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Updates - Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 & Safe Reopening

Coronavirus Updates

Recent messages to Faculty, Staff, and Students at Butte College

Timely messages will be going out to students, faculty and staff, along with District Announcements.

Student Updates

Hello Roadrunner, 

I hope you’ve had a great start to the Fall ’22 semester! I am excited to see so many students on campus. The quad, Campus Center, student services offices, dining room, and classrooms are buzzing with activity.

Butte College aspires to make every student feel welcome, connected, and supported. Don’t miss the opportunities to connect with your classmates at back-to-school welcome activities.

Our student services departments are eager to support you – staff in CounselingFinancial AidExtended Opportunity Program & ServicesDisabled Students Programs & Services, and the Center for Academic Success are ready and willing to provide you with the services and information you need to succeed.

I know that finding your place in college, especially your first year, can be challenging. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to helping you find your place at Butte College and in our community.

I look forward to seeing you around campus.

Virginia

Starting on Monday, March 28 masks will no longer be required indoors in Butte College facilities. 

Here are some of the reasons we are making this change:

  • COVID -19 cases and hospitalizations have dropped significantly in both Butte and Glenn Counties.  According to the CDC, both counties are now in the low-risk category.
  • Testing at Butte College has yielded no positive cases in the last ten days.
  • Guidance at both the federal (CDC) and state (CDPH) levels has moved from requiring masks to strongly encouraging masks in indoor settings.

Please note, masks will still be required on our buses and in areas designated as healthcare facilities due to state regulations.

While masks are no longer required indoors on campus, we strongly recommend their use. This is, however, a personal choice each of you will make based on your own circumstance and comfort level. Please be respectful of one another, masked or unmasked, as we transition to this new phase.

We will continue to provide masks in classrooms and around campus for your convenience.

If you have any questions, please email covidreporting@mrvasseur.com


Have a wonderful day,

In-Person Classes Resume February 7   

Dear Students,

I am pleased to tell you that Butte College will resume in-person classes starting Monday, February 7. Butte College leadership has assessed the local Covid-19 landscape and believes that we can safely end the temporary transition to remote instruction. Your in-person classes will meet on campus as indicated on the class schedule starting Monday, February 7.     

As you plan your return to campus, please keep in mind the resources available to help keep us all safe and healthy:
  • Covid-19 vaccines, both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson, are available at the Student Health Clinic. You may drop in to get vaccinated between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. but are encouraged to call 530-895-2441 first for availability. The clinic also has Johnson & Johnson boosters available. Students who submit proof of vaccination are eligible for a $100 incentive. Click here for more information about how to claim your incentive.
  • Free Covid-19 testing is available to current Butte College students with no appointment necessary. If you feel sick or have been exposed to someone with Covid, please do your part to keep our community safe and get tested before going to class.  Testing is available at Chico Center in room 146 on Mondays (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) and Thursdays (3 p.m. – 7 p.m.) and on Main Campus in ARTS 170 on Tuesdays (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and Wednesdays (7 a.m. – 3 p.m.).  Please note that testing is not available this week due to supply chain issues. Testing will resume Monday, February 7.
Please continue to check your Butte College email throughout the semester. We look forward to seeing you on campus next week!

Peter Gitau, PhD
Vice President for Student Services
Butte-Glenn Community College District
3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 895-2239
gitaupe@mrvasseur.com
Dear Students, 

As we announced last week, due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, many in-person Butte College classes will be held online for the first two weeks (January 24 – February 4) of the spring semester.  This is a temporary measure.  A limited number of courses designated as “difficult to convert,” such as our law enforcement academies and career technical programs, will proceed as scheduled with additional safety measures in place.   

There are several things you should do to prepare for the spring semester: 

Access your Butte College email.  Updates from the college and your instructors will be sent to your student email address, so please check it frequently.  To learn how to access your Butte College email, you can watch this video or go to www.mrvasseur.com, click on the red box "MyBC Portal," and then click on the box "Email." 

Check your classes in Canvas.  You can log in to Canvas from the Butte College home page, via your MyBC Portal, or directly at http://canvas.mrvasseur.comYou can get help with Canvas from the Canvas Support Team or by searching the Canvas student guidesRemember, Canvas and Zoom are accessible from your phone; you can use them with a browser or by downloading the apps.  

Access Student Services.  From January 24 through February 4, Student Services will offer services remotely.  If you cannot access services remotely, please contact individual departments for support.  You can find a list of services and how to reach them here.   

Stay safe!  Starting January 24, free Covid-19 testing will be available to current students on the main campus and at Chico Center.  If you feel sick or have been exposed to someone with Covid, you can get tested for no charge on campus starting January 24.  The testing schedule is posted on Butte College’s Covid-19 web pageThe Student Health Clinic provides Covid-19 vaccinations for Butte College students.  You may drop in between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. but are encouraged to call 530-895-2441 for availability.  The clinic currently has both the Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines available. Johnson & Johnson boosters are also available.

Please be sure to check your Butte College student email frequently.  We look forward to seeing you on campus soon. 

Sincerely, 

Peter Gitau, PhD 
Vice President for Student Services 
Butte-Glenn Community College District 
3536 Butte Campus Drive 
Oroville, CA 95965 
(530) 895-2239 
gitaupe@mrvasseur.com 
Dear Students, 

Happy New Year, and I hope you are doing well. As we prepare for the start of the spring semester, we are not in the position we had hoped for. Please be assured, however, that everyone at Butte College is working diligently to keep students and staff safe while ensuring your educational success.

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases both locally and nationally, Butte College leadership has decided that most in-person classes will be held online for the first two weeks (January 24 – February 4) of the spring semester. This is a temporary measure that we hope will get us through the worst of this surge.  We plan to return classes to their previously scheduled modalities starting February 7. A limited number of courses designated as “difficult to convert,” such as our law enforcement academies and career technical programs, will proceed as scheduled with additional safety measures in place. We are working on updating the course schedule to indicate which courses will be impacted by the two-week transition to remote instruction. Please be sure to check your classes on the web page or in your portal for specific instructions.

Until February 4, Student Services will only offer services remotely. If you cannot access services remotely, please contact individual departments for support.  The Butte College bus will run as indicated on the spring schedule.

It bears repeating that we are, again, facing rapidly changing circumstances. Please be sure to check your Butte College student email frequently. We look forward to a great spring semester and seeing you on campus soon.

Take care,
Peter Gitau, PhD
Vice President for Student Services
Butte-Glenn Community College District
3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 895-2239
gitaupe@mrvasseur.com

Board Policy 5900 Student Forum   

Dear Students, 

On Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m., we will be holding a virtual student forum to discuss Board Policy 5900. We will be providing an update on what this policy means and answering questions you might have. Please submit your questions and concerns now using this form. You can access the forum by following this link.

Thank you,

Peter Gitau, PhD
Vice President for Student Services
Butte-Glenn Community College District
3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 895-2239
Gitaupe@mrvasseur.com

Dear Students,

Yesterday the Board passed Board Policy 5900 COVID-19 Vaccinations for Students. The policy states, “Students are encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to follow testing and safety measures established by the administration based on federal, state, and local public health guidance.” This policy is purposefully very generally written to allow us to come up with procedures that will work best with our student population.

To that end, I as Vice President for Student Services will lead a task force of faculty, staff, and students to draft procedures for this policy. In addition, we will hold a forum for students to discuss this new policy before the end of the semester. 

It is important that we get this right. Keeping everyone safe on campus is paramount but we do not want to create unnecessary barriers for our students. Developing a procedure that balances safety and access in a comprehensive manner will take time.  It is safe to say we will not have procedures in place before the spring semester. Therefore, this policy will not create any changes in how students access classes or services in the short term. My hope is that we will have procedures in place before students start to register for summer and fall classes with the goal of full implementation in summer 2022.

Navigating this new landscape has been difficult for everyone, and emotions are running high. I believe we all want the same thing – safe campuses and a return to some kind of normalcy – but we have many different ideas of what that looks like.  It is important that we continue to treat one another respectfully and look for common ground as we chart our course forward.

If you have any questions, please contact frazerjo@mrvasseur.com.

Sincerely,
Peter G.

Peter Gitau, PhD
Vice President for Student Services
Butte-Glenn Community College District
3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 893-7500
Gitaupe@mrvasseur.com
Dear Students,

We are pleased to announce our COVID-19 Incentive Program is now live!  Students who can prove that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are eligible for a $100 payment from Butte College. Details can be found on the Student Health Clinic Website.

Registration for Winter Session and Spring Semester begins this week. Please check your MyBC portal account for your time to register. We will be offering in-person and online classes for Winter Session and Spring Semester.

Finally, we have improved the Bus Schedule for the Spring Semester with additional arrival and departure times.

I hope your semester is going well, and I look forward to seeing you at some of our campus events!


Thank you,


Peter Gitau, PhD
Vice President for Student Services
Butte-Glenn Community College District
3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 895-2239 
vpstudentservices@mrvasseur.com  

Hello Roadrunners,

It is now three weeks since classes began. For those who are attending Butte College for the first time, I hope we have met or exceeded your expectations. For those returning to Butte, our commitment remains unchanged: to go the extra mile and serve you to the best of our ability. These are trying times, but we are truly in this together.

In the prevailing and ever-changing public health environment, we continue to monitor public health guidelines with the goal of assuring you the very best and safest learning environment. Our Safe Reopening Taskforce meets every week to review ongoing developments and make recommendations for action. As long as it remains safe to do so, we are committed to maintaining face-to-face instruction and student services at all our locations. We have developed an elaborate plan and shared this with your instructors, anticipating different scenarios that may require class cancellations or toggling to remote instruction.

Meanwhile, let’s remember these simple steps that many of us are now accustomed to:

  1. Butte College requires everyone to wear a mask when indoors and when riding the bus.
  2. Wash your hands or sanitize regularly.
  3. Get vaccinated. The available vaccines are safe and are proven to reduce infections, severe illness, risk of hospitalization, and death. Butte College remains committed to the $100 vaccine incentive that I announced earlier. In a few weeks, we will launch a third-party platform that will enable you to upload your proof of vaccination so we can send you the $100 incentive.

I want to thank you for choosing Butte College as your educational destination. If there is anything that we can do to serve you better, please do not hesitate to contact me at vpstudentservices@mrvasseur.com.

Go Roadrunners!

Peter Gitau, PhD
Vice President for Student Services

$500 Technology Vouchers Now Available

Dear Roadrunners,

I hope you are settling into your courses and enjoying the hustle and bustle of the start of the term.

If you need assistance paying for technology-related expenses, I recommend you complete the Dash CARES Technology Voucher Application below:

Technology Voucher

2,000 students will be awarded $500 to be used on technology-related expenses such as computers, internet service, webcams, printers, software or any other technology item(s).  To be eligible you must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units and complete the Dash CARES Technology Voucher Application.  Your Butte College login is required to access the application.


Have a great semester,

Peter Gitau, PhD
Vice President for Student Services

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Faculty & Staff Updates

From the President's Desk

Hello everyone!

I hope you are having a wonderful start to your semester! It has been such a joy to see our students on campus and to experience the excitement and activity as we kick off Fall ’22. My sincerest thanks to all of you who have worked so hard to make our students feel welcome at Butte College. All your efforts create such a valuable first experience for our students. Thank you!

Institute Day

It was invigorating to celebrate Institute Day with you. If you were unable to attend, or if you’d like to review the information presented, please follow this video link.

Here are links to the planning documents I mentioned: Multi-Year Roadmap Between the Newsom Administration and the California Community Colleges, as well as The Vision for Success, and the Butte College Strategic Initiatives. Please take a moment to review them. These documents are the cornerstone of our work ahead.

Finally, if you didn’t get a T-shirt, please respond here by Friday, August 26!

Return to Campus

As you may recall, in the wake of Governor Newsom’s announcement that California’s economy would be fully open, all Butte College employees were required to return to on-ground work on July 1, 2021. The expectation holds that you will be physically present on campus. Our physical presence adds immensely to the vibrancy of our college. 

There are exceptions with online instruction and employees who have a medical necessity. Please continue to work with your administrator and HR if you teach exclusively online or need a medical accommodation. 

Nota bene: We will continue to livestream events such as Institute Day and the Planning and Budget Forums so that employees with concerns about large gatherings will still have an option to participate.

College Council

We are excited to begin our work in College Council. Some of our first tasks will be to review the Butte College Institutional Effectiveness Manual and revise the Mission Statement. The goal is to have the first draft of the Mission Statement to our constituent groups by November 2 and to the Board of Trustees in December. I will send regular College Council updates to you as our work progresses.

Thank you all again for everything you do for our college and for our students. I am grateful to embark on our journey together through the ’22-’23 Academic Year and can’t wait to celebrate our successes together.

My best,

Virginia

Good Morning Everyone:

As we start moving towards the new academic year, there are a few reminders regarding COVID that I’d like to share. While the overall picture is much better than it has been in terms of the severity of disease and mortality, there are still some procedural requirements that we’re bound to.

  • If you’re feeling sick, please don’t come to work. Stay home, take a test, and wait until you feel better before returning.
  • Remember to take reasonable safety precautions, such as washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough, using hand sanitizer of at least 60 % alcohol, etc.
  • Report all positive COVID tests to covidreporting@mrvasseur.com
    • This is how you will get in touch with your benefits and lets us fulfill our Cal-OSHA mandated reporting requirements.
    • Contact HR to access your COVID leave bank if you are home sick with COVID or if you’re home caring for someone who is sick with COVID.
    • If you need a medical accommodation, COVID related or not, contact HR.
  • At-home COVID tests are available from the Student Health Clinic and at the Chico Center. Email covidreporting@mrvasseur.com to request some.
    • Most drug stores also have a good stock of tests available now as well.
  • Masks are not required on campus except in designated healthcare areas.  Individuals wishing to wear masks at any other District locations are certainly welcome to do so.
  • N-95 masks (and other PPE) are available from Facilities via an online form.

Thank you everyone for your continued diligence and flexibility. 

Deana Sweeney

Human Resources

Butte College

3536 Butte Campus Dr.

Oroville, CA 95965

530-879-4014

Good morning colleagues.

As President Yaqub mentioned in her campus message this morning, with the Board’s decision to rescind Board Policy 2900 (BP2900) governing district vaccination and testing policies related to COVID-19, the district has removed the requirement that non-vaccinated employees be tested weekly for COVID-19. Furthermore, the district will discontinue on-site COVID-19 testing effective tomorrow July 1, 2022.

The district will, however, continue to be vigilant and maintain a strong health and safety posture regarding COVID-19. To that end, the district will continue to conduct contact tracing of employees and students, continue with all contact tracing practices, make COVID-19 home testing kits and N-95 masks available to all district employees and to students displaying COVID symptoms.

Additionally, here is our on-going guidance related to vaccine availability, access to COVID testing kits and masking recommendations: 

Vaccine Availability

The Butte College Student Health Center has Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines available to both students and employees. Vaccinations, including boosters, are also available at various sites throughout Butte and Glenn counties using the MyTurn website (http://myturn.ca.gov/)

Testing

Home tests will be available through Student Health Clinic. Employees wanting a test should contact covidreporting@mrvasseur.com

Masking

While not required, masking is still encouraged for those on the college campus. If you would like a mask, we have supplies of N95 masks available through Facilities.

And if you have any further questions on general guidance, please access these resources:

Please visit http://www.mrvasseur.com/coronavirus/ for additional information about COVID-19

 

General COVID-19 questions may be sent to: covidreporting@mrvasseur.com

 

Butte College Return to Work Guidance: http://mrvasseur.com/coronavirus/documents/return_to_campus.pdf

And lastly a sincere thank you all you for continuing to work together, through very challenging circumstances, to help our keep our college community safe!

With gratitude,

Gregory Stoup

Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness

Butte College

Dear Colleagues,

Happy Thursday!

Yesterday the Board approved BP7330: Disease Management and Prevention and rescinded BP 2900: COVID-19 Vaccinations.  In conjunction with the Board’s decision, the Leadership Team approved AP 7330 and removed AP 2900.  Consequently, as of today, there is no longer a weekly requirement for COVID-19 testing. 

The Board Policy and Administrative Procedure related to COVID-19 for students (BP 5900 and AP 5900) still stand.

The Board Policies and corresponding Administrative Procedures can be found here.

Now this is truly my last campus-wide email!  Have a wonderful Fourth of July weekend.

Take care,

Samia

Dear Colleagues,

Starting on Monday, March 28 masks will no longer be required indoors in Butte College facilities. 

Here are some of the reasons we are making this change:

  • COVID -19 cases and hospitalizations have dropped significantly in both Butte and Glenn Counties.  According to the CDC, both counties are now in the low-risk category.
  • Testing at Butte College has yielded no positive cases in the last ten days.
  • Guidance at both the federal (CDC) and state (CDPH) levels has moved from requiring masks to strongly encouraging masks in indoor settings.

Please note, masks will still be required on our buses and in areas designated as healthcare facilities due to state regulations.

While masks are no longer required indoors on campus, we strongly recommend their use. This is, however, a personal choice each of you will make based on your own circumstance and comfort level. Please be respectful of one another, masked or unmasked, as we transition to this new phase.

We will continue to provide masks in classrooms and around campus for your convenience.

If you have any questions, please email covidreporting@mrvasseur.com


Have a wonderful day,

Samia

On February 8, 2022, the Governor signed Senate Bill 114 (“SB 95”) into law. This law requires employers to provide up to 80 hours (for full-time employees and prorated for part-time employees) of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL) to employees who are unable to work or telework due to various qualifying reasons related to COVID-19, with up to 40 of those hours available only when an employee or family member tests positive (with documentation of positive test results required).

The SPSL is effective back to January 1, 2022, and expires on September 30, 2022.

Please complete the attached certification and email it to Heather Dwyer, Human Resources Benefits Analyst at dwyerhe@mrvasseur.com if one of the below-mentioned reasons applies to you.

If you took paid leave or unpaid leave on or after January 1, 2022, because you were unable to work or telework for one of the following reasons:

  • Caring for Yourself: The employee is subject to quarantine or isolation period related to COVID-19 as defined by an order or guidelines of the California Department of Public Health, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or a local health officer with jurisdiction over the workplace, has been advised by a healthcare provider to quarantine, or is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis.
  • Caring for a Family Member: The covered employee is caring for a family member who is subject to a COVID-19 quarantine or isolation period or has been advised by healthcare provided to quarantine due to COVID-19 or is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed or unavailable due to COVID-19 on the premises.
  • Vaccine-Related: The covered employee is attending a vaccine or booster appointment for themselves or a family member or cannot work or telework because they have vaccine-related symptoms or are caring for a family member with vaccine-related symptoms.
  • You have tested positive for COVID-19 or you are providing care for a family member who tested positive for COVID-19 (with documentation of test results).

Please see the attached notice for more specifics (definition of family member, hours of leave available, part-time employee leave, etc.) regarding the law.

If you have any questions please contact Heather Dwyer, HR Benefits Analyst at 530-879-4045 or dwyerhe@mrvasseur.com

To access your 2022 CA COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Balance information via your Earning Statements/Pay Stubs or Leave Accrual Balance, please see attached document titled “View Employee Portal Information”. Please note that for variable hour part-time employees, the leave hours may change based on the hours worked in the applicable look-back period prior to the absence. Please contact Payroll (530-895-2421) for questions regarding your leave accrual balance.

Please forward this email to Student Employees/Assistants or other employees who may not otherwise receive this.

 

 

Heather Dwyer

Human Resource Benefits Analyst

Butte-Glenn Community College

3536 Butte Campus Drive

Oroville, California 95965-8399

Good morning everyone – and Happy Friday!

As you gear up for what I hope will be a wonderful weekend.  I thought I’d drop you a line about the new COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) that the Governor signed into law this past Wednesday. You may recall a prior iteration of COVID-19 supplemental sick leave last year. This leave program is somewhat similar to last year’s program, but there are some significant differences. We are analyzing those differences now, and there will be more information forthcoming as the effective date of this new law draws closer. For now, a couple of key takeaways that I hope are helpful:

 

  1. The law isn’t effective yet – it technically goes into effect on Saturday, February 19, 2022;
  2. This will be retroactive to January 1, 2022;
  3. The law runs through September 30, 2022;
  4. Employees who cannot work or telework for the following reasons can use SPSL:
    1. Employee is quarantined or in a COVID-19 isolation period by order or guidance of the CA Dept. of Public Health (CDPH), federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC), or local public health officer with jurisdiction over the workplace;
    2. Employee has been advised by a health care provider to isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19;
    3. Attendance at a medical appointment for themselves or a family member to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster;
    4. Employee is experiencing symptoms, or caring for a family member experiencing symptoms, of COVID-19 related to a COVID-19 vaccine or booster;
    5. Employee is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and is seeking diagnosis;
    6. Employee is caring for a family member who is either subject to CDPH, CDC or local health officer order or guidance to isolate or quarantine; OR has been advised to isolate or quarantine by a health care provider;
    7. Employee is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed or otherwise unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19 on the premises;
    8. The employee, or a family member that the employee is caring for, tests positive for COVID.

You may have questions about the specifics of how to access or utilize this leave, and I know that this email has not addressed those.  Additional communication will be forthcoming, please be patient.  In the meantime, it looks like we are in for some beautiful weather this weekend….I hope you can enjoy it. 

 

Take care, Chris.

 

Human Resources

Butte College

3536 Butte Campus Dr.

Oroville, CA. 95965

530-879-4014

Dear Colleagues,

 

Last week the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated its guidance on face masks effective February 16th.   The new guidance lifts the requirement of wearing face masks in most indoor facilities for vaccinated people.  Those who are unvaccinated will still be required to wear face coverings indoors. Many of you may be wondering, how does this affect Butte College?  The short answer is we will continue our current district-wide mask requirement.

Let me share some of the reasons for this decision:

  • Wearing masks indoors is an important tool against the spread of COVID-19.  Keeping this tool in place is especially important at Butte College because we do not have a vaccination/test requirement for students.
  • Enforcing a masking rule that differentiates between vaccinated and unvaccinated people would be difficult and unnecessarily divisive.
  • Masks continue to be required in K-12 settings, at Chico State, and at many of our nearby community colleges.
  • Maintaining our current mask requirement provides students with the consistency they have asked for in our response to COVID-19.

If you have questions regarding our mask requirement, please contact Human Resources.

Take care and stay safe,

Samia

Happy Friday everyone.

I wanted to circulate a few updates and reminders as many of you and many of our students will be returning to campus next week.

Covid Testing

On-site Covid testing will resume on Monday, February 7 following our existing testing schedule for the main campus and the Chico Center. We are anticipating an increase in testing volume with the return of face-to-face instruction and testing being made available to students. We will be monitoring testing capacity closely and are preparing to make adjustments to the testing schedule if necessary.

And we continue to recommend that all employees, even the vaccinated, take full advantage of our Covid testing services.  

Testing Schedule

Chico Center, CHC 146 

                        Mondays, 9am – 1pm 

                        Thursdays, 3pm – 7pm 

Main Campus, ARTS 170 

                        Tuesdays, 9am – 5pm 

                        Wednesdays, 7am – 3pm 

 

Contact Tracing

Likewise, with more people on campus, we are also anticipating an uptick in contact tracing activity. We want to remind everyone that should you be contacted as part of our tracing procedure, you will be contacted by email, text, and phone from the following accounts:

Phone/Text: 530-675-8275

Email: Covidreporting@mrvasseur.com

If contacted, it is important that you respond promptly as a delayed response reduces the effectiveness of our tracing.

Vaccine/Booster Verification

Employees may continue to upload vaccination information through a secure third-party platform using this link: http://hitlrte.secure.force.com/CovidTracking?sitekey=BG  Employees who are eligible and have received their booster should upload that information using the same link. If you are having trouble with the vaccination verification website, please send an email to covidreporting@mrvasseur.com so that your issue can be addressed.  

Vaccine Availability

The Butte College Student Health Center has Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines available to both students and employees. Vaccinations, including boosters, are also available at various sites throughout Butte and Glenn counties using the MyTurn website (http://myturn.ca.gov/)

Masking

As you return to your workspaces please remember to wear a mask. If you need one, we do have a supply of N95 or KN95 masks available through Facilities.

 

If you have any questions

Again, we encourage everyone to get vaccinated/boosted, wear a mask and take advantage of the testing available at the college. 

 

As always, please stay safe, and thank you all!

 

-Greg

…………………….

Gregory Stoup

Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness

Butte College

 

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District Announcements

80s Skating Night

President Guleff invites you and your family to an 80s-themed skate night on Thursday, November 3, 6-8 p.m., at FunLand Chico (2465 Carmichael Dr.). Wear your favorite 80s look – think headbands, side ponytails, off-the-shoulder sweatshirts, Miami Vice jackets, and bright colors – and enjoy 80s music. Admission and skates are $5 per person; funds raised will go to the Campus Community Fund at the Butte College Foundation. You can pay at the door or get in quicker by signing up online

–          Office of the President

 

Academic Technology Committee Meeting Today!

The Academic Technology Committee (ATC) meeting is today, Wednesday, Oct. 26 in LRC 102 3:30 -5 p.m. The agenda is on the ATC website. Contact atc@mrvasseur.com for questions. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. Have software suggestions or technology-based ideas that can improve workflow?  Want us to know about your specific technology need? Come join us! Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary.

–               Academic Technology Committee

 

Annual Holiday Basket Drive Flyer

Please consider donating a food basket and/or nominating a student! The Basic Needs Resource Center is asking for your generosity to help feed our students over the upcoming holidays. Please see the flyer for more information. If you have any questions, feel free to call or email Carrie Soldate by email or at (530) 895-2978.

–              Roadrunner Hub

 

Butte College Clubs Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Attention Butte College Roadrunners, voting is now open for the Club Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Support our student clubs who participated in creating spooky pumpkins to win money for their club! All students, staff, and faculty and welcome to vote.

  • 1st Place: $125
  • 2nd Place: $75
  • 3rd Place: $50

Winners will be announced on Halloween. Vote Online! If you have questions, please contact ICC Advisor, Karla Guzman Mohedano.

–              Office of Student Life

 

Caring Campus Presentation

Please join us for a Caring Campus presentation Today, Oct 26 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. In-person at CFE (LB 210) and via Zoom. The agenda is available on SharePoint.

What is Caring Campus? Caring Campus is an institutional framework, that consolidates and aligns student success efforts across all staff, from leadership to student-facing professionals. The objective of IEBC’s Caring Campus program is to increase student retention and success in community colleges by creating and cultivating caring environments. http://www.iebcnow.org/caring-campus/caring-campus-california/

–              Classified Senate

 

DEI – Did you know? End Stereotyping Campaign: My Culture Is Not a Costume

It is time to change the conversation around cultural appropriation. The term has been reduced to mere internet outrage and dismissed as a tool devised by the “fun police” to keep people from enjoying Halloween. But the reality is cultural appropriation is a stain on American history. It is the manifestation of one of the earliest, most enduring racist ideals: the belief that people who belong to marginalized cultures are somehow less than human. Once you have dehumanized someone, you can co-opt their culture with ease; their language, dress, and customs are not worthy of the respect you reserve for your own. To learn more about cultural appropriation and please share this flyer with students and let's change the conversation around cultural appropriation together. 

Please visit the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website for more DEI resources and please share the Diversity Resource Guide.

–              Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Anti-Racism (IDEA) Office

 

Friendsgiving Halloween Potluck

The Friendsgiving Potluck is on Monday, Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Center for Excellence. Consider joining in on the fun by bringing some delicious eats or just stopping by to grab a bite and connect with the Butte College community. Sign up online to bring a dish.

Costumes are encouraged and the printed Friendsgiving Cookbook will be available for sale! The goal of Friendsgiving is to bring the entire campus community together in friendship, comfort and giving. Please join us and be part of the celebration! The potluck is open to everyone.

–              Classified Senate

 

Week Ten CAS In-Person Workshops

Chico Center:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 26, at noon, Meditation & Qigong for improved focus, mental health, and clarity

Glenn County Center:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 26, at noon, Plagiarism -- GCC 128

Main Campus: (all will be held in LRC 223)
Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m., The Food and Mood Connection

Thursday, Oct. 27 at 11 a.m., Time Management

Online, pre-recorded workshops continue to be available on demand, 24/7. Students must enroll in EDUC 310 to access online workshops.

–              Center for Academic Success

Butte Athletics Crab Feed Tickets on Sale Now 

The annual Butte Athletics Crab Feed is back! The event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Campus Center, and tickets are ON SALE NOW! Beat the rush and reserve your table or individual tickets today through the Butte Athletics Box Office. #BCPride

–               Athletics

 

Caring Campus Presentation 

Please join us for a Caring Campus presentation on Wednesday, Oct 26 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. In-person at CFE (LB 210) and via Zoom. The agenda is available on SharePoint.

What is Caring Campus? Caring Campus is an institutional framework, that consolidates and aligns student success efforts across all staff, from leadership to student-facing professionals. The objective of IEBC’s Caring Campus program is to increase student retention and success in community colleges by creating and cultivating caring environments. http://www.iebcnow.org/caring-campus/caring-campus-california/

–              Classified Senate

 

Distance Education Committee Meeting

The DE Committee will meet today, Monday, Oct. 24  from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in MATH 114 (new location) and Chico Center 134. The agenda is available online. The DE Committee welcomes visitors.  If you have questions, please contact the DE Coordinator, Suzanne Wakim. 

–             Distance Education Committee

 

Flu Vaccines

The Student Health Clinic has free influenza vaccines available to all students and employees while supplies last. Drop-in hours are:
Mon., Wed. & Fri.:  10–11 a.m. Tues. & Thur.:  2–3 p.m.

 –            Student Health Clinic

 

Free Resources for Your Class are Available Through the Library 

Textbook adoptions are due soon. Did you know that the library can help you find affordable resources for your class? Have you assigned reading materials for your class such as novels, non-fiction popular reading, or other materials? The library can see if there are affordable ebook options for your course through the library. We can also place print materials on reserve for your courses at all Butte College locations. Though textbooks from large publishers are usually not available through the library, we don’t mind checking as sometimes there is an exception. Check out the library's latest newsletter article for more information. To keep up with library news and events, subscribe to our newsletter

–            Library

 

January Flex Days Workshop Proposals Due This Friday

Professional Development encourages you to share your knowledge and expertise with the college community during January 2023 Flex Days (January 12-20). Our Flex Days theme this year is “Growing Together.” The Flex Committee suggests linking your workshop proposal to this theme, which emphasizes Butte College values. Please use Professional Development’s electronic workshop planning form to submit a proposal. Please submit your completed form by Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. Contact any member of the Flex Committee for more information.

 –           Professional Development

 

Live Fire Scenarios

The Butte College Fire Academy will be participating in live fire scenarios on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 1 – 5 p.m. at the Training Grounds. The exercises will involve visible smoke and fire at the Fire Training Grounds on Main Campus. Please contact the Public Safety Education and Training Center at (530) 895-2402 if you have any questions. The onsite instructor will be Devin Robson, (530) 895-2407.

–           Public Safety Education & Training Center

 

Pop-Up Food Pantry

The Roadrunner Hub is hosting a pop-up food pantry today on Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will be giving out grocery bags of food near the bus stops! Share this flyer with your students. We hope to send food home with anyone who needs it. The Roadrunner Hub is now located in the old Regional Testing Center building and we are working on new signs to advertise who we are. Please come in anytime to use the food pantry. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon every Friday.

–            Roadrunner Hub

 

Smashing Pumpkins is back!

Are you looking for some destructive therapy? Smash a pumpkin! Join us Monday, October 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Main Campus Amphitheater (next to the solar panels) to release some stress! All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to stop by anytime. 

The first 25 students to throw a pumpkin receive a free t-shirt! If you can hit the target with a pumpkin you can win a BUTTE COLLEGE HOODIE! Contact Karla Guzman Mohedano if you have questions. 

–            Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences & Student Life

 

Winter/Spring 2023 Registration Starts Next Week! 

Continuing Student Registration begins Monday, Oct. 31. Not Sure How to Register for Classes? Check out these Self Service FAQs and videos so you can feel confident when it is time to register. Contact admissions@mrvasseur.com for more information.

–          Admissions & Records

Caring Campus will be making its way to Butte College in Spring 2023!

Caring Campus is an institutional framework, that consolidates and aligns student success efforts across all staff, from leadership to student-facing professionals. The objective of IEBC’s Caring Campus program is to increase student retention and success in community colleges by creating and cultivating caring environments. Learn more.

You’re invited to a Caring Campus presentation and more.
Date: Oct. 26
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
In-person at CFE or via Zoom. The agenda is available online.
Hope to see you there!

–          Classified Senate

 

Consider Open Educational Resources for Next Semester

Textbook adoptions will be due soon, so why not consider an Open Educational Resource (OER)? Freely available online, OER are instantly accessible to students, take the guessing game out of copyright violations, and can be adapted and modified. You don’t have to spend time searching for OER yourself. Contact Librarian Rachel Arteaga and she will search for quality resources you can use in your class. For more information on OER at Butte College see the OER and ZTC for Faculty Research Guide.

–            Library

 

DEI – Did you know? It is Undocumented Student Action Week?

USAW is a statewide effort led by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the Community College League of California, and the Foundation for California Community Colleges, with support from many other organizations. Oct. 17–21 the Chancellor’s Office and their statewide partners will host daily webinars 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. (flex credit available) intended for participants to understand how and why it is important to ensure strong cross-departmental collaboration for improving undocumented student outcomes. We hope that in addition to the webinars you will join the UndocuCenter for the on-campus activities designed to raise awareness about the challenges undocumented students continue to face and how we can support their educational dreams. 

Please visit the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website for more DEIA2 resources and share the Diversity Resource Guide.

–            IDEA

 

Dia de los Muertos at the Culture & Community CenterCommunity Ofrenda

In honor of this holiday, we will display a community ofrenda from Oct. 26 -Nov 3 to honor the memories of loved ones who have passed. If you’d like to add a photo to our display, please email photos to ccc@mrvasseur.com by Oct. 25.

Sugar Skull Decorating: 

Join us for sugar skull decorating, hot chocolate and pan dulce on November 2. Drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Swing Space F-102!

–            Culture & Community Center

 

Did you know that October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month?

Please join Trevor Noah as he interviews disability rights advocate and star of the critically acclaimed documentary Crip Camp, Judy Heumann as she recounts her lifelong advocacy for the rights of people with disabilities.

If you or a student, you support is experiencing disability-related educational limitations please get in touch with the Butte College Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) office to discuss the eligibility determination process.

–            DSPS

 

Election Information

You’ve heard that we have a national election on Nov. 8, but aren't sure about the process or what is on the ballot? Please join political science faculty Jack Hames, Nate Steffen and Cynthia Bynoe for a discussion followed by a Q&A about ballot issues and information about the propositions. Happening Monday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Culture & Community Center. Light food will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your lunch. For more information, please contact Cynthia Bynoe.  

–            Culture & Community Center

 

Forensic Training on Campus 

Chico State Anthropology students will participate in training and forensic research on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Training Grounds. The research will involve visible smoke and fire at the fire training grounds on the main campus. Contact the Public Safety Education and Training Center at (530) 895-2402 if you have any questions. The onsite contact will be Dr. Ashley Kendell. (734) 277-5255.

–          Public Safety Education & Training Center

 

Limited Parking in Staff Lot on Frida

The Butte College Reg2Go Program is hosting its annual High School Counselor Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon. We have reserved 40 parking spaces to be blocked off in the Staff Parking Lot. This area will be coned off for the High School Counselors. If you have any questions, please contact Liliana Guzman. Thank you!  

–            New Student Orientation

 

Live Fire Scenario

The Butte College Fire Academy will participate in Live Fire Scenarios on Friday, October 21, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Tuesday, October 25, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Training Grounds. The exercises will involve visible smoke and fire at the fire training grounds on the main campus. Contact the Public Safety Education and Training Center at (530) 895-2402 if you have any questions. The onsite instructor will be Devin Robson, (530) 895-2407.

–          Public Safety Education & Training Center

Academic Senate Meeting

The next Academic Senate meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 3 to 4:45 p.m. in the board room at SAS 360.  Meetings are open to the public.  Please visit the Academic Senate’s website to view the agenda, meeting-related documents, and past minutes.

–             Academic Senate

 

BC Art Gallery

Don’t miss “Piecing it Together” by Elizabeth Lee! Elizabeth Lee is a Hmong American visual artist, curator, and art educator with a BFA from CSU, Chico. You have two more weeks to see these delicate and intricate gouache paintings that explore the effects of generational trauma. She shares her personal stories of trauma passed down from her refugee parents who endured the tragedies of the Vietnam War. The emphasis is on stillness, healing and processing through these compartmentalized images and viewers are encouraged to participate in an artist-designed interactive. 

Regular gallery hours: Mon – Thurs:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

–            Art Department

 

CAS  Week Nine In-Person Workshops

Chico Center:

  • Monday, Oct. 17, at 4 p.m., Steps to Writing A Research Paper – CHC 215
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m., Plagiarism – CHC 215

Glenn County Center:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 19, at noon, Steps to Writing a Research Paper – GCC 128

Main Campus (all will be held in LRC 223)

  • Monday, Oct. 17:
    • 11 a.m., Finding a Rewarding Career
    • Noon, Managing Emotions for Success
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18:
    • 10 a.m., Steps to Writing a Research Paper
    • 11 a.m., Habits of Successful College Students
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19:
    • 10 a.m., Habits of Successful College Students
    • 11 a.m., Drug Education: Opioids
  • Thursday, Oct. 20:
    • 11 a.m., Invest in Yourself: Budgeting Presented by Financial Aid

Online, pre-recorded workshops continue to be available on demand, 24/7. Students must enroll in EDUC 310 to access online workshops.

–            CAS

 

Classified Senate Meeting — Wednesday

The next Classified Senate meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in person at SAS 360 or via Zoom (Password: BCPride.) Meetings are open to visitors and you are encouraged to attend. Please visit the senate’s webpage for the agenda and additional information on the Senate. Like us on Facebook to join in the conversation with your classified community.

The Classified Senate is the voice of classified employees in participatory governance. If you have questions or concerns you would like the Senate to address, want to meet your representatives, or just enjoy engaging with fellow classified professionals, please plan to attend.

–          Classified Senate

 

Curriculum Committee Meeting

The Curriculum Committee will meet today, Monday, Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. in the board room at SAS 360 on the main campus. The agenda may be found online. If you have any questions, contact Shelly Knifong, (530) 895-2491.

–            Curriculum Committee

 

Forensic Training on Campus

Chico State Anthropology students will participate in training and forensic research on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Training Grounds. The research will involve visible smoke and fire at the fire training grounds on the main campus. Contact the Public Safety Education and Training Center at (530) 895-2402 if you have any questions. The onsite contact will be Dr. Ashley Kendell. (734) 277-5255.

–          Public Safety Education & Training Center

 

Live Fire Scenario

The Butte College Fire Academy will participate in Live Fire Scenarios on Friday, October 21, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Tuesday, October 25, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Training Grounds. The exercises will involve visible smoke and fire at the fire training grounds on the main campus. Contact the Public Safety Education and Training Center at (530) 895-2402 if you have any questions. The onsite instructor will be Devin Robson, (530) 895-2407.

–          Public Safety Education & Training Center

 

New Library Guides

The library has two new online guides on using TikTok in research and on LGBTQ+ resources at the library. Take a look at them — and much more — in the library newsletter. 

–           Library

 

Pumpkins for Sale

It's time to get your Halloween pumpkin! Join in the spirit of the season and support the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences students by purchasing pumpkins grown on the college farm. Find us outside the Library between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout October. Rain or shine.  Cash, Check, or Card. 

–          Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences


Roadrunner Hub New Location 

The Roadrunner Hub Basic Needs Resource Center has relocated! We are now located in the previous Regional Testing Center over by the Student Health Clinic. We will be opening back up to public/student access on Tuesday, Oct. 18. We are excited to be in this new space so come check us out when you have an opportunity. Contact us roadrunnerhub@mrvasseur.com if you have any questions.

–           Roadrunner Hub

 

Student Learning Outcomes Committee Meeting

The SLO Committee will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 2:30 – 4 p.m. in MATH 114 (note the new location) and CHC 134; the agenda can be found on the SLO website. If you would like to join the SLO committee or have questions, please contact the SLO Coordinator, Suzanne Wakim.

–           Student Learning Outcomes Committee

 

Title IX Office Location Change

The office of the Title IX Coordinator, Curtis Pahlka, has moved to SAS 249. Title IX can still be reached at the same email and phone number: titleix@mrvasseur.com and (530) 893-7487. Students have also been notified of this change. 

–           Office of the Title IX Coordinator

 

Winter/Spring 2023 Registration Coming Soon

  • Plan for registration by checking out the Schedule of Classes and adding classes to your “shopping cart.” 
  • Registration begins October 31. 

Not Sure How to Register for Classes?  Check out these Self Service FAQs and Videos so you can feel confident when it is time to register. Contact admissions@mrvasseur.com for more information.

–          Admissions and Records

Board of Trustees Meeting

The Board of Trustees is meeting in the district boardroom on Wednesday, October 12, at 1 p.m. for the regular Board Meeting. Here is a link where you can view past and current agenda packets. You are welcome to view the non-interactive live stream of the board meeting at this link. However, please be aware that the live stream will not be recorded. 

–           Office of the President

 

Academic Technology Committee Meeting

The Academic Technology Committee (ATC) meets today, Wednesday, Oct. 12, in LRC 102 3:30 – 5 p.m. Contact atc@mrvasseur.com if you have questions. Have software suggestions or technology-based ideas that can improve workflow? Want to help others with Canvas? Want us to know about your specific technology need? Join us! Everyone is welcome. 

–           Academic Technology Committee

 

Distance Education Training Opportunity

Butte College is dedicated to quality online instruction. To that end, the DE Committee was awarded HEERF funds and is offering tuition reimbursements for faculty who complete an @ONE Course this year. @ONE is part of the CVC and provides professional development to support excellence in online education.  Funding from the CCC Chancellor’s Office ensures that @ONE’s offerings are provided for a low cost ($85 for facilitated 4-week courses).  If you are interested in this opportunity, please Complete this form by 5 p.m. on October 28, 2022. Contact the DE coordinator, Suzanne Wakim, if you have questions. 

–          Distance Education

 

Forensic Training on Campus

The Chico State Anthropology class will participate in training and forensic research on Saturday, October 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Training Grounds. The research will involve visible smoke and fire at the fire training grounds on the main campus. Contact the Public Safety Education and Training Center at (530) 895-2402 if you have any questions. The onsite contact will be Dr. Ashley Kendell. (734) 277-5255.

–          Public Safety Education & Training Center

 

Live Fire Scenario

The Butte College Fire Academy will participate in Live Fire Scenarios on Friday, October 21, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Tuesday, October 25, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Training Grounds. The exercises will involve visible smoke and fire at the fire training grounds on the main campus. Contact the Public Safety Education and Training Center at (530) 895-2402 if you have any questions. The onsite instructor will be Devin Robson, (530) 895-2407.

–          Public Safety Education & Training Center

 

National Gumbo Day

Come grab some yummy gumbo and watch The Princess and The Frog with Umoja today at noon. 

–          Umoja Program

 

New Director of Multicultural Programs & Services

I am happy to announce that we have selected Malcolm J. McLemore as Director of Multicultural Programs & Services. This position will oversee the Culture & Community Center, The Native American Center, QRC, Puente, Umoja, International Student Services, and the UndocuCenter. Malcolm joins us from Chico State, where he most recently served as the director of the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center. Malcolm will start on November 1. Please help welcome him to our campus!

–          Office of the Vice President for Student Services

 

Newspaper Release Party

Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tacos, hamburgers and drinks will be for sale. Meet the journalists, pick up the newest issue of The Roadrunner, and enjoy lunch out in the central quad in front of SAS. Sent by the Journalism Dept. Questions? Contact Kelly Fredericks

–           Department of Journalism

Butte College 80s Skating Night

President Guleff invites you and your family to an 80s-themed skate night on Thursday, November 3, 6-8 p.m., at FunLand Chico (2465 Carmichael Dr.). Wear your favorite 80s look – think headbands, side ponytails, off-the-shoulder sweatshirts, Miami Vice jackets, and bright colors – and enjoy 80s music. Admission and skates are $5 per person; funds raised will go to the Campus Community Fund at the Butte College Foundation. You can pay at the door or get in quicker by signing up online

–          Office of the President

 

Campus Halloween Tour for Students

Is your office decorating for Halloween?! Sign-up to participate in the Butte College Halloween Tour for students! By signing up, your office will be included on the official Halloween Tour list provided to students on Monday, Oct. 31! Students will use the official list to visit as many participating offices as possible between 9 a.m. and noon. to earn raffle tickets for a chance to win a portable JBL speaker! Sign-up deadline is October 19Use this form to sign-up

–          Office of Student Life

 

Esteban’s Is Coming!

Save the date: Tuesday, Oct. 18. A food truck will help us celebrate the release of the next issue of The Roadrunner. Tacos, hamburgers and drinks will be for sale. Meet the journalists, pick up a copy of the paper and enjoy lunch out in the Campus Center quad. Esteban’s is a locally owned restaurant in Live Oak. 

–         Department of Journalism
 

DEI – Did you know? It is Queer Week and Today is National Coming Out Day!

October 10 – 13 is Queer Week! A four-day series of events meant to uplift, educate, and celebrate Queer people and Butte College Queer students in particular. The Queer Resource Center has planned to host educational and fun events online and in person, in which everyone can participate! This includes guest speaker José Angel on their keynote “Envisioning Joteria Utopias,” sharing circles and play therapy, painting a pride flag, movie day, and more!

If you are interested in celebrating and learning more, join your Butte College community in this week’s activities. 

Please visit the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website for more DEI resources and please share the Diversity Resource Guide.

–          Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Anti-Racism (IDEA) Officer

 

Friendsgiving 2022

Don’t miss out on the event that is open to everyone: Friendsgiving 2022. The Classified Senate has chosen a Halloween theme for this year. Want to participate? Consider the following:

  • Submit your Halloween-inspired recipe to Alicia Hernandez (include photos if possible). Due by Oct. 17.
  • Sign up to contribute to the Halloween potluck. This is the perfect way to show off your recipe (include ingredients for allergy purposes)  
  • Plan to attend (and dress up if you’d like) the Halloween Potluck and bring food to share. Monday, Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the CFE.
  • Consider purchasing the cookbook at the Halloween Potluck, cash/card/checks accepted (your recipe will be included if submitted on time 10/17/22)

Spread the word, this event is open to everyone

–          Classified Senate

 

New Library Display: Perilous Reads

Drop by the library to check out our October display full of scary reading ideas. We have books about the history of witches, classics like Frankenstein, graphic novels, and more! If you cannot come into the library, take a look at our digital collection of scary reads. To keep up with library news and events, subscribe to our newsletter.

–          Library

 

The Poetics of Identity and Grief – October 26

  • Writing Workshop & Reading – 9:30-11 a.m. – Chico Center room 156. 
  • Lunch 12:30 p.m. – Swing Space F-102, Center for Culture and Community, main campus 
  • Identity and Grief Workshop – 1:30-2:30 p.m.- Swing Space F-102, Center for Culture and Community, main campus. 

Brought to you by Diversity Speaker Series.  For questions email Amy Antongiovanni.

–          Diversity Speaker Series

 

Pumpkins for sale

It's time to get your Halloween pumpkin! Join in the spirit of the season and support the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences students by purchasing pumpkins grown on the college farm. Find us outside the Library between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout October. Rain or shine.  Cash, Check, or Card. 

–          Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

 

Week Eight In-Person Workshops in CAS

Chico Center:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m., Test Taking Tips – CHC 215

Glenn County Center:

  • Wednesday, Oct 12, at noon, Self-Editing Techniques – GCC 128

Main Campus (all will be held in LRC 223)

  • Tuesday, Oct 11:
    • 10 a.m., All About Butte's Nursing Programs
  • Wednesday, Oct 12:
    • 11 a.m., Managing Emotions for Success
    • Noon, Finding a Rewarding Career

Online, pre-recorded workshops continue to be available on demand, 24/7. Students must enroll in EDUC 310 to access online workshops.

–          CAS

 

Winter/Spring 2023 Registration Coming Soon

  • See your Registration Appointments in MyBC Self Service today! 
  • Check out the Schedule of Classes to plan for registration.  
  • Clear registration holds. Pay any past due balances or set up a payment plan in your MyBC Self Service portal. 
  • Registration begins Monday, Oct. 31 

Not sure how to register for classes?  Check out these Self Service FAQs and videos so you can feel confident when it is time to register. Contact admissions@mrvasseur.com for more information

–          Admissions and Records

Active Shooter Response Training

Join Umoja for an active shooter response training today, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. in SSG  102. Active shooter training addresses the threat of an active shooter by providing awareness, preparation, prevention, and response methods. Come learn with Officer AC.

–           Umoja

 

Classified Senate Meeting — Today

The next Classified Senate meeting is today, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in person at SAS 360 or via Zoom (Password: BCPride.) Meetings are open to visitors and you are encouraged to attend. Please visit the senate’s webpage for the agenda and additional information on the Senate. Like us on Facebook to join in the conversation with your classified community.

The Classified Senate is the voice of classified employees in participatory governance. If you have questions or concerns you would like the Senate to address, want to meet your representatives, or just enjoy engaging with fellow classified professionals, please plan to attend.

–          Classified Senate

 

Consider Open Educational Resources for Next Semester

It will soon be time for textbook adoption, so why not consider an Open Educational Resource (OER)? Freely available online, OER are instantly accessible to students, take the guessing game out of copyright violations, and can be adapted and modified. You don’t have to spend time searching for OER yourself. Contact librarian Rachel Arteaga and she will search for quality resources you can use in your class. For more information on OER at Butte College see the OER and ZTC for Faculty Research Guide.

–          Library

 

Distance Education Committee Meeting

The Distance Education Committee will meet Monday, Oct. 10 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in MATH 114 (new location) and Chico Center 134. The meeting agenda is available online. The DE Committee welcomes visitors. If you have questions, please contact the DE Coordinator, Suzanne Wakim.

–          Distance Education Committee

 

Fall Plant Sale Time

It's that magical time of year when the weather starts cooling off (well, at least below triple digits anyways!), leaves start to turn, and the Environmental Horticulture nursery has its fall plant sale! We are a part of the Sierra Oro Farm Trail again, so we will be open every Saturday in October from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., right down here in the Environmental Horticulture Nursery on the Main Campus. Don't have a Farm Trail ticket? No worries - you'll still get 30% off all your plants when you come on a Saturday! We'll also feature a large selection of pumpkins grown right here on our campus farm!

Please note - the Horticulture students and staff are working like busy bees to get ready for the sale dates, so feel free to come down and check out plants any time, but the 30% off is ONLY ON SATURDAYS during October.

–          Environmental Horticulture

 

Fire Academy Live Fire Scenarios

The Butte College Fire Academy will participate in live fire scenarios on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the training grounds. The exercises will involve visible smoke and fire at the Fire Training Grounds on Main Campus. Please contact the Public Safety Education and Training Center at (530) 895-2402 if you have any questions. The onsite instructor will be Devin Robson, (530) 895-2407.

–          Public Safety Education & Training Center

 

Halloween Tour Office Sign-up

Is your office decorating for Halloween? Sign-up to participate in the Butte College Halloween tour for students! By signing up, your office will be included on the official Halloween tour list provided to students on Monday, Oct. 31! Students will use the official list to visit as many participating offices as possible between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. to earn raffle tickets for a chance to win a portable JBL speaker! Use this form to sign-up!

–          Student Life

 

Law Enforcement Academy Crime Scene Scenarios

Butte College Law Enforcement Academy will be participating in crime scene exercises on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in and around the AHPS, TE, & LS Buildings, the core of campus, all parking lots, and training grounds. Signs will be posted in these locations. The exercises will involve simulated arrests, loud noises, shouting, the display of simulated handguns, and the discharge of blank ammunition. These exercises are not open to the public. Please contact the PSETC office at (530) 895-2401 if you have any questions.

–          Public Safety Education & Training Center

 

Queer Week 2022

Queer Week is 4 Days of events for our Butte College LGBTQIA2S+ Community! Oct. 10: Pride in our Indigenous Communities – Collaboration with BC Native American Center! Movie fest highlighting the intersection of Queer & Indigenous identities. Oct. 11: National Coming Out Day Share Circle & Play Therapy – Counselor supervised, safe space in QRC to share about coming out experiences & relaxing games. Oct. 12: Paint a Pride Flag – Come paint a Pride flag & learn about the meaning & history of Queer Pride Flags. Guest Speaker Jose Angel: Envisioning Joteria Utopias. Oct. 13 Queer Movie Day – LGBTQIA2S+ centered movies & documentaries! Contact Sierra Mullett-Kennedy if you have questions!

–          Queer Resource Center

 

Undocumented Student Week of Action: October 17-21, 2022

Undocumented Student Week of Action will feature a series of systemwide webinars and on-campus activities to raise awareness about the challenges undocumented students continue to face and will feature solutions that support their educational dreams. Daily webinars will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Flex credit is available. There will be live webinar streaming available in the Culture & Community Center (Swing Space F-102) each day, with breakfast provided as well. Register for the webinars here and please see the flyer for on-campus activities. For more information or questions about USWA, please contact Brenda Rodriguez. 

–          Queer Resource Center

Academic Senate Meeting

The next Academic Senate meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 3 to 4:45 p.m. in the board room (SAS 360).  Meetings are open to the public.  Please visit the Academic Senate’s website to view the agenda, meeting-related documents, and past minutes.  

–           Academic Senate

 

Annual Holiday Food Basket Drive

The Basic Needs Resource Center is asking for your generosity to help feed our needy students over the upcoming holidays. Please consider donating a food basket and/or nominating a student! Please see the flyer for more information. If you have any questions, feel free to call or email Carrie Soldate at (530) 895-2978.  

–          Basic Needs Resource Center

 

CAS Week Seven In-Person Workshops

Chico Center:

  • Monday, Oct. 3, at 4 p.m. Navigating Your Hybrid or Online Class – CHC 238
  • Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m., Managing Test Anxiety – CHC 215

Main Campus (all will be held in LRC 223)

  • Monday, Oct, 3:
    • 10 a.m., Note-Taking Tips
  • Tuesday, Oct. 4:
    • 11 a.m., The Food and Mood Connection
  • Wednesday, Oct. 5:
    • 11 a.m., Managing Your Finances
    • Noon, Overcoming Procrastination
  • Thursday, Oct. 6:
    • 10 a.m., Note-Taking Tips
    • 11 a.m., Dang! As a Student, I Wish I Knew That!

Online, pre-recorded workshops continue to be available on demand, 24/7. Students must enroll in EDUC 310 to access online workshops.

–          CAS

 

Classified Senate Meeting — Wednesday

The next Classified Senate meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in person at SAS 360 or via Zoom (Password: BCPride.) Meetings are open to visitors and you are encouraged to attend. Please visit our webpage for the agenda and additional information on the Senate. Like us on Facebook to join in the conversation with your Classified community.

The Classified Senate is the voice of classified employees in participatory governance. If you have questions or concerns you would like the Senate to address, want to meet your representatives, or just enjoy engaging with fellow classified professionals, please plan to attend.

–          Classified Senate

 

Curriculum Committee Meeting

The Curriculum Committee will meet today, Monday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. in the board room (SAS 360) on the main campus. The agenda may be found online.

–          Curriculum Committee

 

Fire Academy Live Fire Scenarios

The Butte College Fire Academy will participate in live fire scenarios on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the training grounds. The exercises will involve visible smoke and fire at the Fire Training Grounds on Main Campus. Please contact the Public Safety Education and Training Center at (530) 895-2402 if you have any questions. The onsite instructor will be Devin Robson, (530) 895-2407.

–          Public Safety Education & Training Center

 

Friendsgiving 2022!

October is here! Do you know what that means? Friendsgiving 2022!!! The Classified Senate invites you to dress up for the Halloween potluck and enjoy the fun on Monday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Center for Excellence.

There will be food, drinks, and lots of spooky conversations. Check out this flyer.

–          Classified Senate

 

Library Instruction Workshops

Instructors: do you want your students to learn how to use library resources to find better information? Schedule a library instruction workshop! We'll tailor the material to your student's needs. Keep up with library news by subscribing to our newsletter

–          Library

 

Pumpkins for sale

It's time to get your Halloween pumpkin! Join in the spirit of the season and support the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences students by purchasing pumpkins grown on the college farm. Find us outside the Library between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout October. Rain or shine.  Cash, Check, or Card. 

–          Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

 

Roadrunner Hub Move

We would like to announce that the Roadrunner Hub/Basic Needs Resource Center is moving to the old Regional Testing Center (RTC) and expects to be open in our new location on Oct. 18. We will be closed from Oct. 6 –17 to accommodate this move. During this time, please direct students to visit Student Success Services in SAS 258 for bags of food and snacks.

–          Basic Needs Resource Center

Academic Technology Committee Meeting

The Academic Technology Committee (ATC) meets today, Wednesday, Sept. 28 in LRC 102 3:30 – 5 p.m. Contact atc@mrvasseur.com for questions. Have software suggestions or technology-based ideas that can improve workflow? Want to help others with Canvas? Want us to know about your specific technology need? Join us! Everyone is welcome. No experience is necessary.

–          Academic Technology Committee

 

Annual Holiday Food Basket Drive

The Basic Needs Resource Center is asking for your generosity to help feed our needy students over the upcoming holidays.  Please consider donating a food basket and/or nominating a student!  Please see the attached flyer for more information. If you have any questions, please call or email Carrie Soldate at (530) 895-2978. 

–          Basic Needs Resource Center

 

DEI – Did you know? Orange Shirt Day is September 30th

The Butte College Native American Center invites our campus community to stand with Indigenous Peoples by participating in Orange Shirt Day tomorrow, a day early (for more participation), Thursday, September 29th. Orange Shirt Day is an important event that acknowledges Indigenous peoples persevering over colonialism, racism, and cultural genocide. Wearing an orange shirt signifies a recognition of the emotional, mental, and physical trauma that First Nations endured during the residential/boarding school era. It represents Indigenous peoples acknowledging their history, but in a way that allows participation, peace, and solidarity among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. 

Please plan to wear an orange shirt to campus on September 29 and 30 to show your solidarity! What to learn more? Here is a short read from Deb Haaland about residential/boarding school history. You can also watch this short video of Phyllis Webstad sharing her story. Please visit the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website for more DEI resources and share the Diversity Resource Guide.

–          Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Anti-Racism (IDEA) Officer

 

Foundation Spring Gala Committee Seeking Partners
Application Deadline This Friday, Sept. 30

The Butte College Foundation encourages all areas to submit applications to partner on our largest fundraiser, the Spring Gala. The Spring Gala includes a silent auction, live auction, and dessert auction. Partners selected would receive a portion of the proceeds to be determined after the event, based on participation. Application deadline: Friday, Sept. 30.  Contact: Butte College Foundation at (530) 895-2359 

–          Butte College Foundation

 

Live Fire Scenarios

The Butte College Fire Academy will participate in live fire scenarios on Saturday, October 8 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Training Grounds. The exercises will involve visible smoke and fire at the Fire Training Grounds on Main Campus. Please contact the Public Safety Education and Training Center at (530) 895-2402 if you have any questions. The onsite instructor will be Devin Robson, (530) 895-2407.

–          Fire Technology 

Call for Workshop Proposals: January Flex Days

Professional Development invites you to share your knowledge and expertise with the college community during January Flex Days (Jan. 12-20). Our Flex Days theme this year is “Growing Together.” The Flex Committee encourages you to link your workshop proposal to this theme, which emphasizes Butte College values. Please use Professional Development’s electronic Workshop Planning Form to submit a proposal. Please submit your completed form by Friday, Oct. 28. Contact any member of the Flex Committee for more information.

–           Professional Development

 

CAS Week Six In-Person Workshops

Chico Center:

  • Monday, Sept. 26vat 4 p.m., Steps to Success: Setting and Achieving Goals -- CHC 215

Glenn County Center:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 28 at noon, MLA Format -- GCC 128

Main Campus (all will be held in LRC 223)

  • Monday, Sept. 26:
    • 11 a.m., Managing Test Anxiety
    • Noon, Test-Taking Tips
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27:
    • 10 a.m., Habits of Successful College Students
    • 11 a.m., Test-Taking Tips
    • 12 p.m., Managing Test Anxiety
  • Wednesday, Sept. 28:
    • 10 a.m., Habits of Successful College Students
  • Thursday, Sept. 29:
    • 11 a.m., Steps to Success: Setting and Achieving Goals

Online, pre-recorded workshops continue to be available on demand. Students must enroll in EDUC 310 to access online workshops.

–           Professional Development

 

Celebrate Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month with the Library

Explore the library's curated collection of books in honor of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month. For more information read our latest newsletter article.  To keep up with the latest library news and events subscribe to the LibraryRunner

–          Library

 

Curriculum Committee Meeting

Curriculum Committee will meet today, Monday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. in the Board Room (SAS 360) on the Main Campus. The agenda may be found online.

–          Curriculum Committee

 

Join Us For the EOPS Fall 2022 Reception

EOPS will be holding a Fall 2022 Reception on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is for all students and staff to meet the EOPS team and learn about the services and support we offer to students. Enjoy free pizza, drinks, ice cream and corn from Yony’s Roasted Corn! We’ll be hosting this event under the solar panels by the Arts building, so stop by and say hello. Questions? Please contact Matt Langer, EOPS Retention Specialist at (530) 895-2225.

–          EOPS

 

Newspaper Release Party

The first issue of the fall 22 student-produced newspaper, The Roadrunner, will be distributed on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Come celebrate with a slice of cake and meet the student journalists. We will be in the Campus Center lawn under the solar panels from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

–          The Roadrunner

 

Student Equity Conference/Webinar Funds Available

Student Equity is accepting applications for equity-focused conferences and webinars for fall 2022. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the following criteria: 1) applicants attending or participating with students, 2) conference focuses on equity issues or an equity population with the most significant equity gaps at Butte College (Black/African American students, Latinx students, Native American students, Pacific Islander students, foster youth students, LGBTQ+ students), and 3) applicants who manage a specific equity program or project. If you are interested, please fill out and submit the conference and webinar funding request form.  A reminder that AB 1887 bans California public-funded institutions from traveling to states with discriminatory laws. The states that are prohibited currently are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia. The application deadline is Sept. 30. If you have questions, please contact Raquel Holmstrom.

–          EOPS

 

Undocumented Student Week of Action 2022

Save the date! The Undocumented Student Week of Action (USWA) will be held Oct. 17-21. USWA will feature a series of systemwide webinars and on-campus activities to raise awareness about the challenges undocumented students continue to face and will feature solutions that support their educational dreams. The series of daily webinars will be held from 9 – 10 a.m. Register here. Additional details about the on-campus activities will be provided soon. For more information or questions about USWA, please contact Brenda Rodriguez.  

–          UndocuCenter

 

Winter and Spring 2023 Class Schedules and Continuing Student Registration

The Winter and Spring 2023 Class Schedule is now visible in Search for Classes

Winter and Spring 2023 registration appointments will be visible in students' MyBC accounts on Oct. 3.

Priority Registration for Continuing Students begins Monday, Oct 31. If you have questions, contact Admissions & Records by email or call (530) 895-2511.

–          Admissions & Records

 

Your Safe Zone Placard Expires

...every two years! This is because the terminology and queer culture change and also because we're all learning. We can always use updating and practice. The Safe Zone training at Butte is a 3-hour introductory training that invites participants to learn about LGBTQ+ issues, provide resources, and create a supportive environment for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff exploring issues of sexual identity, gender identity, and gender expression. This fall, you can attend Safe Zone:

  • Safe Zone (zoom option).  Monday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Register here.
  • Safe Zone (in-person option). Thursday, October 27 from 1 – 4 p.m. in CFE. RSVP to Heather Springer

–          The Gender and Sexuality Equity Team (GSET)

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Current Status

MASKING

Face masks are no longer required indoors in any Butte College facility.

VACCINATION

Butte College approved Administrative Procedure 5900 on March 16, 2022. The District is not mandating student vaccinations. However, we strongly encourage everyone to get the COVID-19 vaccination.

TESTING

Free coronavirus tests are available to staff at any pharmacy utilizing health insurance.

EXPOSURE NOTIFICATION

If you are a student or staff member who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have had recent contact with someone who is ill or who has tested positive for COVID-19, please let us know by emailing covidreporting@mrvasseur.com. Your information will be kept confidential, but we will use it (anonymously) to notify others in the classes you have attended of a possible exposure. Thank you for keeping everyone safe.

Updated August 21, 2023