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Press Releases from April 2010

Collin College's Phi Theta Kappa Receives Awards
Apr 30, 2010 – The Alpha Mu Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Collin College received three awards at the 2010 Phi Theta Kappa Annual Convention recently. Awards include: the Top 100 Chapter; the Distinguished Member Award present to Kyle Barton; and the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction presented to Dr. Mary McRae, vice president and provost of Collin College's Central Park Campus in McKinney....[MORE]

Get In The 'Mainframe' Of Mind At Open House
Apr 27, 2010 – "Mainframe" is the buzzword for an open house hosted by Collin College's Continuing Education Division from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, May 8. The Mainframe computing open house is free and open to the public. The event is set for the Courtyard Center for Professional and Economic Development, 4800 Preston Park Blvd. in Plano....[MORE]

Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
Apr 26, 2010 – Notice is hereby given that the Collin County Community College District Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at the Collin Higher Education Center, 3452 Spur 399, McKinney, Texas 75069....[MORE]

The Collin Theatre Center Announces 2010-2011 Season
Apr 23, 2010 – The Collin Theatre Center at Collin College is proud to announce it's 2010-2011 season. The Collin Theatre Center is located on the Spring Creek Campus of Collin College in Plano at 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. Season tickets will be on sale in June....[MORE]

Get To Know CE's Technology, Computer Offerings
Apr 23, 2010 – Collin College Continuing Education is the hot spot for training or re-training in a wide variety of computer and technology-related fields.  At a free open house, members of the community can learn about them all from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, May 8, at the Courtyard Center for Professional and Economic Development, 4800 Preston Park Blvd. in Plano.....[MORE]

Learn More About SAP Enterprise Computing At Open House
Apr 23, 2010 – Collin College Continuing Education division will host a free open house about SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systmes courses. The free event is from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, May 8, at the Courtyard Center for Professional and Economic Development, 4800 Preston Park Blvd. in Plano....[MORE]

Collin College Students Andrew Kohut, Shirin Tavakoli Named 2010 Coca-Cola Scholars
Apr 21, 2010 – Collin College students, Phi Theta Kappa members and Plano residents Andrew Kohut and Shirin Tavakoli were recently selected as 2010 Coca-Cola Scholars. Tavakoli was named a Coca-Cola Bronze Scholar while Kohut is a Coca-Cola Finalist. As a Coca-Cola Scholar, both Kohut and Tavakoli will receive $1,000 scholarships....[MORE]

Cousteau Celebrates Earth Day At Collin College
Apr 19, 2010 – To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Collin College will host Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques Yves Cousteau, the influential ecologist and researcher. Cousteau will speak on issues affecting today’s environment and the Earth at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 23, at Collin College’s Central Park Campus conference center, 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney. This event is free and open to the public.....[MORE]

Collin Theatre Center Kicks Off World Premiere of New Stage Adaptation of "Cruel Intentions"
Apr 19, 2010 – The Collin Theatre Center on the Collin College Spring Creek Campus is currently putting the final touches on the closing production of its 2009-2010 season, the world premiere of the new stage adaptation Cruel IntentionsCruel Intentions opens Thursday April 29, and is scheduled to run through May 9th. Ticket prices are $6 for students and $8 for adults......[MORE]

New Conference Gives Undergrad Research Opportunities
Apr 15, 2010 – Some of the best and brightest regional undergraduate research will be on display at Collin College Friday, April 30.  The inaugural Collin College Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference is set from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.  The conference is free and open to the public....[MORE]

Collin College Names New Vice President
Apr 14, 2010 – Collin College recently named Brenda Kihl, of Plano, as the new vie president of academic and institutional effectiveness. A doctoral candidate in the public affairs program at The University of Texas at Dallas, Kihl holds a bachelor's degree in cell biology and a master's degree in education from the University of Minnesota....[MORE]

Forces Releases Party Welcomes Texas Poet Laureate
Apr 13, 2010 – Collin College is hosting a release event - and a very special guest - for the release of the 21st edition of Forces, the college's literary and fine arts journal. The Forces reading and book signing is set from 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Collin College Talent Set For April 17
Apr 13, 2010 – The public is invited to attend Collin College's ninth annual talent show at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 17 in the John Anthony Theatre at the Spring Creek Campus in Plano. The annual talent show, sponsored by Collin College's Dance, Music and Student Life departments, is free and features 18 talented acts. Performances will come from bands, solo and group dance routines and vocal acts, among many more....[MORE]

Q&A Forums Scheduled About Higher Education Center
Apr 13, 2010 – Those wondering what that big new building Collin College built at the intersection of Central Expressway and State Hwy. 121 is all about can find out at a series of question-and-answer forums. Representatives from Collin College and all five of the university partners currently offering programs and classes at the Collin Higher Education Center will take part in panel discussions and answer public questions for prospective students regarding the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees now available....[MORE]

Event Showcases World Of Convergence Technology
Apr 10, 2010 – The Convergence Technology Center's annual TechKnowFire event showcases the hottest careers in the nation. The free event is set from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, April 23, at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 W. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. TechKnowFire is open to the public or anyone seeking a new and cutting-edge career....[MORE]

Special Art Show Scheduled For Collin College Professor
Apr 01, 2010 – THE ARTS gallery presents a special showcase of the work of Rebecca Reagan Boatman, professor of art at Collin College. Her new show "Preservations" will be hosted at the Preston Ridge Campus library from Wednesday, April 21-Wednesday, May 12. A reception for professor Boatman's show is set from 4-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, and she will lecture at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.....[MORE]

KIP Lecture Series Focuses On Cancer Research, Policy
Apr 9, 2010 – The newest Knowledge is Power (KIP) lecture weighs in on cancer research and prevention.  The 10th KIP lecture is set from 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, at the Preston Ridge Campus Event Center, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco.  The presentation is titled "An Ounce of Prevention or a Pound of Cure? The Current Stage of Cancer Research and Policy."  The event is free and open to the public....[MORE]

Career Workshop Puts The 'Focus on the Future'
Apr 9, 2010 – Local educators and college or university students can get a sneak peek into the future job market at an upcoming Focus on the Future workshop.  Focus on the Future III: Making Connections will host a trio of special speakers to discuss the job market outlook and how it will affect the community and education. The free professional development workshop is set from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, at the Central Park Campus, 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney....[MORE]

'Dance Abounds' At Ensemble's Spring Show
Apr 9, 2010 – The Collin Dance Ensemble will host its spring showcase Friday and Saturday, April 23 and 24 at the John Anthony Theatre. The ensemble's show is titled "Dance Abounds".  Shows include 8 p.m. performances both nights and a 2 p.m. performance Saturday.  Tickets are $5 general admission and $3 for students and senior citizens....[MORE]

Workshop Focuses On Needs Of Non-Traditional Student
Apr 8, 2010 – A college education truly is for everyone - even for those that think higher education has passed them by. Collin College's Destination College department is partnering with the advising and financial aid office for a new program specifically for those thinking about returning to college or those who missed going to college after high school and want to get that degree after years of putting it off....[MORE]

Green and Proud: Speaker Discusses Sustainability April 22
Apr 8, 2010 – No topic has captured the American consciousness quite like sustainability. For North Texans, the water crisis is always top of mind. The Collin College Distinguished Speaker Series will bring these topics to light with a lecture from James R. Brown, the associate director of Strategic Planning at the Planning Analysts Branch of the Water Quality Protection Division for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region5....[MORE]

Auteur Series Wraps Up Another Season With 'Shorts!'
Apr 7, 2010 – The Auteur Film Series closes out its 2009-10 season with a collection of short films sponsored in conjunction with the Student Animators Workshop. "Shorts!" will feature a number of short films dealing with the movie industry to support the series' theme of "Meta-Cinema: Movies About The Movies." The screening is set for 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Gallery Hosts 125 Plano Art Association Juried Show
Apr 1, 2010 – THE ARTS gallery is hosting the 125 Plano Art Association Juried Show from Monday, April 12-Saturday, May 15. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The 125 Plano Art Association Juried Show is sponsored by the Plano Art Association featuring a collection of exciting works by local artists. Media include painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and sculpture....[MORE]

Maymester/Summer Priority Registration Opens Tuesday, April 20
Apr 1, 2010 – Priority registration for Collin College's 2010 Maymester/Summer semester opens Tuesday, April 20 while registration for all students opens on Friday, April 23.  Priority registration for students with 50+ hours at Collin College begins on Tuesday. April 20; 30+ hours, Wednesday, April 21; and 10+ hours, Thursday, April 22. Hours are based on credits earned at Collin College....[MORE]

Cultivating Scholars Event Hosts Speaker, Student Research
Apr 1, 2010 – Collin College's annual Cultivating Scholars event welcomes a special speaker, Dr. Pete Kuryla, and a lot of student research across different disciplines Friday, April 16. The free event is set from 4-7 p.m. at the Preston Ridge Campus library and event center, 9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco. Cultivating Scholars features the work and research of Collin College students from a number of disciplines ranging from biology to psychology to history and the humanities....[MORE]