Message from the President
Dear Hawkeye Parents,
Happy New Year! The mantra for Hawkeye Community College’s 2011-2014 Strategic Plan is “Opening Doors.” Our faculty and staff are committed to helping students navigate through their educational journey, and sometimes that involves unlocking doors that might create barriers– because every student matters to us! We have a variety of resources available outside of the classroom to help students succeed. I invite you to encourage your son/daughter to ask questions and take advantage of the services that are available. Examples of services available include the following: academic advising, bus routes, career services, childcare, counseling, mental health services, service providers, computer lab, disability services, Student Health Clinic, tutoring services, and more.
A full listing of services and related information is on Hawkeye’s website.
And, as always, thank you for your support of Hawkeye Community College.
Linda Allen, Ph.D.
Financial Aid News
File Your Taxes, File Your FAFSA Remember that on January 1, a new Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) is now available online for the 2013-2014 school year. This FAFSA at Hawkeye Community College will cover Fall 2013, and Spring and Summer 2014. The Federal School Code for Hawkeye Community College is 004595. If your student needs help filling out the FAFSA, please do not hesitate to contact the Hawkeye Financial Aid office at 319-296-4020.
Who Gets Aid- Why and How? Check out this helpful article from Federal Student Aid.
Financial Aid Probation and Suspension Reminder Students that are put on Financial Aid Probation and Suspension were emailed to their Hawkeye email address at the end of Fall 2012 Semester. Please remind your student to check their e-mail regularly. The deadline for turning in Financial Aid Appeal paperwork is Tuesday, February 12.
Dining Dollar$ Meal Plan
Hawkeye students can purchase pre-paid Dining Dollars meal plan cards and save money.
Each time you purchase Dining Dollars, an additional 10% will be loaded onto your Dining Dollars card. For example, if you load $20 on your card, you will have a $22 spending balance.
With the Dining Dollars program, students will know that they have money set aside for food and will also receive the bonus in extra spending dollars.
Dining Dollars meal plan cards:
offer flexible spending.
can be used at Hawkeye's Food Court and Java Hut for food and beverage purchases.
can be used to pay for a guest's or their own meal.
cannot be used in vending machines or for catering.
To Purchase a Dining Dollars Card:
Visit the Brock Student Center front desk to pick up your student's Dining Dollars card.
Register the card online at the Hawkeye Card Portal.
Using your credit or debit card you can add a minimum of $20 or a maximum of $100 to your student's Dining Dollars card at one time.
To Add More Funds to Your Student's Meal Card:
Reload your student's card online with the Hawkeye Card Portal or by visiting the Hawkeye Card Portal in the Brock Student Center.
For additional information, stop by the Student Activities desk in the Brock Student Center during normal business hours or call the desk at 319-296-4027. You can also visit the Dining Dollars page on the Hawkeye website.
From the Library
Important Information for Students Printing from the Library The Hawkeye Library's 36 PCs all have printing capabilities. However, students need to pay attention to which one of three printers will process their documents. Each PC monitor has a bright yellow sign that helps students identify the correct printer before hitting the Print button. When students do not heed this information, they often needlessly print extra copies.
Another important item is that after 5 minutes of inactivity, the Library computers automatically log off. The good news is that if they forget to do this when they leave for class, access to their network drive and printing account is logged off (as long as no one else sits down at the computer during the interim.) The bad news is that if the student is taking a text or phone call break and has not saved their document, most or all of their work will be lost. Automatic save features do not capture the last 7 to 10 minutes of typing.
Please encourage your students to:
Know where their print jobs are going.
Save (name) documents as soon as they begin a project and save frequently.
As always, if students have questions about printing or using the Library computers, they should ask any of the Library’s staff.
Library Hours and Inclement Weather View the Library’s hours on the Hawkeye Library web page. In case of impending inclement weather on Sundays or during evening hours, please call ahead to make sure the Library will be open before venturing out to campus.
Studying in the Library Has Rewards! During finals week, one student each day was randomly selected to pull a wrapped gift from the Library’s grab bag. Each student received either a USB drive, $20 Target gift card, or a $25 Casey’s gas card.
Health Education and Services Center
Group Fitness Classes
The HESC will offer free fitness classes the week . Also, students are able to sign up for the 7-Week Group Fitness class session which will begin on Tuesday, January 22. The cost is $15 for students and covers any of the classes as many times as they choose. Classes include: Indoor Cycling, Zumba, Yoga, Boot camp, Kickboxing and more. Check out the website for a complete list of classes and days and times they are offered.
Upcoming Leagues The 7-week basketball league begins on Thursday, January 24 at 3:00pm. The 5-week volleyball league begins on Tuesday, January 29 at 3:00pm. Students can sign up at the HESC to play. The leagues are free and can be co-ed.
Happy Hour: Laser Tag Students are invited to bring your friends and come play laser tag from 7:00-9:00pm on Tuesday, January 22 at the HESC. The entry fee is $1 and will go towards Student Scholarships. Snacks will be available.
HESC Spring Hours Monday-Thursday- 6:00am-9:00pm
The HESC will be closed on Monday, January 21 to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Smart Driving: Defensive Driving Class
Do you have a teen driver? Have you ever lost control of your vehicle? Learn how to safely and effectively handle a skid situation with the Skid Monster before you or someone you know are put in a dangerous situation.
Obtain the tools and skills to handle a vehicle in adverse conditions such as icy roads. Leave the course with an understanding of vehicle handling and dynamics and hands-on experience to prevent, detect, and correct loss of vehicle traction. You must have a valid driver’s license or learner's permit. If under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must sign the waiver.
Date: Saturday, January 19
Location: Regional Transportation Training Center, 6433 Hammond Avenue, Waterloo, IA
Register online today! For more information call, 319-296-4290.
Clubs and Organizations Fair Students are welcome to stop by the Brock Student Center on Wednesday, January 16 from 10:00am-1:00pm for this semi-annual fair. Students can learn about some of the 30+ clubs and organizations that Hawkeye has to offer. View the full list of clubs and organizations on the Hawkeye website.
Financial Aid Lunch and Learn Financial Aid is partnering with Student Life to offer a free financial aid workshop for students on Wednesday, January 23 at Noon. The workshop will be held in the Brock Student Center, and a taco bar lunch will be provided. The workshop will cover several topics including different types of financial aid, financial aid expectations, and financial literacy. Also, the workshop will include a question and answer session.
Volunteer at Northeast Iowa Community Food Bank Students can build their resume and help the community at our monthly volunteer opportunity. January's volunteer project will be at Northeast Iowa Community Food Bank where students will assist with packing weekend food packs, stocking shelves, and general food bank upkeep. There is optional free transportation leaving from the HESC. Students may sign-up at the Student Activities desk in the Brock Student Center if they plan to use the transportation. The bus will leave the HESC at 3:00pm and will return at 5:00pm.
Brock Student Center Spring Hours Monday-Thursday- 7:00am-6:00pm
Saturdays and Sundays- Closed
The Brock Student Center will be closed on Monday, January 21 to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day.