PCC to celebrate Women's Awareness Day next week

PCC's Diversity Activities Committee has scheduled a Women's Awareness Day on Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the Welcome Center with a trivia game & prizes, information about key moments in women's history, etc.

Students will be putting the final touches on PCC's State Fair Parade float todayPCC will have a float in this Saturday's State Fair Parade, and students have been busy the past couple of days decorating it in the Auto Shop area in back of the main wing of the MT Bulding. If you can help put the finishing touches on it today (Friday), they would appreciate it. They will start at 8 a.m. there and will continue until the job is completed. You can stop by there whenever you can help. The parade will begin at 10 a.m.

A limited supply of the PCC "T" remain available free to students in Learning CenterYou say that you didn't get a free PCC T-shirt when they were being distributed on the first day of the Fall Semester on Monday? Some of those T-shirts are still available to students, mostly in sizes M and L with a few XL sizes. You can still pick one up in the PCC Learning Center, which is locataed in the lower level of the Davis Academic Building. They are available to students on a first-come basis. These are great to wear on PCC Pride Friday each week.

Registration deadline is Monday for participating on PCC's Corporate Cup team In case you haven't heard, PCC will field another great team in this year's YMCA Corporate Cup, and YOU can still be part of it. The Corporate Cup will officially kick off with the Health Challenge that starts Aug. 31, but the bulk of the activities in a couple of weeks. There are events for everyone, regardless of athletic ability. If you can walk, you can participate. The idea is to get involved, get some exercise, build camaraderie with your PCC colleagues, and have some fun at the same time. There is information available on the Portal about each of the events, along with a registration form. On the Portal, go to: Resources, Quick Links, YMCA's Corporate Cup 2014. But hurry -- the registration deadline is Monday. Don't miss out on this chance to get involved!

VMware View now gives PCC students off-campus access to the PCC network This Fall Semester, PCC is making a product called VMware View available to its students to allow them to access applications and content from their personal mobile devices. This is information that normally wouldn't be accessible to them unless they were using a college-owned computer. This includes access to:
• Microsoft Office applications
• EBSCO
• Specialized applications (Request through their instructor)

Students are also able to access network drives, Y-Drive documents, and any local printers directly attached or networked to their PC/laptop as well as network printers located in PCC classrooms and labs. In addition, they will be able to access files residing on a USB drive plugged in to the PC they are using to access VMware View. This will give them the ability to copy files between their thumb drive and their network drives.
Students can access VMware View on the myPCC Portal's Student Tab page under the Academic Support channel.

Check out the great new menus, daily specials & lower prices in Pueblo Joe'sYou asked and they listened! Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to come to the Pueblo Joe's food service area and check out the tasty new menu items that it now has, along with the lower prices. The hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon - Thurs and 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays. And coffee has been FREE this week. Also, test your knowledge by playing the Trivia Question of the Day. For all students, faculty and staff on campus after 4 p.m, check out the great new vending options. You will find cold and microwaveable options in the Student Center and the Davis Academic Building.

Panther Student Pantry still needs your non-perishable food & personal hygiene items Don't forget that the Associated Student Government on the Pueblo campus is conducting a Food Drive through the end of this month to help stock the Panther Student Pantry. Donations of non-perishable food and personal hygiene products can be brought to the ASG office in the Student Center (Room 251), to the Learning Center or to the patrol car that is parked in the center of campus just off Orman Avenue during weekday business hours. Also, Little Caesars Pizza on Pueblo's South Side is an alternate collection site, where those donating and making a pizza purchase will receive a free order of Crazy Bread. Monetary donations also can be made either in the Learning Center or to the PCC Foundation office in the Davis AB. Please make checks payable to "PCC Foundation" and note on the check that it is for the Panther Student Pantry.

Accounting class on Saturdays offers the chance to get certified to be a tax preparerPCC's accounting department is offering a 2-credit Tax Help Colorado class (ACC-132) that will start Oct. 18 and run on Saturdays through Dec. 13. You can learn tax preparation and customer service skills. The class will meet 9:30-11:50 a.m.), and you do NOT need to be an accounting major to take the course. It is a prerequisite for the "Tax Help Practicum" (ACC-133) class that is required for IRS certification. This involves volunteering 40 hours in the Tax Help Colorado program that will be offeredto the community Jan. 24- March 7. Enroll and/or register online or go to the Go!Zone enrollment center.

Register by Tuesday for flag football -- season will start on Monday, Sept. 1 Intramaural flag football sign-up is underway in the Recreation Center through Aug. 26 for teams and individuals wanting to play this Fall Semester. This is FREE to PCC students and $20 for non-students. There will be a captains meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, in SC-271. The season will start on Sept. 1 and run through Oct. 9.

Notes • Free haircuts for kids - Don't forget that during the month of August PCC's Cosmetology program is offering free haircuts to kids ages 3 through 12th grade. Call 719-549-3160 to make an appointment.
Panthers of Faith - This organization will begin meeting weekly every Saturday for fellowship and bible study from 2 to 4 p.m. in Davis AB-090. Anyone interested is encouraged to join them there.
Ask a Lawyer - The topic of this week’s "Ask a Lawyer" TV series will be Municipal Code Compliance and Violoations. Broadcast days and times on Channel 19 are: 7 p.m. Mon & Fri, 2 p.m. Tues & Thurs, 9 a.m. Wed & Sat, and noon Sun.

Quote for the Day

“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose
presence calls forth your best."
~ Epictetus