Spring break mixed bag on campus

Renovations, national tourney, and a little R&R make up the week

Students and faculty have time off as Seward County Community College observes Spring Break March 13 through 17, but the campus is far from quiet.

“Spring break is my favorite time to tackle projects,” said Vice President of Student Services Celeste Donovan. “Things are a little quieter, so it’s the perfect opportunity to prepare for the last two months of the semester, which are always incredibly busy.”

Donovan isn’t the only person working this week. Campus business and administrative offices remain open during regular hours, 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. daily. The college Wellness Center continues operations from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. While the cafeteria will not be serving meals, that part of the Student Union will be quite busy as Great Western Dining begins the first phase of a remodel and upgrade in the student dining center.

“We’re excited about the changes coming to campus over the next few months, particularly in terms of the student experience and the services we offer,” said college president, Dr. Ken Trzaska. “There are many changes and transitions taking shape on campus. The changes in our Great Western Dining space commence this week, including new equipment and aesthetic upgrades. Please be sure to stop in after spring break to check everything out.”

The next phase planned for campus dining options will take place during the summer break.

“We’re going to install a new C-Store concept on our Industrial Technology Campus,  which will be a dramatic improvement for students and community members who access that part of campus,” said Trzaska.

While work on campus kicks into high gear, the Lady Saints will be doing work of their own in Texas, as the women’s basketball team received word over the weekend that they’re invited to the national tournament.  The #4 Seward County Lady Saints received one of eight at-large bids to the NJCAA National Tournament.

Seward receives an at-large for the second time in school history after putting together a 31-2 record to this point in the year.  The Lady Saints fell just one game short of an automatic qualification, falling to #2 Hutchinson in the NJCAA Region VI Tournament Final Wednesday in Park City.

Now that they know that they are in, the Lady Saints will play a much shorter waiting game as they anticipate their tournament seed and draw which will be announced Monday by the NJCAA.

On campus, classes resume Monday, March 20.

Students, SCCC employees, and the community can stay up to date via the college’s webpage, sccc.edu, the officila news blog, scccnews.com, or the college Facebook page.

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