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Press Releases from November 2009

Get Tips on SAT, ACT at Upcoming Workshops
Nov 21, 2009 – SAT and ACT - no other acronyms in the history of the American education system has struck more fear in high school students. Destination College wants to help students with a free workshop titled "Princeton Review: Testing Strategies" from 10 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center....[MORE]

3 In 9 Years! Collin College Professor Named Nation's Best Professor
Nov 19, 2009 – The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) named Collin College sociology professor Dr. Tracey McKenzie U.S. Professor of the Year at a ceremony in Washington D.C. The highly-coveted award is considered the pinnacle of collegiate teaching, and Dr. McKenzie's honor marks an unprecedented third national winner at Collin College in nine years....[MORE]

Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda - November 24, 2009
Nov 19, 2009 – Notice is hereby given that the Collin County Community College District Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, in Room LC104 (Event Center) at the Preston Ridge Campus, 9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco, Texas, 75035....[MORE]

Collin College History Professor To Present on Yeomen, Sharecroppers, And Socialists
Nov 18, 2009 – The Collin College Faculty Council invites the public to attend a free presentation from Dr. Kyle Wilkison, a Collin College history professor, who will discuss yeomen, sharecroppers and socialists, at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20 at the Central Park Campus Pikes Hall, 2200 W. University Drive, McKinney, Texas 75070....[MORE]

Collin College Opens Classes For Veterans
Nov 12, 2009 – Collin College is introducing a new program to help veterans transition from battlefields and basses to classrooms and civilian life. This spring, Collin College will offer four core classes - Government 2301, Speech 1211, U.S. History 1302 and Psychology 1301 - to only veterans. All four classes will be Tuesday and Thursdays starting at 7 a.,. and all finish by 12:45 p.m. The classes are only at the Preston Ridge Campus, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco.  Eighteen seats are open in each section....[MORE]

Collin Theatre Center Honors Poe With Free Play
Nov 11, 2009 – The Collin Theatre Center is hosting a free production of the play Dream, written and directed by Jon Christie. Performances are slated for 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, Saturday, Nov. 21 and Monday, Nov. 23. Matinee performances are set for 2:15 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 21-22. All performances are free and open to the public....[MORE]

University Leaders Sign Higher Education Center Agreement
Nov 10, 2009 – Leaders of some of the foremost higher education institutions in the area convened at Collin College's Central Park Campus Nov. 9 to make history in Collin County. Dr. J. Robert Collins, chair of the Collin College Board of Trustees, Dr. Cary Israel, president of Collin College, Dr. David Daniel, president of The University of Texas at Dallas, Dr. Gretchen M. Bataille, president of the University of North Texas, Dr. Dan Jones, president and CEO of Texas A&M Univeristy-Commerce, Dr. Ann Stuart, chancellor and president of Texas Woman's University, and Dr. Gary Cook, president of Dallas Baptist University, formally signed an agreement setting the stage of the Collin Higher Education Center's opening in January....[MORE]

Collin College Spring Registration Opens Tuesday, Dec. 1
Nov 10, 2009 – Collin College's registration for the spring 2010 semester opens Tuesday, Dec. 1. Registration for students with 50+ hours at Collin College begins Tuesday, Dec. 1; 30+ hours, Wednesday, Dec. 2; and 10+ hours, Thursday, Dec. 3. Hours are based on credits earned at Collin College....[MORE]

Tickets Selling Quickly For The Boxer At Collin Theatre Center
Nov 10, 2009 – Collin Theatre Center will present The Boxer, written and directed by Matt Lyle, beginning Thursday December 3, 2009 and continuing through Sunday December 13, 2009. Tickets range from $6.00 for students and seniors to $8.00 for adults....[MORE]

KIP Series Addresses H1N1 Virus
Nov 4, 2009 – Over the past six months, no single news story has captured the attention of the public as much as the H1N1 virus, or swine flu. For its ninth lecture, the Knowledge is Power (KIP) series will tackle swine flu with a presentation titled "I Am Not a Pig. Why Do I Have the Swine Flu?" The Evolution and Treatment of H1N1....[MORE]

Dance Fusion Event Welcomes New, Exciting Faces
Nov 2, 2009 – The Collin Dance Ensemble is inviting two guests for its annual Dance Fusion Friday-Saturday, Nov. 13-14. In addition to the Collin College company, Dance Fusion will feature the stylings of renowned performer and choreographer jhon r. stronks and the Elledanceworks Dance Company. Shows are 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13 and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, at the John Anthony Theatre located on the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Beginning Artists In Spotlight At Gallery Show
Nov 2, 2009 – THE ARTS gallery will showcase some new student art for its latest exhibition. "Beginning Student Art Show" will run from Monday, Nov. 16 - Monday, Dec. 7, at the gallery, located at the Spring Creek Campus, 200 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano.....[MORE]

Press Contacts

Marisela Cadena-Smith
Marketing & Communications
Phone | 972.758.3896

Lisa Vasquez, APR
Associate Vice President,
College & Public Relations
Phone | 972.758.3894

Fax | 972.985.3729

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