Students will have the chance to be creative next week

The Student Activities Board has scheduled a custom flip books and brain art event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. next week Wednesday, March 11, in the Welcome Center area of the Student Center. This is for all PCC students.

All students invited to Casino Night of games and fun next Wednesday eveningPCC's Student Activities Board will be hosting Casino Night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. this Wednesday, March 11, in Pueblo Joe's. This is always a great event for students, and it will include free food, games, door prizes and other surprises. Students must bring an updated and valid PCC Student ID to get free entrance. Meanwhile, faculty and staff are encouraged to serve as dealers at the event to help it run smoothly. Training would be minial and would take place earlier that day. Those able to help can sign up on the U drive at: U:\Student Activities Board\Casino Night. Questions should be directed to the Student Activities Board or Kayleen St Louis at 549-3300.

Catch a ride on DASO's Zumbathon train this Saturday evening at Zaragoza HallDASO, our Dental Assisting Student Organization, is having its second annual Zumbathon 5-7 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, March 7) at Zaragoza Hall, located at 1339 E. Routt Ave. There will be a live D.J., giveaway bags to the first 30 participants, massages and much more. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. DASO is also selling pre-ordered shirts for the event at $10. For more info, call (719) 549-3246 or stop by the Dental Assisting Dept. in the MT building.

Free income tax return preparation service offer runs out after SaturdayFree income tax form preparation for low- and moderate-income families is in its final week. Our SCCC-West campus will offer the service 11 a.m.-6 p.m. today (Friday, March 6). On Saturday, both the Gorsich Center (9-3) and the SCCC-West site (9-4) will prepare returns for qualifying clients. Remember to bring all your pertinent income and expense tax documents and your 2013 return if you have it. Service at all the sites is provided on a first-come basis. This great service is provided by IRS-certified current and past PCC accounting students.

Hone your job-searching techniques through seminars in Career & Transfer CenterLearn some important segments of finding a job in these two mini-seminars that will be held today in the Career & Transfer Center on the Pueblo campus:
9:30 a.m. - "Joe Search Strategies"
3:30 p.m. - "Résumé Development"

These are free and open to all PCC students. The Career & Transfer Center is located in the lower level of the Student Center, next to the Welcome Center. You can attend either or both seminars, and all of themini-seminars offered there are repeated each week.

PCC students given a big discount offer for ballet performances at Sangre Arts CenterThe Sangre de Cristo Ballet is making a special offer to PCC students for its upcoming presentations titled "Through Her Eyes: A Celebration of the Feminie Heart" and choreographed by Michelle Boutros & Brittany Nunes. The group is offering a $5 student admission for its shows at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at the Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center.. Students can show up at the box office 20 minutes before either performance, show their PCC student ID and get 2 tickets for just $5 each, subject to availability.

Fill out a PCC Foundation scholarship application and get your share of the awardsThe PCC Foundation plans to award more than $350,000 in scholarships to applicants across the school's service area during the 2015-16 academic year, with the criteria based on merit, educational interests and financial need. The application is available on PCC's website at, and the application deadline is March 31. The Foundation has been hosting application information sessions in the Pueblo campus' Learning Center to give students helpful tips on applying for scholarships as well as assistance with completing the application. The next 2 sessions will take place1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, and Friday, March 20. Students can drop in whenever their schedule permits during that time frame. For information on these special sessions, contact Bianca Flores at 549-3314. The Foundation's scholarship program supports students at all four PCC campuses - Pueblo, Fremont, Durango and Cortez/Mancos.

PHEF looking for PCC students to apply for 2015-16 academic year scholarshipsStudents are encouraged to apply for Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year. Selection is based primarily on an applicant’s financial need, proven academic ability, personal essay, and educational desire. In addition, an applicant must:
• Be a resident of Southeastern Colorado
• Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
• Be an undergraduate student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours and consistently maintain a 3.0 GPA

All scholarship amounts awarded are based strictly on funds available and are awarded for fall and spring semesters only. An application is available online at The deadline to apply is Friday, March 13. For more information, call PHEF at (719) 549-2563.

Friday is registration deadline to play in intramural basketball, soccer spring leaguesThe registration deadline is this Friday for students interested in playing intramural basketball and soccer this spring on the Pueblo campus. The 4-on-4 basketball season runs March 16 - April 29, while soccer is March 19 - May 1. There will be captains meeting for both leagues this Friday - 3 p.m. for soccer and 4 p.m. for basketball. Teams and individuals should register at the Rec Center. For more information, call 549-3063.

Notes• Show your spirit- Faculty, instructors, staff and students are encouraged to show their Panther pride every Friday by wearing their favorite PCC apparel on "Spirit Fridays" on all PCC campuses.
• GPA Dining -
The GPA Dining Room will continue its full-service lunch-time service to students, faculty, staff, instructors and community members from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.
• ACE scholarship - The ACE Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2015-16 academic year. The on-line application is available at
• Pueblo Joe's - Hours in Pueblo Joe's in the Student Center are 7:30 a.m. Friday. Try out the specials and other great meals they serve there.

Quote for the Day

"You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest
quality of the mind next to honor."
~ Aristotle