Campus Updates - Thursday, February 2, 2012
Completion Agenda: A student success initiative
Friday, February 3, 2012
Speaker: Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, MCCCD Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Lunch will be served in the CTL at 12:30 p.m. Presentation will begin at 1:00 p.m.
Bio/Allied Health Career Day
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Please encourage any students who may be interested in a Bio/Allied healthcare position to attend this event. This career day will include four panels featuring human resources representatives from hospitals, nursing faculty and students, biology faculty, and other professionals (MD, pharmacist, veterinarian, etc.) who will help direct students on their career paths. The panels will be open Q&A format. For students and faculty.
9:00 a.m. – Panel 1: Human Resource/recruitment representatives
Sustainability & Honors Lecture Event: Edible Poison
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The phrase "you are what you eat" has been around for over 100 years. However, many of the chemicals used to treat food have not. The Sustainability Team and Honors Program will present and discuss the topic of the harmful effects pesticides are having on both the human body and the planet. Learn why atrazine and other harmful chemicals are being sprayed on crops in the United States. Presenters Alex Andrews, Katie Cloud and Erik Huntsinger will be joined by local organic farmers to discuss the many benefits of “going green” with agriculture.
Arizona’s first SciTech Festival
February – March 2012
The SciTech Festival is designed to showcase Arizona as a national leader in science, technology and innovation through a series of events taking place during the months of February and March 2012. The festival is a grass roots collaboration of over 200 organizations in industry, academia, arts, community, and K-12, geared to excite and inform Arizonans ages 3 to 103 about how science, technology and innovation will drive the state for the next 100 years.
When the Arizona SciTech Festival conducts its 2012 activities, the Maricopa Community Colleges will be active participants, with more than 30 activities among all its campuses. Read the story and see the full schedule of community and college events at http://www.maricopa.edu/news/?story=735
SciTech @ Estrella Mountain Community College
Hermanas: Deseña Tu Futuro/Design Your Future Conference
Teaching Tip from the Teacher Education Institute: "Stretch It"
Submitted by Dr. Deb Raffin and Pete Turner
The sequence of learning does not end with a right answer; reward right answers with follow-up questions that extend knowledge and test for reliability. Some ways to do this:
Source: Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College (2009). By Doug Lemov. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass
- Black History Month
- Leadership Council
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
North Community Room
- Avondale & Goodyear Centennial Parade & Festival