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Tuskegee Airmen to visit PCC on Feb. 12 Blood Drive scheduled Feb. 13 at PCC.

Something to think about:
All of us could take a lesson from the weather; It pays no attention to criticism.

Excuse me while I kiss the pig
Now THIS is a contest worth squealing about! Phi Theta Kappa members will begin selling tickets on Feb. 14 for a Kiss the Pig Contest. Your favorite faculty member has been nominated, and if you want to see her or him plant a nice fat kiss on a pig during the Spring Fling in April, then plan start buying those tickets beginning on Valentine’s Day. They are 25 cents each or five for $1. Whoever has the most tickets in his or her jar at Spring Fling time will be the lucky winner and won’t be able to “kiss off” the task. A running tally of tickets sold per faculty member will be posted in the Davis AB.

The Automotive Department represented PCC recently at the KDZA KUSTOM Car Show and answered many questions from people inquiring about PCC’s various associate degree and certificate programs. The Thunderbird in the background here is going to be given away via raffle in August. The Automotive Technology and Automotive Collision students are doing a complete restoration of the vehicle.

Restoration Project

Here’s a way to care for your teeth
Did you know that PCC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic on the Pueblo Campus offers reduced-rate services to PCC staff and students as well as to the Pueblo community? Services include teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment and sealant application, radiographic examination and nutritional counseling. It also treats periodontal-involved patients and handicapped, institutionalized and other medically-compromised patients. The clinic gives students in PCC’s Dental Hygiene program the opportunity to test their skills just before they move into the dental industry. The training of all students is conducted under the supervision of program faculty and local dentists. Qualification for services is based on availability and dental treatment needs. The clinic is located in our Health Sciences building. To schedule a screening appointment, call 549-3286 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on any weekday.

You’ll be covered for Valentine’s Day
The Pueblo Campus will become a procrastinator’s dream this year and will have you covered with your choices of Valentine’s Day gifts. Here’s your lineup of opportunities: On Wednesday, Feb. 14, the Psychiatric Technician Club will be selling daisies and popcorn from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the main floor of the Mike Davis AB. That same day, Phi Theta Kappa will be selling Valentine’s Day vases with flower pens for $5, and flower pens are $1 each. Meanwhile, the PCC Bookstore has a 20% off sale underway right now on a variety of gifts – clothing, cards, keychains, stuffed animals, candles, essential oils, glass hearts, pocket tokens and various novelties.

Good Reads
English instructor’s book now on sale
Copies of Juan Morales’ newly published book of poetry — “Friday and the Year That Followed” — are now available in the PCC Bookstore for 15% off the $13.95 list price. Morales is a creative writing instructor in the English Department. This is his first published book.

PCC Reads group to probe ‘Night’
The PCC Reads book selection for the spring semester is “Night” by Elie Wiesel. PCC faculty, staff and students are encouraged to read the book and are invited to join the group in discussions of the book sometime during the first week of April at a time and place to be announced. The book is about Wiesel’s experiences of the Holocaust. It won the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize.

Juan Morales

Home of
February 5, 2007

the Panthers
Volume 15, Number 22

"Money's isn't everything, but it sure keeps you in touch with your children." -- J. Paul Getty

Events Calendar
Now Thru Feb. 7 Art Show “Radeuax,” a local artist 9 am - 3 M-W-F, Art Gallery (SJ-205) Monday, Feb. 5 HACU Internship Presentation 10 am, Occhiato Theater Saturday, Feb. 10 Basketball Tryouts for March Madness Games 9 - 10 am, El Pueblo … An Adolescent Treatment Community gym Income Tax Return Preparation 9 am - 1 pm, Seton Head Start 330 Lake Avenue (2nd floor) Monday, Feb. 12 Tuskegee Airmen Visit 10 am - 3 pm, Fortino Ballroom Tuesday, Feb. 13 Blood Drive 11 am - 3 pm, Fortino Ballroom Back for the Future Workshop 5:30 pm, CC’s Prez Dining Room Wednesday, Feb. 14 Student Senate Meeting 4 pm, Occhiato Theater Thursday, Feb. 15 Men’s Re-Entry Workshop 5:30 pm, CC Prez Dining Room Call-In Night 6:30 - 8 p.m. on PCC Channel 18 Call number: 549-3000 Saturday, Feb. 17 Income Tax Return Preparation 9 am - 1 pm, Seton Head Start 330 Lake Avenue (2nd floor) Tuesday, Feb. 20 Women’s Re-entry Workshop 5:30 pm, CC Prez Dining Room Saturday, Feb. 24 Income Tax Return Preparation 9 am - 1 pm, Seton Head Start 330 Lake Avenue (2nd floor) Sunday, Feb. 25 CPR Day for Adults 1 – 4 pm, Fortino Ballroom
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HACU internships offer many amenities; get the scoop Monday
PCC students interested in gaining work experience for a federal agency or private corporation in another part of the country and getting paid at the same time are urged to consider applying for the HACU National Internship Program. HACU, or the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, recruits students for summer- or semester-long paid internships at agencies and companies in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country. These 10- and 15-week internships allow students to gain professional development experience that will enable them to make smart career choices. Alexandria Rosales, the program’s director, will be on the Pueblo Campus on Monday, Feb. 5, to give a free presentation of the internships in the Occhiato Theater. Application deadlines are Feb. 23 for a summer internship and June 15 for a fall internship. Applying can be done online from the HACU website —, and more information is available there as well or by calling Butch Batchelder at 549-3046.

Members of Dave Edwards’ Art History II class dressed for the occasion last Friday while making a presentation on Jan van Eyck, one of the great painters of the Middle Ages. Making the presentation were Jennifer Jaco and David Peralta (right). Pictured with them here is Ken Cross, who is also part of the Learning Communities dual classes that includes a Western Civilization II class taught by history instructor Michael Engle. The costumes were borrowed from the History Society.

Dressing the Part

College Happenings
Get your income tax returns prepared free
Free income tax return preparation service is available to PCC students each Saturday in February from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Seton Head Start facility located at 330 Lake Avenue (on the second floor).

Here’s your chance to show your basketball prowess
Both male and female students and staff are invited to try out for the PCC Panthers basketball teams that will play against CSU-Pueblo in the traditional March Madness games (students vs. students and faculty/staff vs. faculty/staff). The next tryout will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. this Saturday, Feb. 10, at the gymnasium of El Pueblo … an Adolescent Treatment Community, formerly called the El Pueblo Boys & Girls Ranch. For more information contact Dan Tafoya at 549-3062.

Opportunities many at Multicultural Fair
PCC students who fall under the category of an “under-represented population” (minorities, those with disabilities, etc.) are invited to attend the inaugural Colorado Multicultural Career & Internship Fair that will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Southeast Denver. The fair gives students a rare chance to connect with both Colorado and national companies that are looking for these types of employees. All participants who register by Feb. 19 will be entered in a raffle to win prizes donated by sponsors and exhibitors. Go to the fair’s website at For more information, contact Tony Daniels at (303) 871-4532 or via e-mail at information regarding the career fair is available on the website.
Pueblo Community College is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, sex, or disability in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504, Age Discrimination Act, and Title II of the ADA. The College has designated the Director of Human Resources as its Affirmative Action Officer with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. For information, contact the Director of Human Resources, 900 W. Orman Avenue, Room CA-210, Pueblo, CO 81004, telephone and TDD (719) 549-3220; or the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, Colorado 80204, telephone (303) 8442981, TDD (303) 844-3417.

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