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                                THIS WEEK’S STORIES:
                                Great college to work for . . . (more)
                                Guest Artist . . . (more)
                                Chancellor online . . . (more)
                                Faculty Senate . . . (more)
                                Easter basket give-away . . . (more)
                                Thanks . . . (more)
                                ISS director . . . (more)
                                CTC-TV . . . (more)
                                Grace period over . . . (more)
                                Health Tip . . . (more)
                                Continuing Education . . . (more)
                                Training Schedule . . . (more)
                                Planetarium . . . (more)
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                                Great college to work for
 Employee Training             CTC is participating in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges to Work
  Calendar                      For Program. An employee survey is being distributed to a sample of each
 CTC News and Events           institution’s faculty, administrators and exempt professional staff today. If you were
 Faculty/Staff Information     included in this random sample of employees, you should have received an e-mail
  Guide                         invitation. If you receive the invitation, please take a moment to complete the
 ABC’s of CTC                  survey. You will not only be representing yourself, but all your colleagues, so
 Planetarium                   please take the time to share your feedback. The results of the survey will be
 KNCT                          factored into the overall scoring process that will ultimately determine the
 Risk Mgmt. Rag
                                institutions recognized. After The Chronicle publishes the findings this summer, our
 Office Technology
 Continuing Ed. Calendar       institution will receive a report summarizing the responses to the survey questions.
                                Thank you, in advance, for your participation. Please contact our survey
                                coordinator,, if you have any questions.
Welcome to CTC
NewsLink – your link to
campus news, events and                                                                                     Top of
happenings. NewsLink is         page
distributed each Monday
during the fall and spring
semesters and every other
Monday during the               Guest artist concert
summer. Published items         The Fine Arts Department will host its spring semester Guest Artist concert
will include but are not        tomorrow Tuesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts auditorium (Bldg. 112).
limited to campus activities,   The concert will feature violinist Dr. Lynn Ledbetter and pianist Dr. Eric Hicks. They
training schedules,             will perform an all violin/piano sonata concert featuring works by Beethoven,
organization events and         Brahms and Prokofief. The evening will close with a reception honoring the
community news affecting        performers. Admission is $5 at the door and proceeds will benefit the Concert
CTC. To submit an item for      Series Music Scholarship Fund. Children 12 and under will be admitted free.
NewsLink, please e-mail
the Community Relations
and Marketing Dept. at,                                                                                   Top of
no later than noon on           page
Thursday prior to
publication. The
department reserves the         Chancellor’s Excellence Conference presentation online
right to edit or exclude any
                                Any employee who was unable to attend the Excellence Conference on February
submission.                 24 and missed Dr. Klincar’s presentation and Q/A session, can now view it online at
                            the following link:

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Published and distributed
by the Community
Relations and Marketing     Faculty Senate
Dept.,                      The next Faculty Senate meeting will be a Senate meeting this Friday, March 23,
254-526-1224.               from 8 – 10 a.m. in the Starlight Conference Room of the Planetarium (Bldg.
                            152). Please confer with your department representative for any topics you want to
                            have discussed or researched. Please remember all your minutes, agendas and
                            faculty information. As with any Senate meeting, everyone is allowed to attend, but
                            only votes by department representatives will be counted. Also, nominations for
                            Peer Awards and next year’s committees and executive board members are
                            occurring. Any nominee had to be a member of Faculty Senate prior by the
                            February meeting. Please see the member list on the site. (All of these links are to
                            the new website. The old site is still active and all the information is still there.)

                            The Faculty Senate Professional Development Committee is also looking for your
                            input regarding the pre-service sessions. Please follow the link at the Faculty
                            Senate website and rate the session descriptions on a scale of one to 10. This
                            page is a work in progress and descriptions will be posted as they come in. We are
                            trying to make this year a faculty driven pre-service. Your participation determines
                            the sessions to be presented.

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                            Easter basket give-away
                            The Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) Team is conducting an Easter basket
                            drawing this spring. Starting this week, you can buy tickets for your chance to win
                            one of three baskets to be given away. Each basket will contain a ham and all the
                            fixings with enough food for Easter dinner to feed at least a family of four. Each
                            basket will also have candy and toys for the kids. SIFE will visit departments this
                            week or you can call ext. 1788 to arrange for SIFE to come by your office. The
                            drawing will be held March 28. A fourth Easter basket will be awarded to a student
                            or CTC employee in need. If you know of someone you feel could use our Easter
                            basket please fill out a nomination form available at the SIFE office (Bldg. 152,
                            Room 217) and return it to Chastity Clemons or fax it to ext. 1212. Nominations will
                            be reviewed by SIFE officers and faculty advisors to determine the winner. All
                            forms should be returned by Wednesday, March 21. The winners will be notified
                            Wednesday, March 28. Also, if you are interested in sponsoring a basket at the
                            cost of is approximately $120 please contact SIFE by Monday, March 19.

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                            Amelia Taylor, office specialist – Career Center, and Gail Roderique, supervisor –
                            Purchasing Dept., thanks everyone for their condolences and expressions of
                            sympathy at the loss of their mother, Rebecca Chisolm.
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New director named
Marta Grant, counselor/advisor - Guidance and Counseling, was recently named
the new director of International Student Services. Her new extension is 1302.

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The March edition of CTC-TV will air on KNCT-TV this Friday, March 23 at 8:30
p.m. The half-hour news program features news and video highlights about CTC
events and campus happenings. The program will air again on Sunday, March 25
at 10 a.m. It will then be available online at KNCT-TV can be found on
channel four on the local cable system of channel 46 for non-cable subscribers.

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Grace period over
Risk Management reminds everyone the tobacco-free grace period ended February
29. Now, individuals found smoking or using tobacco products outside of the
designated areas will be issued a $25 ticket by campus police. For a map of
designated areas, please contact the campus police at ext. 1200 or click the
following link:

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Health tip
Replacing muscle fuel (glycogen) after exercise is essential to an athlete’s
recovery. A recent study found that drinking 16 ounces of fat-free chocolate milk
with its mix of carbohydrates and protein (compared to a carbohydrate-only drink
with the same amount of calories) led to greater concentration of glycogen in
muscles at 30 and 60 minutes post exercise.
Lowfat chocolate milk contains high-quality protein to help repair and rebuild
muscles after strenuous exercise. It’s also been shown to help athletes tone up –
gain more lean muscle and lose fat–when compared to drinking a carb-only
beverage. Several studies have found subjects who drank regular or flavored milk
after a rigorous workout experienced less exercise-induced muscle damage than
those who drank typical sports drinks or water.
Chocolate milk is natural when it comes to electrolytes, providing some of the same
electrolytes added to commercial recovery drinks (calcium, potassium, sodium and
magnesium) along with fluids to help you rehydrate. In fact, some research
suggests milk may help you stay hydrated after exercise, more than some
commercial sports drinks. Drinking lowfat or fat-free milk after exercise could
restore hydration better than other popular post-exercise beverages, according to
another study.

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Continuing Education Classes
The current Continuing Education schedule is now available online or by calling ext.
1586. Register at Bldg. 119 or by calling ext. 1586. Register online for online
classes. Some of the immediate upcoming classes include:
March 19: Zumba; M/W through April 11; 12 – 12:45 p.m.; $25
March 19: Women’s Bellydance; M/W through April 11; Beginning class is 6-7
p.m.; $35; advanced class is 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.; $39
March 20: Do-It-Yourself Energy Audit; T/TH through March 29; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.;
March 20: Line Dancing; T/TH through March 29; 7 – 8:30 p.m.; $25
March 21: Water Fitness Training; M/W through April 16; $29
March 21: Effective Business Writing (online course); $99
March 21: Introduction to QuickBooks 2010 (online course); $99
March 21: Effective Selling (online course); $99
March 23: Core Strength and Conditioning; Fridays through May 18; 11:45 a.m.
– 12:45 p.m.; $29
March 24: Heartsaver AED with First Aid; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; $45
March 27: Vinyasa Yoga; T/TH through April 19; $29
March 30: No Sewing Required; 12 – 2:30 p.m.; $19
March 31: Positive Self-Talk; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; $25
March 31: Water Fitness; Saturdays through June 2; 10 – 11 a.m.; $29
March 31: Zumba Toning; Saturdays through June 2; $29
March 31: Garnishing-Birds; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; $45

The Spring 2012 schedule is now available in the Continuing Education Office
(Bldg. 119), Room 208.

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Employee Training Schedule
March 21: Advanced Excel; 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Bldg. 103, Room 153
March 22: American Heart Association First Aid; 1–4 p.m.; Bldg. 103, Room
March 23: EEO/SHP-Two-Year Review; 8-11 a.m.; Bldg. 103, Room 153
March 28: CPR/First Aid; 1-4 p.m.; Bldg. 155, Room 139A

Unless otherwise noted, register for training by calling ext. 1333 or 1381

DEETS Professional Development & Live Training Schedule:
March 20: Get Creative! Using Images to Enhance Your Online Course (LT);
9 a.m.; Online - WIMBA session
March 21: WIMBA Voice Tools (PD); 2 p.m.; Online - WIMBA session
March 26: Student Friendly Course; 8 a.m.; Online - WIMBA session
April 10: WIMBA Classroom: Basic Skills (PD); 12 p.m.; Online - WIMBA session
April 17: Get Creative! Mash-Ups in Bb 9.1 (LT); 5:30 p.m.; Online - WIMBA
April 27: Copyright and ADA Compliant (PD); 3 p.m.; Online - WIMBA session

ALL instructors are encouraged to register for sessions using the online registration
form. Can't register using the online form? E-mail Rhaiza Ruiz at
and let her know which session(s) you would like to attend! Please check the
Faculty Forum Calendar if the session is cancelled.

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This week’s weekday matinee features “Sea Monsters” today at 2 p.m. and again
on Thursday, March 22 at 2 p.m.
The weekend show schedule features: “Sea Monsters” at 7 p.m., the new full-dome
show “Wildest Weather in the Solar System” at 8 p.m. and “Laser Zeppelin” at 9
p.m. The weekend matinee shows include “One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s
Adventure” at 11 a.m., “Zula Patrol: Under the Weather” at 12 p.m., “Secret of the
Cardboard Rocket” at 1 p.m., “Legends of the Night Sky: Orion” at 2 p.m., “Space
Laser” at 3 p.m., and “Sea Monsters” at 4 p.m. The Sunday schedule begins at 2
p.m. with “Legends of the Night Sky: Orion” followed by “Space Laser” at 3 p.m.
and “Sea Monsters” at 4 p.m.

Join us this Friday, March 23, for Family Friday Fun Fest (F4) starting at 5:30 p.m.
There will be plenty of fun and games for the whole family including gaming
tournaments, karaoke, laser light shows, food and more.

March is Recycle month at the Planetarium. Bring in a recyclable item and receive
a one dollar discount on admission. For more information on the upcoming show
lineup or becoming a member, visit

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