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Press Releases From September 2010
Press Releases From September 2010

Collin College, League Of Women Voters Host Candidate Forum
September 30, 2010 – Collin College's Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement (CSCE) and Volunteer Outreach in Civic Engagement (VOICE) organizations along with The League of Women Voters of Plano / Collin County invite the public to participate in a free candidate forum for the upcoming Nov. 2 General Election from 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at the Collin College's Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano....[MORE]

U.S. Drag Opens At Collin Theatre Center
September 30, 2010 – The Collin Theatre Center is presenting the Southwest Regional Premiere of U.S. Drag, Oct. 7-17, 2010. Performances will be at 8:00 p.m., with matinees at 2:15 p.m. on Oct. 10, 16 and 17 at the John Anthony Theatre located on the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Sound Of Music: Series Focuses On The Tuneful Side Of Europe
September 29, 2010 – Collin College's Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement wants to take everyone on a trip around Europe through music. The latest installment of the Passport to the World Cultural Connections series is "Passport to Europe: A Music Lover's Guide" from noon-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Living Legends Conference Center, located at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Destination College Schedules "Writes of Passage" Workshop
September 28, 2010 – A well-written scholarship application or successful essay can be the difference between high school students earning a scholarship or not. Collin College's Destination College program invites students who want to learn the secrets of writing an effective essay to attend the "Writes of Passage" - How to Write a Personal Statement, College, or Scholarship Essay workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at the Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano....[MORE]

Collin College Schedules Transfer Fair For Oct. 6
September 28, 2010 – Are you thinking about transferring? Do you have questions about pre-admission programs or upper-level work for degrees? Students are encouraged to join more than 20 college or university representatives as they answer these questions and more during Collin College's free Transfer Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at the Preston Ridge Campus, 9700 Wade Blvd., in Frisco....[MORE]

Collin College Board Agenda for September 28, 2010
September 24, 2010 – Notice is hereby given that the Collin County Community College District Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at the Collin Higher Education Center, 3452 Spur 399, McKinney, TX 75069....[MORE]

'Career Bytes' Kicks Off Series With Focus On Office Systems Technology
September 24, 2010 – Learn more about educational and occupational opportunities in the field of office systems technology at an upcoming workshop. The Global EDGE Tech Prep Consortium is hosting another series of "Career Bytes" workshops aimed at educating others about careers in particular and varying fields. The office systems technology workshop is from noon-1:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, at the Living Legends Conference Center (formerly Spring Creek) at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Students To Learn How To Prevent The Dangers Of Technology Through Destination College Workshop
September 21, 2010 – What do Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, YouTube and texting have in common? Each are popular ways students interact with one another. Unfortunately, these communication methods also lend prey to identity theft, among other serious matters. A student's digital footprint can follow them for many years, and proves that what was cute in high school and college, may have serious and long term consequences in the real world....[MORE]

Learn More About The Healthcare Careers At Info Sessions
September 20, 2010 – The Collin College dental hygiene, surgical technology and respiratory care programs are hosting a series of information sessions. Prospective students can learn more about each program's admissions criteria, application process, career options and much more....[MORE]

Discover Opportunities At Collin Higher Education Center
September 20, 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 in McKinney offers junior- and senior-level, master's and doctoral classes and programs from various universities in the area. The center is hosting a series of fairs including representatives from all five university partners to discuss education opportunities at the facility....[MORE]

Collin College Receives NSF Funding For 60 MHZ NMR
September 20, 2010 – Thanks to a higher education partnership and partial funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Collin College now has a 60 megahertz Nuclear magnetic Resonance (NMR) instrument. The NMR is already enhancing student laboratory experiments at the college, and this spring biotechnology students will attempt a modified version of one of 2002 Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Kurt Wurthrich's early NMR experiments on protein structure....[MORE]

CE Offers Solar Installer Training - Solar Electric Systems
September 20, 2010 – Collin College Continuing Education is hosting a second weeklong solar installer training section for the fall semester, Monday-Friday, Oct. 4-8. Class times are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Courtyard Center, 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]

Auteur Series Features Film For Hispanic Heritage Month
September 16, 2010 – Collin College's Auteur Film Series continues to delve into the theme of "(in)justice" with its upcoming screening of The Secret in Their Eyes. The film will be shown for free at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, at the Angelika Film Center at the Shops at Legacy, 7205 Bishop Road in Plano. The event is open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited and some material may not be suitable for all audiences....[MORE]

Distinguished Speaker Series Welcomes NASA Scientist
September 15, 2010 – Collin College kicks off its 2010-11 Distinguished Speaker Series with Dr. Lynn Rothschild, NASA scientist, who will present "Innovation in Space Discovery: Is There Life Out There?" Dr. Rothschild's lecture is free and open to the public. The event is at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Living Legends Conference Center (formerly Spring Creek) at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Rock The Vote At Collin College
September 14, 2010 – Register to vote at one of three Rock the Vote! events in September. The Rock The Vote! events are set from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Visit www.collin.edu/academics/csce for more information....[MORE]

Collin College Now Offers Truck Driving Courses
September 13, 2010 – Through a partnership with Career Trucking School, Inc., Collin College now offers Professional Truck Driving I and II courses in Farmersville. New classes begin on Monday, Sept. 27. In October, the course begins on Monday, Oct. 25. Tuition is $4,250....[MORE]

'Star Party' Set For September 15
September 10, 2010 – The Collin College physics department is hosting a Star Party in the Preston Ridge Campus quad commons area at 7:45 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15. The public is invited to "The Planets of Fall 2010" with an opportunity to peek into space through one of the telescopes available at the event. Attend and see several planets, the moon and other celestial objects....[MORE]

Collin College Schedules Transfer Fair For Sept. 22
September 10, 2010 – Are you thinking about transferring? Do you have questions about pre-admission programs or upper-level work for degrees? Students are encouraged to join more than 20 college or university representatives as they answer these questions and more during Collin College's free Transfer Fair from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano....[MORE]

'Passport' Series Kicks Off With Focus On Central Europe
September 10, 2010 – Collin College's Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement is stamping everyone's "Passport To The World" with its latest cultural series. "Passport to Hungary and Central Europe" is set from 1-2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, at the Sprint Creek Campus Conference Center. The presenter is Marta Moore, associate professor of communications and humanities at Collin College....[MORE]

Collin College Seminar Teaches Students How To Get Into College
September 7, 2010 – For many students entering college, arguably the top two questions asked are: how do I get into college and when do I start preparing for college? The answers to these questions and more will be discussed during The Princeton Review's "Getting In" seminar from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at the Collin College Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano....[MORE]

CE Offers Weatherization, Energy Audit Supervisor Training
September 3, 2010 – Collin College Continuing Education is offering Weatherization & Energy Audit Supervisor Training, Tuesday, Sept. 14-Thursday, Nov. 4. Class times are 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Center, 4800 Preston Park Blvd. in Plano. Learn and employ the skills required for successful supervision of weatherization crews. Select, train and retain contractual labor for weatherization projects....[MORE]

CE Offers Basic Electricity For HVAC Systems Training
September 3, 2010 – Collin College Continuing Education is offering Basic Electricity for HVAC Systems training Tuesday, Sept. 14 - Thursday, Nov. 11. Class times are 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Center, 4800 Preston Park Blvd. in Plano. The course will entail basic knowledge of HVAC systems and principles of electricity, including electrical current, circuitry and diagrams, diagnostic procedures of HVAC systems, HVAC components, Ohm's law to electrical calculations, continuity, voltage, and current tests with appropriate meters....[MORE]

Collin College Celebrates Constitution Day
September 3, 2010 – The U.S. Constitution affects the lives of Americans everyday as we exercise certain inalienable rights. Every Sept. 17, people from across the nation stop to acknowledge the impact the document has made in this country. Collin College will celebrate Constitution Day Friday, Sept. 17 with a number of events at each major campus....[MORE]

Center Schedules Fairs For Volunteer Opportunities
September 1, 2010 – Collin College's Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement have scheduled three events for organizations and individuals seeking to make a difference. Service Learning and Volunteer Fairs are set for 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14 at the Central Park Campus; 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15 at the Preston Ridge Campus; and 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Spring Creek Campus....[MORE]

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Marisela Cadena-Smith
Director,
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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