New Student Orientation sessions begin Saturday

New students should sign up for an orientation session when enrolling and registering. The initial orientation will take place this Saturday on the Pueblo campus. Orientations provide information that leads to success.

Help promote safety by wearing your updated PCC ID card on campus PCC is asking everyone -- students, faculty, staff and instructors -- to help create a safe and secure campus environment for eveyone. One way of doing this is by getting or validating your current PCC ID card at the Welcome Center desk (where Fall validation stickers are now available) and then wearing it so it is visible. This will enable PCC's Public Safety Department to verify who is or isn't a visitor to campus, especially in the event of a campus crisis when it is necessary to limit access to buildings. The card shown here is the students' version of the PCC ID card.

Tuesday's information session is diploma ticket for high school dropoutsHigh school dropouts who are between the ages of 17 and 20 can still get their high school diploma via alternate means. To learn about the Gateway to College credit-based program and the Enhanced Alternative Diploma program, RSVP at 549-3096 to attend the free Alternative Programs Information Session that will be held next week at 3:30 p.m Tuesday, Aug. 4, in our Occhiato Theater.

Back for the Future aims to help folks find a good career, or a new onePersons looking either to begin college for the first time or who are thinking about changing careers are invited to attend the Back for the Future information session that will take place 5:30-6:30 pm. Tuesday, Aug. 4, in the Barb Fortino Room. Attendees will learn about great careers and how to qualify for them through education. RSVPs are required by Monday by calling 549-3116.

Time to head to the Go!Zone and get registered for Fall Semester classesThe start of the Fall Semester on Aug. 24 is closing in, and the priority registration date for getting into your classes is Aug. 7. Register now and have more choices while avoiding the crowds. Go to the Go!Zone / advising center on your specific PCC campus. The Pueblo and Fremont offices will be open to serve students on Saturday, Aug. 8, at these times:
• Pueblo - Testing Center 9 am-3 pm, Go!Zone 1-3 pm
• Fremont - Go!Zone 9 am-1 pm

Inaugural Panther Games aim to build staff / student camaraderieThe end of the first week of the Fall Semester will being something new and exciting to the Pueblo campus. The inaugural PCC Panther Games will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, on Valdez Field at the corner of Pitkin and Arthur streets.. It will consist of team competitions - three-legged-race, water balloon toss, tug-of-war, dodge ball, and a good ol’ fashioned potato sack race. An award awaits the winning team. The Games will be a geat opportunity for team building among departments, especially to build a closer relationship with students. Registration forms are available at the Rec Center in the lower level of the Student Center and in the Students Activities Board in SC-251. Only one form is necessary per team. The deadline for turning in forms is Friday, Aug. 21.

Improve your performance to "excellent" through this Aug. 11 workshopPCC is offering employees a "Facets of Quality" workshop as a professional development opportunity. Choose your own quality performance measure from 4 that will be available. You also will practice writing a performance standard and discuss the State’s criteria for excellent performance. The workshop will take place 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, in CA-210. RSVP to

Dinner at Gold Dust to help support Foundation's scholarship programGet your tickets now to attend the PFLAG Scholarship Dinner that will take place 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at the Gold Dust Saloon. Tickets to the PFLAG Scholarship Dinner are $11 and may be purchased at the PCC Foundation office in the Davis Academic Building (AB-194) or from Ross Barnhart in the Learning Center. Included in your ticket price is one of the Gold Dust's hamburger selections as well as a side order. A percentage of all meals sold will benefit the PCC Foundation and its student scholarship program.

Note• Bookstore charges - PCC Bookstore charges will begin Monday, Aug. 10, and will end Friday, Sept. 4.
Work-studies needed - Good, reliable students are needed by both the Financial Aid and Cashier's offices to fill work-study positions. Students should apply via Career Connections.

Quote for the Day

“Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around." ~ Henry David Thoreau