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Volume 40 - Issue 3 - October 27, 2014

Importance of Body Language

When most people prepare for an interview, they spend a large portion of their time thinking about how they might answer questions, what to wear, and what they want to convey about themselves. Few people stop to consider what their body language is saying about them and how that might impact their success in an interview. Follow these suggestions to make sure that your non-verbals are saying the right thing.

Sit up straight, square your shoulders, and even lean slightly in.

Treat Yourself to Early Winter Registration

As your thoughts turn to ghosts and goblins this week, don’t forget to plan your classes at HFC for the winter semester. You will be pleased to find a great selection of classes, at convenient times, if you prepare your schedule now. Below you will find some answers to frequently asked questions.

When does registration begin?

Seven (7) Questions: There to Here – Maureen Webster, Ph.D.

Maureen Webster, Ph.D. is an exceptional person and someone that I fortunately have as a colleague in the Counseling and Advising Department. Maureen has provided Henry Ford College with more than thirty years of dedicated service as counselor and Coordinator of Adult Learning Services. Maureen is a person whose whit and kindness is great and generous.

Worship Extravaganza!

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On October 15, 2014 the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (ICF) hosted a concert extravaganza for all of Henry Ford College, which included free food, entertainment, and the word of God all in one. This event provided pizza for everyone, enough to feed the whole student center!

Henry Ford College Hosts 11th Annual Michigan Student Political Issues Convention Oct. 31

News Summary: Debbie Dingell will give the keynote address at Henry Ford College’s student-run political convention, which gives students opportunities to express their opinions and concerns to politicians and become more politically active. Others guests include Congressman John D. Dingell and Dearborn Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr.

HFC Offers Job Opportunities for Students with Career Expo

HFC welcomed back its annual Career Expo for the third year, taking place in the Student Center on October 10.

The all day event, which took place from 10am-3pm, allowed various companies and organizations from the Metro Detroit area to recruit HFC students.

More than 60 employers participated in the job fair, ranging in fields from health care, automotive, entertainment, to food services. Some of the corporations in attendance included Century 21, FedEx, Dearborn Police Department, US Army, Hilton Garden Inn and Beaumont Health System.

Ford’s Field of Flowers

If you’ve walked or driven past the intersection of Mercury Drive and Michigan Avenue in the last month, you might have witnessed an ocean of bright, beautiful sunflowers. Hundreds of flowers greeted your gaze with their full blossoms, bending over the course of the day as they followed the sunlight.

But the field’s location in front of Ford Motor Company World Headquarters in Dearborn seems rather unexpected. It’s just minutes away from a freeway, shopping mall, and many stores and homes. Just how did this country field of flowers end up in the middle of our urban cityscape?

Henry Ford Early College Moves to HFC With Official Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Henry Ford College (HFC) celebrates Henry Ford Early College’s (HFEC) move from the Berry Career Center in Dearborn Heights to the main campus with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

HFEC is a partnership between HFC, Dearborn Public Schools and Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in coordination with Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) and the State Board of Education. It is one of six “middle college” high schools that was announced in 2006 and funded by state grants. HFEC successfully launched in 2007.

HFC Refund Process Changes

Beginning Winter 2015, the way HFC students receive refunds is changing. Students will have a new method of receiving their refunds, and will be able to manage their money with the Henry Ford Card.

“The Henry Ford Card will expedite student refunds, increase service to students and expand refund options,” said HFC Bursar Rhonda Johnson.

NanoWrimo 2014

The process of writing can be daunting, and motivation even harder to find. People often have a sudden burst of inspiration, and frantically write down their thoughts. But when it comes to actually fleshing it out and developing a full blown story, they hit a wall. So the idea just sits there gathering dust. Then, perhaps months later, they revisit the idea. Maybe some new insights have appeared, but they never last. And this process can go on indefinitely.

YouTube Channels Every Student Should Know (Part II)

Last issue, five videos that help students academically were discussed, this issue’s article will focus on knowledge students might want to gain regardless of school.

  1. SciShow (211,465,810 views)

“Tusk” (2014)

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Parks, Johnny Depp

River City Ransom Review

“Beat ‘em ups” (sometimes referred to as brawlers) are a beautiful genre in their simplicity. You walk in one direction, usually with a friend in co-op, fighting your way through hordes of enemies. You punch, kick, throw and use any weapon you can find to tear apart your attackers. The plots of these games were love letters to every kung fu flick, crime drama or revenge driven action movie. Amidst the golden age of beat ‘em ups Double Dragon, Final Fight, Streets of Rage, and Golden Axe were considered the pioneers of the generation.

The DSO Rocks With a Little Help from Ben Folds

Filled with audience participation, orchestral improvisation, and swearing...for regular patrons of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra or DSO, to say this night was a departure from their standard performances is likely an understatement.

The DSO was at the top of their game on October 16 when they performed with Ben Folds at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in downtown Detroit. Folds is currently touring a concert series billed as “The Ben Folds Orchestra Experience” and Orchestra Hall was his first Midwestern stop on the tour.

Ebola: True or False

Because of its recent outbreak, there are a lot of people talking about Ebola these days. Among the topics of discussion are how you can get it; who’s most susceptible to it; where it came from and other questions along those lines. Instead of sound and evidenced information, most people are passing along “he said/she said,” information, so in this article I am taking the most common misconceptions about Ebola and giving you the actual facts. Enjoy.

True or False: The Ebola virus can be spread through the air, by water, or through casual contact.

Blood Donation Opportunities

Every year, during the holiday season, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, blood donations decrease as people become more involved with upcoming festivities ( As such, the Red Cross is attempting to encourage people to donate blood before all the busyness of the holidays begins.

The Gluten Fad

Nowadays, the new health word appears to be gluten. Everywhere it seems that gluten is the buzzword, from restaurants to television shows. What is gluten though, and how does it affect people and their wellbeing?

Gluten is protein found in grains like wheat, barley and rye ( And with such a definition, it may lead people to question why it is now being avoided so heavily by mass groups of individuals under the broad banner of better health.

Faith and War: HFC Hosts Lecture on ISIS Conflict

The Middle East is no stranger to violence and destruction.
In recent years, the area has fought wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria. There is also the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which shows no sign of stopping since being instigated over 65 years ago ( Currently, the people of the Middle East must wade through a new wave of catastrophe with the creation of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, commonly referred to as ISIS.


Partisan or bipartisan, either way you need to be a part of this vote. Historical or hysterical, it is your responsibility to make a decision on who will be the best candidate to support in assisting with the needs of the people of the US. Indeed, this historical season has lead to the many decisions that have helped to form this country and make it into the “Great Nation” that we call the land of the free.

Reinventing, Reinvigorating and Reigniting the Henry Ford Hawks

Fall has begun and with that, our basketball teams will start their season. I sat down with the Athletics Director, Rochelle Taylor, to discuss the upcoming scrimmages, the first of which was against the University of Michigan-Dearborn. As athletics director she is responsible for and present in all aspects of HFC sports. This entails hiring coaches, scheduling games and making sure proper equipment is available for the players. She also meets with the student athletes, individually, once a week to monitor scholarly progress and to ensure they have all the resources they need to succeed.