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Pictured above: MCC's Jessica Latham talks to two rising seniors at the Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers recruiting event at MCC last week.

Volume 12 Issue 27 - October 14-20, 2019

It's the SGA Halloween Spooktacular! Thursday, October 31st starting at 11 AM in the Student Lounge. Wear a costume; win a prize. Carve a pumpkin; win a prize. Play a game; win a prize. Bring your appetite for food and fun. Details are coming in the next Yourspace.

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal civil rights law that was passed for the purpose of prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that is federally funded. Title IX states that: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Why should I care about Title IX?

Most people associate Title IX to sexual discrimination in participation of college sports, but its scope reaches more areas than athletics. Title IX also covers: recruitment, admissions, and counseling; financial assistance; sex-based harassment; treatment of pregnant and parenting students; discipline; single-sex education; and employment.

For more information, visit this link at the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights sex discrimination frequently asked questions page.

Yourspace Reveals What's Behind the Mysterious Plastic Curtains

You've heard the noise. Just what are they doing behind those plastic curtains? Your Yourspace photographer was given an early-morning tour before the construction crew arrived last week to give you an insider's view of the site, and it's a sight! Take a look:

Phase I of Blair Hall interior renovations has begun. Pictured above is the area previously occupied by the High School Equivalency classrooms on 2nd hall, and the Dental Assisting classroom on 3rd hall. This area is being renovated to create a new main entrance to the college and new spaces for the information desk; student services; financial aid; and counseling, advising, and testing.

Yourspace will be returning to the area for more photos when the walls start going up. Stay tuned!

Phi Theta Kappa Meeting

Wednesday, October 16

2:30 PM in Room 267

PTK officers will be introduced.

Want to know more about the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society? Contact Sam Britt at britts@montgomery.edu or call 910-898-9721.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Your friends at Cyber Falls have this to say about allowing people access to your electronic devices: Saved passwords, account numbers, and other sensitive information can be hacked without you knowing. Never, ever let anyone on your devices unless you trust them with your important information.