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Press Releases from March 2010

Visiting Director Discusses Poe, Film
Mar 29, 2010 – The Book-in-Common program is offering a series of lectures and screenings for film and book lovers featuring filmmaker Brent Fidler and his work, Poe: Last Days of the Raven.  All events are free and open to the public.  Events are on April 12-13....[MORE]

Workshop Welcomes Renowned Entrepreneur, Author
Mar 29, 2010 – Join renowned author and speaker Chad Foster and learn how to make, manage, multiply and protect your money. Foster will present "Ca$h in on Your Future" from 6:30-8 p.m., Monday, April 12, at the Central Park Campus Conference Center, 2200 W. University Drive In McKinney. Registration is required. The event is free and open to the public....[MORE]

Collin College Named To President's Honor Roll
Mar 26, 2010 – Collin College has been named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement....[MORE]

Public Invited To Attend Faculty-Led Event, "Passport To The World: Collin College's Cultural Connections"
Mar 26, 2010 – Collin College invited the public to attend Passport to the World: Collin College's Cultural Connections, a seven-part series in which faculty focus on different cultures, lifestyles, politics and ways of thinking throughout the world.  All events are free.  The sixth event, "To Tango or to Waltz: A Foxtrot through Brazil, Argentina, and Chile," will be held from noon-1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 9 at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano....[MORE]

English, Spanish Seminars Cover Diabetes Epidemic
Mar 26, 2010 – Collin College wants to educate the public about diabetes with two Diabetic Education Days, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 10, at the Central Park Campus Conference Center, 2200 W. University Drive, in McKinney. A second Diabetic Education Day will pre presented in Spanish from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday April 17, at the Central Park Campus Conference Center. The events are free and open to the public....[MORE]

Start You Up: Those Interested In Collin College Invited To Workshop
Mar 25, 2010 – Destination College is hosting "Getting Started at Collin College" from 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, April 8, at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano. The event is open to any student and parents no matter where they plan to attend college. "Getting Started at Collin College" will be led by representatives from various student service departments to answer questions about admission, testing, advising and more....[MORE]

Job Fair A Great Chance To Get 'Green'
Mar 24, 2010 – For those that need a job or need a new job, Collin College will host its annual Job Fair, Wednesday, April 7. The year's event wants to "Put Green In Your Pocket" from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Spring Creek Campus atrium, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano. The Job Fair is free and open to the public....[MORE]

Board Meeting Agenda for March 23, 2010
Mar 23, 2010 – Notice is hereby given that the Collin County Community College District Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at the Collin Higher Education Center, 3452 Spur 399, McKinney, Texas 75069 ....[MORE]

Discover Opportunities At Collin Higher Education Center
Mar 18, 2010 – Do not let time or lack of opportunity prevent you from getting that bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree. The Collin Higher Education Center, located at the intersection of State Hwy. 121 and Central Expressway in McKinney, offers junior- and senior-level, master's and doctoral classes and programs from various universities in the area....[MORE]

Auteur Series Screens 'The Last Picture Show'
Mar 18, 2010 – The Auteur Film Series heads to deep west Texas for its upcoming screening as part of its "Meta Cinema: Movies About The Movies" theme. The series will show The Last Picture Show, at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 1, at the Angelika Film Center, located at The Shops at Legacy, 7205 Bishop Road in Plano....[MORE]

Education Fair Gives Scoop On AAS Degrees
Mar 15, 2010 – It is good to make sense of your dollars and your career. Collin College's Technical Education Fair 2010 -- "Dollars & Sense: Invest in Your Future" -- is a good opportunity to make heads or tails about choosing a career and budgeting the opportunities and the educational needs to meet those goals. The free fair is set from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., Monday, March 29, at the Spring Creek Campus atrium, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Collin College To Offer Nitrous Oxide Course
Mar 13, 2010 – Collin College has been approved by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners to offer the Nitrous Oxide course and examination. The first offering is from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 at the Courtyard Center for Professional and Economic Development, 4800 Preston Park Blvd., in Plano....[MORE]

2010 Jazz Fest Welcomes Renowned Trombonist
Mar 12, 2010 – Music lovers will delight at the 2010 Collin College Jazz Festival Friday-saturday, March 26-27. This year's special quest is Tom "Bones" Malone, the celebrated trombonist who has performed with the Blues Brothers and with the house band on "The Late Show with David Letterman." Collin College's Jaztet One, Texas Instruments Jazz Band, Collin's Latin Jazz Ensemble and Collin's Jazz Lab Band also will perform.....[MORE]

2010 Collin Cabaret Set For Friday, April 9
Mar 12, 2010 – As Collin College celebrates its 25th anniversary, guests at 2010 Collin Cabaret, the Foundation's Annual Scholarship Benefit Gala, will be entertained with "A Silver Tribute to Excellence in Education". This year's Collin Cabaret will be held at 6:45 p.m., Friday, April 9, at the Marriott Legacy Town Center, 7120 Dallas Parkway, in Plano....[MORE]

Workshop Irons Out Wrinkles Of College Financial Aid
Mar 11, 2010 – Financial aid is a big talking point for students and parents of college students. "How to Apply for Financial Aid" is set for 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, March 25, at the Central Park Campus Conference Center, 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney. The event is free and open to the public. Students do not need to attend Collin College to attend the workshops....[MORE]

Speaker Series Brings In Renowned Physicist, Mathematician
Mar 10, 2010 – “Innovation” is the name of the game for the 2009-10 Distinguished Lecture Series at Collin College. The latest lecture is set for 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center with Dr. Peter Woit, senior lecturer in the mathematics department at Columbia University. A physicist and mathematician, Dr. Woit graduated in 1979 from Harvard University with bachelor's and master's degrees in physics, and then went on to get a doctorate in theoretical physics from Princeton University....[MORE]

Apply Today For Free Math Summer Bridge Program
Mar 10, 2010 –High school seniors who are not ready for their first college math class, and those wanting to boost their college math placement test scores, are invited to apply for acceptance into Collin College’s free 2010 Math Summer Bridge program from June 14-July 1. Sessions are scheduled to run from 10:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. or from 7-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday at the Spring Creek Campus in Plano....[MORE]

Professor To Tie Mathematics To Music, Art, Religion
Mar 10, 2010 – No matter how much it scares us, mathematics intersects with various parts of our lives. That’s the crux of Chip Galloway’s lecture, “Math History: Beauty and Order in Numbers and Geometry,” at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, at the Spring Creek Campus, Room BB107. Galloway is a professor of mathematics at Collin College and his free lecture is part of the Scholarly Research and Life Speaker Series....[MORE]

Collin College Students Find Asteroid
Mar 9, 2010 – Competing with students from nine countries on four continents, three Collin College students Adrian Boysselle, David Golynskiy and Deepak Joseph discovered a main belt asteroid, located in the region between Mars and Jupiter. The students will receive NASA research awards for discovering new asteroid 2010 CK12 as part of the International Asteroid Search Campaign (IASC). In addition, the Minor Planet Center, an office of the International Astronomical Union located at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, will publish their names with their findings....[MORE]

Autuer Series Takes Woody Allen Classic To The Movies
Mar 9, 2010 – Film and Woody Allen fans are in for a treat as the Collin College Auteur Film Series hosts a free screening of The Purple Rose of Cairo. The screening is set for 7 p.m., March 23, at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Collin Theatre Center Presents Little Women: The Musical
Mar 2, 2010 – Little Women is a musical based on Louisa May Alcott's own family experiences (and novel), which follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. This beloved story of the March sisters is timeless and deals with issues as relevant today as when they were written....[MORE]

CE Offers Solar Power Installer Training
Mar 1, 2010 – Collin College Continuing Education is offering its popular weeklong solar installer training March 22-26. Class times are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Courtyard Center for Professional and Economic Development, 4800 Preston Park Blvd. in Plano. The course will entail basic knowledge of solar photovoltaic (PV) cells, modules and system components; electrical circuits; and PV system design estimation and code requirements....[MORE]

Annual Event Seeks Student Research
Mar 1, 2010 – Collin College students seeking real experience in research presentation should consider the annual Cultivating Scholars event. Cultivating Scholars: Research Across the Disciplines invites any and all Collin College students to register to present their own research as part of the event that provides a venue for undergraduates to hone their presentation skills and share their work with other students, professors and guests.....[MORE]

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