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Press Releases From October 2010
Press Releases From October 2010

Fall Concert Features Jaztet One, The Texas Instruments Jazz Band
October 31, 2010 – The Collin College Department of Music will present the first jazz concert of the year highlighting the Jaztet One and The Texas Instruments Jazz Band. The performance is 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6 at the John Anthony Theatre located on the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Tickets are $5 for general admission and free for students....[MORE]

Learn About Russia's Two Art Powerhouses At Lecture
October 31, 2010 – Stamp your "Passport To The World" with Collin College's virtual trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg. Professor Dr. Donald Weasenforth will present "Passport to Moscow and St. Petersburg: A Tale of Two Art Powerhouses" as part of the Passport to the World Cultural Connections series. The event is free and open to the public. It runs from noon-1:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12, at the Living Legends Conference Center located at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Dance Fusion Features Vissi Dance Theatre
October 31, 2010 – The Collin Dance Ensemble and Vissi Dance Theater will highlight the annual Dance Fusion Friday-Saturday, Nov. 12-13. Shows are 8 p.m., Friday, Nov.12, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, at the John Anthony Theatre located on the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for students and senior citizens....[MORE]

Collin College Now Offers November Truck Driving Courses
October 28, 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, Nov. 8 and Monday, Nov. 22. Tuition is $4,250. In December, new classes start on Monday, Dec. 6 and Monday, Dec. 20. Each two-week course covers general truck driving with hands-on skill development and instruction coordinated with the Department of Transportation....[MORE]

Lecture Series Addresses Third Party Politics Nov. 10
October 27, 2010 – The Knowledge is Power lecture series will talk politics, third parties and more from 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Preston Ridge Campus Event Center, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco. The lecture is free and open to the public. Dr. Clint Starr, professor of history at Collin College, and Sonia Iwanek, professor of political science at Collin College, will present "Politics, Parties and Protests: The Impact of Third-Party and Protest Movements in America." ....[MORE]

Destination College Workshop Offers College Selection, Admission Tips To Parents
October 22, 2010 – With high school graduation nearing, finding the right college for students can be overwhelming. As a result, just thinking about the college admissions process and not knowing where to start, unfortunately, is something many high school students prolong. Thus, parents often tkae the reins and decide that they will take charge inadvertently, adding to the students' stress. To help avoid this, Collin College's Destination College program invites students and parents to the "How To Not Be A Helicopter Parent-Letting Your Teen Take Responsibility for the College Process" workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4....[MORE]

Global Edge Takes A 'Byte' Out Of Nursing
October 22, 2010 – The Global EDGE Tech Prep Consortium is hosting a "Career Bytes" workshop for nursing. The free event is from noon-1:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, at the Central Park Campus Conference Center, 2200 W. University Dr. in McKinney....[MORE]

Collin College Offers Truck Driving Courses
October 18, 2010 – Through a partnership with Career Trucking School, Inc., Collin College now offers Professional Truck Driving I and II courses in Farmersville. New class begin on Monday, Oct. 25. In November, new classes start on Nov. 8 and Nov. 22. Tuition is $4,250. Each two-week course covers general truck driving with hands-on skill development and instruction coordinated with the Department of Transportation....[MORE]

Dallas Human Rights, LULAC Leaders To Speak At Collin College
October 11, 2010 – Collin College's Open Doors, Open Minds organization invites the public to hear Fernie Sanchez of the Dallas Chapter of the Human Rights Campaign and Jesse Garcia, president of the Dallas Chapter of the LULAC, speak from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14 at Collin College's Central Park Campus Conference Center in McKinney....[MORE]

Film Series Screen M
October 11, 2010 – The Auteur Film Series will screen the film M as part of it 2010-11 theme, "Rough and Poetic: Great Films About (In)Justice." The film will be shown for free at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Living Legends Conference Center at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. The event is open to the public....[MORE]

Book-In-Common Welcomes Novelist For Three Lectures
October 11, 2010 – Collin College's Book-In-Common is Julie Otsuka's when The Emperor Was Divine. Book-In-Common is a district initiative designed to encourage students to read. This interdisciplinary approach allows for professors across many disciplines to incorporate one book into their curriculum for more focused exploration. The program's highlight is a visit from the author....[MORE]

Collin College To Inform Public About Diabetes At Annual Event
October 11, 2010 – Collin College is hosting a Diabetic Education Day event from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Central Park Campus in McKinney. The event is free and open to the public. Topics include preventing diabetes in children, diabetic complications, diabetic diet and dining out. All topics will be presented in both Spanish and English....[MORE]

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