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Collin College Welcomes Speaker on Family Violence
October 8, 2015 – The Rev. Al Miles will present "Divine Privilege: Understanding the Intersection of Spiritual Abuse and Domestic Violence," 1-2:15 p.m. and 2:30-3:45 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Spring Creek Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. The event is free and open to the public....[MORE]

Wintermester Offers Cool College Credit Options
October 6, 2015 – Wintertime can be more than downtime for college students coming home for the holidays, thanks to Wintermester at Collin College. Applications will be accepted starting Monday, Oct. 19. An intensive mini-semester nestled inside the traditional winter break of December and January, Wintermester is an opportunity for students to earn credit for Collin College or transfer credits for another university, all in just a few weeks....[MORE]

Destination College Shares Scholarship Strategies
October 6, 2015 – The scholarship hunt can seem overwhelming for students and parents alike. Destination College's next workshop, "Show Me the Money: Finding and Applying for Scholarships," will provide tips to make the process a little less stressful....[MORE]

Attorney Addresses Injustice in the Legal System
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been canceled until further notice.
 October 1, 2015 – For more than 30 years, an innocent man languished on death row in one of the toughest prisons in the United States because evidence of his innocence was overlooked by the prosecuting attorneys. One of those attorneys is now speaking out about the injustice that was done and the price of "winning at all costs."...[MORE]

Collin Higher Education Center Marks 5th Anniversary
October 1, 2015 – Five years after the doors opened to Collin County's first university center, student enrollment figures are trouncing the original projections. Collin College officials reported this week that enrollment reached 3,321 at the Collin Higher Education Center (CHEC) in 2014-2015, which is nearly triple the student count at inception and twice the enrollment projected....[MORE]

Collin College Hosts Panel Discussions on Fighting Sex Trafficking
October 1, 2015 – Collin College's Dignity Initiative will host three panel discussions about the dangers of sex trafficking and ways to combat it as part of its fall awareness campaign, Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 13-15 at all three of the college's major campuses....[MORE]

"today / yesterday / tomorrow" Exhibition Starts at Collin College
October 1, 2015 – THE ARTS gallery presents "today / yesterday / tomorrow," an exhibition from Collin College Professor Jennifer Seibert which runs from Thursday, Oct. 15 – Wednesday, Nov. 11 in THE ARTS gallery at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.....[MORE]

Destination College Hosts Essay Writing Seminar
September 29, 2015 – Share your story in a way that will get you noticed. Destination College will present "The Magic of Storytelling: How to Write a Successful College Essay," from 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6 at Collin College's Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco. The seminar is free and open to the public.....[MORE]

Collin College Honors Business Leaders
September 25, 2015 – On Monday, Sept. 21, Collin College honored several local business leaders for their commitment to workforce development as a part of a $20 million National Information, Security and Geospatial Technology Consortium (NISGTC) Department of Labor TAACCCT grant awarded to the college in 2011. The grant program focused on capacity building, training and workforce development to help unemployed Trade Assistance Act individuals and other Collin College students prepare for information technology careers.....[MORE]

Auteur Film Series Screens "Water"
September 24, 2015 – Collin College's Auteur Film Series will screen "Water" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center as part of its 2015-2016 "Religion: Opiate or Oracle" theme. The film is set in 1938 and deals with the life of a "widowed" 7-year-old who lives in an ashram filled with complicated women....[MORE]

Passport to the World: "Swimming with Gods Exploring the Nation, Oceans And Myths Of Fiji"
September 23, 2015 – Collin College invites the public to attend a Passport to the World series discussion from 1 - 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center Section AB, located at 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano....[MORE]

Collin College Holds Rock the Vote! Events
September 18, 2015 – Register to vote at upcoming Rock the Vote! voter registration drives at Collin College. Each event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 29 in the Spring Creek Campus Atrium located at 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Events continue on Wednesday, Sept. 30 in the Central Park Campus Atrium located at 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney and Thursday, Oct. 1 at the Preston Ridge Campus Cougar Den at 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco....[MORE]

Collin College Hosts Cybersecurity Conferences
September 18, 2015 – Internet security experts from around the state will gather at Collin College for its third semi-annual Cybesecurity Conference, Friday-Saturday, Oct. 2-3 at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. The conference is open to the general public....[MORE]

The Dignity Initiative Focuses on Sex Trafficking with "8 Days"
September 16, 2015 – Sex trafficking is a serious problem and it is happening closer than you think. That is one of the most chilling takeaways from the film "8 Days," presented by The Dignity Initiative, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30 in the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Theater, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. A panel discussion will follow the screening....[MORE]

Collin College Celebrates Constitution Day
September 11, 2015 – Collin College invites students and the Collin County community to participate and celebrate Constitution Day 2015 on Thursday, Sept. 17. All events are free and open to the public....[MORE]

Collin Theatre Center Releases Fall Schedule
September 11, 2015 – The Collin College Theatre Center has revealed its theatrical lineup for the fall 2015 semester. For tickets and more information, contact the Collin Theatre Center at or call 972-881-5809....[MORE]

Destination College Hosts 'The Princeton Review: Getting In'
September 11, 2015 – Learn the secrets of being accepted to America's finest colleges at "The Princeton Review™: Getting In," the first in a series of seminars by Destination College designed to give high school students a competitive edge in applying to and paying for college....[MORE]

Collin College Hosts Voting Rights Act 50th Anniversary Event
September 10, 2015 – Collin College will mark the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act with "An Evening with Dr. Zan Holmes," at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21 at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. The event is free and open to the public....[MORE]

Collin College Endowed Chair Will Focus On Letter Writing As Art
September 10, 2015 – Collin College recently named Dr. Dallie Clark, a humanities professor, to its Lebrecht Endowed Chair for Scholarly and Civic Engagement. Dr. Clark will use her time as chair to create an interactive museum exhibit and short documentary about "The Letter as Art in the Digital Age."....[MORE]

Collin College Hosts Emergency Preparedness Fairs
September 10, 2015 – Students and all area residents are invited to the Emergency Preparedness Fairs at Collin College from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22 – Thursday, Sept. 24, to learn about emergency preparedness, meet and greet with local organizations and discover places to volunteer....[MORE]

Collin College Showcases New Conference Center
September 3, 2015 – College officials and community leaders cut the ribbon on Collin College's new conference center building today at a VIP sneak preview at the Central Park Campus in McKinney. The ceremony also marked a significant day in the college's history, as Sept. 3 was the day the college offered its first classes in 1985....[MORE]

THE ARTS Faculty Exhibition Starts at Collin College
September 2, 2015 – THE ARTS gallery presents "THE ARTS faculty," the annual exhibition of artworks by professors teaching art classes in the Fine Arts Division of Collin College, which runs from Monday, August 31 – Wednesday, October 7 in THE ARTS gallery at the Spring Creek Campus....[MORE]

Collin Theatre Center Hosts 24-Hour Play Festival
September 1, 2015 – Students in the theatre program at Collin College will create six brand-new shows written, directed, rehearsed and performed in just 24 hours. Students sign up as playwrights, actors and directors and work to create completely new works of theatre at the end of a 24-hour period. These plays will start at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the Black Box Theatre at the Spring Creek Campus. Some material may only be appropriate for adults....[MORE]


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