The Phi Theta Kappa organization at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College recently spent an afternoon cleaning up the I-64 exit ramps near the college campus in Clifton Forge. From left: Neil Seldomridge of Covington, Chris Ryder of Hot Springs, Ralph Sass, Kathy Smestad, David Shofstahl of Clifton Forge and Dr. Stan Willenbring. Sass, Smestad and Willenbring are staff and faculty advisors for the group; Seldomridge, Ryder and Shoftstahl are student members. Phi Theta Kappa is the honor society for two-year colleges and encourages volunteerism throughout the community in addition to promoting and acknowledging academic excellence.
The winners of the first annual Poetry Contest at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College were recognized during a reception at the DSLCC library April 22. The contest was sponsored by the DSLCC Writing Center in honor of National Poetry Month. From left: James Robinson of Clifton Forge, first place; Taylor Goodwin of Natural Bridge, second place; Blair Thomas of Raphine, third place; and Samantha Hale, lead tutor for the Writing Center. Not pictured: Brandon George of Covington, honorable mention. Services of the new Writing Center are available for all DSLCC students. For more information, contact Hale at (540) 863-2903 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of the judges and facilitators of the 2014 National Poetry Month Contest at Dabney S Lancaster Community college, we are pleased to announce the winners of the DSLCC Poetry Contest!
1st Place: “Gaia” — Written by James Robinson
2nd Place: “Intent” — Written by Taylor Goodwin
3rd Place: “Lasting Ride in the Country” — Written by Blair R Thomas
Honorable Mention: “Fixing Me” — Written by Brandon George
Congratulations to each and every one of our writers, and thank you all so much for sharing your lovely works with us! All are welcome to attend the National Poetry Month Celebration and Reading on Tuesday, April 22nd at 2:00 pm at the DSLCC Library. Our winners will be honored with gift baskets, certificates of award, and a reading of their poem, if they choose. All will be welcome to share their poems during this celebration. Light refreshments will be served.
Again, congratulations to our winners, and thank you all for the amazing response to our Poetry Contest! See you Tuesday!
To celebrate, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College’s Writing Center is sponsoring a Poetry Contest.
Open to all DSLCC students, the contest is open now for submissions with the winner to be announced Friday, April 18th. Deadline for submissions is April 8th
Poems may be submitted:
- In person, drop off at the DSLCC Writing Center in the Library at Scott Hall
- by Email to Samantha Hale
- or via Facebook message to the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Writing Center
- All entries must be the contestant’s original, previously unpublished work
- Entries must not exceed 1 page (single or double-spaced)
- No personal attacks/bullying
- Use clean, clearly legible fonts/copies for submission
Winners will receive gift baskets and a poetry celebration/reading/awards ceremony in their honor on April 22nd at 2:00pm in the Library.
The Mid-Atlantic Woodsmen’s Meet, featuring several contests involving students from five college forestry technology programs, will be held on the main campus of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College on Saturday, April 5, beginning at 8 a.m. ESPN –U will be covering the event, which is sponsored by Stihl Timbersports and serves as a qualifier for the national competition. The Forestry Technology students at DSLCC will be among the groups competing. The last time DSLCC hosted this event was in 2007.
Morning events include archery and dendrology (tree identification), team pulp toss for accuracy and distance, team log roll, cross cut sawing, water boil and horizontal speed chop. Afternoon events, starting at 1:30 pm, include the axe throw, pole climb, bolt split, horizontal sheep chop, chain saw, and pole fell.
The highlight of the day will be the Stihl Timbersports Collegiate Qualifier events, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
In addition to DSLCC, the college programs represented will be Penn State at Mont Alto; Montgomery Community College in Troy, NC; Haywood Community College in Clyde, NC; and Allegany College of Maryland in Cumberland. Also, forestry programs from Penn State and West Virginia University will be sending their best competitors for the Stihl qualifier events.
DSLCC Forestry Club members have played a key role in the preparation of materials for the competition and will be involved in the set-up and clean-up operations related to the activity, donating their time and labor. The work involved in securing and setting up the materials for the events in the competition is being done under the direction of DSLCC Assistant Professor Joe Thacker.
The meet could not be held without support and financial contributions from employer and community partners. A large donation by Stihl Timbersports and ESPN-U has been most helpful, but more assistance is needed. Sponsors may help with covering the cost of a meal for the students or providing funds to cover some of the other needs that must be met in order for the event to be successful.
Several student organizations at DSLCC will sell refreshments to the public: DSLCC Student Senate, Phi Theta Kappa, The DSLCC Veterans Club and the DSLCC classified staff.
Students in the DSLCC Emergency Medical Services program, as well as local Boy Scouts, will be assisting with set-up, meals and clean-up. The EMS program will have EMT’s on hand with a first-aid station. The DSLCC CERT team (Community Emergency Response Team), which has been trained to assist with large events, will also be campus that day.
For more information, contact Brian Keiling, DSLCC Forestry Technology Program Head, at (540) 863-2894 or email email@example.com.
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College will host an Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment workshop on Monday, March 24, from 2:30 to 7:30 pm in Room 409, Warren Hall, on the DSLCC Clifton Forge campus; anyone may attend one of five workshop sessions or attend a 60-minute presentation about the ACA beginning at 5:30 p.m. by Joanne Corte Grossi, MIPP, Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, followed by Q&A and enrollment assistance. This event is free and open to the public, however space is limited. Registration is required and available by visiting: https://www.getcoveredamerica.org/events/rsvp/4jj8w
ACA navigators and counselors will be on hand to help you understand your health insurance options and complete your application.
Attendees should bring their social security numbers or document information for immigrants with satisfactory status; employer and income information for everyone in family; and federal tax information.
The deadline to sign up for the new health insurance options made available under the Affordable Care Act is March 31st. Plans that are offered through the new health insurance marketplace are required to cover the basics — doctor visits, hospital stays, preventive care, prescriptions and more, and you may be able to get help paying for the cost of your new insurance or qualify for low cost options.
For more information contact DSLCC Student Activities at (540) 863-2828