D2L training sessions

The Learning Center is providing free 1-hour Desire2Learn training for students during the first 2 weeks of the Fall Semester. Sessions are scheduled 10-11 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. Monday through Friday in Room 051.

Stegosaurus finds a new home on PCC's Fremont Campus in Canon CityOur Fremont Campus has a new landmark. On Tuesday, the stegosaurus sculpture that had been a fixture for almost 20 years on the eastern end of town by the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center was moved across town. There, through the use of a crane, it was lowered into place on a foundation slab of cement that had been poured recently. It then was secured in place by a team of folks. Fremont Campus folks are working with local geology, history and paleontology groups/experts to develop a 3-phase educational project that will include an interpretive walk, replicas of dinosaur tracks and other educational experiences.

We have a limited supply of the PCC T's 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.

Get an early look at the outstanding artwork in the State Fair's Fine Art Gallery Everyone is invited to enjoy a sneak preview Thursday of some outstanding artwork that will be on display in the Fine Art Gallery throughout the upcoming Colorado State Fair. A community reception will be held Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m., and it's a big deal at PCC since our Gallery Management class students are responsible for displaying the artwork and managing the gallery during the Fair. We co-sponsor the art exhibit with the Colorado State Fair and the Sangre de Cristo Art Center.

Get all wet at Wednesday's Splash Day, then support Red Thumb day on Thursday Come out and get wet Wednesday at Splash Day that will be taking place 3-6 p.m. in the courtyard on the Pueblo campus. This is open to students, staff, and community. We will have the Big Baller, Waterslide, a Dunk Tank and a kids area. We will be dunking PCC President Patty Erjavec, Dean Keith Wilder, ASG President Levi Ropp, and Student Activities Board President Cortnee Davis. We are asking that you bring a non-perishable food item, and or a hygiene product for the Panther Student Pantry. Those under the age of 18 please are requried to have a waiver signed by their parents.
THURSDAY - Red Thumb Reminder will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Pueblo Joe's. Come by to hear some music, enjoy some snacks and chat with fellow students while painting your texting thumb red with nail polish as a reminder not to text and drive.

You still have time to enroll in these online business classes that begin Aug. 25 PCC’s Business and Technology Division is offering 3 late-starting business courses -- Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Introduction to Business – that are available fully online. The course fee for Introduction to Business includes the e-book, which is a savings of over 50%. Students who live locally can also receive hands-on support from faculty on the Pueblo campus. Plus, these course credits can be transferred to any 4-year college or university in the state! Classes start Aug. 25, so enroll today or call 719-549-3358 for more information.

Check out the great new menus, daily specials & lower prices in Pueblo Joe'sStudents, staff & faculty are encouraged to come to the Pueblo Joe's food service area and check out the exciting new menus that have been put in place for the start of the Fall Semester. You asked and they listened -- they have cool new menu items, and prices have been lowered.
The new hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays. Plus, all this week coffee will be FREE. 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 in the Learning Center to be open for service Wednesday The Panther Student Pantry, located in the Learning Center, will reopen this week from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Fall Semester PCC students can go there and pick out 6 non-perishable food items and a personal hygiene product FREE each week by showing their current PCC ID card. The pantry is a service made available to PCC students by the Associated Student Government on the Pueblo campus. The pantry will be open each week that school is in session.

PCC offering anyone the chance to get certified to be an income tax return preparerPCC's accounting department is offering a 2-credit Tax Help Colorado class (ACC-133) that will start in the Fall II session that will begin Oct. 13 and run through Dec. 13. You can learn tax preparation and customer service skills. The course is offered both online and as a classroom class (classroom one will meet 9:30-11:50 a.m. on Mondays), and you do NOT need to be an accounting major to take the course. It is a prerequisite for the "Tax Help Practicum" (ACC-132) class that is required for IRS certification. This involves working 40 volunteer hours in the Tax Help Colorado program that is offered by PCC to the community in February and March. You can enroll and/or register online or go to the Go!Zone enrollment center.

Register now 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 Sell your textbooks - There will be a textbook sale for students from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the PCC Bookstore on the Pueblo campus.
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 only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows." ~ Buddha