The Tiger (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 52, No. 5, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 27, 2001 Page: 2 of 4
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Giving Students Options
in Class Scheduling
A renewed emphasis on help-
ing potential students overcome
the time constraints of higher
education is prompting SPC to
focus on class schedule formats
that allow individuals to attend
classes on weekends, evenings
or in concentrated formats.
The Weekend College,
through which students can earn
an Associate’s Degree in Busi-
ness Administration by attend-
ing classes Friday evenings and
all day Saturday, has classes start-
ing in February, March and April.
Likewise, the college’s Fast
Track program, which offers
courses in a condensed 4-week
format, offers class start dates
throughout the semester. Addi-
tionally, the Flex II session be-
gins March 19, offering a sched-
ule of 8-week courses.
“To offer courses only during
the school day is to ignore a large
segment of our community’s
adults who work, have families
or other obligations that preclude
them from going to school under
a traditional semester format,”
saidDr. LyimHills-Tatum, SPC
vice president of Student Affairs.
Although statistics indicate
that the SPC student has gotten
younger in recent years, the av-
erage student age remains 28,
Tatum said. That means that a
significant portion of current
students is likely to be married,
have a family, have a job or any
combination of the three.
In related efforts to make
higher education accessible to
working parents, St. Philip’s
opened an Early Childhood De-
velopment Center last fall offer-
ing childcare to students.
Offer Tutoring in
the Learning Lab
There is big news brewing in
the Learning Lab, NTB Room
116. Faculty from the math
department are spending time
in the lab tutoring their stu-
dents. Now, in addition to the
high quality tutoring that is
available from our peer and
professional tutors, students
can also get tutoring assistance
from their instructor. It just
doesn’t get any better than that!
Math instructors are in the
lab Mon. - Fri., so come on over
and check out the instructor’s
tutoring schedule, which is
posted outside the lab.
Learning Lab hours:
Mondays - Thursdays
8 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Fridays 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. -12:45 p.m.
Tutoring services are pro-
vided free of charge to student.
For more info, call 531-3512.
The True Colors® workshop provides a model for all
relationships and is designed to serve employers and
employees at all levels. Increase self awareness, im-
prove communication and capitalize on existing re-
sources and strengths.
Monday and Wednesday
March 19 and 21
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
LLDC, Room 110
$50 per person
Call Dr. Rhonda Rapp 531-4845
Spring 2001 Mini-Workshop Series
presented by the SPC Communication Skills Studio
@ LLDC 112
@ NTB 107A
TOPICS Noon-1:15 n.m.
1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Overcoming Test Anxiety March 5
Reading for Leading
How to Write a Research Paper
Coping with Writing Anxiety April 9
Excelling on Essay Exams
Unlocking Writer’s Block
If scheduled times are inconvenient, special arrangements can be made for SPC students.
Group and individual counseling are also available. For more information, contact Inkie
Gillian at 531-3544 or come by our office at LLDC 112.
ALL SESSIONS ARE FREE,
HOWEVER... a donation of canned goods for the Equity
Center's Food Bank would be appreciated.
Meet New LRC Dean,
Adele S. Dendy, Ph.D.
Submitted by Linda Cuellar
The SPC Learning Resource Center
(LRC) is entering the new century and
millennium under exciting, new leader-
ship. Dr. Adele S. Dendy, an academic
librarian with extensive college and uni-
versity library experience, has been
named Dean of the Learning Resource
Center. She shares her philosophy, plans
and important tips for LRC users with
readers of The Tiger:
Dr. Adele S. Dendy
The Tiger: What is your phi-
losophy about college libraries?
Dean Dendy: It is my philoso-
phy that the Learning Resource
Center and staff are dedicated
to supporting the teaching and
learning missions of St. Philip's.
Our staff is expected to be ser-
vice-oriented and student cen-
tered. Students, faculty and com-
munity should find the staffwarm,
welcoming, knowledgeable and
helpful. The Center makes every
effort to provide books, journals,
non-print materials and other re-
sources to encourage student suc-
cess. With the ever-increasing
importance of technology, it is
the LRCs responsibility to pro-
vide an online catalog, access to
word processing software and
The library, media services
and computer operations work
together to contribute to mak-
ing our students successful,
competent and competitive.
Essentially, the LRC focuses
on providing what our library
users need, when they need it,
where they need it and the for-
mat in which they need it. Your
service-oriented LRC is open
88 hours per week!
The Tiger: What are the top rea-
sons you chose your profession?
Dean Dendy: Like many other
librarians and information scien-
tists, I always loved libraries,
books and people. My parents
encouraged me to learn, read and
use the library at an early age.
My career path began as a
classroom teacher, later I be-
came school librarian and fi-
nally a university librarian. I
chose a field that has many chal-
lenges and has undergone rapid
change due to technology.
Keeping up with technology and
change and working in differ-
ent types of libraries in various
cities has been an exciting jour-
ney for me. There is nothing so
fulfilling as doing what you re-
ally enjoy as your life's work
and getting paid too!
Choosing my profession has
given me an opportunity to make
a difference in the schools, col-
leges and universities where I
have worked during my career.
The Tiger: What are the top
challenges facing libraries and
Dean Dendy: The top challenges
facing libraries and librarians are
in the areas of technology and
ongoing professional develop-
ment. Technology challenges us
with constant change. Upgrades
to newer technologies are costly
and the funds are not always
With newer technologies, ad-
ditional expectations and de-
mands are placed upon both
equipment and staff. Librarians
and other staff require time for
ongoing professional develop-
ment to learn and master the
new technologies. At the same
time that new skills are being
developed, the staff is expected
to continue to deliver the high
quality of service on which their
reputation had been built. This
situation may cause frustration
and uneven performance. As the
Dean of the LRC, I will address
these issues by finding more
creative solutions to these chal-
lenges and opportunities.
The Tiger: Do you have any
advice to share with incoming
students about the LRC?
Dean Dendy: First, visit the
LRC before you receive your
first assignment. Second, do not
wait until the last minute to be-
gin the research topic. Third, do
not be afraid to ask for assis-
tance in the LRC; we are here to
help you. Fourth, find out ex-
actly what services are offered
by the LRC. Fifth, use the sug-
gestion box and computer sur-
vey on our Home Page to help
us improve our services to you.
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Candia, Patti; Christine, Glynis & Agold, Cynthia. The Tiger (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 52, No. 5, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 27, 2001, newspaper, February 27, 2001; San Antonio, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth648690/m1/2/: accessed July 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting St. Philips College.