Start of Fall Semester just 4 weeks away

As of Monday, July 21, we are now 4 weeks away from the start of PCC's 2014 Fall Semester. If you haven't registered yet, it would be wise to do so ASAP to avoid the usual late rush of registering students.

Student Pantry open this week, then closing until 2014 Fall Semester starts in August This will be the last week that the Panther Student Pantry will be open until the start of the 2014 Fall Semester the week of Aug. 18. It will be available this week to PCC Summer Semester students from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Learning Center.

The Pantry could really use an infusion of non-perishable food products such as mashed potatoes, canned fruit or fruit cups, tuna fish and especially personal hygiene items (feminine hygiene products, deodorant, toothpaste, toilet paper) and is soliciting donated items from the PCC community. You can drop off items at the Pantry in the Learning Center or the PCC Library, President's office in the CA Building, the ID office in the Student Center or GC-104. Cash donations are always welcome as well. Those can be dropped off at the PCC Foundation Office (AB-194) or in the lock box located just inside the Learning Center. 

Attend Fremont Campus workshop and learn how to qualify for today's leading careers Persons who are between jobs, needing more work skills or thinking about changing their career path are encouraged to attend the free Back for the Future workshop that will be held at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday, July 24, at the Fremont Campus. This is an opportunity to learn about today’s best career opportunities as well as the related academic programs needed to qualify for them. The workshop will be held in the Doug Miles Conference Room, and a light dinner will be served. Those attending will be included in a scholarship drawing, and there will be free giveaways. Seating is limited and RSVPs are required by calling 296-6109.

Attend Educational Pathways Fair and get skills you need to forge a great career Find out how education can translate into qualifying for great careers by attending the Educational Pathways Fair that will take place 3-6 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in Pueblo Joe's. The event is for any prospective student, whether it be for the upcoming 2014 fall semester or at some time in the future. The intent is to showcase PCC’s certificate and associate degree programs and to describe the marketable job skills they can provide. Visit with academic representatives, learn program details and get questions answered. Those starting the enrollment process for the fall semester will have their registration and assessment testing fees waived and will be entered into a scholarship drawing. For more information, call 549-3116.

Ask a Lawyer TV series to focus on Pueblo's new judicial complex this weekThe topic of this week’s Ask a Lawyer TV series will be the new judicial complex. Broadcast days and times each week on Channel 19 are:
• 7 p.m. Monday & Friday
• 2 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday
• 9 a.m. Wednesday & Saturday
• 12 Noon Sunday
Ask a Lawyer is a cooperatative presentation of PCC and the Pueblo County Bar Association. It is produced by PCC's Center for New Media.

Check out the excellent classes that still have openings on our Fremont Campus Our Fremont Campus offers programs that can lead to careers containing an ample amount of jobs in today’s employment market. In the upcoming fall semester that will begin Aug. 18, the Fremont Campus’ class schedule includes a variety of courses in accounting, economics, business, marketing, management, social work and computer information systems. To learn about the specific courses that are available, contact the Fremont Campus at (719) 296-6100, visit the PCC website at (click on the class schedule under the Academics header) or visit the college’s Go!Zone enrollment center.

Fremont Campus real estate classes can prepare students to take licensing examFour local realtors will be teaming up to teach back-to-back real estate courses on the Fremont Campus in the upcoming fall semester, with the intent to prepare those completing them to take the State of Colorado licensing exam. Registration is now open for Real Estate Brokers I (REE 201) and Real Estate Brokers II (REE 202). Both classes will run for 8 weeks, with REE 201 meeting from Aug. 18 to Oct. 11 and REE 202 from Oct. 13 to Dec. 13. Class times for both are 6 to 8:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday evenings. Taking turns as instructors (one each night) will be Jim Crossey, Tony Greer, David Medone and Marilee Nickelson. Registration is available online via (under the Academics header) or in the Go!Zone enrollment center on the Fremont Campus. Questions can be directed to Mike McNair at (719) 296-6109 or to (719) 296-6100.

Municipal Band to wrap up its summer schedule of concerts this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. The Pueblo Municipal Band will conclude another great summer concert series at PCC this Sunday with a 6:30 p.m. performance in our outdoor amphitheater. In order to get your choice of seating area, come out early. And bring lawn chairs to be more comfortable. The Pueblo Municipal Band was founded 101 years ago.

NotesGoing green - Effective Aug. 1, 2014 the PCC Cashier’s Office is going green! All student billing will be available on your student portal. Check the myPCC Portal for updates. Call 549-3212 with questions.
Cosmetology specials - During July, our Cosmetology program students are offering 10% off a haircolor service, half off on a second pedicure, and half off on the second facial. Call 549-3160 to book a time.
Faith group - The Panthers of Faith group will not meet for the next few weeks until the start of the 2014 Fall Semester, which begins Aug. 18.

Quote for the Day

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines." ~ Robert H. Schuller