Associated Students of Woodland Community College say they will sponsor more events on campus to involve more students. During their weekly Thursday meetings at noon in room 101, the ASWCC plans projects for the academic year.
The high demand for student ID cards and the equipment needed to make them were the inspiration for an event scheduled for Monday, September 25. An event that would never take place.
After hearing about Woodland’s problematic equipment, the Campus Life Coordinator for the Marysville campus, Elizabeth Bowman, volunteered her time and Marysville’s machine for making Student ID cards. Fliers were posted all over Woodland’s campus advertising the day when students could expect to purchase their IDs between noon and 8 p.m. in the student lounge.
However, Bowman and the equipment never showed, as students waited for more than two hours wondering when they could get their photos taken.
Although the dry erase board next to the Registration desk later stated that the event had been rescheduled, telling students to “expect new fliers with new dates,” a date and time have not yet been set.
Bowman, who had cancelled her visit to Woodland’s campus three days before the event due to equipment failure, has not rescheduled another date.
Inspired by the overwhelming student response for Student IDs, the ASWCC is currently working on providing a new part-time student services worker who would be present during office hours and provide students with ID cards.
Emphasizing that they are working for students’ needs on campus, ASWCC Vice President Stephanie Beaver apologized, stating, “The students were promised one thing, and let down completely. We cannot tell students that the ASWCC is serious or reliable. We have to show it through our activities and efforts.”
Despite the failure of this first event, the ASWCC is looking forward to their second project, promoting Measure J. Plans are still in development for two rallies, tentatively scheduled for October 19 and 25, promoting Measure J on the November ballot.
Students planning to attend the rally are promised more information about Measure J while enjoying a free barbeque. During the event students will also be able to register to vote and listen to student speakers who will be presenting arguments about the ballot measure.
The third project in development this semester is raising money to complete the bus shelter in front of building 100. In development since last spring, the project has yet to receive enough funding.
Every semester Kathleen Stephens’ Group Communication class, Speech 6, develops plans to improve the campus and presents its ideas to the Woodland Site Council. Last Spring, the Matadors group created plans for a bus shelter that was approved by the Site Council.
Now, with the ASWCC’s involvement, funding will be acquired and the bus shelter will finally be built. Looking for donations and help from different committees on campus, a fundraising event on Woodland’s campus is possible.
The ASWCC is exploring hosting other events on campus this academic year. They will be providing a table at the Disability Awareness Day on Thursday, October 26 on Woodland’s campus.
Possible sponsored events include Pizza with the President and Deans, lunchtime activities, a ‘Spring into Health’ Fair, and new student activities during which food and DJs may be provided.
Depending on the amount of funding available this year, the ASWCC hopes to include more events and activities on Woodland’s campus. Currently independent fundraisers and leftover ASWCC funds from previous years are supporting these events.
The money from the vending machines located in the student lounge and various buildings on Woodland’s campus are also sources of funds for the ASWCC. However, the student council has yet to determine what these funds are supporting or how they can be accessed.
ASWCC’s Vice President Beaver encourages further student involvement, requesting more officers. Interested students may attend the weekly meetings on Thursdays at noon in room 101.