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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Staff at "The Montage" highlight the campus' dynamic and united community.
The April 9 fight at St. Louis Community College at Meramec does not define the institution of higher learning, The Montage says in a staff editorial that calls for all students to be treated with respect and as members of the community. The campus came under the media spotlight after a bystander video of the fight was posted to YouTube. "Meramec students define success through their values, not the values depicted in a YouTube video," The Montage writes. The editorial highlights characteristics of the campus that make it strong learning environment, such as personalized attention from instructors, the ability to develop networks and real-world opportunities. Read the staff editorial, "United We Stand as One Meramec." Related content:
Friday, April 13, 2012
Bystander footage of a brawl on the STLCC-Meramec campus on Monday has netted more than 18,000 page views on a video hosting website and has triggered comments by concerned readers.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Five students directly involved with a violent altercation on the college's Meramec campus have been expelled, effective immediately.
Five students directly involved in a violent fight that broke out on the St. Louis Community College at Meramec campus Monday have been expelled, effective immediately, STLCC announced in a statement released Thursday. Three of the students were arrested on charges of assault and turned over to the Kirkwood Police Department. Two students sustained minor injuries during the fight. See previous articles: Campus police arrived on the scene within seconds of receiving a report of the altercation and handled the situation quickly and according to established college procedures, the statement says. "The safety and security of our college’s students, faculty, staff and visitors are of our utmost concern," STLCC says. The accompanying video was …
Two people sustained minor injuries in the fight that broke out on the Meramec campus Monday and involved the arrest of three people.
Two people sustained minor injuries from the violent fight that broke out on the St. Louis Community College at Meramec campus Monday. It's unclear whether the two who sustained injuries were involved with the fight, according to DeLancey Smith, director of communications for the college. (See previous article: Brawl Breaks Out on Meramec Campus, Three Arrested) The three people arrested after the fight were arrested on charges of assault, Smith said. The degree of the charges is unclear at this time. An official incident report has yet to be completed and filed by campus police. The altercation that drew a crowd of bystanders broke out between the Business Administration and Communications South buildings afternoon passing periods. Police…
Thursday, September 29, 2011
A soccer player for the St. Louis Community College Archers balances priorities to adjust to STLCC's new districtwide athletics program.
The 2011-2012 school year has brought about some major scheduling changes for St. Louis Community College (STLCC) sophomore women's soccer player Allison Ring. Ring, a student in the culinary program at the STLCC Forest Park campus, is in her second season playing in the STLCC's soccer program. Last year, she played for the Forest Park Highlanders soccer team. After the STLCC sports teams merged into a districtwide team called the Archers, Ring had to make some hefty adjustments to her work, commuting and school schedule. Pam McIntyre, president of the Wildwood campus, said that last year the STLCC system experienced statewide budget cuts that reduced the amount of money that the colleges could use for their operating budget by around $3.3…
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Archer coaches focus on the benefits of the districtwide sports merger.
Women's soccer coach Juergen Huettner is content. The sports teams that existed on each of the three campuses of St. Louis Community College (STLCC) merged into one district team called the Archers, and for Huettner, the dynamics of the move are positive. A recent merger diminished sports in the STLCC system from 15 to 7 after budget cuts forced the university to reduce overall costs by as much as 3.3 million. After the merger, the STLCC Archer women's soccer team moved its home base to the Meramec campus. The team gets a soccer field. At the Forest Park campus the team had to share one with St. Louis University High School, Huetten said. “This is ours,” Huetten said as he looked out at the Meramec soccer field. “We can dictate when we …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
An opening reception for "Nests, Shells, and Corners" will be held Thursday from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
St. Louis Community College-Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery curator Ken Wood talks with The Meramec Montage about "Nests, Shells, and Corners." An opening reception for the exhibit that opened Sept. 10 and runs through Oct. 7 will be held Thursday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Be sure to check out all of the Montage YouTube videos with Wood.
Monday, August 22, 2011
More students are enrolling in courses such as Arabic 101 than ever before.
About a month before school started, Donna Werner, chair of humanities at St. Louis Community College, Meramec, faced an unusual problem. Werner, who oversees language courses at the college, said her Arabic 101 class was almost completely full with students, but it had no instructor. “Earlier in the year I wasn’t that worried. I thought enrollment wasn’t going to be very high because last time we had to cancel it due to low enrollment,” Werner said. This year, foreign language enrollment of eastern languages has seen increased popularity at Meramec, with Japanese, Chinese and Arabic classes at full capacity this semester. Werner said it was a pleasant problem to have, although she had to scramble to find an Arabic instructor. The most …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Will St. Louis Community College make it through another year of budget cuts?
Nearly a year ago, when I was editor-in-chief of the Montage, St. Louis Community College-Meramec's newspaper, I met with Carla Chance, vice chancellor for finance and business services for the STLCC district to discuss the possible outcomes should there be large budget cuts from the state. Chance pulled out a large white binder. In it, there were several scenarios the administration was preparing for in case of a large cut in the state's budget for higher education. Although always careful not to predict the future, Chance said she was hopeful the state would not make a cut as high as 7 percent. A year later, Gov. Jay Nixon announced the cuts: 7 percent. As a result of the budget reduction, the STLCC administration was forced to cut $3.3 …