PCC is getting artsy this week

Students with the best art pieces will be honored this week during art shows that will start at 5 p.m. Thursday on our Fremont Campus and at 5 p.m. Friday in the SJ art gallery on the Pueblo campus. Everyone’s invited.

With final exams coming, now's the time to learn how beat your fear of taking testsJust in time before final exams start, our Career Services center and the Learning Center are partnering to offer a "Test Taking & Avoiding Test Anxiety" mini-workshop at two differrent times. On Monday, it will be held from 11 a.m. to noon. On Tuesday, the time slot is 1-2 p.m. Both will be held in the small classroom in the Learning Center (AB-051). These are free and open to all PCC students.

High school seniors, this is your week to get 1-on-1 help with registering for Fall classesHigh school "Senior Sign-Up Days" will be taking place Monday through Friday this week to give high school seniors the chance to get 1-on-1 help with their class scheduling and to register for Fall semester classes. Beat the rush and get the best selection of clases and times to get the schedule you want for the Fall 2014 semester. You'll even receive a free gift for signing up early. It's easy! Just call 549-3116 to schedule your appointment today..

PCC students show off their knowledge & ability in various SkillsUSA competitions PCC pretty much dominated the SkillsUSA Spring 2014 state competitions that were held recently at PCC and in Colorado Springs. In the Automotive - High School division, Justin Porter of Centennial High took the gold medal. In the Welding Structure category, Debra Luck captured first, Bob Reann second, Dustin Richardson third and Chelsea Rice fourth. In Welding, Paul Riekena was first, and other participants were Coltan Mosco, Kyle Trujillo and Austin Ortives. In Machining, Jonathan Witt finished with the gold and Matthew Struttman with the silver. In Automated Manufacturing, the team of Dezmond Lewis, David Hintz and Tim Valdez won the gold while Scott Monson, Daniel Eifers and Max Cordova captured second place. These really were awesome efforts by PCC students, and all of the first-place finishers earned the right to compete at nationals in June. In addition, Gregg White, PCC's welding/machining faculty member (pictured at right), was selected the State Advisor of the Year. Congratulations to all of you! That was a tremendous job of showing off your skills.

Panther Student Pantry open 1-5 p.m. Tuesday & Wednesday this week The Panther Student Pantry will again be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday this week in the Learning Center. Students with a current PCC ID card can pick out 6 non-perishable food items and 1 personal hygiene product for free. Also, volunteers are still being sought to help operate and stock the Pantry. Please consider giving a little of your time, whether you are a student, faculty member, instructor or staff member.

College Forum scheduled Wednesday to focus on our TRiO Project Success programFaculty and staff are invited to learn the ins and outs of our TRiO Project Success program by attending a College Forum to be held 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in Hoag Theatre (it’s available by Polycom to branch campuses). This federally-funded program provides many excellent services that are crucial in helping students succeed. Professional Development credit will be given to those who attend.

Stick around Friday and hear the proposal presentations for Amendment 50 dollars Nine applicants will present a brief overview of their proposed Amendment 50 mini-grant projects and will also be available for a short Q&A period afterwards in a program that will begin at 3:30 p.m. this Friday, April 25, in CA-205. It will be available via Polycom at all of our branch campuses. All faculty, instructors and staff are invited.

Student Activities Board looking for a few good fun and creative PCC studentsThe Student Activities Board on our Pueblo campus is looking to fill some openings for the 2014-2015 school year. To apply, students should come to the Student Government office in Room 251 of the Student Center to get an application. This is a fun group that is receptive to new and creative ideas in planning student events for the next academic year.

Wanted: Loads of hungry folks to enjoy a true feast at our Grand Buffet this Sunday PCC's Culinary Arts Department will present its traditional end-of-semester Grand Buffet this Sunday, April 27, in the Fortino Ballroom. There will be 2 seating times -- 11 am-12:30 p.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. The spread will include chicken and fish, pork and beef carving stations, a soup and salad bar, a variety of side dishes and veggies, and an assortment of baked goods. All that is available for just $10 for adults and $5 for kids between the ages of 5 and 11. You can get tickets in the GPA Dining Room during its regular hours or by calling 549-3326.

NotesASG Senate - The final ASG Senate meeting of the Spring semester will take place this Wednesday, April 23, beginning at 3:30 p.m., with the site returning to the Fortino Ballrooom.
Massage clinic - Our Massage Therapy program’s clinic is still underway. PCC students and staff can get a 60-minute massage for $25 or a 90-minute massage for $35. Call 549-3083 to make an appointment.
Cosmetology specials - The Cosmetology students' April specials for clients are: free men's haircults, free parrafin wax with a manicure, and $5 off a facial/back facial combo. Call 549-3160.

Quote for the Day

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves." - William Shakespeare