Thursday, February 11, 2010

Live, Learn and Earn in a Disney Magical Setting

The Disney College Program gives students the chance to live, learn and earn at the Disneyland® Resort or Walt Disney World® Resort in a paid internship for a world-renowned company that will stand out on their résumé.

Recruiters for the Disney College Program will host a presentation at Phoenix College on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. in the Dalby Building, Room 224.

Participants have the unique opportunity to network and learn from Disney leaders; custom-design their own learning curriculum and possibly earn college credit; gain real-world experience and transferable skills while working in the Disney theme parks and resorts and create lasting friendships with college students from around the world while living in fully furnished apartments that include a variety of amenities.

Participants in the Disney College Program also have the opportunity to take a variety of course offerings including collegiate courses that have been recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Even the work component of the internship has been recommended for credit by ACE. Students should check with their career services advisor to determine whether their institution will offer credit for participation.

The Disney College Program is open to all college students, full or part-time, in any major and at any academic level. Students must have been enrolled in an accredited college or university the semester prior to arrival, and must be at least 18 years of age at the time of arrival.

If a student is unable to attend any of these presentations, he/she may visit to view an E-Presentation. To learn more about the Disney College Program, visit

For more information about the Disney College Program visit to Phoenix College, contact Career Services at (602) 285-7420 or visit Career Services in the LC Building (West side of LC Building).

***Important! Must apply at prior to Phoenix College Disney presentation***

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Public Flu Clinics Open at Maricopa Community Colleges

The Maricopa Community Colleges will host H1N1 Swine Flu clinics free and open to the public beginning February 2.

Sponsored by the Maricopa County Department of Health and administered by Scottsdale Health Care, the vaccinations are limited and will be administered on a first come, first served basis.

Vaccination clinics will begin at Chandler-Gilbert Community College's Pecos Campus 8 a.m. to 12 Noon Tuesday, February 2, in room SC140. Vaccinations will also be held at CGCC's Williams Campus on the same day from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in room BLUF105.

On Wednesday, February 3, clinics will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Estrella Mountain Community College's Komatkee Hall, and at Scottsdale Community College's PAC Lobby.

Glendale Community College will host the clinics on Thursday, February 4. At GCC North, vaccinations will be available 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room C-130. At GCC Main, the clinic will operate 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. in room SU104ABC.

On Tuesday, February 9, vaccinations will be available at GateWay Community College from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in room MA1100NS. The same day clinics will be available at the Maricopa District Office and Rio Salado College from 8 a.m. to 12 Noon in the Employee Lounge.

Mesa Community College will host clinics on Wednesday, February 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Red Mountain Campus's room M107. Vaccinations will be available at the Dobson and Southern Campus from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Zuni Room.

Vaccinations will be available at the Maricopa Skill Center from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon Thursday, February 11, in room 162B. Phoenix College will host the clinics the same day from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. in room 163A.

The clinics at the Maricopa Colleges will continue Wednesday, February 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Mountain Community College's room SES104.

The clinics at the Maricopa Colleges will end Thursday, February 18 at Paradise Valley Community College, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room F130.

Locations and phone numbers for each college and campus hosting the clinics are available by visiting More information can also be obtained by contacting the Maricopa County Department of Health at, or by calling the bilingual flu hotline at 1-877-764-2670.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Minority Male Student Conference

You. Your Ticket to Success. Registration for the 1st Annual Minority Male Student Conference is underway.

Join MCCCD faculty, staff and administration for informative workshops, goal setting exercises, mentoring and networking opportunities for minority male students throughout the district.

Thursday, March 4, 2010
8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.

Spaces are limited to the first 150 students. This event is FREE and transportation will be provided! Registrants must be current Phoenix College students.

For more information about the conference, contact the Phoenix College Office of Student Life & Leadership at (602) 285-7968.

The conference is sponsored by the Maricopa Minority Male Initiative which is designed to improve retention and degree completion rates of minority males by providing a multi-faceted approach that encourages academic achievement, promotes personal and professional development, and provides support for students to stay in college, graduate, and achieve their goals. The MMI wants to hear from you! Visit their web site to make comments on how they can serve you better.

February 2010 Black History Month Calendar of Events

Kick-Off Festival
Phoenix College - Sophomore Square
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
12 p.m.

Black History Month Exhibit Fannin Library
Week One - Math & Science
Week Two – Arts, Entertainment & Sports
Week Three – Religion, Politics, and Education
Week Four – HBCU’s & Black Greek Organizations

African-American Legislative Days Conference

"Passing the Flame to the Next Generation"
Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St.
Thursday February 11, 2010 - Friday, February 12, 2010
9 a.m.

NAACP/BSU Talent Show

Phoenix College - Bulpitt Auditorium
Friday, February 12, 2010
7 p.m.

NAACP/BSU Black History Popcorn Movie Viewing
Mighty Times: The Children's March
Phoenix College - Student Life & Leadership
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
12 p.m.

Black History Month Luncheon & Recognition
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Phoenix College Osborn Center - Willo Room
12 – 1:30 p.m.

African Diaspora Reunion Honoring the International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (IFESH) & Alumni co-sponsorship of Book Signing

Tough Life? So What: Move Beyond the Struggle by Dr. Donald Russell Campbell
Friday, February 26, 2010
Phoenix College - Cafeteria
7 p.m.

NAACP/BSU Night with the Black Theatre Troupe
A Lesson Before Dying
For information and to RSVP for the Black Theatre Troupe Show, call (602) 285-7365.

For information about any events call (602) 285-7365.

Phoenix College Students Win in District Creative Writing Contest

Phoenix College students Sandra Yee, Karen Legg and Ray Carns were recently awarded scholarships for their creative writing endeavors as part of the 2009 annual Maricopa Community Colleges Creative Writing Competition.

Each year, students from the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges enter the District-sponsored writing competition that encourages and recognizes student writers and promotes literary excellence. Scholarships are awarded for first, second, third place and honorable mention in the categories of Poetry, Fiction, Essay and One-Act Play/Script. Scholarship awards are $300 for first place, $200 for second, $150 for third and $100 for honorable mention.

Yee took first place in the Poetry category for My Pagan Grandmother Goes to Heaven. She also earned the top prize in the Fiction category for Empty Bamboo.

“It’s an honor to receive recognition for my creative writing. I’m thankful for the guidance I received from my classmates and instructors,” said Yee. “Winning is as if everyone in the class won because they all contributed with valuable feedback that helped improve my creative ideas.”

Second place in the Poetry contest went to Legg for her piece entitled Fish for Diamonds.

Legg advises other creative writing students to conquer their fear of entering a contest.

“One sure way to lose a contest is to not enter at all,” she said.

Carns received an honorable mention in the Fiction category for Some Kind of Debt and One-act Play/Scripts category for Attention Foodomat Shoppers.

“This is the first writing competition I’ve entered. So, yes, I’m very excited,” said Carns of his entry placements. “My advice to those interested in entering a writing contest is to just do it. Whether your work is accepted or rejected, students should use the process as a learning experience.”

Maricopa’s Creative Writing Competition is judged by local creative writing professionals.

To learn more about the Phoenix College Creative Writing Program, visit or call (602) 285-7347.