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IMPORTANT - Remember September 23 Deadline

This important notification is for all enrolled Aims students who have not completed the COVID-19 Awareness Training which appears on your class schedule as AIMS 504. The training will only take you 12 minutes. 

The deadline for completion of this requirement is Wednesday, September 23. Failure to comply will result in a registration hold placed on your student account and indefinite restriction from entering all college facilities at all Aims Community College campuses until you complete the 12-minute training.

This requirement applies to all students enrolled at the college no matter the location of their classes. We all have a responsibility to do what is necessary to mitigate the transmission of the Coronavirus at Aims, both on campus and in our community. Our college faculty, staff and students are deeply invested in keeping everyone healthy this Fall.

Follow the AIMS 504 link above or review the attached instructions. For questions, contact deanofstudents@aims.edu.

Career Spotlight: Construction Managers

Average Yearly Salary: $95,260 per year/ $45.80 per hour

Growth Rate: 10% (Faster than average)

Typical Entry-Level Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Key Skills: analytical, business, technical, decision-making, writing skills, initiative and customer service skills

Learn more about the career

Connect with Career Services

Remote and On Campus Tutoring

ACCOUNTING  accounting.tutor@aims.edu

Sundays noon - 5 p.m. (Remote)

BIOLOGY  biology.tutor@aims.edu

Tuesdays 9 a.m. - noon (Remote)

Mondays 9 a.m. - noon (On Greeley Campus by appointment)

Tuesdays 2 - 5 p.m. (On Windsor Campus by appointment)

MATH  mathtutor@aims.edu

Mondays – Fridays 9 a.m. - noon (Remote)

Wednesdays 6 - 8 p.m. (Remote)

Sundays noon - 5 p.m. (Remote)

Mondays & Wednesdays noon - 4 p.m. (On Campus by appointment)

Mondays 6 - 8 p.m. (On Campus by appointment)

READING & STUDY SKILLS  reading.tutor@aims.edu              

Thursdays 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Remote)

Fridays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Remote)

Sundays 1 - 3 p.m. (Remote)

WRITING CENTER  writing.tutor@aims.edu

Mondays – Fridays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Remote)

Wednesdays – Thursdays 6 - 8 p.m. (Remote)

Sundays noon - 5 p.m. (Remote)

Mondays – Thursdays noon - 4 p.m. (On Campus by appointment)

Mondays – Tuesdays 6 - 8 p.m. (On Campus by appointment)

Find the most up-to-date information on Tutoring Services at https://www.aims.edu/student/learning-commons/tsi/index.php​.

Learning Commons News

The Learning Commons offers on-campus and remote services. All four campuses provide an array of library services as well as computer labs and computer assistance. Tutoring services, Supplemental Instruction (SI) and Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are available on campus (primarily on the Greeley campus) and remotely.  

To learn about our hours and the variety of services we provide, please visit our web page: https://www.aims.edu/student/learning-commons/.

Know Your Resources with your Student Leader: Hannah

Students who join us for this fun interactive game to discover the free resources available at Aims will be awarded a $25.00 Aims Bookstore shopping spree...and the grand prize will be a $49.00 shopping spree! And, as if that was not enough...all students will receive an Aims t-shirt and other merchandise!

When: Wednesday, September 23 starting at 10 a.m.

Where: via Zoom at Know Your Resources and be awarded a shopping spree at the Aims Bookstore 

Or visit: www.aims.edu/campusconnect to obtain the link

Sponsored by the Campus Activities Programming Board of Aims Community College. This program is funded by student fees and is provided for the students of Aims Community College. Call 970-339-6225 or email student.activities@aims.edu for more information.  

Call 970-339-6388 to request accommodations for this event. The views presented at this program do not necessarily represent those of Aims Community College or the Associated Students of Aims.

Happy Stretch Yoga

Join us for happy stretching with a Certified Yoga Instructor. All students who attend will receive a free yoga mat!

When: Wednesday, September 16 from 3 - 4 p.m.

Where: via Zoom at Happy Stretch Yoga

Or visit www.aims.edu/campusconnect to obtain the link

Sponsored by the Campus Activities Programming Board of Aims Community College. This program is funded by student fees and is provided for the students of Aims Community College. Call 970-339-6225 or email student.activities@aims.edu for more information.  

Call 970-339-6388 to request accommodations for this event. The views presented at this program do not necessarily represent those of Aims Community College or the Associated Students of Aims.

The Happiness Project Presented by Aims Counselor: Kathryn Bowker

Do you feel that as time passes so do the things that really matter? Do you feel that no matter what you do, you feel drained emotionally? Physically? Financially? Socially? Learn what's holding you back and how to make small changes so that you can live your best life! Based on the Bestseller Book, “The Happiness Project” and all attendees will receive their own free copy.

When: Wednesday, September 16 from 3 - 4 p.m.

Where: via Zoom at  Happiness Project

Or visit www.aims.edu/campusconnect to obtain the link.

Sponsored by the Campus Activities Programming Board of Aims Community College. This program is funded by student fees and is provided for the students of Aims Community College. Call 970-339-6225 or email student.activities@aims.edu for more information.  

Call 970-339-6388 to request accommodations for this event. The views presented at this program do not necessarily represent those of Aims Community College or the Associated Students of Aims.

National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention month so we invite students to join us in recognition of this. Students and employees are invited to join us at these free fun and educational events. Students who attend at least one of these three events will receive a prize along with Aims Merchandise.

QPR Suicide Prevention Awareness Certificate Training: 

When: Monday, September 14 starting at 2 p.m.

Where: via Zoom at QPR Suicide Prevention/Awareness Certificate Training

The Happiness Project presented by Aims Counselor: Kathryn Bowker

When: Wednesday, September 16 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Where: via Zoom at  Happiness Project

Happy Stretch Yoga

When: Wednesday, September 16 from 3 - 4 p.m.

Where: via Zoom at  Happy Stretch Yoga

Or visit www.aims.edu/campusconnect to obtain the links

Sponsored by the Campus Activities Programming Board of Aims Community College. This program is funded by student fees and is provided for the students of Aims Community College. Call 970-339-6225 or email student.activities@aims.edu for more information.  

Call 970-339-6388 to request accommodations for this event. The views presented at this program do not necessarily represent those of Aims Community College or the Associated Students of Aims.

QPR Suicide Prevention/Awareness Certificate Training

Question Persuade Refer provides basic-level suicide prevention information, outreach and education training. Upon completion, participants will have earned a nationally-recognized certification to become a certified gatekeeper. Participants will learn:

Suicide Statistics

Common myths & misconceptions

How to ask the “suicide” question

How to persuade someone to get help

How to refer someone to help & local resources

When: Monday, September 14 starting at 2 p.m.

Where: via Zoom at QPR Suicide Prevention/Awareness Certificate Training 

Or visit www.aims.edu/campusconnect to obtain the link

Sponsored by the Campus Activities Programming Board of Aims Community College. This program is funded by student fees and is provided for the students of Aims Community College. Call 970-339-6225 or email student.activities@aims.edu for more information.  

Call 970-339-6388 to request accommodations for this event. The views presented at this program do not necessarily represent those of Aims Community College or the Associated Students of Aims.

New Digital Resources at the Library

The library has added Hoopla and Ed.Flicks to its digital collection. Additionally, we have also added new digital magazine titles all available on the library page: Kiefer Library

Hoopla

Hoopla is a digital service that provides access to eBooks, audiobooks, movies, full music albums and more. To get started with Hoopla, please visit hoopladigital.com. For how to sign up, see Get started with Hoopla today! Additional Hoopla resources can be found here: Research assistance libguide

  • Borrowing limits: 5 titles a month

  • Multiple users can borrow the same title

EdFlicks Exchange Training Videos

Access early childhood video training segments you can use in small group presentations and D2L. Access EdFlicks directly from the library page: Databases A to Z

Flipster digital magazines

We have added new titles to the Flipster digital Magazines shelf that you can access directly from the library website or using the Flipster app available from the app store. Here are some titles that have been added:

  • MIT Technology Review, Fine Woodworking, Philosophy Now, Eating Well, Fine Gardening, Elle, Food Network, Art in America, Writer’s Digest, Men and women’s health, Essence, Sunset and many more. 

  • For the full list, please visit the library page

For questions or additional information, please feel free to contact us at reference@aims.edu, 970-339-6458

YouFocus Workshops

Please visit YouFocus Workshop Schedule and Links or www.aims.edu/campusconnect to obtain the link for each workshop.

Renovate Your Resume

When: Monday, September 14 from noon - 1 p.m.

Is your resume in need of an update? Do you even have a resume? D-I-Yourself a favor: learn how to structure your resume and describe your skills and experiences, so you stand out!

Hacks for a 4.0

When: Wednesday, September 16 from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

We all know that hard work is necessary for school success. But there are hacks you can use to increase your productivity and efficiency. Come to this session to learn how to go beyond “surviving” college, and find out how you can excel!

How Do I Write a Good Discussion Post?: Tips for Online & Remote Classes

When: Wednesday, September 16 from 3 - 3:45 p.m.

In this session, we will discuss tips and tricks for online discussions and other online writing that you will likely encounter in your Remote and Online courses this semester.

Hiring Student Ambassadors

Looking for a fun job helping Aims students? Pay it forward and use your expertise as a student to connect others to resources and calm their nerves.

Starting at $17.05/hour, the Student Ambassador position will broaden your leadership skills and help gain confidence in your knowledge and abilities.

Apply today at aims.co/stu-employ. Log in with your Aims credentials and either click this link OR select “My Jobs” and search for “ambassador.” For more information, please reach out to Diana.Cera@aims.edu

Greeley Cashier Office Change to September Hours

Updated hours are in effect for the Greeley Cashier’s Office for the entire month of September. The office will be closed from 1 - 2 p.m. every day to all customer service. Please check our website for our office hours and updates.

Save the Date! Drive-In Movie featuring: Black Panther

Mark your calendar for free fun at the Drive-In movie featuring the blockbuster hit: Back Panther. Students, employees and their families are welcome as well as the community. Keep an eye on the Weekly Student Newsletter for more details to come.

When: Friday, September 25 starting at 7 p.m.

Sponsored by the Campus Activities Programming Board and the Marketing Communications Department of Aims Community College. This program is funded by student fees and is provided for the students of Aims Community College. Call 970-339-6225 or email student.activities@aims.edu for more information.  

Call 970-339-6388 to request accommodations for this event. The views presented at this program do not necessarily represent those of Aims Community College or the Associated Students of Aims.

Aims Student Interviews TED Talk Entrepreneur and Drag Queen Artist Dan Clay

After watching Dan Clay's TED Talk, "Why You Should Bring Your Whole Self To Work", Sarah Zurasky contacted the global creative consultant and creator of "Carrie Dragshaw" to learn how he integrated his drag self with his leadership role, and how fame has impacted both his career and drag. He graciously agreed, and the resulting half-hour Zoom interview is funny, heartwarming and inspiring. Aims students truly are remarkable!

Virtual Transfer Info Sessions Available This Week

Are you thinking of transferring to a four-year university or college but haven’t found the school with the right fit, program or opportunities you’re looking for? Attend a virtual transfer information session this week to see if either DeVry University or the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) are the perfect fit for you. 

  • DeVry University Transfer Representative, Nate Thomas will be providing a transfer session to help answer questions and give you program and admissions processes information on Tuesday, September 15 from 10 a.m. - noon; join in anytime between those hours.
  • University of Colorado Boulder Transfer Representative, Alyssa Diaz will be providing a transfer session to help answer questions you have about their programs and admissions processes on Tuesday, September 15 from 1 - 2 p.m.; join in anytime between those hours.

To get the Zoom link for the DeVry University or University of Colorado Boulder Virtual Transfer Info Session, email jackie.chabot@aims.edu from your Aims email account.

For DAS accommodations please contact disabilities@aims.edu.

New Resources on the Veterans Hub Webpage

You will find our new Welcome Briefing video and digital handbook available for download at the included website. Physical copies are available by request through the Center for Diversity and Inclusion's Veterans Hub. Stop by!

Please bookmark this website as a resource that all of our students should know about, as well as all of the great programs coming from our SAIL department.

https://www.aims.edu/student/diversity-inclusion/veterans.php

Buy One Get One Half Off CLEP Testing!

Do you need some extra credits to graduate or fill those elective gaps? Have you looked into CLEP testing? From now until the end of November, you can buy one CLEP test and receive the second one at 50% price (If you took a CLEP test anytime after January 1, you also qualify for this promotional discount).

Please refer to the attached flyer or visit CLEP's website for additional details: https://clep.collegeboard.org/earn-college-credit/how-to-register

The Aims Testing Center charges a $25 proctor fee if you take the CLEP test at Aims. However, the Testing Center will waive the $25 proctor fee if you have your scores sent to Aims.

To take a CLEP test with the Aims Testing Center, please schedule your appointment by emailing assessment@aims.edu or calling 970-339-6533

Please note: A valid, government-issued photo ID is required to take a CLEP test. The Aims Testing Center cannot use Aims ID cards for test-taker identification purposes. You must also bring a printout of the CLEP ticket with you on the day of testing.

Aims2UNC Program is Still Accepting Applications for this Fall!

Are you planning to transfer to the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) after you graduate from Aims and plan on attending Aims for at least two more semesters before you complete your AA/AS degree? Then the Aims2UNC program could be just the fit you're looking for. The Aims2UNC program is centered on supporting your transition from Aims to UNC.

Some of the benefits of joining the Aims2UNC program include:

  • Streamlined advising while you pursue both your associates and bachelor’s degrees

  • A variety of UNC engagement activities based on your interests

  • Access to UNC events, services, facilities, clubs and programming

  • Increased scholarship opportunities while you are at Aims

The deadline to APPLY for the Aims2UNC program is Friday, October 2. Be sure to select the Non-degree Seeking application followed by the Aims2UNC Fall 2020 application. This is a free application, therefore if you are asked to pay money, stop and email Jackie Chabot (see below).

For questions about the application process contact jackie.chabot@aims.edu.