Time to nominate top 2014 employees

Faculty and staff are urged to recognize outstanding 2014 PCC employees by submitting nominations for Classified and APT employees of the year. The nomination forms are on the Portal's "Employee" tab, then scroll down to "Valuing People." The deadline for submitting nominations is Monday, November 3.

Stop by the Respiratory Care demo table and learn a few things you didn't know This is Respiratory Care Week across the country, and representatives of PCC's Respiratory Care program are aiming to create awareness of this important profession and provide information about it. They will be staffing a table that will be set up from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week in the Student Center. Look for their banner and stop there to check out their special demo and learn some interesting things about the program..

Decorated empty chairs aim to create awareness of domestic violence problemStudents walking on the sidewalk in front of the Medical Arts & Technology Building on Monday must have wondered what was going on for a few minutes until they realized what the decorated individual chairs were all about. Departments and organizations on campus had decorated the chairs in honor of October being Domestic Violence Month, and the intent was to create awareness of how the prevalency of this problem can create a lot of empty chairs in households throughout the country. The chair pictured above left was one of the chairs outside. The chair above right was placed just inside the doors to the Learning Center. This activity was sponsored by the Student Activities Board.

Tuesday night program concerns how popular culture affects attitudes & beliefs A discussion about how popular culture shapes people's attitudes, beliefs and feelings about how we treat other individuals and how we see the world will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Hoag Theatre. Christopher Bell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communication at UCCS, will be the featured speaker, and the title of his presentation is "Media Messaging." This event is free and open to everyone. Bell spoke at PCC last spring and drew plenty of kudos for his presentation.

PCC Library to conduct quickie workshop on how to use databases for great resultsIf you would like to maximize your research skills, learn about EBSCO and other library databases, the PCC Library has the perfect mini-workshop for you. Titled "How to Use Library Databases for Best Results," it will be held at 10 a.m. this Wednesday, Oct. 22, on the second floor of the Davis Academic Building - in Room 215. To reserve a spot, just stop by the Library or call 549-3305. Walk-ins also will be welcome to attend.

Time's running out - make an appointment to get restorative fillings at reduced costThe final 2 Restoration Clinics scheduled by our Expanded Functions Dental Assisting students will take place 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the next two Saturdays (Oct. 25 and Nov. 1) in MT-130. You can get screened this Saturday by calling 549-3246 - leave your name and phone number. You can get fillings at great savings. Any other treatment needed will be referred either to the PCC Dental Clinic or to a dentist.

PCC's partnership with St. Mary-Corwin hospital to be showcased on FridayColorado Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia and reps from the Colorado Community College System, including President Dr. Nancy McCallin, will tour PCC’s Simulation and Surgical Technology labs at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center this Friday, Oct. 24, and also will visit the emergency testing operations house that we utilize on Orman Avenue across from the hospital. It is part of the selection of PCC’s partnership with SMC as one of the outstanding Colorado Completion programs.

Vote for your choice as "Corpse in the Coffin" for El Dia de los Muertos processionPCC's annual El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) procession will be on Thursday, Oct. 30. Cast your vote for the "Corpse in the Coffin" by buying tickets in the Testing Center. Currently in the lead is faculty member Shirley Marino.

Upward Bound is having a Bowling & Costume Party and everyone's invited The Parent Advisory Council for our TRiO Upward Bound program has scheduled a Bowling & Costume Party from 1:30 to 5 p.m. next Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Big Daddy's Bowl in the Sunset Shopping Center. This event is a fundraiser for the Upward Bound students' senior trip and the entire PCC community (students, faculty and staff) is urged to participate by either having a team, sponsoring a lane or providing an item for a silent auction. There will be awards for best team theme as well as best costume for both adult and kid categories. For more information, call Cindy at 671-8741 or Tracy at 549-3496.

Notes• Candy donations - Phi Theta Kappa is seeking donations of bags of candy for the Trick or Treat Street slated for Thursday, Oct. 30. Donation boxes are behind the counter in the Learning Center and in the Rad Tech building.
Ask a Lawyer - The topic of this week’s "Ask a Lawyer" TV series is Family Law & Divorce. 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 best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself." ~ Douglas MacArthur