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Press Releases - September 2012

Destination College Schedules "Princeton Review™: Getting In" Workshop
September 25, 2012 – Students who want to learn the secrets of getting accepted to America's finest colleges are invited to attend the free "Princeton Review™: Getting In" workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco....[MORE]

Collin College Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda for Sept. 25, 2012
September 20, 2012 – Notice is hereby given that the Collin County Community College District Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at the Collin Higher Education Center, 3452 Spur 299, McKinney, TX, 75069....[MORE]

Collin College Schedules Debate Watch Events
September 19, 2012 – As the 2012 presidential election nears, Collin College is taking a hands-on approach to helping voters make informed decision regarding each candidate by scheduling three Debate Watch events. Free and open to the public, Debate Watch can be viewed at the Central Park Campus Conference Center, 2200 W. University Drive, Plano; Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco; or Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano.....[MORE]

Auteur Film Series Screens Bonnie and Clyde
September 17, 2012 – Up next on the big screen for Collin College's Auteur Film Series is Bonnie and Clyde, which received two Oscars for its portrayal of Clyde Barrow and BOnnie Paker. The free screening is at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1 at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano. Open to the public, the film is rated R.....[MORE]

Collin Theatre Center Season Opens With Regional Premiere of Rust
September 14, 2012 – The Collin Theatre Center is elated to present its first production of the 2012-2013 season, the regional premiere of Rust by playwright Austin Bunn. Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 4-6 and Oct. 10-13 and at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7 and Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 13-14. All shows are at Collin College's John Anthony Theatre at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano.....[MORE]

THE ARTS Gallery Schedules 'Adinkra: Transforming Tradition' Exhibition
September 14, 2012 – THE ARTS gallery at Collin College's Spring Creek Campus (SCC), 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, is scheduled to present the "Adinkra: Transforming Tradition" exhibition from 9 a.a.-8 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. from Sept. 27-Oct. 18......[MORE]

Learn What To Do In Disaster Situations Before A Disaster Strikes
September 11, 2012 – Are you sure you know what to do in a disaster? You can find out for free at the Personal Disaster Preparedness Training Workshop (PDP) from 7-10 p.m., Thursday, September 20, at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy, in Plano. The workshop is hosted by the Collin County Department of Homeland Security......[MORE]

Energy Efficient: Oncor Presents Collin College $18,692 Incentive Check
September 11, 2012 – Through participation in Oncor's energy incentive program, Collin College has saved 234,379 kilowatt-hours by installing LED lights at its Preston Ridge Campus parking garage in Frisco. As a result, Oncor Area Manager Gerald Perrin presented the Collin College Board of Trustees an $18,692 incentive check on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at the Collin Higher Education Center in McKinney.....[MORE]

Collin College Awarded $4.4 Million Grant For Convergence Technology Center
September 11, 2012 – The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $4.4 million grant to the National Convergence Technology Center at Collin College. This grant, which expands on the work of the Regional NSF Convergence Technology Center based at Collin College since 2004, extends through July 2016 and is the fifth Advanced Technological Education grant awarded to Collin College since 1999.....[MORE]

Constitution Day Events Planned At Collin College Campuses
September 10, 2012 – To help celebrate the day that American citizens' basic rights were established, Collin College invites the public to participate in its Constitution Day 2012 events on Monday, Sept. 17. Constitution Day at Collin College is sponsored by the Department of Political Science, in partnership with the Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Student Government Association and Student Life. All events are free and open to the public....[MORE]

Destination College Schedules "Writes of Passage Workshop"
September 6, 2012 – From 6:30 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 students are invited to attend the free "Writes of Passage: How to Write a Personal Statement, College or Scholarship Essay" workshop at the Preston Ridge campus Conference center, 9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco. Marilyn Kaufman, M.Ed., president of College Admission Consultants, Inc. will be on hand to cover helpful tips and strategies, provide tools for writing an effective application or scholarship essay....[MORE]

Collin College Schedules Rock The Vote For Sept. 18-20
September 5, 2012 – Collin College invites you to register to vote and meet area political candidates at upcoming Rock the Vote events. Each event is scheduled from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 18 in the Central Park Campus Atrium, 2200 W. University Drive, McKinney. The remaining Rock the Vote events take place on Wednesday, Sept. 19 in the Spring Creek Campus Atrium, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano and on Thursday, Sept. 20 in the Preston Ridge Campus Cougar Den, 9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco....[MORE]

Auteur Film Series Screens The King's Speech
September 5, 2012 – Crowned with four Oscars in 2011, including best motion picture, director, actor in a leading role and writing, Collin College's Auteur Film Series will show The King's Speech. The free screening is at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Angelika Film Center, 7205 Bishop Road, Plano. Open to the public, the film is rated PG-13....[MORE]