Transfer Fair scheduled today in Davis Commons area

PCC students are urged to visit the Transfer Fair that will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the AB Commons. This is your chance to discuss bachelor's degree opportunities with reps from approximately 30 4-year schools from several states..

Testing Center administers its first ASE exams to auto business ownerThe PCC Testing Center on the Pueblo campus recently administered its first Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exam, with Troy Lujan of Fowler testing for his A1 and A8 certifications (Engine and Engine Performances). Troy is pictured here between test administrators Jordyn Hiner (left) and Duemece Aragon. He grew up learning how to repair cars in a family business and has worked in the automotive industry for over 30 years, now being self-employed. He decided to get his ASE certifications in order to stay on top of changes in the auto industry. After the exam, he went to the Go!Zone to learn more about the automotive programs at PCC. Candidates interested in testing can register for the exams online (www.ase.com), and then call the testing center (549-3091) to schedule their exams.

Today's Pizza with the President at Fremont Campus postponed to April 28Fremont Campus students and staff, please note that the Pizza with the President event that was originally scheduled for today in the conference room has had to be postponed to Tuesday, April 28. On that day, PCC President Patty Erjavec will be available to talk with students over pizza from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and staff can chat with Patty from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Later that day, the Student Recognition ceremony will take place at 3:30 p.m.

Free bystander intervention training taking place Wednesday afternoonPCC will have several Violence Against Women Act events in April, beginning with this Wednesday’s Bystander Intervention Training that will be conducted by Quatisha Franklin, Coordinator of Health Education and Prevention Program at CSU-Pueblo. The training will take place 2:00-3:15 p.m. in Hoag Theatre. The training's purpose is to be a primary prevention strategy for educating students and staff about sexual violence prevention techniques on campus. Other activities this month are:
• Sat, April 11 - Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, 11 a.m.-noon, Riverwalk (by the boathouse)
• Wed, April 22 - Take Back the Night, 6-8 p.m., Student Center patio
• Wed, April 29 - Denim Day, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Pueblo campus

The "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event this Saturday is a major fundraiser for Pueblo Rape Crisis Services (PRCS), which is partnering with PCC to assist our students and staff to address sexual violence. PCC is forming a team of males (although females can join them, too) to walk in heels, and pledges of at least $20 are requested of participants. Others may make pledges to support PRCS. If you'd like to part of this, send an e-mail to Shirley.Carey@pueblocc.edu.

OK, students & employees, it's time to sign up to demonstrate your talentStudents and employees are encouraged to sign up for PCC’s Got Talent auditions that will be held on Thursday & Friday, April 9 & 10, between 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. in Hoag Theatre. All kinds of talent performances are eligible. Contestant packets can be picked up in the Student Activities Board office in Room 251 of the Student Center or by clicking here. Those selected will perform the evening of Tuesday, April 21, in the Ballroom. Prizes will be awarded to the top acts.

Pueblo Athletic Club members support Panther Student PantryThe Pueblo Athletic Club was the Panther Student Pantry's company sponsor for the month of March, and the PAC did a great job of collecting food to help stock our pantry. Pictured with some of the boxes here is PCC student Kimberlee Petays, who helped promote the pantry while working her shifts at the club. PCC has had a number of monthly food collection sponsors over the past few months. The pantry continues to service students from 1 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday when school is in session. Hence, it will be open today to service students with a current PCC ID.

No mini-seminars Wednesday, but they will resume ThursdayThe regular mini-seminars that are held daily in the Career & Transfer Center will not be held Wednesday because of the Transfer Fair that is taking place in the Davis AB Commons area. They will resume Thursday with these seminars:
9:30 a.m. - Interviewing Skills
12:30 p.m. - Job Search Strategies
6:00 p.m. - Résumé Development
Note that the mini-seminars also won't be held next week Wednesday, April 8, because of the Job Fair. Nor will they be held the following Wednesday, April 15, because of Spring Fling.

"Plan Your Health Career Day" scheduled April 9 at Fremont CampusA new initiative aimed at helping individuals meet the expected future employment needs in the healthcare industry will be introduced at the Fremont Campus on Thursday, April 9. The “Plan Your Health Career Day” will take place 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Learning Resource Center. The session is designed to introduce the new online Healthcare Employment Marketplace. The website – www.PlanYourHealthCareer.org – is a health professions career hub which enables students to research and develop a career plan while linking employers with prospective employees, educational institutions, and workforce centers. PCC members of the Consortium of Healthcare Education Online (CHEO) will demo the new website.

Students can still sign up for ski trip to Monarch this FridayStudents are still able to participate in the ski trip to Monarch that is planned for this Friday, April 3. The trip is being coordinated by the Pueblo campus' Associated Student Government and PCC's Recreation Center. They invite students to participate, with the trip limited to the first 20 students. The cost of the full-day trip is $18 and includes transportation. Sign up by seeing Kristina Lyon at the Rec Center, and she will be able to provide you with the trip details. Payment must be made at the Cashiers Office.

Notes• PTK induction - With orientations completed, the stage has been set for the Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony that will take place at 5 p.m. this Satuday, April 4, in our Fortino Ballroom.
• GPA Dining - The GPA Dining Room is a full-service lunch restaurant open to students, faculty, staff, instructors and community members from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tues - Fri.

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