Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Student Essay: A look into the eyes of James “Rhio” O'Connor

James "Rhio" O'Connor
“If I were given a dire cancer prognosis;
A look into the eyes of James “Rhio” O'Connor a synopsis”

By Jamila K. Smith, Phoenix College Student Spring 2010

James “Rhio” O'Connor was diagnosed with Mesothelioma cancer. The correct definition of Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer in which cancerous cells are found in the mesothelium a protective sac that covers most of the body's internal organs. There are two main types of Mesothelioma – pleural, which involves the sac that covers the pleural cavity around the lungs, and peritoneal, which involves the tissue that covers the abdominal area.

If given a dire cancer prognosis, I would first begin by choosing my path of research based upon the type of cancer I had been diagnosed with. Then with this information, I would begin extensive research on the disease, to make myself familiar with my situation. Like when given any situation in my life, I would first sit and make a list of things to do, in order to begin thorough research on the cancer. This would ensure no steps were left out, or no stones left unturned, seeing as though this would depend on my life's expectancy.

Step one: would involve doing epidemiological research (gathering data by human participants, data, biological samples, an include obtained important new knowledge from any an all obtain resources).

Step two: would be to start clinical research involving extensive research in experimental medications and their long and short-term effects on current and past patients. With that data, I would begin my own process of elimination on what would work best. Deciding factors in my research would include but not be limited to my current age at the time of discovery of the disease. I would use the time line given to me by doctors.   Also, I would get more than one opinion when being seeing by doctors, exploring different methods including conventional ways of medication, as well as unconventional methods. I would explore new uses for approved drugs that are considered more than minimal risk, and therefore cannot be reviewed by the expedited mechanism.

Two situations call for somewhat different solutions. The first situation is that of repeat occurrences of the spread or outbreak of the disease. I would treat myself with what doctors call the model protocol as well as add in unconventional methods obtained through my research adding and subtracting methods as I deem necessary. I would move forward with the proven methods gathered from my research, taking notes as I go, with hopes that the information and notes taken might help another individual in my situation. This would prolong the takeover of the disease (By using and including several treatment protocols and doing various clinical trials). Adding proven diet and exercise to my clinical research if this is a proven way of improvement.

Step three: would be to draw conclusions about the proven methods that have helped sustain or prolong the weakness in my health, based upon time lines an the length of how much time to put into each researched method.  I would give each method an equivalent value of time. Also, I would be adamant in exhausting all possibilities in each method to properly rule out any unproven methods being used, or even to know when to properly use a method, or when to include a method, sequencing each trail in a manner to work for each individual person.

Step four: would be to check references to studies and any research already done prior to my diagnosis.   I would note the references, for example checking into chemo, radiation and surgery. Noting where this reference was found and its conclusions and proven and unproven facts. I would note the time given to each reference in-particular study and again note trail and error in each reference. I would begin to narrow down proven working and non-working methods in references as also done in steps one, two and three. 

Based upon my notes, proven methods, epidemiological research, clinical research and checked references, I should be able to properly draw a conclusion to all my research with proven facts that would eventually help someone else down the line and prolong or even find a complete cure to the disease.  Not giving up and realizing that in this process trail and error is going to happen and there will be relapse in methods; this is a part of the recovery process. Any discovery weather big or small is exactly that.  A discovery that has been made where one wasn't one before.

Note: This is being published at the request of the student as a scholarship application requirement.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Gift Ideas for Gadget Lovers

At this time every year, IT tech people get many questions regarding which gadgets make good gift ideas for last minute shoppers. As the Dean of Information Technology at Phoenix College, I’ve asked some of our technical people to send me their best—and I’ve listed these for our Phoenix College users. There are only a few guidelines to consider:

  • IT does not endorse any of these products, so check to see if the item will meet your needs.
  • The items listed are for your personal use and are not associated with Phoenix College.
  • Although a website is listed with the item, do check around for a better price or availability. I tried to pick Amazon.com as a central place to start looking for things, but definitely look at competing sites.

Many thanks to the following people for their creative ideas:
Mike Poplin, Davin Traylor, Raymond Wolfe, Geof Eroe, Albert Sockel, Bruce Knaphus

Roll-Up Electric Piano
A small roll-up piano with 100 tones and rythms.
Car Computer Mouse
A computer mouse that looks like a Porsche with lights.
Projection Clock
A clock that projects the time, date and
temperature on any wall or ceiling.
VuZix Icuiti iWear
AV920 Video Eyewear Glasses
Computer displays built into a pair of glasses equal to 60" screen.
Livescribe 2GB Pulse Smartpen
A digital pen that captures over 200 hours of
recorded audio or 32,000 pages of notes. You can replay any lecture/speaker
notes by just touching the page where you wrote it.
Bushnell Image View 8x30 Roof Prism
Binocular with 3.2 MP Digital Still Camera
Binoculars with built-in digital camera that takes
pictures of whatever you are viewing.
Balanzza™ Luggage Scale
Electronic luggage scale so you don't have to use the bathroom scale to read the weight of your bags. Avoid extra charges for
overweight bags
Yoostar Entertainment System
A simple entertainment system that lets you place
yourself into movies and perform your own dialog with known characters.
Yoostar software lets you seamlessly put your performance into existing
movie, TV or game footage.
Sling Media Slingbox Solo Internet TV
The Slingbox Solo Internet TV Broadcaster from Sling Media allows you to watch live television streamed from your home cable or satellite connection via the Internet on a laptop or cellular telephone.
Connecting to your television and broadband Internet connection, the Slingbox Solo streams live television over the web and allows you to view it anywhere
with Internet access.
Flip Ultra Camcorder 2nd Generation, 120
Pocket size, kiss-simple, no moving parts camcorder. 3 buttons, connects directly to your computer. PC or Mac.
Ollo robotics kit
Robotics is a quickly growing field, and this kit
for children of ages 8 and up will help them get excited and interested in
the technology used to create a wide variety of motorized creatures and
contraptions. Also, the instructions don't have words, just pictures!
Microcontroller experimentation kit
For those tweens and young teens that have access to a computer running Windows, and are a little advanced , the microcontroller
experimentation kit might prove to be a sound investment. This is a pretty
serious array of tools that can be used to learn beyond beginning electronics
circuitry techniques and programming.
JumpStart Advanced 4th-6th Grade School
The JumpStart series are very well rated children's
education software where nobody dies in the process. If you want to give
constructive software to young children, these titles will suit your needs.
SPY FOX software series
Inexpensive, interesting software for young children.
Kindle Wireless Reading Device
One of the best e-reader types of devices, thin,
light, wireless. Receive books and newspaper subscriptions over the air
without a computer. No contracts or extra fees. Many bestsellers at $9.99.
Nikon Coolpix S1000pj
A 12 megapixel camera AND a built-in video projector.
PICO Pocket Projector
A very small pocket projector to display movies or pictures from anywhere and from most devices. Projects images up to 60".

Posted by Tim Murphy, EdD
Dean of Information Technology

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Facebook Introduces New Privacy Features (www.collegenews.com)

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, introduces new privacy features but eliminates regional networks

Paige Maynard

With 350 million users on the site, Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, has been working towards better security and privacy options within various regions. For example, last summer Facebook introduced an option allowing its users to publish and share content with “everyone.” And we do mean “everyone.”

After millions of users switched over to Facebook, ditching their MySpace accounts in the process, Zuckerberg always had exponentially better privacy options to boast, which is what brought in millions upon millions of users. To this day, Facebook is choosing privacy over real-time numbers, according to techcrunch.com

In the most recent development for making Facebook a more secure site for its users, Zuckerberg sent an open letter to the community outlining the changes to expect within upcoming months.

“We’re adding something that many of you have asked for — the ability to control who sees each individual piece of content you create or upload. In addition, we’ll also be fulfilling a request made by many of you to make the privacy settings page simpler by combining some settings,” said Zuckerberg in his open letter to the community.

Zuckerberg and his staff figured the best way to tighten privacy on the site would be to eliminate regional networks. In the beginning, Facebook was a social network for college students only.

Regional networks made sharing content with others in your hometown possible, but now that a certified school email address is not required to sign up for the community, Facebook has seen regional networks expand to huge numbers—especially in places such as China.

In the endless social networking battle, Twitter and Facebook battle it out to see which can get the higher numbers.itworldcanada.com discusses the disadvantages Twitter has to Facebook, many of which have to do with Twitter’s start-up engine slowly running out of steam when Facebook is still going strong.

Facebook’s Head of Strategy and Planning, Trevor Johnson, told TechRadar, “Applications make up a huge part of Facebook. There are over 90,000 applications. 69 million active users are using FarmVille alone, that’s more users than Twitter."Zuckerberg sure knows how to till the crops of the internet world.

With more people using a single application than those that belong to one website alone, Zuckerberg had to feel the pressure to get his privacy policy and security options up-to-par. Since July he has been working with user suggestions, and in the new year he promises some big changes to the website. For the better, of course.

“Twitter” may have been the word of the year, but Facebook is still clearly on top. “Facebook is not just about adding photos and gaining friends, it’s integrated in lives,” said Johnson.

Johnson couldn’t be more correct. Recently, at his own wedding, a groom tweeted and changed his Facebook status to “married” while standing at the altar. Can’t wait to read the Honeymoon updates.

In the end, we can all thank this Harvard grad for creating a phenomenon in his dorm room that allows us stay in touch with those that we would have eventually lost contact with.

“It has been a great year for making the world more open and connected,” concluded Zuckerberg.

Friday, December 11, 2009

FREE H1N1 Vaccine Clinic Monday, December 14 from 7:30 am -11:30 in North Staff Dining Room

We will be hosting a FREE H1N1 vaccine clinics provided by Scottsdale Healthcare. There will be no insurance needed or billed. The clinic is open to everyone (students included). The clinic will be able to accommodate a maximum of 200 people on a first come first served walk-in basis. At these clinics, the seasonal flu vaccine will also be available as supplies last (please bring MCCCD insurance card or $20 if you plan on receiving the seasonal flu vaccine)

Scottsdale Healthcare will continue to strictly follow federal, state and county guidelines and distribute vaccine as follows:

1)Anyone who qualifies for the FluMist form of the H1N1 vaccine will not receive the injectable H1N1 vaccine.

2)Qualifications for FluMist include:

– between the ages of 14- 49
– not pregnant
– no underlying medical conditions
( i.e. asthma, cardiac conditions, diabetes, certain muscle or nerve disorders that can lead to breathing or swallowing problems),
– no previous severe reaction to flu vaccine or egg allergy

3)Injectable H1N1 vaccine will only be given to those who do not qualify for FluMist (pregnant women and those with underlying medical conditions, including the morbidly obese). Those who do not qualify for FluMist by virtue of age alone will receive the injectable vaccine.

4)Consents will be required for all receiving vaccine.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Distinguished Teaching Award NOMINATIONS due February 5, 2010

One of the hallmarks for excellence in two-year colleges is the recognition and reward of excellence in teaching.  Phoenix College has established the Distinguished Teaching Award to recognize teaching excellence by its faculty.  Recipients receive a plaque, have all expenses paid to professional conferences or seminars (up to $1,500), and share their methods and techniques with other faculty.  Also, they award a $250 scholarship given in their name to a qualified PC student of their choice.  The recipient of this award is chosen by a committee of peers, based on a screening process, submitted supporting paperwork, and classroom observation of the nominees.

To be eligible for the Distinguished Teaching Award, nominees must demonstrate a sustained contribution to the students and the college.  Therefore, before being nominated, nominees must be current residential (full-time) faculty and have completed three or more years of residential (full-time) teaching at Phoenix College.   

Any student, employee, alumnus of Phoenix College, or any member of the community may make nominations for the Distinguished Teaching Award. 

On the form below (or pick up a paper copy), explain, to the best of your knowledge, why the nominee is a Phoenix College Distinguished Teacher.  Consider how the nominee demonstrates any or all of the distinguished teaching criteria listed below.  Address only those areas about which you have knowledge.  Do not feel that you must address all of the established criteria.

1. With Students

  • displays a high degree of respect for attitudes and values of the students
  • interacts effectively in formal and informal situations
  • concentrates on students’ needs
  • allows students to explore ideas effectively
  • encourages life-long learning
  • demonstrates enthusiasm for teaching and for subject area
  • invites independent thinking

2.  With Subject Area

  • stays current with new information
  • develops classroom techniques and/or materials that reflect new concepts in subject area, and/or new concepts in the presentation (or teaching) of the subject area

3.   With Course Learning Materials

  • has thorough knowledge of subject
  • develops and/or maintains learning materials for particular courses (syllabi, learning packets, supplementary handouts, media, etc.)
  • stimulates student interest about the course subject.

4.  With College/Community Involvement

  • contributes to institutional vitality
  • represents the college in the greater community
  • involved in campus activities beyond the classroom, such as developing new courses, writing grants, etc.

Nominations are due February 5, 2010.  Send or bring to:

Phoenix College

Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Fannin Library, Lower Level, Room 023
1202 West Thomas Road

Phoenix, Arizona  85013


I nominate ____________________________________________________________________
for the 2009-2010 Phoenix College Distinguished Teaching Award.

Write an approximately 250-word essay that explains what you feel distinguishes this instructor from other instructors.  Provide specific examples that illustrate this person’s teaching excellence.

H1N1 Vaccine Clinics in the Valley

Upcoming H1N1 vaccine clinics:

? Thursday, Dec. 3.?Community H1N1 vaccine clinic for children and adults, ages 6 months to 65 years, 7300 Building (7300 E 4th Street, Scottsdale AZ 85251), 4-8 p.m.

? Saturday, Dec. 5?Community H1N1 vaccine clinic for kids only, ages 6 months -18 years, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 7300 Building (7300 E. 4th Street, Scottsdale AZ 85251).

Important reminder for parents/guardians: Children under 9 require a booster dose of vaccine four weeks from the first dose of H1N1 vaccine they receive. As this is a free clinic, please be prepared for the long lines.

During all of the above clinics, Scottsdale Healthcare will continue to strictly follow federal, state and county guidelines and distribute vaccine as follows:

1. Anyone who qualifies for the FluMist form of the H1N1 vaccine will not receive the injectable H1N1 vaccine. Qualifications for FluMist include:

? between the ages of 2- 49
? not pregnant
? no underlying medical conditions ( i.e. asthma, cardiac conditions, diabetes, certain muscle or nerve disorders that can lead to breathing or swallowing problems),
? no previous severe reaction to flu vaccine or egg allergy

2. Injectable H1N1 vaccine will only be given to those who do not qualify for FluMist. This means pregnant dependents and those with underlying medical conditions, including the morbidly obese.

3. Those who do not qualify for FluMist by virtue of age alone will receive the injectable vaccine. However, those who are pregnant or have underlying medical conditions are first ?tier.?

4. Consents will be required for all receiving vaccine.

Information from:
Bianca Rodriguez
Coordinator of Wellness Education, Wellness Maricopa

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

First Friday at PCDT: The Art of Finding

PC Downtown gallery will feature The Art of Finding, the culmination of a semester's work by students of Joe Willie Smith. The students collected materials from our urban environment and constructed artistic statements about themselves, the materials, and our definition of art.

At First Friday, you can enjoy conversation, refreshments, entertainment, and great art.

Friday, December 4, 2009
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.


PC Dowtown
640 North First Avenue

Free and open to the public

More Information:

Contact Gallery Director Tim Hernandez at (602) 285-7283

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Phoenix College Presents A Choral Holiday Tradition

Get into the holiday spirit with an evening of hope, peace, and joy! Come and listen to the Phoenix College Choirs perform both old and new seasonal music with piano, organ, brass quintet, and percussion. At the same time, you can share the holiday spirit with others and help fill the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry by bringing a donation of canned goods.

Tis the Season: A Choral Holiday Tradition
Presented by The Choirs at Phoenix College: A Cappella, McConnell Singers, and the Phoenix Community Choir
Directed by Dr. Kenny Miller with Dr. Emily Helvey, piano, and Ellen Brown, organ

Saturday, December 5, 2009
7:30 p.m.

St. Gregory’s Catholic Church
3424 North 18th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85015
(19th Avenue & Osborn)

Suggested donation of $5 and/or canned goods for St. Vincent de Paul food pantry

For more information:
Call 602.285.7876 or 602.285.7297

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

11th Annual "Alumni History Makers" Hall of Fame a "Royal" Success

With "royalty" as the backdrop for this year's theme, the Hilton Garden Inn served as the host site for the fourth consecutive year of one of Phoenix College's premiere events, the Phoenix College Alumni Association's "Phoenix College History Makers Alumni Hall of Fame Scholarship Dinner and Auction" held on November 19.  Among the noble women and men who received the coveted hall of fame medallion this year included:

Tom '50 and Marianne '91 Fannin, John Driggs '47, Dick Houser '51, Agnes Philips '55, Joyce Geller '77, Fred Amador '89, the late David Dalby, Master Chef Scott Robinson, Garry Walters '71, Catherine Eden '70, Jack Harris '73, Don Jensen-Bobadilla '85 and Elizabeth Fike '94.  This year's Exemplary Partnership honorees included Arizona Professional Land Surveyors (APLS), Price Kong and Company, and the Law Offices of Robert Wisniewski.

Highlights of the evening included a touching acceptance speech by David Fike on behalf of his late wife, Elizabeth Fike, honoree, which received a stading ovation; a special appearance by past hall of fame honoree and former Arizona Governor Rose Mofford; an appearance by Mary Price, widow of Ron Price, PC faculty member, who along with alumnus Sam Winheim, Principal of Price Kong, accepted the Exemplary Partnership Award for Price Kong and Company; and a compelling, heartfelt presentation by Linda Cantley, event chair, about the impact scholarships made on her ability to overcome adversity and obtain a college education.

Some of the ideas being considered for next year's theme are:  "Vintage Hollywood," "Broadway Bound." and "Masquarade."  If you would like to join the planning committee for next year's event, contact Alexis Walker at alexis.walker@pcmail..maricopa.edu or Frank Luna at frank.luna@pcmail.

article submitted by Alexis Walker & Frank Luna

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


The Voting for Education Forum will take place on December 3, 2009. This student-focused forum will help to educate participants about how their vote affects the college budget. Phoenix College administrators, members of the BRC, and student leaders will provide information about the current state of the MCCCD budget and discuss related issues.

Guest speaker, Alberto Olivas will speak about how voting affects the money the colleges receive, and what voters can do to insure more money for the colleges. Student representative Bradley Evertson will follow by leading an open forum for students regarding the issues.

All are welcome to attend this event. In order to help the PC Student Leadership Council gain a more accurate picture of how students view the college, students may elect to stay after the forum for a S.W.O.T. analysis that will be administered by Jan Binder, Director of Institutional Effectiveness.

Voting for Education Forum

Thursday, December 3, 2009
12:00 p.m.

Phoenix College, Room C-102

Thursday, November 12, 2009

PC Students Participate in "All Hands on Deck" (Skateboard Deck Art Design)

Phoenix College Instructor John Nelson engaged his art students in a class project that will benefit Autism research. 

Thirteen students from painting class have designed and painted skateboard decks, donating the completed boards to the "All Hands on Deck" skateboard auction to benefit Autism research. The decks are on display at the After Hours Gallery, located at 116 W. McDowell Rd.

Bidding is now going on online at www.alldecksonhand.com. Bidding will close at 8:00pm on December 4th.  Reception at the gallery on December 4th between 6-9pm. 

DECK #187 entitled Ant vs Termite by PC student artist Chris Humphreys is pictured above.

Phoenix College Participating Art Students:
Kristen Bloom
Lee Brown
Linda FitzGerald
Gabriel Garcia Castillo
Rob Godwin
Chris Humphreys
Grace Meersman
Voni Miller
Sean Mitchell
Rachael Pitts
Shawnee Schulz
Matece Tyneiia
Otto Uhrik

International Education Week- November 16 - 20, 2009

International Education Week (IEW) is a vibrant celebration of the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. A variety of cultural events will take place on the Phoenix College campus from November 16 – 20, 2009. These events give us an opportunity to celebrate education around the world, as well as the diversity of faculty, staff, and students at Phoenix College.

All activities are FREE, and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the International Student Center at 602.285.7424 or email isc@pcmail.maricopa.edu.

*All events take place in Sophomore Square unless otherwise noted.

Monday, November 16th
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - International music all week ~ bring your favorite CD!
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Study Abroad, Art Exhibit, and Information Tables
11:00 a.m. – Parade of Nations; Reading of Proclamation
12:00 p.m. – Gamelan Ensemble Music

*Cultural display in the Library all week.

Tuesday, November 17th
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Study Abroad, Art Exhibit, & Information Tables
11:30 a.m. – Phoenix Irish Step Dancers

Wednesday, November 18th
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Study Abroad, Art Exhibit, & Information Tables
10:30 a.m. – Arizona Lost Boys Presentation – Sessions Theatre (Music Building)
12:30 p.m. – Morocco Faculty Presentation by Dr. Albert Celoza – Bears Den (Hannelly Center)

Thursday, November 19th
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Study Abroad, Art Exhibit, & Information Tables
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Passport Application Processing
10:00 a.m. – Language Scavenger Hunt
11:00 a.m. – International Food Club Sale
11:30 a.m. – Group MBC Latin/Cuban Raggaeton
11:30 a.m. – International Mixer ~ Wear your traditional dress

Friday, November 20th
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Celebrating International Education Week in the Family Care Center – FCC Building at North Osborn Center

The Phoenix College International Student Center Invites You to Take Part in The International Education Week: November 16 - 20, 2009

International Education Week (IEW) is a vibrant celebration of the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. A variety of cultural events will take place on the Phoenix College campus from November 16 – 20, 2009.

International Education Week presents an opportunity to celebrate education around the world, as well as the diversity of students, faculty, and staff at Phoenix College. More than 50 languages are spoken on the PC campus, with students representing over 100 countries.

All activities are FREE, and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the International Student Center at (602) 285-7424 or email isc@pcmail.maricopa.edu.

(All events take place in Sophomore Square unless otherwise noted)

Monday, November 16th
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - International music all week ~ bring your favorite CD!
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Study Abroad, Art Exhibit, and Information Tables
11:00 a.m. – Parade of Nations; Reading of Proclamation
12:00 p.m. – Gamelan Ensemble Music
*Cultural display in the Library all week.

Tuesday, November 17th
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Study Abroad, Art Exhibit, & Information Tables
11:30 a.m. – Phoenix Irish Step Dancers

Wednesday, November 18th
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Study Abroad, Art Exhibit, & Information Tables
10:30 a.m. – Arizona Lost Boys Presentation – Sessions Theatre (Music Building)
12:30 p.m. – Morocco Faculty Presentation by Dr. Albert Celoza – Bears Den (Hannelly Center)

Thursday, November 19th
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Study Abroad, Art Exhibit, & Information Tables
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Passport Application Processing
10:00 a.m. – Language Scavenger Hunt
11:00 a.m. – International Food Club Sale
11:30 a.m. – Group MBC Latin/Cuban Raggaeton
11:30 a.m. – International Mixer ~ Wear your traditional dress

Friday, November 20th
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Celebrating International Education Week in the Family Care Center – FCC Building at North Osborn Center

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Free Entrance to Homecoming Game - PC vs. Arizona Western

There are only three VIP tailgating spots left for the Groovy Tailgate on Saturday, November 7 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Call (602) 285-7968 now to reserve your FREE spot. Walk-in traffic will be permitted, but only a limited number of cars will be able to park in the tailgate area. Regular parking will be available in the west lot and covered parking areas. In honor of Homecoming the Athletics Department has waived the game fee. Game time 1:30pm. Please come and support your Bears and stop by the tailgate before the game! We will have inflatables, free snacks, spirit beads, music and more!

There are still Homecoming T-shirts available! Purchase your commemorative 2009 Homecoming shirt at the Office of Student Life & Leadership in the PC Bears' Den (HC Lower Level) and then wear it to the game. A great way to show your PC pride! $5 S-XL; $6 2X; $7 3X.

Campus Decorating Contest
Thanks to all our participating departments! We know that you went above and beyond the call in preparing your areas. The alumni, Homecoming court and football players who judged the contest were very impressed by your efforts and dedication to the Phoenix College community spirit.

Best Overall- The Office Of Recruitment and Retention (winners of a Homecoming Pizza Party!!)
Best Use of Theme- ACE Office
Best Use of Creativity- Welcome Center
Best Use of People- The Office Of Recruitment and Retention
Best Use of Blue and Gold - Welcome Center
Best Historical/Educational Display- The Office of Recruitment and Retention
Best Collaboration- Welcome Center

CASHFLOW Game Night - Nov 7th

Students and the community are invited to learn how investors think by playing the Rich Dad Cashflow board game. Participants can mingle with other like-minded people who strive for a life of financial freedom.

CASHFLOW is an educational board game intended to make accounting, investments and finance interesting and fun. Rich Dad game educates individuals on money and investments with a fun twist.

Saturday, November 7, 2009
6 - 9 p.m.

Phoenix College Cafeteria - North Staff Dining Room
1202 W. Thomas Rd.

For more information:
Contact Beverly Jenkins at (602) 285-7681, or visit www.RichDad.com.

Phoenix College Holiday Art Fair 12.9 & 12.10

This is the first year the Phoenix College Holiday Art Sale will be held in the Eric Fischl Gallery in our new Fine Arts Building.

Student and faculty artists will be selling a wonderful selection of handmade art and crafts including, ceramics, jewelry, paintings, photographs, glass and more.  Mark your calendars and come early for the best selection!!! 

This is the best-kept secret in town, a huge selection of great art and crafts at affordable prices.  Come and support our own artists.  Sales are cash only, no checks or credit cards will be accepted.

This is a great place to kick off your holiday shopping. Students, faculty, alumni and the public are invited. Refreshments will be provided.

Call 602-285-7283 for more information.

Family Care Center Enrolling for the Spring Semester

The Phoenix College Family Care Center is enrolling for the Spring 2010 semester starting Monday, November 9th. Students who are in need of child care can stop by the Family Care Center or call 602.285.7291.  A few facts:
  • The Family Care Center provides care for children between the ages of 2 and 5 (children must be 2 by January 22, 2010
  • The Center cannot serve 5-year-olds enrolled in kindergarten).
  • One parent or legal guardian must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 credits at Phoenix College.
  • Priority enrollment is for families who are receiving or eligible for Pell grants. 
  • The center is licensed by the state of Arizona and holds a national accreditation. 
  • The center is open from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
  • Any student, staff, or faculty member is welcome to stop by and tour the facility during the hours of operation.
For more information, contact Ginger Sandweg at 5-7901.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

2009 Veterans Appreciation Day on Tuesday November 10, 2009

Please join us as we honor all those who have served our country during Phoenix College 2009 Veterans Appreciation Day on Tuesday November 10, 2009. The program will feature Bob Howell, World War II veteran and founding member of the Phoenix College Alumni Association; PC faculty member Jesse Mireles, Vietnam War veteran; and student veterans speaking on their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan.

All veterans will receive a free lunch compliments of Phoenix College Veterans Services. Veterans may pick up their lunch tickets at the Veterans Office in the A&R Building. Hamburgers and hot dogs also will be available for sale at the event. Our outstanding A Capella Choir will sing the National Anthem, and the 36th Army Band Brass Ensemble will provide some wonderful music.
Join us as we take this opportunity to show our appreciation for all those who have bravely and honorably served our country in the Armed Forces!

Phoenix College 2009 Veterans Appreciation Day

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
11:00 a.m. - Lunch
12:00 p.m. - Program

Phoenix College Sophomore Square

For more information:
Contact Lamar Chapman at 5-7342

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Women's Economic Forum Offers Steps to Increase Earning Power

Phoenix College will host a free Women's Economic Forum, "Women Talk: Money and More." The event will provide a forum for women to learn about personal economic growth and development. Panelists will offer presentations on women's economic issues, education, personal safety and domestic violence awareness, debt management, budgeting, and surviving in a down economy.

Panelists include Daniel Herbst, vice president of student affairs and dean of students, Phoenix College; Tisha Diffie, president, TMD Investment Strategies Inc.; Joann Hauger, executive director, Community Housing Resources of Arizona; Adrienne Udarbe, program director, Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Programs, AZDHS; and Assistant Chief Jeri Williams, Phoenix Police Department. The panel moderator is Laura French, executive projects manager, Arizona Office of Tourism. Casandra Kakar, vice president of workforce development, Phoenix College, will provide welcoming remarks.

The forum is presented by the Phoenix Women's Commission and the City of Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department in partnership with Phoenix College. Refreshments will be served. Visit phoenix.gov/phxwoman for information about the Phoenix Women's Commission.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Phoenix College John Paul Theatre
1202 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013

Free and open to the public
A complimentary box lunch is available to attendees

Presented by:

The Phoenix Women's Commission and the City of Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department in partnership with Phoenix College

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Phoenix College Phi Theta Kappa Announces Its Newest Members

The Rho Pi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Phoenix College held its Induction Ceremony Thursday, October 22, 2009 to announce its newest members and officers for the Fall 2009 semester. With inspiring thoughts from Phoenix College President Dr. Anna Solley, college administrators and Phi Theta Kappa advisors, family and friends celebrated an intimate ceremony to induct 21 new members into the prestigious International Honor Society for two-year colleges.

Fall 2009 Inductees:

Carrie Boron
Kathryn M. Delp
Lisa J. Dodge
Erica E. Escobedo
Carly Erickson
Brenda J. Fetha
Kelly Grijalva
April Rae Hopkins
Alicia Lammie
Cheryl McFarlin
Judith Monarrez
Kandace Montgomery
Mary K. Mulryan
Juanita Ortega
Ricardo Ortega
Rosanna Plath
Jenna Teplik
Alexis Trujillo
Claudia Gissel Uribe
Michael S. Vetter
Kevin Wagner
Annette Yazzie

Fall 2009-2010 Officers:
President, Jonathan Bruce
Vice President of Scholarship, Jeremy Stegall
Vice President of Service, Loren Brock
Vice President of Fellowship, Marie Monroe
Public Relations Officer, Sarah Albinda
Treasureer, Jacob Clark

Eileen Archibald
Diana Mitchell
Micaela Rios

About Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and encourages excellence in scholarship among two-year community college students. The Greek words Phi Theta Kappa mean wisdom (Phi), aspiration (Theta) and purity (Kappa). The Society provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Those interested in becoming Phi Theta Kappa members at Phoenix College must have taken at least 12 credits and obtain a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher.

For more information about Phoenix College Phi Theta Kappa, Rho Pi Chapter, visit www.phoenixcollege.edu/ptk. For more information about Phi Theta Kappa scholarships and nationwide activities, visit www.ptk.org.

Friday, October 23, 2009

PC Fall Sports Update

The PC Men's Soccer Team is in the midst of its best regular season in school history they are currently 14-2-3 with the playoffs starting next week. The PC Women's Soccer Team is starting to play alot better at the right time as playoffs also start for them next week. The Volleyball team beat first place GCC last week in 3 games, the Lady Bears are fighting for the last playoff spot, so come out and support the Bears next week. The PC Football team is currently 3-3 and is playing at Snow College this weekend.

Please come out and support Dig Pink Night on October 26th at 7pm in the North Gym as the PC Women's Volleyball team plays Scottsdale CC. All proceeds for that game will go to support Breast Cancer Awareness.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Phoenix College Spring 2010 Schedule e-Zine

The Phoenix College Spring Schedule e-Zine is out! Take a moment to flip through the pages, watch the PC video, check out our services, find your classes, and register by clicking on the my.Maricopa.edu links at the top of the schedule pages.

ALL Arizona & All USA Academic Scholarship Applications (Nov 13 deadline)


The application is due to the Office of Institutional Advancement (Administrative Bldg - Eileen Archibald or Micaela Rios) by Friday, November 13, 2009 (4:30pm) and must be date stamped upon receipt.  The application is attached.

Two nominees will be forwarded from Phoenix College and will be placed on the All-State Academic Team and will receive a full two year scholarship to ASU, UofA, or NAU.

Specific eligibility requirements of note:
  • Must be enrolled at a community college through December 2009.
  • Must have at least 36 semester (or 48 quarter) college-level credit hours either completed at or transferred to a community college by December 31, 2009, and be on track to complete at least 48 semester hours (or 72 quarter) by August 30, 2010. (Not including Remedial/Development coursework)
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester (or 45 quarter) college-level credit hours completed at a community college in the past 5 year (Fall 2004-present).Students must be on track to earn an associate or bachelor's degree (or the equivalent of a US associate or bachelor's degree).
  • Must have a cumulative college-level GPA of 3.50 on a 4.0 scale for all coursework completed in the last five years, regardless of institution attended. If the student has attended more than one school, all transcripts will be recalculated to determine the cumulative GPA for all college-level coursework taken.
  • Must have a community college record free of suspension, probation or other serious disciplinary action. Must have a record 1) free from any criminal conduct, or 2) if a convicted felon, has completed all conditions of sentencing, including probation.
  • First time student is nominated for the All-USA Community College, Coca-Cola All-State Community College Academic Team or New Century Scholar Program.
Students who attend community college in the United States do not need to be a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Students attending community colleges outside of the U.S. need to be members of Phi Theta Kappa and may only apply for the New Century Scholars program. Both students attending in the U.S. and internationally should submit the All-USA Academic Team nomination form and materials.

All-USA Community College Academic Team

New Century ScholarsUSA TODAY2010 marks the 20th anniversary of the All-USA Community College Academic Team. Nearly 1,000 students have been recognized and honored as representatives of community colleges in USA TODAY, and with the addition of the Coca-Cola All-State Community College Academic Team, now even more opportunities are available for nominees. In partnership with USA TODAY, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, the Coca-Cola Foundation, AACC and Phi Theta Kappa, this expanded program seeks to honor 370 students as representatives of all outstanding community college students around the world. Nearly $500,000 in stipends will be provided to students in 2010. These programs share a common application and eligibility criteria.
USA TODAY All-USA Community College Academic Team USA TODAY supports the All-USA Community College Academic Team program. Twenty students will be selected to the national team, each receiving a $2,500 stipend and medallion. These students will be featured in the USA TODAY newspaper and presented at Phi Theta Kappa's Presidents Breakfast held during the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community Colleges Convention (AACC) April 19, 2010, in Seattle, Washington.

Coca-Cola All-State Community College Academic Team
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will again provide the Coca-Cola All-State Community College Academic Team program, providing up to $450,000 in stipends. The top scoring student from each of the Fifty states will be named a New Century Scholar and will receive a $2,000 stipend. New Century Scholars will be presented at the AACC Convention. Fifty students will be named Gold Scholars, receiving $1,500, fifty students will be named Silver Scholars, receiving $1,250, and fifty students will be named Bronze Scholars, receiving $1,000. A state may have multiple Gold, Silver, or Bronze Scholars. All scholars will also receive special medallions and will be listed in USA TODAY on Monday, April 19, 2010. Finally, an additional 150 national finalists will be selected from multiple states, each receiving a $1,000 stipend. Phi Theta Kappa sponsors 37 All-State Academic Team Recognition ceremonies, during which stipends, scholarships, and special recognitions are presented to All-State Team winners.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

See "The Mighty Vandals" at Phoenix College

New Carpa Theater Co. in conjunction with The Miami (Arizona) Sports Hall of Fame, presents a special limited performance of The Mighty Vandals at Phoenix College.

The Mighty Vandals
Written by James E. Garcia and directed by Barbara Acker

Three years before the Supreme Court banned segregation in public schools, The Mighty Vandals, a team of mostly Mexican-American teens in the rural mining town of Miami, Arizona, go undefeated and clinch the state basketball championship. Miami is the kind of place folks usually leave if they want to make it big. Not in 1951.

Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30
7:30 p.m.
A talkback with an expert panel, including former team members, will occur after each one-hour performance.

Phoenix College ~ John Paul Theatre
1202 W. Thomas Road (15th Avenue and Thomas)

$12 general admission at the door, $10 for all students with student ID, and $8 for children under 12
Discounted tickets for general admission and children under 12 will be available via showup.com beginning October 21st.

About the Playwright:
James E. Garcia was born in Chicago, IL.. He is a journalist, playwright, university professor and media consultant. After nearly 18 years in journalism, he decided he wanted to learn the craft of playwriting and entered the Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University. He's been writing plays since, including The Crossing, which won the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival's national 10-minute play competition in 2003.

About New Carpa Theater Co.:
New Carpa Theater Co. (formerly Colores Actor Writers Workshop) and its resident playwright and producing artistic director, James E. Garcia, takes inspiration from the dramatically engaging but often untold stories about the Latino community and other communities of color. The company's first production in Phoenix, American Latino Redux (Herberger Lunch Time Theater series, 2002), was a satirical look at the American Latino community in the United States. Other works by New Carpa include: Voices of Valor (Gammage Auditorium, 2006); Dream Act (Playhouse on the Park, 2008); A Boy Named Cesar (Herberger Lunch Time Theater, 2009); The Tears of Lives (Playhouse on the Park, Aug. 2009). Current and upcoming productions include: The Mighty Vandals (Lunch Time Theater, Sept. 2009) and American Pastorela: The Saga of Sheriff Joe (Third Street Theater). For more information, visit www.newcarpa.org

Empty Bowls Event: A Handmade Bowl, A Simple Lunch, A Great Cause!

Help Phoenix College celebrate World Food Day at the third annual Empty Bowls event! For $10, you can purchase a hand-crafted ceramic bowl of your choice from among those created by faculty and student artisan potters in the Phoenix College Art & Music Department. For this donation, you'll also receive a simple lunch as a reminder that empty bowls are a common occurrence for too many people worldwide. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Andre House to help feed the Valley's homeless population. The Empty Bowls event is generously sponsored by Aramark.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Phoenix College - Sophomore Square
1202 W. Thomas Road

$10 per bowl, which includes lunch

Sponsored by:

For more information:
Contact Tim Hernandez at 602.285.7283 or or Michelle Klinger at 602.285.7842.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Homecoming Week Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

NOW thru Wednesday, October 21:Homecoming Leadership Court nominations are accepted. Nomination forms available at Student Life & Leadership.

October 26-October 30:Vote online for Homecoming King & Queen at www.phoenixcollege.edu/vote

Friday, October 31: 12:00-4:00 pm, Bears’ Den:Celebrate Halloween with free treats and help decorate the Bears’ Den for Homecoming.

Monday, November 2: Homecoming Kick-off Celebration, 10:00am-12:00 pm, Sophomore Square:Participate in fun game and activities!  Free donuts and coffee! Homecoming Court winners will also be announced.

Monday, November 2: Madden Madness Tournament, 2:00-4:00 pm, PC Bears’ Den:Get your game face on! Compete in a virtual football tournament to end all virtual football tournaments in the PC Bears’ Den (Hannelly Center Lower Level). Prize for the overall winner!

Tuesday, November 3: Campus Wide Decorating Contest: Campus offices and student clubs decorate in the Peace Out, PC theme.  Judging will take place on Tuesday, November 3. The winning department and club will receive a pizza party and bragging rights!

Tuesday, November 3: Tie Dye Yourself Blue & Gold, 12:00-2:00 pm, PC:Decorate your Homecoming t-shirt 60s style in blue and gold! T-shirts are just $5.00 and will be available for pre-order or for sale throughout the week of Homecoming. A great way to show your Bear Spirit!

Wednesday, November 4: Bearstock Spirit Fest, 11:00 am-2:00 pm, Sophomore Square:Party like its 1969! Games, club activities, snacks, music, prizes, and more! The most fun WEEKDAY of the semester!

Thursday, November 5: Beatle Mania Ice Cream Social, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, PC Bears’ Den:Come down to the den and get some FREE ice cream and participate in some Beatles Rock Band! The biggest hits of the 60s will be the biggest hit of Homecoming!  The winners of the Campus Wide Decorating Contests will also be announced.

Friday, November 6: Banner Making Party, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, PC Bears’ Den:Join us for snacks & school spirit as we make banners to root on the Football, Softball, and Basketball teams for their games.

Friday, November 6: Men’s Basketball, 7:00 pm, PC Gym: Support the Men’s Basketball team as they take on Impact Prep!

Saturday, November 7: Groovy Tailgating Party, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Behind E. Bleachers at Hoy Stadium: Celebrate with us before the big game! Bring your own food or purchase food in support of PC Athletics. Free snacks & games! Live Music! The most fun WEEKEND event of the semester!

Saturday, November 7: Homecoming Games: Cheer on the PC teams! Football kicks off vs. Arizona Western at 1:30 pm. Softball plays Hot Shots Gold Davis at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. FREE admission with a PC student, employee, or alumni ID card.

Want to display your PC Pride? Pre-order a Homecoming ’09 t-shirt.
T-shirts are $5, sizes S-XL.
Contact Student Life & Leadership for more details at 602-285-7231 or www.phoenixcollege.edu/homecoming

Friday, October 16, 2009

Homecoming Leadership Court Nominations: Due Oct. 21st

Help a student become Phoenix College royalty! Each year the student body has the opportunity to nominate and select the Homecoming Court and Homecoming King and Queen!

Students can be nominated by a club or athletic team or be self-nominated.

Download the Nomination at www.phoenixcollege.edu/homecoming!!

Nomination forms and nomination rules are also available in the Office of Student Life & Leadership. Nominees must be currently enrolled in 3 or more credit hours and carry a 2.75 cumulative GPA to be eligible.

The King and Queen will each receive a $250 PC scholarship for fulfilling their duties

Court Nominations are due no later than Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m.!

Online voting will be available to the student body October 26-October 30. Students will be able to vote at any computer on campus using their Phoenix College username and password.

The link to the online voting will be located at www.pc.maricopa.edu/vote and www.phoenixcollege.edu/vote.

Please contact the Office of Student Life & Leadership at (602) 285-7231 if you have any questions regarding Homecoming Elections.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Phoenix College Student Designs Featured on the Runway

Phoenix College Fashion Design student will feature their designs at The Heart of Fashion Runway Show presented by the Mahnah Club on Thursday, October 15 at the Tempe Center for the Arts located at 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway. The fashion show is a fundraising event to benefit the Child Crisis Center East Valley, Inc., Save the Family Foundation of Arizona, the Mahnah Scholarship Fund and other local charities.

Much like what is seen on Bravo’s Project Runway, producers of the Mahnah Club fashion show gave $50 to a group of PC fashion design students to hit a local thrift store, buy used clothes and recreate the garments with their own, unique style to feature them at the fashion show.

For many of the participating students, it will be the first time featuring their designs in a fashion show; however, with the advanced design, sewing and pattern making skills learned at PC, the students were more than prepared to take part in the real-world project presented by Mahhan Club.

“The day my classmates went to the thrift store, I wasn’t able to make it. I sent my best friend to go in my place because she knows my style,” said PC fashion design student Paulette Vega, “I was in shock when she brought me a big purple prom dress with floral print and a two-piece suite, but I had to work with what I had.”

Vega used the inside material of the prom dress to create a cocktail dress. The two-piece suit was used for the top portion of her design.

“I’m happy with the final results, and I’m excited to be part of such a worthy cause while doing what I love to do most—design,” said Vega.

Another design featured at the fashion show will be PC fashion design student Meghan O'Connell’s cocktail dress with an empire waist, a black and white bodice swirl design with a sheer turquoise pleated overlay, and a feathered pillbox hat with a matching clutch.

“I love making feminine clothes with an edge that makes them stand out. I turned old, used clothes into something a lot more fashionable and something any girl would want to wear,” said O’Connell. “I’m excited to be a part of this show and to see something I designed walk down a runway and not just be a sketch on a piece of paper.”

At the fashion show, all participating PC fashion design students will be asked to go on stage next to the models wearing their design.

(List of all students’ name to be included)

“I feel honored that our students were asked by the Mahnah Club to participate in this wonderful event,” said Phillips. “It provides an opportunity for students and instructors to give back to the community and definitely reflects positively on the program and our students.”

Phillips and Galina Mihaleva, Phoenix College fashion design adjunct instructor and Arizona State Univerisy Department of Dance costume designer, have worked closely with the students giving them guidance and advice throughout the project.

To learn more about the Phoenix College Fashion Design Program, visit

Phoenix College Fashion Design students feature their designs at The Heart of Fashion Runway presented by the Mahnah Club.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a runway show headlined by Carine’s Boutique of Scottsdale.

Thursday, October 15, 2009
4:30 p.m.


Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway

Tickets are available at http://www.tempe.gov/TCA/ or by calling 480.350.2822. Prices range from $45 to $65.

About the Manhan Club

The Manhan Club is non-profit women's service organization that provides contributions to the support local charities such as the Child Crisis Center, a private, non-profit agency, that provides a temporary home for children up to eleven years of age who are threatened with abuse, neglect or abandonment, and Save the Family Foundation, non-profit organization with a mission to provide housing, case management and supportive services to homeless families with children in the East Valley. The Manhan Club also provides scholarships for college or post secondary studies.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Interested in a Career in Child Care? Recruiters are On Campus Today!

Alissa Thompson from ChildCare Careers is on the PC campus today (Monday, October 12, 2009) to recruit ChildCare workers. Visit with her in the Hannelly Center (HC) hallway from 9:00 a.m. -1:00p.m.

For more information, contact Phoenix College Career Services at 602-285-7421.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Leadership Program Opportunity: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

Students are invited to attend an informational session at Phoenix College with a representative from CHCI. They also will hear from Teresa Guerra, a PC student who interned with the CHCI in Washington D.C. in summer 2008.

CHCI offers:
 -- Paid internships and fellowships in Washington D.C.
-- Travel stipend, housing, and healthcare
-- Exposure to the world of public policy and politics
-- Leadership development

What:  Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Informational Session

When: Thursday, October 15th
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Where:  Student Life & Leadership, Bears' Den

RSVP:  Email Saul Pena at spena@chci.org

For more information: Visit www.chci.org

Friday, October 9, 2009

St. Joseph’s Offers Boot Camp for New Dads

On Saturday, Oct. 17, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center will hold Boot Camp for New Dads. This three-hour workshop helps expectant and first-time dads learn what it’s like to be a new dad. Veteran dads head the workshops and encourage honest discussions about lifestyle changes that may occur when the baby is born.

Boot Camp for New Dads enables new fathers to “hit the ground crawling” when their first baby arrives, and head in the right direction in forming a new family with mom. Topics include caring for mom and the new baby, working as a team, and calming a crying baby. Participants are encouraged to ask their own questions about the changes ahead and get hands-on experience caring for young babies.

The male-only workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Joseph’s Center for Education and Development at Park Central Mall (3115 N. Third Ave., Suite 132). Cost is $20, and pre-registration is required. Scholarships are available based on need. Enlist now by calling 877-602-4111.

St. Joseph’s Offers Babysitter Training Class

On Saturday, Oct. 17, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is offering a Babysitting Training Class for adolescents ages 11 and older. The class, which helps young people prepare for their careers as babysitters, focuses on how to properly care for infants and children. The training includes information about emergency decision making, safety and accident prevention, working with parents, activity planning, CPR and First Aid.

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive an American Safety and Health Institute Card and Certificate, as well as materials and an activity bag.

The class takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Center for Education and Development at Park Central Mall (3115 N. Third Ave., Suite 132).

Cost is $40, and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call St. Joseph’s ResourceLink at 877-602-4111.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Phoenix College Business Club to Sponsor Health Care Debate: Is More Government Involvement the Solution?

As the nation looks to the proper role of government in health care, the Phoenix College Business Club is pleased to host a panel debate on Wednesday, October 14th.

All are welcome to attend this free event. In an effort to discuss all perspectives, four experts will form the debate panel – two supporting more government involvement in health care and two opposed.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Phoenix College Bulpitt Auditorium
1202 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Parking available in the West Parking Lot

Tara Plese, Director of Government & Media Relations for Arizona Association
of Community Health Centers

Leonard Kirschner, MD, MPH, President AARP Arizona

Jeffrey Singer, MD, General Surgeon, President of Valley Surgical Clinics, Ltd.

Byron Schlomach, PhD, Economist and Director of the Center for Economic Prosperity
at the Goldwater Institute

Free and open to the public

Sponsored by:
Phoenix College Business Club

For more information:
Call Bev Jenkins at (602) 285-7681 or email Beverly.Jenkins@pcmail.maricopa.edu

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Phoenix College Wins Five Medallion Awards

Phoenix College received five Medallion Awards in a competition sponsored by District 6 of the National Council of Marketing and Public Relations. The Medallion Awards recognize outstanding achievement in marketing and communications at community and technical colleges at the district level. The award entries were judged by professionals in their respective fields, including advertising agencies. The levels of recognition were gold, silver and bronze in each entry category.

Schedule e-zine
  • Gold Medallion of Excellence
Annual Report
  • Gold Medallion of Excellence
Transfer Education TV Advertisement
  • Silver Medallion of Achievement
Enrollment and Career Guide
  • Bronze Medallion of Merit.
Program Cluster Brochures
  • Bronze Medallion of Merit
Phoenix College marketing and public relations team members who contributed to the achievement of these awards include Eileen Archibald, Phil Munroe, Michelle Klinger, Micaela Rios, Joe Gonzales, Guadalupe Candanedo, and student intern Katia  Mauer.

The National Council of Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) is dedicated to fostering the professional development of college communicators. As one of the fastest growing affiliates of the American Association of Community Colleges, NCMPR today has more than 1,500 members from nearly 600 colleges across the United States, Canada and other countries. District 6 includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands and Territory of Guam.