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Press Releases From March 2013

Collin College Presents “Re-Wired” Spring Dance Concert
March 28, 2013 – Trained dancers will take the stage for a variety of works at “Re-Wired,” the Collin Dance Ensemble Spring Dance Concert, April 12-13 at the Spring Creek Campus (2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano). Featuring choreography of Collin dance faculty, students and guest artists, performances will run April 12 at 8 p.m. and April 13 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the John Anthony Theatre.... [MORE]

Collin College Hosts "Passport to the World: Discovering the Russian Far East"
March 27, 2013 – Collin College’s Passport to the World series will take attendees on an adventure through Russia's Far East, with fascinating stories and photographs by Tom and Sharon Hudgins, from 12 -1:30 p.m. on April 10 at the Spring Creek Campus (2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano). From the Pacific port of Vladivostok to the volcanic Kamchatka Peninsula and down the Kuril Island chain to northern Japan, participants will see Russian Orthodox churches, native Siberian dancers, fuming volcanic islands, abandoned Soviet military bases, and a wealth of wildlife, including seals, sea lions and millions of birds.... [MORE]

Collin College Distinguished Speaker Series Presents Dr. Richard Leo Enos: Literacy And The Ancient World
March 26, 2013 – A leading scholar in the histories of literacy and rhetoric, Dr. Richard Leo Enos will visit Collin College as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series at 7 p.m. on April 9 at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center (9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco). Enos’ lecture, “Classical Rhetoric: The Six Most Astounding Discoveries About Literacy in the Ancient World in the Last 100 Years” focuses on literacy, the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, and how ancient rhetoric applies to society today.... [MORE]

Collin College Hosts "Planning Ahead, Getting Ahead: Exploring Transition Options For Students With Disabilities"
March 22, 2013 – For students with special needs, transitioning to college can involve many concerns.  To ease some of these apprehensions, Collin College Destination College, in partnership with Accommodations at Collin College for Equal Support Services (ACCESS), will host “Planning Ahead, Getting Ahead: Exploring Transition Options for Students with Disabilities” from 5:45- 8 p.m. on April 9 at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center (2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano).... [MORE]

Collin Welcomes Jazz Fest 2013 Events
March 22, 2013 – Guest performers Denis DiBlasio, Stockton Helbing, and the hard swingin’ Texas Instruments Jazz Band will join Collin College jazz groups and school bands in a weekend of celebrating jazz at the 21st annual Collin College Jazz Fest April 5-6 at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano..... [MORE]

Collin College Board Meeting Agenda for March 26, 2013
March 21, 2013 – Notice is hereby given that the Collin County Community College District Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Collin Higher Education Center, 3452 Spur 399, McKinney, TX 75069.... [MORE]

Collin College Scholarship Applications Open Until April 15
March 19, 2013 – Collin College’s scholarship application will remain open until Monday, April 15 for students seeking financial assistance. For fall 2012, the Collin College Foundation awarded 384 scholarships totaling more than $337,000 in funding that has been provided through the generosity of numerous donors who contribute to annual funds as well as those who have created permanent endowments to establish scholarships.... [MORE]

Auteur Film Series Screens Cabaret
March 13, 2013 – Collin College’s Auteur Film Series will next screen the movie Cabaret. The free screening is at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, in the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 9700 Wade Boulevard in Frisco. Against the backdrop of rising Nazi power, American Sally Bowles, a nightclub performer in Berlin, develops relationships with a reserved British academic and a wealthy German baron. Cabaret, released in 1972, is rated PG.... [MORE]

Collin College to Host Annual Job Fair
March 13, 2013 –Collin College will host its annual job fair from 1-4 p.m. on March 27 at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center (2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. in Plano). Offering a wide range of occupation types, registered employers note job positions in finance, technology, insurance, sales, office administration and more.... [MORE]

Passport to the World Series Continues with Amsterdam: Beyond the Smoke and Lights
March 7, 2013 – Collin College invites the public to attend its latest Passport to the World series discussion starting at noon on Wednesday, March 20 in the Living Legends Conference Center at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano. Whitney Pisani, professor of Communication Studies and Service Learning faculty coordinator at Collin College, will discuss “Amsterdam: Beyond the Smoke and Lights.” Amsterdam is a city rich in culture, food and warm people... [MORE]

Maymester, Summer Priority Online Registration Begins Monday, March 11
March 5, 2013 – Priority online registration for Collin College’s maymester and summer terms begin on Monday, March 11 while online registration for all students opens Thursday, March 14.  Priority online registration for students with 50+ hours begins Monday, March 11; 30+ hours, Tuesday, March 12; and 1+ hours, Wednesday, March 13.... [MORE]

Collin College Earns Prestigious Community Service Distinction
Mar. 5, 2013 - Yesterday officials in Washington, D.C. named Collin College a Presidential Award finalist for the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) administers the program, and the Presidential Award is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its exemplary commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Collin College is one of only two community colleges recognized.... [MORE]

Spring Creek Campus Bomb Threat Updates [ALL CLEAR]
Mar. 1, 2013 - Collin College Police and canine unit searches are complete. Spring Creek Campus is ALL CLEAR, and campus will reopen for classes at 4:30 p.m.... [MORE]