Don't forget to give blood on Monday

Those who have made an appointment to give blood at the upcoming PCC Blood Drive are reminded that it will be held on Monday, Nov. 30, in the Bonfils van outside the Davis AB.

Everyone's invited to PCC's Holiday Tree Lighting on TuesdayPCC’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, first inside the Welcome Center and then the lighting on the patio outside the Student Center. It will include:
• A visit from Santa for kids (free photos)
• Cookies and warm beverages
• Holiday performance by the Swallows Charter Academy Choir
• PS Care Toy Drive (please bring an unwrapped toy, $5 in value - will donate to a child in need

Everyone is invited to come out and get into the holilday spirit with our colleagues.

See the meccanoids demonstrations Tuesday in STEM CenterA super-cool "Tech Tuesday" is on tap this Tuesday, Dec. 1, when PCC students Michele Barnes and Walter Jones will showcase and have a program on Meccanoids, which are robots that can imitate voices and movements. Meccanoids are amazing, and Barnes and Jones have become experts at programming them to do interesting things. This will take place at 3 p.m. free, and it will take place in our STEM Center, which is located in Room 150 of the Davis Academic Building. This is free and open to everyone, including community members.


Space and Missile Defense director to speak here Wednesday On Wednesday, Dec. 2, PCC will host its second monthly Stars of STEM Speaker Series that will feature Daryl Breitbach, director of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and the Army Forces Strategic Command. He also heads the Army’s Future Warfare Center and the Directorate of Training and Doctrine. The DOTD executes the Army’s institutional training and education for space and global ballistic missile defense missions. The program will start with a community reception with Breitbach at 5:30 p.m. in the hallway outside the college’s Hoag Theatre, with the speaker’s address to follow at 6 p.m. This is a free event that is open to everyone.

Learn about how zebra mussels can be very harmful Phi Theta Kappa officers will make a presentation on zebra Mussels from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, in Hoag Theate. Zebra mussels were found at Lake Pueblo in January 2008. They are a non-native invasive species that spread very quickly, having harmful effects on the environment. Zebra mussels attach to hard surfaces and are known to clog intakes and engines on boats, as well as pipes and water transport structures. They also have had major impacts to fisheries in other states. In efforts to try to contain the spread of zebra mussels and other Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), Colorado State Parks Board approved statewide inspections of boats and trailers. This is a free presentation that is open to everyone.

Our Welding students have created new ElectriCritters this yearOnce again, students enrolled in our Welding program have worked hard and provided new figurines for the 23rd annual ElectriCritters celebration at the Pueblo Zoo. Hours are 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Nov. 27-29 and Dec. 4-6, 11-13, 18-23 and 26-27. Note that Santa will be there Dec. 18-20. Get the kids dressed warm (and yourself) and go out and see the wonderful displays that our students have been creating for many years.

Make holidays better for others -- participate in Angel Tree projectThe Disability Resources Center is conducting the Angel Tree project that provides Christmas/holiday gifts to the children of PCC students. Stop by AB-120 to select an angel tag, whlch will have the child's gender, age and a few gift ideas. After purchasing the gift(s), wrap and return it with the angel tag securely attached by Tuesday, Dec. 8. If unable to leave your office, email or call 549-3446 to have a tag(s) delivered to you.


Back for the Future to give information on best career choicesLearn about the best career opportunities and the academic programs that can qualify you for them by attending the Back for the Future seminar 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the Barb Fortino Room. It is aimed at those who either have never been to college or are looking for a career change. It is free, and a light dinner will be served. RSVPs are required by calling 549-3116.

Notes . . .Pantry to reopen - The Panther Student Panther in the Learning Center will reopen this week its usual 1-5 p.m. hours on Monday &.Tuesday (Dec. 1 & 2).
ASG meeting - Associated Student Government's last Senate meeting of the fall semester will be held this Wednesday, Dec. 2, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Fortino Ballroom.
Parade of Lights - The Fremont Campus' ASG will have a float in this Saturday's (Dec. 5) Canon City Chamber Parade of Lights, which will begin at 6 p.m. on Main Street.

Quote for the Day

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself
or get all the credit for doing it."
~ Andrew Carnegie

Online Teaching Showcase to provide faculty with great info
Personnel from our CHAMP and CHEO grant programs as well as from myPCC eLearning will present to PCC faculty the 2015 Online Teaching Showcase next Friday, Nov. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the CA Building. Following coffee and treats at 8:30 a.m. and a welcome from PCC President Dr. Patty Erjavec, the presentations will begin at 9 o'clock. There will be 10 presentations, each pertaining to a component of online teaching and learning, and each will 30 minutes. They will take place in CA-205. From noon to 1 p.m., there will be a panel discussion in CA-208 on topics related to online teaching.