Monthly Archives: August 2009

Top 5 JCCC Tweets (Aug 9 – 15)

Top 5 JCCC Tweets(as selected by me)

  1. mkevans: Picking up my Western Civ and Child Development textbooks from JCCC. Thankful I’m not paying for my college education.
  2. JCCCtweet: Jan-July 09, JCCC recycled 127,820 lbs of paper, cardboard and plastic – 40,900 more lbs than last yr – and raised $1200 for scholarships.
  3. campusledger: #JCCC reports first official H1N1 “swine” flu infection. More information coming Aug. 20 in the first @campusledger.
  4. campusledger: Protestors greet Rep. Dennis Moore in parking lot as he arrives at #JCCC for procurement conference.
  5. deafmaestro: @misskenz1985 Good lookin out, kid. I miss JCCC. Used to be the Van Wilder of JCCC. They gave me my own office I & didnt do shit. Good times

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JCCC Reports 1st Case of H1N1

From the Johnson County Community College electronic mail server, Infolist:

A case of the H1N1 virus has been reported involving a person associated with Johnson County Community College. JCCC has a response plan in place and is in regular communication with the Johnson County Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. (It’s important that you know about the virus, so we’re presenting that first, but please keep reading to the end for important information about reporting cases in Kansas.)

To help reduce the spread of the virus:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue and properly dispose of the used tissue.
  • If you have the flu or a similar illness, stay home to avoid spreading the virus.

The symptoms of H1N1 (swine) flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular seasonal flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with H1N1 (swine) flu. If you have these symptoms or an underlying medical condition (i.e., pregnancy, asthma, diabetes, etc.) and have questions, please visit your health care provider immediately.

If you find you have flu or a similar illness, please stay home to avoid spreading the virus. The Center for Disease Control has reduced the 7-day isolation period and instead asks that people be fever-free while not taking fever-reducing medications such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for 24 hours before venturing out among the public.

Information about JCCC’s response to the H1N1 flu virus can be found online at www.jccc.edu/flu. There we’ll communicate new information about the virus and about steps the college is taking as they develop.

You may also be interested in learning more from these resources:

Reporting H1N1 cases in Kansas

This is probably not the first case on campus; it’s just the first one that has been reported to us. In Kansas, only severely ill patients who are hospitalized have confirmed lab tests, and those will be the only ones the state reports. If someone with the H1N1 virus is not hospitalized, his or her specimen is taken to a regular lab. It is not considered an official “confirmed” case and is not reported. Thus, while Kansas reports almost 250 confirmed cases in the state, the number of actual cases could be in the thousands. Therefore, in most cases, we will only know if the virus is on campus if the person involved lets us know. We will never know how many real cases we have, so we won’t be able to give you periodic reports that we have two, now three, now four – and so on – cases on campus.

So, please know:

  • The health of our students, faculty and staff is very important.
  • H1N1 is here among us. Please take the preventive measures outlined above.
  • JCCC is monitoring the situation as best we can and has a response plan should the situation warrant action on the college’s part.

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JCCC Top Tweets – Enrollment Edition

Top 5 JCCC Tweets

(as selected by me)

  1. oceansunfish: Was so happy that we were starting on Mon this semester until saw finals start on a Thurs. Still screws up lab sched. Nice work JCCC.
  2. tolebooth: @Kasliah Hey!!! Thanks, you too! I’m drinking my coffee (at home) and then I have to go to JCCC to straighten some fin. aid bitches out!
  3. Kasliah: JCCC loved going there…but I think they are a bit “biased” u know? Good luck..some of the FA ppl are good up there tho.not all @tolebooth
  4. Kasliah: 1kid was complaining that his dad was making him pay for college b/c he was acting like a “spoiled monster!” LMAO gotta luv JCCC @tolebooth
  5. Chrisp3d: JCCC enrollment process sucks…looks like I have ANOTHER test to take….FAIL
  6. Winterwierdo: Is was a major bummer when i found out that we are taking classes total opsit days at jccc :( Idk that will get to see eachother then…
  7. pigeon_assassin: Fucking hell: JCCC wont give me in-state tuition b/c I haven’t been in KS for 6 mo. Upside: 11 credits at JCCC is cheaper than 1 at ASU.
  8. chillzary: Enjoy long-ass lines? Johnson county community college is the place for you!
  9. astillwell2009: just stood in line for 3 hours at JCCC to get my textbooks, that’s worse than disneyworld
  10. ccclea: Went to JCCC to take my tests, but they already closed at 6… CRAP. So we went to downtown and hit the dance spot instead.
  11. campusledger: #JCCC enrollment currently up 5.8 percent in headcount and 8.2 percent in credit hours, down from reported 20 percent earlier this summer.
  12. readteach: JCCC “helping students learn” event very good. Excited about new emphasis on campus!!
  13. misskenz1985: is up and at ’em… headed to JCCC to take a math test and meet with an advisor!! Then it’s time to enroll in classes… Yesssssss

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Expected Enrollment Exaggerated

Johnson County Community College says media reports have inaccurately inflated enrollment.

Last month, The Kansas City Star reported 2009 fall enrollment at JCCC swelled 21 percent from fall 2008. Yesterday, JCCC posted an item on the college’s electronic mail server, Infolist, cutting the Star’s estimate by more than half.

According to the posting, JCCC says the day The Star acquired its figures enrollment was exceptionally high but over the course of the summer enrollment has fluctuated.

In June JCCC reported summer enrollment rose by 9.7 percent over the previous summer for a total of 9,141 students . This is the largest increase in summer registration in JCCC’s 40-year history.

Certainly, the economy is a major factor in the increse for both summer 2009 and fall 2009. One simply hast o look at 2008 enrollment. In September 2008, JCCC reported fall enrollment increased less than one percent from the previous year bringing the total number of students to 19,062. In June 2008, JCCC reported summer enrollment increased 7.1 percent for a total of 8,535 students.

JCCC Infolist post:

JCCC ENROLLMENT CLARIFICATION Continue reading

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Top 5 JCCC Tweets (July 26 – Aug 1)

Top 5 JCCC Tweets

(as selected by me)

  1. s_m_thompson: Wishing I had remembered my half bottle of gin in the bushes outside JCCC between buses. :/ What a gin evening it could be.
  2. Ariannax3: Over 5 hours at JCCC dealing with enrollment & money & whatnot. I think I deserve a nap. G’night~!
  3. Brittany_Elaine: Hey, JCCC? Please get a better system for handling enrollment/financial aid/EVERYTHING. Thank you.
  4. kcelrod: Just finished the “Start2Finish 5k” at JCCC. See http://istart2finish.org/5k.html
  5. melodeebinkc: JCCC‘s student newspaper wins a best of show award. Read more here: http://bit.ly/jUBNt (expand)

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