All PCC campuses to be closed Monday

This Monday, Sept. 7, is Labor Day and there will be no classes at all PCC campuses, meaning it's a three-day weekend. In addition, all campuses will be closed that day.

Conversation Days to begin next week on all PCC campusesPCC invites the entire PCC community to express their thoughts and ideas related to the formation of the Destination 2022 Strategic Plan that is being developed. The forum will be a series of 6 Conversations Days, with the first to be held next week Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 3:30 p.m. on all PCC campuses. It will take place in Hoag Theatre on the Pueblo campus, Fremont Room 105, SCCC-East Room 219 and SCCC-West Room 101. Each site will have its own facilitator, and light refreshments will be offered.

Here are PCC's Student Ambassadors for the 2015-2016 academic yearPCC has assembled a great new team of Student Ambassadors who use their talents to represent and promote the college to prospective and current students, guests, and local community members. The program provides a part-time employment opportunity for these honor students while simultaneously providing hands-on leadership skills for students attending the Pueblo campus. From left are: Gary Manning, Hannah Hart-Haver, Katherine Holcomb, Christina Shearer, Vickii Dolan and Mary Lee.







Health Challenge participants reminded to log their activitiesWhile the bulk of the activities in the YMCA's 2015 Corporate Cup don't get underway until Saturday, Sept. 12, the 3-week Health Challenge began Monday. Those of you who signed up (either by yourself or with a friend) should keep a log of the activities you do in attempting to complete an Ironman distance. The idea is to swim or pool walk a total of 2.4 miles in 3 weeks, bicycle or ride a staionary bike a total of 112 miles in 3 weeks, and run, walk or use an elliptical machine a total of 26.2 miles in the 3 weeks. If you need a log form, click here. Participants earn PCC points toward the team competition.

Volunteers needed to help operate Student Pantry efficiently PCC's Panther Student Pantry will maintain past hours of being open 1-5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Learning Center each week that school is in session. For those unfamiliar with the Pantry, it provides 6 non-perishable food items and 1 personal hygiene free each week to PCC students with a current ID. The Pantry requires 16 hours of volunteer time per week, broken into 1-hour shifts, and volunteers are still needed. Contact Austin Beebe at if you can help.

Ticket sales underway for third Song of Pueblo performance on Sept. 12 Song of Pueblo, a live multi-media concert being conducted in 4 separate presentations, will have its third performance by the El Pueblo Ensemble at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in our Hoag Theatre. The production spans centuries of the region's history, with over a dozen original musical compositions written by Daniel Valdez. Concert tickets are $15 and available by calling 543-2430 or stopping at the Visitors Information Center, located 301. N. Union Avenue inside the El Pueblo History Museum. The fourth concert performance date still needs to be scheduled since there was an earlier cancelations due to a family situation.

Thursday's reception part of PCC Day at Sangre de Cristo Arts CenterPCC students, faculty and staff are invited to enjoy a FREE PCC Day at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center on Thursday, Sept. 3, when the Colors of the Southwest exhibit will be on display starting at 10 a.m. Several PCC classes will be viewing the exhibit throughout the day. Then there will be a special wine & cheese PCC reception in the White Gallery from 4:30 to 7 p.m. (IDs will be required). There will be brief comments from PCC President Dr. Patty Erjavec and Arts Center Director Jim Richerson.This is an excellent exhibit that will be well worth your time to see in person.

Registration for Flag Football season wraps up Friday in Rec CenterThe PCC's Fall 2015 Intramural Flag Football League is now forming for the season that will run from Sept. 9 through Oct. 29, with games to be played on Valdez Field at the corner of Arthur and Pitkin streets. Registration is underway through Friday, Sept. 4, in the Recreation Center for teams and individuals who want to play in the league. There is no cost for PCC students, while the fee is $20 for PCC employees and community members. For more information, visit the Rec Center in the lower level of the Student Center. Or call 549-3363.

Notes• Résumé workshops - The Career & Transfer Center's "Résumés That Get Results" workshops in SC-155 Wednesday are slated at 9:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. & 12:30 p.m. They are free and open to all students.
• Pantry open - The Panther Student Pantry in the Learning Center will be open to students from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday this week.
• Labor Day - This Monday, Sept. 7, is Labor Day and there will be no classes at all PCC campuses. In addition, all campuses will be closed that day.
• Bookstore charges - PCC Bookstore charges continue until this Friday, Sept. 4.

Quote for the Day

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what
you are doing, you will be successful."
~ Albert Schweitzer