Press Releases - October 2013

Top Dance Companies Perform At Collin College Dance Fusion
October 30, 2013 - Dance Fusion, an annual Collin College Department of Dance production, will feature works by three professional dance companies: Big Rig Dance Collective, Karen Stokes Dance (KSD) and Perpetual Motion Dance on Nov. 8-9 in the Collin College Spring Creek Campus John Anthony Theatre, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. .... [MORE]

Collin College Hosts Veterans Week Activities
October 29, 2013 - Collin College invites the public to partake in weeklong activities beginning Monday, Nov. 4 in honor of Veterans Day. Activities including a district-wide Blue Star Mothers donation drive as well as Lunch and Learn information sessions at the Spring Creek, Central Park and Preston Ridge Campuses.... [MORE]

Poverty Simulation Comes To Collin College
October 29, 2013 - To educate individuals about the realities and challenges of living in poverty. Collin College is offering a poverty simulation from 6-10 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Collin College Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 9700 Wade Boulevard in Frisco. Free and open to the public and facilitated by Region 10 Educational Center, the interactive simulation is an experience where participants pretend to be members of a low-income community and try to survive four 15-minute weeks of poverty in a town setting with institutions including a police station, pawn shop, bank, social security office and church.... [MORE]

Collin College Honored For Financial Transparency
October 28, 2013 - As a result of the utmost commitment to accountability, Collin College has achieved Gold Level Financial Transparency status, which is awarded by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. The rating, which highlights entities that set the bar with transparency efforts, is effective for one year... [MORE]

Auteur Film Series Screens "Life Of Pi"
October 24, 2013 - Collin College's Auteur Film Series will screen "Life of Pi" at 7 p.m. on Nov. 18 at Angelika Film Center in Plano. The free screening, part of this year's "Abandoned by Reason: Six Great Fantasy Films" theme, tells the story of Pi Patel. While traveling with his family and a freighter full of zoo animals to a new life in Canada, Patel's ship is met by a ferocious storm that causes it to sink. To survive, he must share his lifeboat with a Bengal tiger... [MORE]

Collin College Hosts "Keeping The Flu Off Your Fall Schedule" Wellness Lectures
October 22, 2013 - Like clockwork, flu season hits every fall. To combat this yearly threat, Collin College Wellness, in partnership with the Medical Center of McKinney, will host "Keeping The Flu Off Your Fall Schedule" lectures from 1-2 p.m. on Nov. 6 and Nov. 22. Veteran medical professionals will share useful tips on how to fight the flu and stay healthy. These free lectures are open to the public... [MORE]

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

Collin College Announces Evening Of Latin Jazz
October 22, 2013 - A perfect combination of music and culture, Collin College's Department of Music will present "Caliente!" an evening of Latin Jazz at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 in the John Anthony Theatre on the Spring Creek Campus in Plano, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway...... [MORE]

Destination College Hosts "Building Your Depth For The Top 10 Things Colleges Want In An Applicant"
October 9, 2013 - With college applications at an all time high, understanding what admission reviewers are looking for is of the utmost importance. To aid students in gaining a competitive edge, the Destination College Department at Collin College will identify and provide an inside look at the 10 most important traits for applicants at its "Building Your Depth for the Top 10 Things Colleges Want In an Applicant" workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the Living Legends Conference Center at the Spring Creek Campus in Plano, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway...... [MORE]

Auteur Film Series Screens "City of Lost Children"
October 2, 2013 - Collin College's Auteur Film Series' next screening will feature "The City of Lost Children" at 7 p.m. on Oct. 16 at Pike Hall on the Central Park Campus in McKinney, 2200 W. University Drive. The free screening, part of this year's "Abandoned by Reason: Six Great Fantasy Films" theme, is a steam punk tale about a twisted biomechanical scientst who steals children's dreams and of the brave carnival strongman who battles him in real and surreal worlds..... [MORE]