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Press Releases From February 2013

Collin College Scholarship Fundraiser Raises $225,000
Feb. 26, 2013 - The stars at night were big and bright deep in the heart of Collin College Saturday as patrons saddled up for the “Stetson & Stiletto Standoff” inside the college’s new library at Spring Creek Campus in Plano. With the backdrop of the library’s magnificent Jeffersonian architecture, this Lone-Star-State-themed battle of the wits raised scholarships for students at Collin College....[MORE]

"Live Smart! Health and Safety Fair" Scheduled for March 1
Feb. 26, 2013 - Collin College invites the public to come put your wellness under the microscope at its annual Live Smart! Health and Safety Fair from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, March 1 at the Central Park Campus, 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney. At this free event, attendees will receive facts about wellness from medical experts, participate in proactive health screenings, watch informative safety demonstrations or save a life by donating blood....[MORE]

Collin College Board Meeting Agenda For February 26, 2013
Feb. 22, 2013 - Notice is hereby given that the Collin County Community College District Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at the Collin Higher Education Center, 3452 Spur 399, McKinney, Texas 75069....[MORE]

Auteur Film Series Screens Paper Moon
Feb. 20, 2013 - Collin College’s Auteur Film Series will next screen the movie Paper Moon. The free screening is at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center in Plano. After her mother dies, a tough little girl forms a larcenous partnership with a con man who may or may not be her father.  Together they trek across Depression-era Kansas, “selling Bibles.” Paper Moon is rated PG...[MORE]

Collin College Hosts “Getting Started at Collin College: For New Students”
Feb. 19, 2013 - Starting at a new institution can be overwhelming, and the Collin College Destination College program wants to help ease that transition with its “Getting Started at Collin College: For New Students” workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. on March 5 at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center (2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano). Perfect for students beginning Collin in the summer or fall of 2013, this workshop walks attendees through each step of the “getting started” process, from admissions to testing and advising....[MORE]

Pulitzer Prize Winner to Visit Collin College
Feb. 19, 2013 - Pulitzer Prize winner and author of “My Dyslexia” Philip Schultz will visit Collin College campuses March 5-7 for live discussion, writer’s workshop and signing events. Through a school-wide read of “My Dyslexia, ” Collin College brought the challenges individuals with learning disabilities face to light for its students. “We found the book beautifully written and saw great potential for education on dyslexia,” said Betty Bettacchi, district coordinator for the Book-In-Common program....[MORE]

Collin College Hosts "Pre-Admission Partnerships: Transferring To Universities"
Feb. 14, 2013- Earning a bachelor’s degree can open up a world of opportunities, and the majority of students at Collin College enroll with the goal of transferring to a four-year institution. Aware of this opportunity, Collin College’s University Partnerships and Destination College programs will offer a transfer workshop in conjunction with its pre-admission partners from 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center in Plano (2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy)....[MORE]

Collin College Hosts Stetson And Stiletto Standoff
February 8, 2013 – The stars at night will be big and bright deep in the heart of Collin College on Sat., Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. as patrons saddle up for the “Stetson & Stiletto Standoff” inside the college’s new library at Spring Creek Campus in Plano. With the backdrop of the library’s magnificent Jeffersonian architecture, this Lone-Star-State-themed battle of the wits will raise scholarships for students at Collin College...[MORE]

Collin Theatre Center Presents "Cabaret" Musical
February 7, 2013 – Collin Theatre Center will present the Tony Award winning musical, Cabaret, from Feb.28-March 10. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday from Feb. 28- March 2, from 6-9 p.m. and at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 3 and Saturday-Sunday, March 9-10. All shows are at the John Anthony Theatre at Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano...[MORE]

Collin College Hosts "How To Apply For Financial Aid"
February 7, 2013 – Despite a tough economy and rising tuition costs, finances don’t have to be a barrier to attending college. Destination College, a Collin College program, will sort out financial aid facts from the myths at its “How to Apply for Financial Aid” workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center (9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco)...[MORE]

Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference: Deadline For Undergraduate Student Research Papers Is Feb. 20
February 6, 2013 – The deadline for undergraduates at two- and four-year institutions to submit research projects for Collin College’s annual Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference is Wednesday, Feb. 20. This year’s highly anticipated two-day research event is on April 25-26 at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano, and will feature literature reviews, research manuscripts and reports, along with Service Learning, scientific experiment and exploratory research, among other projects....[MORE]

Collin College To Host Rock The Vote Event In February
February 5, 2013 – Collin County residents are encouraged to register to vote at one of three Collin College Rock The Vote! events in February. All Rock the Vote! events are free and open to the public....[MORE]

Collin College Students Chris Hockenberry, Amy Glazier Named National Community College Aerospace Scholars
February 4, 2013 – Collin College’s Chris Hockenberry, of Plano, and Amy Glazier, of McKinney, were among around 40 community college students from across the nation selected to participate in the National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program in fall 2012.....[MORE]