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Press Releases from March 2011
Press Releases from March 2011

Rock The Vote! At Collin College
March 30, 2011 - Register to vote at one of the three Rock the Vote! events in March. The Rock the Vote! events are set from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, at the Preston Ridge Campus Events Center; 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, at the Central Park Campus atrium; and 11 a.m.-1 pm., Thursday, March 31, at the Spring Creek Campus atrium. All Rock the Vote! events are free and open to the public....[MORE]

The Social Network: Lecture Series Gives Facebook A Poke
March 30, 2011 - Nothing is bigger than Facebook and other social media. The Knowledge Is Power lecture series will discuss the intricacies of Facebook and more from 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, at the Preston Ridge Campus Event Center, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco. The lecture is free and open to the public....[MORE]

New Show Highlights Graphic Design Students
March 25, 2011 - THE ARTS gallery will host "Energy V", featuring the work of Collin College communication design students, from Thursday, March 31-Wednesday, April 20. A reception is set from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, April 7. The gallery is located at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Admission is free and open to the public....[MORE]

Destination College Program To Help Students Select Majors
March 24, 2011 - When it comes to selecting a major, many students are uncertain about how to make the right decision. Because of this, Collin College's Destination College program invites students to attend the "Exploring Majors: How To Chose" workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center in Plano....[MORE]

Speaker Presents The 'Mystery, Allure' Of The Alhambra
March 23, 2011 - The "Passport To The World" series takes a trip to the Iberian Peninsula with professor of humanities Dallie Clark. Professor Clark will present "The Tales and Mystery of the Alhambra" from noon-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Lock In Your Job At Free Annual Job Fair
March 23, 2011 - Right now is a perfect time to explore careers and job opportunities. Collin College is just the place to do it at its annual Job Fair: Lock In Your Job from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, at the Spring Creek Campus atrium, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. The job fair is free and open to the public. Come and look for full- and part-time employment, professional, technical and service positions, and internships....[MORE]

Getting Started At Collin College Workshop Set For March 24
March 21, 2011 - If you are planning on attending Collin in the summer of fall, the Destination College program invites you to attend its "Getting Started At Collin College" workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center in Plano. The workshop will walk new Collin College students through each step of the process to get started, from admissions and testing to advising....[MORE]

Math Summer Bridge Program Opens Registration
March 21, 2011 - High school seniors looking to enter college in 2011 have an opportunity to refresh their math skills by applying to be a part of Collin College's Math Summer Bridge program. Presented by Destination College, the 2011 Math Summer Bridge Program is scheduled from Monday, June 13-Thursday, June 30. Participants have the choice of attending sessions from 1-:10 a..-12:10 p.m. at the Preston Ridge Campus, 9700 Wade Blvd., in Frisco, or from 1-3 p.m. at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

CE Offers Solar Power Installer Training In April
March 21, 2011 - Collin College Continuing Education is offering its popular weeklong solar installer training April 4-8. 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]

Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda for March 22, 2011
March 16, 2011 - Notice is hereby given that the Collin County Community College District Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at the Collin Higher Education Center, 3452 Spur 399, McKinney, TX 75069....[MORE]

Film Series To Screen 'Milk'
March 15, 2011 - The 2010-11 Auteur Film Series will screen the film Milk  at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 29. This year's series is titled "Rough & and Poetic: Great Films about (In)Justice." The free screening starts at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. The screening is at the Living Legends Conference Center at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Collin College Celebrates Art Day 2011
March 11, 2011 - Collin College is celebrating its annual Art Day from noon-4:30 p.m., Saturday, March 26. Hosted by the college's Art Department, the open house event will feature studio tours, art talks, demonstrations and an awards ceremony announcing scholarship nominees. Art faculty will guide visitors through the studios at the Spring Creek Campus, where all activities will take place. Art Day is free and open to the pubilc....[MORE]

Collin College And Chinese Institute Of Engineers Host Symposium
March 11, 2011 - Collin College and the DFW chapter of the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE) have joined forces to offer a Spring Technology Symposium and Young Professional Conference featuring experts in cloud computing and cyber security. Free and open to the public, the symposium will be held from 12-5 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at the Collin College Preston Ridge Campus event center, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco....[MORE]

Collin Cabaret Raises $260,000 For Scholarships
March 11, 2011 - The 2011 Collin Cabaret has already changed lives. Collin College Foundation's signature fundraising gala was held Feb. 25, at the Charles W. Eismann Center which has raised approximately $260,000 for much-need scholarships for local college students....[MORE]

Collin College Presents the 19th Annual Jazz Fest
March 11, 2011 - Wayne Bergeron just performed on the Academy Awards, and now brings his Grammy-nominated talent to perform with Collin College's Jaztet One, Latin Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab Band and Texas Instruments Jazz Band. The 19th annual Collin College Jazz Festival is scheduled for Friday-Saturday, March 25-26 with performances starting at 8 p.m. on Friday in the John Anthony Theatre at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano and on Saturday at Plano East Senior HIgh School, 3000 Los Rios Blvd. in Plano....[MORE]

Get Facts Of AAS Degree At Technical Education Fair
March 10, 2011 - Collin College has set its annual Technical Education Fair for Monday, March 28. This year's theme is "Invest In Your Future: The Value of Networking." The fair is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Spring Creek Campus atrium, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. The Technical Education Fair is free and open to the public....[MORE]

'Passport' Series Puts Focus On Ukraine
March 10, 2011 - The "Passport To The World" series continues Thursday, March 24 with a visit to Ukraine. Professors Dr. Donald Weasenforth and Frozina Goussak wil present "Passport To Ukraine" as part of the Passport to the World Cultural Connections series from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. All "Passport to the World" events are free and open to the public....[MORE]

CE Offers Solar Power Course
March 8, 2011 - Collin College Continuing Education has slated a solar energy system installation course. Passive Solar Energy: Collection and Use is set for Tuesdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. starting March 22 through April 12. All classes are at Plano Senior High School, 2200 Independence Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Mock Trial Team Reaches Nationals For Third Straight Year
March 4, 2011 - The Collin College Mock Trail Team has done it again. For the third straight year, the team advanced to the Championship Series of the American Mock Trial Association, the only two-year institution to do so. Collin College outdid squads from Southern Methodist University, Baylor University, The University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Houston at the 2011 Dallas Supplemental Regional Tournament Feb. 19-20....[MORE]

Exhibition Spotlights Beginning Student Art
March 4, 2011 - THE ARTS gallery is featuring its annual Beginning Student Art Show beginning Monday, March 7. The Beginning Student Art Show will feature jewelry / art metals, ceramics, sculpture, painting, watercolors, drawing, photography, printmaking, digital art and much more. The show runs through Saturday, March 26....[MORE]

Priority Online Maymester, Summer Registration Begins Monday, March 14
March 1, 2011 - Priority online registration for Collin College's 2011 Maymester and summer semesters begins Monday, March 14 while online registration for all students begins on Thursday, March 17. Registration at Collin College is through Cougarweb....[MORE]

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