclectic, you never know for certain where the conversation will lead.

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, April 7th
11:00am
Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 950 1276 5796
Passcode: 697721

FMI contact Sarah Pierce, team leader, SarahPierce@cmconnect.cmcc.edu or Barbara Barth, club advisor, bbarth@cmcc.edu.
Collection of Creative Citizens
Welcome to National Poetry Month! CCC will be celebrating throughout April. Each week we'll post a prompt to get your inner poet scribbling, so make sure to follow us on the Mustang Mobile app or on Facebook.

We'll also be hosting an interactive Zoom poetry event later in the month. We'll even send you supplies! Have you taken our survey to tell us which type of poetry you'd like the event to showcase? Let us know by the end of this week, and we'll reveal the results and date of the event next week! 
JMG students: Classes are filling up quickly! Email Michelle or your advisor to set yourself up for success and register today!!! Our next study/information session will be Thursday April 8th @ 5pm. Look for a Zoom link in your email. I have a new grant opportunity as well as some new ways to earn $ along with summer job opportunities. Email any questions to jmg@cmcc.edu
Mustang Fitness Center Classes
Classes are via Zoom unless otherwise stated. Call the Mustang Fitness Center or email Jordy if you are interested in participating in fitness classes.
207-755-5165; jknoren@cmcc.edu.
  • Spin - M & Thur., 6:00am - 6:50am 

  • Piloxing Booty-Builder - Thur, 7:15pm- 7:45pm

  • Chair Yoga - Sat.,10:15am-11:15am

  • Hatha Yoga - Fri, 8:00am - 9:00am 

  • Bootcamp - M, 6:00pm - 7:00pm; W, 5:15pm - 6:15pm; Thur., 6:00pm - 7:00pm
(all Bootcamp in person with masking)

  • Zumba - T, 6:15pm - 7:15pm; Thur., 6:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Zumba Toning - W, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Piloxing - T., 5:00pm - 6:00pm; Sat 9:00am -10:00am

  • Piloxing Knockout - M, 5:00pm - 5:30pm

  • Tri-Group - W, 5:45 - 7:00am - Fri, 5:45am - 7:00am
TRIO STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES NEWS
TRIO Student Support Services extends our offer to all CMCC students to join TRIO to achieve their goals, get individualized academic and personal coaching, and access tutoring. Find out if you qualify today to get these amazing FREE services by logging onto CMConnect and clicking this link:

Curious about TRIO? Check out these videos:
About CM TRIO Tutoring: https://youtu.be/cO_MUyYAACQ
CAREER AND TRANSFER NEWS
For transfer or career-related questions, visit the Placement and Transfer Services Offices in Student Services or contact Liz Oken: eoken@cmcc.edu or (207)755-5239.
Learning Commons & Tutoring
The Learning Commons presents a new Minute Movie - Microsoft Office Part 2-is live. This Minute Movie discusses the apps in MS Office that were not covered in part 1.
Bio 115/116 and Bio 117/118 Virtual Study Groups
Join free Zoom study group sessions for anatomy and physiology. Attend the study group regularly or just drop in for a session or two. Work with other students to pool collective knowledge into understanding. Plus, it's fun to study in groups!
BIO 115/116 - every Tuesday 7 - 9 pm
Passcode: 990972
BIO 117/118 - every Wednesday 7 - 9 pm
Passcode: 425862
Praxis Core Math Workshops

Join the Praxis Core Math Workshops on Monday's in April to improve your skills, confidence and score.

Dates: April 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00 pm
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/99484256053

FREE Zoom Math & Science Tutoring Available to all CMCC students
Pick your class and the time that works best for you. A Zoom weblink will be sent to your CMCC email for the tutoring session. If you have questions or need to request additional tutoring hours, contact Diane Hamel MathScienceCenter@cmcc.edu
Connect with Librarians via Zoom morning, afternoon, and night, even on Saturdays.

Make an appointment or schedule a custom appointment by emailing reference@cmcc.edu.
The Writing Center Options!
Zoom Virtual Writing Center

Zoom tutoring offers students face-to-face, real-time help with their papers. Zoom conferencing will be available throughout the week on the following days and times through May 2, 2021.

If these Zoom times don't work with your schedule, e-mail Dennis directly with your preferred times and he will schedule an appointment at your convenience. dcamire@cmcc.edu
Brightspace Submission

To access this resource, easily get the Online Writing Center listed in your courses.

  1. Go to the Discover tab at the top of your Brightspace homepage
  2. In the Discover search bar, type On-Line Writing Center
  3. Click “enroll” and the On-Line Writing Center will always be available in your list of courses.

Once you have enrolled in the Online Writing Center, click on the Online Writing Center window and follow the instructions for submitting your paper. Tutors are notified your paper has been uploaded and will generally respond within 24-48 hours with feedback.

On-line W/C tutors: Rachel King: rking@cmcc.edu and Ethel Bowden: ebowden@cmcc.edu
Weekly Dining Commons Menu
Week of April 5th - www.cmcc.edu/orderonline