Sign up to give blood at next Monday's Blood Drive

Schedule a time to donate blood at the PCC Blood Drive on Monday, Nov. 30, by calling 549-3035 or sending an email to It will take placae 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thanksgiving food bag distribution was a model of efficiencyStudents were lined up down the Student Center hallway outside the Fortino Ballroom last Friday well in advance of the 2 p.m. start of the Thanksgiving food bag distribution, with Amy Mishmash leading the pack by starting the line at 11:30 a.m. For being the early bird, Amy got the worm -- a special basket with a lot of extras and prepared by the Associated Student Government officers. Presenting it to her in the photo at left is VP Austin Beebe. In one hour Friday, approximately 300 food bags had been given away, thanks to the efficient operation made possible by a great turnout of volunteers, some of whom are pictured below. Tremendous job, PCC students! You are awesome with a huge capital "A"!

PCC students who were unable to come to campus to receive a bag on Friday can still get one this week by stopping in the Learning Center (Academic Building, Room 042). The Learning Center will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon. & Tues. and from 8 a.m. to noon on Wed.

YOU can help make the holidays happier for some of our students' kids The 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.

PCC's Dental Assisting Program is now accepting applications for springApplications from students are now being accepted for our Dental Assisting program's 2016 Spring Semester which will start on January 18, 2016. The DA program recently was nationally reaccredited and remains the only  accredited Dental Assisting program in the region. Be aware that financial aid is available for those who qualify, and students can earn either a 1-year certificate or a 2-year associate's degree. Graduates are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board Examination in order to obtain thir national certification. For more information on how to get started in this great program, call 719-549-3246 or visit

Students invited to help decorate ASG's Parade of Lights floatAlthough this week is our Thanksgiving break, Associated Student Government will be decorating a Parade of Lights float at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, in the Auto Tech area. The Parade is Saturday evening, Nov. 28, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Mesa Junction area and heading down Union Avenue to the Pueblo Bank Trust parking lot at 5th and Court streets for warm treats. Students are encouraged to help decorate the float, and all faculty, staff and students are invited to walk with our float contingent during the parade. The STEM Club also is building a float.

You can check out a tablet, Nook eReader to use this weekYour PCC Library has Toshiba tablets and Nook eReaders available for special extended checkout over the Thanksgiving Holiday. You can still come this week (hours are 8l-5 Monday through Wednesday) and check out a device and return it on the 30th! If you have always wanted to try a tablet now is the time. Internet access at home is needed to download apps or surf the web. If you don’t have internet access, eBooks can be preloaded on the Nook eReaders for you. Visit Your PCC Library and check out a tablet or eReader.

Find out about the best career choices - plan to attend Back for the FutureLearn 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.

Note . . .
Pantry closed - The Panther Student Panther in the Learning Center is closed this week because of the Thanksgiving holiday break, but it will be open next week at its usual 1-5 p.m. hours Monday &.Tuesday.

Quote for the Day

“Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great."
~ John D. Rockefeller

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.