Student Art Show set for next week Thursday

Plan now to see the best student artwork of the Fall Semester by attending the Student Art Show that will take place from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in the San Juan gallery. Awards will be presented at 5:30 p.m.

Everyone's invited to bring their families to Monday's Tree Lighting Holiday PartyPCC students and employees, and their families, are invited to college's annual Tree Lighting Holiday Party that will take place 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, in Pueblo Joe’s and outside on the patio. There will be some caroling along with holiday treats and drinks featuring our annual Cookies Around the World with German, Hispanic, Italian, and Slovenian cookies plus hot chocolate, hot cider and water. Kids will be able to have a free photo taken with Santa, then go to the crafts booth and make their own free holiday picture frame for it. The tree lighting ceremony will take place at 6:15 p.m. on the Student Center patio.

Frequent Learning Center users will be honored at a special ceremony on MondayStudents who have spent at least 100 hours studying in the Learning Center this semester will be honored at the inaugural Frequent Learner Club celebration that will take place at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, in the Learning Center. As of last week, there were 16 qualiflying students and 4 more who were really close. Each honored student will be given an award at the celebration, and everyone on campus is invited to attend.

"PCC Promise"/New Employee Orientation training session will be conducted MondayA "PCC Promise" training session for new employees will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, in Room 210 of the Central Administration Building. RSVP to attend and find out what the really means to live the "Promise" at PCC. An very helpful informational tour will be included, so please allow two hours to complete both the training and tour. RSVP to Note that if you already signed up for New Employee Orientation, you do not need to RSVP again since the two events are being held jointly.

Nominations are now being accepted for induction into Fremont Hall of FameNominations are being accepted for induction into the prestigious Fremont Hall of Fame that honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the betterment and enhancement of the Fremont Campus service area that includes Fremont and Custer counties. Nominees do not have to be natives of the two counties, nor are they required to be current residents. Posthumous nominations also will be accepted. Those selected will be honored at the seventh annual Fremont Hall of Fame banquet that will be held April 24, 2015, in Canon City. A nomination form is available on the PCC Foundation website at, and the application deadline is Jan. 23. For more information, call the PCC Foundation office at 719-549-3314 or the Fremont Campus at 719-296-6100.

PCC needs some students to step up and become New Student Orientation leaders Energetic students are sought to become New Student Orientation Leaders for spring 2015. This is a great opportunity to help new students take their first step to success and transition into our college. Leaders also will learn man things about PCC and its Pueblo campus. They earn a stipend for their services. Students can apply online at The applications are due this Friday, Nov. 28.

Take advantage of your free time this week by registering for Spring Semester classesNot only is this week's Thanksgiving break a good chance to relax and kick back a bit, but it's also a good time to take a little time to register for the upcoming Spring Semester. While there are no classes this week, our offices -- including the Go!Zone -- will be open and providing enrollment services. The exception is Thursday, when all PCC campuses will be completely closed. If you are a prospective new students, PCC's Downtown Studio is a good option for getting all the enrollment steps completed. Classes will resume on Monday.

Proposal applications being accepted for Senior Mini College at Fremont Campus Planning has begun for the 30th annual Senior Mini College that will be held over spring break - March 23-27 - at our Fremont Campus, and the Mini College Committee is now accepting proposals and topic ideas from potential presenters. Mini College includes courses and hands-on activities on a wide variety of topics that are presented by local experts, artists and accomplished community members. Applications can be requested via phone (719-296-6106) or by sending an email ( and also are available at the Fremont Campus across from Skyline Drive.

Help our Student Panther Pantry and get a Bookstore discount at the same time The PCC Bookstore on the Pueblo campus has a special offer going right now and it's a win-win-win deal. Those donating a new non-perishable food time or personal hygiene product to the bookstore will receive a 15% "thank you" discount on a single purchase item. The donations will go to help stock the shelves at the Panther Student Pantry in the Learning Center. The pantry is closed this week because of the Thanksgiving holiday break but will reopen next week for students' usage.

Need a PED class? Here are some good ones scheduled in upcoming Spring SemesterUse and move your body in ways you either haven't done in a while or have never even done before by signing up for Physical Education courses that are being offered in the upcoming 2015 Spring Semester.Here are the classes, with meeting days and times included:
Fitness Concepts - TR 2:00-2:50pm
• PED 110 Fitness Center Activity I, II and III (times vary)
• PED 102 Weight Training - MW 11:00 – 11:50 am
• PED 129 Zumba - TR 1:00-1:50 pm
• PED 143 Yoga I - TR 11:00-11:50 am or 12:00-12:50 pm
• PED 208 Tennis - TR 2:00-2:50 pm

Notes• Parade of Lights - PCC students have a float in the Parade of Lights that will take place this Saturday, Nov. 29, beginning in the Mesa Junction area before heading downtown via Union Ave. It will start at 5:30 p.m.
• Extended hours - The Pueblo campus library will have extended hours during finals week. it will be open 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday (Dec. 8-11) as a benefit to students as they finish final projects and study for final exams.

Quote for the Day

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." ~ Confucius