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WHAT’S UP ON CAMPUS?
OCTOBER 02, 2006

Adult Education Alumni Association
VC Adult Education invites all former Adult Education participants who either earned a GED or entered VC through assistance in the Adult Education Program to be a part of the Adult Education Alumni Association on Thurs., Oct. 19 at 7pm in the VC Continuing Education Center Reading Room (Room 102). Refreshments and Door Prizes.

Sheik Mohammad - expert on Islam
The MSA will host Sheik Mohammad Omar on Fri., Oct. 6 at 12pm in Science Building Room 101 for a lecture on Islam and World Peace. Sheik Mohammad is a former resident of Victoria who served as the Imam (religious leader) of the Islamic Center of Victoria and who wrote a recurring column for the Victoria Advocate’s Religion section. He has since returned to his home country of Egypt where he hosts a popular radio talk show on Islam that is broadcast on satellite radio. Sheik Mohammad is a renowned speaker who will be in Victoria on a stopover from a speaking tour he will be conducting in the U.S. in such cities as New York and Dallas. He is a dynamic speaker and an expert on Islam. The lecture is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend!

The Savannah College of Art and Design
The Savannah College of Art and Design in Houston, Texas, will be holding admissions presentations Sun., Oct. 15. The presentation will include information on academic programs, application process, portfolio preparation, scholarship opportunities, career options in art and design, and SCAD e-Learning. Limited individual portfolio counseling is available by appointment. To register or to make a portfolio counseling appointment, go to www.scad.edu/admission and click on SCAD in Your Area. For additional information, call 1-800-869-7223.

Carol Coffee Reposa: A Reading and Reception
Carol Coffee Reposa: A Reading and Reception will be Oct. 12 at 2pm in Johnson Hall Room 200. This event, sponsored by the VC Writers’ Club, is free and open to the public. The poems and essays of Carol Coffee Reposa have appeared or are forthcoming in The Atlanta Review, The Formalist, English Journal (NCTE), Iron Horse Literary Review, The Valparaiso Review, The Texas Observer, and other journals and anthologies. She has three collections of poetry: At the Border: Winter Lights, The Green Room, and Facts of Life. Twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize, she has received three Fulbright/Hays Fellowships, the first for study in Russia (1995), a second for research in Peru and Ecuador (1999), and a third for work in Mexico (2005). She is also the winner of the Conference of College Teachers of English Poetry Award (2003). Reposa teaches at San Antonio College.

Armed Forces Pen Pals
Phi Theta Kappa is offering you a chance to write a letter of support to the armed forces. The four hallmarks of Phi Theta Kappa are scholarship, leadership, fellowship and service. This project provides a service to those who serve our country. You can write one, two, or ten letters. The best part is you do not have to pay postage. You can drop your letters in any of the “mail” boxes at any of these locations: Boxes located on campus - Johnson Hall 100, the Student Center, Administration II, Library, and the Continuing Education Center (in the Tutoring Center); Box located off campus - HEB Navarro. Once the letters and items are collected, PTK will deliver the boxes to the USO Office in San Antonio. If you would like a reply from your letter, please include your return address in your letter. To protect the morale of our troops, the USO has adopted a policy of scanning the letters. For this reason, please do not seal your letters. You may also donate care package items such as food, snacks, hygiene items, and magazines or books. (Suggested care package items are listed on the boxes). Please help us give back to those who have given so much for us! If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Ledwig at 573-3291 ext. 3250 or melanie.ledwig@victoriacollege.edu.

46th Annual Corpus Christi Jazz Festival
Congratulations to the VC Latin Jazz Ensemble the committee of the festival has accepted them to perform on Sat. Oct. 21 at 6:15pm on the main stage.
This is a three day festival and runs October 20, 21 and 22nd. There are three stages along with plenty of other things to do and see. Every year this is held underneath the overpass by Selena Auditorium. There are all types of jazz including straight ahead, contemporary, big band, vocal, salsa and Dixieland. Plus it is FREE!

VC Email List
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Intramural Volleyball
Sign-Up now for VC Intramural Co-ed Volleyball. Play begins Wed., Oct. 11 at 6pm in the Sports Center Gym. Sign up as a Team or an Individual to be placed on a team. Each team will consist of a minimum of 4 males and 4 females with a maximum of 5 males/females. Sign-Up Sheets are located in the Sports Center Lobby. Intramural Volleyball is open to any currently enrolled Victoria College Student, Faculty or Staff.For more info., contact Kelly McKay 573-3291 x3323 in the Sports Center.

Hispanic Heritage Month
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH – SEPTEMBER 9 – OCTOBER 14, 2006 Visit VC Campus News at www.victoriacollege.edu/events/news to view the Victoria College and University of Houston-Victoria events schedule for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Theology on Tap
Theology on Tap is sponsored by the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Diocese of Victoria and facilitated by the Catholic Young Adult Group of Victoria; and is open to all adults single or married age 19-40+. This program is a casual forum of straight talk, hard facts and real answers on living our faith. Sessions are Oct. 5, 19; and Nov. 2, 19, 2006 at Tejas Café-2902 N. Navarro in Victoria. 6:45 p.m.—7:30 p.m.—gather for dinner and drinks Bring a friend! 7:30 p.m.—8:15 p.m.—speaker presentation 8:15 p.m.—9:00 p.m.—question and answer October Speakers: October 5, 2006 - Speaker: Fr. David Berger - Listen, Just Listen October 19, 2006 - Speaker: Fr. Michael Lyons - Saints and Superstitions For more info. contact Jim at 361-649-9157, or email at the-inn@tisd.net, Debbie or JoAnn at 361-573-0828 ex 32 and 50 or email dvanelli@victoriadiocese.org; jmartinez@victoriadiocese.org.

Translations: Art Inspired by the Written Word
Are you artsy? Literary? Then we have the art exhibit for you! Open to all area artists. $5 entry fee is waived for VC students! Proceeds will fund honoraria for visiting artists. For more info and for application form, see www.victoriacollege.edu/events/news/#translations. Feel free to share this info with all your art/literature friends!

Campus Hours
CAMPUS HOURS OUTLINED
Admissions & Records Business Office Counseling Services Financial Aid Monday & Thursday 8am - 4:30pm Tuesday & Wednesday 8am - 5:30pm Friday 8am - 4pm Tutoring Center Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 7pm Friday 7:30am - 4pm Saturday 1pm - 5pm K.E.Y. Center Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 8am-6pm Tuesday 8am-5pm Friday 8am-4pm Bookstore Monday-Thursday 8am - 6:30pm Friday 8am - 2pm VC/UHV Library Monday-Thursday 7:45am - 10pm Friday 7:45am - 5pm & Saturday-1 - 6pm Sunday 1 - 6pm Sports Center Fitness Room (weight room) & Gym Monday-Thursday 10am - 9pm Friday 10am - 6pm
All Sport Center times are subject to change without notice. Sports Center users must have a current VC ID with the current semester sticker on the back, and students must also sign in. The Center is for registered students, employees & spouses and children 16 or above who are in school.

Scholarships Available
Financial Aid -Admin. Bldg- Mon. & Thurs. 8am-4:30pm; Tues. & Wed. 8am-5:30pm; Fri. 8am-4pm Psychology Majors Scholarship - The Gyda Hallum Scholarships is available to all Psychology majors with a GPA 3.5 or higher. Applications are available in the VC Financial Aid Office located in the Administration Building.This scholarship is available all year. High School Seniors - SunTrust lending services is offering a scholarship drawing to high school seniors. Visit http://offtocollege.info/ to find complete details or to enter the “SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes”. One winner will be chosen every two weeks from Oct. 31, 2006 through May 11, 2007. No purchase or transaction necessary to enter to win. Scholarship drawings are not based on GPA or financial need. High School Scholarship - The High School Scholarship Program is designed to assist high school students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. It is available to graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time at a community college or four-year institution during the 2007-2008 academic year. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $2,500. For more info. or to apply visit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund website at http://hsf.net/scholarship/programs.php. Application must be postmarked by Dec. 15. High School Seniors - The Gates Millennium Scholars program is offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors. It provides substantial scholarship awards to exceptional high school seniors for study at the college of their choice. Eligible applicants must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale, demonstrated leadership skills, and significant financial need. More information and applications can be found at www.gmsp.org. You can email your questions and comments to gmsinfo@hsf.net Deadline is Jan. 12, 2007. Four-Year Degree Student - The Community College Transfer Scholarship Program is designed to assist community college students of Hispanic heritage obtain a bachelor's degree. It is available to community college students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution the following academic year. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $2,500. For more info. or to apply visit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund website at http://hsf.net/scholarship/programs.php. Application must be postmarked by Feb. 2.

Tutoring Center - Free Tutoring
The semester is off to a good start, and the Tutoring Center is the place to be! We are standing ready to offer assistance in homework assignments, test prep, or basic study skills. THEA, NET, and COMPASS review sessions have started, and we are hearing some wonderful success stories from those who study first and then test! The Victoria College offers free tutoring services to all students who need academic assistance. The Tutoring Center is located in CEC100 and 102 and is open 6 days a week! Tutors are available to tutor in English, reading, sciences, social and behavioral sciences, math, chemistry, and physics. It is also a place to meet other students and form a study group with tutors close by, if needed. Combine that with a student-friendly atmosphere (including coffee and snacks), and you will find a new “home away from home” here. Also check out the Science Lab, room S102, the Math Lab, room JH209, and the newest addition to our tutoring centers, the Reading Writing Center in L102. Tutoring schedules are on our web site at victoriacollege.edu or by calling 5726473. For additional information on tutorial services, please contact Betty East.

VC Computer Labs
Academic Building - Academic Rm. 106 NO ATTENDANT ON DUTY Monday-Thursday 8am - 4:30pm & Friday 8am - 4pm Johnson Hall Building - Room 208 NO ATTENDANT ON DUTY Monday-Thursday 8am - 4:30pm & Friday 8am - 4pm (When classes are not being held) Language Building - Room 103 Monday-Thursday 7:30am - 4:30pm Friday 7:30am - 3:00pm (When classes are not being held) Tutoring Lab - Continuing Education Bldg. Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 7pm Friday 7:30am - 4pm Saturday 1pm - 5pm Student Center - Student Center Room Monday-Thursday 8am - 4:30pm & Friday 8am - 4pm Technology Center - Room 129 Monday-Thursday 7:30am - 9:30pm Friday 7:30am - 4pm Sunday 1pm-5pm

K.E.Y Center October News .
Make an appointment for Academic Advising Call (361)582-2414 Tues., Oct 3 — Lunch & career presentation with Marsh White - 11:30 am —12:30 pm TRIO meeting 1 pm—2 pm Thurs., Oct 5 — LASSI Module: Study Aid - 2 pm — 3 pm Fri., Oct 6 — Field Trip: Art Institute & University of Houston Tues., Oct 10 — Workforce Center Presentation on available Programs - 1:30 pm—2:30 pm Wed., Oct 11 — LASSI Module: Attitude - 2 pm—3 pm Thurs., Oct 12 — LASSI Module: Motivation - 2 pm—3 pm Mon., Oct 16 — Academic Advising for Early K.E.Y. Registration begins today Tues., Oct 17 — Career Presentation on Physical Therapy with Mary Hodgkinson - 2 pm—3 pm Wed., Oct 18 — LASSI Module: Concentration - 2 pm –3 pm Thurs., Oct 19 — LASSI Module: Time Management - 2 pm—3 pm Mon., Oct 23 — Fitness & Nutrition by Kelly McKay - 2 pm—3 pm Tues., Oct 24 — Career Presentation on Human Resources with Neva Bortel - 11:30 am —1 pm Wed., Oct 25 — LASSI Module: Selecting Main Idea - 2 pm—3 pm Thurs., Oct 26 — Attorney Career Presentation with Talli Villafranca - 2 pm—3 pm Fri., Oct 27 — LASSI Module: Info Processing - 12 pm—1 pm Session II forms start today—call and set up an appointment Tues., Oct 31 — Halloween Party - 11:30 am—1 pm & Reading Round Table - 2 pm—3 pm

Youth Book Sale
The United Campus Ministry will have a youth book sale on Wed., Oct. 4 from 8am to 1pm in the Student Center. Stop by and see what is available. For more info. contact Wanda at 361-649-2904.

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Off and running! More details on this page.

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WHAT’S UP ON CAMPUS?

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OCTOBER
10/1 WILLIAMS, MAT 10/5 SULLIVAN, SHAUNA 10/6 WHEELER, DEE 10/7 BOYD, WANDA 10/7 KALLUS, CHRIS 10/10 PERRAULT, NANCY 10/11 OLDMIXON, CECI 10/13 HASCHKE, KIMBERLY 10/13 HENRY, MARK 10/13 NIETO, MELISSA 10/16 CORREA, FLORINDA 10/17 MCBRIDE, LORI 10/17 PALL, SHERRI 10/18 ALVAREZ, DEANNA 10/18 HENRICHS, CAROL 10/18 SETTLES, JOANNE 10/19 FLORES, JOE 10/21 GARRETT, CAROLINE 10/22 SALA, ANN 10/23 POWELL, MARILYN 10/24 DUPUY, DENISE JANOWSKI-BELL, MARGARET 10/24 10/28 PIGOTT, DALE 10/30 DAHLSTROM, JOE 10/30 YANCEY, JENNIFER SECURITY MUSEUM COUNSELING STUDENT SERVICES RESPIRATORY CARE BLDG MAINTENANCE RESPIRATORY CARE MARKETING & PR OFFICE SY TECHNOLOGY . BOOKSTORE STUDENT SERVICES OFFICE SY TECHNOLOGY . WORKFORCE ECO. DEV. PECAN VALLEYAHEC TECHNOLOGY SERVICES ADN VICTORIA GROUNDS OFFICE SY TECHNOLOGY . SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS AH CONTINUING ED FINANCIAL AID BIOLOGY CHEMISTRY LIBRARY INSTITUTIONALADV. We are off and running. Come out and show your support. On Sat. Oct. 7, VC will be providing BBQ and drinks. Please feel free to bring your beverage of choice. EVENT DATE TIME PLACE PARTICIPANTS TOSS BALL Fri. 9/29 7 pm Riverside - Lowe Field 4 males & 4 females SOFTBALL Sat. 9/30 7:30 am City Softball Complex 6 males & 4 females no more than 18 participants GOLF Sun. 10/01 12 pm Colony Creek CC 3 males & 1 female 1 MILE WALK/ JOG Mon. 10/02 5:30 pm Special Events Area Riverside 6 participants - male or female Predicted time event VOLLEYBALLMon. 10/02 6:30 pm Riverside - Lowe Field 3 males & 3 females no more than 14 participants BOWLING Sun. 10/01 6:30 pm Century Lanes 2 males & 2 females SWIMMING Thurs. 10/05 6:20 pm YMCA pool 2 males & 1 female BASKETBALLThurs. 10/05 7:30 pm YMCA gym 2 males & 2 females Riverside Park 6 MILE RELAYSat. 10/07 7:45 am Special Events Area at least 2 males & 2 females must have 5 participants (5th person can be either male or female) Legs are: two 1 mile legs, two 1/2 mile legs, one 3 mile leg CYCLING Sat. 10/07 9 am Riverside Park 3 participants - male or female Predicted time event WASHERS Sat. 10/07 10 am Riverside Park 1 male & 1 female 3 LEGGED RELAYSat 10/07 12:30 pm Riverside Park 4 males & 4 females WATER BALLOON TOSS Sat 10/07 1:30 pm Riverside Park 2 males & 2 females TEAM BROAD JUMP Sat 10/07 2:30 pm Riverside Park 5 males & 5 females

Victoria College Fitness Classes 2006 Fall Semester
Yoga – Tuesdays (4:45-5:45pm) Fitness Walking – Wednesdays (4:45-5:45pm) Aerobics – Thursdays (4:45-5:45pm) All Classes meet in the VC Sports Center’s Aerobic Rm and are taught by certified Fitness Instructors Classes are open to all VC & UHV Faculty, Staff, (& their spouses) and currently enrolled students For more information contact Kelly McKay, M.S. 573-3291 x3323 kelly.mckay@victoriacollege.edu

Sheik Mohammad - expert on Islam
The MSA will host Sheik Mohammad Omar on Fri., Oct. 6 at 12pm in Science Building Room 101 for a lecture on Islam and World Peace. Sheik Mohammad is a former resident of Victoria who served as the Imam (religious leader) of the Islamic Center of Victoria and who wrote a recurring column for the Victoria Advocate’s Religion section. He has since returned to his home country of Egypt where he hosts a popular radio talk show on Islam that is broadcast on satellite radio. Sheik Mohammad is a renowned speaker who will be in Victoria on a stopover from a speaking tour he will be conducting in the U.S. in such cities as New York and Dallas. He is a dynamic speaker and an expert on Islam. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Carol Coffee Reposa: A Reading & Reception
Carol Coffee Reposa: A Reading and Reception will be Oct. 12 at 2pm in Johnson Hall Room 200. This event, sponsored by the VC Writers’ Club, is free and open to the public. The poems and essays of Carol Coffee Reposa have appeared or are forthcoming in The Atlanta Review, The Formalist, English Journal (NCTE), Iron Horse Literary Review, The Valparaiso Review, The Texas Observer, and other journals and anthologies. She has three collections of poetry: At the Border: Winter Lights, The Green Room, and Facts of Life. Twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize, she has received three Fulbright/Hays Fellowships, the first for study in Russia (1995), a second for research in Peru and Ecuador (1999), and a third for work in Mexico (2005). She is also the winner of the Conference of College Teachers of English Poetry Award (2003). Reposa teaches at San Antonio College.

SPORTS CENTER USE
All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to use the Sports Center facilities at any time when not being used for class. All individuals must present a VC ID and must sign in and out of the area being used. The Sports Center Staff also requests that all individuals working out be dressed appropriately for the activity in which they are participating.

Fitness Room (weight room) & Gym Monday-Thursday 10am - 9pm Friday 10am - 6pm

Intramural Volleyball
Sign-Up now for VC Intramural Co-ed Volleyball. Play begins Wed., Oct. 11 at 6pm in the Sports Center Gym. Sign up as a Team or an Individual to be placed on a team. Each team will consist of a minimum of 4 males and 4 females with a maximum of 5 males/females. SignUp Sheets are located in the Sports Center Lobby. Intramural Volleyball is open to any currently enrolled Victoria College Student, Faculty or Staff.For more info., contact Kelly McKay 573-3291 x3323 in the Sports Center.


				
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