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Calhoun Community College brings the Ultimate ‘Movie Night’ experience to Students in their Homes during Quarantine

April 15, 2020

The Calhoun Community College Student Services team will host two Netflix Party Movie Nights for students. The first movie night will feature “The Pursuit of Happyness” on Thursday, April 16th and the second will feature “Murder Mystery” on Thursday, April 23rd. Both movies will begin at 7:00 pm CST.

“We understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has really impacted our student’s social lives and has also hindered their opportunities to do fun things such as having a movie night with friends,” commented Dr. Patricia Wilson, Calhoun’s Vice President of Student Services. “Student life and engagement is a vital piece of each student’s college experience, and we wanted to create something fun that would allow them to engage with one another while remaining safe at home,” added Wilson.

The college is using Netflix party to host the movie night. Those participating will need to use Google Chrome on a desktop or laptop to login to their Netflix account. Once logged in, it is necessary to also login to Calhoun’s Blackboard and click on the Netflix Party link about 30 minutes before the movie’s start time. Participants should click the Netflix Party logo (Chrome extension) next to the address bar in Chrome.

Participating in the live chat during the movie is optional, but you can see it on the right side of your screen during the show which will give a real-life movie night experience. “While it can become a bit frustrating to not see friends or other people around campus every day, we hope this creative use of technology will help students keep in touch with friends and possibly make new ones even while social distancing,” commented Kelly Hovater, Calhoun Student Engagement Coordinator. For those participating in the live chat, Calhoun’s Distance Learning team will be on standby to assist with any technical difficulties.

For more information or to get logged in for movie night, please visit calhoun.edu/campus-calendar/ and click on the date for the movie night you would like to attend.

All media inquiries should be directed to the college’s public relations office at 256-306-2560 or 256-306-2965

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