All PCC campuses closed Monday for Labor Day holiday

All PCC campuses will be closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday, meaning there will be no classes and all offices and services will be unavailable. All offices will be open on Tuesday when classes resume.

All PCC students invited to Friday's "Movie on the Lawn" evening of fun & gamesThe Student Activities Board has a fun “Movie on the Lawn” evening scheduled this Friday, Sept. 5, in the Pueblo campus courtyard. It will start with games and snacks at 5 p.m. and will be followed by the movie “Malificent,” which will be shown when it is dark. The movie is a fantasy starring Angelina Jolie as the Disney villainess character. The film is a live-action re-imagining of Walt Disney's 1959 animated film “Sleeping Beauty,” and portrays the story from a modern perspective of the antagonist, Maleficent. This is free and open to all students.

Competition to begin in earnest Sept. 13 for PCC's Corporate Cup participants While the Health Challenge has already begun, it's time to continue training for the YMCA Corporate Cup since the competitive events will kick off on Saturday, Sept. 13, with a busy day for PCC's team. Events that first day, all at the YMCA, will be the 5K (3.1 miles) run/walk, a new climbing category, the teamwork challenge, a tug-of-war, football throw and basketball shoot. The run/walk is first at 7:45 a.m. Other events on subseqent days are the bike predict, golf, bowling, mile run/walk, volleyball, softball and tennis, and the cmpetition continues thru Sept. 28. PCC is competing in Division 3, which is for big companies. Information on all events is on the myPCC Portal - under the Resources tab go to the bottom of the Quick Links column to Corporate Cup. The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, Oct. 2.

PCC to win another award for Best Place to Work in annual Best of Pueblo contestFor the third consecutive year, PCC is among the best employers in Pueblo. We have been notified by The Pueblo Chieftain that we are 1 of the top 3 in the Best Place to Work category according to the newspapers' Best of Pueblo 2014 contest. Last year we placed first and the previous year we were second. We don't know whether we have won the gold, silver of bronze yet, since the placements will be announced at the Best of Pueblo Bash that will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Pueblo Convention Center.

Join our Phi Theta Kappa members as a volunteer in Operation Paintbrush projectPCC's Phi Theta Kappa members will be participating in Operation Paintbrush that will be taking place on Saturday, Sept. 6, and they invite and encourage anyone who is interested in being a volunteer in this notable project to join them. It starts off Saturday morning with a free breakfast at Neighborhood Services of Pueblo, which is located at 1241 E. Routt Ave. Then volunteers work together to paint a home for a needy family in Pueblo. To get involved, contact Dean Sena at (719) 252-9326.

It's early, but mark Oct. 16 on your calendar for the Burgers for Scholarships dinner Rebecca Wasil and Ross Barnhart are always cooking up new schemes to raise money for student scholarships, and they've scheduled a good one for Thursday, Oct. 16. That day, the Burgers for Scholarships dinner will take place between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Gold Dust Saloon for PCC students, faculty, staff and instructors. For $11, you can get a burger and a side item (drink and tip not included), and $5 of every ticket will go to the PCC Foundation scholarships. For those buying a ticket and don't go to the event, all the money will go to the scholarships. The idea is to provide a forum for the PCC community to get together for a bit and socialize, dine and drink -- all for a good cause. The public will also be invited to this event. We'll provide ticket-buying information here as the time draws near. Just wanted folks to save that date now.

You can help save lives - schedule an appointment, then donate blood on Sept. 10 The Bonfils Blood Center will be on our Pueblo campus on Wednesday, Sept. 10, to conduct a Blood Drive in the Bonfils van. Appointment times for donating are now being taken, and students, faculty and staff are encouraged to donate since blood supplies remain low in Colorado. Your donation could save lives. To schedule an appointment, call 549-3035 or e-mail

Another "PCC Promise" training session scheduled for new employees A “PCC Promise” training session will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in Occhiato Theater for new employees (faculty, part-time instructors, staff, and student employees). Learn what the "PCC Promise" really means and how to live by that principle at PCC. A campus tour full of interesting & useful information is included. RSVP to

TRiO Project Success program could be your winning ticket to academic completion If you are a first-generation and/or a low-income student and would like some help completing a degree or certificate, our TRiO Project Success program can help. Go to Davis AB-174 for an application or call 549-3045 for more information.

Notes • Alzheimer's Walk - The Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held in the courtyard on our Pueblo campus on Saturday, Sept. 6, beginning with registration at 8 a.m. followed by the 3-mile walk at 9 o'clock.
• Happy Hour - Pueblo Joe's now has a Happly Hour 2-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Fountain drinks are half price during this time.
Ask a Lawyer - The topic of this week’s "Ask a Lawyer" TV series will be DUI, DWAI & DUID. 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

“In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd." ~ Miguel de Cervantes