Pueblo Joe's open Monday & Tuesday

Our food staff in Pueblo Joe's will have a Thanksgiving break, too. PJ's will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, then will shut down for the remainder of the week.

Thanksgiving break is a good time to get registered for Spring Semester classesNot only is this week's Thanksgiving break a good chance to relax and kick back a bit, but it's also a good time to take a little time to register for the upcoming Spring Semester. While there are no classes this week, our offices -- including the Go!Zone -- will be open and providing enrollment services. The exception is Thursday, when all PCC campuses will be completely closed. If you are a prospective new students, PCC's Downtown Studio is a good option for getting all the enrollment steps completed..

Putting in the study time is earning some students a special award in Learning CenterStudents who have spent at least 100 hours studying in the Learning Center this semester will be honored at the inaugural Frequent Learner Club celebration that will take place at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, in the Learning Center. As of last week, there were 16 qualiflying students and 4 more who were really close. Each honored student will be given an award at the celebration, and everyone on campus is invited to attend.

Social Work class conducts food drive to help stock our Panther Student PantryThere have been several great contributors to the Panther Student Panty, and one of the latest is instructor Catherine Duncan’s Tuesday night Social Work class. Those students (some of whom are pictured here) took it upon themselves to conduct their own food drive, and Learning Center Director Ross Barnhart went to the class on November 18 to collect the fruits of their labor (shown in the foreground bin). This project was initiated by the class, which has students from the following programs:  Radiology, Law Enforcement, Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Mass Communications, Library Science, Engineering, and Education. The pantry is closed this week but will reopen next week.

Some excellent Physical Education classes are available to students in Spring SemesterUse and move your body in ways you either haven't done in a while or have never even done before by signing up for these Physical Education courses that are being offered in the upcoming 2015 Spring 2015 Semester. Meeting days and times are included:
Fitness Concepts - TR 2:00-2:50pm
• PED 110 Fitness Center Activity I, II and III (varies on times)
• PED 102 Weight Training - MW 11:00 – 11:50 am
• PED 129 Zumba - TR 1:00-1:50 pm
• PED 143 Yoga I - TR 11:00-11:50 am or 12:00-12:50 pm
• PED 208 Tennis - TR 2:00-2:50 pm

PCC needs some students to step up and become New Student Orientation leaders Energetic students are sought to become New Student Orientation Leaders for spring 2015. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the campus and to help new students take their first step to success and transition into our college. Leaders even earn a stipend. Students can apply online at http://fs3.formsite.com/pueblocc/form135/index.html. The applications are due Friday, Nov. 28.

New employees should sign up for an orientation/"PCC Promise" trainingA "PCC Promise" training session for new employees will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, in Room 210 of the Central Administration Building. RSVP to attend and find out what the really means to live the "Promise" at PCC. An extraordinary informational tour will be included so please allow two hours to complete both the training and tour. To reserve your spot, send an RSVP to Richard.Ince@pueblocc.edu. Note that if you already signed up for New Employee Orientation, you do not need to RSVP again since they are being held jointly.

Students have until December 2 to apply for Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarships Current students who plan to pursue a bachelor's degree starting in the fall 2015 semester after completing their studies at PCC are urged to apply for Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarships. Students must have a cumulative 3.5 or better GPA and be able to demonstrate unmet financial need. These are great scholarships that award as much as $40,000 per year to attend a 4-year undergraduate institution. It covers tuition, living expenses, books and other required fees. More information and a scholarship application form is available online at http://hubs.ly/y0dk170. The application deadline is Dec. 2, 2014.

Help our Student Panther Pantry and get a Bookstore discount at the same time The PCC Bookstore on the Pueblo campus has a special offer going right now and it's a win-win-win deal. Those donating a new non-perishable food time or personal hygiene product to the bookstore will receive a 15% "thank you" discount on a single purchase item. The donations will go to help stock the shelves at the Panther Student Pantry in the Learning Center. Speaking of the pantry, note that it will be closed next week because of the holiday break.

Employees asked to ensure that their on-file PCC mailing addresses are up to date PCC employees are urged to check their PCC mailing addresses to ensure they are up to date in order to receive their 2014 W-2 forms. Verify your current mailing address by reviewing your latest pay stub, listed in the “Employment Detail” channel of the “Employee” tab of the Portal. To update it, print out the “Personal Data Form” posted on the “Forms” tab of the Portal, fill it out and deliver it to the HR Office by 5:30 p.m. Jan. 12.

Notes• Parade of Lights - PCC students have a float in the Holiday of Lights parade that will take place Saturday, Nov. 29, beginning in the Mesa Junction area before heading downtown via Union Ave. It will start at 5:30 p.m.
• Extended hours - The Pueblo campus library will have extended hours during finals week. it will be open 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday (Dec. 8-11) as a benefit to students as they finish final projects and study for final exams.

Quote for the Day

“If you work hard and play by the rules, this country is truly open to you.
You can achieve anything."
~ Arnold Schwarzenegger