Get a personalized street sign made

PCC's Student Activities Board is sponsoring a Sign Shop event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the Welcome Center. Students can stop by and get a personlized street sign made - FREE.

You can now break the "code of silence" and anonymously help stop violence A state-wide hotline has been developed enabling students, teachers, and others to report violent or troubling events while keeping their identity anonymous. Safe2Tell (1-877-542-SAFE) has a goal of breaking the “code of silence” and intervening before an event occurs. By state law, all information is kept anonymous, but the message is forwarded promptly to the appropriate school or law enforcement official. A few of the many issues that Safe2Tell can help with are guns, knives, explosives, fighting, assaults, domestic viiolence, child abuse, sexual assault and vandalism.

Students invited to attend ASG's first meeting of the Spring SemesterAssociated Student Government on the Pueblo campus will have its first Senate meeting of the Spring Semester at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, in Fortino Ballroom “A” (by the stage). The meeting is open to all PCC students, not just officers and student club/organization representatives. Find out all the cool stuff that ASG has cooked up for the Spring Semester. Also learn about some of the activities that the clubs have planned. It's also a great way to meet a bunch of upbeat students.

Panther Student Pantry open to needy students again Wednesday in Learning Center The Panther Student Pantry in the Learning Center will be open again from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 28) this week in the Learning Center. PCC students can pick out 6 free food items as well as a personal hygiene product either day. The Pantry is operated by the Pueblo campus' Associated Student Government students and, thus, is a perfect students helping students project. The Pantry will have a 1-year celebration event next month.

Activities to escalate next week in effort to create awareness of LGBT audience The Diversity Activities Committee's "It Gets Better Project" currently underway is aimed at inviting the Pueblo campus to participate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) awareness activities. On Tuesday, Feb. 3, Jerry Carter of the Southern Colorado Equality Alliance will speak to the campus at 2 p.m. in Hoag Theatre. It's free and everyone is invited. Looks for that organization to have staff at a resource table from 11 am. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center on both Wednesday and Thursday (Feb. 4 & 5) next week.
Meanwhile, departments, groups or individuals are invited to participate in the “Coming Out Doors” initiative in which they can decorate their doors with murals, stories, photo exhibits and other art displays to tell compelling stories about the LGBT community. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, Feb. 11. To participate you will need to send an email to and include the following:
• A picture of your completed door
• The title of the piece
• The location of the door, building and room number
• The name of the group, including all the names of participants

New Spectrum Club seeking members and officers; meeting scheduled for MondayThe new Spectrum Club for LGBTQ students and their allies is seeking members and officers. Spectrum seeks to meet the growing need for support, networking, and awareness among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students and their allies across the PCC campus and beyond. Attend the meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, in AB-220 to learn more. For more info, contact one of the following individuals:
• Professor Maria Kelson – (719) 549-3346
• Jesse Rezentes – (719) 569-6583
• Tricia Earl – (719) 251-8637
• Tya Harmoning – (719) 354-8236

Plenty of Foundation scholarships are available to students -- apply by March 31 PCC students are encouraged to apply now for PCC Foundation scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. The scholarship application has been posted on the PCC website at Scholarship awards to students are based on merit, educational interests, and financial need, and each scholarship has its own set of guidelines for the application and selection process. During the upcoming academic year, the Foundation plans to award more than $350,000 in scholarships to applicants across PCC’s service area. The deadline is March 31.

Attend this session next week and learn how to use a powerful new career toolA projected huge future demand for healthcare professionals has led PCC to partner with several community colleges on a project that has been named "Plan Your Health Career." They created a web portal at to provide a comprehensive online resource for individuals to explore careers and programs that will provide the skills needed to tap into this high-growth industry. This new tool will be launched in a special event that will take place:
3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4
Fortino Ballroom "B”

Everyone is invited to attend and learn about the career opportunities that are available and how to utilize the web portal to discover the possibilities.

Free income tax form preparation service scheduled to begin this Saturday at PCCCertified PCC accounting students will be offering free income tax preparation to low- to moderate-income families beginning this Saturday, Jan. 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The service if available on a first-come basis 9-3 on Saturdays and 5-8 p.m. on Thursdays through March 7 in PCC’s GorsichCenter. Eligible to take advantage of the free e-file service are households and senior citizens who had an income of less than $52,000 in 2014. Taxpayers are required to bring all of the necessary income and deduction information to the session as well as last year's tax return if available. For any inquiries/questions, taxpayers should call 2-1-1 (a free call).

Notes• Food cart - Pueblo Joe's is offering fresh Grab 'n Go food items from a cart in the AB Commons area from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. It is considering expanding to Mon - Thur if viable.• Show your spirit - All faculty, instructors, staff and students on all PCC campuses are encouraged to show their Panther pride every Friday by wearing their favorite PCC apparel on "Spirit Fridays.
• GPA Dining - The GPA Dining Room has resumed its full-service lunch-time service to students, faculty, staff, instructors and community members. It is open 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday - Friday each week..
• Pueblo Joe's
- Hours in Pueblo Joe's in the Student Center are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday and until 2 p.m. on Friday.

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