College Forum to focus on Academic Services

Faculty and staff can learn about PCC’s Academic Services area at the next College Forum that that will be held 3:30-4:30 p.m. this Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Hoag Theatre. RSVP with Dee Lechtenberg at 549-3174.

Shred-a-Thons in Pueblo, Canon City are a big success and help provide scholarshipsStaff members and volunteers at our Pueblo (far right) and Fremont campuses joined with reps from the Credit Union of Colorado in both Pueblo and Canon City (bottom left) this past Saturday to conduct a Shred-a-Thons at both locations. Members of the community were able to stop by and drop off their paper documents to be shredded, with the service provided free although donations were collected to raise funds for student scholarships. This is the third annual Stred-a-Thon in Pueblo and the first one in Canon City. The scholarships are provided by the credit union, and 5 such scholarships are being provided to PCC students this semester. That's HR's Lori Denny dropping off papers bottom right.

Comedy show featuring MTV "Girl Code" performers on tap Thursday for studentsTwo female performers from the "Girl Code" MTV show will be doing a comedy show for students from 7 to 8 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Fortino Ballroom. The show talks about girl and boy problems and is for students 17 and older because it contains explicit content. The sponsoring Student Activities Board also has 25 meet and greet passes that are available to students on a first-come basis in the Associated Student Government office (SC-251). The "meet and greet" will follow the show in the adjacent Barb Fortino Room.

President Erjavec to be part of focus at Women in Higher Ed Leadership SymposiumThe experiences and the educational pathways of five female higher education leaders, including our own President Patty Erjavec, will be the focus of the Women in Higher Education Leadership Symposium next month at CSU-Pueblo. In addition to Erjavec, the leaders will incoude CSU-P President Dr. Lesley Di Mare, Air Force Academy Superintendent Major General Michelle Johnson, UCCS Chancellor Dr. Pam Shockley Zalabak, and CC President Dr. Jill Tiefenthaler. The symposium will be held noon-2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, in CSU-P's Occhiato University Center Ballroom, and it will include lunch and a moderated conversation about five women's educational paths and career choices that have led to their current leadership roles. The event is $15 for anyone wishing to attend. To RSVP, visit:

CNM crew to provide live broadcast of Friday night's Bell Game on Channel 19 The 2014 version of the tradition-rich Bell Game between the Central Wildcats and the Centennial Bulldogs is coming this Friday night when the two teams will battle at Dutch Clark Stadium. If you can't attend the sure-to-be-exciting game in person with the thousands of other Puebloans, our Center for New Media Sports crew will be there to broadcast the game live on Comcast/Xfinity Channel 19. Will the Bell ring Blue or Red? Tune in at 6:30 p.m. for the pre-game show, then stay aboard for the game's live coverage. To get further pumped up, watch this:

Fremont students can dine and chat with Dean Carter on Tuesday in the LRCFremont Campus students are invited to have a free dinner and converse casually with their dean, Dr. Lana Carter, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the campus' Biggerstaff Learning Resource Center. Share your campus experiences with Lana and pose questions that you have while enjoying some chow. No RSVP is needed to attend.

See Adams State rep on Tuesday to discuss bachelor's degree opportunities
A representative from Adams State University in Alamosa will be at PCC from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Davis AB commons are to discuss transfer opportunities with PCC students who are considering pursuing a bachelor's degree after completing their studies at PCC. Get your questions answered and find out about scholarship opportunities. Also bring your unofficial transcripts if you want to get a free evaluation. Click here to learn more.

Corporate Cup events to conclude this week with basketball and softball tourneysThis is the final week of the Y’s Corporate Cup,with the basketball tourney continuing Wednesday evening at the YMCA and softball Friday through Sunday at City Park. Good luck to all of our participants. And if you have the chance, come out and cheer on your comrades as they do their best to represent PCC. The awards ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Desert Hawk Golf Course's cart barn. Here are PCC's remaining events this week:
Wednesday, Sept. 24
• 6:00 p.m. - Basketball Tourney at YMCA
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 26-27-28
• 5:15 p.m. Friday, 8:00 a.m. Saturday & Sunday - Softball Tourney at City Park

RSVP by Friday to receive flu shots and/or blood screens at next week's Health FairRSVPs are being accepted until this Friday, Sept. 26, for the Health & Wellness Benefit Fair that will be held 7-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the Barbara Fortino Room on the Pueblo campus. This is for faculty and staff at the Pueblo and Fremont campuses. RSVPs are required for all flu shots and blood screens. Send an e-mail to PCC, HR with your preferred time and type of test(s).

Notes• ASG meeting - Associated Student Government on the Pueblo campus will have a Senate meeting this week Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 3:30 p.m. in the Fortino Ballroom "B" section. All PCC students are invited.
• Top teachers - Nominations for faculty and instructor of the year are being accepted until Oct. 8. Nomination forms can be found on the myPCC Portal. You can complete the forms in D2L or in the Portal.
• Happy Hour - Pueblo Joe's now has a Happy 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 is 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

“Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." ~ Maya Angelou