CAMPUS DATES | FEB 2014

February Campus Dates

For a complete view of calendar listings, visit calendar.collin.edu.

Beginning Students Art Show

Saturday, Feb. 1 – Wednesday, Feb. 5

The ARTS Gallery

The Beginning Students Art Show is an annual exhibition of student work from beginning level classes in the Collin Fine Arts Division. Call 972.881.5873 or visit http://www.collin.edu/THEARTSGallery for gallery hours.

Writing Workshops

Tuesday, Feb . 4 – Wednesday, Feb. 26

For a complete listing of writing workshops at the Spring Creek, Preston Ridge and Central Park Campus, visit http://www.collin.edu/studentresources/writingcenter/index.html.

Re-enactment of Brown v. Board of Education

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

Spring Creek Campus Conference Center

Collin College’s Mock Trial team will re-enact the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case.

Community Partners Fair

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 4 in the Preston Ridge Campus Cougar Den

Wednesday, Feb. 5 in the Spring Creek Campus Atrium

Thursday, Feb. 6 in the Central Park Campus Atrium

Meet with area government, nonprofit, social service, education, health service and art agencies to learn about exciting service, volunteering and engagement opportunities. For more information, contact the Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement at csce@collin.edu or call 972.881.5927.

Film and Discussion: 42

6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 6

Spring Creek Campus Conference Center

This film showing examines the life of African American baseball player Jackie Robinson as he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.

One Size Does Not Fit All: Discovering Your Learning Preferences

11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 7

Spring Creek Campus Room C104

Learn how to get more out classes and study time. This interactive seminar discusses different learning preferences, brainstorm strategies and how to use information in and out of the classroom. Contact Professor Courtney Jauregui at cjauregui@collin.edu for more information.

Women’s Basketball Team vs. Temple College

2 – 4 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 8

Spring Creek Campus

Collin College’s women’s basketball team competes against Temple College.
Admission is $3. Students, faculty and staff get in free with a valid Collin ID.

Men’s Basketball Team vs. Temple College

4 – 6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 8

Spring Creek Campus

Collin College’s men’s basketball team competes against Temple College.
Admission is $3. Students, faculty and staff get in free with a valid Collin ID.

Guest Speaker Akintunde Funso

10 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center

Guest speaker and community leader Akintunde Funso will speak about his experiences as a Black Panther.

African American Food History

1 – 2:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Spring Creek Campus Conference Center

Guest speaker and University of North Texas history professor Jennifer Wallach will discuss the culinary history of African American cuisine.

Auteur Film and Discussion: Beasts of the Southern Wild

7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 13

Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center

A young girl and her father struggle to cope as a storm ravages their home and mysterious creatures appear.

Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference: Call for Papers Deadline

All Day

Thursday, Feb. 13

Each year, Collin College hosts an undergraduate research conference where students present their research formally.  February 13 is the deadline for students to submit their research for consideration to that conference. Electronic submissions should be sent as an attachment to StudentConference@collin.edu.

Bake Sale

Feb. 13

Preston Ridge Campus

The Honors Institute Student Organization is selling baked goods and beef jerky to riase money for their organization.

Traweek and  Boatman Painting and Ceramics

Feb. 13 – March 6

The ARTS Gallery

Theresa Traweek and Rebecca Boatman are fine arts professors at the Preston Ridge Campus. Professor Traweek teaches studio arts and Professor Boatman instructs art appreciation classes. Their exhibition is comprised of large metallic paintings and is closely tied to the work of students. Call 972.881.5873 or visit http://www.collin.edu/THEARTSGallery for gallery hours.

Annual Soul Food Luncheon

Noon

Friday, Feb. 14

Spring Creek Conference Center

This is a potluck.  Individuals attending should sign up at to bring a dish by visiting iws.collin.edu/aah/SoulFood.aspx.

Women’s Basketball Team vs. Cisco College

2 – 4 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 15

Spring Creek Campus

Collin College’s women’s basketball team competes against Cisco College.
Admission is $3. Students, faculty and staff get in free with a valid Collin ID.

Panel Discussion: “Commemorating 50 Years”

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Spring Creek Campus Conference Center

The Spring Creek Campus history faculty will present an overview and discussion of the Civil Rights Act.

Hope’s Door Donation Drive

9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 and Thursday, Feb. 20

Spring Creek, Preston Ridge and Central Park campuses

Hope’s Door is a shelter in Plano which provides services to battered women, their children and abusers who desire to change. Collin College student organizations and service learning students are coming together to help this institution. Donations needed are gently used women, children’s and men’s clothes, shoes and accessories, as well as diapers and toiletries. For more information, contact Janice Hitchcock at jhitchcock2@collin.edu.

Timeline Review and Discussion: “Where Are We Now?”

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Central Park Campus Conference Center

A panel will discuss and explore various events that span the timeline of the Civil Rights era.

Women’s Basketball Team vs. Southwest Christian College

2 – 4 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 22

Spring Creek Campus

Collin College’s women’s basketball team competes against Southwest Collin College.
Admission is $3. Students, faculty and staff get in free with a valid Collin ID.

Men’s Basketball Team vs. Southwest Christian College

4 – 6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 22

Spring Creek Campus

Collin College’s men’s basketball team competes against Southwest Collin College.
Admission is $3. Students, faculty and staff get in free with a valid Collin ID.

Stetson & Stiletto Standoff

6:30 – 11 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 22

Spring Creek Campus Library

The Collin College Foundation hosts a night of fun to raise money for scholarships.  For more information, contact Amy Evans at AEvans@collin.edu.

Civil Rights: “The Current Social and Political Climate”

Noon – 1 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 24

Central Park Campus Conference Center

This presentation explores the past and current climates through the eyes of Collin College students.

Film and Discussion: The House I Live In

6:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 24

Preston Ridge Conference Center

A film discussing historical perspective and problems with mass incarcerations and the War on Drugs.

Collin College Board of Trustees Meeting

 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Collin Higher Education Center

Transfer Fair

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Central Park Campus

Visit with dozens of colleges and universities including Texas Woman’s University, University of North Texas, The University of Texas at Dallas and Texas A&M University-Commerce. University and college representatives will be in attendance to answer transfer and student life questions.

“I Have A Dream”

1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Preston Ridge Campus Quad

Students will present a dramatic reading of the famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

“The Past in Motion: Commemorating African American History Month Dance”

2 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Preston Ridge Campus Quad

Collin College’s dance ensemble will present a dance honoring African American History Month.

Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Education Fair

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 27

Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center

The Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Education Fair offers students an opportunity to learn about future career paths in the hospitality and foodservice industries. Students interested in the fair should dress professionally and bring their résumés. Attendees can RSVP by visiting www.collin.edu/hospitality.

Film and Discussion: Something the Lord Made

6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 27

Spring Creek Campus Conference Center

This film underscores the life of Vivien Thomas, an African American surgical technician who helped pioneer modern heart surgical techniques

Pie a Professor

11 a.m. – noon

Thursday, Feb. 27

Spring Creek Campus Atrium

Students can pay $5 for a pie and then throw it in the face of an Honors professor.  For more information, contact the Honors Institute at 972.516.5003.

The Quest for Zzzs

1 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 27

Preston Ridge Campus Room J207

Learn about sleep at an entertaining and informative lecture, and earn two points toward the Spring 2014 Wellness Team Challenge. For more information, contact Lisa Huang at lhuang@collin.edu or 972.548.6734.

In the Heights

8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 27 and Friday, Feb. 28

Spring Creek Campus John Anthony Theatre

In the Heights is a show about chasing dreams and finding a true home. The musical tells the story of a vibrant community where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions endure. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.collintheatrecenter.com/home.htm

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