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Press Releases From March 2012
Press Releases - March 2012

Collin Higher Education Center Offers Bachelor, Graduate Degrees
March 31, 2012 – Did you know that the Collin Higher education Center (CHEC) in McKinney offers bachelor and graduate degrees through university partnerships from Dallas Baptist University, University of North Texas, Texas A&M University-Commerce, The University of Texas at Dallas and Texas Woman's University? To learn more about these programs, you are invited to attend our free Information Sessions....[MORE]

Art Day 2012 At Collin College Set For April 14
March 30, 2012 – Collin College's Fine Art department at the Spring Creek Campus invites everyone to their second annual Art Day. Art Day is free and open to the public. Set from noon-4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 14, it is an excellent opportunity to meet with art faculty and tour the facilities at the campus. Events include free art talks, demonstrations and special events....[MORE]

Local Artists 'Bridge' Past, Future In Latest Show
March 30, 2012 – In the early parts of the 20th Century, a group of German art students challenged the traditional ideas of art and looked for new ways to express themselves. They named themselves "Die Brücke" or "The Bridge," as a nod to connecting the past with the art of the future. More than 30 local artists/professors will channel that spirit in THE ARTS gallery's latest show "Die Brücke: Common Bond" Saturday, April 14-Thursday, May 10....[MORE]

Collin College Opens Applications For Board Of Trustees Vacancy
March 29, 2012 – The Collin College Board of Trustees is seeking applications to fill a Board vacancy for Place 9, previously held by the late Brenda Willard Goodell. The selected individual will serve as a board member until May 2013, when a general election will be held to fill the vacancy for Goodell's remaining two years of her term. For a list of qualifications and to learn more about consideration....[MORE]

College To Host Linguistics Scholar
March 29, 2012 – The Collin College Distinguished Speaker Series will welcome one of the foremost linguistics scholars in the world. Dr. John "Haj" Ross will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 97-- Wade Blvd. in Frisco. The event is free and open to the public....[MORE]

Math Summer Bridge Program Opens Registration
March 29, 2012 – High school seniors looking to enter college in 2012 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 2012 Math Summer Bridge Program is scheduled from Monday, June 11 - Thursday, June 28. Participants have the choice of attending sessions from 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano, or from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Preston Ridge Campus, 9700 Wade Blvd., in Frisco....[MORE]

Collin College Scholarship Deadline
March 28, 2012 – Scholarship applications are currently being accepted by the Collin College Foundation for students who seek scholarship assistance for the 2012-2013 academic year. The deadline for the completed application is midnight on Sunday, April 15. Notifications of scholarship awards are made by mid-June....[MORE]

'Passport' Series Ventures To Concord, Mass
March 28, 2012 – The Passport to the World series at Collin College wraps up with a journey to where the country began its march to independence. Professor Dallie Clark will present "Rebels and Revolutionaries: The Story of Concord, Massachusetts" from noon-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, at the Living Legends Conference Center located on the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Collin College Board Meeting Agenda for March 27, 2012
March 23, 2012 – Notice is hereby given that the Collin County Community College District Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at the Collin Higher Education Center, 3452 Spur 399, McKinney, TX 75069....[MORE]

Collin College Welcome Author, Veteran
March 20, 2012 – The 2011-12 Book-in-Common program will place its focus on the experiences of the country's veterans - on and off the battlefield. The Book-in-Common program picks a book every year for students, faculty, staff and the community to read. Faculty members are invited to incorporate it into the classroom spanning across various disciplines....[MORE]

Workshop Details How Prospective College Students Should Spend Their Summer
March 20, 2012 – Destination College warns prospective college students that the summer break should be a time to boost your college admission prospects. The Collin College initiative is hosting a free workshop titled "What Should You Be Doing This Summer To Strengthen Your College Applications?" from 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, at the Living Legends Conference Center, located at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Blvd. in Plano....[MORE]

Collin College Celebrates 20th Annual Jazz Fest
March 15, 2012 – The 20th annual Collin College Jazz Fest will combine award-winning educators, guest artists, clinics and concert into a weekend event that rivals festivals around the country. The festival is scheduled for Friday-Saturday, March 30-31 with performances at 8 p.m. Friday in the John Anthony Theatre and Saturday at Plano East Senior High School....[MORE]

Collin College's Annual Job Fair Scheduled For March 28
March 14, 2012 – It is time to spruce up your resume. Collin College's annual Job Fair is only a few weeks away as it is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28 at the Spring Creek Campus' Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano. The fair, which is sponsored by Career Services, Counseling and Student Life, is free and open to the public and will provide attendees opportunities to find full- and part-time employment - ranging from professional, technical and service positions - and internships....[MORE]

Student Hits The 'SURF'
March 9, 2012 – One Collin College student is taking the summer to do a little SURFing. Marcus Shanks, of McKinney, was selected to participate in the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center's 10-week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. Shanks will learn and work in UT Southwestern's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, one of the premier biomedical research institutes in the nation...[MORE]

Earn College Credit This Summer
March 8, 2012 – For college student returning to university in the fall, this summer is the perfect time to get into the fast lane for graduation. Students can take a course at Collin College while at home for summer break and transfer it back to his or her respective college or university. It is a convenient and affordable way to fast track toward a bachelor's degree....[MORE]

Explore The Wildlife Of Africa in Upcoming Lecture
March 8, 2012 – Stamp your "Passport" to the WIlds of Kenya from 1-2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 22 at the Living Legends Conference Center at Collin College. Associate professor Daryl Rupp will present "The Wilds of Kenya" in support of the "Passport to the World" lecture series, a slate of presentations by Collin College faculty and staff about different areas of the world....[MORE]

Auteur Film Series Screens 'Being There'
March 7, 2012 – With the focus on the small screen on the big screen, the Auteur Film Series will show the Peter Sellers classic, Being There. The free screening is at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, at the Living Legends Conference Center, located on the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano. The event is open to the public....[MORE]