June 6, 2008, Vol. 2 Issue 4
Summer Truck Run Schedule
The regular Friday truck run to
Vernon will be discontinued for the summer. The last run will be on
Friday, June 13. The run will resume again on Friday, August 8, 2008.
Due to the July 1 holiday the truck run to Vernon and Salmon Arm is
rescheduled for Wednesday, July 2.
CS seeks instructors
Continuing Studies is looking for instructors to teach the following courses for the Introduction to Office Administration Certificate:
OA 92 Basic Office Procedures
– Sept 15 to Oct 20/08, Mon & Wed, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
OA 90 Communication Skills
– Oct 27 to Nov 26/08, Mon & Wed, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
OA 98 Basic Supervisory Skills
– Dec 01 to Dec 03/08, Mon & Wed, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
OA 93 Business Math
– Jan 05 to Feb 04/09, Mon & Wed, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
OA 94 Basic Accounting
– Feb 09 to Mar 11/09, Mon & Wed, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
OA 99 Simply Accounting
– Sept 14 to Oct 19/0, Mon & Wed, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Lorrie Bauer
at local 4533.
Continuing Studies is looking for an instructor to teach a course this fall:Taking Better Minutes
. The course trains participants to become a valuable organizational asset by learning and practicing the skills to produce exceptional and well-summarized minutes that accurately reflect the key details and decisions of meetings. Students learn time saving tips to use during meetings, ways to effectively summarize group discussions, and how to create and format informal and formal minutes. If you think you have the experience and desire to teach this course please call Jill Panton
at ext. 4589 for more information.
Parking committee sought
Okanagan College is forming a parking committee to address the increased demand for parking at the KLO campus. The committee will be comprised of no more than eight people, including two members of the OCSU, two administrators, two faculty and two staff. Anyone interested in being a part of this should email Charmaine Eby
with a cc: to Arch Doody
by the end of June. Following selection of the membership, the committee expects to meet once a month, and more if necessary. All members will bring forth ideas from their respective areas so that everyone has a chance to provide input.
50/50 winner announced
Congratulations to Darleen Lajeunesse
from switchboard in Kelowna who won today's payday draw for $452.50. The Okanagan College Foundation 50/50 Staff Lottery is open to all employees of Okanagan College. If you wish to sign up for the lottery, registration forms are available from: Advancement & Alumni/Okanagan College Foundation office (P103, KLO Campus), Human Resources (Landmark V, Kelowna) or online.
KLO Campus Recreation update
Campus Recreation has a variety of recreational activities and programs geared toward staff and students. Check out the recently updated programs on the website
Campus Rec is also giving away 2 for 1 driving range coupons to The Golf Centre on Benvoulin Road. Pick up your coupon at KLO Campus A149.
Make the most of summer sports at work
Stuck at your desk? Get out and enjoy the sunshine! Sign out some of the fun recreation equipment from the KLO Rec Office (A149) and have fun with your coworkers at lunch. Gaming equipment includes tennis racquets & balls, badminton racquets, birdies and a net, bocce set, beach volleyball, basketball, football and frisbees. If you don’t have anyone to play with, let campus rec know of a specific activity you are interested in and we can put you in touch with others who also might like to play. June 6
- The 2008 Trades Commencement will take place at the Kelowna campus beginning at 6:30 p.m. June 7
- The 2008 Spring Convocation will begin at 10 a.m. at the Kelowna campus. The Cannings brothers (Syd, Dick and Rob) will be honoured at the ceremony and will address the graduates.June 7
- The afternoon Spring Convocation ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. at the Kelowna campus. Honorary Fellow Jeanette Armstrong will address the group of Business Administration degree and diploma graduates. June 11
- Continuing Studies in Vernon will hold the first of two spring commencement ceremonies for certificate and diploma graduates. June 12
– Campus Recreation is organizing a Kalamalka kayaking trip from 1 – 3 p.m. The trip costs $40 and will include a tour of the lake with a guide from Kelowna Kayak. Contact Alicia King
for more information. June 16
- Seventeen Practical Nursing students from Vernon will graduate at a Convocation ceremony at 1:30 p.m. in Vernon. June 16
- Continuing Studies in Vernon will hold a second Commencement ceremony. June 17
– Join Monashee Adventure Tours and Campus Recreation for a cycling tour of the newly rebuilt Myra Canyon trestles. The trip costs $50 – for more information contact Alicia King
or Mike Craig. June 17 – July 17
- Campus Recreation will host a month of Boot Camp workouts to help get staff and students fit for the summer. The month-long boot camp costs $45 and includes classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. at the KLO Fitness Centre. Sign up with Alicia King.June 26
- Summer Convocation will be held at the Kelowna campus at 6:30 p.m.June 20
– Okanagan College’s men’s golf tournament will take place at Kelowna Springs with tee times starting at 3:44 p.m. The tourney is a nine-hole challenge – email Jim Gamble
to register. June 25
– The women’s tourney will take place at Michaelbrook in Kelowna beginning at 5 p.m. (shotgun start). Thirty-five dollars will get you nine holes, dinner and prizes. Register with Angie March.
Bartlett earns top honours at grad
Research’s Nathan Bartlett is the recipient of the Bachelor of Computer
Information Systems academic medal at the 2008 Convocation. Nathan will
receive the award as a result of achieving the top graduating grade
average of everyone in the BCIS degree program (92.29). Nathan came to
Okanagan College after spending three years at the University of
Alberta and a few years working in Alberta’s oilfields in his hometown
of Drayton Valley. After completing the majority of his degree program
Nathan was hired by Okanagan College’s department of Institutional
Research, where he has worked as a research analyst for the past two
Len Nickel joins Public Affairs
Affairs welcomed Len Nickel to the position of graphic designer on June
2. Len comes to the College from Quesnel where he worked for the Black
Press at the Quesnel Observer in ad design and layout. Len is an
Okanagan College graduate, having received a diploma of fine arts
before going on to Emily Carr to complete a four-year program in
painting and printmaking. Len also has experience as a freelance
designer and has worked designing corporate identity packages, package
design and commercial ads while also running a web design company.
IT staff update
Services welcomed two new employees effective June 2. Michelle
is an IT Support Assistant and Karen Tessier
will be working
with Mike Minions as a Media Production Technician.
Services will be closed on Friday, June 13 for an in house Professional
Development day. There will be limited Help Desk coverage (4444)
between 8 - 4p.m. with emergency coverage only from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
again, IT Services staff contributed to the success of the ninth annual
IT4BC conference, hosted by Douglas College. Kurtis Lawson
first ever presentation on Image and Software Deployment to a full
house. Jake Block
described how IT is using a DocuWiki to document our
processes and Dave Harris
did a session called “IT Leadership – What’s
it all About?” Tom Esson
and Deb Matheson
were on the planning
committee and were Track Chairs. Tom also assisted with a presentation
on Help Desks. The conference is an excellent opportunity for IT
personnel to meet with colleagues from across the BC post-secondary
sector and attend pertinent and useful presentations.
Voyage to Allan Hickey
and Dawn Govan
of IT Services who begin a year
long leave on June 13. Their plans include traveling the world
beginning in the UK.
Oman and Dally take bocce title
to Jessica Oman
and Jean Dally
, winners of the second annual Okanagan
College bocce tournament. Jessica and Jean won the title after beating
the second-place team of Jamie Basran
and Christy Cave
in a best of
three final. One of last year’s winners, Lulu Hall, was on hand to
present the championship trophy. The bocce balls are available at the
registrar’s office if any one wants to practice for next year. Congrats Jean and Jessica! See you all next year.