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Staying in Touch: 2021 – 2022

We are so excited you have chosen State Technical College of Missouri! We are ready for you to join us on campus. We will send you a short message weekly for the purpose of staying in touch and sharing thoughts on how to prepare for your transition to Linn and the campus of State Tech.

Staying in Touch

May 9, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Congratulations! Finals Week is here! Please see the schedule below for Finals. Good luck this week with exams. Please let us know how we can help. Our Library and Academic Resource Center (ARC) will be open all week as you continue to prepare for Final Exams. Our Counseling Services team will be available this week to chat if you need additional assistance. Good luck with Finals!

Important Dates

Spring 2022 Finals Week Schedule (May 9th – 12th)

Gen Ed Spring 2022 Final Exam Schedule 
If your class meets on Monday at  Then your Final Exam in your regular classroom will be 
8:10am  Monday, May 9 (8:10am-10:00am) 
9:10am  Wednesday, May 11 (8:10am-10:00am) 
10:10am  Monday, May 9 (10:10am-12:00pm)  
11:10am  Wednesday, May 11 (10:10am-12:00pm)  
12:10pm  Monday, May 9 (12:10pm-2:00pm)  
1:10pm  Wednesday, May 11 (12:10pm-2:00pm) 
2:10pm  Monday, May 9 (2:10pm-4:00pm) 
3:10pm  Wednesday, May 11 (2:10pm-4:00pm) 
4:10pm  Monday, May 9 (4:10pm-6:00pm)  
  
Gen Ed Course Exceptions   Final Exam Details  
COM 125   As announced by the instructor and posted on Canvas.  
     

 *This includes CPP 101, NST 101, ASC 104, ASC 106, ASC 110, and WLT 128. 

Upcoming Events

Graduation is one week away on May 14, 2022.

Please click on the link below for all your graduation information. This will include program times, instructions for students on the day of graduation; invitation downloads, as well as other information for graduation day. Please share this page with your family and friends.

https://www.statetechmo.edu/commencement/

 

Cap and Gowns

All students graduating in May 14, 2022 will be able to pick up their commencement regalia (cap and gown) at the Osage County Community Center – Function Room from Wednesday, May 4, 2022 – Friday, May 6, 2022 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Summer 2022

If you are enrolled in summer classes, you can view your schedule by logging into myTech, click on the student tab, then click on myCourse information.  Attending class either in-person or on-line is extremely important.  Please start the semester off right by attending all classes. If you need to make changes to your summer schedule, please contact your academic advisor.

 

Do you have an unpaid balance?

Please check your student account by logging in to myTech, click on the student tab, then myFinancial. If you have an unpaid balance, you currently have a hold on your account preventing registration for the Summer and or Fall semester or receiving your degree. Please contact the Cashier and make a plan to pay your remaining balance.

 

The cashier is in the ITC rotunda or can be reached by phone at (573) 897-5121, or by e-mail at billing@statetechmo.edu.

 

Have you confirmed your schedule for Fall?

We have pre-registered you based on your program degree plan.  If you would like to change your schedule, please work with your academic advisor.

Students – To complete the registration confirmation process, you can follow the training video here or follow the steps outlined below.

Log into myTech

Student Schedule Confirmation

Select the “Student” tab at the top of the page.

Proceed to the “myCourse Information” page.

Scroll to the “myRegistration Forms” at the bottom of the page and select the Term/Year you need to confirm your schedule.

Confirm your Student ID number is your ID number by selecting “Save”.

Review your courses listed on the form and scroll to the bottom to confirm your schedule.

NOTE:  If you would like more details (ex: time of the course), go back to your myCourse Information” page and then the “myCourse Information” portal and select “View Details”.  Select the Term and Year you would like to review.  This is a great place to also print a PDF of your course schedule.

Have You Completed your FAFSA for 2021-2022???

Did you know you need to complete the FAFSA each year? If you have not completed it for the 2022-2023 academic year (Fall 2022, Spring 2023), you can complete it at www.fafsa.gov and use State Tech’s school code: 004711.

Open Door Policy

If you have questions, please let us know. We know how busy the week can get, but do not hesitate to shoot me an e-mail. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

May 6, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Congratulations! Today is the last day of classes for the Spring semester. Monday, May 9th Finals Week will begin! We hope you spend time this weekend preparing for Finals. Our Library and Academic Resource Center (ARC) will be open all next week as you continue to prepare for Final Exams. Good luck with Finals!

Important Dates

Spring 2022 Finals Week Schedule (May 9th – 12th)

Gen Ed Spring 2022 Final Exam Schedule 
If your class meets on Monday at  Then your Final Exam in your regular classroom will be 
8:10am  Monday, May 9 (8:10am-10:00am) 
9:10am  Wednesday, May 11 (8:10am-10:00am) 
10:10am  Monday, May 9 (10:10am-12:00pm)  
11:10am  Wednesday, May 11 (10:10am-12:00pm)  
12:10pm  Monday, May 9 (12:10pm-2:00pm)  
1:10pm  Wednesday, May 11 (12:10pm-2:00pm) 
2:10pm  Monday, May 9 (2:10pm-4:00pm) 
3:10pm  Wednesday, May 11 (2:10pm-4:00pm) 
4:10pm  Monday, May 9 (4:10pm-6:00pm)  
  
Gen Ed Course Exceptions   Final Exam Details  
COM 125   As announced by the instructor and posted on Canvas.  
     

 *This includes CPP 101, NST 101, ASC 104, ASC 106, ASC 110, and WLT 128. 

Upcoming Events

Graduation is one week away on May 14, 2022.

Please click on the link below for all your graduation information. This will include program times, instructions for students on the day of graduation; invitation downloads, as well as other information for graduation day. Please share this page with your family and friends.

 

https://www.statetechmo.edu/commencement/

 

Cap and Gowns

All students graduating in May 14, 2022 will be able to pick up their commencement regalia (cap and gown) at the Osage County Community Center – Function Room from Wednesday, May 4, 2022 – Friday, May 6, 2022 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Summer 2022

If you are enrolled in summer classes, you can view your schedule by logging into myTech, click on the student tab, then click on myCourse information.  Attending class either in-person or on-line is extremely important.  Please start the semester off right by attending all classes. If you need to make changes to your summer schedule, please contact your academic advisor.

 

Do you have an unpaid balance?

Please check your student account by logging in to myTech, click on the student tab, then myFinancial. If you have an unpaid balance, you currently have a hold on your account preventing registration for the Summer and or Fall semester or receiving your degree. Please contact the Cashier and make a plan to pay your remaining balance.

 

The cashier is in the ITC rotunda or can be reached by phone at (573) 897-5121, or by e-mail at billing@statetechmo.edu.

 

Have You Completed your FAFSA for 2021-2022???

Did you know you need to complete the FAFSA each year? If you have not completed it for the 2021-2022 academic year (Fall 2021, Spring 2022), you can complete it at www.fafsa.gov and use State Tech’s school code: 004711.

 

Staying in Touch – Paying Attention Award

State Tech puts together the Staying in Touch series each week in an effort to keep all students informed about events and activities taking place on campus in addition to important dates, and other college knowledge. Today, we begin to have a little fun as well. We want to see how many of you are paying attention. Follow these instructions to begin your scavenger hunt.

Head to the front desk in this building. The first two students to arrive will win a prize.

Open Door Policy

If you have questions, please let us know. We know how busy the week can get, but do not hesitate to shoot me an e-mail. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

April 29, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Congratulations! You have made it to the end of another week. That means next week is the last week of classes before Finals Week (May 9th -12th). Instructors are letting us know there are students that have assignments left to turn in that can help improve your final grades. If you have assignments to turn in, PLEASE take the time to complete them and turn them in by next Friday. Remember, the Library and the ARC are available all next week to assist with questions you have and to prepare for final exams.

End of the Year BBQ and Silent Auction

It is coming Wednesday, May 4, 2022. FREE food and prizes. Celebrate a great year by joining us for a FREE lunch and we will give you the tokens you have earned throughout the year! You can use those tokens to bid on prizes.

Click on the picture of tokens or here to watch the Virtual Quick Hit about the Silent Auction!

Make your bids on silent auction items (28 most expensive prizes) today in the Activity Center through Tuesday May 3rd!

If you don’t win the bid, no worries, we have nearly 400 prizes you can buy with tokens during the BBQ!

 

Do you have an unpaid balance?

Please check your student account by logging in to myTech, click on the student tab, then myFinancial. If you have an unpaid balance, you currently have a hold on your account preventing registration for the Summer and or Fall semester or receiving your degree. Please contact the Cashier and make a plan to pay your remaining balance.

The cashier is in the ITC rotunda or can be reached by phone at (573) 897-5121, or by e-mail at billing@statetechmo.edu.

Have You Completed your FAFSA for 2021-2022???

Did you know you need to complete the FAFSA each year? If you have not completed it for the 2021-2022 academic year (Fall 2021, Spring 2022), you can complete it at www.fafsa.gov and use State Tech’s school code: 004711.

Upcoming Events

Graduation is closely approaching on May 14, 2022.

Please click on the link below for all your graduation information. This will include program times, instructions for students on the day of graduation; invitation downloads, as well as other information for graduation day. Please share this page with your family and friends.

https://www.statetechmo.edu/commencement/

Cap and Gowns

All students graduating in May 14, 2022 will be able to pick up their commencement regalia (cap and gown) at the Osage County Community Center – Function Room from Wednesday, May 4, 2022 – Friday, May 6, 2022 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer 2022

If you are enrolled in summer classes, you can view your schedule by logging into myTech, click on the student tab, then click on myCourse information.  Attending class either in-person or on-line is extremely important.  Please start the semester off right by attending all classes. If you need to make changes to your summer schedule, please contact your academic advisor.

Staying in Touch – Paying Attention Award

State Tech puts together the Staying in Touch series each week in an effort to keep all students informed about events and activities taking place on campus in addition to important dates, and other college knowledge. Today, we begin to have a little fun as well. We want to see how many of you are paying attention. Follow these instructions to begin your scavenger hunt.

The first two students to locate Dr. Bowser this morning will win prizes!

Open Door Policy

If you have questions, please let us know. We know how busy the week can get, but do not hesitate to shoot me an e-mail. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

April 26, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

We are down to 2 full weeks of classes before Finals Week May 9th-12th. I want to thank you all for your hard work in the classroom. I also want to thank you for engaging in different activities, competitions, and events outside the classroom. But the work is not done yet. Please be diligent in attending classes and turning in all assignments in your courses. Finish strong and end the semester successfully. Please take notice of the information below about Commencement Ceremonies on May 14, 2022. We want to make sure you all have all the information possible about the event. As always, if you have any questions about anything in this communication, please do not hesitate to reply and I will work to answer your questions. Have a safe and fun weekend! We have two more weeks of classes and then a week of Finals. If you need assistance in preparation for finals, our team will be in the ARC through until 7:00 PM today through Thursday and until 5:00 PM this Friday.

Finish Strong

It is so important; we are saying it twice for maximum impact. There are TWO weeks of classes and Finals Week (May 9th-12th) remaining in the Spring 2022 semester. We would like to encourage all students to finish strong. Attend all classes, complete all homework and prepare to do well on all upcoming exams and projects. If you need help, please reach out to your instructors, advisors, counseling team, and the staff in the Academic Resource Center (ARC) or the Library. They all want you to be successful. Good luck and finish strong!

Spring 2022 Finals Week Schedule (May 9th – 12th)

Gen Ed Spring 2022 Final Exam Schedule 
If your class meets on Monday at  Then your Final Exam in your regular classroom will be 
8:10am  Monday, May 9 (8:10am-10:00am) 
9:10am  Wednesday, May 11 (8:10am-10:00am) 
10:10am  Monday, May 9 (10:10am-12:00pm)  
11:10am  Wednesday, May 11 (10:10am-12:00pm)  
12:10pm  Monday, May 9 (12:10pm-2:00pm)  
1:10pm  Wednesday, May 11 (12:10pm-2:00pm) 
2:10pm  Monday, May 9 (2:10pm-4:00pm) 
3:10pm  Wednesday, May 11 (2:10pm-4:00pm) 
4:10pm  Monday, May 9 (4:10pm-6:00pm)  
  
Gen Ed Course Exceptions   Final Exam Details  
COM 125   As announced by the instructor and posted on Canvas.  
     

 *This includes CPP 101, NST 101, ASC 104, ASC 106, ASC 110, and WLT 128. 

Library Survey – Enter drawing to win Amazon Gift Card

The team in the Library would like feedback about your experiences during the academic year. Please take the time to complete this short survey and be entered into a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card. The drawing will take place next Monday, May 2, 2022.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwLMJ77eNXoCinMZBs41jzN1Qcz-LsOtFnbmdJxZMqTmic-Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

Turn in all checked out items to the Library

Do you have items checked out from the Library? Please return them by Tuesday, May 10th at 5:00 PM.

If you have a Library fine, please pay the fine with the Cashier by May 10, 2022 at 5:00 PM.

If you have any questions about items checked out or Library fines, please contact Emanda in the Library.

End of the Year BBQ and Silent Auction

It is coming Wednesday, May 4, 2022. FREE food and prizes. Celebrate a great year by joining us for a FREE lunch and we will give you the tokens you have earned throughout the year! You can use those tokens to bid on prizes.

Click on the picture of tokens or here to watch the Virtual Quick Hit about the Silent Auction!

Open Door Policy

If you have questions, please let us know. We know how busy the week can get, but do not hesitate to shoot me an e-mail. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

April 22, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

After today, we are down to 2 full weeks of classes before Finals Week May 9th-12th. I want to thank you all for your hard work in the classroom. I also want to thank you for engaging in different activities, competitions, and events outside the classroom. But the work is not done yet. Please be diligent in attending classes and turning in all assignments in your courses. Finish strong and end the semester successfully. Please take notice of the information below about Commencement Ceremonies on May 14, 2022. We want to make sure you all have all the information possible about the event. As always, if you have any questions about anything in this communication, please do not hesitate to reply and I will work to answer your questions. Have a safe and fun weekend! We have two more weeks of classes and then a week of Finals. If you need assistance in preparation for finals, our team will be in the ARC through 5:00 PM today and until 7:00 PM Monday through Thursday next week.

 

Finish Strong

It is so important; we are saying it twice for maximum impact. There are THREE weeks remaining in the Spring 2022 semester. We would like to encourage all students to finish strong. Attend all classes, complete all homework and prepare to do well on all upcoming exams and projects. If you need help, please reach out to your instructors, advisors, counseling team, and the staff in the Academic Resource Center (ARC) or the Library. They all want you to be successful. Good luck and finish strong!

Spring 2022 Finals Week Schedule (May 9th – 12th)

Gen Ed Spring 2022 Final Exam Schedule 
If your class meets on Monday at  Then your Final Exam in your regular classroom will be 
8:10am  Monday, May 9 (8:10am-10:00am) 
9:10am  Wednesday, May 11 (8:10am-10:00am) 
10:10am  Monday, May 9 (10:10am-12:00pm)  
11:10am  Wednesday, May 11 (10:10am-12:00pm)  
12:10pm  Monday, May 9 (12:10pm-2:00pm)  
1:10pm  Wednesday, May 11 (12:10pm-2:00pm) 
2:10pm  Monday, May 9 (2:10pm-4:00pm) 
3:10pm  Wednesday, May 11 (2:10pm-4:00pm) 
4:10pm  Monday, May 9 (4:10pm-6:00pm)  
  
Gen Ed Course Exceptions   Final Exam Details  
COM 125   As announced by the instructor and posted on Canvas.  
     

 *This includes CPP 101, NST 101, ASC 104, ASC 106, ASC 110, and WLT 128. 


Action Item for Returning Students – Complete by Friday, April 22nd

Fall returning students—Just a reminder you must confirm your Fall 2022 schedule in myTech by April 22.

Step by step instructions are below:

Terms and Condition Agreement – Please complete when confirming your schedule!!!

You will need to review and agree by checking the box next to the agreement statement for the Terms and Conditions

Once you have submitted the Terms and Conditions, select “Go to Site Home Page”

Student Schedule Confirmation

Select the “Student” tab at the top of the page.

Proceed to the “myCourse Information” page.

Scroll to the “myRegistration Forms” at the bottom of the page and select the Term/Year you need to confirm your schedule.

Confirm your Student ID number is your ID number by selecting “Save”.

Review your courses listed on the form and scroll to the bottom to confirm your schedule.

NOTE:  If you would like more details (ex: time of the course), go back to your myCourse Information” page and then the “myCourse Information” portal and select “View Details”.  Select the Term and Year you would like to review.  This is a great place to also print a PDF of your course schedule.

If you have questions, please reach out to Records & Registration at registrar@statetechmo.edu or (573) 897-5145.

Upcoming Events

Graduation is closely approaching on May 14, 2022.

 

Please click on the link below for all your graduation information. This will include program times, instructions for students on the day of graduation; invitation downloads, as well as other information for graduation day. Please share this page with your family and friends.

https://www.statetechmo.edu/commencement/

Cap and Gowns

All students graduating in May 14, 2022 will be able to pick up their commencement regalia (cap and gown) at the Osage County Community Center – Function Room from Wednesday, May 4, 2022 – Friday, May 6, 2022 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

End of the Year BBQ and Silent Auction

It is coming Wednesday, May 4, 2022. FREE food and prizes. Celebrate a great year by joining us for a FREE lunch and we will give you the tokens you have earned throughout the year! You can use those tokens to bid on prizes.

Click on the picture of tokens or here to watch the Virtual Quick Hit about the Silent Auction!

FERPA Access in myTech

Did you know once you enter State Tech, the right to access your education and financial records at State Tech belong to you.  This means if you would like a parent or a significant other to access your grades or financial information, you need to tell give us permission to share that information with them. You can now consent to provide access to your student and financial record to whomever you would like when you complete the consent form.  Below are the step-by-step instructions to complete the consent form for your FERPA permission.  After completing your form, please allow up to 48 hours before the rights are granted and they receive the login to myTech.

Fall Schedule Changes

Fall schedule changes for current students are now open!  A few reminders:

  • Both students and advisors need to approve their fall schedule before changes can be made. (See instructions above in the Student Schedule Confirmation section)
  • We are currently using the paper Add/Drop form.   (Form attached- Student and Advisor signatures are required).
  • IT has the summer and fall schedules available on myTech.  Please check for course availability before sending students to our office.
  • Student Affairs Offices open at 9:30 on Thursday mornings.

If you have questions, please contact the Records Office at registrar@statetechmo.edu.

Staying in Touch – Paying Attention Award

State Tech puts together the Staying in Touch series each week in an effort to keep all students informed about events and activities taking place on campus in addition to important dates, and other college knowledge. Today, we begin to have a little fun as well. We want to see how many of you are paying attention. Follow these instructions to begin your scavenger hunt.

Everyone that finds the location below earns 150 tokens today! You can use them to buy prizes at the End of the Year BBQ & Silent Auction!

Open Door Policy

If you have questions, please let us know. We know how busy the week can get, but do not hesitate to shoot me an e-mail. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

April 18, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Welcome back! We are down to 3 full weeks of classes remaining in the Spring semester of 2022. Please make sure you are attending all classes and turning in all assigned work. Please pay attention to the Finals Week schedule (May 9th – 12th) below and prepare to finish strong in all of your classes. If you are struggling, please reach out to your instructors, advisors, and the counseling team for assistance. The ARC and the Library teams are also available to assist. We all want you to be successful, so please reach out with any questions you have about your course work.

Finish Strong

It is so important; we are saying it twice for maximum impact. There are THREE weeks remaining in the Spring 2022 semester. We would like to encourage all students to finish strong. Attend all classes, complete all homework and prepare to do well on all upcoming exams and projects. If you need help, please reach out to your instructors, advisors, counseling team, and the staff in the Academic Resource Center (ARC) or the Library. They all want you to be successful. Good luck and finish strong!

Spring 2022 Finals Week Schedule (May 9th – 12th)

Gen Ed Spring 2022 Final Exam Schedule 
If your class meets on Monday at  Then your Final Exam in your regular classroom will be 
8:10am  Monday, May 9 (8:10am-10:00am) 
9:10am  Wednesday, May 11 (8:10am-10:00am) 
10:10am  Monday, May 9 (10:10am-12:00pm)  
11:10am  Wednesday, May 11 (10:10am-12:00pm)  
12:10pm  Monday, May 9 (12:10pm-2:00pm)  
1:10pm  Wednesday, May 11 (12:10pm-2:00pm) 
2:10pm  Monday, May 9 (2:10pm-4:00pm) 
3:10pm  Wednesday, May 11 (2:10pm-4:00pm) 
4:10pm  Monday, May 9 (4:10pm-6:00pm)  
  
Gen Ed Course Exceptions   Final Exam Details  
COM 125   As announced by the instructor and posted on Canvas.  
     

 *This includes CPP 101, NST 101, ASC 104, ASC 106, ASC 110, and WLT 128. 


Action Item for Returning Students – Complete by Friday, April 22nd

Fall returning students—Just a reminder you must confirm your Fall 2022 schedule in myTech by April 22.

Step by step instructions are below:

Terms and Condition Agreement

You will need to review and agree by checking the box next to the agreement statement for the Terms and Conditions

Once you have submitted the Terms and Conditions, select “Go to Site Home Page”

Student Schedule Confirmation

Select the “Student” tab at the top of the page.

Proceed to the “myCourse Information” page.

Scroll to the “myRegistration Forms” at the bottom of the page and select the Term/Year you need to confirm your schedule.

Confirm your Student ID number is your ID number by selecting “Save”.

Review your courses listed on the form and scroll to the bottom to confirm your schedule.

NOTE:  If you would like more details (ex: time of the course), go back to your myCourse Information” page and then the “myCourse Information” portal and select “View Details”.  Select the Term and Year you would like to review.  This is a great place to also print a PDF of your course schedule.

If you have questions, please reach out to Records & Registration at registrar@statetechmo.edu or (573) 897-5145.

Upcoming Events

Graduation is closely approaching on May 14, 2022.

Please click on the link below for all your graduation information. This will include program times, instructions for students on the day of graduation; invitation downloads, as well as other information for graduation day. Please share this page with your family and friends.

https://www.statetechmo.edu/commencement/

Upcoming Events


SGA END OF YEAR BBQ – Silent Auction

Save the Date! The End of the Year BBQ and Silent Auction are coming up on Wednesday, May 4th! (May the 4th be With You!). Please be on the lookout for more details to come.

Open Door Policy

If you have questions, please let us know. We know how busy the week can get, but do not hesitate to shoot me an e-mail. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

April 14, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

We hope you are having a relaxing time away from campus for a long weekend with family and friends. We will see you back on Monday morning as we near the end of the semester. We want you to finish the semester strong. Attend all classes, turn in all homework, and be prepared for your quizzes and final exams in the next few weeks. The ARC and the Library are open during the week for any assistance you need with course work. You can also reach out to your instructors during their office hours or our counseling team. Please do not hesitate to come and ask them questions about how to finish strong.

 

Spring 2022 Finals Week Schedule (May 9th – 12th)

 

Gen Ed Spring 2022 Final Exam Schedule 
If your class meets on Monday at  Then your Final Exam in your regular classroom will be 
8:10am  Monday, May 9 (8:10am-10:00am) 
9:10am  Wednesday, May 11 (8:10am-10:00am) 
10:10am  Monday, May 9 (10:10am-12:00pm)  
11:10am  Wednesday, May 11 (10:10am-12:00pm)  
12:10pm  Monday, May 9 (12:10pm-2:00pm)  
1:10pm  Wednesday, May 11 (12:10pm-2:00pm) 
2:10pm  Monday, May 9 (2:10pm-4:00pm) 
3:10pm  Wednesday, May 11 (2:10pm-4:00pm) 
4:10pm  Monday, May 9 (4:10pm-6:00pm)  
  
Gen Ed Course Exceptions   Final Exam Details  
COM 125   As announced by the instructor and posted on Canvas.  
     

 *This includes CPP 101, NST 101, ASC 104, ASC 106, ASC 110, and WLT 128. 

Upcoming Events

Graduation is closely approaching on May 1, 2021.

Please click on the link below for all your graduation information. This will include program times, instructions for students on the day of graduation; invitation downloads, as well as other information for graduation day. Please share this page with your family and friends.

https://www.statetechmo.edu/commencement/

Returning Students – Please confirm your schedule for Fall 2022 in myTech by April 22nd

Step by step instructions are below:

Terms and Condition Agreement

You will need to review and agree by checking the box next to the agreement statement for the Terms and Conditions

Once you have submitted the Terms and Conditions, select “Go to Site Home Page”

Student Schedule Confirmation

Select the “Student” tab at the top of the page.

Proceed to the “myCourse Information” page.

Scroll to the “myRegistration Forms” at the bottom of the page and select the Term/Year you need to confirm your schedule.

Confirm your Student ID number is your ID number by selecting “Save”.

Review your courses listed on the form and scroll to the bottom to confirm your schedule.

NOTE:  If you would like more details (ex: time of the course), go back to your myCourse Information” page and then the “myCourse Information” portal and select “View Details”.  Select the Term and Year you would like to review.  This is a great place to also print a PDF of your course schedule.

If you have questions about this process, please reach out to Records & Registration at registrar@statetechmo.edu or stop by the Records & Registration office in the ITC.

Important Dates

April 18, 2022 is the last day to withdraw a 16 week course.  May 2, 2022 is the last day to withdraw from a 2nd 8 week course.

Upcoming Events

Open Door Policy

If you have questions, please let us know. We know how busy the week can get, but do not hesitate to shoot me an e-mail. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

April 12, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

We hope you are off to a great start with this short week of classes. Please remember the college is CLOSED Thursday and Friday in observance of the Easter Holiday. We will return to classes on Monday, April 18th. We hope you have a great weekend with friends and family.

Important Dates

April 18, 2022 is the last day to drop a 2nd 8-week class and receive a “WD” grade. After that date, you will receive the grade you have earned in the course.

Upcoming Events

Graduation is closely approaching on May 14, 2022.

Please click on the link below for all your graduation information. This will include program times, instructions for students on the day of graduation; invitation downloads, as well as other information for graduation day. Please share this page with your family and friends.

https://www.statetechmo.edu/commencement/

Open Door Policy

If you have questions, please let us know. We know how busy the week can get, but do not hesitate to shoot me an e-mail. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

Staying in Touch – Paying Attention Award

State Tech puts together the Staying in Touch series each week in an effort to keep all students informed about events and activities taking place on campus in addition to important dates, and other college knowledge. Today, we begin to have a little fun as well. We want to see how many of you are paying attention. Follow these instructions to begin your scavenger hunt.

Find the location below to earn a prize!

Latest Token Leaderboard

Take a look at the current token leaderboard! Still many opportunities to earn tokens!

Food 4 Fines

Have some unpaid Library Fines? Bring a can of canned goods and get a $1 waived for each can!

Open Door Policy

If you have questions, please let us know. We know how busy the week can get, but do not hesitate to shoot me an e-mail. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

April 7, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

We hope you had a safe and productive week at State Tech. Please enjoy the long weekend, stay safe and we will see you back in class on Monday, April 11, 2022. Please read below to get to know your 2022-2023 SGA Officers.

SGA Elections – Winners!!!

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2022-2023 SGA Elections. Thanks to all students who submitted a vote and took part in the process to elect your next SGA Officers. We believe this group will serve the student body well in the upcoming instructional year. If you see these folks on campus, please congratulate them on their election.

President – Mason Zollman

Vice President – Jarred Swindell

Secretary – Andrew Ticgelaor

Treasurer – Shiann Goon

Parliamentarian – Layton Myers

Intramural Director – Deja Grissom

Upcoming Events

Graduation is closely approaching on May 14, 2022.

Please click on the link below for all your graduation information. This will include program times, instructions for students on the day of graduation; invitation downloads, as well as other information for graduation day. Please share this page with your family and friends.

https://www.statetechmo.edu/commencement/

State Tech Paying Attention Award

We hope everyone enjoys the long weekend. We will come back Monday and see if you are paying attention. Have a great weekend.

Open Door Policy

If you have questions, please let us know. We know how busy the week can get, but do not hesitate to shoot me an e-mail. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

April 1, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

We have come to the end of another week of classes at State Tech! Keep up the great work. Our team cannot stress enough the importance of coming to class, turning in all assignments, and asking questions when you are not sure of the answer. Please reach out for help if you have questions or concerns. Please have an enjoyable weekend; we will see you back in class on Monday.

Important Dates – April 7th & 8th and April 14th & 15th

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT CLASSES

Classes will not be in session on Thursday, April 7th or Friday, April 8th as we host Missouri State SkillsUSA Competition. Classes will resume on Monday, April 11th.

 

State Tech will be closed on Thursday, April 14th of Friday, April 15th as we observe Easter Weekend. Please enjoy your time away from campus with family and friends.

 

The last day to drop a course with a “WD” grade is Monday, April 18, 2022.

 

Send a Compliment – Earn 10 Tokens

Want to earn 10 easy tokens for the end of the year BBQ? Fill out a State Tech Compliment form on the Ready to Report page: https://www.statetechmo.edu/campus-services/counseling-services/ready-to-report/

Tell us about a positive experience you have had a State Tech faculty or staff member! Recognize an instructor for the extra time they put in to help you understand a concept, thank a staff member for making sure you knew where to go on the first day of class, show appreciation to the Main Stream Cafeteria staff for keeping your belly full – for ten tokens* it’s a win-win! While you are on the Ready to Report page take note of other things, you can report to our Counseling Services team if you have concerns.

*You can fill out as many compliment forms as you would like, but will only receive 10 tokens

Electronic Registration Confirmation

We are excited to announce that student course schedules will now be confirmed electronically.  Student will utilize myTech to accept the Terms and Condition for the Fall 2022 term along with confirming their student schedule.  All student registration holds must be taken care of to have access to the required forms to retain enrolled in the Fall 2022 term.  Please check your “myAdvising Information” page for hold information.

We have pre-registered you based on your program degree plan.  If you would like to change your schedule, please work with your academic advisor.

Students – To complete the registration confirmation process, you can follow the training video here or follow the steps outlined below.

Log into myTech

Please see the attached instructions or more information.

Paying Attention

Staying in Touch – Paying Attention Award

State Tech puts together the Staying in Touch series each week in an effort to keep all students informed about events and activities taking place on campus in addition to important dates, and other college knowledge. Today, we begin to have a little fun as well. We want to see how many of you are paying attention. Follow these instructions to begin your scavenger hunt.

Go to the location of the picture on the left. The first two to arrive will get prizes today!

Upcoming Events

 

Graduation is closely approaching on May 14, 2022.

 

Please click on the link below for all your graduation information. This will include program times, instructions for students on the day of graduation; invitation downloads, as well as other information for graduation day. Please share this page with your family and friends.

 

https://www.statetechmo.edu/commencement/

 

Open Door Policy

If you have questions, please let us know. We know how busy the week can get, but do not hesitate to shoot me an e-mail. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

March 28, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Welcome back! We hope you all had a great weekend away from classes. We are have 5 weeks of classes and Finals Week before Commencement. If you need anything to help with finishing out your classes strong, please do not hesitate to ask for assistance. Have discussion with your instructors, reach out to your counselors and advisors, and stop by the Academic Resource Center (ARC) if you need tutoring help. We have a lot of staff on campus willing to help you successfully complete the semester.

Important Dates

Spring 2022 Finals Week Schedule

Finals Week will be May 9th – 12th this year. Please be on the lookout for the official Finals Week Schedule that will provide detail into where and when your final exams will take place.

Send a Compliment – Earn 10 Tokens

Want to earn 10 easy tokens for the end of the year BBQ? Fill out a State Tech Compliment form on the Ready to Report page: https://www.statetechmo.edu/campus-services/counseling-services/ready-to-report/

Tell us about a positive experience you have had a State Tech faculty or staff member! Recognize an instructor for the extra time they put in to help you understand a concept, thank a staff member for making sure you knew where to go on the first day of class, show appreciation to the Main Stream Cafeteria staff for keeping your belly full – for ten tokens* it’s a win-win! While you are on the Ready to Report page take note of other things, you can report to our Counseling Services team if you have concerns.

 

*You can fill out as many compliment forms as you would like, but will only receive 10 tokens

Upcoming Events

Graduation is closely approaching on May 14, 2022.

Please click on the link below for all your graduation information. This will include program times, instructions for students on the day of graduation; invitation downloads, as well as other information for graduation day. Please share this page with your family and friends.

https://www.statetechmo.edu/commencement/

SGA Elections – This Week

Click here to access the SGA Ballot

SGA Elections are this week! Our SGA Officers help our Student Affairs leadership team with many different events on campus and assist in the planning for Week of Welcome, Fuel Up for Finals, and other daily campus entertainment and intramural events. They also listen to fellow students and bring questions and concerns to leadership through monthly SGA meetings.

Food 4 Fines

Do you owe a fine to the Library?

In celebration of National Library Week, you can bring in one of the canned food items on the list to the left and you will receive $1 off your fine for each item you bring in. All canned food will be donated to the on-campus food pantry.

Open Door Policy

If you have questions, please let us know. We know how busy the week can get, but do not hesitate to shoot me an e-mail. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

March 25, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

We hope you had a safe and productive week at State Tech. We are now counting down to six full weeks remaining in the Spring 2022 semester. Please keep attending all classes, turning in all assignments, and asking questions to make sure you are on the right track. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything. Thanks and have a great weekend!

SGA Elections – Next Week

 

SGA Elections are next week! All students will receive a link to a ballot to vote for your SGA Officers. Please take the time to share your wishes for how these candidates will serve the student body for the 2022-2023 instructional year. Our SGA Officers help our Student Affairs leadership team with many different events on campus and assist in the planning for Week of Welcome, Fuel Up for Finals, and other daily campus entertainment and intramural events. They also listen to fellow students and bring questions and concerns to leadership through monthly SGA meetings. Be on the lookout for the ballot next week and take the time to vote!

Staying in Touch – Paying Attention Award

State Tech puts together the Staying in Touch series each week in an effort to keep all students informed about events and activities taking place on campus in addition to important dates, and other college knowledge. Today, we begin to have a little fun as well. We want to see how many of you are paying attention. Follow these instructions to begin your scavenger hunt.

 

This week is a picture clue. Find the location using this picture. The first two to find it will win a prize.

Latest Token Leaderboard

Here are the latest leaders in the chase for tokens to spend at the End of the Year BBQ.

Here is just a taste of the items we will have for you to bid on during the event. So keep earning tokens!

End of Year Token Silent Auction and BBQ Prizes

  • PS5
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Keurig
  • Air Pods
  • Gaming Chair
  • X Box S Series
  • Metal Detector
  • Air Fryer
  • Echo Show
  • Range Finder
  • Gaming Headset
  • And so much more so keep collecting your State Tech Tokens!

 

Upcoming Intramurals- 20 Tokens Per night

Click here to create your team; staff and students are welcome!

Upcoming Events

Graduation is closely approaching on May 14, 2022.

Open Door Policy

If you have questions, please let us know. We know how busy the week can get, but do not hesitate to shoot me an e-mail. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

March 18, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

We hope you had a safe and productive week at State Tech. It was great to have students back on campus after a week of Spring Break. We have made it to another weekend. We hope everyone has a safe weekend and we will see you all back on Monday. Please make sure you are communicating with instructors, attending class, and turning in all assignments. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out. Have a great weekend!

Average Olympics

Do you have what it takes to bring home a gold medal? Then join us each day next week for Average Olympics! All events will be held in the Activity Center. One event per day. You can stop in and compete any time between 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday – Thursday and 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Friday. Tokens for every participant, bonus tokens for each medal winner and an additional 200 tokens for the overall winner!

 

Get in some last minute training over the weekend and come back Monday ready to compete for gold!

 

Staying in Touch – Paying Attention Award

State Tech puts together the Staying in Touch series each week in an effort to keep all students informed about events and activities taking place on campus in addition to important dates, and other college knowledge. Today, we begin to have a little fun as well. We want to see how many of you are paying attention. Follow these instructions to begin your scavenger hunt.

Are you getting hungry? They are open for lunch and dinner. The name comes from the original mascot when State Tech had both a baseball and basketball team. Get there fast to claim the Paying Attention Award for this week.

Open Door Policy

If you have questions, please let us know. We know how busy the week can get, but do not hesitate to shoot me an e-mail. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

March 17, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Welcome Back! It is great to have you all back on campus. We hope you had a fun and safe Spring Break! Remember we are starting the 2nd 8-weeks of the Spring semester. Start the week right by attending all classes and turning in all assignments. Ask for help when needed, we are here to provide assistance. Have a great week!

Intramurals (ESPN Tournament Challenge)- NCAA Tournament Picks! Create a bracket and earn tokens! Picks lock Thursday at 10:45 AM!

Get in on the excitement of this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Invite friends and family to join your group, fill out up to 25 brackets, and earn bragging rights by winning it all! Compete for a chance to win $100,000!

Get in the action now:
https://fantasy.espn.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2022/en/group?redirect=tcmen%3A%2F%2Fx-callback-url%2FshowGroup%3FgroupID%3D4706084&ex_cid=tcmen2022_email&groupID=4706084&groupp=dGVjaA%3D%3D&inviteuser=ezEyQjZFRDZDLTI3QzgtNEYwMS05NEJGLTdENTE3QkY0M0Y5M30%3D&invitesource=email

Group: State Tech Intramurals
Password: tech

Student Account Holds in myTech

Have you ever wondered why there is a hold on your account preventing you from registering from classes? Now, you have the ability to view your account holds in myTech.

  • Please login to myTech using your student email address and email password.
  • Once logged in, click on the student tab, and then click on myAdvising Information.
  • The navigation arrow (see the blue circle below) will allow you to expand the hold information to see the description and step(s) to resolve your hold.

Upcoming Events

Please check out the calendar of events for March! The Blood Drive is today and the NCAA Tournament Selection Show is Sunday, March 13, 2022. Be on the lookout for an NCAA Tournament Pool when we return from Spring Break! Average Olympics, Texas Hold ‘Em, Softball, and the Clean & Sober Party are all State Tech Token events! Participate, have fun, and earn tokens!

Upcoming Events

2022 Commencement Schedule – Saturday, May 14, 2022

Please see the schedule for our three commencement ceremonies planned for Saturday, May 14, 2022. Our ceremonies will take place in the Activity Center this year. Please be on the lookout for the online graduation application that should be coming out soon. Please let us know if you have any questions. Keep up the great work! You are very close to becoming a graduate from State Technical College of Missouri!

9:00 a.m.

  • Automotive Collision Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • General Technology – MFA
  • Heavy Equipment Technology
  • Medium/Heavy Truck Technology
  • Powersports Technology
  • Precision Machining Technology
  • Welding Technology

 

12:00 p.m.

  • Commercial Turf and Grounds Management
  • Civil Construction Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Drafting and Design Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Distribution Systems
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technology
  • Industrial Electricity
  • Nuclear Technology
  • Utility Systems Technician

3:00 p.m.

  • Business Administration
  • Computer Application Development
  • Dental Assisting Technology
  • Heavy Equipment Operations
  • Medical Radiologic Technology
  • Networking Systems Technology
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Practical Nursing Technology

Open Door Policy

If you have questions, please let us know. We know how busy the week can get, but do not hesitate to shoot me an e-mail. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

March 2, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

We hope everyone is off to a good start this week! This is the final week before Spring Break. Classes will not be held Friday March 4, 2022 through Sunday, March 13, 2022. Classes will resume on Monday, March 14, 2022. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Spring Break. Remember, that Thursday, March 3, 2022 is the conclusion of the first 8 weeks of classes. If you have classes ending Thursday, please make sure you are aware of the expectations for all assignments, quizzes, projects, and tests that are due by Thursday.

Spring Break/End of First 8 Weeks (Mid-Term)

At the conclusion of the first 8 weeks of class (Thursday, March 3, 2022), we will begin Spring Break. There are no classes on Friday, March 4, 2022 (due to Advisory Council meetings) and we will be on Spring Break March 7th – 11th. Classes will resume on Monday, March 14, 2022. That will be the start of the 2nd 8 weeks of classes. If you have new classes that begin on march 14th, please make sure you are in attendance to start the 2nd 8 weeks off on the right foot. If you are in full semester classes, continue to attend and turn in all assignments.

Blood Drive (Wednesday, March 3, 2021)

Stop by and donate blood on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Activity Center. Support the American Red Cross. Give blood. Help save lives. Earn 50 tokens for your donation.

Student Account Holds in myTech

Have you ever wondered why there is a hold on your account preventing you from registering from classes? Now, you have the ability to view your account holds in myTech.

  • Please login to myTech using your student email address and email password.
  • Once logged in, click on the student tab, and then click on myAdvising Information.
  • The navigation arrow (see the blue circle below) will allow you to expand the hold information to see the description and step(s) to resolve your hold.

Upcoming Events

Please check out the calendar of events for March! The Blood Drive is today and the NCAA Tournament Selection Show is Sunday, March 13, 2022. Be on the lookout for an NCAA Tournament Pool when we return from Spring Break! Average Olympics, Texas Hold ‘Em, Softball, and the Clean & Sober Party are all State Tech Token events! Participate, have fun, and earn tokens!

Open Door Policy

If you have questions, please let us know. We know how busy the week can get, but do not hesitate to shoot me an e-mail. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

February 25, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

We have made it to the end of the 7th week of classes. Next Thursday, March 3, 2022 is the last day of classes for 8-week courses. If you have any outstanding assignments that need to be turned in, please make sure you do so and work on finishing strong to improve your grade.

Spring Break/End of First 8 Weeks

At the conclusion of the first 8 weeks of class (Thursday, March 3, 2022), we will begin Spring Break. There are no classes on Friday, March 4, 2022 (due to Advisory Council meetings) and we will be on Spring Break March 7th – 11th. Classes will resume on Monday, March 14, 2022. That will be the start of the 2nd 8 weeks of classes. If you have new classes that begin on march 14th, please make sure you are in attendance to start the 2nd 8 weeks off on the right foot. If you are in full semester classes, continue to attend and turn in all assignments.

Blood Drive (Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Stop by and donate blood on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Activity Center. Support the American Red Cross. Give blood. Help save lives. Earn 50 tokens for your donation.

State Tech Token Leaderboard

Check out the latest Token Leaderboard. Still plenty of opportunities to earn tokens and get ready for the end of the year BBQ and Silent Auction.

Student Government Association Meetings

Did you know you can earn tokens by attending our SGA Meetings? We meet the first Wednesday of each month at 7:15 AM in the Osage County Community Center (OCCC). Come and join us.

Next Intramural Competition

Monday, February 28, 2022 at 5:00 PM, Table Tennis (Ping Pong) begins in the Activity Center. Sign up at the event. Tokens for competitors and spectators. Come and join in on the fun and earn tokens and try to become an Intramural Champion.

Need Help with Classes? Ask the ARC!!!

If you are struggling with the information in some classes after this second week, do not stress about it. Just stop by the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and talk to the friendly tutors. You can find the ARC in the Library in the ITC Building. If you are having trouble or would need additional help, please stop by and work with our tutors to help you succeed! ARC staff can also assist with resume editing!

Intramurals

Keep an eye out for upcoming intramural competitions! Click on the link below to learn more and sign up.

https://www.imleagues.com/spa/intramural/fd864f2f14804a939bbd86d21b305338/home

Staying in Touch – Paying Attention Award

State Tech puts together the Staying in Touch series each week in an effort to keep all students informed about events and activities taking place on campus in addition to important dates, and other college knowledge. Today, we begin to have a little fun as well. We want to see how many of you are paying attention. Follow these instructions to begin your scavenger hunt.

Classes and homework stressing you out? Have an assignment to print or a research paper that is due? They have lots of books, manuals, and periodicals, too! Get there fast to claim the Paying Attention Award for this week.

Open Door Policy

If you have questions, please let us know. We know how busy the week can get, but do not hesitate to shoot me an e-mail. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

 

February 18, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Congratulations on making it through the 6th full week of the Spring 2022 semester! We are nearing the end of the first 8-weeks of class. March 3, 2022 is the end of first 8-week classes. We are receiving many early alert reports about students not turning in assignments in class. Please communicate with your instructors daily and turn in all assignments. This is a large part of your final grade and can help with passing courses successfully and taking a step towards graduation.

Monday, February 21, 2022 – Campus Closed (President’s Day)

Friendly reminder that the college is closed and there are no classes on Monday, February 21, 2022 in observance of President’s Day. We will return to classes on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. Please enjoy the three-day weekend safely.

Click here to learn more about the history of President’s Day.

Balance Refunds

Please make sure you have all steps completed for Financial Aid. If you are due to receive a credit balance refund, they will be ready (depending on your program) February 18, 2022 (today). If you signed up for direct deposit, the funds should be released to the account you provided. If you did not sign up for direct deposit, you will need to visit the Cashier window to receive your credit balance.

Need Help with Classes? Ask the ARC!!!

If you are struggling with the information in some classes after this second week, do not stress about it. Just stop by the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and talk to the friendly tutors. You can find the ARC in the Library in the ITC Building. If you are having trouble or would need additional help, please stop by and work with our tutors to help you succeed! ARC staff can also assist with resume editing!

Staying in Touch – Paying Attention Award

State Tech puts together the Staying in Touch series each week in an effort to keep all students informed about events and activities taking place on campus in addition to important dates, and other college knowledge. Today, we begin to have a little fun as well. We want to see how many of you are paying attention. Follow these instructions to begin your scavenger hunt.

This office can help you study your best, read more efficiently, and crush all your tests. Get there fast to claim the Paying Attention Award for this week.

Commencement Schedule and Apply for Graduation DUE MARCH 1

Students, will you complete degree requirements in the Spring or Summer? You may submit a graduation application now for Spring and Summer 2022!  Cap and gown order will be placed March 2.

Please find the application at mytech.statetechmo.edu/ICS

Once logged into myTech: Click on…

  • Student tab
  • myForms
  • Graduation Application

Please complete the form and submit.

Fantasy NASCAR

Join our NASCAR Fantasy LIVE League that will run the entire season. The first race for points is the Daytona 500, this Sunday, February 20, 2022. You must have an account created and join our league before that date. Follow the directions below to create an account and join our league. The field has been set and you may now make your picks.

Click on “Play NOW”

  • Log In OR Create an account (please use your real name in your team name so we can award tokens)
  • Join the State Tech IM 2022 league (search for State Tech IM 2022)
  • Enter league password: statetech22

Make your picks weekly to earn points and win the championship

Good luck!

Upcoming Token Events

Join us at some or all of these events in February! They are all “token events”. Participate or just come to watch and cheer on your friends.

Open Door Policy

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

February 14, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Happy Valentine’s Day. As we start the week, we are now just 12 weeks from Commencement on Saturday, May 14, 2022. If you are on track to graduate, please take the time to complete the online graduation application. We will be ordering caps and gowns on March 2,, 2022, so please complete the application in the next two weeks.

Commencement Schedule and Apply for Graduation DUE MARCH 1

Students, will you complete degree requirements in the Spring or Summer? You may submit a graduation application now for Spring and Summer 2022!  Cap and gown order will be placed March 2.

Please find the application at mytech.statetechmo.edu/ICS

Once logged into myTech: Click on…

  • Student tab
  • myForms
  • Graduation Application

 

Please complete the form and submit.

Balance Refunds

Please make sure you have all steps completed for Financial Aid. If you are due to receive a credit balance refund, they will be ready (depending on your program) February 18, 2022.

2022 Commencement Schedule – Saturday, May 14, 2022

Please see the schedule for our three commencement ceremonies planned for Saturday, May 14, 2022. Our ceremonies will take place in the Activity Center this year. Please be on the lookout for the online graduation application that should be coming out soon. Please let us know if you have any questions. Keep up the great work! You are very close to becoming a graduate from State Technical College of Missouri!

9:00 a.m.

  • Automation Collision Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • General Technology – MFA
  • Heavy Equipment Technology
  • Medium/Heavy Truck Technology
  • Powersports Technology
  • Precision Machining Technology
  • Welding Technology

12:00 p.m.

  • Commercial Turf and Grounds Management
  • Civil Construction Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Drafting and Design Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Distribution Systems
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technology
  • Industrial Electricity
  • Nuclear Technology
  • Utility Systems Technician

3:00 p.m.

  • Business Administration
  • Computer Application Development
  • Dental Assisting Technology
  • Heavy Equipment Operations
  • Medical Radiologic Technology
  • Networking Systems Technology
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Practical Nursing Technology

SGA Elections Coming up Soon!!!

Would you like to be an SGA Officer next year? Scan the QR code and complete the application. If you have questions about the roles available on the SGA Officer team, please don’t hesitate to contact Kassidy Wilson at (573) 897-5172 or stop by the Activity Center to ask questions about the opportunity.

SGA Officers play a vital role in helping shape the events calendar for the year and bring concerns to the SGA and Intramural Coordinator and the Vice President for Student Affairs.

We hope to see many students interested in running for election.

If you think you would like to run for SGA Officer election, scan the QR code and apply today!!!

Fantasy NASCAR

Join our NASCAR Fantasy LIVE League that will run the entire season. The first race for points is the Daytona 500, Sunday, February 20, 2022. You must have an account created and join our league before that date. Follow the directions below to create an account and join our league.

Click on “Play NOW”

  • Log In OR Create an account (please use your real name in your team name so we can award tokens)
  • Join the State Tech IM 2022 league (search for State Tech IM 2022)
  • Enter league password: statetech22

Make your picks weekly to earn points and win the championship

Good luck!

Upcoming Token Events

Join us at some or all of these events in February! They are all “token events”. Participate or just come to watch and cheer on your friends.

Open Door Policy

We hope you have a great week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

 

February 11, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Congratulations! You made it to the end of another action-packed week at State Tech! We hope everyone has a great weekend. Thanks to all students who attended the Career Expo on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. We received exceptionally positive feedback from the employers about students and how you were prepared for the event! Don’t forget the Super Bowl is Sunday evening. Enjoy the weekend and we will see you on Monday.

Click on the picture below and watch a quick video about the Career Expo.

Career Expo 2022 – YouTube

Balance Refunds

Please make sure you have all steps completed for Financial Aid. If you are due to receive a credit balance refund, they will be ready (depending on your program) February 18, 2022.

State Tech Tokens – Virtual Quick Hit

Are you attending campus events and earning tokens? Click on the picture to watch a “Virtual Quick Hit” about why you should attend all events and earn tokens to bid on prizes at the End of the Year BBQ and Silent Auction on May 4, 2022.

PS5! – YouTube

Fantasy NASCAR

Join our NASCAR Fantasy LIVE League that will run the entire season. The first race for points is the Daytona 500, Sunday, February 20, 2022. You must have an account created and join our league before that date. Follow the directions below to create an account and join our league.

Click on “Play NOW”

  • Log In OR Create an account (please use your real name in your team name so we can award tokens)
  • Join the State Tech IM 2022 league (search for State Tech IM 2022)
  • Enter league password: statetech22

Make your picks weekly to earn points and win the championship

Good luck!

Upcoming Token Events

Join us at some or all of these events in February! They are all “token events”. Participate or just come to watch and cheer on your friends.

Fall 2021 Dean’s List

Congratulations to all students who earned a place on the Fall 2021 Dean’s List.

Click here to see the entire list. Congratulations!!!

Commencement Schedule and Apply for Graduation

Students, will you complete degree requirements in the Spring or Summer? You may submit a graduation application now for Spring and Summer 2022!

Please find the application at mytech.statetechmo.edu/ICS

Once logged into myTech: Click on…

  • Student tab
  • myForms
  • Graduation Application

 

Please complete the form and submit.

2022 Commencement Schedule – Saturday, May 14, 2022

Please see the schedule for our three commencement ceremonies planned for Saturday, May 14, 2022. Our ceremonies will take place in the Activity Center this year. Please be on the lookout for the online graduation application that should be coming out soon. Please let us know if you have any questions. Keep up the great work! You are very close to becoming a graduate from State Technical College of Missouri!

9:00 a.m.

  • Automotive Collision Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • General Technology – MFA
  • Heavy Equipment Technology
  • Medium/Heavy Truck Technology
  • Powersports Technology
  • Precision Machining Technology
  • Welding Technology

 

12:00 p.m.

  • Commercial Turf and Grounds Management
  • Civil Construction Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Drafting and Design Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Distribution Systems
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technology
  • Industrial Electricity
  • Nuclear Technology
  • Utility Systems Technician

3:00 p.m.

  • Business Administration
  • Computer Application Development
  • Dental Assisting Technology
  • Heavy Equipment Operations
  • Medical Radiologic Technology
  • Networking Systems Technology
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Practical Nursing Technology

SGA Elections Coming up Soon!!!

Would you like to be an SGA Officer next year? Scan the QR code and complete the application. If you have questions about the roles available on the SGA Officer team, please don’t hesitate to contact Kassidy Wilson at (573) 897-5172 or stop by the Activity Center to ask questions about the opportunity.

SGA Officers play a vital role in helping shape the events calendar for the year and bring concerns to the SGA and Intramural Coordinator and the Vice President for Student Affairs.

We hope to see many students interested in running for election.

Interested in becoming a Resident Assistant???

What is a Resident Assistant (RA)? Great question! An RA is a member of the housing staff. They live in one of the cottages and help our Housing Coordinator with the daily operations of housing. In exchange for their work during the school year, they receive a waiver for free housing. RA’s are still required to purchase the meal plan, but receive their room in exchange for their work. If you are interested in applying for an RA position, please scan the QR code and complete the application! If you have any questions, please contact Hanna in Housing at housing@statetechmo.edu.

Staying in Touch – Paying Attention Award

State Tech puts together the Staying in Touch series each week in an effort to keep all students informed about events and activities taking place on campus in addition to important dates, and other college knowledge. Today, we begin to have a little fun as well. We want to see how many of you are paying attention. Follow these instructions to begin your scavenger hunt.

Go to the building on campus where you would go for a workout, a basket of chicken fingers, or play a game of pool. Once you are there, head to the room where you might take a shower after a workout and look in a small space labeled #116. Be the first to find what is inside and bring it to the front desk. The Paying Attention Award awaits! You may even get some extra tokens towards your current total! Good luck!

Open Door Policy

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

January 31, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Welcome back for 4th full week of the Spring of 2022 semester! We have a lot going on campus this week. Please reach out if you have any questions about anything with classes or activities that are taking place this week. Please reach out if you need anything. Have an amazing week of classes and we hope to see you around campus at events and activities.

Winter Weather Storm Watch

State Tech is monitoring reports of a storm that may affect the region beginning Wednesday. All students are signed up to receive State Tech Alerts. Any announcement about classes will come through State Tech Alert. We will also communicate that out to local media outlets, our social media channels, and the State Tech website. For a reminder on Winter Weather procedures, please review the following information sent to students earlier this year.

In preparation for colder weather, attached are the Inclement Weather Dismissal Procedure. State Technical College of Missouri will assess weather reports and make decisions on classes or possible closings as soon as possible. All community members should remember that in all situations you should never put yourself in harm’s way by driving or going out into the weather if you believe the risks are too high! If administrators decide to close or cancel classes, we will send a State Tech Rave Alert (student are automatically enrolled in Rave Alert when you enroll in classes), as well as public notification through available local media resources (TV and Social Media). See attached procedure.

 

Financial Aid Credit Balance Refunds

Please make sure you have all steps completed for Financial Aid. If you are due to receive a credit balance refund, they will be ready (depending on your program) February 18, 2022.

Intramurals

Click on the link below or scan the QR code to sign up for intramural events coming up in the next couple of weeks! Remember that all intramural events are Token events. You can earn tokens by participating or attending the event to support friends competing.

https://www.imleagues.com/spa/intramural/fd864f2f14804a939bbd86d21b305338/home

 

Volunteer Opportunities (Earn Tokens)

Do you like giving back and volunteering your time? Scan the QR code and learn about different volunteer opportunities! If you check in, you can earn 50 tokens per hour at these events!

Open Door Policy

There are no silly questions. If you are curious about anything State Tech related, please reach out and ask. If you have life happening that is interfering with your progress at State Tech, please reach out and see if we have resources that can assist. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

 

 

January 28, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Congratulations on finishing the 4th week of the Spring semester! You are now just 4 weeks until mid-term and 12 weeks until the end of the semester. Keep up the great work in classes. If you are having any issues, please do not hesitate to ask us questions. We are here to help and want you to be successful. Have a safe weekend! We will see you back on Monday!

Need Help with Classes? Ask the ARC!!!

If you are struggling with the information in some classes after this week, do not stress about it. Just stop by the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and talk to the friendly tutors. You can find the ARC in the Library in the ITC Building. If you are having trouble or would need additional help, please stop by and work with our tutors to help you succeed! ARC staff can also assist with resume editing!

Apply to be a Student Government Assocation Officer

Would you like to be an SGA Officer next year? Scan the QR code and complete the application. If you have questions about the roles available on the SGA Officer team, please don’t hesitate to contact Kassidy Wilson at (573) 897-5172 or stop by the Activity Center to ask questions about the opportunity.

SGA Officers play a vital role in helping shape the events calendar for the year and bring concerns to the SGA and Intramural Coordinator and the Vice President for Student Affairs.

We hope to see many students interested in running for election.

Early Alert Reports – Importance of Attendance

Our team understands that if you are absent, there may be reasons you needed to miss. If you receive a communication from them about an Early Alert, please respond. Talk to them about your issues. Sometimes life happens and you need someone to talk to and help explain the situation to your instructors. We can help with that. When an Early Alert is submitted, our Counseling Staff will reach out to you via text, e-mail, and/or phone. We want to make sure everything is going ok and offer any solutions to issues you may be having outside the classroom. We want to make sure you are aware we can help. Attendance is essential to success, but if you have to miss class, please notify your instructors. If you are sick, please see the COVID guidance below.

Mandy is available in the Vehicle & Power Center and her number is (573) 897-5244.

Brooke is located at the front counter of the Vehicle & Power Center and her number is (573) 897-5245.

Becca is on the second floor of the Vehicle & Power Center and her number is (573) 897-5228.

Jason is located in the Library and his number is (573) 897-5110.

Financial Aid Credit Balance Refunds

Please make sure you have all steps completed for Financial Aid. If you are due to receive a credit balance refund, they will be ready (depending on your program) February 18, 2022.

If you need to check your financial aid status, please stop by the Financial Aid Office in the ITC Rotunda between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (9:30 AM – 5:00 PM on Thursdays).

Want This PS5? Start earning tokens!

We have our first item for the end of the year BBQ and Silent Auction! How can you make this PS5 yours? Keep attending all of our token events, check-in using the QR code, and then attend the BBQ & Silent Auction and make your bid! The more tokens you earn, the better the chance to take this PS5 home with you! Be on the lookout for more token events in the coming weeks!

 

Intramurals/Events

Check out the link below to sign up for upcoming intramural events!

https://www.imleagues.com/spa/intramural/fd864f2f14804a939bbd86d21b305338/home

Texas Hold ‘em Tournament

Interested in becoming a Resident Assistant???

What is a Resident Assistant (RA)? Great question! An RA is a member of the housing staff. They live in one of the cottages and help our Housing Coordinator with the daily operations of housing. In exchange for their work during the school year, they receive a waiver for free housing. RA’s are still required to purchase the meal plan, but receive their room in exchange for their work. If you are interested in applying for an RA position, please scan the QR code and complete the application! If you have any questions, please contact Hanna in Housing at housing@statetechmo.edu.

2022 State Tech Career Expo

The 2022 State Tech Career Expo is scheduled for Wednesday, February 9, 2022 from 9:00 am – 11:30 am and 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm in the State Tech Activity Center.  Watch for emails from Scott Peters and the Career Services Office for more details about the upcoming expo.  A preliminary list of employers is being sent via email this week.  If you have questions about the Career Expo, contact Scott Peters, Career Services Office, scott.peters@statetechmo.edu or 573.897.5159.

 

 

Career Ready Clothes for Career Expo

 

Check your closet! If you are in need of career ready clothes for the Career Expo or interviews, please reach out to Becca Mehmert becca.mehmert@statetechmo.edu. The Career Expo is 2.5 weeks away, do not wait until the last minute.

 

COVID Guidance

As we begin the spring 2022 semester, State Tech is currently in Scenario 1 of our COVID Response Scenarios. Currently, campus is operating as normal. We are encouraged by our experience this fall, but we are aware that infection rates are on the rise with the emergence of the omicron variant. All students may wear a facemask on campus if they choose.

State Tech is closely monitoring campus reports of COVID-19. We want to ensure we are informing students about State Tech’s current guidelines and measures to avoid any COVID-19 risks:

If you are starting to experience symptoms, please begin to isolate and alert your primary care physician and follow their directions (testing, notifying close contacts, quarantine, etc.). If you test positive, please notify all of your instructors and let them know the direction given to you by your primary care physician. Students diagnosed with COVID-19 are expected to quarantine for the length of time recommended by their physician. You will need to alert EACH of your professors to keep up with your classwork and other commitments while in quarantine.

Students who are identified as a close contact to a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 that are not vaccinated are expected to isolate for the length of time recommended by a primary care physician. Students that have received the COVID-19 vaccination, and have been in close contact, are allowed to be on campus, but are required to wear a facemask as long as they are not experiencing any symptoms.

Your health is our top priority, so we will inform students if there are any extra, precautionary measures we need to apply as the semester continues.

Open Door Policy

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

January 21, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

It was a short week, but packed with a lot of class work and activity outside the classroom. Please enjoy your weekend and stay safe. As a reminder, the Activity Center is open Friday night until midnight, Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 AM to Midnight for those students staying in Linn and looking for things to do. Stop by and hang out, play some pool, or get in a workout.

Early Alert Reports – Importance of Attendance

All faculty have the ability to share concerns about students through our Early Alert process. They keep us informed of things they see may keep students from success each semester. We have received many reports about students missing classes in the first three weeks. Attendance is crucial to your success in the classroom. If you have an illness or an emergency that prevents you from attending, please contact your instructors. When an Early Alert is submitted, our Counseling Staff will reach out to you via text, e-mail, and/or phone. We want to make sure everything is going ok and offer any solutions to issues you may be having outside the classroom. We want to make sure you are aware we can help. Attendance is essential to success, but if you have to miss class, please notify your instructors. If you are sick, please see the COVID guidance below.

Mandy is available in the Vehicle & Power Center and her number is (573) 897-5244.

Brooke Fulliam is located at the front counter of the Vehicle & Power Center and her number is (573) 897-5245.

Becca Mehmert is on the second floor of the Vehicle & Power Center and her number is (573) 897-5228.

Jason Hoffmeyer is located in the Library and his number is (573) 897-5110.

 

The Early Alert Reporting Form is used by faculty to notify the Counseling Services team about concerns they have about student success.

 

Financial Aid Credit Balance Refunds

Please make sure you have all steps completed for Financial Aid. If you are due to receive a credit balance refund, they will be ready (depending on your program) February 18, 2022.

If you need to check your financial aid status, please stop by the Financial Aid Office in the ITC Rotunda between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (9:30 AM – 5:00 PM on Thursdays).

Need Help with Classes? Ask the ARC!!!

If you are struggling with the information in some classes after this second week, do not stress about it. Just stop by the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and talk to the friendly tutors. You can find the ARC in the Library in the ITC Building. If you are having trouble or would need additional help, please stop by and work with our tutors to help you succeed! ARC staff can also assist with resume editing!

 

SGA Elections Coming up Soon!!!

Would you like to be an SGA Officer next year? Scan the QR code and complete the application. If you have questions about the roles available on the SGA Officer team, please don’t hesitate to contact Kassidy Wilson at (573) 897-5172 or stop by the Activity Center to ask questions about the opportunity.

SGA Officers play a vital role in helping shape the events calendar for the year and bring concerns to the SGA and Intramural Coordinator and the Vice President for Student Affairs.

We hope to see many students interested in running for election.

Upcoming Intramural Events

Sign up today! We have several intramural competitions coming up in the next few weeks! Dodgeball, 3-on-3 league, and pool tournament are just a few. Please click on the Intramural Schedule link to find out more about signing up a team! Stop by the Activity Center front desk or call Kassidy Wilson at (573) 897-5172 to ask any questions.

https://www.imleagues.com/spa/intramural/fd864f2f14804a939bbd86d21b305338/home

2022 State Tech Career Expo

The 2022 State Tech Career Expo is scheduled for Wednesday, February 9, 2022 from 9:00 am – 11:30 am and 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm in the State Tech Activity Center.  Watch for emails from Scott Peters and the Career Services Office for more details about the upcoming expo.  A preliminary list of employers is being sent via email this week.  If you have questions about the Career Expo, contact Scott Peters, Career Services Office, scott.peters@statetechmo.edu or 573.897.5159.

 

COVID Guidance

As we begin the spring 2022 semester, State Tech is currently in Scenario 1 of our COVID Response Scenarios. Currently, campus is operating as normal. We are encouraged by our experience this fall, but we are aware that infection rates are on the rise with the emergence of the omicron variant. All students may wear a facemask on campus if they choose.

State Tech is closely monitoring campus reports of COVID-19. We want to ensure we are informing students about State Tech’s current guidelines and measures to avoid any COVID-19 risks:

If you are starting to experience symptoms, please begin to isolate and alert your primary care physician and follow their directions (testing, notifying close contacts, quarantine, etc.). If you test positive, please notify all of your instructors and let them know the direction given to you by your primary care physician. Students diagnosed with COVID-19 are expected to quarantine for the length of time recommended by their physician. You will need to alert EACH of your professors to keep up with your classwork and other commitments while in quarantine.

Students who are identified as a close contact to a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 that are not vaccinated are expected to isolate for the length of time recommended by a primary care physician. Students that have received the COVID-19 vaccination, and have been in close contact, are allowed to be on campus, but are required to wear a facemask as long as they are not experiencing any symptoms.

Your health is our top priority, so we will inform students if there are any extra, precautionary measures we need to apply as the semester continues.

 

Open Door Policy

It has been a short, but busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

January 19, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Welcome back to classes after a long 4-day weekend. We are glad you are back on campus with us today. Please take a look at some things we think you need to be aware of this week.

Sad News to Share – Counselors Available

State Tech learned yesterday that there was a death of a student in our Heavy Equipment Operations program over the weekend. We want to respect the privacy of the family at this time but we also know this is a difficult time for many of our students. Please know that our counselors are available to meet with students who are grieving and may be dealing with a range of emotions over the coming days and weeks ahead. We are here to support you in any way we can.

Mandy is available in the Vehicle & Power Center and her number is (573) 897-5244.

Brooke Fulliam is located at the front counter of the Vehicle & Power Center and her number is (573) 897-5245.

Becca Mehmert is on the second floor of the Vehicle & Power Center and her number is (573) 897-5228.

Jason Hoffmeyer is located in the Library and his number is (573) 897-5110.

 

Early Alert Reports – Importance of Attendance

All faculty have the ability to share concerns about students through our Early Alert process. They keep us informed of things they see may keep students from success each semester. We have received many reports about students missing classes in the first three weeks. Attendance is crucial to your success in the classroom. If you have an illness or an emergency that prevents you from attending, please contact your instructors. When an Early Alert is submitted, our Counseling Staff will reach out to you via text, e-mail, and/or phone. We want to make sure everything is going ok and offer any solutions to issues you may be having outside the classroom. We want to make sure you are aware we can help. Attendance is essential to success, but if you have to miss class, please notify your instructors. If you are sick, please see the COVID guidance below.

The Early Alert Reporting Form is used by faculty to notify the Counseling Services team about concerns they have about student success.

Financial Aid Credit Balance Refunds

Please make sure you have all steps completed for Financial Aid. If you are due to receive a credit balance refund, they will be ready (depending on your program) February 18, 2022.

If you need to check your financial aid status, please stop by the Financial Aid Office in the ITC Rotunda between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (9:30 AM – 5:00 PM on Thursdays).

Need Help with Classes? Ask the ARC!!!

If you are struggling with the information in some classes after this second week, do not stress about it. Just stop by the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and talk to the friendly tutors. You can find the ARC in the Library in the ITC Building. If you are having trouble or would need additional help, please stop by and work with our tutors to help you succeed! ARC staff can also assist with resume editing!

SGA Elections Coming up Soon!!!

Would you like to be an SGA Officer next year? Scan the QR code and complete the application. If you have questions about the roles available on the SGA Officer team, please don’t hesitate to contact Kassidy Wilson at (573) 897-5172 or stop by the Activity Center to ask questions about the opportunity.

SGA Officers play a vital role in helping shape the events calendar for the year and bring concerns to the SGA and Intramural Coordinator and the Vice President for Student Affairs.

We hope to see many students interested in running for election.

 

Upcoming Intramural Events

Sign up today! We have several intramural competitions coming up in the next few weeks! Dodgeball and pool tournament are just a few. Please click on the Intramural Schedule link to find out more about signing up a team! Stop by the Activity Center front desk or call Kassidy Wilson at (573) 897-5172 to ask any questions.

We will be rescheduling the 3-on-3 league for a later time this semester. Please let Kassidy know if there are teams that would prefer to compete in the morning or over the noon hour to avoid cutting into your work hours in the evening. Call Kassidy Wilson at (573) 897-5172 to ask any questions

https://www.imleagues.com/spa/intramural/fd864f2f14804a939bbd86d21b305338/home

 

2022 State Tech Career Expo

The 2022 State Tech Career Expo is scheduled for Wednesday, February 9, 2022 from 9:00 am – 11:30 am and 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm in the State Tech Activity Center.  Watch for emails from Scott Peters and the Career Services Office for more details about the upcoming expo.  A preliminary list of employers is being sent via email this week.  If you have questions about the Career Expo, contact Scott Peters, Career Services Office, scott.peters@statetechmo.edu or 573.897.5159.

COVID Guidance

As we begin the spring 2022 semester, State Tech is currently in Scenario 1 of our COVID Response Scenarios. Currently, campus is operating as normal. We are encouraged by our experience this fall, but we are aware that infection rates are on the rise with the emergence of the omicron variant. All students may wear a facemask on campus if they choose.

State Tech is closely monitoring campus reports of COVID-19. We want to ensure we are informing students about State Tech’s current guidelines and measures to avoid any COVID-19 risks:

If you are starting to experience symptoms, please begin to isolate and alert your primary care physician and follow their directions (testing, notifying close contacts, quarantine, etc.). If you test positive, please notify all of your instructors and let them know the direction given to you by your primary care physician. Students diagnosed with COVID-19 are expected to quarantine for the length of time recommended by their physician. You will need to alert EACH of your professors to keep up with your classwork and other commitments while in quarantine.

Students who are identified as a close contact to a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 that are not vaccinated are expected to isolate for the length of time recommended by a primary care physician. Students that have received the COVID-19 vaccination, and have been in close contact, are allowed to be on campus, but are required to wear a facemask as long as they are not experiencing any symptoms.

Your health is our top priority, so we will inform students if there are any extra, precautionary measures we need to apply as the semester continues.

Open Door Policy

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

January 14, 2022 : State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

It has been an exciting 2nd week of classes. Time is flying by already. We are now just 6 weeks until mid-term and the end of 1st 8-week classes. Please come to us with any questions you might have about your classes or anything on campus. We are here to help and there are no silly questions. Please be safe and practice social distancing this weekend.

FOUR DAY WEEKEND!!!

We hope you all have a safe and enjoyable weekend! Please remember the college will be closed Monday, January 17, 2022 as we remember and honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In addition, the college is closed Tuesday, January 18, 2022 for faculty and staff professional development. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 19, 2021.

Early Alert Reports – Importance of Attendance

All faculty have the ability to share concerns about students through our Early Alert process. They keep us informed of things they see may keep students from success each semester. We have received many reports about students missing classes in the first two weeks. When an Early Alert is submitted, our Counseling Staff will reach out to you via text, e-mail, and phone. When someone from the Counseling Staff reaches out, please reply and engage in a conversation to determine what needs to change to address the concerns. We want to make sure everything is going ok and offer any solutions to issues you may be having outside the classroom. We want to make sure you are aware we can help. Attendance is essential to success, but if you have to miss class, please notify your instructors. Your communications will come from one of the four members of our Counseling Staff. Please be on the lookout for communications from them.

If you notice a classmate that is struggling, did you know you can submit a report and have someone from our team reach out to them and offer our services?

You can click on the “Ready to Report” link and share your concern about your friends and classmates.

FREE Magazines – 2020 Magazine Giveaways

The Library is eliminating 2020 magazines from the inventory. They are FREE to students, faculty, and staff. Stop by the Library and pick up as many as you would care to take.

Need Help with Classes? Ask the ARC!!!

If you are struggling with the information in some classes after this second week, do not stress about it. Just stop by the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and talk to the friendly tutors. You can find the ARC in the Library in the ITC Building. If you are having trouble or would need additional help, please stop by and work with our tutors to help you succeed! ARC staff can also assist with resume editing!

Phi Theta Kappa – Winter Food & Clothing Drive

Help us fill our campus closet and local food bank! Donate and let us know your academic program when you drop off your donation and the program that donates the most items will have their instructor kiss a pig!

Drive takes place January 24-28, 2022. Drop off items at the State Tech Library

2022 State Tech Career Expo

The 2022 State Tech Career Expo is scheduled for Wednesday, February 9, 2022 from 9:00 am – 11:30 am and 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm in the State Tech Activity Center.  Watch for emails from Scott Peters and the Career Services Office for more details about the upcoming expo.  A preliminary list of employers is being sent via email this week.  If you have questions about the Career Expo, contact Scott Peters, Career Services Office, scott.peters@statetechmo.edu or 573.897.5159.

 

COVID Guidance

As we begin the spring 2022 semester, State Tech is currently in Scenario 1 of our COVID Response Scenarios. Currently, campus is operating as normal. We are encouraged by our experience this fall, but we are aware that infection rates are on the rise with the emergence of the omicron variant. All students may wear a facemask on campus if they choose.

State Tech is closely monitoring campus reports of COVID-19. We want to ensure we are informing students about State Tech’s current guidelines and measures to avoid any COVID-19 risks:

If you are starting to experience symptoms, please begin to isolate and alert your primary care physician and follow their directions (testing, notifying close contacts, quarantine, etc.). If you test positive, please notify all of your instructors and let them know the direction given to you by your primary care physician. Students diagnosed with COVID-19 are expected to quarantine for the length of time recommended by their physician. You will need to alert EACH of your professors to keep up with your classwork and other commitments while in quarantine.

Students who are identified as a close contact to a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 that are not vaccinated are expected to isolate for the length of time recommended by a primary care physician. Students that have received the COVID-19 vaccination, and have been in close contact, are allowed to be on campus, but are required to wear a facemask as long as they are not experiencing any symptoms.

Your health is our top priority, so we will inform students if there are any extra, precautionary measures we need to apply as the semester continues.

Open Door Policy

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

January 10, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Welcome Back! Thanks for a great first week of the Spring 2021 semester. We hope you had a fun and safe weekend. Here are some things going on this week. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you might have. Have a great week!

Token Leaderboard

Check out the latest token leaderboard! Remember you can earn tokens by attending campus events all Spring semester long! At the end of the semester, we will have an SGA BBQ and Silent Auction. We will have items up for bid and you will use your tokens to bid on the prizes! We hope to see you at many events this Spring!

On Campus Housing Available

Are you dreading that drive to and from campus in the morning? We can help with that. State Tech Housing has several rooms available for the Spring 2022 semester. If you would like to explore getting a room on campus, please contact Hanna Hensing. Hanna can provide all of the details and provide a tour if needed.  Call (573) 897-5165 or shoot her an e-mail at hanna.hensing@statetechmo.edu.

SGA Elections Coming up Soon!!!

Would you like to be an SGA Officer next year? Scan the QR code and complete the application. If you have questions about the roles available on the SGA Officer team, please don’t hesitate to contact Kassidy Wilson at (573) 897-5172 or stop by the Activity Center to ask questions about the opportunity.

SGA Officers play a vital role in helping shape the events calendar for the year and bring concerns to the SGA and Intramural Coordinator and the Vice President for Student Affairs.

We hope to see many students interested in running for election.

Upcoming Intramural Events

Sign up today! We have several intramural competitions coming up in the next few weeks! Dodgeball, 3-on-3 league, and pool tournament are just a few. Please click on the Intramural Schedule link to find out more about signing up a team! Stop by the Activity Center front desk or call Kassidy Wilson at (573) 897-5172 to ask any questions.

Important Dates

Spring 2022 Important Dates

As you prepare for the Spring 2022 semester, we wanted to make sure you had a list of important dates. Life Hack: If you want to keep these with you all the time, try taking a screen shot on your phone and making it your lock screen.

Parking Reminder

Parking

We receive many questions about where to park and want to break it down in a easy to understand way.

If you live on campus:

  • Please park in the lot closest to your cottage and you can walk to your other locations on campus. You will receive a parking sticker that needs to be displayed in your car when it is parked at your dorm.

If you live off campus:

  • You can park anywhere with white lines
  • You cannot park anywhere with yellow lines, these are for off campus visitors only. If you park there and do not have a guest parking pass for the day, you will be issued a ticket.

Open Door Policy

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

January 3, 2022:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

We hope that everyone had a safe and relaxing break! Spring 2022 classes begin Thursday, January 6, 2022. We are looking forward to having everyone back on campus. A few notes as we kick off another semester.

EagleOnline is now myTech

As we have mentioned throughout the Fall semester, we have been working to implement a new student portal. EagleOnline is now myTech! Please click on the myTech link on the State Tech home page and you can sign on with your State Tech e-mail address and password. See below for more tips on how to navigate myTech.

Learning to Navigate myTech

  • The college has started to develop a series of video instruction on how to navigate myTECH. Please check out the first video segment to learn about single sign-on, how to navigate to myCourse information page, and finally myCourse information portal.
  • Please let us know if there are any questions about the new technology.

 

Spring 2022 Charges in myTech

Spring charges have been turned on for you to see in myTech.  Please login to myTech using your student email address and email password.  Once logged in, click on the student tab, then click on myFinancial to see the charges.  You are also able to make payments from the new myTech site.

If you have any questions about student charges, please contact the cashier at (573) 897-5121 or billing@statetechmo.edu

Fall 2021 Grades in myTech

Once you log in to myTech, you will see a message about final grades for the Fall 2021 semester. You can see them in both the “Unofficial Transcript” and “Grade Report” portals on the Student Tab. Please let us know if you have any questions about Final Grades.

Spring 2022 Important Dates

As you prepare for the Spring 2022 semester, we wanted to make sure you had a list of important dates. Life Hack: If you want to keep these with you all the time, try taking a screen shot on your phone and making it your lock screen.

Activity Center Hours

Starting today (January 3, 2022), we will be open from 5:00 AM to Midnight. Stop in and get in a workout, play a game of pool or darts, or learn more about the Spring Intramural & Fitness Class schedule.

We hope to see you back at the Activity Center to kick-off the New Year!

January Fitness Class Schedule

Looking to start the New Year off on the right foot? We have several fitness class options at different times of the day to suit your needs. We have Body Pump classes at 5:15 AM (Wednesday & Friday), Noon (Tuesday & Thursday), 5:00 PM (Monday & Wednesday), 7:00 PM (Monday), or 6:45 PM (Wednesday). We also have HIIT at Noon (Monday & Wednesday) or 4:30 & 5:45 (Tuesday & Thursday). Finally, we have Zumba at 6:00 PM on Monday & Wednesday. Find your class!

Open Door Policy

It has been a long break. We are excited to have you back on campus. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

December 18, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Congratulations! You have completed the Fall semester of the 2021-2022 academic year. We hope you enjoy this well-deserved time off from classes. We hope you, your friends, and family enjoy the next couple of weeks together. We will resume classes on Thursday, January 6, 2022.

While campus is closed until Monday, January 3, 2022, our Activity Center will be open during the Holidays. Please see the Winter Break Schedule below.

Fuel Up for Finals

We had a great week of finals at State Tech! Check out some of the pictures from the Fuel Up for Finals events we hosted December 13-16th! We hope everyone got a chance to spend some time outside of studying and final exams to have a little fun!

Winter Break Activity Center Hours

Beginning December 18, 2021 through January 2, 2022, the Activity Center will begin closing at 10:00 PM. Please see the dates below where we have modified hours. If you are in town and need somewhere to get some exercise or just shoot a game of pool, please stop in over break!

  • Christmas Eve Day     5:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Christmas Day            CLOSED
  • New Year’s Eve          5:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • New Year’s Day          CLOSED
  • January 2, 2021          7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

EagleOnline is now myTech

As we have mentioned throughout the Fall semester, we have been working to implement a new student portal. EagleOnline is now myTech! Please click on the myTech link on the home page and you can sign on with your State Tech e-mail address and password. See below for more tips on how to navigate myTech.

Learning to Navigate myTech

  • The college has started to develop a series of video instruction on how to navigate myTECH. Please check out the first video segment to learn about single sign-on, how to navigate to myCourse information page, and finally myCourse information portal.
  • Please let us know if there are any questions about the new technology.

Spring 2022 Charges in myTech

Spring charges have been turned on for you to see in myTech.  Please login to myTech using your student email address and email password.  Once logged in, click on the student tab, then click on myFinancial to see the charges.  You are also able to make payments from the new myTech site.

If you have any questions about student charges, please contact the cashier at (573) 897-5121 or billing@statetechmo.edu

Open Door Policy

While the college is closed over break, I will be monitoring this e-mail address. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask and I will get back to you as soon as I am able. Be on the lookout for additional information about final grades, important dates for the Spring 2022 semester, and upcoming events. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

December 13, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Welcome to Finals Week! We wish all students the best of luck as you wrap up the semester with final exams. We are also excited to have you attend events this week for Fuel Up for Finals! Tonight, we will have a FREE dinner from 7:00 – 9:00 PM called “Breakfast for Dinner”. I will be happy to serve all of you dinner tonight in the Mainstream Cafeteria. Have a great first day of finals and we will see you tonight for “Breakfast for Dinner”.

FINALS WEEK SCHEDULE

Finals Week (December 13th-16th)

Final exams will be held during the week of December 13-16th.

General Education finals* will be held on Monday, December 13, and Wednesday, December 15, according to the chart below.  Generally, technical finals will be held on Tuesday, December 14, and Thursday, December 16Final times for technical classes will be announced by the instructor and posted on Canvas.

 

Gen Ed Fall 2021 Final Exam Schedule 
If your class meets on Monday at  Then your Final Exam in your regular classroom** will be 
8:10am Monday Dec. 13 (8:10am-10:00am)
9:10am Wednesday Dec. 15 (8:10am-10:00am)
10:10am Monday Dec. 13 (10:10am-12:00pm)
11:10am Wednesday Dec. 15 (10:10am-12:00pm)
12:10pm Monday Dec. 13 (12:10pm-2:00pm)
1:10pm Wednesday Dec. 15 (12:10pm-2:00pm)
2:10pm Monday Dec. 13 (2:10pm-4:00pm)
3:10pm Wednesday Dec. 15 (2:10pm-4:00pm)
4:10pm Monday Dec. 13 (4:10pm-6:00pm)
 
Gen Ed Course Exceptions  Final Exam Details 
PHY 101 , ASC 104, ASC 106 Wednesday Dec. 15 (4:10 pm-6:00 pm) VPC 201
COM 125 As announced by the instructor and posted on Canvas.

FREE Cupcakes and Hot Chocolate During Finals

During Finals Week (December 13th – 16th) when you’re spending time in the Library studying, make sure to take advantage of FREE cupcakes and hot chocolate. The staff hopes this will keep you motivated to finish strong and have a successful Finals Week!

Fuel Up for Finals!!! (December 13th-16th)

We had a great time with events during Week of Welcome! Now, Student Affairs and SGA are brining you events to keep your stress levels down during Finals Week with Fuel Up for Finals!

Starting with “Breakfast for Dinner” on Monday from 7:00 – 9:00 PM! Stop by the Mainstream Cafeteria and take a break from studying to get some good breakfast food and play some games. You can earn 100 tokens as well!

Tuesday, need to take your stress out on something? Stop by the quad from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and take a couple swings with a sledgehammer to a car! Also free cotton candy!!!

Wednesday, we will have FREE coffee and cookies in the ITC Rotunda from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Thursday, we will have chair massages on campus from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM to ease the tension of Finals Week away!

Capital One Bowl Challenge

Show off your college football knowledge! Sign up for the Capital One Bowl Mania Challenge. Just pick the winners of the 44 bowl games! Each correct pick is 10 points. Picks are due by midnight on December 16th!

We have started a group! Click on the link below and enter to win! The password for our group is “tech”.

Please change the name of your entry to your first and last name so we know who wins the challenge!

Every entry will receive 30 State Tech Tokens! The winner will receive a bonus 50 tokens and a State Tech IM Champion t-shirt! Click HERE to visit the Capital One game site and create your entry. Each student can create up to 3 entries in the State Technical College of Missouri group. Please rename your entry to your first name and last name. Thanks!

Let us take care of lunch for you on the last day of classes before Finals Week! Compass Health Network is sponsoring a Clean & Sober lunch this Friday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the ITC Rotunda. Stop by for lunch, a hot chocolate bar, and door prizes!!!

 

Learning to Navigate myTech

The college has started to develop a series of video instruction on how to navigate myTECH. Please check out the first video segment to learn about single sign-on, how to navigate to myCourse information page, and finally myCourse information portal.

Please let us know if there are any questions about the new technology.

Open Door Policy

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

December 10, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Congratulations! You have made it to the end to of classes for the Fall of 2021. The next step in your Fall 2021 journey is Finals Week! Have a great weekend of preparation for Finals! Our team will be present and available for assistance all next week! We will also have an activity each day for Fuel Up for Finals. Please see the schedule below! Thanks for all your hard work this semester. It’s not over yet, but you are close to successfully taking the next step in your path to a degree at State Tech!

FINALS WEEK SCHEDULE

Finals Week (December 13th-16th)

Final exams will be held during the week of December 13-16th.

General Education finals* will be held on Monday, December 13, and Wednesday, December 15, according to the chart below.  Generally, technical finals will be held on Tuesday, December 14, and Thursday, December 16Final times for technical classes will be announced by the instructor and posted on Canvas.

 

Gen Ed Fall 2021 Final Exam Schedule 
If your class meets on Monday at  Then your Final Exam in your regular classroom** will be 
   
8:10am Monday Dec. 13 (8:10am-10:00am)
9:10am Wednesday Dec. 15 (8:10am-10:00am)
10:10am Monday Dec. 13 (10:10am-12:00pm)
11:10am Wednesday Dec. 15 (10:10am-12:00pm)
12:10pm Monday Dec. 13 (12:10pm-2:00pm)
1:10pm Wednesday Dec. 15 (12:10pm-2:00pm)
2:10pm Monday Dec. 13 (2:10pm-4:00pm)
3:10pm Wednesday Dec. 15 (2:10pm-4:00pm)
4:10pm Monday Dec. 13 (4:10pm-6:00pm)
 
Gen Ed Course Exceptions  Final Exam Details 
PHY 101 , ASC 104, ASC 106 Wednesday Dec. 15 (4:10 pm-6:00 pm) VPC 201
COM 125 As announced by the instructor and posted on Canvas.

FREE Cupcakes and Hot Chocolate During Finals

During Finals Week (December 13th – 16th) when you’re spending time in the Library studying, make sure to take advantage of FREE cupcakes and hot chocolate. The staff hopes this will keep you motivated to finish strong and have a successful Finals Week!

Fuel Up for Finals!!! (December 13th-16th)

We had a great time with events during Week of Welcome! Now, Student Affairs and SGA are brining you events to keep your stress levels down during Finals Week with Fuel Up for Finals!

Starting with “Breakfast for Dinner” on Monday from 7:00 – 9:00 PM! Stop by the Mainstream Cafeteria and take a break from studying to get some good breakfast food and play some games. You can earn 100 tokens as well!

Tuesday, need to take your stress out on something? Stop by the quad from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and take a couple swings with a sledgehammer to a car! Also free cotton candy!!!

Wednesday, we will have FREE coffee and cookies in the ITC Rotunda from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Thursday, we will have chair massages on campus from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM to ease the tension of Finals Week away!

Capital One Bowl Challenge

Show off your college football knowledge! Sign up for the Capital One Bowl Mania Challenge. Just pick the winners of the 44 bowl games! Each correct pick is 10 points. Picks are due by midnight on December 16th!

We have started a group! Click on the link below and enter to win! The password for our group is “tech”.

Please change the name of your entry to your first and last name so we know who wins the challenge!

Every entry will receive 30 State Tech Tokens! The winner will receive a bonus 50 tokens and a State Tech IM Champion t-shirt! Click HERE to visit the Capital One game site and create your entry. Each student can create up to 3 entries in the State Technical College of Missouri group. Please rename your entry to your first name and last name. Thanks!

Let us take care of lunch for you on the last day of classes before Finals Week! Compass Health Network is sponsoring a Clean & Sober lunch this Friday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the ITC Rotunda. Stop by for lunch, a hot chocolate bar, and door prizes!!

 

Open Door Policy

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

December 7, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Welcome to the last full week of classes for the Fall of 2021 semester. It is important this week to attend all classes, turn in all assignments, and get prepared for Finals Week! If you need assistance with anything, please reach out to your faculty, our team in Counseling Services, the ARC, Library or my office. We are here to help and welcome any questions you might have this week. Have a great week. Let us know how we can help.

FINALS WEEK SCHEDULE

Finals Week (December 13th-16th)

Final exams will be held during the week of December 13-16th.

General Education finals* will be held on Monday, December 13, and Wednesday, December 15, according to the chart below.  Generally, technical finals will be held on Tuesday, December 14, and Thursday, December 16Final times for technical classes will be announced by the instructor and posted on Canvas.

 

Gen Ed Fall 2021 Final Exam Schedule 
If your class meets on Monday at  Then your Final Exam in your regular classroom** will be 
8:10am Monday Dec. 13 (8:10am-10:00am)
9:10am Wednesday Dec. 15 (8:10am-10:00am)
10:10am Monday Dec. 13 (10:10am-12:00pm)
11:10am Wednesday Dec. 15 (10:10am-12:00pm)
12:10pm Monday Dec. 13 (12:10pm-2:00pm)
1:10pm Wednesday Dec. 15 (12:10pm-2:00pm)
2:10pm Monday Dec. 13 (2:10pm-4:00pm)
3:10pm Wednesday Dec. 15 (2:10pm-4:00pm)
4:10pm Monday Dec. 13 (4:10pm-6:00pm)
 
Gen Ed Course Exceptions  Final Exam Details 
PHY 101 , ASC 104, ASC 106 Wednesday Dec. 15 (4:10 pm-6:00 pm) VPC 201
COM 125 As announced by the instructor and posted on Canvas.

 

FREE Cupcakes and Hot Chocolate During Finals

During Finals Week (December 13th – 16th) when you’re spending time in the Library studying, make sure to take advantage of FREE cupcakes and hot chocolate. The staff hopes this will keep you motivated to finish strong and have a successful Finals Week!

Fuel Up for Finals!!! (December 13th-16th)

We had a great time with events during Week of Welcome! Now, Student Affairs and SGA are brining you events to keep your stress levels down during Finals Week with Fuel Up for Finals!

Starting with “Breakfast for Dinner” on Monday from 7:00 – 9:00 PM! Stop by the Mainstream Cafeteria and take a break from studying to get some good breakfast food and play some games. You can earn 100 tokens as well!

Tuesday, need to take your stress out on something? Stop by the quad from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and take a couple swings with a sledgehammer to a car! Also free cotton candy!!!

Wednesday, we will have FREE coffee and cookies in the ITC Rotunda from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Thursday, we will have chair massages on campus from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM to ease the tension of Finals Week away!

Capital One Bowl Challenge

Show off your college football knowledge! Sign up for the Capital One Bowl Mania Challenge. Just pick the winners of the 44 bowl games! Each correct pick is 10 points. Picks are due by midnight on December 16th!

We have started a group! Click on the link below and enter to win! The password for our group is “tech”.

Please change the name of your entry to your first and last name so we know who wins the challenge!

Every entry will receive 30 State Tech Tokens! The winner will receive a bonus 50 tokens and a State Tech IM Champion t-shirt! Click HERE to visit the Capital One game site and create your entry. Each student can create up to 3 entries in the State Technical College of Missouri group. Please rename your entry to your first name and last name. Thanks!

FREE Lunch Friday

Let us take care of lunch for you on the last day of classes before Finals Week! Compass Health Network is sponsoring a Clean & Sober lunch this Friday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the ITC Rotunda. Stop by for lunch, a hot chocolate bar, and door prizes!!!

Open Door Policy

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

December 3, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Fall Update – Last Full Week Before Finals

We hope you are working to finish the Fall 2021 semester strong! Next week is the last full week of classes before Finals Week! Finals will take place December 13th – 16th. If you have questions about your assignments, please make sure to have a conversation with your instructors. Tip: Finish strong by attending all classes and turning in all assignments to maximize your opportunity to earn the highest grade possible.

Ugly Sweater Contest

Show off your best ugly Christmas sweater on Thursday, December 9th! Check-in at the Library Circulation Desk with Library Staff. We will snap a picture and judges will award a winner that will be announced on Friday, December 10th! This is a token event, so you can also earn 30 tokens toward your total for the silent auction and end of the year BBQ!

You can also send a photo to amanda.barch@statetechmo.edu to enter.

Finals Week (December 13th-16th)

Final exams will be held during the week of December 13-16th.

General Education finals* will be held on Monday, December 13, and Wednesday, December 15, according to the chart below.  Generally, technical finals will be held on Tuesday, December 14, and Thursday, December 16Final times for technical classes will be announced by the instructor and posted on Canvas.

 

Gen Ed Fall 2021 Final Exam Schedule 
If your class meets on Monday at  Then your Final Exam in your regular classroom** will be 
8:10am Monday Dec. 13 (8:10am-10:00am)
9:10am Wednesday Dec. 15 (8:10am-10:00am)
10:10am Monday Dec. 13 (10:10am-12:00pm)
11:10am Wednesday Dec. 15 (10:10am-12:00pm)
12:10pm Monday Dec. 13 (12:10pm-2:00pm)
1:10pm Wednesday Dec. 15 (12:10pm-2:00pm)
2:10pm Monday Dec. 13 (2:10pm-4:00pm)
3:10pm Wednesday Dec. 15 (2:10pm-4:00pm)
4:10pm Monday Dec. 13 (4:10pm-6:00pm)
 
Gen Ed Course Exceptions  Final Exam Details 
PHY 101 , ASC 104, ASC 106 Wednesday Dec. 15 (4:10 pm-6:00 pm) VPC 201
COM 125 As announced by the instructor and posted on Canvas.


*
This includes CPP 101, NST 101, and WLT 128.

**PHY 103 location will be announced by instructor.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions about the Finals Week Schedule, December 13-16th! Have a great week.

 

Fuel Up for Finals!!! (December 13th-16th)

We had a great time with events during Week of Welcome! Now, Student Affairs and SGA are brining you events to keep your stress levels down during Finals Week with Fuel Up for Finals!

Starting with “Breakfast for Dinner” on Monday from 7:00 – 9:00 PM! Stop by the Mainstream Cafeteria and take a break from studying to get some good breakfast food and play some games. You can earn 100 tokens as well!

Tuesday, need to take your stress out on something? Stop by the quad from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and take a couple swings with a sledgehammer to a car! Also free cotton candy!!!

Wednesday, we will have FREE coffee and cookies in the ITC Rotunda from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Thursday, we will have chair massages on campus from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM to ease the tension of Finals Week away!

Intramural 3-on-3 Teams Due Wednesday!!!

Is your 3-on-3 team ready for the NCAA Tournament? Come and watch teams compete to win the 3-on-3 Tournament! The IM 3-on-3 Tournament starts Monday, December 6th at 4:30 PM!

When is Campus Closed??? (December 17 – January 4)

Beginning Friday, December 17, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022 the college will be CLOSED for Winter Break. We will be checking e-mail over break, but offices are closed to the public until Monday, January 3, 2022.

Winter Break Activity Center Hours

Beginning December 17, 2021 through January 2, 2022, the Activity Center will begin closing at 10:00 PM. We do have some days where the schedule will be altered. The Activity Center will return to regular hours on Monday, January 3, 2022.

  • Christmas Eve Day     5:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Christmas Day            CLOSED
  • New Year’s Eve          5:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • New Year’s Day          CLOSED
  • January 2, 2021          7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

 

Open Door Policy

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

November 29, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Fall Update

We hope you all had a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving Break. We hope you are energized and ready to attack the last two weeks of classes and then fuel up for Finals Week!

Last Day to Drop a Class and Receive a Grade of “W”

(TODAY) Monday, November 29, 2021 is the last day to withdraw from 16-week Fall classes and receive a “WD” grade. Completed forms need to be submitted to the Records Office (ITC) by 5:00 PM. If you do not withdraw, you will receive the grade you have earned as your final grade.

The last day to withdraw from an 8-week Fall class and receive a “WD” grade is December 6, 2021.

This form requires a signature from your Advisor, the Instructor of the class you are dropping, Financial Aid, and the Cashier. Please begin this process as early as you can to have the form completed by the end of the day on Monday.

Academic Resource Center

The staff in the ARC will be available the next two weeks if you need assistance with finishing classes out strong, completing assignments, or finals test preparation. If you need assistance, please e-mail the staff at lorinda.smith@statetechmo.edu.

What is Going on in December?

We have several campus events in December before Winter Break. Check out the calendar to the left for the dates and times for upcoming campus events. Start this Wednesday with the SGA Meeting in the OCCC at 7:15 AM. Intramural 3-on-3 basketball starts Monday, December 6th and enjoy a FREE Hot Chocolate Bar and Pizza in the ITC Rotunda on Friday, December 10th. The get ready for Fuel Up for Finals events December 13th-16th!

Booster Shot Event Thursday

If you would like to choose to receive a COVID booster shot, the Osage County Health Department is offering them FREE on Thursday, December 2nd from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Osage County Community Center. Please bring your vaccination and insurance card.

If you are unsure about eligibility, please call the Osage County Health Department at (573) 897-3103.

Intramural 3-on-3 Teams Due Wednesday!!!

Is your 3-on-3 team ready for the NCAA Tournament? Sign up and prove it on the court. The IM 3-on-3 Tournament starts Monday, December 6th. Teams are due this Wednesday, December 1st.

Finals Week (December 13th-16th)

Final exams will be held during the week of December 13-16th.

General Education finals* will be held on Monday, December 13, and Wednesday, December 15, according to the chart below.  Generally, technical finals will be held on Tuesday, December 14, and Thursday, December 16Final times for technical classes will be announced by the instructor and posted on Canvas.

 

Gen Ed Fall 2021 Final Exam Schedule 
If your class meets on Monday at  Then your Final Exam in your regular classroom** will be 
8:10am Monday Dec. 13 (8:10am-10:00am)
9:10am Wednesday Dec. 15 (8:10am-10:00am)
10:10am Monday Dec. 13 (10:10am-12:00pm)
11:10am Wednesday Dec. 15 (10:10am-12:00pm)
12:10pm Monday Dec. 13 (12:10pm-2:00pm)
1:10pm Wednesday Dec. 15 (12:10pm-2:00pm)
2:10pm Monday Dec. 13 (2:10pm-4:00pm)
3:10pm Wednesday Dec. 15 (2:10pm-4:00pm)
4:10pm Monday Dec. 13 (4:10pm-6:00pm)
 
Gen Ed Course Exceptions  Final Exam Details 
PHY 101 , ASC 104, ASC 106 Wednesday Dec. 15 (4:10 pm-6:00 pm) VPC 201
COM 125 As announced by the instructor and posted on Canvas.


*
This includes CPP 101, NST 101, and WLT 128.

**PHY 103 location will be announced by instructor.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the Finals Week Schedule, December 13-16th! Have a great week.

Fuel Up for Finals!!! (December 13th-16th)

We had a great time with events during Week of Welcome! Now, Student Affairs and SGA are brining you events to keep your stress levels down during Finals Week with Fuel Up for Finals!

Starting with “Breakfast for Dinner” on Monday from 7:00 – 9:00 PM! Stop by the Mainstream Cafeteria and take a break from studying to get some good breakfast food and play some games. You can earn 100 tokens as well!

Tuesday, need to take your stress out on something? Stop by the quad from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and take a couple swings with a sledgehammer to a car! Also free cotton candy!!!

Wednesday, we will have FREE coffee and cookies in the ITC Rotunda from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Thursday, we will have chair massages on campus from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM to ease the tension of Finals Week away!

Speeding on Campus

We have received multiple reports from across campus that traffic is not following the campus speed limit of 15 mph.

Please be aware of your speed on campus for your safety and those of your fellow students, faculty, staff, and guests who are driving and walking on campus.

We will be adding speed limit signage to campus in the coming weeks and will ask Osage County Sheriff’s Office to drive through campus periodically.

Thanks for your attention to this important safety issue.

Open Door Policy

There are just a few weeks left of the Fall semester. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

November 22, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Fall Update

Welcome to Thanksgiving Week! Reminder that we have classes today (Monday) and tomorrow (Tuesday) and then the campus is closed November 24th-26th for Thanksgiving Break! We hope you all finish the semester strong! Make sure you are getting to class this week, turning in assignments and preparing for finals! If you need help finishing your classes, please make contact with your instructors! You can also reach out to your Counselors if you need additional assistance.

 

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is open this week! Please stop by if you need any last minute assistance with projects/assignments that need to be turned in this week. They can also assist as you prepare to take finals December 13-16th.

MyTech (new student portal replacing EagleOnline)

This week, we are ready to roll out the new student portal called MyTech! You will access by clicking on the MyTech link on the top of the State Tech Homepage! You will use your State Tech e-mail and password to access.

Here is a list of items that will be available in MyTech this week! Be on the lookout for more resources to activate as they are developed and rolled out to students. Please let us know if you have any issues logging in and accessing your data.

Spring 2022 Schedule Changes

Spring 2022 schedule changes are now allowed! Please meet with your Advisor and bring the signed ADD/Drop Form to the Records Office, ITC 101, for processing.

Open Door Policy

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

November 19, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Fall Update

After today, we will have three more weeks of classes before Finals Week! Please continue to attend all classes and turn in all assigned work! If you need assistance, please reach out to your instructors, our Academic Resource Center (ARC) staff, or our Counselors. They are here to help you finish the semester strong!

 

Traditional Thanksgiving Lunch

The 2021 traditional Thanksgiving lunch will be served in the Mainstream Café:

Monday, November 22, 2021 from 10:30am-2:00pm.

The cost is $6.50 and it is all you can eat.  Happy Thanksgiving to all students, faculty, and staff.

Thanksgiving Break

Please remember that next week we are holding classes Monday and Tuesday only. The college will be closed for Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, November 24th through Friday, November 26th. We will return to classes on Monday, November 29th.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

 

Last Day to Drop a Class and Receive a Grade of “W”

Monday, November 29, 2021 is the last day to withdraw from 16-week Fall classes and receive a “WD” grade. Completed forms need to be submitted to the Records Office (ITC) by 5:00 PM. If you do not withdraw, you will receive the grade you have earned as your final grade.

The last day to withdraw from an 8-week Fall class and receive a “WD” grade is December 6, 2021.

This form requires a signature from your Advisor, the Instructor of the class you are dropping, Financial Aid, and the Cashier. Please begin this process as early as you can to have the form completed by the end of the day on Monday.

Finals Week (December 13th-16th)

Final exams will be held during the week of December 13-16th.

General Education finals* will be held on Monday, December 13, and Wednesday, December 15, according to the chart below.  Generally, technical finals will be held on Tuesday, December 14, and Thursday, December 16Final times for technical classes will be announced by the instructor and posted on Canvas.

 

Gen Ed Fall 2021 Final Exam Schedule 
If your class meets on Monday at  Then your Final Exam in your regular classroom** will be 
8:10am Monday Dec. 13 (8:10am-10:00am)
9:10am Wednesday Dec. 15 (8:10am-10:00am)
10:10am Monday Dec. 13 (10:10am-12:00pm)
11:10am Wednesday Dec. 15 (10:10am-12:00pm)
12:10pm Monday Dec. 13 (12:10pm-2:00pm)
1:10pm Wednesday Dec. 15 (12:10pm-2:00pm)
2:10pm Monday Dec. 13 (2:10pm-4:00pm)
3:10pm Wednesday Dec. 15 (2:10pm-4:00pm)
4:10pm Monday Dec. 13 (4:10pm-6:00pm)
 
Gen Ed Course Exceptions  Final Exam Details 
PHY 101 , ASC 104, ASC 106 Wednesday Dec. 15 (4:10 pm-6:00 pm) VPC 201
COM 125 As announced by the instructor and posted on Canvas.

*This includes CPP 101, NST 101, and WLT 128.

**PHY 103 location will be announced by instructor.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions about the Finals Week Schedule, December 13-16th! Have a great week.

 

Fuel Up for Finals!!!

We had a great time with events during Week of Welcome! Now, Student Affairs and SGA are brining you events to keep your stress levels down during Finals Week with Fuel Up for Finals!

 

Starting with “Breakfast for Dinner” on Monday from 7:00 – 9:00 PM! Stop by the Mainstream Cafeteria and take a break from studying to get some good breakfast food and play some games. You can earn 100 tokens as well!

 

Tuesday, need to take your stress out on something? Stop by the quad from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and take a couple swings with a sledgehammer to a car! Also free cotton candy!!!

 

Wednesday, we will have FREE coffee and cookies in the ITC Rotunda from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

 

Thursday, we will have chair massages on campus from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM to ease the tension of Finals Week away!

Booster Shots

Osage County Health Department will be having a Covid-19 Booster Clinic on Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Osage County Community Center. Please bring vaccination card and insurance card. Call 573-897-3103 if you are unsure about eligibility.

Take a Survey; earn a $10 gift card!

Open Door Policy

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

 

November 15, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Fall Update

Welcome to the last full week of classes before Thanksgiving. Please continue to be diligent about going to class and working with your instructors to complete assignments and preparing for your final exams. If you need assistance to finish successfully, please ask for help. Your instructors, the ARC Staff and Counseling team are here to help. Please do not hesitate to reach out and ask questions about your coursework or life outside the classroom.

Next week, we will hold classes Monday and Tuesday and then will break for Thanksgiving Wednesday through Friday (November 24-26). We will return to classes on Monday, November 29th!

Token Leaderboard

Here is a list of the current token leaders! Remember, there are plenty of token events each week. You can earn tokens by participating in intramurals or just showing up to cheer on your friends. Remember to check-in at the event so we can award your tokens and add them to your current total! Have some ideas about what prizes we should have for the end of the year silent auction? E-mail them to Kassidy at Kassidy.schilpp@statetechmo.edu.

Big Buck Hunt Contest

Did you get out into the deer stand last weekend? Did you harvest a big buck? Enter the contest and show us the big buck!

The contest runs through November 23rd!

Last Day to Drop a Class and Receive a Grade of “W”

Monday, November 29, 2021 is the last day to withdraw from 16-week Fall classes and receive a “WD” grade. Completed forms need to be submitted to the Records Office (ITC) by 5:00 PM. If you do not withdraw, you will receive the grade you have earned as your final grade.

The last day to withdraw from an 8-week Fall class and receive a “WD” grade is December 6, 2021.

This form requires a signature from your Advisor, the Instructor of the class you are dropping, Financial Aid, and the Cashier. Please begin this process as early as you can to have the form completed by the end of the day on Monday.

Open Door Policy

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

October 30, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

We are down to just 6 weeks before Finals Week! Continue to go to class and turn in all assignments! Please be on the lookout for information about when your classes will hold final December 13-17th. We will also have some events during Finals Week to keep you energized and hopefully help reduce your stress levels. Keep an eye out for our Finals Week events schedule to come out soon!

Nominate a Champion!!!

Do you know a faculty or staff member who always goes above and beyond? Would you like them to get the recognition you believe they deserve for being a champion?

What is a State Tech Champion?

Someone who…

  • lives our mission of “Profitable Employment and a Life of Learning.”
  • is dedicated to our students and the well-being of the college.
  • goes the extra mile for our students, staff, and alumni.
  • always has the best interests of the college in mind.
  • goes above and beyond to make State Tech a better place.

How do I nominate someone?

Have you witnessed someone going above and beyond but didn’t know how to recognize them?  Has a staff member or instructor gone out of their way to help you?  Now you can submit them for a State Tech Champion award.  You will need to complete the nomination form at https://www.statetechmo.edu/champion/.  When completing the form, please be specific, give examples, or explain the situation you witnessed, if applicable.

Upcoming Events

Chiefs Watch Party (FREE FOOD & PRIZES)

Come out to the OCCC Patio on Monday night for the Chiefs game! Earn State Tech Tokens, enjoy the game, and win prizes for the best dressed Chiefs fan! See you for Monday Night Football!!!

BINGO NIGHT!!! (FREE FOOD & Beverages)

Join us Wednesday Night, November 3rd for BINGO NIGHT! Earn State Tech Tokens AND have a chance to win $400 in prizes (gift cards).

See you in the Vehicle & Power Center (VPC) Conference Room at 6:00 PM!

November Events

Lots of events coming in November! Get these on your calendar and don’t miss out on the fun.

Remember, we will have Thanksgiving Break November 24-26th.

Do You Have Questions?

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

October 25, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Fall Update

Welcome back from the Weekend! We hope everyone was safe and had a good time away from classes. We want to start the week with a gentle reminder of the importance of attending classes and turning in all assigned work! Those two steps are a great start to passing classes with good grades. We have just 5 weeks of classes left before Thanksgiving. Remember, we will have November 24-26, 2021 off from classes this year. After Thanksgiving, classes will resume Monday, November 29, 2021.

Graduation Application

Students who plan to graduate in May 2022 or August 2022 need to complete a graduation application.  If you haven’t already applied, submit your application to the Records Office.  The application can be found at https://eagleonline.statetechmo.edu/ICS/Academics/.

Upcoming Events

Who will have the best Halloween Costume? Find out this Friday! October 29th, PTK is hosting a Halloween Costume Contest. To enter, come in your costume to the Library between 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Staff will snap a photo and a panel of judges will select the winners! Winners will be announced the week of November 1st.

Monday Night Football Watch Party!!!

Join us for Monday Night Football on Monday, November 1st to watch the Chiefs. We will have nachos, chili dogs, yard games, and a prize for the best dressed Chiefs fan! Everything is FREE, just show up and enjoy the game. On the patio between the OCCC and the Activity Center!

November Events Schedule

Open Door Policy

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

October 18, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Fall Update

We hope you all had a great weekend and are ready to get back to work today. Today is the first day of the 2nd 8 weeks of classes for the Fall 2021 semester. If you have 2nd 8-week classes starting today, please get to class and start strong. If you are starting the 2nd 8 weeks of full 16-week classes, continue to work hard, attend classes, and turn in all assignments. Get to the ARC if you have questions and seek out assistance. We only have 5 weeks until Thanksgiving Break! Reminder: We will be off for classes November 24-26 for Thanksgiving Break.

EagleOnline Scheduled Maintenance/System Upgrade

Reminder State Tech will be upgrading our main operating system starting October 28, 2021 through November 19, 2021. This upgrade will also include a change in the student portal (Eagle Online). Eagle Online will transition to MyTech. During this period, there may be some delay in service. Please stay patient during this time of transition.

Be on the lookout for a Virtual Quick Hit with more information about this process later this week!

Confirm Spring Schedules with Advisors

Every semester, the Registrar’s Office works to take your education plans and create a “pre-registration” schedule for all students. Then, students meet with their advisors to discuss the plan and confirm the schedule. If a student has concerns about the schedule, they should discuss them with their advisor and work toward a solution.

This year, we are asking that students meet with their advisors and agree on their schedule before Friday, October 22nd at 5:00 PM. Please check your schedule for accuracy. If there is a class missing you need for graduation, please visit the Records Office to evaluate the course of study.

Your advisors all have this information and should be working to schedule an appointment with you to confirm these schedules. If you have any questions, please stop by the Records Office between 8:00 – 5:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday and 9:30 – 5:00 PM on Thursdays.

Credit Balance Refund Checks – Still Available to Pick Up

Credit balance refund checks are available in the Cashier’s Window! Please bring your ID to inquire or pick up. All remaining checks will be mailed October 19. HEO, PNT, and DAT will be released at a later date and will receive an email to their State Tech student email addresses when they are available at the Cashier’s Window.

Have questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to the Cashier.

Alicia Twehus

Financial Services Coordinator

State Technical College of Missouri

573-897-5121 (Direct)

 

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Activity Center Closures This Week – Please Be Aware

Wednesday, October 20th                   Courts 2 & 3 closed all day

Thursday, October 21st                       All courts closed all day.

Building closes at 3:00 PM (Dinner served in cafeteria)

Red Shaded area of parking lot closed all day

Friday, October 22nd                           Building and all courts re-open at 5:00 AM

Ghost Tour of Missouri State Penitentiary (Sign Up in Library!)

Humans vs. Zombies (October 25th – 29th)

Sign Up in the Activity Center or outside the Cafeteria! Prizes awarded to last 3 humans and the zombie with the most pins.

Everyone who participates earns 30 State Tech Tokens!

 

Upcoming Intramurals

Virtual Intramural Deer Hunt

In the coming weeks, we will have information about our Virtual Deer Hunt! Deer season opens November 13th! Stay tuned, we will have information about how you can share photos of your deer hunt, earn tokens, and enter to win prizes. #statetechdeerhunt

 

Upcoming Contests

Halloween Costume Contest

Get in the Halloween Holiday Spirit and come in your best costume on Friday, October 29th! Get your picture taken in the Library that day any time before 3:00 PM to be entered into the contest and earn your 30 State Tech Tokens! A panel of judges will choose the winner and will be announced the following Monday!

Open Door Policy

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

October 15, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Fall Update

We have come to the end of the first 8 weeks of the Fall semester! Today is the last day of first 8-week classes. The start of 2nd 8-week classes begins Monday, October 18, 2021. Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions about your classes. First 8-week classes will have grades assigned in the next few days.

Credit Balance Refund Checks – Still Available to Pick Up

Credit balance refund checks are available in the Cashier’s Window! Please bring your ID to inquire or pick up. All remaining checks will be mailed October 19. HEO, PNT, and DAT will be released at a later date and will receive an email to their State Tech student email addresses when they are available at the Cashier’s Window.

Have questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to the Cashier.

Alicia Twehus

Financial Services Coordinator

State Technical College of Missouri

573-897-5121 (Direct)

 

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Upcoming Events

Activity Center Closures Next Week – Please Be Aware

Wednesday, October 20th                   Courts 2 & 3 closed all day

Thursday, October 21st                       All courts closed all day.

Building closes at 3:00 PM (Dinner served in cafeteria)

Red Shaded area of parking lot closed all day

Friday, October 22nd                           Building and all courts re-open at 5:00 AM

Updated State Tech Tokens Leaderboard

Kudos to the students who continue to stay at the top of the State Tech Token Leaderboard!

There are multiple opportunities to earn tokens in the coming weeks. Be on the lookout for information here, on bright signs around campus, and in the Shout Out!

#statetechtokens

Ghost Tour of Missouri State Penitentiary (Sign Up in Library!)

Humans vs. Zombies (October 25th – 29th)

Sign Up in the Activity Center or outside the Cafeteria! Prizes awarded to last 3 humans and the zombie with the most pins.

Everyone who participates earns 30 State Tech Tokens!

Upcoming Intramurals

Virtual Intramural Deer Hunt

In the coming weeks, we will have information about our Virtual Deer Hunt! Deer season opens November 13th! Stay tuned, we will have information about how you can share photos of your deer hunt, earn tokens, and enter to win prizes. #statetechdeerhunt

 

Upcoming Contests

Halloween Costume Contest

Get in the Halloween Holiday Spirit and come in your best costume on Friday, October 29th! Get your picture taken in the Library that day any time before 3:00 PM to be entered into the contest and earn your 30 State Tech Tokens! A panel of judges will choose the winner and will be announced the following Monday!

 

Open Door Policy

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

 

October 11, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Fall Update

We hope you had a great three day weekend and came back today re-charged and ready for the final week of the first 8 weeks of classes. Mid-term is this Friday and 2nd 8 week classes begin next Monday (one week from today). Please work with your instructors on items you need to wrap up first 8-week classes successfully.

Academic Calendar

I have received several questions in the past week about the academic calendar for the remainder of the year. On the left, please see the academic calendar for the remainder of the 2021-2022 academic year.

Our next break is for Thanksgiving. The College is closed November 24-26. Please enjoy your time away from classes.

Finally, we will begin our Winter Break on Decemnber 17th. The last day of Finals Week is Thursday, December 16, 2021.

Spring semester classes begin on Thursday, January 6, 2022.

If you have any questions about the Academic Calendar, please let me know. Thanks.

Upcoming Events

Are you interested in becoming a student member of the Associated General Contractors of America? Stop by Civil Technology Center, Room 116 on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 11:00 AM! Learn more about AGC and have a FREE lunch.

AGC is hosting a fish fry with beans and chips starting at 11:00 AM on Thursday!

If you have questions, please send an e-mail to Edwin Fonseca Perez at edwin.fonsecaperez@iam.statetechmo.edu.

 

Burnout Competition (This Saturday!)

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Auto Collision has you covered! They are hosting a Burnout Competition this Saturday from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM!

Location: Auto Collision Lab

Registration opens at 8:30 AM!

For more information contact Christian Record:

christian.record@statetechmo.edu or (573) 999-7998.

 

Upcoming Intramurals

Have you registered a team for Flag Football? Time is running out. Teams are due Wednesday, October 13th!!!

Games begin Tuesday, October 19th at 4:30 PM!!!

Click on the link to sign up on IMLeagues.com

Venue: Linn Soccer Field/McGuire Park (click on link for Map)

Virtual Intramural Deer Hunt

In the coming weeks, we will have information about our Virtual Deer Hunt! Deer Season is November 13-23 this year! Stay tuned, we will have information about how you can share photos of your deer hunt and enter to win prizes. #statetechdeerhunt

Upcoming Contests

Phi Theta Kappa is hosting a Halloween Costume Contest on Friday, October 29th! We hope to see a ton of great costumes this year!

To enter, go to the Library between 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM and have your picture taken in costume. A panel of State Tech employees will judge all the photos and we will announce a winner the following week!

All participants will earn 30 State Tech Tokens!

 

Open Door Policy

It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

October 7, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Tomorrow, our faculty will be working with industry partners in our Advisory Council Meetings. This provides you with a three-day weekend! We hope you enjoy the additional day off. However, if you need assistance all Student Affairs offices (Admissions, Financial Aid, Records, the ARC, Library, Activity Center, Golf Course, and Counseling Services will be open all day! Please do not hesitate to stop by and ask for help.

Spring Pre-Registration Schedules (Action Item)

Every semester, the Registrar’s Office works to take your education plans and create a “pre-registration” schedule for all students. Then, students meet with their advisors to discuss the plan and confirm the schedule. If a student has concerns about the schedule, they should discuss them with their advisor and work toward a solution.

This year, we are asking that students meet with their advisors and agree on their schedule before Friday, October 22nd at 5:00 PM. Please check your schedule for accuracy. If there is a class missing you need for graduation, please visit the Records Office to evaluate the course of study.

Your advisors all have this information and should be working to schedule an appointment with you to confirm these schedules. If you have any questions, please stop by the Records Office between 8:00 – 5:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday and 9:30 – 5:00 PM on Thursdays.

Social Media Trends (Violent and Destructive Behavior)

We are aware of several social media trends that encourage destructive or violent behavior. We would encourage you not to get involved in these types of behavior. If you participate in these challenges and damage State Tech property or are violent to faculty, staff or fellow students, we will follow our procedure under the Student Code of Conduct. If you are found responsible for violating the Code of Conduct, you will be held accountable and a sanction (up to and including expulsion) will be assigned.

If you would like to learn more about the sanctions that could be imposed, please visit the Student Code of Conduct page the website.

In addition, the Osage County Sheriff has notified us that any act of vandalism or theft will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. For example, stealing a road sign is punishable in Missouri as a Class A Misdemeanor with a maximum sentence of a $2,000 fine and up to a year in prison.

Important Dates

Next week, as we begin the 8th week of the Fall 2021 semester, there are some important dates. Friday, October 15, 2021 is the end of first 8-week classes. If you are in 8-week classes, you will have final exams and grades awarded based on your work. In addition, the start of the second 8-week classes will be on Monday, October 18, 2021. If you have those classes on your schedule, please be aware of the new time and location of those courses.

If you are in semester-long classes, this is mid-term! Keep up the great work! We are halfway through the Fall 2021 semester.

Upcoming Intramurals

Flag Football

Who is destined for the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Come and show us your football skills in Intramural Football Championships!

Teams are due on Wednesday, October 13th!!! Don’t have a team, sign up as a Free Agent in IM Leagues.

Game will begin on Tuesday, October 19th at 4:30 PM at Linn Soccer Field/McGuire Park!

 

Upcoming Events

Missouri State Penitentiary Ghost Tour

This event is Wednesday, October 27th! It is one of the most popular events we sponsor each year. There are only enough spaces for 47 students to attend! Sign up in the Library!

Phi Theta Kappa Costume Contest

Dress up for Halloween on Friday, October 29th and win a prize! Have your photo taken in the Library by 3:00 PM to be entered into the contest!

Open Door Policy

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

October 5, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

We are currently in the middle of the 7th week of the Fall 2021 semester. We hope all is going well for you. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to write back and we can investigate your concerns. Next Friday will mark the end of the first 8 weeks of classes. This is mid-term for all 16-week classes. Please continue to attend classes and turn in all assignments.

Financial Aid Credit Balances

When you have enough financial aid to pay your bill and still have some remaining, this is called a “credit balance”. Those credit balances will be released to students beginning on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. (PNT and DAT will be released at a later date). Checks are released and  available for pick-up at the Cashier window starting October 5, 2020 (for all programs but PNT and DAT). Please make sure you have all holds taken care of and removed from your account before this date.

Check your balance under “Paying for College” and “My Student Account” in Eagle Online. If you have an amount in parenthesis ($1), then you have a credit balance.

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 8, 2021 (NO CLASSES)

Classes are not in session on Friday. Faculty will be involved in Advisory Council meetings with industry partners all day. The Library, Academic Resource Center (ARC), Activity Center, Golf Course, Financial Aid, Registrar, and Counseling Services will all remain open.

Monday, October 11, 2021 (WE WILL HAVE CLASS)

Classes will be in session on Monday, October 11, 2021!!! There seems to be some confusion about Monday. Classes will be in session all day on Monday. Classes are not in session Friday, October 8th due to Advisory Council, but classes will be in session on Monday, October 11, 2021.

Intramural Pool

Are you the best pool player on campus? Prove it! Sign up for the Intramural Pool Championship on Thursday, October 7th at 5:00 PM in the Activity Center.

Earn tokens for participating or cheering on your favorite pool player. Hope to see you all there!

Open Door Policy

It’s definitely a busy time of the year. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I am not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

October 1, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Congratulations!!! We have come to the end of the 6th week of the Fall semester. That means there are only two full weeks before mid-term! Second 8 week classes will begin soon. Please get to class, have conversations with instructors about assignments, and turn in everything. We hope you are having a great Fall! Enjoy the weekend and welcome to October!

Financial Aid Credit Balances

When you have enough financial aid to pay your bill and still have some remaining, this is called a “credit balance”. Those credit balances will be released to students beginning on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. (PNT and DAT will be released at a later date). Checks are released and  available for pick-up at the Cashier window starting October 5, 2021 (for all programs but PNT and DAT). Please make sure you have all holds taken care of and removed from your account before this date.

Check your balance under “Paying for College” and “My Student Account” in Eagle Online. If you have an amount in parenthesis ($1), then you have a credit balance.

State Tech Tokens Leaderboard

Here is your Token Leaderboard for October 1, 2021!!

10th                   Max Kennington

9th                    Jared Swindell

7th (tie)              Lindsey Eschback/John Auger

5th (tie) Mason Zollman/Samuel Dorton

4th                    Alexander Waller

3rd                    Ann Schroer

2nd                    Colton Pethtel

1st                    Noah Hoelscher

Keep up the great work everyone! There is still time to catch up and make it on to the leaderboard. Remember, we will have an auction with tons of items, so you want to go into the auction with as many tokens as possible to bid on the prizes you want to win.

Upcoming Eventsc – October

What is going on at State Tech in October? A LOT! We have Intramural Pool, a Black Jack Card Tournament, Humans vs. Zombies, a Pizza on the Patio event at the OCCC, 5-on-5 Intramural Basketball, Badminton, the State Penitentiary Ghost Tour, the Halloween Costume Contest to round out the month! Be on the lookout for more information about these events all month long!

PTK Food Drive – THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONTATED

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who donated to the PTK food drive last week. We were able to meet our goal as you can see in the pictures.

Congratulations to the Welding program on brining in the most items to win the ice cream party!

Keep an eye out next semester when we do our Spring Semester Food Drive.

Thank you all again for supporting PTK!!

We appreciate the help in stocking our food pantry!

Open Door Policy

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

September 24, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

The days are going by extremely fast and we have concluded the 5th week of the Fall 2021 semester. I want to remind you to please continue to attend all classes and turn in all homework. We are receiving early alerts on students who are not attending and completing assignments. We care about your success! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you get to class and complete your work. Have a good weekend and we will see you on Monday!

Stimulus Checks Are Here!!! (HEERF III)

HEERF III (American Rescue Plan Act) checks have been processed and are available for pickup at the Cashier’s office in the Information Technology Center. The Cashier’s office is open Monday-Friday between 8:00am-5:00pm. Please have your STUDENT ID CARD ready when you stop by the Cashier’s office to pick up your check. Any checks that have not been picked up by October 7, 2021 will be mailed. If you will not be able to pick up your check at the Cashier’s office and would like the check mailed before October 7, 2021, please send a request via email to billing@statetechmo.edu.

 

HEERF III (American Rescue Plan Act) checks cannot be cashed at the Cashier’s office. However, the checks are drawn on local Legends Bank and can be cashed (with proper photo ID) at either of the branches in Linn. The lobby at the main Legends Bank location (200 E. Main Street) is open until 3:00pm Monday-Thursday, 6:00pm on Friday, and from 8:00am-11:00am on Saturday. The lobby at the Legends Linn Motor Bank location (1217 E. Main Street) is open until 6:00pm on Monday and Friday, 3:00pm on Tuesday-Thursday, and from 8:00am-11:00pm on Saturday.

Testing Center Appointments

Have you been given an opportunity to retake or makeup a college exam?  Wondering how to go about registering for an appointment in the Testing Center (ITC Room 114)?  The registration process is quick and simple.

To register for an exam appointment,

  1. Visit  www.statetechmo.edu/testing and click on the appropriate link under the Current Students section;

OR

  1. Scan the registration QR Code located on the signage outside of the Testing Center (ITC Room 114);

OR

  1. Pick up a postcard that contains the registration QR Code from the Testing Center (ITC Room 114).

If you cannot find a time that works you, please email testingcenter@statetechmo.edu or stop by the Testing Center (ITC Room 114) and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule.

Computer Club Registration

Are you interested in computers, technology, or video games? Fill out this form to become a State Tech Computer Club member! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to Club Advisor Dustin Dummer (dustin.dummer@statetechmo.edu).

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Computer Club Registration Form

Interested in computers, technology, or video games? Then you’re in the right place! Fill out this form to become a State Tech Computer Club member! Advisor: Dustin Dummer (dustin.dummer@statetechmo.edu)

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Financial Aid Credit Balances

When you have enough financial aid to pay your bill and still have some remaining, this is called a “credit balance”. Those credit balances will be released to students beginning on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. (PNT and DAT will be released at a later date). The Cashier’s Window is open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Checks are released and  available for pick-up at the Cashier window starting October 5, 2021 (for all programs but PNT and DAT). Please make sure you have all holds taken care of and removed from your account before this date.

Check your balance under “Paying for College” and “My Student Account” in Eagle Online. If you have an amount in parenthesis ($1), then you have a credit balance. To pick up the check, you must have your student ID card and a clear account (no holds). Credit balance refund checks will be held for two weeks after the refund date. Any checks not picked up by October 19, 2021 will be mailed.

Student credit balance refund checks cannot be cashed at the Cashier’s office. However, the checks are drawn on local Legends Bank and can be cashed (with proper photo ID) at either of the branches in Linn. The lobby at the main Legends Bank location (200 E. Main Street) is open until 3:00pm Monday-Thursday, 6:00pm on Friday, and from 8:00am-11:00am on Saturday. The lobby at the Legends Linn Motor Bank location (1217 E. Main Street) is open until 6:00pm on Monday and Friday, 3:00pm on Tuesday-Thursday, and from 8:00am-11:00pm on Saturday.

Intramural eSports

Get involved in intramural eSports today!

  • Download the FREE Mission Control App
  • Join the State Tech organization
  • Join leagues and start competing today!

Token Leaderboard

Shout out to all of those tokens leaders! We have a tie for the top spot between Noah Hoelsher and Colton Pethtel! Third place is Mason Zollman. 4th is Samuel Dorton. 5th place is Alex Waller. 6th place is Evan Long. 7th is Justin McHenry. 8th place is Carson Ferguson. 9th place is John Auger and 10th is Matt Loos! Keep it up everyone! Be on the lookout for more token events in the coming weeks!

Open Door Policy

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

September 20, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Fall Semester Update

Welcome to Week 5 of the Fall 2021 semester! Hopefully you had a safe weekend and are ready to get back to class this week. We are just a few weeks until the end of the first 8 weeks of classes. Please let us know if you have anything you need help with to make sure you are progressing successfully through the semester.

American Rescue Act Plan

State Technical College of Missouri has received funding through the American Rescue Plan Act that we will begin distributing to students shortly after your Financial Aid Credit balances are released to students. Please be on the lookout for additional communication about this additional funding.

These funds will be mailed to your address that we have on file in the form of a check. You are free to use the funds to assist paying any of your educational expenses for the year. Tuition, fees, books, tools, rent, travel expenses, etc. We hope this additional source of funding will assist in easing any cost concerns for the upcoming year. If you still have questions about financial aid, please do not hesitate to reach out so we can answer your questions.

Financial Aid Credit Balances

When you have enough financial aid to pay your bill and still have some remaining, this is called a “credit balance”. Those credit balances will be released to students beginning on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. (PNT and DAT will be released at a later date). Checks are released and  available for pick-up at the Cashier window starting October 5, 2020 (for all programs but PNT and DAT). Please make sure you have all holds taken care of and removed from your account before this date.

Check your balance under “Paying for College” and “My Student Account” in Eagle Online. If you have an amount in parenthesis ($1), then you have a credit balance.

Flu Clinic

Osage County Health Department is offering a Flu Clinic tomorrow from 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM in the Activity Center! Please bring your insurance card. If your insurance does not cover flu vaccination, there is a $20 charge.

LIVE BAND KARAOKE

Are you looking for something fun to do on Wednesday night? Have you ever wanted to sing with a rock band? Now is your chance! Come and put your name in to sing with a rock band on stage at Live Band Karaoke! Do not forget you can also earn 80 tokens for just showing up to cheer on your classmates who want to sing! See you there!

Open Door Policy

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

September 13, 2021: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

We are starting Week #4 of the Fall 2021 semester. At the end of the week, we will be 25% through the Fall semester! Time flies! I hope that everyone had a great weekend and that you are back to attending classes and turning in all assigned work. If you are having any issues with course work, please reach out to our Counselors and Tutors in the ARC.

Week of Welcome Survey!

Week of Welcome was a lot of fun for students, faculty, and staff. We want to hear your opinion on what could make it even better next year. Please take the time to take this short survey and give us your opinions. Thanks and have a great week!

Need Help? Visit Counseling Services or the ARC

We are about 4 weeks from the end of the first 8 weeks of the semester. If you are having any challenges with classes, please do not hesitate to speak to your instructors, find the time to visit the Academic Resource Center (ARC) located in the Library, or reach out to the Counselor for your program.

(573) 897-5110           (573) 897-5228           (573) 897-5297           (573) 897-5191

New Counseling Services Team

We are thrilled State Tech has been able to use grant funds from the Governor’s office to add two new team members to the counseling services office! Get to know Brooke and Mandy!

Brooke Fulliam has recently joined our staff within State Tech’s Counseling Department as the Student Retention Assistant! She is located at the front desk of the Vehicle and Power Center, readily available to assist you with connecting any concerns you may have with our on-site counselors. Brooke is more than happy to help you with any questions that you may have along with providing information regarding campus life and the counseling services that are offered here at State Tech. If at any time you would like to stop in and get to know Brooke, feel free to do so! She’d love to chat and get to know you!

Mandy Adams is our new Student Wellness Coordinator with the Counseling Department at State Tech. She is a licensed counselor who is available to help students navigate stressors, offer support with mental health needs, and provide education on maintaining a balanced lifestyle. You can set up an appointment with Mandy or stop by her office. She is located in Room 113 of the Vehicle and Power Center.

PTK – FOOD PANTRY

The State Tech Food Pantry is EMPTY! Help PTK by donating to the PTK Food Drive September 20-24, donations accepted at the State Tech Library. Each student can earn 20 State Tech tokens! The program with the most items get an ice cream party!!

Open Door Policy

The week has gotten off to a busy start! It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

September 10, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Fall Semester Update

We are coming to the close of week #3 of the Fall 2021 semester. The first 8 weeks will end on October 15, 2021. If you are in need of assistance with your classes, please do not hesitate to stop by the Academic Resource Center (ARC) located in the Library. The friendly staff can help you with any questions you have about your general education classes. We hope everyone enjoys the weekend and comes back refreshed to start Week #4.

Homework Assignments – Early Alerts

Early Alerts are starting to roll in and we are seeing several for students who are not turning in homework. Please make sure that you are turning in all assignments on time to give yourself the best chance at passing your classes. If you are struggling with understanding concepts in class, remember that your instructors have office hours to offer extra support, many programs have technical tutors, and the Academic Resource Center (ARC) is available for FREE!

Meet the staff of the ARC below!

The ARC is open Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM and Fridays 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM to work with you on your general education needs.

Meet the ARC Staff

Still Seekin a Part-Time Job???

Several companies are still hiring and interested in State Tech students to fill openings.  Companies still hiring include:

  • Quaker Windows in Freeburg, MO (800) 347-0438
  • Lake Side Book in Owensville, MO (636) 649-3235
  • Walmart in Jefferson City, MO (573) 635-3535 and Owensville, MO (573) 437-4156

Scholastic Inc. will be in the Information Technology Center outside the cafeteria on Wednesday, September 22 from 11am-1pm.  Scholastic hiring for evenings.  Various schedules.  Pay rate: $17/hr

If you need additional assistance finding a part-time job or to learn about other employment opportunities, please contact Scott Peters at careerservices@statetechmo.edu

 

Golf Course – Tips & Tricks

We are extremely excited to see so many students taking advantage of the Golf Course and the Pool. As you go to the course, please remember to treat the course and the equipment with respect. The Golf Course is both an entertainment complex and a point of pride for the college and the community. Remember the Student Code of Conduct extends to the Golf Course and the Pool. A couple of quick pointers to ensure a good time and avoid trouble at the course.

  • Please do not play in groups larger than four.
  • Please keep golf carts on the cart path and avoid tee boxes and greens.
  • Please respect the golf carts and drive them safely on the course.
  • If you are playing slower than a group behind you, please allow them to play through.
  • Please replace your divots. Help us take care of the course.
  • Do not skip holes. Play the course straight through.

 

Open Door Policy

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

September 8, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Welcome Back! We truly hope you had a fun and relaxing Labor Day Weekend! We are fired up to start Week 3 of the Fall semester! Make sure you are attending all your classes this week. Unbelievably, we are only 5 weeks until mid-term!  Attendance is important to success in all your classes.

GloZone Dance Party – Welcome Back!

Tonight!Next to the Health Sciences Center, we will build a stage and a DJ booth and have music and glow in the dark paint. Wear a plain white t-shirt (or something you don’t care if it gets paint on) and earn 100 tokens!

We are excited about the event and hope to see a ton of students in attendance.

We will provide white t-shirts for this event. Wear shorts and shoes that you’re ok getting soaked with paint.

September Fitness Schedule

Are you interested in taking some fitness classes as a way to stay active and meet new people? Take a look at the Fitness Schedule for September. If you would like us to add a different time slot for certain classes to fit better with your class schedule, please let Nikky Nilges know at nicole.nilges@statetechmo.edu.

What are the classes? Read a little about each class offered and see if they might be right for you!

Intramurals (You can earn tokens by participating or attending IM events!!!)

We have several Intramural Activities kicking off in the next two weeks! Want to compete? Get signed up today at www.IMLeagues.com and search for State Tech. Sand Volleyball, Softball, Pool, eSports, NASCAR Playoffs, ESPN Fantasy Football, and more. Get signed up today! Deadlines for the first events is Wednesday, September 8. Click on the graphic below to go to the State Tech Intramural page.

Golf Course – Tee Times

It has been awesome to see so many students take advantage of the golf course and pool this first couple weeks!!! We hope you continue to come out and play! With the additional rounds of golf being played, we have instituted tee times. Before you go out to the Osage Country Club, please call 573-897-3631 to see if a tee time is needed that day.

Open Door Policy

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

September 3, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

We have made it to the end of Week 2 of the Fall 2021 semester. Great work this week getting to class and finding time to come to different events, work out at the Activity Center, or play a round of golf outside your class times. We hope everyone has a safe Labor Day Weekend! Safe travels and we will see everyone back in class on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

Labor Day Weekend

Yes, it’s true! We have a 4-day weekend coming up! Classes resume on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Enjoy the time away from the classroom. Please be safe and be ready to get back to work next Wednesday! Safe travels to everyone.

Show Me The Tokens!!!

After two weeks, we have a tight leaderboard in the race for the most tokens. We have a 3-way tie for the lead! Samuel Dorton, Colton Pethtel, and Noah Hoelscher have the most tokens on campus. Next, we have a 10-way tie for 4th place. Check out the 10 below that are trying to catch first place! The next opportunity to earn tokens is Wednesday night at GloZone Dance Party! Come to the GloZone Dance Party and earn 100 tokens (have some fun too!)

GloZone Dance Party (Next Token Event!)

Next week, we hope you are all able to come and join us for the GloZone Dance Party!

Next Wednesday, next to the Health Sciences Center, we will build a stage and a DJ booth and we will have music and glow in the dark paint. Wear a plain white t-shirt (or something you don’t care if it gets paint on) and earn 100 tokens!

We are excited about the event and hope to see a ton of students in attendance.

We will provide white t-shirts for this event. Wear shorts and shoes that you’re ok getting soaked with paint.

Activity Center Schedule Labor Day Weekend

Staying in town this weekend? We have you covered. The Activity Center will be open Saturday and Sunday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We are closed on Labor Day (Monday), but will return to regular business hours on Tuesday (5:00 AM to Midnight).

Title IX Training

You have been added to a class in canvas called Title IX for Students. We are required to provide Title IX training to all students, faculty, and staff on an annual basis. You will be sent an invitation to the course and it consists of a 12 minute video and 26 question quiz. The course will be open until October 29th. If you have questions, please let me know. If you are a high school student taking a Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment class with State Tech, you are not required to take the Title IX Training. Thanks!

Intramurals (You can earn tokens by participating or attending IM events!!!)

We have several Intramural Activities kicking off in the next two weeks! Want to compete? Get signed up today at www.IMLeagues.com and search for State Tech. Sand Volleyball, Softball, Pool, eSports, NASCAR Playoffs, ESPN Fantasy Football, and more. Get signed up today! Deadlines for the first events is Wednesday, September 8. Click on the graphic below to go to the State Tech Intramural page.

Scholarship Opportunities for Spring

The Foundation for State Technical College of Missouri manages over 30 private scholarships sponsored exclusively for students attending State Tech.  The General Scholarship Application and Scholarship Guidelines are available online at https://www.statetechmo.edu/scholarships/. The scholarship deadline for the Spring 2022 semester is October 15th.

Open Door Policy

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

August 30, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Welcome Back! We are starting Week #2! After a great Week of Welcome, we hope you had a relaxing weekend. We wanted to share some information about the activities we have coming up in September. It all starts this Wednesday with our “Overkill BBQ” on Wednesday, September 1st from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The event will take place on the patio between the Osage County Community Center and the Activity Center. The BBQ is FREE to all students! It is also a “token” event. So come, enjoy a FREE lunch, and earn 30 tokens for yourself.

Intramurals

We have several Intramural Activities kicking off in the next two weeks! Want to compete? Get signed up today at www.IMLeagues.com and search for State Tech. The first three competitions are Sand Volleyball, Slow Pitch Softball, and Pool!!! Deadline to sign up is September 8th.

Fantasy Football

There is still time to sign up for or Fantasy Football League. Here’s How:

  1. Sign up on www.ImLeagues.com by September 4th at 4:00 p.m.
  2. After you sign up on IMLeagues, you will receive an email inviting you to the league on ESPN.
  3. Finish signing up on ESPN
  4. Autopick draft will be Monday, September 6th at 12:00am – set your draft strategy

FREE Vaccination Clinic

Students! Would you like to receive the COVID-19 vaccination? The Osage County Health Department is offering an opportunity to receive the shot on campus Tuesday, August 31st. They will be located in the Osage County Community Center (building with the American flag mural) from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM that day.

 

Please bring the following items:

  • Photo ID
  • Insurance card
  • Moderna and Pfizer ONLY at tomorrow’s clinic

Follow State Tech on Social Media

One of the ways to stay informed as a student at State Tech is to follow us on different social media platforms. Here is a collection of the college accounts to follow.

YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/c/StateTechnicalCollegeofMissouri

Twitter – https://twitter.com/statetechmo

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/statetechmo

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/statetech/

TikTok- https://www.tiktok.com/@statetechmo

Last Day to Drop (16-week classes)

Monday, August 30, 2021 is the last day to drop a full semester class and receive 100% refund. Students need to submit the completed Add/Drop form to the Records Office (ITC 101) by 5:00 PM.

Open Door Policy

The first couple weeks can be extremely busy. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

August 27, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Thank you! I want to take the time to thank all students for an amazing Week of Welcome at State Tech! Having you back in classes has energized campus. It was fantastic to see you in classes, in the cafeteria, in the Activity Center, Library, Academic Resource Center, and of course, attending our Week of Welcome events! The engagement for W.O.W. was incredible. I hope those who attended had fun and met new people. I hope those who were unable to attend events find some time to attend our future events! Anyway, thanks again to all students for making the first week positive! Have a great weekend!

Weekend Message

As we get ready to have our first weekend of the Fall 2020 semester, we wanted to encourage you and your fellow students to stay safe this weekend. If you are planning to stay in Linn this weekend, please remember the Golf Course, Pool, and Activity Center are open all weekend long. Make sure you bring your Student ID to have access to these recreation spaces. These are all FREE places for recreation for students!

Activity Center Weekend Hours:        7:00 AM – Midnight

Golf Course Weekend Hours:            7:00 AM – Dusk

Pool Weekend Hours:                        Noon – 9:00 PM

Week of Welcome Winners

I know everyone would love to know what program will win the $5,000 prize from Student Government Association (SGA). We should know the victorious program and have a check presentation on Tuesday, August 31st!

We will also have an updated “Token Leaderboard” by Tuesday afternoon. We are excited to see which students are well on their way to earning enough tokens to bid on prizes during the SGA End of Year BBQ and Silent Auction.

Bring Your Water Bottles to Campus – Stay Hydrated

We know you can get thirsty while you are in your classroom or lab settings. Our facilities team has been working this summer to add a hydration station (bottle filler) to every building on campus. There are 3 in the ITC Building (bottom level near cafeteria, main level near financial aid, upper level immediately above financial aid). So bring your water bottles and fill up multiple times a day. Stay hydrated! (Only the bottle filling function works on these, the water fountain function are not activated at this time)

Osage County Public Health Vaccination Clinic

Students! Would you like to receive the COVID-19 vaccination? The Osage County Health Department is offering an opportunity to receive the shot on campus Tuesday, August 31st. They will be located in the Osage County Community Center (front of campus) from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM that day.

Please bring the following items:

  • Photo ID
  • Insurance card

Booster Shot

If you would like to receive your Booster Shot, you will need to have a note from your Physician and your vaccination card to show the date of your last vaccination shot.

What events are coming?

After a successful Week of Welcome, please be on the lookout for news about the next round of events! We will have an event every Wednesday in September! More to come on Monday!

Open Door Policy

It has been a busy week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201, or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

August 23, 2021: State Tech Staying in Touch

Good morning! Today is PowerUp! Today we welcome incoming and returning students to campus. Everyone is welcome to access our offices (including the Bookstore) from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM!

  • Our PowerUp event begins with check-in from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.
  • The PowerUp event will begin at 3:00 PM! During that time you will meet your instructors and learn important information about being a State Tech student!
  • FREE All campus BBQ, the Marketplace are from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.
  • FREE concerts featuring the Dave Baker Band and Murphy’s Ford from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

PowerUp (Monday, August 23, 2021)

PowerUp will take place in the Vehicle and Power Center (VPC) parking lot on Monday, August 23, 2021. You should have received an e-mail from the Admissions team last week letting you know you are registered for the event. You also should have received a reminder text! Check-in for the event begins at 2:00 PM in the VPC parking lot. The event will kick-off at 3:00 PM. Parents are invited to attend the Welcome Session. When you transition to the “Meet Your Instructors” portion of the event, this will be for students only. You will finish the day with an all campus BBQ and concerts! Dave Baker Band will play from 5:00 – 7:00 PM and Murphy’s Ford will take the stage starting at 7:00 PM.

Our offices will be open from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Monday to accommodate students and parents who need to tie up any loose ends prior to the start of PowerUp. We are excited about having you on campus Monday!

Power Back Up – Returning Students (Monday, August 23, 2021)

Second year students! If you need to take care of any business on campus, offices will be open 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM for you. While you are not required to attend the PowerUp session at 3:00 PM, you are invited to attend the all campus BBQ beginning at 4:30 PM in the ITC Quad. In addition, we hope you will stay for the concerts on campus starting at 5:00 PM. Dave Baker Band will take the stage first and then Murphy’s Ford will take over starting at 7:00 PM. It should be an exciting return to campus and we hope you all decide to come.

Need a Part-Time Job???

Scott Peters on our Career Services Team has compiled a list of the part-time jobs available to State Tech students in Linn and the surrounding area. Please find the list attached to this e-mail! You have received a list from Scott to your State Tech e-mail and is available to pick up in Career Services, located in the Osage County Community Center!

We will also host a Part-Time Job Fair as a part of our Week of Welcome (W.O.W.) events on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the ITC Rotunda. Find a part-time job that helps pay some of the bills and provides great work experience for your resume.

Tie Up Loose Ends

If you need to get a few things complete before PowerUp on Monday, our offices will be open between 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM to assist you! Here is a list of items you want to check off your list before Monday afternoon! Instructors will also be available on Monday prior to PowerUp if you need to speak to them about any questions you may have!

Questions???

Please do not hesitate to reply to this e-mail with any questions you have as you get ready for PowerUp and Week of Welcome! We are excited to have you on campus next week! Have a safe weekend and safe travels to campus next Monday!

August 16, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

We are just ONE week away from the start of Fall 2021 classes. We are excited to have students on campus for classes. Please take the time to browse our topics today. If you have items to complete before PowerUp on Monday, August 23, 2021, please work with our team of staff members to assist finishing loose ends in the next two weeks. It will make the first week of classes a smooth transition if you wrap up these tasks now.

Our offices will be open this week (August 16th – 20th) to assist you from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

The Bookstore and Cashier will be open on Saturday, August 21st from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Move-In is Sunday, August 22nd, from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM for those students living on campus.

All Student Affairs offices, the Bookstore, and the Cashier will be open Sunday, August 22nd from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Monday, August 23rd, we will be open at 8:00 AM through the start of PowerUp at 3:00 PM.

Today, we want to talk about items you can complete and check off your list to make the transition to campus a smooth one in August. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reply or call us on campus at (573) 897-5000.

State Tech Returning to Campus Plan

Our plan is to open the Fall semester in “Scenario 1” response scenario plan. In Scenario 1, we will NOT require students to wear masks in indoor spaces. If students would like to wear a mask, they are welcome to do so on campus. We will continue to encourage students to practice good hygiene and will have a vaccination clinic on campus August 31st. We will be in normal campus operations. For more information about campus response scenarios, please visit our COVID response page.

Power UP & Week of Welcome

Power UP will take place on Mondayust 23, 2021. Week of Welcome (W.O.W.) will take place Monday, August 23, 2020 through Friday, August 27, 2021. Power UP and W.O.W. are activities designed to introduce you to the services and resources available at State Tech. Power Up is required for all first year students.

Second year students; While you are not required to attend Power Up at 3:00 PM on Monday, August 23, 2021, you can Power Back Up by visiting any offices you need to finish work with from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM that day. You will have the options to take care of any last minute tasks with Records, Financial Aid, Cashier and the Bookstore. You are also invited to the all campus BBQ and Marketplace starting at 4:00 PM and to stay for the concerts with Dave Baker Band and Murphy’s Ford from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Monday evening!!

For more information about Power Up and Week of Welcome, please contact Amanda Barch at amanda.barch@statetechmo.edu or Nikky Nilges at nicole.nilges@statetechmo.edu.

Week of Welcome (W.O.W.)

One of the best ways to get involved in activities outside the classroom is to attend our Week of Welcome (W.O.W.) events during the week. They are FREE to attend and this year, you can earn “tokens” you can use to bid on prizes at the end of the year BBQ and Silent Auction. In addition, the program with the best attendance percentage during W.O.W. will win a $5,000 prize! Check out the W.O.W. events August 23-27th!

Going to the Bookstore?

We know that many of you will be planning a trip to the Bookstore in your near future. Before you go, here are some helpful tips to make the visit as smooth as possible.

  • Get your student ID (you can stop by the Activity Center first and get your ID)
  • Print your schedule (go to EagleOnline and print it off)
  • Want to use financial aid to help purchase books? (stop by the Financial Aid Office first to confirm)

Taking care of these easy steps will help our Bookstore team to assist you and get you on your way with the correct books and tools!

If you prefer, you can always visit the online bookstore to do your ordering from home. Click on the online bookstore link now for access!

Books and Tools

I received several questions over the weekend about how to find information about what tools and books will be required for Fall classes. You will be able to search for Fall 2021 Books on the website in early July 2021.  Once posted, students can find them by navigating to https://bookstore.statetechmo.edu.

  • Click on Textbook Lookup
  • Select “Fall 21”
  • Select the correct “Program”
  • Select the “Course”
  • View Your Materials

Fall 2021 Tool information is available now!!!

Simply navigate to https://bookstore.statetechmo.edu.

  • Just select Tools under categories, select the toolkit you want and complete the transaction.
  • If you would like the detailed list of a specific toolkit, just click on Tool Sets under Bookstore links and select the toolkit you are interested in.
  • If you have questions, please call 573-897-5124 or email bookstore@statetechmo.edu.

View Your Fall 2021 Charges

You may view your Fall 2021 charges on your bill in Eagle Online. To view your bill, log in to Eagle Online at https://eagleonline.statetechmo.edu/ics. Then, click on My Account Balances on the upper-right hand of the screen. If you would like to make a payment, select Make a Payment and follow the instructions. If you have questions about your bill, please call (573) 897-5121 for the State Tech Cashier. You may also e-mail us a question at billing@statetechmo.edu.

Payment Plans

Payment Plan forms are available at the Cashier’s window in the Information Technology Center or online. Click here to access the form.

What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (a.k.a. FERPA) protects a student’s right to privacy concerning their academic records and information. State Technical College of Missouri will not disclose any information without the written consent from the student, with some exceptions as stated by FERPA. There are some types of information such as grades, financial aid, or class schedules that parents might like to receive but under FERPA, parents can not have access to these records unless the student gives written permission to the College. This means that even if your parent requests information, we can not provide it to them unless you give us permission.

If you would like a person (for example, a parent or spouse) to have permission to view your academic record, please print, sign, and return the attached form to the Academic Records office. You can mail it to: State Technical College of Missouri ATTN: Academic Records, One Technology Drive, Linn, MO 65051 or scan and attach to an e-mail and send to registrar@statetechmo.edu. If you have questions, please call (573) 897-5000 and ask for the Academic Records office.

Financial Aid
Have you thought about applying for Financial Aid for the 2021-2022 academic year? If you have not completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you can do so at www.fafsa.gov and add the State Tech school code of 004711 and the results are sent to our Financial Aid Office for evaluation.

Financial Aid Missing Documents
If you have submitted your FAFSA to State Tech and we are looking for additional documentation to finalize your Financial Aid Offer, please check your student e-mail and follow the directions.

The e-mail will have the following information:
Please login to the State Tech Financial Aid Portal and review the “Missing Items & Messages” page to view and submit any items that have not been received.
Your financial aid eligibility will not be determined and finalized until all required documents are submitted and reviewed.
Once you log in, the home screen will look like this:

Click on the Menu link in the blue border and review “Missing Items and Messages” and “Missing & Received Items” to see what needs to be turned in and what our office has processed.

Once all documentation has been turned in and processed, you will be able to log in and see your “Financial Aid Offer”. Click on Financial Aid Offer in the Menu section. This will be the list of financial aid we are able to offer based on the results of your FAFSA. Here is what it will look like:

If you have questions about this process, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Financial Aid Office in one of several different ways. Everyone has questions, so please do not hesitate to ask and we will provide additional information for you to help you through the process.
1. Stop by the office in the Information Technology Center 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2. Call (573) 897-5000, choose option 2
3. Send your questions to financialaid@statetechmo.edu
4. Ask us a question on the Web Chat at www.statetechmo.edu

How to Estimate Out of Pocket Cost

We have created a Cost Estimator Worksheet you can access from the Financial Aid website.

Click here to access the form. You can use the form by adding all applicable expenses from your bill in EagleOnline. Then, add in all of your eligible financial aid. Subtract “Total Aid” from “Total Expenses” and that will help you determine any out of pocket cost for the Fall 2021 semester.

If you have questions about this process, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Financial Aid Office in one of several different ways. Everyone has questions, so please do not hesitate to ask and we will provide additional information for you to help you through the process.

  1. Stop by the office in the Information Technology Center 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    2. Call (573) 897-5000, choose option 2
    3. Send your questions to financialaid@statetechmo.edu
    4. Ask us a question on the Web Chat at www.statetechmo.edu

Meal Plans

 

If you are living off campus or commuting, but would like to purchase a meal plan, you can find the form online. Click here to find the form.

The 80 Meal Block Plan is popular with students living off campus or commuting from home. It provides one meal a day for the semester. For $460, if a student eats all 80 meals, the cost is $5.75 per meal for an all you can eat experience in our Mainstream Cafeteria. You can return the completed form to the Cashier’s window in the ITC during regular business hours or scan and attach to an e-mail and send it to billing@statetechmo.edu.

 

Questions
Please do not hesitate to reach out and ask questions as you prepare to join us at PowerUp next week. Do you have a question about a topic we haven’t covered? Please reply and ask. We are here all week and can help with those last minute details you need to be ready to have a successful Fall semester. Have a safe week and we will see you on Monday, August 23, 2021 for PowerUp!

 

August 13, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

We are extremely excited as we are now just over week from Move-In Day (Sunday, August 22nd) PowerUp (Monday, August 23rd) and the beginning of Week of Welcome (August 23-27). We hope everyone has a safe last week of summer and safe travels to Linn, MO and State Tech. Please reach out if you have any last minute questions.

Week of Welcome

Week of Welcome begins Monday, August 23rd with PowerUp, followed by an all-campus BBQ and FREE concerts with Dave Baker Band and Murphy’s Ford 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM!!! The concern is on the stage in the Vehicle & Power Center parking lot. Bring your truck, hang out on your tailgate and enjoy Dave Baker Band from 5:00 – 7:00 PM and Murphy’s Ford from 7:00 – 9:00 PM!

Tuesday morning, we will have FREE coffee from 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM in the ITC Rotunda. Come and grab a cup of Joe! Tuesday afternoon, starting at 3:30 PM, we will host Meet. Greet. Repeat. event with Mocktails in the Osage County Community Center. Come enjoy free food and beverages, register for great prizes and meet other students. A new event for Week of Welcome this year is Paintball! Anytime from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, come over to the Utility Technology Center on the back of campus and we will be organizing paintball campaigns with you and your friends. We take care of all the equipment. Just bring yourself and have some fun!

Wednesday, State Tech hosts a part-time Job Fair in the ITC Rotunda from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Provided by Career Services, meet with employers who work with State Tech students to provide part-time opportunities for work while you study!

Will you have the fastest lap of the day? We will also have a NASCAR simulator on campus from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the ITC Quad Wednesday. Come and show us your racing skills.

Want to prove you’re the smartest student on campus? Get a team together and join us for State Tech Trivia Night from 7:00 – 9:00 PM in the Osage County Community Center! We will have lots of prizes!

Thursday, create your own tie-dye or air brush t-shirt in the ITC Quad from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. You make the design and create a shirt that will be a great State Tech memory.

Finally, Friday we will host “Carnival Food Frenzy” from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the ITC Rotunda. We will have Snow Cones, Cotton Candy, Popcorn for FREE.

Win $5,000 for your program!

How? Simply attend events during Week of Welcome! You will receive a ticket at each event. Drop it in the jar with your program name and we will tabulate attendance all week. The program with the highest attendance percentage will receive a $5,000 cash award from Student Government Association (SGA).

FREE Vaccination Clinic

If you are thinking about being vaccinated, we will have a FREE clinic on campus Tuesday, August 31st from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the Osage County Community Center.

  • Bring Photo ID & Insurance Card

Driving and Parking on Campus

Parking

We receive many questions about where to park and want to break it down in a easy to understand way. Here is some information to assist you when classes start in August!

If you live on campus:

  • Please park in the lot closest to your cottage and you can walk to your other locations on campus. You will receive a parking sticker that needs to be displayed in your car when it is parked at your dorm.
  • After 5:00 PM, housing students can park in other areas of campus.

 

If you live off campus:

  • You can park anywhere with white lines

  • You cannot park anywhere with yellow lines, these are for off campus visitors only. If you park there and do not have a guest parking pass for the day, you will be issued a ticket.

Other Parking Tips

  • Arrive early (traffic will be heavy in the morning)
  • We have parking lots all over campus, not just off the highway
  • Speed limit is 15 mph
  • Please respect traffic laws through Linn

Please note the parking spaces from the entrance on Hwy 50 flow around the buildings to the back of campus.

Many times, the easiest way to park is to find a spot on the back of campus and walk to your classes. It is a 5 minute walk from one side of campus to the other.

Questions
As always, you are welcome to send me any questions you have. Who knows, they may end up in the next edition of Staying in Touch. Have a great weekend and stay safe. You can reply to my e-mail or call my numbers below. Looking forward to hearing from you. Have a great weekend.

August 9, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

We are two weeks away from the start of Fall 2021 classes. We are excited to have students on campus for classes. Please take the time to browse our topics today. If you have items to complete before PowerUp on Monday, August 23, 2021, please work with our team of staff members to assist finishing loose ends in the next two weeks. It will make the first week of classes a smooth transition if you wrap up these tasks now.

Today, we want to talk about items you can complete and check off your list to make the transition to campus a smooth one in August. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reply or call us on campus at (573) 897-5000.

State Tech Returning to Campus Plan

Our plan is to open the Fall semester in “Scenario 1” response scenario plan. In Scenario 1, we will NOT require students to wear masks in indoor spaces. If students would like to wear a mask, they are welcome to do so on campus. We will continue to encourage students to practice good hygiene and will have a vaccination clinic on campus August 31st. We will be in normal campus operations. For more information about campus response scenarios, please visit our COVID response page.

Power UP & Week of Welcome

Power UP will take place on Mondayust 23, 2021. Week of Welcome (W.O.W.) will take place Monday, August 23, 2020 through Friday, August 27, 2021. Power UP and W.O.W. are activities designed to introduce you to the services and resources available at State Tech. Power Up is required for all first year students.

Second year students; While you are not required to attend Power Up at 3:00 PM on Monday, August 23, 2021, you can Power Back Up by visiting any offices you need to finish work with from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM that day. You will have the options to take care of any last minute tasks with Records, Financial Aid, Cashier and the Bookstore. You are also invited to the all campus BBQ and Marketplace starting at 4:00 PM and to stay for the concerts with Dave Baker Band and Murphy’s Ford from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Monday evening!!

For more information about Power Up and Week of Welcome, please contact Amanda Barch at amanda.barch@statetechmo.edu or Nikky Nilges at nicole.nilges@statetechmo.edu.

Week of Welcome (W.O.W.)

One of the best ways to get involved in activities outside the classroom is to attend our Week of Welcome (W.O.W.) events during the week. They are FREE to attend and this year, you can earn “tokens” you can use to bid on prizes at the end of the year BBQ and Silent Auction. In addition, the program with the best attendance percentage during W.O.W. will win a $5,000 prize! Check out the W.O.W. events August 23-27th!

Going to the Bookstore?

We know that many of you will be planning a trip to the Bookstore in your near future. Before you go, here are some helpful tips to make the visit as smooth as possible.

  • Get your student ID (you can stop by the Activity Center first and get your ID)
  • Print your schedule (go to EagleOnline and print it off)
  • Want to use financial aid to help purchase books? (stop by the Financial Aid Office first to confirm)

Taking care of these easy steps will help our Bookstore team to assist you and get you on your way with the correct books and tools!

If you prefer, you can always visit the online bookstore to do your ordering from home. Click on the online bookstore link now for access!

Books and Tools

I received several questions over the weekend about how to find information about what tools and books will be required for Fall classes. You will be able to search for Fall 2021 Books on the website in early July 2021.  Once posted, students can find them by navigating to https://bookstore.statetechmo.edu.

  • Click on Textbook Lookup
  • Select “Fall 21”
  • Select the correct “Program”
  • Select the “Course”
  • View Your Materials

Fall 2021 Tool information is available now!!!

Simply navigate to https://bookstore.statetechmo.edu.

  • Just select Tools under categories, select the toolkit you want and complete the transaction.
  • If you would like the detailed list of a specific toolkit, just click on Tool Sets under Bookstore links and select the toolkit you are interested in.
  • If you have questions, please call 573-897-5124 or email bookstore@statetechmo.edu.

View Your Fall 2021 Charges

You may view your Fall 2021 charges on your bill in Eagle Online. To view your bill, log in to Eagle Online at https://eagleonline.statetechmo.edu/ics. Then, click on My Account Balances on the upper-right hand of the screen. If you would like to make a payment, select Make a Payment and follow the instructions. If you have questions about your bill, please call (573) 897-5121 for the State Tech Cashier. You may also e-mail us a question at billing@statetechmo.edu.

Payment Plans

Payment Plan forms are available at the Cashier’s window in the Information Technology Center or online. Click here to access the form.

What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (a.k.a. FERPA) protects a student’s right to privacy concerning their academic records and information. State Technical College of Missouri will not disclose any information without the written consent from the student, with some exceptions as stated by FERPA. There are some types of information such as grades, financial aid, or class schedules that parents might like to receive but under FERPA, parents can not have access to these records unless the student gives written permission to the College. This means that even if your parent requests information, we can not provide it to them unless you give us permission.

If you would like a person (for example, a parent or spouse) to have permission to view your academic record, please print, sign, and return the attached form to the Academic Records office. You can mail it to: State Technical College of Missouri ATTN: Academic Records, One Technology Drive, Linn, MO 65051 or scan and attach to an e-mail and send to registrar@statetechmo.edu. If you have questions, please call (573) 897-5000 and ask for the Academic Records office.

How to Estimate Out of Pocket Cost

Now that you are able to view your Fall 2021 bill in EagleOnline and have access to your financial aid through the instructions we sent in the June 4, 2021 Staying in Touch (click here to search for that message), we want to provide a tool for you to determine if you have out of pocket cost.

We have created a Cost Estimator Worksheet you can access from the Financial Aid website.

Click here to access the form. You can use the form by adding all applicable expenses from your bill in EagleOnline. Then, add in all of your eligible financial aid. Subtract “Total Aid” from “Total Expenses” and that will help you determine any out of pocket cost for the Fall 2021 semester.

If you have questions about this process, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Financial Aid Office in one of several different ways. Everyone has questions, so please do not hesitate to ask and we will provide additional information for you to help you through the process.

  1. Stop by the office in the Information Technology Center 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    2. Call (573) 897-5000, choose option 2
    3. Send your questions to financialaid@statetechmo.edu
    4. Ask us a question on the Web Chat at www.statetechmo.edu

Meal Plans

 

If you are living off campus or commuting, but would like to purchase a meal plan, you can find the form online. Click here to find the form.

The 80 Meal Block Plan is popular with students living off campus or commuting from home. It provides one meal a day for the semester. For $460, if a student eats all 80 meals, the cost is $5.75 per meal for an all you can eat experience in our Mainstream Cafeteria.

 

Questions
As always, you are welcome to send me any questions you have. Who knows, they may end up in the next edition of Staying in Touch. Have a great week and stay safe. You can reply to my e-mail or call my numbers below. Looking forward to seeing you all on campus in two weeks!

August 6, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

We are less than three weeks away from the start of Fall 2021 classes. We are excited to have students on campus for classes.

Today, we want to talk about items you can complete and check off your list to make the transition to campus a smooth one in August. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reply or call us on campus at (573) 897-5000.

Going to the Bookstore?

We know that many of you will be planning a trip to the Bookstore in your near future. Before you go, here are some helpful tips to make the visit as smooth as possible.

  • Get your student ID (you can stop by the Activity Center first and get your ID)
  • Print your schedule (go to EagleOnline and print it off)
  • Want to use financial aid to help purchase books? (stop by the Financial Aid Office first to confirm)

Taking care of these easy steps will help our Bookstore team to assist you and get you on your way with the correct books and tools!

If you prefer, you can always visit the online bookstore to do your ordering from home. Click on the online bookstore link now for access!

Books and Tools

I received several questions over the weekend about how to find information about what tools and books will be required for Fall classes. You will be able to search for Fall 2021 Books on the website in early July 2021.  Once posted, students can find them by navigating to https://bookstore.statetechmo.edu.

  • Click on Textbook Lookup
  • Select “Fall 21”
  • Select the correct “Program”
  • Select the “Course”
  • View Your Materials

Fall 2021 Tool information is available now!!!

Simply navigate to https://bookstore.statetechmo.edu.

  • Just select Tools under categories, select the toolkit you want and complete the transaction.
  • If you would like the detailed list of a specific toolkit, just click on Tool Sets under Bookstore links and select the toolkit you are interested in.
  • If you have questions, please call 573-897-5124 or email bookstore@statetechmo.edu.

Power UP & Week of Welcome

Power UP will take place on Mondayust 23, 2021. Week of Welcome (W.O.W.) will take place Monday, August 23, 2020 through Friday, August 27, 2021. Power UP and W.O.W. are activities designed to introduce you to the services and resources available at State Tech. Power Up is required for all first year students.

Second year students; While you are not required to attend Power Up at 3:00 PM on Monday, August 23, 2021, you can Power Back Up by visiting any offices you need to finish work with from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM that day. You will have the options to take care of any last minute tasks with Records, Financial Aid, Cashier and the Bookstore. You are also invited to the all campus BBQ and Marketplace starting at 4:00 PM and to stay for the concerts with Dave Baker Band and Murphy’s Ford from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Monday evening!!

For more information about Power Up and Week of Welcome, please contact Amanda Barch at amanda.barch@statetechmo.edu or Nikky Nilges at nicole.nilges@statetechmo.edu.

Fall Intramural Schedule is here!!!

One of the best ways to meet people in college outside of the classroom is to get involved in campus activities. Nikky Nilges has put together the Fall 2021 Intramural Schedule and you can find it by clicking on State Tech Intramurals.

As you can see below, we have Sand Volleyball and Slow-Pitch Softball to kick-off team sports for the Fall. Registration opens on August 15, 2021 and the first week of competition is September 12th! Get your teams signed up today!

For more information about Intramurals, please contact Nikky Nilges at nicole.nilges@statetechmo.edu or call the Activity Center at (573) 897-5300.

Questions
As always, you are welcome to send me any questions you have. Who knows, they may end up in the next edition of Staying in Touch. Have a great weekend and stay safe. You can reply to my e-mail or call my numbers below. Looking forward to hearing from you. Have a great weekend.

August 2, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

We are three weeks away from the start of Fall 2021 classes. We are excited to welcome students to campus for classes in three weeks. We hope you are getting excited to attend PowerUp on Monday, August 23, 2021 and start classes the next day.

Today, we want to talk about the Fall schedule and important dates to know to make the transition to campus a smooth one on August 23rd.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reply or call us on campus at (573) 897-5000.

Fall Schedule (Important Dates)

Please review the important date information below and prepare yourself for the Fall semester for 2021.  Having a solid understanding of the semester and the important milestones can help you get started with a successful semester.

  • First 8 week classes are scheduled August 24 – October 15.
  • Second 8 week classes are scheduled October 18 – December 16.

View Your Fall 2021 Charges

To view your bill, log in to Eagle Online at https://eagleonline.statetechmo.edu/ics. Then, click on My Account Balances on the upper-right hand of the screen. If you would like to make a payment, select Make a Payment and follow the instructions. If you have questions about your bill, please call (573) 897-5121 for the State Tech Cashier. You may also e-mail us a question at billing@statetechmo.edu.

Paying Your Student Bill

When you complete the steps for registration, a bill is created based on the number of credit hours in which you enrolled. Your student account information can be viewed by logging into your EagleOnline account and selecting “My Account Balance”.

Tuition is due on the first day of the semester. You can choose to make payments through an interest free payment plan by contacting the Cashier at (573) 897-5121 or e-mail us at billing@statetechmo.edu.

Payments can be made at the Cashier’s Office window, through your EagleOnline account under ‘My Account Balance,’ by mail at billing@statetechmo.edu, or over the phone by calling (573) 897-5121.

Estimate Out of Pocket Cost

If you are unsure about how much out of pocket cost you might be responsible for, we have created a worksheet for you to use. You can estimate out of pocket cost by taking your cost and subtracting any financial aid (grants, scholarships, loans, etc.) you have pending.

Here is a link to the worksheet. Please let us know if you have questions.

Missed Previous Staying in Touch Communications?

If you have missed any of our previous Staying in Touch or Tips & Tricks communications, you can access them all on the Staying in Touch website. Just click here to see them all.

If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to reply to this e-mail or call me at my contact information below.

Thanks again for choosing State Tech and we look forward to you joining us in three weeks!

July 30, 2021: State Tech Staying in Touch

Tips & Tricks, July 30, 2021

Good afternoon! As we get closer to the start of the Fall semester (August 24th), we wanted to provide you all with a tip about finding and printing your schedule.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the process. We will have another update on Monday! Have a great weekend.

Viewing & Printing Your Schedule

Log in to Eagle Online (https://eagleonline.statetechmo.edu/ICS/)

Click on “Student Info” in the top blue bar

Then, on the left-side of the screen, click the “down arrow” next to “My Academic Info”

You will see several options. Click on “My Schedule”

Set the drop down to Fall 2021, make sure you have the program set to “All Programs”. You should be able to see your schedule. You should be able to print a copy if needed from here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Help Desk by sending an e-mail to helpdesk@statetechmo.edu.

As always, please do not hesitate to reply with a question of your own! If you are thinking about it, so are others. I will work on finding you an answer. Have a great weekend and stay safe.

July 26, 2021: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

Four weeks from today, we will be on campus together for PowerUp! We are excited that you have chosen to attend State Tech. Our faculty and staff have been working hard all summer to welcome you to campus and help you get started on the right foot!

Today, we want to talk about items you can complete and check off your list to make the transition to campus a smooth one in August. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reply or call us on campus at (573) 897-5000.

Additional Funding for Fall 2021

State Technical College of Missouri students that are planning to enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year are set to receive up to an extra $1000 towards their education.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) that provides more than $14 billion in emergency funding to higher education. More than $6 billion of those funds will go directly to students at colleges nationwide.

State Tech’s portion of the funding will be awarded to both full and part-time students who have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2021-2022 academic year. If you have not completed a FAFSA, there is still time! Go to www.fafsa.gov and complete the form. When asked for State Tech’s federal school code, simply enter 004711. Your FAFSA will come to our office and we will begin to process to see what other aid you may qualify to receive.

This is free money for our students. It is a great opportunity to provide additional financial support to all of our students who have completed a FAFSA. We will determine eligible students early in the Fall semester and the payments will be made by check to the address we have on file for each student.

If you are not sure if you have completed a FAFSA for 2021-2022, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (573) 897-5000 and select option 2 from the menu.

Fall Schedule

Please familiarize yourself with your Fall schedule. Here is how you can view your schedule in EagleOnline:

  • Click on the “Student Info” tab
  • On the left side, click on “My Academic Info”
  • Then, click on “My Schedule”
  • Make sure to choose the correct semester/year (Fall 2021)
  • Have it set to “All Programs”

 

View Your Fall 2021 Charges

To view your bill, log in to Eagle Online at https://eagleonline.statetechmo.edu/ics. Then, click on My Account Balances on the upper-right hand of the screen. If you would like to make a payment, select Make a Payment and follow the instructions. If you have questions about your bill, please call (573) 897-5121 for the State Tech Cashier. You may also e-mail us a question at billing@statetechmo.edu.

Paying Your Student Bill

When you complete the steps for registration, a bill is created based on the number of credit hours in which you enrolled. Your student account information can be viewed by logging into your EagleOnline account and selecting “My Account Balance”.

Tuition is due on the first day of the semester. You can choose to make payments through an interest free payment plan by contacting the Cashier at (573) 897-5121 or e-mail us at billing@statetechmo.edu.

Payments can be made at the Cashier’s Office window, through your EagleOnline account under ‘My Account Balance,’ by mail at billing@statetechmo.edu, or over the phone by calling (573) 897-5121.

Estimate Out of Pocket Cost

If you are unsure about how much out of pocket cost you might be responsible for, we have created a worksheet for you to use. You can estimate out of pocket cost by taking your cost and subtracting any financial aid (grants, scholarships, loans, etc.) you have pending.

Here is a link to the worksheet. Please let us know if you have questions.

Missed Previous Staying in Touch Communications?

If you have missed any of our previous Staying in Touch or Tips & Tricks communications, you can access them all on the Staying in Touch website. Just click here to see them all.

If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to reply to this e-mail or call me at my contact information below.

Thanks again for choosing State Tech and we look forward to you joining us in four weeks!

July 19, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

We hope that everyone had a safe and enjoyable weekend. We are excited to welcome you to campus in August. Just a friendly reminder that we will have Power Up on Monday, August 23, 2021 and classes will begin on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

Today we want to talk to you about how to view Fall 2021 charges on your bill and the law that protects your information with the college (FERPA).

View Your Fall 2021 Charges

As of today, you can see your Fall 2021 charges on your bill in Eagle Online. To view your bill, log in to Eagle Online at https://eagleonline.statetechmo.edu/ics. Then, click on My Account Balances on the upper-right hand of the screen. If you would like to make a payment, select Make a Payment and follow the instructions. If you have questions about your bill, please call (573) 897-5126 for the State Tech Cashier. You may also e-mail us a question at billing@statetechmo.edu.

Payment Plans

Payment Plan forms are available at the Cashier’s window in the Information Technology Center or online. Click here to access the form.

What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (a.k.a. FERPA) protects a student’s right to privacy concerning their academic records and information. State Technical College of Missouri will not disclose any information without the written consent from the student, with some exceptions as stated by FERPA. There are some types of information such as grades, financial aid, or class schedules that parents might like to receive but under FERPA, parents can not have access to these records unless the student gives written permission to the College. This means that even if your parent requests information, we can not provide it to them unless you give us permission.

If you would like a person (for example, a parent or spouse) to have permission to view your academic record, please print, sign, and return the attached form to the Academic Records office. You can mail it to: State Technical College of Missouri ATTN: Academic Records, One Technology Drive, Linn, MO 65051 or scan and attach to an e-mail and send to registrar@statetechmo.edu. If you have questions, please call (573) 897-5000 and ask for the Academic Records office.

How to Estimate Out of Pocket Cost

Now that you are able to view your Fall 2021 bill in EagleOnline and have access to your financial aid through the instructions we sent in the June 4, 2021 Staying in Touch (click here to search for that message), we want to provide a tool for you to determine if you have out of pocket cost.

We have created a Cost Estimator Worksheet you can access from the Financial Aid website.

Click here to access the form. You can use the form by adding all applicable expenses from your bill in EagleOnline. Then, add in all of your eligible financial aid. Subtract “Total Aid” from “Total Expenses” and that will help you determine any out of pocket cost for the Fall 2021 semester.

If you have questions about this process, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Financial Aid Office in one of several different ways. Everyone has questions, so please do not hesitate to ask and we will provide additional information for you to help you through the process.

  1. Stop by the office in the Information Technology Center 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    2. Call (573) 897-5000, choose option 2
    3. Send your questions to financialaid@statetechmo.edu
    4. Ask us a question on the Web Chat at www.statetechmo.edu

 

Meal Plans

If you are living off campus or commuting, but would like to purchase a meal plan, you can find the form online. Click here to find the form.

The 80 Meal Block Plan is popular with students living off campus or commuting from home. It provides one meal a day for the semester. For $460, if a student eats all 80 meals, the cost is $5.75 per meal for an all you can eat experience in our Mainstream Cafeteria.

Questions


As always, you are welcome to send me any questions you have. Who knows, they may end up in the next edition of Staying in Touch. Have a great weekend and stay safe. You can reply to my e-mail or call my numbers below. Looking forward to hearing from you. Have a great week

July 16, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

The team in Student Affairs is excited you have chosen State Technical College of Missouri! We are ready for you to join us on campus this Fall. Remember PowerUp (and Power BackUP) are Monday, August 23, 2021!

Today, we want to introduce you to some of our staff who are waiting to help you be successful at State Tech.

Student Life

Did you know State Tech’s campus is 500 acres? That’s a lot of room for activities. We’re able to provide State Tech students with four-year university amenities, but don’t worry, our programs will only keep you here for two years. Heck, you may want to stay longer after spending time at our very own golf course (free golf, anyone?), taking a few dips in the pool, catching fish at one of our on-campus locations, or kayaking nearby waterways.

Nikky Nilges is the Student Life Coordinator at State Tech. You will find her in the Activity Center most of the time.  She helps run our intramural program, student clubs, the Activity Center, and other fun things that you will see on campus. Check out these opportunities for students at: https://www.statetechmo.edu/campus-life/ or email her directly at Nicole.nilges@statetechmo.edu.

Counseling Services

Sometimes life can be tough! Adjusting to a new school, a new living environment, new friends, new responsibilities – sometimes you just need someone to talk to about these things. State Tech Counselors are here to do just that! Counseling Services at State Tech promote the health, safety and welfare of students through early intervention for personal and academic issues that affect student achievement and retention. Counseling can be an opportunity to talk about issues that are of concern to you with an objective person who can help you develop skills and view situations in ways that may enable you to be more effective in managing life’s challenges down the road.

Feel free to contact either of our counselors anytime you need to vent or have questions:

Jason Hoffmeyer: Jason.hoffmeyer@statetechmo.edu or 573-897-5110

Becca Mehmert: Becca.mehmert@statetechmo.edu or 573-897-5228

Questions
As always, you are welcome to send me any questions you have. Who knows, they may end up in the next edition of Staying in Touch. You can reply to my e-mail or call my numbers below. Looking forward to hearing from you. Have a great week!

July 12, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

The team in Student Affairs is excited you have chosen State Technical College of Missouri! We are ready for you to join us on campus this Fall. Remember PowerUp (and Power BackUP) are Monday, August 23, 2021!

Today, we want to introduce you to some of our staff who are waiting to help you be successful at State Tech.

Library

Did you know that the library has a DVD collection? The library has a collection of about 2000 DVDs that you can borrow. You can check out 2 DVDs for 3 days! The library has 33 computers you can use to access your class materials and print your assignments. The computers are free for you to use. We only ask that you limit your printing to 10 pages per day. We offer plenty of table space for study time either by yourself or with your friends. If you are researching for your projects and cannot find the resource you need, the library offers another way for you to get your resources. It is called MOBIUS. MOBIUS allows you to borrow materials from other libraries throughout Missouri as well as Arkansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, and more! So come on in and explore what all the library has to offer!

Reach out to our library staff for more information: librarian@statetechmo.edu.

Carol Stamp, Library Technician, 573-897-5105

Emanda Hagenhoff, Library Assistant, 573-897-5215

Academic Resource Center (ARC)

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers FREE tutoring for all currently enrolled State Tech students.  ARC staff members and peer tutors offer both individual and group tutoring for general education courses, including mathematics, communications, science, history, and paper editing.

The ARC is located on the main level of the Information Technology Center inside the Library and houses individual and group study areas as well as computers that are equipped with the latest Microsoft software. Accommodations for students with Individualized Education Plans are supported by ARC staff members.

Tutors are onsite and available first-come, first served with no appointment necessary.  Stop by before class, after class, or even on your lunch break- the sooner the better!

Reach out to any of our tutors for more information: staffarc@statetechmo.edu

Lorinda Smith, Academic Resource Center Director, 573-897-5297

Desiree Franken, Academic Resource Specialist, 573-897-5191

Questions
As always, you are welcome to send me any questions you have. Who knows, they may end up in the next edition of Staying in Touch. You can reply to my e-mail or call my numbers below. Looking forward to hearing from you. Have a great week!

July 9, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

The team in Student Affairs is excited you have chosen State Technical College of Missouri! We are ready for you to join us on campus this Fall. Remember PowerUp (and Power BackUP) are Monday, August 23, 2021! This week, we have information about PowerUp schedule, Week of Welcome, and Fall Intramural Schedule!

Next week we will have information about viewing your Fall bill, financial aid, and how to make your payment

PowerUP & Week of Welcome (W.O.W)

PowerUP will take place on Monday August 23, 2021. Week of Welcome (W.O.W.) will take place Monday, August 23, 2021 through Friday, August 27, 2021. PowerUP and W.O.W. are activities designed to introduce you to the services and resources available at State Tech. PowerUp is required for all first year students. Please be on the lookout for a postcard in the mail in July with additional details.

Check out the graphic below for the PowerUp Agenda!

Second year students; be on the lookout for additional information about Power Back UP on Monday, August 23, 2021. You will have the option to take care of any last minute tasks with Records, Financial Aid, Cashier and the Bookstore from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Don’t forget to stay join us for an early dinner at the FREE BBQ, and stay for our concert with the Dave Baker Band and Murphy’s Ford from 5:00 – 9:00 PM, and join in on the Week of Welcome (W.O.W.) activities scheduled for the week.

For more information about Power Up and Week of Welcome, please contact Amanda Barch at amanda.barch@statetechmo.edu or Nikky Nilges at nicole.nilges@statetechmo.edu.

Week of Welcome (W.O.W.)

Fall Intramural Schedule is here!!!

One of the best ways to meet people in college outside of the classroom is to get involved in campus activities. Nikky Nilges has put together the Fall 2020 Intramural Schedule and you can find it by clicking on State Tech Intramurals.

We have many of our favorites in the Fall like Slow-Pitch Softball, Flag Football, and Sand Volleyball competitions starting as early as September 13th. Registration opens on August 11, 2021 and the first competition (Pool Tournament) begins September 9, 2021. Get signed up today!

Scan the QR code attached to the schedule below to sign up at www.IMLeagues.com!

For more information about Intramurals, please contact Nikky Nilges at nicole.nilges@statetechmo.edu or call the Activity Center at (573) 897-5300.

Be on the lookout for our eSports Intramural offerings in the coming weeks! We will have Fantasy Football, NASCAR Playoffs Fantasy, and eSports through Mission Control!

Questions
As always, you are welcome to send me any questions you have. Who knows, they may end up in the next edition of Staying in Touch. Have a great weekend and stay safe. You can reply to my e-mail or call my numbers below. Looking forward to hearing from you. Have a great weekend.

July 2, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

State Tech is excited that we will be back to start face-to-face classes on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. We will be ready to meet you on Move-In Day for all on-campus residents on Sunday, August 22, 2021. Power Up, our new student orientation event and barbeque will take place on Monday, August 23, 2021.

Please see the information about different events below. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reply or call us on campus at (573) 897-5000.

 

COVID-19 Guidance

We have received many questions from new and returning students about mask requirements and other COVID protocols for the Fall of 2021. We wanted to take this time to provide an update on the Fall and what we plan concerning campus operations.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

State Tech recommends that students consider getting the COVID-19 vaccination before returning to campus in the Fall, but will not require students to be vaccinated. While we will not require masks on campus, there is still a threat you could get COVID. If you do, the local health department will still require you to quarantine.  As you may or may not know, we have a strict attendance policy at State Tech.  This year, COVID will be treated like any other illness in our attendance policy. Our advice is to get vaccinated removing the chance you will miss class because you contracted COVID or have been in close contact with someone who has.  Long absences have a tendency to have a negative impact on grades, so please consider getting your two-shot vaccinations.

Check out this video message from our President, Dr. Shawn Strong for more information.

We plan to open the Fall 2021 semester in “Scenario 1”. Please click here for a reminder of all COVID-19 Response Scenarios.

What does Scenario 1 mean for students?

The risk of exposure to COVID-19 in minimal. Large group congregation without social distancing is acceptable.

  • No masks required in class or lab space (students may choose to wear a mask if they prefer)
  • We will host PowerUp, Marketplace, opening day BBQ, and concert August 23, 2021
  • We will a return to normal Week of Welcome activities
  • We will return to team sports for Intramurals in the Fall
  • Cafeteria and Orbit Lounge will return to normal operations (no dividers)
  • We will return to normal hours for ARC and Library

We will continue to keep all students informed of any changes in our plan to return to campus this Fall. We are looking forward to having you all return to campus this Fall!

Power UP

We are looking forward to welcoming students back to campus for Power UP on Monday, August 23. Below is a schedule of mandatory (but you won’t want to miss 😊) events for the day. We can’t wait to see you!

Questions


As always, you are welcome to send me any questions you have. Who knows, they may end up in the next edition of Staying in Touch. Have a great week and stay safe. You can reply to my e-mail or call my numbers below. Looking forward to hearing from you. Have a great weekend.

June 28, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

State Tech is excited that we will be back to start face-to-face classes on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. We will be ready to meet you on Move-In Day for all on-campus residents on Sunday, August 22, 2021. Power Up, our new student orientation event and barbeque will take place on Monday, August 23, 2021.

Please see the information about different events below. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reply or call us on campus at (573) 897-5000.

New Students, Help Us Prepare Your Student ID

We need your help! We will have over 1,100 new first-year students coming to Power Up on August 23, 2021. If we had to take over 1,000 photos that day, the line for student ID’s would be outrageous. So, please help us (and yourself) out by stopping in at the Activity Center this summer during normal business hours and have us take your photo and make your student ID. No need to make a special trip, but if you live close to Linn or are traveling through on Highway 50, use this as a travel stop (we have super clean restrooms! 😊) and get your ID in about 15 minutes.

Power UP & Week of Welcome

Be on the lookout for more information about Power UP and Week of Welcome (WOW) in the next week. Power UP will take place on Monday, August 23, 2021. Check-in will be from 2:00 – 3:00 PM! We will have important information from faculty and staff. We will then have a BBQ, and a welcome concert! Week of Welcome (W.O.W.) will take place Monday, August 23, 2021 through Friday, August 27, 2021. Power UP and W.O.W. are activities designed to introduce you to the services and resources available at State Tech. Power Up is required for all first year students. Please be on the lookout for a postcard in the mail in July with additional details.

Second year students; be on the lookout for additional information about Power Back UP on Monday, August 23, 2021. You will have the options to take care of any last minute tasks with Records, Financial Aid, Cashier and the Bookstore. Don’t forget to stay for supper at the BBQ, enjoy a concert, and join in on the Week of Welcome activities scheduled for the week.

For more information about Power Up and Week of Welcome, please contact Amanda Barch at amanda.barch@statetechmo.edu or Nikky Nilges at nicole.nilges@statetechmo.edu.

June 22, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

One of the questions we receive frequently is, “what is there to do at State Tech?” This is a great question. The answer is, “We have a lot of things to do!” We are currently finalizing our PowerUP, Week of Welcome (WOW), and Fall Intramural schedule. We will be releasing those in the coming weeks. Be on the lookout. We will also host a GloZone party on September 8th and are working on Karaoke for September 15th. In the meantime, check out what we have to do on a daily basis on campus and at the Golf Course and pool.

Things to do @ State Tech

We are lucky at State Tech to have our Activity Center. The 72,000 square foot building provides the room our students want to engage in many different activities. In addition, State Tech now operates the Osage Country Club and Pool. There are many things to keep our students busy on campus outside of the classroom.

  • 3 full-size basketball courts
  • 1/10 mile indoor track
  • Cardio Theater
  • Fitness Room
  • Video Games
  • Pool Tables
  • Dart Board
  • Bubble Hockey
  • Indoor Archery Range
  • Lounge Space with Wi-Fi
  • Lounge furniture with charging stations
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Batting Cage
  • Golf Course
  • Pool

https://www.statetechmo.edu/campus-services/activity-center/

For more information about student activities and intramurals, please contact Nikky Nilges, Student Life Coordinator (573) 897-5128 or nicole.nilges@statetechmo.edu.

Finding Your Schedule in Eagle Online

I have received several questions about finding your Fall schedule in Eagle Online. Here is a step-by-step guide to finding your Fall schedule online. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to drop us a question at registrar@statetechmo.edu.

First, click on the EagleOnline link on the www.statetechmo.edu website.

When you click on Eagle Online, enter your user name and password.

If you have forgotten your password, please click on the “I forgot my password” link.

Then click on “Student Info” and finally click on “My Schedule”. Make sure you have the semester set to “Fall 2021”. Class locations may change throughout the summer! Please check back to make sure you have the most recent schedule before coming to campus.

Questions


As always, you are welcome to send me any questions you have. Who knows, they may end up in the next edition of Staying in Touch. Have a great weekend and stay safe. You can reply to my e-mail or call my numbers below. Looking forward to hearing from you. Have a great weekend.

June 14, 2021: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

We are excited to continue our Staying in Touch series with you! Today, we are sharing some information from common questions we received over the weekend. The most common were about Fall 2021 schedules, purchasing books and tools, and finally securing housing and meal plans.

Once again, please feel free to reach out if you have questions to (573) 897-5201 or reply to this e-mail.*

  • Please note, do not “reply all” to these e-mails. This is a distribution list and contains over 1,100 recipients. Thanks!

Fall Schedule

Many students have asked me how they can access their schedule. Schedules are able to be viewed/printed from EagleOnline. Click on the https://eagleonline.statetechmo.edu/ics link and log in with user name and password. Then, go to “Student Information”, click on “My Schedule” and you can view and/or print your schedule from there. Please let us know if you have any questions be sending an e-mail to registrar@statetechmo.edu.

Books and Tools

I received several questions over the weekend about how to find information about what tools and books will be required for Fall classes. You will be able to search for Fall 2021 Books on the website in early July 2021Once posted, students can find them by navigating to https://bookstore.statetechmo.edu.

  • Click on Textbook Lookup
  • Select “Fall 21”
  • Select the correct “Program”
  • Select the “Course”
  • View Your Materials

Fall 2021 Tool information is available now!!!

Simply navigate to https://bookstore.statetechmo.edu.

  • Just select Tools under categories, select the toolkit you want and complete the transaction.
  • If you would like the detailed list of a specific toolkit, just click on Tool Sets under Bookstore links and select the toolkit you are interested in.
  • If you have questions, please call 573-897-5124 or email bookstore@statetechmo.edu.

Housing

We are lucky in Linn that we have multiple options for housing both on and off campus. If you have a need for housing, please visit www.statetechmo.edu/campus-services/housing for more information.

Our on-campus cottages are at full capacity for Fall 2021, but we are accepting applications for the waiting list for Spring of 2022 and beyond.

There are many rental options in Linn for those looking to live close to campus. For more information about off-campus housing, please visit https://www.statetechmo.edu/campus-services/housing/off-campus-housing/. We know there are still about 70 beds available off campus in Linn for the Fall of 2021.

For more information about housing, please contact Zach Kucsik (573) 897-5165 or contact Zach Kucsik at housing@statetechmo.edu.

Meal Plans

If you are commuting or living off campus, having a meal plan allows you to grab a meal either in the Mainstream Cafeteria or in the Orbit Lounge. There are several options and the food is very tasty. If you break down the cost on a “per meal” basis. The 80-meal is $5.75/meal. The 224-meal plan is $5.13/meal. That is a savings over purchasing single meals at the register where the cost is $6.25 for lunch and dinner. All meals are all you care to eat and include options for carry out.

  • 80-meal Block Plan (5 meals per week avg.)      $460
  • 224-meal Plan (14 meals per week avg.)            $1,150 (required for housing students)

Meal plans need to be purchased each semester (unused meals from Fall do not carry over to Spring 2022). Click here for the meal plan form. If you have questions, please stop by the Cashier window in the ITC, call (573) 897-5121, or e-mail billing@statetechmo.edu.

What Questions Do You Have?

Every week, I am going to close by asking you to reply if you have questions. I will work to reply to them all. I may use your question in our next communication.

Thanks again for choosing State Tech and we look forward to you joining us in the Fall!

June 12, 2021:  State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

State Tech is excited we have announce that we will be starting classes on August 24, 2021. If you are living on campus, Move-In Day Sunday, August 22, 2021.  Power Up, our new student orientation event, barbeque, and concert will take place on Monday, August 23, 2021.

Please see the information about different events below. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reply or call us on campus at (573) 897-5000.

Move-In Day

Move-In is the Sunday before classes begin for the Fall semester. This year, that is Sunday, August 22, 2021. We ask all students living on campus to prepare to check into their rooms between 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Sunday. If you are not able to move in during that time, please contact Zach Kucsik in Housing to make accommodations.

Housing staff will be on hand to greet you and help provide a smooth arrival to campus. If you have any questions about the move-in process, please call Zach Kucsik in Housing at (573) 897-5165 or e-mail at housing@statetechmo.edu.

In the evening, we will have a pizza dinner, dodgeball tournament, and mandatory cottage meetings.

Off campus Housing

If you are living off campus, your Move-In date will be determined by the start of your lease. If your lease begins on August 1, 2021, you may move in on that date or any time before classes begin on August 24, 2021. All off campus students are welcome to join us Sunday night in the Activity Center for a Dodgeball Tournament.

If you are still looking for housing, please visit our Off Campus Housing webpage. Click here to see a list of off campus properties.

PowerUP & Week of Welcome

PowerUP will take place on Monday, August 23, 2021. Week of Welcome (W.O.W.) will take place Monday, August 23, 2021 through Friday, August 27, 2021. PowerUP and W.O.W. are full of activities designed to introduce you to the services and resources available at State Tech. PowerUp is required for all first year students. Please be on the lookout for a postcard in the mail in July with additional details.

Second year students; be on the lookout for additional information about Power Back UP on Monday, August 23, 2021. You will have the options to take care of any last minute tasks with Records, Financial Aid, Cashier and the Bookstore. Do not forget to stay for our late afternoon BBQ and join us for two concerts on campus Monday night from 5:00 – 9:00 PM. Stay tuned for more information on the bands that will be coming to campus! Finally, we hope you have a great start to classes, but do not forget to join in on the Week of Welcome activities scheduled for the week. We will have a competition this year with a cash prize going to the Instructional Program with the highest percentage of participation in Week of Welcome!

For more information about Power Up and Week of Welcome, please contact Amanda Barch at amanda.barch@statetechmo.edu or Nikky Nilges at nicole.nilges@statetechmo.edu.

June 4, 2021: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,
The team in Student Affairs is excited you have chosen State Technical College of Missouri! We are ready for you to join us on campus this Fall. We have decided to send you a short message each Monday and Friday for the purpose of staying in touch and sharing thoughts on how to prepare for your transition to Linn in August.
Today, we want to talk about items you can complete and check off your list to make the transition to campus a smooth one in August. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reply or call us on campus at (573) 897-5000.
Financial Aid
Have you thought about applying for Financial Aid for the 2021-2022 academic year? If you have not completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you can do so at www.fafsa.gov and add the State Tech school code of 004711 and the results are sent to our Financial Aid Office for evaluation.
Financial Aid Missing Documents
If you have submitted your FAFSA to State Tech and we are looking for additional documentation to finalize your Financial Aid Offer, please check your student e-mail and follow the directions.
The e-mail will have the following information:
Please login to the State Tech Financial Aid Portal and review the “Missing Items & Messages” page to view and submit any items that have not been received.
Your financial aid eligibility will not be determined and finalized until all required documents are submitted and reviewed.
Once you log in, the home screen will look like this:

Click on the Menu link in the blue border and review “Missing Items and Messages” and “Missing & Received Items” to see what needs to be turned in and what our office has processed.

Once all documentation has been turned in and processed, you will be able to log in and see your “Financial Aid Offer”. Click on Financial Aid Offer in the Menu section. This will be the list of financial aid we are able to offer based on the results of your FAFSA. Here is what it will look like:

If you have questions about this process, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Financial Aid Office in one of several different ways. Everyone has questions, so please do not hesitate to ask and we will provide additional information for you to help you through the process.
1. Stop by the office in the Information Technology Center 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2. Call (573) 897-5000, choose option 2
3. Send your questions to financialaid@statetechmo.edu
4. Ask us a question on the Web Chat at www.statetechmo.edu

What Questions Do You Have?
Every week, I am going to close by asking you to reply if you have questions. I will work to reply to them all. I may use your question in our next communication.
All of this information and more is on the New Student FAQ website. Click here to view.
Thanks again for choosing State Tech and we look forward to you joining us in the Fall!

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks (End of Year BBQ, Commencement, Cap & Gowns, and More!)

End of the Year BBQ – Today 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

End of Year BBQ– Today! May 4th, 2022 from 11-2 pm! Free food, Mechanical Bull, Yard Games, Gas Card Giveaways (sponsored by the NoMoMeth campaign), additional prizes to spend your tokens on, and more!

Spend some time today celebrating the end of the academic year.

Library Survey Gift Card Winners!

Do you have an unpaid balance?

Please check your student account by logging in to myTech, click on the student tab, then myFinancial. If you have an unpaid balance, you currently have a hold on your account preventing registration for the Summer and or Fall semester or receiving your degree. Please contact the Cashier and make a plan to pay your remaining balance.

The cashier is in the ITC rotunda or can be reached by phone at (573) 897-5121, or by e-mail at billing@statetechmo.edu.

Have You Completed your FAFSA for 2021-2022???

Did you know you need to complete the FAFSA each year? If you have not completed it for the 2021-2022 academic year (Fall 2021, Spring 2022), you can complete it at www.fafsa.gov and use State Tech’s school code: 004711.

Upcoming Events

Graduation is closely approaching on May 14, 2022.

Please click on the link below for all your graduation information. This will include program times, instructions for students on the day of graduation; invitation downloads, as well as other information for graduation day. Please share this page with your family and friends.

https://www.statetechmo.edu/commencement/

Cap and Gowns

All students graduating in May 14, 2022 will be able to pick up their commencement regalia (cap and gown) at the Osage County Community Center – Function Room from Wednesday, May 4, 2022 – Friday, May 6, 2022 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer 2022

If you are enrolled in summer classes, you can view your schedule by logging into myTech, click on the student tab, then click on myCourse information.  Attending class either in-person or on-line is extremely important.  Please start the semester off right by attending all classes. If you need to make changes to your summer schedule, please contact your academic advisor.

Open Door Policy

If you have questions, please let us know. We know how busy the week can get, but do not hesitate to shoot me an e-mail. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

Tips & Tricks - Parking - Wednesday, April 27th

Good morning!

As you arrive on campus this morning, you will see the parking lots for the OCCC and the Activity Center are blocked off for guests. We are hosting RevUP, in-person registration session for approximately 300 students and their families. We will host additional RevUp events on the following dates:

 

Friday, April 29th

Monday, May 2nd

Friday, May 6th

 

Thanks for your flexibility as we welcome new students to State Tech.

Tips & Tricks - April 21

Fall schedule changes for current students open today, Thursday 4/21.  A few reminders:

  • Both students and advisors need to approve their fall schedule before changes can be made. (Instructions attached)
  • We are currently using the paper Add/Drop form.   (Form attached- Student and Advisor signatures are required).
  • IT has the summer and fall schedules available on myTech.  Please check for course availability before sending students to our office.
  • Student Affairs Offices open at 9:30 on Thursday mornings.

 

If you have questions, please contact the Records Office at registrar@statetechmo.edu.

 

Tips & Tricks - April 12 (Business Office News, Paying Attention Winners)

Monthly Finance Charges – Business Office News

Monthly finance charges (2%) will be added to all student accounts with unpaid balances on April 15th. If you want to avoid this charge, please contact the cashier at 573-897-5121 to pay your balance in full before April 15, 2022. There is still time to setup a payment plan to pay your balance by the end of the Spring 2022 semester, so please contact the casher to discuss.

Paying Attention Award Winners

Shout out to Claire Ready and Alexys Smith for capturing the Paying Attention Award for this week! Way to go ladies!

Tips & Tricks – April 4, 2022

Welcome back from the weekend! We hope you all had a relaxing time away from classes. We want to remind everyone this is a short week of classes. State Tech will be hosting the Missouri State Skills Competition on campus Thursday and Friday this week.  Classes will not be in session Thursday, April 7th or Friday, April 8th.

Classes will resume on Monday, April 11, 2022.

Send a Compliment – Earn 10 Tokens

Want to earn 10 easy tokens for the end of the year BBQ? Fill out a State Tech Compliment form on the Ready to Report page: https://www.statetechmo.edu/campus-services/counseling-services/ready-to-report/

Tell us about a positive experience you have had a State Tech faculty or staff member! Recognize an instructor for the extra time they put in to help you understand a concept, thank a staff member for making sure you knew where to go on the first day of class, show appreciation to the Main Stream Cafeteria staff for keeping your belly full – for ten tokens* it’s a win-win! While you are on the Ready to Report page take note of other things, you can report to our Counseling Services team if you have concerns.

*You can fill out as many compliment forms as you would like, but will only receive 10 tokens

Electronic Registration Confirmation

We are excited to announce that student course schedules will now be confirmed electronically.  Student will utilize myTech to accept the Terms and Condition for the Fall 2022 term along with confirming their student schedule.  All student registration holds must be taken care of to have access to the required forms to retain enrolled in the Fall 2022 term.  Please check your “myAdvising Information” page for hold information.

We have pre-registered you based on your program degree plan.  If you would like to change your schedule, please work with your academic advisor.

Students – To complete the registration confirmation process, you can follow the training video here or follow the steps outlined below.

Log into myTech

Upcoming Events

Graduation is closely approaching on May 14, 2022.

Please click on the link below for all your graduation information. This will include program times, instructions for students on the day of graduation; invitation downloads, as well as other information for graduation day. Please share this page with your family and friends.

https://www.statetechmo.edu/commencement/

Open Door Policy

If you have questions, please let us know. We know how busy the week can get, but do not hesitate to shoot me an e-mail. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

Tips & Tricks – March 3, 2022

Staying in Touch – Paying Attention Award

State Tech puts together the Staying in Touch series each week in an effort to keep all students informed about events and activities taking place on campus in addition to important dates, and other college knowledge. Today, we begin to have a little fun as well. We want to see how many of you are paying attention. Follow these instructions to begin your scavenger hunt.

Go to ITC, it is on the main floor. This office can help you figure out your Pell, A+, and even more. Get there fast to claim the Paying Attention Award for this week. Everyone who makes it here by 5:00 PM Thursday will get a prize this week!

 

Hog Roast Competition

 

Are you ready to provide you are a pit master? Do you think your program can cook a tastier hog than all other programs? Then contact your instructor and let them know you want to compete in the Hog Roast Competition! The hog is being provided to the programs free of charge. The winning program will receive a traveling trophy that will live in their area for one year!

The rest of us will benefit with a FREE LUNCH on March 30th! Sign up today and get your hog roasting team together!

Spring Break/End of First 8 Weeks

At the conclusion of the first 8 weeks of class (Thursday, March 3, 2022), we will begin Spring Break. There are no classes on Friday, March 4, 2022 (due to Advisory Council meetings) and we will be on Spring Break March 7th – 11th. Classes will resume on Monday, March 14, 2022. That will be the start of the 2nd 8 weeks of classes. If you have new classes that begin on march 14th, please make sure you are in attendance to start the 2nd 8 weeks off on the right foot. If you are in full semester classes, continue to attend and turn in all assignments.

Tips & Tricks – February 15, 2022

Good morning students. We will be conducting a test of the Rave Weather Alert system today at 3:00 PM. You should receive a text and an e-mail saying “TEST”. Please notify me if you do not receive both. Thanks and have a great day.

Tips & Tricks – February 3, 2022

Winter Weather – Returning to Campus

Good morning students! State Tech and much of the Midwest have experienced winter weather the past few days. When we return to campus for classes, here are some Tips & Tricks on staying safe on the road and on campus. Please continue to monitor your State Tech e-mail and alerts as we work to prepare campus for classes.

Driving to campus: If you are not used to driving in the snow, here are some good tips on how to arrive safely at your destination.

  • Drive slowly. Always adjust your speed down to account for lower traction when driving on snow or ice. Adjust the time you think it will take to get to campus. Leave your place earlier than normal.
  • Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Apply the gas slowly to regain traction and avoid skids. Don’t try to get moving in a hurry and take time to slow down for a stoplight. Remember: It takes longer to slow down on snowy & icy roads.
  • Increase your following distance to five to six seconds. This increased margin of safety will provide the longer distance needed if you have to stop.
  • Know your brakes. Whether you have antilock brakes or not, keep the heel of your foot on the floor and use the ball of your foot to apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal.
  • Don’t power up hills. Applying extra gas on snow-covered roads will just make your wheels spin. Try to get a little inertia going before you reach the hill and let that inertia carry you to the top. As you reach the crest of the hill, reduce your speed and proceed downhill slowly.
  • Don’t stop going up a hill. There’s nothing worse than trying to get moving up a hill on an icy road. Get some inertia going on a flat roadway before you take on the hill.

When you arrive on campus: The maintenance and facilities team has been clearing snow and ice for the last two days. There are piles of snow that could limit visibility. PLEASE SLOW DOWN.

  • Buckle up and phone down
  • Slow down both driving and walking
  • Avoid accelerating and breaking quickly
  • Take your time entering and exiting your vehicle.
  • Look for ice patches before you put your foot down.

MoDOT Traveler Information App

Before you leave the house, check road conditions. MoDOT has expanded and upgraded its Traveler Information Map mobile app. Now Missouri travelers can get the latest information on road conditions, work zones, flooding and incidents on their iPhones, Androids, iPads and tablets. The Traveler Information App offers the same info as its online big brother, the Traveler Information Map, but with the convenience people have come to expect with the mobile revolution.

When the map loads, users see the entire state at a glance and can now zoom in for a better view by using the “pinch and zoom” feature. Work zones affecting traffic are loaded as a default, but users can view road conditions, traffic cameras and weather by tapping the appropriate buttons. Radar images supplied by the National Weather Service are updated every 10 minutes, so travelers can keep an eye on continuously changing weather conditions and plan their trips accordingly.

Information is updated continuously throughout snow and ice events. For incidents, work zones and flooding, visitors can tap on icons for more information on delays.

Easy to use, easy to install, the app is available at both the iPhone App Store and Android Marketplace.

All State Tech Students Remember

All community members should remember that in all situations you should never put yourself in harm’s way by driving or going out into the weather if you believe the risks are too high! If you believe the road conditions will not allow you to arrive to campus safely, please be in contact with all your instructors and notify them of your plans. These plans should also be about how you will successfully complete any work missed during your absence.

Tips & Tricks – January 12, 2022

COVID Response Scenarios

As we begin the spring 2022 semester, State Tech is currently in Scenario 1 of our COVID Response Scenarios. Currently, campus is operating as normal. We are encouraged by our experience this fall, but we are aware that infection rates are on the rise with the emergence of the omicron variant. All students may wear a facemask on campus if they choose.

 

State Tech is closely monitoring campus reports of COVID-19. We want to ensure we are informing students about State Tech’s current guidelines and measures to avoid any COVID-19 risks:

If you are starting to experience symptoms, please begin to isolate and alert your primary care physician and follow their directions (testing, notifying close contacts, quarantine, etc.). If you test positive, please notify all of your instructors and let them know the direction given to you by your primary care physician. Students diagnosed with COVID-19 are expected to quarantine for the length of time recommended by their physician. You will need to alert EACH of your professors to keep up with your classwork and other commitments while in quarantine.

 

Students who are identified as a close contact to a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 that are not vaccinated are expected to isolate for the length of time recommended by a primary care physician. Students that have received the COVID-19 vaccination, and have been in close contact, are allowed to be on campus, but are required to wear a facemask as long as they are not experiencing any symptoms.

 

Your health is our top priority, so we will inform students if there are any extra, precautionary measures we need to apply as the semester continues.

 

Please do not hesitate to reach out with additional questions.

Tips & Tricks – January 6, 2022

Good morning! Welcome back to campus! We hope you all had a good break away from classes. I wanted to share some information about viewing and printing your schedule in myTech. I have heard that some students are not able to see all information (building/room) on your schedule. Please read below to see the tips on how to view all information on your schedule in myTech.

Course Schedule Tips in myTech

When you log in to myTech and get to the initial myCourse Information, there is no location information listed. See screen shot below.

You must click on “View Details” (highlighted in yellow above) to view all information for your schedule. See screen shot below.

If you click on the “myCourseSchedule” PDF (see above), this is what the printed schedule will look like.

The first day of classes can cause a lot of questions. Please do not hesitate to reply with any concerns you have. Have a great day!

Tips & Tricks – January 5, 2022

Inclement Weather – Dismissal Procedures

In preparation for colder weather, attached are the Inclement Weather Dismissal Procedure. State Technical College of Missouri will assess weather reports and make decisions on classes or possible closings as soon as possible. All community members should remember that in all situations you should never put yourself in harm’s way by driving or going out into the weather if you believe the risks are too high! If administrators decide to close or cancel classes, we will send a State Tech Alert, as well as public notification through available local media resources (TV and Social Media). See attached procedure.

 

For all severe weather

Be aware of weather conditions at all times, especially if severe weather is predicted.

  • Sign up for alerts through Smart 911 by going to smart911.com
  • Download a weather app for smart phones or mobile devices (many are free)
  • If you receive a severe weather message, spread the word to your co–workers and family members, especially those who work outside

 

Dangers of Ice

Frozen ponds may look beautiful and enticing but the ice may not be as sturdy as it appears to be. You can never be sure of its thickness and how much weight it can support. Ice on frozen ponds, lakes and waterways can pose a threat to the safety of anyone who walks out on them and the safety of emergency services who try to rescue them. We would also urge you not to skate or walk on iced over surfaces which could be more dangerous than they first look. Venturing onto frozen ponds, lakes and rivers is extremely dangerous. Please don’t put yourself or others at risk and stay off the ice!

 

Before a Winter Storm

To prepare for a winter storm you should do the following:

  • Before a winter storm approaches, add the following supplies to your emergency kit:
    • Rock salt or more environmentally safe products to melt ice on walkways. Visit the Environmental Protection Agency for a complete list of recommended products.
    • Sand to improve traction.
    • Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment.
    • Sufficient heating fuel. You may become isolated in your home and regular fuel sources may be cut off. Store a good supply of dry, seasoned wood for your fireplace or wood- burning stove.
  • Adequate clothing and blankets to keep you

 

  • Make a Family Communications Plan. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you will contact one another, how you will get back together and what you will do in case of an emergency.
  • Change your outgoing voicemail message. If you are stranded in inclement weather, change your outgoing voicemail message to include your last known location. You should also include your actions. Are you staying with the vehicle? Did you call someone to come and help you? Did you leave the vehicle? Even if your phone dies, this outgoing voicemail will play for anyone who calls your phone.
  • A NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts alerts and warnings directly from the NWS for all hazards. You may also sign up in advance to receive notifications from your local emergency services.
  • Download FEMA’s Be Smart. Know Your Alerts and Warnings for a summary of notifications at:ready.gov/prepare. Free smart phone apps, such as those available from FEMA and the American Red Cross, provide information about finding shelters, providing first aid, and seeking assistance for recovery.
  • Minimize travel. If travel is necessary, keep a disaster supplies kit in your vehicle.
  • Bring pets/companion animals inside during winter weather. Move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas with non-frozen drinking water.
  • Winterize Your Vehicle – Check or have a mechanic check the following items on your car:
  • Antifreeze levels – ensure they are sufficient to avoid
  • Battery and ignition system – should be in top condition and battery terminals should be
  • Brakes – check for wear and fluid
  • Exhaust system – check for leaks and crimped pipes and repair or replace as Carbon monoxide is deadly and usually gives no warning.
  • Fuel and air filters – replace and keep water out of the system by using additives and maintaining a full tank of gas. A full tank will keep the fuel line from
  • Heater and defroster – ensure they work
  • Lights and flashing hazard lights – check for
  • Oil – check for level and Heavier oils congeal more at low temperatures and do not lubricate as well.
  • Thermostat – ensure it works
  • Windshield wiper equipment – repair any problems and maintain proper washer fluid
  • Install good winter tires – Make sure the tires have adequate tread. All-weather radials are usually adequate for most winter However, some jurisdictions require that to drive on their roads, vehicles must be equipped with chains or snow tires with studs.

 

Know the Terms

Know the terms used to describe changing winter weather conditions and what actions to take. These terms can be used to determine the timeline and severity of an approaching storm. (Advisory / Watch / Warning). The NWS also issues advisories and warnings for other winter weather, including blizzards, freezes, wind chill, lake effect snow, and dense fog. Be alert to weather reports and tune in for specific guidance when these conditions develop.

  • Freezing Rain – Rain that freezes when it hits the ground, creating a coating of ice on roads, walkways, trees and power lines.
  • Sleet – Rain that turns to ice pellets before reaching the ground. Sleet also causes moisture on roads to freeze and become slippery.
  • Wind Chill– Wind chill is the temperature it “feels like” when you are outside. The NWS provides a Wind chill Chart to show the difference between air temperature and the perceived temperature and the amount of time until frostbite occurs. For more information, visit: https://www.weather.gov/ama/WindChill
  • Winter Weather Advisory – Winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous. When caution is used, these situations should not be life threatening. The NWS issues a winter weather advisory when conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences that may be hazardous. If caution is used, these situations should not be life-threatening.
  • Winter Storm Watch – A winter storm is possible in your area. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for more information. The NWS issues a winter storm watch when severe winter conditions, such as heavy snow and/or ice, may affect your area but the location and timing are still uncertain. A winter storm watch is issued 12 to 36 hours in advance of a potential severe storm. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, local radio, TV, or other news sources for more information.

Monitor alerts, check your emergency supplies, and gather any items you may need if you lose power.

  • Winter Storm Warning – A winter storm is occurring or will soon occur in your area.
  • Blizzard Warning – Sustained winds or frequent gusts to 35 miles per hour or greater and considerable amounts of falling or blowing snow (reducing visibility to less than a quarter mile) are expected to prevail for a period of three hours or longer.
  • Frost/Freeze Warning – Below freezing temperatures are expected.

 

During Winter Storms and Extreme Cold

  • Stay indoors during the
  • Walk carefully on snowy, icy,
  • Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow. Overexertion can bring on a heart attack—a major cause of death in the Use caution, take breaks, push the snow instead of lifting it when possible, and lift lighter loads.
  • Keep Change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. Wet clothing loses all of its insulating value and transmits heat rapidly.
  • Signs of Frostbite: Occurs when the skin and body tissue just beneath it freezes. Loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities, such as fingers, toes, earlobes, face, and the tip of the
  • What to Do: Cover exposed skin, but do not rub the affected area in an attempt to warm it Seek medical help immediately.
  • Signs of Hypothermia: Dangerously low body Uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, and apparent exhaustion.

 

  • What to Do: If symptoms of hypothermia are detected take the person’s temperature. If it is below 95°, seek medical attention immediately. Get the victim to a warm location. Remove wet clothing. Warm the center of the body first by wrapping the person in blankets or putting on dry clothing. Give warm, non-alcoholic beverages if the victim is conscious. Seek medical help immediately.
    • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends, if you detect symptoms of frostbite, seek medical care. Because frostbite and hypothermia both result from exposure, first determine whether the victim also shows signs of hypothermia. Hypothermia is a more serious medical condition and requires emergency medical
  • Drive only if it is absolutely If you must drive: travel in the day; don’t travel alone; keep others informed of your schedule; stay on main roads and avoid back road shortcuts.
  • Let someone know your destination, your route, and when you expect to arrive. If your car gets stuck along the way, help can be sent along your predetermined route.
  • Once the storm has passed, if you are not already home, follow instructions from your local transportation department and emergency management agency to determine which route will be safest for you to get home. Drive with extra caution.

 

Dress for the Weather

  • If you must go outside, wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing. The outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellent.
  • Wear mittens, which are warmer than gloves.
  • Wear a hat. A hat will prevent loss of body heat.
  • Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.

 

After Winter Storms and Extreme Cold

  • If your home loses power or heat for more than a few hours or if you do not have adequate supplies to stay warm in your home overnight, you may want to go to a designated public shelter if you can get there Text SHELTER + your ZIP code to 65051 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area (e.g., SHELTER65051)
  • Bring any personal items that you would need to spend the night (such as toiletries, medicines). Take precautions when traveling to the Dress warmly in layers, wear boots, mittens, and a hat.
  • Continue to protect yourself from frostbite and hypothermia by wearing warm, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in several layers. Stay indoors, if

 

For additional severe weather safety information, visit the National Weather Service website (https://www.weather.gov/).

 

Tips & Tricks - Finals Week Schedule (December 13-16th)

Final exams will be held during the week of December 13-16th.

 

General Education finals* will be held on Monday, December 13, and Wednesday, December 15, according to the chart below.  Generally, technical finals will be held on Tuesday, December 14, and Thursday, December 16Final times for technical classes will be announced by the instructor and posted on Canvas.

 

Gen Ed Fall 2021 Final Exam Schedule 
If your class meets on Monday at  Then your Final Exam in your regular classroom** will be 
8:10am Monday Dec. 13 (8:10am-10:00am)
9:10am Wednesday Dec. 15 (8:10am-10:00am)
10:10am Monday Dec. 13 (10:10am-12:00pm)
11:10am Wednesday Dec. 15 (10:10am-12:00pm)
12:10pm Monday Dec. 13 (12:10pm-2:00pm)
1:10pm Wednesday Dec. 15 (12:10pm-2:00pm)
2:10pm Monday Dec. 13 (2:10pm-4:00pm)
3:10pm Wednesday Dec. 15 (2:10pm-4:00pm)
4:10pm Monday Dec. 13 (4:10pm-6:00pm)
 
Gen Ed Course Exceptions  Final Exam Details 
PHY 101 , ASC 104, ASC 106 Wednesday Dec. 15 (4:10 pm-6:00 pm) VPC 201
COM 125 As announced by the instructor and posted on Canvas.

*This includes CPP 101, NST 101, and WLT 128.

**PHY 103 location will be announced by instructor.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions about the Finals Week Schedule, December 13-16th! Have a great week.

November 15, 2021 – Tips & Tricks

Gaming Night – Thursday, November 18, 2021

Computer Club is hosting a Gaming Party this Thursday in the Vehicle & Power Center Conference Room!

Food &! Stop by anytime between 4:30 – 9:30 PM and bring your own system or join other players!

 

Clothing Drive – Drop Off At the Activity Center Front Desk

Do you have gently used winter clothing that you would like to donate? State Tech is hosting a Clothing Drive this week (November 15-19). The most needed items for folks in our community are: Winter clothing (hats, gloves, coats) kids clothes, and dress clothing.

Drop off any items at the Activity Center front desk this week

November 8, 2021 – Tips & Tricks

Driving and Parking on Campus

Parking

We wanted to send reminders about the appropriate places to park on campus. If you are parked in an area that has yellow lines or no lines, you are illegally parked and will be receiving tickets today. Please move your vehicle to an area with white lines.

Here are some examples of illegal parking:

Parking in the grass is never ok. Please continue to follow Technology Drive to the right of the traffic circle and follow it until you find an open parking space. Our biggest issue today is behind the Automotive Lab at the back of the Vehicle & Power Center (see photos below)

Parking on the curb and not in a designated parking space is never ok.

Please continue to follow Technology Drive to the right of the traffic circle and follow it until you find an open parking space.

 

Where are the open parking spaces?

There are open parking spots immediately to the east of the Vehicle and Power Canter.

Please continue to follow Technology Drive to the right of the traffic circle and follow it until you find an open parking space.

If you live on campus:

 

  • Please park in the lot closest to your cottage and you can walk to your other locations on campus. You will receive a parking sticker that needs to be displayed in your car when it is parked at your dorm.
  • After 5:00 PM, housing students can park in other areas of campus.

 

If you live off campus:

  • You can park anywhere with white lines

  • You cannot park anywhere with yellow lines, these are for off campus visitors only. If you park there and do not have a guest parking pass for the day, you will be issued a ticket.

Other Parking Tips

  • Arrive early (traffic will be heavy in the morning)
  • We have parking lots all over campus, not just off the highway
  • Speed limit is 15 mph
  • Please respect traffic laws through Linn

If you have questions about parking, I am more than happy to discuss you concerns. Please send me a note or stop by my office in Nilges 109. Please address our parking issues as soon as possible so we do not have to issue tickets. Thank you for helping us address this together. Have a great day!

Tips & Tricks – October 26, 2021

Inclement Weather – Dismissal Procedures

More Information

In preparation for colder weather, attached are the Inclement Weather Dismissal Procedure. State Technical College of Missouri will assess weather reports and make decisions on classes or possible closings as soon as possible. All community members should remember that in all situations you should never put yourself in harm’s way by driving or going out into the weather if you believe the risks are too high! If administrators decide to close or cancel classes, we will send a State Tech Alert, as well as public notification through available local media resources (TV and Social Media). See attached procedure.

 

To make sure you will receive a weather alert via the State Tech Rave Alert system, please go to Eagle Online, Home Tab, State Tech Alerts Info, State Tech Alerts Instructions.pdf. These are directions to check your phone numbers in the State Tech Rave Alert system.

 

For all severe weather

Be aware of weather conditions at all times, especially if severe weather is predicted.

  • Sign up for alerts through Smart 911 by going to www.smart911.com
  • Check MODOT road map by going to http://traveler.modot.org/map/index.html
  • Sign up for an email or text alert from local television stations
  • Download a weather app for smart phones or mobile devices (many are free)
  • If you receive a severe weather message, spread the word to your co–workers and family members, especially those who work outside

 

Dangers of Ice

Frozen ponds may look beautiful and enticing but the ice may not be as sturdy as it appears to be. You can never be sure of its thickness and how much weight it can support. Ice on frozen ponds, lakes and waterways can pose a threat to the safety of anyone who walks out on them and the safety of emergency services who try to rescue them. We would also urge you not to skate or walk on iced over surfaces which could be more dangerous than they first look. Venturing onto frozen ponds, lakes and rivers is extremely dangerous. Please don’t put yourself or others at risk and stay off the ice!

 

Before a Winter Storm

To prepare for a winter storm you should do the following:

    • Before a winter storm approaches, add the following supplies to your emergency kit:
      • Rock salt or more environmentally safe products to melt ice on walkways. Visit the Environmental Protection Agency for a complete list of recommended products.
      • Sand to improve traction.
      • Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment.
      • Sufficient heating fuel. You may become isolated in your home and regular fuel sources may be cut off. Store a good supply of dry, seasoned wood for your fireplace or wood- burning stove.
      • Adequate clothing and blankets to keep you warm.

 

  • Make a Family Communications Plan. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you will contact one another, how you will get back together and what you will do in case of an emergency.
  • Change your outgoing voicemail message. If you are stranded in inclement weather, change your outgoing voicemail message to include your last known location. You should also include your actions. Are you staying with the vehicle? Did you call someone to come and help you? Did you leave the vehicle? Even if your phone dies, this outgoing voicemail will play for anyone who calls your phone.
  • A NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts alerts and warnings directly from the NWS for all hazards. You may also sign up in advance to receive notifications from your local emergency services.
  • Download FEMA’s Be Smart. Know Your Alerts and Warnings for a summary of notifications at: www.ready.gov/prepare. Free smart phone apps, such as those available from FEMA and the American Red Cross, provide information about finding shelters, providing first aid, and seeking assistance for recovery.
  • Minimize travel. If travel is necessary, keep a disaster supplies kit in your vehicle.
  • Bring pets/companion animals inside during winter weather. Move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas with non-frozen drinking water.
  • Winterize Your Vehicle – Check or have a mechanic check the following items on your car:
  • Antifreeze levels – ensure they are sufficient to avoid freezing.
  • Battery and ignition system – should be in top condition and battery terminals should be clean.
  • Brakes – check for wear and fluid levels.
  • Exhaust system – check for leaks and crimped pipes and repair or replace as necessary. Carbon monoxide is deadly and usually gives no warning.
  • Fuel and air filters – replace and keep water out of the system by using additives and maintaining a full tank of gas. A full tank will keep the fuel line from freezing.
  • Heater and defroster – ensure they work properly.
  • Lights and flashing hazard lights – check for serviceability.
  • Oil – check for level and weight. Heavier oils congeal more at low temperatures and do not lubricate as well.
  • Thermostat – ensure it works properly.
  • Windshield wiper equipment – repair any problems and maintain proper washer fluid level.
  • Install good winter tires – Make sure the tires have adequate tread. All-weather radials are usually adequate for most winter conditions. However, some jurisdictions require that to drive on their roads, vehicles must be equipped with chains or snow tires with studs.

 

Know the Terms

Know the terms used to describe changing winter weather conditions and what actions to take. These terms can be used to determine the timeline and severity of an approaching storm. (Advisory / Watch / Warning). The NWS also issues advisories and warnings for other winter weather, including blizzards, freezes, wind chill, lake effect snow, and dense fog. Be alert to weather reports and tune in for specific guidance when these conditions develop.

  • Freezing Rain – Rain that freezes when it hits the ground, creating a coating of ice on roads, walkways, trees and power lines.
  • Sleet – Rain that turns to ice pellets before reaching the ground. Sleet also causes moisture on roads to freeze and become slippery.
  • Wind Chill– Wind chill is the temperature it “feels like” when you are outside. The NWS provides a Wind chill Chart to show the difference between air temperature and the perceived temperature and the amount of time until frostbite occurs. For more information, visit: https://www.weather.gov/ama/WindChill
  • Winter Weather Advisory – Winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous. When caution is used, these situations should not be life threatening. The NWS issues a winter weather advisory when conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences that may be hazardous. If caution is used, these situations should not be life-threatening.
  • Winter Storm Watch – A winter storm is possible in your area. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for more information. The NWS issues a winter storm watch when severe winter conditions, such as heavy snow and/or ice, may affect your area but the location and timing are still uncertain. A winter storm watch is issued 12 to 36 hours in advance of a potential severe storm. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, local radio, TV, or other news sources for more information.

Monitor alerts, check your emergency supplies, and gather any items you may need if you lose power.

  • Winter Storm Warning – A winter storm is occurring or will soon occur in your area.
  • Blizzard Warning – Sustained winds or frequent gusts to 35 miles per hour or greater and considerable amounts of falling or blowing snow (reducing visibility to less than a quarter mile) are expected to prevail for a period of three hours or longer.
  • Frost/Freeze Warning – Below freezing temperatures are expected.

 

During Winter Storms and Extreme Cold

    • Stay indoors during the storm.
    • Walk carefully on snowy, icy, walkways.
    • Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow. Overexertion can bring on a heart attack—a major cause of death in the winter. Use caution, take breaks, push the snow instead of lifting it when possible, and lift lighter loads.
    • Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. Wet clothing loses all of its insulating value and transmits heat rapidly.
    • Signs of Frostbite: Occurs when the skin and body tissue just beneath it freezes. Loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities, such as fingers, toes, earlobes, face, and the tip of the nose.
    • What to Do: Cover exposed skin, but do not rub the affected area in an attempt to warm it up. Seek medical help immediately.
    • Signs of Hypothermia: Dangerously low body temperature. Uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, and apparent exhaustion.

 

  • What to Do: If symptoms of hypothermia are detected take the person’s temperature. If it is below 95°, seek medical attention immediately. Get the victim to a warm location. Remove wet clothing. Warm the center of the body first by wrapping the person in blankets or putting on dry clothing. Give warm, non-alcoholic beverages if the victim is conscious. Seek medical help immediately.
    • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends, if you detect symptoms of frostbite, seek medical care. Because frostbite and hypothermia both result from exposure, first determine whether the victim also shows signs of hypothermia. Hypothermia is a more serious medical condition and requires emergency medical assistance.
  • Drive only if it is absolutely necessary. If you must drive: travel in the day; don’t travel alone; keep others informed of your schedule; stay on main roads and avoid back road shortcuts.
  • Let someone know your destination, your route, and when you expect to arrive. If your car gets stuck along the way, help can be sent along your predetermined route.
  • Once the storm has passed, if you are not already home, follow instructions from your local transportation department and emergency management agency to determine which route will be safest for you to get home. Drive with extra caution.

 

Dress for the Weather

  • If you must go outside, wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing. The outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellent.
  • Wear mittens, which are warmer than gloves.
  • Wear a hat. A hat will prevent loss of body heat.
  • Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.

 

After Winter Storms and Extreme Cold

  • If your home loses power or heat for more than a few hours or if you do not have adequate supplies to stay warm in your home overnight, you may want to go to a designated public shelter if you can get there safely. Text SHELTER + your ZIP code to 65051 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area (e.g., SHELTER65051)
  • Bring any personal items that you would need to spend the night (such as toiletries, medicines). Take precautions when traveling to the shelter. Dress warmly in layers, wear boots, mittens, and a hat.
  • Continue to protect yourself from frostbite and hypothermia by wearing warm, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in several layers. Stay indoors, if possible.

 

For additional severe weather safety information, visit the National Weather Service website (https://www.weather.gov/).

 

September 27, 2021 – Tips & Tricks

Turning in Homework/Finishing Assignments

I hope all of you had a great weekend. Our team is receiving Early Alert reports from faculty and we are sending out communications (texts, e-mails, phone calls) to students about what they can do to improve their grades to be successful in their classes.

The two most common reasons that students fall behind are:

  • Lack of attendance
  • Not turning in homework/assignments

If you are struggling to attend classes for a reason, please reach out to our counseling services team. They are here to listen and assist with getting you back on track.

If you are struggling with concepts in your classes, please talk to your instructors. They are here to help you understand those concepts. They want you to be successful.

Finally, if you want, or need additional help with your course work, please visit the Academic Resource Center (ARC) in the Library. Their tutoring services are FREE.

We are approaching mid-terms, so please get to all your classes and turn in all assigned work. It will definitely set you up for success in your classes.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have comments or questions. We hope you have a great start to your week!

Tips & Tricks – September 1, 2021

Good afternoon all! I hope you all had the chance to enjoy some beef from our inaugural “Overkill” BBQ. That was the first of fun events we have scheduled for Wednesdays this September.

Next week, we hope you are all able to come and join us for the GloZone Dance Party!

Next Wednesday, next to the Health Sciences Center, we will build a stage and a DJ booth and we will have music and glow in the dark paint.

Wear a plain white t-shirt (or something you don’t care if it gets paint on) and earn 100 tokens!

We are excited about the event and hope to see a ton of students in attendance.

E-Sports Sign-Up!!!

STATE TECH

SIGN UP For ESPORTS!

CALLING ALL GAMERS

STATE TECH is keeping students digitally connected with intramural esports!

Whether you’re a noob or a pro, you can play head-to-head with STATE gamers! Stay updated on leagues and compete in your favorite games like Fortnite, Apex Legends Trio, and more. It’s just like all of our other intramurals, but for gaming.

Interested? Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Download the free app and join State Tech at missioncontrol.gg/play
  2. Register for leagues in your favorite games, suggest new ones and invite your friends
  3. Chat and compete with league mates, view your schedule and check standings each season!

Got questions? Check out Mission Control’s website or shoot an email to support@missioncontrol.gg.

Game on!

If you have any questions feel free to email Kassidy Schilpp at Kassidy.schilpp@statetechmo.edu

NASCAR Playoffs

Are you  excited about the NASCAR Playoffs? Join our IM League and put your fantasy lineup together every week!

Activity or Intramural Ideas?

If you have ideas for any activities or intramural sports, please let us know. Contact Kassidy at Kassidy.schilpp@statetechmo.edu.

Part-Time Job Opportunities

Local organizations are seeking individuals to referee basketball games.

The work is weekday evenings or weekends depending on the league.  Usually at least three games, sometimes as many as 8 or 10 straight. Pay is usually cash or check. Training is provided. Can be a great way to meet people.

  • YMCA is normally a younger kids league. Anywhere from Kindergarten to fourth grade.
  • PALS is all of the parochial schools in the greater Jefferson City area. Anywhere from 5th-8th grade.
  • MSHSAA will normally start with middle school teams with opportunities to work up to high school games based on experience and skill level. They pay gas to and from the game. Higher pay.

 

If you want to learn more, contact Ross at 573.645.3511 or stop by the Admissions Office in the Information Technology Center to visit with Ross in person.

Tips & Tricks - August 25, 2021

Driving and Parking on Campus

Parking

We receive many questions about where to park and want to break it down in an easy to understand way. After two days of parking, we are seeing some bad habits develop and we need to make sure that stops immediately. We have written warning tickets today, those will become real tickets soon.

Here are some examples of illegal parking:

Parking in the grass is never ok. Please continue to follow Technology Drive to the right of the traffic circle and follow it until you find an open parking space.

Parking on the curb and not in a designated parking space is never ok.

Please continue to follow Technology Drive to the right of the traffic circle and follow it until you find an open parking space.

Where are the open parking spaces?

These parking spaces in front of the Utility Technology Center have been open all day and were open during the same time the pictures of illegal parking were taken.

Please continue to follow Technology Drive to the right of the traffic circle and follow it until you find an open parking space.

If you live on campus:

  • Please park in the lot closest to your cottage and you can walk to your other locations on campus. You will receive a parking sticker that needs to be displayed in your car when it is parked at your dorm.
  • After 5:00 PM, housing students can park in other areas of campus.

 

If you live off campus:

  • You can park anywhere with white lines
  • You cannot park anywhere with yellow lines, these are for off campus visitors only. If you park there and do not have a guest parking pass for the day, you will be issued a ticket.

Other Parking Tips

  • Arrive early (traffic will be heavy in the morning)
  • We have parking lots all over campus, not just off the highway (follow Technology Drive to the right of the traffic circle)
  • Speed limit is 15 mph
  • Please respect traffic laws through Linn

If you have questions about parking, I am more than happy to discuss you concerns. Please send me a note or stop by my office in Nilges 109. Please address our parking issues as soon as possible so we do not have to issue tickets. Thank you for helping us address this together. Have a great day!

Tips & Tricks - August 3, 2021

Osage County Public Health Vaccination Clinic

Students! Would you like to receive the COVID-19 vaccination? The Osage County Health Department is offering an opportunity to receive the shot on campus Tuesday, August 31st. They will be located in the Osage County Community Center (front of campus) from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM that day.

 

Please bring the following items:

  • Photo ID
  • Insurance card

Tips & Tricks - July 30, 2021

Tips & Tricks, July 30, 2021

Good afternoon! As we get closer to the start of the Fall semester (August 24th), we wanted to provide you all with a tip about finding and printing your schedule.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the process. We will have another update on Monday! Have a great weekend.

Viewing & Printing Your Schedule

Log in to Eagle Online (https://eagleonline.statetechmo.edu/ICS/)

Click on “Student Info” in the top blue bar

Then, on the left-side of the screen, click the “down arrow” next to “My Academic Info”

You will see several options. Click on “My Schedule”

Set the drop down to Fall 2021, make sure you have the program set to “All Programs”. You should be able to see your schedule. You should be able to print a copy if needed from here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Help Desk by sending an e-mail to helpdesk@statetechmo.edu.

As always, please do not hesitate to reply with a question of your own! If you are thinking about it, so are others. I will work on finding you an answer. Have a great weekend and stay safe.

Tips & Tricks Tuesday - July 20, 2021

Tips & Tricks – July 20, 2021

Last week in our Staying in Touch series, we talked about the resources we have on campus to assist you with any issues you are having in the classroom. The Library and ARC staff are there to help you succeed in the classroom when you have questions.

We believe there are a couple other things you can do as a student at State Tech to set yourself up for success. We think learning how to manage your time and getting involved in activities outside the classroom can help provide a great overall college experience and teach valuable skills that will benefit you in the world of work after graduation.

Read below as Ross Dickneite and Phil Uhrig, recent college graduates and our Admissions Representatives, talk about how to manage your time and getting involved on campus.

Time Management in College – from Ross Dickneite

To be successful with anything you need to manage your time wisely. In college, you will need to prioritize what is most important; classes, study time, family, work, and recreation. The most important event each day is class. Attendance in class sets the stage for being successful. You have to find a way to get to class every day. As a recent graduate, I kept track of all the upcoming due dates with reminders for assignments on my phone calendar, since I usually had my phone with me all the time. Set aside 20-30 minutes a day, about a week before to study, leading up to a scheduled test. Do not cram studying in 10 minutes before the test, (it will make you forget more than you can remember).

If you have a part-time job while attending school, make sure you can get your schoolwork done as well as get enough sleep for the next day to be focused in class. You are paying to get your education, so do not waste it! With all of the work and focus that goes into a college education, do not forget to enjoy life. Go workout; spend time with friends and family.

Getting involved at State Tech – from Phil Uhrig

When I was a student at State Tech, I was hesitant to get involved immediately. If I could go back to my first year that is one thing, I would change. Getting involved in activities around campus was the best way to meet students from other programs. Friends that I met attending activities on campus that I still hang out with after graduation. I personally enjoyed playing intramural sports, the GloZone party, and I always made sure to attend cookouts. Another area worth exploring is our clubs and organizations on campus. The program-specific clubs are a grand way to more closely bond with your classmates as well as adding a feather in your resume’ cap. Lastly, do not shy away from taking on some part-time work on or off campus. For me, this was a great way to network with campus and community members, as well as, earning some gas money. Be on the lookout for the part-time job fair during Week of Welcome.

When paired with the exceptional hands-on education students receive from State Tech, involvement around campus helps you gain important life skills by growing their interpersonal skills as well as their professional network all while having memorable experiences and meeting new people!

For more information about different activities that State Tech offers please visit: https://www.statetechmo.edu/what-to-do-at-state-tech/!

 

Looking For a Job at State Tech?

The Activity Center/Golf Course has openings for Service Desk Attendant.
Click on our website below to apply!

https://www.statetechmo.edu/career-openings/

Service Desk Attendant

State Technical College of Missouri seeks a part-time Service Desk Attendant for multiple hours, this position will primarily work evenings and weekends.  The attendant provides general assistance at the front desk of the Activity Center/Osage County Country Club to members and patrons. Duties include greeting facility visitors and members, answering the phone, providing facility information, processing class registrations and facility memberships, selling merchandise, general cleaning, and special projects. Qualifications: 18+ years of age; must have or be willing to obtain CPR, First Aid, and AED certification. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required.

Questions???

Please do not hesitate to reply to this e-mail if you have questions about anything. We are here to help. Let us know how we can help make your transition to State Tech a positive experience. Have a great day!

 

Tips & Tricks Tuesday - Parking & Parking Lots

Tips & Tricks – June 21, 2021

Good morning!

I wanted to provide an update about things that are happening on campus this summer. We are currently working on projects to repair existing parking lots and create additional parking spaces before the start of the Fall 2021 semester.

Parking Lot Fee

I receive questions about the “Parking Lot Fee” quite frequently from students and their parents. This is a $2 per credit hour fee charged to all students. This fee allows us to conduct maintenance and repairs on our existing parking lots. In addition, it allows us to add parking as enrollment increases.

During the summer of 2019, we added 200 new parking spots to campus. This summer, we will be adding approximately 130 more parking spots to campus.

In addition, we are completing a resealing and restriping project that is coming along very nicely. Please look at these before and after pictures of the resealing project.

If you have any questions about this process (or any question at all), please do not hesitate to reply to this e-mail or contact my office at (573) 897-5201. Please remember, we are on summer hours, which means we are in the office Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and 8:00 AM to Noon on Fridays.

Parking Reminder – Where Can I Park???

Parking

We get a lot of questions about where to park and want to break it down in a easy to understand way. Here is some information to assist you when classes start in August!

If you live on campus:

  • Please park in the lot closest to your cottage and you can walk to your other locations on campus. You will receive a parking sticker that needs to be displayed in your car when it is parked at your dorm.
  • After 5:00 PM, housing students can park in other areas of campus.

If you live off campus:

  • You can park anywhere with white lines

  • You cannot park anywhere with yellow lines, these are for off campus visitors only. If you park there and do not have a guest parking pass for the day, you will be issued a ticket.

Open Door Policy

We hope you will have a great week. It is normal for students to have many questions. If you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed, please do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (chris.bowser@statetechmo.edu), give me a call (573) 897-5201 (leave a message if I’m not able to answer), or stop by my office in Nilges Technology Center, Room 109.

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